Barton Gold identifies multiple new shallow targets at Tarcoola project in SA

ASX-listed Barton Gold has announced the recent identification of several new shallow targets at its Tarcoola Gold Project in the Gawler Craton of South Australia.

The targets were uncovered via Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) technology and include roughly 12 vein-like targets, a shallow stockwork-like intrusive anomaly, and a shallow dome-like anomaly, all within 1.5 km of the historical high-grade Perseverance Mine.

GPR survey data will be integrated with high-resolution magnetic survey data collected during 2020, data from recently completed regional gravity surveys at the project and other historical exploration and drilling data to further define the new Tarcoola 3D regional structural architecture interpreted last year.

All of the collated data above will also help Barton identify and prioritise targets for Phase 3 follow up drilling at Tarcoola. Assay results from the company’s Phase 2 drilling programme are expected in the coming weeks.

Barton’s managing director Alexander Scanlon said: “[The preliminary results] strongly validate the theses generated from our prior work and highlight multiple exciting new targets on ML6455 near the open pit.

“The GPR survey results have not only identified the location of these targets, but have also provided the precise orientation of multiple thick veins targets intruding to near surface. This opens up the potential for significant discoveries of new mineralisation via more precise and cost-effective drilling.”