Barton has expanded its current drilling program at Tunkillia project in South Australia by 35% to include the intriguing new 500m long Area 51 gold zone.

The expansion of the program from 9,000m of reverse circulation drilling to up to 12,000m follows a continuing review of new and historical data, which includes results such as 17m grading 3.2 grams per tonne (g/t) gold from a down-hole depth of 77m including 10m at 4.77g/t gold from 78m at Area 51.

Notably, the revised drilling will be used to update the resource estimate at Tunkillia, which has seen a significant increase in its mineralised footprint following the discovery of new gold zones at 223 North, Area 191 and Area 51 since November 2021.

Barton Gold (ASX:BGD) managing director Alex Scanlon said the new Area 51 zone located 3.5km from the 223 Deposit, confirmed 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,” he added.

Regional scale mineralisation

The discovery of Area 51, 223 North and Area 191 would seem to be relatively strong confirmation that Tunkillia’s potential is far from being fully defined, and the company’s regional geophysical modelling has been right on the money with three new gold zones confirmed at three theorised targets.

All three areas were predicted by said modelling, a concrete demonstration that Barton has a clear understanding of what makes Tunkillia tick – and where to look next.




This article was developed in collaboration with Barton Gold, a Stockhead advertiser at the time of publishing.


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