Exploration


  • Production supported by current mineral resources with potential for near-mine resource additions
     
    • Current source is ESM #4 mine – multiple zones in production; Mahler, New Fold and Mud Pond 
       
    • Near-mine open-pit mineralization discovery announced Nov 2019 and Jan 2020
       
    • Future discovery potential through additional near-mine exploration
       
  • Targeting large, high-grade deposits (15 to 30+ Mt at 10% zinc) – new ideas and modern approach to exploration led by award-winning¹ team

 

Potential Near-Term Incremental Mill Feed

Hoist House, Pumphouse and Turnpike

  • Shallow zones of near-mine open-pit mineralization discovered in Nov 2019
     
  • Potential to add low-cost production
     
  • Strategic zones to achieve Company’s strategy of providing feed to ESM mill with over 3,000 tpd of excess capacity in an effort to dramatically increase production and lower costs
     
  • Future discovery potential through additional near-mine exploration
     
  • Production anticipated in 2021

 

Underground Drilling

Plan View of ESM #4 Mine and #2D Zone

  • Utilizing Company-owned and operated underground drills (<$20/ft)
     
  • Delineation of additional mineralization in Mahler, Mud Pond and New Fold
     
  • Data used to refine current mine plan in preparation for development in 2021 and beyond
     
    • Mahler
    • Mud Pond
    • New Fold
    • #2D

 

District Exploration – 2021 Plan

Exploration Targets throughout Prolific Zinc District

H1 2021 

  • Potential sources of open pit incremental mill feed: 
     
    • Hyatt and Pierrepont
       
  • Near Mine Target:
     
    • Little York– (5ft @ 15% Zn- historic)

H2 2021

  • District Targets:
     
    • Nickerson Rd – marbles with Zn occurrence
       
    • Side Pocket – Upper marble stratigraphy along Balmat-Edwards trend
       
    • Island Branch – Lower Marble with magnetic low suggesting large synform structure like Balmat
       
  • Multiple untested geophysical targets
     

 

1. Don Taylor is the recipient of PDAC’s 2018 Thayer Lindsley Award for the 2014 discovery of the world-class Taylor lead-zinc-silver deposit in Arizona

For additional information, refer to the Technical Report entitled, "Empire State Mines 2021 NI 43-101 Technical Report" with an effective date of February 24, 2021 and filed on Titan's SEDAR profile.
 

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