THE DRILL SERGEANT: Barra Resources (ASX: BAR) has commenced an air core drilling program on the company’s Burbanks project, south of Coolgardie in Western Australia.
Barra Resources indicated the drilling is aimed at extending known mineralisation along the Burbanks North Trend.
The company’s previous air core drilling, undertaken at the Burbanks North deposit, identified broad and continuously gold mineralisation at shallow depths over an initial strike length of 350 metres.
The current program is expected to extend on the earlier drilling to test a further 650m of strike length to the north to a total of up to 1,000m along the Burbanks North Trend.
This will include some infill drilling through the Fangjaw prospect where Reverse Circulation (RC) drilling in 2010 yielded encouraging gold results.
“Based on the significant mineralisation identified from the earlier drilling programs alone, Barra expects to be able to estimate a shallow oxide maiden Mineral Resource for the Burbanks North Trend immediately following the drilling program,” Barra Resources said in its ASX announcement.