Willow Creek Completes Phase One: 20 Hole Drill Program at Hercules Gold & Silver Property, Nevada
LAS VEGAS, Aug. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Willow Creek Enterprises Inc. (OTCBB: WLOC) (the “Company” or “Willow Creek”) is pleased to announce the completion of Phase One on the Company’s drill program at its Hercules Gold & Silver Property located in the Walker Lane Mineral Belt in southern Lyon County, Nevada, USA. Phase One comprised of a 20 hole drill program that has totaled more than 6,000 feet of drilling of targeted areas on the Hercules Gold and Silver Property.
“Management decided to increase the number of drill holes to twenty after some encouraging initial drill core. We originally had only planned on drilling twelve to fourteen holes. Management felt the need to expand the drill program in order to examine the exploration potential of these areas of the property. We believe strongly in the potential for positive drill results,” stated Terry Fields, President, Willow Creek. “The ongoing exploration has revealed mineralization that may potentially be used to immediately and significantly add to the resources contained within our project area. The Hercules resource is approximately 583,000 gold-equivalent ounces and with this drill program our goal is to keep increasing this indicated resource. We will continue to keep our shareholders up to date on the progress at Hercules and we look forward to announcing the drill results as they become available.”
The drill program has been managed by O’Keefe Drilling and conducted under the supervision of Willow Creek and advising Geologist Herb Duerr of MinQuest Inc.
Willow Creek’s exploration program of angle drill holes, both core and reverse circulation-rotary (RC), was utilized in attempting to confirm and enhance the indicated resources with infill drilling.
The original drill program included:
- Approximately 15 drill holes. (Willow Creek completed 20 Holes)
- Approximately 3,000+ feet of drilling planned for initial program( Willow Creek completed over 6000 feet of drilling
- Varying depths 200 – 500 feet
- 50 – 100 foot spacing between holes
- A focused and balanced drill program targeting: the Hercules and West Cliff area and North to the ABC zones.
- Flexibility will be maintained should new targets be identified as we proceed.
About Hercules Gold & Silver Property:
The Hercules project currently consists of 88 mining claims for a total of 1760 acres, which is located in the prestigious Walker Lane Mineral Belt in southern Lyon County, Nevada, USA. The Property hosts an indicated resource of approximately 583,000 gold-equivalent ounces. Hercules is located approximately 25 miles southwest of Reno, 7 miles outside of Dayton, 10 miles from the Comstock Lode Deposit and 15 miles from the Talapoosa Mine.
The historic Walker Lane Mineral Belt in western Nevada is a highly mineralized trend that contains several world-class epithermal precious metals deposits such as:
- the Comstock Lode (estimated production of 8.6 million ounces of gold and 192 million ounces of silver);
- Round Mountain (Barrick / Kinross) (over 10 million ounces of gold produced since 1906); and
- Rawhide, Aurora, Goldfield mines.
Additional porphyry copper deposits are at Yerington (1.75 billion pounds of copper produced from 1953-1978 by Anaconda Copper Company.)
About Willow Creek Enterprises Inc.
Willow Creek is a gold, silver and base metal exploration company with the purpose of evaluating, developing and acquiring gold projects of merit with a focus on the United States, Canada and Mexico. At present, Willow Creek is focused on the exploration and development of its projects in Nevada, USA. Willow Creek has also compiled a management team that has the knowledge, experience and motivation to find quality properties at different stages of development in order to fulfill their corporate mission.
Terry Fields, President
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Please visit the Willow Creek website www.willowcreekenterprisesinc.com for any further information.
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