Mokambo NI 43-101 Mineral Resource Technical Report Received

    ABBOTSFORD, BC, Oct. 16, 2008 /CNW/ - ICS Copper Systems Ltd. (ICX:TSX.V)
is pleased to announce that the Company has obtained a NI 43-101 compliant
independent Mineral Resource Technical Report on the sulphide mineralization
at the Mokambo property, Zambia. This resource estimate provides a useful
baseline for further exploration and development of the Mokambo property.

    The following tabulation is at the "Inferred" level of confidence, based
on CIMM guidelines.

        Zone        Cut-off     Approx. Dimensions     Tonnage      Grade
        ----        -------     ------------------     -------      -----
                    (% TCu)           (m)                (MT)      (% TCu)
        Sulphide      0.75        1000 x 600 x 20        14.9        1.22

    The resource estimate was completed by Ms. Kathleen Body of Coffey Mining
Limited, who is an independent qualified person under NI 43-101 regulations.
The mineral resource estimate utilized a 3D block modelling program (Datamine
V3) based on drill data consisting of the historic sulphide holes (1929 to
1970) and the twinned sulphide holes drilled by ICS in 2008. The modelling
focused on defining a contiguous block of mineralization, at a high grade, to
warrant additional exploration.
    The specific gravity used was the historic value of 2.8. Composite
samples averaging two meters in length were calculated with a cut-off grade of
0.75 % total copper. Although three mineralized zones were identified, only
the middle zone was used in the estimate due to its continuous nature with
respect to the wide spaced drill holes. The mineral resource envelope was
based on contiguous blocks with greater than 0.5 % total copper, with a drill
hole spacing of less than 200 meters.
    The sulphide mineral resource defines a 20 meter wide zone of moderate to
high grade material that extends to at least 600 meters and is at the
"Inferred" level of confidence, due to the wide spacing of the drill holes.
This estimate is less than the historic estimates due to this hole-spacing,
the estimation methodology and the selection criteria used.
    The Company is confident that with an in-fill and perimeter drilling
program based on a spacing grid of 50 x 50 meters, down to 350 meters, the
tonnage in this area will increase. Having received confirmation of a
significant "Inferred" mineral resource, ICS Copper now has the confidence to
plan an expanded exploration programme at the Mokambo property.
    Coffey Mining will release a separate report on the oxide zone mineral
resource shortly. It is currently completing an additional verification
analysis of some of the oxide samples by a third party laboratory. When the
Company receives this resource, it will send it to GRD Minproc for analysis as
to whether the oxide mineralization can be economically mined by open pit
    The full NI 43-101 Technical Report will shortly be available for viewing
online at SEDAR using the following link

    Kathleen Body, Pr.Sci.Nat., of Coffey Mining and an independent qualified
person under NI 43-101, has approved the information in this news release.

    David Makepeace, P.Eng. M.Eng, a director of the Company and its acting
Chief Operating Officer, a qualified person as defined by National Instrument
43-101, supervised the preparation of the technical information in this news

    President and CEO of ICS, Graham Chisholm comments; "This is definitive
confirmation of our sulphide deposit which we have confidence will increase in
tonnage with further drilling. The separate oxide report from Coffey mining
will be out shortly and will be forwarded to GRD Minproc for their assessment
as to the viability of a small open pit mine."

    Signed "Graham Chisholm"
    Graham Chisholm, President & CEO

    This release includes certain statements that are "forward-looking
statements". All statements in this release, other than statements of
historical facts that address future exploration, development and production
activities, and other circumstances, events and developments that the Company
expects, are forward-looking statements. Although management believes the
expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are based on
reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future
performance, and actual results, events and developments may differ materially
from those in the forward-looking statements. The occurrence of certain risk
factors, the probability of which is unknown, may also affect actual results,
events and developments expected by the Company.

    The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept
    responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

For further information:

For further information: Graham Chisholm,, Office:
(604) 859-3007, Cell: (604) 302-0746; For Investor Relations: Brett Whitelaw,, Tel: (604) 662-8633; Web Page:

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