08/01/2018 Corporate News

New Point Exploration Adds to Newfoundland Holdings in the Developing Moosehead Gold Area

VANCOUVER—August 1, 2018— New Point Exploration Corp. (CSE: NP / OTC: NPEZF / FSE: 4NP) (“New Point” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce the Company has acquired title 026311M, 500 metres east of the Moosehead Gold Project located close to the town of Grand Falls-Windsor in North-Central Newfoundland.

The newly acquired property is 2.0 km long by 1.5 km wide and lies 3 kilometres east of the Sokoman Iron Corp. Moosehead Gold Project, where Sokoman recently reported a drill intersection of 44.96 grams per tonne (g/t) gold over 11.9 metres.

New Point cautions investors mineralization on the Moosehead property is not necessarily indicative of similar mineralization on its newly acquired claim block. New Point further cautions investors it has not verified the Sokoman exploration data.

President Bryn Gardener-Evans stated: “On July 24, Sokoman Iron Corp. announced a new discovery hole that caught our attention. The company made the decision to ensure our shareholders had exposure to what we feel could be a very prosperous area of interest.”

The Sokoman intersection consisted of quartz veining at a down hole depth of 109m to 120.9m. Visible gold was noted in the quartz veining. True width is not known but appears to be 50% to 80%.

The Moosehead and New Point properties lie along a northeast trending 150km belt of Silurian volcanics, volcaniclastics and sediments rocks. Mineralization in the Moosehead area is associated with east-west trending quartz veins associated with a north dipping fault system.

In addition, New Point has acquired the historic St. John’s Bay gold occurrence on Thwart Island in St. John’s Bay, where historic sampling has of the showing area returned gold grab values ranging from background to 26,485 parts per billion (26.485 grams per tonne). Mineralization consists of sulfide bearing auriferous quartz veins and veinlets within shear zones in carbonitized and silicified quartz veins.

New Point cautions investors it has not verified the historic exploration data on the St. John’s Bay gold occurrence. The data is taken from Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Natural Resources Mineral Occurrence Database Record ID Number 6336. New Point further cations investors that grab samples are selected samples and are not necessarily representative of mineralization hosted on the property.

Under the terms of the purchase agreement, New Point will make a cash payment of CAD$60,000, at  which point New Point will be beneficial owner of the prospective claims.

About New Point Exploration Corp.

New Point (CSE: NP / OTC: NPEZF / FSE: 4NP) is engaged in the business of acquiring, exploring and developing mineral properties related to the growing battery industry. Focused on high grade, prospective properties in North America, New Point is building a portfolio that includes lithium, cobalt and copper projects in prospective, mining-friendly jurisdictions.  New Point, A Next Generation Metals Company.

On Behalf of the Board of New Point Exploration Corp.

Bryn Gardener-Evans
President & CEO

Corporate Office
1240-1140 West Pender St
Vancouver, BC V6E 4G1

For further information, please contact:
E: investors@newpointexploration.com

P: 403-830-3710

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