BRITISH COLUMBIA - HATCH ASSOCIATES has been retained by Vancouver-based ROCA MINES to conduct independent economic scoping studies for Roca's Max molybdenum project. The property lies 60 km southeast of Revelstoke.
Hatch will be investigating two potential development options. One is a fast-track mining and milling operation based on 1.01 million tonnes grading 1.01% MoS2. The other is a 2,000- to 3,000-tonnes/day bulk mining and milling operation based on 11.35 million tonnes grading 0.3% MoS2. The total measured and indicated resource is 42.94 million tonnes grading 0.20% MoS2 at a 0.10% MoS2 cut-off. The deposit is open at depth. The Max property has been the target of underground exploration. Its geology and mineralization are explained at www.RocaMines.com.