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Pacton Gold commences field work targeting high-grade gold at Yandicoogina

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Global Mining Review,

Pacton Gold Inc. (Pacton) has announced the commencement of initial field work at Pacton's Yandicoogina project (Australia), where historical results from surface sampling have reported up to 199.7 g/t Au. The work programme is targeting high-grade, shear-hosted gold within a number of mineralisation settings and will use rock chip sampling and mapping to prioritise targets for drill testing.

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 programme will therefore focus on prioritising targets for drill testing the high-grade concentrations at Yandicoogina."

Yandicoogina project

The Yandicoogina gold project is located 52 km to the southeast of Marble Bar in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. The project covers a contiguous landholding 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 programme 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. Prioritisation, drill planning and permitting to drill will commence immediately following the completion of the initial work programme.

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