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5/20/20 | Super Sacks

On the 6th of May, 2020 sampling began from our stockpile of Super Sacks which contain material pulled out of the 240ft level of the Bates Hunter Mine. Our stockpile to date is at about 302 tons or 193 Super Sacks and counting.


Material consisted of muck, remnant vein ore and altered wall rock material. Bags are not consistent or representative of what future ore values could be but could represent a snapshot of currently available material for milling.

Samples were selected in a “Grab Sample” type fashion to attempt at sampling each super sack as equally and most representative of that bag.

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 20M01827

*SSS: Super Sack Sample

* You may notice a few sample numbers are missing and that is due to the inability to read labels because of exposure to sun which has bleached any ink or because the sampler could not safely access a label.

*DUP: Samples did not meet duplicate criteria; therefore, both results are reported for samples 78 and 84.

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BH Super Sack Sample Descriptions

SSS#70: Vein ore, with visible contact between vein and wall rock. Dark grey in color and sooty texture that contains chalcocite.


SSS#71: 50% sericite that is very altered. 50% dark pyrite ore.


SSS#72: Pyrite ore with black vein running through it.


SSS#73: Dark chunk of ore composed of pyrite and chalcocite.


SSS#74: Very metallic pyrite ore. Sample is 90% pyrite.


SSS#75: Very noticeable vein of pyrite. Sericite bleached wall rock.


SSS#76: Golden colored pyrite. Abundant pyrite in matrix of clear quartz.


SSS#77: Dark ore with clear quartz stringers and jet-black mineralized stringers.


SSS#78: Medium Alteration. Multiple layers of pyrite stringers less than 0.1 mm thick.


SSS#79: Clearly part of the vein structure. Pyrite rich with well terminated crystals.


SSS#80: Vein ore with well terminated pyrite crystals with possible horn quartz and chalcocite. Pyrite is in a pocket or random distribution.


SSS#81: Vein ore with a dark grey to black color and some scattered golden color hint. 5-10% calcite and abundant chalcocite. 


SSS#82: Pyrite rich with some strongly altered sericite. Grey in color and very metallic


SSS#83: Rich ore material composed of pyrite and chalcocite. Grey in color with some dark yellow chalcopyrite.


SSS#84: Very altered sericite with some pyrite.

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