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Lion One Discovers Broad Zone of Narrow Gold Lodes at Batiri Creek, Located 2km NE Adjacent to the Tuvatu Gold Mine in Fiji

North Vancouver, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – November 15, 2022) – Lion One Metals Limited (TSXV: LIO) (OTCQX: LOMLF) (ASX: LLO) (“Lion One” or the “Company”) provides compelling evidence of multiple mineralized centers within the Navilawa Caldera. A high-grade drill result (15.04 g/t Au over 0.3m) returned from diamond drill hole TUDDH-614 complements the regional high-grade gold discovery, first identified by surface sampling (13.27 g/t Au over 4.0m, Figure 3, Figure 4), at the Batiri Creek Lode Complex (“BCLC”) located 2.0 km NE adjacent to the Company’s 100% owned, fully permitted Tuvatu Alkaline Gold Project.

The broad, steeply-dipping BCLC was discovered by benching and surface channel sampling in August of this year as part of a continuing regional exploration program (August 29 2022 News Release Announcing Batiri Creek Discovery). This ongoing program includes multiple surface sampling techniques including BLEG (Figure 1) and has yielded a host of peripheral, high-grade, mineralized centers adjacent to the Tuvatu mine.

Several such occurrences (Figure 2) have been identified in addition to the BCLC which are generally characterized by multi cm-scale vein swarms making up narrow lodes. It is believed by Lion One’s geologic team that these narrow lodes represent the uppermost expression of stronger, wider gold lodes at depth. Narrow lodes at the BCLC can be thought of as the uppermost fractures that converge and coalesce at depth to form a larger feeder system. The BCLC’s elevation is approximately 150m above the elevation of Tuvatu, thus more of the uppermost part of the mineralized fracture system may be preserved here. Interestingly, these lodes are often situated along the lithological contact between monzonite and andesite, a setting like that of the deep high-grade feeder (500 Zone) below the currently identified resource at Tuvatu. Given that the BCLC is more than 2.0 km NE of the Tuvatu lode system, it is believed that these lodes formed from a zone of upwelling fluids that is unique and entirely independent from those at Tuvatu.

Batiri Creek Lode Complex Surface and Drill Results:

DDH TUDDH-614 Results, Batiri Lode:

TUDDH-614: Azimuth: 272°, Dip:- 45°, TD: 171.9m, Elevation: 328.1m
– 1.81 g/t Au over 0.3m from 102.3 to 102.6m
– 15.04 g/t Au over 0.3m from 118.3 to 118.6m

Surface Channel Samples: “Batiri” Lode (CH3047-CH3048) (Figure 3)
– 13.27 g/t Au over 4.0m at surface including:
Including: 36.10 g/t Au over 1.0m and
Including: 17.91 g/t Au over 0.80m

Surface Channel Samples, Other Batiri Lodes:
– 2.63 g/t Au over 1.0m from channel CH2765
– 3.32 g/t Au over 0.3m from channel CH2834
– 3.54 g/t Au over 0.3m from channel CH2789
– 3.42 g/t Au over 0.4m from channel CH2946
– 3.32 g/t Au over 1.0m from channel CH3073

Lion One technical advisor Quinton Hennigh stated, “Tuvatu and the wider Navilawa Caldera are part of a classic alkaline gold system. As we know, from geologically comparable world-class systems, such as Porgera in PNG or Cripple Creek in Colorado, these kinds of deposits are not isolated and there is potential for multiple zones of mineralization each associated with a plume of upwelling hydrothermal fluids. The discovery at the BCLC represents a prospective zone where increasingly thick Tuvatu type lodes may be found at moderate levels below the current erosional surface. Although early rains limited Lion One’s ability to drill more extensively at BCLC this season, TUDDH-614 yielded a solid high-grade intercept that might be telling us there is a bigger prize below. Lion One will return to expand the drill program at BCLC as well as other regional targets at the onset of the next dry season.



Figure 1. Target-rich environment with world-class BLEG results from the Navilawa Caldera.

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Note: Tuvatu Mine and Batiri Creek prospect (location of Batiri Vein Complex, >2.0 km NE of Tuvatu)



Figure 2. Map showing surface channel sampling at Batiri Vein relative to the Tuvatu Gold Deposit

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Figure 3. Photograph and channel sampling results of “Batiri” Lode (channel CH3047-3048)

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Figure 4a: Plan map of Batiri Creek surface benching, channel sampling, and TUDDH-614.bTUDDH-614 (drill collar in map) is drilled at 272 degrees from E to W beneath the surface location of high-grade channel samples (all >0.5 g/t Au surface channel samples are indicated on the map).

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Figure 4b: Benching at Batiri Creek Lode Prospect. Map to show >0.5g samples along Batiri Creek bench and the drill trace of TUDDH-614. Note the high-grade Au samples in drill core; 1.81 g/t Au over 0.3m from 102.3 to 102.6m and 15.04 g/t Au over 0.3m from 118.3 to 118.6m are 95m below the surface hit. This newly drilled lode is on strike within the NE-trending structural corridor that hosts some of the principal UR lodes at the Tuvatu gold deposit.

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About Tuvatu

The Tuvatu Alkaline Gold Project is located on the island of Viti Levu in Fiji. The January 2018 mineral resource for Tuvatu as disclosed in the technical report “Technical Report and Preliminary Economic Assessment for the Tuvatu Gold Project, Republic of Fiji”, dated September 25, 2020, and prepared by Mining Associates Pty Ltd of Brisbane Qld, comprises 1,007,000 tonnes indicated at 8.50 g/t Au (274,600 oz. Au) and 1,325,000 tonnes inferred at 9.0 g/t Au (384,000 oz. Au) at a cut-off grade of 3.0 g/t Au. The technical report is available on the Lion One website at www.liononemetals.com and on the SEDAR website at www.sedar.com.

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 analyzed 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-analyzed 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. 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 analyzed by the same methods (Au-AA26, and Au-GRA22 where applicable). ALS also analyses 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

Contact Investor Relations

Toll Free (North America) Tel: 1-855-805-1250 Email: info@liononemetals.com

Website: www.liononemetals.com

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Service Provider accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release

This press release may contain statements that may be deemed to be “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, included herein are forward-looking information. Generally, forward-looking information may be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “plans”, “expects” or “does not expect”, “proposed”, “is expected”, “budget”, “scheduled”, “estimates”, “forecasts”, “intends”, “anticipates” or “does not anticipate”, or “believes”, or variations of such words and phrases, or by the use of words or phrases which state that certain actions, events or results may, could, would, or might occur or be achieved. This forward-looking information reflects Lion One Metals Limited’s current beliefs and is based on information currently available to Lion One Metals Limited and on assumptions Lion One Metals Limited believes are reasonable. These assumptions include, but are not limited to, the actual results of exploration projects being equivalent to or better than estimated results in technical reports, assessment reports, and other geological reports or prior exploration results. Forward-looking information is subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements of Lion One Metals Limited or its subsidiaries to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information. Such risks and other factors may include, but are not limited to: the stage development of Lion One Metals Limited, general business, economic, competitive, political and social uncertainties; the actual results of current research and development or operational activities; competition; uncertainty as to patent applications and intellectual property rights; product liability and lack of insurance; delay or failure to receive board or regulatory approvals; changes in legislation, including environmental legislation, affecting mining, timing and availability of external financing on acceptable terms; not realizing on the potential benefits of technology; conclusions of economic evaluations; and lack of qualified, skilled labour or loss of key individuals. Although Lion One Metals Limited has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking information, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking information. Lion One Metals Limited does not undertake to update any forward-looking information, except in accordance with applicable securities laws.

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Lion One Announces C$12.5 Million ‘Bought Deal’ Public Offering Units

NORTH VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Sept. 20, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) —

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Lion One Metals Limited (TSX-V: LIO) (OTCQX: LOMLF) (ASX: LLO) (“Lion One” or the “Company“) is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement with Eight Capital and Canaccord Genuity Corp., as co-lead underwriters and joint bookrunners (the “Underwriters“), pursuant to which the Underwriters have agreed to purchase, on a “bought deal” basis,16,240,000 units of the Company (the “Units“) at a price of C$0.77 per Unit (the “Issue Price”), for total gross proceeds of C$12,504,800 (the “Offering“).

Each Unit will consist of one common share (a “Common Share”) in the capital of the Company and one-half (1/2) of one common share purchase warrant (each whole common share purchase warrant, a “Warrant”) of the Company. Each Warrant shall be exercisable to acquire one Common Share (a “Warrant Share”) at a price per Warrant Share of C$1.05 for a period of 36 months from the closing date of the Offering.

If, following the closing of the Offering, the volume weighted average trading price of the Common Shares on the principal exchange on which the Shares are listed for any 20 consecutive trading days equals or exceeds C$1.75, the Company may, upon providing written notice to the holders of Warrants, accelerate the expiry date of the Warrants to the date that is 30 days following the date of such written notice

In addition, the Company has agreed to grant the Underwriters an option (the “Over-Allotment Option”), exercisable in whole or in part, for a period of 30 days after the closing of the Offering, to purchase up to an additional 15% of the number of Units sold pursuant to the Offering, on the same terms as the Offering, to cover over-allotments and for market stabilization purposes.https://embed.fireplace.yahoo.com/embed

The net proceeds from the sale of the Units will be used for exploration and development of the Company’s Tuvatu Gold Project, as well as working capital and general corporate purposes.

The Units will be offered by way of a prospectus supplement (the “Prospectus Supplement”) to the Company’s base shelf prospectus dated May 13, 2022. The Prospectus Supplement will be filed in Alberta, British Columbia and Ontario and, together with the related base shelf prospectus, will be available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

Closing of the Offering is expected to take place on or about September 28, 2022 and is subject to certain conditions including, but not limited to the receipt of all applicable regulatory approvals including approval of the TSX Venture Exchange.

The securities offered in the Offering have not been, and will not be, registered under the U.S. Securities Act or any U.S. state securities laws, and may not be offered or sold in the United States or to, or for the account or benefit of, United States persons absent registration or any applicable exemption from the registration requirements of the U.S. Securities Act and applicable U.S. state securities laws. This news release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy securities in the United States, nor will there be any sale of these securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.

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

For further information
Contact Investor Relations
Toll Free (North America) Tel: 1-855-805-1250
Email: info@liononemetals.com
Website: www.liononemetals.com

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Service Provider accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

This press release may contain statements that may be deemed to be “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, included herein are forward looking information. Generally, forward-looking information may be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “plans”, “expects” or “does not expect”, “proposed”, “is expected”, “budget”, “scheduled”, “estimates”, “forecasts”, “intends”, “anticipates” or “does not anticipate”, or “believes”, or variations of such words and phrases, or by the use of words or phrases which state that certain actions, events or results may, could, would, or might occur or be achieved. This forward-looking information reflects Lion One Metals Limited’s current beliefs and is based on information currently available to Lion One Metals Limited and on assumptions Lion One Metals Limited believes are reasonable. These assumptions include, but are not limited to, the actual results of exploration projects being equivalent to or better than estimated results in technical reports, assessment reports, and other geological reports or prior exploration results. Forward-looking information is subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements of Lion One Metals Limited or its subsidiaries to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information. Such risks and other factors may include, but are not limited to: the stage development of Lion One Metals Limited, general business, economic, competitive, political and social uncertainties; the actual results of current research and development or operational activities; competition; uncertainty as to patent applications and intellectual property rights; product liability and lack of insurance; delay or failure to receive board or regulatory approvals; changes in legislation, including environmental legislation, affecting mining, timing and availability of external financing on acceptable terms; not realizing on the potential benefits of technology; conclusions of economic evaluations; and lack of qualified, skilled labour or loss of key individuals. Although Lion One Metals Limited has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking information, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking information. Lion One Metals Limited does not undertake to update any forward-looking information, except in accordance with applicable securities laws.

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Lion One Announces New High-Grade, Near-Surface Gold in Drill Results from Phase 2 Infill Program at Tuvatu, Fiji

North Vancouver, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – September 8, 2022) – Lion One Metals Limited (TSXV: LIO) (OTCQX: LOMLF) (ASX: LLO) (“Lion One” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce the results from 20 additional drill holes, as part of ongoing infill drilling at its high-grade, fully permitted Tuvatu Alkaline Gold Project in Fiji.

Drill results for 20 holes totalling approximately 3,900m of diamond drilling in Zone 5 cover a portion of the Tuvatu gold project, part of the Navilawa volcanic caldera which is host to numerous gold occurrences. outcropping mineralization, as well as the high-grade Tuvatu Alkaline gold deposit.

The drill program represents a significant improvement to the extent of known mineralization; additions are highlighted in blue in Table 1. The main orebody (Figure 1), is scheduled to enter production in Q2 of 2023. Its dimensions and continuity are further defined and expanded with the infill program which adds to the 11 earlier holes in Zone 5 (Lion One news release: May 31, 2022). The additional data outlines high-grade to bonanza-grade mineralized lode swarms <100m from surface. Vein-hosted mineralization remains open along strike and at depth. Lion One is upgrading its resource model which is expected to be significantly improved by this round of drill results. The mineralization reported here is a significant development which is expected to upgrade the resource model, as it represents a critical addition of gold mineralisation to the resources model that grades well above the average resource grade, at relatively shallow levels. As a result, the newly identified mineralization will enhance the economic model, likely upgrading the production stream at Tuvatu.

Top Intercepts include:

  • 20.59 g/t Au over 3.9m from 98.4-102.3m, including 52.89 g/t Au over 1.5m, including 171.5 g/t Au over 0.3m, and 79.18 g/t Au over 0.3m from TUG-144
  • 12.22 g/t Au over 3.3m from 54.9-58.2m, including 32.08 g/t Au over 0.6m, 24.08 g/t Au over 0.6m from TUG-143
  • 56.90 g/t Au over 1.8m from 144.6-146.4m, including 163.19 g/t Au over 0.6m from TUDDH-604
  • 35.98 g/t Au over 1.8m from 53.0-54.8m, including 194.00 g/t Au over 0.3m from TUDDH-609
  • 9.13 g/t Au over 3.3m from 60.3-63.6m, including 44.85 g/t Au over 0.6m from TUG-146, as well as 8.15 g/t Au over 5.1m from 97.5-102.6m, including 19.70 g/t Au over 1.8m from 99.3-101.7 including 13.28 g/t Au over 0.6, 11.73 g/t Au over 0.6m, and 34.08 g/t Au over 0.6m also from TUG-146
  • 9.33 g/t Au over 1.5m from 10.5-12.0m, including 37.42 g/t Au over 0.3m from TUG-144
  • 7.14 g/t Au over 3.0m from 107.5-110.5m, including 28.56 g/t Au over 0.3m, 10.54 g/t Au over 0.3m, and 28.74 g/t Au over 0.3m from TUDDH-591
  • 6.80 g/t Au over 4.2m from 92.1-96.3m including 10.39 g/t Au over 0.3m, 24.57 g/t Au over 0.6m, and 9.62 g/t Au over 0.6m from TUDDH-596
  • 17.85 g/t Au over 0.6m from 127.9-128.5m including 26.79 g/t Au over 0.3m, 5.52 g/t Au over 2.7m from 161.8-164.5m incl. 36.81 g/t Au over 0.3m from TUDDH-605
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Results are summarized below in Table 1, with vertical sections including all of the newly reported drill holes presented as Figures 2-8. Highlighted in blue on Table 1 are drill intercepts outside of the mineralized lodes that define the existing resource model. Each additional intercept will likely add width, grade, and continuity to the resource in the near-surface portion of the Tuvatu orebody.

Lion One Drilling Programs in Progress
Lion One reports that in addition to its Zone 5 infill drilling it is progressing with deep extensional drilling on the 500 Zone, where TUDDH-608, targeting the high-grade intersection of TUG-141 and TUDD-601, has been terminated at a depth of 678.1m. Visible veining and sulphide mineralization has been recorded from approximately ~530m to 645m depth along the drill hole. Assay results for TUDDH-608 have been commissioned from the Lion One Lab with preliminary results expected soon. Drilling on TUG-147 from the underground decline, targeting the same dilational zone further to the north and deeper has also commenced this week.

The Company has also mobilized a drill rig 2km northeast of Tuvatu to test the Batiri Creek occurrence, the new regional discovery in the Navilawa Caldera (see news release dated August 29, 2022), and underground development continues toward the near-surface Zone 2 of the Tuvatu resource with the No. 2 decline having advanced >80m. Finally, results from a separate batch of 6 PQ diameter diamond drill holes aimed at collecting a 300 kg composite sample for metallurgical testing of Zone 2 mineralization have also been received and compiled. The company will continue to provide further progress updates and results on these activities.

Lion One CEO, Walter Berukoff, stated, “We are confident that the high-grade intercepts indicated by our infill programs and the increased drilling density will lead to a more robust resource model. The high-grade near-surface infill results, along with the continuing success of the deep-drilling program, underscores the potential of Tuvatu to be a multi-million-ounce, high-grade Au producer. Lion One is well positioned to continue advancing all three tiers of our exploration strategy: ongoing, near-surface infill drilling; extensions of deep, high-grade feeder targets, and from our pipeline of regional targets in the surrounding Navilawa caldera.”

Infill Drilling Program
Two phases of infill drilling have been planned at Tuvatu with the aim of infilling areas within the current resource and thus augmenting the data density, to further improve the resolution of the geological model in portions of the deposit scheduled for earliest production. Phase 1 infill drilling was completed over Zone 2 (Figure 1) in mid-February 2022, adding over 8,400m of new data from drill core, including 7,475m of new drilling and 955m of sampling of previously unsampled historic drill core (see Feb. 23, 2022 News Release).

This release presents final assay data from 20 previously unreported drill holes completed as part of the Phase 2 infill program, which is planned for approximately 8,200m of diamond drilling from surface and underground, and which is aimed at upgrading the resource database in Zone 5 of the Tuvatu orebody. The Phase 2 program as planned includes 30 holes totalling 5,475m carried out from 4 separate drill stations at surface, and 35 holes totalling 2,695m carried out from 6 underground drill stations. Phase 2 infill drill program began February 17, 2022, with drill hole TUDDH-577, and is expected to require 8-9 months of drilling using three rigs (two from surface and one from underground) to complete.

Results from the initial approximately 6,200m of drilling in Zone 5, represent approximately 75% of the planned program total, indicating and indeed confirming consistent high-grade to locally bonanza-grade Au mineralization for known mineralized lodes in this portion of the current resource, as well as new high-grade mineralization that was not identified prior to this drill program (Table 1, highlighted), and therefore not included in the current resource model.

Numerous high-grade mineralized intervals occur outside of existing modelled lodes. These notably include 35.98 g/t Au over 1.8m which includes a bonanza grade intercept of 194.00 g/t Au from a downhole depth of only 53.0m in hole TUDDH-609, as well as 19.70 g/t Au over 1.8m from only 99.3m downhole depth in hole TUG-146. These additional near-surface intercepts will add significantly to the overall inventory of high-grade mineralization slated for early production at Tuvatu. 



Figure 1: A) Oblique view looking N060° and down 17° showing the current conceptual mine plan ore panels (gold) highlighting the location of Zone 2 and Zone 5, the exploration decline (yellow) and the planned Zone 5 infill drilling program (blue). The planned drilling consists of 4 surface and 6 underground drill stations. B) Oblique view looking N060° and down 40° showing the UR1 to UR5, URW1A, URW1C, and URW3 lodes (transparent grey), exploration decline (yellow) and the planned Zone 5 infill drilling program (blue).

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Figures 2-8: Composite vertical sections through Zone 5 at Tuvatu, showing the UR1 to UR5, URW1A, URW2A, and URW3 lodes (labelled) and the traces of the infill drilling reported in this release (drill holes are labelled). Grade legend is as follows: orange = >3g/t Au; red = >10 g/t Au; magenta = >30 g/t Au. All figures are at the same scale with views as indicated.

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Table 1: Drilling intervals returning >0.5 g/t Au (intervals > 3.0 g/t Au cutoff are shown in red, and intervals >9.0 g/t Au or longer than 1.2m are bolded). Intercepts that are outside of the current geological model are highlighted in light blue.

Hole IDFrom (m)To (m)Interval (m)Grade (g/t Au)
TUDDH-58919.119.40.30.91
85.185.40.30.81
89.691.41.81.44
113113.60.617.33
170.9171.20.37.36
209.3209.60.30.96
210.822413.23.79
Incl.213.2213.50.317.03
Incl.213.8214.10.37.85
Incl.215.6215.90.37.17
Incl.216.5216.80.311.41
Incl.218218.30.333.30
Incl.222.5222.80.37.21
Incl.223.72240.315.34
     
TUDDH-59173.474.00.61.04
102.3102.60.39.28
103.7104.60.90.93
106.1106.60.52.01
107.5110.53.07.14
Incl.107.5107.80.328.56
Incl.108.1108.40.310.54
Incl.109.0109.30.328.74
112.0112.60.60.73
113.2113.50.30.84
117.7118.60.92.02
126.3127.81.51.29
129.0130.21.20.65
132.9134.11.20.88
142.7143.60.91.71
     
TUDDH-59214.614.90.31.83
18.518.80.30.55
75.275.50.30.55
101.6102.20.615.24
147.5148.71.20.74
158.9159.20.37.76
184.1184.70.68.32
Incl.184.4184.70.310.36
     
TUDDH-5939.911.71.84.49
Incl.10.511.10.68.98
28.229.41.20.54
34.534.80.30.69
88.589.71.24.31
140.1140.40.33.50
152.7154.21.50.78
168.9170.41.51.42
     
TUDDH-594105.0105.30.313.10
189.9191.11.28.01
195.0195.30.31.80
203.4207.64.20.85
203.4203.70.33.67
     
TUDDH-59554.956.11.20.64
112.2112.80.60.85
114.0114.30.380.65
121.8123.92.11.61
190.2191.10.92.20
194.4194.70.33.75
201.3201.60.31.31
209.7211.51.81.88
213.6213.90.32.18
224.4225.91.51.46
234.9235.50.60.52
236.7238.21.53.19
247.5247.80.31.10
     
TUDDH-59677.177.40.30.8
88.891.22.41.35
92.196.34.26.8
Incl.92.192.40.310.39
Incl.93.393.90.624.57
Incl.94.895.40.69.62
102.3102.90.67.77
     
TUDDH-59791.191.70.61.24
137.9138.50.68.59
Incl.137.9138.20.316.50
152.9153.50.61.37
176.6178.41.80.81
189.5190.40.90.55
194.9195.80.98.89
     
TUDDH-59896.7970.30.84
139.6140.50.91.85
144.1144.70.69.19
170.2173.83.64.68
Incl.170.2170.50.312.89
Incl.171.4172.61.28.37
209.5209.80.30.65
     
TUDDH-6006565.30.30.55
73.4773.62.66
Incl.7474.30.35.75
Incl.74.975.20.310.95
78.879.40.60.96
147.8148.70.91.26
     
TUDDH-602127.4127.70.32.73
152153.21.20.79
182.3182.60.31.03
209.6210.50.93.12
Incl.210.2210.50.37.45
214.4214.70.31.10
225.2225.50.37.12
     
TUDDH-60328.730.51.81.64
     
TUDDH-60484.684.90.30.64
144.6146.41.856.90
Incl.144.6145.20.6163.19
167.1170.73.68.75
Incl.167.1167.70.645.36
     
TUDDH-605127.9128.50.617.85
Incl.127.9128.20.326.79
Incl.128.2128.50.38.90
157.6158.50.94.10
Incl.158.2158.50.310.21
161.8164.52.75.52
Incl.164.2164.50.336.81
190190.60.61.21
193.9194.50.60.71
197.21991.80.64
201.1201.70.62.05
214214.30.31.09
     
TUDDH-60666.066.60.60.88
98.498.70.31.00
     
TUDDH-60953.054.81.835.98
Incl.53.954.20.3194.0
Incl.54.254.80.69.32
     
TUG-14314.715.30.62.96
17.117.70.60.89
30.330.90.60.93
32.433.00.61.29
54.958.23.312.22
Incl.54.955.50.632.08
Incl.5757.60.624.08
Incl.57.658.20.68.82
60.961.20.317.23
66.6670.42.26
67.868.40.61.24
71.173.22.10.86
74.474.70.37.19
80.480.70.32.2
89.489.70.38.48
     
TUG-1446.98.41.56.82
Incl.6.97.50.68.07
Incl.7.57.80.39.77
10.512.01.59.33
Incl.11.111.40.337.42
30.631.50.94.25
Incl.30.631.20.65.77
43.543.80.30.9
45.645.90.30.9
5151.60.60.95
52.8541.22.03
64.266.62.40.81
68.469.91.53.93
Incl.68.468.70.38.35
Incl.69.669.90.311.08
75.376.20.91.83
77.778.30.60.78
84.386.72.41.52
93.995.11.28.3
Incl.93.994.50.612.48
98.4102.33.920.59
Incl.98.499.91.552.89
which includes98.498.70.311.35
and99.099.30.3171.5
and99.699.90.379.18
103.8106.83.04.76
Incl.104.4104.90.517.11
Incl.105.3105.90.65.80
115.5115.80.30.64
119.1121.52.41.46
     
TUG-1463.33.60.33.86
10.811.40.61.73
12.913.50.66.30
38.439.30.95.48
Incl.38.438.70.310.97
60.363.63.39.13
Incl.60.360.90.644.85
68.470.82.41.41
97.5102.65.18.15
which includes99.3101.71.819.70
Incl.99.399.90.613.28
and99.9100.50.611.73
and101.1101.70.634.08
105109.54.53.95
Incl.106.5107.10.68.29
Incl.107.71080.37.62
110.71110.39.37
111.9113.11.21.44
114.3119.45.12.76
Incl.115.5115.80.38.27
144.3145.20.95.59
Incl.144.3144.60.314.63

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

Hole NoCoordinates (Fiji map grid)RLfinal depthdipazimuth
NEm(TN)
TUDDH-58918765133920435348.5266.6-65255
TUDDH-59118764423920520314.0149.3-65297
TUDDH-59218765133920435348.6221.6-55220
TUDDH-59318765133920435348.6224.4-45220
TUDDH-59418765273920502309.6239.3-45200
TUDDH-59518765273920502309.6265.9-56225
TUDDH-59618764423920520314.0132.0-55297
TUDDH-59718765273920502309.6227.3-42200
TUDDH-59818765273920502309.6296.3-52280
TUDDH-60018764423920519311.1150.8-71251
TUDDH-60218765303920503309.8251.4-54275
TUDDH-60318765293920503309.8234.6-40290
TUDDH-60418765293920503309.9212.4-45291
TUDDH-60518765303920503309.7254.5-57288
TUDDH-60618764423920519311.1142.5-65249
TUDDH-60918764423920519311.4in progress-54250
TUG-14239204861876411102.085.8-12090
TUG-14339204861876412103.797.7+30087
TUG-14439204861876411101.3156.3-40089
TUG-14639204861876411101.3163.9-45089

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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Contact Investor Relations
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Lion One & the Curse of Rich Projects

Bob Moriarty
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Aug 19, 2022

Lion One (LIO-V) came out with a press release in early June that shot the shares from $1.04 to $1.67 in less than a week. Obviously the results were excellent. Most of the people who read it appreciated it for what it was. One of the clowns who posts on CEO.CA maintained that the company was only finding high-grade but narrow intercepts and didn’t believe it could be put into production.

So I posted a piece on June 7th and showed Mr. Doom and Gloom a map of Fiji showing the seven million ounces of production from the Vatukoula gold mine only forty km to the North East. The deposits might as well be identical. Same age, same grades and thickness, same type deposit.

The uptick didn’t last long. The shares came off their high and dropped to a low of $1.17 in early July before climbing a little. Gold shares seem to have lost their luster. Right now it really looks like everyone hates gold and gold shares.

That is wonderful news for investors.

But first I want to talk about something that I have been tempted to discuss in one or more of the interviews I have been doing lately. It doesn’t have anything to do with investing but it’s a lifestyle change I learned almost fifty years ago when I worked at Electronic Data Systems. That’s the company that made Ross Perot a billionaire.

EDS made Perot a billionaire within two weeks of the company going public in 1968. He was the first of the billionaires created by taking a company public. When Perot took EDS public only three people made over $1 million. Perot, his secretary and his number 2 man. The company that created the largest number of millionaires was Microsoft. Anyone working there for over five years had picked up enough options by 2000 to be a millionaire. So Perot made the least number of rich employees and Bill Gates made the most.

Perot was a squid; he attended the Naval Academy and served as a line officer in the Navy before leaving the service and going to work with IBM in 1957 selling mainframe computers. In 1962 he formed EDS that made his fortune for him. Perot actually never operated a computer and never wrote a line of code. But he did understand the potential of the machine.

EDS hired me in 1971. We all went through training in Dallas before launching off to whatever contracts EDS had providing computer services. Perot came up with a lot of interesting approaches to life.

The most valuable to me was the concept of how to get a lot of things done. A lot of people who actually believe they are organized will make a list of things they want to do and figure out when it will be convenient to do them.

Don’t ever do things when they are convenient. You will never accomplish very much.

Do things when they are inconvenient.

And the more inconvenient the better. That sounds counter intuitive much like investing in stocks when people hate them but it actually works in real life in both cases.

You see, no matter what you want to do, a lot of the time, in fact most of the time; it’s just inconvenient to do something. There are a lot more inconvenient times to do things than convenient times. So you will accomplish a lot more by doing them when they are a pain in the ass to do. They might never become convenient.

Lion One announced another set of great assays at their Tuvatu Gold mine in Fiji on the 12th of August. Since then the shares have dropped 16%. That’s simply nuts or the assays did nothing more than create a liquidity event. Tuvatu is 100% owned with no NSR.

Lion One came out with a 43-101 back in June of 2014 showing slightly over 910,000 ounces of gold at a 1.0-gram cutoff. They have done a lot of drilling and intercepts since. Remember their neighbor 40 km away has already produced seven million ounces of gold and has another four million identified.

But rich projects require a lot of money and a lot of time to advance. Lion One is drilling for expansion of their resource at the same time they are doing mine planning for their mill scheduled to be into production in Q4 of 2023.

Lion One is my biggest single position. I have an average cost of $1.18 and as of today it trades at $1.16. But I only know half a dozen stocks that have the market cap potential of Lion One and it is by far the cheapest in relative terms. The company has excellent management and technical team. They have their own lab on site supporting the six drill rigs turning.

Lion One is an advertiser. I am a shareholder and just as biased as I can be so do your own due diligence.

Lion One Metals
LIO-V $1.16 (Aug 18, 2022)
LOMLF OTCQX 156.4 million shares
Lion One website

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Bob Moriarty
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Lion One Confirms High-Grade Gold Feeder Zone at Tuvatu, Fiji with TUDDH-601 Returning 54.9m of 12.22 g/t Au Including 20.10m of 23.03 g/t Au

North Vancouver, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – August 15, 2022) – Lion One Metals Limited (TSXV: LIO) (OTCQX: LOMLF) (ASX: LLO) (“Lion One” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce results from ongoing follow-up drilling to the previously reported high-grade intercept of 75.90m of 20.86 g/t Au in TUG-141 (June 6, 2022 NR), at its Tuvatu Alkaline Gold Project in Fiji.

Results for the first two diamond drill holes carried out as follow-up drilling from the significant new feeder zone mineralization in TUG-141 and reported on June 6, 2022 have been received and compiled. TUDDH-601 was drilled from surface at -85° and was designed to further test the high-grade zone encountered in TUG-141, and TUG-145 was drilled from the same underground collar location as TUG-141, collared at 3° steeper, and designed to test directly below the TUG-141 drill trace (Figure 1). TUG-145 drifted to the west and lifted more than expected.

Highlight intercepts from holes TUDDH-601 and TUG-145 include:

TUDDH-601

  • 26.20 g/t Au over 1.20m from 165.7-166.9m;
  • 115.42 g/t Au over 1.80m from 252.4-254.2m;
  • 12.22 g/t Au over 54.90m from 576.1-631.0m, including
         – 23.02 g/t Au over 20.10m from 576.1-596.2m, which includes 29.24 g/t Au over 15.6m;
         – 8.09 g/t Au over 20.70m from 602.5-623.2m, which includes 9.25 g/t Au over 7.80m and 15.03 g/t Au  over 5.40m

TUG-145

  • 6.72 g/t Au over 15.30m from 110.4-125.7m, including
         – 41.16 g/t Au over 1.20m from 117.3-118.5m;
  • 20.38 g/t Au over 0.90m from 278.7-279.6m;
  • 28.68 g/t Au over 1.80m from 305.4-307.2m;
  • 4.69 g/t Au over 10.20m from 357.9-368.1m, including
         – 9.58 g/t Au over 1.20m from 358.8-360.0m,
         – 6.99 g/t Au over 1.20m 362.1-363.3m, and
         – 8.41 g/t Au over 1.50m from 363.9-365.4m
  • 17.80 g/t Au over 0.30m from 405.9-406.2m;
  • 8.73 g/t Au over 6.00m from 424.2-430.2, including
         – 31.94 g/t Au over 1.20m from 426.3-427.5m
  • 18.15 g/t Au over 0.60m from 598.5-599.1m

TUDDH-601 drilled from surface, was a near-vertical drill test of the high-grade gold zone encountered by TUG-141. TUDDH-601 is estimated to have drilled to within <2m of TUG-141. This test indicates that high-grade mineralization corresponding to that in TUG-141 is indeed hosted primarily by altered andesite rather than adjacent monzonite. High-grade mineralization, 54.9m of 12.22 g/t Au, was first intersected at a downhole depth of 576.1m continuing virtually uninterrupted to a downhole depth of 631.0m (Figure 2). Only one low-grade interval, hosted by monzonite and measuring 6.3m long was intersected. Above this low-grade interval, 23.02 g/t Au over 20.1m was encountered including 29.24 g/t Au over 15.60m, and below, 8.09 g/t Au over 20.7m, including 15.03 g/t Au over 5.40m and 9.25 g/t Au over 7.80m, respectively (Figure 3).

TUG-145 represented an inclined hole 3° steeper than TUG-141, drilled from the same underground collar location (Table 2 below). The hole drifted west and lifted such that the effective distance between TUG-141 and TUG-145 was approximately 21m at the 600m depth mark, with TUG-145 west of TUG-141. While TUG-141 drilled out of the less favourable monzonite and into the favourable andesite at approximately 390m depth, TUG-145 remained in monzonite until a depth of approximately 600m, indicating a southward shift of this lithological contact at this location, as illustrated schematically in Figure 4. It is thought that the monzonite to andesite contact recorded by TUG-141, is shifted south along a N-S structure, likely UR1, and that the high-grade continuous mineralization recorded by TUG-141 is largely focussed on the andesite side (east side) of this contact. Therefore, Lion One believes that the lithological contact between monzonite and andesite forms a primary control on high-grade mineralization at this location, and that the projection of this contact to depth as well as along strike, represents a first-order target for further follow-up drilling.

The next two planned follow up holes to TUG-141 are shown on Figure 5 below. One hole from surface, already underway as TUDDH-608, was collared at a planned azimuth of N089° and dip of -65°, targeting the high-grade intercept in TUG-141, and a second hole will collar from underground, approximately 180m further south along the decline from the TUG-141 and 145 collars, and target the same high-grade intercept at a planned azimuth of N139° and dip of -66°. The combination of these two holes should provide good information on the potential width and possible down plunge extent of the TUG-141/TUDDH-601 high-grade zone, which should allow for a realistic estimate of the volume, and hence contained Au ounces, in this zone. Additional follow-up holes are being planned as well.

Lion One technical advisor Quinton Hennigh stated, “As we drill more, the geologic setting of this important feeder zone is coming into clarity. It occurs at a major structural intersection where the north-south-trending UR1 & 2 lodes meet the northeast-trending UR4 & 5 lodes. Importantly, high-grade mineralization appears to be focussed within andesite host rocks just outboard from the contact with less favourable monzonite. With this understanding, we believe that further high-grade can be pursued along this contact at depth. The team is currently lining up more holes to test this extension.”

Lion One CEO Walter Berukoff further stated, “The spectacular discovery previously announced as the result of drilling hole TUG-141 has been confirmed by follow-up drilling in hole TUDDH-601. The positive confirmation of the longest high-grade intercept yet recorded at Tuvatu gives us further confidence that we are just now beginning to unlock the true potential of the 500 Zone high-grade feeder. The persistent success of our systematic drilling programs at Tuvatu underscores the significance of Tuvatu as a potentially multi-million ounce, world-class high-grade Au deposit.”

Figure 1. Image from Leapfrog software showing the modeled lodes representing the Tuvatu resource in semi-transparent gray with the traces of drill holes TUG-141, TUG-145 drilled from the same location along the exploration decline, and TUDDH-601 drilled at a dip of -85° from surface. Lower image overlays the mineralized intervals as colored discs that reflect grade (see Figure 3 caption for grade scale).

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Figure 2. A) TUDDH-601 at 579.7m showing pervasively altered andesite grading 142.33 g/t Au; B) close-up of photo A; C) TUDDH-601 at 580.0m grading 108.99 g/t Au; D) close-up of photo C.

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Figure 2 contd. E) TUDDH-601 at 580.2m qtz-py hydrothermal bx vein grading 140.99 g/t Au; F) close-up of photo A; G) TUDDH-601 at 583.5m showing hydrofractured qtz-py vein grading 4.73 g/t Au; H) TUDDH-601 at 593.9m showing coarse visible gold in qtz-py veining grading 230.37 g/t Au.

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Figure 2 contd. I) TUDDH-601 at 592.2m showing very fine py-VG veins in pervasively altered andesite grading 33.77 g/t Au; J) close-up of photo I; K) TUDDH-601 at 609.0m qtz-py-roscoelite vein grading 10.49 g/t Au; L) TUDDH-601 at 610.8m qtz-py vein grading 20.31 g/t Au.

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Figure 2 contd. M) TUDDH-601 monzonite-andesite contact at 617.0m grading 5.48 g/t Au; N) TUDDH-601 at 617.8m qtz-py vein in bleached andesite grading 11.67 g/t Au; O) TUDDH-601 at 621.5m qtz-py vein in bleached andesite grading 2.54 g/t Au; P) TUDDH-601 at 628.3m qtz-py vein in sercitized andesite grading 20.14 g/t Au.

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Figure 3. Vertical section looking West of the mineralized intervals in TUG-141 and TUDDH-601 that were drilled in essentially the same plane. Grades in ppm Au shown as colored discs are as follows: 0.1-0.2, blue; 0.2-0.3, light blue; 0.3-0.5, green; 0.5-1.0, yellow; 1-3, orange; 3-10, red; >10, fuschia.

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Figure 4. Schematic diagram of a horizontal plan at approximately RL= -260m illustrating the interpreted interplay between mineralized lodes and lithologic contact between monzonite (pink) and andesite (green), in the area of the TUG-141 high-grade discovery. The NE-trending monzonite-andesite contact is shifted to the south along UR1 at the location of the mineralization intersected by drill holes TUG-141 and TUDDH-601. Lodes UR1-UR2 pair appears to merge together at depth, with the NS-oriented lodes intersected by the NE-SW UR4 lode.

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Figure 5. Figure looking North and down 45° showing the next two planned drill holes (yellow) testing the high-grade zone discovery of TUG-141. Planned hole 1 from surface which has started drilling as TUDDH-608 will test the width of the zone; planned hole 2 from the underground decline is scheduled to begin drilling soon and will test for possible down plunge extent.

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Table 1: Drilling intervals returning >0.5 g/t Au (intervals > 3.0 g/t Au cutoff are shown in red, and intervals > 9.0 g/t Au or longer than 1.2m are bolded).

Hole IDFrom (m)To (m)Interval (m)Grade (g/t Au)
TUDDH-601165.7166.91.226.20
Incl.165.7166.30.613.38
Incl.166.3166.90.639.01
168.1171.73.61.00
190.3190.60.34.21
252.4254.21.8115.42
Incl.252.4252.70.326.29
Incl.252.7253.30.6159.98
284.8286.31.52.37
362.8363.40.61.61
474.1474.40.67.29
Incl.474.1474.40.35.88
Incl.474.4474.70.38.69
569.8570.40.61.49
576.1596.220.123.02
Incl.579.4579.70.3142.60
Incl.579.7580.00.3109.00
Incl.580.0580.30.3140.90
Incl.580.3580.60.3263.40
Incl.580.6580.90.374.33
Incl.580.9581.20.325.89
Incl.581.8582.40.618.52
Incl.583.9584.20.35.03
Incl.585.7586.30.69.59
Incl.586.3586.60.39.43
Incl.586.6586.90.315.49
Incl.586.9587.20.318.06
Incl.587.2587.80.65.35
Incl.588.1588.70.639.23
Incl.588.7589.00.37.13
Incl.589.0589.60.626.15
Incl.591.4592.00.610.80
Incl.592.0592.60.633.77
Incl.592.6593.20.610.94
Incl.593.2593.50.328.67
Incl.593.5593.80.332.64
Incl.593.8594.10.3230.40
Incl.594.4594.70.318.26
Incl.594.7595.00.350.32
598.0600.72.70.50
602.5623.220.78.09
Incl.603.1603.70.621.52
Incl.603.7604.30.69.40
Incl.606.1606.70.620.45
Incl.606.7607.30.610.48
Incl.607.3607.90.619.67
Incl.608.5608.80.320.64
Incl.608.8609.40.610.49
Incl.609.4609.70.35.74
Incl.610.6610.90.320.31
Incl.612.7613.00.319.61
Incl.613.0613.30.3120.91
Incl.613.6613.90.37.67
Incl.613.9614.20.312.69
Incl.614.2614.80.612.29
Incl.615.1615.70.611.67
Incl.615.7616.30.69.65
Incl.616.9617.50.65.48
Incl.617.5618.10.611.67
Incl.620.8621.10.35.14
625.9631.05.18.37
Incl.626.8627.10.310.01
Incl.627.7628.30.620.14
Incl.629.5629.80.318.01
Incl.630.1630.70.624.08
632.2632.50.30.62
639.1640.61.50.58
842842.30.30.50
     
TUG-145110.4125.715.36.72
Incl.110.4110.70.318.77
Incl.110.7111.00.36.76
Incl.111.9112.20.36.30
Incl.112.2112.50.311.30
Incl.115.5115.80.36.91
Incl.115.8116.10.36.36
Incl.117.3117.60.340.73
Incl.117.6117.90.389.51
Incl.117.9118.20.39.80
Incl.118.2118.50.328.45
Incl.120.3120.60.37.77
Incl.120.6120.90.35.01
Incl.120.9121.20.38.62
Incl.121.2121.50.35.17
Incl.121.5121.80.313.73
Incl.125.1125.40.310.43
237.6239.11.51.36
262.8263.40.63.31
Incl.262.8263.40.35.01
278.7279.60.920.38
Incl.278.7279.00.324.16
Incl.279.0279.30.335.33
305.4307.21.828.68
Incl.305.4305.70.3150.76
Incl.305.7306.00.311.51
357.9368.110.24.69
Incl.358.8359.10.36.25
Incl.359.1359.40.319.46
Incl.359.4359.70.39.21
Incl.360.6360.90.35.42
Incl.361.8362.10.35.75
Incl.362.1362.40.39.15
Incl.362.4362.70.39.83
Incl.363.0363.30.37.28
Incl.363.9364.20.314.47
Incl.365.1365.40.322.39
Incl.366.6366.90.36.03
Incl.367.2367.50.311.42
373.5374.10.60.57
375.3376.81.50.83
378.6378.90.32.05
380.4381.30.91.53
387.9388.50.61.30
405.9406.20.317.8
424.2430.26.08.73
Incl.424.5424.80.35.83
Incl.425.7426.00.38.23
Incl.426.0426.30.35.26
Incl.426.3426.60.310.37
Incl.426.6426.90.334.48
Incl.426.9427.20.376.12
Incl.427.2427.50.36.81
Incl.429.9430.20.311.61
452.7453.00.31.08
598.5599.10.618.15
Incl.598.5598.80.333.68
600.6600.90.30.91

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

Hole NoCoordinates (Fiji map grid)RLfinal depthdipazimuth
NEm(TN)
TUDDH-60139204441876508347.9878.9-85061
TUG-14139207591876459139.2675.0-55162
TUG-14539207591876459139.1692.1-58161
TUDDH-60839204721876281286.4800 planned-65089
planned hole 239205821876435118.0500 planned-66139

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

For further information
Contact Investor Relations
Toll Free (North America) Tel: 1-855-805-1250
Email: info@liononemetals.com
Website: www.liononemetals.com

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accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

This press release may contain statements that may be deemed to be “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, included herein are forward looking information. Generally, forward-looking information may be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “plans”, “expects” or “does not expect”, “proposed”, “is expected”, “budget”, “scheduled”, “estimates”, “forecasts”, “intends”, “anticipates” or “does not anticipate”, or “believes”, or variations of such words and phrases, or by the use of words or phrases which state that certain actions, events or results may, could, would, or might occur or be achieved. This forward-looking information reflects Lion One Metals Limited’s current beliefs and is based on information currently available to Lion One Metals Limited and on assumptions Lion One Metals Limited believes are reasonable. These assumptions include, but are not limited to, the actual results of exploration projects being equivalent to or better than estimated results in technical reports, assessment reports, and other geological reports or prior exploration results. Forward-looking information is subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements of Lion One Metals Limited or its subsidiaries to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information. Such risks and other factors may include, but are not limited to: the stage development of Lion One Metals Limited, general business, economic, competitive, political and social uncertainties; the actual results of current research and development or operational activities; competition; uncertainty as to patent applications and intellectual property rights; product liability and lack of insurance; delay or failure to receive board or regulatory approvals; changes in legislation, including environmental legislation, affecting mining, timing and availability of external financing on acceptable terms; not realizing on the potential benefits of technology; conclusions of economic evaluations; and lack of qualified, skilled labour or loss of key individuals. Although Lion One Metals Limited has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking information, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking information. Lion One Metals Limited does not undertake to update any forward-looking information, except in accordance with applicable securities laws.

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Lion One Announces Extension of Tuvatu Mine Lease to 2035

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North Vancouver, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – August 8, 2022) – Lion One Metals Limited (TSXV: LIO) (OTCQX: LOMLF) (ASX: LLO) (“Lion One” or the “Company”) announces that the Government of Fiji has granted an extension of the Tuvatu Mining Lease (SML 62) for an additional 10 year term renewable on Feb. 28, 2035.

SML 62 is the Company’s cornerstone permit enabling Lion One to build mining and milling operations at Tuvatu, forming part of its 100% owned, high-grade Tuvatu Alkaline Gold Project, located 24km from Fiji’s International Airport in Nadi.

In an official ceremony attended by over 300 dignitaries at Tuvatu yesterday, Lion One CEO Walter Berukoff thanked Fiji’s Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, the Mineral Resource Department, and Lion One’s Chief Operating Patrick Hickey, commenting, “I am proud to say that it is with great elation that the Government of Fiji has renewed our special mining lease for the Tuvatu Alkaline Gold Project for another ten years. This lease extension sends a clear message to the world that Fiji continues to be open to public markets which can access critical capital to enable responsible mining projects to be built. Responsible mining will enhance the local socio-economic conditions for all Fijians. To date, we have invested over $140 million into the local economy.”

The development of Tuvatu is guided by Lion One Chief Operating Officer Patrick Hickey, an accomplished engineer with extensive executive-level experience in mine building roles for companies such as Newmont Mining Corporation and Kinross Gold Corp. across Africa, Asia, and North America. Mr. Hickey leads a management team of nine and staff that includes some of the most skilled and experienced exploration and underground mining experts in the South Pacific. Under Mr. Hickey’s leadership, the Company has ramped up its mining development activities at Tuvatu. There are six active drill rigs, an Exploration decline measuring over one kilometre in length, and a fully operational on-site analytical sampling laboratory at production levels threefold from earlier this year.

Mr. Hickey commented, “We very pleased to have been granted this extension after the rigorous assessment process that factored not only the geological and economic potential of Tuvatu, but our environmental risk management strategy, and local landowners and community relationships. This milestone demonstrates the tremendous support the Fiji Government has for both Lion One and its mining industry as we continue our commitment to the communities that we operate in to provide direct employment opportunities and peripheral economic stimulus.”

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.

Photo 1: Patrick Hickey and Walter Berukoff at Tuvatu ceremony

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Figure 1: Tuvatu Project area

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In accordance with National Instrument 43-101 – Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects (“NI 43-101”), Patrick Hickey, P. Eng., Lion One’s Chief Operating Officer, is the Qualified Person for the Company and has reviewed and is responsible for the content of this news release.

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

For further information
Contact Investor Relations
Toll Free (North America) Tel: 1-855-805-1250
Email: info@liononemetals.com
Website: www.liononemetals.com

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Service Provider
accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

This press release may contain statements that may be deemed to be “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, included herein are forward looking information. Generally, forward-looking information may be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “plans”, “expects” or “does not expect”, “proposed”, “is expected”, “budget”, “scheduled”, “estimates”, “forecasts”, “intends”, “anticipates” or “does not anticipate”, or “believes”, or variations of such words and phrases, or by the use of words or phrases which state that certain actions, events or results may, could, would, or might occur or be achieved. This forward-looking information reflects Lion One Metals Limited’s current beliefs and is based on information currently available to Lion One Metals Limited and on assumptions Lion One Metals Limited believes are reasonable. These assumptions include, but are not limited to, the actual results of exploration projects being equivalent to or better than estimated results in technical reports, assessment reports, and other geological reports or prior exploration results. Forward-looking information is subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance, or achievements of Lion One Metals Limited or its subsidiaries to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information. Such risks and other factors may include, but are not limited to: the stage development of Lion One Metals Limited, general business, economic, competitive, political and social uncertainties; the actual results of current research and development or operational activities; competition; uncertainty as to patent applications and intellectual property rights; product liability and lack of insurance; delay or failure to receive board or regulatory approvals; changes in legislation, including environmental legislation, affecting mining, timing and availability of external financing on acceptable terms; not realizing on the potential benefits of technology; conclusions of economic evaluations; and lack of qualified, skilled labour or loss of key individuals. Although Lion One Metals Limited has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking information, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking information. Lion One Metals Limited does not undertake to update any forward-looking information, except in accordance with applicable securities laws.

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Lion One Reports Engineering and Development Progress at the Tuvatu Alkaline Gold Project in Fiji

North Vancouver, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – February 8, 2022) – Lion One Metals Limited (TSXV: LIO) (OTCQX: LOMLF) (ASX: LLO) (“Lion One” or the “Company”) is pleased to provide the following progress report for the engineering and development of the Company’s fully permitted high grade Tuvatu Alkaline Gold Project located on the island of Viti Levu in Fiji.

Highlights

  • Production permits are in place for underground gold mining operations
  • Engineering and procurement of gold recovery plant is underway
  • Development of second underground access portal is underway
  • Mobile crushing unit has been ordered, built, and is now being shipped to mine site
  • Majority of required mining equipment has been shipped and delivered to mine site
  • Contracts for water, power, tailings, explosives, and communications secured or in progress
  • ERP implementation underway for accounting, supply chain, cost control, and inventory

Mill Design & Construction

Lion One has designed a scalable milling facility with installation anticipated by Q3 2023, for initial gold production by the end of Q4 2023. The mill has been designed with a scalable capacity to be expandable from the initial planned production rate of 300 tonnes per day (tpd) for approximately 24,000 ounces of gold per year, ramping up to potentially 1,200 tpd.

For more information read the Metallurgical Overview and Process Description below.

Underground Development & Mining

Lion One has commenced development of the portal for underground access #2 and expects to commence underground development at a projected rate of 2m per day during the current quarterly period.

Several recent news releases have highlighted a number of high-grade intercepts (See Recent Infill Drilling Results below) that occur in very close proximity to planned underground infrastructure, indicating that a number of high-grade lodes are immediately accessible and can be included in the initial mine plan. Lion One anticipates to be driving through these lodes as early as Q2 2022.

Dual-Track Advancement Strategy

Concomitant with the mine development plan being undertaken, Lion One continues to pursue aggressive exploration drilling of newly defined feeder targets in proximity to the Tuvatu resource, including the prolific 500 Zone, as well as regional targets within the ~6 km Navilawa caldera.

Lion One has an exceptional team to lead this effort led by Wally Berukoff, CEO, Patrick Hickey, COO and Sergio Cattalani, SVP Exploration.

Lion One’s Chief Operating Officer Patrick Hickey commented, “Lion One is committed to building a mine at Tuvatu and we are progressing with design of the processing facilities and development of Tuvatu decline #2, with the objective of initiating production by late 2023. At its current resource grade of over 8 g/t Au, Tuvatu has the potential to become one of highest grade gold mines in the world, while ongoing exploration demonstrates significant potential for identifying a large alkaline gold system within the Navilawa Caldera”.

Metallurgical Overview

Lion One has conducted and reviewed extensive metallurgical test work at numerous accredited laboratories between 1997 and 2020, including mineralogy studies, comminution tests, gold recovery tests and cyanide detoxification tests. The results of this work have defined the optimum recovery process to achieve an average gold recovery of 87.5% as reported in the September 25, 2020, Preliminary Economic Assessment Update. Recent metallurgical test work conducted by Met-Solve Laboratories has indicated potential recoveries in excess of 90% are possible using the proposed process. The metallurgical test results indicate that the Tuvatu mineralization is amenable to a combined process of gravity concentration with intensive cyanidation and carbon in pulp (“CIP”) cyanidation. Further refinements to the plant will be made once the detail engineering and procurement commences.



Figure 1: conceptual process plant design and site layout

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Process Description

Run-of-Mine (“ROM”) material will be trucked from underground and onto the mill feed surge stockpiles or directly into the crushing plant feed pocket. The crushing plant will consist of two stages of crushing including an open circuit primary jaw crusher and a closed-circuit secondary cone crusher. The feed pocket will have a 350mm-by-350mm stationary grizzly to protect the jaw crusher from oversized feed. The cone crusher will be fed by one of two double deck screens. One screen will be dedicated to sizing ore and the second screen will be used to produce aggregate. The double-deck screen undersize, with a particle size of 80% passing approximately 8 to 10mm, will be conveyed to the mill feed surge bin, which will provide a live capacity of 300t of the mill feed, or the equivalent of 24 hours of mill operation. Two vibrating feeders, together with the primary ball mill feed conveyor, will be installed underneath the surge bin. Each of the feeders can provide the full feed rate if one of the feeders requires unplanned maintenance. All the feeders will be equipped with variable frequency drive (“VFD”) control to adjust the reclaim rate. Normally only one feeding system will be in operation.

The integrated comminution circuits, including the two-stage grinding circuit, will grind the 8 to 10mm feed to a grind size of 80% passing (P80) 60 to 65μm. Both mills will discharge the ground ore into a common pump box and sent to a vibrating screen. The 2 mm plus oversized particles will report back to the secondary ball mill for further grinding. Undersized particles from the vibrating screen will be treated by a primary gravity concentrator. The gold concentrate from the primary gravity concentrator will be treated by an intensive cyanide leaching reactor. The pregnant gold solution from reactor will be pumped to the on-site absorption-desorption-recovery (“ADR”) plant with a dedicated electrowinning (“EW”) cell to produce a gold rich sludge to be fed into an electric furnace to produce gold doré.

The tailings from the primary gravity concentrator will be further separated by a hydrocyclone. The oversize from the hydrocyclone will report back to the secondary grinding mill. The overflow containing fines will be treated by a continuous gravity concentrator. The approximately 1.0 to 1.8t/h gravity concentrate from the continuous gravity concentrator will pumped to the CIP cyanide leach tanks while the tailings will be thickened from 35% w/w solids to 45% w/w solids. The thickener underflow will be pumped to an aerated pre-treatment tank prior to entering the CIP circuit. This process utilizes gravity separation for 100% of the ore instead of the conventional 33%. Since the Tuvatu mineralization contains variable quantities of large and very small free gold, this process optimizes overall gold recovery.

The standard CIP cyanide circuit will operate at 45% w/w solids with the carbon being loaded countercurrent to the flow of the pulp. The gold loaded carbon will be transferred to the ADR plant for desorption and recovery. The leaching tanks, buffer tank and associated pumps will be located in a concrete tank farm. The reagent storage and mixing facilities will be located adjacent to the CIP circuit.

The Project will employ an alkaline, non-cyanide stripping and EW process. The pressurized elution vessel for the CIP circuit will operate at approximately 0.5MPa at 150˚C and have dedicated EW cell located adjacent to the dedicated intensive leach EW cell. After the ADR system is shut down and the system pressure is reduced to atmospheric pressure, the gold rich sludge will be washed from the steel cathodes and collected. The gold sludge will be dried and mixed with gold flux prior to melting in an electric furnace at approximately 1,200 to 1,300°C to produce gold doré. The gold doré will be stored in a secure vault within a secure and supervised area.

The leach residue from the carbon safety screen in the CIP circuit will flow by gravity to a residual cyanide detoxification system where Weak Acid Dissociable (“WAD”) cyanide will be destroyed using the SO2/air process. The circuit will consist of two mechanically agitated tanks, each with a capacity to handle the full slurry flow for a retention time of approximately 75 minutes. The arrangement will provide sufficient detoxification capacity if one of the two tanks require unplanned maintenance. The reagents used will include hydrated lime, sodium metabisulphite, and copper sulphate. After detoxification, the tailings slurry will be pumped to high-rate thickener. The residue will be thickened to approximately 50 to 55% w/w solids. Diluted flocculant solution will be added to the thickener to assist the thickening process. The thickener underflow will be pumped to two filter presses for dewatering to approximately 10 to 12% w/w solids. The filtered tailings cake will be loaded into lined dump trucks for transporting to the Tailings Storage Facilities (“TSF”) approximately 3.5km from the plant site. Engineering of the TSF has been completed for the first year of operation with subsequent TSF construction planned the following year after start-up.

It is necessary for Lion One to provide all electrical power to the mine site. The proposed new main power plant is five 800kW diesel powered generators with 4 in operation and 1 on standby. The 2 existing 900kVA diesel generators for underground development will be relocated to the main power plant. The combined power output will be 4,660kW (with one 800kW standby) to run both the underground mining operation and the process plant. The Company is also investigating the installation of a hybrid power plant consisting of a combination of solar and diesel generation to maintain a constant and stable supply of 4,660kW at any time within 24 hours a day.



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Photo 2: blasting for development of underground access no.2

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Recent Infill Drilling Results

Reported Jan. 25, 2022: 359.8 g/t Au over 1.8m, including 1,616 g/t Au over 0.4m
Reported Nov. 30, 2021: 33.52 g/t Au over 2.4m from 173.4m inc. 185.6 g/t Au over 0.4m
20.61 g/t Au over 7.5m from 126.6m inc. 89.03 g/t Au over 1.5m, and 227.3 g/t Au over 0.3m
21.34 g/t Au over 2.5m from 120.85m inc. 38.25 g/t Au over 1.3m, and 52.27 g/t Au over 0.3m
Reported Sept. 7, 2021: 10.24 g/t Au over 8.48m inc. 33.26 g/t Au over 2.44m from 111.2m, and 13.49 g/t Au over 3.3m from 115.4m

The current mineral resource estimate for the Tuvatu project comprises 1,007,000 tonnes Indicated at 8.48 g/t Au (274,600 oz. Au) and 1,325,000 tonnes inferred at 9.0 g/t Au (384,000 oz. Au) at a cut-off grade of 3.0 g/t Au.

The Company advises that it has not based its current mine development plan on a feasibility study of mineral reserves, demonstrating economic and technical viability, and, as a result, there may be an increased uncertainty of achieving any particular level of recovery of minerals or the cost of such recovery, including increased risks associated with developing a commercially mineable deposit.

Qualified Person

The scientific and technical content of this news release has been reviewed, prepared, and approved by Mr. Bill Witte, P. Eng, who is a Qualified Person pursuant to National Instrument 43-101 – Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects (“NI-43-101).

About Tuvatu

The Tuvatu gold deposit is located on the island of Viti Levu in the South Pacific island nation of Fiji. The mineral resource for Tuvatu as disclosed in the technical report “Tuvatu Gold Project PEA”, dated June 1, 2015, and prepared by Mining Associates Pty Ltd of Brisbane Qld, and subsequently updated in January 2018 as disclosed in the technical report and PEA by Tetra Tech “Technical Report and Preliminary Economic Assessment Update for the Tuvatu Gold Project, The Republic of Fiji” dated September 2020, comprises 1,007,000 tonnes Indicated at 8.48 g/t Au (274,600 oz. Au) and 1,325,000 tonnes inferred at 9.0 g/t Au (384,000 oz. Au) at a cut-off grade of 3.0 g/t Au. The technical report is available on the Lion One website at www.liononemetals.com and on the SEDAR website at www.sedar.com.

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 volcanic edifice of alkaline affinity. 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

For further information
Contact Investor Relations
Toll Free (North America) Tel: 1-855-805-1250
Email: info@liononemetals.com
Website: www.liononemetals.com

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Service Provider
accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

This press release may contain statements that may be deemed to be “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, included herein are forward looking information. Generally, forward-looking information may be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “plans”, “expects” or “does not expect”, “proposed”, “is expected”, “budget”, “scheduled”, “estimates”, “forecasts”, “intends”, “anticipates” or “does not anticipate”, or “believes”, or variations of such words and phrases, or by the use of words or phrases which state that certain actions, events or results may, could, would, or might occur or be achieved. This forward-looking information reflects Lion One Metals Limited’s current beliefs and is based on information currently available to Lion One Metals Limited and on assumptions Lion One Metals Limited believes are reasonable. These assumptions include, but are not limited to, the actual results of exploration projects being equivalent to or better than estimated results in technical reports, assessment reports, and other geological reports or prior exploration results. Forward-looking information is subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements of Lion One Metals Limited or its subsidiaries to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information. Such risks and other factors may include, but are not limited to: the stage development of Lion One Metals Limited, general business, economic, competitive, political and social uncertainties; the actual results of current research and development or operational activities; competition; uncertainty as to patent applications and intellectual property rights; product liability and lack of insurance; delay or failure to receive board or regulatory approvals; changes in legislation, including environmental legislation, affecting mining, timing and availability of external financing on acceptable terms; not realizing on the potential benefits of technology; conclusions of economic evaluations; and lack of qualified, skilled labour or loss of key individuals. Although Lion One Metals Limited has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking information, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking information. Lion One Metals Limited does not undertake to update any forward-looking information, except in accordance with applicable securities laws.

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Lion One Reports Additional High-Grade Intercepts from Infill Drilling at Tuvatu Gold Project, Fiji

North Vancouver, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – November 30, 2021) – Lion One Metals Limited (TSXV: LIO) (OTCQX: LOMLF) (ASX: LLO) (“Lion One” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce results from the infill drill and re-sampling program undertaken in the near-surface portion of the Tuvatu deposit. This program was designed to further strengthen the database in the portion of the deposit earmarked for earliest production, from the Company’s 100% owned Tuvatu gold project in Fiji.

  • 5,615m of infill drilling completed in 30 holes (~70% of the proposed program)
  • 600 additional data points generated from infill resampling of 12 historic holes

Highlights from near-surface infill drilling and re-sampling include:

20.61 g/t Au over 7.50m inc. 89.03 g/t Au over 1.50m, and 227.3 g/t Au over 0.30m from TUDDH545
21.34 g/t Au over 2.50m inc. 38.25 g/t Au over 1.30m, and 52.27 g/t Au over 0.30m from TUDDH548
33.52 g/t Au over 2.40m inc. 185.60 g/t Au over 0.40m from TUDDH553
9.13 g/t Au over 2.59m inc. 74.58 g/t Au over 0.30m from resampling of historic hole TUDDH362

TUDDH541

  • 4.61 g/t Au over 4.23m from 112.6-116.83m, including
    • 14.35 g/t Au over 1.20m from 115.63-116.83, which includes
    • 33.85 g/t Au over 0.30m from 116.23-116.53m
  • 7.09 g/t Au over 0.60m from 124.63-125.23m, including
    • 12.82 g/t Au over 0.30m from 124.93-125.23m

TUDDH544

  • 8.27 g/t Au over 0.30m from 24.65-24.95m
  • 5.46 g/t Au over 2.90m from 34.6-37.5m, including
    • 16.75 g/t Au over 0.50m from 34.9-35.4m, and
    • 7.83 g/t Au over 0.60m from 36.6-37.2m
  • 9.21 g/t Au over 0.30m from 50.85-51.15m
  • 18.62 g/t Au over 0.30m from 65.93-66.23m
  • 9.44 g/t Au over 0.60m from 68.32-68.92m, including
    • 13.45 g/t Au over 0.30m from 68.32-68.62
  • 11.21 g/t Au over 0.30m from 147.23-147.53

TUDDH545

  • 20.61 g/t Au over 7.50m from 123.6-131.1m, including
    • 7.97 g/t Au over 1.00m from 123.6-124.6m, and
    • 8.97 g/t Au over 0.90m from 125.6-126.5m, and
    • 89.03 g/t Au over 1.50m from 128.3-129.8m, which includes
    • 227.30 g/t Au over 0.30m from 128.3-128.6m, and
    • 10.48 g/t Au over 0.30m from 128.6-128.9, and
    • 39.01 g/t Au over 0.30m from 128.9-129.2m, and
    • 99.42 g/t Au over 0.30m from 129.2-129.5m, and
    • 68.95 g/t Au over 0.30m from 129.5-129.8m
  • 9.88 g/t Au over 0.30m from 130.8-131.1m
  • 9.38 g/t Au over 1.00m from 137.6-138.6m

TUDDH546

  • 10.16 g/t Au over 1.20 from 104.2-105.4m, including
    • 39.33 g/t Au over 0.30m from 104.2-104.5m

TUDDH547

  • 13.47 g/t Au over 0.30 from 104.5-104.8m

TUDDH548

  • 9.82 g/t Au over 0.30 from 82.6-82.9m
  • 18.74 g/t Au over 0.30m from 101.6-101.9m
  • 6.41 g/t Au over 1.50m from 106.2-107.7m, including
    • 26.34 g/t Au over 0.30m from 106.2-106.5m
  • 15.37 g/t Au over 0.30m from 110.4-110.7m
  • 21.34 g/t Au over 2.50m from 120.85-123.35m, including
    • 38.25 g/t Au over 1.30m from 121.75-123.05m, which includes
    • 52.27 g/t Au over 0.30m from 121.75-122.05m, and
    • 21.13 g/t Au over 0.30m from 122.05-122.35m, and
    • 53.82 g/t Au over 0.30m from 122.35-122.75m, and
    • 20.58 g/t Au over 0.30m from 122.75-123.05m

TUDDH553

  • 7.84 g/t Au over 0.90m from 26.0-26.9m
  • 33.52 g/t Au over 2.40m from 173.4-175.8m, including
    • 185.60 g/t Au over 0.40m from 174.5-174.9m

Highlights from infill resampling of historic drilling include:

  • 6.78 g/t Au over 3.50m from 91.1-94.6m, including
    • 8.43 g/t Au over 2.70m from 91.1-93.8m, including
    • 10.98 g/t Au over 0.90m from 91.1-92.0m in TUDDH225
  • 9.13 g/t Au over 2.59m from 84.81-87.4m, including
    • 74.58 g/t Au over 0.30m from 86.31-86.61m in TUDDH362
  • 1.81 g/t Au over 0.60m from 118.2-118.8m in TUDDH410
  • 6.88 g/t Au over 0.60m from 131.1-131.7m in TUDDH539

Infill Drilling and Resampling Program
In addition to the recently reported expansion of the high-grade 500 Zone underlying the Tuvatu resource, several bonanza-grade intercepts have also been returned from the ongoing near-surface infill/definition drill program. The ~8000m infill drill program was initiated in June of 2021 with the aim of infilling areas of low data density within parts of the resource currently categorized as Inferred. To date, a total of 5,615m of diamond drilling over 30 holes have been completed, with ~30% of the proposed program remaining. Concurrently, a program of resampling of unsampled intervals from historic drill holes in has been initiated with the resampling of 12 holes completed to date (23 holes planned), representing ~50% of the planned resampling program, and thus far generating ~600 additional samples in areas where data was considered sparse. The additional data generated was generated in Lion One’s own assay laboratory in Nadi and will add significant new high-grade intercepts to the resource earmarked for early production.

Final results received to date from holes drilled as part of the infill program are for 7 holes only (TUDDH541-553). All results for holes TUDDH554-562 remain pending. Figure 3 shows some of the coarse visible gold intersected as part of the infill drilling program. Photographs shown are from drill holes for which analytical results are still pending. A complete set of results for all previously unreported drill holes which form part of the infill drill program is included as Table 1.

The Company is currently undertaking two tiers of drilling: 1) the completion of shallow resource infill drilling from surface and underground, 2) deep exploration drilling from surface and underground targeting lode extensions and additional feeders under the Tuvatu resource. With the wet season starting in Fiji, the regional drill program requiring access to remote parts of the Navilawa caldera has seen a planned interruption, and is scheduled to resume in early 2022.

Deep Feeder Zone 500 – additional update
An update of results obtained from the ongoing deep drilling of the high-grade 500 Zone feeder zone is also provided at this time. Additional results, as yet unreported, from ongoing drilling of the 500 Zone include: 17.43 g/t Au over 1.5m from downhole depth of 643.1-644.6m from hole TUDDH544-W1.

There are currently 3 drill holes targeting the 500 Zone. Results of these will be reported as they become available.

Sergio Cattalani, Lion One’s Senior Vice President Exploration, commented, “High grade mineralization continues to be defined both in the near-surface portion of the deposit, as well as in the expanding deep feeder Zone 500. The additional data generated by the infill drilling and resampling programs will greatly enhance our understanding of the geometry of the veins, and raise the level of confidence needed, ahead of Lion One’s near-term underground development at Tuvatu. Our objective remains to work toward a near-term modest production start, concomitant with an aggressive exploration program aimed at the continued expansion of deep bonanza-grade resources for the eventual scaled-up development of a larger and richer resource base.”



Figure 1: Left) schematic cross-section across the northern part of Tuvatu showing the location of some infill drill holes, with selected results. Right) Plan view of Tuvatu orebody as a block model, showing the trace of the Tuvatu decline and the location of the vertical section on the left. The different colors represent ore blocks of different grade forming the various lodes.

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Figure 2: Left) schematic cross-section across the northern part of Tuvatu showing the location of some of the drill holes that have been resampled, with selected results. Right) Plan view of Tuvatu orebody as a block model, showing the trace of the Tuvatu decline and the location of the vertical section on the left. The different colors represent ore blocks of different grade forming the various lodes.

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Table 1: Drilling Intervals Reported (intervals greater than 3.0 g/t Au cutoff are bolded)

Drill HoleFrom (m)To (m)Interval (m)Au (g/t)
TUDDH54152.5454.552.011.12
59.0059.400.402.24
63.4063.700.301.32
69.0070.781.781.06
109.95110.250.302.50
112.60116.834.234.61
including115.63116.831.2014.35
including116.23116.530.3033.85
118.30118.600.301.02
120.00123.503.803.27
including122.30123.501.205.71
124.63125.230.607.09
including124.93125.230.3012.82
127.20130.203.000.87
including129.90130.200.306.69
TUDDH-54273.0073.600.600.75
78.1078.400.300.73
79.8081.501.701.65
83.6083.900.300.87
91.9094.702.801.36
TUDDH-54574.6075.601.003.38
79.6080.200.603.23
81.6083.602.001.4
108.10108.400.305.36
123.60131.107.5020.61
including123.60124.601.007.97
and125.60126.500.908.97
and128.30129.801.5089.03
including128.30128.600.30227.3
and128.60128.900.3010.48
and128.90129.200.3039.01
and129.20129.500.3099.42
and129.50129.800.3068.95
and130.80131.110.309.88
137.60138.601.009.38
TUDDH-54680.5081.701.202.53
97.8099.601.801.64
104.20105.401.2010.16
including104.20104.500.3039.33
109.20109.500.303.76
113.20113.500.300.92
115.90117.401.501.04
120.50123.302.800.85
including123.00123.300.303.93
60.2060.500.301.61
66.6067.200.601.3
68.4069.000.601.35
TUDDH-54770.4071.000.602.67
76.3077.200.901
87.1088.901.801.13
91.6092.500.901.59
94.3099.705.401.96
including94.3095.200.905.19
97.0099.702.701.08
104.50104.800.3013.47
107.00107.900.903.96
110.30111.200.900.52
115.70118.102.400.72
TUDDH-54882.6082.900.309.82
99.20100.401.201.15
101.60101.900.3018.74
106.20107.701.506.41
including106.20106.500.3026.34
110.40110.700.3015.37
113.90115.301.401.16
118.45118.750.304.31
120.85123.352.5021.34
including121.75123.051.3038.25
including121.75122.050.3052.27
and122.05122.350.3021.13
and122.35122.750.4053.82
and122.75123.050.3020.58
74.1074.400.304.69
TUDDH-55326.0026.900.907.84
108.50109.501.000.79
115.80120.104.301.42
173.40175.802.4033.5
including174.50174.900.40185.6
179.90180.500.601.91
TUDDH544W1 (500 Zone)643.10644.601.5017.43
including643.10643.400.305.10
and643.40643.700.3075.55
and643.70644.000.304.05

Table 2: Survey details of diamond drill holes referenced in this release not previously reported

Hole NoCoordinates (Fiji map grid)RLfinal depthdipazimuth
NEm(TN)
TUDDH544, 544W13920795.61876350.7209.7758.5-65.0°132°
TUDDH5413920733.61876296.8225.1165.6-49.0°002°
TUDDH5423920845.31876170.4166.6150.5-7.0°139°
TUDDH5453920732.51876296.8225.1191.6-80°10°
TUDDH5463920734.11876298.1225.1170.5-49°13°
TUDDH5473920733.81876298.0225.1173.5-61°17°
TUDDH5483920733.41876297.9225.2200.7-73°15°
TUDDH5533920724.81876385.5237.0206.4-74°274°
TUDDH5623920723.31876385.5237.0244.2-70°248°
TUDDH5633920796.31876351.1209.7in progress-63°121°



Figure 3: A) Photo of a portion of uncut drill core from TUDDH563, one of the infill drill holes, showing coarse visible goldat 13.60m depth. Analytical results pending. B) Photo of a portion of uncut drill core from TUDDH562, one of the infill drill holes, showing coarse visible goldat 165.0m depth. C) Same interval as B after cutting. Analytical results pending.

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Drilling and Assay Processes and Procedures
The Company is utilizing its own diamond drill rig, using PQ, HQ and ultimately NQ sized drill core rods. Drill core is logged by Company geologists and then is sawn in half and sampled by Lion One staff.

Samples are analyzed at the Company’s own geochemical laboratory in Fiji, whilst pulp duplicates of all samples with results >0.5g/t Au are re-assayed, as well as sent to ALS Global Laboratories in Australia for check assay determinations. All samples for all high-grade intercepts reported here are will be sent to ALS Global Laboratories for check assays shortly. 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 10g/t Au are then re-analyzed by gravimetric method. For certain high-grade samples for which results for duplicate assay are within 10% of the initial results, 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 sent to ALS Townsville, Queensland, Australia are analyzed by the same methods (Au-AA26, and also Au-GRA22 where applicable). ALS also analyze for 33 pathfinder elements by HF-HNO3-HClO4 acid digestion, HCl leach and ICP-AES. (method ME-ICP61).

Qualified Person
The scientific and technical content of this news release has been reviewed, prepared, and approved by Mr. Sergio Cattalani, P. Geo, who is a qualified person pursuant to National Instrument 43-101 – Standards of disclosure for Mineral Projects (“NI-43-101).

About Tuvatu
The Tuvatu gold deposit is located on the island of Viti Levu in the South Pacific island nation of Fiji. The mineral resource for Tuvatu as disclosed in the technical report “Tuvatu Gold Project PEA”, dated June 1, 2015, and prepared by Mining Associates Pty Ltd of Brisbane Qld, comprises 1,120,000 tonnes indicated at 8.17 g/t Au (294,000 oz. Au) and 1,300,000 tonnes inferred at 10.60 g/t Au (445,000 oz. Au) at a cut-off grade of 3 g/t Au. The technical report is available on the Lion One website at www.liononemetals.com and on the SEDAR website at www.sedar.com.

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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Contact Investor Relations
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Email: info@liononemetals.com
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This press release may contain statements that may be deemed to be “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, included herein are forward-looking information. Generally, forward-looking information may be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “plans”, “expects” or “does not expect”, “proposed”, “is expected”, “budget”, “scheduled”, “estimates”, “forecasts”, “intends”, “anticipates” or “does not anticipate”, or “believes”, or variations of such words and phrases, or by the use of words or phrases which state that certain actions, events or results may, could, would, or might occur or be achieved. This forward-looking information reflects Lion One Metals Limited’s current beliefs and is based on information currently available to Lion One Metals Limited and on assumptions Lion One Metals Limited believes are reasonable. These assumptions include, but are not limited to, the actual results of exploration projects being equivalent to or better than estimated results in technical reports, assessment reports, and other geological reports or prior exploration results. Forward-looking information is subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements of Lion One Metals Limited or its subsidiaries to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information. Such risks and other factors may include, but are not limited to: the stage development of Lion One Metals Limited, general business, economic, competitive, political and social uncertainties; the actual results of current research and development or operational activities; competition; uncertainty as to patent applications and intellectual property rights; product liability and lack of insurance; delay or failure to receive board or regulatory approvals; changes in legislation, including environmental legislation, affecting mining, timing and availability of external financing on acceptable terms; not realizing on the potential benefits of technology; conclusions of economic evaluations; and lack of qualified, skilled labour or loss of key individuals. Although Lion One Metals Limited has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking information, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking information. Lion One Metals Limited does not undertake to update any forward-looking information, except in accordance with applicable securities laws.info

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I make it crystal clear in my investment books Nobody Knows Anything and Basic Investing in Resource Stocks that there is no magic to investing if you follow a reasonable set of rules. As I have so accurately pointed out just recently, predicting the future of any price movement can be fraught with problems. However looking at a map to see just where you are today is easy and important.

We had a low in gold, silver and the resource stocks right at the end of September. Since then the DSI has gone higher, the XAU over gold is higher and the Gold Miners Percentage Index is higher. All indicated a turn about six weeks ago. We can’t know when the metals and shares will top but those indicators will show us sentiment with great accuracy. That is just as true at tops as it is at bottoms. There is a lot of free information available that anyone can use to navigate their way through shoal waters.

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There are other factors to the value of a particular stock than just the price of the commodity. We have entered the annual tax loss silly season where pissed off investors dump the shares they own that have gone down the most in order to claim the tax loss credit. It’s a lot like stealing because in their quest to unload unloved investments they often dump good stocks that will regain their prior price by February or March of the next year. Tax loss silly season begins now and will run until almost Christmas.

In addition, when markets are at new lows, volume dries up and often you have to make an appointment to give shares away. And there is the issue of stocks that investors have simply given up on because the companies made the cardinal mistake of boring shareholders.

Lion One Metals (LIO-V) made the mistake of doing all of those. Think of it as a trifecta of mining. Our saga really began in March of 2019 when Chairman and CEO Wally Berukoff appointed Quinton Hennigh as a technical advisor to Lion One. The shares were bouncing along at $.35 after years of quiet but slow progress on the 100% company owned gold project in Fiji.

Quinton started off with a surprising announcement. What they thought of as an epithermal gold system of limited potential in spite of the already defined 43-101 of over 900,000 ounces of gold wasn’t that at all. It wasn’t epithermal limited in size and grade; it was a far richer and more valuable alkaline gold system. All the company needed to do was to drill deeper.

Lion One did and in 2020 came up with results of 55 g/t Au over 12.7 meters in hole DDH 500 and 85.7 g/t Au over 3.3 meters driving the price of shares up to $2.67. Wisely, Wally went to the financing markets and raised over $65 million to begin construction of the mill and for further resource definition. But Covid began to take its toll even if we now realize what we call Covid is no more than a bad flu.

The managing director for Lion was operating out of Perth in Western Australia. Since the country had a long experience with being a prison colony they slammed the cell doors and imprisoned their entire population in order to fight a bad flu. He couldn’t leave Australia and no one could enter Fiji.

Of all of the bad events that can transpire with a junior resource company the worst is to bore shareholders. Even though the company bought new drills and had them shipped to Fiji they have no professional mining engineers or exploration geologists on site to supervise the local crews. And to be kind, Fiji is not Ontario or Nevada or even Mexico or Peru in terms of mining expertise.

On a regular but slow basis Lion One would announce drill results. In January of 2021 they announced 2.24 meters of 13.31 g/t Au along with 3.47 meters of 20.71 g/t gold. A month later on February 3rd they released results of 12.45 meters of 21.31 g/t Au and 3 meters of 114 g/t gold. March brought an announcement of two additional drill rigs being delivered. May brought excellent results from three more holes including 1.2 meters of 13.74 g/t Au near surface, 6 meters of 9.11 g/t Au and 6.47 meters of 17.9 g/t gold.

By now the company was up to a total of six drill rigs operational but was beginning to run out of the bandwidth of trying to operate remotely from Perth. Wisely, Wally made the decision to bring in some professional staff to be on site to move the company forward to production as the plan had been all along. That plan ran into the Covid stupidity. It took until August of 2021 to get Patrick Hickey into Fiji as COO and Sergio Cattalani in place as SVP for Exploration.

I’d like to say everything went smoothly but if I did, I would be lying. It took months for Fiji to open up and then the pair had to remain in quarantine for two weeks. Literally they only started cleaning up what was basically your garden-variety mess in September.

They found a lot of issues. One of the most interesting was that a lot of the core clearly was mineralized but had never been assayed not withstanding the fact that Lion One owns the lab. Lion One had good people on site but trying to plan for construction of a mine and mill takes time and requires professional supervision. It is now in place and they are moving forward.

On November 2nd they came up with another press release showing excellent numbers including 3.9 meters of 33.4 g/t Au and 0.3 meters of 65 g/t Au and 0.3 meters of 112 g/t gold, with 0.6 meters of 48.7 g/t Au and 0.6 meters of 33.06 g/t Au. Clearly Lion One has the gold. It is high grade and there is a lot of it. The lookalike Vatukoula Gold Mine is located only 40 km from Tuvatu. Vatukoula has resources remaining of 4 million ounces of gold and has produced 7 million ounces already. Tuvatu has a similar footprint and every indication of similar grade and quantity of gold.

Wally’s plan all along has been to construction a 350 TPD mill using the existing near surface resource to produce 100,000 ounces of gold a year. As of today the company has a market cap of $151 million CAD with a total of $54 million in cash. Lion One has more than enough money to continue the six-drill rig exploration and development drill program and to move the plan for the mill into high speed.

The government of Fiji wants the mine to go into production. The potential tax revenue is an important part of their financial plan for the future. Investors want to see concrete action on the part of exploration and the start of construction for the long promised mill. Wally has 100% ownership of the project, a boatload of cash that makes the company more of a bank than a mining junior and two highly experienced mining professionals in position to move this puppy to production. It’s time for the company to shit or get off the pot.

I know of no company with a resource as real as Lion One’s and the cash they have on hand that is selling for pennies. Lion One has derisked the project. A move to production would convince investors that instead of what is probably $100 an ounce CAD today, the company would really be worth a whole lot more. Wally is in a position to ride the wave of gold higher to a multi-billion dollar market cap. He’s done it twice before and this is a whole lot better potential.

Lion One is an advertiser. The company is actually my largest share position in spite of having moved to a new low. I was buying shares in the open market as recently as Friday. I would love to see the company in production. I know a lot of investors feel the same way. Once in production the majors are going to be on this like white on rice. There will be a bidding war for the company when they actually begin to put the plan into operation.

Do your own due diligence.

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Lion One Reports New High-Grade Intercepts to Expand Deep Feeder Zone 500 at Tuvatu, Fiji

  • North Vancouver, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – November 2, 2021) – Lion One Metals Limited (TSXV: LIO) (OTCQX: LOMLF) (ASX: LLO) (“Lion One” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce further high-grade intercepts from two recently completed drillholes as part of ongoing deep extensional step-out drilling from the Company’s 100% owned Tuvatu gold project in Fiji.
  1. – DEEP FEEDER ZONE 500 NOW EXTENDS OVER 300M VERTICALLY AND 150M LATERALLY
  2. – WEIGHTED AVERAGE GRADE OF 23 G/T Au FROM ZONE 500 MINERALIZED INTERCEPTS 2.6 X HIGHER THAN AVERAGE GRADE OF RESOURCE
  3. – ZONE 500 CONNECTS WITH BASE OF EXISTING RESOURCE AT APPROX. 470M DEPTH
  4. – DRILLED EXTENT OF TUVATU SYSTEM INCREASED BY 53% TO APPROX. DEPTH OF 720M

Drill highlights include:

33.40 g/t Au over 3.90m from downhole depth of 629.30m from TUDDH544-W2
– including 105.0 g/t Au over 0.30m from 629.6m,
65.0 g/t Au over 0.30m from 630.2m, and
112.0 g/tAu over 0.30m from 631.1m

48.74 g/t Au over 0.6m from downhole depth of651.50m, and
33.06 g/t Au over 0.6m from downhole depth of 658.2m, from hole TUDDH544-W1

Sergio Cattalani, Lion One’s Senior Vice President Exploration, commented, “High grade mineralization in Deep Feeder Zone 500 has now been demonstrated to extend over an area approximately 150m along strike and 300m vertically with an overall calculated weighted average grade of >23 g/t Au; Zone 500 mineralisation will add significantly to the overall Au inventory of the Tuvatu orebody. Furthermore, an improved understanding of the orientation of the 500 Zone now allows us to connect this high-grade feeder to the base of the existing resource. We continue to plan additional drilling to test the lateral and vertical extents of this zone which remains open in all directions.”

Deep Feeder Zone 500

These most recent intercepts reported above are believed to be the continuation of the interpreted deep feeder structure that encountered 55.43 g/t Au over 12.70m in TUDDH500 (see July 24, 2020 News Release), 55.44 g/t Au over 2.30m in TUDDH533 (see July 26, 2021 News Release), and 24.92 g/t Au over 3.70m in TUG-135 (see September 7, 2021 News Release), among many others.

Deeper Feeder Zone 500, cont.

This important gold-bearing structure has now been intersected by multiple holes, including TUDDH500, 500W1, 500W2, TUDDH533, 533W1, TUDDH528, TUDDH517, 517W1, TUDDH514, 514W1, TUDDH544W1, TUDDH544W2, TUG135, and TUG136 (results pending; see Figures 1, 2). At 33.40 g/t Au over 3.90m, the intercept reported here from TUDDH544W2 represents one of the best overall downhole intercepts to date, for holes drilled at a high angle to the 500 Zone structure. Figure 3 shows a photo of visible gold from a portion of this intercept.

The growing number of intercepts has allowed for a remodeling of the 500 Zone structure such that the current best-fit orientation of the 500 Zone is now modelled with an azimuth of N060° and a dip of -88°, with all of the high-grade intercepts from the boreholes listed above captured by an approximately 25m wide envelope. This revised model for the 500 Zone structure connects the 500 Zone to the Tuvatu orebody at a depth of approximately -150m RSL by way of two historic drillholes (TUDDH212, previously interpreted as the base of UR2 lode; and TUG110, previously interpreted as part of the URW3 lode) which occur in the lowermost portion of the existing resource model. This portion of the orebody remains significantly under-drilled.

Based on only the few, currently reported number of intercepts, the 500 Zone as defined above has a calculated weighted average thickness of approximately 2.75m and a calculated weighted average grade of 23.31 g/t Au, or approximately 2.6X the average grade of the current Tuvatu resource it underlays. At present, it represents an approximate increase in contained Au ounces of >25% (uncategorized) over the existing resource. It is increasingly clear that the current Tuvatu resource represents only a fraction of a much larger and considerably more extensive, high-grade Au deposit for which additional drilling is warranted to further define its full extent.

Resignation of Company Director

The Company also announces the resignation of Stephen Mann from the Board of Directors. The Company thanks Mr. Mann for his service to the Company as board member since 2012 and wishes him well in his future endeavors.



Figure 1: Longitudinal section oriented at N060°, -88°E of the 500 Zone high-grade feeder structure showing block model and selected drill Intercepts. The grid is 300m, the darker yellow is current indicated resource and the lighter yellow is current inferred resource. Dots indicate modelled pierce points for existing drill intercepts defining the 500 Zone (green=recently completed; orange=previously reported; open=within current resource).

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Figure 2: Detail of Figure 1. The grid is 100m; intercepts are expressed as g/t Au over downhole width in metersDots indicate modelled pierce points for existing drill intercepts defining the 500 Zone (green=recently completed; orange=previously reported; white=within current resource).

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Table 1: Drilling Intervals Reported (intervals greater than 3.0 g/t Au cutoff are bolded)

Drill HoleFrom (m)To (m)Interval (m)Au (g/t)
TUDDH544W1 (incomplete)643.7644.60.92.17
incl.643.7644.00.34.05
651.5652.10.646.79
incl.651.5651.80.356.74
and651.8652.10.336.83
658.2658.80.633.06
incl.658.2658.50.35.11
and658.5658.80.361.0
TUDDH544W2573.2575.32.16.69
incl.574.1575.00.914.67
and574.4574.70.332.83
577.1578.31.27.45
incl.577.1577.40.312.69
and577.4577.70.35.99
and577.7578.00.38.57
and578.0578.30.32.23
579.5579.80.325.56
629.3633.23.9033.40
incl.629.3629.60.325.0
and629.6629.90.3105.0
and630.2630.50.365.0
and630.5630.80.319.0
and630.8631.10.35.67
and631.1631.40.3112.0
and631.4631.70.345.0
and632.3632.90.63.47
and632.9633.20.350.0

Table 2: Survey details of diamond drill holes referenced in this release (Fiji Map Grid)

Hole NocoordinatesRLfinal depthdipazimuth
NEm(TN)
TUDDH544W13920795.61876350.7209.7758.50-65.04°132.06°
TUDDH544W23920795.61876350.7209.7926.8-65.04°132.06°



Figure 3: Photo of a portion of uncut drill core from TUDDH544W2, showing coarse visible gold and pyrite. This 30cm sample returned 112 g/t Au from 631.1-631.4m.

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Drilling and Assay Processes and Procedures

The Company is utilizing its own diamond drill rig, using PQ, HQ and ultimately NQ sized drill core rods. Drill core is logged by Company geologists and then is sawn in half and sampled by Lion One staff.

Samples are analyzed at the Company’s own geochemical laboratory in Fiji, whilst pulp duplicates of all samples with results >0.5g/t Au are re-assayed, as well as sent to ALS Global Laboratories in Australia for check assay determinations. All samples for all high-grade intercepts reported here will be sent to ALS Global Laboratories for check assays shortly. 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 10g/t Au are then re-analyzed by gravimetric method. 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 sent to ALS Townsville, Queensland, Australia are analyzed by the same methods (Au-AA26, and also Au-GRA22 where applicable). ALS also analyze for 33 pathfinder elements by HF-HNO3-HClO4 acid digestion, HCl leach and ICP-AES. (method ME-ICP61).

Qualified Person

The scientific and technical content of this news release has been reviewed, prepared, and approved by Mr. Sergio Cattalani, P. Geo, who is a qualified person pursuant to National Instrument 43-101 – Standards of disclosure for Mineral Projects (“NI-43-101).

About Tuvatu

The Tuvatu gold deposit is located on the island of Viti Levu in the South Pacific island nation of Fiji. The mineral resource for Tuvatu as disclosed in the technical report “Tuvatu Gold Project PEA”, dated June 1, 2015, and prepared by Mining Associates Pty Ltd of Brisbane Qld, comprises 1,120,000 tonnes indicated at 8.17 g/t Au (294,000 oz. Au) and 1,300,000 tonnes inferred at 10.60 g/t Au (445,000 oz. Au) at a cut-off grade of 3 g/t Au. The technical report is available on the Lion One website at www.liononemetals.com and on the SEDAR website at www.sedar.com.

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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