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5/22/20 | Super Sacks

On the 13th of May, 2020 sampling continued 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.

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 20M01826

*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.

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BH Super Sack Sample Descriptions

SSS#54: 50% altered sericite and 50% vein material. Light to dark grey.


SSS#55: Quartz and very yellow pyrite. Sericite matrix that is grey-dark grey.


SSS#56: Vein ore. Well terminated pyrite cubes with about 5% calcite.


SSS#57: Medium ore grade. Pyrite and sericite with some chalcocite. Light to medium grey color.


SSS#58: Medium to heavy alteration. Abundant tiny pyrite crystals on fractures faces.


SSS#59: Low alteration with minimal pyrite. Some clear and well terminated quartz crystals.


SSS#61: Covered in light brown dirt. Dark grey ore with medium coarse-grained pyrite crystals make up the majority of the composition.


SSS#62: Vein ore with clear contact between vein and wall rock. Composed of pyrite and chalcocite with a black sooty texture.


SSS#63: Light grey possible ore. Small pyrite crystals. Sample covered in brown dirt and mud.


SSS#64: Altered sericite with disseminated pyrite throughout sample. Medium amount of chlorite alteration giving the sample a tint of green color.


SSS#65: Vein ore with golden colored pyrite that appears very metallic. Medium to small grained pyrite.


SSS#66: Fine to medium grained pyrite disseminated in a matrix of sericite.


SSS#67: Finely disseminated pyrite in quartz and sericite. Abundant green tint from chlorite alteration. 


SSS#68: Large coarse-grained pyrite crystals. Golden and metallic appearance and color. Some grey sericite.


SSS#69: Altered sericite with disseminated pyrite. Light grey in color.

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