In uncertain times, where the Fed gradually seems to be pushed closer and closer to a rate hike pause, potentially followed by rate cuts somewhere in 2024, the Russian conflict keeps aggrevating, and the Chinese government keeps coming with soft measures to restart their economy, Dolly Varden Silver (DV.V)(DOLLF.US)
After hitting impressive intercepts like 25m @ 46,3g/t Au at Homestake Ridge and 15,94m @ 1499g/t Ag at the Wolf Vein, Dolly Varden Silver (DV.V)(DOLLF.US) seems to have taken the main stage of successful exploring juniors.
Beside the headline-grabbing results, this has also a lot to do with the increasing tonnage potential because of these stellar results, as beforehand years of drilling under different management didn’t seem to make much of an impact, since the resource barely increased.
Since Dolly Varden Silver (DV.V)(DOLLF.US) isn’t a pure silver play anymore since the Homestake Ridge acquisition, but about half gold and half silver, and the gold price has been trading well lately, the stock has shown strength as a consequence, also reinforced by strong drill results at Wolf and Homestake Ridge in the last few weeks.
After announcing a C$5.3M investment at February 23, 2022 at a share price of C$0.59 in Dolly Varden Silver (DV.V)(DOLLF.US), maintaining their equity interest at 10.25%, Hecla Mining (HL.US) decided to invest further in the company, as part of a larger round led by Eventus Capital and Research Capital, which also saw other existing shareholder Eric Sprott participating again.
After a failed hostile take over attempt of Dolly Varden Silver (DV.V)(DOLLF.US) in in the past, Hecla Mining (HL.US) now resorts to maintaining their pro-rata equity interest in the company these days, as it exercised its anti-dilution right regarding the Homestake Ridge transaction.
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.