YUKON – Vancouver-based Golden Predator Mining Corp. has poured its first doré bar from the bulk sample taken from the Ace of Spades vein at its 3 Aces project 160 km north of Watson Lake. Approximately 80 tonnes from a stockpile was passed over shaker tables intermittently though July 12, 2016, and 4,587 grams of concentrate were collected.
Golden Predator director Brad Thiele with the first gold bar poured from the bulk sample of the Ace of Spades vein at the 3 Aces project.
The doré bar weighed 96.72 oz and tested 85.02% Au and 8.37% Ag. Golden Predator sold the bar for C$139,062.45.
In addition to the gold and silver recovered in the doré bar, a significant amount of gold remains in the middling or sulphide concentrate which returned an assay of 986.0 g/t Au. The middling concentrate will be treated by a third party at a later date.
The company says it will replace the existing hammer mill at the site with a 1,200 by 2,400 mm rod mill in closed circuit with a screen and slurry pump to produce a consistent particle size. A pair of sluices will be added to provide continuous operation and reduce clean-up frequency. A magnetic separation and clean-up table will also be added to produce a higher grade concentrate.
More information about the recently discovered 3 Aces project is available at www.GoldenPredator.com.