About Rimrock Gold
Rimrock Gold Corp., a Nevada corporation (RMRK.OTCQB), is a diversified mineral exploration company focused on identifying, acquiring, advancing, and drilling high-grade Gold-Silver metal exploration projects in Nevada. The company is managed by experienced and successful board members and advisors. The Company’s main exploration assets comprise of 100% interest in the Rimrock, Ivanhoe Creek, Silver Cloud, and Pony Spur gold-silver properties in Nevada.
Rimrock Gold’s commitment to asset growth and increased shareholder value will be sustained by the development of highly prospective projects, accelerated exploration activities and the acquisition of viable properties. The Company has selected a strong advisory board of directors with years of experience in the Nevada region to assist in the planning of the Company’s activities.
Gold mining in Nevada is a major industry, and one of the largest sources of gold in the world. Nevada currently mines 79% of all the gold in the United States, which is equivalent to 5,640,000 troy ounces (175 t) in 2009. Total gold production from Nevada recorded from 1835 to 2008 totals 152,000,000 troy ounces (4,700 t), worth over US $228 billion at 2011 prices. Almost all the gold in Nevada comes from large open pit mining and cyanide heap leaching recovery. The Carlin Trend, part of what is also known as the Carlin Unconformity by geologists, is 5 miles (8 km) wide and 40 miles (60 km) long running northwest-southeast, has since produced more gold than any other mining district in the United States and is one of the world’s richest gold districts.
The Company is currently focused on mineral exploration and development activities in the Carlin trend and Midas trend regions of Nevada. The Company’s Nevada properties include Rimrock, Silver Cloud, West Silver Cloud, Pony Spur and the more recent acquisition of Ivanhoe Creek.
Our strategy is to advance each of these projects to the drilling stage as aggressively as prudent financing will allow and to determine the presence of gold, silver or other precious mineral resources. If we are successful in doing so, we believe we can attract the attention of the existing mining companies already operating in the area or new mining companies to either enter into development agreements with us or to acquire the projects from us outright.
The Rimrock property is a Midas-style gold-silver property situated in the Midas (“Northern Nevada Rifts”) gold trend and also directly along a domed up portion of the Carlin Gold Trend, 8 Km northwest of Waterton Global’s Hollister gold-silver mine, and 16 Km east southeast of Newmont’s Midas Mine property. The Rimrock property comprises 54 lode claims that cover approximately 1,080 acres. The Hollister Mine has reserves of more than 1,000,000 ounces of high grade gold grading in excess of 1 ounces per ton gold. The Midas Mine had initial mineable reserves of more than 3M oz. of high-grade gold and 25M oz. of silver. The Rimrock property has three old mercury mines in the area, with one situated directly on top of the main gold ore target, which lies at a major fault intersection. The Paleozoic rocks at Rimrock have been domally uplifted to be present at surface, immediately west of the property boundary. Consequently, the rocks with Carlin-style gold potential could be much closer to the surface than at Hollister or at Midas. Anomalously elevated Carlin-only trace element thallium was found in three samples at Rimrock. This represents a geochemical leakage-upward anomaly of thallium and arsenic. The Company is now focused upon the discovery of relatively shallower Midas style gold-silver deposits.
West Silver Cloud
The West Silver Cloud property is a Midas-style gold-silver property situated 12 Km southwest of Waterton Global’s Hollister gold-silver mine, and 22 Km southeast of Newmont’s Midas Mine property. The nearby Silver Cloud Mine is an old, open-pit mercury mine situated on top of Placer Dome’s main gold-silver ore target, which carries high-grade, drill-indicated gold mineralization. The West Silver Cloud property comprises 38 lode claims that cover approximately 760 acres. West Silver Cloud has never been tested by drilling, and we believe offers good potential to hold a large, high-grade, underground-mineable Midas-Hollister-type Low Sulfidation gold-silver deposit.
The Pony Spur property is a dual, Carlin-style sediment-hosted and Low Sulfidation Breccia Pipe Style gold prospect in the southern part of the prolific, +100,000,000 oz. Carlin-Rain Gold Trend, and is situated 2.25 Km northwest of the adjoining 1,500,000 oz. Pony Creek gold deposit controlled by Allied Nevada Gold, owners of the Hycroft gold mine in northwestern Nevada. The Pony Spur project is along Jerritt and Carlin Trends, near the Rain gold deposit cluster , which includes the Rain, Tess, and Emigrant mines (Newmont / Premier Gold), the 2,000,000 oz. high-grade Saddle gold deposit (presently being drilled by Premier Gold Mines), Railroad-Bullion (presently being drilled by Gold Standard Ventures), and other peripheral gold deposits. The Rain deposit cluster has a combined drill-indicated resources in excess of 4 million ounces of gold in open pit gold mining operations and former producer mines and in underground gold deposits such as Saddle. Sage Gold Inc. drilled one core hole on the Pony Spur property in 2007, discovering gold mineralization. The property comprises 7 lode mining claims of approximately 140 acres, which have been filed with the BLM. The Pony Spur property area sits along a WNW trending, Rain Fault-parallel fault system of undetermined width that intersects the Pony Creek gold deposit area just east of our property boundary. Two types of strong surface gold mineralization and alteration are present at the Pony Spur gold property. A low-sulfidation silica-rich, breccia pipe with gold mineralization crops out at the surface of Pony Spur, similar to mineralization present in Allied Nevada’s 1.5M oz. Pony Creek gold deposit, and the drill hole by Sage Gold intersected gold mineralization in this pipe. Carlin style, thallium-gold rich geochemical rock anomalies also are present at the surface at Pony Spur, possibly indicative of Rain-Meikle type fault-controlled Carlin-style sediment-hosted gold mineralization at depth.
The newly acquired Silver Cloud Property consists of 552 Mining Claims totaling 11,210 acres situated 55 Km northeast of the mining center of Battle Mountain, and 80 Km west-northwest of Elko city, a regional mining hub. The Silver Cloud Property lies immediately to the southwest of Waterton Global’s epithermal bonanza gold-silver Hollister Mine, and 3.8 Km southwest of the Hollister Mine open pit. The Silver Cloud Property also lies 16 Km southeast of Newmont’s Midas Mine, which is currently producing gold and silver from high-grade volcanic epithermal veins, and has produced approximately 4 million ounces of gold to date. The Company controls an additional 38 claims along the west side of the Silver Cloud Property, called the West Silver Cloud property.
As a result of this latest acquisition, the Company’s land package in the region has increased by 11,000 acres, making it one of the largest landholders among junior exploration companies operating in Nevada with over 13,000 acres held. The Company has inherited a comprehensive database reflecting previous exploration campaigns conducted on the Silver Cloud Property by Placer Amex, Newmont, Placer Dome, Teck Resources and Geologix.
The Company recentlyacquired the advanced-stage Ivanhoe Creek, Nevada, epithermal bonanza gold-silver property. The Ivanhoe Creek property consists of 22 unpatented lode mining claims (440 acres) situated in north-central Nevada on lands administered by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management. The property area is uninhabited and suitable for construction of large-scale mine facilities, if warranted. The property is situated 63 Km northeast of the mining center of Battle Mountain, and 75 Km west-northwest of the mining hub city Elko. Rimrock Gold controls 22 claims along the north side of the Hollister property. The property lies at the former site of a small mercury mine/ prospect from which an unknown but small quantity of flasks of mercury were produced, and south of Rimrock Gold’s Rimrock property.
The Ivanhoe Creek property lies immediately adjacent to the north of the epithermal bonanza gold-silver Hollister Mine property that was recently purchased by Waterton Global Resources. Hollister had a proven and probable resource of approximately 819,000 tonnes @ 35.3 g/t gold and 195 g/t silver. Ivanhoe Creek also lies 17 Km southeast of Newmont’s Midas Mine, which is currently producing gold and silver from high-grade volcanic epithermal gold-silver veins, and has produced approximately 4.0 million ounces of gold and substantial silver. The initial published measured and indicated ore reserve for Midas was approximately 3,000,000 ounces of gold and 25,000,000 ounces of silver. Newmont recently announced plans for further expansion of the eastern, more silver rich part of the Midas Mine.