Gold Standard Ventures to commence drilling at Lewis Project in Nevada
Gold Standard Ventures will commence a drill program in mid-October at its 100%-owned Lewis Project in the Battle Mountain mining district, Lander County, Nevada. The $1.5M program will test a variety of targets with approximately 4,600m of drilling in 11 holes. The 5,340-acre property has several known mineralized zones and potential for new discoveries of economic gold and silver deposits. The project was acquired by Gold Standard as part of its purchase of Battle Mountain Gold completed on June 14. RC drilling will test for extensions of the historical Virgin deposit in the footwall of the Virgin fault. The Virgin gold-silver deposit consists of higher grade structures surrounded by low grade disseminated mineralization within a zone measuring about 600 meters long, 120 meters wide and 180 meters deep. Funds are budgeted for expanding the soil grid to the north and additional gravity coverage.