SOURCE: Pacific Coast Nickel Corp.

June 24, 2008 12:30 ET

Pacific Coast Nickel Commences Drilling at Big Nic

VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwire - June 24, 2008) - Pacific Coast Nickel Corp. (TSX-V: NKL) is pleased to announce that it has commenced drilling at Big Nic.

The company announced that drilling has commenced at the Big Nic project. The first holes drilled will be on the SPX anomaly that was identified by prospecting and refined by the geophysical work carried out over the past two years. SPX is located northeast of the area drilled last year. Core will be transported to our base in Hope where it will be split and sent for assay. As has been the case lately, we expect that it will be sometime before assays are received.

Once drilling is completed at SPX the drill will be moved to the Mount Parker area of the property.

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The 2008 drill program will focus on targets identified during April 2008, the Company program of ground geophysics. These targets were developed on the Big Nic property as a follow up on a number of targets that were identified through reprocessing of previous airborne geophysical data and previous geological mapping and sampling.

Michael Sweatman, president, stated, "We are happy to be back on the property, looking for the sources of sulphide mineralization that we have encountered on the property. Nickel is a difficult mineral to find and we are focused on two properties adjacent to prolific nickel deposits, both at Big Nic and at Burwash in the Yukon Territory."

The technical aspects of the work at Big Nic are being overseen by Apex Geoscience Ltd. of Edmonton, Alberta; in addition, our technical advisor Bob Brodzowski will be reviewing data as it becomes available.

The Company expects that Strategic Minerals (TSX-V: SMD) will start drilling at the Burwash property later this summer. Work there will be carried out by Archer Cathro.

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About Pacific Coast Nickel Corp.

Pacific Coast Nickel Corp is actively exploring properties which are prospective for nickel and copper. The Company has two major properties. The Big Nic property is located approximately 20 kilometres northwest of Hope BC, immediately west of the former Giant Mascot Mines, a former nickel and copper producer. The Burwash property is adjacent to the Wellgreen Mine, also a former nickel and copper producer. The Burwash property is 8 km from the Alaska Highway near Burwash, Yukon Territory.

The TSX Venture Exchange does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. This news release may contain forward-looking statements based on assumptions and judgments of management regarding future events or results that may prove to be inaccurate as a result of exploration and other risk factors beyond its control, and actual results may differ materially from the expected results.

Contact Information

  • For further information please contact:

    Michael Sweatman

    Jevin Werbes
    Longview Capital Partners

    Suite 605 475 Howe Street
    Vancouver BC V6C 2B3
    fax 604-608-3294