Ireland Inc. Provides Precious Metal Extraction Program Update

HENDERSON, Nev.--()--The technical team at Ireland Inc. (Pink: IRLD) today provided an update on the technical program at the Columbus Project, located in Esmeralda County, Nevada.

Program Update

Ireland’s technical team continues to refine its concentrating and smelting process to extract precious metals from the Columbus Project sands. Initial work completed on 1.0 kg (2.2 lbs.) samples has now moved to larger scale testing of ~100 kg (220 lbs.). A third party independent technical team will complete the processing of materials in this next round of testing. When the results are delivered to the Company, the Company will provide another more detailed public update. This testing is expected to be completed by the end of October.

About Ireland Inc.

Based in Henderson, Nevada, Ireland Inc. (www.irelandminerals.com) is a minerals exploration and development Company that targets properties containing large-scale deposits of precious metals in the southwestern United States. In early 2008, Ireland completed the acquisition of the Columbus Project located in Esmeralda County, NV, near Tonopah.

Forward-Looking Statements

This document may include statements that constitute “forward-looking” statements, usually containing the words “believe,” “estimate,” “project,” “expect,” “plans” or similar expressions. Forward-looking statements inherently involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to, Ireland’s limited operating history, future trends in mineral prices, the availability of capital, geological or mechanical difficulties affecting Ireland’s planned geological work programs, and uncertainties surrounding estimates of mineralized material. Extraction rates and mineralization grades from test results on individual samples may not be representative of extraction rates or grades that can be obtained from other samples or from commercial scale extraction efforts. Additional exploration work will be required to fully define the extent of the Columbus Project’s mineralized areas and before proved or probable mineral reserves can be established. There is no assurance that the results of Ireland’s exploration of pre-feasibility programs will result in a decision to enter into commercial production. In addition, Ireland’s actual financial and capital requirements may be greater than projected and there is no assurance that Ireland will be able to raise sufficient financing to proceed with its exploration and development plans or finance its ongoing business activities. Ireland undertakes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements in this document.

The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) permits U.S. mining companies to disclose in their filings with the SEC only “reserve estimates,” which are those parts of a mineral deposit that Ireland can economically and legally extract or produce at the time the estimate is made. Ireland may use certain terms in this press release such as “measured,” “indicated,” and “inferred” “resources.” SEC guidelines strictly prohibit U.S. registered companies from including these terms in their filings with the SEC. Further, inferred resource estimates generally may not be used as the basis for pre-feasibility or feasibility studies. There are no assurances that any resource estimates can be economically or legally extracted or produced or that any of these resource estimates will ever be converted to reserves. There are also no assurances that any inferred resource estimates will be converted into indicated or measured resources. The mineralization estimates provided in this release are based on internal calculations and have not been independently confirmed.

Investors are advised to carefully review the reports and documents that Ireland Inc. files from time to time with the SEC, particularly its Annual, Quarterly and Current Reports, which may be obtained from the SEC’s website at http://www.sec.gov/edgar.shtml.

Contacts

Investor Relations Contact:
Terri MacInnis, VP Investor Relations
Bibicoff + MacInnis, Inc.
818.379.8500 terri@bibimac.com

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Contacts

Investor Relations Contact:
Terri MacInnis, VP Investor Relations
Bibicoff + MacInnis, Inc.
818.379.8500 terri@bibimac.com