Alianza Minerals Ltd. (TSX-V: ANZ) reports that preparations are underway for a diamond drilling program at the Company’s wholly-owned Horsethief gold property in eastern Nevada. Plans are for a minimum 1,500 metre (m) reverse circulation (RC) drilling program to test multiple targets on the 525 hectare (1299 acre) property. This includes new targets identified from geophysical and structural interpretation completed in conjunction with recent field programs. The Horsethief Property is a sediment-hosted gold prospect located 16 miles east of Pioche, in Lincoln County, NV.