Ximen Mining Corp (CVE:XIM) (OTCQB:XXMMF) (FRA:1XMA) has reported encouraging sampling results from its Amelia property in southern British Columbia, carried out earlier this season, and which has generated significant gold and silver assays.
The historic Cariboo-Amelia gold mine was British Columbia’s first dividend-paying lode gold mine and was the most significant producer from Camp McKinney.
Mining there started in 1894 and carried on for 68 years, recovering 81,602 ounces of gold, 32,439 ounces of silver, 113,302 pounds of lead and 198,140 pounds of zinc.
Of 34 rock chip samples, ten returned significant gold results, and three significant silver results, Ximen said on Thursday. Highlights include 103.5 grams per ton (g/t) gold and 122 g/t silver in one sample. Another showed 32.10 g/t gold and 98 g/t silver.
Notably, one sample from a historic dump on the Fontenoy claim at the property assayed 1,465 g/t silver, said the firm. The Fontenoy claim lies almost 1 kilometre (km) east from the historic Cariboo-Amelia mine and is likely a separate vein system.
Elsewhere, a sample collected on the western side of the area from the historic Eureka mine dump assayed 2.24 g/t gold.
The Eureka mine lies 1km west of the Cariboo-Amelia mine on what is thought to be a continuation of the Cariboo vein.
According to BC Minfile, a considerable amount of vein material was removed from the Eureka occurrence, although there are no known production records.
Follow-up exploration drilling is planned to test beneath the Cariboo-Amelia mine and trenching and drilling is planned to explore the east and western extensions, said Ximen on Thursday.
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