Bard Ventures Ltd.

Bard Ventures Ltd.

September 08, 2008 14:38 ET

Bard Ventures' Drilling Results Increase Grades of Molybdenum at B.C. Property

Lone Pine Drilling Intersects 0.31% Mo (0.52% MoS2) over 26 meters as part of 753.74 meters of 0.10% Mo (0.17% MoS2)

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Sept. 8, 2008) - Bard Ventures Ltd. ("Bard" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:CBS) has received results from the much anticipated BD-08-35 drill hole and is very pleased to announce the following drill results from its Lone Pine Molybdenum Property (the "Property"). The Property is located approximately 15 kilometers north-northwest of Houston, BC, and is situated in the Omineca Mining Division.

"Our drilling results compare favourably to those of major players such as Thompson Creek Metals Company Inc., General Moly, Inc. and Roca Mines Inc.; and in comparing these recent grades to those of previous drill holes, these intersections are increasingly more mineralized. These results will also help build a strong investor confidence despite the current volatile market," said Bard's President, Eugene Beukman. "We can now move forward to finalizing the resource estimate in our NI 43-101 report."

Final assay results have been received and interpreted from drill holes BD-08-35 and BD-08-36.

Drill Hole No. Total Depth (m) From (m) To (m) Interval (m) Mo% MoS2%
BD-08-35 779.03 25.29 779.03 753.74 0.10 0.17
including 193.00 779.03 586.03 0.12 0.20
including 327.00 725.00 398.00 0.15 0.25
including 509.00 609.00 100.00 0.20 0.33
including 509.00 535.00 26.00 0.31 0.52
BD-08-36 578.48 16.15 534.20 518.05 0.07 0.12
including 205.00 507.00 302.00 0.10 0.17

Hole BD-08-35 collared into intercalated hornfelsed andesite and alaskite intrusive between 25.29 - 33.00m before continuing in alaskite intrusive to the end of the drill hole at 779.03m. BD-08-35 was shutdown prematurely in alaskite intrusive due to difficult drilling conditions. It is anticipated that molybdenum mineralization continues to depth. BD-08-35 is a vertical drill hole collared approximately 50 meters northeast of BD-08-25 that ran 0.10% Mo over 730.90m including 130.10 meters of 0.2% Mo.

Hole BD-08-36 was a vertical drill hole collared 100m northwest of BD-08-24. The drill hole collared into alaskite intrusive at 16.15m through to 534.20m before encountering the quartz feldspar porphyry pluton. BD-08-36 was shutdown at 578.48m.

Main Focus: Alaskite Zone

The Alaskite Zone is aptly named for the white, fine to medium grained quartz feldspar porphyry intrusive that was recognized and mapped in outcrop in 1967 as Alaskite. The alaskite intrusive is the main focus of the Lone Pine Property drilling and has been interpreted as being the most favorable lithology for molybdenum mineralization. The alaskite intrusive to date continues to be drilled to the northwest of its original outcropping occurrence, BD-07-01 area, with exploration advancement to the northwest ongoing.

The alaskite intrusive has been interpreted to plan view as being currently 510m in length and 310m in width with molybdenum mineralization tested to a depth of 843m. A higher grade corridor of molybdenum mineralization has been outlined within the Alaskite intrusive as shown in the favourable assay results from BD-07-16, BD-08-24, BD-08-25, BD-08-28, BD-08-29, BD-08-32 and now BD-08-35 and BD-08-36.

Geological and stratigraphic information from all holes as well as recent surface mapping suggests the alaskite intrusive continues to the northwest. The geophysical surveys, total field magnetics in particular, concur with this geological interpretation.

Mapping initiatives to begin

Bard is pleased to announce that Eagle Mapping Ltd., of Port Coquitlam, B.C., has been contracted to initiate aerial photography, digital mapping, and orthophotography of the Lone Pine Property claims with focus on the Alaskite Zone for the purposes of advancement of the expected resource estimate and National Instrument 43-101.

Lone Pine Property Highlights

The Property's location is ideal with access to an existing infrastructure including:

- Highway 16;

- 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.

A plan of the drill holes in the Alaskite Zone may be viewed on the Company's website at

Bard is earning a 100% interest in the Property under the terms of an option agreement (see News Release dated September 15, 2006). The Lone Pine exploration work is being conducted under the supervision of Qualified Person Jim Miller-Tait, P. Geo., a Director of Bard.

Samples from BD-08-35 and BD-08-36 are being analyzed by Acme Analytical Laboratories in Vancouver utilizing the Group 1E methodology. Analytical procedures consist of a 31 element ICP analysis followed by assay for any molybdenum ICP analyses greater than 4000 ppm.

On behalf of:

Bard Ventures Ltd.

Eugene Beukman, President

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  • Bard Ventures Ltd.
    Eugene Beukman
    (604) 687-2038
    (604) 687-3141 (FAX)