Nevada Canyon Gold Corp. announced the commencement of the Phase I exploration programs on the Agai-Pah and Loman Properties in Mineral County, Nevada, within the Walker Lane shear zone.
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Phase I of the Agai-Pah and Loman Properties exploration programs will include reconnaissance prospecting, surface trenching, geological mapping, mine dumps, sampling of old workings, and mapping relocation of historical workings on the property. These initial Phase I exploration programs will last three to four weeks. If the initial exploration programs yield positive results, reliable modern data will be available to aid in the planning of Phase II follow-up exploration programs.
The Agai-Pah Phase I exploration program is intended to broaden and confirm the prior regional geological mapping and sampling program conducted by the property’s lease owner (MSM Resource, LLC), which produced significant results. A historical sample taken from an exposed mineralized vein on an outcrop yielded over 600 Ag oz (ounces of silver).
The Agai-Pah Property is made up of 20 unpatented mining claims totaling 162 hectares (400 acres). The property is situated in Mineral County, Nevada, 13 miles north of Hawthorne and 22 miles southwest of the Rawhide Mine, in the northwestern portion of the Gillis Range, within the Buckley Mining District.
The Agai-Pah Property includes numerous historical workings, including underground workings with multi-level vertical shafts, numerous adits at various sub-levels, declines, and a number of prospect pits that dig along structures. The multiple historical workings are accessible via an existing road network.
Historical project sampling showed the existence of silver, copper, gold, lead, zinc, barium, and barite. The property has seen at least two periods of mining, the first in the early 1900s and the second in the late 1980s. Work in the early 1900s included excavating at least 15 adits, 5 vertical shafts, declines, and numerous prospect pits that dug along structures.
The Loman Property Phase I exploration program is intended to supplement and confirm previous regional geological mapping and sampling programs conducted by Company Geologists. The Loman Property encompasses a number of previously producing small-scale high-grade mines, altered and mineralized zones discovered through geological compilations and mapping of historical workings.
Past sampling on the project demonstrated the presence of copper, bismuth, and antimony, as well as widespread lower-grade gold mineralization cut by vein structures of higher-grade gold (some of which had previously been mined). Earlier geophysical surveys detected significant coincident I.P. and Mag anomalies. These aspects clearly illustrate the project's exceptional potential for new discoveries of considerable mineralization on many exploration targets in multiple zones.
The Loman Property is comprised of 30 claims (600 acres) situated within the Walker Lane shear zone, a 60-mile-wide structural corridor spanning southeast from Reno, Nevada, and is positioned 18 miles southeast of Hawthorne, Nevada, along US Highway 95.
A number of former producing mines, including the Bodie, Aurora, Borealis, Pamlico, Evening Star, Mabel, Mindoro, and Camp Douglas Mines, are located near the Agai-Pah and Loman Properties. The Properties have been held by private interests for the majority of their history, and there has been very little modern exploration.
The Properties are located in the Walker Lane shear zone, a structural corridor that stretches southeast from Reno, Nevada, and is 60 miles wide. In Mineral County, one of the most pro-mining counties in the pro-mining states and the highest-grade gold district of Nevada, the projects have outstanding year-round access and infrastructure.