It took Avrupa Minerals (AVU.V) a few weeks longer than anticipated to release the first drill results of the Q4 2018 program on the Sesmarias project, part of their Alvalade license located in Portugal, as bringing good news right before PDAC usually generates healthy attention, but the numbers came out pretty interesting anyway in my view. The self-funded 2018 drill program appears to be a real eye-opener for management, as the recently completed 2,498 meters of drilling (6 holes) not only changed their insights on the position of the mineralized lenses discovered so far, but also showed other potentially mineralized structures by intercepting stockwork besides lenses. Step-out drilling of the known 10 Lens is also going according to plan, adding decent tonnage rapidly. Here is an overview of the identified mineralized envelopes/zones at Sesmarias:
Alianza Minerals (ANZ.V) is the second hybrid prospect generator I am discussing in a short period of time, after closely related Avrupa Minerals (AVU.V). Both companies are guided by Pacific Opportunity Capital, a Vancouver financial consulting and merchant banking firm, led by Mark T. Brown, who is also the Executive Chairman of both companies. Whereas Avrupa is focused on Southern Europe, Alianza has their projects located in the Americas, with projects in Nevada, Yukon, BC, and Peru, and 3 royalties in Mexico.
Drilling at Rupice
One of my favorite holdings, Adriatic Metals, is still under the radar for a lot of North American investors, being an Australia listed company. It is my strong conviction this is not really deserved, and this situation might potentially not last very long. As they are exploring Rupice, a very high grade polymetallic project in Bosnia Herzegovina, Adriatic already produced several impressive sets of drill results during 2018. It didn’t stop there, as the company released for example hole BR-36-18 which intercepted a very thick zone of high-grade mineralisation over 72m returning 18.3% Zn, 10.7% Pb, 211g/t Ag, 2.5/t Au, 2.5% Cu from 206m, and 46m at 25% BaSO4 from 216m on January 21, 2019.
This article by Brian Leni has been published first at Junior Stock Review.
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Is the tide beginning to change from bear to bull in the gold market? In my opinion, it could be, and one of the major driving forces behind it could be mergers and acquisitions (M&A).
For those who haven’t been following closely the last few months, it began with the merger of Barrick and Randgold and then, just recently, with Newmont’s acquisition of Goldcorp.
Although Kutcho Copper remains under the radar of most it seems, it doesn't seem to lose a lot of time, and continues doing the heavy lifting in order to advance their flagship project, the Kutcho high grade copper-zinc project in British Columbia, Canada. Backed by a financial package arranged with Wheaton Precious Metals, Kutcho completed their 2018 drilling and exploration campaign at the end of October as planned (winterbreak), and is processing all data now. A Feasibility Study is planned for the end of Q2, 2019. Their blockchain initiative MineHub isn't shelved either, and management intends to publish a news release with current developments and partner names within a few weeks from now.