The manganese deposits of the Artillery Mountain basin are of the strata bound sedimentary type. The manganese mineralization consists of manganite, psilomelane and wad with minor pyrolusite.
In 1964 D.A. Elkins, undertook a study for the U.S. Department of the Interior to design a beneficiation process for the Artillery Mountain manganese ores. Two possible methods are effective in providing concentrate from these ores (Elkins report is included as Appendix VII of the NI 43?101 report).
Mineral Resource Estimate
At the present time, there are no exploration drill holes on the manganese beds on the Chapin West Showings. Surface sampling has established the presence of the manganese in economic grades and although Rocher Deboule Resource Corp. has not generated the engineering parameters for mining this mineral deposit there is little doubt that the volume and grade will be of economic interest. The historical resource for the Artillery Mountain manganese deposits is estimated at 175,000,000 tonnes averaging 3.5 – 4% Mn as reported in Manganese Deposits of Western Arizona 1958 Information Circular #7843 by (L.L. Farmham and L.A. Stewart). Approximately half of the deposits are on the Rocher Deboule Minerals Corp. claims.
**Where historical estimates are referred to, the Company has no classification of the resource or reserve, and the Company has not obtained enough of the original data and has not done the work necessary to verify the classification of a resource or reserve, the Company is not treating the estimates as a NI 43?101 defined resource or reserve verified by a Qualified Person, and the historical estimate should not be relied upon.
The NT & A report recommends a Two Phase Exploration Program as follows:
Phase I additional staking, geological mapping and sampling and baseline studies $90,000.00
Phase II drilling of 8 1000 foot holes and engineering report $324,000.00
Norm Tribe, P. Eng. prepared this report on behalf of NT & A for Rocher Deboule Resources Corp. and is a qualified person pursuant to National Instrument 43?101.
On behalf of Management
ROCHER DEBOULE MINERALS CORP.
“Larry W. Reaugh”
Larry W. Reaugh
President and Chief Executive Officer