White Gold Corp. Extends Discovery Hole to 22.5 g/t Gold and 154.0 g/t Silver over 30.5m, New Trench Results of 66.39 g/t Gold and 302 g/t Silver over 5m, including 109.9 g/t Gold and 486.4 g/t Silver over 3m Confirm Zone Continuity on Vertigo, JP Ross

White Gold Corp. (TSX.V: WGO, OTC – Nasdaq Intl: WHGOF, FRA: 29W) (the "Company) is pleased to announce additional Reverse Circulation (“RC”) drill results and trenching results from the Vertigo target on the JP Ross property, Yukon, Canada. These results included a significant extension of the discovery Reverse-Air-Blast (“RAB”) drill hole which extended the mineralization at depth and encountered a deeper zone of high-grade gold. The trenching performed further defined the mineralization at Vertigo and will allow the previously identified gold zones to be extrapolated to additional drill targets.

Maps to accompany this news release can be found at http://whitegoldcorp.ca/investors/exploration-highlights/

Highlights Include:

  • JPRVERRC18-013 returned 18.59 g/t Au and 188.8 g/t Ag over 6.10m from 24.38m depth, including 59.5 g/t Au and 439 g/t Ag over 1.52m from 27.43m depth. The hole also encountered an additional zone of mineralization at 44.2m depth, returning 6.82 g/t Au over 4.57m, including 18.5 g/t Au over 1.52m from 44.2m depth. Drilled as a continuation of previously announced RAB hole JPRVERRAB18-0014, the overall intercept is 22.47 g/t Au over 30.46m from surface with individual samples ranging from 2.00 to 60.4 g/t Au and trace to 388 g/t Ag.
  • 3 trenches completed, each encountering significant mineralization, including trench JPRVERTR18-002 which returned results of 66.39 g/t Au and 302 g/t Ag over 5m, including 109.93 g/t Au and 486.4 g/t Ag over 3m.
  • Trenching has identified a continuous body of high-grade mineralization that has been traced over 55m strike length which extends to a minimum of 30m depth based on drill testing conducted. This structure is one of at least 12 mineralized structures identified on the Vertigo target to date within a 1,500m x 650m target area.
  • Additional drilling, prospecting and soil sampling has also been conducted along the 14km structural trend that hosts the Vertigo discovery with the goal of identifying similar high-grade gold mineralization. Results for this exploration work will be released in due course.

“Spectacularly high-grade gold values are consistently being obtained from the Vertigo Trend and these trench results confirm our model of strong structural control. We have successfully defined the trend and dip of the gold-bearing zones only a few months after initial discovery. These results provide further understanding of the Vertigo and show that the mineralization is more extensive than previously understood.” stated Rob Carpenter, Director of the Company. “The trenching has given us key insights into the direction and orientation of the high-grade mineralization which we have leveraged to complete prospecting work outside of the main target area and we look forward to presenting these results in due course. Our 2019 program will aim to extend the geometry of these shallow gold zones with our ultimate goal being to illustrate the continuity of grade and trend. The scale and footprint of the Vertigo zones and alteration haloes suggest the system may represent the most robust gold system discovered to date in the White Gold District.”

Extension of Discovery Drill Hole

Discovery hole JPRVERRAB18-014 intersected 23.44 g/t Au and 144.75 g/t Ag over 24.38m from surface, ending in mineralization and was extended with an RC drill to 79.25m. JPRVERRC18-013 (Az: 180, Dip: -60, Depth: 24.38 – 71.63) was drilled as the continuation of previously announced RAB hole JPRVERRAB18-014. The hole returned 6.10m of 18.59 g/t Au and 188.80 g/t Ag from 24.38m depth; including 59.5 g/t Au and 439.00 Ag over 1.52m from 27.43m depth. Combined with JPRVERRAB-014 the overall intercept is 22.47 g/t Au and 154.00 g/t Ag over 30.46m from surface with individual 1.52m samples ranging from 2.00 – 60.4 g/t Au.

Additionally, there is a second zone of mineralization within JPRVERRC18-013, returning 6.82 g/t Au and 6.80 g/t Ag over 4.57m from 44.20m depth; including 18.5 g/t Au and 12.90 g/t Ag over 1.52m from 44.20m depth. A summary table of holes RAB14/RC13 is presented below:

Interpretation of the results is ongoing and there is not currently enough information to estimate true thickness of the mineralized zones.

Trenching Results

A program consisting of 3 trenches covering 63m was conducted on the Vertigo to follow up on near surface, high-grade gold mineralization intersected in previously reported RAB (JPRVERRAB18-014) and RC (JPRVERRC18-006) drill holes. All the trenches were excavated to bedrock using a low impact, heliportable, excavator. Bedrock depths ranged from approximately 1 – 1.5m depth, and continuous 1m channel samples were collected from bedrock at the bottom of the trenches. Individual assays for trench samples ranged from trace to 157.7 g/t Au and from trace to 718 g/t Ag. Highlights are summarized below:

Mineralization within the trenches consists of a series of lode style quartz veins, up to 1m thick, with disseminated to massive arsenopyrite-galena-pyrite and, locally, visible gold. These occur within a broader zone of brecciation and strong sericite alteration over 5-7m thickness and form a continuous body of high-grade mineralization that has been traced over 55m strike length and to minimum of 30m depth in RAB/RC drilling conducted in the area. Additional, subparallel zones of fracture -controlled mineralization, quartz veining, and/or brecciation extend up to 30m beyond the “high-grade core.” Overall, the mineralization is interpreted to occur along a NW striking, steeply south dipping structural zone that is open along both strike and dip. This structure is one of at least 12 mineralized structures identified on the Vertigo to date within a 1,500m x 650m WNW trending area and additional trenching and follow up diamond drilling will be conducted across all known target structures in 2019. 

JPRVERTR18-001:

JPRVERTR18-001 is located 5m west of JPRVERRAB18-014 and its continuation RC18-013, and is oriented to the south. The trench was 12m in length and returned 16.94 g/t Au and 67.9 g/t Ag over 7m from 1m down the trench; including 23.29 g/t Au and 113.7 g/t Ag from 2m down the trench.

JPRVERTR18-002:

JPRVERTR18-002 is located 6m east of Trench 1 and oriented to the south. The trench was 22m in length and returned 66.39 g/t Au and 302 g/t Ag over 5m from 4m down the trench; including a 3m core of 109.93 g/t Au and 486.4 g/t Ag from 5m down the trench. An additional zone of mineralization was also intersected 11m south of the upper intercept and returned 50.5 g/t Au and 80.6 g/t Ag over 1m from 20m down the trench.

JPRVERTR18-003:

JPRVERTR18-003 is located approximately 40m to the southeast of JPRVERTR18-003 and oriented to the south. The trench was 29m in length and returned 20.79 g/t Au and 107.1 g/t Ag over 8m from 15m down the trench; including 32.28 g/t Au and 157 g/t Ag over 5m from 18m down the trench. An additional zone of mineralization was also intersected 9m south of the upper intercept returning 7.05 g/t Au and 48.9 g/t Ag over 2m from 27m down the trench.

Vertigo Target – JP Ross Property

The Vertigo Target is on the JP Ross property which is comprised of 2,850 quartz claims covering over 57,000 hectares with at least 14 known target areas and numerous placer gold bearing creeks.  Previously announced drill results on the Vertigo target range from trace to 56.25 g/t Au over 3.05m within a broader intercept of 17.34 g/t Au over 10.67m from 3.05m depth (JPRVERRAB18-001); 45.00 g/t Au over 3.05m from 1.52m depth, within a broader intercept of 9.65 g/t Au over 15.24m (JPRVERRAB18-011); and 23.44 g/t Au over 24.37m (JPRVERRAB18-014). Additional exploration in the area also encountered multiple high-grade grab samples including 139.9 g/t, 135.6 g/t and 132.9g/t Au defining a strike length of approximately 1.5km on the Vertigo target along a 12km mineralized trend. The Vertigo Target is located approximately 25km north of the Company’s flagship White Gold property and is within 2km of an existing road accessible from Dawson City. Recently staked and acquired claims adjacent to the property are situated within a prolific placer mining camp where coarse placer gold is common.

To date, at least 12 mineralized structures are recognized on the Vertigo target over a 1,500m x 650m area, and consist of W-NW trending, steeply dipping zones of quartz veining, brecciation, and fracture-controlled mineralization with disseminated to vein-controlled pyrite-arsenopyrite-galena and, locally, visible gold mineralization. Drill testing to date has validated the mineralization over 500m of strike length which is open along strike and at depth.

About White Gold Corp.

The Company owns a portfolio of 21,218 quartz claims across 34 properties covering over 423,000 hectares representing over 40% of the Yukon’s White Gold District. The Company’s flagship White Gold property has a mineral resource of 960,970 ounces Indicated at 2.43 g/t gold and 282,490 ounces Inferred at 1.70 g/t gold as set forth in the technical report entitled “Independent Technical Report for the White Gold Project, Dawson Range, Yukon, Canada”, dated March 5, 2018, filed under the Company’s profile on SEDAR. Mineralization on the Golden Saddle and Arc is also known to extend beyond the limits of the current resource estimate. Regional exploration work has also produced several other prospective targets on the Company’s claim packages which border sizable gold discoveries including the Coffee project owned by Goldcorp Inc. (TSX: G, NYSE:GG) with a M&I gold resource(1) of 4.1M oz and Western Copper and Gold Corporation’s Casino project which has P&P gold reserves(1) of 8.9M oz Au and 4.5B lb Cu. For more information visit www.whitegoldcorp.ca.

(1)           Noted mineralization is as disclosed by the owner of each property respectively and is not necessarily indicative of the mineralization hosted on the Company’s property.

QA/QC

The analytical work for the 2018 program has been performed by Bureau Veritas Commodities Canada Ltd., an internationally recognized analytical services provider, at its Vancouver, British Columbia laboratory.  Sample preparation was carried out at its Whitehorse, Yukon facility. All GT Probe, RAB, RC, and diamond core samples were prepared using procedure PRP70-250 (crush, split and pulverize 250 g to 200 mesh) and analyzed by method FA430 (30g fire assay with AAS finish) and AQ200 (0.5g, aqua regia digestion and ICP-MS analysis). Samples containing >10g/t Au were reanalyzed using method FA530 (30g Fire Assay with gravimetric finish). Metallic-screen analysis may also be utilized if coarse gold mineralization is encounter (FS600)

The work was completed using industry standard procedures, including a quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC) program consisting of the regular insertion of certified standards and blanks into the sample stream. The qualified person detected no significant QA/QC issues during review of the data.

Qualified Person

Jodie Gibson, P.Geo. and Vice President of Exploration for the Company is a “qualified person” as defined under National Instrument 43-101 (“NI 43-101”) and has reviewed and approved the content of this news release. 

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward Looking Information

This news release contains "forward-looking information" and "forward-looking statements" (collectively, "forward-looking statements") within the meaning of the applicable Canadian securities legislation. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, are forward-looking statements and are based on expectations, estimates and projections as at the date of this news release. Any statement that involves discussions with respect to predictions, expectations, beliefs, plans, projections, objectives, assumptions, future events or performance (often but not always using phrases such as "expects", or "does not expect", "is expected", "anticipates" or "does not anticipate", "plans", “proposed”, "budget", "scheduled", "forecasts", "estimates", "believes" or "intends" or variations of such words and phrases or stating that certain actions, events or results "may" or "could", "would", "might" or "will" be taken to occur or be achieved) are not statements of historical fact and may be forward-looking statements. In this news release, forward-looking statements relate, among other things, to: the anticipated benefits to the Company and its shareholders respecting the Company’s objectives, goals and exploration activities conducted and proposed to be conducted at the White Gold and other properties; future growth potential of the Company, including whether any further mineral resources will be established in accordance with NI 43-101 at any of the Company’s properties; exploration results; and future exploration plans.

These forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions and estimates of management of the Company at the time such statements were made. Actual future results may differ materially as forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to materially differ from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such factors, among other things, include: the expected benefits to the Company relating to the exploration conducted and proposed to be conducted at the White Gold and other properties; failure to expand or identify any additional mineral resources; the preliminary nature of metallurgical test results; uncertainties relating to the availability and costs of financing needed in the future, including to fund any exploration programs on the White Gold properties and the Company’s other properties; business integration risks; fluctuations in general macroeconomic conditions; fluctuations in securities markets; fluctuations in spot and forward prices of gold, silver, base metals or certain other commodities; fluctuations in currency markets (such as the Canadian dollar to United States dollar exchange rate); change in national and local government, legislation, taxation, controls, regulations and political or economic developments; risks and hazards associated with the business of mineral exploration, development and mining (including environmental hazards, industrial accidents, unusual or unexpected formations pressures, cave-ins and flooding); inability to obtain adequate insurance to cover risks and hazards; the presence of laws and regulations that may impose restrictions on mineral exploration and mining; employee relations; relationships with and claims by local communities and indigenous populations; availability of increasing costs associated with mining inputs and labour; the speculative nature of mineral exploration and development (including the risks of obtaining necessary licenses, permits and approvals from government authorities); the unlikelihood that properties that are explored are ultimately developed into producing mines; geological factors; actual results of current and future exploration; changes in project parameters as plans continue to be evaluated; soil sampling results being preliminary in nature and are not conclusive evidence of the likelihood of a mineral deposit; title to properties; and those factors described under the heading "Risks and Uncertainties" in the Company’s most recently filed management’s discussion and analysis. Although the forward-looking statements contained in this news release are based upon what management of the Company believes, or believed at the time, to be reasonable assumptions, the Company cannot assure shareholders that actual results will be consistent with such forward-looking statements, as there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements and information. There can be no assurance that forward-looking information, or the material factors or assumptions used to develop such forward-looking information, will prove to be accurate. The Company does not undertake any obligations to release publicly any revisions for updating any voluntary forward-looking statements, except as required by applicable securities law.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange (the “Exchange”) nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this news release.

Contact Information:

David D’Onofrio
Chief Executive Officer
White Gold Corp.
(416) 643-3880
ir@whitegoldcorp.ca

In Europa:
Swiss Resource Capital AG
Jochen Staiger
info@resource-capital.ch
www.resource-capital.ch 

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Nordic Gold Completes 1,234 Ounce First Pour

NORDIC GOLD CORP. (TSX-V: NOR) ("Nordic" or the "Company") today announced the successful completion of the first pour of gold at its wholly owned Laiva Mine near Raahe in Finland.  A total of 1,234 ounces of doré was poured.

On October 11, 2018 Laiva received written approval for startup and mining started on August 5, 2018.

The company acquired Laiva Mine in December 2017 for approximately $25 million in cash and shares. Since that time the company has completed an updated NI-43-101 Resource calculation, completed a PEA, recruited an experienced management team to operate the mine, completed all necessary permitting and approvals to operate. The company has also completed all the necessary plant maintenance and recommissioning.

Michael Hepworth, President and Chief Executive Officer said, “The first pour is a critical but vital step in returning Laiva to commercial production. The last 18 months has been focused on using past production data and learning from this information. Many fixes have been implemented and as we move towards commercial production further improvements will be implemented to ensure appropriate economics and efficiencies. The team at the mine has done an outstanding job of getting back to production in an incredibly short timeframe. From care and maintenance to production in around 11 months is something everyone can be very proud of.”

Nordic’s first pour of gold was livestreamed at 10.20am EST on 30th November 2018. Interested investors can watch video of this first pour at www.nordic.gold

About the Company

Nordic Gold Corp. is a junior mining company with a near production gold mine in Finland.   The Laiva Gold Mine is fully built, fully permitted and financed to production via a gold forward sale agreement.  Production is scheduled to start in the 4th quarter of 2018.  

A recently released PEA was conducted by John T. Boyd Company of Denver, Colorado (“Boyd”).

Other Highlights include:

  • Pre-production capex $7,115,103.
  • 75,981 ounces of average annual gold production at a cash cost of $863 per ounce and AISC of $974 per ounce.
  • Measured mineral resources of 355,000 tonnes at 1.132 g/t Au and Indicated mineral resources of 3,442,000 tonnes at 1.248 g/t Au.
  • Inferred mineral resources of 9,030,000 tonnes at 1.531 g/t Au.
  • Mill grade of 1.45 grams per tonne with a recovery of 90.4%.
  • Life of Mine production of 456,600 ounces gold over a 6-year mine life.

The PEA is preliminary in nature and includes Inferred Mineral Resources that are too speculative geologically to have economic considerations applied to them that would enable them to be categorized as Mineral Reserves. There is no certainty that PEA results will be realized. Mineral Resources are not Mineral Reserves and do not have demonstrated economic viability.

As previously announced, when Nordic acquired the Laiva Gold Mine, the Company was granted, €131,716,248 in tax loss provisions which may be used to offset future taxes should taxable income be earned in Finland prior to expiration of the tax loss carry forwards.  The tax loss provisions expire between 2020 and 2028 (see the Company’s audited financial statements for the year ended January 31, 2018 for detailed disclosure of the expiration schedule). The recognition of the tax loss carry-forwards has a material impact on the economic assessment of the Laiva Gold Mine project and are contingent upon the Company achieving taxable net income per Finnish tax laws.

Nordic Gold’s management has identified several opportunities outside of the scope of the mine plan studied in the PEA, which could further improve the mine plan and the economics of the project. Most important of these being the three additional 100% owned exploration properties close to the mine. Nordic is currently conducting magnetic surveys on all of the company’s properties. All three properties are fully permitted for exploration.

The report also identifies near mine targets for exploration as potentially 3.2 to 5.1 million tonnes grading at 1.25 to 1.45 grams per tonne. This estimate is based on drilling beneath the south and north pits at depths up to 250 m below surface and is open at depth.  Further infill and step-out drilling is required to test these targets.  Grade estimate is based on assuming the same weighted average grade of the measured, indicated and inferred resources reported in the Boyd report.  The report also identifies a target in the eastern extension as potentially 0.85 to 3.2 million tonnes grading 1.25 to 1.45 grams per tonne.  This estimate is based on three to five mineralized zones of 200 m to 300 m length, 50 m to 75 m vertical extent and 10 m width.  Drilling has identified multiple mineralized zones up to 750 m from the north pit that extend to depths of at least 100 m.  Grade estimate is based on intercepts of reconnaissance drilling and the weighted average grade of the measured, indicated and inferred resources reported in the Boyd report. The exploration targets are conceptual in nature as there has been insufficient exploration work to define a mineral resource and it is uncertain if further exploration will result in the target being delineated as a mineral resource.  The economics of the PEA do not include these exploration opportunities. 

Mineral Resources:

Mineral Resources were prepared by JT Boyd (Nordic Press Release August 21, 2017).

  1. The effective date of the estimate is August 9, 2017.
  2. The mineral resources presented here were estimated using a block model with a block size of 9 m by 9 m by 9 m sub-blocked to a minimum of 3 m by 3 m by 3 m using ID3 methods for grade estimation. All mineral resources are reported using an open pit gold cut-off of 0.40 g/t Au.  
  3. Mineral resources which are not mineral reserves do not have demonstrated economic viability. The estimate of mineral resources may be materially affected by environmental, permitting, legal, title, socio-political, marketing, or other relevant issues.
  4. The Inferred Mineral Resource in this estimate has a lower level of confidence than that applied to an Indicated Mineral Resource and must not be converted to a Mineral Reserve. It is reasonably expected that the majority of the Inferred Mineral Resource could be expected to be upgraded to an Indicated Mineral Resource with continued exploration.
  5. Other than an economic pit shell no attempt has been made to apply a mining dilution or a mining recovery factor.
  6. Mineral resources were estimated using the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (“CIM”), CIM Standards on Mineral Resources and Reserves, Definition and Guidelines prepared by the CIM Standing Committee on Reserve Definitions and adopted by CIM Council.
  7. Numbers may not add due to rounding.

Disclosure: Companies typically rely on comprehensive feasibility reports on mineral reserve estimates to reduce the risks and uncertainties associated with a production decision.  The Company has not completed a feasibility study on, nor has the Company completed a mineral reserve estimate at the Laiva Gold Mine and as such the financial and technical viability is higher risk than if this work had been completed.  Based on historical engineering and geological reports, historical production data and current engineering work completed or in process by Nordic Gold, the Company intends to move forward with the development of this asset. The Company further cautions that it is not basing any production decision on a feasibility study of mineral reserves demonstrating economic and technical viability, and therefore there is a much greater risk of failure associated with its production decision. In addition, readers are cautioned that inferred mineral resources are considered too speculative geologically to have economic considerations applied to them that would enable them to be categorized as mineral reserves.

Nordic Gold currently has one highly prospective property in British Colombia. The Star Property is currently operated under a Joint Venture agreement between Nordic (49%) and Prosper Gold. (TSX-V: PGX) (51%).

Qualified Person

The scientific and technical information in this news release has been reviewed and approved by Paul Sarjeant, P.Geo., a Qualified Person under National Instrument 43-101 and a director of the Company.

About Pandion Mine Finance, LP

Pandion Mine Finance, LP is the general partner of PFL Raahe Holdings LP and is a mining-focused investment firm backed by MKS PAMP Group and Ospraie Management, LLC that provides flexible financing solutions to developing mining companies.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release

Advisory Regarding Forward Looking Statements

This news release contains forward-looking statements. Users of forward-looking statements are cautioned that actual results may vary from forward-looking statements contained herein. Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to: expectations, opinions, forecasts, projections and other similar statements concerning anticipated future events, conditions or results that are not historical facts. In certain cases, forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of words such as “plans”, “expects” or “does not expect”, “is expected”, “budget”, “scheduled”, “estimates”, “forecasts”, “intends”, “anticipates” or “does not anticipate”, or “believes”, or variations of such words and phrases or statements that certain actions, events or results “may”, “could”, “would”, “might” or “will be taken”, “occur” or “be achieved”. While the Company has based these forward-looking statements on its expectations about future events as at the date those statements were prepared, the statements are not a guarantee of the Company’s future performance.  Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, it cannot give any assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct. 

The Company’s forward-looking statements are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement and are made as of the date of this new release.  Unless otherwise required by applicable securities laws, the Company does not intend nor does it undertake any obligation to update or review any forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent information, events, results or circumstances or otherwise.

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First Cobalt Continues to Show Continuity of Mineralization at Iron Creek

First Cobalt Corp. (TSX-V: FCC; ASX: FCC; OTCQX: FTSSF) (the “Company” – http://www.commodity-tv.net/c/search_adv/?v=298244) is pleased to report that drill results from its Iron Creek Cobalt Project in Idaho, USA extend mineralization at depth and demonstrate additional mineralization between the two known zones as well as in the footwall of the Waite Zone.

Highlights

– Broad widths of high grade mineralization continue to be intercepted in the eastern portion of the current resource area

  • 3m of 0.31% Co and 0.31% Cu in ICS18-06B
  • 1m of 0.32% Co and 0.20% Cu in ICS18-05 (true widths)

– Massive sulphide intercepts between the main zones, including 6m of 1.12% Co within 5.3m of 0.49% Co (true width), enhance the continuity and size of higher grade cobalt mineralization near the underground workings

– Mineralization extended an additional 50m below the central portion of the current resource area at grades comparable to the resource estimate

– Three drill rigs on site to accelerate timing of updated resource estimate in early 2019

Trent Mell, President & Chief Executive Officer, commented:

“Today’s results infill and extend mineralization at depth between the eastern and western extents of the known resource area. We also continue to intercept higher grade mineralization between the two main zones. These results confirm the continuity and consistency of mineralization predicted by our geological model and add further support for the development vision for the future of the project as we build towards the updated resource estimate in early 2019.”

Drilling is ongoing to extend the strike length of the mineralized zone from over 500 metres to over 1,000 metres and test down dip extensions of known cobalt-copper zones from 150 metres to over 300 metres below surface. Results reported today include three holes in the central portion of the Iron Creek resource and three holes at the eastern margin of the known resource (Figures 1 and 2).

Surface drilling from the eastern side of the resource continues to intercept higher grades of mineralization in the No Name Zone, including 32.3m at 0.31% Co and 0.31% Cu in ICS18-06B and 21.1m at 0.32% Co and 0.20% Cu in ICS18-05 (true widths), improving the consistency of higher grade cobalt and copper mineralization within Adit#1 where massive sulphides were extracted for metallurgical testing.

True thickness estimated from 3D geological model also considering drill holes on strike. Cobalt equivalent is calculated as %CoEq = %Co + (%Cu/10) based on US$30/lb Co and US$3/lb Cu. No metallurgical recoveries were applied to either metal as it is expected that the metallurgical recoveries will be similar for both metals. Flotation tests support the Company’s opinion that both cobalt and copper are of sufficient grade to be recovered.

In general, recent results from drilling within the known resource area has identified several lenses of cobalt mineralization between the main massive sulphide horizons as well as within the hangingwall of the No Name Zone and footwall of the Waite Zone. Disseminated sulphides are also prevalent around the massive sulphide horizons, representing lower grade cobalt halos with potential for extraction by bulk mining methods (Figure 1). Future drilling in this area will continue to define the extent of the broader, lower grade zones of mineralization as well as target the massive sulphide horizons in the centre of this zone.

Assay results reported today from the central portion of the resource confirm grade and thickness of mineralization to approximately 50 metres below the known resource area, as well as infilling some gaps where historically, cobalt mineralization was considered sparse and limited to locally disseminated pyrite.

Two underground holes were drilled from Adit#2, IC18-24 and IC18-25, to test the upper portion of the Waite Zone and both returned comparable cobalt and copper grades to those of the Inferred Resource estimate. Hole IC18-24 was included in the September 2018 resource estimate while IC18-25, reported here, confirms grade and thickness of mineralization to approximately 50m below the known resource estimate (Figure 3). Drill holes from surface were designed to test the down dip extension of both the No Name and Waite mineralized horizons. Holes ICS18-01 and ICS18-04 confirm mineralization extends below the current resource estimate and mineralization remains open at depth. At depth, both holes also demonstrate metal zoning with higher grade copper concentrated in the hangingwall and higher grade cobalt in the footwall of the No Name Zone. In the Waite Zone, cobalt is prevalent over copper.

The three holes drilled at the eastern margin of the resource tested cobalt and copper grade as well as thickness of mineralization (Figure 4). Drill hole ICS18-05 encountered lenses of massive pyrite in the No Name Zone as well as immediately below the No Name Zone, with grades up to 1.03% Co over 1.4m and 1.12% Co over 1.6m (true widths) respectively. Similarly, hole ICS18-06B returned a relatively thick interval in the No Name Zone, as noted above. Higher grade copper sulphide lenses were also intersected immediately below the No Name Zone. Both holes infill an area of higher grade cobalt-copper mineralization extending 150m along strike of Adit#1 where massive sulphides were extracted for metallurgical testing. Hole ICS18-07 tested the down-dip extension of mineralization of both recognized zones where only few holes currently exist.

Iron Creek Property

First Cobalt announced on September 26, 2018 an Inferred Resource estimate at Iron Creek of 26.9 million tonnes grading 0.11% cobalt equivalent (0.08% Co and 0.30% Cu containing 46.2 million pounds of cobalt and 176.2 million pounds of copper) under a base case scenario pit constrained and deeper mineral resource. An alternative underground-only scenario results in 4.4 million tonnes grading 0.23% Co and 0.68% Cu (0.30% CoEq) using a cutoff underground grade of 0.18% CoEq and containing 22.3 million pounds of cobalt and 66.7 million pounds of copper. The Inferred Resource is based on drilling over a strike length of approximately 500 metres and a dip extent of over 150 metres. Preliminary metallurgical testing concludes that simple flotation methods are applicable, yielding recoveries of 96% for cobalt and 95% for copper in rougher floatation.

The Iron Creek property consists of patented mining claims surrounded by unpatented mining claims covering an area of 1,698 acres. Significant infrastructure is in place to support multiple drills and underground activity. Historic underground development includes 600 metres of drifting in three adits and an all-weather road connecting the project to a state highway.

Cobalt-copper mineralization at Iron Creek mineralization occurs within an east-west trending zone. Higher grade mineralization is contained along two horizons, the No Name and Waite Zones, that are roughly parallel and dip roughly 75° to the north, remaining open at depth and open along the east and west strike extensions. The No Name Zone and the Waite Zone have true widths between 10m and 30m. Mineralization also occurs between the No Name and Waite Zones as 1m to 5m pods.

Cobalt-copper mineralization occurs as semi-massive and disseminated pyrite and chalcopyrite along stratabound bands within finely layered meta-sedimentary rocks consisting of interbedded argillite and quartzite. Thin veins of sulfide minerals also cut the bands and meta-sedimentary rocks. Quartzite units make up the hangingwall and footwall to the mineralized meta-sedimentary horizon. This stratigraphic sequence has been mapped at surface and by drilling to extend along strike for at least two kilometres. The principal mineral assemblage consists of pyrite, chalcopyrite, pyrrhotite, and magnetite with much lesser quantities of native copper and arsenopyrite locally.

Quality Assurance and Quality Control

First Cobalt has implemented a quality control program to comply with industry best practices for sampling, chain of custody and analyses. Blanks, duplicates and standards are inserted at the core processing site as part of the QA/QC program. Samples are prepared and analyzed by American Assay Laboratories (AAL) in Sparks, Nevada. Over 15% of the samples analyzed are control samples consisting of checks, blanks, and duplicates inserted by the Company; in addition to the control samples inserted by the lab. Drill core samples are dried, weighed crushed to 85 % passing -6 mesh, roll crushed to 85% passing -10 mesh, split 250 gram pulps, then pulverized in a closed bowl ring pulverizer to 95 % passing -150 mesh, then analyzed by a 5 acid digestion for ICP analysis. All samples have passed QA/QC protocols.

Qualified and Competent Person Statement

Dr. Frank Santaguida, P.Geo., is the Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101 who has reviewed and approved the contents of this news release. Dr. Santaguida is also a Competent Person (as defined in the JORC Code, 2012 edition) who is a practicing member of the Association of Professional Geologists of Ontario (being a ‘Recognised Professional Organisation’ for the purposes of the ASX Listing Rules). Dr. Santaguida is employed on a full-time basis as Vice President, Exploration for First Cobalt. He has sufficient experience that is relevant to the activity being undertaken to qualify as a Competent Person as defined in the JORC Code.

About First Cobalt

First Cobalt is a North American pure-play cobalt company whose flagship asset is the Iron Creek Cobalt Project in Idaho, USA, which has Inferred mineral resources of 26.9 million tonnes grading 0.11% cobalt equivalent. The Company’s other assets include 50 past-producing mines in the Canadian Cobalt Camp and the only permitted cobalt refinery in North America capable of producing battery materials.

On behalf of First Cobalt Corp.
Trent Mell
President & Chief Executive Officer

For more information visit www.firstcobalt.com

In Europe:
Swiss Resource Capital AG
info@resource-capital.ch
www.resource-capital.ch

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Cautionary Note Regarding Estimates of Resources

Readers are cautioned that mineral resources are not economic mineral reserves and that the economic viability of resources that are not mineral reserves has not been demonstrated. The estimate of mineral resources may be materially affected by geology, environmental, permitting, legal, title, socio-political, marketing or other relevant issues. The mineral resource estimate is classified in accordance with the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum’s "2014 CIM Definition Standards on Mineral Resources and Mineral Reserves" incorporated by reference into NI 43-101. Under Canadian rules, estimates of inferred mineral resources may not form the basis of feasibility or pre-feasibility studies or economic studies except for Preliminary Economic Assessment as defined under NI 43-101. Readers are cautioned not to assume that further work on the stated resources will lead to mineral reserves that can be mined economically. An Inferred Mineral Resource as defined by the CIM Standing Committee is "that part of a Mineral Resource for which quantity and grade or quality are estimated on the basis of limited geological evidence and sampling. Geological evidence is sufficient to imply but not verify geological and grade or quality continuity. An Inferred Mineral Resource has a lower level of confidence than that applying to an Indicated Mineral Resource and must not be converted to a Mineral Reserve. It is reasonably expected that the majority of Inferred Mineral Resources could be upgraded to Indicated Mineral Resources with continued exploration."

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This news release may contain forward-looking statements and forward-looking information (together, “forward-looking statements”) within the meaning of applicable securities laws and the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements, other than statements of historical facts, are forward-looking statements. Generally, forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of terminology such as “plans”, “expects‘, “estimates”, “intends”, “anticipates”, “believes” or variations of such words, or statements that certain actions, events or results “may”, “could”, “would”, “might”, “occur” or “be achieved”. Forward-looking statements involve risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results, performance and opportunities to differ materially from those implied by such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from these forward-looking statements are set forth in the management discussion and analysis and other disclosures of risk factors for First Cobalt, filed on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. Although First Cobalt believes that the information and assumptions used in preparing the forward-looking statements are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on these statements, which only apply as of the date of this news release, and no assurance can be given that such events will occur in the disclosed times frames or at all. Except where required by applicable law, First Cobalt disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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White Gold Corp. Drills 103.9 g/t Gold & 400.0 g/t Silver over 1.52m from Surface within a Broader Intercept of 31.4 g/t Gold over 6.1m and Identifies New High-Grade Gold Zones at Vertigo Target on JP Ross Property

White Gold Corp. (TSX.V: WGO, OTC – Nasdaq Intl: WHGOF, FRA: 29W) (the "Company” – http://www.commodity-tv.net/c/search_adv/?v=298556) is pleased to announce additional Rotary-Air-Blast (“RAB”) and Reverse Circulation (“RC”) drill results from the Vertigo target on the JP Ross property, Yukon, Canada. Assays for 3 additional RAB holes and 11 additional RC holes have been received, returning additional high-grade mineralization in multiple zones. The RC drilling further validated the previously announced RAB drill results and identified new zones of high-grade gold mineralization along strike and at depth, which remain open in all directions. Drilling and other geological testing has also been conducted along the 14km structural trend that hosts the Vertigo and other similar targets.

Maps to accompany this news release can be found at http://whitegoldcorp.ca/investors/exploration-highlights/.

Highlights Include:

  • JPRVERRC18-006 returned 3.21 g/t Au over 82.3m, including 31.4 g/t Au over 6.1m, including 103.9 g/t Au and 400.0 g/t Ag over 1.52m from surface and three deeper mineralized zones including 4.92 g/t Au over 6.1m from 36.58m.
  • JPRVERRC18-009 returned 14.23 g/t Au over 6.1m, including 38.56 g/t Au over 3.05m from surface and 6.1 g/t Au over 4.57m from 41.5m. This is the most eastern drill intercept of the gold zones on the Vertigo target and mineralization remains open along strike and at depth.
  • JPRVERRC18-003 returned 30.7 g/t Au over 1.52m from surface and 3.98 g/t Au over 7.62m, including 7.14 g/t Au over 3.05m from 65.53m.
  • A total of 17 RAB holes and 21 RC holes have been drilled on the Vertigo target, increasing strike length of high-grade mineralization to over 305m x 250m. Additional assay results are pending for RC holes within and beyond this strike length, within the newly expanded target area.
  • The target area of mineralization and alteration has been expanded to a footprint of 1,500m x 650m, hosting at least 12 individual zones and remains open in all directions.
  • Additional prospecting and geological evaluation have been conducted along the 14km trend which hosts the Vertigo discovery with the goal of identifying similar gold zones nearby. Assays are pending and will be released in due course.

“We are continuing to encounter high-grade gold mineralization at or near surface on the Vertigo target and have now encountered multiple additional high-grade zones at depth and along strike,” stated Jodie Gibson, VP Exploration. “These new results have provided further understanding of the geological model and show the potential for a large high-grade mineralized system.”

Drill Results

A total of 917.45m of RAB drilling over 17 holes was completed on the Vertigo target. Several of the RAB holes failed to reach full depth due to difficult ground conditions adjacent to or within the mineralized zones. The RAB was converted to an RC system to maximize recoveries and 1,491 m of RC has been drilled over 21 holes. Some of the RC holes are within close proximity to previously reported RAB holes to test for mineralization at depth beyond the limits of the RAB drilling, up to 100m depth, and to evaluate the geometry of the mineralized structures. The remainder step out along strike and on additional structures along the Vertigo target.

Results for 3 additional RAB holes and 11 RC holes from the Vertigo target have been received and are discussed below. Individual assays for the reported holes range from trace to 103.9 g/t Au and trace to 400.0 g/t Ag; with significant zones of alteration and anomalous mineralization noted in all holes except one. The most significant results were obtained from holes JPRVERRC18-001, JPRVERRC18-003, JPRVERRC18-06, JPRVERRC18-07 & JPRVERRC18-09.

Interpretation of the results is ongoing and there is not currently enough information to estimate true thickness of the mineralized zones.

JPRVERRC18-001 – Az: 000, Dip: -60o, Depth: 76.2m

JPRVERRC18-001 is located 109m to the SE of RAB hole JPRVERRAB-014. The hole returned a 15.24m intercept of 1.01 g/t Au from 39.62m depth. Anomalous (>100 ppb Au) zones of mineralization occur above and below the reported intercept. Additionally, this is the western most hole received to date and expands the drilled footprint of mineralization to 305m strike length.

JPRVERRC18-003 – Az: 000, Dip: -60o, Depth: 96.01m

JPRVERRC18-003 was drilled to the north from the same location as RAB hole’s JPRVERRAB18-001 & 002. The hole returned two significant intercepts including 1.52m of 30.7 g/t Au from 19.81m depth, and 7.62m of 3.98 g/t Au from 65.53m depth; including 3.05m of 7.14 g/t Au from 65.53m depth.

JPRVERRC18-006 – Az: 180, Dip: -60o, Depth: 86.87m

JPRVERRC18-006 was collared 5m to the south of JPRVERRAB18-014/RC-013 and intersected 4 zones of mineralization with additional mineralization distributed between the zones. This includes a 6.10m zone from surface averaging 31.4 g/t Au, including 1.52m of 103.9 g/t Au from surface; a 9.14m zone averaging 2.02 g/t Au from 13.72m depth; a 6.10m zone averaging 4.92 g/t Au from 36.58m depth, including 1.52m of 14.4 g/t Au from 39.62m depth; and a 3.05m zone averaging 2.92 g/t Au from 70.10m depth. Combined, the zones average 3.21 g/t Au over 82.30m from surface. Excluding the upper 1.52m of 103.9 g/t Au; the combined intercept averages 80.77m of 1.3 g/t Au from 1.52m depth. 

JPRVERRC18-007 – Az: 180, Dip: -60o, Depth: 88.39m

JPRVERRC18-07 is located 23m to the north and drilled subparallel to JPRVERRAB18-014. The hole returned two significant intercepts including 1.52m of 6.88 g/t Au from 10.67m depth, and 1.52m of 9.40 g/t Au from 30.48m depth.

JPRVERRC18-009 – Az: 180, Dip: -60o, Depth: 91.44

JPRVERRC18-009 was drilled 8m to the NE of previously reported hole JPRVERRAB18-011 and was drilled to evaluate the area at depth. The hole returned 3 zones of mineralization with additional mineralization distributed between the zones. Results include a 6.10m zone of 14.23 g/t Au from surface, including 3.05m of 38.56 g/t Au from surface; a 3.05m zone of 2.11 g/t Au from 15.24m depth; and a 4.57m zone of 6.10 g/t Au from 41.15m depth, including 1.52m of 14.80 g/t Au from 41.15m depth. Combined, the zones average 2.70 g/t Au over 45.72m from surface.

Vertigo Target – JP Ross Property

The Vertigo Target is on the JP Ross property which is comprised of 2,850 quartz claims covering over 57,000 hectares with at least 14 known target areas and numerous placer gold bearing creeks.  Previously announced drill results on the Vertigo target range from trace to 56.25 g/t Au over 3.05m within a broader intercept of 17.34 g/t Au over 10.67m from 3.05m depth (JPRVERRAB18-001); 45.00 g/t Au over 3.05m from 1.52m depth, within a broader intercept of 9.65 g/t Au over 15.24m (JPRVERRAB18-011); and 23.44 g/t Au over 24.37m (JPRVERRAB18-014). Additional exploration in the area also encountered multiple high-grade grab samples including 139.9 g/t, 135.6 g/t and 132.9g/t Au defining a strike length of approximately 1.5km on the Vertigo target along a 12km mineralized trend. The Vertigo Target is located approximately 25km north of the Company’s flagship White Gold property and is within 2km of an existing road accessible from Dawson City. Recently staked and acquired claims adjacent to the property are situated within a prolific placer mining camp where coarse placer gold is common.

To date, at least 12 mineralized structures are recognized on the Vertigo target over a 1500m x 650m area, and consist of W-NW trending, steeply dipping zones of quartz veining, brecciation, and fracture-controlled mineralization with disseminated to vein-controlled pyrite-arsenopyrite-galena and, locally, visible gold mineralization. Drill testing to date has validated the mineralization over 305m of strike length and it is open along strike and at depth.

About White Gold Corp.

The Company owns a portfolio of 21,218 quartz claims across 34 properties covering over 423,000 hectares representing over 40% of the Yukon’s White Gold District. The Company’s flagship White Gold property has a mineral resource of 960,970 ounces Indicated at 2.43 g/t gold and 282,490 ounces Inferred at 1.70 g/t gold as set forth in the technical report entitled “Independent Technical Report for the White Gold Project, Dawson Range, Yukon, Canada”, dated March 5, 2018, filed under the Company’s profile on SEDAR. Mineralization on the Golden Saddle and Arc is also known to extend beyond the limits of the current resource estimate. Regional exploration work has also produced several other prospective targets on the Company’s claim packages which border sizable gold discoveries including the Coffee project owned by Goldcorp Inc. (TSX: G, NYSE:GG) with a M&I gold resource(1) of 4.1M oz and Western Copper and Gold Corporation’s Casino project which has P&P gold reserves(1) of 8.9M oz Au and 4.5B lb Cu. For more information visit www.whitegoldcorp.ca.

(1)           Noted mineralization is as disclosed by the owner of each property respectively and is not necessarily indicative of the mineralization hosted on the Company’s property.

QA/QC

The analytical work for the 2018 program has been performed by Bureau Veritas Commodities Canada Ltd., an internationally recognized analytical services provider, at its Vancouver, British Columbia laboratory.  Sample preparation was carried out at its Whitehorse, Yukon facility. All GT Probe, RAB, RC, and diamond core samples were prepared using procedure PRP70-250 (crush, split and pulverize 250 g to 200 mesh) and analyzed by method FA430 (30g fire assay with AAS finish) and AQ200 (0.5g, aqua regia digestion and ICP-MS analysis). Samples containing >10g/t Au were reanalyzed using method FA530 (30g Fire Assay with gravimetric finish). Metallic-screen analysis may also be utilized if coarse gold mineralization is encounter (FS600).

The work was completed using industry standard procedures, including a quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC) program consisting of the regular insertion of certified standards and blanks into the sample stream. The qualified person detected no significant QA/QC issues during review of the data.

Qualified Person

Jodie Gibson, P.Geo. and Vice President of Exploration for the Company is a “qualified person” as defined under National Instrument 43-101 (“NI 43-101”) and has reviewed and approved the content of this news release. 

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward Looking Information

This news release contains "forward-looking information" and "forward-looking statements" (collectively, "forward-looking statements") within the meaning of the applicable Canadian securities legislation. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, are forward-looking statements and are based on expectations, estimates and projections as at the date of this news release. Any statement that involves discussions with respect to predictions, expectations, beliefs, plans, projections, objectives, assumptions, future events or performance (often but not always using phrases such as "expects", or "does not expect", "is expected", "anticipates" or "does not anticipate", "plans", “proposed”, "budget", "scheduled", "forecasts", "estimates", "believes" or "intends" or variations of such words and phrases or stating that certain actions, events or results "may" or "could", "would", "might" or "will" be taken to occur or be achieved) are not statements of historical fact and may be forward-looking statements. In this news release, forward-looking statements relate, among other things, to: the anticipated benefits to the Company and its shareholders respecting the Company’s objectives, goals and exploration activities conducted and proposed to be conducted at the White Gold and other properties; future growth potential of the Company, including whether any further mineral resources will be established in accordance with NI 43-101 at any of the Company’s properties; exploration results; and future exploration plans.

These forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions and estimates of management of the Company at the time such statements were made. Actual future results may differ materially as forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to materially differ from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such factors, among other things, include: the expected benefits to the Company relating to the exploration conducted and proposed to be conducted at the White Gold and other properties; failure to expand or identify any additional mineral resources; the preliminary nature of metallurgical test results; uncertainties relating to the availability and costs of financing needed in the future, including to fund any exploration programs on the White Gold properties and the Company’s other properties; business integration risks; fluctuations in general macroeconomic conditions; fluctuations in securities markets; fluctuations in spot and forward prices of gold, silver, base metals or certain other commodities; fluctuations in currency markets (such as the Canadian dollar to United States dollar exchange rate); change in national and local government, legislation, taxation, controls, regulations and political or economic developments; risks and hazards associated with the business of mineral exploration, development and mining (including environmental hazards, industrial accidents, unusual or unexpected formations pressures, cave-ins and flooding); inability to obtain adequate insurance to cover risks and hazards; the presence of laws and regulations that may impose restrictions on mineral exploration and mining; employee relations; relationships with and claims by local communities and indigenous populations; availability of increasing costs associated with mining inputs and labour; the speculative nature of mineral exploration and development (including the risks of obtaining necessary licenses, permits and approvals from government authorities); the unlikelihood that properties that are explored are ultimately developed into producing mines; geological factors; actual results of current and future exploration; changes in project parameters as plans continue to be evaluated; soil sampling results being preliminary in nature and are not conclusive evidence of the likelihood of a mineral deposit; title to properties; and those factors described under the heading "Risks and Uncertainties" in the Company’s most recently filed management’s discussion and analysis. Although the forward-looking statements contained in this news release are based upon what management of the Company believes, or believed at the time, to be reasonable assumptions, the Company cannot assure shareholders that actual results will be consistent with such forward-looking statements, as there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements and information. There can be no assurance that forward-looking information, or the material factors or assumptions used to develop such forward-looking information, will prove to be accurate. The Company does not undertake any obligations to release publicly any revisions for updating any voluntary forward-looking statements, except as required by applicable securities law.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange (the “Exchange”) nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this news release.

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First Cobalt Releases Video on Iron Creek Project

First Cobalt Corp. (TSX-V: FCC, ASX: FCC, OTCQX: FTSSF) (the “Company”) is pleased to announce the release of a corporate video profiling its flagship asset, the 100%-owned Iron Creek Cobalt Project in Idaho, USA. The video is now available on the Company’s website (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYFmGrVEfOE ) and social media sites.

The video includes interviews with the senior leadership team describing what makes Iron Creek a unique cobalt asset. In May 2018, the White House issued an Executive Order designating cobalt as a critical mineral. As federal agencies seek ways to reduce U.S dependency on foreign sources of cobalt, projects such as Iron Creek in mining-friendly Idaho support a strategy to reduce American strategic vulnerability.

On September 26, 2018, the Company announced an Inferred Resource estimate at Iron Creek of 26.9 million tonnes grading 0.11% cobalt equivalent (0.08% Co and 0.30% Cu containing 46.2 million pounds of cobalt and 176.2 million pounds of copper) under a base case scenario that is pit constrained and has deeper underground resources. Drilling is ongoing to extend the strike length of the mineralized zone from over 500 metres to over 1,000 metres and test down dip extensions of known cobalt-copper zones from 150 metres to over 300 metres below surface. An updated resource estimate is anticipated in early 2019.

Significant infrastructure is in place to support multiple drills, including 600 metres of underground development and an all-weather road connecting the project to a state highway. The Iron Creek property consists of patented mining claims surrounded by unpatented mining claims covering an area of 1,698 acres.

About First Cobalt

First Cobalt a North American pure-play cobalt company whose flagship asset is the Iron Creek Cobalt Project in Idaho, USA, which has Inferred mineral resources of 26.9 million tonnes grading 0.11% cobalt equivalent. The Company’s other assets include 50 past-producing mines in the Canadian Cobalt Camp and the only permitted cobalt refinery in North America capable of producing battery materials.

Cautionary Note Regarding Estimates of Resources

Readers are cautioned that mineral resources are not economic mineral reserves and that the economic viability of resources that are not mineral reserves has not been demonstrated. The estimate of mineral resources may be materially affected by geology, environmental, permitting, legal, title, socio-political, marketing or other relevant issues. The mineral resource estimate is classified in accordance with the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum’s "2014 CIM Definition Standards on Mineral Resources and Mineral Reserves" incorporated by reference into NI 43-101. Under Canadian rules, estimates of inferred mineral resources may not form the basis of feasibility or pre-feasibility studies or economic studies except for Preliminary Economic Assessment as defined under NI 43-101. Readers are cautioned not to assume that further work on the stated resources will lead to mineral reserves that can be mined economically. An Inferred Mineral Resource as defined by the CIM Standing Committee is "that part of a Mineral Resource for which quantity and grade or quality are estimated on the basis of limited geological evidence and sampling. Geological evidence is sufficient to imply but not verify geological and grade or quality continuity. An Inferred Mineral Resource has a lower level of confidence than that applying to an Indicated Mineral Resource and must not be converted to a Mineral Reserve. It is reasonably expected that the majority of Inferred Mineral Resources could be upgraded to Indicated Mineral Resources with continued exploration."

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This news release may contain forward-looking statements and forward-looking information (together, “forward-looking statements”) within the meaning of applicable securities laws and the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements, other than statements of historical facts, are forward-looking statements. Generally, forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of terminology such as “plans”, “expects‘, “estimates”, “intends”, “anticipates”, “believes” or variations of such words, or statements that certain actions, events or results “may”, “could”, “would”, “might”, “occur” or “be achieved”. Forward-looking statements involve risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results, performance and opportunities to differ materially from those implied by such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from these forward-looking statements are set forth in the management discussion and analysis and other disclosures of risk factors for First Cobalt, filed on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. Although First Cobalt believes that the information and assumptions used in preparing the forward-looking statements are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on these statements, which only apply as of the date of this news release, and no assurance can be given that such events will occur in the disclosed times frames or at all. Except where required by applicable law, First Cobalt disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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First Cobalt Releases Video on Iron Creek Project

First Cobalt Corp. (TSX-V: FCC, ASX: FCC, OTCQX: FTSSF) (the “Company”) is pleased to announce the release of a corporate video profiling its flagship asset, the 100%-owned Iron Creek Cobalt Project in Idaho, USA. The video is now available on the Company’s website (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYFmGrVEfOE ) and social media sites.

The video includes interviews with the senior leadership team describing what makes Iron Creek a unique cobalt asset. In May 2018, the White House issued an Executive Order designating cobalt as a critical mineral. As federal agencies seek ways to reduce U.S dependency on foreign sources of cobalt, projects such as Iron Creek in mining-friendly Idaho support a strategy to reduce American strategic vulnerability.

On September 26, 2018, the Company announced an Inferred Resource estimate at Iron Creek of 26.9 million tonnes grading 0.11% cobalt equivalent (0.08% Co and 0.30% Cu containing 46.2 million pounds of cobalt and 176.2 million pounds of copper) under a base case scenario that is pit constrained and has deeper underground resources. Drilling is ongoing to extend the strike length of the mineralized zone from over 500 metres to over 1,000 metres and test down dip extensions of known cobalt-copper zones from 150 metres to over 300 metres below surface. An updated resource estimate is anticipated in early 2019.

Significant infrastructure is in place to support multiple drills, including 600 metres of underground development and an all-weather road connecting the project to a state highway. The Iron Creek property consists of patented mining claims surrounded by unpatented mining claims covering an area of 1,698 acres.

About First Cobalt

First Cobalt a North American pure-play cobalt company whose flagship asset is the Iron Creek Cobalt Project in Idaho, USA, which has Inferred mineral resources of 26.9 million tonnes grading 0.11% cobalt equivalent. The Company’s other assets include 50 past-producing mines in the Canadian Cobalt Camp and the only permitted cobalt refinery in North America capable of producing battery materials.

Cautionary Note Regarding Estimates of Resources

Readers are cautioned that mineral resources are not economic mineral reserves and that the economic viability of resources that are not mineral reserves has not been demonstrated. The estimate of mineral resources may be materially affected by geology, environmental, permitting, legal, title, socio-political, marketing or other relevant issues. The mineral resource estimate is classified in accordance with the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum’s "2014 CIM Definition Standards on Mineral Resources and Mineral Reserves" incorporated by reference into NI 43-101. Under Canadian rules, estimates of inferred mineral resources may not form the basis of feasibility or pre-feasibility studies or economic studies except for Preliminary Economic Assessment as defined under NI 43-101. Readers are cautioned not to assume that further work on the stated resources will lead to mineral reserves that can be mined economically. An Inferred Mineral Resource as defined by the CIM Standing Committee is "that part of a Mineral Resource for which quantity and grade or quality are estimated on the basis of limited geological evidence and sampling. Geological evidence is sufficient to imply but not verify geological and grade or quality continuity. An Inferred Mineral Resource has a lower level of confidence than that applying to an Indicated Mineral Resource and must not be converted to a Mineral Reserve. It is reasonably expected that the majority of Inferred Mineral Resources could be upgraded to Indicated Mineral Resources with continued exploration."

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This news release may contain forward-looking statements and forward-looking information (together, “forward-looking statements”) within the meaning of applicable securities laws and the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements, other than statements of historical facts, are forward-looking statements. Generally, forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of terminology such as “plans”, “expects‘, “estimates”, “intends”, “anticipates”, “believes” or variations of such words, or statements that certain actions, events or results “may”, “could”, “would”, “might”, “occur” or “be achieved”. Forward-looking statements involve risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results, performance and opportunities to differ materially from those implied by such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from these forward-looking statements are set forth in the management discussion and analysis and other disclosures of risk factors for First Cobalt, filed on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. Although First Cobalt believes that the information and assumptions used in preparing the forward-looking statements are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on these statements, which only apply as of the date of this news release, and no assurance can be given that such events will occur in the disclosed times frames or at all. Except where required by applicable law, First Cobalt disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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First Cobalt Files Technical Report for Iron Creek Cobalt Project

First Cobalt Corp. (TSX-V: FCC; ASX: FCC; OTCQX: FTSSF) (the “Company” – http://www.commodity-tv.net/c/search_adv/?v=298244) is pleased to announce the filing of a technical report supporting the maiden resource estimate for its 100% owned Iron Creek Project in Idaho, USA, originally announced September 26, 2018.

Highlights from the Report

  • Inferred mineral resources of 29.6 million tons (26.9 million tonnes) grading 0.11% cobalt equivalent (0.08% cobalt and 0.30% copper) under a base case scenario pit constrained and deeper mineral resource. An alternative underground-only scenario results in 4.9 million tons (4.4 million tonnes) grading 0.30% cobalt equivalent (0.23% cobalt and 0.69% copper)
  • Resource contains 45 million pounds (20,411 tonnes) of cobalt and 175 million pounds (79,379 tonnes) of copper for 62.9 million pounds (28,528 tonnes) of cobalt equivalent
  • Mineralized zones are considered to be open along strike and at depth, with true widths between 10m and 30m
  • Preliminary metallurgical testing concludes that simple flotation methods are applicable, yielding recoveries of 96% for cobalt and 95% for copper in rougher floatation
  • Drilling ongoing for an updated resource estimate planned for early 2019

Trent Mell, President & Chief Executive Officer, commented:

“Our flagship asset in Idaho, USA continues to grow to the east, west and at depth. Primary cobalt deposits are rare worldwide and we have the added benefit of 600 metres of underground development and mining patents across much of our land package. Drilling is ongoing to test mineralization along the strike length from 450 metres to over 900 metres, while also systematically testing depth extensions from 150 metres to over 300 metres. These new drilling results will support an updated resource estimate in early 2019. Unlike most cobalt deposits in North America, cobalt at Iron Creek is associated with pyrite rather than arsenic-bearing minerals, which could offer processing and offtake advantages.

The technical report, entitled "Technical Report and Estimate of Mineral Resources for the Iron Creek Cobalt Project, Lemhi County, Idaho, USA" dated October 15, 2018 and effective September 18, 2018, was prepared in accordance with National Instrument 43-101 – "Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects" by Steven J. Ristorcelli, C.P.G., P.G., of Mine Development Associates and Joseph Schlitt, MMSA QP, of McClelland Laboratories Inc., each independent "qualified persons" for the purposes of NI 43-101. A copy of the Technical Report is available under the Company’s profile on www.sedar.com and on the Company’s website at https://www.firstcobalt.com/investors/downloads-and-filings/.

Qualified and Competent Person Statement

Dr. Frank Santaguida, P.Geo., is the Qualified Person who has reviewed and approved this news release. Dr. Santaguida is also a Competent Person (as defined in the JORC Code, 2012 edition) who is a practicing member of the Association of Professional Geologists of Ontario (being a ‘Recognised Professional Organisation’ for the purposes of the ASX Listing Rules). Dr. Santaguida is employed on a full-time basis as Vice President, Exploration for First Cobalt. He has sufficient experience that is relevant to the activity being undertaken to qualify as a Competent Person as defined in the JORC Code. The term “Competent Person” is not recognized by Canadian securities regulatory authorities, and the term is used by the Company with reference to the JORC Code, and to ensure compliance with the ASX Listing Rules and applicable reporting requirements in Australia.

About First Cobalt

First Cobalt a North American pure-play cobalt company with three significant assets: the Iron Creek Project in Idaho, with Inferred mineral resources of 26.9 million tonnes grading 0.11% cobalt equivalent; the Canadian Cobalt Camp exploration project and the only permitted cobalt refinery in North America capable of producing battery materials.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This news release may contain forward-looking statements and forward-looking information (together, “forward-looking statements”) within the meaning of applicable securities laws and the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements, other than statements of historical facts, are forward-looking statements. Generally, forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of terminology such as “plans”, “expects‘, “estimates”, “intends”, “anticipates”, “believes” or variations of such words, or statements that certain actions, events or results “may”, “could”, “would”, “might”, “occur” or “be achieved”. Forward-looking statements involve risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results, performance and opportunities to differ materially from those implied by such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from these forward-looking statements are set forth in the management discussion and analysis and other disclosures of risk factors for First Cobalt, filed on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. Although First Cobalt believes that the information and assumptions used in preparing the forward-looking statements are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on these statements, which only apply as of the date of this news release, and no assurance can be given that such events will occur in the disclosed times frames or at all. Except where required by applicable law, First Cobalt disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Cautionary Note to Investors – Resource Estimates

In accordance with applicable Canadian securities regulatory requirements, all mineral resource estimates of the Company disclosed or incorporated by reference in this news release have been prepared in accordance with Canadian National Instrument 43-101 – Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects (“NI 43-101”), classified in accordance with Canadian Institute of Mining Metallurgy and Petroleum’s "CIM Standards on Mineral Resources and Reserves Definitions and Guidelines" (the "CIM Guidelines"). The Company uses the terms "mineral resources", and "inferred mineral resources". While those terms are recognized by Canadian securities regulatory authorities, they are not recognized by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") and the SEC does not permit U.S. companies to disclose resources in their filings with the SEC. Pursuant to the CIM Guidelines, mineral resources have a higher degree of uncertainty than mineral reserves as to their existence as well as their economic and legal feasibility. Inferred mineral resources, when compared with measured or indicated mineral resources, have the least certainty as to their existence, however, it is reasonable to expect that the majority of inferred mineral resources could be upgraded to indicated mineral resources with continued exploration. Pursuant to NI 43-101, inferred mineral resources may not form the basis of any economic analysis, including any feasibility study. Accordingly, readers are cautioned not to assume that all or any part of a mineral resource exists, will ever be converted into a mineral reserve, or is or will ever be economically or legally mineable or recovered.

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Orsu Metals hits high grade gold and silver shoots in the west of Zone 23, Sergeevskoe Gold Project, Russia

Orsu Metals Corporation (TSX-V: OSU) (“Orsu” or the “Company”) is delighted to announce new excellent drilling results from infill holes at Zone 23, as part of the extended 12,500 meters (‘m’) drilling program at its Sergeevskoe Gold Project in Russia. The program is designed to deliver an estimation of a maiden resource in Q4 2018.  

Highlights:

  • The Company received the assay results for drill holes SDH18-65, SDH18-66, SDH18-67 and SDH18-68 in Zone 23 with gold mineralization in all of them
  • Drill hole SDH18-67 returned particularly exceptional intercepts:
    • 81 g/t Au and 167.55 g/t Ag over 17.9 m from 8.5 m (including 4.46 g/t Au and 981.48 g/t Ag over 2.7 m),
    • 62 g/t Au over 0.8 m from 40.2 m,
    • 94 g/t Au over 3.65 m from 82.1 m,
    • 55 g/t Au over 5.65 m from 120.2 m

Dr. Alexander Yakubchuk, Director of Exploration of Orsu commented: “We are extremely pleased with a flow of excellent drill intercepts, confirming high grade gold shoots and adding silver as bi-product at Zone 23. Very high grade silver intercepts demonstrate that some parts of the system are enriched in this important by-product metal, which will be further assayed and explored”.

Dr Sergey V Kurzin, Executive Chairman of Orsu, commented: “It is the first time that we hit some truly high silver grades at Sergeevskoe. We have been systematically assaying, but largely ignoring the potential economic value of silver until now and concentrated on gold. But one can’t ignore 5.5 ounces of silver, a rough equivalent of 2 grams of gold, crossed over almost 18 meters. We need to understand this silver occurrence, conceptualize it and test our emerging understanding of silver at Sergeevskoe while doing the next stage of exploration. I also note that we have already completed some in-fill drilling which means that even in our maiden NI43-101 resource to be prepared later in 2018 we expect to have some resources in measured and indicated categories, not just inferred.”

The license of the Sergeevskoe Gold Project occurs immediately east from the Alexandrovskoe open pit and plant owned by Zapadnaya Gold Mining Ltd and to the west from the Klyuchevskoe license owned by Sun Gold Mining (Figure 1)[1]. The Klyuchevskoe (Klyuchi) gold deposit represents a +6 Moz gold endowment (see Orsu press-release dated September 21, 2016). Orsu owns a 90% interest in the Sergeevskoe Gold Project (see Orsu press-release December 1, 2017).

[1] Business Standard, a leading Indian daily newspaper, reported on 21 September 2018 that “Chinese company China National Gold will invest about $420 million in the development of the Klyuchevskoe gold deposit in Russia, while another $65 million will be invested by India’s SUN Gold. The annual production volume is expected at about 6.5 metric tons of gold per year, the Russian Industry and Trade Ministry reported.”

Orsu previously reported most promising gold mineralization at Zone 23 in the Main, Southern and New stockworks (see Orsu press-release August 22, 2018 and October 1, 2018). The quartz-tourmaline-sulfide stockworks are hosted primarily in the pre-mineral Permian granite intrusion, whereas mineralization appears to be Jurassic in age.

Both Main and Southern stockworks are now continuously drill-proven from sections 9080E to 9620E and only 1-m-intervals were intercepted in drill holes from section 9010E (Figure 2). The New stockwork can be most continuously traced from section 9720E to 9010E in the westernmost drilled section of Zone 23 and remains open westward.

Infill drill holes SDH18-67 and 68 intercepted Main, Southern and New stockworks (Table 1; Figures 2 and 3). Drill hole SDH18-67 intercepted 1.81 g/t Au and 167.55 g/t Ag over 17.9 m from 8.5 m (including 4.46 g/t Au and 981.48 g/t Ag over 2.7 m) in Main stockwork. This drill hole also intercepted 4.62 g/t Au over 0.8 m from 40.2 m, 1.94 g/t Au over 3.65 m from 82.1 m, 0.55 g/t Au over 5.65 m from 120.2 m. High grade silver mineralization is recorded in oxidized material and may be a product of supergene enrichment. 

Drill hole SDH18-68 intercepted weaker mineralization at depth. This correlates with the lower grade parts of stockworks in accordance with the previously recognized eastward plunging higher grade gold shoots in Zone 23 (Figure 4). Infill drill holes SDH18-65 and 66 (Table 1; Figure 4) also returned gold-mineralized intercepts in accordance with the eastward plunging higher grade gold shoots.

The above interpretations are based on selection of the previously and newly-reported mineralized intervals, based on a 0.5 g/t Au cut-off for compositing, with maximum 2 m length of 0.3-0.5 g/t Au mineralization included into a mineralized interval. Composited intervals in drill holes are presented uncapped (Table 1). The assays for some infill drill holes are still pending. No significant intercepts were received for hole SDH18-62.

Quality Assurance – Quality Control (“QA/QC”)

Thorough QA/QC protocols are followed on the project including insertion of duplicate, blank and standard samples in all trenches. Duplicate samples were inserted after every 20 samples. All standard samples were inserted once per 20 samples. Blanks were also inserted once per 20 samples and consisted of the previously assayed barren granitoid rocks.

Drill core samples were submitted directly to the SGS Vostok laboratories in Chita, Russia, which are independent from Orsu, for sample preparation and analysis. Analysis for Au is performed using fire assay method with atomic absorption (“AA”) finish and with a gravimetric finish for samples exceeding 10 g/t Au. Results published are from the gravimetric finish if above 10 g/t Au and from the AA finish if lower than 10 g/t Au.

Qualified Person

This release and the technical data reported have been reviewed and approved by Alexander Yakubchuk, Director of Exploration of the Company, also a Qualified Person as defined in NI 43-101.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Cautionary Statement:

This news release contains forward-looking statements that are based on the Company’s current expectations and estimates. Forward-looking statements are frequently characterized by words such as "plan", "expect", "project", "intend", "believe", "anticipate", "estimate", "suggest", "indicate" and other similar words or statements that certain events or conditions "may" or "will" occur. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual events or results to differ materially from estimated or anticipated events or results implied or expressed in such forward-looking statements. There may be other factors that cause actions, events or results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which it is made and, except as may be required by applicable securities laws, the Company disclaims any intent or obligation to update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or results or otherwise. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and accordingly undue reliance should not be put on such statements due to the inherent uncertainty therein.

For further information, please contact:

Alexander Yakubchuk, Director of Exploration, Orsu Metals Corporation

Doris Meyer, Corporate Secretary, Orsu Metals Corporation

Tel: +1-604-536-2711 ext 6

www.orsumetals.com

In Europe:

Swiss Resource Capital AG

Jochen Staiger

info@resource-capital.ch

www.resource-capital.ch

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Maple Gold Advances Greenfield Targeting with Regional Mapping and Progresses 3D Modeling in the Resource Area

Maple Gold Mines Ltd. (“Maple Gold” or the “Company”) (TSX-V: MGM, OTCQB: MGMLF; Frankfurt: M3G –http://www.commodity-tv.net/c/search_adv/?v=298248) is pleased to provide a general corporate update as the Company enters the final quarter of 2018.

Maple Gold is currently completing a first pass regional mapping and sampling program in the outcrop-rich central third of the property to generate additional greenfield targets, while also working to integrate all of the new drill data from the 2018 campaign into updated sections, plans and 3D models.

The Company completed 22,593 total metres of drilling during the 2018 campaign (see program summary press release dated September 4, 2018), with approximately 16,300 metres focused within the resource area. This is the first drill campaign completed since assembling the new technical committee and exploration team approximately one year ago.

One focus for Maple Gold’s technical team has been establishing cohesive 3D geological and structural models that together will form the foundation for subsequent resource estimations and future drill targeting within the 6km by ~2km known resource area. The new modeling work is underway at site after a year of pouring through project data and logging select historical core and all of the new drill holes from the 2018 campaign. Maple Gold has created and is refining a new set of interpreted geological/analytical cross sections, and possibly for the first time, also the corresponding long sections, level plans and a digital 3D model for the Douay deposit. An updated resource estimate integrating the new models and drill data from 2018 is expected to be initiated in the coming months (Q4).

Maple Gold’s VP, Exploration, Fred Speidel, commented: “We believe that our detailed and methodical approach to modeling the geology, structure and mineralization at Douay is a critical step and one that will help pave the way for future exploration, resource optimization and development.”

Maple Gold’s President and CEO, Matthew Hornor, stated: At the corporate level we have been strategically allocating our spending to focus resources on key milestones, while also reducing overheads by approximately 50% as of July 1. We felt it was prudent to conserve capital to ensure the Company maintains a comfortable financial position should weaker market conditions persist well into 2019. We are working towards an updated resource estimate and exploring potential partnerships with major gold miners as the industry enters another M&A cycle.”

The Company’s approach at the project level has included bringing the majority of exploration functions in-house to ensure continuity in the Company’s knowledge base, with the aim to fully apply best practice geoscience in all of the Company’s exploration activities. The Company is committed to following the discovery model, with 20-30% of exploration and drilling budgets allocated toward new regional greenfield target areas. The current mapping and sampling program and planned induced polarization (IP) lines over greenfield target areas during the upcoming winter season are examples of the Company’s property-wide exploration approach.

About Maple Gold

Maple Gold is an advanced gold exploration and development company focused on defining a district-scale gold project in one of the world’s premier mining jurisdictions. The Company’s 377 km² Douay Gold Project is located along the Casa Berardi Deformation Zone (55 km of strike) within the prolific Abitibi Greenstone Belt in northern Quebec, Canada. The Project benefits from excellent infrastructure and has an established gold resource[1] that remains open in multiple directions. For more information please visit www.maplegoldmines.com.

[1] (Micon 2018) 479,000 ounces at 1.59 g/t Au (Indicated category) and 2,759,000 ounces at 1.02 g/t Au (Inferred category), using a 0.45 g/t Au cut-off grade. Please visit www.maplegoldmines.com or the Company’s SEDAR filings for a copy of the Micon 2018 report.

Forward Looking Statements:

This news release contains “forward-looking information" and “forward-looking statements” (collectively referred to as “forward-looking statements”) within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation in Canada, including statements about the prospective  mineral potential of the Porphyry Zone, the potential for significant mineralization from other drilling in the referenced drill program and the completion of the drill program. Forward-looking statements are based on assumptions, uncertainties and management’s best estimate of future events. Actual events or results could differ materially from the Company’s expectations and projections. Investors are cautioned that forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding timing and completion of the private placement. When used herein, words such as “anticipate”, “will”, “intend” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements.

Forward-looking statements are based on certain estimates, expectations, analysis and opinions that management believed reasonable at the time they were made or in certain cases, on third party expert opinions. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, and uncertainties and other factors that may cause our actual events, results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future events, results, performance, or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. For a more detailed discussion of such risks and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements, refer to Maple Gold Mines Ltd.’s filings with Canadian securities regulators available on www.sedar.com or the Company’s website at www.maplegoldmines.com. The Company does not intend, and expressly disclaims any intention or obligation to, update or revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

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Following in the Footsteps of Idaho’s First Governor

Revival Gold Inc. (TSXV: RVG, OTCQB: RVLGF) (“Revival Gold” or the "Company"), a growth-focused gold exploration and development company, announces that drilling has commenced on the Haidee patented claim (“Haidee”) within Revival Gold’s Arnett Gold Project (“Arnett”) located in Lemhi County, Idaho.

Haidee was originally staked in 1887 by individuals including George L. Shoup, the first Governor of the state of Idaho. Arnett neighbours Revival Gold’s flagship Beartrack Gold Project (“Beartrack”) where drilling is already underway. 

Highlights

  • Drilling has commenced on a seven-hole 1,000-meter core drill program on Haidee at Arnett. Three rigs are now drilling for Revival Gold in the Beartrack-Arnett project area
  • Arnett has seen widespread placer mining as well as small scale lode mining at the Haidee and Italian Mine prospects. Patented ground at Haidee was staked in 1887 by some of Idaho’s earliest frontiersmen, including George L. Shoup, the first Governor of the State of Idaho
  • Known mineralization at Arnett occurs in two sub-parallel trends, each measuring over four kilometers in length
  • In 2017 Revival Gold completed a selective rock sampling program from dumps, float and sparse outcrop across Arnett, representative of the mineralization hosted on the property. Of the 107 samples collected, 37 returned gold values exceeding 1 g/t gold

“We are thrilled to be following in the footsteps of Idaho’s first Governor”, said Hugh Agro, President & CEO. “Gold was first discovered in eastern Idaho in the 1860’s at Beartrack-Arnett. With a third drill turning at Beartrack-Arnett we have embraced the spirit of Idaho’s earliest frontiersman and marked another exploration milestone for the benefit of our shareholders, Lemhi County and the State of Idaho”.

Details

Revival Gold received all state and federal permits for a seven-hole 1,000-meter core drill program on its recently acquired patented Haidee claim at Arnett in September 2018.  Titan Drilling commenced drilling on October 1st, 2018. 

Drilling at Arnett will target known mineralization at Haidee and will be integrated with 11 core holes previously drilled by Meridian Gold Inc. (“Meridian”) in 1997.  Drilling is intended to confirm the continuity and tenor of mineralization at Haidee over approximately 300 meters of strike (see press release dated September 19th, 2018 for further details).

Arnett has been the site of widespread placer mining as well as small-scale lode mining at the historical Haidee and Italian Mine prospects.  Placer mining began in the area immediately after the American Civil War in 1866 and has continued sporadically to the present.  The Haidee patented claim was staked in 1887 and patented in 1892 by Messrs. George L. Shoup, M. M. McPherson and A. J. Macnab.  Mr. Shoup served as Idaho’s first governor from July to December of 1890 and was then elected by the State legislature to the U.S. Senate in December 1890 where he remained until March of 1901 (The Spokesman-Review, Spokane, 1904).   

Known mineralization at Arnett occurs in two sub-parallel trends, each measuring over four kilometers in length.  The northern trend, known as the Northern Contact zone, includes the Haidee prospect and a historical resource (the “Arnett Historical Resource Estimate”) described further below.  The southern trend, known as the Arnett trend, includes the Italian Mine prospect and several other prospects.  In 2017 Revival Gold completed a selective rock sampling program from dumps, float and sparse outcrop across Arnett, representative of the mineralization hosted on the property.  Of the 107 samples collected, 37 returned gold values exceeding 1 g/t gold.  

The total gold endowment at Beartrack-Arnett is significant.  Placer gold production was estimated at 475,000 to 600,000 ounces (Johnson et al, 1998) and hard rock gold production was reported as approximately 600,000 ounces (Meridian, 2000).  In addition, the current mineral resource at Beartrack is 33.4 million tonnes Indicated at 1.13 g/t gold containing 1.2 million ounces of gold) and 16.9 million tonnes Inferred at 1.41 g/t gold containing 0.8 million ounces gold (see Revival Gold press release dated May 29, 2018 for further details) and the Arnett Historical Resource Estimate (see below) was estimated at 380,000 ounces of gold.

Arnett Historical Resource Estimate

Arnett is an advanced stage exploration project that was the subject of three historic geologic resource estimates prepared by Pincock, Allan & Holt (“PAH”) in 1991, 1993 and 1994 (the “PAH Reports”).  The most recent historic geological resource estimate encompassing Arnett, titled the

“PAH 1994 Update of Arnett Creek Conceptual Study” (the “PAH 1994 Update”), reported a historical indicated geologic resource of 10.9 million tonnes at 0. 93 grams of gold per tonne (12

million tons at 0.027 ounces of gold per ton) containing approximately 327,000 ounces of gold and a historical inferred geologic resource of 2.6 million tonnes at 0.62 grams of gold per tonne (2.9 million tons at 0.018 ounces of gold per ton) containing approximately 53,000 ounces of gold. Rights to the entire Historical Resource Estimate and all five known mineralized areas referenced in the PAH 1994 Update are now controlled by Revival Gold.  There are no more recent estimates or data available to the Company. It should be noted that the PAH report was prepared prior to the implementation of National Instrument 43-101 and does not conform to this standard.  Resource categories in the Historical Resource Estimate are not used in the in the same sense as stipulated in NI 43-101 and are included for historical purposes only. 

The PAH 1994 Update utilized a rock-type model.  Compositing of assay data was done on ten-foot lengths, and high-grade outlier composite grades were capped by rock type.  PAH ran geological resources for both the capped and uncapped model and found there to be negligible difference in total ounces between the two models. 

Using omni-directional and vertical variograms constructed within the main mineralized zones, PAH selected a search radius of 110 feet in plan and 150 feet vertically.  A minimum of three composites were required for a block to be estimated by ordinary kriging. For a resource to be classified as indicated, at least one composite had to be within 80 feet of the estimated block or within a mineralized zone.  Blocks outside a mineralized zone, and further than 80 feet from a composite, were classified as inferred. 

The Company notes that the PAH 1994 Update was based on reverse-circulation drilling conducted by American Gold Resources Inc. Subsequent geological work conducted by Meridian in 1997 consisted of eleven diamond drill holes, three of which were twins of previous reverse-circulation holes. While these twin holes confirm the presence of gold from earlier drilling, they also demonstrate the high variability of gold grades over the short distances between twined holes and suggest that the results from reverse-circulation drilling below the water table may not always be reliable. 

The Company believes that the historic drilling and the PAH 1994 Update support the existence of a significant mineralized system. However, any future resource estimates by the Company will be based on a larger component of core drilling and will use specific gravity measured from drill core samples.

In early 1998, Meridian submitted a two‐year proposal to the U.S. Forest Service for exploration at Arnett Creek and area.  However, in mid-1998, Meridian terminated its involvement in the

project, returning the claims to their original owners.  No major exploration activities have been recorded since. The Company cautions that the PAH Reports were prepared prior to the

implementation of National Instrument 43-101.  Accordingly, the PAH 1994 Update does not constitute a mineral resource, or a mineral reserve as defined by National Instrument 43-101.  The Project will require considerable further evaluation to verify the PAH 1994 Update.  As of the date of this news release, a qualified person has not done sufficient work to classify the historical estimate as current mineral resources or mineral reserves and the Company is not treating the historical estimate as a current mineral resource or mineral reserve.

Arnett Plan of Operations

In October 2017 Revival Gold submitted a Plan of Operations (“Plan of Operations”) permit application to the United States Forest Service to drill from 52 drill-pad locations on the Company’s unpatented claims at Arnett. A public comment period was completed in February 2018. Permitting is progressing and a permit for drilling on Revival Gold’s unpatented claims at Arnett is expected to be received by year end. 

When approved, the Plan of Operations will allow Revival Gold to expand drilling from the Haidee patented claim onto unpatented ground, and to explore other targets on the property. 

Arnett adjoins Beartrack. Haidee is located approximately ten kilometers by road from the legacy mine facilities at Beartrack and benefits from its proximity to this existing infrastructure.

Steven T. Priesmeyer, C.P.G., Vice-President Exploration, Revival Gold Inc., is the Company’s designated Qualified Person for this news release within the meaning of National Instrument 43-101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects and has reviewed and approved its scientific and technical content.

About Revival Gold Inc.

Revival Gold Inc. is a growth-focused gold exploration and development company. The Company has the right to acquire a 100% interest in Meridian Beartrack Co., owner of the former producing Beartrack Gold Project located in Lemhi County, Idaho. Revival also owns rights to a 100% interest in the neighbouring Arnett Gold Project.

In addition to its interests in Beartrack and Arnett, the Company is pursuing other gold exploration and development opportunities and holds a 51% interest in the Diamond Mountain Phosphate Project located in Uintah County, Utah.

Revival Gold has approximately 42 million shares outstanding and had a working capital balance of approximately $5.2 million as at June 30th, 2018. Additional disclosure of the Company’s      financial statements, technical reports, material change reports, news releases and other information can be obtained at www.revival-gold.com or on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

Cautionary Statement

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this news release.

This News Release includes certain "forward-looking statements" which are not comprised of historical facts. Forward-looking statements include estimates and statements that describe the Company’s future plans, objectives or goals, including words to the effect that the Company or management expects a stated condition or result to occur. Forward-looking statements may be identified by such terms as “believes”, “anticipates”, “expects”, “estimates”, “may”, “could”, “would”, “will”, or “plan”. Since forward-looking statements are based on assumptions and address future events and conditions, by their very nature they involve inherent risks and uncertainties. Although these statements are based on information currently available to the Company, the Company provides no assurance that actual results will meet management’s expectations. Risks, uncertainties and other factors involved with forward-looking information could cause actual events, results, performance, prospects and opportunities to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information. Forward looking information in this news release includes, but is not limited to, the Company’s objectives, goals  or future plans, statements, exploration results, potential mineralization, the estimation of mineral resources, exploration and mine development plans, timing of the commencement of operations and estimates of market conditions. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from such forward-looking information include, but are not limited to failure to identify mineral resources, failure to convert estimated mineral resources to reserves, the inability to complete a feasibility study which recommends a production decision, the preliminary nature of metallurgical test results, delays in obtaining or failures to obtain required governmental, environmental or other project approvals, political risks, uncertainties relating to the availability and costs of financing needed in the future, changes in equity markets, inflation, changes in exchange rates, fluctuations in commodity prices, delays in the development of projects, capital, operating and reclamation costs varying significantly from estimates and the other risks involved in the mineral exploration and development industry, and those risks set out in the Company’s public documents filed on SEDAR. Although the Company believes that the assumptions and factors used in preparing the forward-looking information in this news release are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on such information, which only applies as of the date of this news release, and no assurance can be given that such events will occur in the disclosed time frames or at all. The Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, other than as required by law.

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