Fronteer Gold Inc.

Fronteer Gold Inc.

March 03, 2005 16:04 ET

Fronteer Starts 13,000 Metre Drill Program in Western Turkey


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FOR: FRONTEER DEVELOPMENT GROUP INC.

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MARCH 3, 2005 - 16:04 ET

Fronteer Starts 13,000 Metre Drill Program in Western
Turkey

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - March 3, 2005) - Fronteer
Development Group Inc. (TSX:FRG)(OTCBB:FTDGF)(FWB:FRR) announced today
that it has commenced a 13,000 metre drilling program on its Agi Dagi
and Kirazli gold projects in western Turkey. There are currently five
drills turning on the two properties with a sixth drill scheduled to
arrive at the end of March.

Fronteer anticipates completing the program by September 2005 with the
goal of advancing both properties to the resource definition stage by
year end.

Kirazli Project - A 5,000 metre drill program using 3 rigs will focus on:

- Grid drilling extensions of the high grade zone intersected by
Fronteer in 2004. Fronteer drilled three holes on Kirazli (800 metres)
in 2004 with results of up to 12.2 g/t gold over 39.4 metres.

- Step out drilling along the axis of the hill to identify new parallel
zones of high grade gold mineralization.

- Deeper drilling to test the bulk tonnage potential of the underlying
sulfide gold zone.

Agi Dagi Project - An 8,000 metre drill program using three rigs that
will focus on:

- Infill drilling the Deli Gold Zone which intersected near surface
oxide gold mineralization last year in thirteen widely spaced drill
holes.

- Step out drilling to test for extension of the Deli Gold Zone, which
is currently open to the west, north, east and southeast.

- Testing new targets on the Agi Dagi property. For example, a new
target called Ayitepe is located 500 metres north-west of the Baba zone.
In 2004, Hole AD-107 tested this target and intersected 0.52 g/t gold
over 41.1m demonstrating its potential to be a third significant gold
zone on the property.

The program outlined above is a critical step towards deposit definition
and value creation, and reflects the confidence Fronteer has in the
potential of its growing Turkish property portfolio.

For a table of 2004 drill results from the Kirazli Property and the Deli
Zone on the Agi Dagi Property please follow the link at:
www.fronteergroup.com/i/IR/FN05-08Assays.pdf

FRONTEER ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Fronteer is also pleased to announce the promotion of Dr Rick Valenta to
the position of Chief Operating Officer. In this new position, Dr
Valenta will have direct responsibility for all of Fronteer's
exploration and project generation activities.

Fronteer is a "Discovery-stage" exploration company with five gold
properties in western Turkey, including Kirazli and Agi Dagi, under
option from Teck Cominco Arama ve Madencilik Sanayi Ticaret A.S.'s.
Fronteer is also focused on the discovery of Uranium Deposits in
Labrador.

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Assay results have been prepared under the guidance of Ian Dunlop P.Eng,
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
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.

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Contact Information

  • FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
    Fronteer Development Group Inc.
    Mark O'Dea
    President & CEO
    (604) 632-4677
    or
    Fronteer Development Group Inc.
    Dan McIntyre
    Corporate Communications
    (604) 632-4677
    info@fronteergroup.com
    www.fronteergroup.com