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The Important Investor seems to be into the newest drill outcomes of this junior miner at its Regnault goal, which could possibly be very near 1 Moz gold now.

Ice drilling at Regnault goal, Frotet mission, Quebec

It in all probability sounds a bit out of context to debate outcomes of a winter drill program when the summer season actually is kicking in with tropical temperatures throughout the globe, with temperatures as much as 38C in Toronto every week in the past throughout PDAC, however Kenorland Minerals Ltd. (KLD:TSX.V; 3WQO:FSE) accomplished their ice drilling in April at Regnault, a part of their Frotet mission in Quebec, a part of the 20/80 JV with Sumitomo the place Kenorland is the operator, and assays have been acquired from the lab and interpreted as per the newest information launch.

Absolutely the spotlight was the three.85m @ 44.95g/t Au on the R1 pattern, being a 100m down-dip step-out from recognized mineralization, doubtlessly including numerous ounces of gold. Plainly each drill program retains meaningfully increasing the prevailing buildings, and on high of that additionally discovers new buildings, with most drill holes hitting financial mineralization. Let’s see what sort of beast Kenorland appears to have by the tail right here, at a time the place inflation, charge hikes, provide shortages and a slowing down world economic system spook the stockmarkets.

With PDAC beginning at June 13, 2022, Kenorland Minerals determined today it was a great time to launch the outcomes of the primary 20 out of 25 drill holes accomplished, to have their information out in entrance of the PDAC viewers, amounting to over 17,000 traders, fund managers, consultants, nation officers and many others this 12 months because it cautiously ramps up after two years of COVID measures. A traditional PDAC would draw 25,000-27,000 individuals on common, however this was a great begin and from a private standpoint it was good to see reside faces once more after an extended interval of calls, Zoom calls, Teamviewer calls, Whatsapp video calls and no matter different calls you may need. And didn’t all of us miss the events! One factor no one missed have been the Niagara Falls freezing chilly temperatures, a family horror across the regular PDAC date, early March. If there’s any petition on the market to signal so as to change this completely, please let me know so I can signal it asap. Sufficient about PDAC, lets proceed with the Regnault outcomes. 

The present batch of outcomes concerned 20 of 25 drill holes accomplished, containing 8,040m of 10,880m accomplished in whole. The highlights regarded like this:

  • 22RDD111: 2.00m @ 20.43 g/t Au incl. 0.70m @ 46.20 g/t Au at R4
  • 22RDD113: 2.25m @ 18.63 g/t Au incl. 0.35m @ 72.90 g/t Au at R4
  • 22RDD121: 5.70m @ 8.10 g/t Au incl. 2.30m @ 15.72 g/t Au at newly found vein
  • 22RDD124: 4.00m @ 10.17 g/t Au incl. 1.35m @ 25.99 g/t Au at R5
  • 22RDD130A: 3.85m @ 44.95 g/t Au incl. 1.20m @ 127.83 g/t Au at R1

On the R2 and R4 traits drilling was designed primarily to increase the strike extent of mineralized buildings, whereas drilling on the R1 pattern was testing the down dip extents and exploring for added mineralized buildings instantly to the south. As these drill holes can all be thought-about step-out holes, I discovered these highlights, but additionally nearly all of outcomes, spectacular. Simply 2 holes didn’t return financial intercepts, and just one gap didn’t return any mineralization (22RDD118). CEO Zach Flood was happy with the outcomes:

“Preliminary outcomes from the 2022 winter drill program on the Frotet Undertaking proceed to display the size and high-grade nature of the Regnault gold discovery.  A lot of the drilling this 12 months, together with this system presently underway, has been designed to aggressively step-out and increase the mineralized footprint each alongside strike and at depth of the vein system.  Along with these step-outs, we now have been drilling past the recognized veins which has led to the invention of a number of sub-parallel mineralized buildings, which at the moment are additionally being adopted up on with wide-spaced step-outs.  To this point, we’re delighted with the success charge we’re seeing on the drill bit and the spectacular trajectory of this discovery.”

The information launch supplied the next map with drill collar places, trajectories and intercepts of the highlights (in inexperienced) and some different sturdy outcomes:

As the size of this map does present the general buildings, however is a bit too small for added element, fortuitously a 3D visualization of the mineralized buildings was supplied as properly:

Into some extra element, highlights of the summer season/fall program included:

  • R4: Gap 22RDD111 stepped 70m east from 21RDD031 (2.70m @ 15.87 g/t Au) and intersected 2.00m @ 20.43 g/t Au together with 0.7m @ 46.20 g/t Au.
  • R4: Gap 22RDD113 stepped 100m east from 20RDD004 (2.59m @ 9.89 g/t Au) and intersected 2.25m @ 18.63 g/t Au incl. 0.35m @ 72.9 g/t Au.
  • R1: Gap 22RDD130A stepped 100m down-dip of 21RDD098 (0.33m @ 30.60 g/t Au) and intersected 3.85m @ 44.95 g/t Au incl. 1.20m @ 127.83 g/t Au.
  • R5: Gap 22RDD124 stepped 125m down-dip of 21RDD110 (4.50 @ 2.52 g/t Au) and intersected 4.00m @ 10.17 g/t Au incl. 1.35m @ 25.99 g/t Au.
  • R1/R5: Gap 22RDD121 intersected new vein intercepts interpreted to be sub-parallel to, and 100m beneath the R1/R5 buildings, returning 5.70m @ 8.10 g/t Au incl. 2.30m @ 15.72 g/t Au.

The invention of those further mineralized buildings signifies the potential for additional sub-parallel buildings at depth within the Regnault system. These outcomes alongside the R1 and R5 buildings prolong the recognized mineralization to depths of 400m and 450m beneath floor respectively, and stay open at depth.

These outcomes verify and regularly prolong the mineralized R1 zone over 950m of strike size, to common depths of 300m, coming from 250m. The R1 zone is in reality a set of layered veins, however for guesstimating functions this shall be calculated as one zone. This ends in an up to date, very international back-of-the-envelope estimate on the R1 construction, with a mean grade*thickness (or GT as Kenorland calls it) of 5*5 = 25, and arrive for R1 at 950 x 300 x 5 x 2.75 = 3.92Mt, at a mean guesstimated grade of 5g/t Au this may imply a hypothetical 630koz Au.

No further outcomes got here in for the R2 construction, so my back-of-the-envelope guesstimate stands unchanged at 700 x 200 x 2 x 2.75 = 770kt, at a mean guesstimated grade of 9g/t Au this stays a hypothetical 223koz Au.

For the R3 construction it’s too early to do any guesstimates, as there haven’t been sufficient outcomes reported for this explicit construction. The R4 construction to the north appears to be consisting of pretty slender veins as properly, 200m lengthy and 225m deep, nonetheless not steady from floor however separate vein buildings, so the mixed mineralized envelope is guesstimated at 200 x 100 x 2 x 2.75 = 110kt, at a mean guesstimated grade of 15g/t Au this might suggest a hypothetical 53koz Au. If we do that for the R5 construction as properly, which seems to be a mixture of 4 completely different veins, I arrive at a guesstimate tonnage of 300 x 100 x 5 x 2.75 = 412.5kt, at a mean guesstimated grade of 5g/t Au doubtlessly leading to 66koz Au.

In whole this back-of-the-envelope guesstimating would result in a mixed determine of 972koz Au, which could be very near the necessary first threshold of 1 Moz Au in gold exploration. And the excellent news is the tip isn’t in sight but it appears, as all buildings are large open, particularly to depth as the corporate retains hitting new buildings at depth. As of now, Kenorland has drilled 55,966m at Regnault, and is presently drilling a summer season program of 12,000m, as a part of as much as 40,000m of drilling, which has an permitted JV finances of C$12.5M (Sumitomo).

The aforementioned ongoing summer season drill program of 12,000m at Regnault has the intention to systematically step-out alongside recognized mineralized buildings and discover for added sub-parallel buildings to the south. Within the meantime, the corporate can also be busy with one other goal within the Frotet mission space known as Cressida, and has deliberate 2,500m of diamond drilling right here.

As could be seen, the Cressida goal has the second finest sampling outcomes apart from Regnault. I questioned if the claims in between the Regnault/Chatillon and Cressida/La Fouche claimsets couldn’t be acquired, most certainly owned by Troilus. CEO Zach Flood answered, “We dropped a lot of that floor early on as our regional until sampling had successfully sterilized it.”

The second most necessary mission for Kenorland is Healy (Alaska). After a primary drill program returned not very spectacular outcomes, administration has no instant plans to discover Healy in the mean time, nonetheless they’re taking a look at different paths ahead which might nonetheless advance the mission.

One other necessary mission for Kenorland is Tanacross (additionally Alaska), which might have a excessive chance of being drilled throughout 2022. The present standing on drilling is presently on maintain, as administration is ready on outcomes from floor exploration together with geochemical and geophysical surveys that have been accomplished in June.

Kenorland additionally accomplished a VTEM survey on the Hunter mission in Quebec (optioned to Centerra Gold), and a LiDAR survey and mapping at South Uchi (optioned to Barrick). The present standing on these tasks is as follows: at Hunter a property-wide sonic drill-for-till program shall be carried out subsequent month. At South Uchi, Barrick shall be following up on the 2021 property large until geochemical survey with additional exploration.  A number of discrete gold anomalies have been recognized and have been prioritized for follow-up exploration in 2022. For 2022, Barrick has permitted a C$1.8M finances to finish infill glacial until geochemical sampling, throughout the regional As-Sb+/-Au anomaly, on a 350m by 150m spaced grid. The follow-up survey is deliberate to be carried out between mid-June and mid-August.

Since until sampling, boulder prospecting, airborn magnetics and an IP survey have been accomplished at Deux Orignaux (Chebistuan), additional focusing on is on its manner. In accordance with CEO Flood, they’re nonetheless ready on the ultimate IP knowledge. As soon as they’ve that in hand and have accomplished our focusing on, they may suggest a program and finances to Newmont.”

One other necessary mission for Kenorland is Chicobi. As a reminder, the Chicobi Undertaking is held beneath an earn-in choice to JV settlement with Sumitomo the place they’ve an choice to earn as much as 51% curiosity by funding C$4.9M in exploration expenditures. As the two,000m of drilling was accomplished throughout April, and outcomes are anticipated to return again from the labs inside 2-3 months, I questioned what the present standing is right here. CEO Flood commented that an replace shall be supplied quickly.

The treasury presently stands at about C$6M, and the concept of administration is to spend round $1.6M of this on exploration advancing their very own tasks together with funding its three way partnership dedication at Frotet, additional exploration in Alaska, and extra generative exploration, together with advancing tasks in Manitoba. The income generated from its operations, together with administration charges in addition to money and fairness acquired from companions, will greater than cowl the G&A of Kenorland. That is after all a great factor as the cash markets today aren’t probably the most simple ones to boost money in the mean time.  


Kenorland Minerals retains producing sturdy drill outcomes at Regnault, and as such the mineralized zones might hypothetically develop to very near 1Moz Au in the mean time. Because it nonetheless is early days, this might develop a lot bigger. After all, a number of work nonetheless needs to be carried out, however as JV associate Sumitomo determined to pony up one other C$12.5M for Regnault, it appears Sumitomo hasn’t misplaced curiosity and has excessive hopes on additional success.  The opposite tasks are extra early stage, and can in all probability obtain extra consideration when substantial drill outcomes are available. On the whole, the markets are powerful in the mean time, and prospect technology is a sluggish sport, benefitting as a minority associate solely from massive deposits, however since I take into account Kenorland the poster little one of prospect turbines, with glorious tasks, administration and backers, I view this as the one finest alternative to have publicity to prospect turbines, which even have a lot much less draw back in comparison with the same old exploration juniors, and the chart of Kenorland can testify about this benefit in opposition to virtually each junior within the discipline.

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