The Lone Star Copper-Gold Project, Washington State
– New mineral resource estimate announced – October 2022
– The Mineral Resource extends from surface and remains open at depth.
– Attractive open pit mining scenarios with the underground potential to be tested with further drilling
Watch New Lone Star Feature Video
- Drilling scheduled to restart – December 2022 to test for:
– potential resource extension and
– underground mining resources
About Lone Star
The Lone Star property is located in northern Washington State on the northeastern tip of the Republic Graben, an important geological feature which hosts several gold and copper mines.The property lies on a 3‐kilometer long trend of gold copper mineralization linked by geology, in both rock types and structure, as well as the accompanying gold copper mineralization.
The geology and mineralization of the Lone Star Property is strongly influenced by the 600 meter wide No. 7 Fault
Although no metallurgical test work has been done on the Lone Star mineralization, its metallurgical response is expected to be similar to the Lexington ore which has been successfully processed at the Greenwood Mill 7km to the north.
The Lone Star mine operated over two time periods;
- underground from 1897‐1918 producing 146,540 tonnes, and
- open‐pit from 1977‐1978 by Granby Mining Co. when 400,000 tonnes of ore were transported from the Lone Star open pit to its Phoenix mill in B.C, 11km to the north.
July 2021, Belmont acquired the past producing Lone Star mine along with a significant exploration database which included:
- data from 250 drill holes
- an historic high grade copper resource
- Historic resource based on $2.84/lb Copper and $593 oz Gold
NI 43‐101 Disclosure:
A qualified person has not done sufficient work to classify the historic estimate as current mineral resources or mineral reserves. As such the issuer, Belmont Resources, is not treating this historical estimate as current mineral resources or mineral reserves.
November 2021, Belmont entered into a JV/option agreement with Marquee Resources (ASX:MQR)
- $504,000 cash payments
- $2,550,000 Work Program
- 3,000,000 MQR Shares
- Produce a Preliminary Economic Assessment on the project
- Over a 24 month term
For 80% ownership of the Lone Star project
2021-22 Drilling Program
November 17, 2021: Belmont/Marquee JV Commence 6,000+m (42 holes) Drill Program At Lone Star Copper-Gold Project. Drilling has continued 24/7 with brief breaks over holidays.
7,800 meter drill program completed June 2022
2021-22 Drill Highlights
2022 New Mineral Resource Announced
- Further drilling to start December 2022 to test for:
– potential resource extension and
– underground resources
The 200 tpd Greenwood Toll Mill owned by Golden Dawn Minerals, is located only 13kms north of the Lone Star property and could potentially receive ore for milling from the Lone Star mine.
NI 43-101 Disclosure:
Technical disclosure in this web page has been approved by Laurence Sookochoff, P.Eng., a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101.
(1) Mineral resources which are not mineral reserves do not have demonstrated economic viability. The estimate of mineral resources may be materially affected by environmental, permitting, legal, title, taxation, sociopolitical, marketing, or other relevant issues.
(2) The quantity and grade of reported inferred resources in this estimation are conceptual in nature.
(3) The mineral resources in this estimate were calculated using the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM), CIM Standards on Mineral Resources and Reserves, Definitions and Guidelines prepared by the CIM Standing Committee on Reserve Definitions and adopted by CIM Council December 11, 2005.
(4) Gold equivalent (AuEq) grade was calculated utilizing a gold price of US$593/oz and copper price of US$2.84/lb., based on the 24 month (at July 31, 2007) trailing average of gold and copper prices, to obtain a conversion factor of % copper x 3.284 + gold g/t = Au Eq g/t. Metallurgical recoveries and smelting/refining costs were not factored into the gold equivalent calculation.
(5) The Cu equivalent (CuEq) cut-off value of 1.5% was calculated and rounded utilizing the following: Cu price US$2.84/lb, $US exchange rate $0.88, process recovery $95%, smelter payable 95%, smelting and refining charges C$7/tonne mined, mining cost C$62/tonne mined, process cost $C28/tonne processed, G&A cost $7.50/tonne processed.
(6) A qualified person has not done sufficient work to classify the historic estimate as current mineral resources or mineral reserves. As such the issuer, Belmont Resources, is not treating this historical estimate as current mineral resources or mineral reserves.