Nicola Mining Commences Drilling Exploration and Lidar Survey

TSX.V: NIM
NEWS RELEASE

VANCOUVER, B.C., June 29, 2016 – Nicola Mining Inc. (the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has commenced a drilling program on its 10,084 hectare Thule Copper Property (the “Property”) located at the southern end of the Guichon Batholith approximately 14 km northwest of Merritt.

The drill program will consist of approximately 1,500 metres of drilling and will focus on three key targets zones: the Eric, Embayment and Titan Queen Zones. The purpose is to expand copper mineralization from previously known historic drilling and 2016 surface sampling. In addition to the three key target zones the Company hopes to prepare future drilling options on the Marb Zone, pending additional surface sampling.

Previous highlights in the 3 zones consist of the following:

  • Embayment Zone:
    • S-100 – 150 metres of 0.47% copper
  • Titan Queen Zone:
    • S-80 – 4.57 metres of 0.40% copper
    • S-81 – 11.59 metres of 0.40% copper
    • S-83 – 3.05 metres of 0.86% copper
    • 2016 sampling Trench 1 – 0.30% copper over 16 metres
    • Trench 2 – 0.56% copper over 10 metres
    • Trench 3 – 0.60% copper over 6 metres
  • Eric Zone:
    • S-86 – 3.05 metres of 0.92% copper
    • S-90 – 54.25 metres of 0.23% copper
    • 2016 sampling of the Eric Shaft – 0.52% copper over 9 metres (perimeter).

Drilling conducted in 2005 by Christopher James Gold Corp in the Embayment Zone failed to penetrate through the Kingsvale/Spences Bridge unit into the permeable Nicola Group volcanics. The Titan Queen and Eric Zones were last drill tested in the 1970’s by Craigmont Mines.

LIDAR Survey

The Company hired McElhanney Consulting Services Ltd. to complete a Light Detection and Ranging Survey (“LIDAR Survey”) over the entire wholly-owned Thule Property. The purpose of the LIDAR survey is to reveal the network of faults responsible for mineralization on the Property. The LIDAR survey consists of a fixed-wing aircraft that flies flight lines over the Property in order to generate a detailed topographic contour map and selective orthophoto, which is geometrically corrected such that the scale is uniform: the photo has the same lack of distortion as a map, for accurate ground mapping.

Property Geology

An east-northeast trending, steeply dipping, volcanic pile of Upper Triassic Nicola Group rocks that is bound to the north by the Early Jurassic-Late Triassic Guichon Creek Batholith and unconformably overlain by the Middle and Upper Cretaceous Spences Bridge Group underlies the Property.

The Property holds at least two types of mineralization described as copper-iron skarn and copper porphyry. Carbonate-rich, silicate-rich or intrusive rocks along the southern flank of the Guichon Batholith host both types of mineralization.

Several major faults cut through the property including the north-trending Lornex Fault on the west that is geologically responsible for the large-tonnage porphyry copper deposits to the north, including Highland Valley, Lornex, Bethlehem and Highmont. Faults controlling mineralization around the mine include the northwest trending east and West Embayment Faults, the Mine East Fault and the East-West Fault.

Property History

The Property covers a large area along the southern extents of the Guichon Batholith where many of the copper prospects on the Property have been intermittently explored since the 1930’s. The most important discovery to date has been the past producing Craigmont Copper-Iron mine located in the central part of the claim holdings.

Craigmont was operated as an open-pit mine by Craigmont Mines Ltd. from 1961 to 1967 and as an underground sub-level cave mine from 1967 to 1982. Over its operating life, the mine produced 34,000,000 metric tonnes of ore averaging 1.28% copper from Body No. 1 and Body No. 2. A policy decision was made by the board of Craigmont to shut down the mine in 1982, at a time when the copper price was approximately $0.60 per pound.

From 1982 to 1992, Craigmont shipped up to 60,000 tonnes of clean metallurgical magnetite per year from its stockpile to coal producers throughout North America for use in the coal flotation process. After 1992, Craigmont continued to produce a limited amount of products for the coal industry from re-worked iron fines in the tailings pond. Craigmont Mines Limited shut down its magnetite facility in 2014, after the economic grade of magnetite was exhausted.

On March 3, 2011, Nicola agreed to buy all of the outstanding shares of Craigmont Holdings Ltd. in consideration for certain cash and share payments. On November 19, 2015, Nicola acquired the remaining shares of Craigmont Holdings Ltd. for a 2.0% net smelter royalty. The Company now owns 100% of the Property.

Historical Estimates

There are currently no mineral resource estimates on the Property. Historical “non NI 43-101” resource calculations are recorded in internal memos and geological reports for Placer Development. An internal memo written by J.F. Bristow on October 30, 1985 to Craigmont Mines Ltd. reported a zone known as Body No. 3 containing a historic estimate of 1,290,000 tons (1,170,268 metric tonnes) of copper grading 1.53% copper.* This estimate assumes a 0.7% copper cut-off and a 20 foot mining width between drill sections 6565E and 8015E. The material in Body No. 3 contains mineralization primarily in silicate-rich rocks.

In addition, J.F. Bristow reported, in an internal memo dated July 22, 1985 to Craigmont Mines Ltd., a rough calculation of +60,000,000 pounds (1.6 million short tons or 1.45 metric tonnes) of +1.5% copper from an original ore estimate of 27,754,000 short tons (25,178,005 metric tonnes) of copper grading 1.79% copper left behind in the sub-level cave. The material is from the previously mined out No.1 Body and No.2 Body.

It should be noted that these historical estimates do not meet the requirements needed to conform to NI 43-101 standards. The Company notes that an independent QP has not done sufficient work to verify and classify the historical estimates as current mineral resources, and is therefore not treating the historical estimates as current mineral resources or mineral reserves.   For further details on the Thule copper property, see the technical report entitled “TECHNICAL REPORT on the THULE COPPER – IRON PROPERTY, Southern British Columbia, Canada”, filed on May 8, 2013 on Sedar atwww.sedar.com.

Qualified Person

The foregoing geological disclosure has been reviewed and verified by Brian May, P.Geo., a qualified person for the purpose of National Instrument 43-101, Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects.

Nicola Mining Inc. is a junior mining company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange, and is in the process of recommencing mill feed processing operations at its 100% owned state-of-the-art mill and tailings facility, located near Merritt, British Columbia. It has already signed four mill profit share agreements with high grade gold producers. The fully-permitted mill is able to process both gold and silver mill feed via gravity and floatation processes. The Company also owns 100% of Treasure Mountain, its high grade silver property, and a gravel pit, which is located adjacent to its milling operations.

On behalf of the Board of Directors

Peter Espig

Peter Espig

CEO & Director

For additional information

Contact: Peter Espig
Phone: (604) 647-0142
Email: peter@nicolamining.com

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.

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Viscount Mining Closes Final Tranche of Oversubscribed $2.3 Million Private Placement

PRESS RELEASE                                                                                                       June 23, 2016

VANCOUVER, Canada –- Viscount Mining Corp. (TSX-V: VML) (OTCQB: VLMGF) (“Viscount” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has closed the second and final tranche of the Brokered Private Placement led by Gravitas Securities Inc. (“GRAVITAS”) and previously announced in its news release of April 25, 2016, (the “Private Placement”) raising gross proceeds, with the first tranche which closed on May 31, 2016, of $2,300,000 from the issuance and sale of 4,600,000 Units at a price of $0.50 per Unit.  Each Unit consists of one (1) common share (“Common Share”) of the Company and one (1) share purchase warrant (“Warrant”). No new insiders were created, nor any change of control occurred, as a result of this Private Placement.

Each Warrant will entitle the holder to acquire one (1) Common Share at an exercise price of $0.70 for a period of 24 months from the closing date of the Private Placement.  In the event that the Company’s common shares trade at a closing price on the Exchange of greater than $0.85 per share for a period of 20 consecutive trading days at any time after the closing date, the Company may accelerate the expiry date of the Warrants by giving notice to the holders thereof and in such case the Warrants will expire on the 30th day after the date hereafter referred to as the (“Eligible Acceleration Date”) on which such notice is given by the Company.

These Common Shares and Warrants issued under the second tranche of the Private Placement will be subject to a four month and one day resale restriction expiring October 24, 2016.

GRAVITAS acted as agent for and on behalf of Viscount and is entitled to an Agency Fee of 7% of the cash received from the sale of the Units to certain subscribers, and Compensation Warrants equal to 7% of the aggregate number of Units issued to certain subscribers, exercisable into Common Shares at an exercise price of $0.70 until June 23, 2018.

The Company intends to use the net proceeds of the Private Placement for the advancement of the Company’s 100%-owned Silver Cliff property in Colorado and for general working capital. Viscount plans to use a cost- effective exploration program with surface sampling, detailed geologic mapping, geophysics, geochemistry, and drilling for the confirmation of the historical geological work and resource estimation, to substantiate the value of Silver Cliff. The Company will also be evaluating new project opportunities as part of its prospect generator business model.

Kaare Foy, Chairman commented, “We are very pleased with the wide level of support investors have in Viscount and the Private Placement. As a result of the successful closing of the second tranche, we have the funding required to advance and expedite the exploration of Silver Cliff. This financing is a major milestone for Viscount as it continues to build shareholder value and advance its flagship assets with both Cherry Creek and Silver Cliff.”

About Gravitas Securities Inc.

Gravitas Securities Inc. (“GRAVITAS”), known for sophisticated sector expertise, tactical individuals with a commitment to excellence, global integration and innovation, is a leading independent, internationally owned and operated wealth management and capital markets firm. GRAVITAS provides a wide range of investment mandates and services for retail, institutional and corporate clients globally from offices in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary and is represented in the United States through its FINRA representative, Gravitas Capital International, in New York and San Francisco.

 About Viscount Mining (TSX VENTURE: VML) (OTCQB: VLMGF)

Viscount Mining Corp. is an exploration company with a portfolio of gold and silver properties in the Western United States, including Cherry Creek in Nevada and Silver Cliff in Colorado.  Cherry Creek is comprised of more than 10,000 acres, all 100% owned, and includes more than 20 past producing mines.  Viscount has entered into an exploration earn-in agreement with Sumitomo Corporation covering the Cherry Creek property.  Sumitomo can earn in up to a 75% interest in the property by producing a bankable feasibility study and by spending in addition a minimum of US$10,000,000 in exploration and development expenses by the eighth anniversary of the earn-in agreement.  Silver Cliff in Colorado is comprised of 96 lode claims, covering much of the historical past-producing mineral districts of Silver Cliff and Rosita Hills.

For additional information regarding the above noted property and other corporate information, please visit the Company’s website at www.viscountmining.com

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

“Jim MacKenzie”

President, CEO and Director

For further information, please contact:
Viscount Investor Relations
Phone: 604-960-0535
Email: info@viscountmining.com

Neither 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.

Forward-Looking Statements

This news release contains certain statements that may be deemed “forward-looking” statements. Forward looking statements are statements that are not historical facts and are generally, but not always, identified by the words “expects”, “plans”, “anticipates”, “believes”, “intends”, “estimates”, “projects”, “potential” and similar expressions, or that events or conditions “will”, “would”, “may”, “could” or “should” occur. Although Viscount Mining Corp. believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results may differ materially from those in forward looking statements. Forward looking statements are based on the beliefs, estimates and opinions of Viscount Mining Corp. management on the date the statements are made. Except as required by law, Viscount Mining Corp. undertakes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements in the event that management’s beliefs, estimates or opinions, or other factors, should change.

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Nicola Mining Commences Milling Operations

TSX.V: NIM
NEWS RELEASE

VANCOUVER, B.C., June 16, 2016 – Nicola Mining Inc. (the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has commenced milling operations at its 200 tonne per day mill facility (the “Mill”), located 14 kilometers from Merritt, British Columbia.  The Company has completed successful test runs to confirm gold recovery ratGroup Nicolaes and has commenced processing of material received from Gavin Mines Inc. (“Gavin Mines”).  Terms of the Milling and Profit Share Agreement (the “GMI Agreement”) were announced in the Company’s news release of May 31, 2016. Under the GMI Agreement the Company will produce both gravity and flotation concentrates that will be sold to third parties for production of gold doré bars. The Company plans to mill the initial amount of approximately 5,000 tonnes and will consider the option of processing an additional 1,000 tonnes of material located in a separate stockpile.

The Company collected 62 representative samples, approximately 2 kg each, from 31 truckloads of material for grade control prior to processing. All samples returned significant gold grades ranging from 0.575 g/t gold to 33.6 g/t gold, with an average grade of 9.53 g/t gold. 31 of the samples collected returned values over 8 g/t gold.

Peter Espig, Chief Executive Officer of the Company, commented, “We are very excited to have the Mill running and commencing gold processing.  The startup has had a few delays and required adjustments; however, we continue to move towards becoming BC’s newest high-grade gold and processor.”

The Company also announces that it has issued 200,000 options to a key member of the technical team.

Quality Control

The sampling of Gavin Mines mill feed was supervised by Brian May, P.Geo., a Consulting Geologist with the Company, who is responsible for the sampling procedures prior to processing at the Mill. On-site personnel at the project collected 2kg representative samples from each truckload arriving at the Mill. Samples were labeled by the Mill staff according to the truckload number. Samples were then analyzed by the geological team to determine rock type and whether the material was oxide or sulphide. The material was then given defined sample numbers, security sealed and shipped to Actlabs (ISO 17025) in Kamloops, BC for analysis. The Company routinely inserts standard reference material and rock blanks to ensure accuracy and precision.

The Company also records and documents gross weight, tare weight and net weight (in kilograms) and the arrival time and date of all trucks shipping material to site.

Qualified Person

Brian May, P.Geo., a Consulting Geologist with the Company and qualified person as defined by National Instrument 43-101, has reviewed the scientific information that forms the basis for this news release, and has approved the disclosure herein. Mr. May is not independent of the Company, as he is a shareholder of the Company.

Nicola Mining Inc. is a junior mining company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange, and is in the process of recommencing mill feed processing operations at its 100% owned state-of-the-art mill and tailings facility, located near Merritt, British Columbia. It has already signed four mill profit share agreements with high grade gold producers. The fully-permitted mill is able to process both gold and silver mill feed via gravity and floatation processes. The Company also owns 100% of Treasure Mountain, its high grade silver property, and a gravel pit, which is located adjacent to its milling operations.

On behalf of the Board of Directors

Peter Espig
Peter Espig
CEO & Director

For additional information
Contact: Peter Espig
Contact: (604) 647-0142
peter@nicolamining.com

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.

Disclaimer for Forward-Looking Statements

This news release contains projections and forward-looking statements that involve various risks and uncertainties regarding future events. Such forward-looking statements are based on current expectations of management and a number of risks and uncertainties and are not guarantees of future performance of the Company. These statements include statements regarding the Company’s expected processing timing and capabilities, statements regarding the milling and profit sharing agreements and statements regarding potential future plans. There are numerous risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results and the Company’s plans and objectives to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking information, including the inability of the Company to effect the expanded operations; the timing of delivery of material to the Mill site; the timing and price of delivery and processing of same; and other factors beyond the Company’s control. Actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking statements. These and all subsequent written and oral forward-looking statements are based on estimates and opinions of management on the dates they are made and are expressly qualified in their entirety by this notice. Except as required by law, the Company does not assume any obligation to update any forward-looking statements in this news release should circumstances or management’s estimates or opinions change.

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Viscount Adds Mine Engineer to Technical Advisory Board

IanJune 2, 2016 – VANCOUVER, Canada –- Viscount Mining Corp. (TSX-V: VML) (OTCQB: VLMGF) (“Viscount” or the “Company”)  is pleased to announce that engineer and mining executive Ian R. Harris has consented to join the Company’s technical advisory board.

“Viscount is extremely pleased to have an engineer with the experience and abilities of Mr. Harris join its Technical Advisory Board,” said Jim MacKenzie, President & CEO of Viscount. “Ian will be an excellent source of advice as the Company advances its Silver Cliff property. We welcome Mr. Harris and look forward to his valued contribution as the newest member of our team.”

Mr. Harris is a bilingual mining engineer with over 20 years of experience in the mining industry including 10+ years working in South America with companies such as Asarco LLC, Corriente Resources, AEP and Washington Group International.  Mr. Harris has spent the last two years as CEO of AMAK Mining, the first operating private mining company in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Mr. Harris has managed all phases of the mining cycle, in diverse areas including general management, project development, project management, field operations, engineering, financing, and operations supervision and optimization. He has demonstrated the ability to achieve results in difficult environments, such as the Middle East, Venezuela, Ecuador and Bolivia.

Mr. Harris successfully led a campaign to reactivate Corriente Resources mining operations in Ecuador after a three-year suspension by successfully navigating through a new constitution, and a new mining law. Under his leadership Corriente’s mining projects were designated national strategic projects and the first to start and finalize contract negotiation for construction of the first industrial scale mining projects in Ecuador.  His achievements led to the sale of Corriente to Tongling Nonferrous Metals Group Holding Co., Ltd. for $690M.

Mr. Harris stated, “I am very pleased to join the Company’s advisory board. I am excited to be assisting in the continued advancement of the Company’s activities in Nevada and the Silver Cliff property in Colorado.”

About Viscount Mining (TSX VENTURE: VML) (OTCQB: VLMGF)

Viscount Mining is an exploration company with a portfolio of gold and silver properties in the Western United States, including Cherry Creek in Nevada and Silver Cliff in Colorado.  Cherry Creek is comprised of more than 10,000 acres, all 100% owned, and includes more than 20 past producing mines. Viscount has entered into an exploration earn-in agreement with Sumitomo Corporation covering the Cherry Creek property. Sumitomo can earn in up to a 75% interest in the property by producing a bankable feasibility study and by spending in addition a minimum of US$10,000,000 in exploration and development expenses by the eighth anniversary of the earn-in agreement. Silver Cliff in Colorado is comprised of 96 lode claims, covering much of the historical past-producing mineral districts of Silver Cliff and Rosita Hills.

For additional information regarding the above noted property and other corporate information, please visit the Company’s website at www.viscountmining.com

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

“Jim MacKenzie”

President, CEO and Director

For further information, please contact:

Viscount Investor Relations

Phone: 604-960-0535

Email: info@viscountmining.com

Neither 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.

Forward-Looking Statements

This news release contains certain statements that may be deemed “forward-looking” statements. Forward looking statements are statements that are not historical facts and are generally, but not always, identified by the words “expects”, “plans”, “anticipates”, “believes”, “intends”, “estimates”, “projects”, “potential” and similar expressions, or that events or conditions “will”, “would”, “may”, “could” or “should” occur. Although Viscount Mining Corp. believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results may differ materially from those in forward looking statements. Forward looking statements are based on the beliefs, estimates and opinions of Viscount Mining Corp. management on the date the statements are made. Except as required by law, Viscount Mining Corp. undertakes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements in the event that management’s beliefs, estimates or opinions, or other factors, should change.

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