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Vancouver, British Columbia--(Newsfile Corp. - July 10, 2024) - Blue Star Gold Corp. (TSXV: BAU) (OTCQB: BAUFF) (FSE: 5WP0) ("Blue Star" or the "Company") announces that it has commenced the drilling component of its active exploration program at the Ulu and Roma Projects in the Kitikmeot region of Nunavut (Figure 1).

Highlights:

  • Two diamond drills have arrived on site and have been mobilized to the first drill targets
  • Ulu Gold Project
    • Target refinement of priority gold drill targets:
      • Final inversions of the Mikigon induced polarization ("IP") data have been received for all pole-dipole lines indicating the coincident magnetics, geochemical and IP anomaly continues under glacial-fluvial cover to the north-northwest of the mapped and sampled target. Mikigon lies ~3.5 km NE of the high-grade Flood Zone deposit
      • Final IP inversion and model received for the Nutaaq Trend indicating known mineralization is associated with edges of chargeability anomalies supporting targeting to the SE and NW of the known Gnu deposit
  • Roma Project
    • Field sampling results:
      • Auma Prospect: 31.7, 30.4 and 20.1 gram per tonne ("g/t") gold ("Au") from historical Zone 3. Zone 1 was extended to over 250 metres in length with samples returning 20.1 g/t Au and 6.22 g/t Au; numerous additional multi-gram samples were returned from unsampled alteration trends including a 7.7 g/t Au sample on a parallel trend to Zone 1
      • Roma Main: sampling of the inferred footwall vein structures to the historically drilled vein (BHP 91MD-01: 12.38 g/t Au over 2.31 metres) returned 40.9 g/t, 15.7 g/t, and 6.5 g/t Au
      • An arsenic-in-till anomaly from 2022 was reviewed discovering arsenopyrite veining over a 320-metre x 170-metre area proximal to a granitoid-metasediment contact with select samples returning assay values in the range of 1.00 to 3.89 g/t Au
      • HI01 drill target returned 17.75% Zinc ("Zn") from local grab samples of sub-cropping massive sulphide
      • Chill D target area returned grab samples grading 1.2% Copper ("Cu"), 1.2% Zn and 1.76 g/t Au; 4.07% Cu, 0.995% Zn, 2.04% Lead ("Pb") and 335 g/t silver ("Ag"); and 2.57% Cu and 41.5 g/t Ag
    • Target refinement progress:
      • At HI01 a near surface conductor over the known massive sulphide exposure and a sub-vertical north plunging strong conductor were identified by a fixed loop electromagnetic survey ("EM"). The target conductor measures ~320-metres x 100-metres. Depth to the top of the modeled plate is 180 metres. This modelled conductor is located down dip and down plunge of historical drilling and known massive sulphide intersections (Figure 2)

"We are having excellent successes from our surface exploration program with positive geophysical results, new showings discovery and further target refinement as we transition to the drill program. The early field work has helped us better refine targets from our growing drill-ready list for 2024 and 2025", commented Darren Lindsay, VP Exploration.

Grant Ewing, CEO of Blue Star stated, "The initial phase of our exploration campaign successfully refined numerous targets that will be drill tested over the coming weeks. Our focus is gold exploration, but high potential critical mineral targets will also be assessed as part of our discovery drill program over our highly prospective landholdings."

Exploration Program Progress and Next Steps

The 2024 exploration program is now transitioning from surface work to drilling. One drill will initially be allocated to testing the Mikigon target with the second drill allocated to evaluating high priority critical mineral targets. Numerous targets will be drill tested during the ~4,000 metre program, including:

  • Discovery focused drilling on key high potential targets (i.e. Mikigon, HI01, Central)
  • Evaluation of targets within the Nutaaq Zone corridor (host to Gnu deposit) to expand resources
  • Select infill and expansion drilling of known resources (Flood Zone deposit area)

A total of 31 line-kilometres ("kms") of IP surveying was completed by Aurora Geosciences Ltd. of Yellowknife, 40 line-kms of Loupe Time-Domain EM ("TDEM") surveying was completed by Apex Geoscience Consultants Ltd. of Edmonton, and six fixed-loops with 55 line-kms of fixed-loop EM surveying were completed by Initial Exploration Services of Yellowknife. Final data for the Mikigon IP survey and preliminary data from the Nutaaq IP survey have been received and are being used to finalise drill targets. Final processing of the HI01 fixed-loop EM grid has been received with the drill targets now finalised. Preliminary results from the Loupe TDEM surveys have been received and are being reviewed in parallel with the other geophysical survey datasets.

Field samples returned a range of gold, silver, zinc and copper values from detection limit to the highlighted values (Table 1). To date, results have been received for 94 prospecting samples inclusive of QA/QC samples.

Discussion of Results to Date

HI01 (Roma): Sampling of outcropping massive sulphide hosting a 0.6-metre-wide section of massive sphalerite is up dip and south of a Maxwell modelled plate target resulting from the fixed-loop EM survey. Two historical drill holes are located south of the refined drill target. The northerly plunging 320-metre x 100-metre strong conductor is a high potential drill target in an area known for precious metals enriched massive sulphide occurrences. The High Lake VMS deposit hosting 14 Mt grading 2.5% Cu, 3.8% Zn, 0.4% Pb, 84 g/t Ag and 1.3 g/t Au is located twelve kilometres south-southeast (MMG Mineral Resources and Ore Reserves Statement 30 June 2023).

Mikigon (Ulu): The 2023 discovery of high-grade gold mineralisation in outcrop traced approximately 500-metres on surface and then inferred to be at least 700-metres long with interpretation of the magnetics survey was increased earlier this year to at least 1500-metres long using IP surveying. The coincident magnetics, low resistivity and strong chargeability anomaly is a high priority drill target with the northern half of the anomaly located below glacio-lacustrine cover. Additionally, an IP line extension to the west shows a similar anomaly associated with a moderate magnetic signature that is interpreted to be a slightly deeper target.

Nutaaq Trend (Ulu): A preliminary inversion and model of the 3DIP survey covers the entire length of the 1,600-metre long Nutaaq Trend. Three areas of strong chargeability occur in the model with the defined Gnu Zone resource located at the edges of two of the chargeability zones, the other edges remain untested and are located in the vicinity of the proposed drill targets. Also, the third chargeability anomaly has not been previously tested and occurs down dip from the surface exposure of the Alone vein, a 250-metre-long structure locally hosting polymetallic vein mineralisation. The new geophysical model will be utilized to further refine drill targets to evaluate this highly prospective corridor.

Chill-Juno (Roma): Additional samples are pending. This is a new discovery and will require additional field work including detailed mapping and geophysics to bring it to drill readiness.

Roma Main (Roma): This is a historical showing with ten short gopher holes, nine of which intersected gold mineralisation with a standout intercept in the northern most hole of 12.38 g/t Au over 2.31 metres (BHP 91MD-01). The main section of known mineralisation is 500 metres long within a 2,000-metre trend. This season surface exposures of parallel veins in the footwall of the known mineralisation were prospected with good success; three samples returned 40.9 g/t Au, 15.7 g/t Au, and 6.5 g/t Au in vein structures hosting up to 90% massive arsenopyrite traceable for tens of metres. Next steps in this area will include detailed mapping and prospecting to include more footwall area and then final drill planning for 2025.

Auma Prospect (Roma): A known historical area with abundant high-grade grab samples (54.4 g/t Au BHP 1991, 101.0 g/t Au Allyn Resources 2005, and 183.79 g/t Au OZ Minerals 2008) has three known zones: Zone 1, Zone 2 and Zone 3. Five gopher holes were drilled by BHP in 1995 in Zone 1 and Zone 2. Zone 1 was field located last season and returned a sample of 47.1 g/t Au associated with the historic drill hole which returned 15.3 g/t Au over 2.6 metres (BHP hole 95BHD-02). This season the Zone 3 area was field located and returned samples of 31.7 g/t, 30.4 g/t and 2.93 g/t Au. A new area located 175 metres southeast of the Zone 1 area returned samples ranging from 1.66 g/t to 20.1 g/t Au and is inferred to be the extension of Zone 1 totaling over 250 metres of strike length. Additional samples in the area returned detection limit to 7.71 g/t Au. All sampled zones showed alteration that included disseminated to massive pyrrhotite and quartz veining in the host mafic volcanic and mafic intrusive rock units. Next steps include detailed mapping, prospecting, a property wide magnetics survey and potentially an EM survey to identify continuity in the alteration corridors.

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Figure 1: Blue Star Projects and Significant Target Location Map.

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Figure 2: HI01 Target: Oblique View of Maxwell Plate Target and Proposed Drill Holes.

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Prospecting samples are grab samples which are selective by definition and have been collected from outcrop, subcrop and felsenmeer. Samples are delivered under chain of custody to ALS Geochemistry in Yellowknife, NT for sample preparation which are then forwarded to ALS Canada Inc. in North Vancouver, BC for final analysis. Samples are prepared using code PREP-31 (crushing and pulverising) and analysed using codes Au-AA26 (50-gram fire assay with atomic absorption finish) and ME-MS61 (48 element four acid digestion with ICP-MS finish). Over limits for non-gold elements are ore grade four acid digestion with ICP-AES finish. The QAQC program for prospecting consists of regular insertion of certified reference materials (CRMs) resulting in a 20% insertion rate.

Table 1: Assay Results

Rock_Sample Property Prospect Target Sample_Source Au_Best_ppm As_Best_ppm Cu_Best_ppm Pb_Best_ppm Zn_Best_ppm Ag_ICP_ppm
C120751 Ulu

Outcrop 0.01 11.4 666 30 180 0.37
C120752 Ulu Gabbro Brx
Outcrop 0.01 5.3 236 9.6 125 0.1
C120753 Ulu

Outcrop 0.11 4.5 507 7.2 38 0.43
C120754 Ulu

Outcrop 0.03 1.7 608 24.7 97 0.27
C120755 Hood River

Outcrop 0.25 5800 215 53.3 203 1.18
C120756 Off Property

Outcrop 0.88 10000 300 2210 156 6.15
C120757 Hood River

Outcrop 1.12 10000 288 70.1 99 1.25
C120758 Hood River

Outcrop 1.99 10000 58.2 383 647 2.12
C120759 Roma Chill Juno Float 0.01 1.4 167.5 5.1 18 0.23
C120761 Roma Roma Main
Outcrop 0.01 32.8 5.8 5.7 59 0.09
C120762 Roma Roma Main
Outcrop 0.01 51 9.8 10.2 52 0.2
C120763 Hood River

Float 9.21 525 2640 6560 94600 98.7
H502001 Ulu

Subcrop 0.01 28.9 185 6 132 0.14
H502002 Roma

Talus 0.01 23.5 1.9 6.9 8 0.18
H502003 Roma

Subcrop 0.01 6.2 90.9 3.2 71 0.36
H502004 Roma

Float 0.01 13.2 2210 38.3 34 1.54
H502005 Roma

Subcrop 5.60 10000 16.9 8.1 28 0.87
H502006 Roma

Float 0.03 81.2 221 3.3 17 0.32
H502007 Roma

Subcrop 0.02 15.1 13.2 15.9 22 0.79
H502008 Roma

Subcrop 0.02 2.3 65.2 11.8 210 0.22
H502009 Roma

Float 0.01 2.5 55.6 41.8 102 0.24
H502011 Off Property
Off Property Float 0.01 0.9 1420 6.1 127 1.01
H502012 Roma Chill
Float 1.76 10 12100 86.8 11450 15
H502013 Roma

Talus 0.01 6.4 4000 829 355 2.73
H502014 Roma

Outcrop 6.50 10000 27.1 4.5 27 1.07
H502015 Roma

Outcrop 40.90 10000 27.6 5.9 18 6.08
H502016 Roma

Subcrop 15.70 158 4.5 17.2 20 2.42
H502017 Auma Bamako Main Zone 3 Float 31.70 31.2 720 2.8 20 2.03
H502018 Roma

Float 0.05 80.4 28.1 4.3 22 0.28
H502019 Auma Bamako Main
Float 2.09 13.2 203 12.6 66 0.09
H502020 Auma

Outcrop 7.71 2.1 424 3.8 27 1.61
H502021 Auma

Outcrop 0.12 3.3 1160 1.4 92 0.6
H502022 Auma Bamako Main
Float 0.10 6.6 788 2.6 39 0.32
H502023 Auma

Float 0.03 4.2 745 2 32 0.22
H502024 Auma

Felsenmeer 0.13 3.7 2230 1.4 90 0.9
H502025 Auma

Felsenmeer 0.58 4 162.5 3.6 39 0.18
H502026 Auma

Felsenmeer 0.38 2010 193.5 16.9 46 0.26
H502027 Auma

Outcrop 4.12 638 289 4.7 207 0.57
H502028 Auma

Felsenmeer 0.01 8.2 287 26.6 231 0.46
H502029 Auma

Felsenmeer 0.11 6.7 802 202 253 1.13
H502030 Roma AS Till
Float 0.37 10000 87.7 33.3 978 2.91
H502031 Roma AS Till
Outcrop 0.26 8270 120.5 11.5 1885 1.07
H502032 Roma AS Till
Float 0.03 27.2 400 3 60 0.38
H502033 Roma AS Till
Outcrop 0.01 47.7 278 13.8 136 0.67
H502051 Roma
HI01 Outcrop 0.08 68.7 1815 93.9 81 5.76
H502052 Roma
HI01 Float 0.18 25.2 3990 187.5 149 9.09
H502053 Roma
HI01 Subcrop 0.16 7.6 708 145 177500 8.29
H502054 Roma

Subcrop 0.01 48.2 12.3 21.1 329 0.44
H502055 Ulu

Subcrop 0.74 1 241 1.7 119 0.19
H502056 Ulu

Subcrop 0.02 0.3 1065 10.6 77 0.36
H502057 Hood River

Outcrop 0.03 1.6 331 18.8 591 0.5
H502058 Roma

Subcrop 0.01 43.2 18.8 54.5 88 0.59
H502059 Off Property
Off Property Outcrop 0.03 8.4 13550 19.3 70 4.43
H502060 Roma

Outcrop 0.04 9.5 972 4.7 58 0.32
H502061 Roma

Felsenmeer 0.01 18.6 39.5 28.2 20 0.7
H502062 Off Property
Off Property Float 0.11 7.1 2070 11 89 1.34
H502063 Roma Chill
Subcrop 0.06 78.4 40700 20400 9950 335
H502064 Roma

Outcrop 0.01 99.2 4250 119.5 248 8.85
H502065 Roma

Outcrop 0.09 18.1 25700 76.7 424 41.5
H502066 Auma
Zone 3 Felsenmeer 30.40 7.4 6800 16 67 7.79
H502067 Auma
Zone 3 Subcrop 2.93 1.9 109.5 4.3 4 0.26
H502068 Auma

Subcrop 1.55 1.5 534 27.9 49 0.82
H502069 Auma
Zone 1 new Felsenmeer 1.68 4.8 464 1.9 3 0.32
H502070 Roma
AS Till Subcrop 1.53 10000 70.9 136 111 5.34
H502071 Roma
AS Till Subcrop 1.79 10000 41.4 120.5 84 7.29
H502072 Roma
AS Till Outcrop 2.24 10000 204 370 86 31
H502073 Roma
AS Till Felsenmeer 3.89 10000 49.9 1980 9080 12.7
H502074 Roma
AS Till Outcrop 3.27 10000 14 221 65 10.1
H502101 Hood River

Outcrop 0.06 96.1 131 13.8 121 0.21
H502102 Hood River

Outcrop 0.66 10000 149 22 134 0.72
H502103 Hood River

Outcrop 0.03 124 933 22.8 859 1.28
H502104 Hood River

Float 0.01 187 157.5 23.4 66 0.15
H502105 Hood River

Felsenmeer 0.01 17.6 701 4.7 106 0.41
H502106 Auma

Float 6.22 11.8 1090 16.6 61 1.15
H502107 Auma
Zone 1 new Subcrop 4.64 5.5 1205 1.5 7 0.46
H502108 Auma
Zone 1 new Subcrop 2.35 8.8 936 0.9 11 0.38
H502109 Auma
Zone 1 new Subcrop 1.66 4.8 740 1.5 11 0.66
H502110 Auma
Zone 1 new Subcrop 20.10 5.2 349 0.7 1 1.7
H502111 Off Property

Subcrop 0.01 241 41.7 5.5 27 0.1
H502112 Off Property

Subcrop 0.03 6.9 84.6 8.7 256 0.21
H502113 Roma

Outcrop 0.01 15.8 91.4 13.8 105 0.15
H502114 Roma

Outcrop 0.01 13.1 152 13.4 106 0.17
H502152 Off Property

Float 0.06 246 270 12.2 111 0.81
H502153 Off Property

Float 0.02 653 215 15.6 38 0.61
H502154 Roma

Subcrop 0.01 14.4 7.8 8.9 49 0.2
H502155 Roma

Float 0.01 23.3 40.5 6.2 56 0.09
H502201 Roma
AS Till Outcrop 0.10 2980 627 54 1685 3.09
H502202 Roma
AS Till Outcrop 1.24 10000 7 40.9 32 1.46
H502203 Roma
AS Till Felsenmeer 0.12 3670 716 230 67 23.1
H502204 Roma
AS Till Outcrop 0.25 7480 865 111 147 10.3
H502205 Roma
AS Till Outcrop 1.00 10000 47.4 22 69 1.27​

 

Darren Lindsay, P. Geo. and Vice President Exploration for Blue Star, is a Qualified Person under National Instrument 43-101 ("NI 43-101") and has reviewed and approved the technical information contained in this news release.

About Blue Star Gold Corp.

Blue Star is a mineral exploration and development company focused in Nunavut, Canada. Blue Star's landholdings total 270 square kilometres of highly prospective and underexplored mineral properties in the High Lake Greenstone Belt. The Company owns the Ulu Gold Project, comprised of the Ulu Mining Lease and Hood River Property, and the Roma Project. A significant high-grade gold resource exists at the Flood Zone deposit (Ulu Mining Lease), and numerous high-potential exploration targets (gold and critical minerals) occur throughout the Company's extensive landholdings, providing Blue Star with excellent resource growth potential. The site of the future deep-water port at Grays Bay is 40 - 100 kilometres to the north of the properties, and the proposed route corridor for the all-weather Grays Bay Road passes close by the Roma and Ulu Gold Projects.

Blue Star is listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol: BAU, the U.S. OTCQB Venture Market under the symbol: BAUFF, and on the Frankfurt Exchange under the symbol: 5WP0. For information on the Company and its projects, please visit our website: www.bluestargold.ca.

For further information, please contact:

Grant Ewing, P. Geo., CEO
Telephone: +1 778-379-1433
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