Bayhorse Silver Inc. BHS: TSX-V (the “Company” or “Bayhorse“) has received favorable initial test results from testing run-of-mine silver mineralization from the Bayhorse Mine, Oregon, USA., submitted to Steinert US, manufacturer of state-of–the-art Ore-Sorting equipment.
The Steinert X-Ray Transmission Ore-Sorter (XSS) effectively identified and discriminated between mineralized and non-mineralized silver bearing material, as well as differentiating higher (above 93 g/t or 3oz/t Ag) from lower (below 93 g/t or 3oz/t Ag) grade mineralization. The XSS rejected 37% from the stream as non mineralized and retained 63% of the run-of-mine stream. The material was sized between 1 inch (25mm) and 4 inches (100mm), and was comprised of high grade, low grade, and non-mineralized material.
The Company will be shipping a larger, approximately 2 ton, sample of the Bayhorse mineralized material to Steinert US, to establish the crush size for the most effective sorting, and rejection of unmineralized and lower grade (under 93 g/t or 3 oz/t Ag) material. The XSS is designed to sort material at up to 60 tons per hour from material sized at 10 mm (0.35 inch) to 200 mm (8 inches). By narrowing the size range for Ore-Sorting to between 12.5 mm (0.5 inch) to 32.5 mm (1.25 inch) and lowering the hourly throughput, the XSS can achieve better discrimination between low grade and the higher grades, and more effectively upgrade the mineralization.
Bayhorse CEO, Graeme O’Neill comments, “By using the XSS we could increase the proposed daily tonnage throughput from 100 tons/day to 150 tons/day with no other changes to the current in-place crushing-upgrading circuit. As the XSS uses no water and has a low power consumption requirement, we believe its use could have a substantial effect in reducing processing costs and increasing recoverable mineralization.”
He also notes that Adam Hamilton, of Zeal Research, has an article posted on 321Gold.com discussing silver’s potential upside in 2017. http://www.321gold.com/editorials/hamilton/hamilton012717.html