CALGARY, Feb. 27 /CNW/ - Boxxer Gold Corp (TSXV - "BXX") is pleased to
announce the discovery of a large new zone of disseminated copper
mineralization in an unexplored portion of its 100% owned Boss project located
in the Goodsprings Mining District, southern Nevada, representing a new style
of copper mineralization. To accommodate the new discovery, Boxxer announces
new land acquisition.
Mr. Elmer Stewart, President and CEO of Boxxer stated, "This new
discovery combined with the skarn/marble hosted copper-gold mineralization
clearly indicates multiple mineralizing events in this portion of the
Goodsprings Mineral district. The analytical results from the Ironside
Northeast zone are consistent with our skarn-related porphyry intrusion model,
thus, substantially extending the potential for copper-gold mineralization in
this unexplored portion of the Boss project. We have reason to believe that
the district is host to a large, complex mineralizing system as evidenced
through the recently identified areas of anomalous copper-gold mineralization
in bedrock, the four distinct styles of copper mineralization, the 14,000-foot
long skarn/marble alteration zone and the 17 large zones of copper-gold
mineralization located to date."
- Staking new mineral claims to cover the recently discovered
disseminated stratiform copper mineralization in fine to medium
grained partially silicified carbonates,
- Identification of three large areas of anomalous copper-gold values
in bedrock with up to 55,300 ppm (5.53%) copper and 4.36 g/t gold in
portions of the Boss project, and
- Copper-gold concentrations found in preliminary channel sampling of
the Ironside Northeast zone located 400 m south of the Oro Amigo
mine, warranting the detailed systematic channel sampling and mapping
of this zone.
Stratiform Copper Mineralization:
Recent exploration has located disseminated and streaks of copper-oxide
mineralization in fine to medium grained partially decalcified and silicified
carbonate over a minimum horizontal distance of 50 m and a vertical distance
of 15 m. The mineralization appears to extend beyond these dimensions. Two
samples have been collected and submitted for 42 element ICP analysis
including copper-gold-silver and PGM.
A total of 22 new mineral claims have been located primarily to cover the
extensions of the recently discovered stratiform copper mineralization.
Mineral claims were also located to cover three zones of copper mineralization
exposed in outcrop south and east of the Boss No.5 and Boss No.6 zones and
covering the Copperside mine and two adits into zones of copper-gold
mineralization. A grab sample by Boxxer from one of the adits returned 1.24%
copper, 0.07 g/t gold and 3.8 g/t silver. The second adit has not been
sampled. The Copperside mine is reported to have produced 621 tons of
high-grade mineralization between 1917 and 1920 that ranged between 13.8% and
36.5% copper per ton, trace to 0.18 ounces gold per ton and 0.10 to 1.20
ounces silver per ton based on smelter results. The underground workings on
the Copperside mine consist of 80 m (250 ft) of drifts on two levels.
From 2005 to 2008 a total of 477 wide spaced grab and area chip samples
were collected as part of a preliminary reconnaissance exploration of the
property. A total of 95 of the 477 rock samples contain anomalous (greater
than 63 ppm) concentrations of copper, based on geostatistical analysis of the
database. A significant number of the 95 samples also contain anomalous
concentrations of gold, silver, platinum and palladium. In the anomalous
samples, copper values ranged from 63 to 244,300 ppm (24.4%), 0.05 to 12.5 g/t
gold, 1.0 to 61.6 g/t silver and 0.02 to 2.53 g/t combined platinum and
palladium. This study has extended the potential area of mineralization around
former mines, underground workings and previously announced mineralized
outcrop from within the Boss Project.
The grab sample not located within these anomalies that assayed 244,300
ppm (24.4%) copper was described to contain trace malachite, suggesting copper
also occurs in other forms, such as chalcocite. Jasperoid outcrop is common in
the vicinity of the former Oro Amigo mine workings and samples from these
outcrops contain anomalous concentrations of
Anomaly No.1 - is located in a relatively unexplored portion of the Boss
project and measures 3,000 m long by 200 m wide that includes the Northeast
Ironside zone. A total of 41 samples occur within this anomaly with copper
values ranging from 65 to 5,800 ppm (0.58%) and the gold values ranging from
0.011 g/t to 4.36 g/t.
Anomaly No.2 - is located in the recently acquired mineral claims and
measures 1,000 m long by 200 m wide. A total of 15 rock samples occur within
this anomaly with copper values ranging from 66 to 55,300 ppm (5.5%) and the
gold values ranging from 0.013 g/t to 0.326 g/t.
Anomaly No.3 - is mainly located in the recently acquired mineral claims,
measures 800 m long by 100 m wide and is defined by 8 samples with copper
values ranging from 68 to 237 ppm.
Ironside Northeast Zone:
Two of the three channel samples from underground workings on this zone
located approximately 400 m southeast of the former Oro Amigo mine returned up
to 0.23% copper and 0.192 g/t gold over a 1 m interval.
Systematic sampling of the underground workings on the Ironside Northeast
zone, the Copperside mine and the two adits are expected to commence in March,
concurrent with the proposed diamond drilling program. On completion of the
work planned for the Ironside Northeast zone, detailed prospecting, mapping
and more systematic sampling of the bedrock anomalies and the area around the
stratiform copper mineralization is planned.
Sample Preparation and Analysis
The channel samples from the Ironside Northeast zone were collected with
a hammer and chisel and represent continuous sampling of the material within
the sample interval. Channel sample weights ranged from two to four kilograms
and sample intervals ranged from 1.0 to 1.8 m. The grab and area chip samples
weigh typically less than 1.0 kg whereas the channel samples weighed between
two and four kilograms. All samples were prepared by 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 control system
complies with the requirements for the International Standards ISO9001:2000
and ISO 17025:1999. Analytical accuracy and precision are monitored by the use
of international and in-house standards.
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 (NI)
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 medium to high grade gold project located 110 km north of Yellowknife
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