Cherokee, Nevada, United States
The Cherokee project is an emerging epithermal silver, gold and copper district located approximately 75 kilometers south of the historic Pioche silver-gold-copper-zinc-lead mining camp. Silver One’s 5,298 hectares (52 square kilometers) property covers a 12-kilometre long by 4-kilometre wide structurally controlled silver-copper-gold system. It is hosted by Paleozoic sediments, similar in part to the host rocks for the mineralized systems at Pioche. From 1869 to present, the neighboring Pioche area mined over 6 million tons producing over 1 million ounces of gold, 20 million ounces of silver, 7 million pounds of copper, 350 million pounds of lead and 700 million pounds of zinc. Production was initially from gold-silver-copper epithermal veins and later from underlying carbonate-hosted replacement-type mineralized bodies. The Silver One 2020-2021 drill program partly-tested silver-copper-gold epithermal vein targets on patented claims overlying the past producing Cherokee and Southeast Cherokee historic workings. Several other targets on the property outside the patented claims remain untested and drill permitting of some of these areas is planned for 2022. More promising targets include the more gold-silver rich areas around the Johnnie Mine and Hidden treasures vein systems, the relatively untested Mojoto vein, and deeper porphyry mineralization that was the target of drilling in the 1980’s in the Blue Nose and Viola areas of the property.