The Company currently produces gold in Guyana through river and land dredging operations. Our labor force comes from both local communities and from Brazil.
Our mining operations collect gold from dredging and then a wash plant, and then smelted into unrefined gold bars. These dore bars are then sold to the Guyana Gold Board.
Diamonds will be collected in diamond collecting machines called jigs and then sold to authorized and licensed dealers in Guyana. The Company will adhere to all laws and regulations concerning mine operations and the marketing of precious metals and diamonds.
After an area is mined the Company will maintain a full staff of workers who will use methods of environmental reclamation to restore the ecosystem to its previous state using seeds provided by Guyana to re-cultivate the local indigenous plant life.
From 2013 through 2015, the Company conducted exploratory mining operations in Guyana through its subsidiary TransGlobal Gold Corporation. Initial mining operations began in the third quarter of 2013 on its Guyana Mining Claim in the Higgins Landing area on the Mazaruni River which covers approximately 2,542 acres. The Mazaruni claim can accommodate up to 8 dredges in total. The Company recently moved its operations at Higgins to a min site at the Kaburi river. The Company still maintains control of this property, which can produce both gold and diamonds.
The Company recently moved equipment from its Higgins Landing cite to a new site on the Kaburi river. The mine consists of thousands of acres of mining rights with the rights to prospect another several thousand acres. The area is an historical gold producer and is adjacent to the largest ongoing mining project in Guyana. The area has a shallow water table that provides year round water supply. Our new mine site has direct road access and we can service the new mine direct from Georgetown via road. Total travel time from Georgetown is an 8 hour drive. This translates to 30% lower fuel costs and trucking cost reduced by 50%.
The area is a white sand area with limited mud and the gold bearing areas consist of river channels on a whitish to blue clay material where these bench deposit’s end is against a laterite material. Gold in this area averages 94% pure and is generally fine to slightly course in nature averaging minus 20 mesh.
The Company continues to evaluate additional properties for river and land dredging operations in Guyana.
Though the Company enjoys many benefits of focusing mining operations in Guyana, the Company is also reviewing properties in the U.S. and Canada and its Arizona holdings.
The following groups of properties are entirely owned by our subsidiaries in Guyana.
The company owns several different groups of claims in various areas.
Group 1 is the Puruni Claims and consists of 440 acres and is in the Puruni River Region of Guyana. This is a gold mining property.
Group 2 is the Sipari Creek Claims and consists of 160 acres in Sipari Creek in the Mazaruni Region and is a gold and diamond mining property.
Group 3 is the Rumong Rumong Creek Propery in the Rumong Rumong River area of the Mazaruni Region and consists of 100 acres. This is a diamond and gold area.
Group 4 is the Kamanbaru Creek Properties that consists of 160 acres of gold and diamonds. These properties are in the Kamanabaru Creek area of the Mazaruni.
We also have the Cuyuni Project which is 4,800 acres of leased land in Cuyuni near Aurora. This is prime gold mining ground with both alluvial and primary deposits. These properties are in the “Greenstone Belt” of Guyana which is a proven gold producing area. Several of the largest gold mines in Guyana are in this area.
C-563 Cuyuni Project
Ensurge wholly owns a 320 acre Island near the mouth of the Cuyuni River near the mining community of Bartica. This is area is a historical gold producing area near the mouth of Oko Creek entering the Cuyuni River.
The Martin Property which is 1000 acres with two hard rock deposits and has gold and diamonds. This property has good access and we have begun early stage prospecting on this property. There is history of artisanal mining on the property. Work will begin on the shallow alluvial deposits as we work to develop the primary gold deposits.
The D29 property is 7,400 acre tantalite property. This property has been extensively prospected and several deposits of tantalite have been located; both alluvial and primary deposits. Our objective for 2018 is to begin a 43-101 report on this property to prove the viability of this project.
In addition to D29, Ensurge is nearing completion of several new tantalite properties in proven areas in Guyana.