Cobb Creek hosts a National Instrument 43-101 compliant, historical resource of 174,000 ounces of gold, named the McCall gold deposit1. The project occurs at the northern end of the Independence Trend, one of the most important gold belts in northern Nevada. The Independence Trend hosts the Jerritt Canyon district, three other Carlin-style gold deposits, and the recently discovered epithermal gold deposit known as Gravel Creek.
Cobb Creek is comprised of 318 unpatented mining claims and is located close to Highway 225 in Elko County Nevada. The relatively new Western Exploration discovery, Gravel Creek, occurs only 12km southeast of Cobb Creek and is reported to “contain an in-place unclassified mineral inventory of 1.4 million ounces of gold and 21 million ounces of silver”. (Muntean, Davis, and Ayling, 2017)2.
A recent geochemical soil survey reveals a number of important new gold and pathfinder element anomalies that lie three to five kilometers southeast and east of the McCall gold deposit and is discussed in the geochemical section below.