Pipeline West/Clipper Gold Project
The 100% controlled Pipeline West-Clipper Gold Project is located in Lander County (Cortez District), approximately 80 km southwest of Elko.
The Project includes 24.7 square kms (9.5 square miles) of unpatented mining claims and patented (fee) lands adjacent to properties controlled by the massive Nevada Gold Mines JV.
Battle Mountain - Eureka Trend
The project is on strike with Nevada Gold Mines JV (Barrick/Newmont) Cortez District, with a gold endowment of more than 50 million ounces (M oz) (past production + current reserves & resources).
Nearby deposits in the Cortez District include:
- Pipeline Complex (23 M oz Au)
- Pipeline, Pipeline South, Gap, Crossroads, & Gold Acres
- Cortez Complex (27 M oz Au)
- Cortez Hills – Pediment, Four Mile, Goldrush, & South Goldrush
The Pipeline West/Clipper Gold Project property lies less than 2.5 km west of Pipeline Mine and 0.6 km west of the Gold Acres open pit.
Exploration will target the same rock formations as those that host Pipeline Complex orebodies; the Horse Canyon, Wenban, and Roberts Mountain formations.
Drill target depths could be relatively shallow; between 300 and 700 meters.
The proposed targets for high grade, Carlin-type gold mineralization are carbonate rocks of the Lower Plate of the Roberts Mountains Thrust. These units are well known host rocks elsewhere in Nevada.
Proposed Drill Plan
Drilling 300 – 700 meters deep will target large, high grade Carlin-Type orebodies at Pipeline West/Clipper Project.