Allied Nevada Gold Corp. (TSX:ANV)(NYSE Amex:ANV) has provided an update for North Brimstone drilling at its wholly owned Hycroft mine, located west of Winnemucca, Nevada.
Highlights from this drilling include 40 meters grading 2.17 g/t AuEq (0.73 g/t Au and 74.8 g/t Ag) and 37 meters grading 1.32 g/t AuEq (0.92 g/t Au and 20.5 g/t Ag).
"We continue to see intervals of higher gold and silver grades in recent drilling in the North Brimstone area, compared with the average reserve grades currently being mined in the area. We expect these results will have a positive impact on the overall year-end oxide resource, which we expect to issue in February of 2011," commented Dave Flint, Vice President, Exploration for Allied Nevada.
Assays indicate that the material is potentially oxide leachable material.
This area of drilling is north of the producing Brimstone Mine, and is not currently included in Hycroft's Proven and Probable reserve pit. These drill results extend mineralization to the north of previously reported mineralization (see press release dated September 9, 2010) and will be included in the 2010 year-end update to resource and reserves.
The North Brimstone material is contiguous with the Brimstone deposit to the south. At present, this zone is approximately 300 by 185 meters, and extends to a depth of 240 meters. Additional drilling plans in this area will be determined based on results from the year-end update to resource and reserves.
Year to date 321 infill and exploration holes totaling 80,539 meters have been drilled at Hycroft. The exploration program for the fourth quarter of 2010 consists of the planned drilling of an additional 30 holes. Allied Nevada continues to explore with a drill fleet of nine rigs, with a focus on infill and expansion of the oxide and sulfide mineralization, as well as providing material for engineering, slope stability analysis, and ongoing metallurgical testing.
Allied Nevada maintains a strict quality control program at all of its projects. Drill samples are collected on site and validated by Allied Nevada and Scott E. Wilson Consulting, Inc. geologists to be shipped to ALS Chemex's assaying laboratories in Reno, Nevada. Gold and silver analyses are conducted on 1-assay ton prepped samples with gold and silver determined using industry standard fire assay methods with gravimetric finish.
Mr. Scott E. Wilson, AIPG Certified Professional Geologist #10965, is Allied Nevada's Independent Qualified Person as defined under National Instrument 43-101. The technical information contained in this press release have been prepared under his supervision.
Source: Allied Nevada Gold Corp.