Monthly Archives: June 2014

Great Panther to Update San Ignacio Mineral Resource Estimate

Great Panther requested MFW Geoscience to update the estimate of Mineral Resources at their San Ignacio project. The property is located 8 kilometres north west of the city of Guanajuato, in the state of Guanajato, Mexico.

great panther san ignacio location

The mineralization on the property is classic fissure-hosted, low-sulphidation epithermal gold-silver bearing veins and stockworks. The San Ignacio project contains an Inferred Mineral Resource that was last prepared in 2012. Since that time the company has developed underground drifts along one of the veins and drilled additional shallow holes.

The work will include updating the 3D model for one of several steeply dipping narrow veins, estimating silver and gold grades in a 3D block model, and reporting Mineral Resources in a NI 43-101 Technical Report.


Quality Control in Mineral Exploration

Mike attended the seminar “Quality Control in Mineral Exploration: Controlling the Quality of Data from the Field to the Data Base” presented by Dr. Barry W. Smee (Smee and Associates Consulting Ltd.).

The seminar was divided into four parts. The first three parts reviewed the processes involved in Sample Analysis at the Analytical Laboratory, from Sample Preparation to Fire Assaying and Wet Laboratory Analytical techniques. Part 4 explored methods of controlling the quality of information from the field to the data base.

The seminar introduced some of the many pitfalls in the processes that plague a sample database which forms the backbone of a Mineral Resource. It attempts to educate the Qualified Person in how to spot common problems at the laboratory and how to monitor accuracy, precision, and contamination through the use of control samples.

Thank you Barry for the excellent presentation!


Cameco Extends Contract

Cameco Corp has requested the services of MFW Geoscience for another six months working with the Mine Geology department at their Eagle Point Mine, which is part of their Rabbit Lake Operation. Mike will be continuing in the role of Resource Geologist, modelling uranium mineralization hosted in steeply dipping narrow veins in a highly structurally controlled setting.