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    Barton Gold wraps up RC drilling programs at Tarcoola and Tunkillia

    Barton Gold (ASX: BGD) reports that it has completed drilling programs at its Tarcoola and Tunkillia projects as it pushes forward with ‘aggressive’ exploration across its Central Gawler Craton portfolio.

    Samples from the Tarcoola Phase 3 and Tunkillia Phase 2 programs, taken from a total of 6,427m of RC drilling, have been partially submitted for laboratory analysis, with results expected in six to eight weeks.

    Speaking on the update, Barton Gold Managing Director Alexander Scanlon said: “We are pleased to complete another two drilling programs safely and efficiently, both of which we expect will yield some interesting and informative results based upon extensive recent analysis and prior work.

    “We have also been able to optimise the drilling programs ‘on the fly’ while in field, saving considerable drilling time and funds for allocation to follow up discovery, extensional and Mineral Resource conversion drilling programs planned for later this year.

    We have also been able to optimise the drilling programs ‘on the fly’ while in field, saving considerable drilling time and funds for allocation to follow up discovery”

    “We are just scratching the surface at these projects, and the combination of Tarcoola’s high-grade open pit extensions with Tunkillia’s rapidly expanding footprint offers interesting near and long-term conceptual development options. Our focus for 2022 remains on continued scale discovery and Resources growth.”

    The 19 hole, 3,267m Phase 3 program at Tarcoola was focused on infill and extension work at the ~350m Perseverance West gold zone, where earlier work in 2020 and 2021 had identified ~200m depth extensions of mineralisation adjacent to the Perseverance open pit mine.

    In addition, the program tested the School and Ealbara regional targets, with co-funding assistance from Round 2 of the South Australian Accelerated Discovery Initiative (ADI) Program.

    Map of Barton Gold's Tunkillia Project displaying 223 North & Area 51 drilling
    Map of Barton Gold’s Tunkillia Project displaying 223 North & Area 51 drilling

    At Tunkillia, a 20 hole, 3,160m Phase 2 drilling program was undertaken to test the ‘high priority’ Area 51 target, which sits around 3km Northwest of the project’s key 223 Deposit (26.1Mt @ 1.15 g/t Au for 965koz Au), along with potential extensions at the 223 North gold zone.

    Earlier Phase 1 work undertaken in September 2021 had identified the new 223 North and Area 191 gold zones, delivering ~1.5km of new mineralisation, in addition to confirming a high-grade zone of mineralisation at 223.

    Images: Barton Gold Holdings Ltd
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    • Delayed Prices (USD) - Last Updated 09-08-2022
    • Gold $1,789.20
    • Silver $20.65
    • Platinum $940.00
    • Palladium $2,162.00
    • Dalian Iron Ore i2301 $110.28
    • Aluminium $2,416.00
    • Cobalt $50,460.00
    • Copper $7,870.50
    • Lead $2,070.00
    • Nickel $22,216.00
    • Tin $24,455.00
    • Zinc $3,488.50