Boxxer commences metallurgical testwork on Empire project
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CALGARY, Oct. 8, 2013 /CNW/ - Boxxer Gold Corp. (TSX Venture: BXX/OTC: BXXRF) ("Boxxer" or the "Corporation") is pleased to announce that it has retained Kappes Cassiday & Associates ("KCA") located in Reno, Nevada to complete "Phase I" metallurgical testwork on the Empire project located near Mackay, Idaho (see news release dated July 4, 2013).
Boxxer's President and CEO, Elmer B. Stewart, explained; "A substantial historical estimate has been identified on the Empire project which includes several style of mineralization. Our first objective is to determine which of these styles of mineralization yields the highest recovery and to determine the optimal method of recovering those metals. The test work that is currently underway should provide this information and with positive results would be used as the basis for additional more advanced testwork".
The samples being tested represent two distinct styles of mineralization; a copper dominant style of mineralization and a copper-gold-silver style of mineralization. Each style of mineralization has to be treated differently to recover the metals. The Phase I work consists of seven steps which are listed below:
1) Preparation of four size fractions being i) 75mm or less, ii) 1/4 to
-25mm, iii) 1/16 to -1.7mm, and iv) 250gm pulverized) of the EM13-Met-1
and EM13-Met-4 samples,
2) Head grade characterization on a 1kg sub-sample of each sample,
3) NaCN-leach bottle-roll test on a 1kg pulverized sub-sample of EM13-Met4 to determine the percentage gold recovery,
4) Acid-leach bottle-roll test on a 1kg portion of the -1.7mm sub-sample of EM13-Met1 to determine percentage copper recovery,
5) Acid-leach bottle-roll test on a 10kg portion of the -25mm sub-sample of EM13-Met1
6) The results from the two tests are required to determine if additional bottle-roll tests on different crush size or column-leach test on the 75mm sample size is required,
7) KCA will prepare a report on the results of the Phase I test results and make recommendation on Phase II metallurgical testwork.
The representative metallurgical testwork samples (weight of samples from 130kg to 150 kg) were collected from within the AP Pit, which consists of "run-of-mine" material taken from wall-panels measuring 2 x 2 m in dimension. Sample sites are in proximity to known mineralized drill-holes. A brief description of each sample is set out below:
This sample is from a diopside/epidote exoskarn with abundant malachite (a copper oxide mineral) occurring as disseminations, fracture coatings, and vug-fillings and minor chrysocolla (copper silicate mineral) as fracture-coatings. No sulphide copper minerals were observed in the sample. The sample was collected near the collar of drill hole JRC-22 which encountered 0.56% copper over a core interval of from 0 to 44m.
EM13-Met4 (FeOx-clay Breccia):
This sample was collected from a 16m wide, fragment-supported, iron-oxide (FeOx) clay breccia along the contact between exoskarn and quartz-feldspar porphyry. The breccia consists of intensely clay-altered porphyry and skarn fragments, cemented by FeOx which makes up 30% to 50% of the breccia. The copper mineralization consists of malachite as fracture-coatings and as rare vug-fillings contained within FeOx veinlets with minor chrysocolla on fractures. No copper sulphides minerals were observed in the sample. The sample was collected close to the collar location of drill hole JRC-23 which assayed 0.34% copper and 0.85g/t gold over a core interval of 48.8m.
Elmer B. Stewart, MSc. P. Geol., President of Boxxer Gold, is the Company's nominated Qualified Person pursuant to National Instrument 43-101, Standards for Disclosure for Mineral Projects, has reviewed the technical information disclosed in this news release.
About Boxxer Gold Corp.
Boxxer is a Canadian junior resource company involved in the exploration for large polymetallic copper deposits in North America. Boxxer's active projects include the Boss and Buena Vista copper projects in the state of Nevada, the Empire Mine copper-gold-silver property in Idaho, the DOK copper-gold porphyry property in Northwest B.C., the East Breccia copper-silver- molybdenum property in Ontario. Boxxer also has the Gordon Lake gold project located 110 kilometres north of Yellowknife NWT, Canada.
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Forward-Looking Information: This news release may contain certain forward-looking information. All statements included herein, other than statements of historical fact, are forward-looking information and such information involves various risks and uncertainties. There can be no assurance that such information will prove to be accurate, and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such information. In particular, this press release contains forward looking information in relation to the completion of preliminary metallurgical testwork on several types of mineralization from the Empire project. There is no certainty that the metallurgical testwork will identify a methodology that can recover significant concentrations of copper-gold-silver or that any copper-gold-silver will be recovered. In addition, there is no certainty that Boxxer will exercise its option on the Empire Project. For any forward-looking information given, Management has assumed that the results it has received and reviewed in relation to the Empire Project and the interpretation thereof are reliable, and has applied interpretation methodologies which are consistent with industry standards. Although Management has a reasonable basis for the conclusions drawn, actual results may differ materially from those currently anticipated in such forward-looking information. A description of additional assumptions used to develop such forward-looking information and a description of risk factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from forward-looking information can be found in Boxxer's disclosure documents on the SEDAR website at www.sedar.com. Boxxer does not undertake to update any forward-looking information except in accordance with applicable securities laws.
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