THE DRILL SERGEANT: Barra Resources (ASX: BAR) has commenced a Reverse Circulation (RC) drilling program at the company’s Burbanks gold project, south of Coolgardie in Western Australia.
Barra Resources explained the RC drilling program has two key objectives:
Firstly, the drilling is aimed at deepening existing Mineral Resources between the historic Main Lode and Birthday Gift gold mines from the current depth of up to 100 metres below surface to 200m below surface, and
Secondly, the drilling is aimed to connect these Mineral Resources with Burbanks North, thereby confirming a continuous two kilometres of mineralised strike length.
The company indicated that in both cases, it will be applying its recently advanced geological and economic understanding of the deposits.
This understanding has been informed by a recent scoping study, which identified the Mineral Resources between the historical gold mines at Main Lode and Birthday gift as the highest priority area for potentially economic mining.
“We are very excited to be drilling at Main Lode once again,” Barra Resources managing director and CEO Sean Gregory said in the company’s announcement to the Australian Securities Exchange.
“We are not only confident that we will extend the known mineralisation, but also hopeful of getting some of the bonanza hits that can never be discounted when drilling a high-grade system like Burbanks.”