Hunt Gold Corporation announces that it is off to a quick start on the drilling at its Mockingbird Gold Mining Project in Arizona.
The first borehole was collared at the Pocahontas Mine on Wednesday morning, December 10, 2008. Bedrock was reached at approximately 20 feet and, as of 8pm EST, a depth of 87 feet had been reached, all in preCambrian lower-plate gneiss. The rock so far has been foliated and fractured. The hole is being drilled at a 50 degree angle. The gold-bearing vein dips at a 62 degree angle, and Project Geologist Ed Huskinson predicts that drill contact will be made with the vein at about 110 feet depth, although perhaps as much as 185 feet if the angle of the vein changes with depth.
Hunt Gold Corporation, CEO Mike Saner, stated, “Hunt Gold Corporation is encouraged with the rapid progress during its first day of drilling at Mockingbird. At this rate, the initial drill campaign should be completed by Christmas, and the Company should begin to receive the assay results during January of 2009.”
Video was taken throughout the day, and will be posted on the Company’s website once operational next week.
Pads have already been completed for the next four holes, at the Great West Mine, which is located uphill from the Pocahontas Mine. The drill rig will be moved to the Great West Mine once drilling is completed at the Pocahontas Mine.