Castillian Resources has announced that it has released encouraging results from the primary tailings sampling program conducted at the Hope Brook gold project in Southwest Newfoundland.
This preliminary tailing program was specifically designed to offer a general classification of the tailings, which included 10 samples. The overall grade of the 10 samples is an average of 1.05 g/t gold ranging from 0.41 g/t to 1.80 g/t of gold.
The Hope Brook mine’s previous production data has shown that around 7.9 Mt of ore were processed along with a gold recovery of 752,163 oz. tailing of estimated grade is 0.54 g/t depending on the previous production data. Further tailings sampling program was conducted by the company at 56 sites. Castillian is waiting for the sampling results.
According to Dr. Bill Pearson, Castillian Resources’ CEO and President, the primary tailings sampling results yielded an average grade, which is twice that of the estimated grade based on previous production data. The company has considered that there is possibility to outline an important tailing resource and has completed further sampling over two tailings ponds in this winter season in order to better outline the overall grade. The sampling results are pending. The company is expecting to conduct an initial bottle roll test for finding potential recovery, he said.