NV Gold Corporation announced that it has commenced drilling at its 100% controlled ATV Gold Project in Nevada.
NV Gold plans to complete up to 4,000 metres of reverse circulation ("RC") drilling at ATV in its initial program.
Drilling will focus various priority targets including:
- Targets associated with gravity highs believed to indicate areas underlain by prospective Paleozoic sedimentary rocks covered with recent valley-fill gravel and/or volcanic rocks;
- Structural targets along the margins of gravity highs;
- A large north-south oriented BLEG geochemical anomaly sitting astride a gravity high potentially resulting from shallowly buried favorable host-rocks;
- Unconformity-focused mineralization situated along the contact between Tertiary volcanic rocks and Paleozoic sedimentary rocks.
NV Gold has contracted Boart Longyear of Elko, Nevada, which has provided a truck-mounted RC drill for the ATV Gold Project.
John Watson, NVX's CEO states, "We are very pleased to commence drilling at our ATV Gold Project. Based on our geological assessment of the recently staked and leased land position that makes up the ATV Gold Project, there is the potential for the presence of significant sediment-hosted gold deposits similar to what is being produced 8-10 miles to the west, across the Pumpernical Valley. Our drill program will systematically test multiple priority areas, which were identified combining data recently acquired from a positive gravity survey on the area, extensive technical knowledge of the terrain, geochemical data and historical drill data in the vicinity. The initial holes will assist in defining the depths and structure of the Paleozoic sediments, as well as to test the various BLEG anomalies identified by NV Gold in March 2017."
Quinton Hennigh (Ph.D., P.Geo.) is a Qualified Person pursuant to National Instrument 43-101 and has reviewed and approved the technical information contained in this news release. Dr. Hennigh is a director of NV Gold and is not independent and is also the Chairman, President, and a Director of Novo Resources Corp.