Banks Island Gold Ltd. (the "Company") is pleased to report an update on the Bob Zone bulk sample program at the Yellow Giant Gold Property, located on Banks Island, British Columbia.
The Company has recently completed commissioning of its spiral concentrator at the Dense Media Separation ("DMS") plant. The spiral concentrator allows the concentration of DMS fines (-1mm material) which bypass the DMS circuit at the feed prep screen. Initial assays from the gravity concentrate assayed 86gpt Au and 204gpt Ag. The Company will now be able to realize revenue from the sale of gravity concentrate in addition to its DMS concentrates. The spiral concentrator will also be utilized to recover gold from the existing sand stockpile onsite. The Company estimates, based on volumes and assaying, that the sand stockpile contains 1,200t of material with an average grade of 28gpt Au and 57gpt Ag.
Subsequent to the last update by news release on March 3rd 2014, the Company has drilled and blasted a second longhole stope in the centre of the upper Bob Zone. The centre slot of the upper Bob Zone is now complete. Blasting of the eastern and western portions of the Upper Bob Zone will continue with mucking of mineralized material from the drawpoints.
The Company reports that the trailer mounted grinding and flotation modules have been delivered to Prince Rupert and are ready to be shipped to Banks Island. The Company is currently working on concrete formwork and site preparations for placement of the trailer mounted modules.
A 200t shipment of concentrate was made on February 4th and further shipments are planned throughout March and April on scheduled material deliveries into Banks Island. The Company has drawn an advance of US$1,000,000 from its concentrate loan facility in March and plans to draw an additional US$1,000,000 in the next several weeks to provide working capital while waiting on receipt of provisional payments from concentrate sales. As reported by news release on July 23rd, 2013, the Company has an offtake agreement with Metallica Commodities Corp. ("MCC") for the sale of concentrates produced at the Yellow Giant Gold Property. The Company has drawn US$4,000,000 of the US$6,000,000 advance payment facility to date.
Mr. Mossman, President and CEO of the Company stated; "The addition of the spiral concentrator to the DMS Plant will allow significant increased concentrate production from processing of the Bob Zone mineralization while the grinding and flotation circuits are commissioned. The Company is also encouraged by the rising price of gold, especially denominated in Canadian dollars, over the last 3 months. The combination of increased concentrate production and rising gold price will drive revenues to strengthen the treasury and provide a platform for the company's aggressive growth plans."
Mr. Benjamin Mossman P.Eng, CEO of Banks Island Gold is the qualified person who reviewed and approved the contents of this news release.
Analytical work on concentrates was carried out by ALS Mineral Services in North Vancouver, British Columbia. Quality assurance and quality control programs include the use of analytical blanks, standards, and duplicates in addition to the lab's own internal quality assurance program. Samples are fire assayed with a gravimetric finish to determine gold and silver values.
The Company is a mining company focused on gold production, exploration, and development of economically viable mineral resources. The Company's mineral property is located in British Columbia. For more information, please refer to the Company's website at www.banksislandgold.com.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Benjamin W. Mossman, P.Eng, President, Director, & Chief Executive Officer