Vancouver, Canada – November 21, 2018 – Blackrock Gold Corporation (the “Company”) (TSXV: BRC) is pleased to announce that a detailed soil geochemical survey has been started over geologic structures in search of epithermal gold deposits at the Silver Cloud Claim Block in Elko County, Nevada.
After careful consideration and review, the Company has begun surface work, commencing the work plan collaborated with and charted by the late Brian Morris, Blackrock Gold President, who tragically passed away on Nov. 10 in a vehicle accident in Reno, Nevada.
At the Silver Cloud project, over 75% of the 11,040 acre project area has never been tested for soil geochemistry. Review of the project data and historic work by previous mining companies who explored at Silver Cloud over the last two decades indicates soil geochemistry was conducted only in the proximity of the Silver Cloud Mine area. In May 2018, the Company conducted orientation soil geochemical sampling in the northeast portion of the property over untested geologic structures which yielded anomalous silver and arsenic.
The first phase of the soil geochemical survey will focus on an area two kilometers wide by four kilometers long to the north of the Silver Cloud Mines area. There are 18 survey lines with soil samples collected at 30- and 60-meter spacing planned, for a total of approximately 900 samples. The samples will be analyzed for 41 elements including gold and silver.
Gregory Schifrin, CEO of the Company said, “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.”
The Company has initiated the survey as part of targeting surface technical work with geochemistry and geophysics ahead of a drill program designed to identify low sulfidation epithermal gold deposit that may be present at the Silver Cloud project.
About Blackrock Gold
Blackrock Gold Corp. is a discovery driven junior exploration company focused on uncovering the next big economic gold deposit. Anchored by a seasoned Board, the Company is focused on blue-sky opportunities, with an aim to acquire large-scale land packages that are in prolific gold belts within stable jurisdictions.
For further information, please contact:
Gregory L. Schifrin, Chief Executive Officer
Blackrock Gold Corp.
Phone: 1 – 208-290-1180
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