Escala Mine Exploration Continues to Reveal Potential Significant Increases in Extractable Mineralizationadmin
Franklin Mining, Inc. Chairman and CEO William Petty confirms that Howard Dunn, PE, Vice President of Operations for International Mining, and Milton Flores, Staff Geologist, Franklin Mining, Bolivia, continue expanding their primary exploration at the Escala Mine. Mr. Dunn and Mr. Flores recently completed a week of field mapping and sampling with surface chip samples to verify earlier sampling and extend the sampling area both south and west-northwest of the current area of mining activity at the Escala.
“Samples collected during this last trip were submitted for analysis by Canada’s SGS Lakefield Research Limited and preliminary reports indicate the Escala’s mineralization has the potential to significantly increase the total extractable mineralization within our concession,” added Mr. Petty. “Very high anomalous metal values of silver (47-100 g/t), lead (2-2.8%), gold (0.2-0.57 g/t), and copper where returned from three samples indicating mineralization 250-500 meters south-southeast of the Pattis adit and 500-1000 meters north-northwest from the Pattis Adit.”
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