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Lion One Hits Bigly

I have been waiting for a couple of years to write this story. For years Lion One has been my biggest holding because the story is so simple to understand. I’ve written half a dozen pieces on the company and the last one I wrote was seven months ago. I called it, Buying Lion One is like Stealing. And few listened. The shares were $.97 at the time. Between then and now the stock has barely edged higher in spite of excellent results such as their May 31 press release showing 584 grams of gold per tonne over 0.30 meters.

I love the chat boards. You get to see just how stupid some people can be in their failed attempts to look smart. Here is what someone said on the CEO.CA Lion One board in response on May 31st.

@NabtaPlayaEgypt Tuvatu continues to be restricted to returning very narrow (1/3 meter average) high grade shoots which unless such systems are spaced relatively close en-echelon, may not be economic to mine. At the rate that drilling returns are coming in, that it could take another 2-3 years minimum to create a significant resource update.

Someone wrote me privately and asked what I thought about the comment. Here is how he posted my response.

@WisGuy1 BM response: “Absolute rubbish. There is a similar mine a stone’s throw away that has produced millions of ounces of gold of similar grade and thickness.”

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Investing in Lion One at a profit is about as difficult as learning how to fall off a bike. If you can handle that, you can make money on Lion One, because there is an identical age and grade alkaline deposit located about 40 km to the Northeast called the Vatukoula Gold mine. In production from 1932 the Vatukoula mine has produced over seven million ounces of gold and shows a resource of an additional four million ounces.

The deposits are identical in age, grade and type of deposit. So anyone saying you can’t mine a 584-gram intercept of gold over 0.30 meters is blowing smoke.

Alkaline deposits tend to be big. Lion One’s Tuvatu project can easily be as big as Vatukoula. But to satisfy the doubting Thomas of the world Lion One released a world class intercept on June 6, 2022 showing 75.9 meters of 20.86 g/t gold. That’s a 1583 gram/meter hole similar to the home run first hole of Newfound Gold in 2020 with 19.0 meters of 92.86 g/t gold giving a 1764 gram/meter hole.

Lion One is fully permitted to go into production. They built their own assay lab and it is run to industry standards so assays that might take 2-3 months in Canada take 2-3 days in Fiji. Lion One plans on production to begin in Q3/Q4 of 2023.

Lion One has a current 43-101 showing just over 910,000 ounces of gold at an average of 5.61 g/t to 5.8 g/t. I had a short conversation with Wally Berukoff about the production plans. He is shooting for annual numbers of around 100,000 ounces of gold. That is pretty much the magic number. The market will not take any company seriously below that number.

Because of silly Covid restrictions put in by the government of Australia and Fiji, Lion One has been pretty much delayed for two years. The stock hit a high of $2.67 in July of 2020 based on excellent results before drifting lower to a low a month ago of $.88. I’ll stand by every word I said in my piece from November of last year. Buying Lion One is like stealing. They have the goods.

Wally realized the project could not be run remotely from Perth so last year he put in a brilliant on site team in Fiji. If you watch this video, I think you will agree with me in saying that this is one of the most professional teams I have ever seen in twenty years.

Currently the company has about $34 million in cash in the treasury. They have six drills turning with two more on order. The incredible latest hole shows they have tapped into a feeder pipe. They will continue to drill to upgrade and increase the near surface gold resource for near term production but I expect them to pincushion the feeder to determine all its limits.

The worst thing that can happen to any stock is for shareholders to become bored. Once they do, they bail out at the first opportunity to break even. While the stock going up 17.5% on the news with over two million shares trading on the news, I suspect that was a lot of weak hands selling. Look for a couple of quiet days without a lot of price movement and then for the shares to go higher, perhaps much higher. The incredible results of the past two years tell me the high of $2.67 will be revisited soon. Lion One is still cheap.

Until the news of the incredible latest intercept hit the market my personal shares have been underwater for most of the last two years. My average price was $1.18 and it took this news to bring me into profit. But I have believed this story since I first heard it and continued to add to my position as the price dropped. I have never sold a single share and right now I am really glad.

Lion One is an advertiser. I love the company; I love the management and the team that Wally has put together. It will be a mine. It will be profitable and it will be a hell of a lot bigger than anyone imagines today. I expect majors will be sniffing around soon wanting to pick up a piece of it while it’s still cheap. That isn’t going to last long. As with the case of Newfound Gold, intercepts similar to this do not occur in a vacuum. There will be more record-breaking hits in the future.

I own shares and have participated in PPs in the past and will in the future. I am biased so do your own due diligence.

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Lion One Reports Latest Results from Its Phase 2 Infill Drill Program from Tuvatu, Fiji, Demonstrating Significant New Mineralization, Including a Bonanza Intercept of 584.07 g/t Au Over 0.30m

North Vancouver, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – May 31, 2022) – Lion One Metals Limited (TSXV: LIO) (OTCQX: LOMLF) (ASX: LLO) (“Lion One” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce results from ongoing infill drilling at its Tuvatu Alkaline Gold Project in Fiji.

Results for the first 11 holes of Lion One’s Phase 2 infill program on Zone 5 of their fully permitted Tuvatu alkaline gold deposit are here reported. The results to date indicate significant new intercepts of high- to bonanza-grade Au mineralization that was not known to occur as part of the existing resource model. The Phase 2 infill drill program was designed to confirm the location, size, and continuity of the known mineralized lodes, in a portion of the orebody slated for early production (Figure 1A).

Top Intercepts include:

  • 18.47 g/t Au over 1.20m from 104.7-105.9m, and 584.07 g/t Au over 0.30m from 122.4-122.7m from TUDDH-586 (new)
  • 24.72 g/t Au over 0.60m from 187.4-188.0m, incl. 43.34 g/t Au over 0.30m from 187.7-188.0m from TUDDH-580 (new)
  • 25.23 g/t Au over 1.20m from 70.9-72.1m, incl. 78.02 g/t Au over 0.30m from TUG-139
  • 18.77 g/t Au over 2.10m from 118.8-120.9m, incl. 26.07 g/t Au over 1.50m from TUDDH-577
  • 11.95 g/t Au over 2.70m from 55.9-58.6m, incl. 35.91 g/t Au over 0.60m from TUDDH-578
  • 11.18 g/t Au over 1.20m from 153.5-154.7m, incl. 40.05 g/t Au over 0.30m from TUDDH-580

The mineralization reported here is considered to be a highly significant development, representing a substantive addition of Au mineralization at grades well in excess of the average resource grade, intersected at relatively shallow levels in the orebody. As a result, the new high-grade mineralization defined by the ongoing infill drill program can be expected to substantially enhance the early part the production stream and hence the immediate economic viability of Tuvatu.https://embed.fireplace.yahoo.com/embed?ctrl=Monalixa&m_id=monalixa&m_mode=document&site=sports&os=android&pageContext=%257B%2522ctopid%2522%253A%25221542500%253B1480989%253B1481489%2522%252C%2522hashtag%2522%253A%25221542500%253B1480989%253B1481489%2522%252C%2522wiki_topics%2522%253A%2522Lion%253BExploration_diamond_drilling%2522%252C%2522lmsid%2522%253A%2522a0V0W00000HOPDcUAP%2522%252C%2522revsp%2522%253A%2522newsfile_64%2522%252C%2522lpstaid%2522%253A%252290214f74-cd87-30c8-9d72-a6dbadcf0260%2522%252C%2522pageContentType%2522%253A%2522story%2522%257D

Results of the ongoing infill drill program to date are summarized below in Table 1. Highlighted in blue on Table 1 are specific drill intercepts that are outside of the mineralized lodes that make up the existing resource model. Each of these additional intercepts has the potential to add width, grade, and continuity to the resource in this portion of the Tuvatu orebody.

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 overall with higher localized grades earlier in the production schedule at Tuvatu. Furthermore, when considering the substantially higher grade near-surface infill results reported here, along with the continuing success of the deep drilling program, this underscores the significance of Tuvatu as a potentially multi-million ounce, world-class high-grade Au producer. As we expand our drilling fleet to eight rigs and our laboratory capacity to 12,000 samples per month, we are well positioned to continue securing impressive results from all three tiers of our exploration strategy: from ongoing near-surface infill drilling; from extensions of deep high-grade feeder targets at Tuvatu; and from our pipeline of regional targets in the surrounding Navilawa caldera”.

Since the start of Phase 2 infill drill program in February 2022, Lion One has to date completed approximately 3,700m out of a planned 8,000m of infill drilling. This news release reports the results from approximately 2,375m of drilling, equivalent to approximately 30% of the planned program.

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 1A) in mid-February 2022, adding over 8,400m of new drill data, 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 the initial 11 drill holes completed as part of the Phase 2 infill program, which is planned for approximately 8000m of diamond drilling from surface and underground, and is aimed at upgrading the resource database in Zone 5 of the Tuvatu orebody (Figure 1). The program as planned includes 30 holes totalling 5,400m carried out from 4 separate drill stations at surface, and 34 holes totalling 2,600m 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 5-6 months of drilling using three rigs (two from surface and one from underground) to complete.

The results from the initial approximately 2,375m of drilling in Zone 5 (Figure 2), representing approximately 30% of the planned program total, indicate consistent high-grade to locally bonanza-grade Au mineralization for known mineralized lodes in this portion of the current resource (Table 1). Additionally, the results from the initial 30% of the Phase 2 infill program indicates significant new high-grade mineralization not previously known to occur prior to this program, and therefore not included in the current resource statement.

Overall, results to date suggest higher-than-expected continuity and widths of mineralization, locally at grades above the calculated average grade of the deposit. Indeed, the Phase 2 infill program is confirming, and in certain instances, extending previously modelled lodes in this part of the resource. Intercepts of exceptionally high-grades (e.g. 584.07 g/t Au in TUDDH-586) are in line with bonanza results documented from several intercepts from the previously completed Phase 1 infill drill program, providing further support to the expectation of an overall increase in average grades of the lodes scheduled for earliest phases of mining.

Numerous mineralized intervals, including the 584.07 g/t Au bonanza-grade intercept in hole TUDDH-586 as well as 43.34 g/t Au over 0.30m from 187.7-188.0m in hole TUDDH-580, occur fully outside of existing modelled lodes (Table 1, highlighted), adding to our understanding of the lode geometry, as well as to the overall inventory of high-grade mineralization slated for early production at Tuvatu.

As per the Phase 1 infill program, numerous strategically located historic holes have also been identified for resampling, the results of which will be reported in future news releases.

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 gray), exploration decline (yellow) and the planned Zone 5 infill drilling program (blue).

To view an enhanced version of Figure 1, please visit:
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Figure 2: Composite vertical section looking N through Zone 5 at Tuvatu, showing the UR1 to UR5, URW1A, URW2A, and URW3 lodes (blue labels) and the trace of the infill drilling reported in this release (yellow traces). Solid lines are in the section, dotted lines are projected to this section.

To view an enhanced version of Figure 2, please visit:
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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-5777.28.10.91.25
59.160.31.21.13
100.8101.40.60.86
118.8120.92.118.77
including118.8120.31.526.07
127.5127.80.316.30
135.6136.20.61.09
138.6138.90.324.66
182.2182.80.60.65
TUDDH-57845.445.70.30.72
55.958.62.711.95
including55.956.50.635.91
and58.058.30.322.39
64.365.20.90.58
82.382.90.60.77
100.6101.50.91.39
TUDDH-57922.022.30.30.73
126.1126.40.32.43
129.7131.82.10.94
135.1135.40.313.56
140.5142.31.82.88
including140.5140.80.311.62
and142.0142.30.35.2
161.2163.62.41.78
TUDDH-5808.09.21.24.53
46.747.30.61.67
81.882.40.60.78
83.685.11.51.48
153.5154.71.211.18
including153.5153.80.340.05
157.7158.60.90.66
159.5159.80.30.66
165.2167.01.81.11
including166.7167.00.35.01
173.6173.90.30.76
187.4188.00.624.72
including187.4187.70.36.12
including187.7188.00.343.34
192.8196.43.61.88
including193.1193.40.311.17
including194.6194.90.34.11
TUDDH-58120.921.20.34.12
81.882.40.60.76
100.4101.00.61.56
106.4107.00.60.82
168.5170.01.54.41
including168.5168.80.38.27
and168.8170.01.23.25
179.3182.02.71.32
186.8187.10.30.54
206.6206.90.33.07
208.4209.91.51.91
212.3213.20.90.69
226.1227.91.82.39
including227.0227.30.37.48
249.8250.70.91.38
251.9252.20.32.38
307.4308.91.51.55
TUDDH-58247.648.50.93.21
91.893.61.83.81
including92.493.61.25.22
99.3102.02.73.33
including99.3100.20.95.77
TUDDH-5837.58.10.62.26
46.547.10.61.02
72.072.30.31.48
87.388.51.20.69
96.396.90.62.68
114.0114.30.31.62
121.5122.71.21.48
126.9128.71.81.93
including128.4128.70.34.39
132.0132.30.325.32
137.4137.70.30.66
138.9140.11.23.11
including138.9139.20.37.12
241.2241.50.31.48
TUDDH-5869.311.11.84.28
including10.211.10.97.91
63.664.20.60.53
67.868.40.61.8
84.684.90.35.95
98.198.40.32.95
104.7105.91.218.47
116.7117.30.60.55
122.1122.70.6292.69
including122.4122.70.3584.07
127.5127.80.31.68
129.3129.90.610.74
133.2133.80.63.41
141.6143.72.11.75
including142.5142.80.37.33
238.5241.22.70.95
TUDDH-58717.217.50.30.69
62.863.40.61.11
76.676.90.31.57
89.589.80.30.59
103.6103.90.32.34
146.2146.50.34.43
159.1160.91.81.66
232.9233.50.66.43
including232.9233.20.311.40
234.7235.91.24.27
including235235.60.65.42
237.4238.61.28.89
TUG-13917.818.10.31.42
22.022.30.30.82
26.526.80.31.47
28.929.20.31.42
31.031.30.30.75
48.749.60.91.49
54.459.24.84.20
including54.755.00.35.91
and55.055.30.312.60
and55.655.90.37.27
and55.956.20.35.70
and57.157.40.315.09
70.972.11.225.23
including70.971.20.38.96
and71.271.50.38.32
and71.571.80.35.00
and71.872.10.378.02
82.382.60.32.78
91.691.90.31.66
95.595.80.31.84
TUG-14220.420.70.31.15
29.429.70.31.49
31.236.35.10.65
41.4420.61.88
45.345.60.30.69
61.363.72.43.55
including62.563.10.68.14
additional results pending

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

Hole NoCoordinates (Fiji map grid)RLfinal depthdipazimuth
NEm(TN)
TUDDH-57739204351876442314.0197.9-39268
TUDDH-57839205201876513348.6150.3-59267
TUDDH-57939204351876513348.6239.0-49269
TUDDH-58039204351876513348.6284.9-60265
TUDDH-58139204351876513348.6311.6-70265
TUDDH-58239204351876442314.0120.2-49267
TUDDH-58339204351876513348.6303.2-44289
TUDDH-58639204351876513348.6302.3-55289
TUDDH-58739204351876513348.6256.8-63289
TUG-13939204801876411103.1123.3+13091
TUG-14239204801876411103.185.8-30090

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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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, Completes Phase 1 Infill Drill Program at Tuvatu, Fiji

North Vancouver, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – February 23, 2022) – Lion One Metals Limited (TSXV: LIO) (OTCQX: LOMLF) (ASX: LLO) (“Lion One” or the “Company”) is very pleased to announce additional results from its recently completed Phase 1 infill drill program on the Zone 2 portion of the Tuvatu high-grade alkaline Au deposit located on the island of Viti Levu in Fiji. The infill program began in June, 2021 and was completed last week with the termination of hole TUDDH576, bringing the total drilled to 7475.2m and total drill core resampled to 955.4m, for a program total of 8430.6m.

 7475m of drilling completed in 42 holes and 955m of resampling of 28 historic drillholes as part of Phase 1 infill program

Top Intercepts from Latest Infill Drilling Include

77.11 g/t Au over 3.90m from 30.8-34.7m, inc. 162.22 g/t Au over 1.8m from TUDDH 571
12.56 g/t Au over 7.80m from 87.1-94.9m, inc. 54.43 g/t Au over 1.2m from TUDDH 572
16.08 g/t Au over 7.80m from 30.1-37.9m, inc. 62.22 g/t Au over 1.8m from TUDDH 573
15.10 g/t Au over 3.60m
 from 121.1-124.7m, inc. 95.06 g/t Au over 0.3m from TUDDH 575

Infill Drilling Program

The consistent bonanza-grade results from many of the drill holes that are part of the Phase 1 infill drill program continue to suggest higher-than-expected continuity of high-grade mineralization as well as higher absolute grades between modelled lodes (Figure 1, Table 1). Analysis of historic drill core material to eliminate sample gaps in areas where the current resource model lacked adequate data density has also yielded positive results, and in several instances, gold grades well above the resource average (Table 2). These factors should result in additional ounces in the portion of the deposit earmarked for earliest production. The re-modelling of Zone 2 lodes will begin as soon as all new data has been received and compiled and all holes have been properly surveyed.

The next (Phase 2) infill program planned for ~5000m of diamond drilling from surface and ~2500m of grade control diamond drilling from underground is aimed at upgrading the resource database in Zone 5 which is scheduled for production within the initial 3 years of operation. This second infill drill program began February 17, 2022 with drill hole TUDDH577, and is expected to require 5-6 months of drilling using three rigs (two from surface and one from underground) to complete.

Highlights from Latest Phase 1 Infill Drilling Results

TUDDH570

  • 16.13 g/t Au over 0.5m from 132.1-132.6m
  • 39.36 g/t Au over 0.3m from 142.0-142.3m
  • 8.99 g/t Au over 3.6m from 154.0-157.6m, including

11.79 g/t Au over 0.9m from 155.2-156.1m,

30.28 g/t Au over 0.6m from 157.0-157.6m,

TUDDH571

  • 77.11 g/t Au over 3.90m from 30.8-34.7m, including

162.22 g/t Au over 1.8m from 30.8-32.6m, which includes

179.0 g/t Au over 0.3m from 30.8-31.1, and

61.86 g/t Au over 0.3m from 31.1-31.4m, and

210.3 g/t Au over 0.3m from 31.4-31.7m, and

190.0 g/t Au over 0.3m from 31.7-32.0m, and

261.0 g/t Au over 0.3m from 32.0-32.3m, and

71.13 g/t Au over 0.3m from 32.3-32.6m, and including

16.96 g/t Au over 0.3m from 34.4-34.7m

TUDDH572

  • 12.56 g/t Au over 7.80m from 87.1-94.9m, including

54.43 g/t Au over 1.2m from 87.1-88.3m, which includes

19.67 g/t Au over 0.3m from 87.1-87.4m, and also includes

196.0 g/t Au over 0.3m from 88.0-88.3m, and also includes

16.04 g/t Au over 1.5m from 89.8-91.3m, which includes

34.92 g/t Au over 0.6m from 89.8-90.4m

  • 26.19 g/t Au over 0.6m from 105.1-105.7m, including

21.39 g/t Au over 0.3m from 105.1-105.4m, and

30.97 g/t au over 0.3m from 105.4-105.7m

TUDDH573

  • 9.98 g/t Au over 1.60m from 27.5-29.1m, including

16.54 g/t Au over 0.9m from 27.5-28.4m, which includes

31.58 g/t Au over 0.3m from 27.8-28.1m

  • 16.08 g/t Au over 7.80m from 30.1-37.9m, including

62.22 g/t Au over 1.8m from 35.5-37.3m, which includes

89.02 g/t Au over 0.3m from 35.5-35.8m, and

52.18 g/t Au over 0.3m from 35.8-36.1m, and

201.0 g/t Au over 0.3m from 36.1-36.4m

  • 10.70 g/t Au over 0.6m from 269.9-270.5m, including

15.41 g/t Au over 0.3m from 269.9-270.2m

TUDDH574

  • 11.19 g/t Au over 0.3m from 81.2-81.5m
  • 29.53 g/t Au over 0.9m from 106.1-107.0m, including

21.11 g/t Au over 0.3m from 106.1-106.4m, and

33.74 g/t Au over 0.6m from 106.4-107.0m

TUDDH575

  • 12.07 g/t Au over 0.3m from 77.3-77.6m
  • 16.11 g/t Au over 0.6m from 109.7-110.3m, including

26.24 g/t Au over 0.3m from 110.0-110.3m

  • 5.99 g/t Au over 10.50m from 114.2-124.7m, including

18.53 g/t Au over 1.80m from 119.6-121.4m, and

15.10 g/t Au over 3.60m from 121.1-124.7m, which include

95.06 g/t Au over 0.3m from 121.1-121.4m, and

55.71 g/t Au over 0.3m from 124.4-124.7m


Figure1: 
Schematic vertical section showing selected infill drilling, Tuvatu. Some of the drillholes shown are off section (e.g. TUDDH571 is N of section, and TUDDH 568 is S of section) and are projected onto the section for clarity.

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Table 1: Drilling Intervals >0.5 g/t Au Reported (intervals > 3.0 g/t Au cutoff and wider than 2.0m are bolded)

Hole IDFrom (m)To (m)Interval (m)Grade (g/t Au)
TUDDH-56762.965.82.92.13
including64.164.40.37.85
67.067.60.60.5
69.470.00.61.49
72.172.80.72.25
78.378.60.30.76
79.984.84.91.59
including83.583.80.35.03
88.192.24.10.89
93.497.33.90.62
103.1103.70.61.13
106.1107.31.22.32
110.0112.52.56.09
including111.9112.50.621.28
115.3116.20.95.43
136.1137.31.22.87
TUDDH-568no significant results
TUDDH-56958.359.20.96.12
including58.859.20.48.9
78.478.70.31.78
82.082.60.60.93
93.193.70.66.79
101.8103.01.20.96
105.4106.91.50.82
132.4134.42.03.64
including133.61340.415.78
155.9156.30.41.32
TUDDH-57033.535.21.71.71
39.740.40.712.78
41.642.20.62.53
46.049.93.91.41
53.556.42.90.89
60.360.90.60.95
65.466.00.61
72.773.30.63.51
84.484.70.33.29
88.190.52.40.72
91.795.84.11.35
99.399.60.30.68
102.6104.41.81.21
107.0114.77.74.09
including110.1110.80.715.96
including111.1111.70.66.87
also including113.8114.70.96.26
115.91171.13.41
118.8121.32.54.8
including118.8119.10.813.17
which also includes119.1119.60.515.87
130.0132.62.66.4
including130.0130.90.99.3
including132.1132.60.516.13
135.6136.50.90.86
137.7143.55.83.13
including142.0142.30.339.36
147.5149.31.80.77
151.4152.30.92.62
including151.4151.70.35.54
154.0157.63.68.99
including154.0154.30.37.3
and including155.2156.10.911.79
which also includes157.0157.60.630.28
161.5163.62.14.38
including161.5162.10.67.49
including162.7163.00.39.59
165.1166.31.21.44
TUDDH-57130.834.73.977.11
including30.832.61.8162.22
including30.831.10.3179.0
including31.131.40.361.86
including31.431.70.3210.3
including31.732.00.3190.0
including32.032.30.3261.0
including32.332.60.371.13
including34.434.70.316.96
75.576.10.60.64
TUDDH-57229.830.40.60.85
35.536.10.65.1
37.342.45.10.58
44.247.234.94
including44.245.41.28.04
which includes44.244.50.320.4
48.449.61.20.61
63.463.70.32.75
66.167.31.20.55
73.675.41.81.13
82.683.20.65.66
including82.682.90.37.85
85.085.30.36.78
87.194.97.812.56
including87.188.31.254.43
which includes87.187.40.319.67
and88.088.30.3196.0
and also includes89.891.31.516.04
which includes89.890.40.634.92
103.3106.63.35.86
including105.1105.70.626.18
which includes105.1105.40.321.39
and includes105.4105.70.330.97
121.9122.20.30.51
128.2128.50.30.5
TUDDH-5737.48.30.90.7
10.210.50.32.44
12.616.553.950.62
23.023.30.30.52
27.529.11.69.98
including27.528.40.916.54
which also includes27.828.10.331.58
30.137.97.816.08
including35.537.31.862.22
including35.535.80.389.02
including35.836.10.352.18
which also includes36.136.40.3201.0
41.543.01.55.05
including41.541.80.38.86
51.7520.32.14
58.759.91.21.62
185.3185.60.36.68
205.4206.91.54.06
including206.6206.90.39.2
216.5217.40.90.8
225.5225.80.36.34
249.0249.30.32.06
269.9271.71.84.23
including269.9270.50.610.7
which includes269.9270.20.315.41
TUDDH-57423.324.20.90.58
41.043.72.71.66
49.150.61.52.62
59.359.60.31.33
70.171.31.22.78
81.281.50.311.19
92.993.20.33.69
106.1107.00.929.53
including106.1106.40.321.11
and106.4107.00.633.74
TUDDH-57532.332.60.30.66
33.834.10.30.76
41.944.32.41.29
including41.942.20.34.74
and42.543.10.60.56
and43.443.70.30.62
and44.044.30.30.75
46.447.00.60.68
48.248.50.30.55
66.567.10.60.53
77.079.12.12.18
including77.077.30.30.57
and77.377.60.312.07
78.578.80.31.00
78.879.10.30.83
83.683.90.33.30
85.186.31.21.63
90.290.50.31.19
99.299.80.60.79
106.1107.00.93.42
including106.1106.40.34.08
and106.4106.70.31.93
and106.7107.00.34.24
109.1110.31.28.39
including109.1109.40.30.54
and109.4109.70.30.79
and109.7110.00.35.97
and110.0110.30.326.24
114.2124.710.55.98
including114.2114.50.31.32
and115.4115.70.34.35
and116.0116.30.30.50
and117.2117.50.31.08
and117.5117.80.33.30
and118.7119.00.30.52
and119.6121.41.818.53
which includes119.6119.90.36.94
and includes119.9120.20.34.59
and includes120.2120.50.34.45
and includes121.1121.40.395.06
or121.1124.73.615.1
which includes121.1121.40.395.06
and includes121.7122.00.30.57
and includes122.0123.21.22.77
and includes123.2123.50.33.05
and includes123.5123.80.30.73
and includes123.8124.40.67.47
and includes124.4124.70.355.71
129.5131.31.81.21
including129.5130.10.62.81
and131.0131.30.30.67
132.5132.80.34.97
135.5135.80.30.93
137.6137.90.31.41
143.3144.51.21.59
including143.3143.60.31.05
and143.6144.20.61.97
and144.2144.50.31.35
162.2162.50.31.45
TUDDH-57622.923.50.61.49
25.025.60.60.63
29.229.50.31.1
36.738.51.88.25
including36.737.00.32.60
and37.037.60.60.56
and37.638.50.915.26
39.740.00.30.57
43.044.21.20.77
including43.043.60.60.55
and43.644.20.60.98

Table 2: Summary of results from selected sample gap intervals from historic drill core

Hole IDFrom (m)To (m)Interval (m)Grade (g/t Au)
TUDDH-212448.1448.40.301.25
TUDDH-22552.7053.350.3514.10
54.2554.850.601.06
89.089.60.600.71
91.192.00.9010.98
94.394.60.303.22
102.0103.41.400.68
TUDDH-35660.0560.350.300.61
72.272.50.304.21
77.677.90.300.53
81.582.260.761.81
TUDDH-36284.8185.110.300.56
85.4185.710.300.69
85.7186.010.301.47
86.3186.610.3074.58
86.9187.40.490.53
TUDDH-40843.2343.740.510.54
44.6545.250.601.28
79.2779.870.602.21
79.8780.470.601.80
TUDDH-41073.273.80.603.38
118.2118.80.601.81
TUDDH-525466.6466.90.300.95
TUDDH-539131.1131.70.606.88
TUDDH-54062.9363.230.304.22
64.664.90.300.61
64.965.20.303.87
69.870.40.602.20
77.377.60.300.97
90.791.00.304.11

Table 3: Survey details of diamond drill holes referenced in this release

Hole NoCoordinates (Fiji map grid)RLfinal depthdipazimuth
NEm(TN)
TUDDH56739207791876395219.9183.8-40255
TUDDH56839206861876364255.1112.9-75258
TUDDH56939207791876396219.9191.7-69252
TUDDH57039207801876396220.0233.3-44270
TUDDH57139209321876510236.1847.6-62147
TUDDH57239207791876396219.9203.5-60270
TUDDH57339207961876351209.7779.2-66131
TUDDH57439207791876396219.9182.6-70270
TUDDH57539207791876396219.9164.3-47285
TUDDH57639207791876396219.9200.5-60285
TUDDH57739204351876513348.0in progress-40270
TUDDH-21239206641876757281.3600.5-58245
TUDDH-22539207371876336222.8300.3-60330
TUDDH-35639207601876260205.5112.9-61010
TUDDH-36239207751876303219.6132.0-65360
TUDDH-40839207671876337225.0140.6-70330
TUDDH-41039207311876309228.9143.6-65340
TUDDH-52539207961876351209.4350.6-57123
TUDDH-53939207331876297225.1186.2-72004
TUDDH-54039207331876297225.1168.2-60001

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, 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.

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Lion One Metals Limited

Walter Berukoff
Chairman and CEO

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Lion One Reports Additional High Grade Results from Ongoing Infill Drill Program Including 359.8 g/t Au Over 1.8m Including 1616.0 g/t Au Over 0.4m, And 294.5 g/t Au Over 0.3m From near Surface at Tuvatu, Fiji

North Vancouver, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – January 25, 2022) – Lion One Metals Limited (TSXV: LIO) (OTCQX: LOMLF) (ASX: LLO) (“Lion One” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce additional results from the infill drill 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 alkaline gold project in Fiji.

– ~6735m of drilling completed in 38 holes since the start of infill program (~85% of the proposed program completed)

Highlights from near-surface infill drilling include:

TUDDH555

  • 126.62 g/t Au over 0.70m from 133.00-133.70m, including

294.50 g/t Au over 0.30m from 133.40-133.70;

  • 8.25 g/t Au over 2.90m from 137.60-140.50m, including

28.67 g/t Au over 0.60m from 139.10-139.70m,
15.72 g/t Au over 0.30m from 139.40-139.70m,

  • 9.31 g/t Au over 1.70m from 145.00-146.70m, including

31.63 g/t Au over 0.40m from 145.90-146.30m

TUDDH557

  • 17.60 g/t Au over 5.0m from 113.80-118.80m, including

125.50 g/t Au over 0.60m from 115.3-115.9m

  • 35.63 g/t Au over 0.30m from 150.40-150.70m

TUDDH559

  • 14.21 g/t Au over 1.20m from 119.8-121.0m;
  • 6.23 g/t Au over 3.7m from 142.50-146.20, including

22.44 g/t Au over 0.60m from 143.1-143.7m, and
14.48 g/t Au over 0.30m from 145.6-145.9m

TUDDH562

  • 111.40 g/t Au over 0.40 from 164.7-165.1m (Figure 3B, 3C in previous press release)

TUDDH563

  • 20.41 g/t Au over 0.30 from 13.66-13.96m (Figure 3A in previous press release)
  • 63.26 g/t Au over 0.30 from 52.49-52.79m
  • 68.50 g/t Au over 0.30 from 164.55-164.85m

TUDDH565

  • 35.64 g/t Au over 0.40m from 63.8-64.2m
  • 359.76 g/t Au over 1.80m from 70.8-72.6m, including

1616.0 g/t Au over 0.40m from 71.1-71.5m (Figures 3-4, this release)

  • 13.34 g/t Au over 1.70m from 92.9-94.6m, including

42.09 g/t Au over 0.40m from 93.3-93.7m

  • 4.28 g/t Au over 5.10m from 117.3-122.4m
  • 10.03 g/t Au over 0.60m from 141.9-142.5m, including

17.75 g/t Au over 0.30m from 142.2-142.5m

  • 18.61 g/t Au over 0.70m from 154.8-155.5m

TUG136

  • 16.19 g/t Au over 0.60m from 75.7-76.3m, including

30.97 g/t Au over 0.30m from 76.0-76.3m

  • 4.71 g/t Au over 4.20m from 77.9-82.1m, including

10.76 g/t Au over 0.30m from 77.9-78.2, and
12.62 g/t Au over 0.6 from 78.5-79.1m

TUG137

  • 16.44 g/t Au over 4.20m from 106.4-110.6m, including

26.11 g/t Au over 0.60m from 107.6-108.2m, and

22.80 g/t Au over 2.10m from 108.5-110.6m, which includes

45.35 g/t Au over 0.30m from 109.4-109.7m, and
37.40 g/t Au over 0.30m from 110.0-110.3m

Infill Drilling Program
Multiple bonanza-grade intercepts have been returned from the ongoing near-surface infill/definition drill program which is aimed at a thorough re-appraisal of the database in portions of the resource earmarked for earliest production. The current ~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 ~6735m of diamond drilling over 38 holes have been completed, with ~15% of the proposed program remaining. Final results are here reported from a total of 10 holes, 7 of which were drilled specifically as part of the infill program (TUDDH555-562, 565) and three of which were drilled as part of the deep program testing the 500 Zone, but which intersected high grade mineralization in the near-surface (TUDDH563, TUG136, 137). Figures 1-3 illustrate schematically the location of drill holes reported here, and mineralized intervals relative to modelled lodes.

The exceptional grades returned from hole TUDDH565 at a downhole depth of ~71.2m, of 1616.0 g/t Au corresponds to a complex vein of centimetric width at low to moderate angle to core axis, consisting of coarse, subhedral honey sphalerite, fine skeletal marcasite and coarse visible gold in a groundmass of amorphous gray quartz. The vein also contained coarse vugs lined by clear crustiform euhedral quartz crystals and abundant delicate wire native gold. Figures 4 and 5 show some of the coarse visible gold intersected at this interval as well as other mineralogical characteristics. A complete set of results for all near-surface drill intersections reported here is included as Table 1; drill hole parameters are included as Table 2. Results from deeper drill intersections will be reported in a subsequent news release.

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. Regional drill programs requiring access to remote parts of the Navilawa caldera has been interrupted during the wet season, but will resume in early 2022.

Sergio Cattalani, Lion One’s Senior Vice President Exploration, commented, “Exceptionally high grade mineralization has been defined in the near-surface portion of the deposit. High grade mineralization is showing to be more consistent and appears to form wider zones with good continuity than what had been previously modelled. I am increasingly confident that once underground mining is underway, the average head grade of the ore earmarked for early production will be higher than previously modelled. The additional data generated by the infill drilling and resampling programs currently underway are indicating that portions of the orebody return higher grades over multiples of minimum mining widths that are not defined by the current resource model.

Our objective remains clear: to work toward a near-term modest production start, concomitant with an aggressive exploration program aimed at the continued expansion of bonanza-grade resources both near-surface and along defined feeder conduits at greater depths, for the eventual scaled-up development of a larger and more valuable resource.



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. Note that many of the mineralized intervals do not correspond with the previously modelled lodes, suggesting the possibility of previously unrecognized mineralization.

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Figures 2, 3:Left) schematic cross-sections across the northern part of Tuvatu showing the location and selected results from some of the drill holes reported here. 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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Figures 2, 3:Left) schematic cross-sections across the northern part of Tuvatu showing the location and selected results from some of the drill holes reported here. 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 and wider than 2.0m are bolded)

Drill HoleFrom (m)To (m)Interval (m)Au (g/t)
TUDDH-225 (resampled)52.753.71.09.62
including52.753.40.714.1
TUDDH-408 (resampled)83.785.726.12
including83.784.30.614.2
TUDDH-5552424.90.90.67
118118.90.91.41
133133.70.7126.62
including133.4133.70.3294.5
137.6140.52.98.25
including137.61380.412.93
and139.1139.70.628.67
which includes139.1139.40.341.61
and139.4139.70.315.72
141.8143.11.38.56
including141.8142.20.412.34
and142.5143.10.68.81
145146.71.79.31
including145.9146.30.431.63
150.8151.30.50.63
TUDDH-556124125.21.23.23
127.3127.90.60.9
147147.40.40.59
173.41740.61.54
176.71770.32.46
TUDDH-557102.7104.21.51.02
105.7112.66.93.89
including108108.60.626.56
113.8118.85.017.6
including115.3115.90.6125.5
including118.2118.80.69.69
133.6134.91.30.57
144.4144.80.42.6
150.4150.70.335.63
TUDDH-55922.622.90.34.39
101101.90.91.09
115.7116.60.91.18
119.8121.01.214.21
131.3131.60.35.78
135.9138.31.24.09
including137.7138.30.67.42
142.5146.23.76.23
including143.1143.70.622.44
and144.7145.000.39.34
and145.6145.90.314.48
155.4155.70.32.99
181.1181.70.65.38
TUDDH-56024.424.80.40.62
144.3144.70.41.44
TUDDH-56242.142.50.45.58
129.9130.30.43.88
132132.30.32.89
158.4158.80.43.7
164.7165.10.4111.4
166.7167.10.41.17
218.3218.60.31.37
TUDDH-56313.6613.960.320.41
14.8615.10.240.83
18.819.10.30.57
21.822.40.65.13
25.226.41.21.58
52.4952.790.363.26
58.158.50.46.48
125.25125.550.30.58
164.55164.850.368.5
300.15300.650.61.04
TUDDH-56545.546.10.60.86
52.854.31.50.52
56.457.61.22.84
59.161.52.41.73
63.864.20.435.64
66.667.81.20.59
70.872.61.8359.76
including71.171.50.41616.0
73.874.30.51.36
75.879.43.62.73
88.790.31.68.52
92.994.61.713.34
including93.393.70.442.09
99.5100.10.61.79
117.3122.45.14.28
including119.4120.00.67.22
139.5140.71.20.68
141.9142.50.610.03
including142.2142.50.317.75
152.4153.61.21.37
154.8155.50.718.61
TUG-1363.44.00.60.5
65.565.80.30.59
69.469.70.36.34
75.776.30.616.19
including7676.30.330.97
77.982.14.24.71
including77.978.20.310.76
and78.579.10.612.62
and80.680.90.36.57
and81.281.50.37.63
102102.30.31.89
103.6103.90.30.53
TUG-1375.05.70.700.5
29.330.00.702.32
106.4110.64.2016.44
including107.6108.20.6026.11
which includes107.6107.90.3040.65
and including108.5110.62.1022.8
which includes109.4109.70.3045.35
and also includes110110.30.3037.4
161.4161.70.301.43
169.3169.60.301.97

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

Hole NoCoordinates (Fiji map grid)RLfinal depthdipazimuth
NEm(TN)
TUDDH5553920724.81876385.7237.0239.50-74274
TUDDH5563920725.31876384.4237.0182.30-48285
TUDDH5573920725.21876385.0237.1241.00-64284
TUDDH5593920724.81876385.7237.0188.70-75270
TUDDH5603920723.11876385.2237.0220.90-60240
TUDDH5623920723.31876385.5237.0244.20-70248
TUDDH5633920796.31876351.1209.7875.00-63121
TUDDH5653920779.01876396.0219.8200.50-59253
TUG1363920759.61876459.2139.1617.40-58151
TUG1373920759.01876459.0139.1686.70-68163
TUDDH2253920737.31876336.3222.8300.25-60330
TUDDH4083920767.21876336.5225140.6-65320



Figure 4:A) Photo of a portion of uncut drill core from TUDDH565, with a vuggy quartz vein of centimetric width at 71.20m depth. This 0.40m sample returned 1616 g/t Au. B) Close-up of a portion of the vein showing subhedral sphalerite, dendritic marcasite and coarse visible gold. C) Closer view of dendritic marcasite clusters suggesting rapid growth and conditions of supersaturation, in a groundmass of amorphous gray silica.

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Figure 5: Close-up views of crustiform to druzy euhedral quartz and visible wire gold that line the vugs in the TUDDH565 sample from Figure 3, above.

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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).

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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, 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.

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Lion One Metals Limited
Walter Berukoff
Chairman and CEO

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Lion One Drills 12.45m grading 21.31 g/t Gold at Tuvatu


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“We are starting to see a clearer picture develop around which lode structures are deep-tapping and likely prospective for high-grade gold mineralization,” commented Dr. Quinton Hennigh, technical advisor to Lion One. “Our recent shallow drilling shows that the URW1 lode is one of these. We are seeing very high gold grades in this lode, a likely product of deep-sourced gold-rich fluids having utilized this structure as a main conduit at the time of gold deposition. This bodes well for deep potential on this structure, too. In addition to these exciting shallow results, we are seeing yet further high-grade intercepts in our deep target regime that bolster our confidence in that part of the system. We hope to generate a long stream of such exciting drill intercepts as we ramp up our drill program at Tuvatu through the early part of 2021 and beyond.”
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