Nippon Provides Progress Report at its Fully Permitted Rocmec 1 Gold Mine

Brossard (Quebec), December 19th, 2019 Nippon Dragon Resources Inc. (“Nippon” or “NDR”) (TSX-V Symbol: NIP), is pleased to provide a progress report as it moves forward with the development of the Rocmec 1 gold property.

Highlights include:
Access to level 45 enabled the delineation and planning of several blocks of mineralised rocks located within levels 45 and 30;
Over 300 linear meters of the McDowell structure are now accessible;
A first block of 30 linear meters is currently under development providing the first 1000 tonnes available for custom milling;
Dewatering continues and will provide access to additional drifts on level 90 within the coming weeks;
Discussions with companies that offer custom milling services located in the surrounding region are ongoing;
Additional employees will be hired to increase the pace of development of the sub-level on level 30.

‘Phase 1 of our development strategy at Rocmec1 is well underway and I am pleased with the progress to date’ stated Donald Brisebois, President & CEO of Nippon.

Rocmec 1 project
The Rocmec 1 project is located in the Dasserat Township, Province of Québec on the shores of the Labyrinthe Lake. It is approximately 35 kilometres west of the town of Rouyn-Noranda and is easily accessible from Route 117 and the frontier gravel road separating Quebec and Ontario and a secondary gravel road to the site. The property was acquired in October 2005, dewatering and rehabilitation of the mine commenced in January 2006. To date, Nippon Dragon has invested approximately $33,000,000 in rehabilitating the property, surface and underground infrastructure, diamond drilling, equipment and drifting. The property includes a 100m deep two compartment shaft, an 844 metre decline allowing access to five levels (50, 70, 90,110 and 130 metres). On these levels a total of 1700 metres (drifts and cross-cut drifts) were driven. The Rocmec 1 ore body is well defined by diamond drill holes. The 2010 NI 43-101 report by SGS using a cut-off grade of 3 g/t Au reports a Measured and Indicated mineral resources of 570,300 tonnes grading 6.52 g/t (119 500 oz) and 1,512,400 tonnes Inferred at 7.4 g/t Au (359 600 oz).

About Nippon
Nippon is active in the exploration and the development of gold resources in Quebec. The Corporation holds two gold properties, Rocmec 1 with resources recognised in accordance with NI43-101 and the Denain property. Nippon also has an exclusive license for the Thermal Fragmentation mining process.

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The company’s growth strategy is based on:
• The development of its gold deposits with the objective of producing revenue from its operations;
• Increasing the value of its mining assets by prioritizing the exploration targets; and
• The commercialisation and employment of its thermal fragmentation technology.

For additional information:
John Stella, Investor relations          (514) 718-7976       Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.
Donald Brisebois, President & CEO (450) 510-4442      Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.

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Tel: (450) 510-4442 www.nippondragon.com

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