This web site contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Canadian securities legislation (the “Forward-looking Statements”), including with respect to the Company’s plans, including exploration and drill programs at the Company’s Queensway Project in Newfoundland, to assay results from this program, interpretation of results from the drilling program including assay results, the discovery of zones of high-grade gold mineralization, follow-up step-out drilling, funding of the drilling program, and the merits of the Queensway Project. Although the Company believes that such statements are reasonable, it can give no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct. Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical facts; they are generally, but not always, identified by the words “expects,” “plans,” “anticipates,” “believes,” “intends,” “estimates,” “projects,” “aims,” “potential,” “goal,” “objective,” “prospective,” and similar expressions, or that events or conditions “will,” “would,” “may,” “can,” “could” or “should” occur, or are those statements, which, by their nature, refer to future events. The Company cautions that forward-looking statements are based on the beliefs, estimates and opinions of the Company’s management on the date the statements are made and they involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Consequently, there can be no assurances that such statements will prove to be accurate and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements.
Important factors that could cause future results to differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements include uncertainties related to fluctuations in gold and other commodity prices, uncertainties inherent in the exploration of mineral properties, risks associated with the interpretation of assay results and the drilling program, and the impact and progression of the COVID-19 pandemic and other risk factors set forth in the Company’s final prospectus dated July 27, 2021 under the heading “Risk Factors”. The reader is urged to refer to the Company’s prospectus and other filings, publicly available through the Canadian Securities Administrators’ System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval (SEDAR) at www.sedar.com for a more complete discussion of such risk factors and their potential effects. Except to the extent required by applicable securities laws and the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange, the Company undertakes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements if management’s beliefs, estimates or opinions, or other factors, should change. New factors emerge from time to time, and it is not possible for the Company to predict all of them or assess the impact of each such factor or the extent to which any factor, or combination of factors, may cause results to differ materially from those contained in any Forward-looking Statement. Any Forward-looking Statements contained in this web site are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement.
Information of a scientific nature related to the Queensway Project included on this website is based on the NI 43-101 Technical Report for the Queensway Project, Newfoundland, Canada, dated February 16, 2023, with an effective date of January 24, 2023 (the “Queensway Report”), prepared by D. Roy Eccles, M.Sc., P. Geol. P. Geo. of APEX Geoscience Ltd. who is an independent qualified person under NI 43-101.
Greg Matheson, P.Geo., the Chief Operating Officer of the Company, and a qualified person pursuant to NI 43-101, has reviewed and approved the scientific and technical information contain in this web site. Mr. Matheson has verified the data disclosed herein, including sampling, analytical and test data underlying the technical information contained herein. True widths of the new exploration intercepts in this web site are uncertain. Host structures along the Appleton Fault Zone are generally interpreted to be steeply dipping and true widths are estimated to be 85% to 95% of reported widths at Keats, 80% to 90% at Lotto, 70% to 90% at Golden Joint, 65% to 75% at Dome, unknown at Cokes, 85% to 95% at Road, unknown at Little-Powerline, and unknown at Knob. Intervals are calculated at a 1 g/t Au cut-off grade; grades have not been capped in the averaging.
Composite intervals reported carry a minimum weighted average of 1 g/t Au diluted over a minimum core length of 2m. Included high-grade intercepts are reported as any consecutive interval with grades greater than 10 g/t Au. Grades have not been capped in the averaging and intervals are reported as drill thickness. All HQ split core assays reported were obtained by either complete sample metallic screen/fire assay or standard 30-gram fire-assaying with ICP finish at ALS Minerals in Vancouver, British Columbia or by entire sample screened metallic screen fire assay at Eastern Analytical in Springdale, Newfoundland. The whole sample metallic screen assay method is selected by the geologist when samples contain coarse gold or any samples displaying gold initial fire assay values greater than 1.0 g/t Au. Any samples that returned over-limit values (>100 g/t silver) were analyzed with the Ag- OG62 procedure (Ag by HF-HNO3 -HClO4 digestion with HCl leach, ICP-AES or AAS finish). Drill program design, Quality Assurance/Quality Control and interpretation of results is performed by qualified persons employing a Quality Assurance/Quality Control program consistent with industry best practices. Standards and blanks are included with every 20 samples for Quality Assurance/Quality Control purposes by the Company as well as the lab. Approximately 3% of sample pulps are sent to secondary laboratories for check assays. The Company has not completed any economic evaluations of its Queensway Project, the Queensway Project does not have any mineral resources or reserves, and utilization of terms such as “calculated” and “cut-off” should not be interpreted to imply that the Company has completed any economic evaluation or that it has any mineral resources or reserves.
While the information contained in this web site is believed to be accurate, New Found Gold expressly disclaims any and all liability for any losses, claims or damages of whatsoever kind based upon the information contained in, or omissions from, this web site or any oral communication transmitted in connection therewith. In addition, none of the statements contained in this web site are intended to be, nor shall be deemed to be, representations or warranties of the Company. Where the information is from third-party sources, the information is from sources believed to be reliable, but the Company has not independently verified any of such information contained herein.
This web site is not, and under no circumstances is to be construed as, a prospectus, an offering memorandum, an advertisement or a public offering of securities. Under no circumstances should the information contained herein be considered an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any securities.