The Toukhmanuk Property, located in the north central Armenian belt, is Global Gold's major gold and silver project in Armenia. Global Gold acquired the property in two stages in 2005 and 2006. The Armenian Government approved new classifications of gold and silver, and in 2014, with our mine contractor a new processing plant has been delivered to increase production. An independent technical report from the Behr Dolbear firm is available on our website. The entire Toukhmanuk license area is 53.76 sq km.
Global Gold's new discovery confirms potential for a world-class gold and silver mine at Toukhmanuk. Test mining and exploration results of the No. 1 and 15 mineralized areas indicate that there are at least 18 mineralized zones within a 150 m to 200 m wide east-north east trending alteration zone in the Central Area. The mineralized zones are 5 m to 25 m wide, extend more than 300 m along strike, and extend to more than 150 m at depth. Assay results of surface sampling show values ranging from 1 g/t Au to 280 g/t Au, and from 8 g/t to 520 g/t Ag. Gold mineralization is associated with sulphide minerals, in places as distinct veins within the wider alteration zone. As of February 2009, Global Gold has tested only about 20% of the mineralized trend in the Central Area, which is interpreted to extend to more than 1.5 km along strike.
Existing infrastructure in and around the Toukhmanuk property is in good condition. Global Gold built its own international class mine laboratory and received ISO Certification to ensure quality control of test samples.
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