VANCOUVER, Aug. 25 /CNW/ - Freegold Ventures Limited (TSX: ITF, OTCBB: FGOVF, Frankfurt: FR4) is pleased to announce that it has closed its second tranche of US $2 million in financing. This financing has been provided by Tiomin Resources Inc. and has been conducted on the same terms as the first tranche of $2 million (see release dated July 30, 2008) which closed on July 31, 2008, bringing the total proceeds under this financing to $4 million. Tiomin Resources Inc. is a mining company traded on the TSX with three main assets: $23.7 million of cash, a 49% interest in the Pukaqaqa copper and gold project in Peru and currently 100% interest in the Kwale titanium project in Kenya. Further information on Tiomin and its participation in Freegold's financing can be found at www.tiomin.com.
The Qualified Person with respect to scientific and technical information contained herein is Michael P. Gross, M.S., P. Geo., VP Exploration, Freegold Ventures Limited, who has reviewed and approved the contents of this release.
About Freegold Ventures Limited
Freegold Ventures Limited is a North American exploration and development company with a management team experienced in mine development and production that has a proven track-record in transitioning exploration companies into gold producers. The Company is currently exploring advanced-stage gold projects in Idaho and Alaska. Freegold holds a 100% lease interest in the Almaden gold project in Idaho. This large tonnage epithermal gold deposit was the subject of a feasibility study in 1997 calling for the development of a 95,000 oz/year open pit, heap leach mine. Freegold has finalized a 54,700-foot drilling program which has successfully identified numerous extensions to the gold mineralization, along with newly identified open-ended areas of molybdenum mineralization. The Company is in the process of generating a new 43-101 resource which will be followed with the commencement of new economic evaluations. Freegold's 40,100-foot drill program in 2007 continued to discover new high-grade veins and bulk tonnage shear zones on its 93% controlled Golden Summit project outside Fairbanks, Alaska. Historically over 6.75 million ounces have been recovered from streams that drain the Golden Summit project area and an additional 500,000 ounces of lode gold were recovered from past producing mines on the Golden Summit project which is situated less than 5 miles to the north of the +7 million ounce Fort Knox Mine. Further evaluation and expansion of the mineralization is currently being undertaken with a combination of closely spaced shallow drilling, deeper, systematic core drilling and on-going bulk sampling program using an on-site gravity-based concentration plant. Drilling in 2008 is also being conducted on the company's 100% controlled Rob property, where the Company has intersected high-grade gold in near surface quartz veins similar in appearance and grade to those being mined at the nearby 5.6 million ounce Pogo. Work programs are also planned on the Vinasale property, where the Company has entered into an exploration agreement with option to lease which contains the previously identified Vinasale gold deposit.
On behalf of the Board of Directors "Steve Manz" Steve Manz, President and C.E.O.
DISCLAIMER - This press release contains "forward-looking information" within the meaning of Canadian securities laws including, without limitation, statements and information regarding the Company's exploration operations and financing needs. Such forward-looking information reflects the current expectations or beliefs of the Company. Forward-looking information is subject to a number of risks, assumptions and uncertainties that may cause the actual results of the Company to differ materially from those discussed herein, including the possibility that future exploration results will not be consistent with the Company's expectations, the uncertainties involved in interpreting exploration results, other inherent risks in the mineral exploration and development industry and the possibility that the loan facilities will not be completed or completed on terms not currently contemplated by the Company. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking information because it is possible that expectations, predictions, forecasts, projections and other form of forward-looking information will not be achieved by the Company. A change in any one of these factors could cause actual events or results to differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking information. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements and information are reasonable, the Company can give no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct. Forward-looking statements and information are based on current expectations, estimates and projections that involve a number of risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated by the Company and described in the forward-looking statements or information. The forward-looking statements and information are based on a number of assumptions which may prove to be incorrect. In addition to other assumptions identified herein, the Company has made assumptions regarding, among other things, the ability to conduct exploration activities in a timely manner and in accordance with the Company's drilling program, the availability and costs of financing, the degree of risk that credit approvals may be delayed or withheld, and other risks and uncertainties described elsewhere in this document or in the Company's other filings with Canadian securities authorities. Such forward-looking information speaks only as of the date on which it is made and, unless required by applicable securities laws, the Company undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or results or otherwise. CUSIP: 45953B107