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FREEMAN REPORTS ON FINAL DRILL RESULTS FROM 2021-2022 DRILL PROGRAM

 

 

 

 

 

  • All 71 drill holes from the Phase 2 diamond drill program and Phase 3 reverse circulation drill program intersected shallow oxide gold mineralization within existing resource pit boundaries both along strike and at depth.

 

Highlights from new results (see Figure 1 and Tables 1 and 2):

 

North

  • Expansion drilling successfully extended known mineralization at Lemhi 250 metres (“m”) north of previous drilling by Freeman
  • FG22-034C returned 1.23 g/t Au over 36m, including 5.16 g/t Au over 7m
  • FG22-030C returned 9.7 g/t Au over 3m
  • FG22-063R returned 1.7 g/t Au over 12.19m

 

Infill

  • 0.47 g/t Au over 224m (infill hole to test depth of mineralization; FG22-017C)

 

East

  • 0.28 g/t Au over 60m, including 0.92 g/t over 9m (eastern 65m step out; FG22-024C)

 

West

  • 0.56 g/t Au over 50.29m (western expansion infill between 2020 drilling and FG21-004C; FG22-055R)

 

South

  • 0.47 g/t Au over 7.62m (southern infill hole; FG22-065R)
  • All drill results have now been received and a new mineral resource estimate (Q1 2023) and maiden Preliminary Feasibility Study (“PFS”) (Q2 2023) are underway.

 

Highlights from previous results:

 

East

  • Eastern expansion drilling successfully extended known mineralization 80 metres
  • Expansion hole FG22-014C returned 0.94 g/t Au over 41m, including 1.67 g/t Au over 17m; Expansion hole FG22-016C returned 2.1 g/t Au over 16m

 

West

  • Western expansion drilling successfully extended known mineralization 90 metres
  • Expansion hole FG22-011C – 0.61 g/t Au over 66m, including 3.1 g/t Au over 5m; Expansion hole FG22-001C 0.55 g/t Au over 55m, including 1.1 g/t Au over 18.5m; Expansion hole FG21-004C 0.24 g/t Au over 156.6m, including 2.1 g/t Au over 7.4m

 

South

  • Southern expansion drilling successfully extends known mineralization 350 metres
  • Expansion hole FG22-022C returned 5.95 g/t Au over 9.14m;
  • Expansion hole FG22-061R returned 2.4 g/t Au over 13.72m;
  • Expansion hole FG22-050C returned 1.22 g/t Au over 38.59m, including 2.73 g/t Au over 10m

 

Infill

  • Infill hole FG21-009C returned 0.61 g/t Au over 90m, including 0.92 g/t Au over 15.97m

 

Freeman Gold Corp. (TSX-V: FMAN) (OTCQX: FMANF) (FSE: 3WU) is pleased to report results for the final 19 drill holes from the Company’s 12,000 metre Phase 2 and 3 resource expansion and infill drill program at its 100% owned Lemhi Gold Deposit, Idaho, USA. Of the 19 new drill holes, 10 were designed to test mineralization to the west, east and south of the known deposit to expand mineralization and eight holes north of the known deposit. Also, one infill hole (FG22-017C) was designed to test mineralization at depth (see Figure 1 and Tables 1 and 2).

 

Previously results were announced from the 2021-2022 drill program at Lemhi and the newly discovered Beauty zone on March 22, 2022, October 12, 2022, November 9, 2022, January 17, 2023 and January 31, 2023. Highlights from these news releases are highlighted above and all holes from the Phase 2 diamond drill holes and Phase 3 reverse circulation holes intersected shallow oxide gold mineralization both along strike and at depth from known mineralization.

 

Paul Matysek, Executive Chairman, commented, “The northern extent of Lemhi has had very little recent or historic drilling. Although we know little about this area, Lemhi continues to deliver encouraging results. The northern extents of the deposit are open and the area is an excellent target to quickly add more ounces.”  He continued, “It is exceptional that every drill hole from Lemhi within the 2021-2022 drill campaign intersected gold mineralization. After having received all our drill results, we are now turning our focus to our new mineral resource estimate and a maiden PFS.”

 

All holes drilled to date have intersected shallow oxide gold. Selected highlighted results from the most recent 19 holes are: 1.23 g/t Au over 36m, including 5.16 g/t Au over 7m (FG22-034C; North); 9.7 g/t Au over 3m (FG22-030C; North); 1.7 g/t Au over 12.19m (FG22-063R; North); 0.47 g/t Au over 224m (infill hole to test depth of mineralization; FG22-017C); 0.28 g/t Au over 60m, including 0.92 g/t over 9m (Eastern 65m step out; FG22-024C); 0.56 g/t Au over 50.29m (Western expansion infill between 2020 drilling and FG21-004C; FG22-055R); 0.47 g/t Au over 7.62m (Southern infill hole; FG22-065R) (see Figure 1 and Tables 1 and 2).

 

Table 1 – Significant Drill Results – All Remaining Drill Holes (East, West, South and Infill)*

 

DRILL
HOLE
DEPTH

(METRES)

DIP AZIMUTH FROM TO HIGHLIGHT
FG22-017C 409.19 -90 360 19 243 224m @0.47 g/t Au
 Infill Deep Including
20.27 24 3.73m @ 10.24 g/t Au
122.95 124.97 2.02 m @ 10 g/t Au
FG22-024C 297.03 -90 360 137 197 60m @ 0.28 g/t Au
 East including
137 164 26m @ 0.44 g/t Au
149 158 9m @ 0.92 g/t Au
FG22-046C 229.51 -90 360
 West 170 201 31m @ 0.31 g/t Au
FG22-054R 198.12 -90 360 3.05 6.1 3.05m @ 0.29 g/t Au
 West 112.78 117.35 4.57 @ 0.37 g/t Au
126.49 141.73 15.24m @ 0.87 g/t Au
170.69 173.74 3.05m @ 0.23 g/t Au
179.83 198.12 18.29m @ 0.18 g/t Au
FG22-055R 204.22 -90 360 30.48 47.24 16.76m @ 0.44 g/t Au
 West 96.01 99.06 3.05m @ 3.72 g/t Au
114.3 120.4 6.1m @ 0.24 g/t Au
124.97 132.59 7.62m @ 0.24 g/t Au
153.92 204.21 50.29m @ 0.56 g/t Au
FG22-059R 82.3 -90 360 4.57 15.24 10.69m @ 0.2 g/t Au
 West 64.008 65.532 1.52m @ 0.47 g/t Au
FG22-060R 167.64 -80 270 3.05 7.62 4.57m @ 0.4 g/t Au
 West 57.91 62.48 4.57m @ 0.43 g/t Au
132.59 138.68 6.1m @ 0.62 g/t Au
155.49 164.59 9.14m @ 0.83 g/t Au
FG22-062R 161.54 -90 360 27.43 28.96 1.52m @ 2.14 g/t Au
 West
FG22-064R 195.1 -90 360 48.77 52.34 4.57m @ 0.3 g/t Au
 West 164.59 195.07 30.48m @ 0.5 g/t Au
including
181.36 188.98 7.62m @ 1.05 g/t Au
FG22-065R 176.8 -90 360 80.77 83.82 3.05m @ 0.64 g/t Au
 South 126.49 131.06 4.57m @ 0.65 g/t Au
137.16 140.21 3.05m @ 0.6 g/t Au
163.07 170.69 7.62m @ 0.47 g/t Au
FG22-066R 121.92 -90 360 27.432 28.956 1.52m @ 0.83 g/t Au
 West 45.72 82.3 35.58m @ 0.3 g/t Au
Lost Hole including
73.15 79.25 6.1m @ 0.78 g/t Au
*Intervals are core-length. True width is estimated between 90-95 percent (“%”) of core length. Using 0.15 g/t Au cut-off. ‘C’ denotes core hole; ‘R’ denotes RC (Reverse Circulation) hole.

 

 

Table 2– Significant Drill Results – Lemhi North*

 

DRILL HOLE DEPTH

(METRES)

DIP AZIMUTH FROM TO HIGHLIGHT
FG22-027C 222.66 -90 360 18 29 11m @ 0.3 g/t Au
Including
18 20 2m @ 0.89 g/t Au
102 103 1m @ 0.82 g/t Au
111.2 112 0.8m @ 1.8 g/t Au
FG22-030C 226.47 -90 360 22 23 1m @ 0.87 g/t Au
30 32 2m @ 0.36 g/t Au
35 43 8m @ 0.3 g/t Au
48 49 1m @ 0.63 g/t Au
54 59 5m @ 0.31 g/t Au
75.13 78 2.87m @ 0.55 g/t Au
95.67 104 8.33m @ 0.32 g/t Au
110 113 3m @ 0.3 g/t Au
134.35 136 1.65m @ 1.15 g/t Au
146.98 148 1.02m @ 5.21 g/t Au
161 164 3m @ 9.7 g/t Au
192.62 193.7 1.08m @ 1.49 g/t Au
FG22-032C 221.89 -90 360 12 13 1m @ 4.34 g/t Au
30 31 1m @ 0.81 g/t Au
64.05 68 3.95m @ 0.53 g/t Au
84 88.5 4.5 m @ 0.28 g/t Au
101 102 1m @ 0.84 g/t Au
110 111 1m @ 0.91g/t Au
138 139 1m @ 1.32 g/t Au
146 149 3m @ 0.76 g/t Au
184 186 2m @ 0.52 g/t Au
FG22-034C 221.89 -90 360 133 135 2m @ 3.6 g/t Au
159 195 36m @ 1.23 g/t Au
including
169 176 7m @ 5.16 g/t Au
FG22-042C 192.63 -90 360 53 54 1m @ 0.54 g/t Au
72 81 9m @ 0.4 g/t Au
92 96 4m @ 0.32 g/t Au
117 121 4m @ 0.27 g/t Au
126 128 2m @ 0.38 g/t Au
137 143 6m @ 0.44 g/t Au
146 147 1m @ 0.48 g/t Au
162 164.74 2.74m @ 0.59 g/t Au
FG22-044C 203.3 -90 360 124 126 2m @ 0.57 g/t Au
158 161 3m @ 3.26 g/t Au
178 185 7m @ 0.4 g/t Au
FG22-051C 214.12 -90 360 28 33 5m @ 0.15 g/t Au
38 44 6m @ 0.22 g/t Au
FG22-063R 152.4 -60 270 27.432 28.956 1.52m @ 0.71 g/t Au
123.44 135.63 12.19m @ 1.7 g/t Au
*Intervals are core-length. True width is estimated between 90-95 percent (“%”) of core length. Using 0.15 g/t Au cut-off. ‘C’ denotes core hole; ‘R’ denotes RC (Reverse Circulation) hole.

 

Many of these areas are modelled as unmineralized due to lack of drilling in the initial maiden mineral resource estimate. The current MRE comprises an Indicated Mineral Resource of 22.94 million tonnes at 1.02 g/t Au for 749,800 oz of gold, and an Inferred Mineral Resource of 7.68 million tonnes at 1.01 g/t Au for 250,300 oz of gold (refer to press release dated July 8, 2021). The MRE covers a surface area of 400 by 500 metres and extends down to a depth of 180 metres below surface. The resource expansion holes that form the bulk of the Phase 2 and 3 drill program were designed to extend the current resource both along strike and at depth.

 

Lemhi Gold Deposit:

 

As of December 2022 a total of 50 new core drill holes for a total of 12,168 metres as well as 10 RC holes totalling 1,621.5 metres were completed at Lemhi. These holes have been primarily designed to test on strike extensions of the known resource as well as infill in certain parts of the gold deposit. In particular, the drill program has focused on areas currently modelled as pit waste because of no or sparse drill data. All ounces added in these areas, even if close to the cut-off grade, will add value to the project as they come from zones in the resource shell that now be upgraded to resources (see Figure 1 and Table 1). In addition, a total of 11 drill holes were completed at the Beauty Zone Target totaling 1,559 metres. This marks the completion of the Phase 3 RC drill program which was concluded in December due to inclement weather and drilling issues.

 

All drill holes from the project have been logged, sampled and sent to the laboratory. All analytical results have now been received.

 

All drill core samples are sent to ALS Global Laboratories (Geochemistry Division), an independent and fully accredited laboratory (ISO 9001:2008) ), in Vancouver, Canada, for analysis for gold by Fire Assay and multi-element Induction Coupled Plasma Spectroscopy (select drill holes). Freeman has a regimented Quality Assurance, Quality Control (QA/QC) program where at least 10% duplicates, blanks and standards are inserted into each sample shipment.

 

Freeman also announces that it has granted stock options to certain directors and officers of the Company to acquire an aggregate of 2,325,000 common shares in the capital of the Company at an exercise price of $0.25 per Share, in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Company’s stock option plan. The Stock Options fully vest on the date of the grant and are exercisable for a five-year term expiring February 10, 2028.

 

About the Company and Project

 

Freeman Gold Corp. is a mineral exploration company focused on the development of its 100% owned Lemhi Gold property. The Project comprises 30 square kilometres of highly prospective land, hosting a near-surface oxide gold resource. The pit constrained National Instrument 43-101 compliant mineral resource estimate is comprised of 749,800 oz gold at 1.02 grams per tonne in 22.94 million tonnes (Indicated) and 250,300 oz Au at 1.01 g/t Au in 7.83 million tonnes (Inferred). See the NI 43-101 technical report titled “Maiden Resource Technical Report for the Lemhi Gold Project, Lemhi County, Idaho, USA” with an effective date of June 1, 2021, and signing date of July 30, 2021, as prepared by APEX Geoscience Ltd. and F. Wright Consulting Inc. available under the Company’s profile on SEDAR (www.sedar.com). The Company is focused on growing and advancing the Project towards a production decision. The technical content of this news release has been reviewed and approved by Dean Besserer, P.Geo., VP Exploration of the Company and a Qualified Person as defined by NI 43-101.

 

 


Figure 1. Lemhi 2021-22 Drilling – Final Drill Results (CNW Group/Freeman Gold Corp.)

 

Posted February 14, 2023

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