Meadow Bay Gold recently commenced its 2012-13 drill program.
The goal of the 2012-13 exploration drill program is to continue to define and expand the current resource associated with the Atlanta fault system and with the newly discovered gold porphyry system as both systems remain open to the north and at depth.
The Company is also in the process of permitting drilling the Western Knolls, which represents a significant untested gold discovery target. (See Western Knolls details below)
Reconnaissance Exploration – Western Knolls
The Atlanta District was evaluated both by literature research as well as prospected by senior Meadow Bay geologists. Several areas have been identified where follow-up investigations have yielded positive results. The most important of these is the Western Knolls where initial silicified rhyolite breccias that contained gold over a broad area Extensive grid soil sampling has been completed as has rock-chip sampling of favorable lithologies. Both the soil and rock-chip sampling have identified specific areas where gold and pathfinder elements are present in geochemically anomalous concentrations. The Quantec IP Geophysical survey has identified 6 large chargeability anomalies in the Western Knolls that are comparable to those observed at the Atlanta porphyry-hosted gold discovery. Some of these lie just below the surface.
Core processing is conducted on site.
The core is photographed, sawn in half, logged and sampled. Half of the core is sent to the ALS Minerals lab, in either Elko or Winnemucca, Nevada, along with blanks, duplicates and standards.
The QA/QC protocols for core processing have been verified by a qualified 3rd party consulting geologist.