Bard Ventures Ltd.
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Bard Ventures Ltd.

September 19, 2011 07:00 ET

Bard Ventures Ltd.: Drilling Results 8.51 Gm/t Silver Over 74.4 Meters and 0.09% Copper Over 251.8 Meters Quartz Breccia Zone at Lone Pine Property

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Sept. 19, 2011) - Bard Ventures Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:CBS)(FRANKFURT:BVU) (the "Company") is pleased to announce additional significant drill hole results from its 2011 phase one drill program in the Quartz Breccia Zone on its Lone Pine Property (the "Property"). The Company is very pleased and encouraged by the positive results received from drill hole BD-11-70 demonstrating the continuity of high grade molybdenum (Mo), copper (Cu) and silver (Ag) mineralization over a horizontal distance of 180 meters including drill holes BDQ-08-04, BD-11-69 and BDQ-08-03. Mineralization identified by these drill holes remains open in all directions and requires additional drilling. The Property is located 15 kilometers north-northwest of Houston, BC and is situated in the Omineca Mining Division.

A summary of significant drill hole intercepts from BD-11-70 is highlighted in the table below. All intervals are reported as drill core widths and may not represent true width as there has not been enough drilling to delineate the shape of the mineralization at this early stage of wide spaced exploration drilling.

SILVER
From (m ) To (m ) Interval (m ) gm/t Ag
47.4 55.2 7.8 9.04
123.7 198.1 74.4 8.51
Incl 178.1 187.1 9.0 28.41
295.8 311.7 15.9 6.27
329.9 334.4 4.5 10.24
395.1 399.7 4.6 15.4
COPPER
From (m ) To (m ) Interval (m ) % Cu
47.4 59.3 11.9 0.17
86.7 338.5 251.8 0.09
Incl 178.1 196.1 18.0 0.13
Incl 221.5 280.6 59.1 0.14
Incl 293.0 311.7 18.7 0.18
360.1 365.2 5.1 0.41
377.4 385.3 7.9 0.16
MOLYBDENUM
From (m ) To (m ) Interval (m ) % Mo
55.2 124.7 69.5 0.04
169.8 183.0 13.2 0.05
202.1 272.3 70.2 0.03
299.2 407.5 108.3 0.09
Incl 358.7 365.2 6.5 0.28
Incl 372.7 387.3 14.6 0.12
420.8 429.7 8.9 0.03

There has been no low or high assay cutoffs applied to any analytical results as the project is still in the exploration phase. The only intervals that had non-detectable silver (<0.5gm/t) in the interval from 123.7 meters to 198.1 meters reported above are three isolated and scattered sample intervals varying from 1.5 meters to 2.0 meters in length.

Drill hole BD-11-70 intersected extensive intervals of copper, silver and molybdenum mineralization from 47.4 meters to a vertical depth of 429.7 meters through a broad zone of quartz healed volcanic breccia from 9.14 meters to 211.6 meters and underlying basalt, crystal tuff and scattered mafic dykes to the end of the hole at 470.55 meters. Alaskite intrusive was intersected from 451.9 meters to 461.8 meters. Molybdenum and chalcopyrite mineralization is vein hosted, while silver mineralization occurs as both vein hosted and disseminated.

Significant NQ drill core assay results have been received from the second of three drill holes completed in the Quartz Breccia Zone located 1.0 kilometer north of the Alaskite Zone Molybdenum-Copper-Silver Resource. In 2007 and 2008 the Company completed seven drill holes in the Quartz Breccia Zone. A review of those results in March 2011 (News Release March 28, 2011) identified extensive intervals of copper, silver and molybdenum mineralization including 0.052% Mo over 142.0 meters (BDQ-08-03), 0.086% Cu over 147 meters (BDQ-08-03) and 19.05 grams per tonne Ag over 176.0 meters (BDQ-08-04). Drill hole BDQ-08-04 terminated in copper-silver mineralization at the end of the hole and remains open to extension at depth. Vertical drill hole BD-11-70 is located 105 meters to the north of BD-11-69 (News Release September 9, 2011) and is 49 meters north of BDQ-08-03 along the western margin of the Quartz Breccia Zone. With the completion of drill hole BD-11-70, extensive intervals of copper, silver and molybdenum mineralization have been intersected over a strike length of 180 meters and from surface to a vertical depth of 551.3 meters.

The Company awaits the results of additional assays for rhenium ("Re") and gold ("Au") from drill hole BD-11-70 and will issue a news release as soon as these results become available.

The Company has completed a NI 43-101 positive Preliminary Economic Assessment on the Alaskite Zone (see News Release March 11, 2011). This PEA does not include any resource from the Quartz Breccia Zone. Mineral resources that are not mineral reserves do not have demonstrated economic viability. A copy of the Report is available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

The Property has an ideal location for operations with established infrastructure including:

  • Highway 16;
  • A natural gas pipeline;
  • a major hydro power transmission line and transformer substation; 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 (News release dated September 15, 2006). The Lone Pine Exploration is being conducted under the supervision of Qualified Person Rick Kemp, P.Geo., Vice President, Exploration. Drill core samples from BD-11-70 were analyzed by ACME Analytical Laboratories in Vancouver utilizing a 31 element ICP-ES geochemical analysis, over-limit ICP base and precious metal results were assayed.

On behalf of:

Bard Ventures Ltd.

Eugene Beukman, President

For further information please visit our website at www.bardventures.com.

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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