Gold Standard Ventures has announced the start of their drilling program at its Lewis Project. Approximately, 1,555m of drilling in four drill holes will be testing new high-value targets in the Buena Vista-Meagher Corridor and the Virgin deposit footwall. Work will also commence on the initial resource estimate in accordance with NI 43-101 for the Virgin deposit.
Gold Standard acquired the Lewis Project as part of its purchase of Battle Mountain Gold. The 5,340 acre mineral property has several known mineralized zones and has the potential for new gold and silver discoveries. The company also shares a boundary with Newmont’s Phoenix open pit mine, one of the highest producers of gold, copper and silver on the Battle Mountain-Eureka Trend. Likely, the Phoenix Mine will be included in the newly formed Barrick-Newmont Nevada Joint Venture.