Core Drilling Commences At Rift Anticline


RENO, NV - NuLegacy Gold Corporation reports ‘core’ drilling has commenced in the ~6 sq. km Rift Anticline zone of its flagship 108 sq. km Red Hill exploration property in Nevada’s Cortez gold-trend. The spring-summer 2021 Rift Anticline exploration program includes drilling of 12 holes (the first six of which are shown in the linked map1) with some of these as follow up holes to the four holes drilled in the winter 2020 portion of the program and others as widely spaced step-outs to bring the total maiden exploration test of the Rift Anticline to 16 holes.

Each hole will consist of a ~one thousand foot cased ‘pre-collar’ drilled through the upper volcanics (basalts and gravel) by a ‘reverse circulation’ drill rig (collecting RC chip samples); the cased 2 pre-collar hole will subsequently be reentered by a diamond core rig drilling the ‘core-tail’ through the limestones to the targeted depth. With total depths of twenty-five hundred to four thousand feet, it is anticipated the core portions of these holes will take three to five weeks to complete.

Road and pad construction have been virtually completed by Legarza’s two crews in the face of wet spring snow conditions. Five of the ~1,000-foot pre-collar holes have been completed to date by Envirotech’s double-shifted Atlas Copco RD10 reverse circulation drill rig.