Aztec Minerals (AZT: TSX-V, OTCQB: AZZTF) did a good job raising C$1.55M , after announcing the non-brokered placement on August 8, 2023 for an amount up to C$1M, and upsizing it to C$1.2M on August 29, 2023 due to additional interest from investors.
Just as gold is making a comeback from recent lows, Aztec Minerals (AZT: TSX-V, OTCQB: AZZTF) is in the midst of raising fresh cash for their upcoming exploration programs at Cervantes (Mexico) and Tombstone (Arizona). After announcing the non-brokered placement on August 8, 2023 for an amount up to C$1M, management closed a first tranche on August 29, 2023, and indicated the placement would be increased to C$1.2M due to additional interest from investors.
After reporting an excellent 125m @ 1.631g/t AuEq including 1.52m @ 3,477g/t Ag from 126.5m depth (residual grade of 54g/t Ag) on their first hole at Tombstone Project in Arizona, Aztec Minerals (AZT: TSX-V, OTCQB: AZZTF) delivered more strong results on June 5, 2023.
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.
After Aztec Minerals (AZT: TSX-V, OTCQB: AZZTF) commenced drilling at Tombstone in Arizona at the end of February, the first result came in on April 26, 2023, and it was pretty spectacular. As the company was drilling for oxidized gold in order to expand the mineralized envelope, estimated by me at about 600koz Au, high grade gold was also hit in first hole TC23-01, generating 125m @ 0.577g/t Au and 72g/t Ag from 53.3m depth, including an impressive 7.65m @ 733.92g/t Ag, which included an excellent 1.52m @ 3,477g/t Ag from 126.5m depth (residual grade of 54g/t Ag).
At a time where sentiment seems to be turning into risk-off, with the markets contemplating whether the Fed options for a 50 basis points rate hike instead of the earlier telegraphed 25p raise as the latest inflation figures came in higher than expected despite solid market fundamentals, Aztec Minerals (AZT: TSX-V, OTCQB: AZZTF) doesn’t seem to bother too much, as it raised C$1.1M, outlined drill programs for their Cervantes and Tombstone projects, and very recently commenced drilling at Tombstone in Arizona.
At a time where the Western hemisphere is looking to become less dependent on China and others for critical metals and minerals and is scrambling for battery metals, Inomin Mines (MINE.V)(FRA:IMC) is focusing on exploring exactly for these commodities. The company already experienced explosive drilling success in 2022 at their Beaver-Lynx project in British Columbia, by intercepting 252m of 20.6% Magnesium and 0.16% Nickel close to surface, accompanied by 4 other impressive holes.
Although a recession seems to be in the cards now as expected by many experts, the Fed rate hike forecasts (25-50 base points) still imply a soft landing, as certain figures didn’t disappoint. The Fed looked at the signs of disinflation at housing and labor, and there has been a serious case of socalled fiscal contraction, contributing to the slow pace of demand growth.
Despite further increasing inflation, an ongoing Russia-Ukraine conflict which also creates food supply chain issues nowadays across the globe, slowing down economic growth in China but shortages for numerous commodities and products still growing or at high levels, and on top of this the stock markets looking at the central banks, especially the Federal Reserve regarding rate hike policies, Aztec Minerals Corp.
Just after releasing intriguing drill results at Cervantes, Aztec Minerals Corp. (AZT: TSX-V, OTCQB: AZZTF) announced a C$3M non-brokered private placement with Alamos Gold, which can be called intriguing for sure as well. Alamas Gold is operating Mulatos, one of the largest heap leach gold mines in Mexico, not that far away from Cervantes.