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Bates Hunter Mine
Assay Reports

What is the significance of our assay results and how do those results translate to the profit potential of our operations?

Milling and Mass Balance Report April 29, 2021 – September 30, 2021


Material source Bates-Hunter 500-foot level bulk sample

New rock material was mined from the Bates-Hunter 500-foot level, transported, and milled (pilot scale mill) in the Golden Gilpin Mill. The intent of this study was to calculate a mass balance to determine at a pilot scale which products, and at what concentrations the gold reported to. Also, more importantly to generate a process representative tailings product. These tailings will be utilized for subsequent testing to determine the rheology (flow characteristics at various moisture contents, necessary pozzolanic additive to adjust compressive strength at reasonable set-time, and final additive suite for the ultimate backfill product), as well as the acid-base accounting and toxicity characteristic leaching procedure (ABA/TCLP). This testing aims to define the cradle to grave process for mining, milling, and backfilling for the Bates-Hunter mine, and will be utilized for permitting purposes. 

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Sampling Results

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The Bates Hunter Mine simplified section map shows the high-grade locations and results in ounces per tons of gold bearing materials that have been sampled and assayed within the Bates Hunter Mine. 

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