MANITOBA – Samples taken by Toronto’s BacTech Environmental from the arsenopyrite stockpile in Snow lake have assayed an average of 9.6 g/t Au, consistent with previous results. A 43-101 report is being prepared.
“We are pleased that the program went smoothly and that the results appear to confirm our understanding of the content of the concentrate stockpile. The good thing about tailings or, in this case, concentrate, is that we can use a sonic drill to obtain samples from the silt-like material. This allowed us to generate 33 holes in roughly seven days at a fraction of the cost of a normal drill program,” said Ross Orr, president and CEO of BacTech.
On April 25, BacTech was granted the rights by Manitoba Innovation, Energy and Mines to remediate the stockpile using the company’s commercial bioleaching technology. The company’s plan is to stabilize the arsenic as ferric arsenate and retain the recovered gold and silver for its own account. Bioleach tests are underway in Vancouver, and those results should be available in three or four months.
Complete assay results from the drilling program are posted at www.BacTechGreen.com.