Pure Gold Minerals Inc.

Pure Gold Minerals Inc.
Bard Ventures Ltd.

Bard Ventures Ltd.

April 05, 2005 18:02 ET

Pure Gold Minerals Inc. and Bard Ventures Ltd.: Drilling Commences at North James River Property


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FOR: PURE GOLD MINERALS INC.

TSX SYMBOL: PUG

AND BARD VENTURES LTD.

TSX VENTURE SYMBOL: CBS

APRIL 5, 2005 - 18:02 ET

Pure Gold Minerals Inc. and Bard Ventures Ltd.:
Drilling Commences at North James River Property

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - April 5, 2005) - Pure Gold
Minerals Inc. (TSX:PUG) and Bard Ventures Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:CBS)
collectively referred to as the "Companies" are pleased to announce that
drilling has commenced on the North James River Project located 40
kilometres north of Wolfden Resources's High Lake volcanic massive
sulphide deposit in Nunavut. The drill program will focus on further
testing of the Silver Bullet showing.

The 2004 geological mapping and sampling program examined the quartz
vein systems at each of the Black Ice, Silver Bullet and Grumpy
prospects. 56 grab samples and 114 chip samples 0.4 to 1.2 metres wide
were collected across the vein exposures, providing accurate and
detailed sampling of the mineralization. 25% of the samples returned
anomalous values of 1 g/t to 186 g/t gold. 15 samples along 50 metres of
the exposed Silver Bullet vein averaged 11.8 g/t gold and 20 samples
along 40 metres of the exposed Black Ice vein averaged 1.6 g/t gold.
Four of the nine samples collected from the Grumpy prospect contained 1
g/t to 18.36 g/t gold and three of the eight samples collected from the
newly discovered Bumpa prospect returned 1 g/t to 8.92 g/t gold. Given
favourable results from the drill program, further drill testing of the
Silver Bullet showing, as well as the other mineralized zones in the
region will be undertaken.

It is anticipated that the drill program will take three to four weeks
to complete. Pure Gold Minerals Inc. is the operator and 50% owner of
the property. Geoffrey Goodall, P.Geo, Qualified Person, is responsible
for the design and implementation of the work program.

On behalf of:

Pure Gold Minerals Inc.

Donald R. Sheldon, President

On behalf of:

Bard Ventures Ltd.

Eugene Beukman, President


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Contact Information

  • FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
    Pure Gold Minerals Inc.
    Donald R. Sheldon
    President
    (604) 687-2038
    (604) 687-3141 (FAX)
    www.puregold.ca
    or
    Bard Ventures Ltd.
    Eugene Beukman
    President
    (604) 687-2038
    (604) 687-3141 (FAX)
    www.bardventures.com
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