HARTE GOLD CORP. ("Harte Gold") announced today that the first blast to cut the Portal was been completed on October 30, 2015 and underground ramp development is currently underway. Harte Gold also announced that Roger J. Emdin, P.Eng., has joined the Harte Gold team as Vice President, Projects.
Bulk Sample Project
With the commencement of underground ramp development and site development to support operations through winter 2016, near completion, Technica Mining Inc. ("Technica") has transitioned to two-shift 24-7 operations. Click here for site pictures and video from the recent site visit.
Harte Gold's recent in-fill drill program focused on the Jewelry Box portion of the Sugar Zone Deposit and two mineralized areas closer to the portal amenable to mining ahead of schedule. Harte Gold anticipates the first bulk sample ore shipments to Barrick Gold Corporation's Hemlo Mill should occur early Q1 2016.
Roger J. Emdin P.Eng.
Harte Gold has retained Roger J. Emdin, P.Eng., as Vice President, Projects to manage the Sugar Zone Deposit bulk sample. Mr. Emdin is a mining engineer with over 30 years' experience including senior management roles with several large operating mines and leading roles in health and safety, permitting and government relations. Harte Gold has issued Mr. Emdin 500,000 options to acquire common shares of Harte Gold at an exercise price of $0.10 and expire November 10, 2020.
"We are pleased to welcome Roger to the team, his hands-on experience and strong track record developing successful mines are a great asset to Harte Gold," said Stephen G. Roman, President and CEO.
About Harte Gold Corp.
Harte Gold Corp. is focused on the exploration and development of its 100% owned Sugar Zone property where it has permitted an Advanced Exploration, 70,000 tonne Bulk Sample project, to test mine the Sugar Zone Deposit. The mine access road and portal development have been completed, underground development is scheduled to begin Q4 2015. The Sugar Zone property is located 60 kilometers east of the Hemlo Gold Camp and as per the Preliminary Economic Assessment dated July 12, 2012 contains an Indicated Resource of 980,900 tonnes, grading 10.13 g/t for 319,280 ounces of contained gold (uncapped) and an Inferred Resource of 580,500 tonnes, grading 8.36 g/t Au for 155,960 ounces of contained gold (uncapped). The mineral resource was prepared in compliance with NI 43-101. George A. Flach P. Geo, Vice President Exploration is the Qualified Person for Harte Gold. Harte Gold also holds the Stoughton-Abitibi property located on the Destor-Porcupine Fault Zone.