Boxxer reports assays on Boss phase I diamond drilling

    CALGARY, May 19 /CNW/ - Boxxer Gold Corp (TSXV - "BXX") is pleased to
announce the analytical results for the recently completed first phase of a
diamond drilling program on its 100% owned Boss copper-gold project located in
the Goodsprings Mining District, southwest Nevada. Diamond drill results
include 1.05% copper and 0.15 g/t gold over an interval of 20.0 metres
including 3.53% copper, 0.43 g/t gold, 0.53 g/t PGE and 1.13 g/t silver over
5.46 m.
    Boxxer expects to commence the second phase of the diamond drilling
program upon receipt of approval of the Notice of Intent from the Bureau of
Land Management ("BLM").
    Mr. Elmer Stewart, President and CEO of Boxxer stated, "We are very
pleased with the results of the first drilling program completed on the Boss
Project. This round of drilling has tested mineralization at both ends of the
project separated by a strike length of 14,000 feet. Boxxer expects to
commence drilling on the Boss Extension, its main drilling target, upon
approval of the Notice of Intent from the BLM."

    Phase II Drilling Program, Boss Extension

    Boxxer plans to complete two 300 metre deep holes to test the copper-gold
mineralized skarn exposed in the Boss Extension. The Boss Extension is the
most advanced target on the Boss property and is the primary focus of the 2009
diamond drilling program.

    Exploration Model:

    The Boss Extension is approximately 650 metre long by 550 metre wide
where extensive, disseminated and fracture controlled skarn hosted copper-gold
mineralization 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, the focus of the next drilling
program, occurs within a 4,000 metre 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 metre long by 400 metre wide
positive magnetic feature located under the Boss Extension.

    Highlights of the Current Drilling Program:

    -  Drilling at the Oro Amigo mine intersected copper-gold mineralization
       similar to that identified in the three levels of the underground
    -  Additional diamond drilling is required to test the dimensions of the
       mineralized zone at Oro Amigo;
    -  Drilling at the Boss Mine has intersected a broad zone of anomalous
       copper-gold values that appear to have been cut off by extensive post
       mineral faulting to the west of the underground workings; and
    -  The post mineral faulting appears to have displaced the copper-gold
       mineralization in the Boss Mine.

    Diamond Drilling Results:

    The average grade of the mineralized intervals for the diamond drill
holes ("DDH") completed on the Boss Mine and Oro Amigo zones are set out
below. Copper and gold concentration in the anomalous areas averages 10 times
higher than in the surrounding rock. The mineralized and anomalous intervals
all occur in marble. Results are set out in the table below.

    Zone         DDH        Azimuth    Dip    Length     From (m)   To (m)
    Oro      DDH-B-05-09      347      -70     47.9        0.0       20.0
     Amigo                 including                       0.0        5.4
             DDH-B-04-09      114      -69     54.2        4.0       14.0
    Boss     DDH-B-03-09       83      -60     67.9       36.0       58.0
     Mine    DDH-B-02-09       83      -40     38.2       18.0       26.0
             DDH-B-01-09      135      -70     75.6        8.0       34.0

    Zone    Interval (m)  copper (%)   gold (g/t)   PGE (g/t)   silver (g/t)
    Oro         20.0         1.05        0.15         0.20         0.32
     Amigo       5.4         3.53        0.43         0.53         1.13
                10.0         0.01        0.01         0.01         0.32
    Boss        22.0         0.02        0.01         0.02         0.68
     Mine        8.0         0.02        0.01         0.02         0.76
                26.0         0.01        0.03         0.01         0.85

    Oro Amigo Drilling:

    DDH-B-05-09 tested the extension of the copper-gold mineralization
outlined in the underground workings and intersected copper-gold
mineralization with a similar grade exposed in the three levels sampled to
date. Core recovery averaged approximately 70% in the upper 6.7 metres of this
hole due to the broken and rotted nature of the core. DDM-B-04-09 was
completed to test the down-dip extension of the copper-gold mineralization
exposed in an inclined adit located approximately 250 metres along strike of
DDH-B-05-09. This drill hole intersected a 10 metre interval of fractured,
hematitic, limestone. The amount of hematite contained in this drill hole is
substantially less than that exposed in the inclined adit suggesting that
washing may have removed a portion of the mineralization contained with the

    Boss Mine Drilling:

    The three holes completed on the Boss Mine were drilled from the same
location approximately 50 metres west of the fifth level adit and were
designed to test the westward extension of the copper-gold mineralization
outlined in the four levels sampled to date (see News Release dated March 23,
2009). DDH-B-01-09 was collared 15 metres west of copper mineralization
exposed in outcrop and drilled toward the fifth level portal. DDH-B-02-09 and
DDH-B-03-09 were drilled to test the northward extension of the mineralization
based on the underground sampling program. DDH-B-02-09 was terminated early
when it intersected a drift that has not been previously mapped in these
workings. DDH-B-03-09 was terminated when it passed through a fault which
separates the marble and limestone.

    Diamond Drilling and Sampling Procedures:

    The diamond drilling is completed using HQ size core. Core recovery is
estimated to be greater than 97% in all holes except DDH-B-05-09. After
cutting with a diamond saw, one half of the core is collected for sample
preparation and analysis and the other half is retained for future reference.
Sample intervals were selected based on lithologies and intensity of
alteration. Sample weights ranged from 1.5 to 7.6 kilograms and sample
intervals ranged from 0.66 to 2.00 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 standards, blanks and duplicates into the sample
stream submitted to the laboratory for analysis.

    Future Plans:

    Boxxer plans to drill on the Boss Extension on receipt of approval from
the Bureau of Land Management. Surface exploration will include completion of
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.

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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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