DEL MAR, Calif., Nov. 22, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Nevada Gold Corp (OTCQB:NVGC) is pleased to report that a staking program is being carried out to enlarge the Diamond Jim Mine project in the Island Mining District north of Elko, Nevada. When completed the size of the property will have been expanded by approximately 60% for a total of 53 claims. A surface program of geological mapping and sampling is in progress as well as preparation and planning to open the underground workings in the next phase of the program.
The Island Mountain Mining District, which hosts the Diamond Jim Property, is comprised of two major tectonically-bounded stratigraphic sequences. The lower sequence is an autochthon comprised of three different steeply-dipping units. This is overlain by an allochthon consisting of a "chaotic assemblage of imbricate thrust plates" (Columbus Mines Inc. internal report, 1985). This has in turn then been broken and displaced by northeasterly, northerly, and northwesterly trending high-angle extensional faulting.
Locally, the Diamond Jim Property is situated in an area of structurally and stratigraphically controlled silver-lead mineralization hosted predominantly in the phyllite. This area is very structurally complex and poorly understood. The main structure is a northeast trending strongly silicified and brecciated vein that dips steeply to the west. Initial mapping indicates that this structure has a strike length of a least 6800 feet (2073 m). The high-grade epithermal mineralization is reported to be predominantly along imbricate thrust faults that occur at right angles to the main contact vein. That is, northeast striking with dips of 20 to 30 degree to the southeast. The silver mineralization occurs as argentiferous galena, sphalerite and tennantite as cavity filling, minor replacement pockets, stringers and replacement lenses.
About Nevada Gold Corp
Nevada Gold Corp (OTCQB:NVGC) is a publicly traded US exploration company focused on precious metals targets in the gold rich area of North Eastern Nevada. To date, Nevada State has produced over 200 million ounces of gold with Nevada accounting for almost 84% of the US annual gold production. Most recently the company has a acquired an option to earn a 75 percent interest in the former producing silver/lead and gold mine called the Diamond Jim Mine located in Northern Nevada State.
The Diamond Jim Mine in Elko County consists of 35 claims and is located in northeastern Nevada, 20 miles (32 km) south of the Idaho border, 69 miles (111 km) north of the city of Elko and 260 miles (418 km) northeast of the city of Reno. The property lies on the easterly end of the northeast-trending Midas trend, one of Nevada's several important epithermal gold belts. The Midas trend hosts a number of significant to world-class gold districts such as Midas-Ken Snyder Mine and the Jerritt Canyon Mine (recently produced its 8 millionth ounce of gold). These mines produce mainly from epithermal vein systems favorable for small but profitable high-grade operations and Carlin-type sediment-hosted deposits amenable to large-scale open-pit bulk mining.
Nevada Gold Corp plans to conduct an initial surface exploration program as well as seek a permit to reopen the old mine workings to verify pervious exploration results. In addition to the Diamond Jim property, the company also has an option on another gold property located in Nevada's Long Canyon Gold Trend.
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