Mr. Christopher Anderson reports
XIMEN MINING CORP PROVIDES UPDATE ON KENVILLE GOLD MINE
Ximen Mining Corp. has provided the following update on its 100-per-cent-owned Kenville gold mine project in Nelson, B.C.
The main focus of activities is currently on updating the permits for underground operations to allow the exploration decline and planned diamond drilling program to proceed:
- An introductory meeting was held with the British Columbia Ministry of Mines and Ministry of Environment in Cranbrook on Tuesday, July 23. The meeting went well, with everyone being very helpful and all having a positive attitude toward the project. Additional work will be required which can be addressed in-house and with consultants.
- A project description was provided to the ministry on July 30, from which detailed information requirements will be determined.
- Environmental work was initiated with a consultant to update the baseline flora, fauna and water-quality information. A suite of water samples was collected and analyzed to demonstrate close comparison of current water quality with that of previous baseline information. The information accompanied a preliminary application for water discharge that was submitted to the Ministry of Environment. The mine currently discharges about 100 imperial gallons of water daily. An acid rock drainage and metal leaching prediction and control plan are also required.
- Nelson Power proposed a temporary three-phase installation that will allow up to 400-horsepower motors. That will allow time for Nelson Power to finalize its power study and install a larger service. The temporary service will be more than enough to run the new 74-horsepower ventilation fan acquired in 2014, which is capable of suppling 23,000 cubic feet per minute at a line-drive distance of 1,200 metres.
- Preliminary work was also done site wide to clear roads, ditches and remove trees overhanging power lines and buildings. Site preparation of the portal and cap magazine areas was also done. Scrap metal has been piled and will be collected for transport off-site. A small loader and mini-excavator were mobilized to the site for this work.
- A commercial water licence was secured for the main portal discharge, as per 2016 requirements.
- A survey with profiles of existing waste rock dumps will be completed next and provided to the Ministry of Mines.
Dr. Mathew Ball, PGeo, vice-president of exploration for Ximen Mining Corp. and a qualified person as defined by National Instrument 43-101, approved the technical information contained in this news release.
About Ximen Mining Corp.
Ximen owns 100-per-cent interest in all three of its precious metal projects located in Southern B.C. Ximen's two gold projects are the Gold Drop project and the Brett epithermal gold project. Ximen also owns the Treasure Mountain silver project adjacent to the past-producing Huldra silver mine. Currently, both the Gold Drop project and the Treasure Mountain silver project are under option agreements.
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