Hasbrouck Exploration

The Hasbrouck property consists of 28 patented mining claims and 583 unpatented mining claims covering an area of approximately 10,750 total acres within Esmeralda County, Nevada. The Three Hills property consists of 13 patented mining claims and 100 unpatented mining claims totaling approximately 2,000 acres.

West Kirkland has identified high-grade epithermal vein and bulk tonnage exploration targets on the two properties. Both properties have recently been expanded and new targets were acquired.

Historic work has been focused predominantly on the known deposits. By September 2014, West Kirkland completed approximated 2,000 meters of reverse circulation and core drilling on the Hasbrouck and Three Hills deposits.

Hasbrouck Deposit

At the Hasbrouck deposit, mineralization is structurally controlled and West Kirkland intends to test newly developed geological concepts.

Drilling in the summer of 2014 followed-up on rock chip samples collected by West Kirkland focusing on an underexplored area on the northeast flank of Hasbrouck Peak. The sampling returned high grades, including 24.6 g/t Au, 6.65 g/t Au and 4.13 g/t Au in select rock chips, and indicated the potential to develop significant tonnage in close proximity to existing resources. Although over 600 holes have been completed at Hasbrouck and Three Hills by previous owners, there is no documented drill testing in this area. The area is within 100 meters of the conceptual pit outline in the ongoing prefeasibility study.

Hasbrouck & Three Hills Property Map

Hasbrouck deposit, looking west

Hasbrouck deposit, plan view

Hasbrouck rock chip sampling
and recent 2014 drilling

Drilling returned 6.09 meters of 0.38 g/t Au with 6.48 g/t Ag starting at depth of 6.10 meters in hole HSB14R-009 and HB14R-010 returned 4.57 meters of 0.66 g/t Au with 12.2 g/t Ag starting at a depth of 7.62 meters. Each mineralized intercept terminated at the contact between the Siebert formation and the underlying Fraction Tuff. A second phase of mapping, sampling, and trenching will be completed in areas of thicker Siebert formation towards the potential pit area, with the goal of establishing refined drill targets with potential for thicker mineralized intercepts. The Siebert formation, which hosts the main deposit, thickens toward the known resources of the Hasbrouck deposit.

Three Hills Exploration

At Three Hills, the best grades occur where structures have prepared at the contact between the Siebert and Fraction formations. WKM will be systematically evaluating these targets in the coming months.

In July-August of 2014, West Kirkland drilled four exploration holes on the eastern flank of the Three Hills deposit, testing a newly developed structural interpretation of the deposit. The company has identified northwest structures as a potential host of high-grade mineralization. The company tested for zones of structural preparation near the contact between the Siebert formation and the Fraction Tuff.

Three Hill plan map showing target structure and 2014 drill results
Three Hills facing west showing younger Brougher Dacite cap on the north hill which has eroded on the south hill, suggesting a fault zone

Hole TH14R-004 returned 50.29 meters grading 0.73 g/t Au and 3.22 g/t Ag within a zone of intersecting structures and includes 9.15 meters at 2.27 g/t Au. Mineralization started 26 meters above the contact between the Siebert and Fraction Tuff and continued 24.4 meters below the contact. This intercept is approximately 70 meters northwest of hole TH12R-15, drilled by a previous owner, which returned 66 meters of 3.3 g/t Au in a similar setting at the same elevation.

A table of West Kirkland's 2014 Exploration drilling at Three Hills is presented below.

Hole ID
From (m)
To (m)
Length (m)
Au (g/t)
Ag (g/t)

*true thickness has been estimated by Company geologists to be approximately 70% of length

Hasbrouck and Three Hills Geology

The Hasbrouck Deposit is a low-sulfidation, epithermal gold–silver deposit and is located in the western portion of the Divide Mining District. Hasbrouck Mountain, which forms the core of the deposit, is composed primarily of tuffs and epiclastic sediments of the Siebert Formation, which is underlain by Fraction Tuff. Several occurrences of chalcedonic sinter, deposited during hot spring activity, have been mapped near the top of the mountain. Gold and silver mineralization outcrops over much of the western half of Hasbrouck Mountain.

The currently-known mineralization extent is approximately 1,900 ft east–west by 1,100 ft north–south and has been drill-tested to a depth greater than 900 ft. Mineralization is open to the north and south at depth.

The Three Hills Deposit is also a low-sulfidation, epithermal gold deposit, with mineralization associated with structural features, rock unit contacts, and with high permeability lithology. Gold mineralization occurs in a zone of pervasive silicification within the Siebert Formation and the upper 10 to 30 feet of the Fraction Tuff. The contact between these two units contains consistently higher grades of gold and is commonly argillized. The currently known resources extend approximately 600 ft east–west by 2,000 ft north–south and have been drill-tested to a depth greater than 1,000 ft.  Mineralization remains open to the east, and at depth. The Company continues to explore both deposits.

Authors and Qualified Persons Statement

Michael Allen, former Vice President of Exploration of West Kirkland Mining, and a qualified person as defined by NI 43-101, reviewed and approved the technical information stated above including but not limited to the plans of the Company. He is the non-independent qualified person for the purpose of the information contained on this web page.

Update July 22, 2016