BRITISH COLUMBIA – ORPHAN BOY RESOURCES of Vancouver is studying the mine development and operating plan for the former Willa gold mine near Silverton. The report was prepared by HATCH LTD. and considers a two-phased underground extraction plan. The property is wholly-owned by BETHLEHEM RESOURCES (1996), a subsidiary of Orphan Boy.
Mining grades, recovery, dilution, timing of the work and a description of the mining are covered in the report. Mining grades have been derived from a geological block model completed by GEOSPECTRUM ENGINEERING and include measured, indicated and inferred resources of 831,790 tonnes grading 6.38 g/t Au, 0.80% Cu and 11.91 g/t Ag at a 3.5-g/t-Au cut-off grade. Orphan Boy anticipates using longhole open stoping methods.
Before making a decision on whether or not to place the Willa mine into commercial production once again, Orphan Boy will wait for completion of the final feasibility study. The company has several projects in the province. Maps and photos are available at www.OrphanBoy.com.