More
    • Delayed Prices (USD) - Last Updated 06-12-2021
    • Gold $1,782.60
    • Silver $22.51
    • Platinum $930.00
    • Palladium $1,750.00
    • Dalian Iron Ore i2205 $98.48
    • Aluminium $2,623.00
    • Cobalt $67,050.00
    • Copper $9,418.00
    • Lead $2,210.50
    • Nickel $20,030.00
    • Tin $39,335.00
    • Zinc $3,161.50

    Barton Gold reports ‘high grade’ results from extensional drilling at Tarcoola

    Barton Gold (ASX: BGD) has unveiled a second shallow, high-grade extensional discovery at the Perseverance Mine within its Tarcoola Gold Project in South Australia’s Gawler Craton region.

    The 4,944m Tarcoola Phase 2 drill program saw 13 holes totalling 1,858m completed around the shallow northern pit floor, with 7 of these testing the Perseverance Pit North (PPN) target for potential depth extensions to existing shallow, high-grade mineralisation.

    Standout grades from first assays include:

    • Hole TBM0047: 1m @ 2.51 g/t Au from 26m, and 1m @ 2.00 g/t Au from 111m
    • Hole TBM0053: 1m @ 2.47 g/t Au from 27m
    • Hole TBM0048: 1m @ 7.00 g/t Au from 37m
    • Hole TBM0052: 9m @ 1.70 g/t Au from 76m (including 1m @ 9.70 g/t Au from 81m)
    • Hole TBM0046: 5m @ 4.74 g/t Au from 106m
    • Hole TBM0038: 1m @ 5.40 g/t Au from 129m

    The company reports that mineralisation was extended to ~40m below the northern pit wall, and ~90m below the pit floor. The confirmation of deeper mineralisation at the target represents Barton’s second shallow, high-grade extensional gold discovery at the Perseverance Mine.

    These results continue to demonstrate the untapped potential of the Tarcoola mineral system”

    Commenting on the discovery, Barton Managing Director Alexander Scanlon said: “We are very excited to report our second extensional discovery at the Perseverance Mine, following last year’s discovery of the Perseverance West gold zone. These results continue to demonstrate the untapped potential of the Tarcoola mineral system. Given the degree of historical under-investment, we are not surprised to confirm shallow high-grade extension opportunities at both ends of the open pit. At only ~30-75m depth, it may be that the mine has quite literally just scratched the surface of its strike and depth potential. We eagerly await the balance of Phase 2 drilling assays, and look forward to following up the dozens of targets we have now confirmed on the Mining Lease within ~1.5km of the open pit.”

    The earlier Tarcoola Phase 1 drill program, completed in August 2020, had identified the new Perseverance West gold zone in shallow sections of deeper holes targeting the ~500m Deliverance Target. Key intercepts from Deliverance included 7m @ 7.75 g/t Au from 95m; 2m @ 15.07 g/t Au from 158m; and 3m @ 33.7 g/t Au from 220m. Further results from Perseverance West included 4m @ 6.85 g/t Au from 28m; and 2m @ 4.30 g/t Au from 29m.

    Image of the northern Perseverance mine area with standout Phase 2 drill intercepts
    Image of the northern Perseverance mine area with standout Phase 2 drill intercepts

    A further 3,086m of Phase 2 assay results are expected to be received over the coming weeks, with Barton Gold reporting that further work will be focused on testing for dip and strike extensions, and to confirm grade and geological continuity implied by the current model.

    Mineralisation at the Perseverance Mine remains open in all directions and is a ‘high priority’ for conversion to JORC (2012) mineral resource standard.

    Images: Barton Gold Holdings Limited
    Jonathan Norris
    Jonathan is a founder of Mining.com.au and has been covering the resources industry since 2018. With over 17 years experience in print, broadcast and online media, Jonathan has seen first hand the transformative effect of online niche media.

    Follow Us

    14,440FollowersFollow
    6,382FollowersFollow

    • Delayed Prices (USD) - Last Updated 06-12-2021
    • Gold $1,782.60
    • Silver $22.51
    • Platinum $930.00
    • Palladium $1,750.00
    • Dalian Iron Ore i2205 $98.48
    • Aluminium $2,623.00
    • Cobalt $67,050.00
    • Copper $9,418.00
    • Lead $2,210.50
    • Nickel $20,030.00
    • Tin $39,335.00
    • Zinc $3,161.50