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Mr. Richard Penn reports


Black Tusk Resources Inc. has completed its reconnaissance exploration on the South Rim property located in central British Columbia. The South Rim property comprises four claims totalling 1,771.33 hectares. The project is located approximately 140 kilometres south of Smithers, in central British Columbia.

Black Tusk's geologic crew visited the property between Aug. 12, 2021, and Aug. 16, 2021, to map and sample documented mineral showings as well as testing of other areas. Access was by helicopter from Smithers, B.C., with flying time from Smithers to the property of one hour each way.

Black Tusk announced the acquisition of the project in 2020, and released information regarding historically mapped and sampled mineralization at that time. The project has undergone a number of exploration programs dating back to 1967. These were designed to explore for gold and molybdenum. This work eventually led to the discovery of mineral occurrences that are now documented in the B.C. Mineral Inventory database, as well as within company reports.

The Black Tusk crew visited and recorded 24 sites during the week's reconnaissance. A total of 19 rock samples were obtained during the reconnaissance. The majority of these were of vuggy quartz-carbonate veining (epithermal style), some locations of which were documented in previous reports (see news release dated July 19, 2021).

Rock samples obtained during site reconnaissance were continuously under control of the Black Tusk crew and were dropped directly to ALS Labs in Kamloops, B.C. ALS Labs have been directed to process samples for gold content using their code AU-AA26 (fire assay and AAS), and silver using their code AG-OG62 (acid digestion with HCl leach, ICP AES). Samples will also be screened for 51 elements using ALS code ME-MS41 (aqua regia with ICP-MS finish). Black Tusk will continue to undertake quality assurance and control by placing a standard materials packet into the sample stream. Results from the lab are expected in the next month.

The property lies within geologic terrain that hosts the Huckleberry copper-molybdenum mine (closed) located 23 kilometres to the north of the South Rim property. The Huckleberry mine contains remaining reserves of 35 million tonnes of proven and probable grading 0.32 per cent copper and 0.01 per cent molybdenum, with measured and indicated resources of 180 million tonnes grading 0.32 per cent copper and 0.01 per cent molybdenum (Imperial Metals website, February, 2020).

The Ootsa project is located on the south shore of the Nechako reservoir, six km from the Huckleberry copper-molybdenum mine. The Ootsa project contains an estimated measured and indicated resource of 224 million tonnes grading 0.22 per cent copper, 0.021 per cent molybdenum and 0.15 gram per tonne gold (Surge Copper Corp. website, January, 2020).

The reader is cautioned that resources that exist on regional or adjacent properties are not necessarily indicative of potential on the Black Tusk South Rim project.

Perry Grunenberg, PGeo, a qualified person, as that term is defined under National Instrument 43-101, has compiled and reviewed this news release, and undertook the August, 2021, exploration work on the South Rim project.

We seek Safe Harbor.

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