Trixie ores fall into different Categories that could be sold or processed differently. They are as follows:
- The “specialty ore” consisting in extremely high “bonanza” grades that could be marketed as Direct Smelting Ore and expected to run in the 10’s of ounces,
- The “high grade” zones expected to run 5 oz per ton,
- The “normal high grade” zones expected to run > 0.6 oz per ton,
- The “low grade” ores which related to surface stockpiles that average 0.3 oz per ton.
ihSince the discovery of these different ore types, the Management Team has been focused on optimal underground exploration and development of Trixie’s resources. In parallel, laboratory assays and analysis and pilot plant tests have focused on determining the optimum processing of the different ores to maximize recoveries and sale of the gold therein.
Results to date have demonstrated that the Trixie ores are generally amenable to whole ore cyanide leaching achieving recoveries of 90 percent gold with by-product silver.
TCM currently processes ore at a third party site since November 2020, and by October of 2021, put online TCM’s fully permitted Burgin Vat Leaching facility, significantly increasing monthly gold and silver production in Q4 of 2021.