October 19, 2009 Excellent Follow Up Target Areas Identified - Grouse Mountain PropertyBard Ventures Ltd. ("Bard" or the "Company") is pleased to provide this update on the 2009 exploration on the Grouse Mountain Property (the "Property"). The Property is located approximately 15 kilometers north-northwest of Houston, BC, and is situated immediately to the north of Bard's Lone Pine Molybdenum Project in the Omineca Mining Division. As announced in the Company's news release dated September 21, 2009, the initial phase of compilation of all historic exploration work, geological mapping, soil and rock sampling has been completed.
The Company conducted a geochemical survey on the Grouse Mountain Property in August and September of 2009. A grid was established on the southwest-facing slope of Grouse Mountain, which is down slope of known showings and zones of mineralization. The geochemical grid was oriented perpendicular to the average trend of the mineralized zones, grid lines were established 200m apart and soil samples were collected at 50m intervals. A total of 356 soil samples and 6 rock samples were collected and submitted for analysis. Following the completion of the soil geochemical sampling program, geological mapping was completed over the gridded area to identify favorable settings for hosting structurally controlled copper, zinc, silver mineralization and to extend the property geology underlying the soil geochemical grid.
The results of the soil geochemical survey clearly define five distinctly anomalous multi element copper, zinc and silver geochemical trends. The attitude of the anomalies closely parallels the orientation of the Rainstorm, Creek, Copper Crown and Ruby Zones located immediately northeast of the geochemical grid, central to Copper Mine Lake. The strongest soil geochemical anomalies appear related to the southwest extension of the Rainstorm Zone and Creek Zone trends which can be traced intermittently over a distance of up to 1000m. The geological mapping program broadly identified the major units underlying the survey grid. During the course of the mapping program, three areas of historical trenching were located in close proximity to anomalous soil geochemical results.
Outcrop exposure is considered very good on the southwest facing slopes underlying the gridded area. Field examination of the anomalous geochemical soil sample sites along the anomalous trends are recommended to determine the possible cause for the anomaly. Prospecting along these trends is further recommended to locate structures favourable for hosting copper, zinc, silver mineralization.
Soil samples were collected by shovel from the B-Horizon at an average depth of 20-30 cm. The sampled material was placed in standard kraft paper soil sample bags and delivered to Acme Analytical Laboratories in Vancouver, B.C. for analysis, utilizing the Acme 1DX 36 element ICP-MS analytical process.
The rock samples were analyzed by Acme using their 1E 35 element ICP-ES method.
The Property has an ideal location for operations with established infrastructure including close proximity to:
a natural gas pipeline;
a major hydro power transmission line and transformer sub-station; and
is located only 15 kilometers from the CN rail line in Houston, BC.
Bard is earning a 100% interest in the Property under the terms of an option agreement (see News Release dated May 9, 2007). The Grouse Mountain exploration work is being conducted under the supervision of Qualified Person Rick Kemp, P.Geo.
This release includes certain statements that may be deemed to be "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements in this release, other than statements of historical facts, that address future production, reserve potential, exploration and development activities and events or developments that the Company expects, are forward-looking statements. Although management believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future performance, and actual results or developments may differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in forward-looking statements include market prices, exploration and development successes, continued availability of capital and financing, and general economic, market or business conditions. Please see our public filings at www.sedar.com for further information.
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