Sampling at multiple locations continues to provide encouraging examples of gold mineralization and material for mineral processing evaluation.
|Sample ID||Gold opt||Silver opt|
*Suspect spotty gold
Sample Location Descriptions
163-007: Accessible via the 163 ft landing above a small face and approximately 35-45 feet down the West drift. Most of the mineralized ore came from the hanging wall. Sample physical appearance is black and sooty with abundant pyrite and occasional quartz stringers, within a sericite matrix.
220-001: Accessible via a temporary landing at the 220 ft level is a small area of mined out vein about 5-25 feet East of the shaft. The remaining vein material, still insitu, differs slightly from the rest of the accessible and sampled vein exposures seen throughout the mine. Very hard, opaque quartz crystals with a yellow/orange stain or citrine variety with much more abundant peacocking of copper minerals. Sericite immediately surrounding vein and a weathered biotite gneiss past the sericite halo.
240-001: Accessible via the 240 ft landing down the west drift approximately 120 ft west of shaft. There is an intersection of drifts with a low hanging stull filled to the back with muck and collapsed back and rib and abundant ore in easy access. Mineralogy is the typical sooty black mineral with abundant pyrite within a quartz sericite matrix. Although, these ore bearing minerals seem to be slightly larger and more crystalized than on the 163 ft level.
WH25-001: The West Hunter shaft is about 350 ft South West of the Bates Hunter shaft and will be used for escape route purposes. The first landing installed is approximately 25 feet from the collar of the shaft. On the western face of the stope there is an easily accessible near vertical vein spanning about 4 inches wide and contains the usual dark grey vein material seen throughout the Bates Hunter mine. A sample was collected (not representative of vein width).
WH53-001: A 20” cut was taken from the back of a drift on the western side of the shaft no more than a foot into the narrow and high drift/stope. The height of the sample is about 8ft off the sill.