Toronto, Ontario, January 12, 2021 – Bold Ventures Inc. (BOL: TSX.V) (the “Company” or “Bold”) reports that its initial diamond drill program at the Traxxin Gold Project has commenced. The program will consist of approximately 1000 m of NQ diameter drill core in 5 holes. The program is designed to test beneath the Main Zone where previous drilling has traced a gold-bearing structure that is over 300 m in strike length and has a well-defined, sheared, quartz vein surface exposure from 15 to 30 m wide. Of the previous eighteen diamond drill holes completed over the Traxxin main zone, only 2 holes penetrated depths in excess of 150 m (BED-18-021 and -022). The zone remains open in all directions.
About the Traxxin Property
Located 130 km west of Thunder Bay, Ontario, the Traxxin property can be accessed by all-weather roads north from the TransCanada Highway 11. The property consists of 151 claim and boundary cells comprising approximately 5497 acres or 2224 hectares.
Prospecting and sampling, by the current vendors of the Traxxin claims began in 2011 and culminated in the 2016 discovery of a high grade quartz vein hosting visible gold (VG). Grab sample assays for gold ranged from anomalous to 1281 g/t Au (41 oz/t Au) (Sims 2019).
A follow up exploration program in 2017 consisted of geological and geophysical surveys, trenching, sampling and diamond drilling. The drill program was successful in locating the Main Zone mineralization and tracing it over a strike length of 300 m. It remains open in all directions.
In September of 2020 the Company received an exploration permit allowing for diamond drilling, trenching, sampling and line cutting.
Traxxin Gold Project Highlights
- Main zone located in the Marmion Lake Batholith, host to the Agnico Eagle’s Hammond Reef deposit of 208 Mt @ 0.67 g/t (Measured and Indicated) representing 4.5 Moz Au (Agnico Eagle website 2021)
- Recent trenching and diamond drilling (2018) have identified a gold-bearing zone of at least 300 m in strike associated with a well-defined sheared quartz vein surface exposure from 15 to 30 m wide
- Diamond drilling results include 4.76 g/t Au over 3.8 m (Hole BED-17-016), 1.07 g/t Au over 22.2 m (Hole BED-17-005) and 37.3 g/t Au over 1 m (BED-17-003) (Sims 2019)
- The gold-bearing structure is open along strike in both directions. The 2017 and 2018 diamond drilling generally tested above 100 m. Two holes (BED-17-022 and BED-18-021), located in the main zone and outside of the main zone to the southwest respectively, penetrated to depths in excess of 150 m and intercepted the gold-bearing structure where it remains open at depth
Traxxin Extension Joint Venture
In April 2017 Lac des Mille Lacs First Nation (LDMLFN) and Bold entered into a joint venture to explore the northeastern extension of the Traxxin Gold discovery. Pursuant to the Traxxin Extension Joint Venture Agreement, LDMLFN has the right to earn a 50% interest in the Traxxin Gold Property from Bold by paying to Bold 50% of the cash option payments, 50% of the expenditure requirements and reimbursing Bold for 50% of the value of the shares issued pursuant to the Option. If the Option is earned and both parties maintain their interest in the Traxxin Gold Property, Bold and LDMLFN will form a joint venture for the further exploration and development of the Traxxin Gold Property.
The technical information found within this news release has been reviewed and approved by Gerald D. White, B.Sc., P.Geo., a qualified person (QP) for the purposes of NI 43-101.
As a result of the current COVID-19 virus concerns, the Company’s management and contractors are following public guidelines and taking recommended steps to protect the health and safety of all personnel while carrying out field operations. As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic giving rise to local and national anti-virus measures, the scheduling of activities are subject to change.
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About Bold Ventures Inc.
The Company explores for Gold and Base metals in Canada. Bold is exploring properties located within active gold camps of Northern Ontario. Bold also holds significant assets located within and around the emerging multi-metals district dubbed the Ring Of Fire region, located in the James Bay Lowlands of Northern Ontario
For additional information about Bold Ventures and our projects please visit www.boldventuresinc.com or contact Bold Ventures Inc. at 416-864-1456.
“David B Graham”
President and CEO