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• GS2228


2.56 g/t Au over 44m
1.23 g/t Au over 104.2m

• GS2230 1.58 g/t Au over 128.1m
• GS2163 2.29 g/t Au over 31m
1.0 g/t Au over 91m
• GS2229 1.25 g/t Au over 90m


Freegold Ventures Limited (TSX: FVL) (OTCQX: FGOVF) is pleased to report results from an additional eleven holes (9,042.1m) from its drill program designed to expand, upgrade and increase the overall resource grade at the Golden Summit Project through systematic drilling. Results continue to demonstrate a robust mineralized system at Golden Summit.


The past two years have seen the most concerted exploration effort Golden Summit ever undertaken on the project with the drilling of over 83,000 meters holes in 130 holes, additional geophysics (CSAMT and AMT) and soil sampling. The drill program focused exclusively on the Dolphin Cleary Zone and has extended gold mineralization over 1.5 km along strike and to depths of over 1,000 metres. Mineralization in the Dolphin/Cleary is hosted within a broad structural corridor of gold mineralization comprised of the Dolphin stock, a multiphase intrusive complex, and metasedimentary rocks comprised of various schists within which are discrete high-grade veins, veinlets, and areas of vein stockwork which effectively form a vein swarm.  The main Cleary Hill Vein swarm (CVS) mineralization dips to the south. It plunges southwest towards the Dolphin intrusive, with the mineralization increasing in intensity closer to the Dolphin intrusive and especially along the contact margins.


The Dolphin Cleary is the only area of the project to have a resource delineated. The deposit remains open, particularly to the west/southwest, where Freegold outlined a strong gold in soil geochemical anomaly has not  been drill tested.  Further southwest lies the historic Newsboy Mine, which produced 40,000 ounces at an average grade of 1oz/t.


Additional geophysics was completed on the Saddle Zone, which lies 4km east of the Dolphin/Cleary Zone. The Saddle Zone is comprised of series of narrow veins that correlate well with strong gold in soil geochemistry. Like the Cleary Hill Zone, the Saddle Zone also hosts a historic high-grade gold producer, the American Eagle (60,000 ounces at 1.6 oz/t Au).



Zone Hole Number Depth
Dip Azimuth From
Dolphin GS2220 371.9 -70 360 49.6 70 20.4 0.61
135.2 153.5 18.3 1.97
215.9 251 35.1 0.97
GS2216 821.6 -70 360 128.1 569.6 441.5 0.62
including 437.6 473.6 36 1
including 517.5 569.6 52.1 1.22
636.4 638.4 2 58.5
GS2219 715.7 -70 360 329 648 319 0.63
including 329 374 45 0.96
including 450.4 533 82.6 0.87
GS2224 1074.1 -70 360 604.4 955.2 350.8 0.58
including 604.4 668.7 64.3 0.85
GS2210 1188.4 -70 360 523.3 840.3 317 0.67
GS2228 537.7 -70 360 241.3 259.3 18 0.96
including 273.5 317.5 44 2.56
including 298.7 300.9 2.2 25.2
352.7 456.9 104.2 1.23
including 352.7 354.5 1.7 17.3
GS2230 1229.6 -70 360 421.2 866.9 445.7 0.81
including 738.8 866.9 128.1 1.58
including 738.8 741.9 3.1 17.1
including 812 815.4 3.4 17.8
1217 1220 3 13.2
GS2163 732.4 -70 360 121 163.7 42.7 1.1
339.9 370.9 31 2.29
502.2 593.4 91 1
The width refers to drill hole intercepts; true width cannot be determined due to the uncertain geometry of mineralization.



Holes GS2228, GS2230, and GS2163 were drilled on the Dolphin side of the CVS, while GS2229 was drilled on the Cleary side.  Holes GS2228 was entirely within schists in the northern part of the CVS, while GS2230 and GS2163 were within intrusive for the upper part of the holes, with the stronger mineralization occurring within the schists in the footwall of the intrusive.

GS2229, on the Cleary side, was drilled as a deeper test of the CVS and located approximately 600 metres south of the historic Cleary Hill Mine workings.


Kristina Walcott, President and CEO stated : “The 2020 – 2022 program continues to be tremendously successful returning broad intercepts of higher-grade mineralization, and demonstrates the existence of a broader higher grade corridor within the interpreted CVS”.




Drilled in a north-south fence line, GS2229, GS2233, and GS2235 were aimed at testing the downdip extent of the CVS. Results continue to demonstrate the expansion potential of Golden Summit intersecting narrow high-grade veins within a broader envelope of mineralization.



Zone Hole Number Depth
Dip Azimuth From
Cleary GS2229 796.9 -70 360 485 746 261 0.76
including 572 662 90 1.25
including 656 659 3 13
GS2233 827.8 -70 360 211.3 244.5 33.2 0.86
542 574.1 32.1 0.88
GS2235 746 -70 360 512 557.8 45.8 0.84
594.7 677.8 83.1 1.17
including 665.8 666.8 1 56.8
The width refers to drill hole intercepts; true width cannot be determined due to the uncertain geometry of mineralization.



Links to Drill Plan Map & Cross Section – 479350E


The highway-accessible Golden Summit project is located approximately 32 km northeast of Fairbanks, Alaska, and was the subject of an intensive drill campaign between January 2011 and August 2013 in which 36,159 metres were drilled. Three resource updates were completed each in accordance with National Instrument 43-101 – Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects. In January 2016, a preliminary economic assessment prepared in accordance with NI 43-101 was produced for the Company by Tetra Tech. Limited drilling was conducted between 2013 – 2020 (1,890 metres – of shallow oxide drilling). Since 2020 over 83,826 meters have been drilled, representing the most focused exploration effort ever undertaken on the Golden Summit project.


A sample quality control/quality assurance program was implemented. 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 conducted at the ALS facility in Fairbanks, Alaska, with subsequent studies conducted primarily using its Vancouver and Reno laboratories.


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 and an assay on the entire oversize fraction. Total Au content, individual assays, and weight fractions are reported. 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 has 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 the Golden Summit Gold Project near Fairbanks and the Shorty Creek Copper-Gold Project near Livengood through leases.


Posted January 18, 2023

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