BRITISH COLUMBIA – Gold Reach Resources of Vancouver is pleased with the results of metallurgical tests conducted on samples from the Seel gold-copper-molybdenum deposit at its Oosta property near Smithers.
The testing was done by Inspectorate Exploration and Mining Services on three, 150-kg drill core samples taken in 2012. Rougher flotation recoveries were excellent – 91.7 to 96.8% for copper, 89.8 to 93.9% for moly, and 73.1 to 91.1% for gold. Third cleaner copper concentrate recoveries were strong as well – 86.4 to 89.5% for copper, 85.8 to 91.6% for moly, and 47.0 to 69.0% for gold. No deleterious elements or metallurgical problems were encountered.
Gold Reach said the samples were taken from three different parts of the Seel deposit. Sample 1 was from the upper part of the West Seel deposit and contains altered feldspar porphyry with copper-gold-moly-silver mineralization. Sample two was from the lower part of the West Seel deposit and contains the West Seel intrusive with copper-gold-moly-silver mineralization. Sample 3 was from the near surface zone of higher grade copper-gold mineralization at the East Seel deposit, and this zone does not contain molybdenum.
The company's Ootsa property is an advanced stage exploration project containing the Seel and Ox porphyry. The Seel deposit contains 67.8 million tonnes of indicated resources and 410.9 million tonnes of inferred resources at a 0.2% CuEq cut-off. The Ox deposit contains 52.65 million tonnes of inferred resources at a 0.2% CuEq cut-off. The West Seel porphyry is a more recent discovery.
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