Bureau of Land Management Issues Positive Final Decision Record for Ascot’s Mt. Margaret Project

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Dec. 06, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Ascot Resources Ltd (TSX.V: AOT; OTCQX: AOTVF) (“Ascot” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce the release of the Bureau of Land Management (“BLM”) Decision Record for Hardrock Prospecting Permit Applications with a Finding of No Significant Impact (“FONSI”) related to two prospecting permits that were submitted by Ascot USA, Inc. (a wholly owned subsidiary of Ascot Resources Ltd.) regarding its Mt. Margaret property, a porphyry copper-molybdenum-gold-silver deposit located 22.5 kms southwest of Randle, Washington in Skamania County. 

Previously the United States Forest Service (“USFS”) released its final decision to consent to the Bureau of Land Management (“BLM”) to issue prospecting permit applications on February 8, 2018.  

The prospecting permits grant Ascot the exclusive right to prospect on and explore for hardrock mineral deposits during the term of the permits. The BLM decision is subject to a 30-day appeal.  Any future proposal for leasing and site development would be subject to public notification, separate National Environmental Policy Act analysis, and administrative action by the BLM and USFS.

Derek White, President & CEO, commented, “Ascot Resources welcomes approval from the BLM to issue prospecting permits on the Mt. Margaret property in Skamania County in Washington State.  The decision comes after years of intensive environmental review, the results of which confirm the prospecting activities will have no significant impact on the environment and will require compliance with terms and conditions set out by BLM and USFS.”

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF
ASCOT RESOURCES LTD.

“Derek C. White”, President and CEO

For further information contact:
Kristina Howe
VP, Investor Relations
778-725-1060 / khowe@ascotgold.com

About Ascot Resources Ltd.

Ascot Resources is a gold and silver focused exploration company with a portfolio of advanced and grassroots projects in the Golden Triangle region of British Columbia. The company’s flagship Premier Project is a near-term high-grade advanced exploration project with large upside potential. Ascot is poised to be the next Golden Triangle producer with an experienced and successful exploration, development and operating team, coupled with a highly regarded major shareholder.

The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. 

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