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6/1/20 | Super Sacks

On the 20th 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 20M01904.

*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#39: Minorly altered rock with minimal chlorite. Minimal disseminated pyrite distribution. 60% brown dirt.


SSS#40: Medium to low altered rock. Sericite composes 80% of rock and still has competence. 20% brown dirt.


SSS#60: 50% brown dirt and 50% minimally altered sericite.


SSS#113: Dirt and gravel type mixture. Rock chunks are 1-3” thick. Rocks are medium to low alteration. Sample is light brown in color.


SSS#116: Light brown dirt with 10% pyrite crystal composition with even distribution.


SSS#117: Mildly altered rock with pyrite. Abundant pyrite on fractures. Minor chlorite alteration. Rock has randomly directed stringers.


SSS#118: Chunky dirt with 10-20% pyrite crystals. Overall sample color is brown-light brown color.


SSS#119: 60% minorly altered rock with 30% brown dirt with occasional pyrite crystals. 10% bleached white dirt.


SSS#120: Minorly altered rock with some chlorite. Less than 10% pyrite ore. All samples material covered in a light brown dry dirt.


SSS#122: Vugy quartz with dark grey- black pyrite ore. Clear quartz crystals.


SSS#123: Medium altered rock grey in color. Fine grained disseminated ore in rock. 10% dirt.


SSS#124: Medium altered rock with chlorite and pyrite. 60% dirt.


SSS#125: Highly altered rock mostly altered to a green chlorite. Quartz stringers with tiny pyrite close to or on top of stringer structure contact.


SSS#126: Highly altered rock white-grey in color. Pyrite and quartz stringers with well terminated quartz crystals.

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