Burlington, Ontario--(Newsfile Corp. - July 25, 2022) - Silver Bullet Mines Corp. (TSXV: SBMI) (OTCQB: SBMCF) ("SBMI" or "the Company") announces spectacular assay results for silver from its Buckeye Mine in Arizona.
The assay results below came from a test carried out by SBMI to further confirm, in practice, the efficiencies with which SBMI's assay lab would process the high-grade ore from the Buckeye Mine. The person who carried out the test in Arizona was Ron Murphy, the Company's VP Mining, together with SBMI's assay team, under the supervision of Bob Budd, metallurgical engineer.
Below is a picture of the Heavy Rock2 select grab sample that SBMI took from behind the Treasure Chest at its Buckeye Mine in March, 2022. Mr. Murphy recently sampled Heavy Rock2, in a process that resulted in two beads.
One bead graded 2,214.4 oz/t silver and the other 2,363.8 oz/t silver.
These results are spectacular and Management is thrilled with them as the extreme results were unexpected due to the fine dissemination of silver throughout this type of rock. However, Management believes the grade of future beads can be increased as the field team continues to fine tune the mill and the assay lab to increase their efficiencies.
"We designed the assay lab and the mill with the high-grade material from the Buckeye in mind, in the belief they would work together to produce saleable high grade material," said A. John Carter, SBMI's CEO. "That belief is why we built a complete processing facility in under 10 months, for less than $3,000,000. These assay results go a long way to justifying that belief and the building of the mill. Our field team has been incredible."
SBMI continues to bring what it believes to be high-grade product from the Buckeye Mine to the millsite, in anticipation of completing the mill tune-up with lower grade material, and then commencing milling the higher grade material. Discussions are underway with various potential buyers for SBMI's concentrate, and for the dore once poured.
The samples analyzed by SBMI at its facility near Globe, Arizona were processed through the Lab Jaw Crusher, Lab Hammer Mill and Splitter Box into an aliquot. Most of the pulverized aliquot was mixed with a flux and flour combination and melted in a crucible at 1,850 degree Fahrenheit, with the remainder being logged and archived. Upon cooling, the poured melt was in the form of a metal button and slag, following which a bone ash cupel was utilized to eliminate the lead in the button to form a bead. The bead was then weighed, following which a solution of 6 to 1 distilled water to nitric acid was utilized to dissolve the silver in the bead at approximately 175 degrees Fahrenheit. A much more detailed description of the process and a picture of the assay lab can be found at https://www.silverbulletmines.com/qaqcassaylab.
Readers should be aware that the SBMI facilities have been designed for quick production grade control and are not ISO compliant; however, duplicate sampling with other ISO labs has been done on past samples with good correlation.
Readers are cautioned Heavy Rock2 may not be representative of all the material in the Treasure Room or overall at the Buckeye Silver Mine. Readers are further advised that these preliminary assay values do not represent a reserve or resource at this time. While significant silver values have been encountered, the quantity, grade, or metal or mineral content of a deposit has not been categorized as an inferred mineral resource, an indicated mineral resource, a measured mineral resource, a probable mineral resource, reserve or a proven mineral reserve.
Mr. Robert G. Komarechka, P.Geo., an independent consultant and the Qualified Person for this release, has reviewed and verified SBMI's work referred to herein and approves this Press Release for public dissemination.
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Silver Bullet Mines Corp., CEO