October 30, 2005 Work was suspended due to mixed results from the exploration program.
April 30, 2005 A total of 18 HQ diameter diamond drill holes with an aggregate length of 14,069 feet (4,288m) were drilled. Of the 9 holes drilled at Angel's Camp, results ranged up to 0.179 opt (6.14 g/t) gold over 60 feet (18.3m) within a rhyolitic lithic tuff. At Crone Hill, the best result from 3 holes was 0.16 opt (5.49 g/t) gold over 20.5 feet (6.25m). At Quartz Butte, 6 holes were drilled, with the highlight being 32 feet (9.75m) grading 0.050 opt (1.7 g/t) gold.
January 20, 2005 Completed the first phase of exploration drilling. A total of nine holes totalling 5,903 feet in length were drilled in the Angel's camp area. In all, 171 samples were selected from the drill core for analysis. Three holes (QM-727, QM-731 and QM-733) totalling 2,377.5 feet in length were drilled in the Crone hill area. Six holes (QM-725, QM-726, QM-728, QM-729, QM-730 and QM-732) totalling 5,789 feet in length were drilled in the Quartz butte area.