This project can now be included as belonging to the recently established “Pequop” or Long Canyon mineral belt. Cherry Creek is located on trend and shares the same geologic characteristics with Newmont’s Long Canyon Deposit which boasts a 1.2 plus million ounces gold resource that should produce an estimated 100,000 to 150,000 ounces of gold per year (“Source: Newmont Mining Corporation ( NYSE: NEM ) Press Release April 8th, 2015”). Geologically the elements that are shared with Long Canyon include stratigraphy from the same formations, specifically calcareous units that lend themselves to mineralized replacement and structurally controlled high grade precious metal mineralization.
VANCOUVER, Canada –- Viscount Mining Corp. (TSX-V: VML) (“Viscount” or the “Company”), a mineral resource exploration company with a portfolio of past producing gold and silver mines and exploration properties in the western United States, is pleased to announce it has spent $1,400,000 to date on the property in the Cherry Creek Mining District, White Pine County, Nevada including the final payment on the 20 previously producing mines.
The original Cherry Creek Project (the “Property”) lies within an historic silver district, where high grade silver production came from numerous mines up to the 1920’s. These land holdings include the three largest past producing silver mines in the district – the Exchequer-New Century Mine, Ticup Mine and the Star Mine. This area makes up of 2,600 acres including all 20 past producers on patented land.
Jim MacKenzie, President & CEO stated “We are pleased to have completed the final purchase of the original Cherry Creek land package, making Viscount 100% owners. This is the first time in over a century that these 20 previously producing mines are now owned by one single entity. Viscount remains in strong financial position without any debt.”
After signing an exploration earn-in agreement with Sumitomo Corporation and its wholly owned US subsidiary Summit Mining Exploration II Inc. (“Summit”), Viscount is gearing up for a full 2015 exploration campaign with Summit as operators on the Company’s Cherry Creek property
For additional information regarding the above noted property and other corporate information, please visit the Company’s website at www.viscountmining.com
About Viscount Mining (TSX-V: VML)
Viscount Mining is an exploration company with a portfolio of properties in the Western United States including holdings in Nevada comprising more than 9,000 acres, all 100% owned, including more than 20 past producing silver and gold mines. Silver Cliff in Colorado is comprised of 96 lode claims, covering much of the historical past producing mineral districts of Silver Cliff and Rosita Hills.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
President, CEO and Director
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