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Founders Metals Extends Froyo Zone with 24.0 Metres of 5.06 g/t Gold

Vancouver, British Columbia, June 27, 2024 – Founders Metals Inc. (TSX-V: FDR, OTC: FDMIF, FSE: 9DL0) (“Founders” or the “Company”) announces drill core assay results from its fully-funded 2024 drill program at the Antino Gold Project in southeastern Suriname. This release reports ten drill holes from the Froyo Zone (“Froyo”). Drill hole assays and collar locations are available below as well as on the Company’s website.

New Drilling Highlights at Froyo

  • Vertical Extension of Mineralization by 85 metres (m) at Froyo
    • 24.0 m of 5.06 grams per tonne (g/t) gold (Au) from 280.0 m (24FR067)
    • 11.7 m of 2.37 g/t Au from 252.3 m (24FR067)
    • 10.0 m of 1.06 g/t Au from 247.0 m (24FR066)
    • 2.0 m of 5.47g/t Au from 311.0 m (24FR066)
    • 2.0 m of 5.96 g/t Au from 336.0 m (24FR066)
    • 2.0 m of 7.78 g/t Au from 259.00 m (24FR068)
  • Additional sub-parallel Mineralized Shears Identified in the Hanging Wall of Main Froyo Shear
    • 5.0 m of 3.84 g/t Au from 153.0 m (24FR067)
    • 2.0 m of 5.47 g/t Au from 311.0 m (24FR066)

This new mineralization demonstrates excellent continuity to depth from the previously identified shear-hosted mineralization at Froyo. Drill holes 24FR066 and 24FR067 extend the Froyo Zone by 85 m with intercepts in 24FR067 of 24.0 m of 5.06 g/t Au and 11.7 m of 2.37 g/t Au, highlighting two substantial shears. The intercepts in both drill holes are potentially a deep representation of the Main Froyo Shear but the shallower interval may also correspond to the near-surface gold in the Main Froyo Shear’s hanging wall. Drilling is ongoing to further test and model the continuity of gold mineralization at Froyo. The mineralization at Froyo remains open in all directions.

“We are excited to see Froyo continue growing, with broad intercepts at depth and early indications of a potential new gold-bearing shear further east,” commented Colin Padget, President & CEO of Founders. “The geology suggests that the Froyo Zone comprises multiple NW-striking shears with meaningful gold grades and intercepts. The abundance of gold-bearing structures indicates a robust regional gold system, and we see major potential for further discoveries. Despite rainy-season conditions, our drill team continues to report excellent drilling production, and we are all looking forward to the arrival of our third diamond drill and the start of drilling at Buese next week.”

Table 1: Drilling Results and Highlights at the Froyo Zone

Hole ID From (m) To (m) Core Lengtd* (m) Au (g/t)
24FR057 101.00 105.00 4.00 2.65
and 110.00 116.00 6.00 1.36
and 131.00 136.00 5.00 4.01
and 162.00 164.00 2.00 8.64
24FR058       NSA
24FR059       NSA
24FR060       NSA
24FR061 51.60 57.60 6.00 2.76
24FR062       NSA
24FR063 212.00 216.00 4.00 0.52
24FR066 165.00 170.00 5.00 1.37
and 247.00 257.00 10.00 1.06
and 311.00 313.00 2.00 5.47
and 336.00 338.00 2.00 5.96
24FR067 5.10 14.10 9.00 0.31
and 153.00 158.00 5.00 3.84
and 252.30 264.00 11.70 2.37
and 280.00 304.00 24.00 5.06
24FR068 259.00 261.00 2.00 7.78

*Intervals are estimated to represent 85% or more of true width based on current drill data

Table 2: Drill Hole Locations

Hole ID Easting* (m) Northing* (m) Elevation (m) Azimuth (°) Dip (°) Depth (m)
24FR057 817072.9 400986.1 167.5 341.1 -51.3 250.4
24FR058 817148.5 400727.9 212.7 241.2 -60.6 188.9
24FR059 817164.9 400670.6 216.0 237.5 -58.6 220.9
24FR060 817167.4 400601.2 216.1 240.9 -56.9 200.0
24FR061 817229.8 400676.8 215.2 242.8 -59.6 210.0
24FR062 817503.8 400148.2 202.8 265.6 -46.1 362.2
24FR063 817504.2 400148.2 202.8 264.2 -59.1 374.2
24FR066 817266.0 401105.2 118.0 259.9 -54.5 452.2
24FR067 817244.0 401046.7 149.0 276.9 -51.4 416.3
24FR068 817245.1 401046.5 149 257.9 -57.1 401.2

*The coordinate reference system is WGS 84, UTM zone 21N (EPSG 32621)

Figure 1: Upper Antino Plan Map with Historical Auger Samples

Upper Antino Plan Map with Historical Auger Samples

Figure 2: Plan map of Froyo Gold Zone

Plan map of Froyo Gold Zone

Figure 3: Vertical Section of Froyo Gold Zone

Vertical Section of Froyo Gold Zone

About Founders Metals Inc.­

Founders Metals is a Canadian-based exploration company focused on advancing the Antino Gold Project located in Suriname, South America, in the heart of the Guiana Shield. Antino is 20,000 hectares and has produced over 500,000 ounces of gold from surface and alluvial mining to date1. The Company drilled 10,000 metres in 2023 and is fully financed for drilling in 2024.

1 2022 Technical Report – Antino Project; Suriname, South America. K. Raffle, BSc, P. Geo & Rock Lefrançois, BSc, P.Geo.

Quality Assurance and Control

Results from samples were analyzed at FILAB Suriname, a Bureau Veritas Certified Laboratory in Paramaribo, Suriname (a commercial certified laboratory under ISO 9001:2015). Samples are crushed to 75% passing 2.35 mm screen, riffle split (700 g) and pulverized to 85% passing 88 µm. Samples were analyzed using a 50 g fire assay (50 g aliquot) with an Atomic Absorption (AA) finish. For samples that return assay values over 10.0 grams per tonne (g/t), another cut was taken from the original pulp and fire assayed with a gravimetric finish. Founders Metals inserts blanks and certified reference standards in the sample sequence for quality control. External QA-QC checks are performed at ALS Global Laboratories (Geochemistry Division) in Lima, Peru (an ISO/IEC 17025:2017 accredited facility).  A secure chain of custody is maintained in transporting and storing of all samples. Drill intervals with visible gold are assayed using metallic screening. Rock chip samples from outcrop/bedrock are selective by nature and may not be representative of the mineralization hosted on the project.

Qualified Persons

The technical content of this news release has been reviewed and approved by Michael Dufresne, M.Sc., P.Geol., P.Geo., a qualified person as defined by National Instrument 43-101.


Per: "Colin Padget"

Colin Padget
President, Chief Executive Officer, and Director

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