Junior Hits More Gold Near Surface At Yellowknife

The Essential Investor checks in with a junior explorer after it intersects seen gold and completes a CA$5.6 million elevate.

Ukraine has been invaded by Russia, additional disturbing provide/demand chains around the globe, the place commodity costs are hovering and inflation is growing to ranges not reached in a long time. Valuable metals, and extra particularly gold, are doing nicely with gold hovering at US$1,915/oz. For Gold Terra Useful resource Corp. (YGT:TSX.V; YGTFF:OTC; TXO:FRANKFURT), it’s nonetheless enterprise as common, working distant in Canada. It’s at present drilling with 4 rigs at its Yellowknife Metropolis Gold Undertaking, intersecting (seen) gold and watching outcomes coming in frequently now. With the closing of an oversubscribed CA$5.6 million (M) capital elevate on Feb. 28, it’s totally funded to finish the continued, in depth 30,000-meter drill program at  the Campbell Shear at depth.  

Drilling at Yellorex, Campbell Shear

Shortly after taking the reins at Gold Terra, Chief Govt Officer Gerald Panneton didn’t waste a lot time and introduced a purchased deal providing shortly afterward on Feb. 9. This providing was meant to lift CA$5M, and was a mixture of charitable flow-through (FT) shares, provided at a worth of CA$0.30, conventional FT shares provided at a worth of CA$0.24, and customary shares provided at a worth of CA$0.21, with no warrants. The providing was made by means of a brief type prospectus in every of the provinces of Canada (apart from Quebec) and the Northwest Territories. Frequent Shares have been provided by means of non-public placement in the USA. The providing was made by a syndicate of underwriters led by Stifel GMP and included BMO Capital Markets and Beacon Securities, who acquired a 7% money fee (CA$392,000) over whole gross proceeds.

It was good to see that administrators and officers of Gold Terra additionally participated within the providing and have been issued an combination of 900,000 widespread shares, together with 200,000 conventional FT shares. The outcome was an oversubscribed providing. Panneton instructed me he had curiosity for over 30M shares and he needed to in the reduction of himself as nicely to make some room for others. In response to SEDI, he nonetheless purchased 400,000 shares, Chief Monetary Officer Mark Brown acquired 100,000 shares, and two administrators every purchased 200,000 shares. Additionally, all present shareholder establishments supported the deal. The top outcome was a wholesome CA$5.6M, because of the train in stuffed with the over-allotment possibility by the underwriters. In whole, 21.6M shares have been issued, extra particularly 8.9M charitable flow-through widespread shares have been issued at a worth of 30 cents, 8M conventional flow-through widespread shares have been issued at a worth of 24 cents, and 4.7M widespread shares have been issued at a worth of 21 cents.

The gross proceeds from the sale of the Charitable FT shares and the standard FT shares will probably be used for expenditures which qualify as Canadian exploration bills (CEE) and flow-through mining expenditures each inside the which means of the Revenue Tax Act (Canada). The web proceeds from the sale of the widespread shares will probably be used for working capital and basic company functions. It’s good to see that over 80% of proceeds goes into the bottom at Gold Terra. This cash goes a great distance, as all-in prices for drilling is CA$200 per meter till 800 meters depth, and C$250 per meter for deeper holes, because it requires a stronger drill rig.

In response to Panneton, internet proceeds are attributed to about CA$5.1M, and the full money place is about CA$7M now. That is ok for finishing 30,000 meters of drilling at each the Campbell Shear south of the Con Mine and the Mispickel goal extra to the north for the winter program.  

The drilling on the Campbell Shear has been underway for fairly some time now with two rigs, and concerning Mispickel, the corporate has not too long ago commenced a small 4,000-meter drill program with one other two drill rigs as winter is the very best window. Panneton believes that earlier drilling at this goal wasn’t carried out effectively, and hopes to search out extra high-grade comparatively close to floor over there, which might add simple ounces to the 1.2Moz Crestaurum/Sam Otto open pit idea he has in thoughts. The newest outcomes definitely point out he’s on to one thing of curiosity, as the primary partial assays of gap GTWL22-002 coming again reported 4 meters @ 19g/t Au from solely 20 meters depth, together with 1 meter @ 73.9g/t Au.

When Mispickel drilling in additional element, Gold Terra is doing a small 4,000-meter winter drill program on the new high-grade MP-Ryan zone 200 meters north of the principle Mispickel space. If profitable, this program might ultimately be expanded to six,000 meters. Drilling is concentrating on high-grade traits with the target of increasing identified high-grade mineralization which is open in all instructions and figuring out new related zones. Thus far, 13 holes masking 4611 meters have been drilled with 3,198 samples taken, indicating a sheared vertical gold construction with a strike size of 400 meters. Seen gold (VG) has been reported in 10 out of the 13 holes, and assays are pending for all holes. The collars and trajectories may be seen on the next map of Mispickel:

As may be seen, the orientation of the present drill holes is strictly east-west, versus the extra variable historic drilling. Since Panneton indicated that he had a special view on the technique, I questioned in regards to the pondering behind this. In response to Panneton, this was carried out as a result of winter drilling in Canada allowed them to raised drill from the correct azimuth or path to intersect the mineralized goal at the very best angle. Additionally, as winter allowed them to drill from a correct setup, Gold Terra might cowl floor extra effectively.

An instance of seen gold specs may be seen beneath:

It isn’t simple to connect sure gold values to seen gold photos, however for my part it is extremely nicely attainable to probably have over 20-30 g/t  Au values right here.

The primary drill program is in fact concentrating on the Campbell Shear. The 2 rigs on the Campbell Shear goal are drilling south of the previous high-grade Con Mine, with one large drill rig concentrating on the Campbell Shear at a depth of roughly 1000 meters beneath floor and at a 200-meter spacing. A second drill rig is allotted to check the Campbell shear, north of Yellorex zone which was not a part of the settlement with Newmont (September 2020).

The outcomes of 5 drill holes with 4 of them aimed on the Yellorex goal (GTCM21-023 to 026) have been reported within the final information launch (March 15), and one (GTCM22-029) being aimed on the aforementioned deep Campbell Shear goal hasn’t accomplished drilling but. The drill collar places may be seen right here:

The primary 4 holes — 023, 024, 025 and 026 — have been infill drilling, but in addition testing the surface boundaries of the Yellorex zone (additionally a part of the Campbell Shear). All besides 023 hit some gold, though not spectacular excessive grades as the everyday smokey quartz and robust alterations have been lacking. The desk with full outcomes may be noticed right here:

Gap 23, the deepest one to this point in 2021 program, was aiming on the zone within the interpreted down plunge. The outcomes have been constructive in itself because the Campbell Shear was intersected though with out financial mineralization, now it’s only a matter of including extra holes within the space. I wasn’t actually shocked by 024 and 025 as different holes within the neighborhood already indicated restricted mineralized potential. I seen 026 as a little bit of an infill disappointment although, as close by holes 022 and 003 have been significantly better:

However take into accout, the large prize on the Campbell Shear is anticipated at depth, and that is the place gap 029 is focused. Panneton thought it will be helpful to incorporate the highest a part of the Con Shear, as close to floor ounces are all the time cheaper to mine than deep underground ounces, a bonus so to say. As solely the primary 50 meters of the outlet have been assayed, the outcome was good with 4.55 meters @ 3.61g/t Au from 37 meters (together with 0.75 meters @ 15.75g/t Au), and the drill is underway now to 1,000 meters depth, aiming on the Campbell Shear at depth:

For now the plan is to observe the mineralization on the Campbell Shear down plunge, and over the following 24 months the technique is to extend the present extent of drilling primarily south of the unique Con Mine beneath depths of 1,000 meters. As a reminder, see the lengthy part beneath, representing the Con Mine, Yellorex and exploration targets, with the black stars indicating first drill targets, the crimson ones following up on this:

Administration is meaning to drill as much as about 40,000 meters this yr, with the target of delineating at the very least a 1.0Moz excessive grade gold useful resource on the Campbell Shear on the finish of 2022, and ultimately a minimal of 1.5Moz high-grade gold the yr after, south of the Con Mine. Yet one more highly effective rig is concentrating on the Campbell Shear at 1,000 meters depth at a 200-meter spacing. The second normal rig is allotted to check the Campbell Shear north of Yellorex, till a depth of 800 meters. The present money place of about CA$7M would cowl about 30,000 meters of drilling. Topic to its success, the corporate could possibly be elevating extra money for extra drilling.    

Additionally, remember the fact that there’s a historic useful resource remaining on the Con Mine of 651koz @ 10.2g/t Au positioned beneath 1,000 meters depth, and in line with Panneton, there could possibly be about 1 Moz Au down there. It’ll in all probability take at the very least 10-20% verification drilling to transform this right into a NI43-101 compliant useful resource, and this in all probability needs to be carried out from floor as it’s too early to start out dewatering the Con Mine. In response to Panneton, it’s too early for dewatering and going underground, till a useful resource is reached to assist underground drilling.


That is precisely what I hoped for when Panneton took over as CEO, elevating one other CA$5.6M as quick as he might so drilling on the Campbell Shear could possibly be elevated in 2022 with a goal of 30,000 meters, even including some Mispickel drilling to it, which already returned a lot of seen gold and a primary, fairly financial assay outcome. Yellorex drilling appears to have hit its boundaries, however the firm is awaiting outcomes of deep holes, and as Panneton and myself are anticipating that the large prize may be positioned proper there, I’m very curious in regards to the final result. And keep in mind, this exploration of the Campbell Shear is being backstopped by a stable, probably financial 1.2Moz NI43-101 useful resource but in addition a 0.65Moz historic useful resource at depth, with fairly good knowledge out there on it. 2022 could possibly be an vital yr for Gold Terra.  

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