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Arizona Mining Reports Substantial Growth Potential With Significant Stepout of Taylor Deeps Zone; Includes 31 Foot Interval Assaying 27.3% Zinc, 22.4% Lead and 14.9 opt Silver

VANCOUVER, BC–(Marketwired – April 20, 2017) – Arizona Mining Inc. (TSX: AZ) (“Arizona Mining” or the “Company”) announces the results of the first 10 exploration holes of a new drill program targeting the expansion of the Taylor zinc-lead-silver sulfide deposit located on its 100%-owned Hermosa Project in Santa Cruz County, Arizona. Six of the 10 holes were infill holes and 4 were to test for potential mineral extension.

This latest set of results demonstrates the very high potential to expand the Taylor Deeps zone, including at shallower depths up dip to the northeast. As a result of these new intersections and discussions with advisors and lead shareholders, the Company will focus the balance of the 2017 exploration drill program on the Taylor Deeps zone and definition drilling of the shallow, high-grade, Trench vein systems in the overlying volcanic units. The Company believes there is significant potential to increase the size of the resource and intends to produce an updated resource and feasibility study by year end. Permitting work on the Trench property will also advance as this will be relatively low cost and will add significant shareholder value to the project.

COO Don Taylor commented: “Most exciting within these drill results are the intercepts in HDS-435, HDS-394 and HDS-395, which, combined with earlier drilling, indicate just how extensive the Taylor Deeps Sulfide zone is and demonstrate the significant potential to grow this important zone. To date, we have focused on the Taylor Sulfide zone for mine planning purposes but have recognized the potential of both the Taylor Deeps Zone and the Trench Vein System which occur throughout the geologic column. Now that the preliminary economic assessment is complete we will turn our attention to these zones to determine their size and extent as we recognize both of these zones have the potential to significantly enhance the Hermosa story. In light of this, we will be expanding the number of drills from the current 6 to accelerate the drilling.”

HDS-435 is an angled hole (-82 degrees) drilled to explore for potential mineral extensions east of the previously reported resource area (See Figure 1 and Figure 2). HDS-435 intersected a very robust mineralized sulfide interval in the Taylor Deeps zone and extends the zone approximately 1,500 feet to the east. The mineralization in HDS-435 is one of the best intersections to date in the Taylor Deeps zone with respect to thickness and lead/zinc/silver grades. The mineralization included:

  • 61 feet assaying 16.47% zinc, 13.81% lead and 9.84 ounces per ton (“opt”) silver
    • Including a 31 foot zone which assayed 27.25% zinc, 22.36% lead and 14.85 opt silver

HDS-431 is an angled hole (-82 degrees) drilled to infill an area of the previously reported mineral resource. The drill hole encountered three mineralized veins in the volcanics and two mineralized veins in the carbonates. In addition HDS-431 intersected six mineralized horizons in the Taylor Sulfide zone and mineralization in the Taylor Deeps Sulfide Zone. When added together the Taylor Sulfide zone intervals have a cumulative thickness of 333.5 feet (refer to Table I). Most notable among the mineralized horizons includes:

  • 21 feet assaying 8.33% zinc, 6.08% lead and 4.06 opt silver (Trench Vein System)
  • 113.5 feet assaying 7.92% zinc, 11.41% lead and 3.34 opt silver (Taylor Sulfide zone)
    • Including a 43 foot zone which assayed 19.70% zinc, 24.60% lead and 7.05 opt silver

HDS-430 is a vertical infill drill hole that intersected three mineralized horizons in the Taylor Sulfide zone and one vein plus a significant zone of mineralization in the Taylor Deeps Sulfide zone. Most notable among the mineralized horizons is the mineralization in the Taylor Deeps zone which assayed:

  • 82 feet assaying 2.31% zinc, 3.84% lead and 2.53 opt silver
    • Including a 15 foot zone which assayed 8.33% zinc, 12.56% lead and 5.41 opt silver

HDS-425 is a vertical hole drilled to infill a large gap in the previously reported mineral resource and target the Taylor Sulfide Vein System. The drill hole intercepted four veins in the volcanics, one mineralized horizon in the Taylor Sulfide zone and two mineralized horizons in the Taylor Deeps zone. Most notable among the mineralized zones were:

  • 31 feet assaying 6.47% zinc, 6.12% lead and 5.57 opt silver (Trench Vein System)
  • 125 feet assaying 1.74% zinc, 13.99% lead and 8.20 opt silver (Taylor Sulfide zone)
    • Including a 40 foot zone which assayed 0.09% zinc, 36.72% lead and 19.72 opt silver

HDS-395 is a vertical hole located 3,300 feet to the Northwest of the current resource area. The hole was drilled to test the extent of the Taylor Deeps zone. The hole intercepted two veins in the volcanics and one mineralized horizon in the Taylor Deeps zone which demonstrates the strength of the system and the lateral extents of the mineralization in the Taylor Deeps zone. Most notable of the intervals included:

  • 18.5 feet assaying 3.25% zinc, 3.70% lead and 1.61 opt silver (Trench Vein System)
  • 2.5 feet assaying 13.6% zinc, 2.91% lead and 1.92 opt silver (Taylor Deeps zone)

HDS-394 is a vertical hole drilled to test the extent of mineralization west of the previously reported resource area. The hole encountered two veins in the volcanics and two mineralized horizons in the Taylor Deeps zone. The Taylor Deeps intercept extends the mineralization 1,900 feet west of the previously reported resource area. Most notable among the mineralized zones were:

  • 24.5 feet assaying 2.7% zinc, 2.4% lead and 2.34 opt silver (Trench Vein System)
  • 64.5 feet assaying 0.45% zinc, 2.75% lead and 4.88 opt silver (Taylor Deeps zone)

For a full list of the vein, Taylor Sulfide and Taylor Deeps Sulfide mineralized intervals from these holes please refer to Table I below.

Table I. ASSAY SUMMARIES FOR HDS-394, HDS-395, HDS-414, HDS-421, HDS-423,
HDS-424, HDS-425, HDS-430, HDS-431 & HDS-435
                                             
DH_ID   From (feet)   To (feet)   Interval (in feet)   From (meters)   To (meters)   Interval (meters)   Ag opt   Pb%   Zn%   Cu%   Zone
HDS-435   2121   2182   61   646.4   665.0   18.6   9.84   13.81   16.47   0.03   TDS
Including   2121   2152   31   646.4   655.9   9.4   14.85   22.36   27.25   0.04   TDS
                                             
HDS-431   1237   1258   21   377.0   383.4   6.4   4.06   6.08   8.33   0.08   Vein
HDS-431   1892   1902   10   576.7   579.7   3.0   5.25   1.25   2.15   0.24   TS
HDS-431   1987   1992   5   605.6   607.1   1.5   13.88   0.37   1.35   0.30   Vein
HDS-431   2105.5   2185   79.5   641.7   666.0   24.2   1.26   1.34   2.15   0.09   TS
HDS-431   2245   2270   25   684.2   691.9   7.6   0.47   1.23   1.15   0.05   TS
HDS-431   2488   2490.5   2.5   758.3   759.1   0.8   25.61   27.17   4.13   0.95   Vein
HDS-431   2559   2672.5   113.5   779.9   814.5   34.6   3.34   11.41   7.92   0.06   TS
Including   2559   2602   43   779.9   793.1   13.1   7.05   24.60   19.70   0.14   TS
HDS-431   2702   2760   58   823.5   841.2   17.7   1.19   3.95   4.07   0.01   TS
HDS-431   2859.5   2907   47.5   871.5   886.0   14.5   0.46   1.42   1.16   0.01   TS
HDS-431   3133   3137.5   4.5   954.9   956.3   1.4   5.37   7.15   6.13   0.33   Vein
HDS-431   3179.5   3182   2.5   969.1   969.8   0.8   8.14   23.07   0.57   0.42   Vein
HDS-431   3274   3297   23   997.9   1004.9   7.0   3.11   8.10   3.62   0.52   TDS
                                             
HDS-430   1725   1752   27   525.8   534.0   8.2   1.33   3.21   2.70   0.10   TS
HDS-430   1789   1795   6   545.3   547.1   1.8   1.53   3.71   10.40   0.14   Vein
HDS-430   2497   2517   20   761.0   767.1   6.1   1.33   3.87   4.26   0.06   TS
HDS-430   2625   2743   118   800.1   836.0   36.0   0.40   1.15   1.39   0.01   TS
HDS-430   3002   3084   82   915.0   940.0   25.0   2.53   3.84   2.31   0.15   TDS
Including   3032   3047   15   924.1   928.7   4.6   5.41   12.56   8.33   0.48   TDS
                                             
HDS-425   1755   1761   6   534.9   536.7   1.8   4.23   1.06   1.48   0.28   Vein
HDS-425   2037   2060   23   620.8   627.9   7.0   1.44   2.71   2.91   0.08   Vein
HDS-425   2242   2273   31   683.3   692.8   9.4   5.57   6.12   6.47   0.22   Vein
HDS-425   2295   2420   125   699.5   737.6   38.1   8.20   13.99   1.74   0.12   TS
Including   2351   2391   40   716.5   728.7   12.2   19.72   36.72   0.09   0.05   TS
HDS-425   2459   2487   28   749.5   758.0   8.5   1.54   0.96   1.38   0.08   Vein
HDS-425   3287   3327   40   1001.8   1014.0   12.2   2.73   4.38   1.41   0.10   TDS
HDS-425   3357   3374   17   1023.2   1028.3   5.2   2.57   6.81   4.72   0.12   TDS
                                             
HDS-424   2184.5   2211   26.5   665.8   673.9   8.1   1.06   2.67   4.23   0.09   Vein
HDS-424   2242   2248   6   683.3   685.2   1.8   6.45   10.85   9.42   0.87   Vein
HDS-424   3543   3545.5   2.5   1079.9   1080.6   0.8   3.91   8.08   1.64   0.28   Vein
HDS-424   3568.5   3571   2.5   1087.6   1088.4   0.8   3.47   10.65   0.24   0.17   Vein
HDS-424   3653   3681   28   1113.4   1121.9   8.5   3.11   6.96   2.34   0.14   TDS
HDS-424   3726   3796   70   1135.6   1157.0   21.3   0.40   1.21   1.05   0.10   TDS
HDS-424   3821   3876   55   1164.6   1181.3   16.8   0.85   2.21   2.48   0.42   TDS
HDS-424   3946   3991   45   1202.7   1216.4   13.7   0.26   1.03   1.23   0.05   TDS
                                             
HDS-423   964   982   18   293.8   299.3   5.5   5.69   1.10   1.22   0.32   Vein
HDS-423   1208   1235   27   368.2   376.4   8.2   2.06   2.12   2.38   0.03   Vein
HDS-423   1867   1872   5   569.0   570.6   1.5   3.27   4.46   1.37   0.02   Vein
HDS-423   3865.5   3873.5   8   1178.1   1180.6   2.4   5.03   1.89   1.81   0.43   Vein
HDS-423   4206   4227   21   1281.9   1288.3   6.4   1.38   0.95   0.59   0.03   TDS
HDS-423   4451   4470.5   19.5   1356.6   1362.5   5.9   0.70   0.86   1.49   0.13   TDS
                                             
HDS-421   403   407   4   122.8   124.0   1.2   10.18   2.43   1.49   0.53   Vein
HDS-421   445.5   448.5   3   135.8   136.7   0.9   4.00   5.47   0.55   0.11   Vein
HDS-421   1347   1404.5   57.5   410.5   428.1   17.5   4.78   10.36   18.03   0.25   TS
HDS-421   1954   1993.5   39.5   595.6   607.6   12.0   2.11   4.97   9.24   0.17   TS
HDS-421   2069.5   2091.5   22   630.8   637.5   6.7   0.77   2.23   5.63   0.02   TS
HDS-421   2749.5   2794.5   45   838.0   851.7   13.7   1.05   3.37   3.71   0.02   TS
HDS-421   2887   2912   25   879.9   887.5   7.6   2.34   6.87   4.26   0.01   TS
HDS-421   2937   3019.5   82.5   895.2   920.3   25.1   0.67   1.92   0.96   0.01   TS
HDS-421   3234   3268   34   985.7   996.0   10.4   3.10   2.77   1.60   0.20   Vein
HDS-421   3366   3462   96   1025.9   1055.2   29.3   4.50   5.54   3.88   0.35   TDS
Including   3373   3395   22   1028.0   1034.7   6.7   7.10   16.59   8.81   0.93   TDS
Including   3452.5   3462   9.5   1052.3   1055.2   2.9   26.50   10.12   13.35   1.22   TDS
                                             
HDS-414   370   376   6   112.8   114.6   1.8   3.53   0.20   1.09   0.02   Vein
HDS-414   1393.5   1400   6.5   424.7   426.7   2.0   3.53   4.44   9.77   0.05   Vein
HDS-414   1657   1662   5   505.0   506.6   1.5   2.91   5.04   0.74   0.03   Vein
HDS-414   3811.5   3902   90.5   1161.7   1189.3   27.6   2.74   1.53   0.35   0.07   TDS
                                             
HDS-395   1360   1367   7   414.5   416.6   2.1   4.17   1.23   3.35   0.08   Vein
HDS-395   1472   1490.5   18.5   448.6   454.3   5.6   1.61   3.70   3.25   0.08   Vein
HDS-395   5086.5   5089   2.5   1550.3   1551.1   0.8   1.92   2.91   13.60   0.67   TDS
                                             
HDS-394   3237   3244   7   986.6   988.7   2.1   6.20   0.71   1.08   0.33   Vein
HDS-394   3821.5   3846   24.5   1164.7   1172.2   7.5   2.34   2.40   2.70   0.16   Vein
HDS-394   3920.5   3985   64.5   1194.9   1214.6   19.7   4.88   2.75   0.45   0.02   TDS
HDS-394   4315   4330   15   1315.1   1319.7   4.6   0.54   1.36   1.80   0.02   TDS

Drill intersections with a combined zinc and lead grade of greater than 9% are highlighted. Sulfide drill intervals are down-the-hole drill widths but are considered to be within +5% of true width based on the dip of the mineralized stratigraphy at 20-25 degrees. The exception to this are the intervals noted as veins. It is not possible to determine the true width of the veins based on the drill density and no representation is made here regarding true width of the veins. Zones shown include; Taylor Sulfide Zone (TS); Taylor Deeps Sulfide Zone (TDS) and Mineralized Sulfide Veins (Veins).

Qualified Person

The results of the Arizona Mining Inc. drilling have been reviewed, verified and compiled by Donald R. Taylor, MSc., PG, Chief Operating Officer for Arizona Mining Inc., a qualified person as defined by National Instrument 43-101 (NI 43-101). Mr. Taylor has more than 25 years of mineral exploration and mining experience, and is a Registered Professional Geologist through the SME (registered member #4029597).

Assays and Quality Assurance/Quality Control

To ensure reliable sample results, the Company has a rigorous QA/QC program in place that monitors the chain-of-custody of samples and includes the insertion of blanks, duplicates, and certified reference standards at statistically derived intervals within each batch of samples. Core is photographed and split in half with one-half retained in a secured facility for verification purposes.

Sample preparation (crushing and pulverizing) has been performed at ALS Minerals Laboratories, an ISO/IEC accredited lab located in Tucson, Arizona. ALS Minerals Laboratories prepares a pulp of all samples and sends the pulps to their analytical laboratory in Vancouver, B.C. Canada for analysis. ALS analyzes the pulp sample by ICP following a 4-acid digestion (ME-ICP61 for 33 elements) including Cu (copper), Pb (lead), and Zn (zinc). All samples in which Cu (copper), Pb (lead), or Zn (zinc) are greater than 10,000 ppm are rerun using four acid digestion with an ICP – AES finish (Cu-OG62; Pb-OG62; and Zn-OG62) with the elements reported in percentage (%). Silver values are determined by ICP (ME-ICP61) with all samples with silver values greater than 100 ppm repeated using four acid digestion with an ICP-AES finish (Ag-OG62) calibrated for higher levels of silver contained. Any values over 1,500 ppm Ag trigger a fire assay with gravimetric finish analysis. Gold values are determined by a 30 gm fire assay with an ICP-AES finish (Au-ICP21).

About Arizona Mining

Arizona Mining Inc. (an augustagroup company) is a Canadian mineral exploration and development company focused on the exploration and development of its 100%-owned Hermosa Project located in Santa Cruz County, Arizona. The Taylor Deposit, a zinc-lead-silver carbonate replacement deposit, has a resource of 8.6 million tons in the Measured Mineral Resource category grading 4.2% zinc, 4.0% lead and 1.6 opt silver, or 9.7% ZnEq, plus 63.8 million tons in the Indicated Mineral Resource category grading 4.5% zinc, 4.4% lead and 1.9 opt silver, or 10.6% ZnEq, and 38.6 million tons of Inferred Mineral Resources grading 4.4% zinc, 4.2% lead and 3.1 opt silver or 11.6% ZnEq, all reported in accordance with NI 43-101 guidelines utilizing a 4% ZnEq cutoff grade. The Taylor Deposit remains open to the north, west and south over land controlled by the Company and will be aggressively drilled to test the limits of the resource. The Company’s other project on the Hermosa property is the Central Deposit, a silver-manganese manto oxide project.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Information

Certain information contained in this press release constitutes forward-looking statements. All statements, other than statements of historical facts, are forward looking statements including statements with respect to the Company’s intentions for its Hermosa Project in Arizona, including, without limitation, performing additional drilling, a resource update, permitting and a feasibility study onthe Taylor Deposit. Forward-looking statements are often, but not always, identified by the use of words such as may, will, seek, anticipate, believe, plan, estimate, budget, schedule, forecast, project, expect, intend, or similar expressions.

The forward-looking statements are based on a number of assumptions which, while considered reasonable by Arizona Mining, are subject to risks and uncertainties. In addition to the assumptions herein, these assumptions include the assumptions described in Arizona Mining’s management’s discussion and analysis for the year ended December 31, 2016 (“MD&A”). Arizona Mining cautions readers that forward-looking statements involve and are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from those expressed in or implied by such forward-looking statements and forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future results, performance or achievement. These risks, uncertainties and factors include general business, economic, competitive, political, regulatory and social uncertainties; actual results of exploration activities and economic evaluations; fluctuations in currency exchange rates; changes in project parameters; changes in costs, including labour, infrastructure, operating and production costs; future prices of zinc, lead, silver and other minerals; variations of mineral grade or recovery rates; operating or technical difficulties in connection with exploration, development or mining activities, including the failure of plant, equipment or processes to operate as anticipated; delays in completion of exploration, development or construction activities; changes in government legislation and regulation; the ability to maintain and renew existing licenses and permits or obtain required licenses and permits in a timely manner; the ability to obtain financing on acceptable terms in a timely manner; contests over title to properties; employee relations and shortages of skilled personnel and contractors; the speculative nature of, and the risks involved in, the exploration, development and mining business; and the factors discussed in the section entitled “Risks and Uncertainties” in the MD&A.

Although Arizona Mining has attempted to identify important risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual performance, achievements, actions, events, results or conditions to differ materially from those expressed in or implied by the forward-looking information, there may be other risks, uncertainties and other factors that cause performance, achievements, actions, events, results or conditions to differ from those anticipated, estimated or intended. Unless otherwise indicated, forward-looking statements contained herein are as of the date hereof and Arizona Mining disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or results or otherwise, except as required by applicable law.

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