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    • Fireweed Zinc Announces Fully Subscribed $5.0 Million Private Placement with Strategic Investor
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      Fireweed Zinc Announces Fully Subscribed $5.0 Million Private Placement with Strategic Investor

      NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION TO UNITED STATES NEWS WIRE SERVICES OR FOR DISSEMINATION IN THE UNITED STATES VANCOUVER, British Columbia, April 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- FIREWEED ZINC LTD. (“Fireweed” or the “Company”) (TSXV: FWZ) is pleased to announce a $5,000,000 private placement (the “Financing”) through the sale of 6,250,000 common shares of the Company (“Shares”) at $0.80 per Share. Fireweed CEO Brandon Macdonald stated, “Fireweed welcomes a new strategic institutional investor who has subscribed for the entirety of the Financing. These funds are an important first step as we build toward our ambitious 2021 plans and we are encouraged that the Financing has been placed to a group who has conducted extensive due diligence and supports our long term strategy for the Macmillan Pass Project.” The proceeds from the Offering will be used for general working capital purposes, cash reserves for future development, and exploration and development of the Company’s Macmillan Pass Project in Yukon, Canada. Closing of the Financing is subject to certain customary conditions, including, but not limited to, the receipt of all necessary regulatory approvals and acceptance of the TSX Venture Exchange. The Shares will be issued subject to a statutory hold period of four months plus a day following the date of closing. No finder’s fees will be paid. About Fireweed Zinc Ltd. (TSXV: FWZ): Fireweed Zinc is a public mineral exploration company focused on zinc-lead-silver and managed by a veteran team of mining industry professionals. The Company is advancing its district-scale 940 km2 Macmillan Pass Project in Yukon, Canada, which is host to the 100% owned Tom and Jason zinc-lead-silver deposits with current Mineral Resources and a PEA economic study (see Fireweed news releases dated January 10, 2018, and May 23, 2018, respectively, and reports filed on www.sedar.com for details) as well as the Boundary Zone, Tom North Zone and End Zone which have significant zinc-lead-silver mineralization drilled but not yet classified as mineral resources. The project also includes large blocks of adjacent claims (MAC, MC, MP, Jerry, BR, NS, Oro, Sol, Ben, and Stump) which cover exploration targets in the district where previous and recent work identified zinc, lead and silver prospects, and geophysical and geochemical anomalies in prospective host geology. Additional information about Fireweed Zinc and its Macmillan Pass Zinc Project can be found on the Company’s website at www.FireweedZinc.com and at www.sedar.com. ON BEHALF OF FIREWEED ZINC LTD. “Brandon Macdonald” CEO & Director Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. Cautionary Statements Financing Disclosure StatementsThis news release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any of the securities in the United States. The securities have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933 , as amended (the "U.S. Securities Act"), or any state securities laws and may not be offered or sold within the United States or to U.S. Persons unless registered under the U.S. Securities Act and applicable state securities laws or an exemption from such registration is available. Forward Looking StatementsThis news release may contain “forward-looking” statements and information relating to the Company and the Macmillan Pass Project that are based on the beliefs of Company management, as well as assumptions made by and information currently available to Company management. There is no assurance the Company will be able to complete the Financing on the terms as outlined above, or at all; or that the proceeds from the Financing will be used exclusively for exploration on the Macmillan Pass Project. The Company does not undertake to update forward‐looking statements or forward‐looking information, except as required by law. Contact:Brandon Macdonald;Phone: 604-646-8361

    • Fireweed Intersects 4.76% Zinc, 0.43% Lead and 18.9 g/t Silver over 43.7 m in upper sequence and 2.08% Zinc over 225 m in lower sequence at Boundary West
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      Fireweed Intersects 4.76% Zinc, 0.43% Lead and 18.9 g/t Silver over 43.7 m in upper sequence and 2.08% Zinc over 225 m in lower sequence at Boundary West

      MACMILLAN PASS TARGETS Map 1 – Macmillan Pass Project: Locations of the 2020 exploration targets, advanced prospects, and known deposits. BOUNDARY ZONE DRILLING Map 2 – Boundary Zone: Locations of the 2020 diamond drill holes and cross-section B-B’. BOUNDARY WEST - NEW DISCOVERY Section 1: Boundary Zone West Cross-Section B-B’. VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Feb. 25, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- FIREWEED ZINC LTD. (“Fireweed”) (TSXV: FWZ) is pleased to announce the final results from the 2020 drilling at Boundary Zone, Macmillan Pass Project in Yukon, Canada. These results are from Boundary Zone West which was discovered in 2020 with a 360 metre step out hole drilled on a gravity anomaly. It is located 15 road kilometres west of the Tom-Jason deposits (see Map 1) and includes discovery of a new lower sequence hosted in older host rocks than other mineralization found at Macmillan Pass. Boundary Zone has now been traced over a strike length of 630 metres, and both upper and lower sequence mineralization remains open for expansion along strike and down dip. Highlights Hole NB20-009 intersected a dense upper sequence of 4.76% zinc, 0.43% lead and 18.9 g/t silver over 43.7 m including a high grade stratiform zone of 26.35% zinc, 5.21% lead and 53.4 g/t silver over 2.19 m from a vertical depth of 40 m from surface.Hole NB20-009 also intersected a broad lower sequence of 2.08% zinc over 225.0 m including a stratiform zone of 3.69% zinc over 19.0 m and a vein interval of 3.75% zinc over 50.00 m.This is the first discovery of zinc mineralization hosted by lower sequence Ordovician-Silurian rocks in the district.Hole NB20-008 intersected the upper sequence of vein mineralization of 2.48% zinc, 0.74% lead, and 12.5 g/t silver over 111.17 m including two higher grade vein intervals of 6.07% zinc, 1.12% lead, and 27.8 g/t silver over 13.95 m and 4.57% zinc, 0.62% lead, and 15.2 g/t silver over 17.0 m Table 1: Highlight results from the upper and lower sequences at Boundary Zone West. Drill HoleFrom (m)To (m)Intersection (m)Zinc (%)Lead (%)Silver (g/t)Bulk Density (t/m3)ZoneNB20-008194.83306.00111.172.480.7412.53.37Upp.V> including198.05212.0013.956.071.1227.83.85Upp.V> and242.35259.3817.034.570.6215.23.53Upp.VNB20-00940.3084.0043.704.760.4318.93.64Upp.> including40.3042.492.1926.355.2153.43.85Upp.T/J>> including41.4042.491.0944.808.3377.63.81Upp.T/JNB20-009181.00406.00225.002.080.095.32.97Low.> including181.00212.0031.002.990.035.22.93Low.HP>> including183.00202.0019.003.690.045.93.26Low.HP>>> including183.00188.005.009.690.0610.42.98Low.HP> and283.50406.00122.502.590.136.43.02Low.V>> including283.50385.00101.502.840.157.13.06Low.V>>> including315.00365.0050.003.750.125.63.08Low.V Upp. = Upper Sequence; Low. = Lower Sequence; V = Vein mineralization; T/J = Tom/Jason style stratiform laminated mineralization; HP = Howard’s Pass style stratiform zinc mineralization. Averages are length and bulk density weighted. CEO StatementBrandon Macdonald, CEO, stated “These first few holes into the new Boundary West discovery have shown the near-surface upper sequence to have significant widths and grade, not just in the newly discovered massive sulphide zone, but also within the barite-hosted stratiform mineralization which in NB20-009 has shown grade potential rivalling the best of Tom & Jason. The lower sequence at Boundary West shows similar grades to parts of central Boundary Zone over a 225 m intersection and the discovery of mineralization in these older rocks hugely expands the exploration space for new discoveries across the whole 940 km2 property. These initial intersections point to two distinct stratiform mineralized systems at Boundary West that are each underlain by significant thicknesses of vein mineralization. Boundary West remains open along strike and down dip, and may have continuity to central Boundary Zone to the east. This suggests a massive size potential and a staggering metal endowment.” NB20-009 and NB20-007 Drill ResultsThese assays complete the results for Fireweed’s new 2020 discovery, Boundary Zone West, approximately 360 m west of the central area of the known Boundary Zone mineralized system. Drill hole NB20-009 was drilled on-section southwest of NB20-004 (Map 2), both targeting a ground-gravity high anomaly surveyed earlier in the season. Both drill holes intersected an upper sequence comprising massive sulphides, Boundary Zone-style vein-hosted and replacement-style mineralization, and stratiform, laminar zinc-lead-silver mineralization similar to that seen at Tom and Jason. NB20-009 also intersected a lower sequence of stratiform, laminar zinc mineralization in older host rocks which were previously not believed to host mineralization in the Macmillan Pass district (Section 1). This lower sequence is hosted in Late Ordovician-Early Silurian host rocks the same age as host rocks at Howard’s Pass, 90 km to the southeast. Its discovery has significant implications for exploration and dramatically increases the area of prospective host rocks in the district. Hole NB20-007 encountered drilling problems at 90 m depth and was re-drilled from the same pad, as NB20-009, intersecting similar geology in the first 90 m. NB20-008 Drill ResultsHole NB20-008 was drilled as a step-out hole 85 m west of pre-2020 drilling, between the previously known core of mineralization at Boundary Zone and Boundary Zone West. Like NB20-004 and NB20-009, NB20-008 targeted a ground gravity high anomaly. Sulphide mineralization included breccia and vein-hosted, and replacement-style mineralization similar to mineralization seen in the core of the Boundary Zone system. The true thickness of the stratiform mineralization cannot be accurately estimated yet owing to the variable orientation of nearby oriented core bedding measurements and sparsity of drill holes. The true thickness of the stratiform mineralization in holes NB20-009 and NB20-007 is estimated to be between 20% to 80% of intersected thicknesses. True widths of individual cm- to m-scale veins intersected in NB20-007, NB20-008 and NB20-009 vary greatly from 20% to 95% of intersected thicknesses reflecting the stockwork nature of the veins, and at this early stage of drilling the overall true thickness of Boundary Zone West cannot be accurately estimated until further drilling is completed. Boundary Zone PotentialThere is no Mineral Resource for Boundary Zone yet and the zone is not included in the current mineral resource estimate for the property (described in Fireweed news release dated January 10, 2018). Boundary Zone has potential to be mined in an open pit with a low strip ratio and to be upgraded through low cost, pre-concentration ore sorting processes (see Fireweed news release dated July 31, 2019). Recent drill results at Boundary Zone along with Tom North Zone and End Zone (see Fireweed news releases dated August 20th and September 10th, 2019; November 15th and 29th, 2018; January 26th, 2021) represent potential for expansion of the large current mineral resources on the property and improvement of Macmillan Pass project economics described in the current Preliminary Economic Assessment (PEA) (see Fireweed news release dated May 23rd, 2018). Boundary Zone BackgroundBoundary Zone mineralization consists of sphalerite-siderite-pyrite and minor galena in veins, stockworks, disseminations, and as replacement of matrix and clasts within coarse clastic rocks. Drilling in 2020 at Boundary Zone West also identified stratiform mineralization similar to the Tom and Jason deposits (see news release dated November 24th, 2020). Historical exploration work at Boundary Zone included geochemical and geophysical surveys as well as 24 drill holes that defined a central 200 x 800 m mineralized zone of zinc (-lead-silver) mineralization within a broader system over 2 km in strike length. Historical length-weighted average intersections1 such as 224.0 m of 2.50% zinc and 0.30% lead, including 4.5 m of 16.40% zinc, are consistent with recent Fireweed drilling and demonstrated potential for bulk tonnage open pit mineralization. In 2019, Fireweed drilled two holes into the central part of the known Boundary Zone mineralization. Both holes intersected wide zones of high-grade replacement-style and vein- and breccia-hosted zinc mineralization, including 100.0 m (true width) of 8.73% zinc from surface including 6.4 m of 43.53% zinc within 230.0 m of 4.51% zinc (see Fireweed news releases dated November 5th, 2019 and January 26th, 2021). In 2020 Fireweed drilled the discovery holes into the Boundary West Zone described in this news release. Notes on sampling, assaying, and data aggregation:The diamond drill core logging and sampling program was carried out under a rigorous quality assurance / quality control program using industry best practices. Drill intersections in this release are all HQ3 (split tube) size core (61.1mm / 2.4-inch diameter) with recoveries typically above 85%. After drilling, core was logged for geology, structure and geotechnical characteristics, marked for sampling, and photographed on site. The cores for analyses were marked for sampling based on geological intervals with individual samples 1.5 m or less in length. Drill core from the Boundary Zone was cut lengthwise in half with a core saw; half-core was sent for assays reported in this news release, and the other half is stored on site for reference. Bulk density was determined on site for the entire length of each sample assayed by measurement of mass in air and mass in water. Sample duplicate bulk density determinations and in-house bulk density standard determinations were each made at a rate of 5%. Since 2017, four in-house bulk density standards (mineralized drill core from the Tom deposit that span a range of densities) have been used and show an acceptable long-term precision. Certified standard masses are used to calibrate the scale balance used for bulk density determinations. A total of 5% assay standards or blanks and 5% core duplicates are included in the sample stream as a quality control measure and are reviewed after analyses are received. Standards and blanks in 2020 drill results to date have been approved as acceptable. Duplicate data add to the long-term estimates of precision for assay data on the project and precision for drill results reported is deemed to be within acceptable levels. Samples were sent to the Bureau Veritas preparation laboratory in Whitehorse, Yukon, where the samples were crushed and a 500 g split was sent to the Bureau Veritas laboratory in Vancouver, B.C to be pulverized to 85% passing 200 mesh size pulps. Clean crush material was passed through the crusher and clean silica was pulverized between each sample. The pulps were analyzed by 1:1:1 Aqua Regia digestion followed by Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (ICP-ES/ICP-MS) multi-element analyses (BV Code AQ270). All samples were also analyzed for multiple elements by lithium borate fusion and X-ray fluorescence analysis (XRF) finish (BV Code LF725). Over-limit Pb (>25.0%) and Zn (>24.0%) were analyzed by lithium borate fusion with XRF finish (BV Code LF726). Silver is reported in this news release by method AQ270, and zinc and lead are reported by LF725 or LF726. Bureau Veritas (Vancouver) is an independent, international ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accredited laboratory. Results in this news release are length and bulk-density weighted averages as would be used in a Mineral Resource estimate. Readers are cautioned that in Fireweed news releases in prior years, only length weighted assay averages were reported which may result in slightly lower (under reported) average values. Length and bulk-density weighted averages have been reported as these most accurately represent the average metal-content of the intersections. Qualified Person StatementTechnical information in this news release has been approved by Gilles Dessureau, P.Geo, Vice President Exploration and a ‘Qualified Person’ as defined under Canadian National Instrument 43-101. About Fireweed Zinc Ltd. (TSXV: FWZ): Fireweed Zinc is a public mineral exploration company focused on zinc-lead-silver and managed by a veteran team of mining industry professionals. The Company is advancing its district-scale 940 km2 Macmillan Pass Project in Yukon, Canada, which is host to the 100% owned Tom and Jason zinc-lead-silver deposits with current Mineral Resources and a PEA economic study (see Fireweed news releases dated January 10, 2018, and May 23, 2018, respectively, and reports filed on www.sedar.com for details) as well as the Boundary Zone, Tom North Zone and End Zone which have significant zinc-lead-silver mineralization drilled but not yet classified as mineral resources. The project also includes large blocks of adjacent claims (MAC, MC, MP, Jerry, BR, NS, Oro, Sol, Ben, and Stump) which cover exploration targets in the district where previous and recent work identified zinc, lead and silver prospects, and geophysical and geochemical anomalies in prospective host geology. Additional information about Fireweed Zinc and its Macmillan Pass Zinc Project including maps and drill sections can be found on the Company’s website at www.FireweedZinc.com and at www.sedar.com. ON BEHALF OF FIREWEED ZINC LTD. “Brandon Macdonald” CEO & Director Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. Cautionary StatementsThis news release may contain “forward-looking” statements and information relating to the Company and the Macmillan Pass Project that are based on the beliefs of Company management, as well as assumptions made by and information currently available to Company management. Such statements reflect the current risks, uncertainties and assumptions related to certain factors including but not limited to, without limitations, exploration and development risks, expenditure and financing requirements, general economic conditions, changes in financial markets, the ability to properly and efficiently staff the Company’s operations, the sufficiency of working capital and funding for continued operations, title matters, First Nations relations, operating hazards, political and economic factors, competitive factors, metal prices, relationships with vendors and strategic partners, governmental regulations and oversight, permitting, seasonality and weather, technological change, industry practices, and one-time events. Additional risks are set out in the Company’s prospectus dated May 9, 2017, and filed under the Company’s profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. Should any one or more risks or uncertainties materialize or change, or should any underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results and forward-looking statements may vary materially from those described herein. The Company does not undertake to update forward‐looking statements or forward‐looking information, except as required by law. Footnotes: Historic results for the Boundary Zone reported in this news release are taken from historic reports prepared by previous operators. Neither the Company or the Qualified Person has done sufficient work to verify these results and therefore these results should not be relied upon. The Company is including them for information purposes to explain the basis for the exploration target and reasons for drilling. Photos accompanying this announcement are available at https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/b330122c-f124-4af8-8414-1255c6b6e102 https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/84ad7030-e9ec-493e-83c0-38b68e29fa31 https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/10ec7d84-6f70-43ec-8885-cc87e1a035e1 Table 2: Full results from NB20-007. HoleFrom (m)To (m)Intersection (m)Zinc (%)Lead (%)Silver (g/t)Bulk Density (t/m3)ZoneNB20-00737.0072.0035.003.900.3014.63.20Upp.> including37.0053.0016.006.960.5420.73.30Upp.>> including37.0046.559.559.740.8127.03.47Upp.>>> including37.0038.681.6826.133.3636.83.39Upp.T/J>>> and43.6046.552.9512.940.4147.34.26Upp.V>> and51.0053.002.006.140.0914.43.07Upp.V Upp. = Upper Sequence.V = Vein mineralization.T/J = Tom/Jason style stratiform laminated mineralization.Averages are length and bulk density weighted. Table 3: Full results from NB20-008. HoleFrom (m)To (m)Intersection (m)Zinc (%)Lead (%)Silver (g/t)Bulk Density (t/m3)ZoneNB20-00827.0027.890.895.760.026.93.37VeinNB20-00870.0072.002.002.680.416.22.61VeinNB20-00890.00114.0024.002.100.185.92.75Vein> including100.00114.0014.003.080.308.82.78Vein>> including108.00110.092.0911.330.0215.32.93VeinNB20-008148.00149.501.503.760.094.12.81VeinNB20-008194.83306.00111.172.480.7412.53.37Upp.V> including198.05212.0013.956.071.1227.83.85Upp.V>> including204.00212.008.007.951.1029.53.6575Upp.V> and235.00240.005.001.460.818.43.41Upp.V> and242.35259.3817.034.570.6215.23.53Upp.V> and289.00290.001.009.770.7619.73.38Upp.V Upp. = Upper Sequence.V = Vein mineralization.Averages are length and bulk density weighted. Table 4: Full results from NB20-009. HoleFrom (m)To (m)Intersection (m)Zinc (%)Lead (%)Silver (g/t)Bulk Density (t/m3)ZoneNB20-00940.3084.0043.704.760.4318.93.64Upp.> including40.3069.8529.555.660.5821.63.71Upp.>> including40.3042.492.1926.355.2153.43.85Upp.T/J>>> including41.4042.491.0944.808.3377.63.81Upp.T/J>> and46.2651.004.747.870.3533.34.33Upp.VNB20-009164.00167.003.002.850.047.23.22VeinNB20-009181.00406.00225.002.080.095.32.97Low.> including181.00212.0031.002.990.035.22.93Low.HP>> including183.00202.0019.003.690.045.93.26Low.HP>>> including183.00188.005.009.690.0610.42.98Low.HP>>>> including183.00185.002.0014.470.0612.63.06Low.HP>>>> and186.00188.002.008.980.0711.83.00Low.HP>>> and195.00197.002.005.870.026.82.79Low.HP> and283.50406.00122.502.590.136.43.02Low.V>>including283.50385.00101.502.840.157.13.06Low.V>>> including296.32298.712.397.230.1619.13.93Low.V>> and315.00365.0050.003.750.125.63.08Low.V>>> including315.00316.001.0014.500.2215.33.60Low.V>>> and329.70334.054.356.540.249.23.26Low.V>>> and341.00342.001.0015.080.3812.33.67Low.V>>> and350.00351.001.0017.290.046.33.26Low.V>>> and355.00356.001.0011.730.025.13.27Low.V>>> and360.00365.005.005.420.049.02.96Low.V>> and397.13406.008.872.480.022.52.94Low.V Upp. = Upper Sequence; Low. = Lower Sequence.V = Vein mineralization.T/J = Tom/Jason style stratiform laminated mineralization.HP = Howard’s Pass style stratiform zinc mineralization.Averages are length and bulk density weighted. Table 5: 2020 drill hole collar data. Diamond Drill Hole Collars Drill HoleLength (m)ZoneEasting*Northing*Elevation (m)Dip (°)Grid Azimuth (°)NB20-001303.5Boundary Zone42244070104181164-54270NB20-002320.0Boundary Zone42233670103291132-50020NB20-003152.0Boundary Zone42155770104561200-50185NB20-004333.0Boundary Zone42204970106141218-50215NB20-005143.0Boundary Zone42227770103131129-50215NB20-006203.0Boundary Zone42227770103131129-80215NB20-00790.0Boundary Zone42195170105381200-70215NB20-008324.0Boundary Zone42221670103541139-50215NB20-009447.2Boundary Zone42195170105381200-75215MP20-001632.0240 Mile43869870030941311-60295 *UTM Zone 9 NAD83 Reverse Circulation (RC) Drill Hole Collars Drill HoleLength (m)ZoneEasting*Northing*Elevation (m)Dip (°)Grid Azimuth (°)TRC20-0017.6Tom West44206570036671547-50066TRC20-00282.3Tom West44207170036631547-80066TRC20-00364.0Tom West44207170036631547-55066TRC20-00464.0Tom West44207170036631547-70089TRC20-00547.2Tom West44207170036631547-55129TRC20-00636.6Tom West44204970036781545-80065TRC20-00798.45Tom North44165470045071422-51076JRC20-00147.24Jason Main43643770027741298-50027JRC20-00259.44Jason Main43653370027721300-65011 *UTM Zone 9 NAD83 Table 6: 2020 drill hole results and observations. Diamond Drill Hole Descriptions Drill HoleLength (m)ZoneTargetResults and ObservationsNB20-001303.5Boundary ZoneBZ core infillWide zone encountered. Results reported in prior news release.NB20-002320.0Boundary ZoneBZ core infill/step-outWide zone encountered. Hole abandoned at 320 m in mineralization due to drilling problems. Results reported in prior news release.NB20-003152.0Boundary ZoneGravity high anomaly ~800 m west of BZNo significant mineralization. Gravity anomaly explained by dense sedimentary rock unitNB20-004333.0Boundary ZoneGravity high anomaly 360 m west of BZWide zone encountered. Reported in prior news release.NB20-005143.0Boundary ZoneBZ step-out to southNo significant mineralization.NB20-006203.0Boundary ZoneBZ step-out to southMinor mineralization encountered.NB20-00790.0Boundary ZoneGravity high 360 m W of BZHole abandoned due to drilling problems and re-drilled as NB20-009. Reported in this news release.NB20-008324.0Boundary ZoneGravity high anomaly 200 m west of BZ and step-out 80 m west of previous drillingWide zone encountered. Reported in this news release.NB20-009447.2Boundary ZoneGravity high anomaly 360 m W of BZWide zone encountered. Reported in this news release.MP20-001632.0240 Mile TargetGravity high anomaly between the Tom and Jason depositsHole suspended before reaching target horizon; casing left in place to allow resumption of drilling next season. Reverse Circulation (RC) Drill Hole Descriptions – assays pending. Drill HoleLength (m)ZoneTargetResults and ObservationsTRC20-0017.6Tom WestInfillHole abandoned at casing due to drilling problemsTRC20-00282.3Tom WestInfillTom West zone intersected. Assays pending.TRC20-00364.0Tom WestInfillTom West zone intersected. Assays pending.TRC20-00464.0Tom WestTwin of historic holeSuccessful twin with good recovery. Assays pending.TRC20-00547.2Tom WestStep-outHole abandoned before target depth due to drilling problemsTRC20-00636.6Tom WestInfillHole abandoned before target depth due to drilling problemsTRC20-00798.45Tom NorthInfillTom North zone intersected. Assays pending.JRC20-00147.24Jason MainInfillJason Main zone intersected. Assays pending.JRC20-00259.44Jason MainInfillJason Main zone intersected. Hole abandoned in mineralization. Assays pending.

    • Fireweed Intersects 4.22% Zinc and 25.6 g/t Silver over 76.5 m Including 6.46% Zinc and 47.5 g/t Silver over 24.1 m in First Hole at Boundary West
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      Fireweed Intersects 4.22% Zinc and 25.6 g/t Silver over 76.5 m Including 6.46% Zinc and 47.5 g/t Silver over 24.1 m in First Hole at Boundary West

      MACMILLAN PASS TARGETS Map 1 – Macmillan Pass Project: Locations of the 2020 exploration targets, advanced prospects, and known deposits. BOUNDARY ZONE DRILLING Map 2 – Boundary Zone: Locations of the 2020 diamond drill holes and cross-section B-B’. Boundary West - New Discovery Section 1: Boundary Zone West Cross-Section B-B’. VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Feb. 03, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- FIREWEED ZINC LTD. (“Fireweed”) (TSXV: FWZ) is pleased to announce further results from the 2020 drilling at Boundary Zone, Macmillan Pass Project in Yukon, Canada. These are the first results from Boundary Zone West, discovered in 2020 with a 360 metre step out hole, and located 15 road kilometres west of the Tom-Jason deposits (see Map 1). Highlights Hole NB20-004 intersected 4.22% Zinc, 0.34% Lead and 25.6 g/t Silver over 76.5 m including 6.46% Zinc, 0.77% Lead and 47.5 g/t Silver over 24.1 m from a vertical depth of 90 m from surface.Only the upper sequence of mineralization was intersected in this hole – the lower sequence was not tested by this hole.Assays from other holes at the new discovery at Boundary Zone West are pending, including assays from hole NB20-009 that also intersected the lower sequence. Table 1: Initial 2020 results from Boundary Zone West (length and density weighted average assays). Drill HoleFrom (m)To (m)Interval (m)Zinc (%)Lead (%)Silver (g/t)Bulk Density (t/m3)NB20-004130.61218.0087.393.920.3323.83.71>including132.50209.0076.504.220.3425.63.74>>including137.50161.6024.106.460.7747.54.26>>>including138.50153.3014.807.940.9054.74.50>>>>including138.50144.506.0010.521.1665.44.47>>>>and149.50153.303.809.451.1568.54.58>including187.60190.603.009.530.1926.03.68>and204.00209.005.009.150.2616.33.54and285.69289.433.747.550.2116.03.72 CEO Statement Brandon Macdonald, CEO, stated “This first hole into Boundary West has shown the impressive grade and width potential of the upper sequence. The massive pyrite-sphalerite-galena present in this upper interval demonstrate not just healthy zinc grades, but intriguing silver levels. We now wait on the assays from NB20-009, which also intersected the lower sequence at Boundary West, to see better the potential of this new discovery.” NB20-004 Drill ResultsThese are the first assays to be announced for Fireweed’s 2020 discovery, Boundary Zone West, approximately 360 m west of the central area of the known Boundary Zone mineralized system. Drill hole NB20-004 targeted a ground-gravity high anomaly surveyed earlier in the season. The drill hole intersected an upper sequence comprising massive sulphides, Boundary Zone-style vein-hosted and replacement-style mineralization, and stratiform, laminar mineralization similar to that seen at Tom and Jason. The massive sulphide interval was intersected at a vertical depth of 90 m below surface and projects to shallower depths in hole NB20-009 (Section 1). Subsequent on-section drilling intersected a second, lower sequence of stratiform laminated zinc-lead mineralization and vein-hosted zinc mineralization in hole NB20-009 (assays pending; see Table 4 and Section 1). The 24.1 m massive sulphide intersection is interpreted to be stratiform, and from nearby oriented core bedding measurements, the true thickness of the massive sulphide interval is estimated at approximately 15 m, i.e., 60% of intersected thickness. True widths of individual cm- to m-scale veins intersected in NB20-004 vary greatly from 20% to 95% of intersected thicknesses reflecting the stockwork nature of the veins, and at this early stage of drilling the overall true thickness of Boundary Zone West cannot be accurately estimated. Boundary Zone PotentialThere is no Mineral Resource for Boundary Zone and the zone is not included in the current mineral resource estimate for the property (described in Fireweed news release dated January 10, 2018). Boundary Zone has potential to be mined in an open pit with a low strip ratio and to be upgraded through low cost, pre-concentration ore sorting processes (see Fireweed news release dated July 31, 2019). Recent drill results at Boundary Zone along with Tom North Zone and End Zone (see Fireweed news releases dated August 20th and September 10th, 2019; November 15th and 29th, 2018; January 26th, 2021) represent potential for expansion of the large current mineral resources and improvement of Macmillan Pass project economics described in the current Preliminary Economic Assessment (PEA) (see Fireweed news release dated May 23rd, 2018). Boundary Zone BackgroundBoundary Zone mineralization consists of sphalerite-siderite-pyrite and minor galena in veins, stockworks, disseminations, and as replacement of matrix and clasts within coarse clastic rocks. Drilling in 2020 at Boundary Zone West also identified stratiform mineralized sequences similar to the Tom and Jason deposits (see news release dated November 24th, 2020). Historical exploration work at Boundary Zone included geochemical and geophysical surveys as well as 24 drill holes that defined a central 200 x 800 m mineralized zone of zinc (-lead-silver) mineralization within a broader system over 2 km in strike length. Historical length-weighted average intersections1 such as 224.0 m of 2.50% zinc and 0.30% lead, including 4.5 m of 16.40% zinc, are consistent with recent Fireweed drilling and demonstrated potential for bulk tonnage open pit mineralization. In 2019, Fireweed drilled two holes into the central part of the known Boundary Zone mineralization. Both holes intersected wide zones of high-grade replacement-style and vein- and breccia-hosted zinc mineralization, including 100.0 m (true width) of 8.73% zinc from surface including 6.4 m of 43.53% zinc within 230.0 m of 4.51% zinc (see Fireweed news releases dated November 5th, 2019 and January 26th, 2021). Notes on sampling, assaying, and data aggregation:The diamond drill core logging and sampling program was carried out under a rigorous quality assurance / quality control program using industry best practices. Drill intersections in this release are all HQ3 (split tube) size core (61.1mm / 2.4-inch diameter) with recoveries typically above 85%. After drilling, core was logged for geology, structure and geotechnical characteristics, marked for sampling, and photographed on site. The cores for analyses were marked for sampling based on geological intervals with individual samples 1.5 m or less in length. Drill core from the Boundary Zone was cut lengthwise in half with a core saw; half-core was sent for assays reported in this news release, and the other half is stored on site for reference. Bulk density was determined on site for the entire length of each sample assayed by measurement of mass in air and mass in water. Sample duplicate bulk density determinations and in-house bulk density standard determinations were each made at a rate of 5%. Since 2017, four in-house bulk density standards (mineralized drill core from the Tom deposit that span a range of densities) have been used and show an acceptable long-term precision. Certified standard masses are used to calibrate the scale balance used for bulk density determinations. A total of 5% assay standards or blanks and 5% core duplicates are included in the sample stream as a quality control measure and are reviewed after analyses are received. Standards and blanks in 2020 drill results to date have been approved as acceptable. Duplicate data add to the long-term estimates of precision for assay data on the project and precision for drill results reported is deemed to be within acceptable levels. Samples were sent to the Bureau Veritas preparation laboratory in Whitehorse, Yukon, where the samples were crushed and a 500 g split was sent to the Bureau Veritas laboratory in Vancouver, B.C to be pulverized to 85% passing 200 mesh size pulps. Clean crush material was passed through the crusher and clean silica was pulverized between each sample. The pulps were analyzed by 1:1:1 Aqua Regia digestion followed by Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (ICP-ES/ICP-MS) multi-element analyses (BV Code AQ270). All samples were also analyzed for multiple elements by lithium borate fusion and X-ray fluorescence analysis (XRF) finish (BV Code LF725). Over-limit Pb (>25.0%) and Zn (>24.0%) were analyzed by lithium borate fusion with XRF finish (BV Code LF726). Silver is reported in this news release by method AQ270, and zinc and lead are reported by LF725 or LF726. Bureau Veritas (Vancouver) is an independent, international ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accredited laboratory. Results in this news release are length and bulk-density weighted averages as would be used in a Mineral Resource estimate. Readers are cautioned that in Fireweed news releases in prior years, only length weighted assay averages were reported which may result in slightly lower (under reported) average values. Length and bulk-density weighted averages have been reported as these most accurately represent the average metal-content of the intersections. Qualified Person StatementTechnical information in this news release has been approved by Gilles Dessureau, P.Geo, Vice President Exploration and a ‘Qualified Person’ as defined under Canadian National Instrument 43-101. About Fireweed Zinc Ltd. (TSXV: FWZ): Fireweed Zinc is a public mineral exploration company focused on zinc and managed by a veteran team of mining industry professionals. The Company is advancing its district-scale 940 km2 Macmillan Pass Project in Yukon, Canada, which is host to the 100% owned Tom and Jason zinc-lead-silver deposits with current Mineral Resources and a PEA economic study (see Fireweed news releases dated January 10, 2018, and May 23, 2018, respectively, and reports filed on www.sedar.com for details) as well as the Boundary Zone, Tom North Zone and End Zone which have significant zinc-lead-silver mineralization drilled but not yet classified as mineral resources. The project also includes large blocks of adjacent claims (MAC, MC, MP, Jerry, BR, NS, Oro, Sol, Ben, and Stump) which cover exploration targets in the district where previous and recent work identified zinc, lead and silver prospects, and geophysical and geochemical anomalies in prospective host geology. Additional information about Fireweed Zinc and its Macmillan Pass Zinc Project including maps and drill sections can be found on the Company’s website at www.FireweedZinc.com and at www.sedar.com. ON BEHALF OF FIREWEED ZINC LTD. “Brandon Macdonald” CEO & Director Contact: Brandon MacdonaldPhone: 604-646-8361 Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. Cautionary StatementsThis news release may contain “forward-looking” statements and information relating to the Company and the Macmillan Pass Project that are based on the beliefs of Company management, as well as assumptions made by and information currently available to Company management. Such statements reflect the current risks, uncertainties and assumptions related to certain factors including but not limited to, without limitations, exploration and development risks, expenditure and financing requirements, general economic conditions, changes in financial markets, the ability to properly and efficiently staff the Company’s operations, the sufficiency of working capital and funding for continued operations, title matters, First Nations relations, operating hazards, political and economic factors, competitive factors, metal prices, relationships with vendors and strategic partners, governmental regulations and oversight, permitting, seasonality and weather, technological change, industry practices, and one-time events. Additional risks are set out in the Company’s prospectus dated May 9, 2017, and filed under the Company’s profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. Should any one or more risks or uncertainties materialize or change, or should any underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results and forward-looking statements may vary materially from those described herein. The Company does not undertake to update forward‐looking statements or forward‐looking information, except as required by law. Footnotes: Historic results for the Boundary Zone reported in this news release are taken from historic reports prepared by previous operators. Neither the Company or the Qualified Person has done sufficient work to verify these results and therefore these results should not be relied upon. The Company is including them for information purposes to explain the basis for the exploration target and reasons for drilling. Photos accompanying this announcement are available at https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/3e2362a7-260c-47c9-891c-4a0559f72e88 https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/a74a8d6f-35fe-4fe5-a6b8-ce1a1c96e77b https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/746d7d07-c13b-4564-8e6f-d3923a1f0ed5 Table 3: 2020 drill hole collar data. Diamond Drill Hole Collars Drill HoleLength (m)ZoneEasting*Northing*Elevation (m)Dip (°)Grid Azimuth (°)NB20-001303.5Boundary Zone42244070104181164-54270NB20-002320.0Boundary Zone42233670103291132-50020NB20-003152.0Boundary Zone42155770104561200-50185NB20-004333.0Boundary Zone42204970106141218-50215NB20-005143.0Boundary Zone42227770103131129-50215NB20-006203.0Boundary Zone42227770103131129-80215NB20-00790.0Boundary Zone42195170105381200-70215NB20-008324.0Boundary Zone42221670103541139-50215NB20-009447.2Boundary Zone42195170105381200-75215MP20-001632.0240 Mile43869870030941311-60295 *UTM Zone 9 NAD83 Reverse Circulation (RC) Drill Hole Collars Drill HoleLength (m)ZoneEasting*Northing*Elevation (m)Dip (°)Grid Azimuth (°)TRC20-0017.6Tom West44206570036671547-50066TRC20-00282.3Tom West44207170036631547-80066TRC20-00364.0Tom West44207170036631547-55066TRC20-00464.0Tom West44207170036631547-70089TRC20-00547.2Tom West44207170036631547-55129TRC20-00636.6Tom West44204970036781545-80065TRC20-00798.45Tom North44165470045071422-51076JRC20-00147.24Jason Main43643770027741298-50027JRC20-00259.44Jason Main43653370027721300-65011 *UTM Zone 9 NAD83 Table 4: 2020 drill hole results and observations. Diamond Drill Hole Descriptions – assays pending where noted. Drill HoleLength (m)ZoneTargetResults and ObservationsNB20-001303.5Boundary ZoneBZ core infillWide zone encountered. Results reported in prior news release.NB20-002320.0Boundary ZoneBZ core infill/step-outWide zone encountered. Hole abandoned at 320 m in mineralization due to drilling problems. Results reported in prior news release.NB20-003152.0Boundary ZoneGravity high anomaly ~800 m west of BZNo significant mineralization. Gravity anomaly explained by dense sedimentary rock unitNB20-004333.0Boundary ZoneGravity high anomaly 360 m west of BZWide zone encountered. Reported in this news release.NB20-005143.0Boundary ZoneBZ step-out to southNo significant mineralization.NB20-006203.0Boundary ZoneBZ step-out to southMinor mineralization encountered.NB20-00790.0Boundary ZoneGravity high 360 m W of BZHole abandoned due to drilling problems and re-drilled as NB20-009.NB20-008324.0Boundary ZoneGravity high anomaly 200 m west of BZ and step-out 80 m west of previous drillingWide zone encountered. Assays pending.NB20-009447.2Boundary ZoneGravity high anomaly 360 m W of BZWide zone encountered. Assays pending.MP20-001632.0240 Mile TargetGravity high anomaly between the Tom and Jason depositsHole suspended before reaching target horizon; casing left in place to allow resumption of drilling next season. Reverse Circulation (RC) Drill Hole Descriptions – assays pending. Drill HoleLength (m)ZoneTargetResults and ObservationsTRC20-0017.6Tom WestInfillHole abandoned at casing due to drilling problemsTRC20-00282.3Tom WestInfillTom West zone intersected. Assays pending.TRC20-00364.0Tom WestInfillTom West zone intersected Assays pending.TRC20-00464.0Tom WestTwin of historic holeSuccessful twin with good recovery. Assays pending.TRC20-00547.2Tom WestStep-outHole abandoned before target depth due to drilling problemsTRC20-00636.6Tom WestInfillHole abandoned before target depth due to drilling problemsTRC20-00798.45Tom NorthInfillTom North zone intersected. Assays pending.JRC20-00147.24Jason MainInfillJason Main zone intersected. Assays pending.JRC20-00259.44Jason MainInfillJason Main zone intersected. Hole abandoned in mineralization. Assays pending.