Nicola Mining Inc. Drills 73.6 Metres of 1.05% Copper (150 Metres of 0.54%) in Previously Unexplored Zone Located Within the Mineralized Historic Pit Halo

TSX.V: NIM NEWS RELEASE September 25, 2018, Vancouver, BC: Nicola Mining Inc. (TSX.V: NIM), (the “Company” or “Nicola”) is pleased to announce and confirm the presence of a previously unexplored mineralized zone north of the historic Craigmont open pit.  The near-surface zone is located within the boundaries of Nicola’s active Mine Permit M-68.  Nicola targeted the area after historic data and recent mapping from the Company’s 2017 and 2018 Exploration Programs revealed the potential of mineralization north of the pit. The second exploratory diamond drill hole (CC-18-02) targeting the northern extension of the Craigmont Pit Halo (the “Mineralized Halo”) (Figure 1) was located approximately 100 metres from the pit and intercepted 1.05% Copper over 73.6 meters.  The results confirm the existence of an in-situ mineralized halo adjacent to the Craigmont pit that is within the Craigmont Central exploration area. The mineralization within the hole appeared unique because, in addition to chalcopyrite, the presence of bornite was seen for the first time.    Bornite often occurs closer to the source of high-temperature source of copper mineralization. Intercepts from CC-18-02 include: 150 Metres grading 0.54% Cu, including 6 Metres grading 1.05% Cu 7 Metres grading 2.1% Cu 5 Metres grading 9.6% Cu and 1.5 Metres grading 9.8% Cu  Frank Hogel, Chairman commented, “It is becoming increasingly clear that this is a very special project.  The Company understands the importance of combining the zones to create one large consolidated deposit.  We look forward to providing additional exploration and operational updates in subsequent news releases.” Nicola continues to follow up by drilling additional holes to the east and west along the predicted strike orientation...