July 16th, 2010 (Vancouver, British Columbia), Freegold Ventures Limited (ITF: TSX) wishes to announce that its shareholders have overwhelmingly approved a proposed share consolidation following its annual general meeting held on July 15th, 2010 with 98.57% of the voted shares in favour of the consolidation. The proposed share consolidation will be on the basis of one (1) common share for each six (6) pre-consolidation common shares. The implementation of the consolidation is subject to regulatory approval .
Drilling has also commenced on Freegold’s Vinasale Project, which is located in the McGrath Mining District in central Alaska. The project hosts a historic gold resource of 925,000 ounces of gold (14.5 million tones grading 1.95 grams/tonne) (Derry, Michener, Booth and Wahl 1994). (Note that the resource figures are historical in nature and are provided for information purposes only: they are NOT NI43-101 compliant and as such should not be relied upon). The first of the holes is located in the Central Zone and is aimed at expanding the strike of the known mineralization. Subsequent holes will follow up on the results of a ground geophysical program that was completed by Freegold in 2008, which indicated the mineralization may extend to the north and may have the potential to expand the current known resource.
In addition a small ground geophysical program is currently underway at the Golden Summit Project in Alaska. Golden Summit is host to a number of gold occurrences that are similar in age and style to several nearby multi-million ounce intrusion related gold deposits including Fort Knox, True North and Ryan Lode. There are more that 80 gold occurrences that have been identified on the project. The current geophysical program is focused on extending the near surface intrusion hosted gold mineralization intersected in historic drill holes at the Tolovana-Dolphin deposit in an effort to delineate an intrusive hosted bulk mineable resource.
Curtis J. Freeman, M.Sc. Geological Consultant to Freegold Ventures Limited is a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101 has reviewed the technical disclosure contained in this News Release.
About Freegold Ventures Limited
Freegold is a TSX listed company focused on the exploration of gold projects in Alaska. In addition to the Golden Summit Gold Project, the company holds a 100% in lease interest in the Rob Gold Project, near the Pogo Gold Mine in the Goodpaster Mining District of Alaska and has an exploration agreement with option to lease the Vinasale Gold project in central Alaska.
FREEGOLD VENTURES LIMITED.
President and CEO
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