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Yerington High School Mining Club Advisors, Science Teachers, Joanna Kuzia and Keith Slator

Yerington High School Mining Club Advisors, Science Teachers, Joanna Kuzia and Keith Sluyter

Left to right is Yerington High School Science Teachers  Mining Club Advisors,  Joanna Kuzia and Keith Slater, Nevada Coppers Community Relations Coordinator, Rita Kay Menesini and Mining Club member and student,

Left to right is Yerington High School Science Teachers & Mining Club Advisors, Joanna Kuzia and Keith Sluyter, Nevada Copper’s Community Relations Coordinator, Rita Kay Menesini and Mining Club member and Yerington High School 12th grade student, Max McCandless.

SCHOOL HAS STARTED FOR THE 2015-16 YEAR ! A time for clubs and organizations to recruit and sign up new members.

Yerington High School students learn about the different clubs & organizations & what may interest them for becoming a member.

Yerington High School students learn about the different clubs & what may interest them in becoming a member.

For the fourth year now, Nevada Copper is teaming up with Yerington High School to organize the Mining Club.  With all of the potential mining activity in Mason Valley, it is an incredible opportunity for high school students to learn about the industry.  Pumpkin Hollow provides a real life mine project in their backyard to see all the facets of the mining industry and the potential careers.  Yerington High School Science Teachers Joanna Kuzia and Keith Sluyter have agreed to be advisors for the Mining Club supported by Nevada Copper Community Relations Coordinator Rita Menesini and other company staff.  Past activities include field trips to the Pumpkin Hollow Project, a visit to a major mining convention (American Exploration & Mining Association’s (AEMA) Annual meeting and symposium), University of Nevada Reno Mackay School of Engineering and Earth Sciences, visiting speakers, weekly meetings and links to internet websites with information on mining.

The following information on the importance of the Yerington High School Mining Club was posted at the AEMA website:  http://www.themoreyoudig.com/?p=1401#more-1401  

“The Yerington High School (YHS) Mining Club, a group of students from Yerington, Nevada with a shared interest in the mining industry, is unique. They’re one of the only high school mining clubs in the United States. Seriously. I think that needs to change. There need to be more opportunities for high school students to get involved with mining through clubs like YHS’s. Why? I’ll give you five reasons:

  1. It’s fun: For students interested in mining, what could be better than getting together to explore and learn about minerals, metals, and the mining industry with like-minded peers? Being part of a mining club can also provide unique experiences that build on and enhance in-class learning about subjects like geology, minerals, and natural resources. This brings me to my next point …
  2. It’s hands-on: Nevada Copper’s community relations coordinator Rita Menesini helped start the YHS mining club and Nevada Copper, along with other local mining companies like Entrée Gold, has given presentations and tours to the group. Nevada Copper has also hosted the club at the AEMA’s Annual Meeting, the second-biggest mining convention in the U.S., the past few years (read more about their experience in the Reno Gazette here). These activities provide plenty of physical and hands-on interaction with minerals, metals, and the professionals that mine them.
  3. There’s a need for more mining education:The opportunity to teach high school students and others about minerals, metals, and mining can’t be missed. According to a recent article by Mining Engineers, “Two-thirds of the professionals entering the minerals industry who graduated within the past 40 years graduated prior to 1985.” There’s a great need to connect and engage students and young professionals with the mining industry in order to build up the next generation of mining professionals.
  4. A chance to interact with real-world mining professionals: One of the YHS Mining Club members had this to say about AEMA’s Annual Meeting: “What I found to be very helpful is the way vendors at the exhibit were willing to take the time to talk with me, even though I was only a high school student.” Chances like these to connect and interact with established professionals in the mining industry are a great way to start giving students and young people a practical look at the mining industry. It’s one thing to learn about mining concepts in a school setting, it’s another to be able to experience the practical realities of mining via interaction with real-world miners. Clubs like YHS’s are a great way to offer these kinds of opportunities.
  5. It’s a fantastic learning experience:One YHS club member, again speaking about the AEMA Annual Meeting, said, “I have learned much about the mining community … There are a wide range of jobs that are involved in the mining industry that I did not know about.” Learning about the mining industry and the various opportunities available through activities like the YHS Mining Club is a great way expand students’ horizons.

We need more clubs like Yerington High School’s. The fact they are one of the only high school mining clubs in the country is an epic missed opportunity. With mining clubs like YHS’s, we can help the next generation take advantage of all the amazing hands-on opportunities to learn about minerals, metals, mining, and the professional opportunities available to them in related industries.”

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City of Yerington , Mayor George Dini signs the

City of Yerington, Mayor George Dini signs the land patent.  Left to right is Nevada Copper’s Vice President of Operations, Tim Arnold, Nevada Copper’s Vice President of Exploration & Project Development, Greg French, City of Yerington Mayor, George Dini, Lyon County Manager, Jeff Page and City of Yerington Manager, Dan Newell.

 

NEWS RELEASE

TSX: NCU

FEDERAL LAND CONVEYANCE COMPLETE

AT NEVADA COPPER’s PUMPKIN HOLLOW PROJECT 

 August 21, 2015 – Nevada Copper Corp. (TSX: NCU) (“Nevada Copper” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce the completion of the Yerington Land Conveyance (the “Conveyance”) of Federal land to the City of Yerington (the “City”), that encompasses the Company’s Pumpkin Hollow Copper Project (“the Project”).

On August 20, the Bureau of Land Management (“BLM”) signed a deed of sale that conveys 10,058 acres (final surveyed acres) of federal land to the City. The appraised fair market value of US$1.8 million has been fully funded by Nevada Copper.

Pursuant to a pre-existing agreement between the Company and the City, the City will re-convey 9,130 acres of the acquired land to Nevada Copper.  The final steps between the Company and City to convey the required land to Nevada Copper (completing the subdivision map) are now entirely administrative. The City has advised Nevada Copper that it can immediately proceed with any work necessary to develop the Project.

The newly-acquired land, combined with Nevada Copper’s existing 1,550 acres of private land, places the entire integrated open pit and underground mine on 10,680 acres of private land owned by the Company and allows the Project to be constructed and operated with its current, approved Nevada State permits.

Giulio Bonifacio, President and CEO commented: Completion of the federal land conveyance, combined with the recent receipt of all state permits completes a process that achieves a significant project milestone that further de-risks the Project. With all permits in hand and land title aspects complete, Nevada Copper will focus on financing options as it now can begin construction of any or all components of the Project.

 Additional Information

The Project, located near Yerington Nevada, is 100%-owned by Nevada Copper. The Project currently has proven and probable reserves of 5.05 billion pounds of copper, 760,585 ounce ounces of gold and 27.6 million ounces of silver. In June 2015 the Company completed an Integrated Feasibility Study to construct and operate a 70,000 tons per day open pit and underground mine. The Company continues to advance financing options and expects that completion of the Conveyance will significantly enhance those opportunities.

For further information please visit the Nevada Copper corporate website (www.nevadacopper.com) and visit our Pumpkin Hollow virtual tour.

NEVADA COPPER CORP.

 

Giulio T. Bonifacio, President & CEO

 

 Cautionary Language

This news release includes certain statements and information that may contain forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities laws. All statements in this news release, other than statements of historical facts are forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements and forward-looking information specifically include, but are not limited to, statements concerning expectations as to the results of the planned underground and surface drilling programs, as well as the Company’s plans in general at the Pumpkin Hollow Project.

 Forward-looking statements or information relate to future events and future performance and include statements regarding the expectations and beliefs of management and include, but are not limited to, statements with respect to the estimation of mineral resources and reserves, the realization of mineral resources and mineral reserve estimates, the timing and amount of estimated future production, capital costs, costs of production, capital expenditures, success of mining operations, environmental risks and other mining related matters.  Often, but not always, forward-looking statements and forward-looking information can be identified by the use of words such as “plans”, “expects”, “potential”, “is expected”, “anticipated”, “is targeted”, “budget”, “scheduled”, “estimates”, “forecasts”, “intends”, “anticipates”, or “believes” or the negatives thereof 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.  Forward-looking statements or information include, but are not limited to, statements or information with respect to known or unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual industry results, to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements or information.

 Forward-looking statements or information are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties which could cause actual events or results to differ from those reflected in the forward-looking statements or information, including, without limitation, risks and uncertainties relating to: requirements for additional capital; loss of its material properties; interest rates increase; global economy; no history of production; future metals price fluctuations, speculative nature of exploration activities; periodic interruptions to exploration, development and mining activities; environmental hazards and liability; industrial accidents; failure of processing and mining equipment to perform as expected; labor disputes; supply problems; uncertainty of production and cost estimates; the interpretation of drill results and the estimation of mineral resources and reserves; changes in project parameters as plans continue to be refined; possible variations in ore reserves, grade of mineralization or recovery rates may differ from what is indicated and the difference may be material; legal and regulatory proceedings and community actions; accidents, title matters; regulatory restrictions; permitting and licensing; volatility of the market price of Common Shares; insurance; competition; hedging activities; currency fluctuations; loss of key employees; unanticipated political events in the United States,  other risks of the mining industry as well as those factors discussed in the section entitled “Risk Factors” in the Company’s Annual Information Form dated March 17, 2015.  Should one or more of these risks and uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described in forward-looking statements or information.  The Company disclaims any intent or obligation to update forward-looking statements or information except as required by law, and you are referred to the full discussion of the Company’s business contained in the Company’s reports filed with the securities regulatory authorities in Canada. Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially, there may be other factors that could cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended.  For more information on Nevada Copper and the risks and challenges of its business, investors should review Nevada Copper’s annual filings that are available at www.sedar.com

 The Company provides no assurance that forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements.

  

For further information call:
Eugene ToffoloVP, Investor Relations & Communications
Phone:     604-683-8266
Toll free: 1-877-648-8266
Email: etoffolo@nevadacopper.com
Robert McKnight, P.Eng., MBA
Executive Vice President  & CFO
Phone 604-683-1309
Email: bmcknight@nevadacopper.com

 

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TSX: NCU

NEVADA COPPER FULLY PERMITTED 

 August 17, 2015 – Nevada Copper Corp. (TSX: NCU) (“Nevada Copper” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it is now fully permitted for construction and operation of a 70,000 tons per day integrated open pit and underground mine at its Pumpkin Hollow Copper Project (“the Project”).

On August 9, 2015, the appeal period for the outstanding revised reclamation permit expired.  No appeals were filed and this final permit is now effective as of August 14, 2015. The revised reclamation permit was the final outstanding permit required for construction and operation of the Project.

Giulio T. Bonifacio, President and CEO commented: “Achievement of a fully permitted project is an enormous achievement and, for Pumpkin Hollow, is the culmination of years of effort by many people.

“Pumpkin Hollow has a long life and low operating cost, confirmed by our recently-completed Integrated Feasibility Study with additional upside as demonstrated by recent drilling results.  What makes Pumpkin Hollow truly unique, however, is that it is now a fully-permitted copper project located in Nevada – one of the best mining jurisdictions in the world.  This makes Pumpkin Hollow an attractive and scarce copper asset.”

Additional Information

The Project, located near Yerington Nevada, is 100%-owned by Nevada Copper. The Project currently has proven and probable reserves of 5.05 billion pounds of copper, 760,585 ounce ounces of gold and 27.6 million ounces of silver. The Company continues to advance financing options and expects that these developments will further enhance those opportunities.

For further information please visit the Nevada Copper corporate website (www.nevadacopper.com) and visit our Pumpkin Hollow virtual tour.

NEVADA COPPER CORP.

  

Giulio T. Bonifacio, President & CEO

 

Cautionary Language

This news release includes certain statements and information that may contain forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities laws. All statements in this news release, other than statements of historical facts are forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements and forward-looking information specifically include, but are not limited to, statements concerning: management’s expectations of completion of the permitting and land acquisition by Q3-2015,  expectations as to the results of the planned underground and surface drilling programs, as well as the Company’s plans in general at the Pumpkin Hollow Project.

 Forward-looking statements or information relate to future events and future performance and include statements regarding the expectations and beliefs of management and include, but are not limited to, statements with respect to the estimation of mineral resources and reserves, the realization of mineral resources and mineral reserve estimates, the timing and amount of estimated future production, capital costs, costs of production, capital expenditures, success of mining operations, environmental risks and other mining related matters.  Often, but not always, forward-looking statements and forward-looking information can be identified by the use of words such as “plans”, “expects”, “potential”, “is expected”, “anticipated”, “is targeted”, “budget”, “scheduled”, “estimates”, “forecasts”, “intends”, “anticipates”, or “believes” or the negatives thereof 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.  Forward-looking statements or information include, but are not limited to, statements or information with respect to known or unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual industry results, to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements or information.

Forward-looking statements or information are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties which could cause actual events or results to differ from those reflected in the forward-looking statements or information, including, without limitation, risks and uncertainties relating to: requirements for additional capital; loss of its material properties; interest rates increase; global economy; no history of production; future metals price fluctuations, speculative nature of exploration activities; periodic interruptions to exploration, development and mining activities; environmental hazards and liability; industrial accidents; failure of processing and mining equipment to perform as expected; labor disputes; supply problems; uncertainty of production and cost estimates; the interpretation of drill results and the estimation of mineral resources and reserves; changes in project parameters as plans continue to be refined; possible variations in ore reserves, grade of mineralization or recovery rates may differ from what is indicated and the difference may be material; legal and regulatory proceedings and community actions; accidents, title matters; regulatory restrictions; permitting and licensing; volatility of the market price of Common Shares; insurance; competition; hedging activities; currency fluctuations; loss of key employees; unanticipated political events in the United States,  other risks of the mining industry as well as those factors discussed in the section entitled “Risk Factors” in the Company’s Annual Information Form dated March 17, 2015.  Should one or more of these risks and uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described in forward-looking statements or information.  The Company disclaims any intent or obligation to update forward-looking statements or information except as required by law, and you are referred to the full discussion of the Company’s business contained in the Company’s reports filed with the securities regulatory authorities in Canada. Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially, there may be other factors that could cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended.  For more information on Nevada Copper and the risks and challenges of its business, investors should review Nevada Copper’s annual filings that are available at www.sedar.com

 The Company provides no assurance that forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements.

  

For further information call:
Eugene ToffoloVP, Investor Relations & Communications
Phone:     604-683-8266
Toll free: 1-877-648-8266
Email: etoffolo@nevadacopper.com
Robert McKnight, P.Eng., MBA
Executive Vice President  & CFO
Phone 604-683-1309
Email: bmcknight@nevadacopper.com

 

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July 31, 2015
Nevada Copper Extends and Increases Bridge Loan Facility


July 31, 2015 – Nevada Copper Corp. (TSX: NCU) (the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has extended the maturity date of its US$15 million bridge loan facility (“Loan Facility”) with Pala Investments Limited (“Pala”) to January 31, 2016 while also increasing the maximum principal amount of the Loan Facility to US$25 million. The other terms of the Loan Facility remain unchanged. The Loan Facility will be drawn down as required.The Loan Facility is secured against the Company’s assets, but is subordinate to the security granted in connection with the US$200 million senior credit facility with RK Mine Finance announced by the Company on December 30, 2014.Giulio Bonifacio, President and CEO, comments: “This extension and increase of the bridge loan further confirms Pala’s continued support as our largest shareholder. This support most importantly allows Nevada Copper to continue advancement of the Pumpkin Hollow Copper Project, while evaluating several financing and development options.”

“In view of the capital markets and valuations in what has been an extremely challenging period in the mining sector, the support of Pala further enhances our ability to maximize value for all our shareholders.”

Additional Information

For further information please visit the Nevada Copper corporate website (www.nevadacopper.com) and visit our Pumpkin Hollow virtual tour.

NEVADA COPPER CORP.

Giulio T. Bonifacio, President & CEO

Cautionary Language

This news release includes certain statements and information that may contain forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities laws. All statements in this news release, other than statements of historical facts are forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements and forward-looking information specifically include, but are not limited to, statements concerning further drawdowns or repayments under the Loan Facility, and other financing activities of the Company.

Forward-looking statements or information relate to future events and future performance and include statements regarding the expectations and beliefs of management and include, but are not limited to, statements with respect to the estimation of mineral resources and reserves, the realization of mineral resources and mineral reserve estimates, the timing and amount of estimated future production, capital costs, costs of production, capital expenditures, success of mining operations, environmental risks and other mining related matters. Often, but not always, forward-looking statements and forward-looking information can be identified by the use of words such as “plans”, “expects”, “potential”, “is expected”, “anticipated”, “is targeted”, “budget”, “scheduled”, “estimates”, “forecasts”, “intends”, “anticipates”, or “believes” or the negatives thereof 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. Forward-looking statements or information include, but are not limited to, statements or information with respect to known or unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual industry results, to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements or information.

Forward-looking statements or information are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties which could cause actual events or results to differ from those reflected in the forward-looking statements or information, including, without limitation, risks and uncertainties relating to: requirements for additional capital; loss of its material properties; interest rates increase; global economy; no history of production; future metals price fluctuations, speculative nature of exploration activities; periodic interruptions to exploration, development and mining activities; environmental hazards and liability; industrial accidents; failure of processing and mining equipment to perform as expected; labor disputes; supply problems; uncertainty of production and cost estimates; the interpretation of drill results and the estimation of mineral resources and reserves; changes in project parameters as plans continue to be refined; possible variations in ore reserves, grade of mineralization or recovery rates may differ from what is indicated and the difference may be material; legal and regulatory proceedings and community actions; accidents, title matters; regulatory restrictions; permitting and licensing; volatility of the market price of Common Shares; insurance; competition; hedging activities; currency fluctuations; loss of key employees; unanticipated political events in the United States, other risks of the mining industry as well as those factors discussed in the section entitled “Risk Factors” in the Company’s Annual Information Form dated March 17, 2015. Should one or more of these risks and uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described in forward-looking statements or information. The Company disclaims any intent or obligation to update forward-looking statements or information except as required by law, and you are referred to the full discussion of the Company’s business contained in the Company’s reports filed with the securities regulatory authorities in Canada. Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially, there may be other factors that could cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. For more information on Nevada Copper and the risks and challenges of its business, investors should review Nevada Copper’s annual filings that are available at www.sedar.com.

The Company provides no assurance that forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements.

For further information call:
Eugene Toffolo
VP, Investor Relations & Communications
Phone: 604-683-8266
Toll free: 1-877-648-8266
Email: etoffolo@nevadacopper.com
Robert McKnight, P.Eng., MBA
Executive Vice President & CFO
Phone: 604-683-1309
Email: bmcknight@nevadacopper.com

View the release in PDF format:

File: http://www.nevadacopper.com/i/pdf/2015-07-31_NR.pdf
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PHNEWS RELEASE

TSX: NCU

 NEVADA COPPER RECEIVES AIR POLLUTION CONTROL PERMIT

 July 31, 2015 – Nevada Copper Corp. (TSX: NCU) (“Nevada Copper” or the “Company”) is very pleased to provide an update on progress of permitting with the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection (“NDEP”) – Bureau of Air Pollution Control (“BAPC”) for its 100%-owned Pumpkin Hollow project located near Yerington, Nevada.

On July 30, 2015, BAPC issued the revised Class II air quality operating control permit for a 70,000 tons per day underground and open pit mines feeding a single copper concentrator (“Integrated Project”). This is in addition to the current air permit, which will be retained, for a stand-alone 6,500 ton per day underground concentrator.  The air quality permit covers particulate emissions, electrical generators and fugitive dust.  Since the estimated emissions for any one pollutant are less than 100 tons per year, Pumpkin Hollow is classified as a minor source (Class II). The Integrated Project does not involve any hazardous emissions of criteria pollutants from thermal or chemical processes.

Timothy M. Dyhr, Vice President of Environment and External Relations commented: “Receipt of the air quality permit is a significant milestone.  Our reclamation permit is also near completion with the close of the public comment period on July 24th. No comments were received by NDEP.  Therefore, the Company expects to receive the reclamation permit in early August.  At that time, we will have all of the necessary State environmental permits to develop the much larger open pit and underground operation.”

 With full oversight from NDEP, the Company continues to address all aspects of environmental protection – air, water, waste, reclamation, cultural resources, spill prevention and control, drinking water and storm water.

Previously, the Company announced (News Release July 17, 2015) that the Bureau of Land Management (“BLM”) issued the Decision Record and Finding of No Significant Impact that fulfills the environmental review for the Congressionally-mandated Yerington Land Conveyance. Upon completion of a 30-day notice period, the BLM can issue a “patent”, or property deed, to the City of Yerington (the “City”). The land acquisition remains on track for a Q3 2015 closing.  The Company continues to work closely with the City and the BLM on the patent and payment for the land to finalize the conveyance.  Subsequently, the City will re-convey a major portion of those lands to Nevada Copper.

Additional Information

For further information please visit the Nevada Copper corporate website (www.nevadacopper.com) and visit our Pumpkin Hollow virtual tour.

 

NEVADA COPPER CORP.

 

 Giulio T. Bonifacio, President & CEO

 

Cautionary Language

This news release includes certain statements and information that may contain forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities laws. All statements in this news release, other than statements of historical facts are forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements and forward-looking information specifically include, but are not limited to, statements concerning: management’s expectations of completion of the permitting and land acquisition by Q3-2015,  expectations as to the results of the planned underground and surface drilling programs, as well as the Company’s plans in general at the Pumpkin Hollow Project.

 Forward-looking statements or information relate to future events and future performance and include statements regarding the expectations and beliefs of management and include, but are not limited to, statements with respect to the estimation of mineral resources and reserves, the realization of mineral resources and mineral reserve estimates, the timing and amount of estimated future production, capital costs, costs of production, capital expenditures, success of mining operations, environmental risks and other mining related matters.  Often, but not always, forward-looking statements and forward-looking information can be identified by the use of words such as “plans”, “expects”, “potential”, “is expected”, “anticipated”, “is targeted”, “budget”, “scheduled”, “estimates”, “forecasts”, “intends”, “anticipates”, or “believes” or the negatives thereof 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.  Forward-looking statements or information include, but are not limited to, statements or information with respect to known or unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual industry results, to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements or information.

 Forward-looking statements or information are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties which could cause actual events or results to differ from those reflected in the forward-looking statements or information, including, without limitation, risks and uncertainties relating to: requirements for additional capital; loss of its material properties; interest rates increase; global economy; no history of production; future metals price fluctuations, speculative nature of exploration activities; periodic interruptions to exploration, development and mining activities; environmental hazards and liability; industrial accidents; failure of processing and mining equipment to perform as expected; labor disputes; supply problems; uncertainty of production and cost estimates; the interpretation of drill results and the estimation of mineral resources and reserves; changes in project parameters as plans continue to be refined; possible variations in ore reserves, grade of mineralization or recovery rates may differ from what is indicated and the difference may be material; legal and regulatory proceedings and community actions; accidents, title matters; regulatory restrictions; permitting and licensing; volatility of the market price of Common Shares; insurance; competition; hedging activities; currency fluctuations; loss of key employees; unanticipated political events in the United States,  other risks of the mining industry as well as those factors discussed in the section entitled “Risk Factors” in the Company’s Annual Information Form dated March 17, 2015.  Should one or more of these risks and uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described in forward-looking statements or information.  The Company disclaims any intent or obligation to update forward-looking statements or information except as required by law, and you are referred to the full discussion of the Company’s business contained in the Company’s reports filed with the securities regulatory authorities in Canada. Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially, there may be other factors that could cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended.  For more information on Nevada Copper and the risks and challenges of its business, investors should review Nevada Copper’s annual filings that are available at www.sedar.com

 The Company provides no assurance that forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements.

  

For further information call:
Eugene ToffoloVP, Investor Relations & Communications
Phone:     604-683-8266
Toll free: 1-877-648-8266
Email: etoffolo@nevadacopper.com
Robert McKnight, P.Eng., MBA
Executive Vice President  & CFO
Phone 604-683-1309
Email: bmcknight@nevadacopper.com

 

Nevada Copper Pumpkin Hollow Project hosted a Public Presentation on July 22

Pumpkin Hollow Project staff met with the local community on July 22, 2015 at 6 PM in the Pioneer Crossing Convention Center for an update on the progress of the Project and revised feasibility study.  Tim Dyhr, Vice President of Environment & External Relations gave a PowerPoint presentation full of updates and information on the Pumpkin Hollow Project with a Q&A session to an audience of over one hundred (100) people.  Seven (7) station tables were set up with Nevada Copper managers and staff to answer questions regarding; Mining, Engineering & Construction, Procurement, Safety, Environment, Processing and Geology.

Key accomplishments to date include:

  • Completed production headframe and hoist
  • Completed 24-foot diameter production-sized shaft to 1900 feet below ground
  • Developed 500+ feet of underground drift on the 1900 haulage level
  • Commenced underground drilling from two stations on the 1900 level
  • Installed electrical substation, ventilation fans, dewatering pumps and other underground infrastructure in the 1900 level
  • Resumed surface drilling in the two open pit zones of the project
  • Completed the “Integrated Feasibility Study” for open pit and underground mining operations with a single 70,000 ton per day processing facility (concentrator) which included;
  • Added drill results from drilling not included in the previous feasibility studies
  • Added improvements to construction, mining and processing

Tim Dyhr pointed out the tasks and steps the Pumpkin Hollow Project must first complete before production can begin:

  • Finalize the land conveyance and state permitting
  • Secure financing for the project
  • Complete the main production shaft to 2,160 feet below the surface
  • Sink a second ventilation and emergency egress shaft
  • Develop the underground mine access drifts
  • Construct processing facilities
  • Construct water, power and road access, as well as shops and offices
  • Recruit and train a workforce for mining and milling operations
  • Obtain and assemble mine shovels, excavators and haul trucks and other equipment for mining
  • Initiate underground and open pit mining

A Safety Award “shout out” was also announced by Tim Dyhr.

Cementation, USA, Nevada Copper’s underground shaft sinking contractor, tied for first (1st) place in the Nevada Mining Association 2015 Safety Awards in the ‘Safety, Contractors’ category.   Nevada Copper, the Pumpkin Hollow Project also tied for first (1st) place in the Safety Underground Category for mine developments up to 99 employees.

http://www.nevadamining.org/safety/2015-safety-awards-release.pdf

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Tim Dyhr, Vice President of Environment and External Relations for Nevada Copper gives an informational updated presentation to the public.

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Greg French, Vice President Exploration and Project Development and Project Geologist, Korin Carpenter answer questions about geology and exploration at Pumpkin Hollow.

Greg French, Vice President of Exploration and Project Development and Project Geologist, Korin Carpenter answer questions about geology and exploration at Pumpkin Hollow.

The presentation also highlighted the extensive environmental studies that have been undertaken to design and operate the project in order to meet high environmental standards, as well as the environmental permitting, management and monitoring work that is ongoing to protect surface water and groundwater. Detailed reclamation plans and performance bonding (to ensure the safe and professional closure and reclamation of the mine upon completion of mining) is required before the project can be built.  These plans must be reviewed every three years by the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection.  The Yerington land conveyance, as directed by Congress, will also provide distinct opportunities to convert, rather than demolish, mine facilities such as buildings, power lines, water supply and wastewater treatment, and roads for other economic uses upon completion of mining.

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Environmental Specialists Tim Leedy and Mark Hanley conduct groundwater sampling and monitoring seven days a week. Four people are presently employed at Pumpkin Hollow to manage the environmental aspects of the project including a network of 25 monitoring wells.  As the project transitions to production, additional management and monitoring will be conducted on air, water, mine rock, tailings and waste to insure that environmental resources are protected.

RESPONSIBLE APPROACH TO MINING

Nevada Copper’s Pumpkin Hollow Project’s approach is to ensure our mine has minimal impact on the environment. With this in mind, some of the goals of this project are to protect human health and the environment, to reclaim mine rock and tailings storage areas, restore natural vegetation and seek to convert mine facilities to other future uses …… A responsible approach to mining. We have conducted extensive studies to understand the condition of the environment before starting operations. These studies help us understand the characteristics of the water, land, air, plant and animal species within our stewardship area. We also hire professionals to inventory cultural resources to discover any cultural artifacts that may be present. With this knowledge in hand, we design and implement methods to minimize the impact on the environment as much as practical, and – where possible – even enhance it.

PERMITS & COMPLIANCE:

The following are the key elements of the permitting and compliance for Pumpkin Hollow:

  • Obtained ten (10) environmental permits with state and federal agencies.
  • Prepare quarterly and annual reports for the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection detailing groundwater quality data.
  • Prepare annual reports to the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection delineating all existing disturbance acreage.
  • Report at least annually on several other permits.

RECLAMATION:  Nevada Copper’s Pumpkin Hollow Mine Project:

  • Maintains a comprehensive database of every acre of disturbance on site.
  • Will reclaim and revegetate all disturbances to a state as good or better than the original.
  • Has completed reclamation earthwork on ~70% of existing disturbance
  • Has planted and is evaluating revegetation test plots
  • Will leave some multi-purpose facilities behind following cessation of mining to be converted to another use.

Land disturbance is a consequence of mining. Our aim is to minimize our footprint and mitigate our impacts.

An important element of our environmental management approach is the development of closure and reclamation plans as a part of initial project planning and design. Closure and reclamation plans are then routinely updated during the life of the operation to ensure that environmental impacts are effectively addressed and financial obligations are satisfied.

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MONITORING WELLS:

At Pumpkin Hollow we utilize state of the art groundwater sampling and monitoring technology (depth sensors, sonic sensors, and bladder pumps) to regularly monitor groundwater from approximately 20 on site monitoring wells.

In addition to the above, here are some other aspects of our commitment to a responsible approach to mining.

Ecology:

  • Characterized the native vegetation – no Threatened & Endangered (T&E) species affected.
  • Characterized the local wildlife community (no T&E species affected).
  • Will create facilities that are fenced or otherwise made generally inaccessible to wildlife.

Geology and Soils:

  • Characterized all primary rock types to be excavated and plans to safely manage and reclaim mine rock storage areas to prevent degradation of surface and ground water.
  • Determined with laboratory testing that the majority of the mine rock will not leach metals, pollutants or generate acid.
  • Identified and characterized all site soils.

Air:

  • Regularly monitor air quality, including fugitive dust, and has plans in place for dust control.

People:

  • Develop a well-trained workforce committed to safe, clean production.
  • Emphasize that safety of all of its workers is the highest priority.

Engineering:

  • Diversions and berms have been engineered to prevent storm water run-on into mine facilities and to manage storm water run-off from mine facilities.
  • Mine rock and tailings facilities have been designed and will be constructed to be structurally and erosionally stable during and after operations.

Mineral Processing:

  • Processing equipment has control systems designed to detect and prevent spillage or escape of process fluid to the environment.
  • All process fluids are contained in zero discharge vessels or ponds (primary containment), that have overflow (secondary containment) to capture accidental release of process fluids from primary containment.
  • Water will be removed from tailings (the fine ground rock that remains after the copper, gold and silver have been extracted) using high pressure filters to maximize water recycling and reduce water consumption by up to 65% over more standard methods.
  • Removing water from tailings also eliminates the need for a dam and the potential for seepage into groundwater. It also significantly reduces the size of the area needed for permanent storage of tailings.

 

 

NEVADA COPPER INTERSECTS 448 FEET GRADING 1.0% COPPER

July 15, 2015 Nevada Copper Corp. (TSX: NCU) (“Nevada Copper” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce drill results at the Company’s 100%-owned Pumpkin Hollow project located near Yerington Nevada.

The primary objective of the drilling was to obtain additional samples for iron metallurgical testwork. The assay results however also contained several notable high grade copper intersections in the South open pit, including 230 feet (188 feet true thickness) grading 1.49% copper within a broader zone of 448 feet (367 feet true thickness) grading 1.0% copper. The copper- and iron-dominated intersections are shown in separate tables below.

Drilling in the South open pit area for the iron metallurgical test bulk sample has been completed. In April 2015, the Company announced a Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) with a large multi-national steel producer to assess opportunities to exploit Pumpkin Hollow’s iron resource. The assessments would include drill sampling consisting of six holes for a total of 8,500 feet (2,600 meters). Drill results have now been received with results reported for both iron and copper dominated zones.

Additionally mine planning, engineering studies and metallurgical work will be completed. These studies will determine if a byproduct magnetite (iron oxide) stream from the copper tailings at a future Pumpkin Hollow concentrator would be suitable as feed for downstream iron ore processing for use in steelmaking.

Six holes, holes S-01 and S-03 through S-07, were drilled in the South deposit. The holes targeted both high and low grade iron areas within the pit limits of the deposit. In addition to the iron mineralization, the holes intersected the copper zones including areas of higher grade copper mineralization.

Several of the drill holes intersected multiple zones of iron mineralization. The largest zones of iron mineralization are found in S-03 and S-04, located in the center of the South deposit. The large zone in S-03 intersected, 117.0 meters (580.8 feet) 106.0 meters true thickness, averaging 40.0% iron. S-04 intersected, 224.9 meters (738.0 feet) 172.3 meters true thickness, averaging 48.4% iron.

All of the drill holes intersected multiple zones of copper mineralization. Located within the center of the deposit, holes S-01 and S03 both intersected mineralized zones that total over 800 feet in thickness. The largest zone in S-01 intersected 74.7 meters (245.0 feet) 61.2 meters true thickness at a grade of 0.62% copper.

Drill hole S-07 was drilled in the southeastern part of the deposit, in an area of higher copper grades and moderate iron. The hole intersected several zones of mineralization with the largest intersecting 136.6 meters (448.0 feet) 111.9 meters true thickness averaging 1.0% copper.

Greg French, Vice President of Project Development & Exploration, commented, “In addition to obtaining the material necessary to complete the iron metallurgical test work, the drilling has increased the continuity of both copper and iron mineralization. Drill hole S-03, within the core of the main iron mineralization, intersected 738 feet grading 48.4% iron.

“The copper results are also extremely positive, as the high grade copper core of the South deposit has been expanded. Within the broader zone of 1.0% copper in drill hole S-07 there is a high grade intercept of 230 feet averaging 1.49% copper. The results from recently completed open pit drilling which has expanded the South deposit and the metallurgical drilling are expected to have a positive effect on the resource and future mine designs.”

The tables below summarize the results received and have been grouped in copper-and iron-dominated zones.

Copper-Dominated Intervals

 

Hole # From To Length True Length Length Cu Gold Silver Fe
(m) (m) (m) (m) (feet) % (g/t) (g/t) %
S-01 155.4 230.1 74.7 61.2 245.0 0.62 0.131 3.9 8.4
245.4 318.2 72.8 59.6 239.0 0.25 0.041 1.8 22.9
348.4 374.8 26.4 21.6 86.7 0.66 0.117 3.5 18.9
383.1 455.0 71.9 58.9 236.0 0.23 0.027 0.7 35.4
S-03 89.9 160.0 70.1 63.5 230.0 0.25 0.055 1.9 13.1
184.4 202.7 18.3 16.6 60.0 0.19 0.037 1.4 17.8
217.2 281.6 64.4 58.4 211.4 0.33 0.060 1.7 15.2
311.8 355.4 43.6 39.5 143.0 0.32 0.021 0.9 40.0
368.6 414.2 45.6 41.3 149.8 0.19 0.021 0.8 43.0
426.7 432.8 6.1 5.5 20.0 0.20 0.012 0.5 51.5
S-04 106.7 153.9 47.2 36.2 155.0 0.37 0.047 1.9 35.3
192.0 221.0 29.0 22.2 95.0 0.17 0.019 0.7 47.8
237.7 279.6 41.9 32.1 137.5 0.22 0.015 0.7 45.2
285.8 301.1 15.3 11.7 50.3 0.16 0.012 0.6 49.2
S-05 160.0 170.7 10.7 8.2 35.0 0.23 0.029 0.6 10.2
222.5 231.6 9.1 7.0 30.0 0.22 0.054 0.7 17.5
243.8 380.4 136.6 104.6 448.0 0.29 0.045 1.0 20.9
408.0 462.7 54.7 41.9 179.5 0.23 0.046 1.3 27.4
489.4 507.8 18.4 14.1 60.5 0.30 0.047 1.9 46.7
S-06 164.6 172.2 7.6 6.6 25.0 0.17 0.038 1.0 22.5
216.4 307.9 91.4 79.2 300.0 0.18 0.006 0.6 33.6
S-07 167.6 304.2 136.6 111.9 448.0 1.00 0.162 5.4 26.3
including 182.9 253.0 70.1 57.4 230.0 1.49 0.190 7.7 20.5
322.5 389.5 67.0 54.9 219.9 0.30 0.049 1.1 20.5

Iron-Dominated Intervals

 

Hole # From To Length True Length Length Cu Gold Silver Fe
(m) (m) (m) (m) (feet) % (g/t) (g/t) %
S-01 213.4 254.5 41.1 33.7 135.0 0.20 0.025 1.3 23.7
278.9 318.2 39.3 32.2 129.0 0.29 0.051 2.3 28.1
387.4 455.1 67.7 55.4 222.0 0.22 0.018 0.6 36.9
S-03 89.9 97.5 7.6 6.9 25.0 0.37 0.052 0.5 28.0
258.3 292.0 33.7 30.5 110.5 0.24 0.032 0.8 24.4
298.0 475.0 117.0 106.0 580.8 0.18 0.014 0.6 40.0
S-04 117.4 342.3 224.9 172.3 738.0 0.18 0.018 0.2 48.4
S-05 184.4 204.2 19.8 15.2 65.0 0.11 0.033 0.4 25.4
253.0 282.7 29.7 22.8 97.5 0.57 0.097 1.2 26.2
292.9 329.8 36.9 28.3 120.9 0.29 0.043 1.3 22.7
S-04 344.4 378.8 34.4 26.4 113.0 0.17 0.021 0.9 21.6
408.0 443.8 35.8 27.4 117.5 0.22 0.039 1.4 34.3
S-06 199.6 302.9 103.3 89.5 339.0 0.16 0.006 0.6 35.6
S-07 213.4 306.2 92.8 76.0 304.5 0.10 0.180 5.9 34.8
347.6 387.1 39.5 32.4 129.7 0.28 0.056 1.3 29.5

 

A plan map showing the metallurgical drill holes in the South Deposit is shown below:

Additional Information
For further information please visit the Nevada Copper corporate website (www.nevadacopper.com) and visit our Pumpkin Hollow virtual tour.

Qualified Persons
The technical information in this release has been reviewed and approved by Gregory French, P.G., Vice-President, Exploration & Project Development, and Robert McKnight, P. Eng., Executive Vice-President and CFO of Nevada Copper, all of whom are Non-independent Qualified Persons within the meaning of NI 43-101.

NEVADA COPPER CORP.

Giulio T. Bonifacio, President & CEO

Cautionary Language
This news release includes certain statements and information that may contain forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities laws. All statements in this news release, other than statements of historical facts are forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements and forward-looking information specifically include, but are not limited to, statements concerning: management’s expectations of completion of the permitting and land acquisition by Q3-2015, expectations as to the results of the planned underground and surface drilling programs, as well as the Company’s plans in general at the Pumpkin Hollow Project.

Forward-looking statements or information relate to future events and future performance and include statements regarding the expectations and beliefs of management and include, but are not limited to, statements with respect to the estimation of mineral resources and reserves, the realization of mineral resources and mineral reserve estimates, the timing and amount of estimated future production, capital costs, costs of production, capital expenditures, success of mining operations, environmental risks and other mining related matters. Often, but not always, forward-looking statements and forward-looking information can be identified by the use of words such as “plans”, “expects”, “potential”, “is expected”, “anticipated”, “is targeted”, “budget”, “scheduled”, “estimates”, “forecasts”, “intends”, “anticipates”, or “believes” or the negatives thereof 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. Forward-looking statements or information include, but are not limited to, statements or information with respect to known or unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual industry results, to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements or information.

Forward-looking statements or information are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties which could cause actual events or results to differ from those reflected in the forward-looking statements or information, including, without limitation, risks and uncertainties relating to: requirements for additional capital; loss of its material properties; interest rates increase; global economy; no history of production; future metals price fluctuations, speculative nature of exploration activities; periodic interruptions to exploration, development and mining activities; environmental hazards and liability; industrial accidents; failure of processing and mining equipment to perform as expected; labor disputes; supply problems; uncertainty of production and cost estimates; the interpretation of drill results and the estimation of mineral resources and reserves; changes in project parameters as plans continue to be refined; possible variations in ore reserves, grade of mineralization or recovery rates may differ from what is indicated and the difference may be material; legal and regulatory proceedings and community actions; accidents, title matters; regulatory restrictions; permitting and licensing; volatility of the market price of Common Shares; insurance; competition; hedging activities; currency fluctuations; loss of key employees; unanticipated political events in the United States, other risks of the mining industry as well as those factors discussed in the section entitled “Risk Factors” in the Company’s Annual Information Form dated March 17, 2015. Should one or more of these risks and uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described in forward-looking statements or information. The Company disclaims any intent or obligation to update forward-looking statements or information except as required by law, and you are referred to the full discussion of the Company’s business contained in the Company’s reports filed with the securities regulatory authorities in Canada. Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially, there may be other factors that could cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. For more information on Nevada Copper and the risks and challenges of its business, investors should review Nevada Copper’s annual filings that are available at www.sedar.com.

The Company provides no assurance that forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements.

For further information call:

Eugene Toffolo
VP, Investor Relations & Communications
Phone: 604-683-8266
Toll free: 1-877-648-8266
Email: etoffolo@nevadacopper.com

Robert McKnight, P.Eng., MBA
Executive Vice President & CFO
Phone 604-683-1309
Email: bmcknight@nevadacopper.com

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RIGHT FOR YERINGTON

 

NEVADA COPPER PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETING

JULY 22, 2015 – 6 PM – Pioneer Crossing Convention Center

 

Please join us for a public information meeting to learn about the Pumpkin Hollow Project.

On Thursday, July 9, Nevada Copper Corp. published a revised feasibility study that describes an integrated open pit and underground mine with a 70,000 ton per day process plant. Combined with the passage of the Yerington Land Conveyance by Congress in December 2014, the company sees the opportunity to develop the Integrated Project (2 mines, one mill) instead of a smaller underground mine and mill first and then a second open pit mine and mill.  The Integrated Project greatly enhances the attractiveness of and opportunity to finance the bigger project.  At the same time we have nearly completed receipt of all necessary permits to develop the integrated project.

With all of this progress, we believe it is a good time to conduct a public information meeting to let the local community know all the things we are doing and will be doing.  This includes safety, environmental and reclamation programs, management and use of groundwater and surface water, construction, mining and processing operations, and the most frequently asked questions about jobs, training and hiring.

Our goal is to ensure our mine is the safest and most productive mine with minimal impact on the environment.  We intend to convert mine facilities to other future economic uses and reclaim mine rock and tailings storage areas, and restore natural vegetation ……  A responsible approach to mining. 

Before Nevada Copper begins production and makes its first penny from copper, it needs to invest $1 billion!

We first must:

  • Complete the land conveyance and state permitting
  • Secure financing for the project
  • Complete the main production shaft to 2,160 feet below the surface
  • Sink a second ventilation-emergency egress shaft
  • Develop the underground mine access drifts (or tunnels)
  • Construct processing facilities
  • Construct water, power and road access, as well as shops and offices
  • Recruit and train a workforce for mining and milling operations
  • Obtain and assemble mine shovels, excavators and haul trucks and other equipment for mining
  • Initiate underground and open pit mining

All of Nevada will benefit from the taxes and jobs created by the Pumpkin Hollow Mine Project. Over the period of active production, the Integrated Project would create approximately 900-1,000 direct jobs. In addition, the mine will employ contractors (indirect jobs) and create other “induced” jobs such as local retail or service businesses, teachers and other public services. Total direct, indirect and induced jobs created by this project are estimated to be 3,000-3,500.

We at Nevada Copper, Pumpkin Hollow Project are committed to an on-going consultation with the Yerington community and to provide updated information on the progress of our project as it moves along.

“Right Place. Right Time. Right People. Right Way.”

 

 

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NEWS RELEASES

July 09, 2015
Nevada Copper Files Integrated Feasibility Study on Sedar


July 9, 2015 – Nevada Copper Corp. (TSX: NCU) (“Nevada Copper”) (the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has completed, and SEDAR-filed, a National Instrument 43-101 (“NI 43-101″) Integrated Feasibility Study Technical Report for its 100%-owned Pumpkin Hollow Copper Project located near Yerington, Nevada.The Integrated Feasibility Study describes the proposed development of a 70,000 tons per day copper concentrator with mill feed from both open pit and underground mine operations. The Technical Report, entitled “NI 43-101 Technical Report Integrated Feasibility Study, Pumpkin Hollow Project Yerington, Nevada” (“IFS”), has an effective date of April 15, 2015. This technical report supersedes all previous technical reports on the Pumpkin Hollow Copper Project.

The IFS was prepared under the direction of Tetra Tech, Inc. (“Tetra Tech”) with Stantec Consulting Services Inc. (“Stantec”) having responsibility for the detailed underground mine design and underground capital cost estimation. Tetra Tech and Stantec are both industry-leading international engineering firms.

Highlights of the Integrated Feasibility Study (All dollar amounts are stated in United States currency)

Reserves and mine production are as reported in the May 28, 2015 press release however, certain costs differ slightly from previously reported amounts:

  • Long mine life of 23 years with low-risk profile located in an ideal mining jurisdiction close to existing infrastructure, an increase of 5 years from the first published integrated feasibility study, with production ramp-up targeted for 2018;
  • Assuming the Base Case of US$3.15 copper, US$1,200 gold and US$18 silver, the Integrated Project generates Life-of-Mine (“LOM”) after-tax net cash flow of US$2.5 billion, NPV@ 5% of US$1.1 billion, an after-tax IRR of 15.6% with 4.7 year payback;
  • Significant LOM metal production of 4.5 billion pounds (2.05 million tonnes) of copper, 512,000 ounces of gold and 15.6 million ounces of silver in a quality copper concentrate. Average annual copper production of 275 million pounds in years 1 to 5;
  • The project development contemplates a 63,500 tons/day open pit mine and 6,500 tons/day underground mine, feeding a single 70,000 tons/day concentrator, generating substantial annual cash flow over LOM;
  • Proven and Probable Mineral Reserves, including open pit and underground mineable, are 572 million tons of ore grading 0.47% copper equivalent1, containing 5.05 billion pounds of copper, 761,000 ounces of gold and 27.6 million ounces of silver;
  • Initial capital costs are estimated to be $1.04 billion including contingencies, excluding working capital of $33 million. Sustaining LOM capital is $0.63 billion;
  • Low LOM site operating costs of $11.80 per ton of ore-milled (Year 1 to 5 – C1 Production Costs at $1.49/lb. payable copper), excluding leased equipment and Nevada State Minerals Tax;
  • The IFS includes drilling data to 2011 for the underground deposits and 2013 for the open pit deposits. Further upside and optimization potential exists from current drilling in 2015 which is not included in the IFS; and
  • The IFS confirms the technical and financial viability of constructing and operating a 70,000 tons/day copper mining and processing operation at Pumpkin Hollow comprising a single large concentrator with mill feed from both open pit and underground operation.

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1The copper grade equivalency was determined using Base Case metals prices and metallurgical recoveries of 89.3%, 67.3% and 56.3% for copper, gold and silver respectively

Annual copper production in concentrates and C1 operating costs:

Units Years 1-5* Years 1-10* LOM (Average)
Copper in Concentrates 000s lbs./yr. 274,700 246,300 198,200
Copper in Concentrates Tonnes/yr. 124,600 111,700 89,900
C1 Production Costs** $/lb payable copper $1.49 $1.70 $1.76

* Note starting post ramp-up period
** The direct cash costs of mining, milling and concentrating, site administration and general expenses, concentrate treatment charges, and freight and marketing costs, less the net value of gold and silver by-product credits.

Summary of Economic Results:

    Low Case Base Case High Case
Copper Price $/lb $2.85 $3.15 $3.75
Gold Price $/oz $1,200 $1,200 $1,200
Silver Price $/oz $18 $18 $18
                                                                              (In Millions of US Dollars)
Net Smelter Revenue, after royalty $10,768 $11,990 $14,434
Net Cash Flow Pre-tax $1,831 $2,992 $5,315
Net Cash Flow After-tax $1,584 $2,514 $4,249
Annual Net Cash Flow Yr. 1-5 avg. $204 $262 $366
Pre-tax Operating Margin* Yr. 1-5 avg. $300 $380 $540
NPV 5% Pre-tax $659 $1,362 $2,768
NPV 5% After-tax $534 $1,100 $2,155
IRR Pre-tax 11.3% 17.5% 28.8%
IRR After-tax 10.4% 15.6% 24.6%
Payback – years Pre-tax 7.9 4.2 2.8
Payback – years After-tax 8.2 4.7 3.2

* Note: Net revenues less smelter charges, concentrate transport and site operating costs, including operating lease costs.

Capital Costs

The project initial capital costs are estimated at $1.04 billion with an accuracy of plus/minus 15% as of March 2015, including an initial contingency of $67 million. The contingency allowance is calculated based on assessed factors for each of the major Direct and Indirect cost categories.

The major direct cost items include development of the East underground mine, open pit mine equipment, leasing costs, North deposit pre-stripping, process plant, tailing storage facility, site infrastructure and offsite rail load-out facility. Indirect costs include such major areas as engineering and procurement, construction management, construction indirects, freight and commissioning, spares inventory, first fills, and Owners Costs.

Initial Sustaining Total
Area US$M US$M US$M
Open Pit Mine $263 $222 $485
Underground Mine 81 158 238
Ore Handling 12 2 15
Process Facility 268 52 320
Dry Stack Tailings Storage 69 79 148
Infrastructure 88 0 88
Water Management 18 2 19
Environmental & Reclamation 12 41 54
   Subtotal Directs 811 556 1,367
Construction Indirects 66 35 101
Spares & Warehouse Inventory 10 2 12
Initial Fills 4 0 4
Freight & Logistics 15 2 17
Commissioning & Start-Up 2 0 2
EPCM 58 0 58
Vendor & Consulting Assistance 1 0 1
   Subtotal In-directs 156 39 195
Contingency 67 39 106
Owner Costs 7 0 7
Total Capital $1,041 $634 $1,675

Note: totals may not add due to rounding

Working capital required for initial operations is estimated to be $33 million.

LOM sustaining capital totals $0.63 billion and includes development costs associated with the E2 underground deposit and related equipment; South open pit deposit development costs; replacement of, and additions to, surface mobile equipment; expenditures on the tailings storage facility, and reclamation costs, net of salvage value at the conclusion of the project.

Operating Costs

LOM site unit operating cash costs, net of capitalized pre-stripping and other predevelopment costs, are $11.80 per ton-milled, as summarized in the table below:

LOM Unit Operating Cost Summary
Area $/ton-milled
Open Pit  Mining $5.03
Underground Mining 1.45
Processing 4.73
Tailings & Water Management 0.17
Environmental 0.02
G&A 0.40
Total LOM Site Operating Costs $11.80

Note: The cost of operating leases and Nevada Net Proceeds of Mining tax adds $0.72/ton and $0.28/ton, respectively.

Unit open pit mining cash costs average $5.34 per ton of open pit ore mined and milled. This equates to $1.16 per ton of open pit material mined, including waste and ore. Average LOM strip ratio for the North and South deposits is 3.59. Underground mining costs average $24.06 per ton of underground ore mined, excluding $1.25 for truck transport of ore to concentrator.

LOM Unit Mining Costs
Open Pit
($/ton of open pit ore mined)
Underground
($/ton of underground ore mined)
$5.34/ton $24.06/ton

A power cost of $0.065/kwh was used for IFS purposes, based on NV Energy expected rates.

Qualified Persons

In November 2014 Nevada Copper commissioned Tetra Tech and Stantec to prepare an updated Pumpkin Hollow Project Integrated Feasibility Study Technical Report in accordance with NI 43-101. The scientific and technical information in this release has been reviewed and approved by Mr. Ed Lips, PE, of Tetra Tech, who is overall manager for the IFS and who is an Independent Qualified Person within the meaning of NI 43-101. It has also been reviewed by Mr. Mel Lawson, SME-RM, Principal/Senior Consulting Engineer, Stantec Consulting Services Inc. who is an Independent Qualified Person within the meaning of NI 43-101.

This release was also reviewed by Gregory French, P.G., Vice-President Exploration & Project Development of Nevada Copper, Timothy D. Arnold, PE, Vice President of Operations and Robert McKnight, P. Eng., Executive Vice-President of Nevada Copper, all of whom are Non-independent Qualified Persons within the meaning of NI 43-101.

Readers should refer to the IFS for further details of the project development. The IFS will be filed in accordance with NI 43-101 on SEDAR (www.sedar.com).

NEVADA COPPER CORP.

Giulio T. Bonifacio, President & CEO

Cautionary Language
This news release includes certain statements and information that may contain forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities laws. All statements in this news release, other than statements of historical facts, including the likelihood of commercial mining, securing a strategic partner, expanding the mineral resources and mineral reserves and possible future financings are forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements and forward-looking information specifically include, but are not limited to, statements concerning: Nevada Copper Corp. (the “Company”) plans at the Pumpkin Hollow Project; the timing of granting of key permits; from the IFS: the estimated metal production and the timing thereof; capital and operating costs, future metal prices, cash flow estimates, and economic indicators derived from the foregoing.

Forward-looking statements or information relate to future events and future performance and include statements regarding the expectations and beliefs of management and include, but are not limited to, statements with respect to the estimation of mineral resources and reserves, the realization of mineral resources and mineral reserve estimates, the timing and amount of estimated future production, capital costs, costs of production, capital expenditures, success of mining operations, environmental risks and other mining related matters. Often, but not always, forward-looking statements and forward-looking information can be identified by the use of words such as “plans”, “expects”, “potential”, “is expected”, “anticipated”, “is targeted”, “budget”, “scheduled”, “estimates”, “forecasts”, “intends”, “anticipates”, or “believes” or the negatives thereof 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. Forward-looking statements or information include, but are not limited to, statements or information with respect to known or unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual industry results, to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements or information.

Forward-looking statements or information are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties which could cause actual events or results to differ from those reflected in the forward-looking statements or information, including, without limitation, risks and uncertainties relating to: history of losses; requirements for additional capital; dilution; loss of its material properties; interest rates increase; global economy; no history of production; future metals price fluctuations, speculative nature of exploration activities; periodic interruptions to exploration, development and mining activities; environmental hazards and liability; industrial accidents; failure of processing and mining equipment to perform as expected; labor disputes; supply problems; uncertainty of production and cost estimates; the interpretation of drill results and the estimation of mineral resources and reserves; changes in project parameters as plans continue to be refined; possible variations in ore reserves, grade of mineralization or recovery rates may differ from what is indicated and the difference may be material; legal and regulatory proceedings and community actions; accidents, title matters; regulatory restrictions; permitting and licensing; volatility of the market price of Common Shares; insurance; competition; hedging activities; currency fluctuations; loss of key employees; other risks of the mining industry as well as those factors discussed in the section entitled “Risk Factors” in the Company’s Annual Information Form dated March 17, 2015. Should one or more of these risks and uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described in forward-looking statements or information. The Company disclaims any intent or obligation to update forward-looking statements or information except as required by law, and you are referred to the full discussion of the Company’s business contained in the Company’s reports filed with the securities regulatory authorities in Canada. Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially, there may be other factors that could cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. For more information on Nevada Copper and the risks and challenges of its business, investors should review Nevada Copper’s annual filings that are available at www.sedar.com.

The Company provides no assurance that forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements.

Alternative Performance Measures

“Copper Production Costs”, “LOM Operating Costs”, “LOM site unit operating costs”, “C1 Production Costs” and similar terms are +alternative performance measures. These performance measures are included because these statistics are key performance measures that management may use to monitor performance. Management may use these statistics in future to assess how the Company is performing to plan and to assess the overall effectiveness and efficiency of mining operations. These performance measures do not have a meaning within International Financial Reporting Standards (“IFRS”) and, therefore, amounts presented may not be comparable to similar data presented by other mining companies. These performance measures should not be considered in isolation as a substitute for measures of performance in accordance with IFRS.

For further information call:
Eugene Toffolo
VP, Investor Relations & Communications
Phone: 604-683-8266
Toll free: 1-877-648-8266
Email: etoffolo@nevadacopper.com
Robert McKnight, P.Eng.,
Executive Vice President
Phone 604-683-1309
Email: bmcknight@nevadacopper.com