Western Sierra Mining has received exploration permit approval from the US state of Arizona for its Gold Crown property located in Skull Valley.

The firm has received the grant subject to submission and approval of a plan of operation and will initiate planed evaluation of the Gold Crown property.

The firm will initiate a small testing programme to validate historical geological data and to prepare an expanded testing programme.

The surrounding area has historically produced several million dollars worth of gold from the Gold Star, as well as other mines that are currently inactive.