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    Liberty Gold Continues to Intersect High-Grade Oxide Gold in the D-3 Zone at Black Pine; 0.98 g/t Au over 80.8 m including 2.32 g/t Au over 18.3 m and an Additional 2.19 g/t Au over 7.6 m

    Four Drills Now Operating, Focused on Targets Throughout the 7.3 km2 Permitted Portion of the Gold SystemVANCOUVER, British Columbia, Sept. 10, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Liberty Gold Corp. (LGD-TSX) (“Liberty Gold” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce additional reverse circulation (“RC”) drill results from the 2020 drill program at its Carlin-style Black Pine oxide gold property in southern Idaho, USA (“Black Pine”).  Liberty Gold identified nine regional oxide gold targets over a 7.3 square kilometre (“km2”) permit area to be tested in 2020. To date, five targets have been tested, resulting in the D-3, F, and D-1 Southeast Extension discoveries, with assays pending from the Southwest Extension and D-1 Northwest Extension areas.   “With three RC drills and one core drill currently operating, we are on track to meet our goal of giving the identified gold system a comprehensive test in 2020, while building resource ounces at the same time,” comments Cal Everett, President and CEO of Liberty Gold. “The first half of the core drilling program is focused on obtaining large diameter core for Phase 3 metallurgical drilling, followed by a test of new targets. It is nice to see our goals being met, and even better that we are finding gold nearly everywhere that we look.” D-3 Liberty Gold’s third high-grade oxide gold discovery (the “D-3 Zone”) continues to deliver multiple thick intervals of oxide gold mineralization. D-3 lies beneath the limit of shallow historical drilling in a stratigraphic unit that is modeled to underlie most of the Black Pine gold system at depth. Drilling is presently focused on infill drilling as well as step-out drilling under the historic B pit.   D-3 DRILL HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE1:Hole ID (Az, Dip) (degrees)From (m)To (m)Intercept (m)Au (g/t)Au Cut-Off (g/t)Hole Length (m)TargetComments             LBP157 (170, -81)260.6268.27.61.990.2397.8D3   incl260.6266.76.12.381  and277.4294.116.80.940.2  incl278.9283.54.61.631  incl288.0291.13.01.141  and321.6327.76.11.700.2             LBP158 (103, -72)39.657.918.30.480.2341.4D3   incl54.956.41.51.981  and125.0126.51.52.360.2             LBP162 (43, -60)102.1111.39.10.860.2294.1D3   incl108.2109.71.52.861  and187.5190.53.01.670.2  incl187.5189.01.53.101  and199.6233.233.50.820.2  incl199.6216.416.81.281             LBP164 (196, -79)44.254.910.70.610.2361.2D3   and129.5137.27.61.08  and172.2181.49.10.68             LBP165 (95, -75)62.577.715.21.100.2318.5D3   incl67.174.77.61.631  and85.399.113.70.680.2  incl89.991.41.52.561  and109.7153.944.20.700.2  incl126.5129.53.01.771  incl138.7143.34.61.681             LBP166 (345, -73)29.054.925.90.450.2379.5D3   incl38.139.61.51.091  and268.2272.84.61.180.2  incl269.8271.31.52.121             LBP167 (285, -75)25.942.716.80.570.2379.5D3   incl35.138.13.01.221             LBP169 (128, -71)233.2313.980.80.980.2384.0D3Hole Lost in Mineralization  incl239.3242.33.01.711  incl248.4253.04.61.601  incl260.6278.918.32.321  and incl263.7266.73.05.605  and373.4381.07.62.190.2  incl374.9379.54.63.171    1A number of mineralized intervals were omitted from this table for brevity. Please refer to the full table at the link below for complete results.  D-3 KEY POINTS * The new D-3 Zone continues to take shape as additional holes are added to it, with LBP169 further confirming the potential of the zone to host thick intervals of 1 gram per tonne gold (“g/t Au”) or better. * As the highlight table indicates, most of the holes contain multiple intervals of gold mineralization from surface to over 300 metres (“m”).  With reference to the complete table of results (link provided below), individual holes commonly contain 5 to 10 intervals above a 0.2 g/t Au cut-off grade. * Cyanide-soluble assays for the highlight interval in LBP169 return a weighted average of 88%, attesting to the thoroughly oxidized nature of gold mineralization. * At present, D-3 is thought to be hosted in an east-dipping, sheared, calcareous siltstone horizon, stratigraphically beneath and structurally adjacent to the unit that hosts the D-1 and D-2 zones.  It rises to near the surface in the west and extends an unknown distance under the historic B pit to the east. * Two drills are currently on D-3 to advance infill and step-out drilling.D-1 SOUTHEAST EXTENSION High-grade oxide gold was also encountered in the D-1 Southeast Extension area, testing a 400 m-long gap in historical drilling between the historic B and Tallman pits. To date, Liberty Gold has drilled a total of 12 RC holes and one diamond core hole in this target, with additional step-out drilling planned on the basis of these results.  Follow-up drilling around LBP150 (see press release July 28, 2020) yielded an intercept in similar strata approximately 35 m to the north as detailed below.  Additional drill sites have been constructed in order to continue infill and step-out drilling on these encouraging results.D-1 SOUTHEAST EXTENSION DRILL HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE1:Hole ID (Az, Dip) (degrees)From (m)To (m)Intercept (m)Au (g/t)Au Cut-Off (g/t)Hole Length (m)TargetComments             LBP168 (98, -45)141.7173.732.01.060.2251.5D-1 SE Extension   incl144.8155.510.72.341  and211.8217.96.10.800.2  incl213.4214.91.51.871    1A number of mineralized intervals were omitted from this table for brevity. Please refer to the full table at the link below for complete results.  D-1 SOUTHEAST EXTENSION KEY POINTS: * LBP168 continues to demonstrate the potential for the Southeast Extension of the D-1 Zone to host high-grade ounces. * Additional drill holes from new drill sites are planned to follow up on recent drill results. * Cyanide-soluble assays for the highlight interval in LBP168 return a weighted average of 74%, further attesting to the thoroughly oxidized nature of gold mineralization.RC drilling is ongoing at Black Pine, with three RC drill rigs testing new targets, infilling newly-identified targets, and expanding on the focused drilling carried out in 2019. For cross sections of drill collars and traces for the current release, please click here:  https://libertygold.ca/images/news/2020/september/BlackPine_NR09102020CS.pdf For a map of drill collars and traces for the current release, please click here:  https://libertygold.ca/images/news/2020/september/BlackPine_NR09102020Map.pdf For a complete table of drill results from all Liberty Gold drill holes at Black Pine, please click here: https://libertygold.ca/images/news/2020/september/BP_Intercepts09102020.pdf REGIONAL DRILLING As new targets are drilled, infill and step out drilling are carried out where new discoveries are made, as is the case at the D-3 and D-1 Southeast Extension zones. However, one or more RC drills at any given time is carrying out regional drilling, as part of Liberty Gold’s commitment to a comprehensive test of the 7.3 km2 permitted area of the Black Pine gold system in 2020.Two additional targets have been the subject of recent drilling, including a large area southwest of the historic CD Pit (Southwest Extension), and an area north of the current limit of the D-1 zone (D-1 Northwest Extension).  The Southwest Extension contains a large gold-in-soil anomaly, measuring over 1 km2 in size, which has never had a drill test.  Portions of the holes drilled to date contain decalcified siltstone, breccias and iron oxides, which are indicators of gold mineralization elsewhere at Black Pine.  The area north of the D-1 zone, and on either side of the north end of it, contains areas of anomalous gold in surface soil samples, voluminous calcite-cemented breccias and widely-spaced, shallow, historic drill holes, most of which contain oxide gold.  Drilling is focused on testing below the limit of the historic drilling along projections of structural features, including the northwest extension of the D-1 zone. Additional targets that will be tested in the near future include the M Zone in the northeastern portion of the gold system, and the Rangefront Target in the southeastern portion of the gold system.  Both areas have been tested in the past with shallow drill holes, often ending in mineralization.  Historic intercepts in the M zone include 1.70 g/t Au over 15.2 m in 93BX-82, and 1.33 g/t Au over 10.7 m and 0.98 g/t Au over 10.7 m in 93BX-36.KEY POINTS: * Regional targets tested to date in 2020 include the D-3, F Zone and D-1 Southeast Extension; all yielded shallow, high-grade oxide gold intercepts, with D-3 yielding an additional deeper body of mineralization similar to that encountered in 2019 in the D-1 and D-2 zones. * In the short term, the new F Zone drill intercept (2.21 g/t Au over 22.9 m including 7.42 g/t oxide gold over 4.6 m in LBP149) will be followed up with additional drilling. * Other new targets with assays pending include the D-1 Northwest Extension and Southwest Extension near the CD Pit. * Drilling will commence soon on the M Zone target located southeast of the A Pit, as well as a return to the Rangefront target, located 2.0 km southeast of the Tallman Pit, with a near-surface intercept of oxide gold grading 0.49 g/t Au over 55.9 m in LBP093C.In addition to RC drilling, Liberty Gold is expanding the permit area to include an additional 4.6 km2. Large diameter (PQ) core drilling for Phase 3 metallurgical testing is ongoing.    ABOUT BLACK PINE Black Pine is located in the northern Great Basin, immediately adjacent to the Utah/Idaho border. It is a Carlin-style gold system, similar in many ways to the prolific deposits located along Nevada’s Carlin trend.  Like Newmont’s Long Canyon deposit, Black Pine represents a growing number of Carlin-style gold systems located off the main Carlin and Cortez trends in underexplored parts of the Great Basin.  The historic Black Pine Mine operated from 1992 to 1997, during a period of historically low gold prices, with 435,000 ounces of gold produced from five composite, shallow pits.A virtual site tour and 3D model of Black Pine property, including details about the geology and mineralization, is available on the homepage of the Company’s website, www.libertygold.ca. A Technical Report is also available on the Company website: https://libertygold.ca/images/pdf/BlackPine_NI43-101_2018.pdfMoira Smith, Ph.D., P.Geo., Vice-President Exploration and Geoscience, Liberty Gold, is the Company's designated Qualified Person for this news release within the meaning of National Instrument 43-101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects ("NI 43-101") and has reviewed and validated that the information contained in the release is accurate. Drill composites were calculated using a cut-off of 0.20 g/t. Drill intersections are reported as drilled thicknesses. True widths of the mineralized intervals vary between 30 and 100% of the reported lengths due to varying drill hole orientations but are typically in the range of 60 to 80% of true width. Drill samples were assayed by ALS Limited in Reno, Nevada for gold by Fire Assay of a 30 gram (1 assay ton) charge with an AA finish, or if over 5.0 g/t were re-assayed and completed with a gravimetric finish. For these samples, the gravimetric data were utilized in calculating gold intersections. For any samples assaying over 0.200 ppm an additional cyanide leach analysis is done where the sample is treated with a 0.25% NaCN solution and rolled for an hour. An aliquot of the final leach solution is then centrifuged and analyzed by Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy.  QA/QC for all drill samples consists of the insertion and continual monitoring of numerous standards and blanks into the sample stream, and the collection of duplicate samples at random intervals within each batch. Selected holes are also analyzed for a 51 multi-element geochemical suite by ICP-MS. ALS Geochemistry-Reno is ISO 17025:2005 Accredited, with the Elko prep lab listed on the scope of accreditation. ABOUT LIBERTY GOLD Liberty Gold is focused on exploring the Great Basin of the United States, home to large-scale gold projects that are ideal for open-pit mining.  This region is one of the most prolific gold-producing regions in the world and stretches across Nevada and into Idaho and Utah.  We know the Great Basin and are driven to discover and advance big gold deposits that can be mined profitably in open-pit scenarios.  Our flagship projects are Black Pine in Idaho and Goldstrike in Utah, both past- producing open-pit mines, where previous operators only scratched the surface. For more information, visit www.libertygold.ca or contact: Susie Bell, Manager, Investor Relations Phone: 604-632-4677 or Toll Free 1-877-632-4677 info@libertygold.ca All statements in this press release, other than statements of historical fact, are "forward-looking information" with respect to Liberty Gold within the meaning of applicable securities laws, including statements that address potential quantity and/or grade of minerals. Forward-looking information is often, but not always, identified by the use of words such as "seek", "anticipate", "plan", "continue", "planned", "expect", "project", "predict", "potential", "targeting", "intends", "believe", "potential", and similar expressions, or describes a "goal", or variation of such words and phrases or state that certain actions, events or results "may", "should", "could", "would", "might" or "will" be taken, occur or be achieved. Forward-looking information is not a guarantee of future performance and is based upon a number of estimates and assumptions of management at the date the statements are made including, among others, assumptions about future prices of gold, and other metal prices, currency exchange rates and interest rates, favourable operating conditions, political stability, obtaining governmental approvals and financing on time, obtaining renewals for existing licenses and permits and obtaining required licenses and permits, labour stability, stability in market conditions, the impact from the pandemic of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19),  availability of equipment, accuracy of any mineral resources, the availability of drill rigs, successful resolution of disputes and anticipated costs and expenditures. Many assumptions are based on factors and events that are not within the control of Liberty Gold and there is no assurance they will prove to be correct.Such forward-looking information, involves known and unknown risks, which may cause the actual results to be materially different from any future results expressed or implied by such forward-looking information, including, risks related to the interpretation of results and/or the reliance on technical information provided by third parties as related to the Company’s mineral property interests; changes in project parameters as plans continue to be refined; current economic conditions; future prices of commodities; possible variations in grade or recovery rates; the costs and timing of the development of new deposits; failure of equipment or processes to operate as anticipated; the failure of contracted parties to perform; the timing and success of exploration activities generally; delays in permitting; possible claims against the Company; labour disputes and other risks of the mining industry, including impacts from the pandemic of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19); delays in obtaining governmental approvals, financing or in the completion of exploration as well as those factors discussed in the Annual Information Form of the Company dated March 26, 2020 in the section entitled "Risk Factors", under Liberty Gold’s SEDAR profile at www.sedar.com. Although Liberty Gold has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual actions, events or results to differ materially from those described in forward-looking information, there may be other factors that cause actions, events or results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that such information will prove to be accurate as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Liberty Gold disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise unless required by law.

  • GlobeNewswire

    Liberty Gold Announces Signing of Definitive Option Agreement on the Baxter Spring Gold Project, Nevada

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Aug. 28, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Liberty Gold Corp. (LGD-TSX) (“Liberty Gold” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce it has signed a definitive agreement (the “Agreement”) for the option of its 100% interest in the Baxter Spring Gold project, located in central Nevada (“Baxter Spring”) to  BlueBird Battery Metals Inc., (BATT-TSX.V) (“BlueBird”). Pursuant to the terms of the Agreement, Liberty Gold will receive in return for its interest in Baxter Spring an aggregate of US$500,000 in cash plus common shares in BlueBird (“BlueBird Shares”) equal to 19.5% of the issued and outstanding BlueBird Shares on a non-diluted basis (the “Transaction”).Terms of the Agreement:Closing of the Transaction is subject to completion of a financing by BlueBird and other customary conditions including approval by the TSX Venture Exchange (the “TSXV”).BlueBird shall have the exclusive right to acquire a 100% in Baxter Spring by satisfying the following terms (except for the Final Payment):(a) making cash payments totalling US$500,000 in accordance with the following schedule:    (i)US$250,000 on the closing date; and    (ii)US$250,000 on or before the first anniversary of the date of TSXV approval of the Transaction (the “Final Payment”); (b)  issuing that number of BlueBird Shares that are equal to 19.5% of the issued and outstanding BlueBird Shares, on a post-financing and post-consolidation basis (subject to a one year hold period); (c)  granting a 2% Net Smelter Return Royalty (“NSR”) with no buyout rights; (d)  completing a minimum C$2 million financing and consolidation of its common shares.1 Liberty Gold shall retain a 36 month right to reacquire a 35% interest in Baxter Spring for US$1,000,000 (“Back-in Right”). Should Liberty Gold exercise the Back-in Right, BlueBird has been granted an option to repurchase 5% of Liberty Gold’s interest by completion of a pre-feasibility study. 1Prior to closing the Transaction, BlueBird intends to complete a consolidation on the basis of two pre-consolidation shares for one post-consolidation share and a financing. BlueBird has also announced that it will change its name to Huntsman Exploration Inc. and will trade under the symbol HMAN-TSX.V or such other name and trading symbol acceptable to the TSXV.ABOUT LIBERTY GOLDLiberty Gold is focused on exploring the Great Basin of the United States, home to large-scale gold projects that are ideal for open-pit mining.  This region is one of the most prolific gold-producing regions in the world and stretches across Nevada and into Idaho and Utah.  We know the Great Basin and are driven to discover and advance big gold deposits that can be mined profitably in open-pit scenarios.  Our flagship projects are Black Pine in Idaho and Goldstrike in Utah, both past producing open-pit mines, where previous operators only scratched the surface.For more information, visit www.libertygold.ca or contact: Susie Bell, Manager, Investor Relations Phone: 604-632-4677 or Toll Free 1-877-632-4677 info@libertygold.ca All statements in this press release, other than statements of historical fact, are "forward-looking information" with respect to Liberty Gold within the meaning of applicable securities laws, including statements regarding the closing of and receipt of proceeds from the Transaction. Forward-looking information is often, but not always, identified by the use of words such as "seek", "anticipate", "plan", "continue", "planned", "expect", "project", "predict", "potential", "targeting", "intends", "believe", "potential", and similar expressions, or describes a "goal", or variation of such words and phrases or state that certain actions, events or results "may", "should", "could", "would", "might" or "will" be taken, occur or be achieved. Forward-looking information is not a guarantee of future performance and is based upon a number of estimates and assumptions of management at the date the statements are made including, among others, the closing of the Transaction, the receipt of the staged payments, the successful financing and consolidation by BlueBird, the approval of the Transaction by the TSX-V, assumptions about future prices of gold, and other metal prices, currency exchange rates and interest rates, favourable operating conditions, political stability, obtaining governmental approvals and financing on time, obtaining renewals for existing licenses and permits and obtaining required licenses and permits, labour stability, stability in market conditions, the impact from the pandemic of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19),  availability of equipment, accuracy of any mineral resources, the availability of drill rigs, successful resolution of disputes and anticipated costs and expenditures. Many assumptions are based on factors and events that are not within the control of Liberty Gold and there is no assurance they will prove to be correct.Such forward-looking information, involves known and unknown risks, which may cause the actual results to be materially different from any future results expressed or implied by such forward-looking information, including, risks related to the interpretation of results and/or the reliance on technical information provided by third parties as related to the Company’s mineral property interests; changes in project parameters as plans continue to be refined; current economic conditions; future prices of commodities; possible variations in grade or recovery rates; the costs and timing of the development of new deposits; failure of equipment or processes to operate as anticipated; the failure of contracted parties to perform; the timing and success of exploration activities generally; delays in permitting; possible claims against the Company; labour disputes and other risks of the mining industry, including impacts from the pandemic of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19); delays in obtaining governmental approvals, financing or in the completion of exploration as well as those factors discussed in the Annual Information Form of the Company dated March 26, 2020 in the section entitled "Risk Factors", under Liberty Gold’s SEDAR profile at www.sedar.com. Although Liberty Gold has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual actions, events or results to differ materially from those described in forward-looking information, there may be other factors that cause actions, events or results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that such information will prove to be accurate as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Liberty Gold disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise unless required by law.

  • Liberty Gold Reports Weighted Average 82.9% Extraction in Phase 2 Metallurgical Column Testing at Black Pine Project, Great Basin, USA
    GlobeNewswire

    Liberty Gold Reports Weighted Average 82.9% Extraction in Phase 2 Metallurgical Column Testing at Black Pine Project, Great Basin, USA

    High and Rapid Recoveries Relatively Insensitive to Crush Size Continue to Support Simple Heap Leach Processing Figure 1 Cumulative Leach Curves, Liberty Gold Variability Composite Samples Figure 2 Locations of Drill Holes Used for Phase 2 Metallurgical StudyVANCOUVER, British Columbia, Aug. 18, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Liberty Gold Corp. (LGD-TSX) (“Liberty Gold” or the “Company”) is pleased to report results from Phase 2 metallurgical column testing on oxide material from drill core at its Black Pine Project in southeastern Idaho.  Gold extractions from 29 variability composites designed to test the full range of rock types and grades encountered in the drill holes were rapid, with >80% of the leachable gold extracted within 10 days, and final column leach gold extractions ranging up to 94.5%.  These results are in-line with and slightly better than Phase 1 bulk sample column test results (78.9% weighted average extraction) and historical column tests from bulk samples and drill core (80.8%) (see press release June 16, 2020).The Phase 2 metallurgical test work continues to provide support for a simple heap leach mining scenario. Large diameter core drilling in support of a Phase 3 metallurgical test program will commence on August 19, targeting the recent D-3 discovery, D-1 Southeast Extension, F zone and new M Zone target.Metallurgical test work included fine and coarse bottle rolls and column tests using 0.5 inch (12.7 millimetre (“mm”)) and 1 inch (25.4 mm) crushed material. In total, 87 bottle rolls (29 coarse mesh and 58 fine mesh) and 29 column tests were carried out on material composited from six large diameter (PQ) drill holes in the D-1, D-2 and Rangefront target areas.Results from the metallurgical test work demonstrate that oxide material from Black Pine responds well to column testing and should contribute to low capital and operating costs in the future.  The test work undertaken on the project to date has significantly mitigated the metallurgical risk related to the known mineralization. Virtually no transitional or sulphide mineralization has been encountered to date at Black Pine in over 2000 drill holes.The work was supervised by independent consulting metallurgist Gary Simmons, formerly the Director of Metallurgy and Technology for Newmont Mining Corp. Mr. Simmons has managed or supervised a significant number of metallurgical testing programs on similar deposits throughout the Great Basin.  According to Mr. Simmons, “Data from metallurgical testing to date at Black Pine continue to indicate rapid leaching and relatively high gold extractions, with a remarkable insensitivity to particle size, and suggest that a combination Run of Mine and coarse crush/agglomeration heap leaching may be the preferred process options at Black Pine.”Key Points: * Twenty-nine column leach tests produced a weighted average* 82.9% gold extraction. With a range up to 94.5% gold extraction. See Table 1, below, or click here: https://libertygold.ca/images/news/2020/August/Gold_Extraction_Data.pdf * Gold extraction was rapid, with >80% of the leachable gold extracted within the first 10 days of column leaching. See Figure 1, below or click here: https://libertygold.ca/images/news/2020/August/Cumulative_Leach_Curves.pdf * Percent gold extraction is well-correlated with head grade, with the highest-grade composites returning the highest extraction numbers. * Twenty-nine coarse bottle roll tests (target of 80% passing 10 mesh or 1.7mm particle size) produced a weighted average 78.8% gold extraction. * Twenty-nine fine bottle roll tests (target of 80% passing 200 mesh or 75 micron particle size) produced a weighted average 81.5% gold extraction for direct leach, and 29 fine bottle roll tests produced a weighted average 84.1% for carbon in leach (“CIL”). * Gold extraction is relatively insensitive to particle size. Most composites can be projected to coarse particle sizes approximating run of mine conditions without significant loss of gold extraction. * Results generated by this program are consistent with historical column test results generated by Noranda in 1988 prior to mining, as well as Phase 1 metallurgical testing by Liberty Gold using large diameter columns and 300 kilogram bulk samples. * A first-ever metallurgical test of material from the Rangefront Zone, located approximately 2.5 km southeast of the D-2 zone and other holes used for this study, returned extractions ranging up to 81.5% from four composites.*Weighted average gold extraction is obtained using the following equation: (composite head grade (grams/tonnes) multiplied by extraction (%) for all head grades)/sum of all head grades.  Using arithmetic averages tends to over-represent low grade composites and under-represent high grade composites.  The arithmetic average of the 29 column tests is 75%.“We are extremely pleased with the results from our bulk sample and variability column testing programs at Black Pine, which compare well with other oxide heap leach operations and development projects in the Great Basin,” said Moira Smith, Vice President of Exploration and Geoscience for Liberty Gold. “By testing the entire range of grades and rock types, we can better understand the metallurgical characteristics of the gold system across the board and design a process flow sheet that accommodates the variability that we see. Large diameter core drilling for Phase 3 metallurgical testing in other parts of the gold system will commence in a few days.”Table 1: Column Test and Bottle Roll Results, Liberty Gold Variability Composites  Phase 2 Metallurgical Testing from Core SamplesFine Bottle RollCoarse Bottle RollColumn Tests Feed Target P80 (75µm)*Feed Target P80 (1,700µm) Composite ID**Deposit  AreaActual Feed P80 (µm)Calculated Head Grade (ppm Au)Direct Leach Gold Extracted (%)Actual Feed P80 (µm)Calculated Head Grade (ppm Au)Carbon in Leach Gold Extracted (%)Actual Feed P80 (µm)Calculated Head Grade (ppm Au)Direct Leach Gold Extracted (%)Actual Feed P80 (mm)Calculated Head Grade (ppm Au)Gold Extracted (%) Black Pine Project - 2020 Variability Composites            BP67-1D-2620.3879.8720.4378.42,4400.3861.823.10.5581.8 BP67-2D-2680.3362.4560.3765.11,9800.3449.813.80.4271.3 BP67-3D-2580.7760.2290.8268.11,7800.8359.024.50.8469.1 BP67-4D-2605.7892.7666.1593.22,2106.2591.523.25.4494.5 BP67-5D-21191.9385.61041.9888.83,2901.7981.424.81.6986.9 BP67-6D-2581.2573.7581.3280.72,5501.3175.325.21.3379.3 BP73-7D-1530.2437.7480.2742.12,0400.2535.822.80.2642.0 BP73-8D-1840.4046.7620.4153.01,7900.3941.312.40.3854.9 BP73-9D-11330.2982.21400.3076.91,9300.2971.711.10.2883.5 BP73-10D-1702.3783.2642.4887.41,6302.4183.823.32.4286.7 BP73-11D-1810.5388.0660.6186.42,1900.5485.612.40.4687.1 BP78-12D-11110.8273.5990.8374.21,6500.8168.720.50.8272.8 BP78-13D-1700.4069.9900.4584.11,0200.4575.326.00.4682.6 BP78-14D-1680.3687.4780.3784.71,5400.3976.823.90.3879.2 BP78-15D-1662.1391.1722.2592.31,5802.2087.211.82.2589.1 BP82-16D-1610.4482.2740.3977.91,3200.3972.412.20.3879.2 BP82-17D-1530.3679.4530.4179.21,4000.3568.212.20.3577.5 BP82-18D-1780.2753.3920.3060.11,4000.3148.424.40.3356.8 BP82-19D-1600.1865.8620.2268.01,5300.2153.823.70.2163.1 BP82-20D-11030.7982.81340.8685.01,6200.8078.423.70.8081.7 BP82-21D-1590.4469.5510.5278.51,3100.5270.925.20.4572.6 BP87-22D-1650.2457.7520.2963.21,2500.2556.514.30.2669.4 BP87-23D-1620.3071.3530.3474.31,2400.3266.823.90.3469.2 BP87-24D-1980.2245.71120.2455.89400.2044.110.60.2460.3 BP87-25D-1731.2283.2741.3385.81,3201.2982.725.71.3385.5 BP93-26Rangefront700.3481.0810.3683.91,5600.3476.224.30.3377.9 BP93-27Rangefront770.3785.2790.4087.51,3700.3680.623.00.3481.1 BP93-28Rangefront820.6881.5840.7584.92,5700.6176.322.60.6081.5 BP93-29Rangefront770.2865.1720.3071.41,5900.2961.125.40.2758.8 *Target P80 is achieved when 80% of the feed passes through a mesh with the given opening size. Actual laboratory conditions may vary, and the actual feed size is shown in the table.  "µm" = micron, "mm" = millimetre, "ppm" = parts per million, "Au" = gold. **Number following "BP" denotes drill hole number Metallurgical Program Samples for this study were obtained through drilling of large diameter (PQ hole diameter). Composites were selected through consideration of rock type, alteration and gold grade to achieve a wide range of possible outcomes.For a map showing locations of drill holes used for metallurgical testing, see Figure 2, below, or click here: https://libertygold.ca/images/news/2020/August/BlackPineMet2PRmap.pdf.Composites were assembled in Elko, Nevada by Liberty Gold staff, utilizing one-half or three-quarter sawed core, then shipped to Kappes, Cassiday and Associates in Reno, Nevada for metallurgical testing, comprising bottle rolls, column testing and geo-metallurgical characterization, including gold and silver assays, cyanide solubility, sulphur and carbon speciation, preg-rob analysis, ICP geochemical assays, whole rock analysis, QXRD, modified SMC comminution testing and Bond Abrasion (Ai) testing.The Liberty Gold variability composites were leached continuously for 45 days, then with alternating on/off cycles for 35 days, for a total of up to 80 days, in 10.2 mm and 15.2 mm columns irrigated by low strength (0.50 grams per litre (“g/l”)) sodium cyanide (“NaCN”) solution.To view Figure 1: Cumulative Leach Curves, Liberty Gold Variability Composite Samples, please visit the following link:  https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/fe907fc7-9dea-4d83-98cc-4cdc26769a85Samples for bottle roll testing were milled/crushed respectively targeting 80% passing 200 mesh (75 microns) and 80% passing 10 mesh (1.7 mm) particle size.  The direct leach samples were rolled/agitated in bottles in a 1.0 g/l dilute NaCN solution for 72 hours (for 200 mesh) or 144 hours (for 10 mesh). The 200 mesh (75 microns) CIL samples were rolled/agitated in bottles for 72 hours in a 1.0 g/l dilute NaCN solution, containing 20 g/l of activated carbon.Liberty Gold Phase 2 variability composites exhibit a range of extraction values, up to 94.5%, with rapid extraction in the first ten days of leaching.  The range in values is consistent with that obtained by Noranda Exploration in a similar program in 1988, and with Liberty Gold Phase 1 bulk sample column tests.  Percent extraction is positively correlated with head grade. Select head samples are now undergoing detailed mineralogical and gold deportment study, at AMTEL in Ontario, Canada, to determine how the gold and gangue minerals are distributed in the rock, with particular attention to samples with reduced gold extraction.To view Figure 2: Locations of Drill Holes Used for Phase 2 Metallurgical Study, please visit the following link:  https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/cdab58b0-ea37-4d25-a6ff-5fbc894ffcf5 About Black Pine With its excellent jurisdiction, simple metallurgy and clear growth potential, Black Pine is one of the premium Carlin-style discoveries of the past decade. Black Pine is located in the northern Great Basin, immediately adjacent to the Utah/Idaho border. It is a Carlin-style gold system, similar in many ways to the prolific deposits located along Nevada’s Carlin trend.  Like Newmont’s Long Canyon deposit, Black Pine represents a growing number of Carlin-style gold systems located off the main Carlin and Cortez trends in underexplored parts of the Great Basin.  The historic Black Pine Mine operated from 1992 to 1997, during a period of historically low gold prices, with 435,000 ounces of gold produced from five shallow pits, at an average grade of 0.63 g/t Au.A virtual site tour and 3D model of Black Pine property, including details about the geology and mineralization, is available on the homepage of the Company’s website at www.libertygold.ca.A Technical Report is also available on the Company website: https://libertygold.ca/images/pdf/BlackPine_NI43-101_2018.pdf  Moira Smith, Ph.D., P.Geo., Vice-President Exploration and Geoscience, Liberty Gold, is the Company's designated Qualified Person for this news release within the meaning of National Instrument 43-101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects ("NI 43-101") and has reviewed and validated that the information contained in the release is accurate. Drill composites were calculated using a cut-off of 0.20 g/t. Drill intersections are reported as drilled thicknesses. True widths of the mineralized intervals vary between 30 and 100% of the reported lengths due to varying drill hole orientations but are typically in the range of 60 to 80% of true width. Drill samples were assayed by ALS Limited in Reno, Nevada for gold by Fire Assay of a 30 gram (1 assay ton) charge with an AA finish, or if over 5.0 g/t were re-assayed and completed with a gravimetric finish. For these samples, the gravimetric data were utilized in calculating gold intersections. For any samples assaying over 0.200 ppm an additional cyanide leach analysis is done where the sample is treated with a 0.25% NaCN solution and rolled for an hour. An aliquot of the final leach solution is then centrifuged and analyzed by Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy.  QA/QC for all drill samples consists of the insertion and continual monitoring of numerous standards and blanks into the sample stream, and the collection of duplicate samples at random intervals within each batch. Selected holes are also analyzed for a 51 multi-element geochemical suite by ICP-MS. ALS Geochemistry-Reno is ISO 17025:2005 Accredited, with the Elko prep lab listed on the scope of accreditation.ABOUT LIBERTY GOLD Liberty Gold is focused on exploring the Great Basin of the United States, home to large-scale gold projects that are ideal for open-pit mining.  This region is one of the most prolific gold-producing regions in the world and stretches across Nevada and into Idaho and Utah.  We know the Great Basin and are driven to discover and advance big gold deposits that can be mined profitably in open-pit scenarios.  Our flagship projects are Black Pine in Idaho and Goldstrike in Utah, both past- producing open-pit mines, where previous operators only scratched the surface.For more information, visit www.libertygold.ca or contact: Susie Bell, Manager, Investor Relations Phone: 604-632-4677 or Toll Free 1-877-632-4677 info@libertygold.ca All statements in this press release, other than statements of historical fact, are "forward-looking information" with respect to Liberty Gold within the meaning of applicable securities laws, including statements regarding the receipt of proceeds from the Transaction and that address potential quantity and/or grade of minerals. Forward-looking information is often, but not always, identified by the use of words such as "seek", "anticipate", "plan", "continue", "planned", "expect", "project", "predict", "potential", "targeting", "intends", "believe", "potential", and similar expressions, or describes a "goal", or variation of such words and phrases or state that certain actions, events or results "may", "should", "could", "would", "might" or "will" be taken, occur or be achieved. Forward-looking information is not a guarantee of future performance and is based upon a number of estimates and assumptions of management at the date the statements are made including, among others, assumptions about future prices of gold, and other metal prices, currency exchange rates and interest rates, favourable operating conditions, political stability, obtaining governmental approvals and financing on time, obtaining renewals for existing licenses and permits and obtaining required licenses and permits, labour stability, stability in market conditions, the impact from the pandemic of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19),  availability of equipment, the amenability of mineralization to produce a high-grade or high-quality concentrate (as there can be no assurances as to the results of the metallurgical testing and no inferences should be drawn therefrom), the accuracy of any metallurgical testing completed to date,, the availability of drill rigs, successful resolution of disputes and anticipated costs and expenditures. Many assumptions are based on factors and events that are not within the control of Liberty Gold and there is no assurance they will prove to be correct.Such forward-looking information, involves known and unknown risks, which may cause the actual results to be materially different from any future results expressed or implied by such forward-looking information, including, risks related to the interpretation of results and/or the reliance on technical information provided by third parties as related to the Company’s mineral property interests; changes in project parameters as plans continue to be refined; current economic conditions; future prices of commodities; possible variations in grade or recovery rates; the costs and timing of the development of new deposits; failure of equipment or processes to operate as anticipated; the failure of contracted parties to perform; the timing and success of exploration activities generally; delays in permitting; possible claims against the Company; labour disputes and other risks of the mining industry, including impacts from the pandemic of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19); delays in obtaining governmental approvals, financing or in the completion of exploration as well as those factors discussed in the Annual Information Form of the Company dated March 26, 2020 in the section entitled "Risk Factors", under Liberty Gold’s SEDAR profile at www.sedar.com. Although Liberty Gold has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual actions, events or results to differ materially from those described in forward-looking information, there may be other factors that cause actions, events or results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that such information will prove to be accurate as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Liberty Gold disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise unless required by law.