Barton Gold is looking to head out of this world with the start of Phase 2 drilling that will test Area 51 of its Tunkilla project as a potential discovery target.

This follows the completion of Phase 3 infill drilling at the high-grade Perseverance West gold zone and early stage test drilling at the School and Ealbara prospects at the Tarcoola project.

Barton Gold (ASX:BGD) noted that the new program at Tunkilla will also test the new 223 North and Area 191 zones that were identified by Phase 1 drilling.

“Phase 1 drilling confirmed our thesis for multiple mineralised satellites at the Tunkilla project with a ~60% growth in the project’s total gold mineralised strike,” managing director Alex Scanlon said.

“We have only scratched the surface of the large-scale mineral potential at Tunkilla, and will systematically evaluate priority targets with the objective of rapidly expanding Tunkilla’s mineralised footprint.

“We believe the opportunity here to be far greater than previously known, including as we look down the shear zone.”

Tunkilla gold project

The Tunkilla gold project in South Australia’s Central Gawler Craton is located just 70km south-southeast from the company’s Tarcoola project.

Phase 1 drilling had returned high-grade gold intersections that indicated potential for a high-grade central zone of up to 500m that could be developed as a higher grade starter pit.

It also identified the 223 North and Area 191 zones and about 1.5km of new mineralisation established near the 223 deposit.




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