Exploration drilling is underway in northern Elko County near the historic town of Jarbidge, and Newcrest Resources Inc. has opened a temporary man-camp in the community to house exploration crews.
The drilling and camp followed U.S. Forest Service approval for a second stage of drilling.
“There are multiple drill sites planned in the area within about two miles of town, all of which have received permit approvals,” said James Perry, business development manager for Australia-based Newcrest Mining Ltd.
Newcrest Resources is a wholly owned subsidiary of Australia-based Newcrest.
The camp was opened in July for up to 30 employees working on the exploration project. Drilling activities also began in July.