Viscount Mining has provided an update on its Flint Canyon area of Cherry Creek Property in Nevada, US.
The Phase 1 drilling has commenced at Flint Canyon and is being managed and funded by Summit Mining Exploration Inc. ("Summit"), a wholly-owned US subsidiary of Sumitomo Corporation, under the Exploration-Earn In Agreement.
Phase 1 Reverse Circulation (RC) Drilling Program at Flint Canyon
Drilling has begun at Flint Canyon and is being conducted by Boart Longyear of Salt Lake City, Utah. The Global Drilling Services Division of Boart Longyear, founded in 1888, operates in over 30 countries for a diverse mining customer base, spanning a wide range of commodities, including gold, silver copper, nickel, zinc, uranium, and other metals and minerals.
The drill program will comprise approximately 18 reverse circulation ("RC") holes totaling 14,366 feet (4,380 m). The Flint Canyon area contains highly dissected fault blocks of the Dunderberg Shale with the underlying Marjum Limestone and overlying Notch Peak Limestone. The Pogonip Formation overlies the Notch Peak and both units are important host rocks for Carlin-type gold mineralization in east-central Nevada. Assay results will be released as they become available from ALS Labs Limited of Elko, Nevada.
Mark Abrams of the Viscount Technical Advisory Board, who was recognized for his work on developing the Pequop Trend where Cherry Creek is located in eastern Nevada, stated, "In my experience, the well-developed plumbing system, the large size and amount of the jasperoids, the amount of altered rock and the focused nature of the soil anomalies combine to make the drill targets as compelling as any I have seen elsewhere at important projects and mines in eastern Nevada. This bodes well for the project. Flint Canyon has continued to deliver exceptional results and I am very enthusiastic about the current drill program."
Property Road Access Improvements
Road contractor Legarza Exploration & Construction has completed construction on the 6700 ft. new access road and nine drill pads at Flint Canyon.