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Fury Gold Mines begins step-out drilling at Eau Claire Project

Nov 26, 2020

Fury Gold Mines Limited has commenced the exploration phase of its ongoing 50,000-metre drill program at its 100% owned Eau Claire project located in the Eeyou Istchee Territory in the James Bay region of Quebec. This phase of the drill program is designed to test a one-kilometre (km) down plunge extension of the Eau Claire deposit with the goal of significantly expanding the existing resource.

"We are continually identifying additional targets at the Eau Claire project, revealing increased potential along the deposit trend as our technical team refines these opportunites. The infill drill program has progressed to hole three, following encouraging performance and observations made on the first two holes. We look forward to receiving assay results, which are expected in the new year. The next few quarters will be very exciting for shareholders as we anticipate steady exploration results, demonstrate the potential of the Eau Claire asset package and convert on our initial growth strategies for Fury.

"Further updates on our Homestake Ridge targeting and Committee Bay exploration programs will follow in the coming months as we plan for a considerable year of large-scale exploration and development."

Eau Claire Exploration Drill Program

Approximately 12,000 metres have been allocated to the extension drill program to test a one-kilometre down plunge extension of the Eau Claire deposit. The first holes to be drilled are situated between 500 and 700 metres down plunge from the limit of the existing resource and between 400 and 700 metres down dip from the nearest historical drill hole. This target area is defined by the intersection of the mineralized Eau Claire and Snake Lake structures, as imaged in the recently acquired gradient array induced polarization survey, and provides a similar structural geometry that defines high-grade mineralization at the Eau Claire deposit (Figure 2).

A Message from Michael Henrichsen, SVP, Exploration

"We are excited to begin the exploration phase of our drill program at the Eau Claire project. By taking aggressive step-outs early we are looking to rapidly expand the deposit footprint and move towards a significant resource update. In addition, continued targeting along the 7km deposit trend is providing Fury with opportunities to discover significant new bodies of mineralization as we begin to tap into the geological potential of our land package."

Deposit Trend Targeting Update

Targeting along the deposit trend has focused on integrating Fury's recently acquired gradient array induced polarization data along with a newly inverted 3D magnetic survey, surface geology and surface geochemistry results. A major advancement in the targeting effort shows magnetic gradients imaging major structural breaks where there are numerous occurrences of surface gold mineralization (Figure 3). In addition, the imaged magnetic gradients are largely coincident with interpreted structures imaged from the gradient array induced polarization survey.

One significant target that Fury is advancing to drill stage is at the intersection of the mineralized Eau Claire deposit and the South Tonalite structures (Figure 3). This structural intersection occurs between approximately 300 and 500 metres in depth and has not yet been drilled. It is characterized by the following: 1) actinolite - tourmaline alteration in basalts with associated felsic dykes at the tonalite margin of the Eau Claire deposit structure with surface grab samples up to 2.6 g/t gold; and 2) quartz - tourmaline veining in basalts and sediments with associated felsic dykes along the South Tonalite structure with grab samples up to 7.8 g/t gold.

Additional gradient array induced polarization data collected has highlighted a structural intersection at the eastern margin of the Snake Lake mineralized structure (Figure 2). This zone of structural intersections demonstrates the potential to target high-grade mineralization along the Snake Lake corridor, which has seen limited historical drilling. Fury's technical team is advancing toward defining the potential plunge directions and high-grade target areas of the observed structural intersections.

Image removed.Figure 1: Illustrates targets that will test a one-kilometre down plunge extension of the Eau Claire deposit. These target areas were derived from structural geometries associated with newly acquired gradient array IP data as well geological and geochemical information obtained up-dip from the target zones.

Image removed.Figure 2: Illustrates newly defined structural intersections to the north of the Snake Lake mineralized structure as well the convergence of the Eau Claire and South Tonalite structures. Together these structural intersections provide Fury with two new target zones.

Image removed.Figure 3: Illustrates the results of a newly inverted 3D magnetic survey that demonstrates that numerous major gold bearing structures are coincident with magnetic gradients. This represents a major advancement in targeting as it allows Fury to image these structures and their intersections at depth, as depictd by the dashed red ellipse.

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