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Adventus Sells Its Canstar Shares To Eric Sprott For $6.5 Million

Adventus Mining Corporation (TSXV: ADZN) announced this morning that it has entered into an agreement with 2176423 Ontario, a private
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Adventus Mining Corporation (TSXV: ADZN) announced this morning that it has entered into an agreement with 2176423 Ontario, a private company controlled by Canadian investor Eric Sprott, to sell all of the common shares held of Canstar Resources (TSXV: ROX) by the company. The transaction is reported to be for gross proceeds amounting to $6.5 million.

The transaction will see Adventus sell all of its 17,336,339 Canstar common shares to Eric Sprott at $0.375 per share. As a result of the transaction, Adventus will no longer hold any Canstar common share and has thereby reduced its security holdings in the company below 10%.

The sale is scheduled to take place in two tranches with the transaction related to the first 10,401,802 Canstar shares expected to close on July 15, 2021. The remaining 6,934,537 Canstar shares are expected to be released from escrow on August 17, 2021.

In a statement, Adventus CEO Christian Kargl-Simard said the company will be focusing on advancing and de-risking its copper-gold business in Ecuador, hence the selling of its Canstar shares. Proceeds from the transaction will be utilized in the exploration and development of said business, as well as general working capital and corporate purposes.

Following the closing of the transaction, Sprott will hold a 39.3% stake in Canstar Resources on a partially diluted basis.

Adventus Mining last traded at $1.04 on the TSX while Canstar Resources last traded at $0.495 on the TSX Venture.

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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Lotus snaps up Malawi uranium project for a song

Special Report: Lotus has expanded its uranium footprint in Malawi with the acquisition of the Livingstonia project that could quickly … Read More

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Lotus has expanded its uranium footprint in Malawi with the acquisition of the Livingstonia project that could quickly add to its existing resource base.

The company paid just US$25,000 for Livingstonia and its historical inferred JORC 2004 resource of 6 million pounds of uranium oxide, or a paltry price of less than 0.4c per pound of U3O8.

While work will be required to convert this resource to an industry standard JORC 2012 compliant resource, it highlights the potential for the project to become a satellite of the company’s flagship Kayelekera project just 90km away.

Lotus Resources (ASX:LOT) adds that there are multiple exploration targets across Livingstonia as historical drilling at its boundary had ended in mineralisation.

There are also a number of broader, yet sparsely drilled, zones of mineralisation that could host higher-grade offshoots from the existing resource given drill results such as 8m at 1,180 parts per million eU3O8 and 3.6m at 1,800ppm eU3O8.

“This is an extremely accretive acquisition for Lotus with the potential to increase our global mineral resource by 16% for less than $0.004/lb U3O8. More importantly, we have increased our landholding at the highly prospective, yet poorly explored Livingstonia region, to 187sqkm,” managing director Keith Bowes said.

“There are multiple walk up, drill ready targets across our Livingstonia tenements, including at the boundary of the Livingstonia resource where an airborne radiometric survey indicates mineralisation continues into our existing tenements.

“This area, as well as the high-grade intercepts previously reported, will be the basis of the first phase of exploration which will commence towards the end of this year.

“Other prospective targets, including Livingstonia North and Chilumba, will be tested in future exploration programs.”

Bowes added that in the event of exploration success, the company would carry out ore sorting test work on Livingstonia material in 2022 to determine if it could become a future satellite operation.

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Livingstonia significant intercepts with trend extensions to the north. Pic: Supplied

Livingstonia project and upcoming work.

Livingstonia is located in northern Malawi about 90km southeast of the Kayelekera uranium mine.

It is hosted in the same Karoo-equivalent sedimentary sequence that hosts the main deposit associated with Kayelekera.

Livingstonia North, which is already held by Lotus, is situated directly along-trend of the Livingstonia uranium resource, with drilling at the northern end of the Livingstonia deposit supporting a continuation of mineralisation into Livingstonia North.

The airborne radiometric anomaly at Livingstonia is coincident with the resource and this anomaly continues into Livingstonia North.

A parallel radiometric anomaly also exists in Livingstonia North that may indicate additional mineralisation.

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Location of the Livingstonia project. Pic: Supplied

The company plans to carry out ground-based exploration and sampling along the Livingstonia North trend as well as a reverse circulation drill program to test the extensions of the Livingstonia mineral resource and investigate the potential higher grade zones within the resource boundary.

It will also focus on completing the work required to update the historical resource to JORC 2012 standards.




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Infinity takes San Jose lithium plan underground as EU demand grows

Special Report: Infinity Lithium has unveiled an integrated underground mine and hydroxide scoping study for the European Union’s second-largest hard…

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Infinity Lithium has unveiled an integrated underground mine and hydroxide scoping study for the European Union’s second-largest hard rock lithium project.

Infinity’s (ASX:INF) 75%-owned San Jose lithium project in central-western Spain has a JORC resource of 111.2 million tonnes for more than 1.6 million tonnes lithium carbonate equivalent – the second largest in a region where the battery revolution is in full swing.

The project was initially planned as an open pit operation in a prefeasibility study completed 2019, but on the back of permitting challenges has been taken underground in the latest study in a move which would both reduce surface tailings and leave no material visible impact from mining operations.

It would be a case of back to the future – San Jose was previously an underground tin mine in the 1960s.

The project is fully integrated for chemical production, having successfully produced lithium hydroxide monohydrate and lithium carbonate at bench-scale. INF even has a non-binding memorandum of understanding for lithium hydroxide offtake with LG Energy Solution.

Impressive stuff.

Today’s scoping study outlines a project producing a steady-state average of 19,500 tonnes per annum of battery grade lithium hydroxide over a life of 26 years.

The project has a pre-tax net present value of $US811 million, and a pre-tax internal rate of return of 25.6% giving it a payback of just 3.2 years. Total life-of-mine revenues come in at $US7.9 billion.

The study has been completed at an assumed average price of $US17,000 per tonne with C1 cash costs of $US6,399/t including 20% contingency for underground mining operational expenditure.

The tailings production footprint for the project has been significantly reduced against Infinity’s 2019 prefeasibility study, with 55% of tailing which previously would have sat at surface now planned for paste infill underground. The reduction in the surface impact is all the more impressive due to the fact that output from San Jose increases more than 25% in the new scoping study measured against the 2019 PFS. The study outlines an average run-of-mine of 2 million tonnes per annum.

The company has mapped a timeline to production with a final investment decision scheduled for 2022/23.

Timeline to production for Infinity Lithium’s San Jose project. Pic: Supplied.

Critical time for transition

Today’s study comes at a critical time for lithium and the battery industry in Europe, where there is significant drive toward an electric future and away from fossil fuels.

Lithium is a key component of the lithium-ion battery commonly used to store energy for electric vehicles and homes.

As a result, demand for the commodity looks set to skyrocket.

Based on projected EV penetration Canaccord expects more than 1000-gigawatt hours’ worth of lithium-ion battery gigafactory capacity to come online by 2030 in the EU, and the International Energy Agency predicts global demand for 2030 to rise above 2.5 million tonnes of lithium carbonate equivalent.

It currently stands at 500,000t which by chance is Benchmark Mineral Intelligence’s forecast supply shortfall in the EU in 2030.

Anticipated demand for lithium carbonate equivalent from Europe’s electric vehicle industry over the years to 2030. Pic: Supplied.

Sharing the benefit

Mining underground would also increase direct and indirect employment opportunities in the Extremadura region, where unemployment was reported at 22.22% in the first quarter of 2021.

The project would create some direct jobs, with further indirect employment of 1,660 people, and Infinity is committed to generating long-term skilled labour in the area.

The region gives back too, with huge potential to align with Extremadura’s vast renewable energy potential.

Extremadura is the region with the highest installed photovoltaic power capacity in Spain – accounting for 22% of all capacity – and 100% renewable electricity is available by green energy certificates or direct from the photovoltaic source.

Infinity is also in discussions to blend hydrogen with natural gas to power its kiln and has identified hydrogen as a potential alternative power source.



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Mining Penny Stocks Shot Up Today, Here’s 4 to Watch

Mining penny stocks are heating up right now, here’s four you need to know
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4 Mining Penny Stocks For Your Mid-October Watchlist 

In the past few days, mining penny stocks and specifically precious metals penny stocks, have been climbing substantially. Usually, when investors talk about precious metals stocks, the main discussion is surrounding those in the gold mining industry. And right now, gold stocks are seeing a great deal of hype. There are a few reasons for this that are worth exploring. For one, right now there is a large amount of inflation occurring in the U.S. 

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With the price of consumer goods rising substantially in the last year and a half, many investors have turned toward more stable penny stocks. This includes mining stocks and other securities that tend to fluctuate less than others. 

In addition to this, if we look at gold, we see that it is historically a safeguard asset. This means that investors turn to it in times of economic turmoil. So, if we consider all of this, the rise of gold stocks begins to make more sense. With all of that in mind, here are four mining penny stocks to watch right now. 

4 Mining Penny Stocks to Watch in October 2021 

  2. Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited (NYSE: HMY
  3. Yamana Gold Inc. (NYSE: AUY
  4. New Gold Inc. (NYSE: NGD

IAMGOLD Corporation (NYSE: IAG)

IAMGOLD Corporation is gold mining stock that managed to climb by roughly 3.2% on October 13th and in the past five days by over 12.8%. This is a company that develops and operates a variety of gold mining properties. The company is involved in the exploration and development of gold, silver, and copper mines. Currently, it owns an interest in the Rosebel mine, Westwood mine, Pitangui project, and more.

Early in August, the company revealed its financial results for the second quarter of this year. For IAMGOLD, which is still recovering from the pandemic and economic troubles of the previous year and a half, the numbers were less than stellar. Revenue for IAMGOLD fell quarter over quarter and year over year alongside lower gross profit and adjusted EBITDA. While it did report a net loss, it does look like gold demand is rising alongside inflation and overall economic concerns.

Despite these negative results, IAG stock has been climbing in the market. Do you believe that the company could make a comeback in the market? Well, IAMGOLD recently announced its third-quarter results release date. These results will be available after the market closes on Wednesday, November 3rd, 2021. This is the next key date to look out for if you plan on buying IAG stock. For now, will IAG be on your list of penny stocks to watch?

Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited (NYSE: HMY)

Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited is another gold exploration, extraction, and processing company that climbed on October 13th. Some of the locations it mines in include South Africa and Papua New Guinea. In addition to gold, Harmony Gold explores for reserves of uranium, silver, and copper. Because of how broad its mining operations extend, many investors continue to show interest in Harmony Gold. It’s worth noting that it actively has nine underground operations in the Witwatersrand Basin.

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In the company’s most recent update, its fiscal year 2021 earnings and revenue went up year over year. This has to do with increased metal prices and solid performance for the company. HMY stock often will move with the price of gold, silver, uranium, and copper themselves. The price of gold has the largest impact on Harmony, as that is the primary material that it searches for. In the last five days, shares of HMY stock have increased by around 13%, which is similar to IAG. With this in mind, will HMY be on your penny stock watchlist?


Yamana Gold Inc. (NYSE: AUY)

Yamana Gold Inc. is next on the list of gold stocks that pushed up on October 13th. By EOD, shares of AUY stock had shot up by over 4%. If you’re not familiar, Yamana Gold is a company that produces precious metals in a variety of countries. Currently, Yamana produces both gold and silver at its properties. It currently has land positions, development-stage projects, and exploration projects located in Brazil, Canada, Chile, and Argentina.

As stated with the other gold stocks on this list, it’s worth keeping a close eye on the price of gold itself. We see that even if no company-specific news has come out, shares of AUY stock could fluctuate based on the changing price of gold. Right now, we are witnessing many investors turn to gold stocks as a way to hedge bets against inflation, and this could explain the recent gains for AUY stock.

In tandem with its bullish movement, the company’s volume is also slightly higher than its market average. Moving forward, the company plans on releasing its third-quarter financial results after the market closes on October 28th, 2021. Based on this info, will AUY be on your penny stock watchlist?


New Gold Inc. (NYSE: NGD)

New Gold Inc. is a mining corporation that develops and operates gold, silver, and copper resources. The company owns 100 percent of the Rainy River gold-silver mine in Ontario, Canada, and the New Afton gold-copper mine in British Columbia, Canada.

In mid-September, New Gold Inc. updated its fiscal 2021 operational outlook. At its Rainy River mine, New Gold aims to produce between 405,000 and 450,000 ounces of consolidated gold equivalent, down from 440,000-490,000 ounces before. The company’s guiding figures have decreased slightly as a result of this occurrence.

“While the reduction in our near-term guidance at Rainy River is unfortunate, I remain confident the mine has reached an inflection point, as evidenced by the free cash flow generated in the second quarter and the mine is on track to deliver an improved second half of the year.”

President and CEO of New Gold, Renaud Adams

With this new info in mind, will NGD stock be on your watchlist in October?


Are Mining Penny Stocks Worth Buying or Not?

Mining penny stocks remain some of the hottest and most stable stocks to watch right now. While the future of the mining industry remains uncertain, right now, it could be worth keeping a close eye on.

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Considering that there are so many facets to look out for, understanding the ins and outs of the mining industry will help you to make money with penny stocks. With all of that in mind, do you think that mining penny stocks are worth buying or not?

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