SOURCE: Comstock Mining Inc.

Comstock Mining Inc.

August 11, 2016 06:45 ET

Comstock Mining Awarded 2016 Mine Operation Safety Award

VIRGINIA CITY, NV--(Marketwired - August 11, 2016) - Comstock Mining Inc. (the "Company") (NYSE MKT: LODE), announced today that the Company has been distinguished amongst Nevada Miners with a First Place Award for the "2016 Mine Operation Safety," in the Small Mine Category.

"I must thank the late Randy Harris, our first and former Safety Director, for establishing a safety-first culture throughout our organization and Tammy Harding, our most recent Safety Director, for relentlessly building our team's competency and awareness, while promoting behavioral safety amongst a group of strongly interdependent miners, men and women, who care for each other. Together, our whole team has been acknowledged from their excellent leadership in 2013, 2014, and now again, in 2015," stated Corrado De Gasperis, President and CEO of Comstock Mining.

The Nevada Mining Association (NvMA) recognizes mining operations based on their safety statistics from 2015, for operators that had a minimum of 35,000 exposure hours during the calendar year. Comstock Mining's operations achieved a "Triple Zero," meaning no reportable injuries, lost times incidents or severity days for the entire year of 2015."

Mr. DeGasperis concluded: "It is most rewarding to see every worker return home safely every day."

For more information, see the Nevada Mining Association's website at http://www.nevadamining.org.

About Comstock Mining Inc.

Comstock Mining Inc. is a Nevada-based, gold and silver mining company with extensive, contiguous property in the Comstock District and is an emerging leader in sustainable, responsible mining. The Company began acquiring properties in the Comstock District in 2003. Since then, the Company has consolidated a significant portion of the Comstock District, amassed the single largest known repository of historical and current geological data on the Comstock region, secured permits, built an infrastructure and commenced production in 2012. The Company continues evaluating and acquiring properties inside and outside the district expanding its footprint and exploring all of our existing and prospective opportunities for further exploration, development and mining. The near term goal of our business plan is to maximize intrinsic stockholder value realized, per share, by continuing to acquire mineralized and potentially mineralized properties, exploring, developing and validating qualified resources and reserves (proven and probable) that enable the commercial development of our operations through extended, long-lived mine plans that are economically feasible and socially responsible.

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