Coyote Resources has begun an auger drilling campaign at the Tonopah Extension Mine property.
The previously producing Tonopah Extension is a gold-silver mine situated in south-central Nevada, and halfway between Las Vegas and Reno. In the early 1900s, the company has mined mill tailings at this property. When the production was done at the Tonopah Extension Mine, the mill would send the mineral-rich tailings to the drainage. This drainage called as Slime Wash is currently clogged with significant tailings, which may have a substantial amount of recoverable minerals.
Telesto conducted a surface sampling program at the Tonopah Slime Wash in 2010. During last summer, the initial analysis done on samples obtained from the tailings had shown 0.117-0.698 ppm of gold and 19-88 ppm of silver. The objective of the current auger drill program is to determine whether the gold, silver and other minerals can be mined efficiently by means of a heap leaching operation.
The technical team of the company has acquired around 150 drill locations over an area of 75 A and is now drilling auger holes on 100 ft centers. The company will drill about 150 holes to 6-10 ft depth. When the holes are drilled and samples gathered it will be sent for assaying to find out the values of gold and silver.
The CEO and President of the company, has stated that Coyote can confirm the tailings project located at the Tonopah extension mine to be an efficient way of restoring the property’s advancement.