Silver Range Resources
Aurora Geosciences managed all aspects of Silver Range's Enigma exploration for the 2017 season encompassing Geological Mapping/Prospecting/Sampling, as well as a Mag/VLf and HLEM survey on select areas of the property.
The Enigma Property is located about 33 kilometres south of Yerington in Lyon County, Nevada. It consists of 17 Federal Lode claims on BLM land. It is located in the Walker Lane Belt and is predominantly underlain by Mesozoic granite cut by a NNW trending shear zone. Gold occurs in veins and breccias within this shear zone over a distance of approximately 1,500 m. Exposure is poor and the system is best defined in electrical resistivity data. Grab samples from shaft dumps, pits and a road cut have returned up to 73 g/t Au with 10 of 41 samples collected to date returning greater than 2.0 g/t Au. The host mineralization is coarse crystalline, occasionally laminated quartz-hematite-limonite veining with disseminated pyrite, galena, and tetrahedrite. Work to date has mapped the shear zone from intermittent outcrop data and geophysical surveys. A structurally controlled 3D IP survey is planned to locate prospective shoots along the host shear zone by means of their chargeability response.