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NEWS: Eclipse Gold Mining Commences Drilling at Hercules Gold Project, Nevada, USA

Eclipse Gold Mining Corporation (TSXV: EGLD) (“Eclipse” or “the Company”) is pleased to announce the commencement of its maiden drill program on the Hercules Gold Project located in Lyon County, Nevada.

Drill Program

The Hercules gold property has seen considerable exploration work by multiple operators since the late 1800’s. There are over 200 historic drill holes and, with recent work completed by Eclipse, there are now over 550 rock chip samples across the property. Eclipse has diligently acquired additional historic data and consolidated it into a single database for the first time in the property’s history.

The Company’s drill program consists of 11 holes into five separate, shallow gold targets, including the newly identified high-grade surface expression at the Hercules target (see news release dated March 10th, 2020). Total meterage to be drilled is estimated to be between 3,000 and 3,500 meters. The program has been designed to increase the understanding of the nature and potential scale of the mineralization at the selected targets and guide future drilling. This initial program will utilize a single reverse circulation drill rig.

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Figure 1. Map of planned drill holes

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Virtual Investor Conference

Eclipse is pleased to announce that Michael G. Allen, President, CEO and Director will present at Grit Capital’s Masters of Mining Virtual Investor Webcast Conference Live tomorrow, April 8th, 2020 at 12:30pm EST. Pre-registration is recommended, and can be done here: https://event.on24.com/wcc/r/2249085/FDB234582BDFBD9835E785470D0D9297

Keynote speakers include Eric Sprott, Rick Rule, Ross Beaty and more.

This will be a live, interactive online event where investors are invited to ask the company questions in real-time. If attendees are not able to join the event live on the day of the conference, an archived webcast will also be made available after the event. It is recommended that investors pre-register and run the online system check to expedite participation and receive event updates.

COVID-19

On March 20th, 2020 Nevada Governor Steve Sisolack issued a COVID-19 response directive. Mining was deemed an essential business and directed to adopt strict social distancing procedures and minimize contact with the public.

Eclipse worked with its employees and contractors to establish COVID-19 Standard Operating Procedures prior to the re-commencement of work on the Hercules Project.

The Company also adopted a work from home and no-fly policy for its office employees in mid-March. Our USA-based geological team live within driving distance of the Hercules Project. On site at the Hercules Gold Project, social distancing policies have been established which include, but are not limited to daily personal body temperature checks, and on-site separation between and amongst employees and contractors.

Plan of Operations Permit

This work will be carried out under the existing Plan of Operations permit for the Hercules project, which covers all five targets. This permit gives the Company the ability to complete follow-up, tighter-spaced drill programs on the property at any time. In addition, the Company has commenced work on the process to expand the existing Plan of Operations.

About Eclipse Gold Mining
Eclipse Gold Mining is exploring the district-scale Hercules Gold project in Nevada’s Walker Lane Trend. Historic drilling and Company sampling have confirmed the presence of a large-scale epithermal gold-silver system. The Company has consolidated an approximately 85 km2 land package and has initiated systematic exploration. Eclipse brings together a team with collective funding of over $2 billion in both strong and weak markets, and a track record of at least nine successful buyouts/exits totaling more than $4.5 billion.

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