Sampling Procedure

Surface samples - Bear Creek personnel collect all surface samples, including rock, soil and stream sediment samples. Respective samples are collected and immediately bagged, numbered and sealed. Sample bags are normally transported to Bear Creek's Lima office by Bear Creek vehicles where ALS Chemex is called and picks up the samples for delivery to their laboratory for preparation and assay. On occasion the samples are shipped directly to ALS Chemex (Lima laboratory) by local bus transport.

Drill samples - Rock cores are taken from the drill hole and put in boxes marked with hole number and depth information by the drill contractor. The core is washed, measured, marked for sample intervals and photographed. A geologist then logs the core by noting sample quality, rock type, alteration, veining, sulfide content and other pertinent information that may influence mineralization. Support staff then saw the core in half lengthwise or halves the core with a manual splitter and places half of the core for each marked sample interval in a bag labeled with the sample number, and the bag is sealed immediately. Sample bags are transported directly to ALS Chemex (Lima laboratory) by local bus transport or to Bear Creek's Lima office by Bear Creek vehicles where ALS Chemex is called and picks up the samples for delivery to their laboratory for preparation and assay.