Boxxer provides update on diamond drilling program at Boss project

    CALGARY, April 9 /CNW/ - Boxxer Gold Corp (TSXV - "BXX") announces today
Phase II on the Boss project is expected to commence upon receipt of approval
of the Notice of Intent from the Bureau of Land Management ("BLM"),
anticipated within the next three weeks. Boxxer also provides an update of
drilling consisting of six diamond drill holes ("DDH") on its 100% owned Boss
copper-gold project in southwest Nevada from which assays are pending. The
Boss copper-gold project is located within the historical Goodsprings Mining

    Highlights of the Drilling Program are:

    -   Three DDH on the Boss Mine tested the lateral and horizontal extent
        of the copper-gold mineralization outlined in the underground
        workings by the recently completed channel sampling program, and
    -   Three DDH around the Oro Amigo Mine target to test the lateral and
        down dip extent of copper-gold mineralization outlined in 2008.

    Phase II Drilling Program, Boss Extension

    Upon approval by the BLM, Boxxer will complete two 300 m deep DDH. The
drilling on the Boss Extension is designed to test the mineralization exposed
on surface and around the periphery of an interpreted porphyritic monzonite
intrusive underlying the Boss Extension a setting similar to that which exists
in the Robinson Mining District of Nevada.

    Exploration Model:

    The Boss Extension is approximately 650 m long by 550 m wide where
extensive, disseminated and fracture controlled skarn hosted copper-gold
mineralization (+/- silver-platinum-palladium) is exposed on surface, in
adits, pits and trenches. The copper-gold mineralization exhibits a strong
bismuth-cobalt-nickel-lead-zinc geochemical signature. The Boss Extension
occurs within a 4,000 m long skarn (interpreted to be the marble front)
related to porphyritic monzonite dikes exposed in outcrop and in underground
workings and an oval shaped 500 m long by 400 m wide positive magnetic
signature located under the Boss Extension. Similar to other skarn related
porphyry districts in the Southwest United States, the Goodsprings District
exhibits a well defined mineral zonation. Historical production from the
Goodsprings Mining District is reported to be 270 million pounds of lead and
zinc and 65,000 ounces of gold at an average grade of one ounce per ton.

    Boss Mine:

    Three DDH (totalling 182m) were completed to test the lateral and
horizontal extent of the copper-gold mineralization exposed in the four upper
levels of the Boss Mine (see the results News Release dated March 25, 2009:
channel sampling included 1.25% Cu, 0.75 g/t Au, 0.34 g/t PGE and 4.08 g/t Ag
over 120.0 m including 0.77% Cu, 5.96 g/t Au, 1.16g/t PGE and 7.60 g/t Ag over
a 5.30 m). The three DDH intersected brecciated and fractured hematitic and
limonitc stained marble.

    Oro Amigo Mine:

    Three DDH (totalling 115 m) were completed over a strike length of 250 m
to test the down dip extension of the copper-gold mineralization outlined by
the channel sampling program in 2008 (see News Release dated April 22, 2008).
The first DDH tested the Southwest adit and intersected variable amount of
hematite and limonite in the core. The other two DDHs tested the down dip
extension of the copper-gold mineralization exposed in the Upper Level of the
Oro Amigo mine workings and intersected weak concentrations of oxide copper
mineralization (malachite) in the upper 15 m of the hole.
    Logging and splitting of the core has been completed. The samples have
been submitted to ALS Chemex for 42 element Induced Couple Plasma ("ICP")
analysis. Analytical results are expected to be received in approximately
three weeks.

    Future Plans:

    Boxxer plans to conduct a surface exploration program to systematically
complete the channel sampling of the Copperside Mine, the Boss No. 10 adit,
the Ironside Northeast underground workings and a surface mapping and sampling
program to further define the three large copper-gold in bedrock anomalies.
    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 medium to high grade 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 Statement: 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 releases.

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For further information:

For further information: on Boxxer please visit our website at or contact: Boxxer Gold Corp., Elmer B. Stewart, President
& Chief Executive Officer, Tel: (403) 264-4811, Fax: (403) 237-6292, e-mail:; Boxxer Gold Corp., Colin Christensen,
Vice-President, Tel: (403) 264-4811, Fax: (403) 237-6292, e-mail:; CHF Investor Relations, Alison Tullis, Senior Account
Manager, Tel: (416) 868-1079 ext. 233, Fax: (416) 868-6198, e-mail:

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