Silver Mining in
Minera Virginia S.A. de C.V. in Honduras
The Inglesrud Corporation in the USA
Company is a small family owned company developing projects in
I was planning on shutting down the company.
I would have given the equipment and
technology to one of the local miners.
However, I have received at least three telephone
calls, from local miners in the Department of Olancho.
They have asked, for us to re-complete the mill.
They are in need, of a custom or toll mill in that area.
They can produce the tonnage necessary to keep a large mill
Working on the numbers now. I am guessing, that I could have
new gravity mill working in less than six months. It would
take at least twelve months, to get the Thiosulphate
System up and running.
I have been introduced to several people, who could operate the
for us. Remember, mining can make Honduras one of the
nations in South and Central America. With prayers and a bit
effort, it would do well. Honduras has the people and the
now it needs the technology and cash.
Several people have suggested that I put this up on KickStarter or
one of the other Internet start-up groups. People would love
own a bit of a money making mining operation in Honduras.
Furthermore, that would allow interested people to come down and
mining and milling. It is a lot of fun. It is even
more fun, when you can
make a good return on your investment.
Please send me your ideas.
Raise $500,000.00 and immediately convert the mill over
At the same time, ship the Thiosulphate System to Honduras
and start installing it.
Most of the new equipment is already purchased and crated in
To that end, I would order new gravity equipment, tables
and centrifuges. The older stuff, has a lot of hours on
Better to start, with new equipment.
The most important thing missing. A replacement for
George Sites. We need a mill mechanic, who can install
and care for the equipment. George was outstanding, He
hard to replace. I have been contacted by a couple of guys,
who are retired from the big companies and would like to get
involved in a smaller operation.
Now, I just need to raise more funds. By the way, the power
60 gallon per minute water well, and the electrical
are all in place. They will need some updating, but
everything needs some
maintenance, including us.
Remember, this could be plan B for many people. This part of
beautiful. The weather is mild and the people are warm and
A great place to relax.
Just received a call from Honduras.
My email system is rejecting their emails.
I have added a second email address.
Please resend anything that did not go through
The new email address is at the bottom of the page.
Besides, they want to do a television show on mining in Honduras.
They wold use the Telica Mill as the base camp. Similar to
Mt. Antero and Lake George in Colorado. Interestingly
my family has mining interests on the both mountains.
Everything is on hold for the next four weeks.
A company in Oklahoma City has requested this time,
to consider if they want a Mining Division.
Honduras has lots of gold and silver.
We just need to figure our how to recover it.
This would do wonders for the people of Honduras.
They do not need hand outs, they need high paying jobs.
Virginia Mining Company
was planning on reopening the Telica Mill as a Thiosulfate
Unfortunately, George Sites passed away recently
We will be unable to operate a Thiosulphate Mill without
To that end, we are either going to convert the mill back to
or joint venture with another company
Details to follow
Please contact me, if you would have any suggestions.
We would lose millions of dollars and extensive amounts of
equipment, if we abandon this project.
Would hope, that someone would like to take it over or
joint venture with us. We need personnel now.
Tom Milam, Jr.
Office: (405) 429-7928
Facsimile: (405) 429-7930
This is not an offer
But discussion points
1. $500,000.00 to purchase the complete package.
2. $500,00.00 for a joint venture. We would run
for one year. If we could not
make a positive cash flow, you would get the complete package.
3. $50,000.00 and a 5% gross royalty. Only for
groups that have a
successful track record in small mining operations.
Please share any thoughts about this matter.
I am out of time.
Thirty-five years of effort, down the drain.
It would take approximately $250,00.00 to
reopen the mill with gravity. That would include
new tables, etc. There is a considerable
amount of new and overhauled leaching
equipment in Arizona. That was to be shipped to
Honduras for the leaching system. Could be stored, sold,
or traded. Years of work, went into this equipment.
Most of it has already been crated, etc.
If you ever wanted a mining company, this is the opportunity
of a lifetime. I have given myself, a deadline of
1 July 2015. If nothing else, I will give everything
I am out of money, time, and energy.
Caveat: We have lost the Concessions, unless,
we can get them into production soon.
However, there is a great need for a
custom mill in Honduras.
Several Telephone Calls:
Will relay the discussions here.
1. What equipment is onsite in Honduras?
George Sites, passed away on Thursday, 22 January 2015
2. What equipment is crated and ready to be shipped to
3. What about other Leach Systems?
4. What were the results on the Walter Lashley's (ASAT)
5. Why can't you do the Thiosulfate System?
6. Have you lost the Concessions?
Our prayers go with George and his family
It is my understanding, the funeral services will be on
Wednesday, 28 January 2015
At the Lamont Funeral Home
in Globe, Arizona at 1:00 p.m.
I will double check this information
and post updates.
George was my mentor and friend.
Update: 14 January 2015
Lamont Mortuary of Globe Funeral
328 South Hill Street, Globe,
We are looking for three items.
1. Planning to buy a new Deister Triple Deck Table.
Our consultant loves these tables. Would consider
an alternative, depending on financial items.
2. We are planning on buying free milling Gold Ore
from other operators in Honduras. Need samples
for the lab and prices. We have a Geologist looking
at ore sources now. We cannot run the complex
ores at this time. We are waiting on George to
recover. However, there a lot of free milling
ore in Honduras. We are planning on running
free milling for that for the time being.
3. Looking for either a silent partner with up to
$250,000.00. Or better yet, an operating partner
who wants hands-on management. They would
be able to get into operation within six
months or less. Everything is in place,
except for the new table. Our old table is not
We have a millsite with deep well water. Water is
always a concern Organics in the water are
a problem. We drilled the well several years
ago. It will produce in excess of 60 gallons
per minute, etc.
George Sites is alive and getting better
Thank you, for all of your prayers.
We have retained the services of a Geologist,
to test and recovery ore samples from the
new site. We will probably have the samples
at the laboratory in three weeks. Should have
more information, thereafter.
We have crushing and grinding equipment,
that would work with gravity separation.
Thinking about a new Diester Table.
Old Plan B, now Plan A
We are shelving plans to start up our Ammonium Thiosulfate Mill
for at least two (2) years
This is an extremely difficult decision for us to make. We
have spent six
(6) years working on the new process. We had planned to
license it to other
operations. I apologize, we are not ready.
1. George Sites is ill and he is necessary for the
successful operation and design of the
Ammonium Thiosulfate Leaching Mill system..
2. Gold prices are plunging. Prices are now below what
our costs would
be to use the Ammonium Thiosulfate Mill.
We have discovered a new deposit of free milling ore. We
redo our gravity plant and process the new ore with gravity.
is significantly cheaper to operate. We can make a good
on the new ore, using gravity. Our best ores needs the
That will come in the next two years, when the price
of metals explode, due to significant inflation. Until then,
we will be OK
EVERYTHING IS ON HOLD
One of our group is gravely ill.
Happened during the final testing of the system.
Please pray for him.
Just heard from Pierre Morisette.
Jimmy Dierzen passed away last Fall.
He will be missed.
Final Testing is being completed in
We would like to introduce you to the
Sites-Mills Leaching Process
Named for George Sites and Jim Mills
These gentlemen have been working on this process for a number
of years. It is
ready for testing. Our plans, are to ship the equipment
to Honduras for testing.
The Honduras ores are difficult to
process. This will be a good test.
Questions: These questions have come up
in the last couple of days.
1. Will this process destroy Cyanide?
Yes, Ammonium Thiosulfate will normally destroy Cyanide
almost immediately. This will allow cleanup of old
Cyanide tails and dumps. Should recover most of the
2. Will this process recover Mercury? Not
sure. Someone is shipping us some samples of old
Mercury tails and dumps. We are guessing that all of
the metals will be recovered and the Mercury will be dealt
with by the refinery. We do not recover metals on
site. The concentrates need to go to a refinery for
3. Will this process recover Gold from
Tellurides? Not sure. Someone is sending us
samples of the head ore for testing. That would be
great news if it works. Tellurides have always been a
problem for us, along with heavy sulphides/sulfides.
4. Will we license our technology - only to the right
people. Lot's of time and money have gone into this
Final Test rescheduled for the the week
of 29th of April.
Hit a small snag with the assay furnace
in Arizona. Will overhaul same in the next
couple of days. Waiting on parts/
Gold is plunging on the world markets. I am guessing
that the governments are trying to hide massive inflation.
I plan to buy some more gold, as soon as possible.
Test is tentatively scheduled for
April 23rd. Happens to be
my birthday. We might do it sooner. However, this will
George and Jim a couple of extra days to fine-tune the equipment.
Have placed an ad in the California
Mining Journal or
the ICMJ. This is to ask people for help in financing
the last leg of the development. California Mining Journal
The ad may run in next months issue.
Tuesday, ore is being shipped to Claypool, Arizona for the final
We went through all of the ore fine-tuning the process.
Hopefully, I will have a definitive estimation (?) of the
efficiency of the
process by this weekend. We will take head and tail samples,
process proceeds. We do not want to leave much value in the
We are expecting at least sixty percent (60%) recovery and would
be surprised if it exceeds ninety percent (90%) recovery for
Silver and Gold.
We do not have reliable estimations on the Platinum Group
But, we were surprised to recover some Platinum Groups, when the
did not indicate any values. I am guessing at least a sixty
percent (60%) recovery
for the Platinum Group. This might be explained by the
Platinum Groups can be difficult to assay.
I will travel to Arizona and video tape and photograph the
test. I am hoping to
have it on the website as soon as possible.
Several things are proprietary and will not be shown.
will still be able to get an overall view of the the process and
Most of the crushing equipment is
already on site in Honduras.
We are not aware of any processes that recovers more than 90% of
in sulfide ores. Please let me know if you know of
one. I would be very
interested in talking with that group. That would be
Several questions have come in. I will try to answer those
on the attached question
and answer sheet, click on it above this article.
Quick Answer to John: Sorry, we cannot license our process
yet. Need to start the patent
process and nail down the final solutions, etc. We have been
working on this for the
last twenty-five years.
Exciting times are here.
Tom Milam, Jr.
Raising Money for an Honduras Mining
Does anyone have any suggestions on how we can raise some
development cash. This would allow us to ship and erect our Ammonium
Thiosulfate Mill, patent the process, and operate for twelve
months. We have invested twenty-five years and x amounts of
dollars in this project. We are not only looking for passive
investors, but active and engaged investors. We have several
mine sites that need to be developed and operated. Without the
process, you cannot mill the ore. But we are currently
completing the final test of the process and the new equipment in
Arizona. If it works as we expect, we would like to ship the
equipment to Honduras and do a start up at the Telica Mill Site as
soon as possible - see pictures below.
One suggestion has been gold forward sales. That is, if you
put up x amounts of money, you would eventually get your investment
in multiples of gold and other benefits. However, things in
mining tend to take longer than expected and you are usually faced
with an unexpected challenge.
We are expecting to recover at least 70% of the Silver and Gold. We
will probably do better than that. We will be able to mill the
heavy sulfide (sulphide) ores immediately. We will then
research on processing the the Arsenopyrite and Telluride Honduras
Ores. Our staff thinks that by varying the chemistry a bit, it
will work. That would open up mining and milling opportunities
in the rest of Honduras.
Feel free to contact me for additional information.
Suggestions and prayers would be appreciated. /s/ Tom Milam,
Ore is being shipped in this weekend for the
I will give you an update as soon as possible.
We are running a bit late.
Thank you for the prayers.
Testing will soon begin
Twenty-five years are coming down to this test.
date for the equipment is September 2014
The equipment is somewhat finished.
George Sites is fine tuning the system now.
Several, small, unexpected items have cropped up.
We have taken a major
risk. Instead of being prudent,
we built production equipment instead of laboratory scale
This is what has caused the delays. However, if it works,
we are brilliant. We
will immediately role into production. If it doesn't work,
I will be getting
a real job. Let me know if there are any prospects for a
The new production equipment should
be finished soon. We expect to test the process with the new
production equipment before the end of this year. We will be
testing Honduras ore with
the Ammonium Thiosulfate Solution (ATS). We will be using
new, purpose built equipment. If it works, we will ship the
equipment to Honduras and install same. I am estimating
that it will take sixty (60) days, once the equipment has been
delivered to the Telica Mill Site to start production
testing. This includes the new crushing, grinding, and
George Site has dedicated the last five years to the new equipment
and process. Everything works in the laboratory; however, it
must work in the field.
We have received a number if inquiries about this process and
Honduras in particular. Let's wait and see if the equipment
and process work. Then we can start work on ramping up
We plan to patent the process and grant licenses for use.
We have been experimenting
with leaching silver and gold with Ammonium Thiosulfate and
recovery by electrowinning.
For the last fifteen years, we
have been testing and evaluating non-cyanide leaches on Honduras
We have chosen not to use cyanide; because of
Starting due diligence on a custom mill in Colorado.
We are researching the possibility of building a custom mill
County, Colorado to process the ore from the Chalk Creek
probably near Nathrop, Colorado. This would also allow
ore from the Leadville area.
The new technology should work on the gold and silver ores
from this area.
There are a number of good mines and prospects in the area.
The Iron Chest,
Mary Murphy, St. Elmo Queen, and the Latchlaw mines come
We will run some ore later this fall and review the
results. This would allow not only a profit,
but clean up any tailings piles and ore dumps still
Years ago, The Eureka Saturday Night
Milling Company had a similar (original) idea.
I believe that they had a great idea, just waiting on
If anyone knows how to contact those gentlemen, please
let me know. That had a great idea about thirty (30)
Ammonium Thiosulfate will make this work
Comments and suggestions would be appreciated.
Do not get excited yet. We must determine if the ore
is amenable to an Ammonium Thiosulfate Leach.
Will try to have these experiments complete by the end of
When the mill becomes operational at Telica, Department of
Olancho, Honduras, we will be looking for
entrepreneurs to take over and operate approximately ten
(10) small mines in that area.
The mines will not be feasible, until the mill works as
Jason Brotters Site for
Juticalpa, Olancho, Honduras
1. Ammonium Thiosulphate Process for Sulphide ores.
2. Working on adding a geothermal drilling department in
This would allow direct transfer for
geothermal systems with minimal damage.
3. Custom milling of ores in Chaffee County Colorado.
4. Custom milling of ores in Department of Olancho,
1. We are re-engineering the Telica Mill for sulfide
2. The re-engineering was based upon the results of
our testing during Spring 2005.
3. All new milling equipment has been ordered and
received. We will install it as soon as possible.
4. Some of this equipment was modified by George
Sites in Arizona.
5. Several people have asked for additional
information on Honduras minerals, suggest that they contact Jim Dierzen, Pierre Morissette, or
6. Inglesrud's old web page: 2005 Inglesrud
7. Web photo gallery of the storm damage done to the laboratory
at the Telica Mill: Telica
8. Web photo gallery of the new El Bijao Mill in Arizona: Here
1. The Hornos Exploitation Concessions are located
approximately 35 kilometers southeast of Juticalpa, Department of
Olancho, Honduras, C.A..
2. The concessions encompass the villages of El
Bijao and El Rusio, Olancho, Honduras,
3. Map of the Hornos Exploitation Concession: Map of Hornos Concessions.
4. General Telephone Information for Honduras: Honduras
Clavo Rico Mine Site, El Corpus,
George Sites and Fred Shisbey
Fred Shisbey is the geologist for
Virginia Mining Company, recently deceased
George Sites is a mining consultant and partner in
S&S Mining along with Dennis Smith.
George and Dennis have purchased a 300 yard an
hour bucket line dredge for use in Honduras.
They plan to move the dredge from Canada to
Feel free to contact Dennis or George at the
following e-mail address for discussions of dredging: e-mail: email@example.com
View of the Telica River from the crusher floor of
the Telica Mill, looking east towards Juticalpa.
This is approximately February 2000, two years
after Hurricane Mitch.
This photograph was taken by Robert Taylor, upper
Jalan River, approximately February 1999.
This operation is not related to Minera Virginia, just an
interesting photograph. Placer
Mining at the minimum. Water is probably cold. This
stream comes out
of the mountains.
1. Honduras this Week - An English
Language Newspaper Honduras
2. Hondirectorio - A Honduras
Internet Directory Hondirectorio
3. Kitco - Current Silver and Gold
4. George Sites and Dennis Smith -
Large Scale Gold Dredging S&S Mining
5. Maps and Geography of Honduras Maps
6. CIA fact book on Honduras CIA
Fact Book on Honduras
7. History of Honduras Honduras
8. National Mining Museum -
Leadville, Colorado - favorite historical mining town Mining Museum
9. Favorite Colorado Mining Town -
St. Elmo, Colorado - part of this historic town burned in the
Spring of 2002 St.
Interesting Site on Placer Mining. Bureau of Mines
Report & Paper How to
Prospect For And Mine Placer Gold
The Inglesrud Corporation
Post Office Box 18759
Facsimile: (405) 429-7930
Contact: Tom Milam, Jr.
20 May 2015
The above comments
are my opinions only.
These statements are not meant to
be construed as an offer.