Canadian Mining Journal


GOLD: Barkerville cuts 24 g/t over 6.6 metres at Shaft zone

Mineralization at Island Mountain. Note the vein corridors. (Image: Barkerville Gold Mines)

BRITISH COLUMBIA – Barkerville Gold Mines of Toronto has released additional drilling results from the 2017 phase two Island Mountain program in the Cariboo division, and they are promising.

The company is delineating the Shaft zone with seven rigs. Highlights of the program include the following:

  • Hole IM-17-201: 104.5 g/t gold over 1.00 meter;
  • Hole IM-17-215: 23.86 g/t gold over 6.65 meters and 12.16 g/t over 13.30 meters;
  • Hole IM-17-226: 28.73 g/t gold over 4.45 meters; and
  • Hole IM-17-231: 24.76 g/t gold over 5.10 meters.

Barkerville has developed a new model for the veins at the Shaft zone. They are described 50 mineralized vein corridors with an estimated horizontal width of 3.0 metres and a strike length of up to 300 metres. They have been tested to a depth of 600 metres and are open at depth. Gold grades are associated with vein hosted pyrite as well as pyritic, intensely silicified wall rock haloes in close proximity to the veins.

Complete phase two Island Mountain drilling results are available in the Feb. 21, 2018, news release posted at