AME Roundup 2020: Nevada Exploration

One of the regions featured at this year’s AME Roundup 2020 was Nevada

SmallCapPower | January 24, 2020: AME’s (Association for Mineral Exploration) annual Mineral Exploration Roundup conference in British Columbia brings together more than 6,500 people annually to share innovative ideas, generate new connections and create collaborative solutions related to mineral exploration and development. It is a space where mineral explorers, industry professionals and leaders go to network and is a driving force for mineral exploration in Western Canada and the North and South American Cordillera.

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With the theme ‘Lens on Discovery’ and an eye on the newest trends and opportunities, the 2020 AME Roundup conference explored the technical highlights and successes in the mineral exploration profession. Now in its 37th year, the focus of the Conference was placing a lens on discovery for a closer look at those projects, innovations and expertise that exemplify the passion and skill in the mining industry. Roundup 2020 brought people together around exceptional technical sessions and networking events.

One of the regions featured at this year’s Roundup was Nevada. Since the discovery of the Comstock Lode in the 1850s, mining has been an important part of Nevada’s economy and culture. Nevada mining produces more than 20 minerals and metals that we use every day. Though known as the Silver State, Nevada has developed into one of the largest gold producers in the world over the last 50 years, responsible for nearly 80% of all U.S. annual production. In addition to gold, the State produces minerals and metals such as silver, copper, diatomaceous earth, gypsum, and is currently home to the only operating lithium mine in North America (Source: Nevada Mining Association). The Carlin trend is the most well-known area of Nevada for gold exploration and mining.

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One of the most recognizable juniors exploring in Nevada is Gold Standard Ventures Corp. (TSX:GSV), which is developing projects in Nevada’s Carlin and Battle Mountain Trends. Gold Standard Ventures’ Dark Star deposit, part of the Company’s flagship Railroad gold project, is a Carlin-type gold deposit located on the southeast end of the Carlin trend of north-central Nevada. The South Railroad prefeasibility study, completed in September 2019, has shown Proven & Probable Dark Star mineral reserves of 29 456 000 t at 0.93 g/t gold for 884,000 gold ounces. Dark Star is the first reserve hosted in Pennsylvanian–Permian carbonate rocks on the Carlin trend. On the north end of the deposit, higher-grade oxide gold mineralization is developed near the current topographic surface and plunges steeply to depths exceeding 350 metres. On the south end of the deposit, gold mineralization begins at the current topographic surface and is stratigraphically controlled within a west-dipping section of Pennsylvanian–Permian debris flow conglomerate, in the footwall of the north-striking, west-dipping West fault.

AME is the lead association for the mineral exploration and development industry based in British Columbia. Established in 1912, AME represents, advocates, protects and promotes the interests of thousands of members who are engaged in mineral exploration and development in B.C. and throughout the world.

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