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Freegold Intersects 1.36 g/t Au over 408.5 m including 85.3m grading 3.47 g/t Au at Golden Summit

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Freegold Intersects 1.36 g/t Au over 408.5 m including 85.3m grading 3.47 g/t Au at Golden Summit

 

 

 

 

 

Freegold Ventures Limited (TSX: FVL) (OTCQX: FGOVF) is pleased to announce results from an additional six holes (3,559m) as part of the ongoing program designed to expand, upgrade and increase the overall resource grade at the Golden Summit Project.  The highway-accessible Golden Summit project is located approximately 32 km northeast of Fairbanks, Alaska. The remaining results from the 2021 program are expected over the coming weeks.

 

The primary goal of these programs is to increase the current resource grade and size and define the limits of the mineralized corridor through systematic drilling.  Four drill rigs have been operating since mid-February.

 

Zone Hole Number Depth (m) Dip Azimuth From (m) To (m) Interval (m) Au g/t
Dolphin GS2165 697.1 -70 360 137.2 697.1 559.9 1.22
including 216.4 217.3 0.9 12.7
including 225.6 227.7 2.1 14.95
including 288.6 697.1 408.5 1.36
including 331.3 333.5 2.2 10.15
including 532.5 697.1 164.6 2.1
including 532.5 617.8 85.3 3.47
including 544.7 547.8 3.1 28.1
including 614.8 617.8 3 35.8
GS2119 572.1 -70 360 227.7 572.1 344.4 0.63
including 395.3 553.1 157.8 0.81
including 395.3 428.9 33.6 1.45
Cleary GS2134 669.3 -70 360 577.9 649.8 71.9 0.85
GS2138 493.2 -70 360 407.8 461.8 54 0.64
GS2152 644.7 -70 360 223.4 644.7 421.3 0.58
including 428.9 462.4 33.5 1.1
including 575.2 617.8 42.6 1.24
GS2156 482.6 -70 360 188.1 190.2 2.1 15.45
440.4 470.3 29.9 0.81

 

The width refers to drill hole intercepts; true width cannot be determined due to the uncertain geometry of mineralization.

 

Gold mineralization in the Dolphin/Cleary area is hosted within a broad structural corridor of gold mineralization that is hosted in the Dolphin stock, a multiphase intrusive complex, and metasedimentary rocks comprised of various schists. Drilling and historical shallow underground mining has intersected this gold mineralization that extends from surface to depths of over 1,000 m from the Dolphin stock in the west to the Cleary Hill mine workings in the east, a distance of over 1.5km. Gold mineralization is hosted within high-grade quartz veins and silicified zones that occur within a broader lower-grade envelope of quartz stockwork mineralization. Freegold’s drill programs continue to successfully delineate these higher-grade veins and the encompassing lower-grade stockwork mineralization to depths well below the depths of the previous drilling and well outside of the current pit constrained gold resource.

 

Dolphin Zone – All holes reported are drilled to the north.

 

GS2165

 

Collared in the immediate footwall of the Dolphin intrusive and remained predominantly in schist until the end of the hole at 697.1m. The hole lies within the western portion of the Dolphin, intrusive again within the Tolovana Vein Zone area, and demonstrates a thicker zone of higher than existing resource grade mineralization that remains open to depth and to the south. Additional holes will be planned to follow on GS2165, which is one of the broadest and most consistently mineralized holes at Golden Summit to date. Consistent mineralization was encountered from the 137m to the bottom of the hole at 697.1m and averaged 1.22 g/t Au over 559.9m, including 85.3m grading 3.47 g/t Au.

 

GS2119

 

Collared approximately 150m to the north of GS2165. Hole GS2119 returned a broad zone of 157.8 m of 0.81g/t Au within the interpreted mineralized zone and well below the previous drilling in the area.

 

Cleary Zone – All holes reported are drilled to the north.

 

Holes GS2134 and G2138 are some of the southernmost holes drilled on the eastern portion of the Cleary Vein System to date and in an area where there appears to be significant faulting.  Both holes encountered broad zones of better than resource grade mineralization well below the depth of the previous drilling.  The mineralization remains open to the south, and additional holes will be targeted to further define the extent of the Cleary Vein system down dip.   GS2134 intersected 71.9m grading 0.85 g/t Au and ended in mineralization. A significant fault has been interpreted between GS2134 and GS2138, which appears to have offset the mineralization at depth.

 

GS2152 and GS2156 are some of the easternmost deep holes drilled in the Cleary Area.  GS2152 returned a broad zone of 421.3m grading 0.58 g/t Au including 42.6 metres of 1.24 g/t Au near the bottom of the hole.

 

Drill Plan Map and Cross Section:

 

https://freegoldventures.com/site/assets/files/2280/drillplanmap_05262022.pdf

 

https://freegoldventures.com/site/assets/files/2280/s478900e_05262022.pdf

 

Golden Summit was the subject of an intensive drill campaign between January 2011 and August 2013. 36,159 metres were drilled, and three NI 43-101 compliant resource updates were completed. In January 2016, a preliminary economic assessment (PEA) was produced by TetraTech (Press release – January 26th, 2016).

 

Drill cores were cut in half using a diamond saw, with one-half placed in sealed bags for preparation and subsequent geochemical analysis by ALS Chemex. All assays were performed by ALS Global Ltd., with sample preparation carried out at the ALS facility in Fairbanks, Alaska, with subsequent studies conducted primarily using its Vancouver and Reno laboratories. A sample quality control/quality assurance program was implemented.

 

Core samples were prepared using the PREP-31BY package in ALS’s Fairbanks facility. Each core sample is crushed to better than 70 % passing a 2 mm (Tyler 9 mesh, US Std. No.10) screen. A split of 1kg is taken and pulverized to better than 85 % passing a 75-micron (Tyler 200 mesh, US Std. No. 200) screen; a portion of this pulverized split is digested by Four Acid and analyzed via ICP-AES (method code ME-ICP61). Fire Assay analyzes all samples with an AAS finish, method code Au-AA23 (30g sample size) and over 10 g/t are automatically assayed using a FA Grav method, Au-GRAV21. Additional Au screening is performed using ALS’s Au-SCR24 method; select samples are dry screened to 100 microns. A duplicate 50g fire assay is conducted on the little fraction, as well as an essay on the entire oversize fraction. Total Au content, individual assays, and weight fractions are reported. All analytical and assay procedures are conducted in ALS’s North Vancouver and Reno facilities. A QA/QC program included laboratory and field standards inserted every ten samples. Blanks are inserted at the start of the submittal, and at least one blank every 25 standards with additional blanks inserted following samples of visible gold.

 

Freegold continues to operate a full-service camp at Golden Summit with COVID-19 protocols in place.

 

The Qualified Person for this release is Alvin Jackson, PGeo – Vice President of Exploration and Development for Freegold.

 

About Freegold Ventures Limited

 

Freegold is a TSX-listed company focused on exploration in Alaska and holds through leases the Golden Summit Gold Project near Fairbanks as well as the Shorty Creek Copper-Gold Project near Livengood.

 

Posted May 26, 2022

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