Barkerville’s 2017 Exploration program was focused on its flagship Cariboo Gold Project located within Central British Columbia. The company completed a 157,000 meter drilling campaign focused on resource delineation and expansion drilling on Cow and Island Mountain, with the majority focused on the Valley Zone and Shaft Zone.
Significant high-grade intercepts confirmed the mineralization model, grade continuity, and geometries. Some significant recent drill intercepts are as follows: 72.23g/t over 12.05m, 53.26g/t over 11.55m, 18.84g/t over 30.85, 14.69 g/t over 28.5m, and 20.53 g/t over 11.6m. Barkerville was able to identify and wire frame 145 vein corridors which will be the base for the resource estimate in 2018.
Barkerville’s greenfield exploration team was tasked with developing targets to the southeast of the central project area along the 67 kilometers of strike within the company’s Cariboo Gold Project. Systematic, scientific exploration was able to identify 130 new targets through detailed mapping, soil, and rock sampling. Eleven of these are now at the drill ready stage.