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Barkerville Gold Intersects 7.75 G/t Gold Over 46.0 Meters and Extends Depth of Mineralization 250 Meters at Shaft Zone

TORONTO, Feb. 20, 2019 /CNW/ - Barkerville Gold Mines Ltd. (TSXV:BGM.V - News) (the "Company" or "BGM") is pleased to announce the final drilling results from the 2018 Island Mountain exploration and category conversion program at the Company's flagship Cariboo Gold Project and recent results from holes drilled for metallurgical testing.

Recent highlights from the Island Mountain Shaft Zone exploration and delineation program include 9.72 g/t Au over 14.4 meters in hole IM-18-169 located 15 meters from surface within a modelled vein corridor. Drill hole IM-18-176 intersected 32.44 g/t Au over 3.0 meters with a higher-grade intercept 97.80 g/t Au over 0.50 meter. These results, as well as the highlights listed below, demonstrate grade and widths within the modelled vein corridors amenable to successful resource conversion.

Recent intercepts at 600 meters depth include 16.10 g/t Au over 0.55 meter and 14.05 g/t Au over 0.55 meter in hole IM-18-176. The current resource at Shaft Zone deposit is modelled to an average depth of 350 meters. BGM is currently exploring down dip of the known gold mineralization on Shaft Zone with three drill rigs. BGM is currently exploring on Mosquito Creek with two rigs, and testing targets on Barkerville Mountain, Williams Creek and Willow with an additional three rigs. See Company news release dated January 17, 2019 for additional information on the 2019 drill program.

In addition to the delineation drilling, the Company drilled a total of 11 holes on Shaft Zone and Cow Mountain in mineralized vein corridors to collect material for metallurgical testing purposes. The selected assay highlights are presented below and include 7.75 g/t Au over 46.0 meters within hole IM-MET-18-002.

Selected Drilling Highlights:

  • IM-18-162: 14.55 g/t Au over 3.65 meters
  • IM-18-164: 34.90 g/t Au over 1.45 meters
  • IM-18-169: 9.72 g/t Au over 14.40 meters
  • IM-18-173: 24.97 g/t Au over 2.50 meters
  • IM-18-174: 9.01 g/t Au over 5.50 meters
  • IM-18-176: 32.44 g/t Au over 3.00 meters including 97.80 g/t Au over 0.50 meter
  • IM-18-176: 105.0 g/t Au over 0.65 meter
  • IM-MET-18-001: 63.63 g/t Au over 1.25 meters
  • IM-MET-18-001: 142.5 g/t Au over 0.50 meter
  • IM-MET-18-002: 7.75 g/t Au over 46.0 meters
  • IM-MET-18-003: 42.10 g/t Au over 1.20 meters
  • IM-MET-18-003: 110.5 g/t Au over 1.00 meter
  • IM-MET-18-004: 34.61 g/t Au over 5.00 meters including 137.5 g/t Au over 0.85 meter
  • CM-MET-18-001: 5.78 g/t Au over 8.25 meters



True widths are estimated to be 50 to 75% of reported core length intervals. Intervals not recovered by
drilling were assigned zero grade. Top cuts have not been applied to high grade assays.

 

A drill hole location plan map and section are presented below. Detailed drilling results are presented at the end of this release. The Shaft Zone 3D deposit model with assay highlights is located on the Company's website:

 Barkerville Gold Mines Ltd. 3D Deposit Model

Mineralized quartz veins on the Cariboo Gold Project are overall sub-vertical dip and northeast strike.  Vein corridors are defined as a high-density network of mineralized quartz veins within the sandstones. These corridors have been defined from surface to a vertical depth averaging 300 meters and remain open for expansion at depth and down plunge. Gold grades are intimately associated with vein-hosted pyrite as well as pyritic, intensely silicified wall rock haloes in close proximity to the veins.

Chris Lodder, President and CEO, comments, "these drill results demonstrate the high probability to add significant resources to at least double the depth of our average depth of present resources. This year's drilling will continue to explore these areas to a depth of up to 650 m and extensions for 2 km to the Northwest and 4 km to the Southeast of the defined underground resources".

Qualified Persons

Exploration activities at the Cariboo Gold Project are administered on site by the Company's Project Geologists, Kyle Orr and Felipe Castaneda. As per National Instrument 43-101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects, Maggie Layman, P.Geo. Vice President Exploration, is the Qualified Person for the Company and has prepared, validated and approved the technical and scientific content of this news release. The Company strictly adheres to CIM Best Practices Guidelines in conducting, documenting, and reporting its exploration activities on the Cariboo Gold Project.

Quality Assurance – Quality Control

Once received from the drill and processed, all drill core samples are sawn in half, labelled and bagged.  The remaining drill core is subsequently stored on site at the Company's secure facility in Wells, BC.  Numbered security tags are applied to lab shipments for chain of custody requirements.  The Company inserts quality control (QC) samples at regular intervals in the sample stream, including blanks and reference materials with all sample shipments to monitor laboratory performance. The QAQC program was designed and approved by Lynda Bloom, P.Geo. of Analytical Solutions Ltd., and is overseen by the Company's Qualified Person, Maggie Layman, P.Geo, Vice President Exploration.

Drill core samples are submitted to ALS Geochemistry's analytical facility in North Vancouver, British Columbia for preparation and analysis. The ALS facility is accredited to the ISO/IEC 17025 standard for gold assays and all analytical methods include quality control materials at set frequencies with established data acceptance criteria. The entire sample is crushed, and 250 grams is pulverized. Analysis for gold is by 50g fire assay fusion with atomic absorption (AAS) finish with a lower limit of 0.01 ppm and upper limit of 100 ppm. Samples with gold assays greater than 100 ppm are re-analyzed using a 1,000g screen metallic fire assay. A selected number of samples are also analyzed using a 48 multi-elemental geochemical package by a 4-acid digestion, followed by Inductively Coupled Plasma Atomic Emission Spectroscopy (ICP-AES) and Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectroscopy (ICP-MS).

About Barkerville Gold Mines Ltd.

The Company is focused on developing its extensive mineral rights package located in the historical Cariboo Mining District of central British Columbia. Barkerville's Cariboo Gold Project mineral tenures cover 1,950 square kilometres; along a strike length of 67 kilometres which includes several past producing placer and hard rock mines, making it one of the most well-endowed land packages in British Columbia. Since the management change in mid-2015, the Company has unlocked the fundamental structural controls of gold mineralization. The Company's Brownfield's exploration team is focused on upgrading and expanding the May 2018 43-101 compliant resource within the 8 kilometers of principle project area located near the town of Wells, British Columbia.  The Company's Greenfield's team is developing quality exploration assets throughout the remaining land package through systematic, scientific, exploration.  The operation's team is focused on completing required studies in order to pemit underground mining on Cow and Island Mountains.

Cautionary Statement on Forward -Looking Information

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange ('TSXV') nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSXV) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. No stock exchange, securities commission or other regulatory authority has approved or disapproved the information contained herein. This news release contains forward-looking information which is not comprised of historical facts. Forward-looking information involves risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual events, results, performance, prospects and opportunities to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information. Forward looking information in this news release includes, but is not limited to, the Company's objectives, goals or future plans, statements regarding exploration results and exploration plans. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from such forward-looking information include, but are not limited to, capital and operating costs varying significantly from estimates, the preliminary nature of metallurgical test results, delays in obtaining or failures to obtain required governmental, environmental or other project approvals, uncertainties relating to the availability and costs of financing needed in the future, changes in equity markets, inflation, fluctuations in commodity prices, delays in the development of projects and the other risks involved in the mineral exploration and development industry, and those risks set out in the Company's public documents filed on SEDAR. Although the Company believes that the assumptions and factors used in preparing the forward-looking information in this news release are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on such information, which only applies as of the date of this news release, and no assurance can be given that such events will occur in the disclosed time frames or at all. The Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, other than as required by law.

Shaft Zone Longitudinal Section Looking Northwest 100 Meter Envelope (CNW Group/Barkerville Gold Mines Ltd.)
Modelled Vein Corridor Zones Cariboo - Gold Project (CNW Group/Barkerville Gold Mines Ltd.)
Island Mountain & Cow Mountain Drilling - Cariboo Gold Project (CNW Group/Barkerville Gold Mines Ltd.)

Table 1: Length Weighted Gold Composites

HOLE ID


FROM

TO

LENGTH
(M)

AU
(G/T)

IM-18-162


29.35

33.00

3.65

14.55


Including

31.00

32.00

1.00

42.80



73.00

74.50

1.50

13.75



139.00

139.60

0.60

11.05



157.50

158.15

0.65

11.80

IM-18-163


29.80

34.10

4.30

8.37


Including

33.00

33.60

0.60

30.20

IM-18-164


37.20

38.65

1.45

34.90

IM-18-165


122.70

125.00

2.30

6.13


Including

123.75

125.00

1.25

7.64



126.90

129.00

2.10

11.39


Including

126.90

127.85

0.95

18.90



133.20

133.70

0.50

8.85

IM-18-166


31.35

32.20

0.85

8.56



161.50

162.00

0.50

9.59

IM-18-167


14.50

15.35

0.85

7.38



65.35

65.85

0.50

20.30

IM-18-168


81.75

83.00

1.25

16.50

IM-18-169


21.20

35.60

14.40

9.72


Including

21.20

22.05

0.85

27.60


And

22.05

22.70

0.65

32.20


And

22.70

24.20

1.50

10.30


And

24.20

25.35

1.15

12.45


And

27.00

28.00

1.00

9.77


And

28.00

28.70

0.70

25.10


And

28.70

30.00

1.30

8.82


And

35.00

35.60

0.60

17.55



64.80

65.50

0.70

7.34

IM-18-170


61.85

64.00

2.15

12.71


Including

61.85

63.00

1.15

15.65

IM-18-171


82.40

83.85

1.45

6.26


Including

82.40

83.15

0.75

10.95



88.10

88.70

0.60

23.10



97.90

98.60

0.70

58.70



132.25

132.75

0.50

3.98



158.80

159.35

0.55

15.40

IM-18-172


62.70

63.35

0.65

11.25



121.95

122.50

0.55

10.75



133.00

133.50

0.50

8.08

IM-18-173


60.80

63.30

2.50

24.97


Including

60.80

61.40

0.60

69.50


And

61.40

62.30

0.90

20.20

IM-18-174


33.00

33.90

0.90

4.36



83.50

84.00

0.50

4.71



252.50

258.00

5.50

9.01


Including

253.10

253.65

0.55

19.10


And

253.65

254.80

1.15

22.70


And

257.50

258.00

0.50

20.40



345.00

345.50

0.50

10.50

IM-18-175


87.80

88.40

0.60

10.35



121.75

122.30

0.55

27.00



313.75

316.60

2.85

7.34


Including

313.75

314.25

0.50

24.70


And

316.00

316.60

0.60

12.80



320.60

322.20

1.60

18.58


Including

320.60

321.20

0.60

5.63


And

321.70

322.20

0.50

52.60



324.00

326.85

2.85

3.96



336.80

337.30

0.50

38.60

IM-18-176


70.60

77.70

7.10

4.45


Including

76.80

77.70

0.90

6.11



97.50

99.00

1.50

4.76



185.00

185.50

0.50

8.84



188.00

189.00

1.00

21.48


Including

188.00

188.50

0.50

29.80



222.00

225.00

3.00

32.44


Including

222.00

222.50

0.50

97.80


And

223.60

224.30

0.70

63.00



271.80

272.45

0.65

105.00



294.30

294.80

0.50

6.93



349.50

352.40

2.90

9.06


Including

351.50

352.40

0.90

25.10



388.30

388.80

0.50

17.35



656.37

657.35

0.98

4.63



760.85

761.40

0.55

16.10



767.85

768.40

0.55

14.05



786.30

786.80

0.50

6.24



789.55

790.05

0.50

4.60

IM-18-177


66.60

67.70

1.10

6.62



96.60

97.10

0.50

24.30



121.10

121.80

0.70

5.08



123.90

124.70

0.80

8.47



129.70

130.30

0.60

5.89



287.80

290.60

2.80

6.02


Including

289.60

290.60

1.00

11.30



514.00

514.50

0.50

8.34



792.00

793.50

1.50

4.40



818.00

818.50

0.50

4.33

IM-MET-18-001


31.00

32.25

1.25

63.63


Including

31.00

31.50

0.50

142.50



52.30

53.50

1.20

4.22



150.90

152.15

1.25

7.64



218.75

219.35

0.60

5.70



230.90

232.00

1.10

5.97



262.80

263.30

0.50

7.23



266.35

267.50

1.15

6.81



276.00

277.50

1.50

4.07



295.50

296.00

0.50

5.08



386.40

387.50

1.10

19.40



483.00

483.80

0.80

7.78

IM-MET-18-002


47.30

48.00

0.70

4.58



69.00

70.10

1.10

33.90



74.00

120.00

46.00

7.75


Including

76.60

77.20

0.60

9.11


And

77.20

78.30

1.10

10.50


And

78.30

79.10

0.80

19.15


And

80.50

81.40

0.90

12.85


And

83.50

84.00

0.50

25.60


And

84.00

85.50

1.50

19.00


And

86.00

87.50

1.50

12.30


And

87.50

89.00

1.50

14.45


And

93.00

94.50

1.50

13.00


And

94.50

95.00

0.50

13.95


And

95.00

96.10

1.10

42.40


And

98.50

99.40

0.90

9.49


And

101.50

103.00

1.50

10.85


And

103.00

104.50

1.50

16.85


And

114.50

116.00

1.50

22.50


And

116.00

116.65

0.65

24.00


And

119.00

120.00

1.00

20.40



143.50

145.00

1.50

15.25



150.00

150.50

0.50

9.40



174.50

176.00

1.50

10.95



186.50

187.50

1.00

4.22



212.30

212.80

0.50

4.44



214.50

216.85

2.35

13.34


Including

215.50

216.85

1.35

19.10



222.00

222.50

0.50

46.60



232.50

234.00

1.50

28.50



238.50

240.00

1.50

8.87

IM-MET-18-003


229.35

234.60

5.25

7.12


Including

230.85

231.55

0.70

9.84


And

232.50

233.40

0.90

24.10



250.00

251.50

1.50

4.70



272.80

276.40

3.60

9.94


Including

273.40

274.00

0.60

26.20


And

275.00

276.40

1.40

11.05



280.80

281.30

0.50

9.95



282.50

283.70

1.20

5.44



328.20

329.25

1.05

11.75



331.50

332.70

1.20

42.10



351.00

352.00

1.00

110.50



356.80

358.00

1.20

11.80



400.40

401.80

1.40

5.55

IM-MET-18-004


27.85

32.85

5.00

34.61


Including

28.80

29.90

1.10

27.00


And

29.90

30.75

0.85

137.50


And

30.75

32.10

1.35

13.35



110.65

112.30

1.65

26.45


Including

111.45

112.30

0.85

39.10



126.90

128.40

1.50

5.05



147.25

147.80

0.55

4.12



168.10

171.85

3.75

11.25


Including

168.10

169.40

1.30

17.80


And

170.25

170.75

0.50

25.20


And

171.35

171.85

0.50

11.40

CM-MET-18-001


6.15

6.75

0.60

11.15



62.25

70.50

8.25

5.78


Including

62.25

63.00

0.75

20.90


And

64.50

65.50

1.00

15.40


And

70.00

70.50

0.50

15.25



85.20

86.00

0.80

6.37



91.50

92.35

0.85

26.20



129.80

130.70

0.90

4.21



154.85

155.35

0.50

11.85

CM-MET-18-002


108.15

108.70

0.55

19.90



138.35

140.10

1.75

12.03



157.15

157.70

0.55

24.40



197.20

198.10

0.90

29.20



243.27

245.00

1.73

11.90


Including

243.27

244.40

1.13

16.35



259.40

259.90

0.50

15.40



262.80

263.40

0.60

13.75

CM-MET-18-003


29.50

33.90

4.40

9.70


Including

29.50

30.00

0.50

15.70


And

31.95

32.60

0.65

46.20


And

33.40

33.90

0.50

7.57

CM-MET-18-004


30.50

31.70

1.20

32.90



38.00

39.00

1.00

5.85



42.00

43.50

1.50

4.23



75.50

76.00

0.50

31.80

CM-MET-18-005


11.00

12.00

1.00

14.60



28.70

29.30

0.60

4.30



33.00

33.50

0.50

28.10



42.70

43.30

0.60

14.20

CM-MET-18-006


28.85

29.65

0.80

12.75



32.70

33.20

0.50

5.13



36.50

37.45

0.95

30.00



38.73

39.23

0.50

7.12



58.80

61.35

2.55

6.19


Including

60.50

61.35

0.85

12.50



138.40

139.50

1.10

4.84



150.20

152.30

2.10

6.62


Including

150.95

152.30

1.35

8.35

CM-MET-18-007

Hole
Abandoned





CM-MET-18-008


67.00

68.35

1.35

6.13



84.75

85.25

0.50

14.65



87.00

87.50

0.50

6.38



91.50

96.15

4.65

5.06



106.10

111.15

5.05

4.95


Including

106.10

106.60

0.50

22.40


And

109.90

111.15

1.25

7.56



118.90

119.40

0.50

6.16



146.35

147.00

0.65

4.57

 

Table 2: Drillhole Collar Orientations:

HOLE ID

AZIMUTH

DIP

IM-18-162

129

-57

IM-18-163

138

-61

IM-18-164

120

-59

IM-18-165

134

-55

IM-18-166

131

-58

IM-18-167

139

-49

IM-18-168

119

-53

IM-18-169

114

-47

IM-18-170

122

-45

IM-18-171

132

-61

IM-18-172

152

-59

IM-18-173

122

-45

IM-18-174

98

-45

IM-18-175

101

-44

IM-18-176

122

-46

IM-18-177

119

-45

IM-MET-18-001

125

-45

IM-MET-18-002

105

-45

IM-MET-18-003

116

-61

IM-MET-18-004

124

-45

CM-MET-18-001

122

-49

CM-MET-18-002

122

-61

CM-MET-18-003

120

-45

CM-MET-18-004

124

-44

CM-MET-18-005

128

-60

CM-MET-18-006

138

-58

CM-MET-18-008

321

-44

 

Barkerville Gold Mines Ltd. (CNW Group/Barkerville Gold Mines Ltd.)

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