Major Drilling is partnering with Alianza Minerals at the Horsethief Gold Property 25 km (16 mi) east of Pioche, Nevada. Results from six completed drill holes total 1770 m (5805 ft) of reverse-circulation drilling. Pioche, a historic site of old American discovery, is once again a base camp for mineral exploration.
‘We are pleased with our progress at Horsethief with our first drill-test of the property,’ Jason Weber, President and CEO of Alianza, said. ‘Our crews from Big Rock Exploration and Major Drilling have done a great job executing the program, especially as we all adapt to operate safely in light of the current health crisis.’
Drilling at Horsethief follows a successful program that included detailed mapping with geology consistent with other deposits in the region, such as the Long Canyon Gold Mine. Major Drilling equipment and crews at the Horsethief gold project have completed six holes, with five reaching target depth using Schramm 455 rigs. The drilling team added a second shift to bolster Alianza plans to complete up to 3000 m (9842.5 ft) of drilling in up to ten holes at the Horsethief property.