Gold Standard Ventures has outlined plans for a $15.5 million 2017 exploration program on its Railroad-Pinion project on the Carlin Trend in Nevada, including up to 48,800 m of reverse-circulation and core drilling in a total of 117 holes. The budget also includes an extensive predevelopment component, with new resource estimates, further metallurgical work and economic studies to de-risk key assets.
Columbus Gold has initiated an exploration drilling program to assess the expansion potential of its 100% owned Montagne d’Or gold deposit in French Guiana. The program consists of 36 core holes for a total 5,520 m and is designed as a first-pass investigation of exploration targets on strike of and in close proximity to currently defined mineral resources.
Mirasol Resources and OceanaGold have signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) as a first step toward formation of a joint venture to explore and develop Mirasol’s La Curva gold project in Santa Cruz province, Argentina. Mirasol has undertaken an extensive exploration and geophysical program at the property over a number of years and outlined three priority prospects.