Claim Staking To Expand Millennium Gold Property Completed
VANCOUVER - Stevens Gold Nevada has completed the staking of 72 new claims contiguous with the original Millennium Gold Property. The Property is located 4.8 km northeast of Lake Havasu City in Mojave County, western Arizona. The new claims were staked to encapsulate high gold assays from rock samples described in historic exploration reports and results from a review of in-house remotely sensed Aster survey data. An Aster survey is a satellite-based imaging tool that uses Short Wave Infrared (SWIR) bands to produce maps on a regional and local scale. Aster has three visible/near-infrared bands with 15 m resolution, six short-wave infrared bands at 30 m resolution and five thermal-infrared bands at 90 m resolution.
Results from the Aster survey documented patterns of bedrock alteration commonly associated with epithermal style gold mineralization. These included widely developed and focused areas of iron oxide, silicification and clay-rich alteration which were used to guide claim staking. The acquisition of the new claims provides the Company with new exploration targets that can be followed-up with prospecting, rock sampling and geophysical surveys followed by drilling.