Wednesday, January 30 11:55:07
Irish prospector, Great Western Mining, today said that a plan of operation to drill for gold and copper in Western Nevada has now been accepted by the Bureau of Land Management in the State.
The AIM and ESM quoted mineral exploration company with 73 sq. kilometres of mineral claims in south-west Nevada, has contracted Montana based O'Keefe Drilling and expects operations to commence shortly.
A planning application for Target 4 has also been submitted to the relevant authority with a view to drilling once approved.
It said that the potential of M2 had always been recognised by the company but relative inaccessibility and difficulty of the terrain close to site has previously rendered drilling operations impractical.
In late 2012, however, Great Western Mining uncovered an abandoned county road which has yielded easier access with minimal upgrading expenditure. This has enabled the Company to prioritise the drilling of M2 in short order.
"The Board is delighted to be in the position to begin drilling and to test this portion of the Company's land claims in the historically prolific Walker Lane Trend of Nevada. We have long considered M2 to be of great interest but the access we have established now makes it our prime target for drilling, over and above Target 4, which was previously prioritised by the Company for ease of access, and we enthusiastically look forward to commencing our first drilling operations there. We will report back to shareholders when we have completed the drill programme and when we receive results," said Emmett O'Connell, Executive Chairman.