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Humboldt County, Nevada

Work to Date:

  • Phase I Drilling (2005)
  • Hydrogeochemistry (2007)
  • Soil Geochemistry (2007)
  • Seismic Geophysics (2007)
  • Gravity Geophysics (2008)
  • Phase II Drilling (2010)


Project Summary

  • The Hot Pot Project is located along the Battle Mountain - Eureka Gold Trend, approximately 8 km (5 miles) east of Newmont's Lone Tree mine (+5,000,000 oz Au), and 9 km (6 miles) north-northeast of Goldcorp's Marigold mine (+4,000,000 oz Au).
  • NGE identified the Hot Pot Project as a direct result of its groundwater chemistry exploration program.  NGE secured the target with a mineral lease from a private land owner and by staking unpatented mining claims.
  • NGE has completed geochemistry, geophysics, and Phase I & II drilling at Hot Pot, and has discovered a completely covered gold bearing hydrothermal system similar in size and ore controlling features to the nearby Lone Tree and Marigold mines.
  • In 2009, NGE and International Enexco Ltd. (TSX.V:IEC) signed an Exploration and Option to Enter Joint Venture Agreement, whereby Enexco can earn a 51% interest in the Hot Pot Property by drilling 6,000 meters (19,600ft) over three years, with the option to earn an additional 19%, for 70% total, by drilling another 3,000 meters (9,800ft) during the fourth year.
  • In 2009/2010 Enexco completed 3,462 meters (11,300 feet) of core drilling at Hot Pot.  Enexco's wide-spaced drilling encountered shallow, hydrothermally altered bedrock, and weak, but widespread anomalous gold.