During the 2010 drill program core samples were collected and were all sent to ALS Laboratory Group’s preparation lab in Seville Spain and the pulps were then forwarded to Vancouver where they were analyzed for ore grade elements by ICP, and trace elements by XRF.
The sample is logged in the tracking system, weighed, dried and finely crushed to better than 70% passing a 2 mm (Tyler 9 mesh, US Std. No.10) screen. A split of up to 1000 g is taken using a Boyd rotary splitter and pulverized to better than 85 % passing a 75 micron (Tyler 200 mesh, US Std. No. 200) screen.
The samples were prepared by digesting with nitric, perchloric, hydrofluoric, and hydrochloric acids, and then evaporated to incipient dryness. Hydrochloric acid and de-ionized water is added for further digestion, and the sample is heated for an additional allotted time. The sample is cooled to room temperature and transferred to a volumetric flask (100 mL). The resulting solution is diluted to volume with de-ionized water, homogenized and the solution is analyzed by inductively coupled plasma - atomic emission spectroscopy or by atomic absorption spectrometry.