First Vanadium Appoints Carlin Gold Specialist and Former Newmont Exploration Manager, Dave Mathewson to Advisory Board

First Vanadium Corp. (TSXV: FVAN) (OTCQX: FVANF) (FSE: 1PY) (“First Vanadium” or the “Company”) continues to seek high calibre people to augment its team to advance the Carlin Vanadium Project, located six miles south of Carlin, Nevada. We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dave Mathewson to our Advisory Board. Recently Mr. Mathewson was engaged to assess the gold potential on the Company’s Carlin Vanadium Project, as it is strategically located within the prolific Carlin Gold Trend of Nevada. The Company announced his findings (see news release dated November 12, 2019) of an interpreted Carlin-style high-grade gold target at depth on the Company’s property. The quality and significance of this exciting gold target has compelled Mr. Mathewson to join the Company’s Board of Advisors and assist in the ongoing advancement of this substantial exploration opportunity.

Paul Cowley, President & CEO, stated, “I am pleased to welcome Dave Mathewson to the Advisory Board, where we will benefit from his 35 years of conducting and managing gold exploration in Nevada. Mr. Mathewson’s interest and decision to join our Advisory Board is a strong endorsement on the quality and significance of the gold target. The Company will explore options to advance evaluation of the gold target with his guidance. I would also like to reiterate our primary focus on the vanadium resource on the property which is being advanced to a Preliminary Economic Assessment (PEA) conducted by Wood Canada Limited, with completion forecast for Q1 2020.”

Mr. Mathewson is a renowned Carlin Gold Trend specialist and former Newmont Mining Corporation Regional Exploration Manager. Mr. Mathewson was instrumental in several significant gold discoveries in the Rain and Railroad Mining Districts in the southern portion of the Carlin Gold Trend, where the Carlin Vanadium Project is located. During the 1990’s while at Newmont, Mr. Mathewson led the team which discovered the Tess, Northwest Rain, Saddle, and South Emigrant gold deposits in the Rain District, which total over 4 million ounces of gold. In 2009, he was a founder of Gold Standard Ventures Corp. and served as its Vice President of Exploration until 2015. During this period, his exploration team discovered the North Bullion gold, Bald Mountain gold and copper, and Sylvania silver and copper deposits, as well as acquired the Pinion gold deposit, all in the Railroad District.

The Carlin Vanadium Project is strategically located within the world-class Carlin Gold Trend of Nevada, thus benefitting from the Trend’s well-established mining infrastructure. The project is within 6 miles of highways, railhead and power.

About First Vanadium Corp.

First Vanadium has an option to earn a 100% interest in the Carlin Vanadium Project, located in Elko County, 6 miles south from the town of Carlin, Nevada and Highway I-80. The Carlin Vanadium Project hosts the Carlin Vanadium deposit, which is flat to shallow dipping and at shallow depths with strike length of approximately 1,800 metres, width averaging 600 metres and thickness ranging from 15 metres to 50 metres.