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Eskay Creek Mill Process Description

The Eskay Creek Mine is located in north-western British Columbia approximately 83 km north-west of Stewart, B.C. as shown in the location map Figure 1. A restricted access 59 km long gravel road, shown in Figure 2, from Bob Quinn Lake junction of highway 37 provides road access to the site. The employees at the mine typically work a two-week on two-week off rotation, or a four-week on two week off rotation. Employees are flown to Smithers by commercial airlines or chartered aircraft and then from Smithers to the Bob Quinn airstrip by the owned twin otter aircraft. During poor weather conditions, transportation to site is by company vans, which take about five hours to travel the 450 km road distance. The minesite includes a 300-person camp, recreational facilities, full-service kitchen, warehouse, backfill plant, ore storage, and diesel power plant amongst other infrastructure.

Eskay Creek History

In 1932, a syndicate directed by Tom Mackay explored and identified more than 30 mineral showings in the Iskut River region. It was not until 1988 that a small joint venture drilled Eskay’s “high-grade 21 Zone”, after which higher and higher-grade areas were discovered. Eventually, senior mining companies became interested and International Corona prevailed as majority ….Read more

10 Awesome Vehicles You Might Be Driving In The Future

Would you like to live in an imaginary world where vehicles can top out at speeds over 300 miles per hour? Maybe own a futuristic vehicle that can hover, fly and hit the highway like you’re on fire. Concept cars are a reality in a near and distant future as we wait for technology to catch up with our imagination.

1. BMW ZX-6

BMW ZX-6

BMW has always been on the cutting edge of comfort and sleek design. This incredible futuristic vehicle is a two-seater roadster uniquely aerodynamic with a cool factor to the max. Designed by 3rd year students Jai Ho Yoo and Lukas Vane of Transportation Design School at Turin.

2. Switch

Switch

You love fast cars but you also love fast motorcycles. One day you might be able to have both. Switch is a futuristic vehicle that can “switch” from a 3-wheeled vehicle into a 2-wheeled motorcycle. Futuristic vehicles become transformers for a new age. Designed by Harry West Henriksen.

3. Halo Interceptor

Halo Interceptor

Imagine owning your very own personal jet, yacht, helicopter and a super extreme exotic car. What if ….Read more

How Gold Is Made for Kids

Randal Birkey was commissioned by a Denver, Colorado graphic design firm in the 1980’s to prepare a series of illustrations on “How Gold is Made for Kids”. The illustration series was to be used by their client, Santa Fe Pacific, (now Newmont Gold), in printed corporate communication brochures, posters and other tools. The series was modified several times over the years to reflect changes in company ownership and name, as well as changes and enhancements to the gold mining process.

Exploration Step of How Gold Is Made for Kids

1. EXPLORATION: The gold mining process begins with geologists discovering a deposit.

Drilling step of How Gold Is Made for Kids

2. DRILLING: After finding indications of gold, drill rigs are used to obtain samples from below the surface. These samples are analyzed for their gold content. If there is enough gold in the deposit to make mining economically feasible, and after permitting, design and construction, a mine is developed.

Mining step of How Gold Is Made for Kids

3. MINING: The ore is mined in ….Read more

Solving Complex Metallurgical Problems

Complex Metallurgical Problems Solved with DENVER PILOT MILL. This Denver Pilot Mill was built to work out a new metallurgical problem on a particular ore. The results were so successful that the equipment was used for experimental purposes on other ores. By utilizing this flexible method of developing new flowsheets, the loss of time and expense of typing up a large milling plant was eliminated and possible improvements and economies were indicated. The universal acceptance of Denver Test Units by mining companies, governments departments and schools, is due to the fact that test results are accurate, reliable and results can be duplicated in actual practice.

Whether you need a laboratory machine or a complete milling plant “from crusher to filter”.Complex Metallurgical Problems

How to Value a Gold Deposit

How do you measure the value of gold a gold deposit still in the ground in terms of a company that is mining or in production exploration stage?

The starting premise is how we value advanced explorers and developers to target companies that are undervalued with respect to their peers and evaluate how viable they’re as stakeholders.

We use peer evaluations, some do it a little a little differently than others in being much more technically oriented and numbers oriented.  Some others tend to fly by the seat of their pant when it comes to these things, but the bottom line is that the value of an ounce in the ground or the value of a company is equal to the quantity of ounces in the ground, times of the price that it’s valued at.

Some approach the problem in somewhat different ways but we’re really looking for undervalued companies at any time in their history for speculation.

Some geologist look at your structure, people, project and cash in hand, so it all goes together but really the project is keen and a lot of analysts will tell you that management is the most important part of any Gold company, explore developer.  That is ….Read more

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