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The uncertainty associated with any investment. That is, risk is the possibility that the actual return on an investment will be different from its expected return. A vitally important concept in finance is the idea that an investment that carries a higher risk has the potential of a higher return. For example, a zero-risk investment, such as a U.S. Treasury security, has a low rate of return, while a stock in a start-up has the potential to make an investor very wealthy, but also the potential to lose one's entire investment. Certain types of risk are easier to quantify than others. To the extent that risk is quantifiable, it is generally calculated as the standard deviation on an investment's average return.




(1) In finance,the amount that one may lose in an investment;the potential loss,which could be the capital invested plus any personal liability on loans in excess of the value of the property securing the loans. (2) In the market, the process of making a property known to the marketplace as available for sale or lease.(3) Physically, the direction of an improvement;for example,“The southern exposure of the house had all the best views.”

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Peter Sandstone, as with all the other units discussed in this report, not all surface exposures of the formation shown on the Figure maps and in Plate 1 are suitable for frac sand mining.
Phase II drilling will be angle holes to accurately reflect the true thickness of the target units as well as their relationship with surface exposures noted during the recent detail mapping.
The results of the survey indicated a large surface exposure of enrichment in high levels of both gold and silver was evident following testing with the Niton pXRF, a hand-held tool used by geologists to X-ray materials to determine if there is evidence of specific mineralization.
In addition, the samples were subjected to extended leaching times in ceramic vessels containing ceramic grinding media, resulting in enhanced surface exposure of the rock sample to the leaching chemicals.
Surface exposure is excellent and there were numerous workings at various elevations that can be roughly traced from one elevation to another.
At Amazing Grace, southeast of Castlegar, British Columbia, the exploration target is an extensive surface exposure of gold-bearing veins and altered wall rock that holds the potential for a bulk-tonnage open-pit gold operation.
Bulk-Tonnage Open-Pit Target - Medallion believes that the Amazing Grace surface exposure of gold-bearing veins and altered wall rock holds the potential for a significant, easily accessible bulk-tonnage open-pit gold target.
Two mine levels (adits) were excavated to explore the vein, at approximately 20 meters and 50 meters below the surface exposure respectively.
In its surface exposure, the vein is typically 18 to 24 inches wide; however, reports of underground thickness indicate widths in excess of 4 feet and up to 6 feet.
Both holes intersected stockworks sections indicating that the surface exposure extends at least 150m-200m downdip.
This intersection is 150 meters down-dip from the surface exposure of the mineralization.

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