Drill rigs rolling as Barton closes in on 1,000,000oz of gold at Tunkillia
Barton Gold has kickstarted a 9000m drilling program designed to amp up the mineral resource at its already significant Tunkillia gold project in South Australia.
Tunkillia’s 223 deposit contains a resource of 965,000oz at 1.15g/t, with drilling in July 2021 both discovering two new gold zones at the 223 North and Area 191 prospects, as well as confirming a high grade gold zine at the centre of the 223 deposit.
Drilling in May this year by Barton (ASX:BGD) identified a new 500m long gold zone known for all the UFO enthusiasts out there as Area 51.
The new program is planned to target depth extensions of the 223 Deposit, focusing on central and southern zones where higher grade mineralisation is present.
“Drilling to date has clearly demonstrated the significant gold endowment at Tunkillia. We have initially focused on new discoveries to confirm the significant growth potential of Tunkillia and to increase the project’s overall footprint,” Barton managing director Alex Scanlon said.
“Following our recent successes on this front, we are now able to shift toward a dual strategy of continued discovery and Resources growth.
“With new gold mineralisation identified at every target we have tested, across only a tiny fraction of the Yarlbrinda Shear Zone, we believe the upside potential in this project is substantial.”
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