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Avrupa Minerals Reports First Drilling Results At Sesmarias


After Avrupa Minerals (TSXV: AVU) commenced drilling last December at its Sesmarias target at the flagship copper-zinc Alvalade project in Portugal, which is operated together with JV partner MATSA (joined company of Trafigura and Mubadala, two commodity giants), the company completed two drill holes so far for 874m of drilling, part of the 7-8,000m program. Hole SES20-031 and Hole SES20-032 were designed to test the area between the massive sulfide intercepted in hole SES008 and the stockwork zone intercepted in hole SES028, also at depth:

Plan view map Sesmarias, gravity geophysical data

Alianza Minerals Completes Haldane Drilling, Results Expected In January

Mount Haldane; Haldane project location

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During a year full of COVID-19 surprises and -distractions, Alianza Minerals (ANZ.V) was able to continue with their drill programs, funded by either partners like Hochschild or themselves. As the results at the Horsethief project disappointed (best result was 76m @ 0.185g/t Au), Hochschild elected to terminate the option agreement, so the project was returned to Alianza again. They didn’t chose to evaluate remaining targets, and this is something management aims to do anyway, in the first quarter of next year.   

Avrupa Minerals Commences Drilling At Flagship Alvalade Copper-Zinc Project; Results Expected Next Month


With a second wave of COVID-19 in full swing now across the globe, Avrupa Minerals (TSXV: AVU) has finally commenced drilling at its flagship copper-zinc Alvalade project in Portugal, which is operated together with JV partner MATSA (joined company of Trafigura and Mubadala, 2 commodity giants). Delays due to permitting of land and water caused a 5-week setback, but although such limited delays aren’t uncommon in mining, it is good to have things arranged and get into action. 

Avrupa and MATSA are focusing first on the Sesmarias massive sulfide discovery, and have planned to drill 7-8,000 meters over the coming months at Sesmarias and at other targets around the Alvalade license.

Avrupa Minerals Preparing To Drill Soon At Flagship Alvalade Copper-Zinc Project; Closes C$0.5M Financing, And 4:1 Consolidation Should Improve Attractivity For Investors

As 2020 keeps unfolding as one of the most remarkable years of the last decade with COVID-19 disrupting almost everything, resulting in unprecedented drops in economic activity and considerable volatility in the markets, and a second wave of the pandemic seems to be around the corner, the mining industry seems to be looking forward, on the back of a recovering economy, especially China returning back close to normal during the summer. A tiny company that is completely under the radar of many investors, but is also looking to get back into action, is Avrupa Minerals (AVU:TSXV) with its flagship copper-zinc Alvalade project in Portugal, JV’d with MATSA (joined company of Trafigura and Mubadala, 2 commodity giants).

Avrupa Minerals Finally Secures Exploitation Permit For Alvalade, JV With MATSA Finalized, Preparing Drill Program


As gold stocks are getting all the attention at the moment with gold firmly in an upward trend it seems, one could almost forget the existence of base metal juniors. This is not entirely justified in my opinion, as for example copper has recovered completely from its March lows, as can be seen in this chart per pound Cu by Macrotrends:

A Critical Q & A With Paul Kuhn, CEO Of Avrupa Minerals

As Avrupa Minerals (AVU.V) finalized the Definitive Agreement with MATSA, a 50:50 joint venture company of Mubadala Investment Company, a pioneering global investor, and Trafigura, one of the world’s leading independent commodity trading and logistics houses, on November 20, 2019, exploration programs are being prepared now. As exciting times are ahead in 2020 for Avrupa after a quiet period, it is time to speak to CEO Paul Kuhn and hear all about why Avrupa is a potentially very interesting investment opportunity at these lows, although the MATSA JV is obviously sparking new interest in the story recently:

Sesmarias Step Out Drilling Successful So Far For Avrupa Minerals

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:

Hybrid Prospect Generator Alianza Minerals Received Exploration Permit And Raised Cash; Drilling At Prospective Haldane Can Begin

 Haldane project

1. Introduction

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.

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