- Property includes 21 patented claims covering 170 hectares and 60 unpatented claims covering 486 hectares.
- 2010 NI 43-101 resource estimate @ 0.2% copper cut-off
- Indicated 16,250,000 tons @ 0.43% Cu
- Inferred 2,900,000 tons @ 0.31% Cu
- 100% ownership
The New York Canyon property is located 30 miles (48 km) east of Hawthorne, Nevada. It consists of 21 patented claims covering 420 acres (170 hectares) and 60 unpatented claims covering an area of approximately 1,200 acres (486 hectares).
For the Longshot Ridge target, the Company has obtained an indicated mineral resource estimate, at a cut-off grade of 0.2% copper, of 16,250,000 tons at an average grade of 0.43% Cu, and an inferred mineral resource estimate, at cut-off grade of 0.2% copper, of 2,900,000 tons at an average grade of 0.31% Cu (see National Instrument 43-101 ("NI 43-101") Technical Report filed on SEDAR on May 6, 2010 and news release dated May 3, 2010).
The New York Canyon property has a long history of exploration, development and production dating back to 1875 when the copper oxide deposits were first discovered. The first recorded production from the district occurred between 1906 and 1929 when the Wall Street Copper Company produced an estimated 8.9 million pounds of copper at an average grade of 5.5% from a number of small surface showings on the Longshot Ridge area. Exploration of the property during the late-1960s to mid-1970s was conducted by senior mining companies exploring for major copper porphyry deposits. This work defined mineralization at both the Longshot Ridge copper oxide zone and Copper Queen copper sulphide porphyry prospect. Further exploration of the New York Canyon property was conducted between 1992 and 1997, focused primarily on the Longshot Ridge copper oxide prospect. Including drilling by Searchlight Resources, approximately 181 drill holes totalling 127,933 feet have been completed on the New York Canyon property.
All exploration to date has demonstrated that there are significant zones of copper mineralization on the property. Further work is required to define the extent of the mineralized bodies and to determine optimal metallurgical techniques for copper extraction and environmental base line studies to initiate a scoping study.