Eldora Gold Resources Canada News-Willow Creek Enterprises Inc. (OTCBB: WLOC) ("The Company, " “Willow Creek") Willow Creek is pleased to announce that it has signed a Letter of Intent to acquire the Hercules property from Minquest, which is located in the prestigious Walker Lane Mineral Belt in Nevada, USA.
The historic Walker Lane Mineral Belt, western Nevada, is a highly mineralized trend that contains several world-class epithermal precious metals deposits, such as: the Comstock Lode (estimated production of 8.6 million ounces of gold and 192 million ounces of silver), Round Mountain (Barrick / Kinross)(over 10 million ounces of gold produced since 1906), Rawhide, Aurora, Goldfield mines, as well as porphyry copper deposits: Yerington (1.75 billion pounds of copper produced from 1953-1978 by Anaconda Copper Company),
Eldora Gold Resources Canada News - The Hercules property gives Willow Creek (OTCBB: WLOC) access to one of the most prolific mining areas in the world. According to a report made by Global Geological Consultants (GGC)* in 2003, The Hercules prospect has direct analogies to the historic Comstock Lode deposit, which is located less than 10 miles to the north. While the Comstock Lode produced approximately $670,000,000 worth of gold and silver from 1860 to 1880, the Hercules Mine, located on the “Hercules" property, is estimated to have produced 5,000 oz of gold and 20,000 oz of silver during early, turn-of-the-century mining efforts. In more recent years, modern exploration has been conducted on the property by companies such as Pioneer Mining Corporation, Phelps Dodge Corporation, and Horizon Gold. The GGC* report further states that the potential for the discovery of thicker, mineralized veins within the Hercules is very good, and that recommended drill tests could identify a deep-seated mineralized deposit for which the Walker Belt is known. Further support for exploration of the Hercules was given by Joseph Tingley** in an annual compilation of major precious metal deposits in Nevada, where he noted a resource for the Hercules deposit of approximately 260,000 oz of gold and 1,950,000 oz of silver.
"The company believes the Hercules property contains one of the most significant untested Comstock-type vein systems in the Western United States. With gold prices hovering well over $1,300.00 an ounce, and silver prices steadily climbing, the Hercules property offers a tremendous opportunity to our shareholders as we move forward, " stated Terry Fields, President Willow Creek.
Eldora Gold Resources Canada News - Management believes that in addition to its proximity to other major discoveries, the Hercules’ physical location makes it an ideal property for exploration and development. Existing infrastructure, including manpower and accessibility for the Hercules property, is supported by the nearby city centers of Reno and Carson City. State highways and paved roads provide easy access, while moderate temperatures allow for year-round physical work on the property. As we approach the colder months, this physical attribute will allow us to continue our work as many others are forced to shut down their operations until the spring.
Political support for the mining industry enjoyed by the state of Nevada was another determining factor for management when selecting the Hercules property. Favorable laws, positive safety regulations, and the lack of political unrest seen in many other parts of the world are among the main reasons that Nevada's gold production accounted for more than 79% of total U. S. production and 7.2% of the world's gold production in 2009 (Economic Overview of Nevada's Mineral Industry report; Nevada Mining Association). Nevada State Geologist and Director of the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Jonathan Price recently stated that Nevada is still in its biggest mining boom, one that produced more than 200 million ounces of gold in Nevada from 1981 to last year. With the addition of the Hercules prospect to our portfolio of properties, Willow Creek (OTCBB: WLOC) hopes to contribute to Nevada's production numbers in the years to come.
* Summary Report and Exploration Proposal on the Hercules Gold Prospect. Lyon Nevada, published January 24, 2003 by Geoffrey Goodall, P. Geo
** Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology - Special Publication MI-2005
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