- Barton Gold (BGD) completes a “major” reverse circulation (RC) drilling program at its Tunkillia project in South Australia
- The program included roughly 12,000 metres of RC drilling over 45 holes
- The company drilled ten holes for 2118 metres at the ‘Area 51’ target, following up on previous high-grade results from the area
- Barton MD Alex Scanlon says the company looks forward to completing large-scale follow-up programs to bolster the development of its Tunkillia and Tarcoola gold projects in 2023
- Shares in BGD ended the day down 2.04 per cent at 24 cents
Barton Gold (BGD) has completed a “major” reverse circulation (RC) drilling program at its wholly-owned Tunkillia project in South Australia.
The program included a total of 11,840 metres of RC drilling on 45 holes.
Barton Managing Director Alex Scanlon said the company was looking forward to what lay ahead at both its Tarcoola and Tunkillia gold projects.
“Our team has done an excellent job on this program, and momentum is building, with thick new gold zones confirmed at the 223 deposit,” Mr Scanlon said.
“We are looking forward to publishing an updated mineral resource estimate (MRE) and getting back into the field with large-scale follow-up programs targeting further growth during 2023 at the Tarcoola and Tunkillia projects.”
As part of the program, Barton Gold drilled ten holes for 2118 metres at the key regional ‘Area 51’ target.
The target was of significance after drilling in May 2022 confirmed a roughly-500-metre-long gold zone with broad intersections including 17 metres at 3.2 grams per tonne (g/t) gold, as well as 45 metres at 0.92 g/t gold from 97 metres, in the area.
Barton also completed three test holes for 510 metres at the 223 South target.
Recently-published assay results from 9212 metres at the 223 Deposit showed several depth extensions of more than 20 metres thick as well as more-than-20-metre-thick gold zones in untested areas.
The company also recently completed 2201 metres of diamond drilling at the 223 Deposit and Area 51.
Barton said it expected the assays from the diamond drilling during February, March, April and May 2023.
Additionally, the company awaits an updated MRE for the 223 Deposit, expected in April 2023.
Shares in BGD ended the day down 2.04 per cent at 24 cents.