Pacton Gold Inc. (TSXV: PAC,OTC: PACXF) (the "Company" or "Pacton") is pleased to announce the commencement of initial field work at Pacton's Yandicoogina Project, where historical results from surface sampling have reported up to 199.7 g/t Au.


Image: A gold mineral. Photo: courtesy of carlos aguilar/

The work program is targeting high-grade, shear-hosted gold within a number of mineralization settings and will use rock chip sampling and mapping to prioritize targets for drill testing.


  • Strike length: 4.7 km cumulative strike length of mapped anomalous quartz vein structures hosting gold mineralization.
  • Historical sampling results show strong gold mineralization in multiple locations: Rock chip sampling reported results of up to 199.7 g/t Au at surface (Western Australia Geological Survey).
  • Prioritizing targets for upcoming drill program: Results from the current program will be used to rank targets based on further exploration potential and to prioritize for drill testing planned for 2019.

Dale Ginn, Executive Chairman of Pacton Gold, stated, “Pacton’s Yandicoogina project hosts high-grade gold bearing systems that are readily apparent and exposed at surface. It also has coarse nuggets from surface prospecting that appear to be from a vein source and have not been subjected to significant transportation. What the project lacks is any significant amount of drilling to depth. Our initial program will therefore focus on prioritizing targets for drill testing the high-grade concentrations at Yandicoogina.”

Yandicoogina Project

The Yandicoogina Gold Project is located 52 km to the south east of Marble Bar in the Pilbara Region of Western Australia. The Project covers a contiguous land holding of 164 km2 consisting of two granted exploration tenements (E45/3474 and E45/3571) and three granted mining leases located inside tenement (E45/3474).

Access to the project from Marble Bar is via the Marble Bar Road to the south east thence via station tracks which take you toward the Black Shepherd Mine.

The Project covers an extensive portion of the Warrawoona Archaean Greenstone Belt. Previous exploration activities have predominantly focused towards the greenstone portion of the project with a considerably limited effort placed on the Mt Edgar Mylonite Complex which is host to the high-grade Death Adder and Granite Prospects.

The initial work program will involve detailed geological mapping and rock chip sampling of priority defined prospects including Granite, Death Adder, Black Shepherd, Uncle Tom and Trilby. Through completing this first phase of activities a further understanding of the controls and extents of mineralisation for each of the prospects will be obtained. Prioritization, drill planning and permitting to drill will commence immediately following the completion of the initial work program.

Source: Company Press Release