Barton Gold begins ground penetrating radar survey to hone-in on gold targets at Tarcoola

Barton Gold ASX BGD Tarcoola Project ground penetrating radar survey
The high-resolution ground penetrating radar survey at Tarcoola will cover a 2.6sq km area and includes near-mine sections.

Recent ASX debutant Barton Gold (ASX: BDG) has begun a ground penetrating radar survey across its Tarcoola gold project in South Australia.

The high-resolution survey will cover a 2.6 square kilometre area and includes near-mine sections on granted mining licence ML6455.

Via the survey, Barton aims to firm up near-surface structure and stratigraphy in priority areas to improve its structural model and identify drill targets.

This survey follows a 143sq km airborne geophysical survey that was completed in March last year.

The airborne analysis identified a new “target channel” across ML6455 which hosted potential repeats of the mineralisation encountered at the former Perseverance mine within the project.

Barton managing director Alexander Scanlon said the upcoming ground penetrating radar survey would be an “important piece of work” for the project.

“Our extensive geophysical analyses indicate significant potential across ML6455 and EL6210 for repeats of the style and structure of high-grade mineralisation encountered in the Perseverance mine.”

“Barton is aggressively building the first comprehensive modern database over this project area, which will include extensive historical data sets, the ultra-high-resolution aeromagnetic survey completed in 2020, and new ground penetrating and gravity surveys over key target areas of ML6455 and EL6210.”

Mr Scanlon added if the ground radar survey was proven to be successful in identifying near-surface structures at the project, it could “significantly” accelerate the delineation and testing of priority areas at a lower-risk and more cost-effective basis.

Tarcoola gold project

Barton listed on the ASX late last month after a successful $15 million oversubscribed IPO.

It took with it to market the Tarcoola project which comprises 1,202sq km of tenements in South Australia’s Gawler Craton.

The project hosts numerous high-grade gold historic workings and produced about 77,000oz gold at 37.5 grams per tonne between the early 1900s and 1955.

Advancing exploration at Tarcoola is Barton’s priority due to the project’s proximity to the company’s former Challenger mine and mill.

Barton also has the 1,362sq km Tunkillia project in the region, which has a resource of 26.1Mt at 1.15g/t gold for 965,000oz.

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