Exclusive Interview: West Kirkland Mining President and CEO Michael Jones Discusses Development Opportunities and Exploration Upside on the Hasbrouck Gold Project in Nevada
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TORONTO, ON / August 13, 2018 / JMN Wire / Junior Mining Network host Cory Fleck interviews West Kirkland Mining (TSX.V: WKM) (OTCQB: WKLDF) President and CEO Michael Jones to discuss the company’s flagship Hasbrouck Gold Project located outside of Tonopah, Nevada.
The Hasbrouck Project resides within the prolific Walker Lane Trend and is just one of a few shovel-ready gold projects in Nevada. The 2016 Pre-Feasibility Study outlined 762,000 ounces of gold and 10.6 million ounces of silver in the Proven + Probable reserve category on the 75% owned and operated Hasbrouck package. A resource expansion drill program is underway on adjacent 100% optioned ground with the target objective to expand P+P reserves to over one million ounces of gold.
In addition to being a shovel ready development project, West Kirkland has also expanded its Hasbrouck land package to include the adjacent Gold Mountain target, where early exploration results look quite promising. Recent trenching returned 43 meters of 4.32 g/t gold as well as 49 meters of 4.34 g/t gold. Additionally, initial metallurgical work of representative samples supported the thesis that high-grade gold at surface will be recoverable through conventional, low-cost heap leach operations. Further exploration and drilling is set to begin this month to further define this exciting discovery.
About West Kirkland Mining
West Kirkland Mining is developing the advanced-stage Hasbrouck project in Nevada. The project is fully permitted for Phase I construction and operation and host to 762,000 ounces of gold reserves ( Proven and Probable 45.27 Mt grading 0.017 oz/t Au and 0.233 oz/t Ag, T. Dyer MDA, Technical Report June 2015, Updated Sept 1, 2016. www.sedar.com ). The 2016 Pre- Feasibility Study outlined an open-pit, heap leach mining scenario that calculated a robust 43% IRR (US$ 1,275 Au). Recent district exploration has also uncovered exciting new targets that will be drilled in 2018, including the high-grade Gold Mountain zone, where recent trenching has assayed an average of 4.34 g/t gold across (49m) 160 feet, suggesting the potential to further expand mineral reserves at Hasbrouck. For more information visit www.wkmining.com. Technical disclosure is taken directly from West Kirkland disclosure and readers are referred to their disclosure and reports for details and risk factors. The Independent Qualified Person for Reserves is T. Dyer at MDA and the non-independent Qualified Person for exploration data is R. Michael Jones. P. Eng. WKM assays by fire assay and ICP methods are completed at ALS with inserted quality control samples and standards.
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