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Lion One Discovers Major New Gold Feeder Structure - 20.86 G/t Au over 75.9 Meters at Depth Beneath the Current Resource at Tuvatu, Fiji

·33 min read

North Vancouver, British Columbia--(Newsfile Corp. - June 6, 2022) - Lion One Metals Limited (TSXV: LIO) (OTCQX: LOMLF) (ASX: LLO) ("Lion One" or the "Company") is delighted to announce the discovery of a major new feeder structure at its Tuvatu Alkaline Gold Project in Fiji. Hole TUG-141, targeting a complex network of high-grade structures called the 500 Zone, has encountered the longest high-grade intercept yet recorded at Tuvatu, 20.86 g/t Au over 75.9m, including 43.62 g/t Au over 30.0m which includes 90.35 g/t Au over 7.2m. The new discovery is located at depth beneath the current resource fully within the permit boundaries of the Tuvatu mining lease.

High-grade intercepts from TUG-141 include:

  • 20.86 g/t Au over 75.9m from 443.4-519.3m

  • including 35.25 g/t Au over 37.5m from 471.3-508.8m

  • including 43.62 g/t Au over 30.0m from 477.6-507.6m

  • including 90.35 g/t Au over 7.2m from 494.4-501.6m

  • and notable individual high-grade assay intervals including:

- 138.15 g/t Au over 0.30m from 450.9-451.2m

- 396.16 g/t Au over 0.30m from 479.1-479.4m

- 103.54 g/t Au over 0.30m from 498.6-498.9m

- 340.07 g/t Au over 0.30m from 498.9-499.2m

- 600.42 g/t Au over 0.30m from 499.5-499.8m

- 244.37 g/t Au over 0.30m from 502.5- 503.1m

- 230.18 g/t Au over 0.30m from 507.3-507.6m

- 105.58 g/t Au over 0.30m from 518.7-519.0m

Lion One CEO, Walter Berukoff, stated: "Like the initial discovery of the high-grade 500 Zone drilled two years ago, I believe this new robust high-grade gold feeder mineralization encountered by hole TUG-141 represents a substantial discovery for Lion One. The notable high grades and continuity of mineralization of this intercept demonstrate Tuvatu's potential to become a large-scale, high-grade underground gold mine. I have long encouraged our team to find that "gold room" at Tuvatu, and hole TUG-141 leads me to believe they have found it. We have only to look at other notable large alkaline Au deposits as direct analogues to better understand what this latest discovery tells us, and it is clear that the discovery of a major high-grade feeder such as this should be viewed as very promising. I am confident that Tuvatu will one day fall in the ranks of notable multi-million ounce Au deposits such as Porgera and Vatukoula. I commend our team on this truly outstanding discovery and I look forward to continued successful execution of both our exploration strategy to realize growth at Tuvatu and our development strategy targeting the commencement of gold production in the second half of 2023."

Lion One Senior VP of Exploration, Sergio Cattalani, commented: "The mineralized intercepts reported by TUG-141 represent a highly significant development. The grades and continuity observed by the intercepts in hole TUG-141 are of a magnitude not previously documented at Tuvatu, and highlights the largely untapped potential of this deposit. The significance of having identified what may be a new principal feeder conduit for Tuvatu confirms the model that has driven this deep exploration program since the discovery of hole TUDDH-500 in July 2020. Our immediate priority is to follow up of this significant discovery with additional drilling in what remains a relatively poorly drilled portion of the Tuvatu system. Lion One, is now more than ever, convinced of the potential of Tuvatu to become a prominent, multi-million ounce Au deposit at the top of the Au grade distribution worldwide."

Lion One Technical Advisor, Quinton Hennigh, commented: "Alkaline gold systems tend to be deep-rooted and very structurally complex. Exploring them can be analogous to drilling a tree from the top down. In the shallow part of the system, one finds the upper "branches," or gold-bearing lodes, but as exploration persists to depth, bigger and bigger "branches," or lodes, are encountered ultimately leading to the "trunk," the feeder. The way this remarkable discovery at Tuvatu has unfolded is quite similar to the experience at Porgera, where after approximately ten years of diligent drilling, the high-grade Romane Fault Zone was discovered beneath a myriad of smaller lodes. What is most exciting about this discovery is that now that we have a clear idea where the deep fluid-tapping conduit of this system is located, we can effectively chase it to depth, and alkaline gold systems are known to persist to great depths, sometimes as deep as 2 km. Considering this intercept is only approximately 500m below surface, this discovery is wide open for growth at depth."

TUG-141 was drilled in the area between modelled 500 Zone lodes 500A, 500C and 500F (Figure 1) where it intersected continuous high-grade Au mineralization grading 20.86 g/t Au over 75.9m that is predominantly hosted by intensely altered, fractured and brecciated andesite. The highest grade core of this zone is characterized by hydrothermal breccia displaying extreme silicification, potassic alteration and sulfidation with regular occurrences of visible gold (Figure 2). In addition, the presence of abundant roscoelite (a vanadium mica mineral) is very encouraging and is a mineral synonymous with the high-grade zones of world-class alkali gold systems such as Cripple Creek in Colorado and Porgera in Papua New Guinea. Some fragments within portions of this breccia are visibly milled, or rounded, indicating vigorous fluid flow. Observations of fracture patterns and textures ranging from incipient and in-situ to full-on brecciation (Figure 2) point to this zone being a dilational breccia that likely formed along a major structural intersection where stresses were being released at the time of mineralization. Rapid depressurisation accompanying seismic movement along such a dilational zone would allow rapid ascent of hydrothermal fluids resulting in silicification, K-metasomatism, sulfidation and rapid precipitation of Au. Textures of minerals observed in veins and open spaces is consistent with a rapid depositional regime.

Lion One is concurrently undertaking a two-pronged exploration drill campaign: 1) shallow infill drilling to enhance definition of its current resource in preparation for mine planning, and 2) deep drilling focussed on better understanding the geometry and extent of the underlying high-grade feeder network. As part of the latter program, hole TUG-141 targeted the upper portion of the 500 Zone at depths between approximately 450-550m where it is projected to connect with the base of lodes making up the Inferred resource. As discussed above, TUG-141 drilled into a very wide and exceptionally high-grade zone, 20.86 g/t Au over 75.9m, cored by hydrothermal breccia (Figure 2). Such a zone of extreme fracturing and brecciation has never before been observed at Tuvatu. It is significant to note that the bulk of this mineralized interval is hosted within andesite rather than by intrusive monzonite, the typical host rock for many lodes at Tuvatu. The significance of this observation has yet to be determined.

Furthermore, it is also notable that the nearest drill holes to TUG-141 are TUG-135 (70m below), TUG-136 (45m to the E), and TUG-138 (60m to the W), indicating that there is considerable space for a substantial increase in the ultimate size of the feeder conduit. All three of these holes have returned previously reported bonanza grade mineralization, similar in tenor and texture to that in TUG-141, including:

24.92 g/t Au over 3.70m from 415.7-419.4m in hole TUG-135 including 159.3 g/t Au over 0.30m;

87.83 g/t Au over 1.5m from 445.1-446.6m in hole TUG-136 including 108.41 g/t Au over 0.60m;

and 23.14 g/t Au over 3.0m from 571.5-574.5m in hole TUG-138 including 118.6 g/t Au over 0.30m.

The area remains open at depth. This target has now become of utmost importance for follow up drilling.

In addition to the impressive intercept of 20.86 g/t Au over 75.9m discussed above, hole TUG-141 encountered numerous other significant mineralized intercepts both above and below this interval including:

Above the high-grade intercept

  • 3.93 g/t Au over 5.7m from 101.7-107.4m including 12.17 g/t Au over 0.30m

  • 4.48 g/t Au over 10.2m from 109.8-120.0m including 38.27 g/t Au over 0.30m

  • 10.98 g/t Au over 1.5m from 291.3-292.8m including 17.20 g/t Au over 0.60m

  • 5.63 g/t Au over 19.2m from 311.7-330.9m including 20.50 g/t Au over 3.00m from 322.2-325.2m, which includes 71.01 g/t Au over 0.30m and 13.75 g/t Au over 0.60m

  • 3.33 g/t Au over 4.50m from 366.3-370.8m including 7.40 g/t Au over 1.20m

  • 11.38 g/t Au over 2.1m from 380.7-382.8m including 22.30 g/t Au over 0.90m

  • 1.97 g/t Au over 13.5m from 391.8-405.3m including 15.25 g/t Au over 0.30m

  • 2.82 g/t Au over 3.90m from 425.1-429.0m including 8.47 g/t Au over 0.30m

Below the high-grade intercept

  • 3.08 g/t Au over 1.50m from 524.1-525.6m including 7.50 g/t Au over 0.30m

In aggregate, all mineralized intercepts reported from hole TUG-141 total 1,909 g/t Au-meters.

Complete results, received to date, from hole TUG-141 are summarized below in Table 1. This is the first drill hole in this part of the Tuvatu alkaline gold system, and as such, orientation and true thicknesses of mineralized intercepts discussed above are not known at this time. Further drilling is required to better understand this new discovery. At the time of writing, hole TUG-141 is still being drilled, and is currently >600m in depth with other mineralised structures yet to be assayed.



Figure 1. Plan view (upper) and vertical section looking E (lower) of the trace of TUG-141 and selected drill holes relative to the 500 Zone lodes modeled to date. TUG-141 was drilled from underground along the Tuvatu exploration decline. The traces of known lodes UR2 and UR4, and modelled lodes of the 500 Zone feeder are shown in red.

To view an enhanced version of Figure 1, please visit:
https://orders.newsfilecorp.com/files/2178/126617_fig%201ed%20lm.jpg.



Figure 2. Compilation of photographs from TUG-141. (A) Abundant visible gold grains (0.2-2mm) in highly altered potassium metasomatized groundmass and roscoelite. (B) Visible gold (~2mm grains) associated with coarse pyrite in a silicified breccia. (C & D) Intensely silicified and pyritized andesite with microfractures of visible gold (~0.5mm grains).

To view an enhanced version of Figure 2, please visit:
https://orders.newsfilecorp.com/files/2178/126617_81354d06c4e0dad0_003full.jpg.



Figure 2 (continued). (E) Vuggy breccia with coarse pyrite and silicified-sulfidized ground mass. Breccia clasts are angular to sub-rounded. (F) Coarse pyrite breccia with silicified-sulfidized ground mass. (G) Network fracture stockwork ~1-5mm veins with two generations of pyrite. The clasts are highly altered silicified andesite, with the veins containing quartz-pyrite. (H) Network fracture stockwork veins at multiple angles, with intense silicification, quartz-carbonate infill and pyrite.

To view an enhanced version of Figure 2 continued, please visit:
https://orders.newsfilecorp.com/files/2178/126617_81354d06c4e0dad0_004full.jpg.

Mineralization is observed as two generations of pyrite; an earlier bright euhedral pyrite that forms coarse crystals in the core of the veins and breccia, and a darker brownish, spongy pyrite that typically forms extremely fine-grained encrustations or overgrowths on earlier pyrite and wallrock fragments, as well as lining the edges of most veins (Figure 2). Quartz occurs commonly as bluish grey, amorphous to locally colloform silica. Open space vuggy textures are common, as are visible gold grains. Highest grades (up to 600 g/t Au) appear to be associated with an interval of intense pervasive silicification and sulfidation by up to 30% or more extremely fine-grained pyrite developed throughout the host rock, giving the rock an overall massive chocolate brown appearance (Figure 2). The intensity of replacement suggests this is a zone of very high and sustained fluid flux.

Table 1: Table showing all drilling intervals returning >0.5 g/t Au for hole TUG-141. Intervals > 3.0 g/t Au, which is the cutoff grade used for the current resource, are shown in red, and intervals >9.0 g/t Au, which is the average grade of the resource, are bolded.

Sample ID

From (m)

To (m)

Interval (m)

Grade (g/t Au)

TUG08584

71.7

72

0.3

0.96

TUG08535

101.7

102

0.3

3.96

TUG08536

102

102.3

0.3

12.17

TUG08537

102.3

102.6

0.3

5.35

TUG08538

102.6

102.9

0.3

1.42

TUG08539

102.9

103.2

0.3

3.09

TUG08541

103.5

103.8

0.3

1.19

TUG08542

103.8

104.1

0.3

8.64

TUG08543

104.1

104.4

0.3

7.67

TUG08544

104.4

104.7

0.3

7.56

TUG08545

104.7

105

0.3

7.90

TUG08546

105

105.3

0.3

3.53

TUG08548

105.6

105.9

0.3

0.60

TUG08549

105.9

106.5

0.6

4.83

TUG08452

107.1

107.4

0.3

1.42

TUG08456

109.8

110.1

0.3

15.41

TUG08457

110.1

110.4

0.3

0.74

TUG08458

110.4

110.7

0.3

1.12

TUG08459

110.7

111

0.3

5.28

TUG08460

111

111.3

0.3

0.80

TUG08462

111.6

111.9

0.3

2.66

TUG08463

111.9

112.2

0.3

1.45

TUG08464

112.2

112.5

0.3

1.22

TUG08466

112.5

112.8

0.3

1.50

TUG08467

112.8

113.1

0.3

2.67

TUG08468

113.1

113.4

0.3

3.47

TUG08469

113.4

113.7

0.3

2.92

TUG08470

113.7

114

0.3

2.93

TUG08471

114

114.3

0.3

8.74

TUG08473

114.6

114.9

0.3

7.36

TUG08474

114.9

115.5

0.6

0.90

TUG08475

115.5

115.8

0.3

7.20

TUG08476

115.8

116.1

0.3

3.14

TUG08477

116.1

116.4

0.3

0.92

TUG08479

116.7

117

0.3

3.62

TUG08481

117

117.3

0.3

15.85

TUG08482

117.3

117.6

0.3

2.06

TUG08483

117.6

117.9

0.3

1.95

TUG08484

117.9

118.2

0.3

0.58

TUG08485

118.2

118.5

0.3

5.51

TUG08486

118.5

118.8

0.3

6.35

TUG08487

118.8

119.1

0.3

38.27

TUG08488

119.1

119.4

0.3

3.02

TUG08489

119.4

119.7

0.3

1.41

TUG08490

119.7

120

0.3

2.19

TUG08494

122.4

122.7

0.3

1.35

TUG08946

213.6

213.9

0.3

2.11

TUG08947

213.9

214.2

0.3

0.97

TUG08948

214.2

214.5

0.3

3.03

TUG09446

214.5

214.8

0.3

0.82

TUG08949

214.8

215.1

0.3

1.50

TUG09401

215.1

215.4

0.3

1.61

TUG09402

215.4

215.7

0.3

1.75

TUG09407

216.9

217.2

0.3

3.22

TUG09408

217.2

217.5

0.3

0.18

TUG09409

217.5

217.8

0.3

0.62

TUG09423

222.9

223.2

0.3

0.72

TUG09432

226.5

226.8

0.3

1.41

TUG09444

233.4

233.7

0.3

1.32

TUG09445

233.7

234

0.3

3.13

TUG09447

234

234.3

0.3

6.30

TUG09448

234.3

234.6

0.3

2.08

TUG09529

274.8

275.1

0.3

0.77

TUG09536

276.6

276.9

0.3

0.59

TUG09540

277.8

278.1

0.3

0.64

TUG09566

291.3

291.6

0.3

14.77

TUG09567

291.6

291.9

0.3

4.01

TUG09568

291.9

292.2

0.3

16.55

TUG09569

292.2

292.5

0.3

17.85

TUG09570

292.5

292.8

0.3

1.75

TUG09582

299.1

299.4

0.3

2.12

TUG09583

299.4

299.7

0.3

1.94

TUG09584

299.7

300

0.3

0.63

TUG09585

300

300.3

0.3

1.13

TUG09586

300.3

300.6

0.3

0.99

TUG09587

300.6

300.9

0.3

0.79

TUG09588

300.9

301.2

0.3

4.31

TUG09591

301.8

302.1

0.3

1.58

TUG09594

302.7

303

0.3

0.92

TUG09595

303

303.3

0.3

0.78

TUG09605

308.1

308.4

0.3

1.28

TUG09614

311.7

312

0.3

1.35

TUG09616

312

312.3

0.3

2.61

TUG09617

312.3

312.6

0.3

0.08

TUG09619

313.2

313.5

0.3

4.56

TUG09620

313.5

313.8

0.3

3.54

TUG09621

313.8

314.1

0.3

2.47

TUG09622

314.1

314.4

0.3

1.65

TUG09625

315.3

315.6

0.3

1.25

TUG09626

315.6

315.9

0.3

7.71

TUG09628

316.8

317.1

0.3

0.54

TUG09629

317.1

317.4

0.3

2.57

TUG09631

317.4

317.7

0.3

1.00

TUG09633

318

318.3

0.3

1.42

TUG09634

318.3

318.6

0.3

3.11

TUG09635

318.6

318.9

0.3

5.42

TUG09636

318.9

319.2

0.3

4.25

TUG09637

319.2

319.5

0.3

7.68

TUG09638

319.5

319.8

0.3

5.78

TUG09639

319.8

320.1

0.3

0.85

TUG09641

320.4

320.7

0.3

3.19

TUG09642

320.7

321

0.3

3.49

TUG09643

321

321.3

0.3

7.93

TUG09644

321.3

321.6

0.3

2.40

TUG09645

321.6

321.9

0.3

2.04

TUG09646

321.9

322.2

0.3

7.42

TUG09647

322.2

322.5

0.3

18.75

TUG09648

322.5

322.8

0.3

12.75

TUG09650

322.8

323.1

0.3

12.55

TUG09651

323.1

323.4

0.3

15.64

TUG09652

323.4

323.7

0.3

19.67

TUG09653

323.7

324

0.3

13.55

TUG09654

324

324.3

0.3

15.18

TUG09655

324.3

324.6

0.3

11.27

TUG09656

324.6

324.9

0.3

14.62

TUG09657

324.9

325.2

0.3

71.01

TUG09658

325.2

325.5

0.3

5.61

TUG09659

325.5

326.4

0.9

0.60

TUG09660

326.4

326.7

0.3

3.97

TUG09661

326.7

327

0.3

4.93

TUG09662

327

327.3

0.3

11.64

TUG09663

327.3

327.6

0.3

15.86

TUG09667

328.5

329.4

0.9

0.98

TUG09668

329.4

329.7

0.3

2.77

TUG09669

329.7

330

0.3

2.58

TUG09670

330

330.3

0.3

6.51

TUG09671

330.3

330.6

0.3

4.28

TUG09672

330.6

330.9

0.3

6.21

TUG09694

345.3

345.6

0.3

0.60

TUG09695

345.6

345.9

0.3

4.62

TUG09696

345.9

346.2

0.3

4.07

TUG09697

346.2

346.5

0.3

1.76

TUG09699

346.8

347.1

0.3

2.13

TUG09703

348.3

348.6

0.3

33.25

TUG09704

348.6

348.9

0.3

3.52

TUG09703

348.3

348.6

0.3

33.25

TUG09707

350.1

350.4

0.3

12.62

TUG09710

351.3

351.6

0.3

3.20

TUG09711

351.6

351.9

0.3

0.51

TUG09733

366.3

366.6

0.3

1.26

TUG09734

366.6

366.9

0.3

2.37

TUG09736

367.5

367.8

0.3

0.80

TUG09737

367.8

368.1

0.3

11.02

TUG09738

368.1

368.4

0.3

7.96

TUG09739

368.4

368.7

0.3

3.68

TUG09740

368.7

369

0.3

6.95

TUG09741

369

369.3

0.3

1.82

TUG09742

369.3

369.6

0.3

1.29

TUG09744

369.9

370.2

0.3

4.11

TUG09745

370.2

370.5

0.3

3.89

TUG09746

370.5

370.8

0.3

4.54

TUG09759

380.7

381

0.3

2.63

TUG09760

381

381.6

0.6

23.15

TUG09761

381.6

381.9

0.3

20.60

TUG09762

381.9

382.2

0.3

6.13

TUG09763

382.2

382.5

0.3

3.37

TUG09764

382.5

382.8

0.3

0.64

TUG09777

391.8

392.1

0.3

1.08

TUG09778

392.1

392.4

0.3

1.08

TUG09779

392.4

392.7

0.3

0.89

TUG09781

392.7

393

0.3

0.55

TUG09783

393.6

393.9

0.3

0.65

TUG09784

393.9

394.2

0.3

0.54

TUG09785

394.2

394.5

0.3

2.90

TUG09786

394.5

394.8

0.3

2.34

TUG09787

394.8

395.1

0.3

3.74

TUG09788

395.1

395.4

0.3

2.82

TUG09789

395.4

395.7

0.3

1.98

TUG09790

395.7

396

0.3

1.55

TUG09792

396.3

396.6

0.3

2.25

TUG09794

396.9

397.2

0.3

0.44

TUG09795

397.2

397.5

0.3

1.78

TUG09796

397.5

397.8

0.3

3.20

TUG09797

397.8

398.1

0.3

1.27

TUG09798

398.1

398.4

0.3

15.27

TUG09799

398.4

398.7

0.3

2.96

TUG09801

398.7

399

0.3

5.34

TUG09802

399

399.3

0.3

2.38

TUG09803

399.3

399.6

0.3

2.93

TUG09804

399.6

400.5

0.9

4.00

TUG09805

400.5

400.8

0.3

0.68

TUG09806

400.8

401.1

0.3

2.41

TUG09807

401.1

401.4

0.3

2.06

TUG09808

401.4

401.7

0.3

1.61

TUG09809

401.7

402

0.3

1.67

TUG09811

402.3

402.6

0.3

1.46

TUG09812

402.6

402.9

0.3

0.91

TUG09814

403.2

403.5

0.3

3.71

TUG09817

403.8

404.1

0.3

0.77

TUG09819

405

405.3

0.3

1.56

TUG09811

402.3

402.6

0.3

1.40

TUG09812

402.6

402.9

0.3

0.95

TUG09814

403.2

403.5

0.3

3.57

TUG09817

403.8

404.1

0.3

0.83

TUG09819

405

405.3

0.3

1.61

TUG09824

406.8

407.1

0.3

2.78

TUG09827

408

408.3

0.3

1.21

TUG09828

408.3

408.6

0.3

0.72

TUG09829

408.6

409.2

0.6

1.14

TUG09831

409.2

409.5

0.3

3.27

TUG09832

409.5

409.8

0.3

0.90

TUG09836

410.7

411

0.3

1.86

TUG09837

411

411.3

0.3

2.11

TUG09838

411.3

411.6

0.3

3.40

TUG09839

411.6

411.9

0.3

0.70

TUG09842

412.8

413.1

0.3

0.93

TUG09843

413.1

413.4

0.3

0.76

TUG09848

416.1

417

0.9

0.63

TUG10354

418.8

419.1

0.3

0.82

TUG10355

419.1

419.4

0.3

0.65

TUG10360

420.6

420.9

0.3

0.75

TUG10361

420.9

421.2

0.3

1.05

TUG10362

421.2

421.5

0.3

1.59

TUG10363

421.5

421.8

0.3

1.23

TUG10367

422.7

423

0.3

0.68

TUG10368

423

423.3

0.3

0.72

TUG10373

425.1

425.4

0.3

2.48

TUG10374

425.4

425.7

0.3

2.83

TUG10375

425.7

426

0.3

3.52

TUG10376

426

426.3

0.3

3.77

TUG10377

426.3

426.6

0.3

8.47

TUG10378

426.6

426.9

0.3

1.64

TUG10379

426.9

427.2

0.3

1.53

TUG10381

427.2

427.8

0.6

4.11

TUG10382

427.8

428.1

0.3

1.65

TUG10383

428.1

429

0.9

0.86

TUG10387

429.9

430.2

0.3

0.72

TUG10393

433.2

433.5

0.3

2.04

TUG10394

433.5

433.8

0.3

0.85

TUG10395

433.8

434.1

0.3

0.76

TUG10408

440.4

440.7

0.3

2.36

TUG10413

443.1

443.4

0.3

1.02

TUG10414

443.4

443.7

0.3

6.82

TUG10417

444.9

445.2

0.3

17.94

TUG10418

445.2

445.5

0.3

5.83

TUG10423

447

447.3

0.3

1.16

TUG10425

448.2

448.5

0.3

4.54

TUG10426

448.5

448.8

0.3

0.76

TUG10428

450

450.3

0.3

4.94

TUG10429

450.3

450.6

0.3

1.53

TUG10431

450.6

450.9

0.3

0.97

TUG10432

450.9

451.2

0.3

138.15

TUG10434

451.5

451.8

0.3

0.76

TUG10435

451.8

452.1

0.3

1.25

TUG10436

452.1

452.4

0.3

1.35

TUG10438

452.7

453

0.3

1.65

TUG10439

453

453.3

0.3

4.70

TUG10440

453.3

453.6

0.3

2.57

TUG10441

453.6

453.9

0.3

4.99

TUG10444

454.8

455.1

0.3

14.02

TUG10445

455.1

455.4

0.3

2.07

TUG10446

455.4

455.7

0.3

1.09

TUG10447

455.7

456

0.3

1.28

TUG10448

456

456.3

0.3

2.55

TUG10453

459

460.2

1.2

1.14

TUG10454

460.2

460.8

0.6

1.00

TUG10455

460.8

462

1.2

1.74

TUG10456

462

462.3

0.3

1.28

TUG10457

462.3

462.6

0.3

24.98

TUG10458

462.6

462.9

0.3

87.13

TUG10459

462.9

463.8

0.9

11.34

TUG10461

464.4

465

0.6

0.67

TUG10463

465.9

466.2

0.3

0.91

TUG10464

466.2

466.5

0.3

1.36

TUG10466

466.5

466.8

0.3

1.27

TUG10467

466.8

467.1

0.3

1.28

TUG10468

467.1

467.4

0.3

3.79

TUG10469

467.4

467.7

0.3

20.93

TUG10470

467.7

468

0.3

20.64

TUG10471

468

468.3

0.3

19.40

TUG10473

468.6

468.9

0.3

3.46

TUG10474

468.9

469.2

0.3

2.78

TUG10475

469.2

469.5

0.3

2.10

TUG10482

471.3

471.6

0.3

0.81

TUG10483

471.6

471.9

0.3

1.03

TUG10484

471.9

472.2

0.3

6.72

TUG10485

472.2

472.5

0.3

0.88

TUG10486

472.5

472.8

0.3

1.45

TUG10487

472.8

473.1

0.3

9.05

TUG10488

473.1

473.4

0.3

1.35

TUG10490

473.7

474

0.3

0.48

TUG10492

474.3

474.6

0.3

0.78

TUG10493

474.6

474.9

0.3

1.37

TUG10494

474.9

475.2

0.3

1.43

TUG10496

475.5

475.8

0.3

1.67

TUG10497

475.8

477

1.2

1.80

TUG10498

477

477.6

0.6

2.64

TUG10500

477.6

477.9

0.3

93.49

TUG10501

477.9

478.2

0.3

1.01

TUG10502

478.2

478.5

0.3

34.17

TUG10503

478.5

478.8

0.3

94.57

TUG10504

478.8

479.1

0.3

35.04

TUG10505

479.1

479.4

0.3

396.16

TUG10506

479.4

479.7

0.3

25.06

TUG10507

479.7

480

0.3

7.09

TUG10508

480

480.3

0.3

4.06

TUG10509

480.3

480.6

0.3

31.63

TUG10510

480.6

480.9

0.3

5.3

TUG10511

480.9

481.2

0.3

114.95

TUG10512

481.2

481.5

0.3

1.90

TUG10513

481.5

481.8

0.3

0.83

TUG10514

481.8

482.1

0.3

9.99

TUG10516

482.1

482.4

0.3

0.71

TUG10517

482.4

482.7

0.3

6.64

TUG10518

482.7

483

0.3

6.05

TUG10519

483

483.3

0.3

6.64

TUG10520

483.3

483.6

0.3

2.47

TUG10521

483.6

483.9

0.3

0.93

TUG10522

483.9

484.2

0.3

5.15

TUG10523

484.2

484.5

0.3

10.90

TUG10524

484.5

484.8

0.3

14.76

TUG10525

484.8

485.1

0.3

20.24

TUG10526

485.1

485.4

0.3

21.93

TUG10527

485.4

485.7

0.3

20.79

TUG10528

485.7

486

0.3

32.89

TUG10529

486

486.3

0.3

16.13

TUG10531

486.3

486.6

0.3

2.55

TUG10532

486.6

486.9

0.3

13.04

TUG10533

486.9

487.2

0.3

5.42

TUG10534

487.2

487.5

0.3

3.95

TUG10535

487.5

487.8

0.3

4.89

TUG10536

487.8

488.1

0.3

4.24

TUG10537

488.1

488.4

0.3

4.41

TUG10538

488.4

488.7

0.3

5.21

TUG10539

488.7

489

0.3

1.80

TUG10540

489

489.3

0.3

16.42

TUG10541

489.3

489.6

0.3

7.17

TUG10542

489.6

489.9

0.3

6.47

TUG10543

489.9

490.2

0.3

4.07

TUG10544

490.2

490.5

0.3

4.75

TUG10545

490.5

490.8

0.3

4.86

TUG10546

490.8

491.1

0.3

7.13

TUG10547

491.1

491.4

0.3

11.64

TUG10548

491.4

491.7

0.3

35.68

TUG10549

491.7

492

0.3

22.53

TUG10551

492

492.3

0.3

10.72

TUG10552

492.3

492.6

0.3

25.23

TUG10553

492.6

492.9

0.3

16.77

TUG10554

492.9

493.2

0.3

20.86

TUG10555

493.2

493.5

0.3

23.61

TUG10556

493.5

493.8

0.3

5.85

TUG10557

493.8

494.1

0.3

6.41

TUG10558

494.1

494.4

0.3

4.25

TUG10559

494.4

494.7

0.3

36.13

TUG10560

494.7

495

0.3

19.66

TUG10561

495

495.3

0.3

72.65

TUG10562

495.3

495.6

0.3

241.21

TUG10563

495.6

495.9

0.3

31.77

TUG10564

495.9

496.2

0.3

51.52

TUG10566

496.2

496.5

0.3

25.17

TUG10567

496.5

496.8

0.3

100.35

TUG10568

496.8

497.1

0.3

12.86

TUG10569

497.1

497.4

0.3

4.68

TUG10570

497.4

497.7

0.3

33.81

TUG10571

497.7

498

0.3

37.11

TUG10572

498

498.3

0.3

20.74

TUG10573

498.3

498.6

0.3

26.29

TUG10574

498.6

498.9

0.3

103.54

TUG10575

498.9

499.2

0.3

340.07

TUG10576

499.2

499.5

0.3

269.25

TUG10577

499.5

499.8

0.3

600.42

TUG10578

499.8

500.1

0.3

73.02

TUG10579

500.1

500.4

0.3

13.41

TUG10581

500.4

500.7

0.3

1.85

TUG10582

500.7

501.3

0.6

13.32

TUG10583

501.3

501.6

0.3

26.54

TUG10584

501.6

501.9

0.3

9.04

TUG10585

501.9

502.2

0.3

4.79

TUG10586

502.2

502.5

0.3

3.93

TUG10587

502.5

502.8

0.3

126.85

TUG10588

502.8

503.1

0.3

361.90

TUG10589

503.1

503.4

0.3

1.95

TUG10590

503.4

503.7

0.3

3.27

TUG10591

503.7

504

0.3

32.78

TUG10592

504

504.3

0.3

23.63

TUG10596

505.2

505.5

0.3

8.07

TUG10598

505.8

506.1

0.3

18.51

TUG10599

506.1

506.4

0.3

53.78

TUG10602

506.7

507

0.3

7.50

TUG10604

507.3

507.6

0.3

234.39

TUG10605

507.6

507.9

0.3

2.22

TUG10606

507.9

508.8

0.9

0.58

TUG10612

510.3

510.6

0.3

3.37

TUG10613

510.6

510.9

0.3

1.32

TUG10614

510.9

511.2

0.3

5.53

TUG10616

511.2

511.5

0.3

24.91

TUG10617

511.5

511.8

0.3

64.47

TUG10618

511.8

512.1

0.3

72.56

TUG10619

512.1

512.4

0.3

13.35

TUG10620

512.4

512.7

0.3

2.08

TUG10621

512.7

513

0.3

1.59

TUG10622

513

513.3

0.3

0.74

TUG10623

513.3

513.6

0.3

0.94

TUG10624

513.6

513.9

0.3

0.53

TUG10625

513.9

514.2

0.3

1.17

TUG10626

514.2

514.5

0.3

23.17

TUG10627

514.5

514.8

0.3

0.85

TUG10628

514.8

515.1

0.3

2.39

TUG10629

515.1

515.4

0.3

1.03

TUG10631

515.4

515.7

0.3

0.83

TUG10632

515.7

516

0.3

1.74

TUG10633

516

516.3

0.3

3.50

TUG10634

516.3

516.6

0.3

0.59

TUG10636

516.9

517.2

0.3

0.80

TUG10637

517.2

517.5

0.3

2.99

TUG10638

517.5

517.8

0.3

0.76

TUG10639

517.8

518.1

0.3

3.34

TUG10640

518.1

518.4

0.3

8.94

TUG10641

518.4

518.7

0.3

12.80

TUG10642

518.7

519

0.3

105.58

TUG10643

519

519.3

0.3

34.42

TUG10644

519.3

519.6

0.3

0.55

TUG10645

519.6

519.9

0.3

0.80

TUG10656

522.6

522.9

0.3

0.59

TUG10657

522.9

523.2

0.3

0.88

TUG10658

523.2

523.5

0.3

0.76

TUG10659

523.5

523.8

0.3

1.09

TUG10660

523.8

524.1

0.3

0.61

TUG10661

524.1

524.4

0.3

2.11

TUG10664

525

525.3

0.3

5.56

TUG10666

525.3

525.6

0.3

7.50

TUG10667

525.6

525.9

0.3

0.87

TUG10668

525.9

526.2

0.3

0.78

TUG10693

543.9

544.2

0.3

0.63

TUG10695

544.5

544.8

0.3

0.75

TUG10696

544.8

545.1

0.3

0.59

TUG10699

545.7

546

0.3

0.81

TUG10701

546

546.3

0.3

0.63

TUG10702

546.3

546.6

0.3

0.59

TUG10706

547.5

547.8

0.3

0.52

TUG10719

554.1

554.4

0.3

0.84

 


Table 2: Survey details of diamond drill holes referenced in this release

Hole No

Coordinates (Fiji map grid)

RL

final depth

dip

azimuth

N

E

m

(TN)

TUG-135

3920759

1876459

139.2

689.4

-64

149

TUG-136

3920759

1876459

139.2

617.4

-58

151

TUG-138

3920759

1876459

139.2

746.4

-64

163

TUG-141

3920759

1876459

139.2

633.0 *

-55°

162°

 

* Current depth, hole is still drilling

Qualified Person
In accordance with National Instrument 43-101 - Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects ("NI 43-101"), Sergio Cattalani, P.Geo, Senior Vice President Exploration, is the Qualified Person for the Company and has reviewed and is responsible for the technical and scientific content of this news release.

QAQC Procedures
Lion One adheres to rigorous QAQC procedures above and beyond basic regulatory guidelines in conducting its sampling, drilling, testing, and analyses. The Company utilizes its own fleet of diamond drill rigs, using PQ, HQ and NQ sized drill core rods. Drill core is logged and split by Lion One personnel on site. Samples are delivered to and analysed at the Company's geochemical and metallurgical laboratory in Fiji. Duplicates of all samples with grades above 0.5 g/t Au are both re-assayed at Lion One's lab and delivered to ALS Global Laboratories in Australia (ALS) for check assay determinations. All samples for all high-grade intercepts are sent to ALS for check assays. All samples are pulverized to 80% passing through 75 microns. Gold analysis is carried out using fire assay with an AA finish. Samples that have returned grades greater than 10.00 g/t Au are then re-analysed by gravimetric method. For samples that return greater than 0.50 g/t Au, repeat fire assay runs are carried out and repeated until a result is obtained that is within 10% of the original fire assay run. For samples with multiple fire assay runs, the average of duplicate runs is presented. Lion One's laboratory can also assay for a range of 71 other elements through Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectrometry (ICP-OES), but currently focuses on a suite of 9 important pathfinder elements. All duplicate anomalous samples are sent to ALS labs in Townsville QLD and are analysed by the same methods (Au-AA26, and Au-GRA22 where applicable). ALS also analyses for 33 pathfinder elements by HF-HNO3-HClO4 acid digestion, HCl leach and ICP-AES (method ME-ICP61).

About Lion One Metals Limited
Lion One's flagship asset is 100% owned, fully permitted high grade Tuvatu Alkaline Gold Project, located on the island of Viti Levu in Fiji. Lion One envisions a low-cost high-grade underground gold mining operation at Tuvatu coupled with exciting exploration upside inside its tenements covering the entire Navilawa Caldera, an underexplored yet highly prospective 7km diameter alkaline gold system. Lion One's CEO Walter Berukoff leads an experienced team of explorers and mine builders and has owned or operated over 20 mines in 7 countries. As the founder and former CEO of Miramar Mines, Northern Orion, and La Mancha Resources, Walter is credited with building over $3 billion of value for shareholders.

On behalf of the Board of Directors of
Lion One Metals Limited
"Walter Berukoff"
Chairman and CEO

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