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Highly Strategic & Prospective Copper-Gold Assets

Demetallica Ltd (ASX: DRM) is a mineral resource company listed on the Australian Securities Exchange, code DRM. Demetallica holds rights to an exploration portfolio comprising 45 licences over six project areas in Queensland (3,721km2) and South Australia (2,766km2), prospective for base metals (copper-lead-zinc), gold, silver and gypsum. The Chimera Polymetal Project including the Jericho copper-gold deposit is Demetallica’s flagship asset group....

September 8, 2022

Pioneer Dome (ESS) on a Similar Development Path to Finniss (CXO)

Essential Metals Ltd (ASX: ESS) is a mineral exploration and development company, with its main focus being on its flagship project, the 100% owned Pioneer Dome Lithium Project, located in a “lithium corridor” including the Mt Marion mine operated by Mineral Resources Ltd (ASX: MIN), the Bald Hill mine operated by Alita Resources Ltd (SGX: 40F) and the Buldania project developed by Liontown Resources Ltd (ASX: LTR). ESS’s assets portfolio also includes the Golden Ridge ...

September 6, 2022

First Stepping Stone towards Future Development

Sala Mineral Resource Estimate: On 13th July 2022 and in just over 12 months after the acquisition of the Sala Zinc-Silver-Lead Project, AQI released a significant maiden mineral resource estimate (MRE): 9.7 Mt @ 3.2% Zn, 47 g/t Ag and 0.5% Pb for 311,000 t zinc, 15 million ounces of silver and 44,000 t lead at a cut-off grade of 1.5% Zn equivalent.  History: The Sala mine has a long operating history since the 15th century. Modern exploration techniques are leading AQI to discover new mine...

July 15, 2022

Update – Bolted from the gate, and clearing hurdles

We initiated coverage of TerraCom Limited (ASX:TER) on 7 March 2022 with a Buy rating and positive outlook for the future. At the time the current share price was A$0.42, with our valuation and price target set at A$0.87 and A$1.30 respectively. At that stage the company had A$12.4m in Cash and A$202m in estimated debt.It has been just over three months and TER has cemented its position as a significant coal company underpinned by strong production and exports, with operations focused in Austral...

July 4, 2022

Right Plan – Right Team – Right Time for Nifty (update)

Nifty MRE Update: In May 2022, CYM released a significant update of the Nifty mineral resource estimate (MRE): 95.1 Mt @ 1.0% Cu for 940,200 t copper. Nifty is now the sixth largest development project in Australia, ranked by contained copper metal. It has also the highest grade. This report update focuses on the impact of the new MRE on the Sulphide Project. Oxide then Sulphide: The oxide SX-EW project, for which CYM released a Restart Study on 11 March 2022 is the first stepping stone in terms...

June 6, 2022

Right Plan – Right Team – Right Time for Nifty

Nifty Restart Strategy: Nifty has a chequered past with various owners and a tricky underground mine plan. Cyprium Metals’ strategy to focus on open pit mining for both the oxide ore, then later on the sulphide mineralisation is certainly far less risky. In parallel, the retreatment of the existing heap leach pads adds significant value to the restart project.Oxide then Sulphide: The oxide SX-EW project, for which CYM released a Restart Study on 11 March 2022 is the first s...

April 4, 2022

Surfing the Lithium Wave

Significantly De-Risked Project: through its industrial-scale pilot plant, AGY has produced 30 tonnes of battery quality lithium carbonate (>99.5% Li2CO3) over two years and sold 25 tonnes to North Asian customers.2,000 tpa operation fully-funded and in construction: as at 1st March 2022, the project development works are 61% complete, with first product targeted from mid-2022. The development works continue to be on budget and on schedule.Producer status: AGY is on track ...

March 14, 2022

The Growing Cash Cow

TER has pulled a significant turnaround story from its acquisition of the Blair Athol complex and its takeover of Universal Coal. The company has transformed from cash strapped and heavily in debt to effectively “printing money” and making significant inroads towards repaying its outstanding debt.In addition to the excellent operational performance of TER and the management team, two key factors have acted in the company’s favour: 1. Exceptional mining performance in its key assets and 2. ...

March 7, 2022

A Uncomplicated Project Targeting HREO Market Needs

IXR Valuation: As the company continues to de-risk the processing flow chart and build new mining inventory, it will continue to add value to shareholders. By way of published timelines, over the next 12 months, the feasibility study should be completed, the regulatory approvals in place and project funding assuming 60% debt funding should be in place. At that time, our speculative target valuation currently stands at A$700 million or $0.13 per share, assuming some A$80m of new equity raised at ...

February 23, 2022

West Desert to be ranked among high value polymetallic deposits

Background: American West Metals Ltd (ASX: AW1) listed in December 2021 on the Australian Securities Exchange raising $12 million at $0.20/share. The company portfolio consists of three base metals projects. This short note is solely focused on the flagship West Desert polymetallic project, 100% owned.Strategy: The previous owners delineated a significant mineral resource of 66.6 million tonnes at 1.98% Zn, 0.21% Cu and 24g/t In for 1,320,500 tonne of zinc, 143,200 tonnes of copper and...

February 21, 2022

Huge Opportunities Exploring a New Greenstone Belt District

Nimy Resources Limited (ASX: NIM) is Western Australian-focused mineral exploration company. NIM’s key asset is the Mons Nickel Project. All licences are 100% held by Nimy Pty Ltd and no third-party royalties are present. The Mons Nickel Project consists of six granted exploration licences covering 202 graticular blocks (~600km2) and six exploration licence applications covering 390 graticular blocks (1,161km2) over a continuous north-south strike of approximately 80km. Once granted, the 12 co...

January 27, 2022

Defining a New Ni-Cu Sulphide Province

Azure Minerals Ltd (ASX: AZS) is a Western Australian-focused mineral exploration company. AZS is rapidly progressing its greenfield Andover nickel-copper-cobalt discovery (60% Azure – 40% Creasy Group) while also exploring its portfolio of exciting gold projects. The acquisition of the Western Australian nickel, copper and gold portfolio from prominent mining investor and prospector Mr. Mark Creasy and the Creasy Group in July 2020, has been a game-changer for Azure.The key elements...

January 12, 2022

Globally Significant Nickel Sulphide Resource to meet the Booming Demand of the EV Technology Disruption

Blackstone Minerals Ltd (ASX: BSX) is a mineral exploration and development company, with a 90% interest in the Ta Khoa district scale nickel project in Vietnam. BSX is actively exploring and developing the project which will include the refining of nickel-cobalt concentrate into a NCM precursor to satisfy the demand of its strategic partner Ecopro and potentially other battery manufacturers. BSX pursues a two-fold strategy: Upstream: aiming to deliver a Definitive Feasibility Study (DFS) for re...

January 10, 2022

Exploring in the Footsteps of Giants

Adavale Resources Ltd (ASX: ADD) is focused on discoveries with some underexplored nickel and uranium assets in world class geological settings. Here is an ppdated company profile on the company and its key assets....

November 23, 2021

Sprinting from the Blocks

We initiated on Calima Energy (ASX: CE1) in May this year with a Speculative Buy rating and positive outlook for the future. At that time CE1 had just completed its transformative acquisition of Blackspur Oil Corp (BOC). It has been just over 5 months since then and Calima Energy has cemented its position as a solid oil & gas company underpinned by strong production with operations focused in Alberta, Canada.Since our initiation report, the company has delivered the following:Brooks Asset: comme...

November 15, 2021

Absolutely Outstanding DH Results at RPM

Exceptional Drill Hole Results: On 11th October 2021, NVA announced some outstanding drill hole intercepts at RPM North with excellent grades along huge intervals for hole RPM-005 such as 86m @ 14.1 g/t from 123m or 132m @ 10.1 g/t Au from 89m or 373m @ 3.8g/t Au from 7m depending on how the individual assays are combined. To put these results into perspective, only 33 intervals larger than 100m with grades above 8 g/t Au have been reported over the last 10 years worldwide (source: S&P...

October 13, 2021

Downstream Refinery Brings Significant Value-Add

Downstream Refinery: BSX strategy is to build a downstream refinery (Ta Khoa Refinery or TKR) in Vietnam to produce Nickel-Cobalt-Manganese (NCM) precursor for the booming Lithium-ion battery industry. The PFS results released late July considers a 400,000 tpa feed of nickel concentrate. About half of the feed will come from a new 6 mtpa Ban Phuc concentrator and the other half needs to be purchased from third-parties with the assistance of Trafigura, a global metals trader.New Upstream Con...

September 27, 2021

Development Ready Project at the Right Time

Definitive Feasibility Study: The DFS results demonstrate a robust project with some enviable characteristics: simple flow chart, low capex, low capital intensity, low operating costs, quality product and proximity to port and markets, resulting in an excellent NPV/capex ratio. Financing: The completion of the DFS opens the path to financing which is likely to be predominantly a combination of debt project finance from mining banks, prepayment or other financing arrangements linked to ...

August 4, 2021

Australian Silica Sand

While silica sand is one of the most plentiful naturally occurring minerals on the Earth, high grade silica sand is relatively rare and experiencing a booming demand. This is because high purity sand requires very low impurities such as sulphides and iron will that cause imperfections. Demand: High-tech applications such as fibre-optics, LCD panels, LED lights and solar panels require ultra-clear glass produced with high purity silica sand. Supply: At present, there is a...

July 26, 2021

Potential Discovery of a Copper Porphyry Shaping Up

Exploration Results: Follow-up air-core drilling at the Toora West prospect, ~15km north-west of Thursday’s Gossan, has returned further strong indications of an underlying copper porphyry system. In March 2021, Stavely Minerals completed a first-pass 32-hole air-core drilling program at Toora West. The program was designed as wide-spaced reconnaissance drilling on 400m spaced lines and 200m collars on the lines. Based on the visual observations of chalcopyrite, secondary chalcocite and molybd...

July 7, 2021

Maiden Mineral Resource Estimate for Mt Flora

Resource in Upper Range: On 29 June 2021, DEX announced an inferred maiden mineral resource estimate (MRE) at Mt Flora of 16 Mt at an average grade of 0.5% Cu and 6.9 g/t Ag, reported at a 0.2% Cu-equivalent cut-off grade. As mentioned in our company profile published on 18th May 2021, the MRE stands at the upper range of the Exploration Target included in the Prospectus from October 2020: 5 to 12 million tonnes at 0.5 to 0.7% Cu for 27,000-96,000 tonnes of copper, 5-15g/t Ag for ...

June 30, 2021

Large Scale Copper Project in the Making with Low Exploration Risk

Duke Exploration Ltd (ASX: DEX) is a mineral exploration and development company, with a 100% interest in the flagship Bundarra copper project in Queensland. The mineral field was recognised as the highest-grade copper district in Australia in the 1800s; there are 47 historic workings, including underground mines, across the tenement. DEX listed on the Australian Securities Exchange in Nov. 2020 after raising $8m. The key elements of DEX strategy are: Develop an indicated (+inferred) minera...

May 18, 2021

Getting a Taste of a nearby Copper Porphyry

Geological Model: Beyond the assay results, which are borderline economic, the combination of mineralisation and alteration observed points to the signature of the outer “ring” of a porphyry intrusion.Mineralisation is associated with epidote alteration, indicating a possible inner- propylitic position, while quartz veins display ‘pinking’ on the margins, likely a potassic feldspar selvedge to the veins, indicating a more proximal outer- potassic signature (see Sillitoe model, next ...

May 13, 2021

Initiation of Coverage

Following the successful and value accretive merger with Blackspur Oil Corp (BOC), Calima Energy (CE1) emerges as an oil & gas company underpinned by strong production with operations focused in Alberta, Canada. The company has 5.4 mmboe of Proved Developed Producing reserves, 16.7 mmboe of 1P reserves, 22.5 mmboe of 2P reserves and 192.4 mmboe of contingent resources. Current production comes to 3,000 boe/d with a very low break-even price of WTI US$26/bbl.2021-2022 will be catalyst rich for CE...

May 3, 2021

New High Grade Ni-Cu Discovery – Could it Be the Big One?

After discovering a number of high grade pods close to surface along the Cathedrals Belt, SGQ is aiming to discover larger accumulations of nickel-copper (+cobalt+PGE) mineralisation beyond the 300m depth level. These are still early days but the proof of concept is now confirmed and the targets are there to be drilled. In parallel, SGQ is progressing the development of the Stricklands mineral resource (the closest one to surface) into a low-capex, low-opex, high margin operation. Development sh...

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