Slated to commence on 18 January, the initial 3,700m winter program will focus on infilling and extending the Western Flank discovery towards the Right Spot target, where host rocks returned significant gold during road cut sampling.

The Western Flank and Right Spot sampling drill results suggested that the targets may result in a gold mineralized zone stretching more than 1km.

Pilot Gold chief geologist Dr. Moira Smith said the 2013 drilling at Kinsley Mountain resulted in a new high grade discovery at the Western Flank target and proof of concept of the company’s exploration model.

"The 2014 exploration program is designed to build on our success to date, demonstrate the district scale potential of Kinsley and reinforce its status as the leading exploration project in Nevada."

2013 drill highlights from Kinsley Mountain include 8.53 g/t gold (Au) over 36.6m in PK091CA, including 29.4 g/t Au over 7.6m, 5.00 g/t Au over 7.6m and 4.71 g/t over 7.3m in PK096C, 2.50 g/t Au over 24.4m in PK104C, 1.65 g/t Au over 24.4m in PK074, 6.34 g/t Au over 5.9m in PK106C, including 9.91 g/t Au over 3.4m.

The additional 2014 exploration drilling will focus on targets south of the Western Flank and past producing Kinsley Mine where previous drilling, geologic mapping and geochemistry defined a series of robust targets hosted in the Candland shale and Secret Canyon shale.

Pilot Gold holds 78% stake in Kinsley, and is partnered by Intor Resources, which has already notified its intention to fund its $941,000 share of the proposed program in 2014.