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Drilling Update at Viscount’s Flint Canyon, Cherry Creek Property in Nevada

Viscount Mining Corp

PRESS RELEASE                                                                                                        November 22, 2016

VANCOUVER, Canada –- Viscount Mining Corp. (TSX-V: VML) (OTCQB: VLMGF) (“Viscount” or “the Company”), is pleased to provide an update on its flagship Cherry Creek Nevada Property (the “Property”). The Phase 1 drilling commenced at Flint Canyon in early September; and is being managed and funded by Summit Mining Exploration Inc. (“Summit”), a wholly-owned US subsidiary of Sumitomo Corporation, under the Exploration-Earn In Agreement.

The 2016 Phase 4 soil sampling program was completed in late July. A total of 1,250 samples were collected, including those at closer spacing than the 75m by 75m reported in the news release of (August 10).  All were submitted to ALS Global for gold assay and multi‐element geochemical analysis. In the central Flint Canyon area, the results reported by Summit show a positive correlation of gold and arsenic to the locations of the jasperoid occurrences and with major faults and regional structures. The soil sample results and geological map data were used for guidance in the drill planning.

A reverse circulation (RC) drill plan was made based on soil anomalies, geologic mapping, and targeting of the jasperoid outcrops. The initial drill program that was reported in the news release of (September 7) was for 18 holes from 12 drill sites for total of 14,366 feet (4,380 m).

The revised drill plan is for 34 holes from 11 sites for 24,000 feet (7,317 m). Drilling has progressed well and is continuing due to good weather, ground conditions, and short drill rig moves. Currently the program is expected to continue to the end of November.

A map showing the new roads and drill pads at Flint Canyon may be consulted using the following link: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/Flint_Cayon_Road_and_Drill_Pad_Map.jpg

Mark Abrams, Viscount Technical Advisory Board, stated: “Summit has conducted a very well planned and executed exploration program to date at Flint Canyon.  My initial examination of Flint Canyon drill samples shows features typically associated with a Carlin-type gold deposit, including silicification and disseminated fine grained pyrite which are present.  We look forward to the continued testing of targets on the property and the analysis of the lab results that will follow.”

About Flint Canyon

The 2015 and 2016 mapping at Flint Canyon found the faulting to be more complex than previously indicated on the Adair 1961 geologic base map. Summit’s mapping program found that east-west orientated faults and fractures, which are important ore controlling structures at the Ticup and Star Mines, also occur in the area. The Flint Canyon area contains highly dissected fault blocks of the Dunderberg Shale with the underlying Marjum Limestone and overlying Notch Peak Limestone. The Pogonip Formation overlies the Notch Peak and both units are important host rocks for Carlin-type gold mineralization in east-central Nevada.

Jasperoid occurrences in Nevada are extremely significant in context to Carlin-type gold deposits and mineralized jasperoid outcrops are common throughout the Flint Canyon area. They occur principally along the base of the Dunderberg Shale, but other outcrops are found along the Pogonip-Notch Peak contact. Many major gold discoveries have been made based on the presence of outcropping, weakly mineralized jasperoid hosted in and along bedding contacts of carbonate rocks. At Flint Canyon, jasperoid is found in the same carbonate rocks that are prolific host rocks at nearby large gold deposits (Newmont Mining-Long Canyon and Kinross Gold Corporation-Bald Mountain deposits).

The jasperoid beds, interpreted as west dipping tabular features, occur along the base of the Dunderberg Shale and within the Pogonip group limestone. Summit’s geological team indicates that the Dunderberg Shale is generally recessive and is exposed mainly along the outcropping contacts with more competent rocks. The Dunderberg appears to be moderately altered throughout its distribution, and, at Flint Canyon, it experienced widespread and significant alteration by hydrothermal fluids. The underlying Marjum Limestone is usually competent and unaltered, while the overlying Pogonip exhibits variable alteration.

Mineralization identified by this work is hosted within and extending out from silica bodies known as jasperoids formed at the Pogonip Limestone/Notch Peak Limestone contact, within the Dunderberg Shale, and within and extending out from jasperoids formed at the Dunderberg Shale/Marjum Limestone contact. Jasperoids form from silica and iron replacement of the limey component of rocks when warm springs carrying silica, iron and potentially metals such as gold circulate through the rock column. As the silica and iron rich waters percolate through the rock, the limey component of the rock dissolves, migrates away and redeposits as calcite veins (calcium carbonate) in areas outboard of the warm spring waters. The host rock, depending on its content of limey material, may form caves or even collapse as the limey component is flushed out. Collapse features have been noted in outcrop and in new road cuts in the anomaly areas of Flint Canyon. This event makes the rock more permeable and allows even more silica rich waters to flow in.  As the waters flush in they begin to deposit silica and iron as jasperoids. Gold deposition can occur as part of this process and, in fact, has at Flint Canyon.

The Cherry Creek district, including Flint Canyon, is cut by very deep seated fault structures. These faults would have provided a very good plumbing system that allowed mineralizing waters to circulate through the rock column over a large area.  In looking at the gold mineralized rock at Flint Canyon, one can see more than one event of silica, iron and likely gold introduction into the rock. Multiple events like this have been known to drive up the gold grade at other projects and may also have done so at Flint Canyon.

Qualified Persons

The scientific and technical information contained in this news release has been reviewed and approved by Dallas W. Davis, P.Eng, FEC, an independent consulting geologist who is a “Qualified Person” as such term is defined under National Instrument 43-101 – Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects (“NI 43-101”).

The exploration and drill programs are being managed by David Tretbar, Summit Exploration’s Executive Vice President, Exploration and Mineral Resources, a Qualified Person as defined by NI 43-101. Mr. Tretbar is a registered Professional Geologist in Arizona (#48036) and a Certified Professional Geologist (CPG #11086) with the American Institute of Professional Geologists. Mr. Tretbar holds a Master’s Degree in Geochemistry from the Mackay School of Mines, University of Nevada Reno.

About Viscount Mining (TSX VENTURE: VML) (OTCQB: VLMGF)

Viscount Mining is an exploration company with a portfolio of gold and silver properties in the Western United States, including Cherry Creek in Nevada and Silver Cliff in Colorado. Cherry Creek is comprised of more than 9,000 acres, all 100% owned, and includes more than 20 past producing mines.  Viscount has entered into an exploration earn-in agreement with Sumitomo Corporation covering the Cherry Creek property.  Sumitomo can earn in up to a 75% interest in the property by producing a feasibility study and by spending in addition a minimum of US$10,000,000 in exploration and development expenses by the eighth anniversary of the earn-in agreement.  Silver Cliff in Colorado is comprised of 96 lode claims, covering much of the historical past-producing mineral districts of Silver Cliff and Rosita Hills.

For additional information regarding the above noted property and other corporate information, please visit the Company’s website at www.viscountmining.com

About Sumitomo Corporation

Sumitomo Corporation is one of the largest integrated trading and investment companies in Japan. Sumitomo Corporation, a Fortune 500 company, conducts commodity transactions in all industries utilizing worldwide networks, provides related customers with various financing, serves as an organizer and a coordinator for various projects, and invests in businesses from the information industry to the retailing industry.  Summit Mining Exploration, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sumitomo Corporation and is headquartered in Colorado, USA. For more information about Sumitomo Corporation, visit www.sumitomocorp.co.jp

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

“Jim MacKenzie”

President, CEO and Director

For further information, please contact:
Viscount Investor Relations
Phone: 604-960-0535
Email: info@viscountmining.com

Neither 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 news release contains certain statements that may be deemed “forward-looking” statements. Forward looking statements are statements that are not historical facts and are generally, but not always, identified by the words “expects”, “plans”, “anticipates”, “believes”, “intends”, “estimates”, “projects”, “potential” and similar expressions, or that events or conditions “will”, “would”, “may”, “could” or “should” occur. Although Viscount Mining Corp. believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results may differ materially from those in forward looking statements. Forward looking statements are based on the beliefs, estimates and opinions of Viscount Mining Corp. management on the date the statements are made. Except as required by law, Viscount Mining Corp. undertakes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements in the event that management’s beliefs, estimates or opinions, or other factors, should change.

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Viscount Mining Commences Drilling on the Silver Cliff Property in Colorado

Viscount Mining Corp

PRESS RELEASE                                                                                             November 16, 2016

VANCOUVER, Canada –- Viscount Mining Corp. (TSX-V: VML) (OTCQB: VLMGF) (“Viscount” or “the Company”), is pleased to announce it has commenced drilling of its Silver Cliff property in the Hardscrabble Silver District in Custer County, Colorado (the “Property”). The drill program has the objective of confirming the historical documentation on one of the Silver Cliff deposits known as “Kate” and will also include angle holes which will test steeply dipping mineralized structures that have the potential for enhancing historical estimates based on vertical holes that tested flat-lying mineralized bodies.

In late July 2016, the Company completed over thirty line-miles of magnetic geophysical surveying. The resulting extensive data package has subsequently been compiled and clearly shows a good correlation between high magnetic responses and silver mineralization encountered by historical drilling. Not only do the high magnetic responses correlate with known silver mineralization, but there also are other high response zones that remain untested by the drilling.

In this first phase of core drilling, the Company intends to complete 10 holes totaling 2,000 feet (610 m). This program will begin to define the deposits. As stated in previous news releases, the Company on the basis of historical estimates has a target of 40 to 50 million ounces of silver on the Property. However, potential quantity and grade is conceptual in nature, as there has been insufficient exploration to define a mineral resource, and it is uncertain if further exploration will result in the target being delineated as a mineral resource.

Recent preliminary results of representative, continuous rock chip sampling and geological mapping at a scale of 1:240 around the perimeter of the 7960 bench in the existing aggregate pit shows that silver, manganese, lead, zinc, gallium, and indium are present. Only recently have indium and gallium become of great importance, with indium used in LCD televisions and computer monitors, and, gallium in medical devices, microwave circuits, high-speed switching circuits and infrared circuits. Semi-conductive gallium nitride and indium gallium nitride produce blue and violet light-emitting diodes (LED lights) and diode lasers.

Detailed geologic mapping at a scale of 1:1000 by Viscount geologists done in the vicinity of the Kate Deposit suggests that the polymetallic resource may be a combination of epithermal vein and a carbonate replacement deposit. Previous work considered the Kate Deposit to be of supergene origin. Supergene processes of enrichment produce ore deposits that occur relatively near the surface as opposed to hypogene processes which occur deeper below the earth’s surface and result in deposits that are much later discovered after being exposed by erosion and by drilling.

The detailed mapping completed in October 2016 revealed a previously undocumented, silicified carbonate reef complex. The silicification indicates replacement by hydrothermal fluids. Further, both the Kate Deposit and the silicified carbonate reef occupy the same stratigraphic position, directly above an obsidian bed. If the carbonate reef was completely replaced by silica, it would be a very brittle rock, easily shattered by minor tectonic adjustments, creating a breccia whose matrix could become mineralized by hydrothermal fluids from an epi- or hypothermal feeder vein. The discovery of the carbonate reef complex has yielded a completely different genetic model for the Kate Deposit than that proposed by previous geologists.

Jim MacKenzie, Viscount President and CEO stated: “We are very pleased with the ongoing work program at Silver Cliff. With the detailed mapping just completed revealing a previously undocumented new reef complex, we made the decision to adjust the drilling schedule to further investigate this new reef. We are very excited as this newly identified complex represents a possible expansion of Silver Cliff.”

 About Silver Cliff Property

The Silver Cliff property lies within the historic Hardscrabble Silver District in Colorado. The Property consists of 96 lode claims where high grade silver, gold and base metal production came from numerous mines during the period 1878 to 1894. It is located 44 miles WSW of Pueblo Colorado and has year-around access by paved road. The property underwent substantial exploration between 1967 and 1984 for the purpose of defining mineral inventories. The major explorers were Freeport, Hecla, Homestake, Moly Corp, Coca Mines and Tenneco Minerals.

Silver Cliff is thought to overlie a large caldera and porphyry system which increases the prospect’s potential to host a number of deposits from both precious metals to base metals. This has been demonstrated in the mineralogy and grade historically extracted from numerous underground mining operations dating back to the late 1800s and early 1900s.

Drilling in the 1980s by Tenneco resulted in a historical pre-feasibility study which formed the company’s decision to put the property into production. Known historical silver grades range from below detection to a high of 2,125 g/t (68 o/t) Ag over 13.4 metres. Known historical gold grades range from below detection to a high of 9.06 g/t (0.29 o/t) Au over 1.2 metres. Plans were halted due to the restructuring of Tenneco after it was sold.

Qualified Persons

The scientific and technical information contained in this news release has been reviewed and approved by Dallas W. Davis, P.Eng, FEC, an independent consulting geologist who is a “Qualified Person” as such term is defined under National Instrument 43-101 – Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects (“NI 43-101”).

About Viscount Mining (TSX VENTURE: VML) (OTCQB: VLMGF)

Viscount Mining is an exploration company with a portfolio of gold and silver properties in the Western United States, including Cherry Creek in Nevada and Silver Cliff in Colorado. Cherry Creek is comprised of more than 9,000 acres, all 100% owned, and includes more than 20 past producing mines.  Viscount has entered into an exploration earn-in agreement with Sumitomo Corporation covering the Cherry Creek property.  Sumitomo can earn in up to a 75% interest in the property by producing a feasibility study and by spending in addition a minimum of US$10,000,000 in exploration and development expenses by the eighth anniversary of the earn-in agreement.  Silver Cliff in Colorado is comprised of 96 lode claims, covering much of the historical past-producing mineral districts of Silver Cliff and Rosita Hills.

For additional information regarding the above noted property and other corporate information, please visit the Company’s website at www.viscountmining.com

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

“Jim MacKenzie”

President, CEO and Director

For further information, please contact:
Viscount Investor Relations
Phone: 604-960-0535
Email: info@viscountmining.com

Neither 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 news release contains certain statements that may be deemed “forward-looking” statements. Forward looking statements are statements that are not historical facts and are generally, but not always, identified by the words “expects”, “plans”, “anticipates”, “believes”, “intends”, “estimates”, “projects”, “potential” and similar expressions, or that events or conditions “will”, “would”, “may”, “could” or “should” occur. Although Viscount Mining Corp. believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results may differ materially from those in forward looking statements. Forward looking statements are based on the beliefs, estimates and opinions of Viscount Mining Corp. management on the date the statements are made. Except as required by law, Viscount Mining Corp. undertakes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements in the event that management’s beliefs, estimates or opinions, or other factors, should change.

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