CALGARY, ALBERTA TheNewswire October 13, 2022 - CMX Gold & Silver Corp. ( CSE:CXC ) ; ( OTC:CXXMF ) ("CMX" or the "Company") announces that testing of samples taken from the Clayton Mine Stockpile is nearing completion. The testing was undertaken with no upfront cost to CMX pursuant to the agreement with Sulphide Remediation Inc. ("SRI") announced on May 31, 2022.
Under SRI's supervision, 600 kilograms of materials were collected from nine locations on the mine stockpile located adjacent to the old Clayton Silver Mine. These locations were the same as the locations used by the Company for its 2014/15 stockpile sampling program. Approximately 536 kilograms were shipped to Sydney, Australia for testing in TOMRA's ore-sorting laboratory facility. TOMRA is a world-leader in state-of-the-art precision ore sorting technology used to high-grade mine stockpiles of unprocessed rock to enhance the grade of material delivered to a mill. Dual Energy X-Ray Transmission technologies differentiate between rocks based on small fluctuations in density profiles and are effective at removing sulphides and concentrating valuable metals. The sorted rock can be treated at existing mills/smelters where valuable metals will be extracted and sulphides will be safely handled. SRI has some of the world's leading experts in crushing, screening and ore sorting.
The testing program results will be used to determine the best ore-sorting process for the Company's stockpile. Jan Alston, President & CEO of CMX stated: "Positive test results will confirm our assessment that there should be significant value realized from processing the stockpile material, based on the stockpile sampling program conducted in 2014/15. We expect the application of modern technology will unlock near-term value for CMX shareholders and provide funds for future exploratory drilling programs targeting significant prospects for additional resources adjacent to the old mine workings."
The Company's historic Clayton Silver Mine stockpile is estimated to contain up to 1,000,000 tonnes of metal-bearing rock. In the 2014/15 evaluation program, over 3,000 kilograms of sample material were collected from 16 locations selected to ensure representative results. Analysis of the samples confirmed the presence of gold in each sample. In particular, assays confirmed gold values up to 2.84 gm/t with an average of 0.80 gm/t for the 16 locations sampled. Statistical averages of the 16 locations of the mine stockpile sampling program were: gold – 0.80 gms/t; silver – 24.31 gms/t; lead – 0.44%; zinc – 0.27%.
Subject to positive results from analysis of the samples taken from the stockpile and confirmation of suitability of the material for the ore sorting process, SRI at its cost will construct and deliver an optimal ore sorting system to the Clayton Mine site. The system will be capable of processing from 3,000 tonnes to 4,000 tonnes per day. SRI will manage all aspects of the stockpile processing program. After deducting operating expenses from the revenue received for the processed stockpile material from the toll mill or smelter, the net profits will be shared 50:50 between CMX and SRI.
About the Clayton Silver Project
CMX's 100%-owned Clayton Silver Property is located in the mining-friendly State of Idaho, USA. The property comprises approximately 684 acres in Custer County in south-central Idaho, including the former Clayton silver-lead-zinc mine. The Clayton Mine was developed on eight levels to a depth of 1,100 feet below surface and is comprised of approximately 19,690 feet of underground development. Two major ore bodies were partially mined: the "South Ore Body" and the "North Ore Body".
The recorded production from the Clayton Mine included 7,031,110 oz silver, 86,771,527 lbs lead, 28,172,211 lbs zinc, 1,664,177 lbs copper, and minor amounts of gold from an estimated 2,145,652 tonnes of ore mined between 1934 and 1985.
Significant potential is demonstrated in hole 1501-A, drilled in the mid-1960's, which penetrated the mineralized zone at 1,425 feet. At that depth, the hole intercepted 22 feet of 4.07 oz (126 gms) Ag/t, 5.75% lead and 5.37% zinc (note: true width is unknown).
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For further information contact:
Jan M. Alston, President & C.E.O. at (403) 457-2697 firstname.lastname@example.org ;
Robert d'Artois at (604) 329-0845 email@example.com .
You can also visit the Company's Website : www.cmxgoldandsilver.com
WARNING : the Company relies upon litigation protection for "forward looking" statements. The information in this release may contain forward-looking information under applicable securities laws. This forward-looking information is subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from those implied by the forward-looking information. Factors that may cause actual results to vary materially include, but are not limited to, inaccurate assumptions concerning the operations of the Company, changes to securities regulation requirements, other changes in laws or regulations, unanticipated risks of the COVID-19 pandemic crisis, changes in general economic conditions or conditions in the financial markets and the inability to raise additional financing. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on this forward-looking information. The Company does not assume the obligation to revise or update this forward-looking information after the date of this release or to revise such information to reflect the occurrence of future unanticipated events, except as may be required under applicable securities laws.
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