THE DRILL SERGEANT: Barra Resources (ASX: BAR) recently completed the latest phase of a Reverse Circulation (RC) drilling program at the company’s Burbanks project, south of Coolgardie in Western Australia.
Barra Resources conducted the recent 24 RC drill hole program at Main Lode to follow up drilling completed in 2017 and 2018 and an inaugural Mineral Resource Estimate for Main Lode of 29,900 ounces at 2.59 grams per tonne gold.
The company explained the program had two main objectives: Firstly, to extend the existing Mineral Resource between the historic Main Lode and Birthday Gift gold mines from its current depth of 100 metres below surface to 200m below surface; and
Secondly, to extend the strike of the Main Lode system by targeting the gap between Main Lode and the Burbanks North deposit and, if successful and continuity can be demonstrated, a continuous 3.5 kilometres of mineralised strike length along the Burbanks Shear Zone.
Best results included:
3m at 24.69 grams per tonne gold from 167m down-hole;
8m at 4.1g/t gold from 159m down-hole;
2m at 16.3g/t gold from 173m down-hole;
3m at 5.38g/t gold from 185m down-hole; and
4m at 2.58g/t gold from 168m down-hole.
“The proximity of these high-grade results to mineralisation identified for mining in our recent scoping study raises their significance and enhances the mining opportunity available at Burbanks,” Barra Resources managing director and CEO Sean Gregory said in the company’s announcement to the Australian Securities Exchange.
“The additional discovery of a new mineralised position below a hitherto unrecognised fault, represents a new exploration focus and obvious drill target going forward.”