Reverse circulation drilling begins at Lapon Canyon

Photo: Walker River Resources

Nevada Canyon Gold said the 2024 drill program has begun at the Lapon Canyon project in Mineral County, Nev. It will consist of exploration drilling near the historical Lapon Canyon Mine, the “Central Zone,” and the newly discovered “Hot Spot Zone.”

The natural resource company recently acquired a 3% net smelter royalty on the project, which is owned by Walker River Resources.

Drill holes are planned to extend known gold-bearing mineralized zones along trend and at depth, as well as to target new areas of mineralization previously untested. Walker River will carry out grid-style drilling over the Hotspot Zone – the primary target of this year’s drill program – testing for extension of the mineralized zone in all directions as well as for continuity with the mineralization of the Central Zone.

Grid drilling will consist of pads placed at approximately 30-meter centers on section, with up to five holes planned per pad. The mineralization is not visible at surface, as it is overlain by approximately 3 m of loose colluvium, making the target blind, but also making drill road access and pad construction quicker at less cost, noted the company.

Additionally, Vancouver-based Serac Exploration has been retained for the management and supervision of the drilling database, geological mapping, producing drill logs from RC chips, and producing a three-dimensional model of the Lapon Gold project.

Lapon Canyon, located 40 miles southeast of Yerington, Nev., hosts historical, high-grade gold mining with approximately 2,000 feet of underground workings in three adits.

Source: Nevada Canyon Gold