Drill core and standard QA/QC samples are forwarded to a fully accredited wholly independent analytical laboratory in Vancouver. Analytical methods include multi-acid digestion followed by ICP-AES analysis of 34 elements. Over-limit analyses are further processed by “Ore Grade” methods. Gold is determined by Fire Assay and Atomic Adsorption Spectrometry methods.
Hat Project assays indicate that gold to copper ratios increase with depth, particularly in zones where strong potassic alteration is accompanied by heavy magnetite mineralization, as in holes H-022 and H-023. Current on-going studies of the metal abundances and ratios, and the distribution of base-metals, and other major and trace elements is focused on targeting higher copper-gold grades in the system.
Hat Gold Copper Assay Results:
Note: Cu Eq is calculated based on Gold @ $1260 /oz, Copper @ $2.58 /lb and Silver @ $17.18 /oz.