02/10/2020 - 09:19

Barton delivers ‘ounce-to-the-tonne’ results at Tarcoola

02/10/2020 - 09:19

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Unlisted Barton Gold has confirmed the high-grade gold prospectivity of its Deliverance target below the historical Perseverance pit, with fresh ‘ounce-to-the-tonne’ drill results from its Tarcoola Phase 1 campaign. The best hit at its developing South Australian project was 3m going 33.7 g/t gold from 220m downhole, including 2m at a stellar 49.6 g/t gold.

Unlisted Barton Gold has confirmed the high-grade gold prospectivity of the Deliverance target at its developing South Australian project with fresh ounce-to-the-tonne drill results below the historical Perseverance pit.

The best drill hits from its Tarcoola Phase 1 campaign at Deliverance were 3m going 33.7 g/t gold from 220m downhole, including 2m at a stellar 49.6 g/t gold and another of 1m at almost an ounce to the tonne from 158m.

Barton said this latest round of drill results provided further validation of the 500m strike length of the Deliverance target which remains open along strike and with depth extensions.

Other strong results included 2m at 6.7 g/t gold from 165m depth and another drill hole which hit 9m at 2.33 g/t gold from 240m, including 2m at a solid 7.12 g/t gold.

The results should sure up confidence in the Deliverance target, supported by historical drill results unveiled by Barton including 2m going three ounces to the tonne gold from 200m and 2m at 66.8 g/t gold from 155m downhole.  In addition, the latter result also returned healthy assays of silver, lead and zinc spicing up the potential mineral mix at the target.

Barton Gold Managing Director, Alexander Scanlon said:

“The Deliverance Target was originally identified during April 2018 and represents a significant opportunity for extension of the Perseverance Pit to depth and along strike, as well as the potential for a future underground mining development from the base of the open pit.”

“These drill results confirm multiple prior significant and high-grade intercepts across the approximately 500m long zone which comprises the Deliverance Target. The mineralisation remains open to depth and along strike, and we are pleased to see its potential further validated by these results in advance of planning for the Phase 2 drilling programme.”

The Scanlon-led team said a high degree of structural complexity was evident and work is ongoing to determine whether the Deliverance target comprises a single contiguous, or multiple, zones of mineralisation over the strike length.

In support of the upcoming work, Barton also confirmed it has engaged structural geology specialists Model Earth to assist with ongoing analysis and geological review of mineralisation at both the Tarcoola and Tunkillia Projects.

Barton’s 100 per cent owned Tarcoola gold project is located 600km northwest of Adelaide and consists of 1,200 square kilometres of fertile gold tenure in the revered Gawler Craton. The project is easily accessed via Barton’s mothballed Challenger gold mill located 120km to the northwest of Tarcoola.

It would seem Barton looks spoilt for choice as it kicks on with its development drilling program, ahead of ratcheting up the pressure with the launch a second phase of drilling in South Australia.

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