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Blue Star Gold (TSXV:BAU) prepares for drilling program at its Ulu and Hood River projects
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  • Precision GeoSurveys Inc. (Precision) of Langley, BC has commenced the first stage of Blue Star's (BAU) 2021 exploration program
  • A heliborne geophysical survey over high potential target areas within the Ulu and Hood River projects will refine the structure, alteration, and lithology in targets
  • The Ulu and Hood River survey will help refine the geological interpretation and the target definitions prior to the execution of the drilling program
  • The company's wholly-owned Ulu and Hood River properties are located approximately 525 km NNE of Yellowknife, NT
  • Blue Star Gold Corp is a gold company focused on exploring and developing mineral projects located in Nunavut
  • Blue Star Gold Corp. (BAU) opened trading at C$0.73 per share

Precision GeoSurveys Inc. has commenced the first stage of Blue Star's (BAU) 2021 exploration program.

The 1,800-line kilometre high resolution heliborne geophysical survey over high potential target areas within the Ulu and Hood River Projects will utilize Precision Geosurvey's four-sensor magnetic gradient system to refine the structure, alteration, and lithology in targets and prioritize by proximity to the known Flood Zone deposit.

Approximately 400-line kilometres will also be conducted at the Roma project. This survey, which covers an area where folded stratigraphy is juxtaposed against the Kennarctic shear zone and hosts historic +5 g/t Au samples in veining associated with the folding, is expected to be elevated to drill readiness for 2022.

The Ulu and Hood River survey will assist in refining the geological interpretation and the target definitions prior to the execution of the drilling program slated to commence in the coming days. Targets for the upcoming 2021 program are prioritized based on impact to existing resources and potential scale of new discoveries (closer to Flood Zone deposit is better):

  • Multiple 1st priority targets occur within ~1 km of the Flood Zone including Axis, Central Corridor and East Limb,
  • Numerous 2nd priority targets exist along the 5 km long Ulu Fold which extends from the Flood Zone deposit onto the contiguous Hood River project up to the North Fold Nose,
  • Several prospective areas on the east side of the Hood River project and the Roma project will undergo further target refinement in preparation for drill testing in the future,
  • This will be the first program developed and operated by Blue Star's current team that has been involved with important gold discoveries in Nunavut.

Blue Star properties

The company's wholly-owned Ulu and Hood River properties are located approximately 525 km NNE of Yellowknife, NT in the Kitikmeot region of western Nunavut. Kugluktuk is approximately 210 km to the NW.

The Ulu lease and the contiguous Hood River property together encompass greater than 9,000 hectares of highly prospective exploration ground. The recent acquisition of the underexplored Roma property that lies approximately 30 km north increased the Company's landholdings by 7,683 hectares, making Blue Star the largest titleholder in the highly prospective and underexplored High Lake Greenstone Belt.

Figure 1: Blue Star Gold Properties

The Ulu lease hosts the advanced stage Flood Zone gold deposit, where a significant high-grade gold resource has been outlined by previous workers. Several additional gold zones (including but not limited to Zebra, Contact, Central, Axis, and Gnu prospects) are spatially related to the axis of the 5 km long Ulu Fold which extends from the Ulu lease onto the northern part of the Hood River property and culminates at the North Fold Nose Zone.

The eastern side of the Hood River property is contiguous to the Ulu lease and hosts over twenty known gold showings. The promise of the Hood River prospects is anchored in a similar stratigraphic sequence and same deformation history (including tight folding) as the Flood Zone.

One of the most prospective target areas on the eastern Hood River property is the 4 km long Crown-Pro trend which has seen only limited, shallow drilling.

Figure 2: First Priority Target Areas
Figure 3: Second Priority Target Areas

The geologic setting and style of gold mineralization at the Roma project are similar to that found at the Ulu and Hood River projects. Based on historical data compilation, multiple significant gold showings are present on the property within a 6.5 km by 2.4 km area, including several drill-ready targets.

No follow-up drilling is known to have been completed on this property after BHP's initial drill program in the 1990s which returned the best interval of 12.38 g/t Au over 2.31 m from a limited program (Roma Main).

Approximately 4 km southwest of Roma Main is the Roma Fold which is defined by numerous high-grade gold showings within a 1.6 km x 0.55 km area on the east limb of an anticlinal fold structure adjacent to the Kennarctic Shear Zone; all these target areas in the anticline remain undrilled.

Blue Star Gold Corp is a Vancouver-based gold company focused on exploring and developing mineral projects located in the northern territory of Nunavut.

Blue Star Gold Corp. (BAU) opened trading at C$0.73 per share.

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