Great Western Mining Corp PLC (LON:GWMO) said it completed its first-phase drilling programme for gold and silver at the Rock House Group in Mineral County, Nevada.
Six holes were drilled at the Southern Alteration Zone (SAZ), totalling 515 metres using a reverse circulation (RC) rig. The cuttings from these holes will be bagged and trucked this week to a local independent laboratory for assaying.
The company has completed the initial RC drilling programme for Rock House (RH) as well as the Olympic gold project.
“The drilling programmes at both Olympic gold and RH have been very satisfactorily conducted and completed on time within budget, with no health and safety incidents occurring,” said chairman Brian Hall.
“Due to a heavy workload stemming from a backlog related to the pandemic, the turn-around time for receiving assay results from the independent laboratory is proving to be longer than expected,” he warned.
"We will review and publish the results as soon as we have them and they will enable us to plan, prioritise and firm up the next phase of drilling.”
The SAZ is one of three potential prospects at Rock House, the others being the Eastern Shear Zone and the Northern Slate Zone.