Eskay Mining Corp. Announces 2018 Plans

Toronto, January 19, 2018 – Eskay Mining Corp. (“Eskay” or the “Company”) (TSXV: ESK) (OTC-PK: ESKYF) (Frankfurt: KN7; WKN: A0YDPM) is pleased to announce
its plans for 2018 fieldwork, largely based on:

1) an update by nickel expert Peter Lightfoot on its Red Lightning zone, along with a subsequent re-evaluation of previously-collected stream sediment geochemical data from the immediate vicinity;
2) the identification through recent mapping of a Brucejack-style conceptual exploration target on its North Mitchell block; and
3) the initiation of an exploration-focused review of historical data from Eskay Mining’s entire land package outside of the SIB property. Reference is made to the Company’s website at www.eskaymining.com for more maps and information on the Company’s 130,000 acre landholdings in the Golden Triangle of B.C.

Red Lightning Review

Immediately after the field season, highly-regarded geologist and magmatic Ni-Cu sulphide system expert Dr. Peter Lightfoot was contracted by the Company to carry out a review of previous work on Eskay Mining’s Red Lightning zone magmatic Ni-Cu-Co occurrence (Figure 1). Dr. Lightfoot, who was recently involved closely in Garibaldi Resources’ recognition and exploration of the potential at the nearby E&L Ni-Cu-PGEAu-Ag massive sulphide occurrence (20 km northwest), has confirmed that the mineralization at Red Lightning is indeed that of a magmatic nickel-copper sulphide system. And while the grades intersected to date are sub-economic (20.4 m at 0.79% Cu, 0.42% Ni and 0.08% Co, including 10 m at 1.03% Cu, 0.55% Ni and 0.10% Co [estimated true thicknesses of 10.8 m and 5.3 m, respectively]), the Ni-Cu system remains prospective.

The prospectivity evident at Red Lightning and nearby is also evident from a review of previous work in the belt by the Company. This work, which included stream sediment sampling and airborne geophysics, strongly suggests that Red Lightning should be viewed as just one small part of what is likely a much larger, 15 km long, relatively underexplored belt that likely includes other mafic-ultramafic bodies. The belt is outlined by anomalous Ni-Cu stream sediment geochemistry and airborne magnetic highs that may well run from the Red Lightning zone along a northwest trend toward Garibaldi’s Ni-Cu prospects and the E&L Zone (Figures 2 and 3). It is clear from the figures and this data that the Red Lightning-E&L trend warrants follow-up exploration work focusing on Ni-Cu-PGE mineralization.

Brucejack-Style Conceptual Target on the North Mitchell Block

The Company’s North Mitchell Block consists of six tenures comprising 1446 hectares that lies in “Elephant Country,” less than 2 km east-southeast of Seabridge Gold’s porphyry Au-Cu deposit, Iron Cap, and a similar distance across the Mitchell glacier from Pretium’s Snowfield gold deposit (Figure 4). Recent mapping of the property has confirmed that the same stratigraphic units which host many of the occurrences on Pretium’s Brucejack property track across and are preserved at North Mitchell. This is significant because many of the occurrences at Brucejack, which are aligned along a NNE trend that runs from south of the Valley of the Kings (Brucejack deposit) north at least as far as the Snowfield deposit, occur at, or near, a similar stratigraphic level within
the Early Jurassic section. Along that trend, intrusive and host stratified rocks below that stratigraphic level are commonly much more altered than the rocks above. This is particularly so near discordant structures (faults) which cut the host rocks and appear to have acted as controls for mineralization and alteration along the trend, but commonly at high angles to it. As has been shown at Brucejack, these faults also appear to have acted as basin-bounding extensional structures during deposition of the Early Jurassic volcanic and associated clastic rocks. In the Sulphurets Camp, these discordant structures may also have been reactivated and locally inverted much later, during contractional deformation associated with development of Skeena fold belt in mid-
Cretaceous time. Examples of such inverted structures in the Camp probably include the Sulphurets and Mitchell thrust faults, as well as folds at various scales, including the Valley of Kings syncline along the Brucejack trend, and folds and faults running subparallel to the trends of the Sulphurets and Mitchell thrusts.

On the North Mitchell Block (Figures 1 and 4) direct evidence for the presence of a mineralizing system is restricted to locally pervasive quartz-sericite-pyrite (qsp) alteration at lower stratigraphic levels and locally associated veining that to date has only returned anomalous gold grades. Our mapping, however, has revealed good evidence on the property for the existence of a possible inverted Early Jurassic structure, and this structure is coincident with the most intense alteration. The structure is manifest as a (faulted) mid-Cretaceous fold with a northeasterly trending axial plane across which a gently to moderately northerly-dipping sequence of relatively thin but distinctive volcanic strata on the northwest correlates well with similar but steeply southeastly-dipping to slightly overturned strata on the east that appear to be part of a much thicker sequence than their correlatives to the west. The change in stratigraphic thickness of coeval strata across this strongly southeast-vergent structure may therefore mark the presence of an inverted syn-depositional Early Jurassic structure. Given its association with common qsp alteration of lower Hazelton Group rocks, and given its general spatial association with both the Brucejack trend and with the northeast trend marked by the Au-rich Cu porphyries at Kerr, Sulphurets, Mitchell, and Iron Cap on Seabridge’s property (a trend which includes the emerging Au and Au-Cu systems still farther northeast on Tudor Gold’s Treaty Creek property), this conceptual but blind target at North Mitchell is truly compelling.

The Company is considering a number of approaches to help refine targets for drilling at North Mitchell, including a Magnetotelluric Survey and further geologic mapping.

Exploration-Focused Review of Historical Data

In late 2017 The Company also initiated a detailed review of all historical data collected from its extensive land package, which includes occurrences such as Red Lightning.
This review, which differs from previous compilations in its more detailed scope, is intended to help focus field-based follow-up that will generate specific drill targets. That fieldwork will build on fieldwork undertaken in 2016 (See October 17, 2016 news release) and will likely consist of geological mapping, prospecting, geochemical sampling and local ground geophysical surveying, with drilling to follow, either later on in the 2018 field season, or in 2019. The compilation is being undertaken by geologists Andrew Mitchell, Neil Prowse, and Arron Albano, under the supervision of Charlie Greig of C.J. Greig & Associates Ltd., all of whom are familiar with the area and who were closely involved in the 2017 SIB property exploration program that was funded by SSR Mining Inc.

Charles J. Greig, P. Geo., a member of the Company’s Advisory Team, is a Qualified Person under the definition of National Instrument 43-101. Mr. Greig has reviewed and approved the technical information in this press release.

For further information regarding the SIB property, see the Company’s Press Releases of October 17, 2016, August 8, 2016, May 9, 2016 and January 23, 2013.

Eskay Mining Reports on 2016 Fieldwork in the “Golden Triangle”

Toronto, October 17, 2016 – Eskay Mining Corp. (“Eskay” or the “Company”) (TSX-V:ESK) is pleased to report on the results of the 2016 exploration program announced in the Company`s August 8, 2016 press release.  Eskay holds a very large (55,000 hectares) land position in a key part of the “Golden Triangle” of northwestern British Columbia. Eskay’s holdings, part of which are held in a joint venture (80% Eskay) (the “ESK-JV Claims”), consist of three separate blocks of claims (see figure below). The largest block stretches in a broad concave-east arc from the area of the past-producing Eskay Creek Mine on the north, southward down the west side of Seabridge Gold’s resource-rich KSM property (nearly 50 million ounces gold, 14 billion pounds Cu, and 250 million ounces Ag in Measured and Indicated Resource categories (0.54 g/t Au, 0.21% Cu, and 2.7 g/t Ag in approx. 2.9 billion tonnes. Source: Seabridge Gold Inc. website)) in the Sulphurets mining camp. The other holdings include the North Mitchell block (1200 hectares), which lies north of Pretivm Resources’ Brucejack-Snowfield property (nearly 35 million ounces gold and 120 million ounces silver in the Measured and Indicated Resource categories (Brucejack, VOK:  17.2 g/t Au and 15.0 g/t Ag in 16.4 million tonnes; West zone: 5.85 g/t Au and 267 g/t Ag in 4.9 million tones. Snowfield: 0.59 g/t Au, 0.10% Cu, and 1.72 g/t Ag in approx. 1.37 billion tones. Source: Pretivm Resources Inc. website)) and immediately east of Seabridge’s Fe Cap Au-Cu deposit (see figure).  The mineralization and resources hosted on the above properties are not necessarily indicative of the mineralization, if any, hosted on the Company’s properties.  The final piece of Eskay’s land-holdings, the New Eskay tenure (570 hectares), lies to the west of the northern end of the main property.

Proposed Drill Program Permitted

Eskay is pleased to announce that a plan is in place to systematically drill-test the highly prospective stratigraphy on its SIB Project, which lies immediately south-southwest along trend from the past-producing and very high value Eskay Creek mine (see figure below).  Permits are now in place for this proposed program, which would involve systematic deep drilling to target the southerly part of the Eskay trend, where stratiform-style high-grade Au-Ag mineralization was intersected in previous drilling.

Highlights of Fieldwork

On the southernmost part of the Corey Property, the 2016 fieldwork and sampling strongly suggests that rocks similar in age, lithology, and alteration to those hosting the Eskay Creek deposit not only underlie parts of Eskay’s 100% owned Corey block on the southwestern part of the property, as was previously known, but also underlie most of the area to the east and southeast of there, toward the Frank Mackie icefield, which has been regarded previously as being underlain by older rocks.  Very encouraging results were returned by preliminary soil and rock geochemical sampling in that area, east of Ted Morris glacier, including two strings of soil geochemical samples across 400 to 500 meters which all yield anomalous precious metals values, along with very strongly anomalous “pathfinder” elements such as As, Sb, Cu, Pb, Mo and Zn, which are characteristic of “Eskay-style” mineralization.

The North Mitchell block of Eskay’s ESK-JV Claims was mapped in 2016 and a number of rock and soil geochemical samples were also collected from this area. The block, which abuts the northern end of Pretivm’s Brucejack-Snowfield property and which lies immediately east of Seabridge Gold Inc.’s Fe Cap deposit, lies along a highly altered and very well-mineralized trend that links the Treaty Creek area on the northweast with the Kerr deposit on the southwest (see figure). In addition to Kerr, this trend encompasses Seabridge’s Sulphurets, Mitchell and Fe Cap deposits, and Pretivm’s Snowfield deposit.  At Treaty Creek, Tudor Gold Corp. recently announced results documenting impressively broad gold intersections in drilling.  Stratified rocks on the North Mitchell block are also very similar to those on the Brucejack property.  The style and intensity of quartz-sericite-pyrite alteration affecting latite flows and fragmental rocks outcropping at lower elevations along the margin of the Mitchell glacier on the south part of the block is similar to that associated with mineral deposits throughout the Sulphurets camp.  With the knowledge that this part of the stratigraphy plays a role in localizing alteration and mineralization on the Brucejack property, with the proximity of this block to the Fe Cap and Snowfield deposits, and with the fact that sampling of the altered rocks returned elevated gold values (up to 295 ppb Au), Eskay Mining is greatly encouraged by the results, observations, and interpretations in its field program.

Another focus for fieldwork was the Big Red area near the south end of the Eskay holdings, west of Ted Morris Creek. There, approximately 25 grab samples from very common quartz veins hosted in biotite-hornfelsed and variably quartz-sericite-pyrite altered volcaniclastic rocks consistently yielded very highly anomalous copper, molybdenum and tungsten values, with locally anomalous silver and gold. The geochemical signature, the extent of alteration and the density of veining all suggest that the area warrants follow-up exploration.

Future Plans

Permitting has been completed for a large-scale deep drilling program at the SIB, and Eskay plans to raise the money to drill this exploration target in 2017.  The other areas discussed above will also be the focus for work aimed at developing drill targets. On the North Mitchell block, the focus will be on an MT or deep-looking 3D Induced Polarization survey to help target mineralizing systems on Eskay’s North Mitchell block, north of Brucejack and east of Fe Cap.  On the southernmost Eskay tenures, north to the latitude of Sulphurets Creek and including much of the Corey property, further late-season reconnaissance prospecting, geochemical surveys, and mapping will be undertaken to better evaluate the potential for Eskay Creek-style mineralization in the Middle Jurassic felsic submarine volcanic stratigraphy; at the same time, vein-type mineralization in the Big Red area will be further assessed for its depth potential.

Eskay Mining Corp. maintains strict QA/QC protocols for all aspects of its exploration programs. This includes the systematic insertion of blanks and standards into each sample batch. Rock and soil samples were collected in individually labeled plastic and kraft paper bags respectively, and were shipped by transport and/or Greyhound bus in sealed woven plastic bags (rice bags) to ALS Minerals laboratory facilities in either Terrace or North Vancouver for processing. Analyses were performed in the ALS Minerals laboratory in Vancouver.  All samples reported in this release were assayed using certified and industry-standard assay techniques for gold, and multi-element geochemical packages for other elements and for over-limits. Au was analyzed by 30 to 50 gram fire assay with an atomic absorption finish, and other elements were analyzed by multi-element ICP, following multi-acid digestion.

Charles J. Greig, P. Geo., a member of the Company’s Advisory Team, is a Qualified Person under the definition of National Instrument 43-101.  Mr. Greig has reviewed and approved the technical information in this press release.

 About Eskay Mining Corp:

 Eskay Mining Corp (TSX-V:ESK) is a TSX Venture Exchange listed company, headquartered in Toronto, Ontario.  Eskay is an exploration company focused on the exploration and development of precious and base metals in British Columbia in a highly prolific, poly metallic area known as the Eskay Rift Belt located in the “Golden Triangle”, 70km northwest of Stewart, BC.  The Company currently holds mineral tenures in this area comprised of 177 claims (130,000 acres). 

All material information on the Company may be found on its website at www.eskaymining.com and on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

 For further information, please contact:

 Mac Balkam                                                                                                                            T: 416 907 4020

President & Chief Executive Officer                                                                        E:  macbalkam@aol.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.

 Forward-Looking Statements: This Press Release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, which may cause actual results to differ materially from the statements made. When used in this document, the words “may”, “would”, “could”, “will”, “intend”, “plan”, “anticipate”, “believe”, “estimate”, “expect” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements reflect our current views with respect to future events and are subject to risks and uncertainties. Many factors could cause our actual results to differ materially from the statements made, including those factors discussed in filings made by us with the Canadian securities regulatory authorities. Should one or more of these risks and uncertainties, such as actual results of current exploration programs, the general risks associated with the mining industry, the price of gold and other metals, currency and interest rate fluctuations, increased competition and general economic and market factors, occur or should assumptions underlying the forward looking statements prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described herein as intended, planned, anticipated, or expected. We do not intend and do not assume any obligation to update these forward-looking statements, except as required by law. Shareholders are cautioned not to put undue reliance on such forward-looking statements.

 

Eskay to revisit Red Lightning Gold/Copper/Nickel discovery

Toronto, November 3, 2017 – Eskay Mining Corp. (“Eskay” or the “Company”) (TSX-V:ESK) is pleased to announce that the Company’s new website, found at www.eskaymining.com, has been launched.

As a result of recent activity in the Golden Triangle area of British Columbia, the Company is reviewing some historical results from diamond drilling of the Red Lightning prospect, where a Copper-Nickel-Cobalt discovery was made in 2008. Results from drill hole CR08-86, reported in a press release dated August 12, 2008 included an intercept of 20.4m grading 0.79% Cu, 0.42% Ni and 0.08% Co from 222.8 m to 243.2 m (estimated true thickness 10.8m). The intersection included a 10m intercept grading 1.03% Cu, 0.55% Ni and 0.10% Co (estimated true thickness 5.3m). The Company will be reviewing drill data, as well as the results of previous geophysical and geochemical surveys in order to reevaluate the potential of the Red Lightning prospect and to formulate an appropriate follow-up exploration program, including possible diamond drilling. A report on the 2008 exploration program can be found on the company website, under the tab Projects – Geological Reports – 2008 Exploration on the Corey Property.
Charles J. Greig, P. Geo., a member of the Company’s Advisory Team, is a Qualified Person under the definition of National Instrument 43-101. Mr. Greig has reviewed and approved the technical information in this press release.

Eskay Mining Corp (TSX-V:ESK) is a TSX Venture Exchange listed company, headquartered in Toronto, Ontario. Eskay is an exploration company focused on the exploration and development of precious and base metals in British Columbia in a highly prolific, poly metallic area known as the Eskay Rift Belt located in the “Golden Triangle”, 70km northwest of Stewart, BC. The Company currently holds mineral tenures in this area comprised of 177 claims (130,000 acres).

All material information on the Company may be found on its website at www.eskaymining.com and on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

For further information, please contact:
Mac Balkam T: 416 907 4020
President & Chief Executive Officer E: mac@eskaymining.com

ESKAY RETAINS SIMON LEARMOUTH TO PROVIDE INVESTOR RELATIONS SERVICES

Toronto, October 27, 2017 – Eskay Mining Corp. (“Eskay” or the “Company”) (TSX-V:ESK) is pleased to announce that the Company has retained Simon Learmouth to provide investor relations services. Mr. Learmouth is to be paid $3,000/month for an initial 3 month term and thereafter on a month-to-month basis. In addition, 100,000 options to purchase common shares of the Company at $0.35 per share for two years have been granted to Mr. Learmouth with
standard vesting terms.

Mr. Learmouth has over 30 years’ experience in the Canadian equity markets and brings a wealth of experience and contacts to Eskay Mining.

The appointment and grant of options to Mr. Learmouth is subject to regulatory approval.

Eskay Mining Corp (TSX-V:ESK) is a TSX Venture Exchange listed company, headquartered in Toronto, Ontario. Eskay is an exploration company focused on the exploration and development of precious and base metals in British Columbia in a highly prolific, poly metallic area known as the Eskay Rift Belt located in the “Golden Triangle”, 70km northwest of Stewart, BC. The Company currently holds mineral tenures in this area comprised of 177 claims (130,000 acres).

All material information on the Company may be found on its website at www.eskaymining.com and on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

For further information, please contact:
Mac Balkam T: 416 907 4020
President & Chief Executive Officer

E: macbalkam@aol.com

Completion of 2017 SIB Property drill program

Toronto, October 19, 2017 – Eskay Mining Corp. (“Eskay” or the “Company”) (TSX-V:ESK) is
pleased to announce the completion of a 9,336 m, 12 hole diamond drill program on its SIB property.
SSR Mining Inc. (formerly Silver Standard Resources Inc.) (NASDAQ: SSRM) (TSX: SSRM) (“SSR
Mining”) has the option to earn a 51% undivided interest in the property by spending an aggregate of
$11.7 million in exploration expenditures over three years with an option to earn a further 9% undivided
interest by either delivering a preliminary economic assessment or completing an aggregate of 23,000
meters of diamond drilling (See April 26th, 2017 news release). The 2017 drill campaign was completed
by SSR Mining to satisfy its commitment to spend $3.7 million over the first year of the option. The
property under option to SSR Mining represents approximately 9% of the Company’s land package in
the Golden Triangle in British Columbia.

The drill program was designed to test for precious metals enriched massive sulphide mineralization and
prospective lithologies beneath the Coulter Creek Thrust Fault (CCTF), immediately south-southwest
along strike from Barrick Gold Corporation’s (“Barrick”) past-producing Eskay Creek mine. The CCTF
is a north-south trending, east dipping structure that separates Eskay rhyolite and interbedded
sedimentary rocks of the Salmon River Formation to the east, from Bowser Lake Group sedimentary
rocks to the west (figs. 1-3). Ten drill holes targeted CCTF footwall rocks, while two holes targeted a
potential northern extension of known mineralization in the CCTF hanging wall (LULU Zone). Holes
testing the CCTF footwall were drilled on 100-250 m centers over a strike length of approximately 1 km
on a north-south trend. Hanging wall holes were drilled off a single pad approximately 150 m to the
northeast of the LULU Zone. Bore-Hole-Transient-Electro-Magnetic (BHTEM), IP, magnetic and
optical televiewer surveys were performed upon the completion of drill holes.

All of the 2017 diamond drill holes targeting the CCTF footwall intersected Salmon River Formation
stratigraphy that bears strong lithologic similarities to those found on the Eskay Creek mine property,
down-section from Bowser Lake Group sedimentary rocks. Chlorite-sericite alteration consistent with
volcanogenic massive sulphide (VMS) footwall alteration was also present in every hole drilled, and
local sulphide-bearing veining was intersected in a number of holes (see Table 1 for highlights of the
drilling). The assays to date, although low grade, do show mineralizing systems are present (see Table
2). Once the remaining 50% of the assays are received and the geophysical data is analyzed, targeting
for next year’s drill program will be completed. Final results are expected midway through the fourth
quarter of 2017. Preliminary BHTEM interpretation has outlined a number of weak off-hole conductors,
all located to the west of the drill holes by 25-100 metres. These are likely hosted by prospective
rhyolitic or basaltic rocks of the Salmon River Formation. Details of each plate model are provided in
Table 1, and the BHTEM anomalies are illustrated in Figure 4.

The lithologic and stratigraphic data obtained during the 2017 drill program has greatly improved our
understanding of the footwall geology of the CCTF, and has helped to better constrain both the surface
location and sub-surface orientation of the fault. Lithological associations in the footwall, most notably
mafic pillows and interbedded spherulitic mudstone, overlying intensely silicified rhyolite, bear a strong
resemblance to rocks which host the nearby Eskay Creek deposit. These rock types are interpreted to
extend well beyond the limits of the area tested in the 2017 program, and in particular to the south and
west, and present promising and surprisingly shallow future exploration drill targets.

 

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Update on drilling at Eskay’s SIB Property

Ongoing diamond drill program on its 4,400-hectare

Toronto, August 2, 2017 – Eskay Mining Corp. (“Eskay” or the “Company”) (TSX-V:ESK) is pleased to provide an update of the ongoing diamond drill program on its 4,400-hectare SIB property in northwestern British Columbia. SSR Mining Inc. (formerly Silver Standard Resources Inc.) (“SSR Mining”) has the option to earn up to a 60% undivided interest in the property by spending an aggregate of $11.7 million in exploration expenditures over three years (See April 26th, 2017 news release) targeting precious metal enriched massive sulphide deposits. SSR Mining has committed to spend $3.7 million in this, the first year of the option, by drilling between 6,000 and 9,000 meters.

Carl Edmunds, Chief Geologist at SSR Mining said, “We are encouraged by the results of our drilling on the SIB project. Many of the key lithologic and alteration elements present at the Eskay Creek mine are present in our initial three test holes beneath the Coulter Creek Thrust Fault. While we have yet to realize a massive sulphide intercept, we look forward to completing the remaining holes and receiving the geochemical and borehole geophysical results to take aim on a new high grade discovery.”

The SIB property lies along trend, approximately 4 km south-southwest, of Barrick Gold’s former producing Eskay Creek Mine, which was North America’s highest grade gold producer between 1994 and 2008, producing over 3 million ounces of gold and nearly 160 million ounces of silver from 2.2 million tonnes of ore. 1 The mineralization and resources previously reported for the Eskay Creek Mine are not necessarily indicative of the mineralization, if any, hosted on the Company’s property. The SIB property surface geology shows the same mafic and felsic volcanic rock assemblages that host Eskay Creek and include similar mineralization such as the Lulu Zone which has had its downward extension displaced by post-mineral faulting. Drilling at the SIB property is targeting a virtually unexplored part of the property beneath this fault, known as the Coulter Creek Thrust Fault (“CCFT”). The program’s objectives are to locate the favorable host volcanic rocks beneath the CCFT, determine their lateral and vertical extent, and test for the presence of classic massive sulphide alteration and precious metal mineralization.

To date, three holes have been completed on 200-400m centers along the projected strike of the sub-CCFT targeted volcanic stratigraphy for approximately 1 kilometer and 350m below surface. All three holes have intersected the complete volcanic rock assemblage that is present at the Eskay Creek Mine which hosts the deposits. Lithologies encountered over an approximate 400m thickness are submarine basalt flows, fine carbonaceous interflow mudstone, brecciated rhyolite flows, subvolcanic felsic intrusions, and dacite ignimbrite. Importantly, several sections of the rhyolite have been encountered in two of the holes that show pervasive chlorite-sericite alteration over 27m and is characteristic of proximal footwall alteration in rhyolite at the Eskay Creek Mine.

In summary, diamond drilling this season has successfully identified the target Eskay Creek assemblage stratigraphy beneath the CCTF for over 1 km in strike length, and our exploration work has demonstrated the presence of alteration associated with footwall zones to massive sulphide deposits. The current scout drilling program will continue to test the extensive and relatively unexplored area beneath the CCTF for precious metals-enriched VMS mineralization and will utilize whole rock and pathfinder element geochemistry, along with borehole geophysics, to vector toward discovery. Geochemical samples have been submitted to ALS Canada Ltd. (Minerals), which is independent from the Company, with sample preparation carried out at the ALS facility in Terrace, BC, and assays at the North Vancouver laboratory; results for the first three holes are expected in the third quarter of 2017.

Charles J. Greig, P. Geo., a member of the Company’s Advisory Team, is a Qualified Person under the definition of National Instrument 43-101. Mr. Greig has reviewed and approved the technical information in this press release.

For further information regarding the SIB Property, see the Company’s Press Releases of October 17, 2016, August 8, 2016, May 9, 2016 and January 23, 2013.

Footnotes:
1. BC Geological Survey MINFILE Database (http://minfile.gov.bc.ca/Summary.aspx?minfilno=104B++008).

About Eskay Mining Corp:

Eskay Mining Corp (TSX-V:ESK) is a TSX Venture Exchange listed company, headquartered in Toronto, Ontario. Eskay is an exploration company focused on the exploration and development of precious and base metals in British Columbia in a highly prolific, poly metallic area known as the Eskay Rift Belt located in the “Golden Triangle”, 70km northwest of Stewart, BC. The Company currently holds mineral tenures in this area comprised of 177 claims (130,000 acres). All material information on the Company may be found on its website at www.eskaymining.com and on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

For further information, please contact:
Mac Balkam T: 416 907 4020
President & Chief Executive Officer
E: macbalkam@aol.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.

Forward-Looking Statements: This Press Release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, which may cause actual results to differ materially from the statements made. When used in this document, the words “may”, “would”, “could”, “will”, “intend”, “plan”, “anticipate”, “believe”, “estimate”, “expect” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements reflect our current views with respect to future events and are subject to risks and uncertainties. Many factors could cause our actual results to differ materially from the statements made, including those factors discussed in filings made by us with the Canadian securities regulatory authorities. Should one or more of these risks and uncertainties, such as actual results of current exploration programs, the general risks associated with the mining industry, the price of gold and other metals, currency and interest rate fluctuations, increased competition and general economic and market factors, occur or should assumptions underlying the forward looking statements prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described herein as intended, planned, anticipated, or expected. We do not intend and do not assume any obligation to update these forwardlooking statements, except as required by law. Shareholders are cautioned not to put undue reliance on such forward-looking statements.

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Drilling Commences at Eskay’s SIB Property

Eskay Mining Corp. (“Eskay” or the “Company”) (TSX-V:ESK) is pleased to announce that diamond drilling at its 4,400 hectare SIB property in northwestern British Columbia, Canada, is now underway. This season’s drill campaign is part of a three year program in which Silver Standard Resources Inc. (“Silver Standard”) has committed to spend $3.7 million in the first year, and in which a total of between 6,000 and 9,000 meters of drilling is expected to be drilled using two drill rigs (for further information on the option to Silver Standard, see the Company’s Press Release dated April 26, 2017).

The SIB property drilling will target highly prospective precious metals-enriched VMS-style mineralization south along trend from Barrick’s Eskay Creek mine, which was the world’s richest volcanogenic massive sulphide (VMS) deposit in terms of precious metals grades–it produced 3.3 million ounces of gold and 159 million ounces of silver from 2.18 million tonnes of ore between 1994 and 2008, as previously reported by Barrick Gold Corporation. 1 The mineralization and resources previously reported for the Eskay Creek Mine are not necessarily indicative of the mineralization, if any, hosted on the Company’s property. The 2017 drill campaign’s relatively deep holes (average approximately 900 meters) will target Eskay-style mineralization beneath the Lulu zone, which in previous and generally shallow drilling returned intercepts ranging up to 14.4 g/t gold and 1,060 g/t silver across 14.3 meters, and 10.8 g/t gold and 766 g/t silver across 24.8 meters 2, 3. These high-grade intersections were of stratiform, Eskay-style sulphide-sulphosalt bearing mudstone occurring in close association with Eskay Creek rhyolite. Limited deep drilling by the Company in 2008 and 2010 indicate that similar volcanic and volcano-sedimentary host rocks, including the geochemically distinctive Eskay rhyolite, occur at depth beneath the Lulu zone, in the footwall of the Coulter Creek thrust fault, which truncates the Lulu zone at depth. Results from the Company’s deep drilling conducted in 2008 included an intersection of 25.2 meters at a grade of 2.13 g/t gold, 4.0 g/t silver, 0.174% zinc and 0.124% lead. 4 at 488 meters depth in the footwall to the thrust. The footwall stratigraphy, however, remains incompletely tested along what is a nearly 4 kilometer long trend, and this trend is the primary target of the program.

Eskay and Silver Standard plan to systematically drill-test the prospective volcanic package beneath the Coulter Creek fault by drilling widely-spaced, deeper holes from surface. This work will be supported by down-hole geophysics to detect proximal mineralization and by lithogeochemical sampling to map the distinctive alteration patterns common to VMS deposits.

Charles J. Greig, P. Geo., a member of the Company’s Advisory Team, is a Qualified Person under the definition of National Instrument 43-101. Mr. Greig has reviewed and approved the technical information in this press release.

For further information regarding the SIB Property, see the Company’s Press Releases of October 17, 2016, August 8, 2016, May 9, 2016 and January 23, 2013.

Footnotes:
1. BC Geological Survey MINFILE Database (http://minfile.gov.bc.ca/Summary.aspx?minfilno=104B++008).
2. McGuigan, P. J. (2002) Technical Report on the Eskay Properties of Heritage Explorations Ltd. And Glenfred Holdings Inc.
3. Rebagliati, C. M. et al (1991) Diamond Drill Report on the Sib 1-16, 20-39 and Polo 1-13 Claims.
4. McKinley, S. D. (2008) 2008 Exploration on the Eskay Property.

About Eskay Mining Corp:
Eskay Mining Corp (TSX-V:ESK) is a TSX Venture Exchange listed company, headquartered in Toronto, Ontario. Eskay is an exploration company focused on the exploration and development of precious and base metals in British Columbia in a highly prolific, poly metallic area known as the Eskay Rift Belt located in the “Golden Triangle”, 70km northwest of Stewart, BC. The Company currently holds mineral tenures in this area comprised of 177 claims (130,000 acres).
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Eskay Mining Corp (C:ESK)

Eskay Mining share private placement

PRIVATE PLACEMENT

The TSX Venture Exchange has accepted for filing documentation with respect to a non-brokered private placement announced April 26, 2017.

Number of shares: 1,290,322 shares
Purchase price: 23.25 cents per share
Number of placees: one placee

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Eskay Mining Corp (C:ESK)
Shares Issued 107,384,542
Last Close 5/5/2017 $0.35

 

Eskay Mining options out 60% of SIB to Silver Standard

ESKAY SIGNS AGREEMENT WITH SILVER STANDARD TO OPTION UP TO A 60% INTEREST IN PART OF SIB PROPERTY

Eskay Mining Corp., further to its press release dated Feb. 13, 2017, has signed an option agreement with Silver Standard Resources Inc. pursuant to which Silver Standard may acquire up to a 60-per-cent undivided interest in part of Eskay’s SIB property, located in northwestern British Columbia, Canada.

Highlights:
• Underexplored, high grade gold-silver base metal target in a prolific district.
• Numerous gold-silver occurrences over 4 kilometers, within the same volcanic rocks that host the precious metal enriched volcanogenic massive sulphide (“PME-VMS”) deposits mined at the Eskay Creek mine.
• Historic drill results at the Lulu zone on the SIB project include 14.3 meters at a grade of 14.4 g/t gold and 1060 g/t silver, and 24.8 meters at a grade of 10.8 g/t gold and 766 g/t silver. 1, 2
• Potential at depth for PME-VMS deposits below a regional, gently easterly-dipping fault confirmed by previous drilling, which intersected prospective volcanic rocks with encouraging gold-silver grades.
• Historic drill results from a footwall setting include 25.4 meters at a grade of 2.12 g/t gold, 4.0 g/t silver, 0.17% zinc and 0.13% lead at 488 meters depth, 30 meters below the fault. 3 • Silver Standard has an in-house technical expertise to optimize Mineral Resources discovery potential.

Carl Edmunds, Chief Geologist at Silver Standard said, “The SIB project is a very exciting exploration target in Northern Canada due to its higher grade drill results, the fact that these types of PME-VMS deposits often occur in clusters and this property is 4 kilometers along strike from the prolific Eskay Creek mine, which produced over 3 million ounces of gold and nearly 160 million ounces of silver between 1994 and 2008. 4 Previous work from the 1990’s discovered PME-VMS at the Lulu zone, on SIB, near surface, and later attempts for further exploration were hindered by the presence of a fault potentially displacing the extension to mineralization. Subsequent work by Eskay Mining discovered the extension of the Lulu and Eskay Creek host felsic volcanic rocks below this fault, opening a large area for exploration by drilling. At Silver Standard, we remain disciplined with our greenfields exploration activities and this agreement demonstrates we are ready to act when an extraordinary opportunity arises.”

Summary Terms of the Agreement
The SIB project comprises a land package of approximately 4,400 hectares land package containing 30 mining claims. The project forms a small part of Eskay’s property, which is jointly controlled by Eskay Mining and St Andrew Goldfields Ltd. (“St Andrew”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd., who hold an 80% and 20% undivided interest, respectively. Under the terms of the Agreement, Silver Standard will explore the SIB project during a three-year option period. To earn a 51% undivided interest in the SIB project from Eskay Mining, Silver Standard is required to complete a $300,000 private placement (the “Private Placement”) in the Company, and spend an aggregate of $11.7 million in exploration expenditures over the three years, including $3.7 million in the first year and $4 million in each of the following two years of the option period, subject to certain gold price thresholds in each option year. Once a 51% undivided interest is earned, Silver Standard can either proceed to form a joint venture with Eskay Mining and St Andrew to advance the project, or exercise a second option to earn a further 9% undivided interest for an aggregate of 60% undivided interest by either delivering a preliminary economic assessment or completing 23,000 meters of diamond drilling (including any drilling completed in order to exercise the first option) on the SIB project. The details of the option were announced by the Company in its news release dated February 13, 2017. After completing the private placement and spending a minimum of $3.7 million, Silver Standard can terminate the Agreement at any time.
The Private Placement has been completed with the issuance of 1,290,322 common shares of the Company at a price of $0.2325 per share. The securities issued are subject to a hold period expiring on August 26, 2017.

About the SIB Project
The SIB project is located 4 kilometers south-southwest from Barrick Gold Corporation’s (“Barrick”) past-producing Eskay Creek mine, which was one of Canada’s richest precious metals mines, with total production of 3.3 million ounces of gold and 159 million ounces of silver from 2.18 million tonnes of ore between 1994 and 2008, as previously reported by Barrick. 4 The mineralization and resources previously reported for the Eskay Creek Mine are not necessarily indicative of the mineralization, if any, hosted on the Company’s property. The gold-silver deposits at Eskay Creek occur either in rhyolite or within overlying sedimentary mudstone rocks. Hydrothermal fluids related to the rhyolite are integral in the formation of the deposits. The only other occurrence of VMS in the district is at the Lulu zone on the SIB project, and that mineralization has characteristics similar to Eskay Creek. At the Lulu zone, which is part of the SIB project, mudstone hosts a small PME-VMS deposit occurring within a rhyolite flow that is displaced by the Coulter Creek fault 100 meters down dip. As reported by the Company, a number of drillholes completed in 2002, 2008 and 2010, over an area of 350 meters by 200 meters, explored below this structure for the extension of the package and confirmed that felsic volcanic rocks, similar to those that host the Lulu and Eskay Creek deposits, are present between 400 meters and 500 meters below surface. Encouragingly, the volcanic rocks are mineralized with polymetallic stockwork veining returning in one drillhole 25.2 meters at a grade of 2.13 g/t gold, 4.0 g/t silver, 0.174% zinc and 0.124% lead. 3
The SIB project was extensively explored to shallow depths during the 1990’s. While the fault offset nature of the Lulu mineralization was recognized at that time, it was the Company’s drilling programs in 2002, 2008 and 2010 that defined the potential for a deposit similar to Eskay Creek, located somewhere below the fault. 3 Silver Standard plans to systematically explore the prospective volcanic package beneath the fault by drilling widely-spaced, deeper holes from surface. This work will be supported by down-hole geophysics to detect proximal PME-VMS and by litho-geochemistry to map the distinctive alteration patterns common to volcanogenic massive sulphide deposits.

Next Steps
Eskay Mining has completed the permitting process allowing helicopter-supported diamond drilling. Silver Standard has budgeted $3.7 million in 2017 for a drill program to complete 6,000 meters to 9,000 meters of drilling with two drill rigs. Silver Standard expects to begin mobilization in early June 2017 or as soon as weather conditions permit.

Qualified Person
Charles J. Greig, P. Geo., a member of the Company’s Advisory Team, is a Qualified Person under the definition of National Instrument 43-101. Mr. Greig has reviewed and approved the technical information in this press release.

For further information regarding the SIB Property, see the companies press releases of October 17, 2016, August 8, 2016, May 9, 2016 and January 23, 2013.

About Eskay Mining Corp:
Eskay Mining Corp (TSX-V:ESK) is a TSX Venture Exchange listed company, headquartered in Toronto, Ontario. Eskay is an exploration company focused on the exploration and development of precious and base metals in British Columbia in a highly prolific, poly metallic area known as the Eskay Rift Belt located in the “Golden Triangle”, 70km northwest of Stewart, BC. The Company currently holds mineral tenures in this area comprised of 177 claims (130,000 acres).
We seek Safe Harbor.
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Eskay Mining Corp (C:ESK)
Shares Issued 107,384,542
Last Close 4/25/2017 $0.35

Eskay announces acceleration of warrant expiry date

ESKAY ANNOUNCES ACCELERATION OF WARRANT EXPIRY DATE

Eskay Mining Corp. (“Eskay” or the “Company”) (TSX-V:ESK) wishes to announce that, further to its Press Release dated May 5, 2016, the WC Warrants issued pursuant to the private placement which closed on May 4, 2016 expire April 13, 2017, if unexercised by that date, as a result of the fact that the Company’s common shares have closed at a price of at least $0.30 for twenty (20) consecutive trading days.