Big Springs is a large Carlin-type gold deposit on the Independence trend north of the operating Jerritt Canyon Mine in Elko, Nevada, being operated by Jerritt Canyon Gold LLC. Jerritt Canyon Gold LLC is privately owned by Sprott Mining Inc. which is wholly owned by Eric Sprott. Big Springs is the flagship asset of Anova Metals Limited (ASX: AWV) is an exploration and development company currently planning a large exploration program in 2020. Big Springs is a brownfields project where a joint venture between Freeport McMoRan and Independence Mining produced 386Koz at an average grade of 4.1 g/t gold between 1987 and 1993. Anova Metals is planning follow up and definition drilling on several brownfield targets specifically South Sammy where significant intersections from 2017 returned 10.7 metres at 30.9 g/t gold and North Sammy where historical intersections returned 19.8 metres at 9.9 g/t gold. Other targets include Beadles Creek, Mac Ridge East and Beadle Creek South. Golden Dome covers the southern end of the property, where historical drilling has returned intersections including 6.1 metres at 3.05 g/t gold with striking similarities to the nearby Jerritt Canyon mine. On October 19 2020, Anova began drilling at Big Springs.
Interest: 2% NSR Royalty
Location: Elko, Nevada
Project Status: Development
Counterparty: Anova Metals (ASX: AWV)