Pershing Gold Corp was incorporated under the laws of the State of Nevada on August 2, 2007. The Company is in the exploration stage. It is a gold and precious metals exploration company pursuing exploration and development opportunities mainly in Nevada. The Company is currently focused on exploration of its Relief Canyon properties in Pershing County in northwestern Nevada. The Relief Canyon properties are located in Pershing County about 100 miles northeast of Reno, Nevada and at the southern end of the Humboldt Range. The Company competes with other exploration companies for the acquisition of a limited number of exploration rights. Its exploration activities are subject to various levels of federal and state laws and regulations.