APM starts new gravity survey at Tuscarora project in US

4 April 2018 (Last Updated April 4th, 2018 10:09)

American Pacific Mining (APM) has commenced a gravity survey at the Tuscarora Gold Project in Elko County, Nevada, US.

American Pacific Mining (APM) has commenced a gravity survey at the Tuscarora Gold Project in Elko County, Nevada, US.

The survey is set to cover a total of 1,818 acres of space and its results will be integrated into a 3D Gravity Model.

The survey has been designed to outline the major faults  and structures of the Tuscarora Gold Project and also intends to assist in determining the direction and extent of the known veins.

Additionally, it also aims to identify any new unknown vein targets that may exist within the land package.

"The data gathered from the Gravity Survey will be the most detailed and comprehensive close-spaced gravity survey ever done on the property."

The study will further help in determining the location of the main valley-bounding faults to the south of the project property.

Findings from the survey are slated to be incorporated into the plan for the project’s upcoming 19-hole drilling campaign.

American Pacific Mining president and director Eric Saderholm said: “The data gathered from the Gravity Survey will be the most detailed and comprehensive close-spaced gravity survey ever done on the property.

“It will incorporate all the new data and all of the existing data we have inherited for Tuscarora.

“Field work will take place over the next two weeks and we should have the results and interpretation two weeks following the survey completion.”

Tuscarora is a low sulphidation, epithermal gold prospect situated 50km northwest of Elko, Nevada.

Newcrest originally conducted drilling works the property in the late 1990s, while Novo Resources also carried out drilling at the site in 2016.

APM previously optioned the Tuscarora Gold property from Novo Resources in November last year.

APM has since expanded the property’s original 24 claims and 447 acres of land to a total of 91 claims and 1,818 acres respectively.