Boxxer updates drilling program at East Breccia project
CALGARY, June 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – Boxxer Gold Corp. (BXX-TSXV/OTC
Other-BXXRF)) (“Boxxer or the Company“) is pleased to provide an update on drilling activities at its East
Breccia copper-molybdenum-silver project located in the Sault Ste.
Marie Mining Division in south-central Ontario. Six of the proposed
eight diamond drill holes have been completed with detailed logging and
sampling of the core underway. The drilling program is being completed
in the most logistically efficient manner as possible which
necessitates drilling holes out of the normal sequence. Highlights of
the first three holes are as follows:
- Diamond drill hole (DDH) EB-05-2012 was drilled to a depth of 251.76 metres (m) and intersected two intervals of copper-pyrite mineralization. Molybdenite mineralization is associated with the lower interval, - DDH EB-02-2012 was drilled to a depth of 248.70m and intersected four intervals of copper-pyrite mineralization. Molybdenite mineralization is associated with the upper mineralized interval in this hole, - DDH EB-04-2012 was drilled to a depth of 254.20m and intersected two intervals of copper-pyrite mineralization. Molybdenite mineralization is associated with both mineralized intervals in this hole, and - Three additional diamond drill holes have been completed and are pending completion of detailed logging and sampling for analytical purposes.
Elmer Stewart, President and CEO of Boxxer stated, “The descriptions of
the three drill holes logged to date indicate broad intervals of copper
mineralization which in some cases is associated with molybdenite
mineralization. The purpose of the 2012 program is to confirm the
historical drilling results reported from the East Breccia zone. The
intervals of copper +/- molybdenite mineralization observed in the
diamond drill holes to date are encouraging, but assay results will be
required to confirm the historical reported analytical results”.
The reader is cautioned that visible copper and molybdenite
mineralization does not necessarily equate to significant
concentrations of either copper or molybdenum and there is no assurance
that the assay results of the samples from these drill holes will yield
significant copper or molybdenum grades.
DDH EB-05-2012 located at the collar of DDH EB-17 (historical drill
hole) intersected disseminated and veinlet controlled chalcopyrite (a
copper sulphide mineral) mineralization from 4.0m to 14.67m and from
24.9m to 251.76m. Molybdenite mineralization is associated with the
chalcopyrite mineralization and occurs as veinlet and in quartz veins.
Pyrite (an iron sulphide) is the dominant sulphide mineral identified
in this drill hole. The mineralization is hosted in a sequence of
lithologies altered gabbro and volcanic rocks.
DDH EB-02-2012 located at the collar of DDH EB-5 (historical drill hole)
is situated approximately 70m west of DDH EB-05-2012 and intersected
four intervals of disseminated and veinlet controlled chalcopyrite
mineralization. The upper three intervals occur over core intervals
ranging from 3.0 to 24.0m (not true thickness) and contain chalcopyrite
mineralization. The lower interval occurs over a core interval from
128.7m to 243.4m and contains chalcopyrite and molybdenite
mineralization. The distribution of the molybdenite is more restricted
than the chalcopyrite mineralization within this interval. Pyrite is
the dominant sulphide mineral identified in this drill hole. The
mineralization is hosted in a sequence of altered gabbro and volcanic
DDH EB-04-2012 located at the collar of DDH EB-12 (historical drill
hole) is situated 70m northeast of DDH EB-05-2012 and intersected two
intervals of disseminated and veinlet controlled
chalcopyrite+/-molybdenite mineralization. The mineralized intervals
occur over core intervals from 2.50m to 108.7m and from 121.0 to
200.9m. The distribution of the molybdenite is more restricted than the
chalcopyrite mineralization with pyrite being the dominant sulphide
mineral identified in the drill hole. The mineralization is hosted in a
sequence of altered gabbro and volcanic rocks.
Diamond Drilling and Sampling Procedures:
The diamond drilling was completed using an NQ core size. Core recovery
was estimated to be greater than 97%. 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
are being selected based on lithology changes/alteration
intensity/estimated mineral content. Sample preparation and analysis is
being completed by ALS Chemex located in Sudbury, Ontario. Analyses are
being completed using code ME-MS61 using a four acid digestion and
analyzing for 48 element including copper-molybdenum-silver-tungsten
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.
About Boxxer Gold Corp.
Boxxer is a Canadian junior resource company involved in the exploration
of the Boss and Buena Vista copper projects in Nevada, the DOK
copper-gold porphyry property in Northwest British Columbia and the
East Breccia copper-silver-molybdenum property in Ontario. Boxxer also
has the Crescent Peak gold-silver project in Nevada and the Gordon Lake
gold project located 110 kilometres north of Yellowknife NWT, Canada.
Elmer B. Stewart, MSc. P. Geol., President and CEO of Boxxer Gold, is
the Company’s nominated Qualified Person pursuant to National
Instrument 43-101, Standards for Disclosure for Mineral Projects, has
reviewed the technical information disclosed in this news release.
On behalf of the Board of Directors
Elmer B. Stewart P. Geol. MSc.
President and CEO
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Forward-Looking Statements: This news release may contain certain forward-looking information. All
statements included herein, other than statements of historical fact,
are forward-looking information and such information involves various
risks and uncertainties. There can be no assurance that such
information will prove to be accurate, and actual results and future
events could differ materially from those anticipated in such
information. There is no certainty that the diamond drilling or the
reported mineralization in the current drill holes from the East
Breccia project would return significant intervals of copper or
molybdenite mineralization. Management has assumed that the results it
has received and the interpretation thereof are reliable, and has
applied geological and geophysical 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. A
description of assumptions used to develop such forward-looking
information and a description of risk factors that may cause actual
results to differ materially from forward-looking information can be
found in Boxxer’s disclosure documents on the SEDAR website at www.sedar.com. Boxxer does not undertake to update any forward-looking information
except in accordance with applicable securities laws.
SOURCE Boxxer Gold Corp.