Canadian Mining Journal


GOLD: Barkerville cuts 30 g/t over 4.45 metres in Shaft zone at Island Mountain

BRITISH COLUMBIA – Barkerville Gold Mines of Toronto has nine drills delineating the Valley and Shaft zones at the Island Mountain property, part of the Cariboo gold project. Results prove the Beta corridor continues to demonstrate high grades and geological continuity.

Beta corridor longitudinal section, Shaft zone looking northwest. (Image: Barkerville Gold Mines)

Hole IM-17-180 intersected veining that averaged 29.26 g/t gold over 4.45 metres at a depth of 410 metres. Hole 180 was 20 metres southwest along strike from earlier hole 044 that cut 24.70 g/t gold over 6.60 metres. Hole 180 also intersected new veining at a depth of 510 metres, and here it assayed 17.91 g/t gold over 2.85 metres.

On the southeast flank of the Shaft zone, hole IM-17-174-1 intersected 32.02 g/t gold over 3.90 metres only 110 metres below surface. The same hole also cut a network of veins with subintervals grading 107.50 g/t over 0.50 metres, 11.03 g/t over 1.65 metres, and 11.15 g/t gold over 3.45 metres. Further drilling is planned for the Shaft zone.

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