Welcome to Chivas Gold
Chivas Gold is a gold and silver mining and processing company and is a division of Chivas Land Limited. Chivas Gold is prospecting precious metal mines around the world.
We have acquired a placer mine in British Columbia, Canada, and are in negotiations with several gold mines in Canada, Peru and other countries.
We have a ″Micron Gold Filtration Mining System™″ in patent stage.
Chivas Gold mine is in northern British Columbia and has been staked in the early 1900 and was in operation from the early 1980's until late 1980's, because of the drop of the gold price, it was closed. Gold prices now in the $1,200 to $1,300 range, it makes it profitable to start operations of the mine again.
The mine was developed on five levels from the early 1980's until late 1980's, obtaining ore from at least 6 different veins, with an average grade of 6 to 7 grams of gold per ton. Estimated reserves are 270,000 tons grading 7.2 to 8.6 grams of gold per ton.
Our initial acquisition is for the placer mining claim only, we may acquire the hardrock mining claim at a later point! This website however includes information for both the placer and hardrock mining claim!
Micron Gold Filtration Mining System™ is a designed and patented (pending) solution to give the power back to mining workers, and local communities.
This process requires NO heavy equipment or poisonous chemicals, but requires many people.
Our Micron Gold Filtration Mining System™ processes and filters the precious metals out of the soil and creek beds in gold rich environments, which often times are in underdeveloped and undeveloped countries. With simple and very inexpensive Micron Gold Filtration Mining System™, current and ex-mining workers can establish mining communities and companies and essentially be self-sustainable town communities or villages. The labor forces can become entrepreneurs themselves, and don't have to relay on large mining companies. It is the safest and most environmentally friendly solution to the mining process ever invented.
There is Billions of Dollars worth of Alluvial Gold around the world, but because of the manpower intense process none of the big mining companies uses the technology.
We have tested it in Ghana, and found that it is a "win win" process for both the mine workers (many are extorted by the big companies), and Chivas Gold.
Alluvial and Placer Mineral Deposits
Technically a placer deposit is the general term for a mineral deposit formed by the concentration of moving particles by gravity. Alluvial is the name for placer deposits formed by water action in a stream or river.
″Placer deposits are also the ultimate "path finder" deposits - if a valuable commodity is available on the surface in a placer deposit, where did it come from?″
Types of Placer Deposits
• alluvial — formed by streams; by far the most important and the reason for most gold and diamond rushes of the world.
• eluvial — formed on hillsides by rainfall e.g. Pitinga Tin Mine, Brazil
• beach placers — formed by wave action on the seashore e.g. black sands (magnetite) of California and New Zealand, diamond gravels of southern Africa
• eloian placers — formed by wind action arid areas e.g. Australia gold
• paleo-placers — ancient placers, which have subsequently been buried and metamorphosed into a solid rock. These are somewhat separate since they are mined as traditional hard-rock mines.
Chivas Gold (IWWE: CIC), a division of Chivas Land Limited registered in Samoa, is a gold and silver mining and processing company focused on acquisitions and development of precious metal and mineral mining operations around the world. We have acquired a placer mine in British Columbia, Canada, and are in negotiations with several gold mines in Canada, Peru and other countries. We will update you with new information as it becomes available.
We focus on clean and environmentally friendly operations, and have developed a "Micron Gold Filtration System™″" which is currently in patent pending stage; therefore we can not disclose much information.
The Noble Metal...
Gold is one of the world's most precious metals. It is called a "noble metal" because it does not react with air under ordinary conditions. Gold is deposited from solutions containing dissolved gold. There are two main types of gold deposits. When gold is found at the place where it was formed, the Deposit is called a primary deposit, or Lode deposit. When gold is transported from its primary location by wind, water, ice, or gravity, it is called a secondary deposit or a Placer deposit. In a placer deposit, gold can be found as clumps (nuggets), small particles, or gold dust. Gold is very heavy and usually does not travel very far from its source. Miners often find placer gold in streams, and pan their way up the stream until they reach the lode deposit. Much of the gold produced in mining is mined from placers.
Gold is a precious metal, known as the chemical element with symbol Au (from Latin: aurum) and atomic number 79. In its purest form, it is a bright, slightly reddish yellow, dense, soft, malleable and ductile metal. Chemically, gold is a transition metal and a group 11 element. It is one of the least reactive chemical elements, and is solid under standard conditions. The metal therefore occurs often in free elemental (native) form, as nuggets or grains, in rocks, in veins and in alluvial deposits. It occurs in a solid solution series with the native element silver (as electrum) and also naturally alloyed with copper and palladium. Less commonly, it occurs in minerals as gold compounds, often with tellurium (gold tellurides).
Gold has been found in just about all civilizations known in history of modern man and it has not been bound by borders being found in ancient Egyptian's, Mayan's, Incan's, Greek and Roman ruins all over the earth. It is believed that gold was used to honor rulers and Gods as far back as 2450 BC. Gold has always been associated with water as in being found in or near water sources such as creeks and rivers. As populations advanced they began mining and using gold as a standard means of trade. It was when Romans rose to power that gold was standardized approximately 79-160 AD. Since that time, not much has changed, basically, all ruling nations have relied on gold to back their currency/trade systems.
Because of its own limitation on the Earth, gold is one of the most valuable elements known to man. It has been used by every civilization as trade, and to adorn rulers. It has been sought after by every government and man wishing security and prominence. Gold is and has always been the standard of trade because it has human meaning and is a limited substance.
How can investors of Gold get the Best Bang for the Buck? – Developmental Companies
Companies developing mines should experience strong share price increases as they approach production even with lower metal prices. Gold is approximately $1,200 an ounce. Many companies use $325-350 as a guide to take a mine into production profitably. Gold at $425-450 would make these mines extremely profitable and $500 gold and above hugely profitable. Therefore investments in developing mining companies usually have solid 1-2 year upside potential even if metal prices decline. One has to have patience with these future producers, but the upside is usually worth the wait.
What Is Driving The Price Of Gold?
The fundamentals for higher gold prices are tied to basic economic scenarios. Strong economic growth increases jewelry demand and the past robust housing market increased commodity demand in general which helped gold. Currently the global economy is doing better than expected and will for the time being help the mining industry and gold consumption. But the housing market slowing down in the U.S. and consumers being overextended and cutting back on their buying habits will slowdown the economy. A severe recession is also possible because of the high debt levels in this economic cycle. A slowdown in the U.S. slowsdown a percentage of the world’s economy. Therefore oil demand, commodity demand and even jewelry demand will suffer to varying degrees.
But there are four points that are not in the above equation:
- Any slowdown should be accompanied by inflation. Recessions with inflation in the past (1974, 1980) saw gold hit the highest levels in history! Consider these facts: a) huge long term global money supply increases, b) commodity prices 200% higher than just four years ago, c) intermediate and crude goods inflation in the U.S., according to The Department of Labor has averaged 10.2% annually in the last two and half years. This will soon show up in producer prices and consumer prices. This leads to only one conclusion. It is only a matter of time before consumer prices start to increase sharply. Inflation is already baked into the cake and all the jawboning by politicians and economists and financial journalists will not change these facts and the past inflationary effects they have always had, including higher gold prices.
- Increased gold demand based on new middle class buyers is global. Slowdowns in China from 10% growth to 2% will not stop this trend.
- Money supply increases for six important countries in the last year allow one to envision even more gold and silver demand: China +15%, India +20.3%, U.K. +10.8%, Russia +42.5%, France +7.5% Brazil +16.8%. These are printing presses out of control and many of these citizens will be gold and silver buyers to protect against this currency depreciation.
- The dollar is also vulnerable. We just experienced the largest quarterly trade deficit in history and sooner or later the Chinese and Japanese central banks will have to sell and stop buying U.S. Treasuries which finance our budget deficits. If foreigners do not buy our debt with their money then the Federal Reserve would be forced to buy. When the Fed buys Treasuries it creates new money. More money issued depreciates the dollar. With inflation already in the mix, a slowing U.S. economy, and international money flows out of the U.S., the dollar is vulnerable. This is bullish for gold.
The powers that be, if faced with inflation, would have to no choice regarding interest rates as rates must go up with inflation. Rates at very high levels would bring on a severe stock and bond market retrenchment. This is what happened in 1974 and 1981. The Fed would then once again have to come to the rescue. This would mean printing as much money as is needed to make the nightmare end. We would then go through the next economic cycle but gold would stay at a much higher range for that cycle.
How Are Oil and Gold Related?
Oil pulling back affected the gold market. Linking the price of oil and gold is half correct because one is energy and the other is money but both are also commodities so the linking does have some truth to it. For those looking at this relationship from a commodity standpoint, I give the following stats from the respected Energy Information Agency (EIA). The U.S. consumes 3 gallons of oil per day per person. China consumes .2 gallons per day per person. This is 15 times less per person in a country with 4 times the population. Doing the math shows a staggering 60x long-term demand ratio that may take decades but is now underway as China’s economy advances toward becoming like the U.S. This ratio will also apply to many other commodities in the years ahead.
All About Gold
Gold is a rare metal. It has the chemical symbol Au, named after Aurora, the Roman goddess of the dawn. The purity of gold is described by its 'fineness' in parts per 1,000 or by the carat scale which is parts per 24. The word 'carat' derives from the Italian carato, Arabic qirat or Greek keration, all meaning the fruit of the carob tree. Ancient traders used carob seeds as the means to balance the scales in oriental bazaars. Pure gold is 24 carat or 1,000 fine.
The price of gold and other precious metals is quoted in terms of troy ounces. The term 'troy' is derived from Troyes, France, a major trading city of the Middle Ages. One troy ounce equals 31.1 grams.
What are the properties of gold?
Pure gold is soft and wears easily. It is often mixed with other harder metals. A mixture of metals is called an alloy. Gold is very unreactive. This means it is resistant to corrosion and tarnishing. That is why a gold nugget can be buried in the ground for thousands of years and still come up looking shiny.
Gold is malleable (easily shaped) and ductile (can be drawn into very thin wire). A square lump of gold about the size of your thumb nail would weigh an ounce. That ounce of gold can be flattened into a sheet so thin that it would be thinner than a piece of refill paper, and light could pass through it. It would cover an area about the size of a small bedroom. The same lump of gold can be drawn into a piece of wire 80 km long. That's long enough to go around a rugby field 23 times.
Where is gold found?
Gold is found as a free metal in nature. It can be found as nuggets or bound up with rock and too small to see with the naked eye. It is sometimes found in association with other metals.
What has gold been used for in the past? Decoration - Gold has been used for ornaments and decoration and as money for over 5,000 years. Gold leaf has been used for the decoration of tombs and statues, cathedrals and temples, fine books, and picture frames since Egyptian times. Many Egyptian burial cases, including King Tutankhamun's (1352 BC), were overlaid with beaten gold (called gilding). Gold leaf is still often preferred for adorning the domes or ceilings of buildings (such as the Metropolitan Opera House in New York) because its resistance to corrosion means that it will outlast paint by many years.
Gold was made into jewelry long before it was used as currency. The earliest gold jewelry dates from the Sumeric civilization around 3,000BC. The jewelry was worn by both men and women. Goldsmith’s skills that were understood and mastered at that time are still used today, although some of the techniques have been lost. Gold wedding rings, used in marriage ceremonies since the 9th century, date back to the ancient Egyptians. The ring is placed on the third finger of the left hand because it was believed that this finger carried an artery leading directly to the heart.
How Is Gold Used Today?
Gold Reflective Glass - Gold reflects heat. This property, and the fact that it is so malleable, means that it is used a lot to coat glass with a thin film which lets through light but not heat. One ounce of gold is enough to cover 93 square meters (approximately 1000 square feet) of glass. Gold-covered glass reflects heat off the outside of a building in summer, and helps to retain warmth in winter by reflecting the heat inside back into the room. The use of reflective glass has reduced cooling and heating costs by as much as 40% in some buildings.
Electronics - Gold is a very good conductor of electricity. As we already know it is able to be drawn out into very thin wires, and it doesn't corrode or tarnish at high or low temperatures. This means you've got a great material for use in complex and small electronic applications.
Gold plating on contacts for switches, relays and connectors accounts for most of the 120 to 140 tonne's of gold required each year by the electronics industry. It is used in circuits in calculators, television sets, computers, telephones and lots of other products. Gold is also really important in satellites and computers.
Satellites and Communications - Gold is used in satellites as part of their electronic circuits, and as a heat shield. We have come to rely on satellites for many things. They provide information about weather patterns around the world and help track the paths of storms.
Satellites take photos of agricultural changes, such as diseases affecting crops, to predict production each year and help countries plan what they grow for food or trade. Satellites carry 50% of New Zealand’s international phone calls.
Television companies transmit news, sports and entertainment programs direct to viewers via satellite. Ships and aircraft use satellite tracking to determine their position. Fishermen trampers and surveyors use global positioning systems (GPS) to accurately establish their location.
Aerospace - The space program depends on the clean, non-corroding electrical performance of gold. Because the metal reflects heat it is used to protect astronauts, satellites and critical electronic components from damage by hazardous x-rays and solar radiation found in space.
Medicine - Compounds of gold were first used experimentally in 1927 in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and are still used today. Radioactive gold is used to treat several types of cancer. Gold leaf is used to treat chronic ulcers and is used in surgery to patch damaged blood vessels, nerves, bones and membranes.
Dentistry - Each year dentists in the United States alone, use about 30 tons of gold. Gold alloys are used for crowns, bridges, gold inlays and dentures because of their high resistance to corrosion and tarnish.
Gold (Au), is a chemical element, a dense, lustrous, yellow precious metal of Group Ib, Period 6, of the periodic table. Gold has several qualities that have made it exceptionally valuable throughout history. It is attractive in color and brightness, durable to the point of virtual indestructibility, highly malleable, and usually found in nature in a comparatively pure form. The history of gold is unequaled by that of any other metal because of its value in the minds of men from earliest times.
Gold is one of the heaviest of all metals. It is a good conductor of heat and electricity. It is also soft and the most malleable and ductile of metals; an ounce (28 g) can be beaten out to 187 square feet (about 17 square m) in extremely thin sheets called gold leaf. Note that mining industry standards refer to troy ounces (1 troy ounce = 31.12035g).
A History of Gold
Because gold is visually pleasing and workable and does not tarnish or corrode, it was one of the first metals to attract human attention. Examples of elaborate gold workmanship, many in nearly perfect condition, survive from ancient Egyptian, Minoan, Assyrian, and Etruscan artisans, and gold has continued to be a highly favored material out of which to craft jewelry and other decorative objects.
Owing to its unique qualities, gold has been the one material that is universally accepted in exchange for goods and services. In the form of coins or bullion, gold has occasionally played a major role as a high-denomination currency; although silver has generally been the standard medium of payments in the world's trading systems. Gold began to serve as backing for paper-currency systems when they became widespread in the 19th century, and from the 1870s until World War I the gold standard was the basis for the world's currencies. Although gold's official role in the international monetary system had come to an end by the 1970s, the metal remains a highly regarded reserve asset, and approximately 45 percent of all the world's gold is held by governments and central banks for this purpose. Gold is still accepted by all nations as a medium of international payment.
The Geology of Gold
Gold is widespread in low concentrations in all igneous rocks. Its abundance in the Earth's crust is estimated at about 0.005 parts per million. It occurs mostly in the native state, remaining chemically uncombined except with tellurium, selenium, and possibly bismuth. The element's only naturally occurring isotope is gold-197. Gold often occurs in association with copper and lead deposits, and, though the quantity present is often extremely small, it is readily recovered as a byproduct in the refining of those base metals. Large masses of gold-bearing rock rich enough to be called ores are unusual. Two types of deposits containing significant amounts of gold are known: hydrothermal veins, where it is associated with quartz and pyrite (fool's gold); and placer deposits, both consolidated and unconsolidated, that are derived from the weathering of gold-bearing rocks.
The origin of enriched veins is not fully known, but it is believed that the gold was carried up from great depths with other minerals, at least in partial solid solution, and later precipitated. The gold in rocks usually occurs as invisible disseminated grains, more rarely as flakes large enough to be seen, and even more rarely as masses or veinlet's. Crystals about 2.5 cm (1 inch) or more across have been found in California. Masses, some on the order of 90 kg (200 pounds), have been reported from Australia.
Alluvial deposits of gold found in or along streams were the principal sources of the metal for ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia. Other deposits were found in Lydia (now in Turkey) and the lands of the Aegean and in Persia (now Iran), India, China, and other lands. During the Middle Ages the chief sources of gold in Europe were the mines of Saxony and Austria. The era of gold production that followed the Spanish discovery of the Americas in the 1490's was probably the greatest the world had witnessed to that time. The exploitation of mines by slave labor and the looting of Indian palaces, temples, and graves in Central and South America resulted in an unprecedented influx of gold that literally unbalanced the economic structure of Europe. From Christopher Columbus' discovery of the New World in 1492 to 1600, more than 225,000 kg (8,000,000 ounces) of gold, or 35 percent of world production, came from South America. The New World's mines--especially those in Colombia-- continued into the 17th and 18th centuries to account for 61 and 80 percent, respectively, of world production; 1,350,000 kg (48,000,000 ounces) were mined in the 18th century.
Gold: Science of Metallurgy
Because pure gold is too soft to resist prolonged handling, it is usually alloyed with other metals to increase its hardness for use in jewelry, gold ware, or coinage. Most gold used in jewelry is alloyed with silver, copper, and a little zinc to produce various shades of yellow gold or with nickel, copper, and zinc to produce white gold. The color of these gold alloys goes from yellow to white as the proportion of silver in them increases; more than 70 percent silver results in alloys that are white. Alloys of gold with silver or copper are used to make gold coins and gold ware, and alloys with platinum or palladium are also used in jewelry. The content of gold alloys is expressed in 24ths, called karats; a 12-karat gold alloy is 50 percent gold, and 24-karat gold is pure.
Because of its high electrical conductivity (71 percent that of copper) and inertness, the largest industrial use of gold is in the electric and electronics industry for plating contacts, terminals, printed circuits, and semiconductor systems. Thin films of gold that reflect up to 98 percent of incident infrared radiation have been employed on satellites to control temperature and on space-suit visors to afford protection. Used in a similar way on the windows of large office buildings, gold reduces the air-conditioning requirement and adds to the beauty. Gold has also long been used for fillings and other repairs to teeth.
The characteristic oxidation states of gold are +1 (aurous compounds) and +3 (auric compounds). Gold is more easily displaced from solution by reduction than any other metal; even platinum will reduce Au3+ ions to metallic gold.
Among the relatively few gold compounds of practical importance are gold(I) chloride, AuCl; gold(III) chloride, or gold trichloride, AuCl3; and chlorauric acid, HAuCl4. All three are involved in the electrolytic refining of gold. Potassium cyanoaurate, K[Au(CN)2], is the basis for most gold-plating baths (the solution employed when gold is plated). The soluble salt sodium aurichloride, NaAuCl42H2O, is used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. Several organic compounds of gold have industrial applications. For example, gold mercaptides, which are obtained from sulfurized terpenes, are dissolved in certain organic solutions and used for decorating china and glass articles.
- Gold has an atomic number 79
- Atomic weight 196.967
- Melting point 1,063º C (1,945º F)
- Boiling point 2,966º C (5,371º F)
- Specific gravity 19.3 (20º C)
- Valence 1, 3,
- Electronic configuration 2-8-18-32-18-1
Chivas Gold Projects
Chivas Gold Mine, Canada
The mine is located in northern British Columbia, close to the Yukon Territory in Alaska.
The claim stretches along 650 meters of creek frontage on both sides of the creek.
- Road accessible and mostly underlain by crown land, camp onsite.
- 68,300 grams of gold have been mined at an average fineness of 861.5.
- Commodities: Gold, Silver, Zinc, Copper
- Deposit Types I01 : Au-quartz veins
- Part of the same placer gravel distribution as McDame and Snow Creeks.
- The underlying bedrock units also host gold.
- The placer operation featured on the TV Series " Season 1 of Yukon Gold", Snow Creek, is 4.6 km southeast.
- It covers an area of 33.08 hectares / 81.74 acres.
- Estimated reserves are 270,000 tons grading 7.2 to 8.6 grams of gold per ton
The property is located 95 km. north of the community of Dease Lake, British Columbia. It can be reached from Dease Lake, via Stewart-Cassiar Highway 37. The property also offers placer rights to loose materials (mineralized boulders) related to the underlying stockwork of the past producing Gold Mine which it covers.
As with many streams in the area, the mine near Cassiar was not subject to glacial erosion because it lies transverse to the northeast direction of ice travel. Hence the valley is V-shaped and debris filled. Unstratified glacial debris 4.5 to 6 meters thick overlies a 3 to 4 meter thick layer of stratified gravel on bedrock. Interglacial gravel (2 meters thick) and recent alluvium lie on top. Most of the placer mining has been performed at the confluence of the Creek, on an old buried channel which trends northwest and has a lower gradient than the present creek bed. The channel has been drifted on for 600 meters upstream. Between 1876 to 1890 and 1921 to 1945, a total of 68.3 kilograms (2400 ounces) of gold was recovered.
The source of gold is probably from gold-quartz veins occurring in greenstones and metasediments of the Upper Paleozoic Slide Mountain Complex which underlie the area.
The Cornucopia occurrence, is located about 9 kilometers east of Cassiar. The property was staked in the early 1900 and was in operation from the early 1980's until late 1980's, because of the drop of the gold price, it was closed. Gold prices now in the $1,200 to $1,300 range, it makes it profitable to start operations of the mine again.
The mine is located within the Sylvester Allochthon, which is composed of Devonian-Triassic volcanic, sedimentary and ultramafic rocks. The allochthon is composed of discrete lithotectonic packages, and was initially divided into an upper and lower thrust sheet in an adjacent map sheet (Gordey et al., 1982), but has recently been divided into three divisions (Nelson et al., Fieldwork, 1987). The allochthon is locally bounded by the Cassiar batholith to the west and overlies Paleozoic platformal rocks to the east. The geology around the Creek mine is composed of massive to pillowed andesite to basalt flows which belong to Gordey's "Lower Assemblage" or the "Division II" of Nelson. These "greenstones" are Mississippian to Permian in age and part of the Upper Paleozoic Slide Mountain Complex.
Gold mineralization at the Creek mine occurs in east striking quartz veins which dip 50 to 60 degrees to the south. The veins contain some calcite and commonly exhibit graphitic banding. Alteration, characterized by intense silicification, disseminated pyrite and carbonate alteration, forms 1 to 2-meter wide halos around the vein within the wall rock. The vein widths vary considerably but are generally from 50 centimeters to 2 meters. Sulphides occur as bands and blebs within zones 10 to 20 centimeters wide along the vein margins, and consist mainly of pyrite with minor tetrahedrite, sphalerite, arsenopyrite and chalcopyrite. Vein cores contain rare visible gold.
Sampling in 1987 (Exploration in British Columbia 1987) has shown that gold concentrations are greatest in the sulphide bands along the vein margins. The gold occurs as fine inclusions in pyrite, as fracture fillings associated with tetrahedrite, sphalerite and chalcopyrite and associated with graphitic stringers in quartz veins (Grant, D.R., 1981).
The mine was developed on five levels from 1981 to 1988, obtaining ore from at least 6 different veins, with an average grade of 6 to 7 grams per ton gold.
Estimated reserves are 270,000 tons grading 7.2 to 8.6 grams per ton gold (Information Circular 1993-13, page 17).
An inferred mineral reserve has been calculated from 30 trenches and 19 diamond-drill holes (George Cross News Letter No.237 (December 10), 1993. Total inferred reserves are 436,315 tons grading 7.19 grams per ton gold.
An inferred mineral reserve has been calculated from 30 trenches and 19 diamond-drill holes (George Cross News Letter No.237 (December 10), 1993. Total inferred reserves are 436,315 tons grading 7.19 grams per ton gold.
Chivas Gold Mine, Peru
We are in the process of acquiring a gold mine in Peru, details will be available soon.
Micron Gold Filtration Mining System™
We are currently working on a ″Micron Gold Filtration Mining System™″ (in patenting stage).
Micron Gold Filtration is a process of filtering gold out of soil and creek beds in third world countries. This process requires no heavy equipment but many people to complete the process. The benefits of this process for the mining company are to bring in gold in hard to access places around the world where there is a high content of gold in the soil. Micron Gold Filtration has minimum impact on the environment, since there are no chemicals used and only small amounts of soil movement is necessary.
This process is in the patenting stage, so no details can be disclosed of the system at this time.
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