Bardoc Gold Limited announced today that it has received highly encouraging initial results from a program of extensional drilling at the Zoroastrian deposit, part of its 100% owned 2.6Moz Bardoc Gold Project, located 55km north of Kalgoorlie in Western Australia.
- High-grade hits of up to 17g/t Au confirm down-plunge extensions as successful testing of new exploration model opens up an important new resource growth opportunity
Bardoc said the results were significant because they have confirmed immediate opportunities to grow the existing Resource inventory at Bardoc, highlighting the significant exploration upside within the Project area.
Resource extension and upgrade drilling programs commenced at the Zoroastrian South and Blueys South deposits during the December quarter, as part of the Company’s strategy to expand and upgrade the existing resources within the newly-consolidated Bardoc Gold Project. Results have now been received for the first four holes of the program and were reported in the announcement.
Bardoc Gold Managing Director, Mr John Young, said the successful drilling program followed the application of a new geological model based on the analysis of historical datasets and the application of state-of-the-art computer modelling.
"We have been able to transform our thinking about the Zoroastrian deposit compared with the original interpretation based on limited open pit mining undertaken at the deposit by Excelsior Gold," he said.
"This recent work has allowed us to successfully define and explore the target host dolerite unit at depth, resulting in a decision to change the angle of our drilling in order to intersect all of the mineralised lodes at depth, within the favourable host dolerite."
"This is a very exciting development, which suggests that this deposit could well and truly open up downplunge with multiple high-grade lodes. In light of this, we have decided to extend the current drilling program in order to lay the foundations to expand the Bardoc Resource in this area."