May 26th, 2016, Vancouver, BC - Northern Vertex Mining Corp. (TSX.V:NEE) (the "Company") and Patriot Gold Corp. (OTC:PGOL) ("Patriot") announced today the completion of the previously announced (May 12, 2016) agreement, whereby Northern Vertex would purchase Patriot Gold's remaining 30% working interest in the Moss Gold/Silver Mine for C$1,500,000 plus the retention by Patriot of a 3% net smelter returns royalty. The consideration of C$1,200,000 in cash and C$300,000 in Northern Vertex common shares valued at C$0.35 (857,140 shares) has been paid and the transaction is now complete.
Northern Vertex CEO, Dick Whittington commented: "It is gratifying to have this acquisition behind us. Owning 100% of the Moss Mine Property has favorably impacted our project financing efforts as demonstrated by the recently announced $7.5 Million Convertible Debenture Private Placement (see May 25th News Release). The economics of the Moss Mine Project are compelling. In addition, 200,000 M&I resource ounces are available for mine life extension studies and property wide exploration potential is high. We are excited by the opportunities this affords us and look forward to transitioning Northern Vertex from a development company to a production company."
Patriot Gold's President, Bob Coale said "This is an important and positive milestone for the shareholders of Patriot and Northern Vertex, and also the people of Bullhead City. The Moss Mine is a tremendous project which is now well positioned to proceed to commercial production, The teams at Patriot and Northern Vertex have worked very hard to bring the project this far, and we are encouraged that there is now a clear pathway forward for the Moss Mine which aligns our interests. Patriot's royalty in the Moss Mine helps advance our core mission of acquiring and developing precious metals deposits in Arizona and Nevada."
Qualified Persons: The foregoing technical information contained in this news release has been approved by Mr. L.J. Bardswich, P. Eng., General Manager Moss Project, and a Qualified Person ("QP") for the purpose of National Instrument 43-101 (Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects).
About Northern Vertex:
Northern Vertex Mining Corp. is a Canadian exploration and mining company focused on the reactivation of its 100% owned Moss Mine Gold-Silver Project located in NW Arizona, USA. The Moss Mine Gold-Silver Project is an epithermal, brecciated, low sulphidation quartz-calcite vein and stockwork system which extends over a strike length of 1,400 meters and has been drill tested to depths of 370 meters vertically. It is a potential heap leach, open pit project that has been advanced to the Feasibility Study stage to ensure that technical, economic, permitting and funding requirements are met prior to proceeding with the development of the mine. The Company's management comprises an experienced management team with a strong background in all aspects of acquisition, exploration, development, operations and financing of mining projects worldwide. The Company is focused on working effectively and respectfully with our stakeholders in the vicinity of the historical Moss Mine and enhancing the capacity of the local communities in the area.
About Patriot Gold:
Patriot Gold Corp. is a precious metals exploration and production company with the mission to discover and develop significant gold and silver assets in Arizona and Nevada. Patriot holds interests in four projects consisting of the Moss project in Arizona and three in Nevada (Bruner, Vernal, and Windy Peak).
J.R.H. (Dick) Whittington, President & CEO
Northern Vertex Mining Corp.
For further information about Northern Vertex, please visit www.northernvertex.com or contact Investor Relations at: 604-601-3656 or at 1-855-633-8798.
Bob Coale, President & Director Patriot Gold Corp.
For further information about Patriot Gold Corp, please visit www.patriotgoldcorp.com or contact Investor Relations at: 702-456-9565.
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Cautionary Note to US Investors: Some of the Company's public filings use the terms "Measured", "Indicated", and "Inferred" resources. US investors are advised that while such terms are recognized and required by Canadian regulations, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission does not recognize them. "Inferred Mineral Resources" have a great amount of uncertainty as to their existence, and as to their economic and legal feasibility. It cannot be assumed that all or any part of an Inferred Mineral Resource will ever be upgraded to a higher category. Under Canadian rules, estimates of Inferred Mineral Resources may not form the basis of feasibility or other economic studies. US investors are cautioned not to assume that all or any part of Measured or Indicated Mineral Resources will ever be converted into Mineral Reserves. US Investors are also cautioned not to assume that all or any part of a Mineral Resource is economically or legally mineable.
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