Near term gold producer: In previous years, increased wealth of emerging market economies boosted demand for gold. In many of these countries, gold is intertwined into the culture. India is one of the largest gold-consuming nations in the world; it has many uses there, including jewelry. As such, the Indian wedding season in October is traditionally the time of the year that sees the highest global demand for gold (though it has taken a tumble in 2012.) In China, where gold bars are a traditional form of saving, the demand for gold has been steadfast.
Test mining will determine if the observed average bulk sample grades of 0.6 opt gold are consistent along the entire strike length of the Mary K Vein at surface. The potential quantity and grade is conceptual in nature, there has been insufficient exploration to define a mineral resources and it is uncertain if further exploration will result in the target being delineated as a mineral resource. A 500 lbsample from surface returned 0.79 ounce per ton.A 2 Kg sample from surface sent to theBureau Veritas laboratory in Richmond, B.C. returned 44.3 g/t with a combined gravity and flotation recovery of 96.3%.
The Mary K mine was first staked on Jan 11908 by Maxwell and Williams.They sunk two shafts and dug cuts along the vein for 3,000 feet.Richard Kleesattel, a mining engineer, picked the mine up in 1915 and began expanding the underground workings.Between 1929 and 1942 Mr. Kleesatteldeveloped at least 2,400 feet of underground workings.The longest is the #4 Level, or Main Access, which is over 2,000 ft long,1,100 ft of it were in high-grade gold mineralization. Find extra details on Big gold discovery in Idaho.
The Elk City area sits in a metamorphic complex that is adjacent to the Idaho Batholith. All the large veins trend east-west and are anywhere from 500 to 3,000 feet long.They are en-echelon, meaning they look like rungs of a ladder when looking from above. While the company believes the historical sampling data shown in the map is reliable, readers are cautioned that a qualified person has not completed sufficient work to be able to verify the historical information and therefore the information should not be relied upon.
The company plans to develop and test-mine the historical high-grade Mary K mine in Idaho. Bond Resources has signed an L.O.I with the owners of the mineral leases and 450 acre property. Conditions of the underground workings are currently unknown, but additional development and/or rehabilitation is considered straight forward. Elk City is located 33 miles ESE of Grangeville, Idaho. It is the closest town. Elk City is accessed by a well maintained two lane highway (Hwy 14), which follows the south fork of the Clearwater River.
His operational experience is extensive, having formerly served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Cliffs Natural Resources Inc., President and Chief Operating Officer of Diavik Diamond Mines, Inc. and General Manager of Weipa Bauxite Operation of Comalco Aluminum. Find more info at https://bondresources.ca/.