by Greg Klein | October 19, 2017
A company hoping to restart former mines in southern British Columbia’s historic Greenwood camp, Golden Dawn Minerals TSXV:GOM announced high-grade sample results from new acquisitions. The news comes as the company drills one of its properties and prepares for trial mining on another of the past-producers in a group of nearby assets that includes a 212-tpd mill.
Focusing on properties acquired late last year, some 86 samples were taken, most of them chip samples from outcrop. Among the highlights was a 0.4-metre interval showing 85.9 g/t Gold, 29.8 g/t silver and 0.01% copper from the Summit area. The Minnie Moore area came through with 2.68 g/t gold, 1,700 g/t silver, 0.07% copper, 0.41% lead and 0.22% zinc over one metre.
Three one-metre widths from the Silvester K prospect showed:
- 4.68 g/t gold, 3.1 g/t silver and 0.11% copper
- 25.5 g/t gold, 7.5 g/t silver, 0.14% copper and 0.01% zinc
- 10.9 g/t gold, 5.1 g/t silver and 0.02% copper
The most numerous high-grade gold results came from the JD area, where one-metre intervals graded as high as 15.8 g/t, 14.9 g/t, 14.3 g/t, 8.26 g/t, 5.59 g/t and 4.59 g/t gold, along with silver, copper and some lead-zinc.
A grab sample from the Bay area showed 45.1 g/t gold, 7.7 g/t silver and 0.16% copper. An interesting polymetallic chip sample from the Mavis prospect graded 3.79 g/t gold, 503 g/t silver, 0.01% copper, 17.5% lead and 0.18% zinc over one metre.
Overall, the results call for additional exploration and surface drilling on six areas covered by the program, Golden Dawn stated. Meanwhile the company has dewatering underway at Lexington, a nearby past-producer that’s slated for rehab and trial mining. Having given up 5,486 ounces of gold, 3,247 ounces of silver and 860,259 pounds of copper from April to December 2008, the mine shows potential for new production without de-risking at the PEA or feasibility stage, Golden Dawn believes. The company plans to start wet commissioning of the mill as trial mining begins.
A concurrent drill program on the Golden Crown property has sunk 19 holes totalling 1,358 metres so far, with results pending.
Last month the company closed the final tranche of a private placement totalling $2.3 million.
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