Silver Predator has begun the drilling at its Taylor project in White Pine County, Nevada, US.

The 2011 drill program at Taylor is planned to include at least 31 reverse circulation holes totaling over 2,900m.

Drilling will focus on the higher grade feeder veins, identified in a previous drilling campaign by Golden Predator.

The Taylor property includes a National Instrument (NI) 43-101 compliant resource of 14.9 million ounces silver from measured and indicated mineral resources of 5.84 million tonnes grading 79.2g/t silver and 1.9 million ounces silver from an inferred mineral resource of 687,000 tonnes grading 87.1 g/t silver.

The current program is planned to test more than 600m along the strike of this higher grade feeder zone.

Silver Predator has the option to acquire a 100% interest in the Taylor project, and a 50% interest in the 1,200-tonne-per day Taylor Mill facility.