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Anova Metals begins drilling at Big Springs Gold Project in Nevada

The company’s 2020 drill program is aimed at resource extension, upgrading resource categories and testing new areas to improve the understanding of mineralisation controls.

Anova Metals - Anova Metals begins drilling at Big Springs Gold Project in Nevada
Big Springs is fully permitted for stage 1 mining operations

Anova Metals Ltd (ASX:AWV) has started a drilling program at Big Springs Gold Project, about 80 kilometres north of Elko in northeast Nevada, USA.

Drilling will comprise 13 holes for about 2,000 metres with 10 holes for 1,590 meters to be drilled at North Sammy and 3 holes for 418 meters to be drilled at South Sammy.

The drilling campaign includes a combination of infill, resource extension and exploration targets.

Big Springs is near multiple 10-million-ounce resource Carlin-style gold projects within the region, including the producing Jerritt Canyon Gold Mine which is 20 kilometres south of Big Springs.

Building a robust pipeline of drill targets

Anova managing director Mingyan (Joe) Wang said: “We are excited to commence Anova’s first drilling program at Big Springs since August 2017.

“Our 2020 drill program includes drilling for resource extensions, upgrading resource categories and testing new areas to improve Anova’s understanding of the mineralisation controls at Big Springs.

“The results will be utilised in combination with data obtained from the current geophysical surveys, ground mapping and re-processing of historical data to develop a robust pipeline of drill targets for 2021 and onwards.”

Results expected in December

Anova’s drilling campaign includes a combination of infill, resource extension and exploration targets.

Planned drill locations comprise North Sammy’s Crusher Zone, North Shoot, and SWX shoot and South Sammy’s 401 deposit.

Exploration drill targets include potential depth extensions associated with mineralisation along the Schoonover Fault and Argillic Fault structures at North Sammy’s North Shoot.

The drilling program is expected to take one and a half months to complete with the results expected in December 2020.

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