Calgary, Canada – Crestview Exploration Inc. (CSE: CRS, Frankfurt: CE7) (“Crestview” or “the Company”) is pleased to announce it has entered into a lease with an option to purchase a 100% interest in the Castile Mountain precious metal prospect located in Elko County, northcentral Nevada. This property is comprised of 8 unpatented lode claims covering 164.8 acres (66.7 ha
Mineralization hosted on adjacent and/or nearby properties is not necessarily indicative of mineralization hosted on the Company’s property.
The Carlin Trend lies about 17 miles southwest of the property and the mines of the Jerritt Canyon Mining District lie about 14 miles to the east of the property.
Castile Mountain is located in the southern portion of the Tuscarora Mining District which is centered 3.5 miles to the northeast of Castile Mountain. Historic mining from underground and surface placer mines produced 200,000 ounces of gold and 7.27 million ounces of silver as reported in Nevada Bureau Mines and Geology Bulletin 106, Mineral Resources of Elko County, Nevada. In more recent times (1989-1991) 39,976 ounces of gold and 254,000 ounces of silver were produced from the Dexter open pit by Horizon Gold Corporation and Chevron, as reported in “Technical Report Describing the Tuscarora Project, Centered on 565568E/4573240N, UTM WGS84 Zone 11 N in Elko County, Nevada USA, Prepared for American Pacific Mining Corp. by E.L. (Buster) Hunsaker III, CPG 8137, Effective date January 15, 2018.
Currently American Pacific Mining Corp. is exploring for high-grade gold on their claims located in the central portion of the Tuscarora district.
The Castile Mountain prospect lies on the southeast side of the Tuscarora volcanic field, the largest Eocene age (39 million years before present) volcanic field in Nevada. This is important because Eocene magmatism occurred contemporaneously with the main gold mineralizing event that formed the bulk of the giant gold deposits in Nevada.
A paleo hot spring vent crops out at the top of Castile Mountain as evidenced by a small area of sinter and silicified volcanic rocks that carry the best gold geochemistry. The surrounding area is primarily clay altered with quartz vein stock works. Surface gold mineralization is hosted by andesite breccia. Below the andesite breccia is a package of rocks comprised of volcanic flows, ash flow tuff and a basal conglomerate. The basal conglomerate lies unconformably on an erosional surface at the top of the older Paleozoic sedimentary rocks. This unconformity represents an excellent stratigraphic target below the hot springs vent, along with disseminated mineralization in favourable rock units and possibly quartz veins.
- J. Abrams, Crestview’s Vice-President Exploration commented “The Gravel Creek project in northern Elko County is the best analog for Castile Mountain. Gravel Creek is a new large gold/silver discovery. Mineralization there is hosted in silicified breccia formed at the top of the Paleozoic sedimentary rock basement at the interface with the overlying Tertiary volcanic rock. This zone lies below a surface sinter and weak geochemical anomalies which is the same geological setting as we have at Castile Mountain”.
The Gravel Creek property is located 25 miles to the northeast of Castile Mountain. An early 2018 mineral resource estimate for Gravel Creek reports an indicated resource of 246,000 ounces of gold and 3,938,000 ounces of silver, and an inferred resource of 654,000 ounces of gold and 9,018,000 ounces of silver with upside potential (Christensen 2018, Abstract for Technical Presentation, Denver Region Exploration Geologists Society). Mineralization hosted on adjacent and/or nearby properties is not necessarily indicative of mineralization hosted on the Company’s property.
The company now has three properties, Rock Creek, Divide Mine and Castile Mountain in close proximity to each other. We intend to take advantage of the synergy and exploration cost savings created by these properties being located close to each other.
Our near-term plans are to acquire aeromagnetic data to assist in identifying structures and outlining areas of alteration we believe are related to the mineralization at the property; then focus on geochemical sampling and geological mapping to delineate drill targets.
Our lease with option to purchase is a third-party agreement with Geological Services Inc., a Utah corporation with an office located at #3 Knob Hill Road, Park City, Utah 84098 USA.
The terms of the agreement with Geological Services Inc. for both projects; the Divide mine (acquisition previously announced on April 14, 2020) and the Castile Mountain project are as follows (US$):
Advance Minimum Royalty
Payment issued $25,000
1st Anniversary $35,000
2nd Anniversary $50,000
3rd Anniversary $75,000*
4th Anniversary $100,000*
5th Anniversary $150,000*
(And each year thereafter)
Payments can be recovered from production.
1-mile Area of Interest on locatable land.
$2,000,000 buyout *can be exercised at any time, subject to a retained 2% NSR.
* = indexed to CPI.
This News Release was prepared by M.J. Abrams; BS and MS Geology, CPG #11451; Idaho PG #570. M.J. Abrams is a Qualified Person as defined by NI 43-101 and has reviewed the scientific and technical disclosure included in this news release.
About Crestview Exploration Inc:
Crestview Exploration is a technology driven, well-funded and experienced exploration company focused on finding gold and silver deposits in mining friendly jurisdictions. The company flagship project Rock Creek is located in north-central Nevada, in Elko County.
For further information please contact:
Glen Watson, Chief Executive Officer
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