The General Thomas Project is located 20 km (13 miles) southwest of Tonopah, Nevada, in Esmeralda County. Subject to net smelter royalties, Columbus controls a 100% interest in the property.
The General Thomas Mine had unrecorded production from 1910 to 1921. Columbus recently staked claims centered approximately 800 meters (500 ft) northwest of the General Thomas Mine where reconnaissance sampling yielded silver values ranging from 34.28 to 788.6 g/t (1.0 to 23 opt) silver in shale and hornfels of the Cambrian Harkless Formation. Numerous dikes and sills are also present and regional magnetic surveys indicate the area lies on a broad magnetic high, probably reflecting an igneous intrusive body at depth.
There has been no drilling on the claims. Columbus plans to carryout a program of thorough sampling and geological mapping to define the highest priority drill targets.