Exploration Drilling Continues At Hasbrouck Project
VANCOUVER, BC - West Kirkland Mining Inc. reported the commencement of a 1,400 meter RC exploration drilling program at its Hasbrouck Project in Esmeralda County, Nevada. The program is designed to follow up on the successes of the first phase of drilling announced Sept 9, 2014. Previously disclosed highlights of that drilling include TH14R-004 which cut 50.29 meters of 0.73 grams per tonne (g/t) gold (Au) at Three Hills, as well as the discovery of near surface mineralization at the Hasbrouck deposit. The second phase of exploration will focus on adding near-pit resources at both deposits.
Five holes totaling 700 meters will be drilled at Three Hills. Three holes will target shallow portions of a key structural intersection. Previous holes into this target area have returned significant results including 50.29 meters of 0.73 g/t Au and 66.0 meters grading 3.33 g/t Au. Two holes will be drilled at a second target at Three Hills where a similar structural intersection has been noted 150 meters to the south. Drilling in the area by a previous owner cut 21.34 meters of 0.83 g/t Au.
Four holes totaling 700 meters will be drilled on the underexplored northeast flank of Hasbrouck Peak. Drilling at this location in August 2014 returned 0.66 g/t Au over 4.57 meters at shallow depths and within 100 meters of the conceptual pit rim. Planned holes will target mineralized structures in thicker portions of the favourable stratigraphy.
About the WKM Hasbrouck Project
The Hasbrouck Project consists of two oxidized gold-silver deposits located eight kilometers from each other with a combined measured and indicated mineral resource of 1,279,000 ounces AuEq (78.2 million tons at 0.016 opt AuEq) and 761,000 ounces AuEq inferred (69.9 million tons at 0.011 opt AuEq) using a cutoff of 0.005 opt AuEq. Both deposits have at-surface and near-surface mineralization with the potential for open pit mining at low overall stripping ratios and with minimal pre-stripping.
West Kirkland’s independent consultants, Mine Development Associates, are on track to complete a prefeasibility study on the project by the first quarter of 2015. Work on obtaining construction permits for the Three Hills deposit is well advanced with submission of a plan of operation to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) targeted for Q4, 2014.