September 12, 2003______________________________________
GROUND GEOPHYSICAL SURVEY COMPLETED IN THE NECHAKO PLATEAU AREA
Vancouver, British Columbia - Bard Ventures Ltd. (the "Company") announces that further to its news release of November 21, 2002, the Company has completed the Induced Polarization (IP) geophysical survey on the Clisbako and Laidman properties (see also news release of May 7, 2003).
The Clisbako property was a focus of exploration in the early 1990's by 88 Resources, Minnova Resources and Phelps Dodge of Canada. The discovery of significant gold mineralization as a result of these programs prompted increased exploration of epithermal gold systems within the Nechako Plateau region of central BC. Numerous discoveries were made during this period including the Wolf, Trout and Cutoff, the Tsacha-Tommy-Ted (the "3T's" currently being explored by Southern Rio Resources Ltd.), and the Laidman, Holy Cross and Clisbako now being explored by the Company.
The Clisbako prospect is a premier high level, low sulphidation epithermal gold system within Tertiary age rhyolite volcanics. Two grids were surveyed on the Clisbako property. The Discovery grid tested a broad area of alteration and mineralization where previous operators identified several rock samples that contained anomalous gold concentrations to a high of 9.72 grams per tonne (g/t) gold. The Brooks grid, located 1500 metres to the southwest is designed to test an area of significant mineralization identified in float samples with a high concentration of 1.1 g/t gold. Neither of these zones has been adequately explored or drill tested.
The Laidman property hosts an epithermal vein style gold system that was discovered in 1994. The prospect has similarities to the 3T's prospect of Southern Rio, which is located approximately 20 kilometres to the southwest. Prospecting identified mineralized outcrops over a 115 hectare area that returned up to 19.6 g/t gold. Subsequent exploration resulted in a large, 1200 metre long soil geochemical anomaly containing up to 5.64 g/t gold. Several rock samples collected from the area returned anomalous gold values from 1.4 to 24.3 g/t gold. All known areas of mineralization remain open and several prospects previously identified have not been tested. The IP survey was completed on a 20 line kilometre grid over the Discovery, 110 and West Trench.
The results of the IP survey indicated various high level geophysical anomalies which will now be followed up by a ground exploration program consisting of trenching and drilling if merited. The 2003 exploration program is designed and supervised by Geoffrey Goodall, P.Geo of Global Geological Services Inc.
On behalf of:
Bard Ventures Ltd.
Signed "Eugene Beukman"