Boss project yields high-grade copper-gold mineralization

    CALGARY, Oct. 15 /CNW/ - Boxxer Gold Corp (TSXV - "BXX") is pleased to
announce new exploration results from an ongoing exploration program on the
Boss project located in southern Nevada. The new results are from the area
referred to as the Boss Extension which include a continuous channel sample
which assayed 7.26% copper, 0.20 g/t gold, and 20.6 g/t silver over a
5.80 metre interval. The analytical results for the systematic channel
sampling of adits labelled No. 1, No. 2 and No. 4 from the Boss Extension zone
(To view Figure-1 please see are listed below. The
analytical results for the preliminary sampling on the Ironside Northeast zone
are expected shortly.
    Mr. Elmer Stewart, President and CEO of Boxxer stated, "The copper and
gold grades from the recent sampling program on the Boss Extension are
consistent with the results from the other mineralized areas within the Boss
Extension specifically and the Boss project as a whole. These results continue
to support the copper-gold porphyry potential of the Boss project".

    Summary of Exploration Results:

    The three adits occur over a strike length of 250 metres (m) in that area
of the Boss Extension where abundant copper oxide mineralization is exposed in
outcrop (see news release dated May 15, 2008). The locations of the adits are
shown on Figure-1. These adits extend into bedrock for a distance of 12 metres
from surface.
    Visible copper oxide mineralization occurs in all three adits as
disseminations, pods and veinlets of malachite hosted by coarse grained
dolomite. Based on the absence of malachite in several of the samples that
returned greater than 1% copper, it is suspected that other copper minerals,
possibly either fine grained chalcopyrite as described by petrographic work
(see news release dated July 2, 2008) or chalcocite, may be present. The
analytical results are set out below.

    Adit       Sample No.   Interval   Copper      Gold       PGE     Silver
                               (m)       (%)       (g/t)     (g/t)     (g/t)
    No. 1       BE-05-08      8.00      1.52      0.198      0.028      6.20
                BE-06-08      5.80      7.26      0.200      0.005     20.60
    No. 2       BE-07-08      2.70      0.71      0.193      0.021      2.80
                BE-08-08      2.00      0.29      0.068      0.016      1.70
                BE-09-08      3.60      6.29      0.185      0.031     20.70
                BE-10-08      2.90      4.21      0.241      0.028      3.80
                BE-11-08      1.20      2.06      0.238      0.040     16.70
    No. 4       BE-01-08      2.00      0.02      0.015      0.008      0.50
                BE-02-08      5.00      1.15      0.131      0.017      8.90
                BE-03-08      4.80      0.94      0.096      0.055      1.90
                BE-04-08      7.50      0.36      0.109      0.017      1.40
    PGE = sum of platinum and palladium concentrations
    tr. = trace

    In Adit No. 1, Sample No. BE-05-08 was taken from the portal to the end
of the adit, a horizontal distance of 8.0 m. The copper mineralization exposed
in Adit No. 1 is open in all directions. Copper oxide mineralization is
exposed in outcrop above Adit No. 1 for a vertical distance of 60 metres, for
a horizontal distance of 50 metres to the southeast toward the Boss No. 2 zone
and continuously in outcrop along strike to Adit No. 2 a distance of
100 metres. The copper oxide mineralization exposed in Adit No.2 is open in
all directions and yielded a weighted average grade of 3.96% copper, 0.21 g/t
gold, 0.03 g/t PGE, and 10.12 g/t silver over a horizontal distance of 9.2 m
from the portal to the end of the workings.
    The copper oxide mineralization exposed in Adit No. 4 is open in all
directions and yielded a weighted average grade of 0.59% copper, 0.10 g/t
gold, 0.03 g/t PGE, and 1.59 g/t silver over a horizontal distance of 12.3 m
from the portal to the end of the workings.

    Metallurgical Test Work:

    G&T Metallurgical Services have commenced test work on individual samples
of the copper-gold mineralization from the Boss and Oro Amigo zones. The
samples have been composited, grind calibrations have been completed and
samples of the mineralized material have been sent for mineralogical studies.
On receipt of the mineralogical studies the metallurgical test work on the
samples will commence.

    Future Plans:

    Preliminary mapping on the Ironside Block located northeast of the Boss
Extension has located copper oxide mineralization exposed in outcrop and in
underground workings referred to Ironside NE approximately 400 metres
southeast of the Oro Amigo mineralized zone (See Figure-1). Contingent on the
results of the preliminary sampling, systematic sampling of these underground
workings are planned. Drillsite locations for a first phase of drilling on the
Boss and Oro Amigo blocks have been identified, and located with the drilling

    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 2 to 4 kilograms and sample intervals ranged from 2.0 to
7.6 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 ISO9001:2000 and ISO 17025:1999. Analytical
accuracy and precision are monitored by the use of international and in-house

    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.

    The TSX Venture Exchange Does Not 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 or contact: Elmer B. Stewart, President & Chief Executive
Officer, Tel: (403) 264-4811, E-mail:; Colin Christensen,
Vice President, Tel: (403) 264-4811, Fax: (403) 237-6292,; Jason Shepherd, Phoenix Communication Group, Tel:
(250) 717-1910, E-mail:

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