Medgold Resources Corp. (TSXV:MED) (the “Company” or “Medgold”) is pleased to announce that Fortuna Silver Mines Inc. (NYSE:FSM)(TSX:FVI) (“Fortuna”) has completed its warrant exercise by purchasing 10m shares of Medgold at CAD $0.15 each, for total proceeds of CAD $1.5 million. Fortuna now owns 23.97% of Medgold shares. Medgold will use the proceeds to extend the Strategic Alliance in Serbia for a further 12 months with 80% of the proceeds being used for country-wide target generative exploration and the balance for working capital. Medgold has also granted Fortuna the right to option a second project generated by Medgold’s regional exploration work. Fortuna can earn up to 70% of each project by spending USD $8m on each project.

Dan James, President of Medgold, commented: “We are very pleased to see Fortuna exercise their warrants. To date, they’ve invested C$3-million and have just become our largest shareholder. We’ve been working with Fortuna for about a year and we have established a strong working relationship with their technical team. The new investment underlines their confidence in Medgold’s ability to generate quality targets. As our field programs identify new projects in Serbia, we have a well-financed partner to help us progress through the next exploration stages. We are excited about the future prospects for the Tlamino Project, which was identified through our target generation work. We recently cut a series of very high-grade channel results at Tlamino including a best result of 40 m of 8.32 g/t Au and 193 g/t Ag. We look forward to another year of building on our early successes in Serbia.”

Fortuna Strategic Alliance

Medgold and Fortuna have signed an amendment to the Strategic Alliance announced by Medgold on June 13th, 2016. Fortuna now has the right to enter into separate option agreements to earn up to a 70% interest in two geological target areas (each a “Selected Property”) identified by Medgold’s generative work. Fortuna can earn a 51% stake in each Selected Property by spending USD $3.0 million on each Selected Property over three years. Once it has earned 51%, Fortuna can elect to form a 51:49 joint venture with Medgold to further develop the Selected Property; or can elect to earn an additional 19% interest in the Selected Property by spending an additional USD $5.0 million in qualified expenditures and completing a Preliminary Economic Assessment on the Selected Property.

The Tlamino Gold Project

The Tlamino Gold Project is located in southern Serbia, and includes two historical showings: Liska and Barje. Both showings are associated with a regional east-west striking detachment fault, which in the vicinity of these showings has been overlain by conglomerates. Mineralization is located at the contact of the basement metamorphic rocks and the base of the conglomerate cover. Liska, located approximately 1.5 km to the southwest of Barje, was drilled in the 1970s by Yugoslav state companies, and a lensoid-shaped mineralized volume of rock with 1-2 % combined Pb & Zn was found to strike NE towards Barje. The mineralization at Liska is located at the base of the conglomerate and parallel to the slope of the detachment fault. Liska was found to contain little precious metals. At Barje, base metal contents are lower, but precious metals are found in much higher concentrations. The area between the two showings is overlain by a thin conglomerate cover likely in the range of 50 – 100 m in thickness, and Medgold considers the exploration potential under the conglomerate, between the two showings, to be excellent.

After identifying the project in the fall 2016, Medgold completed a series of saw-cut surface channel samples over the outcrop at Barje, where approximately 70 m x 25 m of mineralized tectonic breccia is exposed on surface at the edge of the conglomerate cover. A total of 132 linear samples of 1 m in length by approximately 8 cm in width and 4 cm in depth, were collected from 7 channels, designed to test as large an areal extent of the outcrop as possible. Three channels were cut across the outcrop in an east-west direction, while 4 channels were cut across the outcrop in a general north-south direction. Gold assays ranged from 0.78 g/t Au to 132.5 g/t Au, with an average grade of 8.11 g/t Au and a median grade of 4.74 g/t Au. Silver concentrations ranged from 10.3 g/t Ag to 2110 g/t Ag, with an average grade of 210.6 g/t Ag and a median grade of 111.5 g/t Ag.

Applying a top-cut of 31.104 g/t Au (affects 4 / 132 samples) and 700 g/t Ag (affects 6 / 132 samples), the channel length-weighted assay averages are summarized as follows:

Channel Orientation Length (m) Au (g/t) Ag (g/t) AuEq (g/t)* Pb (%) Zn (%)