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Mr. Richard Penn reports


Black Tusk Resources Inc. has begun diamond drilling on its Lorrain property located near Lorrainville in Western Quebec. The Lorrain claims cover an ultramafic rock unit documented to host platinum group element (PGE) mineralization, as well as copper, nickel, silver and cobalt. In particular, historic drill hole LA-01-06 intercepted a 13.2-metre interval averaging 0.89 gram per tonne combined platinum and palladium, three g/t silver, 0.59 per cent copper and 0.6 per cent nickel (see Black Tusk news release dated March 8, 2021).

Drill hole LA-01-06 was drilled into an elongate north-south-trending peridotite-gabbro body. The mineralized intercept contains pyrite, pyrrhotite and chalcopyrite ranging from 3 per cent to 25 per cent of the core, as logged in 2001. The reader is warned that historic drill results are yet to be verified by Black Tusk.

The initial drilling by Black Tusk that is now under way is designed to verify results reported from the 2001 drill hole LA-01-06 and to sample mineralization for the full suite of PGE elements (platinum, palladium, iridium, osmium, rhodium and ruthenium) as well as the other metals of interest (copper, nickel, cobalt and silver).

The magnetic high feature associated with the host rock offers several kilometres of potential targets for stepout drilling to further test and expand upon the mineralized zone.

Furthermore to the Lorrainville drill program, Black Tusk recently completed eight holes, totalling 2,584 metres of drilling, at its 100-per-cent-owned McKenzie East gold project, located in Val d'Or, Que. Black Tusk drill core samples have been sent to ALS laboratory in Val d'Or and the company expects to receive all assays back in the coming weeks.

In addition to the continuing Black Tusk drill programs in the Quebec Abitibi greenstone belt, the company welcomes Siarhei Kadach and Vladimir Morgunov to the board of directors. "Mr. Kadach and Mr. Morgunov bring a wealth of international business and mining experience to Black Tusk and we look forward to having them on the team," stated Richard Penn, Black Tusk chief executive officer.

We seek Safe Harbor.

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