Freegold Extends High-Grade Mineralization at Rob with 2.4 m of 62 g/t Gold in First Step-Out Hole



    VANCOUVER, Sept. 8 /CNW/ - Freegold Ventures Limited (TSX: ITF, OTCBB:
FGOVF, Frankfurt: FR4) is pleased to announce that its first step-out hole has
continued to intersect high-grade, gold mineralization along the Grey Lead
vein at its 100% controlled Rob property.
    Freegold's first core hole of the 2008 season, hole 18, was designed to
test the strike extent of the high-grade gold mineralization intersected in
all eight drill holes into the Grey Lead vein last year. Hole 18 was drilled
at an angle of 45 degrees to the east and intersected the approximately
55 degree western dipping quartz vein roughly 50 feet below surface. The
sulphide bearing vein at this location was hosted within a sericite altered
granodiorite, and had an approximate true width of 7.9 feet grading
1.81 oz/ton (2.4 m grading 62 g/t), including a higher grade 1.7 foot section
grading 5.4 oz/ton (0.5 m grading 184.0 g/t). Assays received to date from the
select vein intervals sent for rush analysis are shown below:

    
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     From            To           Interval        Gold Grade      Gold Grade
    (foot)         (foot)          (feet)          (g/tonne)       (oz/ton)
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    73.5            75.3             1.8             26.8             0.78
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    75.3            77.0             1.7            184.0             5.37
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    77.0            79.5             2.5             24.7             0.72
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    79.5            80.7             1.2             42.0             1.23
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    80.7            81.4             0.7             22.8             0.67
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                               ----------------------------------------------
                                     7.9            61.92             1.81
                               ----------------------------------------------
    

    Hole 18 is a 100 foot southern step-out from holes 6 and 7, and a
250 foot southern step-out from holes 12-17 (which returned true width
intervals as high as 13.0 feet grading 0.84 oz/ton (4.0 m grading 29 g/t) and
13.5 feet grading 0.59 oz/ton (4.1 m grading 20.1 g/t). While the gold in hole
18 appears to be hosted within a single discrete vein, subsequent holes 19 and
20, drilled from the same pad and at angles of -75 degrees and -90 degrees
(vertical) have encountered the main Grey Lead vein along with numerous other
veins within the hanging wall that may either represent stacked veins, or
possibly eastern dipping off-shoots off the main vein. Select samples of vein
material from both of these holes have been sent for rush assay.
    Freegold is currently wrapping up its drilling on the Grey Lead vein,
with a total of 12 holes drilled from 6 different pad locations that are
designed to further test the strike and depth extension of the high-grade,
near surface gold mineralization intersected in last year's program. In
addition to further tracing the Grey Lead vein along surface, prospecting and
sampling in the Grey Lead area has also identified two parallel gold-bearing
veins to the east, suggesting that the Grey Lead vein may be one of a series
of veins, comparable to the multiple vein system which is currently being
mined at the nearby Pogo Mine.
    Assay results cited herein were based on drill core collected by Avalon
Development Corporation, consultants to Freegold, under the supervision of
Curt Freeman, MS., PGeo, Qualified Person as defined by NI 43-101. All samples
are shipped to ALS Chemex at its Fairbanks Preparation Laboratory for pulping.
Pulps are shipped to ALS Chemex Laboratories in Reno, NV for gold analysis
using fire assay with an AA finish. Multi-element analysis using ICP-AES with
aqua regia digestion are done by ALS Chemex in Vancouver, B.C.

    Change of Head Office Location

    Freegold also wishes to announce that it has moved into a new head office
location. Effective immediately its new corporate address is Suite 507 - 1540
West 2nd Avenue, Vancouver, BC, Canada, V6J 1H2.
    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 Mine. 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     For further information:
                                            Mark Feeney - Investor Relations
    "Steve Manz"                            1.604.786.2587
    Steve Manz, President and C.E.O.        mfeeney@freegoldventures.com
    

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For further information:

For further information: Mark Feeney - Investor Relations, (604)
786-2587, mfeeney@freegoldventures.com


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