Boxxer Provides Project Overview and Expands Area of Copper Mineralization



    CALGARY, April 23 /CNW/ - Boxxer Gold Corp (TSXV - "BXX") is pleased to
announce additional channel sampling results from its 100% owned Boss
copper-gold project located in the Goodsprings Mining District of southern
Nevada. The sampling outlined significant zones of copper mineralization
including the following intervals:

    
    -   2.56% copper, 0.20% cobalt and 0.09 g/t gold over 12.60 metres, and
    -   1.40% copper, 0.40g/t gold and 5.08 g/t silver over 18.50 metres.
    

    Mr. Elmer Stewart, President and CEO of Boxxer stated, "These analytical
results have significantly expanded the known area of copper-gold
mineralization within the Boss Project. The significant concentrations of
cobalt and absence of platinum group elements is the fourth style of
mineralization located to date on the project. The multiple mineralizing
events could explain the size of the skarn and widespread copper-gold
mineralization in this part of the Goodsprings Mining District."

    Project Overview:

    Over the past 12 months Boxxer has focused its exploration efforts on the
copper-gold zone part of the Goodsprings Mineral District. This exploration
effort has identified the following features that support a skarn/porphyry
hosted copper-gold exploration model for the Boss project.

    
    a)  A skarn assemblage (consisting of the marble front and retrograde
        skarn) has been identified over a horizontal distance of 4 km and a
        width of up to 2 km;
    b)  Extensive copper-gold mineralization is exposed in numerous old
        underground workings and in outcrop over the entire 4 kms strike
        length of the skarn;
    c)  The intrusives exposed within the Goodsprings Mineral District
        comprise a suite of monzonitic rocks and thin, late post mineral
        alkali ultramafic dikes;
    d)  Four chemically different styles of copper (and associated metal)
        mineralization has been identified;
    e)  A strong arsenic-bismuth-lead-zinc-nickel-molybdenum-stibnite
        geochemical association with the copper-gold mineralization; and
    f)  The areal extent of the copper-gold zone of the Goodsprings Mineral
        District is approximately 12 long and averages 3 wide.
    

    The above listed features from the Boss Project are all characteristic of
skarn hosted copper-gold mineralization.
    Recent sampling of two news large zones of copper mineralization has
expanded the area to be explored and returned preliminary analytical results,
outlined below.

    Copperside Mine:

    The copper mineralization is exposed in outcrop over an area of 25m by
50m around the portal of this zone. The mineralization is exposed over a
vertical interval of at least 25m. Mapping of underground workings have been
completed and sampling is in progress. Analytical results for the samples
collected from a portion of the underground workings are listed in Table-1
below:

    
    Table-1: Summary of Analytical Results - Copperside Mine:

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                                                 gold      silver     cobalt
    Copperside    Distance (m)    copper (%)     (g/t)      (g/t)      (ppm)
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    length           12.60          2.56         0.09       1.89       2000
    width            23.10          0.31         0.05       1.13        200
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    

    The distribution of the copper mineralization within this zone is highly
variable yet similar to the other 17 mineralized zones sampled to date on the
Boss project. This zone shows extensive post mineralization brecciation. This
zone contains lower gold and higher cobalt values than the other zones sampled
to date which suggests a different style of mineralization possibly a separate
mineralizing event. This zone exhibits a strong
arsenic-bismuth-lead-zinc-nickel-molybdenum-stibnite geochemical signature.
Channel sampling results are shown in Table-2:

    
    Table-2 Channel Sample Results Copperside Mine:

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                                                 gold      silver     cobalt
    Sample No.    Interval (m)    copper (%)     (g/t)      (g/t)      (ppm)
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    TJ-01-09          3.30          0.02         0.01       0.40         34
    TJ-02-09          4.20          0.01         0.01       0.50          7
    TJ-03-09          1.90          0.03         0.01       0.40         31
    TJ-04-09          3.10          0.20         0.04       0.50        148
    TJ-05-09          3.00          0.51         0.11       1.40        558
    TJ-06-09          1.50          1.47         0.21       4.90        373
    TJ-07-09          3.20          0.76         0.04       2.20        401
    TJ-08-09          2.90          0.03         0.02       0.60         98
    TJ-09-09          2.70          0.93         0.03       1.10        979
    TJ-10-09          1.70          3.05         0.03       4.20       1005
    TJ-11-09          3.40          4.25         0.15       2.20       2110
    TJ-12-09          4.80          2.11         0.09       1.30       2980
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    Boss No. 10 Zone:

    This zone consists of both an Upper and Lower adit separated by a vertical
interval of 8m. Mapping of the underground workings has been completed.
Limited sampling of this zone has yielded the results listed below in Table-3:

    Table-3: Summary of Analytical Results - Boss No.10 Zone

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                                                 gold      silver     cobalt
    Boss No. 10   interval (m)    copper (%)     (g/t)      (g/t)      (ppm)
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Upper portal      4.80          0.98         0.04       1.27        130
    Lower Portal     18.50          1.40         0.40       5.08        361
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    

    The copper-gold-silver-cobalt values are distinctly less in the Upper
Portal than in the Lower Portal possibly due to either leaching or
post-mineralization faulting. The concentration of the metal values in the
Lower Portal is consistent with some of the other zones of copper-gold
mineralization sampled within the Boss project. A significant
arsenic-bismuth-lead-zinc-nickel-stibnite geochemical signature occurs with
the mineralization. Channel sampling results are shown in Table-4:

    
    Table - 4: Channel Sample Results Boss No.10 Zone:

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                                                 gold      silver     cobalt
    Sample No.    Interval (m)    copper (%)     (g/t)      (g/t)      (ppm)
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    CS-01-09          4.80          0.96         0.04       1.30        116
    CS-02-09          1.70          1.06         0.03       1.20        172
    CS-03-09          2.50          0.03         0.01       1.00        361
    CS-04-09          3.50          0.86         0.27       2.90        337
    CS-05-09          7.00          0.19         0.32       1.70        314
    CS-06-09          5.50          4.18         0.85      13.60        485
    CS-07-09          0.80          0.26         0.04       1.20        139
    CS-08-09          0.40          2.01         0.25       5.30        606
    CS-09-09          0.60          0.06         0.02       1.10         40
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    

    Future Plans:

    Concurrent with Phase II of the diamond drilling planned for the Boss
Extension, systematic sampling of the balance of the underground workings of
the Copperside mine and the Boss No. 10 Zone is planned. Sampling of the
Ironside Northeast zone, detailed prospecting, mapping and more systematic
sampling of the large copper-gold bedrock anomalies is planned.

    Sample Preparation and Analysis:

    All channel samples were collected with a hammer and chisel and represent
continuous sampling of the material within the sample interval. Sample weights
ranged from 1.3 to 9.6 kilograms and sample intervals ranged from 0.4 to 7.0
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.

    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: Boxxer Gold Corp., Elmer B. Stewart, President
& Chief Executive Officer, Tel: (403) 264-4811, e-mail:
elmerbstewart@hotmail.com; Boxxer Gold Corp., Colin Christensen,
Vice-President, Tel: (403) 264-4811, Fax: (403) 237-6292, e-mail:
colin@boxxergold.com; CHF Investor Relations, Alison Tullis, Senior Account
Manager, Tel: (416) 868-1079 ext. 233, Fax: (416) 868-6198, e-mail:
alison@chfir.com

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