SOURCE: Pacific Coast Nickel Corp.

June 18, 2008 12:00 ET

Pacific Coast Nickel Mobilizes at Big Nic

VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwire - June 18, 2008) - Pacific Coast Nickel Corp. (TSX-V: NKL) is pleased to announce that it is mobilizing in preparation for drilling at Big Nic.

The company announced that it has commenced work at the Big Nic project. Recent warm weather has melted most of the remaining snow pack allowing crews to start work establishing drill sites. We expect to commence drilling within 1-2 weeks. 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 some time before assays are received.

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 excited that we are back to work early in the season on Big Nic as we started late last year and the early onset of weather shortened our program. Last year's program highlighted the complexity of the geology in the area which was the case at Giant Mascot which had 26 ore bodies that had limited horizontal expression. One of the largest was reported as 76.2m by 30.5 (2,324 square meters)."

The technical aspects of the work 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.

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 north-west 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.

For further information please contact Michael Sweatman, President, 604-684-4312 or Jevin Werbes at Longview Capital Partners, 604-681-5755.

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

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

    Michael Sweatman

    Jevin Werbes
    Longview Capital Partners