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Freeman Extends Lemhi Shallow Oxide Gold Mineralization 166 Metres to the West

Phase 2 drill holes continue to intersect shallow oxide gold mineralization within existing resource pit both along strike and at depth

  • Expansion hole FG22-001C returned 55m at 0.55 g/t Au including 18.52m @ 1.1 g/t Au
  • Expansion hole FG22-036C returned 24m @ 1.2 g/t Au
  • Expansion hole FG22-011C returned 66m at 0.61 g/t Au including 5m @ 3.1 g/t Au
  • Expansion hole FG22-031C returned 105.92m at 0.34 g/t Au including 7m @ 1.49 g/t Au
  • Expansion hole FG21-004C returned 156.69m at 0.24 g/t Au including 7.44m @ 2.1 g/t Au
  • Infill hole FG22-010C returned 9m at 1.5 g/t Au. 

 

Toronto Venture Stock Exchange: FMAN

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA – November 9, 2022 – Freeman Gold Corp. (TSXV: FMAN, OTCQX: FMANF, FSE: 3WU) (“Freeman” or the “Company”) is pleased to report results of 15 diamond drill holes from the Company’s 12,000m Phase II resource expansion and infill drill program at its 100% owned Lemhi Gold Deposit, Idaho, USA. Fourteen of these drill holes were designed to test mineralization on strike to the west of the known deposit (expansion holes) and one infill hole to improve the resource confidence in zones with historical drill holes (Figures 1, 2 and 3 attached and Table 1).

The expansion holes represent 20 to 166 metre step outs to the west of existing drilling where mineralization is untested and open. These areas were previously modelled as unmineralized due to lack of drilling in the initial maiden mineral resource estimate (“MRE”). 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 current Phase II drill program are designed to extend this current resource both along strike and at depth.

Paul Matysek, Executive Chairman, commented, “Very positive news, these results clearly show gold mineralization at Lemhi extends up to 166 metres along strike and to the west.  Similar to our results in the east, the Lemhi gold deposit is expanding in all directions where historical drilling had not been conducted. This should add valuable ounces to our in pit mineral resource that is currently considered waste.”

All holes drilled to date have intersected shallow oxide gold. Selected highlighted results from the 10 holes are 0.61 g/t Au over 66m, including 3.1 g/t Au over 5.0m (FG22-011C); 0.55 g/t Au over 55m, including 1.1 g/t Au over 18.52m (FG22-001C); 0.34 g/t Au over 105.92m including 1.49 g/t over 7.0m (FG22-031C); 0.24 g/t Au over 156.69m including 2.1 g/t over 7.44m (FG21-004C); 1.2 g/t Au over 24m (FG22-036C); 0.4 g/t Au over 41m (FG22-003C); and 1.5 g/t Au over 9.0m (FG22-010C). Gold mineralization now extends to at least 166 metres to the west and is open at depth. Drill sections for drill holes FG22-003C and FG22-036C are attached.

Table 1 – Significant Drill Results – Lemhi West*

DRILL HOLE DEPTH (METRES) DIP AZIMUTH FROM TO HIGHLIGHT
FG21-004C 270.36 -90 360 30 31 1m @ 0.22 g/t Au
  34 35.15 1.15m @ 0.79 g/t Au
  37 38 1m @ 0.24 g/t Au
  39.62 40 0.38m @ 0.51 g/t Au
89.32 246 156.69m @ 0.26 g/t Au
89.31 90.98 1.67m @ 1.97 g/t Au
115.8 123.24 7.44m @ 2.1 g/t
115.8 118 2.2m @ 6.74 g/t Au
120.24 120.8 0.56m @ 0.58 g/t Au
123 123.24 0.24m @ 0.88 g/t Au
149 152 3m @ 0.23 g/t Au
160 161 1m @ 1.42 g/t Au
175 186 11m @ 0.76 g/t Au
including
182.3 186 3.7m @ 2 g/t Au
193 198 5m @ 0.3 g/t Au
206.75 209 2.25m @ 1.25 g/t Au
215 217 2m @ 0.25 g/t Au
221 222 1m @ 0.63 g/t Au
234 235 1m @ 0.47 g/t Au
240 246 6m @ 0.4 g/t Au
FG21-005C 272.8 -90 360 33 34 1m @ 0.26 g/t Au
  47 49 2 m @ 0.21 g/t Au
  61 62 1m @ 0.22 g/t Au
  185 192 7m @ 0.21 g/t Au
  190 192 2m @ 0.39
  202.1 214 11.9m @ 0.25 g/t Au
  including
  202.1 206.1 4m @ 0.48 g/t Au
  211 214 3m @ 0.2 g/t Au
  237 238 1m @ 0.21 g/t Au
  249 255 6 m @ 0.62 g/t Au
FG22-001C 254.2 -90 360 36 37 1m @ 1.03 g/t Au
  133 133.74 0.74m @ 0.83 g/t Au
  162 163.37 1.37 m@ 0.95 g/t Au
  192 247 55m @ 0.55 g/t Au
  including
  207.48 226 18.52m @ 1.1 g/t Au
  including
  217 220 3m @ 4.45 g/t Au
  232 239 7m @ 0.29 g/t Au
FG22-003C 280.42 -90 360 40 41 1m @ 0.23 g/t Au
  123.84 124.72 0.88 @ 1.76 g/t Au
  143 144 1m @ 0.29 g/t Au
  160 165 5m @ 1.1 g/t Au
  160 201 41m @ 0.4 g/t Au
  including
  161 164 3m @ 1.7 g/t Au
  197 201 4m @ 1.52 g/t Au
  228.27 229.29 1m @ 0.25 g/t Au
  244 246 2m @ 0.37 g/t Au
  265 266 1m @ 0.24 g/t
FG22-005C 249.94 -90 360 32 34 2m @ 0.37 g/t Au
  119 120 1m @ 5.1 g/t Au
  130 131 1m @ 0.22 g/t Au
  138 139 1m @ 2 g/t Au
  154 159 5m @ 0.39 g/t Au
  including
  155 156 1m @ 1.2 g/t Au
  177.02 181 3.98m @ 0.36 g/t Au
  194.12 196 1.88m @ 0.25 g/t Au
  248 249 1m @ 1.17 g/t Au
FG22-006C 278.89 -90 360 116 117 1m @ 0.326 g/t Au
118.87 120 1.13m @ 0.22 g/t Au
129 131 2m @ 0.54 g/t Au
137 138 1m @ 0.72 g/t Au
153 158 5m @ 0.55 g/t Au
including  
153 154 1m @ 1.9 g/t Au
160 161 1m @ 0.27 g/t AU
188 190 2m @ 0.63 g/t Au
210 211 1m @ 0.27 g/t Au
220 222 2m @ 0.21 g/t au
228 229 1m @ 0.77 g/t Au
FG22-008C 255.73 -68 270 15 17 2m @ 0.3 g/t Au
61 62 1m @ 2.69 g/t Au
78 79 1m @ 0.3 g/t Au
139 140 1m @ 0.6 g/t Au
152.2 200 47.8m @ 0.21 g/t Au
including
152.2 157 4.8m @ 0.51 g/t Au
176.17 178 1.83m @ 0.85 g/t Au
182 185 3m @ 0.54 g/t Au
182 190 8m @ 0.35 g/t Au
FG22-011C 251.46 -70 270 9.14 11 1.86 m @ 0.3 g/t Au
17.06 20 2.94m @ 0.41 g/t Au
23 24 1m @ 0.3 g/t Au
39 41 2m @ 1.4 g/t Au
127 193 66 m @ 0.61 g/t  Au
including
158 163 5m @ 3.1 g/t Au
FG22-025C 268.99 -90 360 30 31 1m @ 1.49 g/t Au
55.63 57 1.37m @ 0.36 g/t Au
88 89 1m @ 1.56 g/t Au
95 98 3m @ 1.2 g/t Au
110 112 2m @ 1.39 g/t Au
160 262 102m @ 0.22 g/t Au
including
160 162 2m @ 1.78 g/t Au
170 175 5m @ 0.48 g/t Au
188 189 1m @ 1.69 g/t Au
193 195 2m @ 0.8 g/t Au
215 220 5m @ 0.47 g/t Au
227 232 5m @ 0.47 g/t Au
FG22-028C 289.56 -90 360 12 13 1m @ 0.59 g/t Au
35 36 1m @ 1.32 g/t Au
66 67 1m @ 0.24 g/t Au
81 82 1m @ 0.58 g/t Au
101 102 1m @ 0.23 g/t Au
146 156 10m @ 0.6 g/t Au
176 177 1m @ 0.21 g/t Au
186 188 2m @ 0.48 g/t Au
217 218 1m @ 0.51 g/t Au
227 228 1m @ 0.42 g/t Au
278 280 1m @ 0.25 g/t Au
FG22-031 252.98 -90 360 4 5 1m @ 0.54 g/t Au
  8.84 10 1.16m @ 0.22 g/t Au
  36 37 1m @ 0.2 g/t Au
  78 79 1m @ 1.55 g/t Au
  133.08 239 105.92m @ 0.34 g/t Au
  including
  136 143 7m @ 1.49 g/t Au
  177 182 5m @ 1.38 g/t Au
FG22-033 204.98 -74 270 2 8 6m @ 0.48 g/t Au
  46 48 2m @ 0.72 g/t Au
  51 52 1m @ 0.34 g/t Au
  128 129 1m @ 0.21 g/t Au
  139 140 1m @ 0.53 g/t Au
  159 163 4m @ 0.4 g/t Au
  167 168 1m @ 0.39 g/t Au
  176.55 198 21.45 @ 0.59 g/t Au
  including
  185 189 4m @ 1.18 g/t Au
FG22-035 258.32 -90 360 81 91 10m @ 0.96 g/t Au
  including
  81 83.21 2.21m @ 2.84 g/t Au
  116 117 1m @ 0.25 g/t Au
  128 129 1m @ 0.38 g/t Au
  133 134 1m @ 0.31 g/t Au
  145 152 7m @ 0.83 g/t Au
  159 167 8m @ 0.31 g/t Au
  including
  163 167 4m @ 0.51 g/t Au
  172 177 5m @ 0.75 g/t Au
  190 191 1m @ 0.43 g/t Au
  197 204.06 7.06m @ 0.39 g/t Au
  210 211 1m @ 0.81 g/t Au
  217 219 2m @ 0.41 g/t Au
  229 231 2m @ 0.31 g/t Au
  237 242 5m @ 0.33 g/t Au
  244.97 246 1.03m @ 0.21 g/t Au
FG22-036C 235.31 -75 270 15 23 8m @ 1.46 g/t Au
  98 99 1m @ 0.2 g/t Au
  107 108 1m @ 0.43 g/t Au
  122 127.07 1.07m @ 0.24 g/t Au
  125 149 24m @ 1.2 g/t Au
  160 162 2m @ 0.21 g/t Au
  164 165 1m @ 0.21 g/t Au
  176 177 1m @ 0.59 g/t Au
  217 218 1m @ 0.22 g/t Au
INFILL
FG22-010C 202.69 -90 360 29 34 5m @ 0.35 g/t Au
48 49.17 1.17 m @ 1.44 g/t Au
62 71 9m @ 1.5 g/t Au
104 106 2m @ 0.47 g/t Au
128 130 2m @ 0.21 g/t Au
136 141 5m @ 0.32 g/t Au
149 151 2m @ 0.4 g/t Au

*Intervals are core-length. True width is estimated between 90-95 percent (“%”) of core length.
** Using 0.2 g/t Au cut-off.

Lemhi Gold Deposit:

As of November 9, 2022, 50 new core drill holes for a total of 12,168 metres and seven reverse circulation (“RC”) holes totalling 1,128 metres have been 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 can now be upgraded to resources (Figures 1, 2 and 3 attached). An additional 20 holes or approximately 4,000m have been planned as part of the Phase 3 RC drill program which is ongoing.

All drill holes from the project have been logged, sampled and sent to the laboratory. Analytical results are pending.



All drill core samples are sent to ALS Global Laboratories (Geochemistry Division), an independent and fully accredited laboratory (ISO 9001:2008) for analysis for gold by Fire Assay and multi-element Induction Coupled Plasma Spectroscopy (select drill holes), in Vancouver, Canada.  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.

 

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”). The Project comprises 30 square kilometres of highly prospective land, hosting a near-surface oxide gold resource. The pit constrained National Instrument 43-101 (“NI 43- 101”) compliant mineral resource estimate is comprised of 749,800 oz gold (“Au”) at 1.02 grams per tonne (“g/t”) 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.

On Behalf of the Company

William Randall

President and Chief Executive Officer

For further information, please visit the Company’s website at www.freemangoldcorp.com or contact Mr. Tom Panoulias at 416-294-5649 or by email at: tom@freemangoldcorp.com.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Forward-Looking Statements: This press release contains “forward‐looking information or statements” within the meaning of Canadian securities laws, which may include, but are not limited to statements relating to exploration, results therefrom, and the Company’s future business plans. All statements in this release, other than statements of historical facts that address events or developments that the Company expects to occur, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical facts and are generally, but not always, identified by the words “expects,” “plans”, “anticipates”, “believes”, “intends”, “estimates”, “projects”, “potential” and similar expressions, or that events or conditions “will”, “would”, “may”, “could” or “should” occur. Although the Company believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results may differ from those in the forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking information reflects the Company’s views with respect to future events and is subject to risks, uncertainties, and assumptions. The reader is urged to refer to the Company’s reports, publicly available through the Canadian Securities Administrators’ System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval (SEDAR) at www.sedar.com for a more complete discussion of such risk factors and their potential effects. The Company does not undertake to update forward‐looking statements or forward‐looking information, except as required by law.

 

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