After the last rate hike by the Federal Reserve on May 3, 2023, a more dovish stance seems in the cards, being favorable for gold, which printed an all - time high of US$2082/oz Au that day. Inomin Mines (MINE.V)(FRA:IMC) is primarily focusing on their magnesium-nickel Beaver-Lynx project in British Columbia which generated a significant discovery announced last spring, but it also has several very interesting gold-silver projects in Mexico, which of course stand to benefit from the recent developments in gold. As a reminder, La Gitana is the most advanced of those, and has seen enough drilling to already estimate a 500-600koz Au mineralized envelope with potential for 1Moz Au. Inomin Mines is looking to advance both projects asap, and is raising up to C$600k hard dollar and flow-through at the moment, providing this tiny C$2.3M market cap with sufficient cash to drill Beaver-Lynx this summer. If you are interested, this round is open to accredited retail investors.
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Inomin Mines announced the non-brokered private placement on May 2, 2023, and intends to raise up to C$600k, consisting of a combination of hard dollar shares (C$0.075) and flow-through (FT) shares (C$0.10). Both have a full 2 year warrant with an exercise price of C$0.15 per share. The FT proceeds will be entirely spent on exploration expenditures at Beaver-Lynx. If drilling is as successful as the last program, and metal prices and market sentiment cooperates, the idea is raise more at better prices right after drill results, in order to keep drilling this time at Beaver-Lynx, and start exploration at La Gitana and/or Pena Blanca at a later stage to provide more or less continuous news flow.
The goal for now is to emulate at least part of the dramatic jump on the last drill results on Beaver-Lynx, as the results of the first five drill holes at the Beaver area last year sent the share price from C$0.105 to C$0.72 in just three trading days late March, 2022, on colossal volume (20.8M shares changed hands, or the company’s entire free float).
Since my last article about Inomin Mines, magnesium prices seem to have bottomed now around 23,000Y/t after the 2021-2022 peak, and already saw a brief spike towards 30,000Y/t which is about US$4400/t:
The current magnesium prices would generate a gross metal value of US$707/t at the drilled grades of about 20% Mg, which is equivalent to 8% copper for example, so pretty impressive, especially when 4 out of the 5 drill intercepts at Beaver were ranging from 64 to 252m in length:
The locations of these holes can be seen on the following map:
Historic drill holes collared 1-4km to the west confirmed more near surface magnesium and nickel at similar grades, with intercepts varying from 9 to 100.6m in length, indicating large scale mineralized potential. The nearby Lynx area is geologically similar to the Beaver discoveries, with even larger targets.
It is easy to understand that if Lynx could return the same kind of results Beaver showed us or with even better nickel figures, Inomin Mines could be sitting on a monster deposit. Imagine if Lynx could return say a hypothetical 400Mt @ 0.25%Ni, then Beaver and Lynx combined might even provide 1.7-2.0Mt contained nickel, which would put it not too far from Decar (2.4Mt contained nickel @ 013% awaruite DTR nickel (0.21% total Ni), FPX Nickel has a C$114.6M market cap) Or Crawford (3.5Mt contained nickel @ 0.24% sulfides, Canada Nickel has a C$202M market cap). With high-grade magnesium, large volumes of nickel, plus chromium and cobalt credits, Beaver-Lynx already seems to be shaping up as a potentially pretty economic deposit, although it is still very early days of course.
As a reminder, the second flagship project of Inomin Mines is the 100% owned 494 hectare La Gitana project in Oaxaca State in southwestern Mexico with 8,230m of drilling over 38 holes completed in 2005-2006 on the property by former co-owners Chesapeake Gold and Goldcorp. About half of the holes hit significant gold and silver mineralization, most starting close to surface, including the first hole that intersected an impressive 133.5m of 1.78 g/t gold and 100.7 g/t silver. Given available drilling data, just 20% verification drilling (about 6 holes) would be needed for a NI43-101 compliant resource.
I estimated the mineralized potential at 500-600koz Au for now, and management thinks there is even potential for 1Moz Au as the deposit is open to expansion in all directions. As Inomin management is busy renewing the discussions with the local communities, it is hoping to reach an agreement soon in order to resume exploration.
Fortunately, Inomin Mines seems to have found the right partners to raise up to C$600k soon, likely in time to start drilling at Beaver-Lynx soon, when the season is optimal for exploration in the south-central region of BC. The discovery holes for Beaver in 2022 were already impressive, but management thinks the adjacent Lynx target has all the hallmarks for at least the same type of mineralized potential, so I’m definitely looking forward to the drill program. Besides this, it would be good for Inomin to get La Gitana out of hibernation soon, in order to profit from the all-time high gold price. Lots to look out for, so stay tuned!
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