HILTON HEAD, S.C., Dec. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Silver Scott Mines, Inc. is pleased to announce the completion of a 6 year extendable surface land agreement for exploration within the 1500 hectare mineral concessions and mining or high impact disturbance on 20 hectares. The agreement was the completion of proposed mining with the Divisaderos Ejido. The ejido vote was unanimous in favor of the proposal. The prior low impact surface agreement continues in effect. This completed agreement allows the company to move forward with a planned production scale bulk tonnage leach test.
This week the Mine Permit was filed requesting approval for active mining in the Carmen gold-silver project. A production scale test heap leach of 50,000 to 80,000 tonnes has been planned. The necessary documents consisting of the mine plans and the environmental study and status have been submitted to the Federal agency, SEMARNAT (Secretaria de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales) for review and approval. The normal length of this review is about 2 months.
The mine site is the area previously reported in the October news release of percussion drill results. That drilling shows a mineralized area within which this test heap leach will focus. This test work can begin in the first quarter of 2012
Mel Herdrick, Chief Geologist for the company commented, “We expect to find additional favorable results from Carmen project which will continue to expand the mineralized zone. We can trace the mineralized zone over a rectangular area of 100 meters width and 300 meters length and expect that this mineralization can be more fully defined. Our goal, in line with our overall corporate strategy, is to explore, define, and initiate production of gold and silver by heap leach mine processing and continue to expand with operation.”
For further information please contact:
John Ryan Silver Scott Mines, Inc. 13 Bow Circle #147 Hilton Head, SC 29928
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