TORONTO, Oct. 30, 2019 /CNW/ – Anaconda Mining Inc. (“Anaconda” or the “Company”) (ANX: TSX)(OTCQX: ANXGF) is pleased to announce an update to the Mineral Resource Estimate (“Mineral Resource”) prepared in accordance with National Instrument 43-101 (“NI 43-101”) for the 100% owned Goldboro Gold Project (“Goldboro” or the “Project”) located in Guysborough County, Nova Scotia, Canada (Exhibit A). The current upgraded and expanded Measured and Indicated portion of the Mineral Resource will form the basis of the mine plan to be outlined in the Goldboro Feasibility Study anticipated in Q4 2019.
Highlights of the Goldboro Gold Project Updated Mineral Resource (effective August 21, 2019)
- An 6.9% increase in combined open pit and underground grade in Measured and Indicated Mineral Resources including a coincident 11.9% increase in underground gold grade (6.18 g/t gold) at a 2.0 grams per tonne “g/t” cut-off;
- A 15.9% increase in combined open pit and underground ounces within the Measured and Indicated Mineral Resource categories bringing the total to 698,600 ounces (4.096 million tonnes at 5.30 g/t gold);
- A 51.2% increase in combined open pit and underground Inferred Mineral Resource ounces and a coincident 6.9% increase in gold grade bringing the total to 685,100 ounces (3.007 million tonnes at 7.09 g/t gold);
- Expanded the deposit to the east by 375 metres and added 21 new mineralized zones to the Mineral Resource model (Exhibit A);
The following table summarizes the updated Mineral Resource with an effective date of August 21, 2019 and the comparative changes from the Previous Mineral Resource (as defined below) effective July 19, 2018 and filed in December 2018.
|Category||Tonnes*||Au*||Troy Ounces*||% Change in Grade||% Change in Ounces|
|(‘000)||(g/t)||from July 2018**||from July 2018**|
|Measured||1,811||4.37||254,400||+ 3.3%||+ 16.0%|
|Indicated||2,285||6.05||444,200||+ 9.9%||+ 15.9%|
|Measured + Indicated||4,096||5.30||698,600||+ 6.9%||+ 15.9%|
|Inferred||3,007||7.09||685,100||+ 6.9%||+ 51.2%|
|* Combined Open Pit and Underground Mineral Resources. Open Pit Mineral Resource based on a 0.5 g/t Au cut-off grade; Underground Mineral Resource based on 2.0 g/t Au cut-off grade.|
|** Refer to the Company’s technical report entitled “Anaconda Mining Inc., Goldboro Project Mineral Resource Update and Preliminary Economic Assessment” for further details regarding the previous Mineral Resource with an effective date of July 19, 2018 (the “Previous Mineral Resource”).|
“Anaconda continues to successfully expand the Goldboro Deposit which now contains 698,600 ounces of combined Measured and Indicated Mineral Resource and a further 685,100 ounces of Inferred Mineral Resource, making it the single largest gold deposit in Nova Scotia and remains open for expansion. Since acquiring the Project just over two years ago, we have increased Measured and Indicated Mineral Resource categories by 52.7% and the Inferred Mineral Resource category by 83.7% all at a combined cost of less than $10 per ounce, demonstrating the value creation potential of the Project. With an 11.9% increase in the average underground Measured and Indicated Mineral Resource grade to 6.18 g/t gold, this robust Mineral Resource update will provide the basis for a new optimized Goldboro mine plan to support the ongoing Feasibility Study, which is expected to be released by year end.”
~ Kevin Bullock, President and CEO, Anaconda Mining Inc.
Goldboro Gold Project – Mineral Resource Estimate (effective August 21, 2019)
The Mineral Resource was prepared by WSP Canada Inc. under the supervision of Todd McCracken, P. Geo., an “Independent Qualified Person”, as defined in NI 43-101. The Mineral Resource is based on validated results of 485 surface and underground drill holes, for a total of 93,916 metres of diamond drilling that was completed between 1984 and August 21st, 2019. The Mineral Resource includes 27,467 metres of drilling conducted by Anaconda including 15,112 metres of diamond drilling in 57 holes since the Previous Mineral Resource estimate of July 19, 2018. The effective date of this Mineral Resource is August 21, 2019.
Mineral Resource Statement for the Goldboro Gold Project (effective August 21, 2019) ^:
|Resource Type||Au Cut-off||Category||Tonnes||Au||Troy Ounces|
|Measured + Indicated||955||2.43||74,600|
|Measured + Indicated||3,141||6.18||624,000|
|Measured + Indicated||4,096||5.30||698,600|
|^Mineral Resource Estimate Notes|
|1.||Mineral Resources were prepared in accordance with NI 43-101 and the CIM Definition Standards (2014). Mineral resources that are not mineral reserves do not have demonstrated economic viability. This estimate of mineral resources may be materially affected by environmental, permitting, legal, title, taxation, sociopolitical, marketing, or other relevant issues.|
|2.||Open pit Mineral Resources are reported at a cut-off grade of 0.5 g/t gold that is based on a gold price of US$1,550/oz. and a gold processing recovery factor of 95%.|
|3.||Underground Mineral Resource is reported at a cut-off grade of 2.0 g/t gold that is based on a gold price of US$1,550/oz. and a gold processing recovery factor of 95%.|
|4.||Appropriate mining costs, processing costs, metal recoveries, and inter ramp pit slope angles were used by WSP to generate the pit shell.|
|5.||Appropriate mining costs, processing costs, metal recoveries and stope dimensions were used by WSP to generate the potential underground resource.|
|6.||Rounding may result in apparent summation differences between tonnes, grade, and contained metal content.|
|7.||Tonnage and grade measurements are in metric units. Contained gold ounces are in troy ounces.|
|8.||Contributing assay composites were capped at 80 g/t Au.|
|9.||A bulk density factor was calculated for each block based on a regression formula.|
Modeling was performed using GEOVIA Surpac® 2019 software with gold grades estimated using ordinary kriging (OK) interpolation methodology. Samples were composited at 1.0 metre down hole and composites were capped at 80 g/t. Measured mineral resources are defined as all interpolated blocks within the first search pass and any interpolated block in the second pass with at least 8 contributing composites samples and no more than two composites from any one drill hole. Indicated Mineral Resources are defined as all interpolated blocks within the second search pass not classified as Measured and any interpolated block in the third pass with at least 6 contributing composites samples and no more than two composites from any one drill hole. Inferred Mineral Resources are defined as all remaining interpolated blocks that occur within the various belt model solids. Block size is 1 metre * by 1 metre (y) by 1 metre (z). The drilling-defined deposit is divided into three spatial domains for modeling purposes, these being (1) the Boston Richardson Zone, (2) the West Goldbrook Zone and (3) the East Goldbrook Zone. At a long-term metal price of $US1,550 per ounce, reasonable prospects are considered to exist for eventual economic extraction of Mineral Resources defined at a 0.5 g/t Au cut-off value within limits of the conceptual final pit shell prepared by WSP. Mineral Resources defined external to this pit shell are reported at a 2.0 g/t Au cut-off value and are considered to have reasonable prospects for eventual economic extraction using underground mining methods at the same long-term gold price. Additional information about the Mineral Resource modeling methodology will be documented in the upcoming NI 43-101 technical report (the “Technical Report”).
Technical Report and Qualified Persons
A Technical Report prepared in accordance with NI 43-101 for the Goldboro Gold Project will be filed on SEDAR (www.sedar.com) within 45 days of this news release. Readers are encouraged to read the Technical Report in its entirety, including all qualifications, assumptions and exclusions that relate to the Mineral Resource. The Technical Report is intended to be read as a whole, and sections should not be read or relied upon out of context.
This news release has been reviewed and approved by Paul McNeill, P. Geo., VP Exploration with Anaconda Mining Inc., a “Qualified Person”, and Todd McCracken, P. Geo., Manager – Mining, WSP Canada Inc., an “Independent Qualified Person” under National Instrument 43-101 Standard for Disclosure for Mineral Projects.
Anaconda is a TSX and OTCQX-listed gold mining, development, and exploration company, focused in Atlantic Canada. The company operates mining and milling operations in the prolific Baie Verte Mining District of Newfoundland which includes the fully-permitted Pine Cove Mill, tailings facility and deep-water port, as well as ~11,000 hectares of highly prospective mineral lands including those adjacent to the past producing, high-grade Nugget Pond Mine at its Tilt Cove Gold Project. Anaconda is also developing the Goldboro Gold Project in Nova Scotia, a high-grade resource and the subject of an on-going feasibility study.
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