Great Western has 8 distinct claim groups in Nevada targeting both precious metals and base metals. Please explore each claim group and use the table below to see the different stages of exploration and subsequent evolution. Feel free to contact us with any questions you might have and we will be happy to help.


Huntoon (HN)

The Huntoon Group is located on the northwest side of the Huntoon Valley and comprises 119 full and 12 fractional claims covering an area of approximately 10 km2 in total.

The claims surround the workings of the historic underground Huntoon mine.

Soil sampling has shown gold, silver and copper to be present.

2018 drilling demonstrated grade-thicknesses, along with host lithologies, with many similarities to the mineralisation seen at the Black Mountain claims.

Key Facts

  • Reverse circulation hole drilled in 2018
  • Best intercept of 27.4m at 0.35% Copper
  • Many similarities to the copper mineralisation seen at the Black Mountain claims
  • Target range 10,000-50,000 oz gold



An extensive soil sampling programme at the Huntoon Group has indicated the presence of both copper, gold and silver mineralisation.

In 2018 a single hole was drilled which was designed to test the strong copper anomaly detected in the soil sampling. The best result was 27.4m @ 0.35% Cu from 35.1m, including 7.6m @ 0.70% Cu from 36.6m.

Grade-thicknesses, along with host lithologies, bear many similarities to the mineralisation seen at the Black Mountain claims.

Great Western has a target range of 10,000 - 50,000 oz gold for the Huntoon Group. 


High grade oxidised copper mineralisation is exposed along a northeast trending zone and a number of samples from this area have also tested positive for high grade silver.

On the southeast of the Huntoon claim group, a pronounced magnetic anomaly is located on the trend from the old Huntoon mine.

Initial investigations suggest that this could represent a skarn-hosted copper deposit.