SOURCE: Pacific Coast Nickel Corp.

July 07, 2008 09:00 ET

Pacific Coast Nickel Mobilizes at Burwash, Yukon / Updates Big Nic Drilling

VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwire - July 7, 2008) - Pacific Coast Nickel Corp. (TSX-V: NKL) (the "Company") is pleased to announce that it is mobilizing in preparation for drilling at its Burwash Yukon Property.

Burwash Yukon

The Company has been informed by the operator of the Burwash, Yukon Project that the drill and support equipment has been contracted and will be moved to the property upon completion of another job. It is expected that drilling will commence in as soon as 15 days. This program will test a number of prospective locations on the property.

Big Nic

The Company is also pleased to report that the current round of drilling is completed on the Big Nic property at the SPX location; 4 holes were completed at SPX. We are currently drilling on the Mount McNair area of the property.

Initial core from the drilling have been split and sent to ALS-Chemex in North Vancouver.

The 2008 Big Nic drill program is focusing on targets identified during the April 2008 and June 2008 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 very happy to be actively exploring 2 major properties, both of which are adjacent to former producers."

The technical aspects of the work at Burwash are being overseen by Strategic Metals and their contractor Archer, Cathro & Associates (1981) Limited; Apex Geoscience Ltd. of Edmonton, Alberta is in charge of the technical aspects of the Big Nic program, and 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.

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
    President
    (604) 684-4312

    Jevin Werbes
    Longview Capital Partners
    (604) 681-5755
    or visit the Company's website www.pacificcoastnickel.com

    Further information is available at www.sedar.com.

    Pacific Coast Nickel Corp.
    Suite 605 475 Howe Street
    Vancouver, BC
    V6C 2B3
    (604) 684-4312
    fax (604) 608-3294