East Walker Project, Nevada
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The East Walker property consists of 12 claims and is located in Lyon County, west of Hawthorne.
Prior operators carried out reverse circulation drill programs during the 1980’s and 1990’s and although anomalous gold was detected, results were generally poor. Recognition of the zoned nature of the alteration in these types of systems appears to have been lacking in prior efforts.
The geology is prospective for high-sulphidation epithermal gold mineralization. Outcrop mapping identified pyrite-rich breccias and vuggy silica intermittently over an area of 600 meters by 200 meters. Soil samples collected by prior operators reportedly range from below detection to 0.93 g/t gold, coincident with the area of prospective geology. Montmorillonite, a hydrothermal clay alteration mineral, has historically been mined from locations near the property.
Two areas were chip sampled approximately 70 metres apart, returning 20 metres averaging 1.38 g/t Au and 23.1 metres averaging 0.49g/t Au.