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Tanzanian Gold Confirms that Buckreef Zone Still Open to N.E.

Intercept of 31.0m @ 2.5 g/t; including 1.0m @ 11.9 g/t and 1.0m @ 15.5 g/t Au

TORONTO, Oct. 11, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tanzanian Gold Corporation's (TSX:TNX) (NYSE American:TRX) (the “Company’s”) Board of Directors is pleased to announce further assay results from its ongoing Phase II drill program at its Buckreef Project to define potential mineralized zones below the open pit as reported and published in the June 2018 Pre-Feasibility National Instrument 43-101 Technical Report, and to extend the mineralization to the Northeast.

The significant intercepts reported today are outside the open pit on the last grid line and indicate that the Buckreef Mineralized Zone is still open to the Northeast.

  • Hole L25-1 intersected 42.0 m of gold mineralization grading @ 2.0 g/t Au from 649m including

    - 31.0 m grading @ 2.5 g/t Au from 650m including:

      - 3.0m grading @ 2.32 g/t Au from 650m

      - 6.0m grading @ 2.0 g/t Au from 654m

    2.0m grading @ 6.9 g/t Au from 662m including
        - 1.0m grading @ 11.9 g/t Au at 663m

    7.0m grading @ 4.0 g/t Au from 668m including
        - 1.0m grading @ 15.5 g/t Au at 670m

    2.0m grading @ 4.4 g/t Au from 679m including
        - 1.0m grading @ 6.8 g/t Au at 680m

    4.0m grading @ 1.6 g/t Au from 687m

The intersections reported here are a down-hole length and may not represent true width but the true width is estimated to be 50 – 60%.

Mr. Jim Sinclair, Chairman (TRX) commented, “We are pleased with these results as they have confirmed our prior belief that the Buckreef Mineralized Zone is still open to the Northeast. Once we complete the last stage of Phase II that is currently targeting the high grade core below the open pit bottom we will be coming back to the Northeast Extension to test how far the Buckreef Mineralized Zone extends beyond hole L 25-1."

Sample Protocol QA/QC

The sample chain of custody is managed by the Buckreef technical team under the supervision of Anthony Minde. Gold analyses reported in this release were performed by standard fire assay using a 50-gram charge with atomic absorption finish (0.01ppm LLD) and a gravimetric finish for assays greater than 10 grams per tonne. All assays were performed by Nesch Mintech Laboratory in Mwanza. Sampling and analytical procedures are subject to a comprehensive quality assurance and quality control program. The QAQC program includes duplicate samples, blanks and analytical standards.

Intervals of core to be analyzed are split in half with a mechanized core cutter, with one half sent to the Laboratory for geochemical analysis and the remaining half kept in storage for future reference and uses. Nesch Mintech Laboratory is ISO 90001 and 17025 accredited and employs a Laboratory Information Management System for sample tracking, quality control and reporting.

Qualified Person

The Company’s Qualified Person, Mr. Peter Zizhou, has reviewed and approved the contents of this news release. Mr. Zizhou has a Master of Science (Exploration Geology) degree from the University of Zimbabwe (2000) and is a registered professional natural scientist with SACNASP (Reg. No. 400028/08).

Respectfully Submitted,
James E. Sinclair
Executive Chairman

For further information, please contact Michael Martin, Investor Relations,, 860-248-0999,
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