Fronteer Gold Inc.
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Fronteer Gold Inc.

July 18, 2005 13:28 ET

Fronteer Discovers New Gold Zone at Kirazli, Western Turkey

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - July 18, 2005) - Fronteer (TSX:FRG)(AMEX:FRG) has intersected a new zone of high grade gold mineralization, which has unlocked the depth potential of the Kirazli Project.

Drill Hole KD-31, which is sixty metres away from the nearest hole, returned 5.70 g/t gold over 51.2 metres including 16.62 g/t gold over 15.3 metres. This drill hole ended in gold mineralization grading 2.0 g/t gold at a depth of 156.3 metres.

This new discovery is important because it suggests that a deeper zone of economically significant mineralization may underlie the near surface gold system that Fronteer has been drilling over the past 6 months.

Other new results from the near surface oxide gold system include:

- Drill hole KD-30, intersected 2.59 g/t gold over 48 metres including 8.09 g/t gold over 12.6 metres.

- Drill hole KD-23, intersected 1.37 g/t gold over 98.0 metres including 14.1 g/t gold over 6.8 metres.

- Drill hole KD-29, intersected 0.88 g/t gold over 49.4 metres including 1.48 g/t over 8.5 metres.

- Drill hole KD-26, intersected 1.66 g/t gold over 47.2 metres including 5.05 g/t gold over 9.2 metres.

For detailed drill results please see the table below. For a map of the drill hole locations, please use the following URL: http://www.fronteergroup.com/i/IR/Kirazlimap05-18.jpg

Based on our interpretation, the orientation of the high grade mineralization is sub-horizontal with true widths estimated at approximately 90% of reported intervals.

Fronteer anticipates completing the current 6,000 metre drill program at Kirazli by September 2005. Geological models for the resource area are currently being constructed as a basis for a 43-101 compliant resource estimate to be completed by the year end.

The Kirazli Gold Property is one of two gold properties in western Turkey that are under option to Fronteer from Teck Cominco Arama ve Madencilik Sanayi Ticaret A.S. The other property is called Agi Dagi, which is currently being advanced through a 8,000 metre drill program.

The Company also has four exploration crews working in Chiapas, Mexico advancing twelve, 100% Fronteer owned gold projects.

In addition, Fronteer has a controlling 52% interest in an outstanding uranium district in Labrador, which ranks among the best in North America for its potential to host open pittable, bulk tonnage uranium deposits. A CAD $5.0 million exploration program in Labrador is currently underway.



KIRAZLI DRILL HOLES
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Hole ID From (m) To (m) Interval (m) Gold (g/t)
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KD-17 77.35 92.8 15.45 0.48
incl 86.9 90.1 3.2 0.95

KD-19 NSV

KD-20 57 65.9 8.9 0.97
and 75.5 100.4 24.9 0.45

KD-23 52 150 98 1.37
incl 53 59.8 6.8 14.1
and 90.8 98.7 7.9 0.55
and 122.6 144.6 22 0.63

KD-25 60.05 87.05 27 0.51

KD-26 1.5 12 10.5 1.24
and 37.4 84.6 47.2 1.66
incl 37.4 51.5 14.1 3.92
incl 41.5 50.7 9.2 5.05

KD-27 101.3 154.5 53.2 0.62
incl 119.5 124.15 4.65 1.78

KD-28 47.7 113.2 65.5 0.53
incl 49 51.2 2.2 1.99
incl 52.8 61.45 8.65 0.72

KD-29 33.5 179 145.5 0.59
incl 35.6 85.0 49.4 0.88
incl 43 55.5 12.5 1.31
incl 47.8 55.5 7.7 1.58

KD-30 9.0 79.8 70.8 1.83
incl 21.3 69.3 48 2.59
incl 44.3 64.6 20.3 5.29
incl 47.3 59.9 12.6 8.09
incl 49.3 56.0 6.7 13.84
incl 50.3 52.3 2 32.3

KD-31 107.8 159 51.2 5.71
incl 125 159 34 8.38
incl 141 156.3 15.3 16.62
incl 148.4 156.3 7.9 28.26
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Assay results have been prepared under the guidance of Mr. Ian Cunningham-Dunlop P.Geo, who is designated as a Qualified Person with the ability and authority to verify the authenticity of and validity of this data. All samples were analyzed by ALS Chemex, North Vancouver, BC, using ICP-AES and fire assay.

This News Release includes certain "forward looking statements" within the meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Without limitation, statements regarding potential mineralization and resources, exploration results, and future plans and objectives of the Company are forward looking statements that involve various degrees of risk. The following are important factors that could cause Fronteer's actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward looking statements: changes in the world wide price of mineral commodities, general market conditions, risks inherent in mineral exploration, risks associated with development, construction and mining operations, the uncertainty of future profitability and the uncertainty of access to additional capital.

Contact Information

  • Fronteer Development Group Inc.
    Mark O'Dea
    President & CEO
    (604) 632-4677 or Toll Free: 1-877-632-4677
    or
    Fronteer Development Group Inc.
    Rick Valenta
    VP Exploration & COO
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    or
    Fronteer Development Group Inc.
    Sean Tetzlaff
    CFO & Corporate Secretary
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