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East Archimedes, Ruby Hill

Nevada, USA

Main commodities: Au
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The East Archimedes Carlin style gold resource is located at Ruby Hills approximately 140 km south of Carlin and 2 km NW of Eureka, in Eureka County, Nevada, USA. It is on the southern end of the Battle Mountain - Eureka gold trend.

East Archimedes deposit is a deeper continuation of the Ruby Hills deposit which was mined by open pit mine and exhausted at the end of 2002. An open-pit, heap leach operation exploits the East Archimedes deposit, which is a deeper continuation of the ore mined previously at Ruby Hill.

Mineralisation is Tertiary age and hosted by Upper Cambrian to Lower Ordovician miogeoclinal rocks which are dominantly impure fine-grained carbonates (wackestones and mudstones), with lesser, but significant silty to shaly limestone units.

The mineralisation occurs within a gold-bearing brecciated jasperoid and decalcified limestone overlain by a 15 to 122m thick layer of cemented alluvium and gravel.

Parts of the deposit have been exposed by post-mineral uplift, producing a relatively deep level of oxidation with only minor sulphides at depth. Subsequent Basin and Range faulting resulted in reburial of the mineralised system beneath up to 150 m of Tertiary-Quaternary overburden (Barrick Gold, 2006).

Published reserve figures include:

  17.4 Mt @ 1.81 g/Au = 31.4 t Au (Proven+probable reserve, December, 2005, Barrick, 2006).
  3.11 Mt @ 1.86 g/Au = 5.8 t Au (Measured+indicated+inferred resource, Dec., 2005, Barrick, 2006).

The most recent source geological information used to prepare this summary was dated: 2006.    
This description is a summary from published sources, the chief of which are listed below.
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