BGM intersects 18.84 g/t au over 30.85 metres at Shaft Zone
Thursday, Aug 10, 2017
Barkerville Gold Mines Ltd. (TSXV: BGM) (the "Company" or "Barkerville") is pleased to announce that additional drilling results from the ongoing 130,000 metre Phase II Island Mountain exploration drilling program at the Company's flagship Cariboo Gold Project have confirmed short range continuity of the vein systems and expanded a veining corridor at depth in the Shaft Zone.  The Company is currently exploring and delineating the Valley and Shaft Zones with seven drill rigs, while an eighth drill rig is testing a broad gold in soil anomaly on Barkerville Mountain.   Given the continued drilling success at the project, the Company has ordered two additional drill rigs for early August 2017 bringing the total number of operating rigs to ten.  Detailed drilling results, a drill hole location plan map, vertical section and longitudinal section are presented at the end of this release.

Short Range Continuity Confirmed in Shaft Zone

The Company is very pleased to announce that Phase II drillhole IM-17-024 has successfully demonstrated and enhanced the short-range grade continuity and width of one of the numerous Shaft Zone veining corridors via the intersection of 18.84 g/t Au over 30.85 metres.  This intensely veined and silica altered sandstone hosted zone occurs 20 metres vertically below previously reported drillhole IM-17-078 which intersected 11.42 g/t Au over 28.55 metres at a vertical depth of 450 metres below surface. Because these stand-alone drill holes constitute only two intercepts that cannot be confidently corroborated by additional drill hole pierce points, the geometry and hence true width of the potential mineralized zone cannot be assuredly concluded at this time.

New Shaft Zone High Tenor Veining Corridors Intersected at Depth

Approximately nineteen metres down hole from the above stated intersection a second zone grading 7.88 g/t Au over 7.70 metres was encountered followed by another high tenor zone fifty-five metres further downhole in drillhole IM-17-124. This third veining corridor was intersected grading 12.76 g/t Au over 25.40 metres at a vertical depth of 540 metres below surface and is to date the deepest veining discovered in the Shaft Zone. As such, this new occurrence is open for expansion and is supported by previously reported drillhole IM-17-097 which intersected analogous veining grading 40.19 g/t Au over 3.10 metres, 39.05 g/t Au over 8.25 metres and 10.34 g/t Au over 4.50 metres at vertical depth of 480 metres below surface. Drillhole IM-17-097 is located 50 metres to the east along vein strike.

Chris Lodder, President and CEO, commented "These infill drilling results and the nearby newly identified mineralized zones, demonstrate the potential for large tonnage, high grade mineralized corridors which may be amenable to larger tonnage underground mining methods."  

About Barkerville Gold Mines Ltd.

The Company is focused on developing its extensive land package located in the historical Cariboo Mining District of central British Columbia. Barkerville's mineral tenures cover 2,110 square kilometres along a strike length of 67 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 Barkerville 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 2015 with 91,489 tonnes of material milled producing 25,464 ounces of gold. The Company has completed several drilling and exploration programs over the past 20 years and has compiled this data with all historical information in order develop geologic models which are assisting management in defining new deposits in 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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