Full size / Previously, Dr. Mathew Ball was working to get the Greenwood Mill facility permitted and operational near the city of Greenwood in southern Bristish Columbia, Canada.
Today, Ximen Mining Corp. announced that Mathew Ball, Ph.D, P. Geo, has been appointed as Vice President of Exploration.
Dr. Ball currently also serves as COO and Chief Geologist as well as Interim CEO of Golden Dawn Minerals Inc. following the tragic loss of Wolf Wiese as its CEO last summer due to a serious medical situation at the age of 72.
Ximen now has a highly experienced geologist who knows well the Greenwood Mining District and the permitting procedures in British Columbia. Before working for Golden Dawn Minerals, Dr. Ball held positions as President and COO at the Bralorne Gold Mine in southern British Columbia.
Without doubt, today’s personnel appointment could turn out as a major advantage for Ximen going forward as the company owns 3 gold projects in southern British Columbia. Chris Anderson, President and CEO of Ximen, explained in today’s news: ”Ximen is most fortunate to have a geologist of Matt Ball’s caliber join the company. As Ximen moves forward with its plans for underground exploration and potential bulk sampling, Matt is key to this process.”
Dr. Mathew Ball has over 30 years of worldwide geological experience including underground precious metals mine development programs. He brings a wealth of practical experience and knowledge of lode and epithermal gold-silver, porphyry copper-gold and related skarn deposits, all of which potentially occur in Ximen’s three 100% owned projects in southern British Columbia.
Ximen‘s Gold Drop Project recently made headlines with record-breaking drill results of “129 g/t gold and 1,154 g/t silver over 7.28 meter core length“, which ranks as the world‘s 7th best drill intercept of 2019 according to an article on Mining.com (see table above). Ximen has optioned the Gold Drop Project to GGX Gold Corp. but it is Ximen who has the right to elect to form a joint venture in case GGX successfully fulfills its option agreement.
Ximen’s team member Alex Mcpherson worked underground at the past producing Dentonia Mine, which is adjacent to the Gold Drop Property. He knows that area well, and how such veins are mined. He has worked on many notable projects across Canada and the United States. In British Columbia, he was also sinking shafts for Bralorne Gold Mines. He has decades of experience in mining and mineral exploration, has done extensive underground work including drifting, stoping, sinking shafts, driving raises, timbering, blasting and much more for a variety of private and public companies.
Ximen’s press-release today also stated that Dr. Ball’s “primary focus will be on assisting the company with finalizing permits for underground development and drilling at Ximen’s Brett epithermal gold project near Vernon British Columbia. He will also be assisting the Company with permitting bulk samples opportunities as they may occur on the Brett project or any of its other British Columbia projects.”
One of the questions typically arising when hearing the term “bulk sample”: Where will its processing be tested?
Golden Dawn‘s Greenwood Mill facility has a processing capacity of 200 t/day, which is upgradable to 400 t/day with the addition of a second ball mill.
Full size / Golden Dawn‘s Greenwood Mill facility
Full size / The modern Greenwood Mill processing facility was built in 2007. It was operational for only 9 months during 2008, in part due to the global financial crisis, a corresponding lack of financing and the weak gold price at that time. In 2016, Golden Dawn acquired the Greenwood Mill complex, along with the past producing Lexington and Golden Crown mines.
However, that’s not the only processing facility in the region.
Ximen also has Peter Cooper on board. He has been involved in 3 successful new gold mine start-ups and has overseen projects from the exploration stage right up to production. He played a significant role in the exploration, pre-production and development of Kinross Gold Corp.‘s Buckhorn Gold Mine located in northern Washington State, close to Ximen’s Gold Drop Project. For many years, he served as Chief Geologist and then Manager of Operations at Kinross‘ Kettle River Mill, where the ore of the Buckhorn Gold Mine was processed. With the recent closure of Kinross‘ Buckhorn Gold Mine (depleted), Kinross might be looking for replacement feedstock to keep its large Kettle River Mill (capacity: 1,800 t/day) alive. See pictures below sourced from Kinross.
Kinross‘ Kettle River Buckhorn Operation
Report #6: “Location is Key for Ximen‘s Treasure Mountain Project in Southern British Columbia“
Report #5: “The Unprecedented Gold-Silver-Tellurium Strikes in the Historic Greenwood Mining Camp Continue“
Report #4: “Record-Breaking Gold Hit in Southern British Columbia“
Report #3: “Strong drill results and appreciating precious metals prices may herald golden times for Ximen Mining“
Report #2: “Ximen Mining reveals striking drill core observations ahead of assays“
Report #1: “Ximen Mining: Hunting for Multi-Million Ounces in British Columbia“
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Ximen Mining Corp.
888 Dunsmuir Street – Suite 888
Vancouver, BC, Canada V6C 3K4
Phone: +1 604 488 3900
Shares Issued & Outstanding: 32,179,025
Canadian Symbol (TSX.V): XIM
Current Price: $0.59 CAD (02/15/2019)
Market Capitalization: $19 Million CAD
German Symbol / WKN (Frankfurt): 1XMA / A2JBKL
Current Price: €0.365 EUR (02/15/2019)
Market Capitalization: €12 Million EUR
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