Barkerville Gold release new positive drill results

Barkerville Gold Mines {TSX.V: BGM} have released positive drill results from their phase ll drilling on Barkerville Mountain.

The results demonstrate the potential for additional high grade discoveries.


Barkerville Gold Mines Intersects 9.97 G/T (0.29 Oz/T) Gold Over 31.0 Metres Including 15.15 G/T (0.44 Oz/T) Au Over 14.00 Metres In Phase II Drilling On Barkerville Mountain.

VANCOUVER, BC– June 9th, 2016 – Barkerville Gold Mines {TSX.V: BGM}  is pleased to announce results from the Phase II exploration and infill drilling programs on Barkerville Mountain at the Company’s flagship Cariboo Gold Project (CGP). The results of these drillholes are presented in Table 1.

A drillhole location plan map and representative sections are available on the Company’s website

Drilling Highlights:

BGM-15-165: 18.48 g/t (0.54 oz/t) Au over 4.70 metres including 58.33 g/t (1.70 oz/t) Au over 1.00 metres
BGM-15-166: 19.07 g/t (0.56 oz/t) Au over 4.70 metres including 23.27 g/t (0.68 oz/t) Au over 1.00 metres including
59.84 g/t (1.75 oz/t) Au over 1.00 metres
BGM-15-172: 10.94 g/t (0.32 oz/t) Au over 8.00 metres including 19.54 g/t (0.57 oz/t) Au over 4.00 metres and
35.40 g/t (1.03 oz/t) Au over 1.00 metres
BGM-16-207: 23.28 g/t (0.68 oz/t) Au over 7.00 metres including 48.60 g/t (1.42 oz/t) Au over 2.75 metres including
75.31 g/t (2.20 oz/t) Au over 1.00 metres
BGM-16-219: 20.64 g/t (0.60 oz/t) Au over 7.25 metres including 38.32 g/t (1.12 oz/t) Au over 1.50 metres and
98.61 g/t (2.88 oz/t) Au over 1.05 metres
BGM-16-226: 12.65 g/t (0.37 oz/t) Au over 7.70 metres including 73.93 g/t (2.16 oz/t) Au over 1.10 metres
BGM-16-227: 9.97 g/t (0.29 oz/t) Au over 31.00 metres including 15.15 g/t (0.44 oz/t) Au over 14.00 metres including 24.22 g/t (0.71 oz/t) Au over 6.00 metres and 44.92 g/t (1.31 oz/t) Au over 1.00 metres
BGM-16-258: 9.75 g/t (0.28 oz/t) Au over 8.80 metres including 15.11 g/t (0.44 oz/t) Au over 3.80 metres including
39.15 g/t (1.14 oz/t) Au over 0.90 metres and 15.57 g/t (0.45 oz/t) Au over 0.80 metres
* Note: Reported core lengths represent 60-90% true widths.

Phase II BCV Infill Drilling

The Phase II BCV Infill program was performed to provide drilling confidence to the most economically prospective areas of the BCV mineralisation that were identified in the 2015 Phase I campaign. Although the BCV mineralisation still remains open to depth over its currently delineated 1,400 metre strike length, the second phase preferentially focused on drill-defining a near surface resource and ultimately reserve base which is intended to complement the longer term Bonanza Ledge underground mine planning. Additional mineralization was intersected during the course of this program as hangingwall veins (HWV), which are a series of veins sets that occur directly above the BCV as demonstrated by drillhole BGM-16-207: 23.28 g/t (0.68 oz/t) Au over 7.00 metres including 48.60 g/t (1.42 oz/t) Au over 2.75 metres. Phase II BCV infill drilling was conducted from surface to 150 metres vertical over a strike length of 375 metres and has now been drilled to ~15 metre centres.


TC Area Drilling

To further supplement the Bonanza Ledge mine plan with a steady pipeline of potential resources, drilling was performed in the TC Area and occurs 100 metres north of the Bonanza Ledge mineralisation as a series of veins comparable to the hanging wall veins above the BCV. Drill hole BGM-15-172, which intersected 10.94 g/t (0.32 oz/t) Au over 8.00 metres including 19.54 g/t (0.57 oz/t) Au over 4.00 metres and 35.40 g/t (1.03 oz/t) Au over 1.00 metres, represents the deepest occurrence of this zone to date at only 50 metres vertically below surface. The TC Area remains untested along strike to the north as well as down dip.


Bonanza Ledge Drilling

In preparation for the upcoming underground development of the Bonanza Ledge resource, four drill holes were planned to confirm the historic resource block model geometry and grade as well as collect geotechnical data for mine planning. The 2016 drilling correlated extremely well with historical data and the favorable geotechnical results are being incorporated into the underground mine plan.



“These new results from the BC Vein and other areas on Barkerville Mountain demonstrate the potential for further near surface, high grade gold resources which we see as continued supply of mill feed after the eventual depletion of the Bonanza Ledge mineralisation” noted Chris Lodder, President of Barkerville Gold Mines.


Qualified Persons

Exploration activities at the Cariboo Gold Project are jointly administered on site by the Company’s Project Managers Maggie Layman, P.Geo. and Wanda Carter, P.Geo. As per National Instrument 43-101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects, Paul Geddes, P.Geo. Vice President Exploration, is the Qualified Person for the Company and has prepared, validated and approved the technical 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
Paul Geddes, P.Geo, Vice President Exploration.

Drill core samples are submitted to SGS Canada’s analytical facility in Burnaby, B.C. for preparation and analysis. The SGS 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 1,000 grams is pulverized. Analysis for gold is by 50g fire assay fusion with atomic absorption (AAS) finish with a lower limit of 5ppb and upper limit of 10,000ppb. Samples with gold assays greater than 10,000ppb are re-analyzed using 50g fire assay with gravimetric finish, as well as 1,000g screen metallic fire assay. Samples are also analyzed using a 49 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).


For further information, please contact:

Tom Obradovich
Chief Executive Officer
+1 416 361 2511



About BGM

The company is focused on developing its extensive land package located in the historical Cariboo Mining District of central British Columbia. BGM’s mineral tenures cover 1,164 square kilometres along a strike length of 60 kilometres which includes several past producing hard rock mines of the historic Barkerville Gold Mining Camp near the town of Wells, British Columbia. The QR Project, located approximately 110 kilometres by highway and all weather road from Wells was acquired by BGM in 2010 and boasts a fully permitted 900 tonne/day gold milling and tailings facility. Test mining of the Bonanza Ledge open pit was completed in March of this year with 91,489 tonnes of ore milled producing 25,464 ounces of gold. BGM has completed a number of drilling and exploration programs over the past 20 years and is currently compiling this data with all historical information in order develop geologic models which will assist new management and provide the framework to continue to explore the Cariboo Gold Project. An extensive drill program is currently underway with the goal of delineating additional high grade gold mineralization.

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