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        VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Aug. 15, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – American Pacific Mining Corp (CSE: USGD / FWB: 1QC / OTCPK: USGDF) (“APM” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce assays of the remaining 11 holes from the Phase 1 drill program at the Tuscarora Gold Project in Elko Nevada. The property is a 1,818 acre land package containing a series of high-grade vein systems and stockworks, optioned from NOVO Resources in late 2017. American Pacific Mining has drilled a total of 3,143 meters in 16 holes focusing on the South Navajo zone, with highlights from the final results as follows:

        • APTU18-013: 1.5m at 10.30 g/t Au (drilled in an area approximately 450 meters north of main South Navajo zone)
        • APTU18-015: 12.2m at 3.44 g/t Au (including 1.5m at 18.40 g/t Au)
        • APTU18-015: 13.7m at 1.74 g/t Au
        • APTU18-016: 6.1m at 2.06 g/t Au
        • APTU18-016: 9.1m at 5.88 g/t Au (including 3m at 13.42 g/t Au)

        “I’m extremely pleased with these initial drill results. Assays have confirmed the historic results while also displaying a new level of disseminated mineralization on the property and adding considerable strike length to the mineralization. The focus of this project will expand to the other veins and structures that we know exist at Tuscarora, but have yet to be drill-tested,” commented Warwick Smith, CEO of American Pacific Mining.

        “High-grade intervals from this latest round of drilling confirm the heart of the South Navajo zone, with the most positive results coming from holes 13, 15 and 16,” commented Eric Saderholm, President of American Pacific Mining. “Hole 13 was very significant as it was in an area that had not seen a positive drill result before. This was a wildcat hole that intercepted 1.5 meters of 10.30 g/t Au, extending the known strike length of the Navajo Vein system by approximately 450 meters to the north, opening up a large area for future drill testing. Hole 15 encountered 1.5 meters of 18.40 g/t Au, further confirming the high grades in the South Navajo area. Finally, hole 16 was well-mineralized, hitting a 9.1 meter interval of 5.88 g/t Au at the bottom of the hole from 195 meters.” Mr. Saderholm continued: “Drilling has proven that the cross-faults and structural intersections are well-mineralized and worthy of further exploration for what is mostly oxidized mineralization.”

        It should also be noted that the Company has yet to assay any mineralized intervals for silver. This work is in progress and expected to add to the value of the gold intercepts.

        The known strike length of the South Navajo vein is estimated to be 1 mile long. A table of short intervals, sorted by grade, for samples returning over 1 g/t Au is also included at the end of this release. Below is a table of highlight intervals from the APM Tuscarora Drill Campaign, Phase 1.

        Tuscarora 2018 Drill Highlights (Highlights from Holes 1,2,3,5 and 9 previously reported on June 28, 2018)

        TypeHole IDFrom (m) To (m) Interval (m) Grade (g/t
        Au)
         Area
        CoreAPTU18-001158.9 177.1 18.2 1.03 South Navajo
         including159.9 161.1 1.1 9.22 South Navajo
        RCAPTU18-00338.1 39.6 1.5 1.22 South Navajo
        Core 45.7 55.2 9.4 0.47 South Navajo
        Core 77.7 97.2 19.5 0.40 South Navajo
        Core 109.5 132.6 23.1 0.21 South Navajo
        CoreAPTU18-00564.0 70.8 6.7 1.58 South Navajo
          89.9 91.4 1.5 2.29 South Navajo
          128.0 129.5 1.5 1.36 South Navajo
        RCAPTU18-006118.9 134.1 15.2 0.96 South Navajo
          201.2 207.3 6.1 1.24 South Navajo
        CoreAPTU18-007206.4 209.4 3.0 1.80 South Navajo
        RCAPTU18-009195.1 201.2 6.1 5.01 South Navajo
        RCAPTU18-01096.0 102.1 6.1 0.66 South Navajo
        RCAPTU18-01171.6 83.8 12.2 0.50 South Navajo
        RCAPTU18-01353.3 61.0 7.6 0.76 South Navajo
         including59.4 61.0 1.5 1.46 South Navajo
          137.2 138.7 1.5 10.30 South Navajo
        RCAPTU18-014225.6 231.7 6.1 0.64 South Navajo
        RCAPTU18-015172.2 185.9 13.7 1.74 South Navajo
          193.6 205.7 12.2 3.44 South Navajo
         including201.2 202.7 1.5 18.40 South Navajo
        RCAPTU18-01688.4 94.5 6.1 2.06 South Navajo
          155.5 163.1 7.6 2.47 South Navajo
          195.1 204.2 9.1 5.88 South Navajo
         including195.1 198.1 3.0 13.42 South Navajo
         and202.7 204.2 1.5 5.52 South Navajo
        RCAPTU18-0171.5 3.1 1.5 1.87 South Navajo

        True widths of vein mineralization are difficult to determine from the Phase 1 drilling. Samples were analyzed via Gravimetric Finish (Au-GRA22), recommended for systems containing significant course gold concentrations.

        In the near future a CSAMT program will further delineate priority drill targets on the Tuscarora property (refer to this press release American Pacific Mining Identifies Additional Vein Targets at Tuscarora dated July 18, 2018.)

        Please visit https://americanpacific.ca/projects/tuscarora/ for maps and sections related to this plan map.

        About Tuscarora

        Tuscarora is a high-grade gold project located in a prime precious metals district in Nevada, only 35km northeast of the Carlin trend, 20km southwest of the Jerritt Canyon deposit, and 50km east-northeast of the Midas deposit. The project is a low-sulfidation, epithermal gold property, with previous operators intersecting high-grade intervals that included 3m at 182 g/t Au in quartz-adularia veins at relatively shallow depths.  The Tuscarora Mining District is within a major gold producing region of Nevada.  Placer gold was discovered in the district in 1867 and production of silver-gold lode deposits began in 1875 (LaPointe, et al., 1991). Total precious metal production between 1867 and 1990 consists of 244,000 ounces of gold and 7,632,000 ounces of silver from quartz veins and quartz stockwork mineralization.

        Near the end of the 1900’s, mining began in the low silver, high-grade gold, southern part of the district.  The Dexter mine, located immediately south of town, had the most production; approximately 40,000 ounces of gold and 100,000 ounces of silver, between 1897 and 1935 (Nolan, 1936 and LaPointe, et al., 1991).  After 1905, almost all of the district-production came from the Dexter Pit. 

        Quality Assurance (QA) and Quality Control (QC)

        Assays grading greater than 1 gram/ton have been resubmitted to ALS Global for Screen Metallic assay verification. In addition, a suite of sample pulps at the minimum of one sample every 100 feet of drilling have been submitted to an independent assay lab for re-assay. A suite of the higher grade pulps from intercepts ranging from 1 g/ton to 18.4 g/ton were also submitted to an independent lab for analysis. All hole collars were surveyed by a licensed Nevada surveyor and tight controls were established on the property for further programs. The surveyed collars are currently being incorporated into the existing database in preparation for a 3D model. All holes were surveyed down-hole by IDS for reverse circulation drill holes or using a down-hole survey tool for the core drilling. Independent lab assays are pending and will be reported when received.

        Qualified Person

        Technical aspects of this press release have been reviewed and approved by Eric Saderholm, P.Geo., the designated Qualified Person (QP) under National Instrument 43-101.

        About Us

        American Pacific Mining Corp. is a gold explorer focused on precious metal opportunities in the Western United States. Tuscarora is a high-grade, early stage gold project located in a prime precious metal district in Nevada, only 35km northeast of the Carlin trend, 20km southwest of the Jerritt Canyon deposit, and 50km east-northeast of the Midas deposit. American Pacific is Eyeing a Gold Discovery amidst gold’s next bull market.

        Short Intervals of all Samples Returning over 1 g/t Au, sorted by Grade

        APM Drill Sample IDFrom (m) To (m) Interval (m) Au g/t 
        APTU18-015 665201.2 202.7 1.5 18.4 
        APTU18-009 655198.1 199.6 1.5 16 
        APTU18-016 650196.6 198.1 1.5 15.9 
        APTU18-016 645195.1 196.6 1.5 10.95 
        APTU18-013 455137.2 138.7 1.5 10.3 
        APTU18-001-528.4159.9 161.1 1.1 9.22 
        APTU18-015 575173.7 175.3 1.5 7.77 
        APTU18-016 670202.7 204.2 1.5 5.52 
        APTU18-016 515155.4 157.0 1.5 5.49 
        APTU18-016 29588.4 89.9 1.5 4.4 
        APTU18-005 227.568.8 69.3 0.5 4.01 
        APTU18-016 530160.0 161.5 1.5 3.95 
        APTU18-015 670202.7 204.2 1.5 3.21 
        APTU18-015 600181.4 182.9 1.5 3.15 
        APTU18-005 23069.3 70.1 0.8 2.77 
        APTU18-009 660199.6 201.2 1.5 2.77 
        APTU18-006 425128.0 129.5 1.5 2.76 
        APTU18-007 682206.3 207.9 1.5 2.74 
        APTU18-016 535161.5 163.1 1.5 2.49 
        APTU18-016 655198.1 199.6 1.5 2.46 
        APTU18-005 232.270.1 70.8 0.7 2.37 
        APTU18-005 30089.9 91.4 1.5 2.29 
        APTU18-006 665201.2 202.7 1.5 2.25 
        APTU18-006 675204.2 205.7 1.5 2 
        APTU18-017 101.5 3.0 1.5 1.87 
        APTU18-016 31093.0 94.5 1.5 1.85 
        APTU18-006 395118.9 120.4 1.5 1.67 
        APTU18-015 605182.9 184.4 1.5 1.63 
        APTU18-010-32096.0 97.5 1.5 1.5 
        APTU18-013 20059.4 61.0 1.5 1.46 
        APTU18-005 21564.0 65.5 1.5 1.45 
        APTU18-006 400120.4 121.9 1.5 1.44 
        APTU18-015 650196.6 198.1 1.5 1.43 
        APTU18-001-542163.7 165.2 1.5 1.4 
        APTU18-016 30591.4 93.0 1.5 1.37 
        APTU18-005 425128.0 129.5 1.5 1.36 
        APTU18-003-17050.3 51.8 1.5 1.27 
        APTU18-015 645195.1 196.6 1.5 1.24 
        APTU18-003-13038.1 39.6 1.5 1.22 
        APTU18-006 410123.4 125.0 1.5 1.2 
        APTU18-001-514.7156.6 156.9 0.3 1.17 
        APTU18-015 655198.1 199.6 1.5 1.1 

        On Behalf of the Board of American Pacific Mining Corp.

        “Warwick Smith”
        CEO & Director

        Corporate Office: Suite 910 – 510 Burrard Street Vancouver, BC, V6C 3A8 Canada
        Investor Relations: investor@americanpacific.ca Phone: 1-866-646-5389

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