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  • Barton Gold Holdings’ (BGD) subsidiary signs agreements to trial new geochemical and machine learning techniques at the Tarcoola Gold Project
  • Collaboration agreements were signed between Barton Gold and CSIRO to trial the deployment of Portable PPB’s detectORE technology across high priority target areas of Tarcoola
  • The new tech offers the potential to revolutionise soil geochemical testing, with gold results available in-field in as little as eight hours’ time
  • The company said it aims to optimise sampling on an hourly basis, make more effective use of resources, generate faster results, and target drilling prospects more quickly than conventional means
  • Barton Gold was in the grey, last trading at 16 cents at 4:15 pm AEDT

Barton Gold Holdings’ (BGD) subsidiary has signed agreements to trial new geochemical and machine learning techniques at the Tarcoola Gold Project in South Australia.

Collaboration agreements were signed between Barton Gold and Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) to test new advanced geochemical and machine learning techniques at the Tarcoola Gold Project.  

The program forms part of the works co-funded by the Government of South Australia, under the company’s recently awarded $300,000 Accelerated Discovery Initiative.

The parties will work across two project phases to trial the deployment of Portable PPB’s detectORE technology, originally patented by CSIRO, across high priority target areas of Tarcoola.

The new tech offers the potential to revolutionise soil geochemical testing, with gold results available in-field in as little as eight hours’ time, compared to several weeks for conventional lab-based assays.

During the first phase, CSIRO will orient the technology to Tarcoola, using around 500 soil samples. It will then compare these to CSIRO’s UltraFine and biogeochemistry techniques.

Phase 2 will later see in-field analysis of a further 2,000 soil samples using detectORE and CSIRO’s machine learning adaptive sampling approach.

The company said its objectives are to optimise sampling on an hourly basis, make more effective use of resources, generate faster results, and target drilling prospects more quickly than via conventional means.

“We are honoured and excited to be working alongside innovation leaders CSIRO and Portable PPB to validate next generation exploration techniques in areas with geology hidden under cover,” said Barton Managing Director, Alexander Scanlon.

“These programs are a unique opportunity to live trial advanced techniques which are not yet commercially available, and to be a part of developing more cost-and-time efficient exploration methodologies.”  

Barton Gold was in the grey, last trading at 16 cents at 4:15 pm AEDT.

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