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Interra Provides Rip Copper Molybdenum Project Exploration Update

April 26, 2024

April 26, 2024, VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Interra Copper Corp. (CSE: IMCX; OTCQB: IMIMF; FRA: 3MX) (“Interra” or the “Company”) is pleased to provide detail of the first phase exploration program at the Rip Copper Project (the “Project” or “Rip”) in the Stikine region of British Columbia. The Rip Project is situated approximately 33 km northeast of Imperial Metals’ past producing Huckleberry copper-molybdenum (“Cu-Mo”) mine (see Figure 1), which is presently on care and maintenance. Imperial Metals Corporation is exploring Huckleberry and its surrounding claims for additional Cu-Mo resources.

In late 2023, the Company first announced its option agreement with ArcWest Exploration Inc. (“ArcWest”) to acquire an 80% interest in ArcWest’s Rip Cu-Mo project. Interra can earn the first tier of its interest in the project by completing staged exploration work totalling C$2.0 million and direct payment of C$100,000 and annual share payments over 4 years until end of 2027.  Interra is currently funded for, and anticipates, it will meet and likely exceed its 2024 and 2025 obligations for the earn-in of C$300,000 and C$500,000 in expenditures respectively with the budget outlined in this 2 stage program. The initial program is staged into 2 work phases: 1) A geophysical program to define drill targets, commencing in late April and; 2) A diamond drilling program tentatively scheduled for Q3/Q4 of 2024.

The stage 1 exploration program consists of an airborne magnetic survey flown by Precision Geosurveys followed by a 3D-IP survey to be completed by DIAS Geophysical The 3D-IP survey is designed to further delineate and potentially expand upon a historical chargeability anomaly identified on the project by Kennco in the late 1970s, as shown in Figure 2.

Shallow percussion drilling of this chargeability anomaly by Kennco intersected porphyry copper style alteration and anomalous Cu-Mo mineralization over a broad area. A lone diamond drill hole intersected anomalous Cu (0.07%) and Mo (0.005%) over 74m in strongly quartz-sericite-pyrite (“QSP”) altered volcanic rocks cut by late feldspar porphyry and mineralized quartz diorite dykes; the bottom 64m consists of intrusive clast-rich polymictic breccia cut by abundant pyrite, gypsum and quartz veins with local secondary biotite. QSP, intermediate argillic (“IA”) and propylitic alteration predominate in the holes, suggesting that the Kennco holes only tested the upper levels of a shallowly eroded porphyry Cu-Mo system.

Figure 1 – Rip Regional Google Earth Map Image of Satellite Photo

Potential therefore exists at Rip for the discovery an underlying Cu-Mo mineralized potassic core. The upcoming geophysical program has a much greater survey area than that of the historical surveys, and as such, will play a key role in evaluating the depth potential of the Rip porphyry Cu-Mo system. The airborne magnetic survey is estimated to commence in late April, with the 3D-IP survey estimated to commence in May/June. Details of this survey are as shown in Figure 3.

Interra looks forward to the results of our programs in conjunction with our partners, ArcWest, and the recently rejuvenated copper and precious metals markets. Updates are anticipated to be every couple of months throughout the exploration season.

Figure 2 – Rip chargeability high from historical survey and alteration from percussion drill holes

Figure 3 – Transmitter and receiver stations for the 2024 3D-IP survey (Dias Geophysical).  A chargeability anomaly delineated by a historical IP survey is in red.

About Interra Copper Corp.

Interra Copper Corp. is focused on building shareholder value through the exploration and development of its two early-stage copper exploration assets located in British Columbia, Canada.

The Thane Project located in the Quesnel Terrane of Northern BC spans over 20,658 ha with 6 high-priority targets identified demonstrating significant copper and precious metal mineralization. The Company has an earn-in option up to 80% and joint-venture agreement on the Rip Project located in Stikine Terrane in a prolific belt of Late Cretaceous (bulkley plutonic suite), known for copper-molybdenum deposits.

Interra Copper’s leadership team is comprised of senior mining industry executives who have a wealth of technical and capital markets experience and a strong track record of discovering, financing, developing, and operating mining projects on a global scale. Interra Copper is committed to sustainable and responsible business activities in line with industry best practices, supportive of all stakeholders, including the local communities in which we operate. The Company's common shares are principally listed on the Canadian Stock Exchange under the symbol "IMCX". For more information on Interra Copper, please visit our website at

On behalf of the Board of Interra Copper Corp.

“Rick Gittleman”

President, CEO & Chairman

For further information contact:

Katherine Pryde
Investor Relations
+1 (778) 949-1829

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