Vancouver, British Columbia — DESERT MOUNTAIN ENERGY CORP. (the “Company”) (TSX.V: DME, U.S. OTC: DMEHF, Frankfurt: QM01) is pleased to announce that it has encountered gas in multiple zones in its second wildcat exploratory well in Arizona’s Holbrook Basin.  DME Well No. State 16-1 (API No. 02-017-20131) encountered gas in four different zones aggregating approximately 194 ft. in width with excellent porosities.  The well was spudded on July 8 and was drilled to a total depth of 2,866 ft. Production casing has now been set to 2,841ft. and cemented.

Significant gas flows were encountered both during drilling and casing setting operations.  The helium content and composition of the gaseous mixture in the well remains unknown at this time, pending final well completion operations.  Complete laboratory gas analysis for helium and other gases will be undertaken at that time, together with studies of estimated flow production levels.

According to Robert Rohlfing, Executive V.P of Exploration and Head of Technical Operations for the Company, “Once again, it is very encouraging to have encountered a high number of controlled gas flows during our drilling and casing setting operations. I remind everyone, the presence and amount of helium in the gaseous mixture has not yet been determined.  We performed basic tests for the detection of gases which might be detrimental to the cement job, and no trace elemental Sulphur was found.   Going forward, our team will be reviewing all of the geophysical data from our first two wells and making strategic recommendations based on that data.”

The Company anticipates that well completion and testing procedures will be undertaken on both of the two initial wells in the near future, with results available as soon as practicable.

About Desert Mountain Energy
The Company is an exploratory resource company engaged in exploration and development of helium, oil & gas and mineral properties in the Southwestern United States. Until September 5, 2018, the Company also owned the Yellowjacket Gold Project in Atlin, British Columbia, which it had been developing. The Company has its executive offices in Vancouver, Canada. The Company was incorporated under the laws of the Province of British Columbia, on April 30, 2008, and was formerly named African Queen Mines Ltd. It initially received certain southern African assets in a spin off transaction related to the acquisition of Pan African Mining Corp. by Asia Thai Mining Co., Ltd.

On Behalf of the Board of Directors of Desert Mountain Energy Corp.
“Irwin Olian”
Irwin Olian
Chairman & CEO

For more information, contact:
Irwin Olian
President and CEO
E-mail: [email protected]
Tel:  +1-604-788-0300

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