SOURCE: Comstock Mining Inc.

Comstock Mining Inc.

September 17, 2015 08:01 ET

Comstock Mining's Randy Harris Honored With Outstanding Career in Safety Award

VIRGINIA CITY, NV--(Marketwired - September 17, 2015) - Comstock Mining Inc. (the "Company" or "Comstock Mining) (NYSE MKT: LODE) proudly announced that, on Saturday, September 12, 2015, the family of Randy Harris was presented with a 2015 Outstanding Career in Safety Award at the Nevada Mining Association Convention in South Lake Tahoe, Nevada. The annual award honors mining safety professionals who demonstrate exemplary careers in the industry.

Randy's wife Marjorie Harris and his daughters, Melissa Welch, Sandy Schoenecker and Tammie Fodor, were recognized with a standing ovation from more than 400 attendees at the annual Nevada Mining Association's Safety Award Luncheon. He was well-known and respected by all who knew him throughout his remarkable Nevada mining career.

Randy was most recently with Comstock Mining, as the company's Director of Health and Safety. "Randy was inherently selfless, always putting others and the team ahead of himself. He had the protective gene in his DNA and was first among our team, always ensuring our safety," stated Comstock Mining CEO Corrado De Gasperis.

Randy's safety career spanned more than 35 years and included working for several mining companies in northern and central Nevada. He was a respected trainer and mentor to hundreds of professionals in the mining, fire and safety industries. He was also a former district mine inspector for the State of Nevada. De Gasperis continued, "Randy was strong in his convictions and was fiercely proud of Nevada, Nevada mining and the team. Although we miss him dearly, he is forever in our hearts."

The Company is honoring Randy's memory by dedicating its new underground portal, currently under development, the "Harris Portal." A dedication ceremony with invited guests, friends and family is planned for Friday, September 25th.

About Comstock Mining Inc.
Comstock Mining Inc. is a producing, Nevada-based, gold and silver mining company with extensive, contiguous property in the Comstock District and is an emerging leader in sustainable, responsible mining, including concurrent and accelerated reclamations, soil sampling, voluntary air monitoring, cultural asset protection and historical restorations. 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 acquiring additional properties in the district, expanding its footprint and creating 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 validating qualified resources and reserves (proven and probable) from our first two resource areas, Lucerne and Dayton, and significantly grow the commercial development of our operations through extended, long-lived mine plans that are economically feasible and socially responsible.

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