A Plan of Operations (POO) for continued drilling on the Island Mountain project was approved by both the Nevada Bureau of Mining Reclamation and Regulation (BMRR) and the U.S. Forest Service (USFS). The Island Mountain property is comprised of both unpatented claims on USFS-managed lands as well as patented claims (private land), under lease to TUVERA Exploration Nevada LLC (TEN), which are under the purview of BMRR for exploration regulation.
A total of 19 holes will be drilled under the POO. These drill sites and accessways to the sites originally were planned to be developed and drilled during the 2014 field season. However, the primary funding source for TUVERA Exploration Inc. was unable to provide continuing support to the company at that time. Therefore, these “leftover” holes now can be completed following this re-approval by both USFS and BMRR. Some of the drill holes are intended to provide infill of previous drilling and known resources. Other drill holes are intended to test the outer limits of resources on the northern side of the project area to see if any mineralization occurs beyond past drilling in those areas.