BRITISH COLUMBIA — Encore Renaissance Resources of Vancouver has begun shipping run-of-mine ore from its Bonaparte gold mine near Kamloops to the Kettle River plant owned by Toronto’s Kinross Gold 180 km north of Spokane, WA. Encore has mined approximately 1,000 tonnes of quartz vein rock with high sulphide content from the Bonaparte open pit. A bulk sampling program of 10,000 tonnes is planned.
The Bonaparte property is a high-grade occurrence that the company hopes to put into full production in the middle of next year. Four face samples taken by Encore averaged 36.5 g/t Au. Preliminary testing at the mill indicated that gold recovery could be as high as 97%.
Encore currently holds a 51% interest in the Bonaparte property, and has an option to increase its interest to 60%. Owner of the property is Canaf Group of Vancouver.
Detailed information about the project is available at www.EncoreRenaissance.com.