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Wishbone Gold PLC

22 November 2023

This announcement contains inside information for the purposes of Article 7 of the Market Abuse Regulation (EU) 596/2014 as it forms part of UK domestic law by virtue of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 ("MAR"), and is disclosed in accordance with the Company's obligations under Article 17 of MAR

22 November 2023

Wishbone Gold Plc

("Wishbone" or the "Company")

Exclusive Option to acquire 100% of new Lithium and Gold Project in the Pilbara Region of Western Australia

Wishbone Gold Plc (AIM: WSBN, AQSE: WSBN) , is pleased to announce it has secured an exclusive option to acquire 100% of the Crescent East Lithium and Gold Project, located in the prolific gold area of Mosquito Creek, in the Pilbara Region of Western Australia. The site is 260km south-east of Port Headland, the main point for the region's lithium exports.


-- Crescent East Lithium and Gold Project is located in the heart of the prolific Western Australian lithium mining area:

o 180km from the Wodgina and Pilgangoora Lithium Mines

o 100km from the Global Lithium Archer deposit

-- The tenements are well endowed with gold - samples from within the project area have shown historical rock chip results including:

o 95.5g/t gold ("Au"), 91.8g/t Au, 117g/t Au (original + 2 assays) (#800284)

o 5.83g/t Au (#610058)

o 4.71g/t Au: (#610059)

o 4.33g/t Au (#610060)

-- Gold nuggets up to 78.5 ounces (2.44kg) recovered from special prospecting licenses being operated by prospectors within tenement E46/1463

-- A geological field crew with expertise in the area has mobilised to site, for immediate due diligence work.

Richard Poulden, Wishbone Gold's Chairman, commented:

"This is a very exciting new opportunity for Wishbone. Lithium is one of the hottest sectors in Australia and in the mining sector at the moment with the Pilbara responsible for some of the biggest new lithium mines and discoveries. To option such a sizeable project that combines lithium and gold, located in the heart of the new lithium mining epicentre is a major extension of Wishbone's exploration projects. Gold areas in the Pilbara are usually seen as good geological settings for new lithium discoveries. Due diligence will be completed over the coming weeks and we look forward to seeing the results."

The Terms of the Transaction are as follows:

The option price is the payment of GBP25,000 in shares at a price of 2.15p per share to the current owner Mining Equities Pty Ltd. If the acquisition proceeds following due diligence, the purchase price will be GBP400,000 also payable in shares at a price of 2.15p per share.

The project tenements:

The Crescen t East P r oject covers 157km(2) (Figures 1, 2 and 3) and is composed of three exp l oratio n licences all owned by Mining Equities Pty Ltd:

E 46/1463 (granted) - has tenement expenditure of $23,000 p.a.. The licence expires on 16/3/2028 and can be renewed.

E46/1464 (granted) - has tenement expenditure of $20,000 p.a.. The licence expires on 20/3/2028 and can be renewed.

E46/1294 (application)

Project Geol o gy

The Crescent East Project sits within the Mo s quito Cree k Belt and is a typ i ca l Arch a ea n turbidit e -domi n ated, metasediment a ry thrus t belt i n whic h g o ld mineralisation is s t r u cturally con t rolled, with known pegmatites on the fringes of the basin near Nullagine, at White Quartz Hill.

Lithium mineralisation throughout the Pilbara appears to be in close association with gold deposits. To date, exploration throughout the Mosquito Creek area for lithium has been very limited. With a number of significant lithium projects around historic gold mining centres, the Crescent East Project area offers an early stage entry into the heart of the area that is driving lithium exploration in Western Australia.

T h e known gold mineralisation is controlled by f aults and quart z vein arrays that appear to h ave chan n elled gold-bearin g fluids awa y f ro m br o ader s h ear z ones, whic h are l o cate d n e arb y and recognised as the major conduit s for regional-scal e fluid flow.

In th e Nullagine Go l dfield th e singl e strongest indica t or fo r g old is density of quartz vei n stockwo r k and th e amount of sulphide minerals those veins contain.

Vein quartz stockwo r k occurs p r olifically at many locations within the project, however, ther e are a lso many o t her factors addit i onally ne e d e d t o be present that contribute to t h e gold grade and mineralisation extent for a stockwork system t o deve l op sufficiently to become an economic go l d resource.

The project area is l argely underlain by eas t -west trending, steeply dipping, interbedded sa n dstones, siltstones and shales of the Archaean Mosquito Creek Formatio n . Several n orth tre n ding dolerit e s c r oss cut the sediments throughout the tenement. The M osquito Creek sediments trend eas t -west i n the tenement with a series of west - north-west struc t ures cross cutting the sed i ment package.

Figure 1: Project Location, Access, and major Lithium Projects

Figure 2: Project Location, Access, and major Lithium Projects, over magnetics

Figure 3: Tenement Map

For more information on Wishbone, please visit the Company's website.



For further information, please contact:

 Wishbone Gold PLC 
 Richard Poulden, Chairman                                  Tel: +971 4 584 6284 
 Beaumont Cornish Limited 
 (Nominated Adviser and AQUIS Exchange Corporate Adviser) 
 Roland Cornish/Rosalind Hill Abrahams                      Tel: +44 20 7628 3396 
 SP Angel Corporate Finance LLP 
 Ewan Leggat / Kasia Brzozowska                             Tel: +44 20 3470 0470 
 Soho Communications Ltd 
 (Financial PR) 
 George Hudson                                              Tel: +44 7803 603130 

Competent Persons Statement

The Information in this report that relates to exploration results, mineral resources or ore reserves is based on information compiled by Mr Edward Mead, who is a Member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. Mr Mead is a consultant to the company and employed by Doraleda Pty Ltd. Mr Mead has sufficient experience which is relevant to the style of mineralisation and type of deposits under consideration and to the activity that he is undertaking to qualify as a Competent Person as defined in the 2012 edition of the `Australian Code for Reporting Exploration Results, Mineral Resources and Ore Reserves' (the JORC Code). Mr Mead consents to the inclusion of this information in the form and context in which it appears in this report.

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