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Freegold Announces Start of 2024 Drilling Program at Golden Summit

Freegold Ventures Limited (TSX: FVL) (OCTQX: FGOVF) (‘Freegold’ or the ‘Company’) is pleased to announce the commencement of drilling at Golden Summit with two diamond drill rigs focused on identifying zones of higher grade gold mineralization.

Mineralization identified in the 2020 – 2023 drill programs demonstrates the higher-grade mineralization dips moderately south towards the Dolphin intrusive and is bounded toward the north by significant faulting. Mineralization is deeper toward the south.

In 2023, the drill program at Golden Summit successfully discovered higher-grade mineralization on the western side of the existing resource at a shallower depth. Building on this success, in 2024, the plan is to continue drilling on the western part of the Dolphin/Cleary deposit and extend the drilling coverage further to the west. Three distinct geochemical trends have been identified: two south-southwest flanking trends and a clear east-west trend spanning an additional 1.5 km. As Golden Summit is non-glaciated, the surface geochemistry has proven to be an excellent indicator of near-surface gold mineralization. The 2024 drill program aims to explore these trends to identify higher-grade shallow mineralization to improve the overall resource grade before commencing with economic studies. The current pit-constrained primary mineral resource at Golden Summit ( Feb. 2023 ), using a $1,792 gold price and a 0.45 g/t cut-off, is 12,011,000 oz @ 0.92 g/t Au (407,544,000t) indicated and 7,736,000 oz @ 0.85 g/t Au (282,303,000t) inferred.

Highlights from the 2023 Drill Program targeting the area west of Willow Creek

GS2314

Hole GS2314, located 150 metres west of 478950E, was drilled to the west.

HOLE
NUMBER

AZIMUTH

DIP

DEPTH
(M)

FROM
(M)

TO
(M)

INTERVAL
(M)

AU
G/T

GS2314

270

-70

748.6

125

141.5

16.5

2.1

293.6

296

2.4

82.5

385.7

499

113.3

5.42

including

480.7

489.8

9.1

6.5

including

495.9

499

3.1

160

GS2331

Targeted the area to the north of the historic known veins, intersected several
zones of higher-grade mineralization

HOLE
NUMBER

AZIMUTH

DIP

DEPTH
(M)

FROM
(M)

TO
(M)

INTERVAL
(M)

AU
G/T

GS2331

360

-50

543.2

19.4

37

17.6

0.56

215.5

259.4

43.9

0.92

276.5

288

11.5

2.0

370.9

406.8

35.9

1.41

GS2332

Drilled on the western edge of the current resource. Returned broad zones
higher than resource grade, including multiple high-grade intercepts

HOLE
NUMBER

AZIMUTH

DIP

DEPTH
(M)

FROM
(M)

TO
(M)

INTERVAL
(M)

AU
G/T

GS2332

360

-55

709.9

104.5

107.6

3.1

41.4

355.7

358.8

3.1

25.3

383.1

413.6

30.5

1.02

474.6

500.8

26.2

1.23

543.8

614.8

71

1.0

including

582.8

614.8

32

1.38

GS2333

The farthest southwest hole collared 200 metres west of the previous drilling,
outside the existing resource and within a 1.5-kilometre-long gold-in-soil
geochemical anomaly.

HOLE
NUMBER

AZIMUTH

DIP

DEPTH
(M)

FROM
(M)

TO
(M)

INTERVAL
(M)

AU
G/T

GS2333

360

-50

632.2

106.7

107.6

0.9

12.15

165.2

202.4

37.2

0.66

355.7

632.2

276.5

1.76

including

355.7

404.5

48.8

1.31

including

438

505.1

67.1

4.25

including

502

505.1

3.1

79

including

608.3

632.2

23.9

4.09

including

614.4

617.5

3.1

24.2

GS2334

Drilled to the south. GS2334 appears to have drilled over the top of the
projected zone of mineralization intersected in GS2333

HOLE
NUMBER

AZIMUTH

DIP

DEPTH
(M)

FROM

(M)

TO

(M)

INTERVAL
(M)

AU
G/T

GS2334

180

-50

660.8

183.6

627.3

443.7

0.71

including

325.2

520.3

195.1

1.06

including

399.6

401.4

1.8

45.1

including

587

627.3

40.3

0.84

GS2335

It was drilled just west of Willow Creek, on the western edge of the current
resource. Returned higher than resource grade, including multiple high-grade
intercepts. GS2335 is notable in that it is closer to surface at significantly
higher resource grade than seen on the east side of Willow Creek

HOLE
NUMBER

AZIMUTH

Dip

DEPTH
(M)

FROM
(M)

TO
(M)

INTERVAL
(M)

AU
G/T

GS2335

360

-55

810.8

63.2

64.1

0.9

12.2

96.6

511.1

414.5

0.8

including

96.6

230.1

133.5

1.43

including

142.3

145.4

3.1

27.1

GS2336

It was drilled just west of Willow Creek, on the western edge of the current
resource and behind 2335. Returned higher than resource grade, including
multiple high-grade intercepts. GS2336 is notable in that it is closer to surface
at significantly higher than resource grade than seen on the east side of
Willow Creek

HOLE
NUMBER

AZIMUTH

Dip

DEPTH
(M)

FROM
(M)

TO
(M)

INTERVAL
(M)

AU
G/T

GS2336

360

-55

831.3

15.9

31.1

15.2

0.52

166.1

218.5

52.4

0.59

257.7

677.3

419.6

0.86

including

308.2

327.7

19.5

4.26

including

308.2

311.2

3

25.3

including

483.1

504.7

21.6

1.09

including

521.8

558.4

36.6

2.86

including

521.8

524.9

3.1

28.8

including

655.9

677.3

21.4

0.75

708.7

726

17.3

0.86

758.2

772.4

14.2

1.43

GS2337

It was drilled at an azimuth of 315 o to cross the Tolovana Vein swarm
extensions to the southwest. The hole successfully intersected various zones
of higher-grade mineralization.

HOLE
NUMBER

AZIMUTH

Dip

DEPTH
(M)

FROM
(M)

TO
(M)

INTERVAL
(M)

AU
G/T

GS2337

315

-50

784.3

260

704

444

0.85

including

341

354.7

13.7

1.21

including

367.8

443

75.2

1.31

including

367.8

369

1.2

20.2

including

506

517

11

2.27

including

552.1

575

22.9

0.94

including

668

704

36

2.01

including

668

671

3

13.45

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

A plan map showing the locations of the drill holes targeting the area west of Willow Creek can be found here:

https://freegoldventures.com/site/assets/files/6287/goldensummit_dolphin-cleary_resource_drilling_western_a.pdf

In addition to the ongoing drill program, metallurgical, baseline environmental, cultural resource, and wetland studies are underway. An updated mineral resource estimate based on the 2023 drill program is scheduled to be completed by the end of Q2 2024.

A sample quality control/quality assurance program has been in place throughout the program. 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 Laboratories. Core samples were prepared in ALS’s facility using the PREP-31BY package. 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 is conducted 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.

The Qualified Person for this release is Alvin Jackson , P.Geo., Vice President of Exploration and Development for Freegold, who has approved the scientific and technical disclosure in this news release.

About Freegold Ventures Limited
Freegold is a TSX-listed company focused on exploration in Alaska . Through leases, it holds the Golden Summit Gold Project near Fairbanks and the Shorty Creek Copper-Gold Project near Livengood.

Some statements in this news release contain forward-looking information, including, without limitation, statements as to planned expenditures and exploration programs, potential mineralization and resources, exploration results, the completion of an updated NI 43-101 technical report, and any other future plans. These statements address future events and conditions and, as such, involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance, or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance, or achievements expressed or implied by the statements. Such factors include, without limitation, the completion of planned expenditures, the ability to complete exploration programs on schedule, and the success of exploration programs. See Freegold’s Annual Information Form for the year ended December 31st, 2023 , filed under Freegold’s profile at www.sedar.com , for a detailed discussion of the risk factors associated with Freegold’s operations. On January 30, 2020 , the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 outbreak a global health emergency. Reactions to the spread of COVID-19 continue to lead to, among other things, significant restrictions on travel, business closures, quarantines, and a general reduction in economic activity. While these effects have been reduced in recent months, the continuation and re-introduction of significant restrictions, business disruptions, and related financial impact, and the duration of any such disruptions cannot be reasonably estimated. The risks to Freegold of such public health crises also include employee health and safety risks and a slowdown or temporary suspension of operations in geographic locations impacted by an outbreak. Such public health crises, as well as global geopolitical crises, can result in volatility and disruptions in the supply and demand for various products and services, global supply chains, and financial markets, as well as declining trade and market sentiment and reduced mobility of people, all of which could affect interest rates, credit ratings, credit risk, and inflation. As a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, Freegold has implemented a COVID management program and established a full-service Camp at Golden Summit to attempt to mitigate risks to its employees, contractors, and community. While the extent to which COVID-19 may impact Freegold is uncertain, it is possible that COVID-19 may have a material adverse effect on Freegold’s business, results of operations, and financial condition.

SOURCE Freegold Ventures Limited

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