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Blackrock Gold to continue on with late president’s plans to expand soil geochemistry survey

Former president Brian Morris had set up a plan to conduct geochemistry surveys ahead of a drilling program

A total of 900 samples will be tested for 41 elements, including gold and silver

Blackrock Gold Corp (CVE:BRC, OTCQB:BKRRF) has expanded its soil geochemical survey at its Silver Cloud project.

The exploration company will carry on with the plans set in place by Brian Morris, the late president of its wholly-owned US subsidiary Blackrock Gold US.

READ: Blackrock Gold announces death of Brian Morris, president of its wholly owned US subsidiary

Morris was killed in a car accident earlier this month after stopping at the scene of a previous car accident as a good Samaritan.

"Brian and I constructed a plan to conduct comprehensive geochemical and geophysical surveys in advance of planning a strategic drilling program. With fortitude, we are going forward with this plan and are fully committed to advance the Silver Cloud project to discovery following Brian's vision,” said CEO Gregory Schifrin in the company’s press release.

More than 75% of its 11,040 acre Silver Cloud project has never been tested for soil geochemistry.

The testing results provide an overview of the chemical elements and minerals in the soil.

The first phase of the soil geochemical survey will zero in on a northern area of the project measuring about 2 kilometers wide by four kilometers long.

There will be 18 survey lines with soil samples collected at 30- and 60-meter spacings, resulting in a total of 900 samples.

The resulting samples will then be tested for 41 elements, including gold and silver.

Testing in a northeastern section of the project in May found anomalous silver and arsenic.

Shares of Blackrock Gold were flat at $0.04 in Wednesday afternoon trading.


Contact Lenore Fedow at [email protected]

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