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.


Cameco – Eagle Point Mine

Cameco Corp has requested the services of MFW Geoscience for a six month duration at their Eagle Point Mine, which is part of their Rabbit Lake Operation. Mike will be fulfilling the role of Resource Geologist on a FIFO rotational basis for the first half of 2014. The map below locates the mine in the north east corner of the province of Saskatchewan, 40 km from the community of Wollaston Lake.
cameco eagle point mine location map
According to Cameco’s website, the Rabbit Lake operation opened in 1975 and is the longest operating uranium production facility in North America and the second largest uranium mill in the world. It has produced more than 190 million pounds of U3O8 from five separate orebodies since production began.

Rabbit Lake is currently mining and milling ore from the Eagle Point underground mine which has proven and probable reserves of 22.8 million pounds of U3O8 and is expected to sustain production until 2017. Current exploration is focused near the Eagle Point mine in an effort to extend mine life while also testing regional targets.

Of interest, Rabbit Lake was the first Canadian mine to introduce the seven days in/seven days out rotation.


Fluorite Project in Newfoundland, Canada

MFW Geoscience was awarded the Mineral Resource estimation work on two fluorite deposits within the St.Lawrence Property owned by Canada Fluorspar (CFI-NL). The property is located at the southern tip of the Burin Peninsula, adjacent to the town of St. Lawrence, Newfoundland.
canada fluorspar st lawrence location
The Director vein has been explored and partially mined out by Alcan in the 60’s and CFI-NL has successfully explored and intersected fluorite mineralization to the south along strike and at depths below the historic mining levels. CFI-NL has also successfully explored and intersected fluorite mineralization at the AGS vein (formerly named Grebe’s Nest). Encouraged by the results, CFI-NL has committed to reporting Mineral Resources at the Director Extensions and at the AGS vein.

The work will include 3D modelling of steeply dipping narrow veins of high grade fluorite, estimating CaF2 grades in a 3D block model, and reporting Mineral Resources in a NI 43-101 Technical Report.