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Nexus Gold Contracts Falcon Drilling for Upcoming Work Program at Bouboulou Gold Concession, Burkina Faso

(via TheNewswire)

Vancouver, Canada / TheNewswire / October 6, 2016 - Nexus Gold Corp. ("Nexus" or the "Company") (TSX-V: NXS) is pleased to announce that the Company has contracted Falcon Drilling Burkina Faso S.A.R.L. ("Falcon") for the upcoming drill program at the Bouboulou Gold Concession, Burkina Faso, West Africa.

Falcon has been previously contracted for its drilling services by other resources companies operating in Burkina Faso such as Roxgold Inc and True Gold Mining. The company therefore has extensive experience drilling in the country and vast knowledge of the area.

Nexus Gold Director, Warren Robb, P.Geo, will plan and oversee a 2000 meter phase one drill program at Bouboulou. Mr. Robb was Chief Geologist for Roxgold in 2012 where he conducted previous drill programs at the property (then called Bissa West).

Bouboulou Gold Concession

The Bouboulou Gold concession is a near-surface, advanced stage gold exploration target located in a known gold belt, within a prolific and highly active area. The property has previously been drilled by Roxgold Inc, Riverstone Resources and Boliden. To date four zones of gold mineralization have been identified on the property.

Bouboulou was held by Boliden in 1997 as part of a much larger land package. Boliden completed regional Rapid Air Blast ("RAB") drilling, comprising 25,400 meters. Included in this total was infill drilling which defined a northeast trending gold anomaly measuring 13 km by 2 to 6 km wide. The mineralization was described as disseminated sulphides in tuffs and dacites.

New Zone at Bouboulou

As reported in the September 8, 2016 Nexus Gold news release, a new area of interest has been observed on the property due to an increase in artisanal mining activity. Upon the initial property visit the company geologist noted a large orpaillage (area worked by artisanal miners). The zone being exploited by the orpilleurs is a shear hosted in meta-volcanics and meta-sediments with cross cutting quartz veins and stringers. The orpaillage extends for some 250 meters along strike with the Bouda orpaillage which is adjacent to the property and located along the Sabce shear zone. This same shear zone also hosts Norgold's Bissa Hills mine.

Eight grab samples were taken from artisanal workings of the four known gold zones on the property in early September, 2016. As reported in the Company news release of September 27, 2016, six of the eight samples returned gold values, including 2.8 g/t Au and 5.5 g/t Au, respectively, at Bouboulou 2.

Historical Drill Results

Riverstone Resources completed several programs of regional and detailed geological mapping and sampling prior to the Roxgold work programs. Rock sampling and trenching within the Boliden anomaly returned gold grades from 1.09 to 19.16 g/t. Riverstone also completed an IP geophysical survey over the area of the highest gold values, and Roxgold drill tested a number of these targets. The following tables represent historical drill results as reported by Roxgold.

Significant Reverse Circulation drilling results include:

Hole

azimuth

dip

depth (m)

From

To

(metres)

(g/t Au)

Zone

BBL-11-RC-003

320

-55

103

24

34

10

1.10

Pelgtanga

Includes

30

32

2

3.66

BBL-11-RC-005

120

-55

103

60

64

4

1.97

Bouboulou 2

BBL-11-RC-006

120

-67

115

70

110

40

1.548

Bouboulou2

includes

70

90

20

2.255

and

100

110

10

1.422

BBL-11-RC-012

120

-50

120

100

108

8

1.21

Rawema

BBL-11-RC-013

300

-50

109

74

109

35

2.209

Rawema

includes

74

86

12

5.455

BBL-11-RC-020

270

-55

103

40

50

10

2.844

Koala

includes

42

44

2

12.450

BBL-11-RC-021

240

-55

130

6

8

2

3.94

Koala

BBL-11-RC-022

140

-55

133

44

48

4

1.63

Koala

BBL-11-RC-024

320

-55

193

38

44

6

1.95

Pelgtanga

BBL-11-RC-027

120

-45

120

90

114

24

1.36

Bouboulou2

BBL-11-RC-042

320

-55

114

52

54

2

3.80

Pelgtanga

* The above reported data are drill intercept lengths are not true widths

Significant Diamond drilling results include:

Hole

azimuth

dip

depth (m)

From

To

(metres)

(g/t Au)

Zone

BBL-11-DD-002

315

-45

127

42

44

2

5.43

Rawema

BBL-11-DD-003

135

-45

142

56

58

2

5.33

Bouboulou2

78

82

4

12.53

BBL-11-DD-005

300

-50

179

74

80

6

4.62

Rawema

Includes

77.7

78

0.3

81.32

BBL-11-DD-008

320

-45

198

125

127

2

2.55

Koala

* The above reported data are drill intercept lengths are not true widths

About Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso is a landlocked nation, located in West Africa. It covers an area of roughly 274,000 square kilometres and has an estimated population of more than 16 million people. The country has a stable political setting with a pro-mining and foreign investment stance. Burkina Faso is the fastest growing gold producer in Africa, and was the 4th largest gold producer in Africa in 2012. Eight new mines have been commissioned there over the past six years. The country has excellent geological potential. The Greenstone Belts that host all of the major deposits in Ghana and Cote d'Ivoire continue northward into Burkina Faso. Burkina Faso has undergone less than 15 years of modern mineral exploration, remaining under explored in comparison to neighbouring Ghana and Mali; both of which host world class gold mines in the same belts of Birimian rocks.

About the Company

Nexus Gold Corp. is a Vancouver-based mineral resource company that develops precious metal mineral assets in the world's premier mining districts. The Company is currently concentrating its efforts on the Bouboulou Gold Concession, an advanced exploration project located in Burkina Faso, West Africa and the Walker Ridge Gold Project, a drill-ready, multiple-target, Carlin-type gold project located in the Independence/Jerritt Canyon Gold Trend, Nevada, USA. For more information on these projects, please visit the company website at www.nexusgoldcorp.com.

Warren Robb P.Geo., Senior Geologist is the designated Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101 and is responsible for the technical information contained in this release.

On behalf of the Board of Directors of

NEXUS GOLD CORP.

Peter Berdusco

President and Chief Executive Officer

604-558-1920

www.nexusgoldcorp.com

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