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Resources Top 5: Investors pile into ASX stocks as global magnesium shortage bites

China is slashing magnesium production due to ongoing power crisis and buyers are getting desperate ASX magnesium stocks Korab, Latrobe … Read More
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  • China is slashing magnesium production due to ongoing power crisis and buyers are getting desperate
  • ASX magnesium stocks Korab, Latrobe and Magnotec soar in early trade
  • Emmerson hits visual copper in drilling, Aguia inks phosphate sales agreement

Here are the biggest small cap resources winners in early trade, Tuesday October 26.

 

KORAB RESOURCES (ASX:KOR)

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There are only a handful of current or likely magnesium producers outside China, which is slashing production due to an ongoing power crisis. Buyers are getting desperate.

$20m market cap KOR is currently in a pause pending a further announcement after shooting up almost 100% in early trade.

This sleepy explorer has been trying to develop, or sell, the ‘Winchester’ magnesium project in the NT for over a decade.

Over the last few months, KOR says it has been approached by two separate groups expressing an interest in developing Winchester.

The latest unsolicited proposal would see the two parties “jointly develop the Winchester quarry where the other party will fully fund the development in exchange for sharing the future profits from the quarry”.

No commercial terms have been met as yet, KOR said September 30.


 

LATROBE MAGNESIUM (ASX:LMG)

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LMG plans to develop a 3000tpa operation which will convert fly ash from the Yallourn coal operations in the Latrobe Valley into magnesium and a host of other industrial products.

Latrobe still has engineering and other studies to complete before issuing tenders for construction of its plant in January next year but managing director David Paterson said end users facing supply woes out of China were already desperate to get their hands on mag product.

“That’s why we keep on talking about diversity of supply,” he told Stockhead on September 30.

“We’ve had probably at least three or four inquiries a week, probably one a day.”

“We’ve had two today just on can we supply mag at a price, at any price, because they can’t get supply.”

 

MAGNOTEC (ASX:MGL)

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China and Europe-based MGL isn’t a miner, but it does sell primary and recycled magnesium alloys into the auto, power tool and electronics sectors.

In the first six months of 2021 the metals businesses experienced a ‘difficult period”. The principal constraint on Magontec’s metals business in China is the absence of raw material supply, it says.

“Auto sector output was constrained, logistics costs rose sharply, magnesium prices were volatile and Magontec’s key magnesium alloy cast house at Golmud, Qinghai province, PRC continued to source its raw material from regional Pidgeon producers pending resumption of supply from the Qinghai Salt lake Magnesium Co Ltd (QSLM),” the company says.

“Until this supply re-commences the MAQ business will continue to be unprofitable at the EBITDA line and, with depreciation charged on this currently non-performing asset, will continue to negatively impact reported profit.”

MGL’s other metals businesses — recycling of magnesium alloy scrap in Germany and Romania — is also challenged.

“A slowdown in the automotive sector due to chip shortages, among other issues, has reduced volume throughput for the European recycling facilities over the last 12 months and we don’t expect a recovery in the short-term,” the company says.

 

EMMERSON RESOURCES (ASX:ERM)

A maiden drilling program pulled up visual copper at ‘Hermitage’, one of a cluster of targets held by ERM in the 5.5Moz gold, 470,000t copper Tennant Creek Mineral Field (TCMF).

Drill hole HERC002 and HERC003 intersected thick zones of malachite (copper ore) chalcopyrite (copper ore), interspersed with native copper.

Here’s what that looks like:

Native copper in RC drill hole HERC003.

HERC003 terminated in mineralisation at 192m, ERM says.

Drilling continues, and first assay results are expected in the current December quarter.

Hermitage has not seen any systematic, modern exploration since the 1980s.

The first phase of this exploration is aimed at following up historic hits like 9m at 12.8g/t gold from 176m and 23m at 4.84g/t gold and 3.7% copper from 203m.

$37m market cap ERM has been treading water, up 7% over the past month and down 6% year-to-date.

 

AGUIA RESOURCES (ASX:AGR)

This aspiring fertiliser miner has presold 30,000 tonnes per annum of natural phosphate fertiliser from the ‘Três Estradas’ Phosphate Project (TEPP) in Rio Grande do Sul, the southernmost state of Brazil.

The MOU — with well-known fertiliser and agribusiness distributor Tuch — potentially represents well over half of AGR’s projected first year of TEPP sales, estimated at 50,000 tonnes, the company said.

The sale price from AGR to Tuch is $74 per tonne FOB for the product in bulk. Operational expenditure has been estimated at just $11/t.

The project, which will cost just $8m to build, is expected to produce 306,000tpa over 18 years following a three-year ramp up, AGR added.


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Karora Resources Strengthens Board with Appointment of New Australian-based Director Shirley In’t Veld

TORONTO, Dec. 6, 2021 – Karora Resources Inc. (TSX: KRR) (OTCQX: KRRGF) (“Karora” or the “Corporation”) is pleased to announce the appointment…

TORONTO, Dec. 6, 2021 – Karora Resources Inc. (TSX: KRR) (OTCQX: KRRGF) (“Karora” or the “Corporation”) is pleased to announce the appointment of Shirley In’t Veld to its Board of Directors effective immediately.

Paul Andre Huet, Chairman and CEO of Karora said, “”I am pleased to welcome Shirley In’t Veld to Karora’s Board of Directors. The addition of Shirley’s extensive experience as a senior executive and director in the Australian mining, renewables and energy sectors to our team further strengthens our Board and is a strong endorsement of Karora’s position as a premier gold producer. In particular, her experience as a former Director of Northern Star Resources (an Australian gold producer with World class projects located in Australia and North America), her in depth knowledge of Western Australia, and expertise in ESG matters will be a tremendous addition to our Board. We look forward to benefitting from Shirley’s input as we continue to unlock the full potential of our Australian operations.”

Shirley In’t Veld has over 30 years of career experience in mining, renewables and energy sectors. She is currently a Director of Alumina Limited, NBN Co Limited (National Broadband Network Co.) and APA Group. She was formerly Deputy Chair of CSIRO (Commonwealth Science and Industrial Research Organisation), Director of Northern Star Resources Limited, Perth Airport, DUET Group, Asciano Limited and Alcoa of Australia Limited and a Council Member of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Western Australia. She was also the Managing Director of Verve Energy (2007 – 2012) and, previously, served 10 years in senior roles at Alcoa of Australia Limited, WMC Resources Ltd, Bond Corporation and BankWest Perth.

In 2014, Shirley was Chair of the Queensland Government Expert Electricity Panel and a member of the Renewable Energy Target Review Panel for the Australian Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet. She also served as a member of the COAG Energy Council Selection Panel, a Council member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (Western Australia) and the SMART Infrastructure Facility (University of Wollongong).

About Karora Resources 

Karora is focused on doubling gold production to 200,000 ounces by 2024 compared to 2020 and reducing costs at its integrated Beta Hunt Gold Mine and Higginsville Gold Operations (“HGO”) in Western Australia. The Higginsville treatment facility is a low-cost 1.6 Mtpa processing plant, expanding to a planned 2.5 Mtpa by 2024, which is fed at capacity from Karora’s underground Beta Hunt mine and Higginsville mines. At Beta Hunt, a robust gold Mineral Resource and Reserve is hosted in multiple gold shears, with gold intersections along a 4 km strike length remaining open in multiple directions. HGO has a substantial Mineral gold Resource and Reserve and prospective land package totaling approximately 1,900 square kilometers. The Company also owns the high grade Spargos Reward project which is anticipated to begin mining in 2021. Karora has a strong Board and management team focused on delivering shareholder value and responsible mining, as demonstrated by Karora’s commitment to reducing emissions across its operations. Karora’s common shares trade on the TSX under the symbol KRR and also trade on the OTCQX market under the symbol KRRGF.

Cautionary Statement Concerning Forward-Looking Statements

This news release contains “forward-looking information” including without limitation statements relating to the growth potential of the Beta Hunt Mine, the results of exploration and development work, liquidity and capital resources of Karora, production guidance and the potential of the Beta Hunt Mine, Higginsville Gold Operation, the Aquarius Project and the Spargos Gold Project.

Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of Karora to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Factors that could affect the outcome include, among others: future prices and the supply of metals; the results of drilling; inability to raise the money necessary to incur the expenditures required to retain and advance the properties; environmental liabilities (known and unknown); general business, economic, competitive, political and social uncertainties; results of exploration programs; accidents, labour disputes and other risks of the mining industry; political instability, terrorism, insurrection or war; or delays in obtaining governmental approvals, projected cash operating costs, failure to obtain regulatory or shareholder approvals. For a more detailed discussion of such risks and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements, refer to Karora ‘s filings with Canadian securities regulators, including the most recent Annual Information Form, available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

Although Karora has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual actions, events or results to differ materially from those described in forward-looking statements, there may be other factors that cause actions, events or results to differ from those anticipated, estimated or intended. Forward-looking statements contained herein are made as of the date of this news release and Karora disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or results or otherwise, except as required by applicable securities laws.

Cautionary Statement Regarding the Higginsville Mining Operations
A production decision at the Higginsville gold operations was made by previous operators of the mine, prior to the completion of the acquisition of the Higginsville gold operations by Karora and Karora made a decision to continue production subsequent to the acquisition. This decision by Karora to continue production and, to the knowledge of Karora, the prior production decision were not based on a feasibility study of mineral reserves, demonstrating economic and technical viability, and, as a result, there may be an increased uncertainty of achieving any particular level of recovery of minerals or the cost of such recovery, which include increased risks associated with developing a commercially mineable deposit. Historically, such projects have a much higher risk of economic and technical failure. There is no guarantee that anticipated production costs will be achieved. Failure to achieve the anticipated production costs would have a material adverse impact on the Corporation’s cash flow and future profitability. Readers are cautioned that there is increased uncertainty and higher risk of economic and technical failure associated with such production decisions.

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Copaur Minerals Looks To Acquire New Placer Dome Gold In An All-Stock Deal

Copaur Minerals Inc. (TSXV: CPAU) announced on Friday evening a binding letter agreement stipulating its planned acquisition of all the
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Copaur Minerals Inc. (TSXV: CPAU) announced on Friday evening a binding letter agreement stipulating its planned acquisition of all the issued and outstanding common shares of New Placer Dome Gold Corp. (TSXV: NGLD). The acquisition is expected to be settled in an all-stock deal.

The combination of the British Columbia-focused Copaur Minerals and Arizona-focused New Placer Dome Gold is said to “create a leading gold-copper exploration and development company with a portfolio of assets in two of North America’s foremost mining districts.”

Under the terms of the agreement, each New Placer Dome Gold share held will be exchanged for 0.1182 shares of Copaur Minerals, the ratio being a 55% premium on the 20-day average price of each company as of November 30, 2021.

The firm reported that after the transaction, New Placer Dome Gold will become a wholly-owned subsidiary representing 47% equity in Copaur Minerals and will be delisted from the TSX Venture Exchange. New Placer Dome Gold is also being proposed to get a minimum of two seats on the Copaur Minerals board, subject to the latter’s approval.

Currently, New Placer Dome Gold has approximately 170.4 million shares while Copaur Minerals has roughly 23.0 million shares.

In their latest quarterly financials dated September 30, 2020, Copaur Minerals recorded total assets worth $5.87 million and a net loss of $0.07 million while New Placer Dome Gold reported a total of $14.59 million in assets and a net loss of $0.08 million.

A concurrent financing by the two companies is in the pipeline as a condition to the transaction, with plans to raise gross proceeds of up to $15.0 million. Copaur Minerals will also lend New Placer Dome Gold $0.8 million in debt to fund the latter’s exploration work on the Bolo property. The loan is convertible to company units at $0.08 per unit at the sole discretion of Copaur Minerals.

The proposed transaction is expected to close in March 2022, subject to the approval of the shareholders of New Placer Dome Gold and customary regulatory approvals and closing conditions.

Copaur Minerals last traded at $1.16 while New Placer Dome Gold last traded at $0.085 on the TSX Venture. Trading for both shares has been halted since the announcement of the acquisition.


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 Silver Stocks To Watch In December

3 Silver Stocks For Your Watchlist…

3 Silver Stocks For Your Potential Watchlist

In recent times, the market for silver stocks has been fairly interesting to follow. Throughout the last year and a half, the price of silver assets has skyrocketed due to the pandemic. Many silver assets gained more in percentage terms than gold stocks. This drew a large number of new investors to the metal who had previously disregarded it.

The pandemic and market uncertainties have produced a level of volatility that has prompted some investors to reinvest in silver stocks. Silver stocks were also boosted as mainstream media reported that Reddit traders were pushing the metal’s price higher at the start of 2021. This drew a lot more attention to silver equities and, as a result, more investors.

So, why should you buy silver stocks? Silver, like gold, is an asset that people may own rather than money. When a metal is utilized more frequently by industrial enterprises, it tends to perform better. Fears of inflation are also affecting this industry right now, and no one knows what will happen in the end. So, plainly, there is a lot to consider if you are considering investing in silver stocks. Some people make an investment plan to pick which tickers to buy. With this in mind, let’s take a look at three silver stocks to keep an eye on right now.

Top Silver Stocks To Watch

Fortuna Silver Mines Inc. (NYSE: FSM)

Fortuna Silver Mines is a company that explores, extracts, and processes precious metals. The company is looking for reserves of silver, gold, zinc, and lead. Its main assets include the Cayloma and San Jose mines, as well as the Lindero Gold Project.

The business recorded a record third-quarter 2021 output of 87,950 gold equivalent ounces on October 12th. Its overall gold production in the quarter was 26,235 ounces, with 24,318 ounces in dore and a 1918 ounce gain in gold-in-carbon inventory. It produced 68,088 ounces of gold in the first nine months of 2021. This figure is consistent with the company’s revised annual outlook.

The company stated that “Gold production was 1,529 ounces, an increase of 12 percent over the third quarter of 2020. The increase in production is due to higher head grades located in the Animas NE vein. Gold production for the first nine months of 2021 totaled 4,712 ounces, which is above plan.” Will FSM be on your list of silver stocks to watch?

Endeavour Silver Corp. (NYSE: EXK)

Endeavour Silver Corp. is a silver firm that we have previously discussed extensively. This corporation acquires, explores, and develops land. Endeavour is working on mineral processing, refining, and reclamation. The majority of Endeavour’s key assets are in both Mexico and Chile. Endeavour’s mines are mostly used to mine silver and gold.

On December 2nd, the company announced that it has intersected high-grade silver-gold mineralization at its Guanacevi and Bolanitos operations. At its Guanacevi operations, it reported 1.97 gpt Au and 1,254 gpt Ag for 1,412 gpt AgEq over a 3.22 m ETW, and 4.36 gpt Au and 1,450 gpt Ag for 1,798 gpt AgEq over a 3.18 m ETW. At Bolanitos, Endeavour reported 8.08 gpt Au and 151 gpt Ag for 797 gpt AgEq over a 1.67 m ETW, and 1.26 gpt gold and 241 gpt silver for 342 gpt AgEq over a 0.96 m ETW.

CEO of Endeavour, Dan Dickson said, “We continue to see exceptional drilling results within the El Curso and the Santa Cruz Sur systems at our Guanacevi silver mine. We have been operating at Guanacevi for more than 15 years and these encouraging results support our view that we can continue to extend the mine life.” Will EXK be on your silver stock watchlist?

Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited (NYSE: HMY)

Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited is a mining stock that has been mentioned a lot on goldstocks.com in the past. This firm searches for, extracts, and processes gold, silver, copper, and uranium. It presently operates in South Africa and Papua New Guinea, both of which have proven to be profitable for the company.

The company’s earnings and revenues increased year over year in fiscal year 2021, according to the most recent release. This was owing to rising metal prices and the company’s rapid expansion. Given that Harmony hasn’t issued any updates in quite some time, it’ll be interesting to see what they have in store for their shareholders before the end of the year.

Best Silver Stocks In 2021?

It’s challenging to decide which silver stocks to buy. There are several factors to consider before investing in mining companies. However, completing an extensive study and selecting what is ideal for you will be quite beneficial throughout the process. Which silver stocks will you be keeping an eye on for the time being?

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