Precious metals explorer Oar Resources has begun the maiden diamond drilling program at its 100% owned Douglas Canyon gold project in the prolific Walker Lane Gold-Silver district of southern Nevada, USA.

The four hole, 1,000m program will test outcropping high-grade gold and silver mineralisation, contained in shear-hosted epithermal quartz veining.

Previous outcrop sampling of these veins has returned high grades of:

  • 18g/t gold and 398g/t silver;
  • 16.2g/t gold and 495g/t silver; and
  • 14.0g/t gold and 423g/t silver.

Oar Resources (ASX:OAR) expects the drilling to be completed this month with results to follow.

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Pic: Douglas Canyon project area showing, project locations and recent exploration results by Fortitude Gold Corporation and New Range Gold Corporation.

Exciting gold exploration opportunity

“We are delighted to commence our maiden drill program at the high-grade Douglas Canyon gold project in Nevada,” OAR general manager geology Tony Greenaway said.

“This first phase of drilling will be a diamond drilling program comprising four holes for approximately 1,000m, targeting stand-out targets within the project area.

“Based on the exceptional high-grade results delivered in our outcrop sampling program, and the project’s location in the prolific Walker Lane district of Nevada, we see the Douglas Canyon Project as an exciting gold exploration opportunity, and we are excited by the potential of the program to deliver some strong gold intersections.”

High-grade gold-silver district

The project sits within the Walker Lane district of Southern Nevada which hosts numerous high-grade gold-silver epithermal projects.

Fortitude Gold Corporation (OTCMKTS:FTCO) holds the Isabella Pearl gold mine just 24km to the northwest of Douglas Canyon, which has an estimated reserve of 1.28 Mt at 3.88g/t gold (159,000 ounces gold), with Fortitude targeting annual production of 40,000-45,000 ounces.

Oar says the gold mineralisation in the district is hosted in northwest trending shear-hosted epithermal quartz veins – similar to those mapped at surface at its Douglas Canyon project.




This article was developed in collaboration with Oar Resources Limited, a Stockhead advertiser at the time of publishing.


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