Blackrock Gold Corp (CVE:BRC) says it's pleased with results of an orientation soil geochemical survey at the Silver Cloud project in Elko County, Nevada.
Samples showed elevated levels of silver in four of the 41 soil samples collected near the vein exposures and structures in the northeast area of the claim block.
Concentrations of 3.428 parts per million (ppm) silver to 7.405 ppm silver are present in the four soil samples, the firm said.
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"We are pleased with results of the orientation survey and the elevated levels of silver in the soil," said Gregory Schifrin, chief executive at Blackrock.
"This indicator, silver associated with gold in the veins, is present in the nearby Hollister mine and perhaps represents leakage along structure at Silver Cloud.
"This orientation work will provide the basis for a decision to conduct an extensive soil geochem survey of the property."
The mining group is currently in the throes of evaluating data and selecting drill targets.
It plans to commence its drilling programme in late fall 2018 or the spring of 2019 once it has completed additional surface technical work and has received a drilling permit.
The Blackrock management team is working collectively with consultants to expeditiously advance the Silver Cloud project to drilling.
Blackrock shares were unchanged at C$0.08.