Prophecy Platinum Corp.
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Prophecy Platinum Corp.

September 13, 2012 08:00 ET

RETRANSMISSION: Prophecy Platinum Intercepts Best Pt+Pd+Au Grades (5.36 g/t) at Wellgreen to Date, Other Highlights Include 106.6 Metres of 0.4% Cu, 0.31% Ni, & 0.84 g/t Pt+Pd+Au

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Sept. 13, 2012) - Prophecy Platinum Corp. ("Prophecy" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:NKL)(OTCQX:PNIKF)(FRANKFURT:P94P) is pleased to announce further results of its 2012 drill program on the Company's 100% owned Wellgreen PGM-Ni-Cu Project, located in the southwestern part of Yukon, Canada. Four surface holes and four underground holes all intercepted significant mineralized widths, ranging from 28.5 metres (WS12-201) and up to 459.5 metres (WS12-193). Highlights include WU12-540 which returned 8.9 metres of 5.36 g/t Pt+Pd+Au, 1.73% Cu, & 1.01% Ni within 304.5 metres of 0.66 g/t Pt+Pd+Au, 0.20% Cu, & 0.27% Ni.

Results are tabulated below:

BHID From To Length
(m)
Cu% Ni% Co% PGM+Au
g/t
NiEQ
%
WS12-193 3.05 462.50 459.45 0.09 0.26 0.014 0.40 0.37
including 3.05 56.00 52.95 0.03 0.24 0.013 0.25 0.31
And 56.00 104.77 48.77 0.01 0.03 0.004 0.04 0.05
And 104.77 462.50 357.73 0.11 0.29 0.015 0.47 0.42
WS12-194 0.00 234.00 234.00 0.14 0.21 0.013 0.40 0.35
including 0.00 177.54 177.54 0.10 0.24 0.014 0.42 0.37
And 177.54 199.00 21.46 0.02 0.01 0.004 0.03 0.02
And 199.00 214.75 15.75 0.91 0.42 0.028 0.91 0.96
And 214.75 234.00 19.25 0.07 0.01 0.001 0.15 0.06
WS12-199 0.00 180.87 180.87 0.26 0.27 0.017 0.64 0.50
including 74.27 180.87 106.60 0.40 0.31 0.020 0.84 0.63
And 172.00 180.87 8.87 1.65 0.64 0.042 1.79 1.63
WS12-201 42.80 71.32 28.52 0.20 0.26 0.016 0.55 0.46
WU12-540 0.00 304.50 304.50 0.20 0.27 0.014 0.66 0.47
including 0.00 21.03 21.03 0.62 0.34 0.019 1.29 0.83
And 21.03 43.89 22.86 0.06 0.03 0.004 0.16 0.09
And 43.89 52.82 8.93 1.73 1.01 0.044 5.36 2.63
And 52.82 304.50 251.67 0.12 0.26 0.013 0.48 0.40
WU12-542 0.00 205.44 205.44 0.11 0.26 0.015 0.48 0.40
WU12-544 0.00 154.53 154.53 0.12 0.33 0.018 0.54 0.48
WU12-545 0.00 203.61 203.61 0.10 0.26 0.015 0.43 0.38

Notes:

  1. NiEq calculations are based London Metals Exchange 3 year trailing average metal prices as of July 6, 2012 at US$ 9.48/lb nickel, US$ 3.56/lb copper, US$ 16.23/lb cobalt, US$ 1377.87/troy oz gold, US$ 1587.97/troy oz platinum, and US$ 581.28/troy oz palladium. The equation for NiEq value is as follows: NiEq = ((Ni grade x Ni price x 22.04622) + (Cu grade x Cu price x 22.04622) + (Co grade x Co price x 22.04622) + (Au grade x Au price x 0.02916) + (Pt grade x Pt price x 0.02916) + (Pd grade x Pd price x 0.02916)) / (Ni price x 22.04622)
  2. *CuEq = NiEq * $9.48 / $3.56, calculated as those intercepts display substantial copper grades compared to nickel and PGE
  3. Reported widths are intersected widths and not true widths.
  4. "Central-East" and "Central-West" zones refer to "East Zone" and "West Zone", respectively, as reported in the Company's July 2011 NI43-101 compliant resource announcement for the Wellgreen Property.

PGM+Au Composites are tabulated below:

BHID From To Length
(m)
Pt
g/t
Pd
g/t
Au
g/t
PGM+Au
g/t
WS12-193 3.05 462.50 459.45 0.16 0.21 0.02 0.40
including 3.05 56.00 52.95 0.09 0.15 0.01 0.25
And 56.00 104.77 48.77 0.01 0.02 0.00 0.04
And 104.77 462.50 357.73 0.19 0.25 0.03 0.47
WS12-194 0.00 234.00 234.00 0.17 0.19 0.04 0.40
including 0.00 177.54 177.54 0.18 0.21 0.04 0.42
And 177.54 199.00 21.46 0.00 0.02 0.01 0.03
And 199.00 214.75 15.75 0.49 0.33 0.09 0.91
And 214.75 234.00 19.25 0.08 0.04 0.02 0.15
WS12-199 0.00 180.87 180.87 0.28 0.28 0.08 0.64
including 74.27 180.87 106.60 0.38 0.34 0.12 0.84
And 172.00 180.87 8.87 0.80 0.59 0.41 1.79
WS12-201 42.80 71.32 28.52 0.35 0.17 0.03 0.55
WU12-540 0.00 304.50 304.50 0.31 0.29 0.06 0.66
including 0.00 21.03 21.03 0.69 0.44 0.15 1.29
And 21.03 43.89 22.86 0.08 0.06 0.02 0.16
And 43.89 52.82 8.93 2.90 1.96 0.50 5.36
And 52.82 304.50 251.67 0.21 0.24 0.03 0.48
WU12-542 0.00 205.44 205.44 0.20 0.23 0.04 0.48
WU12-544 0.00 154.53 154.53 0.22 0.29 0.03 0.54
WU12-545 0.00 203.61 203.61 0.17 0.23 0.03 0.43

WU12-540 was drilled from Station 4 (3139E) toward the centre of the east portion of the resource. The remaining reported holes were drilled from Station 5, located 62 metres west of Station 4.

The header information, indicating dips and azimuths, is tabulated below:

Wellgreen Surface Holes

BHID Easting Northing Elevation Azimuth Dip Length (m)
WS12-193 3209 15109 1443 30 -85 462.5
WS12-194 3209 15109 1443 30 -65 234.0
WS12-199 3250 15080 1438 0 -55 200.5
WS12-201 1575 15580 1494 0 -50 151.0

Wellgreen Underground Holes

BHID Easting Northing Elevation Azimuth Dip Length (m)
WU12-540 3139 15235 1303.00 145 -55 304.50
WU12-542 3077 15260 1302.74 167 -30 205.44
WU12-544 3077 15260 1302.74 185 -10 154.53
WU12-545 3077 15260 1302.74 225 -25 206.65

Notes:

  1. "Easting" and "Northing" coordinates are in local non-earth mine grid coordinates. Elevations reported are above mean sea level. All coordinates are reported in metres.
  2. Azimuths reported here are with respect to local mine grid.

The style and occurrence of mineralization reported here are predominantly consistent with the geological model adopted by the company for the Wellgreen deposit. Higher grade portions are noted nearer to the footwall contact that represents the paleo-basal portion of the intrusion.

Surface holes were stopped upon entering the footwall lithologies outside of the Wellgreen intrusion with the exception of WS2-193 which did not reach the footwall and remains open at depth. A larger drill rig will be required to continue that hole which ceased in 31.5 metres of material rock grading 0.59% NiEq. Indications are that grades shall increase as the hole is continued. Underground holes ended in mineralization and were stopped due to difficult ground conditions.

To date, results of 22 underground holes have been reported, with assays pending for remaining 6 holes (1 hole from drill station 4 and 5 holes from drill station 5).

The surface drill program started in June and has now completed 16 holes (assays pending for 12 holes) with two rigs currently on site. The surface program continues to progress at a steady pace.

John Lee, Chairman of Prophecy commented: "Wellgreen is a very large Ni-Cui-PGM project with near-surface high grade zones. High grade intercepts will be incorporated into resource modeling and mine planning in the prefeasibility study. We expect further positive drill results from Wellgreen shortly."

Wellgreen features a low 2.59-to-1 strip ratio*, is situated at 1,300 meter altitude and merely 15 km from the two-lane paved Alaska highway. Those factors significantly minimize the project's indirect costs. Please refer to the recently released project PEA highlights, as well as the section view of the drill holes at www.prophecyplat.com.

In other news, pursuant to the Cooperation and Benefits Agreement with the Kluane First Nation ("KFN") announced on August 2, 2012, the Company issued to an affiliate of the KFN 83,333 bonus shares at a price of $1.50 per share for aggregate proceeds of $125,000. The securities issued are subject to a four month hold and a contractual hold period of two years ending on September 4, 2014.

This news release has been reviewed and approved by Rory Calhoun, P.Geo., a Qualified Person as defined in NI 43-101.

* Preliminary Economic Assessment on Wellgreen prepared by Tetratech dated July 6, 2012.

Quality Control and Quality Assurance

Prophecy Platinum executes a quality control program to ensure best practice in sampling and analysis. Samples are cut and split for assay with the remaining sample retained for reference. Blanks, Standard Reference Material (SRM), and duplicates were inserted into the sample stream every 20th sample. A duplicate sample is taken every 20th sample of core. The selected sample is sawn in half and then sawn in half again. The quartered core is then placed into two different sample bags with different sample numbers and sealed. The SRM material comes from Natural Resources Canada and Analytical Solutions Limited. These were inserted into the sample stream immediately after the second duplicate. The SRMs used are WMS-1, WPR-1 and WGB-1. Sample Blanks are obtained from two sources: granodiorite from a local quarry and garden marble from hardware stores in Whitehorse, Yukon. A Blank sample is inserted into the sample stream after the SRM. Assayed samples are transported in sealed and secured bags for preparation at ALS Chemex Prep Lab located in Whitehorse, Yukon. Pulverized (pulp) samples are shipped for analysis to ALS Chemex Assay Laboratory in Vancouver, B.C. Platinum, palladium and gold were determined by ICP emission spectrometry. Copper, nickel and cobalt were determined by ICP emission spectrometry. Copper, nickel and cobalt over limits were followed by Four Acid digestion and ICP atomic emission spectroscopy. ALS Chemex is an ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accredited laboratory and registered under ISO 9001:2000.

Quality assurance and quality control are monitored using scatterplots, Thompson-Howarth plots and statistical analysis to ensure duplicates, blanks and standard data are reliable, and indicate robustness of overall results. ALS Chemex quality-assurance procedures are also included in this process.

About Prophecy Platinum

Prophecy Platinum Corp. is a Canadian-based nickel PGM exploration company with projects in Canada, Argentina and Uruguay. Prophecy Platinum's flagship Wellgreen PGM-Cu-Ni project is located in Yukon Territory, Canada. Prophecy's Shakespeare PGM-Cu-Ni project (fully permitted) is located in Ontario, and its Lynn Lake project is located in Manitoba, Canada. Further information can be found at www.prophecyplat.com.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Prophecy Platinum Corp.

John Lee, Chairman

Forward-Looking Statements: This news release includes certain statements that may be deemed "forward-looking statements". All statements in this release, other than statements of historical facts, including, without limitation, statements of potential mineralization, the estimation of mineral resources, the realization of mineral resource estimates, interpretation of prior exploration and potential exploration results, the timing and success of exploration activities generally, the timing and results of future resource estimates, permitting time lines, metal prices and currency exchange rates, availability of capital, government regulation of exploration operations, environmental risks, reclamation, title, and future plans and objectives of the Company are forward-looking statements that involve various risks and uncertainties. Although Prophecy believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on a number of material factors and assumptions. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in forward-looking statements include unsuccessful exploration results, changes in project parameters as plans continue to be refined, results of future resource estimates, future metal prices, availability of capital and financing on acceptable terms, general economic, market or business conditions, risks associated with operating in foreign jurisdictions, uninsured risks, regulatory changes, defects in title, availability of personnel, materials and equipment on a timely basis, accidents or equipment breakdowns, delays in receiving government approvals, unanticipated environmental impacts on operations and costs to remedy same, and other exploration or other risks detailed herein and from time to time in the filings made by the companies with securities regulators. Readers are cautioned that mineral resources that are not mineral reserves do not have demonstrated economic viability. Mineral exploration and development of mines is an inherently risky business. Accordingly the actual events may differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. For more information on Prophecy and the risks and challenges of their businesses, investors should review their annual filings that are available at www.sedar.com.

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