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TORONTO, ON / ACCESSWIRE / March 16, 2022 / Bold Ventures Inc. (BOL:TSX.V) (the "Company" or "Bold") is pleased to report that it has signed a Letter Agreement…

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TORONTO, ON / ACCESSWIRE / March 16, 2022 / Bold Ventures Inc. (BOL:TSX.V) (the “Company” or “Bold”) is pleased to report that it has signed a Letter Agreement for an option to acquire 188 claim and boundary cells comprising 11,149 acres (4512 hectares) located within the Shabandowan Greenstone Belt (SGB) of northwestern Ontario. The SGB lies within the Wawa-Abitibi Terrane, well-known for its mineral endowment.

The Burchell Gold-Copper Project (Burchell Property) is located 105 km west of Thunder Bay and is accessible via all-weather roads south from Trans-Canada Highway 11.

Numerous gold (Au) and copper (Cu) showings are located along the western portion of the claim group. Previous exploration and mapping by the Ontario Geological Survey recognized northeast trending mineralized corridors hosting this mineralization and extending across the Burchell Property (Osmani 2017) over distances in excess of 2 km. This supports the potential for locating additional mineralization along trend to the east.

Previous operators performed extensive and thorough exploration work to identify numerous drill targets that remain untested. The NI 43-101 Technical Report on the Burchell Lake Property, Northwestern Ontario, by I. A. Osmani, M.Sc., P.Geo. dated October 12, 2017, may be accessed here.

Burchell Gold-Copper Project

Northwest Gold Occurrences

Historical gold occurrences within the northwest portion of the Burchell Property are located within a 25 km long northeast-trending structure known as the Moss Lake-Coldstream Deformation Zone (MLCDZ). The MLCDZ hosts the Goldshore Resources Inc. (Goldshore) Moss Lake Gold Deposit which consists of an indicated mineral resource of 1.38 Moz @ 1.1 g/t Au and an inferred mineral resource of 1.75 Moz @ 1.1 g/t Au (Osmani 2017).

Significant gold and copper mineralization is located within 2 km of the northern boundary of the Burchell Property and includes the past producing (1957 to 1967) North Coldstream Mine (2.47 Mt @ 1.87% Cu, 0.28 g/t Au and 5.53 g/t silver (Ag)) and the OG Deposit (formerly East Coldstream). The OG Deposit hosts an indicated mineral resource of 96,400 oz @ 0.85 g/t Au and an inferred mineral resource of 763,276 oz @ 0.78 g/t Au (Campbell et al. 2021, Report of Activities 2020, Thunder Bay South Regional Resident Geologist Report: Thunder Bay South District; Ontario Geological Survey, Open File Report 6373).

Goldshore’s Moss Lake Property adjoins the Burchell Property on the west side and is currently undergoing a 100,000 m diamond drilling program to expand the Moss Lake Gold Deposit. The segment of the MLCDZ located within the Burchell Property is approximately 2 km in strike length and hosts the historical Northwest Gold Occurrences. These showings are linked to 1988 drilling by Newmont Exploration: Drill Hole 88-07 returned 1.05 g/t Au over 3.36 m and Drill Hole 88-4 returned 0.8 g/t Au over 6.8 m (including 1.8 g/t Au over 1.65 m) (Osmani 2017). This prominent deformation zone hosting known historical gold occurrences provides a focus for exploration in this part of the property.

Copper Prospects

The Hermia Lake Cu-Au Prospect (Hermia Prospect) is a northeast-trending mineralized copper-rich zone that extends for 2.8 km east of Hermia Lake in the west-central portion of the Burchell Property.

Diamond drilling by several companies from 1964 to 2008 within the mineralized copper trend at the Hermia Prospect returned assay values ranging from 0.31% Cu to 1.1% Cu over 1.30 m to 6.7 m core lengths. Drilling by Mengold Resources Inc. east of the Hermia Prospect in 2008 returned 7.19 g/t Au over 0.40 m in Hole BU08-7 (Osmani 2017).

Bedrock exposures within a series of trenches at the southern end of the Hermia Prospect, indicate the presence of intensely deformed, sheared, brecciated and altered mafic to felsic volcanic rocks. Prominent silicification and carbonate alteration dominate zones with the highest sulphide content. Sampling of the trenches by Osmani (1993, Geology and mineral potential of Burchell-Greenwater Lakes area, District of Thunder Bay; Ontario Geological Survey, Open File Report 5866) of the Ontario Geological Survey in these areas, returned values up to 1.05% Cu, 0.05% molybdenum (Mo) and 0.2 g/t Au. A diamond drill hole (M-5) completed by Great Lakes Copper Mines Ltd. at the southern end of one of these trenches returned up to 5.08 % Cu (Giblin 1964, Burchell Lake area; Ontario Department of Mines, Geological Report 19).

The eastern half and southwestern portions of the property are under-explored despite having a geological and structural setting similar to the western areas of the property (see Hermia Lake Cu trend map).

Additional maps may be viewed at

The technical and scientific disclosures in this news release have been reviewed and approved by Gerald D. White, B.Sc., P.Geo., a qualified person (QP) under National Instrument 43-101.

The Burchell Option Agreement

Bold will have the option to earn a 100% interest over a four-year period by paying the aggregate sum of $500,000 cash, issuing an aggregate of 2,350,000 common shares of Bold and completing a total of $1,500,000 of exploration work on the claims over a four-year period. The Optionors shall retain a 3% Net Smelter Royalty (NSR). Bold has the right to buy back one-half of the 3.0% percent NSR for $2,000,000 leaving a 1.5% NSR in favour of the Optionors. On closing of the transaction, Bold will pay $40,000 cash and issue 300,000 common shares of Bold. The Letter Agreement is subject to regulatory approval.

About Bold Ventures Inc.

The Company explores for Gold and Battery Metals in Canada. Bold is exploring properties located within active gold camps of the Thunder Bay region and Wawa 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.

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 operations. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic giving rise to local and national anti-virus measures, the scheduling of activities is subject to change. COVID-19 impacts may affect timing and availability of goods and services for the foreseeable future.

For additional information about Bold Ventures and our projects please visit or contact us at 416-864-1456 or email us at [email protected].

“David B Graham”
David Graham
President and CEO

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements: This Press Release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, which may cause actual results to differ materially from the statements made. When used in this document, the words “may”, “would”, “could”, “will”, “intend”, “plan”, “anticipate”, “believe”, “estimate”, “expect” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements reflect our current views with respect to future events and are subject to such risks and uncertainties. Many factors could cause our actual results to differ materially from the statements made, including those factors discussed in filings made by us with the Canadian securities regulatory authorities. Should one or more of these risks and uncertainties, such actual results of current exploration programs, the general risks associated with the mining industry, the price of gold and other metals, currency and interest rate fluctuations, increased competition and general economic and market factors, occur or should assumptions underlying the forward looking statements prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described herein as intended, planned, anticipated, or expected. We do not intend and do not assume any obligation to update these forward-looking statements, except as required by law. Shareholders are cautioned not to put undue reliance on such forward-looking statements.

SOURCE: Bold Ventures Inc.

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