Goldrich Mining has expanded its Chandalar, Alaska gold project mining claims block and staked a new gold property of similar size, geology and discovery potential at nearby Thazzik Mountain.

With the new acquisitions, the company has more than doubled its land holdings in Alaska from about 17,560 to 48,440 acres.

The company said it expanded its Chandalar mining claims based on recent exploration results and a historical United States Geological Survey (U.S.G.S.) reconnaissance aeromagnetic survey.

The new acquisition has increased Goldrich’s total land area at Chandalar to about 22,840 acres.

The archived U.S.G.S. geophysical and geochemical data also provided a basis for staking the new and separate 25,600-acre block of state mining claims known as Thazzik Mountain, located about 30 miles southeast of Chandalar, Goldrich said.