Lion One Metals Limited
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Lion One Metals Limited

July 20, 2011 13:30 ET

Lion One Announces New Upper Stockwork Zone at Tuvatu

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - July 20, 2011) - Lion One Metals Limited's (TSX VENTURE:LIO)(FRANKFURT:LY1) -

New Surface Channel Sampling Results Include:
25.4 m averaging 5.5g/t Gold, including 4 m averaging 36.8g/t Gold from Bench UR3
112 m averaging 0.65g/t Gold, including 3.6 m averaging 14.4g/t Gold from Bench UR5

Other News – Porphyry Exploration Breakthrough North of Main Tuvatu Resource Area

Lion One Metals Limited's (TSX VENTURE:LIO)(FRANKFURT:LY1) (the "Company") Chairman, Walter H. Berukoff, announced today that the Company has received the first results from a surface channel sampling (benching) from the ridges above the main Tuvatu gold system.

NEW STOCKWORK ZONE

This work has identified a vein stockwork system with extensive gold grades over wide widths. Previous exploration work in this area had focused on high grade veins from underground drilling 250 metres below this newly recognized vein stockwork system. The stockwork consists of centimeter scale quartz veins in several orientations. Full structural geological analysis is still being undertaken. In addition assay results from Benches 1, 2, and 4, and further extensional results from Benches 3 and 5 are pending with results expected shortly. All Benches show similar stockwork veining and overall indicate a possible mineralized zone 250 metres wide and separated by 90 metres vertically along the upper southern slopes of the Tuvatu Ridge.

Bench UR3 Results
Interval Gold g/t
25.4m 5.5 Total samples weighted average
including
1m 5.26
1m 6.3
1m 133
Bench UR5 Results
Interval Gold g/t
112m 0.65 Total samples weighted average
including
.25m 38.1
.23m 31.6
0.17m 40
0.26m 14.35
.56m 36

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PORPHYRY EXPLORATION BREAKTHROUGH

Confirmation of gold-bearing porphyry mineralization has resulted from the examination of several holes as well as assays from Hole 14, located north of the portal of the Tuvatu exploration decline. Well defined porphyry style alteration associated with ore-grade gold values occurs within structures and has been overprinted by the later stage epithermal veins. Historic work focused only on the high-grade epithermal veins, and while it was recognized that these vein systems overprinted a monzonitic porphyry intrusive host, the potential for the porphyry system to carry ore-grade gold remained unrecognized until now. Hole 14 was resampled to include all porphyry related mineralization over the length of the hole.

Work is ongoing to assess the relevance of the porphyry mineralization and to develop exploration targets for wider zones either along strike or at depth.

RESULTS FROM HOLE 14

From
(meters)
To
(meters)
interval
(meters)
Au g/t vein/mineralization
style
20 31.5 11.5 0.59 porphyry
38.5 41.7 3.2 2.28 porphyry
46.5 51.5 5 0.59 porphyry
62 70 8 1.6 porphyry
83.5 93.5 10 .93 mixed
including
84.4 85.5 1.1 4.48 epithermal vein
8.5 0.56 porphyry
93.5 111.1 (EOH) 18.05 1.58 mixed

ONGOING EXPLORATION PLANS

The Company has received approval from the Mineral Resources Department of Fiji to commence rehabilitation of the underground exploration decline for further predevelopment and underground exploration access.

The Company expects to report new core assays and exploration results regularly as it builds towards a major drilling program which will be designed to rapidly establish the nature and extent of porphyry, stockwork, and epithermal resources on the Tuvatu property. Drill targets will be delineated through further trenching, core analysis, and geophysics, which combined with underground access, will provide the company with highly cost-effective means of exploration and resource confirmation, prior to the commencement of follow up drill campaigns.

QA/QC

Samples are analyzed at Australian Laboratory Services (ALS) Pty. Ltd. an independent and qualified analytical laboratory in Brisbane, Australia. Samples are first prepared and crushed at the ALS facility in Suva, Fiji. Samples are subjected to fire assay with atomic absorption finish for gold and 33 elements, four acids, Inductively Coupled Plasma Spectrometry (ICP-AES). Consistent with industry standard QA/QC protocols, sample standards and blanks are inserted to ensure quality control.

GRANT OF OPTIONS

The Company also reports that it has granted incentive stock options under its 10% rolling stock option plan to officers and consultants of the Company to purchase a total of 200,000 common shares at $1.40 per share exercisable until July 20, 2016. The options vest subject to the terms and conditions of the Company's stock option plan. The options are subject to acceptance for filing by the TSX Venture Exchange.

THE TUVATU GOLD DEPOSIT

The Tuvatu property lies within Viti Levu Lineament, a north-west trending belt that hosts a number of alkaline volcanic centers. These include the world-class Vatukoula Gold Mine, which lies approximately 50 km to the north east. Low sulphidation, epithermal gold veins at Tuvatu occur along the margins of the eroded Navilawa volcanic center in a multi-phase geologic environment that also hosts porphyry copper-gold and VMS style mineralization. The Fijian Islands themselves are situated along the margins of the SW Pacific Rim regional tectonic plate, the host of a number of world class epithermal gold-silver and porphyry copper-gold deposits that include Lihir, Porgera, Misima, Ok Tedi (Papua New Guinea) and Bougainville (Solomon Islands).

QUALIFIED PERSON

Helen Grond, P.Geo, Senior Geologist with Lion One and a Qualified Person for the Company for purposes of National Instrument 43-101 has reviewed the technical information in this news release.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Walter H. Berukoff, Chairman of the Board

Lion One Metals Limited

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