Canadian Mining Journal


GOLD: Barkerville infill drilling cuts 13 g/t over 12 metres

BRITISH COLUMBIA – Toronto-based Barkerville Gold says infill drilling at the Iron Mountain deposit of its Cariboo gold project near Wells is returning some excellent grades. Hole IM-18-057 returned 13.07 g/t gold over 12.0 metres, including 16.95 g/t over 1.0 metre, 44.70 g/t over 0.55 metre, and 66.50 g/t over 1.2 metre.

The gold may not be at the end of the rainbow, but Barkerville is finding good grades in B.C.’s Cariboo camp. (Image: Barkerville Gold)

Those grades may seem modest compared to the bonanzas in these holes:

  • IM-18-048: 22.69 g/t gold over 2.2 meters including 37.0 g/t over 0.9 meter;
  • IM-18-049: 69.90 g/t over 0.9 meter;
  • IM-18-053: 392.00 g/t over 0.5 meter;
  • IM-18-055: 19.37 g/t over 2.5 meters including 79.30 g/t over 0.5 meter;
  • IM-18-056: 23.95 g/t over 2.1 meters;
  • IIM-18-060: 12.60 g/t over 12.5 meters including 24.50 g/t over 1.50 meters and 30.80 g/t over 1.0 meter; and
  • IM-18-060: 172.50 g/t over 0.5 meter with visible gold observed in quartz veins.

The infill drilling program was designed to expand mineralized vein corridors down to depths of 500 metres at Island Mountain. Gold grades are closely associated with vein-hosted pyrite as well as pyritic, intensely silicified wall rock haloes in close proximity to the veins, notes Barkerville.

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