Boxxer expands copper-gold potential of Boss project



    CALGARY, Feb. 18 /CNW/ - Boxxer Gold Corp (TSXV - "BXX") is very pleased
to announce that recent exploration has located five new areas of copper oxide
mineralization on its 100% owned Boss property located in southern Nevada. As
a result, copper-gold mineralization within the Boss Extension occurs over a
minimum horizontal distance of 650 metres ("m"), approximately 500m wide and a
vertical distance of 175m.
    The locations of the samples and approximate extent of copper oxide
mineralization exposed in outcrop discussed in this news release are shown on
Figure-1 and the analytical results are listed in the tables set out below.
    Mr. Elmer Stewart, President and CEO of Boxxer stated, "The recent
discoveries have considerably expanded the potential for copper-gold
mineralization in the Boss Extension area. The size of this target combined
with the three geochemically distinct styles of mineralization in a skarn
related porphyry environment makes this a primary drill target".

    Boss Extension:

    The Boss Extension consists of 10 large zones of copper-gold
mineralization exposed in former mine workings, adits, pits and outcrops over
a minimum horizontal distance of 650m by 500m wide and a vertical distance of
175m. Marble containing up to 15% chlorite occurs over the entire length of
the Boss Extension and is the host rock for the mineralization. Disseminated
chalcopyrite has been identified in thin sections and hand specimens of the
marble. The Boss Extension extends from the Boss No. 2 zone that yielded 5.41%
copper and 0.93 g/t gold over an interval of 14.5 m (see news release dated
April 22, 2008) on the northeast side to the Boss No. 5 zone that yielded
2.11% copper, 0.22 g/t gold and 26.93 g/t silver over an interval of 13.90 m
(see news release dated October 20, 2008) at the southwest end. The other 8
zones (including the Boss No. 4, Boss No. 5, Boss No. 6 and Boss No. 7) of
mineralization are located between the Boss No. 2 and Boss No. 5 zones within
the Boss Extension.

    
    To see map of Boss Extension, please visit:
http://files.newswire.ca/758/Boss_Map_Results.doc
    

    Boss No. 4:

    Boss No. 4 is located approximately 40m east and 60m north of the Boss
No. 5 zone. Disseminations and veinlets of copper oxide mineralization are
exposed on surface over a minimum area of 25m by 40m. The recently collected
area chip samples (samples BM4-02 to BM4-04 see below) were collected from
within this area and have returned the analytical results and estimated copper
equivalent percentage shown in Table-1:

    
    Table-1: Area chip and channel sampling results Boss No. 4 zone:
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    Sample No.    Interval      copper       gold       silver    copper eqv
                     (m)          (%)        (g/t)       (g/t)        (%)
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    BM4-01-08       1.80         1.18        0.06        13.8        1.31
    BM4-02-08    1.0 X 1.0 m     1.16        0.18        3.00        1.31
    BM4-03-08    1.0 X 1.0 m     0.65        0.11        3.10        0.74
    BM4-04-08    1.5 X 1.0 m     0.63        0.31        7.00        0.86
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    

    The analytical results for sample BM4-01-08 were previously reported.
    Boss No. 4 contains low concentrations of lead-zinc and no platinum group
elements. This style of mineralization is distinctly different than the
mineralization exposed on other parts of the Boss Extension such as the Boss
No. 2 zone and the Boss No. 3 zone.

    Boss No. 5:

    Boss No. 5 consists of disseminated and veinlets of copper oxide
mineralization in marble on surface and in underground workings over a minimum
area of 40m by 15m. Sample BM5-04-08 was collected from a Secondary adit (4.5m
long) located approximately 25m from the Main adit (see table-2 below). Trace
concentrations of copper oxide mineralization were observed on the walls of
this adit during sampling. The results for all channel samples, the average
grade of the continuous sampling from the portal to the end of the drift and
the recent sampling in 2008 are set out in Table-2.

    
    Table-2: Channel sampling results Boss No. 5 zone including copper
equivalent calculations are shown below:
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    Adit        Sample No.  Interval   copper     gold      silver    copper
                               (m)       (%)      (g/t)     (g/t)     eqv (%)
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Main         BM5-01-08    4.70      1.55      0.34      15.60      1.86
    Main         BM5-02-08    4.10      2.84      0.34      38.30      3.31
    Main         BM5-03-08    5.10      2.04      0.00      28.23      2.24
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  Average    13.90      2.11      0.22      26.93      2.43
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Secondary    BM5-04-08    4.50      0.32      0.04       5.60      0.49
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    

    The analytical results for sample BM5-01-08 to BM5-03-08 from the Main
adit were previously reported.
    Boss No. 5 contains significant concentrations of
lead-zinc-cobalt-nickel. This mineralization is distinctly different than the
mineralization exposed in other parts of the Boss Extension such as the Boss
No. 2 and the Boss No. 3.

    Boss No. 6:

    Boss No. 6 is located approximately 50m southwest of and 10m below the
Boss No. 5. Disseminations and veinlets of copper oxide mineralization are
exposed on surface in marble over a minimum area of 15m by 10m and in a 2m
vertical pit. A vertical channel sample from the pit returned the results
shown in Table-4:

    
    Table-3: Channel sampling results Boss No. 6 zone including the estimate
copper equivalent percentage is shown below:
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    Sample No.    Interval      copper       gold       silver    copper eqv
                     (m)          (%)        (g/t)       (g/t)        (%)
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    BM6-01-08       1.80         1.56        0.08        2.30        1.62
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    

    The mineralization in this zone is similar to that exposed in Boss No. 4
and Boss No. 5.

    Boss No. 7:

    Boss No. 7 is located approximately 60m southwest of Boss No. 3. Trace
concentrations of copper oxide mineralization are exposed in a shallow pit
hosted in marble. The analytical results for an area chip sample from this pit
are shown in Table-4:

    
    Table-4: Area chip sample results Boss No. 7 zone:
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Zone   Sample No.  Interval   copper   gold   PGE   silver   lead   zinc
                          (m)       (%)    (g/t) (g/t)   (g/t)   (%)    (%)
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Boss
    No. 7  BM7-01-08   1.5 X 1.0   0.19    0.11   0.14   19.30   0.09   5.43
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    PGE = is the sum of the platinum and palladium concentrations
    in the samples with a ratio of 1 to 4.
    

    The polymetallic nature and high concentration of zinc suggests that Boss
No. 7 is similar to the Boss No. 3 zone. If the Boss No. 7 and Boss No. 3 are
parts of the same zone, then this would significantly expand the mineralized
area to a minimum of 70m long by 21m wide and 50m thick.

    Future Plans:

    Diamond drilling of this Boss Mine, Oro Amigo and Boss Extension is
planned to commence in late February 2009. In addition to the diamond
drilling, surface exploration including mapping and sampling of the southwest
side of the project is planned.

    Sample Preparation and Analysis:

    All channel and area chip samples were collected with a hammer and chisel
and for channel samples represent continuous sampling of the material within
the sample interval. For area chip samples representative material was
collected on a systematic grid pattern within the area sampled. Sample weights
ranged from 3 to 8 kilograms and sample intervals ranged from 1.50 to 4.50
metres. All samples were prepared ALS Chemex laboratory in Winnemucca, Nevada
and were analyzed by ALS Chemex in Vancouver, British Columbia using PGM-ICP
23 for gold, platinum and palladium and ME-ICP41 for silver and copper and
other metals. ALS Chemex's quality system complies with the requirements for
the International Standards ISO 9001:2000 and ISO 17025:1999. Analytical
accuracy and precision are monitored by the use of international and in-house
standards.

    
    The input parameters for estimating the copper equivalent of the other
metals present is set out below:

           -------------------------------------------------------
           Data Inputs For Copper Equivalent Calculation
           -------------------------------------------------------
           Metal        copper       gold        PGE       silver
           -------------------------------------------------------
           Price $US     1.25       500.00                   6.00
           -------------------------------------------------------
           Per Unit        lb          oz         oz           oz
           -------------------------------------------------------
           Grade            %         g/t        g/t          g/t
           -------------------------------------------------------
           Recovery      100%        100%       100%         100%
           -------------------------------------------------------
           PGE is the sum of platinum and palladium
           in the ratio of 1 platinum and 4 palladium
    

    Quality Control

    Boxxer follows a rigorous Quality Assurance/Quality Control program
consisting of inserting blanks and duplicates into the sample stream submitted
to the laboratory for analysis.
    Elmer B. Stewart, MSc. P. Geol., President of Boxxer, is the
Corporation's nominated Qualified Person pursuant to National Instrument
No.43-101, Standards for Disclosure for Mineral Projects, has reviewed the
technical information disclosed in this news release.

    About Boxxer Gold Corp.

    Boxxer Gold is a Canadian junior resource company involved in the
exploration of three copper-gold projects in the state of Nevada, and a shear
hosted gold project located 110 kilometres north of Yellowknife NWT, Canada.

    
    Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as
    that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accept
    responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
    

    Forward Looking Statements: This news release contains forward - looking
information including but not limited to comments regarding the timing and
content of upcoming work programs and geological interpretations. Forward -
looking information includes disclosure regarding possible future events and
therefore, involves inherent risks and uncertainties. For any forward looking
information given, management has assumed that the analytical results it has
received are reliable, and has applied geological 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 statements. For such
statements, we claim the safe harbour for future.

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For further information:

For further information: on Boxxer please visit our website at
www.boxxergold.com or contact: Elmer B. Stewart, President & Chief Executive
Officer, Tel: (403) 264-4811, e-mail: elmerbstewart@hotmail.com; Colin B.
Christensen, Vice President, Tel: (403) 264-4811, Fax: (403) 237-6292,
e-mail:colin@boxxergold.com

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