SPOKANE, WA - September 27, 2016 - Goldrich Mining Company (OTCBB: GRMC) (“Goldrich” or the “Company") is pleased to provide an update on 2016 mining operations at its Little Squaw placer mine (“Little Squaw”) as reported by Goldrich NyacAU Placer, LLC ("GNP").
Year-to-date production numbers, as calculated through August 31st, have totaled 8,570 ounces of alluvial gold (approximately equivalent to 7,000 ounces of fine gold), representing a 95% increase in production versus the entire 2015 mining season. Production during the month of August totaled 3,010 ounces of alluvial gold (approximately equivalent to 2,450 ounces of fine gold). Production for the year continued through September 21st and final production numbers for the season will be released after all smelter settlement documents have been received.
Of the gold processed during this season, approximately 5,540 ounces of alluvial gold (approximately equivalent to 4,520 ounces of fine gold) were from the upper half of Little Squaw Creek but outside the area of mineralized material previously delineated by Goldrich. This supports Goldrich’s belief that the mineralized area is open beyond the area previously defined.
Goldrich has completed approximately 15,000 feet of drilling to date on the upper half of the Little Squaw Creek placer project and outlined 10.5 million cubic yards of mineralized material, at an average head grade of 0.025 ounces of gold per cubic yard, for an estimated total of approximately 250,000 contained ounces. The mineralized material at Chandalar is not a mineral reserve as defined in SEC Industry Guide 7.
GNP is a 50/50 joint venture formed between Goldrich and NyacAU, LLC (“NyacAU”) to mine the various placer deposits that occur throughout the Company’s 23,000-acre Chandalar land package in central Alaska. To date approximately US$26 million has been invested to develop the mine. All initial capital expenditures are being funded by NyacAU under terms of the joint-venture operating agreement.