VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Aug. 20, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- InZinc Mining Ltd. (TSX-V: IZN) (the “Company”) is pleased to announce the commencement of diamond drilling and completion of Phase I programs at its Indy zinc project (100% option) in central BC.

Diamond drilling in Phase II exploration will include 10 to 12 diamond drill holes (up to 1250m total program) targeting high soil responses across the 1.5 km length of Anomaly B, the most advanced of three emerging target areas on the property.

2018 Phase 1 Program Summary  

The completed Phase I programs included soil geochemistry and access improvement in preparation for Phase II drilling.  The 2018 soil program included sampling (371 samples) at three large soil geochemical anomalies (B, C and D) which occur over a 6.5 km length of the property.

Anomaly B

Anomaly B was initially sampled by InZinc in 2017 with high zinc in soils returned over a 1.5 km length.  Infill and expansion surveys during 2018 support multi-horizon anomalies over 1.5 km length, defining numerous priority (strongly anomalous) areas in preparation for drilling.  Phase II plans include 10 to 12 diamond drill holes (up to 1250m total program) at Anomaly B.  Drilling will target high zinc in soil and focus on the 500m southern portion of the anomaly and an area located 200m to the north where similar high zinc in soil responses occur over a 300m length.

Anomaly C

At Anomaly C initial wide spaced soil geochemistry programs in 2017 outlined a 600m length of anomalous soils.
Infill and expansion soil surveys in 2018 improved survey density and outlined a central core area (300m by 175m area) of multi-station zinc in soils ranging from greater than 1100 ppm to 6314 ppm (0.63%) zinc. Southern extension lines also returned high multi-station zinc responses (up to 3165 ppm zinc). The anomaly now measures 700m in length and remains open for further sampling to the south.  Further ground work including soils, mapping and prospecting is required to evaluate the area prior to drilling.

Anomaly D

Initial, wide-spaced reconnaissance soil lines in 2018 returned numerous high zinc (greater than 500 ppm to 2654 ppm zinc) responses in soils over a 600m by 800m area.  Further ground work, including detailed soils and mapping is required to assess the anomaly.

West Desert Update

InZinc has completed its first phase of exploration drilling at its West Desert zinc project (100%) in Utah, having completed 3500m of drilling in 5 deep holes.  The final assays of hole 5 are being rerun and should be received this week and will then be released to the markets.  Based on the results, the Company will plan the next phase of drilling.

About InZinc

InZinc is focused on growth in zinc through exploration and expansion of the advanced stage West Desert project (100%) in Utah and exploration of the early stage Indy project (100% option) in British Columbia. West Desert has a large underground resource open for expansion and has district scale exploration potential. A West Desert preliminary economic assessment completed in 2014 forecasted 1.6 billion pounds of zinc production over 15 years.

Indy comprises both near surface exploration targets and regional discovery potential. Both zinc projects are well located with easy access and existing infrastructure.

InZinc Mining Ltd.

Wayne Hubert                                                  
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Chief Executive Officer  
Phone: 604.687.7211   
Website: www.inzincmining.com   

For further information contact:   
Joyce Musial     
Vice President, Corporate Affairs
Phone: 604.317.2728
Email: joyce@inzincmining.com

Qualified Person
Brian McGrath, B.Sc., P.Geo. a Qualified Person as defined in NI43-101, has approved the technical content of this news release. Some technical content contained in this news release is based in part on historical reports. The Qualified Person is not responsible for the accuracy or the content of the historical reports.

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