The Ecru project is located 40 kilometres southeast of Battle Mountain in Lander County, Nevada, in the heart of the highly endowed Battle Mountain-Eureka trend, adjacent to Barrick's Pipeline, Cortez Hills and Goldrush deposits which have a collective endowment of approximately 50 million ounces of gold.

The project is situated in an area covered by a veneer of transported colluvium ("pediment") and is centered on a large gravity high that is interpreted to represent an upthrown block of the same carbonate rocks that host the nearby world class deposits.

Historic drilling by third parties on adjacent parts of the same gravity high has yielded significant gold minerilization in both the favourable carbonate rocks of the less favourable overlying sequence, with one sample in excess of 1oz/t gold. Geochemical sampling has defined an anomaly within the transported colluvium overlying this gravity anomaly.