Left to right: The Gladiator camp, the Urban Barry mill and Moroy deposit, and the Barry project. (Image: Bonterra Resources)
QUEBEC – The exploration programs underway by Bonterra Resources of Val d’Or, Que., at its Gladiator and Barry gold properties continue to return high grades – 18.5 g/t gold over 3.0 metres and 11.6 g/t gold over 2.9 metres, respectively. The results come from step-out holes in zones that are not included in either project’s resource estimates.
Drilling at the Barbeau zone at Gladiator has extended the mineralization to a depth of 50 metres with results of 18.5 g/t over 3.0 metres. In the South zone, other holes returned 13.0 g/t gold over 3.0 metres, 7.8 g/t over 4.9 metres, and 12.1 g/t over 3.0 metres.
The 11.6 g/t gold over 2.9 metres result at the Barry project came from the H1 zone. The two other holes in the same zone returned 12.7 g/t over 1.8 metres and 4.9 g/t over 4.1 metres.
Bonterra owns the Urban Barry mill where ore from the Gladiator, Barry and Moroy deposits may eventually be treated. This is the only permitted gold mill in the region. The total resource estimate for the three projects stands at 302,005 measured tonnes at 5.66 g/t gold for 55,000 contained oz., 3.2 million indicated tonnes at 6.33 g/t for 643,000 oz., and 6.2 million inferred tonnes at 7.04 g/t for 1.4 million oz.
The company is nearing completion of the environmental impact statement for expansion of the Urban Barry mill to 2,400 t/d from 800 t/d. The old rod mill is to be replaced with a 6.4 x 4.0 metre SAG mill and a 4.7 x 6.4 metre ball mill. A 23-metre thickener and a bank of nine tanks for leaching and adsorption are also planned.
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