Barisan Gold Corporation has resumed drilling at its Upper Tengkereng prospect in the province of Aceh, Northern Sumatra. On September 5 a new hole was initiated under the supervision of PT Indodrill Indonesia.
The hole is targeting the high grade zone intercepted at the bottom of a previous hole which returned 691 metres @ 0.4 grams/tonne gold and 0.3% copper. This included an intersection of 59 metres @ 1.21 grams/tonne gold and 0.48% copper at the end of the hole, including a higher grade interval of 28 metres @ 1.82 grams/tonne gold and 0.55% copper.
This hole was stopped due to drilling equipment failure at a depth of 697 metres while in that high grade zone. The new hole will attempt to test the width and depth of the high grade zone by targeting a steeper deeper hole than the previous one. The current drill rig on site has the capacity to go as deep as 1750 metres should the high grade zone continue at that depth.
Based on previous holes, the company expects the new hole, at a planned depth of 1400 metres, to take 8-10 weeks to complete. Assaying should take a further 2-3 weeks to complete, after which results from the hole will be published. Barisan Gold will consider partial assaying depending on visual interpretation of the core.
Barisan Gold is a Canadian-based minerals exploration company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange. The company is engaged in the exploration, acquisition and development of mineral properties in Indonesia. It currently owns and operates two gold and gold-copper properties in Aceh Province on the northern tip of Sumatra Island, namely the Barisan gold-copper porphyry belt and the Abong epithermal gold project.