Bates Hunter Mine Assay Results
Assays Received – 2/7/2020
240 Level Cut Samples
On the 14th and 21st of January, 2020 multiple cut samples were taken from the sill of the 240ft level of the Bates Hunter Mine. These samples were taken from an easily and safely accessible location. Tools used to obtain these cut samples include hammer and chisel, electric grinder, sample bags, and appropriate personal protective equipment. These samples are the fourteenth set of samples taken by the current operator of the Bates-Hunter mine, BH Mining Company, and the second set of samples taken in 2020.
The sampling is of the Bates vein in the sill of the drift on the 240 ft level, beginning just west of the primary intersection of two drifts about 120 ft west from the shaft. All samples were cut in 6ft intervals from one another progressing towards the west, except a 15ft gap between samples 240-012 and 240-013 due to timber in the sill(floor) of the drift. All samples were cut perpendicular to the strike of the vein over the visibly identifiable width of heavy mineralization.
Samples were sent to Hazen Research, Inc. in Golden, Colorado who performed fire assay analysis with gravimetric finish. Results presented in Table 1.0 are from Analytical Report 20M01166.
BH Sample Descriptions
(All cut samples are 1 inch deep, 1 inch wide along a variable reported length)
(H stands for “Heart” of vein, G stands for “Good” material, C stands for “Center” wall rock, or in between two different structures, W stands for possible “Waste” rock)
240-010G: 4” Sample length of highly altered sericite with Pyrite. This section is in between the two veins.
240-010H1: South section of the split vein. 8.5” sample length containing Pyrite, Quartz and Chalcocite.
240-010H2: North section of the split vein. 9” sample length containing Pyrite, Quartz and Chalcocite.
240-011H: 4” sample length. A 1” portion of the vein is composed of visibly crystalline pyrite while the remaining 3” has a massive texture.
240-011: 18” sample length in mildly altered rock, sericite, pyrite, slight tint of green which could be chlorite.
*Side Note* Sample 11 – Vein splits off into the ribs and is not easily sampleable because of the angle it grades into the ribs. Veins selected to sample was about 2-3” from south rib.
240-012H1: This sample is 4” in length and is elevated about 12” higher than the following sample due to uneven sill dimensions. The mineralogy is composed of large pyrite crystals 0.2-0.4”, thick with Chalcocite.
240-012H1R: This is just a repeat assay of the previous sample.
240-012C: 18” sample length in altered, but not vein rock, just right (north) of H1. Bleached white-grey sericite.
240-012W: Possible waste rock. 19” sample length in minor alteration, Iron stained rock, tan-maroon in color.
240-012H2: 16” sample length adjacent to north rib. Rich in tiny pyrite crystals.
240-013H: 2.5” sample length in dark grey to black vein material composed primarily of small pyrite and chalcocite crystals.
240-013C1: 21” sample length on the north side of the vein. Bleached white sericite and occasional tiny pyrite stringers.
240-014C1: 10” sample length in grey sericite rich with tiny pyrite crystals.
240-014H: 6” sample length in heart of the vein which is composed of grey to black small pyrite and chalcocite crystals. Overall appearance is very metallic.
240-014C2: 20” sample length in bleached white sericite adjacent to the north rib.
240-015: 12” sample length in a very altered but not much ore mineralization. Some small Pyrite stringers with some disseminated Pyrite. No visible major vein structure, most likely temporarily pinched out.
Near-term planned work includes additional samples to be taken from the 240-foot level. Mineralized material located in fill and easily accessible vein remnants is being gathered as it becomes safely accessible for bulk sample analysis to include metallurgical recovery and mineral processing properties.
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