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.
[caption id="attachment_1003715197" align="alignleft" width="188"] 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