MAWSON drills further high-grade gold at Joki East in Finland

Intersects 1.6 metres @ 19.2 g/t gold

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(PresseBox) - Mawson Gold Limited (?Mawson? or the ?Company?) (TSX: MAW) (Frankfurt: MXR) (PINKSHEETS: MWSNF - is pleased to announce it has drill intersected further high-grade gold at the Joki East prospect at the 100% owned Rajapalot Project in Finland. Joki East is located 1,600 metres north-east of the Raja resource area and is permitted for year-round drill access (Figure 1).

Key points:

PAL0242 returned 6 metres (at) 19.2 g/t gold from 155.0 metres and was drilled 27 metres north east of PAL0241, the discovery hole at Joki East, that intersected 1.6 metres (at) 28.3 g/t gold from 168.6 metres (News Release 10 November, 2020). PAL0242 is the most easterly hole on the up-plunge drill section drilled to date at Joki East (Figure 1);

A total of eight drill holes have been completed at Joki East. Visible gold has been identified in 4 of the 8 drill holes, including PAL0241 and PAL0242.

Mr. Hudson, Chairman and CEO, states: "Finland continues to deliver in our ongoing drill programs.

In total, 11 diamond drill holes for 2,344.6 metres were completed during the autumn program, as initially announced on September 23, 2020. This included eight holes at Joki East (PAL0240-247) for 2,084.7 metres, while 2 holes (PAL0237-238) for 218.2 metres were also drilled at Hirvimaa. PAL0239 was abandoned at 41.7 metres at Joki East and redrilled as PAL0240. Drilling was targeted using the inferred location of the stratigraphic host to the gold-cobalt mineralization, combined with base-of-till drill hole gold anomalies, conductors first recognized in airborne electromagnetic (?VTEMplus?), and then followed up by ground EM surveys (Figure 1).

PAL0242 (1.6 metres (at) 19.2 g/t gold from 155 metres within a broader interval of 2.6 metres (at) 12.3 g/t gold from 154.0 metres) was drilled 30 metres north east of PAL0241(1.6 metres (at) 28.3 g/t gold) from 168.6 metres. r, with 4 rigs in total to be mobilized in late December 2020-early January 2021. Further drill results will be released as they become available. Electromagnetic (?EM?) geophysical surveys remain in progress, covering the entire 2 kilometre trend at Joki East and other prospective areas (Figure 1).

The host rocks to the gold mineralization at Joki East are similar to mineralization observed 1.6 kilometres to the west at the Raja and Palokas resource areas, and comprise sulphides (pyrrhotite>>pyrite) with biotite-albite schists and Mg-Fe amphibole-biotite-chlorite rocks +/- scheelite. Veining and fracture fill minerals include pyrrhotite, pyrite and minor chalcopyrite (+/- quartz, visible gold). Retrograde chlorite after amphibole and vein-controlled chlorite-biotite are also present. Altered rocks enclosing the mineralized package contain locally minor talc.

One drill rig from Nivalan Timanttikairaus Oy with water recirculation and drill cuttings collection systems was used in the drill program. Core diameter is NQ2 (50.7 mm). Core recoveries are excellent and average close to 100% in fresh rock. After photographing and logging in Mawson?s Rovaniemi facilities, core intervals averaging 1 metre for mineralized samples and 2 metres for barren samples are cut in half at the Geological Survey of Finland (GTK) core facilities in Rovaniemi, Finland. The remaining half core is retained for verification and reference purposes. Analytical samples are transported by commercial transport from site to the CRS Minlab Oy facility in Kempele, Finland. Samples were prepared and analyzed for gold using the PAL1000 technique which involves grinding the sample in steel pots with abrasive media in the presence of cyanide, followed by measuring the gold in solution with flame AAS equipment. Samples for multi-element analysis (including cobalt) are pulped at CRS Minlab, then transported by air to the MSA labs in Vancouver, Canada and analyzed using four acid digest ICP-MS methods. The QA/QC program of Mawson consists of the systematic insertion of certified standards of known gold content, duplicate samples by quartering the core, and blanks the within interpreted mineralized rock. In addition, CRS inserts blanks and standards into the analytical process.

Tables 1?2 provide collar and assay data. Assuming a predominant stratabound control, the true thickness of the mineralized interval is interpreted to be approximately 90% of the sampled thickness. Gold-only intersections are reported with a lower-cut of 0.5

All maps have been created within the KKJ3/Finland Uniform Coordinate System (EPSG:2393).

NI 43-101 Technical Report: On September 14, 2020, an updated resource estimation was completed by Rodney Webster of AMC of Melbourne, Australia, and Dr. Kurt Simon Forrester of Arn Perspective of Surrey, England. Each of Mr. Webster and Dr. Forrester are independent ?qualified persons? as defined by NI 43-101. The NI 43-101 technical report is entitled ?Rajapalot Property Mineral Resource Estimate NI 43-101 Technical Report? and dated September 14, 2020 (the ?Updated Technical Report?). The Updated Technical Report may be found on the Company?s website atwww.mawsongold.comor under the Company?s profile on SEDAR Readers are encouraged to read the entire Updated Technical Report.

Qualified Person

Dr. Nick Cook (FAusIMM), Chief Geologist for the Company, is a qualified person as defined by National Instrument 43-101 ? Standards of Disclosure or Mineral Projects and has prepared or reviewed the preparation of the scientific and technical information in this press release.


Mawson Gold Limited is an exploration and development company. Mawson has distinguished itself as a leading Nordic Arctic exploration company with a focus on the flagship Rajapalot gold-cobalt project in Finland. More recently it has acquired three significant epizonal goldfields with a large tenement portfolio of 471 sq km in the Victorian Goldfields of Australia, which provides a strategic and diversified portfolio of high-quality gold exploration assets in two safe jurisdictions. The Company will have nine drill rigs turning in four global gold projects during the remainder of 2020.

On behalf of the Board,

"Michael Hudson"

Michael Hudson, Chairman & CEO

Further Information

1305 ? 1090 West Georgia St., Vancouver, BC, V6E 3V7

Mariana Bermudez (Canada), Corporate Secretary, +1 (604) 685 9316, info(at)

In Europe:

Swiss Resource Capital AG

Jochen Staiger


Forward-Looking Statement

This news release contains forward-looking statements or forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable securities laws (collectively, "forward-looking statements"). All statements herein, other than statements of historical fact, are forward-looking statements. Although Mawson believes that such statements are reasonable, it can give no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct. Forward-looking statements are typically identified by words such as: believe, expect, anticipate, intend, estimate, postulate, and similar expressions, or are those, which, by their nature, refer to future events. Mawson cautions investors that any forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future results or performance, and that actual results may differ materially from those in forward-looking statements as a result of various factors, including, but not limited to, timing and successful completion of planned drill programs and results varying from expectations, delays in obtaining results, the Company?s expectations to find additional resource areas and expand the Sept 2020 Mineral Resource in Finland, capital and other costs varying significantly from estimates, changes in world metal markets, changes in equity markets, the potential impact of epidemics, pandemics or other public health crises, including the current outbreak of the novel coronavirus known as COVID-19 on the Company?s business, planned drill programs and results varying from expectations, delays in obtaining results, equipment failure, unexpected geological conditions, local community relations, dealings with non-governmental organizations, delays in operations due to permit grants, environmental and safety risks, and other risks and uncertainties disclosed under the heading "Risk Factors" in Mawson''s most recent Annual Information Form filed on Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which it is made and, except as may be required by applicable securities laws, Mawson disclaims any intent or obligation to update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or results or otherwise.

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Date: 11/20/2020 - 04:44
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