Silver Falcon Mining announced on Tuesday it had cast 17 troy ounces at War Eagle Mountain (pictured), making it the first report of precious metal smelting in over 100 years at the historic Idaho site.
Stock in the tiny company rose as much as 24% on triple the usual volumes on the news bringing its gains for the year to over 72%. Silver Falcon said it will now switch focus from processing the old tailings and commence with exploration activities now that weather inaccessibility is no longer a problem.
Silver Falcon Mining Inc. proudly reports that on July 28th, 2011, The Company smelted 14 lbs. of super concentrate which resulted in its first 555 grams (approximately 17 troy oz.'s) of Bullion Dore that was cast and taken to a secure location for later shipment and sale to an overseas refinery. This marks completion of the commissioning of its Diamond Creek Mill facility in Murphy, Idaho and the start of regular production of Gold and Silver ingots as revenue producing material. This is a milestone for the Company, as well as for the War Eagle Mountain area, which last reported precious metal smelting occurred over 100 years ago.
The first Bullion Dore produced weighted 555 grams with a 65% Gold (Au) and 35% Silver (Ag) content (view picture at www.silverfalconmining.com ). Smelting will now continue on a regular basis and receipts from the refinery will be added to SFMI's revenues and reported in their filings of 10-Qs and 10-Ks. Once the Company's smelter building has been completed and other equipment installed, SFMI will be pouring 40 lbs Bullion Dore bars.
Given the success of the Diamond Creek mill, management has decided to expand its size, both in the actual footprint and the production line. Efforts are underway to find and acquire a larger ball mill to be installed in tandem with the existing production line, as well as another "Falcon Concentrator" which will allow SFMI to more than double production in the next twelve months.
"This pour was a very exciting and invigorating event for all of us involved in the managing and working of the Diamond Creek Mill. I know the deep seated satisfaction felt by every one of our employees as they realize that their combined efforts made this success possible and I wish to thank them from the bottom of my heart," said Pierre Quilliam, CEO of SFMI.
He further stated, "I also take the opportunity to thank our shareholders whose confidence and support allowed us to go forward in this endeavor. As I related before, the mill circuit, as configured, will allow SFMI to create capital from the sale of Bullion Dore, as well as ready the whole production line to handle prime ore from the underground veins of War Eagle Mountain. Our near-term efforts include augmenting our production capacity to produce more gold and silver from the old workings on War Eagle Mountain and our long- term efforts go towards the identification and the extraction of the ore bodies inside the mountain."
About Silver Falcon Mining, Inc. SFMI has mineral rights to approximately 2,000 acres on War Eagle Mountain in southern Idaho. Its Diamond Creek Mill is situated at the foot of War Eagle Mountain and is serviced by 6.2 miles of paved roads from State Highway 78. It maintains year round access to the Sinker Tunnel which will facilitate underground mining of the rich veins crisscrossing the mountain. The Company employs from a local and skilled mining oriented workforce.