International Star, Inc. Acquires Van Deemen Gold Mine Property and Surrounding Area...

Mon Aug 1, 2011 4:05pm EDT

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International Star, Inc. Acquires Van Deemen Gold Mine Property and Surrounding
Area in Arizona

SHREVEPORT, La., Aug. 1, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- International Star, Inc.
(OTCBB:ILST) (OTCQB:ILST) (the "Company") announced today that it has acquired
the Van Deemen Mine property and areas surrounding the Van Deemen Mine in the
northern Black Mountains in Mohave County, Arizona. The Van Deemen area
represents an advanced project supported by historical data indicating a
substantial gold resource.

The Van Deemen Mine property consists of five unpatented lode mining claims
totaling approximately 100 acres acquired through a lease agreement with La
Cuesta International, Inc. in April 2011. The Company has also located 18
unpatented lode claims in the area surrounding the Van Deemen Mine, which have
been staked and recorded with the U.S. Bureau of Land Management and the Mohave
County Recorder.

The Company has recovered much of the data regarding historic exploration work
on the Van Deemen Mine property and is continuing efforts to acquire additional
historical data. Based on information obtained by the Company, the Van Deemen
Mine was initially explored for gold in the 1930s and 1940s. In the 1970s, the
area was actively explored for copper, with the greatest focus of copper
exploration occurring east of the old Pope Mine about 2.5 miles north of the Van
Deemen. Since the 1980s, the area has been explored primarily for gold. From
1983 to 1985, Amselco Exploration Inc. conducted the first serious exploratory
drilling for gold on the Van Deemen prospect. Amselco completed 13 drill holes
in 1983 with disappointing results, but achieved more promising results during a
second phase in 1985. The second phase consisted of nine drill holes, which
indicated a significant gold zone, with one hole showing 115 feet grading 0.047
ounces per ton. Red Dog Mining also completed a brief phase of shallow air track
drilling in 1985 in the gold zone identified by Amselco. The area was then
acquired by Fischer-Watt Gold in late 1985. In 1986 and 1987, Fischer-Watt Gold
Co. and Arizona Star Resources, through a joint venture, conducted a more
complete evaluation of the property. Drilling results from the Fischer-Watt and
Arizona Star work included a reported possible gold resource of 988,000 tons
grading 0.034 ounces per ton gold. The reported mineralization is contained in
three small open pits and is reported to occur in low angle faults with
associated quartz-sericite-hematite-pyrite-clay alteration.

The Company is currently conducting surface sampling in an effort to evaluate
the Fischer-Watt and other historical data under Canadian National Instrument
(NI) 43-101 compliant standards. Surface samples have been submitted to ALS
Chemex in Reno, Nevada for assay. Further exploration work will be determined on
the basis of initial assay results and available funding.

Note: Mineral resources and data referenced in this press release are based on
historical data and have not been independently verified by the Company. A
qualified person under Canadian NI 43-101 has not done sufficient work to
classify the historical estimates as current mineral resources, and the Company
is not treating such historical estimates as current mineral resources. The
Company makes no guarantee as to the quantity and/or quality of historical
information stated herein, and therefore, such information should not be relied

Howard Metzler, an independent Registered Professional Geologist and a Qualified
Person as defined by Canadian National Instrument 43-101 has reviewed and
approves the content of this news release.

About International Star, Inc.: The Company is an exploration stage company with
its corporate headquarters in Shreveport, Louisiana. The Company is engaged in
the business of acquisition and exploration of precious and base metals mineral
properties. The Company presently holds rights to 48 lode mining claims in the
northern Black Mountains in Mohave County, Arizona.

Any statements made in this press release which are not historical facts contain
certain forward-looking statements as such term is defined in the Private
Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, concerning potential developments
affecting the business, prospects, financial condition and other aspects of the
Company to which this release pertains. Although such statements are based upon
the best judgments of management of the Company as of the date of this release,
the actual results of the specific items described in this release, and the
Company's operations generally, may differ materially from what is projected in
such forward-looking statements due to certain risks, uncertainties and other
factors, many of which are beyond the control of the Company. Factors that may
cause actual results to vary include, but are not limited to, the availability
of outside capital, changes in commodity prices, changes in general economic
conditions or conditions in the financial markets, and other risks identified in
the Company's annual report on Form 10-K and other reports filed by the Company
with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company disclaims any
obligation to update information contained in any forward-looking statement.

CONTACT: Jacqulyn Wine
         International Star, Inc.
         P.O. Box 7202
         Shreveport, LA 71137
         Phone:  318-464-8687
         Fax:  318-429-8006