Mexus Gold US has released an update on mining operations at its Santa Elena mine located in Caborca, Sonora State, Mexico.
Over the past few months, the company has replaced the original heap leach pad and added mineralised material from the Mexus III pit. This area has an impressive geological structure as a mixed oxide thrust shear zone with shattered quartz fragments and some quartz stock work near the major quartz vein. An additional 5000 t of this material will be crushed and ready to leach by 5 January 2020. This material runs 0.9 to 1.2 g/t gold head ore with pregnant solution returning to the pond expected at 0.29 to 0.36 g/t gold to start. This additional tonnage will increase the company’s pregnant solution flow from 27 g/m to 45 g/m with 100 g/m expected to be reached by 1 February 2021. As additional tonnes of mineralised material are placed on the pad, the square feet of surface area increases allowing for additional cyanide solution to leach. The company expects to reach 350 g/m by mid-2021.
“As 2021 begins, I’m reminded of the great opportunity we have at the Santa Elena property. Mexus controls over 20 000 acres with half being on the Mojave Sonora Mega Shear Zone. Fresnillo’s Noche Buena and La Herradura mines, which neighbours Mexus property, are mining this same system. The company will continue to keep all options open for further exploration and development of our property which could include partnership with other mining companies to maximise shareholder return,” said Mexus CEO Paul Thompson, Sr.
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