Barkerville Gold Mines Ltd. (TSXV:BGM) announced that it has finished the “infill and reject assaying program of the diamond drill hole database on Cow Mountain.” Now, the company intends to update its NI 43-101 technical report; that will include an update to Cow Mountain’s mineral resource estimate.
As quoted in the press release:
The updated diamond drill hole database contains 26,728 drill core samples in total including:
- 11,611 infill drill core samples that were previously unassayed and not utilized in the Technical Report, of which 5,298 samples were analyzed for metallic screen fire assays and 6,313 samples analyzed for lead collection/gravimetric assays.
- 15,117 original samples with standard fire assays that were utilized in the calculation of the Technical Report. Over approximately the past 18 months, 14,452 reject samples of the 15,117 original samples were analyzed for metallic screen fire assays.
These drill core samples were collected from 258 diamond drill holes (including 14 twinned holes) conducted in 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 and do not include abandoned drill holes.
Assaying of both the reject and infill core samples were done by ACME Analytical Laboratories Ltd. in Richmond and SGS Canada Inc. in Burnaby, BC, Canada.