Barton Gold (ASX:BGD) reports that it has expanded its 9,000m reverse circulation (RC) drilling program currently underway at the Tunkillia Gold Project in South Australia.
The expanded program will now include up to 12,000m RC drilling, which will also now target the new 500m long Area 51 gold zone announced in September 2022.
Barton reports the program will inform an updated Mineral Resources Estimate (MRE) at Tunkillia, where the project’s total mineralised footprint has grown significantly via the discovery of three new gold zones (223 North, Area 191 and Area 51) since November 2021.
Commenting on the expanded drilling program, Barton MD Alex Scanlon said: “We are encouraged by our continuing review of new and historical data. The new Area 51 gold zone, located 3.5km from the 223 Deposit, confirms a significant step-out of local gold mineralisation and Tunkillia’s scale potential.
“Expanding the current program to include additional drill holes across both the 223 Deposit and Area 51 will generate significant additional information for Mineral Resource modelling”
Expanding the current program to include additional drill holes across both the 223 Deposit and Area 51 will generate significant additional information for Mineral Resource modelling.
We are excited with our continued progress and look forward to providing further updates.”
Barton Gold is an ASX-listed Australian gold exploration company with a total attributable 1.1Moz Au JORC (2012) Mineral Resources endowment (28.68Mt @ 1.2 g/t Au), a pipeline of advanced exploration projects and brownfield mines, and 100% ownership of the only regional gold mill in the central Gawler Craton of South Australia.
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