Viscount Mining Corp (CVE:VML) (OTCQB:VLMGF) (FRA:7VM) told investors it had increased its ground at the Cherry Creek project in eastern White Pine County, Nevada, by staking a further 24 claims in the southeast section.
The Cherry Creek asset comprises 293 unpatented and patented claims as well as mill rights and spans over 2,442 hectares.
It includes more than 20 past producing mines and the new claims are next to an area of prolific historic gold and silver mining, said project generator Viscount.
New interpretation of existing surface data has identified three untested gold and silver targets, including the New Century Mine East, Rattlesnake Canyon and Nitown, it added.
The New Century mine for example, is a historic gold and silver producer on the east end of an east-west trending mineralized vein that includes the past-producing Exchequer mine.
A sample taken here at the target contained 16.95 grams per ton (g/t) gold and 1,925 g/t silver.
Further east of New Century, samples from the dumps of two small prospects in the Rattlesnake Canyon area contained gold concentrations of 76 g/t and 7.5 g/t gold, the firm added.
Elsewhere, the Nitown target occurs along a ridge with scattered workings several hundred meters southeast of the Star mine, which is the largest historic gold and silver mine on the property.
This target is defined by gold concentrations in soil samples, including four samples of greater than 100 parts per billion (ppb) gold, two of which are greater than 700 ppb.
The samples occur in an elongated southeast trend that is around 800 meters long. Rock-chip sampling, additional geologic mapping, and possible trenching are warranted to evaluate this target, said Viscount.
The firm is currently planning work to evaluate these targets along with other known targets on the property.
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