TSX-V: SAO

Kelowna, British Columbia, March  5, 2021 – SOUTH ATLANTIC GOLD INC. (TSX-V: SAO) (“South Atlantic” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce it has received additional assay results from both the Igrejinha and Coelho-Queimadas Target areas at the Pedra Branca Project, Brazil.

Assay Highlights:

  • Igrejinha Target results included:
    • Reverse Circulation (“RC”) Drill hole PB-RC-007 intercepted 1 meter (“m”) grading 2.37 grams per tonne (“g/t”) gold (“Au”) from 3 m depth
    • RC Drill hole PB-RC-051 intercepted 1 m grading 7.42 g/t Au, from 14 m depth
    • RC Drill hole PB-RC-003B intercepted 1 m grading 3.87 g/t Au, from 10 m
  • Coelho-Queimadas Target results included:
    • Diamond Drill hole FC-QG-004 intercepted 3 m grading 1.51 g/t Au (including 1 m at 2.08 g/t Au) from 52 m depth
    • RC Drill hole PB-RC-016 intercepted 1 m grading 2.97 g/t Au from 18 m in depth
    • RC Drill hole PB-RC-024 intercepted 5 m grading 1.70 g/t Au was intercepted from 8 m depth (including 1 m at 4.78 g/t Au)
    • RC Drill hole PB-RC-0029 intercepted 2 m grading 1.33 g/t Au from 37 m depth
    • RC Drill hole PB-RC-0043 intercepted 2 m grading 2.93 g/t Au (including 1 m at 4.45 g/t Au) from 4 m depth. This same drill hole intersected 1 m grading 4.25 g/t Au from 14 m depth
    • RC Drill hole PB-RC-044 intersected 1 m grading 3.34 g/t Au from 13 m depth
    • Trench sample PB-TR-036 returned 1 m grading 2.23 g/t Au

Marcelo Batelochi, Senior Exploration Manager stated “Today’s assay results are very significant, not only are they from shallow RC drilling and trenching, these results also demonstrate the extension of the mineralized trends at Pedra Branca. To date, mineralization has been intersected in three of every four drill holes drilled. We are now turning our attention to the geologic and resource modeling and our current expected goal is to define a mineral resource at the Pedra Branca Project.”

The phase I exploration program is progressing well. To date, a total of 190 holes comprised of 4,282 m of RC drilling and 8,914m of Diamond Drilling have been completed at the Pedra Branca Project. All of the drill holes have been shallow in nature with a maximum depth of 250 m for diamond drill holes and 60 m for the RC holes.

QA/QC PROCEDURES

The assays follow Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) procedures that included the insertion of standards, blanks and duplicate samples, sent to the lab along with the samples.

All samples were analyzed at either SGS GEOSOL Laboratórios Ltda in Minas Gerais, Brazil, or ALS Brasil Limitada in Minas Gerais, Brazil. Both contracted laboratories follow the same procedures for sample preparation and chemical analysis, described below. In the laboratory, each ±2 kg sample is recorded, dried for 8 to 12 hours, crushed to 70% <2mm (-10 #) split to obtain approximately 250g and the 250g sub-samples are pulverized to P85 74 microns (-200 #).

Gold analysis is carried out using fire assay comprising three stages: Fusion, Cupellation and Analysis.  

Samples with a gold fire assay equal to or higher than 10.0 g/t Au are re-analyzed by a screen-metallic method. Base metal assays are first determined by ICP-OES (Inductive Coupled Plasma-Optical Emission Spectroscopy). Analyses of ore elements that exceed the method’s upper limits are re-analyzed by appropriate ore-grade methods.

About South Atlantic Gold

South Atlantic Gold is an exploration company engaged in acquiring and advancing mineral properties located in the Americas. The Company’s principal BC asset is the wholly-owned 4,056-hectare Big Kidd property, located near Aspen Grove, BC. Our Brazilian flagship asset is our option to acquire the Pedra Branca project, located 280 km southwest of Fortaleza, Ceara State, Brazil. South Atlantic Gold is focused on creating value for its shareholders by engaging in the development and acquisition of high-quality mineral assets located in stable and mining friendly jurisdictions. South Atlantic Gold’s is based in Kelowna, British Columbia, and is listed on the TSX-V under the symbol “SAO.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD

Douglas Meirelles, President and CEO

For more information regarding this news release, please contact:

Douglas Meirelles, President and CEO

Anne Hite, Vice President, Investor Relations

T: 250-762-5777

Email: ir@southatlanticgold.com

Qualified Person

The scientific and technical information that forms the basis for parts of this press release was reviewed and approved by Marcelo Antonio Batelochi (P.Geo.), MAUSIMM (CP), the Company’s Exploration Manager who is a Qualified Person “(QP”) as defined by National Instrument 43-101.

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This news release contains statements that constitute “forward-looking Information”, as such term is used in applicable Canadian securities laws.  Such forward-looking information involves known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the Company’s actual results, performance or achievements, or developments in the industry to differ materially from the anticipated results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking information. Forward-looking information includes statements that are not historical facts and are generally, but not always, identified by the words “expects,” “plans,” “anticipates,” “believes,” “intends,” “estimates,” “projects,” “potential” and similar expressions, or that events or conditions “will,” “would,” “may,” “could” or “should” occur.

Although the Company believes the forward-looking information contained in this news release is reasonable based on information available on the date hereof, by its nature forward-looking information involves assumptions and known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause our actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements, or other future events, to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking information. There can be no assurance that the Fundamental Acquisition will be completed as proposed or at all.

Examples of such assumptions, risks and uncertainties include, without limitation, assumptions, risks and uncertainties associated with general economic conditions; the Covid-19 pandemic; adverse industry events; the receipt of required regulatory approvals and the timing of such approvals; that the Company maintains good relationships with the communities in which it operates or proposes to operate, future legislative and regulatory developments in the mining sector; the Company’s ability to access sufficient capital from internal and external sources, and/or inability to access sufficient capital on favorable terms; mining industry and markets in Canada and generally; the ability of the Company to implement its business strategies; competition; the risk that any of the assumptions prove not to be valid or reliable, which could result in delays, or cessation in planned work, risks associated with the interpretation of data, the geology, grade and continuity of mineral deposits, the possibility that results will not be consistent with the Company’s expectations, as well as other assumptions risks and uncertainties applicable to mineral exploration and development activities and to the Company, including as set forth in the Company’s public disclosure documents filed on the SEDAR website at www.sedar.com.

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