Mokambo Project Sulphide Drill Program has commenced

    ABBOTSFORD, BC, March 10 /CNW/ - ICS Copper Systems Ltd. (ICX:TSX.V)

    Sulphide Drill Program
    The company is pleased to announce that the first hole testing sulphide
mineralization at Mokambo Copper Property in Zambia's Copper Belt has been
completed in the area of the sulphide historic estimate. A NI 43-101 Technical
Report on the Mokambo Property, prepared in part by David Makepeace, M.Eng.,
P.Eng., a director of the Company and its acting Chief Operating Officer, who
is a qualified person as defined by NI 43-101, states that the work by prior
operators had generated a Sulphide Historical Indicated Estimate of 12 million
tonnes grading 1.72 % total copper and a Sulphide Historical Inferred Estimate
of 12 millions tonnes grading 1.47 % total copper (Geomin, 1976). No cobalt
assaying was recorded in the historical drill logs the Company has acquired
and hence were not part of the generated historic estimate. The Company
advises that a qualified person has not done sufficient work to classify the
historical estimates as current mineral resources and ICS is not treating the
historical estimates as current mineral resources, and that the historical
estimates should not be relied upon (NI 43-101, Sec 1, 4.2 (2b)).

    Oxide Drill Program
    The Company's shallow (120 meter) drill program, testing the near
surface, oxidized portion of the Mokambo mineralization is nearing completion.
The Company plans to compile all the drill and geological data in order to
produce a NI 43-101 Technical Report on this portion of the program.
    This news release includes a map identifying the shallow holes that have
been drilled over the property which is overlaid by contours illustrating
total copper mineralization identified by assays to-date. While it is not yet
possible to determine the total potential of the shallow mineralization, it
can be noted however that a thicker than expected "transition zone" has been
located below the oxide zone. To view map please access following link:
    The transition zone is composed of chalcocite and bornite with malachite
on fractures and a minor amount of chalcopyrite. ICS plans to determine if a
continuous vat leach process can be used to process the oxide mineralization.
The Company will also run a series of preliminary metallurgical tests on the
transition zone material that has been intersected by the drilling to
determine its leach characteristics. If the results indicate good recovery of
the chalcocite and bornite, the transition zone might be added to the
evaluation of the oxide material.
    Graham Chisholm, President and CEO comments "We hope to be able to move
the historic sulphide inferred "estimate" on the Mokambo Property into a
NI 43-101 compliant resource category as well as report further on the oxide
cap within the near future."
    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

    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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