After completing their latest 17,792m 2021 summer drill program at their Regnault target, part of their Frotet project in Quebec, Kenorland Minerals (KLD.V)(3WQO.FSE) announced a large batch late December last year with the results of the first 32 holes (9,824m), with assays from the last 25 holes remaining once received back from the labs and interpreted properly.
At a point where the COVID-19 pandemic is playing out the Omicron variant, inflation is reaching levels not seen in decades, the Fed surprising the markets with a more hawkish stance than anticipated, with metal prices at very high levels although gold and silver seem to be consolidating and setting up for a breakout, The Critical Investor was asked again by Streetwise Reports to provide his top picks for the new year.
As inflation grows rampant across many sectors, to levels not seen in decades, it only seems a matter of time before gold leaves its side ranging pattern of late. Gold Terra Resource (TSXV:YGT)(OTCQX:YGTFF) (FRA:TXO) aims at making the most of it, as the current President and CEO David Suda is stepping down on December 31, 2021 to pursue other opportunities.
Sometimes you come across companies that are well financed, have good assets, strong backers and management, but don’t seem to get much traction during a tough commodity market. Dolly Varden Silver (DV.V)(DOLLF.US) fits that bill nicely, but after a correction in the silver price its management decided it was time to do something bold to set itself apart from the crowd.
Against a backdrop of massive inflation, at highest levels in decades and initiated by COVID-19 related disruptions of supply chains, Golden Independence Mining (CSE: IGLD, OTCQB:GIDMF, FRA:6NN) is working diligently in order to activate a few important catalysts. The first of those that can be expected before year end is the upcoming Preliminary Economic Assessment (PEA), the other one is the renegotiation of the JV terms with vendor America’s Gold Exploration (AGEI), which could increase the very recently earned-in ownership from 51% to 100%.
Following several weeks of lots of volatility in the gold price, caused by increasing inflation, a reshuffle at the Federal Reserve and most recently a brand new COVID-19 variant, Gold Terra Resource (TSXV:YGT)(OTCQX:YGTFF) (FRA:TXO) did a very important acquisition, by signing an option agreement with Newmont, to buy the Con Mine.
It seems Kenorland Minerals (KLD.V)(3WQO.FSE) is doing very well at the summer drill program currently underway at their flagship Regnault project, as JV partner Sumitomo Metal Mining Canada was happy to do a strategic investment of no less than C$5.2M in Kenorland equity.
After severe summer doldrums, not only metal prices have picked up again, but also a decent part of mining stocks became energized again, including Meridian Mining (TSXV:MNO). After the North American Labour Day holiday, the traditional end of the summer session, Meridian began publishing a series of impressive step out high-grade gold drill results that showed a positive market response, enabling an oversubscribed C$10.38M financing supporting the further expansion of the ongoing resource development program at Cabaçal.
After lots of reconnaissance exploration at several of their projects, Golden Arrow Resources (GRG.V, GARWF.US, G6A.FSE) is ready for the follow-up, and recently commenced drilling at two different projects. These are the Rosales Copper project in Chile, and the Terra Dorada gold project in Paraguay.
With the highly anticipated Phase 2 drilling program underway since July 16th, testing the Campbell Shear at the Yellorex zone immediately south of the Con Mine (Yellowknife City Gold project, Northwest Territories, Canada) and optioned from Newmont, Gold Terra Resource (TSXV:YGT)(OTCQX:YGTFF)(FRA:TXO) was finally able to announce the first drill results.