Lucky Strike Mine
The Lucky Strike Mine is located approximately 50km from Datelines 100% owned Gold Links Mine on 350 acres of free hold land. This area is a significantly underexplored, yet highly prospective region.
Dateline has identified disseminated mineralisation within the Lucky Strike vein system. These wide zone, low-grade intersects present good targets for future geophysical mapping and exploration drilling.
The Lucky Strike Mine is fully permitted and was last mined in 1982. With no systematic exploration undertaken below 50m, there is potential to extract high-grade gold from this site over the coming years.
The Lucky Strike ore-body was accessed via a shaft down to approximately 70m and developed over two levels. The first level goes to 50m below the surface and has been mined 190m to the west and minimally to the east. Very little exploration has been done below the 50m level.
Historical production records state that ore from the Lucky Strike carried between 10-14 grams per tonne and that the ore was carried in a strong quartz vein that could be clearly identified.
Dateline intends on drilling to test the continuity of the Lucky Strike vein at depth. If successful, ore from the Lucky Strike could also be processed at the Lucky Strike Mill.
Mineral Hill Mine
On this same 350 acre land holding is the historic Mineral Hill Mine. Two known gold veins outcrop at the surface of the Mineral Hill claims and Dateline intends to conduct surface sampling and trenching to determine if drilling is warranted. The proximity of the Mineral Hill mine to the Lucky Strike Mill could make mining very appealing.
The Company is currently reviewing all the historical data available to determine how best to develop an exploration program at both the Lucky Strike and Mineral Hill properties.
The Lucky Strike Mill is 50km from the Gold Links Mine and is accessible all year round.
Commissioning of the Mill began in January 2018 with 1200 tons of stockpiled low-grade ore.
In its present form, the Lucky Strike Mill can process 100 tons of ore per day. The floatation cells can handle double that volume and the mill has been designed to capture gold by gravity separation, floatation or gold in nugget form.
There are no restrictions on how much ore can be processed at the mill site and if required, there is undercover floor space to increase mill capacity to 400 tons per day.