Utah Camp-Clipper Project
The Utah-Clipper project is located in Lander County, Nevada. The project has 170 unpatented mining claims and 17 patented claims approximately 3 to 5 miles west of the Gold Acres/Pipeline mines. The project has been explored since the late 1940’s by large and small exploration and mining companies including Phelps Dodge, Amax, Placer, Homestake, Barrick, Agnico Eagle, Noranda, U.S. Borax, Cordex and others. Near surface silver-lead-zinc mineralization was mined from adits, shafts and stopes from the early 1900’s to 1939. During this period, silver averaged better than 20 ounces per ton and lead averaged 8%. Little zinc was recovered during this period although assays ranged form 3 to 8%.
Several companies explored the near surface (first 300 feet) for oxide silver-lead-zinc mineralization from 1981 to 1989 with significant success. Later work focused on near surface and deep disseminated gold deposits. These efforts were somewhat successful in identifying both gold mineralization and host rocks of lower plate (possibly Roberts Mountain or Wenban). Gold has best been established in skarn where 50 feet grading 0.056 opt gold is associated with skarn and visible galena.
Although there have been numerous holes drilled (~40 within the boundaries and an additional ~30 adjacent to the boundary), most of the holes are separated by 3,000 to 6,000 feet between holes. The deepest holes were 3,200 and 3,800 feet while most were less than 400 feet deep.
Significant work has been completed on the property including over 5,000 soil samples, 300 rock samples, gradient array IP, CSAMT, gravity, magnetics (both ground and air), and detailed geologic mapping. All data is available digitally.
The project is currently leased out. The adjacent Bankop project is available for lease as well as the Chif/Bully and CF projects nearby.