Northern Vertex Commences Stacking Ore on Heap Leach Pad in Anticipation of First Gold Pour at Moss Mine Located in NW Arizona

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February 6th, 2018,Vancouver, B.C. - Northern Vertex Mining Corp. (TSX.V: NEE)(OTC Nasdaq Intl.: NHVCF)(the "Company" or "Northern Vertex") is pleased to announce that it has commenced stacking ore on the newly completed leach pad at the Moss mine. Approximately 7,800 tons of ore have been stacked to date, and production is ramping up towards an initial stacking rate of 2,500 tpd. All of the crushing plant components have been tested and commissioned and the crushing plant is operating on day shift.

Kenneth Berry, President and CEO, stated: "We are delighted for shareholders to see the tons of ore on the pad. The cohesive team work of our operations staff and their performance is encouraging. Commissioning continues at the Moss Mine as we prudently ramp-up our stacking rate initially to 2,500 tpd and then to 5,000 tpd. As piping on the heap leach pad has commenced and the refinery furnace is to be commissioned next week, we look forward to reporting our first gold pour." 


Crushing Plant

  • Successful start-up and commissioning being executed
  • High of 600 tph through crusher versus nameplate capacity of 336 tph, 7800 tons total week-to-date.

Merrill Crowe Processing Plant

  • Commissioning continues and piping on pad has commenced
  • Processing through plant to commence in 10 days
  • On site assay laboratory now operational and refinery furnace to be commissioned next week


  • Site powerstation now online
  • Overhead power being supplied to Crushing Plant and Merrill Crowe Processing Plant


  • Pioneering top of Hill #1 continues and moving to the east side of Hill #2
  • Work continues to expand level ground at ROM pad for stockpiling requirements
  • Mining Contractor NA Degerstrom continues to optimize 12-monthproduction schedule

Qualified Person
The foregoing technical information contained in this news release has been prepared in accordance with the Canadian regulatory requirements set out in National Instrument 43-101 (Standards for Disclosure for Minerals Projects) and reviewed on behalf the Company by James McDonald, P.Geo & Director for Northern Vertex, a Qualified Person.

About Northern Vertex
Northern Vertex Mining Corp. is an exploration and mining company focused on the reactivation of its 100% owned Moss Mine Gold/Silver Project located in NW Arizona, USA. To the best of management's knowledge, Northern Vertex is the next publicly traded company to initiate gold and silver production, scheduled for Q1 2018, in the USA. The Company's management comprises an experienced management team with a strong background in all aspects of acquisition, exploration, development, operations and financing of mining projects worldwide. The Company is focused on working effectively and respectfully with our stakeholders in the vicinity of the historical Moss Mine and enhancing the capacity of the local communities in the area.

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