Patriot Gold Corp. ("Patriot Gold"), a developing gold and silver exploration and production company, today announced that an additional 20 acre patented mining claim has been acquired at its Bruner gold project located in Nye County, Nevada.
The 20-acre Elk Lode patented claim complements and lies nearly adjacent to the Company's patented and unpatented holdings at the Bruner site. It was identified during a due diligence land search and brings the total patented land position to approximately 500 acres.
Currently, the 2014 drilling program is underway and engineering studies have commenced on portions of the Bruner site.
"The addition of the Elk Lode claim will add flexibility to future development plans for the Bruner project, which thus far has delivered positive initial drilling and testing results," said Bob Coale, CEO of Patriot Gold. "We are extremely pleased with the progress being made to ensure rapid project development and look forward to reporting on testing results from some of the 2014 drilling program in the near future."
The Bruner Project
The Bruner Project is situated in central Nevada, 15 miles north of the Paradise Peak mine, 45 miles northwest of Round Mountain and 25 miles east of the Rawhide mine. Historic production from the Bruner property included about 100,000 ounces at an average grade of 0.56 opt gold.
Patriot Gold´s Option To Optionee/Operator
Patriot Gold owns 100% undivided rights, title and interest in the project which is subject to certain royalties and an earn-in option agreement for 70% interest. The earn-in optionee/operator has the right to earn 70% interest in the Bruner project by spending $6 million over seven years and may earn an additional 5% by completing a bankable feasibility study for a total of 75% interest in the project. Subsequent to the optionee/operator earn-in, financing of the project will be on a proportional basis.
About Patriot Gold
Patriot Gold Corp. is a precious metals exploration and production company with the mission to discover and develop significant gold and silver assets. Headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada, Patriot Gold currently holds a portfolio of two projects in Nevada (Bruner and Vernal) and its flagship Moss project in Arizona, each at varying stages of development from grassroots to advanced exploration and resource development. For more information, go to our website at www.patriotgoldcorp.com.