The 100% owned Green Springs property is located in the southwest
corner of the historic White Pine mining district, 35 miles west of
Ely, Nevada and 7 miles south of Mt. Hamilton. The property consists of
193 unpatented mineral claims covering an area of 3700 acres. Green
Springs is a past operating heap leach gold mine which produced
1.1 million metric tons of ore averaging 2.1 g/t gold and is prospective
for Carlin-style gold and silver mineralization. The property was
originally staked in 1979 by U.S. Minerals Exploration Company ("USMX")
who explored the property from 1980-1988. During this time they drilled
~600 RC drill holes outlining six deposits throughout the claim block.
Mining commenced on three of these deposits in 1988 and operated until
1990. It is believed that during
this time USMX extracted ~60,000 Oz of gold from three pits. Three
additional deposits were left un-mined and remain open for delineation
and future production.