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2013 News

June 10, 2013 - Nevada Copper Corp. (TSX: NCU) ("Nevada Copper" or "Company") is very pleased to announce that it has received its Reclamation Permit for its 100% owned Pumpkin Hollow Property located near Yerington, Nevada.

Status of State Permits
On June 7, 2013, the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection ("NDEP") issued the reclamation permit for the Stage 1 underground project. This is one of the key permits for the project that establishes decommissioning, closure and reclamation conditions and financial assurance for the construction of an underground mining operation at the Pumpkin Hollow Project. During the 30 day public comment period no comment letters were received.

The Notice of Final Decision can be found at http://ndep.nv.gov/admin/public.htm#mining

The three other key permits, Water Pollution Control, Air Quality and The Lyon County Special Use permit, are advancing as expected.

Giulio Bonifacio, President & CEO stated: "Nevada Copper continues to meet permit targets to develop the underground stage of the Pumpkin Hollow Project. Detailed engineering is underway and receipt of permits will allow us to commence construction of an underground mining operation as soon as engineering and construction contracts are completed.

Land Transfer
Nevada Copper continues to work the Nevada Congressional delegation, Lyon County and the City of Yerington on the Lyon County Economic Development and Conservation Act ("Lyon County Bill"), House Bill H.R. 696 and Senate Bill S. 159. On May 28, 2013, Senator Reid stated in an interview on Nevada Newsmakers that he expected the bill to pass by September 2013. He noted that "every person that's a member of the Nevada delegation wants this legislation done and done quickly. It's a good thing. I'm totally satisfied with it. I will do everything I can. I've spoken to the Chairman of the Committee, Ron Wyden, and he is going to do everything he can to get this out."

For additional information about Nevada Copper please visit our website at www.nevadacopper.com.

NEVADA COPPER CORP.

Giulio T. Bonifacio, President & CEO

Cautionary Language

This news release includes certain statements and information that may contain forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities laws. All statements in this news release, other than statements of historical facts, including the likelihood of commercial mining, securing as strategic partner, expanding the mineral resources and reserves and possible future financings are forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements and forward-looking information specifically include, but are not limited to, statements concerning: Nevada Copper Corp. (the "Company") plans at the Pumpkin Hollow Project; the timing of granting of key permits; from the Feasibility Study: the estimated metal production and the timing thereof; capital and operating costs, future metal prices and cash flow estimates derived from the foregoing.

Forward-looking statements or information relate to future events and future performance and include statements regarding the expectations and beliefs of management and include, but are not limited to, statements with respect to the estimation of mineral resources and reserves, the realization of mineral resources and reserve estimates, the timing and amount of estimated future production, capital costs, costs of production, capital expenditures, success of mining operations, environmental risks and other mining related matters. Often, but not always, forward-looking statements and forward-looking information can be identified by the use of words such as "plans", "expects", "potential", "is expected", "anticipated", "is targeted", "budget", "scheduled", "estimates", "forecasts", "intends", "anticipates", or "believes" or the negatives thereof or variations of such words and phrases or statements that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "would", "might" or "will" be taken, occur or be achieved. Forward-looking statements or information include, but are not limited to, statements or information with respect to known or unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual industry results, to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements or information.

Forward-looking statements or information are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties which could cause actual events or results to differ from those reflected in the forward-looking statements or information, including, without limitation, risks and uncertainties relating to: history of losses; requirements for additional capital; dilution; loss of its material properties; interest rates increase; global economy; no history of production; future metals price fluctuations, speculative nature of exploration activities; periodic interruptions to exploration, development and mining activities; environmental hazards and liability; industrial accidents; failure of processing and mining equipment to perform as expected; labor disputes; supply problems; uncertainty of production and cost estimates; the interpretation of drill results and the estimation of mineral resources and reserves; changes in project parameters as plans continue to be refined; possible variations in ore reserves, grade of mineralization or recovery rates may differ from what is indicated and the difference may be material; legal and regulatory proceedings and community actions; accidents, title matters; regulatory restrictions; permitting and licensing; volatility of the market price of Common Shares; insurance; competition; hedging activities; currency fluctuations; loss of key employees; other risks of the mining industry as well as those factors discussed in the section entitled "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Information Form dated September 26, 2012. Should one or more of these risks and uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described in forward-looking statements or information. The Company disclaims any intent or obligation to update forward-looking statements or information except as required by law, and you are referred to the full discussion of the Company's business contained in the Company's reports filed with the securities regulatory authorities in Canada. Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially, there may be other factors that could cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. For more information on Nevada Copper and the risks and challenges of its business, investors should review Nevada Copper's annual filings that are available at www.sedar.com.

The Company provides no assurance that forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements.

For further information call:
Eugene Toffolo
VP, Investor Relations & Communications
Phone: 604-683-8266
Toll free: 1-877-648-8266
Email: etoffolo@nevadacopper.com

Robert McKnight, P.Eng., MBA
Executive Vice President & CFO
Phone 604-683-1309
Email: bmcknight@nevadacopper.com

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