Glen Eagle Resources, February 23, 2022 (TSX VENTURE: GER) (“Glen Eagle” the “Company”, or “GER”) announced in a news release dated June 15, 2021 that it was partnering with Cycladex to test an environmentally friendly technology that could better serve our mining suppliers by addressing a broader spectrum of mining needs, accelerating our leach time and improving recovery without affecting Cobra’s current operations.
Since then, the Company has remained in close contact with Cycladex, while conducting a due diligence process to better understand its technology. Tailing samples were sent recently to their laboratory for analysis. The ensuing results were excellent with an estimated 95% recovery or 1.5 grams gold per ton with a leach time of less than two hours.
The samples were taken close to surface and the Company is confident that 1.5 grams gold per ton is representative of the overall average grade contained in the tailing. It is also in line with regular sampling data collected over the years, including the information retrieved from nine drill holes conducted in tailing pond number three as part of the Company 2021 drilling program.
Cobra Oro gold processing plant was built and expanded to contain a total 50,000 tons of waste material based on the construction parameters of its three tailing ponds.
The numbers are quite significant as they would represent approximately $6M dollars of insitu recoverable gold with no toxic disposable byproducts, turning a liability into a potential asset.
Cycladex’s technology has been performing well on different type of ores and has been tested on batches of 20 tons and will be running additional pilot testing at Cobra Oro’s plant site.
The numbers quoted in this news release are based on in-house data and do not meet NI-43101 standards and can only be relied upon based on the information accumulated by the Company over the years and on the assumption that the results obtained from Cycladex laboratory can be repeated on larger scale.
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GOLD PROCESSING PLANT IN HONDURAS
- Cobra Oro de Honduras has been a gold producer for the last 2 years;
Has reached commercial production in April 2017;
An important plant expansion was completed in February 2018.
Glen Eagle is proud of being in Honduras, a country known for having vast untapped resources. Cobra Oro's gold processing plant is located in Choluteca, one of the fastest growth area in Honduras, known for its work force and safe environment.
The plant operates in a free zone adjacent to the Chamber of Commerce building, Pepsi's bottling plant and the Pan American Highway.
Honduras is also known for its "El Mochito" mine which has been in non-stop operation for the last 50 years until today. Two more mines in different parts of the country have also been in operation for the last 15 years.
No mining concessions have ever been confiscated in the country's entire history. The new mining law, effective in 2016, was another step taken by the Government of Honduras to further protect mining investments in the country.
Figure 1 - Central America Gold Trend
Figure 2 - La Moloncosa and Piedra Dorada Projects
The Piedra Dorada and La Moloncasa properties are located approximately 164 km south of the capital city of Tegucigalpa in Honduras. The properties are located 17 km to the east of Choluteca where Glen Eagle operates a 100/150 tons per day gold mill.
The properties are located within a Gold Trend (Figure 1) that follows the volcano belt of Central America and can be seen crossing southern Honduras along Glen Eagle’s concessions. This Gold Trend encompasses many of the larger gold mines in Central America which can be seen on the company’s website. These gold mines were formed at the time or shortly after the Island Arc type of volcanic activity, that is an important factor in the formation of epithermal gold deposits.
The properties are underlain by volcanic rocks. They are located close to the Gold Trend (Figure 2) and the Guayape Fault Suture (GPS). The GPS is an important feature related to the San Albino Mine Development Project of Mako Gold with 43-101 compliant gold resource of nearly 1 M oz. of gold. The former El Limon Mine and El Dorado Mine are known to contain respectively 1.8 et 1.0 M oz. of gold (from literature, non 43-101 compliant)
The Piedra Dorada and La Moloncasa properties cover an area of respectively 1,000 ha and 400 ha. A lot of artisanal mining is taking place in the area. Some miners are bringing their ore to the Company’s mill and grades vary from 2 g/t to 10 g/t Au. Local geologists have followed a gold bearing structure on the Piedra Dorada property for a total of 4 kilometers. The eastern branch of the gold structure is oriented east-west, which is consistent with the Clavo Rico gold deposit (0.4M oz).
Gold processing plant in Choluteca
19 km from the gold processing plant
3-Compania Minera Moloncosa S.A.
26 km from the gold processing plant
4-Piedra Dorada Mining
29 km from the gold processing plant
Several bulk mining operations near Piedra Dorada and along the corridor.
New Discovery Compania Minera Moloncosa S.A.
Rock sample discovery Compania Minera Moloncosa S.A.
The company will prepare another drilling program on the property to add more mineral resources and have a NI 43-101 report when the market becomes more favorable to the sector.