Tonopah West is a significant landholding within the historic district, comprising 97 patented and 17 unpatented lode mining claims.
The previously worked Tonopah silver district produced 174 million ounces of silver and 1.8 million ounces of gold, while Blackrock's ground yielded 2.1 million tons of total Tonopah gold and silver production.
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The explorer is planning a 7,000-metre reverse circulation drill program and plans to evaluate historic mineralized mine dumps and tailings surface material at Tonopah West.
Blackrock said a portion of the funds will also be used to advance exploration at its Silver Cloud property, also in Nevada.
The Vancouver-based firm is offering up to 13.75 million units priced at C$0.20 per unit, with each unit comprised of one share and one-half of one warrant exercisable at C$0.30 per share for a three-year period.
The firm may increase the offering by issuing up to 17.5 million units priced at C$0.20 for total gross proceeds of C$3.5 million.
A finder’s fee is payable up to 7% of the offering in cash as well as warrants equal to 7% of units placed by the finder. Each finder’s warrant is exercisable at C$0.30 for a three-year term.
The offering is expected to close by May 22.
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