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Next Meeting- September 18, 2014
Next Monthly Section Meeting
Thursday, September 18th at 6:30 PM
Speaker - Joe Bardswich (Golden Vertex Corp)
Joe Bardswich was born in the Creighton Mine townsite, Territorial Disrict of Sudbury, Ontario. He graduated from the University of Windsor with a B.A.Sc in civil engineering and from McGill University with a M.Eng (Mining). His career includes positions as a contract miner, through production supervision, mining engineering, heavy civil engineering and mine management with experience in underground, open pit and alluvial operations in Canada, the U.S., Europe and Africa
In 1983/84 he opened the Portland Mine, in Mohave County, AZ and operated this small open pit/heap leach project before it was sold to Western States Minerals. He moved to Montana in 1994 and with his wife Grace (a native of Montana), re-located to Bullhead City in January, 2012. He has been a director of Northern Vertex Mining Corp since December 2009, and after convincing Northern Vertex to acquire an interest in and to prioritize the Moss Project, became general manager of their wholly owned Arizona subsidiary, Golden Vertex Corp.
Joe is a Professional Engineer, (Mining) registered in his native province of Ontario. He is very proud to have become a Citizen of the United States of America on February 17, 2014
Golden Vertex Corp is a wholly owned, Arizona subsidiary of Northern Vertex Mining Corp.
Vertex entered into an agreement to acquire a 70% interest in the Moss Mine Project near Bullhead City, AZ. With a cash paymentof $500,000, a commitment to expend $9 million on exploration and development and to produce a feasibility study for the property.
Factors that positively affected the Vertex investment in the Moss project included the presence of the ore body on patented ground, the ease of access from established communities, the “pro-mining” attitude in Mohave County and the State of Arizona, and the efficiency of the State permitting process.
Vertex established a 43-101 compliant M & I Resource of 654,000 oz Au Eq in 22,589,000 tonnes (o.90 g/t Au Eq) after several drill programs.
The decision was made to do a 100,000 ton pilot-sized heap leach (enlarged to 125,000 tons) to prove the metallurgical properties of the ore. Design and permitting proceeded, followed by construction, mining, crushing, agglomeration and leaching with carbon adsorption recovery of gold and silver. Metallurgical recovery results have exceeded expectations.
Vertex is particularly proud of their safety record (o LTA in the 690 days since commencement of operations)
The feasibility study for a proposed 5000 ton per day operation for a 4 year phase II program on patented land is underway.
Meeting Sponsor: AMEC - one of the world's leading engineering, project management and consultancy companies.
Radisson Hotel Phoenix North
427 North 44th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85008
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