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Probe Metals Updates Resource Estimate of its Flagship Val-d’Or East Gold Project

On June 1, Probe Metals Inc. (TSXV: PRB) announced a constructive updated resource estimate for its Val-d’Or East project near
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On June 1, Probe Metals Inc. (TSXV: PRB) announced a constructive updated resource estimate for its Val-d’Or East project near Val-d’Or, Quebec. The company now believes its Pascalis, Monique, Courvan, and Cadillac Break East properties contain 1,773,500 and 2,205,300 ounces of gold on measured & indicated (M&I) and inferred bases, respectively.

The June 1 resource estimate represents a 16% overall increase from the previous 2019 mineral resource estimate (870,000 and 2.56 million ounces of gold on M&I and inferred bases, respectively). Probe’s completion of nearly 75,000 meters of drilling between 2019 and now accounts for both the increase in total resources and the conversion of 907,200 ounces in the inferred category in 2019 to the M&I category today.

Val-d’Or East Project – Detailed Resources

Val-d’Or East Project

The 436 square-kilometer Val-d’Or East project is in the prolific Abitibi Greenstone Belt. Since 1901, more than 200 million ounces of gold, 400 million ounces of silver, and 35 billion and 15 billion pounds of zinc and copper, respectively, have been produced in this region.

Three past-producing mines (Beliveau Mine, Monique Mine and Bussiere Mine) are located on Val-d’Or East. In addition, 14 kilometers (km) of the Cadillac Fault’s 320-km strike length bisects the property. The Cadillac Fault is a major, mineral-rich geological structure in Quebec.

Solid Balance Sheet

As of March 31, 2021, Probe had cash and marketable securities of about $33 million and negligible debt. The company’s operating cash flow shortfall has averaged about $3.5 million per quarter over the last five reported quarters, so Probe’s cash and cash equivalents equate to about 9-10 quarters of its current quarterly cash burn rate.

(in thousands of Canadian $, except for shares outstanding) 1Q 2021 4Q 2020 3Q 2020 2Q 2020 1Q 2020
Operating Income ($3,985) ($4,506) ($5,090) ($4,389) ($6,237)
Operating Cash Flow ($3,030) ($4,078) ($4,395) ($2,651) ($3,387)
Cash/Marketable Securities $33,055 $34,562 $29,852 $33,717 $33,399
Debt $251 $264 $275 $284 $293
Shares Outstanding (Millions) 130.2 130.2 125.8 125.8 123.5

Probe has a potentially significant resource in Val-d’Or East, but the company is unlikely to begin production there for some time. In addition, if Probe’s quarterly operating spending were to increase noticeably from current levels, it could in time have to raise equity through a public or private offering.

Probe’s Val d’Or East project has a large gold resource and is located in a region characterized by large gold mines. Furthermore, the company is well capitalized with more than $30 million of cash and little debt. As Probe’s flagship project moves closer to production, investors may begin to ascribe a higher valuation to its shares.

Probe Metals Inc. last traded at $1.72 on the TSX Venture Exchange.


Information for this briefing was found via Sedar and the companies mentioned. The author has no securities or affiliations related to this organization. Not a recommendation to buy or sell. Always do additional research and consult a professional before purchasing a security. The author holds no licenses.

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Collective Mining Makes a Significant New Discovery at the San Antonio Project, Drilling 710 Metres at 0.53 g/t Gold Equivalent from Surface

Collective Mining Ltd. (TSXV: CNL) (“Collective” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has…

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Collective Mining Ltd. (TSXV: CNL) (“Collective” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has made a significant grassroot discovery at the Pound target (“Pound”) within its San Antonio project, Colombia. Pound is one of three targets the Company has generated at the San Antonio project and assay results reported herein are from the recently completed Phase I reconnaissance drill program, which tested two of these targets.

Highlights (Tables and Figures 1 to 5)

  • Continuous gold (“Au”), silver (“Ag”) and base metal (copper and molybdenum) mineralization hasbeen intersected from surface, over the full core lengths of two reconnaissance diamond drill holes at Pound as follows:
    • 710 metres at 0.53 g/t gold equivalent from surface including 133 metres at 0.92 g/t gold equivalent from 470 metre depth (SAC-8); and
    • 750 metres at 0.41 g/t gold equivalent from surface including 187 metres at 0.59 g/t gold equivalent from 60 metre depth (SAC-6).
  • Importantly, both drill holes ended in mineralization with copper and molybdenum grades increasing at depth including:
    • 70 metres at 0.12% copper and 89 ppm molybdenum from 681 metre depth (SAC-6); and
    • 133 metres at 0.15% copper and 27 ppm molybdenum from 470 metre depth (SAC-8).

Pound mineralization is related to hydrothermal breccia and highly altered, quartz diorite intrusive which have been overprinted by late stage, polymetallic veins. Pound is located within a NE-SW trending corridor, as defined by mineralized breccia and altered intrusive, which is open in alldirections and has been mapped to date over a strike length of approximately 1.3 kilometres.The alteration system associated with Pound (advanced Argillic litho-cap) is related to the upper and peripheral portions of a porphyry system. The Company is currently reviewing its options for follow up exploration which would include initiating a Phase II diamond drill program and a high-resolution and deep penetrating IP survey as has recently and successfully been undertaken at the Guayabales project.

“The wide and continuous zones of mineralization intersected from surface at Pound are exciting and suggest we are either peripheral to or above a very large porphyry system,” commented Ari Sussman, Executive Chairman. “It is extremely pleasing that we have made brand new significant discoveries with the initial drill holes into grass root generated targets at both our Guayabales and San Antonio projects. With funding in place through 2022, the Company will become aggressive in the short-term with follow up drilling on our new discoveries and testing newly generated targets across the project portfolio.”

Table 1 Initial Diamond Drilling Results at the Pound Target

* AuEq (g/t) = (Au (g/t) x 0.95) + (Ag g/t x 0.013 x 0.90) + (Cu (%) x 1.83 x 0.92) + (Mo (%) x 4.57 x 0.92), utilizing metal prices of Cu – US$4.00/lb, Mo – US$10.00/lb, Ag – $20/oz and Au – US$1,500/oz and recovery rates of 95% for Au, 90% for Ag, 92% for Cu and Mo.
** a 0.1 g/t AuEq cut-off grade was employed with no more than 10% internal dilution. True widths are unknown and grades are uncut.

Geological Details of the San Antonio Project

The San Antonio (“SA”) Project is located in the Middle Cauca Gold Belt (“MCB”), 80 km south of Medellin and 50 km north of Manizales, Department of Caldas, Colombia. The MCB has been the most prolific belt for Miocene aged, porphyry and epithermal vein discoveries within Colombia and multi-million ounce discoveries in recent years include Buriticá, La Colosa, Nueves Chaquiro and Marmato.

The SA covers an area of 3,853 hectares and hosts multiple quartz diorite, diorite intrusive and breccia bodies of Miocene age which intrude basement schists and younger volcano-sedimentary packages.

Three specific grassroots exploration targets have been outlined by surface mapping, sampling, soil geochemistry, geophysical modelling, and shallow scout drilling. These are referred to as the Dollar, COP and Pound targets.

The Pound target is located in the northern portion of the project, is defined by multiple hydrothermal breccia bodies hosted within highly altered diorite and quartz diorite intrusive and overprinted by late stage, polymetallic veins. This zone of altered intrusive and breccia bodies trends NE-SW and has been mapped for a strike length of plus 1.3 kilometres.  The zone is still open to the NE and SW. Outcrop exposures on the southern border of this target area include epithermal vein systems within a preserved lithocap of advanced argillic alteration which is superimposed on hydrothermal breccia bodies which grades laterally and downwards into intermediate argillic alteration assemblages. These rocks are interpreted to reflect preservation of the shallow levels of the porphyry system. The initial two reconnaissance diamond drill holes, SAC-6 and SAC-8, were drilled to respective downhole depths of 750 metres and 710 metres and intersected various hydrothermal breccia (pyrite matrix), altered quartz diorite intrusive and late-stage polymetallic veins. All the rock units have been hydrothermally altered with an earlier sericitic event overprinted by a strong, advanced argillic phase with various aluminosilicates. At depth, various diorite phases display disseminations and aggregates of chalcopyrite and molybdenite in contact with large blocks of metamorphic schist. The target remains open in all directions and further work is envisaged and will commence with a deep penetrating, high-resolution, induced polarization survey down to minimum depths of 900m below surface followed by a Phase II expanded diamond drilling program. Exploration targets include the mineralized breccia and a porphyry system postulated to occur below the lithocap.

The COP target is located 800 metres south of Pound and is defined by highly anomalous molybdenum (8 ppm to 108 ppm) and gold (up to 2.74 g/t) in soils in association with altered diorite porphyry and quartz veinlets over an area of 650 metres x 350 metres. The surface expression of the COP target is coincident with geophysical anomalies, at 200-300 metres depth which include a positive magnetic anomaly and IP chargeability and resistivity highs.  COP has not been tested, other than a single historical borehole drilled just south of the target area, returned an intercept of 99 metres at 0.42 g/t gold and 4.9 g/t silver within unmineralized country rocks partially intruded by mineralized porphyry quartz veins at a depth of 608 meter downhole. The mineralization encountered in the drill-hole is interpreted to be leakage from the COP target directly to the north.

The Dollar target is located 400 metres south of COP. At surface various outcrop of quartz diorite porphyry host stockwork and sheeted quartz-magnetite vein systems associated with disseminated pyrite covering a 500 metre radius. Shallow scout drilling (6 holes) to cover the target area, identified the main mineralized porphyry. Holes SAC-1 to SAC-5 and SAC-9 returned gold intercepts of 0.1 to 0.3 g/t over various angled intercepts of 100 metres to 600 metres length within or across the various outcrops of the mineralized stockwork system. Based on the shallow intercepts a deeper hole was drilled into the mineralized stockwork and returned the intercepts outlined in Table 2 below. Gold, copper and molybdenum grades improve with depth and further deeper drilling is warranted, particularly as the project area is located approximately 300 metres above an accessible valley floor.

Table 2 Initial Deep Diamond Drilling Hole at the Dollar Target

* AuEq (g/t) = (Au (g/t) x 0.95) + (Ag g/t x 0.013 x 0.90) + (Cu (%) x 1.83 x 0.92) + (Mo (%) x 4.57 x 0.92), utilizing metal prices of Cu – US$4.00/lb, Mo – US$10.00/lb, Ag – $20/oz and Au – US$1,500/oz and recovery rates of 95% for Au, 90% for Ag, 92% for Cu and Mo.
** a 0.1 g/t AuEq cut-off grade was employed with no more than 10% internal dilution. True widths are unknown, and grades are uncut.

The San Antonio project benefits from favorable topography with approximately 600 vertical metres of elevation change from the mountain peaks to the various flat lying valleys. Additionally, the topography is not overly steep, lending itself to multiple potential infrastructure development scenarios should an economic deposit be discovered in the future.

Qualified Person (QP) and NI43-101 Disclosure

David J Reading is the designated Qualified Person for this news release within the meaning of National Instrument 43-101 (“NI 43-101”) and has reviewed and verified that the technical information contained herein is accurate and approves of the written disclosure of same. Mr. Reading has an MSc in Economic Geology and is a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining and of the Society of Economic Geology (SEG).

Technical Information

Rock samples have been prepared and analyzed at SGS laboratory facilities in Medellin, Colombia and Lima, Peru; and Actlabs laboratory facilities in Medellin, Colombia and Toronto, Canada. Certified reference standards are inserted into the sample stream to monitor laboratory performance. Crush rejects and pulps are kept and stored in a secured storage facility for future assay verification. No capping has been applied to sample composites. The Company utilizes a rigorous, industry-standard QA/QC program.

About Collective Mining Ltd.

Collective Mining is an exploration and development company focused on identifying and exploring prospective mineral projects in South America. Founded by the team that developed and sold Continental Gold Inc. to Zijin Mining for approximately $2 billion in enterprise value, the mission of the Company is to repeat its past success in Colombia by making a significant new mineral discovery and advancing the projection to production.  Management, insiders and close family and friends own approximately 40% of the outstanding shares of the Company and as a result are fully aligned with shareholders. Collective currently holds an option to earn up to a 100% interest in two projects located in Colombia. As a result of an aggressive exploration program on both the Guayabales and San Antonio projects a total of eight major targets have been defined. The Company is fortuitous to have made significant grass root discoveries on both projects with discovery holes of 104 metres @ 1.2 g/t gold and 12 g/t silver and 710 metres @ 0.53 AuEq at the Guayabales and San Antonio projects, respectfully.

Contact Information

Collective Mining Ltd.

Steve Gold, Vice President, Corporate Development and Investor Relations

Tel. (416) 648-4065

 

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This news release contains certain forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, statements about the drill programs, including timing of results, and Collective’s future and intentions. Wherever possible, words such as “may”, “will”, “should”, “could”, “expect”, “plan”, “intend”, “anticipate”, “believe”, “estimate”, “predict” or “potential” or the negative or other variations of these words, or similar words or phrases, have been used to identify these forward-looking statements. These statements reflect management’s current beliefs and are based on information currently available to management as at the date hereof.

Forward-looking statements involve significant risk, uncertainties, and assumptions. Many factors could cause actual results, performance, or achievements to differ materially from the results discussed or implied in the forward-looking statements. These factors should be considered carefully, and readers should not place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements. Although the forward-looking statements contained in this news release are based upon what management believes to be reasonable assumptions, Collective cannot assure readers that actual results will be consistent with these forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this news release, and Collective assumes no obligation to update or revise them to reflect new events or circumstances, except as required by law.

Neither the TSXV nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSXV) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this news release.

Figure 1: Plan View of the San Antonio Project and the Pound Target

Figure 2: Plan View of the Pound Target

Figure 3: Cross Section of Pound Drilling

Figure 4: Core Photos: Pound: SAC-6 and SAC-8

Hydrothermal breccias, cemented by sericite, carbonates, and sulphides are overprinted by strong advance argillic alteration with pyrite and chalcopyrite and molybdenite mineralization.


Carbonate base metals with galena, sphalerite and pyrite mineralization. Microdiorites and quartzodiorites with secondary biotite alteration with magnetite chacopyrite and pyrite mineralizattion.

Figure 5: Core Photos: Dollar, SAC-7. Clay Alteration Overprint Decreases With Depth

Quartz Diorites porphyry overprinted by strong Sericite alteration, quartz veinlets with magnetite, pyrite, and chalcopyrite.

 






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Equinox Gold Breaks Ground For Greenstone Mine, Targets First Gold Pour In H1 2024

Equinox Gold Corp. (TSX: EQX) announced today the groundbreaking for the construction of the Greenstone gold mine in Ontario. The
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Equinox Gold Corp. (TSX: EQX) announced today the groundbreaking for the construction of the Greenstone gold mine in Ontario. The mine is being developed in a 60-40 partnership with Orion Mine Finance Group.

The initial capital cost is expected to be $1.23 billion, including $50 million spent to date and a $177 million contingency budget. It is estimated that 10% of the construction will happen for the rest of 2021, 40% in 2022, 35% in 2023, and the remaining 15% in 2024. The mining firm plans to finance its attributable portion of the capital expenditure through its existing treasury worth $330 million as of June 2021, cash flow from its producing mines, and a $400 million revolving credit facility.

Greenstone mine is reported to have an initial mine life of 14 years and total gold production of 5.05 million ounces. For the first five years, the average annual production is estimated to be 400,000 gold ounces, then it becomes 360,000 gold ounces annually for the rest of the mine’s life.

The mining is expected to start in Q4 2022 and the first gold pour is targeted in H1 2024.

Equinox Gold last traded at $9.86 on the TSX.


Information for this briefing was found via Sedar and the companies mentioned. The author has no securities or affiliations related to this organization. Not a recommendation to buy or sell. Always do additional research and consult a professional before purchasing a security. The author holds no licenses.

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Top Uranium Stocks To Watch Before November

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Before November begins, which uranium stocks will you watch?

When it comes to mining companies, uranium stocks are sometimes disregarded by investors. Many investors are unaware that uranium is a massive industry with activities all over the world. COVID-19 has also had an impact on the uranium stock market. COVID led Uranium stocks to reach levels not seen since the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in Japan in 2011.

Some feel that Reddit is responsible for some of the uranium hysteria. Retail investors have become extremely influential in the stock market in the last year, as you may have seen. In February, a subreddit called r/UraniumSqueeze was launched for uranium retail investors. So far, the subreddit has amassed over 18,200 members.

But how can you know which uranium stocks are the best to buy? Perhaps you’ve discovered a uranium firm in which you’d want to invest, but you’re unfamiliar with the market. The best things to keep up with are company-specific news, global news, and industry news. A uranium shortage, for example, might cause a price increase. For the time being, let’s look at three uranium stocks that are doing well in the market.

Top Uranium Stocks To Watch

  1. Energy Fuels Inc. (NYSE: UUUU)
  2. Cameco Corporation (NYSE: CCJ)
  3. Denison Mines Corp. (NYSE: DNN)

Energy Fuels Inc. (NYSE: UUUU)

Energy Fuels Inc. obtains, recovers, explores for, and sells uranium. Among other things, it owns and operates the Nichols Ranch project. It also has uranium property holdings and projects for exploration, permitting, and evaluation. The majority of its holdings are in Utah, Wyoming, Arizona, Colorado, and New Mexico.

The corporation began the earnings season at the end of July, releasing its second-quarter results. As of the conclusion of the quarter, the firm had $98.8 million in working capital. The current inventory of Energy Fuels is worth $39.1 million.

Mark S. Chalmers, the President and CEO of Energy Fuels said, “Energy Fuels achieved another significant milestone in restoring U.S. rare earth supply chains when we recently announced the successful production of rare earth carbonate from U.S.-sourced natural monazite sand at our White Mesa Mill.” Based on this new info, will UUUU stock be on your watchlist in November?

Cameco Corporation (NYSE: CCJ)

Cameco Corporation is a uranium stock that is primarily engaged in the production and sale of uranium. The company’s two divisions are uranium and fuel services. The uranium division of Cameco mines, grinds, and buys and sells uranium concentrate. Its primary uranium asset is the Cigar Lake deposit in Canada. Its fuel services division refines, converts, and fabricates uranium concrete, as well as buys and sells conversion services.

The corporation released its second-quarter results for the year on July 28th. Revenue, gross profit (loss), and cash supplied by operations all decreased year over year. At the time, the corporation is still working to recover from the pandemic’s consequences.

CEO of Cameco, Tom Gitzel said, “We are taking the steps we believe are necessary, including investing in digital and automation technologies, to support the restart of our tier-one assets to create a more flexible asset base that will allow us to align our production decisions with our contract portfolio commitments and opportunities, allow us to eliminate the care and maintenance costs incurred while our tier-one production is suspended, and to benefit from the very favorable life-of-mine economics our tier-one assets provide.” Now that you know the latest about CCJ, will it make your uranium stock watchlist right now?

Denison Mines Corp. (NYSE: DNN)

Denison Mines Corp. is a mining stock that we have frequently discussed on our blog owing to its market velocity. The company’s stock price has risen dramatically during October. This is a uranium exploration firm established in Canada. Denison is involved in the development of several uranium projects throughout the country, notably the Wheeler River project, of which it owns 95 percent of.

The company announced the sale of Goviex shares and warrants for up to $41.6 million on October 21st. The business agreed to sell 32,500,000 common shares of GoviEx Uranium Inc. in a private transaction. Denison was holding these shares for investment purposes at the time. The corporation will get $15,600,000 in gross revenues and will retain 32,644,000 shares. Denison will get an additional $26 million in gross profits if the warrants are fully exercised.

This deal is expected to be completed by the end of October 2021. Denison has announced that the net proceeds of the deal will be used for general corporate purposes. It will be fascinating to see how this transaction plays out and how it affects the DNN stock price. With all of this in mind, will DNN be on your list of uranium stocks to keep an eye on?

Best Uranium Stocks To Buy?

Finding the best uranium stocks to buy can be a difficult process. That is why staying up to date on the newest market developments can be quite beneficial. In the case of most mining stocks, sector news is critical to the investment process. So, which uranium stocks will be on your radar in November 2021?

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