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Vancouver, British Columbia--(Newsfile Corp. - November 14, 2019) - Mark Jarvis, CEO of Giga Metals Corporation (TSXV: GIGA) ("the "Company") announced today that Mr. Martin Vydra, a director of Giga Metals, has been appointed as President of the Company.


"I am delighted to welcome Martin to the management team of Giga Metals," said Mr. Jarvis. "His experience with Sherritt in marketing nickel and cobalt and the relationships he has developed with end users will prove invaluable to the Company as we advance the Turnagain project, which has the potential to become a premium supplier of ethically sourced nickel and cobalt to the rapidly growing battery industry."


"At Sherritt, I had the good fortune of being exposed to almost every large undeveloped nickel project in the world," said Mr. Vydra. "I believe Turnagain is uniquely positioned to become the premier ethical source of battery materials. We can compete with HPAL projects of a similar scale, and our project can be built and operated with far less environmental impact. In addition, research we have been supporting at the University of British Columbia indicates that our silicate residue has the ability to sequester CO2 in meaningful amounts. While further research is ongoing, there is a real possibility that Turnagain, once developed, could be a carbon neutral mine. My ambition is to develop this project while adhering to the highest Environmental, Social and Governance ("ESG") standards."


In addition to this new responsibility, Mr. Vydra will remain in his current position as Head of Strategy at Conic Metals Corp. ("Conic"), which holds a 2% NSR royalty on the Turnagain property and is a 7.0% shareholder of the Company.


"Having Martin help to develop the Turnagain project as rapidly as possible is in the best interest of our shareholders," said Justin Cochrane, President & CEO of Conic. "His technical expertise and extensive experience in marketing nickel and cobalt to end users, qualifies him perfectly for this role."


Mr. Vydra is a professional engineer with over 30 years' experience and is widely recognized as an expert in nickel and cobalt extraction, processing and refining including the development and application of hydrometallurgical technologies for the extraction and recovery of valuable metals such as nickel and cobalt. From 2012 until his retirement in 2018, Mr. Vydra held various senior executive positions at Sherritt International Corporation, where he had oversight of Sherritt's base metals operations in Canada and Cuba, marketing of Sherritt's commodity nickel and cobalt, and responsibility for the technologies arm of Sherritt which developed and licensed hydrometallurgical technologies globally.


"I have been getting feedback from the industry that ethical sourcing of materials is becoming of paramount importance to the manufacturers of electric vehicles, particularly in North America and in Europe," said Mr. Vydra. "This is consumer driven. Buyers of electric vehicles are making an environmentally responsible choice. They want to drive a car whose materials were ethically sourced and from environmentally friendly operations. It is consumers that are behind the movement to high ESG standards."


"Turnagain is well positioned to satisfy this demand for ethically sourced material," Mr. Vydra continued. "We have an opportunity to achieve an ESG compliant carbon neutral mine by adopting Climate Smart Mining technologies in all aspects of the planned operations in addition to maximizing the CO2 sequestration properties of our silicate residue. If we are going to mine the nickel and cobalt that power the electric revolution, I feel deeply that we should produce these materials in an environmentally friendly way."


Options granted


Pursuant to its Stock Option Plan, approved by the TSX Venture Exchange, the Company will be granting 400,000 stock options to Mr. Vydra, exercisable at $0.45 per share, expiring November 15, 2024.


Technical information in this news release has been reviewed and approved by Martin Vydra, P.Eng., a Qualified Person under NI 43-101.


On behalf of the Board of Directors,


"Mark Jarvis"

MARK JARVIS, CEO
GIGA METALS CORPORATION
Tel: 604 681 2300


Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.


Forward-Looking Statements


This news release contains forward-looking information which is subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual events or results to differ from those projected in the forward-looking statements. Forward looking statements in this press release include the potential use of Climate Smart Mining technologies in future operations, the potential ability to be able to sequester CO2 in meaningful amounts, that Turnagain could be a carbon neutral mine, and that the Turnagain project could deliver large quantities of nickel and cobalt.


These forward-looking statements are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual events or results to differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking information. Risks that could change or prevent these statements from coming to fruition include that geological interpretations based on drilling may change with more detailed information; the availability of labour, equipment, infrastructure and markets for the products produced; and despite the current expected viability of the project, conditions changing such that the minerals on our property cannot be economically mined, or that the required permits to build and operate the envisaged mine cannot be obtained. The forward-looking information contained herein is given as of the date hereof and the Company assumes no responsibility to update or revise such information to reflect new events or circumstances, except as required by law.


Suite 203 - 700 West Pender St., Vancouver, BC, Canada V6C 1G8
T: 604-681-2300 E: info@gigametals.com W: www.gigametals.com



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8020 Admin posted a press release Giga Metals Provides Turnagain Project Update in GIGA METALS CORP

Vancouver, British Columbia--(Newsfile Corp. - October 15, 2019) - Mark Jarvis, CEO of Giga Metals Corp. (TSXV: GIGA) (OTCQB: HNCKF) today provided a corporate update on metallurgical and engineering work focused on Giga's 100% owned Turnagain nickel-cobalt sulphide project located in northern British Columbia, Canada.


"We have recently compiled our extensive historical metallurgical work and are currently conducting a robust variability metallurgical test program using samples from different parts of the deposit collected during the 2018 drill campaign," said Mr. Jarvis. "This information will be incorporated into trade-off studies we are conducting in order to update the December 2011 Preliminary Economic Assessment (PEA), which we expect to deliver in the first quarter of 2020."


Metallurgy


To date, locked-cycle flotation testing has been conducted at two laboratories on eight composites, including several locked-cycle tests at Blue Coast Research in 2018. Seven of the composites yielded high grade nickel concentrates averaging 23% nickel at 52% recovery. The achievement of successful locked-cycle testing on a variety of samples from different parts of the Horsetrail deposit represents a major milestone for the project as these tests provide an important indication of the technical feasibility of the process.


The major focus of the locked-cycle flotation testing has been on composite samples from three horizontal holes drilled through the heart of the key Horsetrail zone, representing the expected production for the first several years of operation. Those tests employing the current standard process generally delivered repeatable results with recoveries in the range of 50-60% and concentrate grades in the range of 18-22% nickel, for samples ground to the target size of 80 µm.


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Additional tests were previously run on four composite samples sourced from elsewhere in the resource. These focused on the production of high-grade nickel concentrates. These yielded excellent concentrate grades, averaging 26% nickel at close to 50% nickel recovery. The nickel grade-recovery results of the locked-cycle tests for the seven composites are shown in the above figure.


The concentrates showed a good purity, with Fe:MgO ratios from the seven composites averaging 6.3 with a range of 4.3 to 10.


The detailed review has revealed opportunities for better understanding of the deposit response through testing a wider variety of metallurgical samples and more focused attention to modification of flotation reagents and operating conditions.


Metallurgical testing continues at Blue Coast Research on samples collected during the 2018 drilling campaign, including flotation testing of 21 metallurgical variability samples. The initial round of amenability tests is complete and continues to confirm trends seen in earlier work, and the test work is now entering an optimization phase. This will be followed by additional locked-cycle testing on key lithotype composites representative of the deposit resources, and production of a bulk composite concentrate which will be available as samples to potential strategic partners.


Lyle Trytten, M.Sc., P.Eng. and Chris Martin, Qualified Persons as defined by NI 43-101, have reviewed and approved the contents of this news release.


Disclaimer for Forward-Looking Information


Certain statements in this news release are forward-looking statements, which reflect the expectations of management regarding the Turnagain Project. Forward-looking statements consist of statements that are not purely historical, including any statements regarding beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions regarding the future. Such statements include, but are not limited to, statements with respect to the future financial or operating performance of the Company and its mineral projects, the estimation of mineral resources, steps to be taken towards commercialization of the resource, the timing and amount of estimated future production and capital, operating and exploration expenditures. Such statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results, performance or developments to differ materially from those contained in the statements. No assurance can be given that any of the events anticipated by the forward-looking statements will occur or, if they do occur, what benefits the Company will obtain from them. These forward-looking statements reflect management's current views and are based on certain expectations, estimates and assumptions which may prove to be incorrect, including that Giga has created confidence levels sufficient in Turnagain to support a Pre-feasibility study and ultimately a Feasibility study, and statements relating to future exploration and development of the Project and mineral resource and mineral reserve estimations relating to the Project. A number of risks and uncertainties could cause our actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements, including: (1) the mineral resource estimates relating to the Project could prove to be inaccurate for any reason whatsoever, (2) Giga is unable to finance the Project, (3) prices for nickel and cobalt or project costs make any commercialization uneconomic, (4) indicated resources may not materialize, (5) permits, environmental opposition, government regulation or any of many other factors may prevent the Company from commercializing the Turnagain, and (6) even if the Project goes into production, there is no assurance that operations will be profitable. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this news release and, except as required by applicable securities laws, the Company assumes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements, or to update the reasons why actual results differed from those projected in the forward-looking statements. Additional information about these and other assumptions, risks and uncertainties are set out in the "Risks and Uncertainties" section in the Company's most recent MD&A filed with Canadian security regulators.


On behalf of the Board of Directors,


"Mark Jarvis"

MARK JARVIS, President
GIGA METALS CORPORATION
Tel: 604 681 2300


Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.


Suite 203 - 700 West Pender St., Vancouver, BC, Canada V6C 1G8
T: 604-681-2300 E: info@gigametals.com W: www.gigametals.com



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8020 Admin posted a press release Giga Metals: Martin Vydra Appointed as President in GIGA METALS CORP

Vancouver, British Columbia--(Newsfile Corp. - November 14, 2019) - Mark Jarvis, CEO of Giga Metals Corporation (TSXV: GIGA) ("the "Company") announced today that Mr. Martin Vydra, a director of Giga Metals, has been appointed as President of the Company.


"I am delighted to welcome Martin to the management team of Giga Metals," said Mr. Jarvis. "His experience with Sherritt in marketing nickel and cobalt and the relationships he has developed with end users will prove invaluable to the Company as we advance the Turnagain project, which has the potential to become a premium supplier of ethically sourced nickel and cobalt to the rapidly growing battery industry."


"At Sherritt, I had the good fortune of being exposed to almost every large undeveloped nickel project in the world," said Mr. Vydra. "I believe Turnagain is uniquely positioned to become the premier ethical source of battery materials. We can compete with HPAL projects of a similar scale, and our project can be built and operated with far less environmental impact. In addition, research we have been supporting at the University of British Columbia indicates that our silicate residue has the ability to sequester CO2 in meaningful amounts. While further research is ongoing, there is a real possibility that Turnagain, once developed, could be a carbon neutral mine. My ambition is to develop this project while adhering to the highest Environmental, Social and Governance ("ESG") standards."


In addition to this new responsibility, Mr. Vydra will remain in his current position as Head of Strategy at Conic Metals Corp. ("Conic"), which holds a 2% NSR royalty on the Turnagain property and is a 7.0% shareholder of the Company.


"Having Martin help to develop the Turnagain project as rapidly as possible is in the best interest of our shareholders," said Justin Cochrane, President & CEO of Conic. "His technical expertise and extensive experience in marketing nickel and cobalt to end users, qualifies him perfectly for this role."


Mr. Vydra is a professional engineer with over 30 years' experience and is widely recognized as an expert in nickel and cobalt extraction, processing and refining including the development and application of hydrometallurgical technologies for the extraction and recovery of valuable metals such as nickel and cobalt. From 2012 until his retirement in 2018, Mr. Vydra held various senior executive positions at Sherritt International Corporation, where he had oversight of Sherritt's base metals operations in Canada and Cuba, marketing of Sherritt's commodity nickel and cobalt, and responsibility for the technologies arm of Sherritt which developed and licensed hydrometallurgical technologies globally.


"I have been getting feedback from the industry that ethical sourcing of materials is becoming of paramount importance to the manufacturers of electric vehicles, particularly in North America and in Europe," said Mr. Vydra. "This is consumer driven. Buyers of electric vehicles are making an environmentally responsible choice. They want to drive a car whose materials were ethically sourced and from environmentally friendly operations. It is consumers that are behind the movement to high ESG standards."


"Turnagain is well positioned to satisfy this demand for ethically sourced material," Mr. Vydra continued. "We have an opportunity to achieve an ESG compliant carbon neutral mine by adopting Climate Smart Mining technologies in all aspects of the planned operations in addition to maximizing the CO2 sequestration properties of our silicate residue. If we are going to mine the nickel and cobalt that power the electric revolution, I feel deeply that we should produce these materials in an environmentally friendly way."


Options granted


Pursuant to its Stock Option Plan, approved by the TSX Venture Exchange, the Company will be granting 400,000 stock options to Mr. Vydra, exercisable at $0.45 per share, expiring November 15, 2024.


Technical information in this news release has been reviewed and approved by Martin Vydra, P.Eng., a Qualified Person under NI 43-101.


On behalf of the Board of Directors,


"Mark Jarvis"

MARK JARVIS, CEO
GIGA METALS CORPORATION
Tel: 604 681 2300


Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.


Forward-Looking Statements


This news release contains forward-looking information which is subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual events or results to differ from those projected in the forward-looking statements. Forward looking statements in this press release include the potential use of Climate Smart Mining technologies in future operations, the potential ability to be able to sequester CO2 in meaningful amounts, that Turnagain could be a carbon neutral mine, and that the Turnagain project could deliver large quantities of nickel and cobalt.


These forward-looking statements are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual events or results to differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking information. Risks that could change or prevent these statements from coming to fruition include that geological interpretations based on drilling may change with more detailed information; the availability of labour, equipment, infrastructure and markets for the products produced; and despite the current expected viability of the project, conditions changing such that the minerals on our property cannot be economically mined, or that the required permits to build and operate the envisaged mine cannot be obtained. The forward-looking information contained herein is given as of the date hereof and the Company assumes no responsibility to update or revise such information to reflect new events or circumstances, except as required by law.


Suite 203 - 700 West Pender St., Vancouver, BC, Canada V6C 1G8
T: 604-681-2300 E: info@gigametals.com W: www.gigametals.com



To view the source version of this press release, please visit https://www.newsfilecorp.com/release/49754

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8020 Admin posted a press release Giga Metals Provides Turnagain Project Update in GIGA METALS CORP

Vancouver, British Columbia--(Newsfile Corp. - October 15, 2019) - Mark Jarvis, CEO of Giga Metals Corp. (TSXV: GIGA) (OTCQB: HNCKF) today provided a corporate update on metallurgical and engineering work focused on Giga's 100% owned Turnagain nickel-cobalt sulphide project located in northern British Columbia, Canada.


"We have recently compiled our extensive historical metallurgical work and are currently conducting a robust variability metallurgical test program using samples from different parts of the deposit collected during the 2018 drill campaign," said Mr. Jarvis. "This information will be incorporated into trade-off studies we are conducting in order to update the December 2011 Preliminary Economic Assessment (PEA), which we expect to deliver in the first quarter of 2020."


Metallurgy


To date, locked-cycle flotation testing has been conducted at two laboratories on eight composites, including several locked-cycle tests at Blue Coast Research in 2018. Seven of the composites yielded high grade nickel concentrates averaging 23% nickel at 52% recovery. The achievement of successful locked-cycle testing on a variety of samples from different parts of the Horsetrail deposit represents a major milestone for the project as these tests provide an important indication of the technical feasibility of the process.


The major focus of the locked-cycle flotation testing has been on composite samples from three horizontal holes drilled through the heart of the key Horsetrail zone, representing the expected production for the first several years of operation. Those tests employing the current standard process generally delivered repeatable results with recoveries in the range of 50-60% and concentrate grades in the range of 18-22% nickel, for samples ground to the target size of 80 µm.


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Additional tests were previously run on four composite samples sourced from elsewhere in the resource. These focused on the production of high-grade nickel concentrates. These yielded excellent concentrate grades, averaging 26% nickel at close to 50% nickel recovery. The nickel grade-recovery results of the locked-cycle tests for the seven composites are shown in the above figure.


The concentrates showed a good purity, with Fe:MgO ratios from the seven composites averaging 6.3 with a range of 4.3 to 10.


The detailed review has revealed opportunities for better understanding of the deposit response through testing a wider variety of metallurgical samples and more focused attention to modification of flotation reagents and operating conditions.


Metallurgical testing continues at Blue Coast Research on samples collected during the 2018 drilling campaign, including flotation testing of 21 metallurgical variability samples. The initial round of amenability tests is complete and continues to confirm trends seen in earlier work, and the test work is now entering an optimization phase. This will be followed by additional locked-cycle testing on key lithotype composites representative of the deposit resources, and production of a bulk composite concentrate which will be available as samples to potential strategic partners.


Lyle Trytten, M.Sc., P.Eng. and Chris Martin, Qualified Persons as defined by NI 43-101, have reviewed and approved the contents of this news release.


Disclaimer for Forward-Looking Information


Certain statements in this news release are forward-looking statements, which reflect the expectations of management regarding the Turnagain Project. Forward-looking statements consist of statements that are not purely historical, including any statements regarding beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions regarding the future. Such statements include, but are not limited to, statements with respect to the future financial or operating performance of the Company and its mineral projects, the estimation of mineral resources, steps to be taken towards commercialization of the resource, the timing and amount of estimated future production and capital, operating and exploration expenditures. Such statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results, performance or developments to differ materially from those contained in the statements. No assurance can be given that any of the events anticipated by the forward-looking statements will occur or, if they do occur, what benefits the Company will obtain from them. These forward-looking statements reflect management's current views and are based on certain expectations, estimates and assumptions which may prove to be incorrect, including that Giga has created confidence levels sufficient in Turnagain to support a Pre-feasibility study and ultimately a Feasibility study, and statements relating to future exploration and development of the Project and mineral resource and mineral reserve estimations relating to the Project. A number of risks and uncertainties could cause our actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements, including: (1) the mineral resource estimates relating to the Project could prove to be inaccurate for any reason whatsoever, (2) Giga is unable to finance the Project, (3) prices for nickel and cobalt or project costs make any commercialization uneconomic, (4) indicated resources may not materialize, (5) permits, environmental opposition, government regulation or any of many other factors may prevent the Company from commercializing the Turnagain, and (6) even if the Project goes into production, there is no assurance that operations will be profitable. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this news release and, except as required by applicable securities laws, the Company assumes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements, or to update the reasons why actual results differed from those projected in the forward-looking statements. Additional information about these and other assumptions, risks and uncertainties are set out in the "Risks and Uncertainties" section in the Company's most recent MD&A filed with Canadian security regulators.


On behalf of the Board of Directors,


"Mark Jarvis"

MARK JARVIS, President
GIGA METALS CORPORATION
Tel: 604 681 2300


Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.


Suite 203 - 700 West Pender St., Vancouver, BC, Canada V6C 1G8
T: 604-681-2300 E: info@gigametals.com W: www.gigametals.com



To view the source version of this press release, please visit https://www.newsfilecorp.com/release/48768

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