Economic Gold Potential Identified in Avoca Prospecting Licence Area PL3850, Kilmacoo Co. Wicklow

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Following its recently awarded Avoca Prospecting Licences (PL 3849 and PL 3850) covering 73km sq in the vicinity of the former Avoca Mine, IMC is pleased to announce a positive outcome of a target review completed by independent consultant PGeo Dr W.A. Sheppard. These PLs contain near-mine opportunities for economic gold extraction and also lead-zinc mineralization.

In the northeast of the area at Kilmacoo, Dr Sheppard has confirmed the reporting of very significant previous drill intersections including:

19.8m  @ 5.03g/t  Au in drillhole KG01 
10.0 m @ 12.95g/t Au in drillhole KG08 
10.2 m @ 3.31g/t  Au in drillhole KG12 

Base metal massive sulphide drill intersections include:

8.3m  @ 10.1%  Zn, 5.73% Pb, 0.48% Cu and 284g/t Ag in drillhole KG08 
4.15m @ 15.91% Zn, 7.47% Pb, 0.75% Cu and 64g/t Ag  in drillhole KG11 

Dr Sheppard concludes that there remains significant potential for exploration success within the Kilmacoo area, particularly to the southwest of the previous intersections. In making this conclusion, he has drawn on his intimate knowledge of the Avoca Mine geology and exploration history.

IMC will now focus on drilling the southwestern target area, and currently is identifying suitable drill targets as part of the first phase of exploration at Kilmacoo in Avoca.

Dr Glenn Millar, Managing Director IMC, commented:
"At Kilmacoo, on our Avoca licence areas, 15,000 ozs of inferred gold have already been identified. IMC is confident that our focus on exploration on this, and our nearby gold licence areas, will realise the full potential of these resources."

Dr Sheppard has over 25 years of international experience in gold and base metal deposits and exploration. He previously completed a geological Ph.D on the Avoca Mine and has many years exploration experience in southeast Ireland.

General information on the Company and the Group

IMC Exploration Group Plc has secured full rights to 18 licences for base metal exploration in the Irish Base Metal Province and 5 licences for gold exploration in Wicklow/Wexford.

The directors of the issuer accept responsibility for this announcement.

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Mr. Liam McGrattan
Tel. Ireland: +353 87 2745427

Mr. Hugh Gibney
Tel. Ireland: +353 87 671 9332

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Mr. Con Casey
Tel. Ireland: +353 1 495 9200
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