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Prophecy Outlines Company Objective, Plans Definition Drilling at Pulacayo and Paca
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    Vancouver, British Columbia, September 29, 2016 – Prophecy Development Corp. (“Prophecy” or the “Company”) (TSX:PCY, OTC:PRPCD, Frankfurt:1P2N) is pleased to announce the Company’s priority objective at the Pulacayo silver-zinc-lead district project located in southern Bolivia and close to major silver mining projects operated by Coeur Mining Inc. (San Bartolome), Pan American Silver Corp. (San Vicente) and Sumitomo Corporation (San Cristobal). All necessary permits have been obtained in 2013 to mine up to 560 tonnes of ore per day.

    The objective is twofold:

    1. Study the possibility of commissioning Pulacayo and/or Paca to production at current metal prices, part of which includes definition drilling; and
    2. Apply modern exploration techniques to the Pulacayo district to test mineralization found during reconnaissance exploration.

    In light of this objective, the company is pleased to report the following activities:

    1,500 meter Definition Drilling

    The program, scheduled to commence in third quarter 2016, aims to increase the confidence level and size of certain resource blocks already identified in the respective Pulacayo and Paca resource estimates disclosed according to National Instrument 43-101, Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects (“NI 43-101”)*.

    These resource blocks are characterised by elevated grades and relatively easy access, which make them potentially suitable to be mined first should a decision be made to start mining.

    Paca Deposit

    Target resource block OP1: UTM coordinates N 7,750,560m to 7,750,590m, E 739,790m to 739,850m, horizontal planar near-surface block measuring approximately 60m x 30m x 25m (width, length, thickness) and the block starts approximately 10 meters below the surface.

    Summary of Significant Drill Hole Intervals for OP1:

    Hole ID N
    (m)
    E
    (m)
    Az.
    (o)
    Dip
    (o)
    From
    (m)
    To
    (m)
    Drilled
    Thickness
    (m)
    True
    width
    (m)
    Ag (g/t) Zn
    %
    Pb
    %
    PND 062 7750593 739789 180 -45 10 52 42.0 29.7 405.6 0.10 0.82
    Including 25 52 27 19.1 574.3 0.09 1.15

    Drill holes are planned that will intersect and improve drill density of block OP1.

    Target resource block OP2: UTM coordinates N 7,750,180m to 7,750,220m, E 739,810m to 739,900m, near-surface block measuring approximately 90m x 40m x 35m (width, length, thickness) and the block starts approximately 30 meters below the surface.

    Summary of Significant Drill Hole Intervals for OP2:

    Hole ID N
    (m)
    E
    (m)
    Az.
    (o)
    Dip
    (o)
    From
    (m)
    To
    (m)
    Drilled
    Thickness
    (m)
    True
    width
    (m)
    Ag (g/t) Zn
    %
    Pb
    %
    PND 023 7750120 739869 340 -55 125 171 46.0 37.7 323.6 1.37 1.59
    Including 125 152 27.0 22.2 481.4 0.64 1.88
    PND 093 7750244 739843 180 -45 107 141 34.0 22.1 323.5 1.71 1.31
    Including 116 126 10.0 4.5 630.6 1.39 1.71

    Drill holes are planned that will intersect and improve drill density of block OP2 Target resource block OP3: UTM coordinates N 7,750,190m to 7,750,220m, E 739,910m to 739,950m , near-surface block measuring approximately 40m x 30m x 30m (width, length, thickness) and the block starts approximately 20 meters below surface.

    Summary of Significant Drill Hole Intervals for OP3:

    Hole ID N
    (m)
    E
    (m)
    Az.
    (o)
    Dip
    (o)
    From
    (m)
    To
    (m)
    Drilled
    Thickness
    (m)
    True
    width
    (m)
    Ag (g/t) Zn
    %
    Pb
    %
    PND 092 7750236 739937 180 -45 27 59 32.0 22.6 321.8 0.25 0.83
    Including 42 51 9.0 6.4 646.3 0.08 0.72

    Drill holes are planned that will intersect and improve drill density of block OP3.

    Target resource block OP4: UTM coordinates N 7,750,720m to 7,750,780m, E 739,990m to 740,010m , near-surface block measuring approximately 20m x 60m x 10m (width, length, thickness) and the block starts approximately 5 meters below surface.

    Summary of Significant Drill Hole Intervals for OP4:

    Hole ID N
    (m)
    E
    (m)
    Az.
    (o)
    Dip
    (o)
    From
    (m)
    To
    (m)
    Drilled
    Thickness
    (m)
    True
    width
    (m)
    Ag (g/t) Zn
    %
    Pb
    %
    PND 029 7750752 740007 145 -45 12 22.25 10.3 7.3 436.1 0.03 0.04
    Including 12 16 4.0 2.8 1,029.0 0.02 0.06

    Drill holes are planned that will intersect and improve drill density of block OP4.

    Pulacayo Deposit

    Target resource block UG1: UTM coordinates N 7,744,590m to 7,744,650m, E 740,060m to 740,110m, underground block starts 50 meters beneath the San Leon tunnel level, approximately 500 meters east from the central shaft, measuring approximately 50m x 60m x 85m (width, height, thickness).

    Summary of Significant Drill Hole Intervals for UG1:

    Hole ID N
    (m)
    E
    (m)
    Az.
    (o)
    Dip
    (o)
    From
    (m)
    To
    (m)
    Drilled
    Thickness
    (m)
    True
    width
    (m)
    Ag (g/t) Zn
    %
    Pb
    %
    PUD 109 7744436 740095 0 -45 243 310 67.0 49.8 413.4 2 1.21
    Including 282 307 25.0 18.6 1,030.9 1.67 2.02
    PUD 069 7744436 740094 0 -50 276 306 30.0 20.5 413.9 3.59 1.2
    PUD 045 7744436 740095 0 -53 277 315 38.0 23.9 402.9 3.58 0.86
    Including 283 292 9.0 5.7 647.0 6.77 1.26

    Drill holes are planned that will intersect and improve drill density of block UG1.

    Target resource block UG2: UTM coordinates N 7,744,610m to 7,744,650m, E 740,350m to 740,400m, underground block starts 90 meters beneath the San Leon tunnel level, approximately 125 meters east from the central shaft, measuring approximately 50m x 40m x 30m (width, height, thickness).

    Summary of Significant Drill Hole Intervals for UG2:

    Hole ID N
    (m)
    E
    (m)
    Az.
    (o)
    Dip
    (o)
    From
    (m)
    To
    (m)
    Drilled
    Thickness
    (m)
    True
    width
    (m)
    Ag (g/t) Zn
    %
    Pb
    %
    PUD 118 7744489 740406 345 -32 158 190.6 32.6 27.6 445.4 1.32 0.82
    Including 174 175 1.0 0.9 10,000.0 15.55 4.55
    PUD 138 7744490 740407 338 -30 142.1 157 14.9 12.3 352.1 2.82 1.29
    Including 156 157 1.0 0.8 2,030.0 5.68 1.06

    Drill holes are planned that will intersect and improve drill density of block UG2.

    Target resource block UG3: UTM coordinates N 7,744,560m to 7,744,620m, E 740190m to 740,260m, underground block starts 90 meters beneath the San Leon tunnel, approximately 350 meters east from the central shaft, measuring approximately 70m x 60m x 15m (width, height, thickness).

    Summary of Significant Drill Hole Intervals for UG3:

    Hole ID N
    (m)
    E
    (m)
    Az.
    (o)
    Dip
    (o)
    From
    (m)
    To
    (m)
    Drilled
    Thickness
    (m)
    True
    width
    (m)
    Ag (g/t) Zn
    %
    Pb
    %
    PUD 051 7744426 740200 0 -57 326 341 15.0 12.6 543.2 1.58 1.35
    PUD 092 7744426 740200 0 -59 285.6 297.7 12.1 10.5 355.4 2.29 0.98
    PUD 046 7744450 740200 0 -56 289 298 9.0 7.5 485.0 2.93 3.17

    Drill holes are planned that will intersect and improve drill density of block UG3.

    The definition drilling program lowers project risk by improving confidence level in the resources and may reassure concentrate off-takers and financiers of the reliability of their internally prepared production and revenue forecasts.

    Proposed drill hole location maps (both plain and cross section for Paca surface drilling and Pulacayo underground drilling) are available at: www.prophecydev.com

    Drill Plan Pulacayo Paca Project

    District-wide Three Dimensional Induced Polarisation Program (3D IP)

    Concurrent with the definition drilling, the Company is initiating a district-wide close-spaced 3D IP geophysical survey program that will use a pole-dipole configuration. Data interpretation will take advantage of the functionality offered by 3D inversion techniques (resistivity and chargeability) that has been successfully used at Pulacayo before. The results are expected in approximately 3 months.

    The 3D IP surveys will be carried out in the high priority areas of Paca North, Pero and Pacamayo where surface mapping and sampling have identified significant surface anomalies.

    Summarized Highlights of Target 3D IP Survey Areas:

    Target
    Area
    Number
    of
    Samples
    Anomalies
    Identified
    Sampling
    Method
    Sampling Program Highlights Surface Area
    of
    Sampling
    Sample Ag (g/t) Zn
    (%)
    Pb (%) Cu
    (%)
    Sb
    (%)
    Paca
    North
    21 Silver,
    Lead
    Chip
    Channel
    Sampling,
    Surface
    PC-002
    PC-011
    226
    833
    0.08
    0.03
    2.16
    0.03


    100m X 30m
    Pero 165 Silver,
    Lead,
    Antimony
    Chip
    Channel
    Sampling,
    Surface
    PR-163
    PR-067
    27
    118
    0.04
    0.08
    3.65
    2.13

    0.65
    0.22
    200m X 100m
    Pacamayo 125 Silver,
    Zinc,
    Lead
    Copper,
    Antimony
    Chip
    Channel
    Sampling,76
    Underground
    Samples,49
    Surface
    Samples
    MPU-77
    MPU-69
    >1500
    >1500
    6.96
    2.4
    17.56
    2.29
    3.10
    1.97
    2.49
    1.79
    150m X 10m
    Underground,
    200m X 200m
    Surface

    Descriptive statistics of the samples submitted to the laboratory:

    Paca North Ag g/t Zn % Pb % Cu % Sb % Ag eq.
    g/t
    Sb eq.
    %
    Number of samples submitted to the lab 14
    Mean 203.3 0.05 0.86 234.6
    Max 833 0.10 2.22 835.3
    Min 45.8 0.02 0.03 53.5
    Pero Ag g/t Zn % Pb % Cu % Sb % Ag eq.
    g/t
    Sb eq.
    %
    Number of samples submitted to the lab 25
    Mean 26.3 1.23 0.01 0.26 106.5 0.76
    Max 118.0 4.32 0.08 0.65 251.0 1.79
    Min 4.5 0.28 0 0.01 41.9 0.30
    Pacamayo Ag g/t Zn % Pb % Cu % Sb % Ag eq.
    g/t
    Sb eq.
    %
    Number of samples submitted to the lab 9
    Mean 678.5 1.40 2.39 1.16 1.12 1083.6
    Max 1501.0 6.96 17.56 3.10 2.49 3014.7
    Min 18.2 0.02 0.01 0.01 0.01 31.1

    Many areas of the Pulacayo project are now found to contain important concentrations of silver, zinc, lead, gold, copper, antimony and indium at surface outcrops.

    Planned IP Program Details

    Exploration Area Total Length
    (km)
    Number of IP
    Lines
    Line
    Spacing
    (m)
    Paca North 7 7 100
    Pero 7 7 100
    Pacamayo 6 6 100

    A wide-spaced IP program was performed at Pulacayo by Apogee Minerals Ltd. in 2008. Twelve lines were laid out at a 400 meter interval (total 29km) in the Paca, Pero, and Pacamayo areas located in the north and east of the Tajo vein system found in the Pulacayo district.

    A detailed presentation about the exploration and maps showing prior sample location and assay results and proposed IP line locations are available on Prophecy’s website.

    Pulacayo Project IP Program

    The results from the detailed 3D IP surveys, the assay results of recent surface and underground sampling, and the prior IP results will be used to identify the most prospective drilling targets. The objective of the 3D IP surveys followed by drilling is to assess the potential of the Pulacayo district for near-surface mineralization.

    Update on Other Work

    As reported in the news release dated June 16, 2016, Prophecy continued its discussions with concentrate off-takers based on the results of the 2013 Pulacayo trial mining and has received updated concentrate off-take term sheets, possibly reflecting the potential tightening of future zinc-silver and lead-silver concentrate supplies. Some off-takers have prepared their own production and revenue forecasts related to the Pulacayo project based on geological, technical and economic information provided by Prophecy. Prophecy has also received an improved term sheet from a custom milling and processing facility in Potosi, approximately 180km from the Pulacayo project and that is connected by a recently paved highway which is in excellent condition.

    The Company continues its study of optimal mining production and processing scenarios and intends to announce a production decision at the conclusion of the study in conjunction with a financing plan should a positive production decision be reached. A positive production decision would not be based on a feasibility study of mineral reserves demonstrating economic and technical viability so would carry increased uncertainty and the risk of failure as to the mining method and profitability.

    Qualified Persons
    The technical content of this news release and the presentation and maps referred to in this news release were reviewed and approved by Christopher M. Kravits, CPG, LPG, who is a Qualified Person within the meaning of NI 43-101. Mr. Kravits is a consultant to the Company and serves as its Qualified Person and General Mining Manager.

    *Paca Mineral Resource Statement – Effective September 9, 2015
    Ag Eq. Cut-Off (g/t) Category Tonnes** Ag (g/t) Pb (%) Zn (%) Ag Eq. (g/t)
    200 Inferred 2,540,000 256 1.10 1.03 342
    300*** Inferred 1,260,000 363 0.98 1.02 444
    400 Inferred 650,000 462 0.90 1.00 538
    500 Inferred 330,000 558 0.79 1.04 631

    **Tonnes are rounded to nearest 10,000
    ***Base case resources are those reported at the 300 g/t Ag Eq. cut-off

    Inferred resources do not have demonstrated economic viability, are speculative, and are not to be relied upon.

    The mineral resource estimate was prepared by Mercator Geological Services Limited (“Mercator”) under the supervision of Michael Cullen, P.Geo., who is an independent Qualified Person as set out in NI 43-101. The Paca mineralization starts from surface, with approximately 95% of the resource existing at the cut-off value of 300 g/t Ag Eq. occurring within 100 metres of surface (refer to the Company’s news release dated September 21, 2015).

    *Pulacayo Mineral Resource Statement – Effective June 16, 2015
    Ag Eq. Cut-Off (g/t) Category Tonnes** Ag (g/t) Pb (%) Zn (%) Ag Eq. (g/t)
    400 Indicated 2,080,000 455 2.18 3.19 594
    Inferred 480,000 406 2.08 3.93 572
    500*** Indicated 1,270,000 530 2.51 3.63 688
    Inferred 350,000 419 2.47 4.58 620
    600 Indicated 750,000 608 2.91 4.02 785
    Inferred 170,000 394 3.49 6.75 710

    **Tonnes are rounded to the nearest 10,000
    ***Base case resources are those reported at the 500 g/t Ag Eq. cut-off

    The mineral resource estimate was prepared by Mercator under the supervision of Michael Cullen, P.Geo., who is an independent Qualified Person as set out in NI 43-101. (refer to the Company’s news release dated June 18, 2015).

    About Prophecy

    Prophecy Development Corp. is a Canadian public company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange that is engaged in developing mining and energy projects in Mongolia, Bolivia and Canada. Further information on Prophecy can be found at www.prophecydev.com.

    PROPHECY DEVELOPMENT CORP.
    ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD

    “JOHN LEE”

    Executive Chairman

    For more information about Prophecy, please contact Investor Relations:
    +1.888.513.6286
    ir@prophecydev.com
    www.prophecydev.com

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

    Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
    Certain statements contained in this news release, including statements which may contain words such as “expects”, “anticipates”, “intends”, “plans”, “believes”, “estimates”, or similar expressions, and statements related to matters which are not historical facts, are forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable securities laws. Such forward-looking statements, which reflect management’s expectations regarding Prophecy’s future growth, results of operations, performance, business prospects and opportunities, are based on certain factors and assumptions and involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties which may cause the actual results, performance, or achievements to be materially different from future results, performance, or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These estimates and assumptions are inherently subject to significant business, economic, competitive and other uncertainties and contingencies, many of which, with respect to future events, are subject to change and could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in any forward-looking statements made by Prophecy. In making forward-looking statements as may be included in this news release, Prophecy has made several assumptions that it believes are appropriate, including, but not limited to assumptions that: there being no significant disruptions affecting operations, such as due to labour disruptions; currency exchange rates being approximately consistent with current levels; certain price assumptions for coal, prices for and availability of fuel, parts and equipment and other key supplies remain consistent with current levels; production forecasts meeting expectations; the accuracy of Prophecy’s current mineral resource estimates; labour and materials costs increasing on a basis consistent with Prophecy’s current expectations; and that any additional required financing will be available on reasonable terms. Prophecy cannot assure you that any of these assumptions will prove to be correct.

    Numerous factors could cause Prophecy’s actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements, including the following risks and uncertainties, which are discussed in greater detail under the heading “Risk Factors” in Prophecy’s most recent Management Discussion and Analysis and Annual Information Form as filed on SEDAR and posted on Prophecy’s website: Prophecy’s history of net losses and lack of foreseeable cash flow; exploration, development and production risks, including risks related to the development of Prophecy’s mineral properties; Prophecy not having a history of profitable mineral production; the uncertainty of mineral resource and mineral reserve estimates; the capital and operating costs required to bring Prophecy’s projects into production and the resulting economic returns from its projects; foreign operations and political conditions, including the legal and political risks of operating in Bolivia, which is a developing jurisdiction; amendments to local Bolivian laws which may have an adverse impact on the Company’s operations; title to Prophecy’s mineral properties; environmental risks; the competitive nature of the mining business; lack of infrastructure; Prophecy’s reliance on key personnel; uninsured risks; commodity price fluctuations; reliance on contractors; Prophecy’s need for substantial additional funding and the risk of not securing such funding on reasonable terms or at all; foreign exchange risks; anti-corruption legislation; recent global financial conditions; the payment of dividends; and conflicts of interest.

    These factors should be considered carefully, and readers should not place undue reliance on Prophecy’s forward-looking statements. Prophecy believes that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements contained in this news release and the documents incorporated by reference herein are reasonable, but no assurance can be given that these expectations will prove to be correct. In addition, although Prophecy has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual actions, events or results to differ materially from those described in forward-looking statements, there may be other factors that cause actions, events or results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. Prophecy undertakes no obligation to release publicly any future revisions to forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this news or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events, except as expressly required by law.

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