Saugon Gold Project
The Saugon Inferred Mineral Resource (81,500 tonnes at a grade of 5.97 g/t gold for a total of 15,700 ounces contained gold) has remained unchanged from 2013. This information was prepared and first disclosed under JORC 2004.
TSF #1 Tailings Project
The Tailings Storage Facility (“TSF”) #1 was the TSF utilized by the original processing plant since the 1980s. The TSF #1 material is from the earlier higher gold grade Co-O mine ore and coupled with old extraction techniques used at that time. Previous assessment completed on October 2015, focused on metallurgical testing using samples collected from auger drill holes.
The resource estimation using a lower cut-off grade of 0.85 g/t gold gave 510,169 tonnes with 1.72 g/t gold containing 28,200 ounces of gold in the Indicated category that is compliant to the JORC 2012 code reporting standard. The geological model interpretation reveals that concentration of the higher grades at the upper portion of the tailings section will simplify mining, minimising the need of disturbing the lower grade basal tailings material.
A more detailed study in underway into the feasibility of mining and processing this material, including detailed metallurgical testing. The objective of this work is to determine the best option for gaining value from the TSF #1 resource.