Newlox Gold Operations Base & Field Laboratory
Vancouver, BC, September 9, 2020 – Newlox Gold Ventures Corp. (“Newlox” or the “Company”) (CSE: LUX | Frankfurt: NGO) is pleased to announce the opening of its new multi-purpose base camp, strategically located in the Juntas Mining District near its current gold processing operations and its new Boston Mine Project.
The new centrally-located base camp will support day-to-day operations as well as the construction of the recently announced Boston project. The new basecamp includes an operations office, fully-fitted assay lab, personnel service facility, including accommodations for employees, a full kitchen and cafeteria, as well as a workshop with parts and tools storage. The new secure camp with covered and open-air storage allows for all-weather fabrication and repairs of mill components. The Newlox staff will be able to benefit from convenient support facilities, reduced travel times, and lessened exposure to Covid-19 risks. The Company has also relocated its analytical laboratory to the new basecamp. This cutting-edge field laboratory is fully equipped for fire assay and atomic absorption spectroscopy (AAS) assay procedures. These techniques are the goldstandard for measuring precious metals in both rock and tailings. The Company can test both solid and liquid samples, and the in-house lab capability can ensure secure chain-of-custody for incoming samples and real-time results.
Fire assaying is an analytical technique which separates metals from impurities by fusion processes, which take place at over 1,000 degrees Celsius, to determine the grade of the original sample. This process is widely regarded as the most reliable method to determine the metal content of ores that contain precious metals.
Fire assay capability at this in-house analytical laboratory allows for immediate analysis of both regionally sourced tailings feedstock and newly mined material from the Boston operations.
The lab also utilizes the faster atomic absorption spectroscopy (AAS) technology to test liquid samples and samples with additional elements of interest. AAS is a spectroanalytical procedure that measures the concentration of elements in a solution using the wavelengths of light specifically absorbed by each element when vaporized in a high-temperature environment. This sensitive technique can measure the concentration of elements down to parts per billion.
The combination of fire assay and AAS capability ensures Newlox operations access to the highest level of data for feedstock quality control, process control, and R&D purposes.
Newlox’s new base camp and expanded assay laboratory will support the planned growth of productivity at the historic Juntas Gold Camp.
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Technical Disclaimer: The Company advises it is not basing any decision to produce on a feasibility study of reserves demonstrating the economic and technical viability of the project and also advises there is increased uncertainty and specific economic and technical risks of failure associated with any production decision. Stewart A. Jackson, Ph.D., P.Geo., a “Qualified Person” within the meaning of National Instrument 43-101, has prepared, supervised the preparation of, and approved the contents of this News Release.