After a relatively quiet winter season with no drilling news, hybrid prospect generator Alianza Minerals (ANZ.V, TARSF.US) is gearing up to getting ready for potentially up to 5 drill programs this year at their various projects. The optioned out (Allied Copper) Klondike and Stateline copper projects in Colorado, operated by Alianza, are both in the targeting phase now, with exploration permits expected in a few weeks.
Kenorland Minerals (KLD.V)(3WQO.FSE) keeps expanding and finding new mineralized structures at their Regnault target, part of their Frotet project in Quebec, part of the 20/80 JV with Sumitomo where Kenorland is the operator. After announcing the second 25 holes batch of their 57 hole - 17,792m 2021 summer-fall program, it is clear that Regnault contains a considerable gold system, spread out over multiple vein structures.
After announcing a strong and potentially game changing drill result (60.4m @ 2.25% CuEq) at Sesmarias on January 25, 2022, followed by a C$1M private placement on February 8, 2022, Avrupa Minerals (TSXV:AVU)(OTC:AVPMF) managed to increase this amount, and raised C$1.25M on March 2, 2022.
Mount Haldane, Yukon
It has taken Alianza Minerals (ANZ.V, TARSF.US) a while, but it finally seems to have hit ultra high grade silver at their Haldane project in the Keno Hill District (Yukon), and this is exactly what management was looking for all along.
After Avrupa Minerals (TSXV: AVU) commenced drilling last December at its Sesmarias target at the flagship copper-zinc Alvalade project in Portugal, which is operated together with JV partner MATSA (joined company of Trafigura and Mubadala, two commodity giants), the company completed two drill holes so far for 874m of drilling, part of the 7-8,000m program.
As Avrupa Minerals (AVU.V) finalized the Definitive Agreement with MATSA, a 50:50 joint venture company of Mubadala Investment Company, a pioneering global investor, and Trafigura, one of the world’s leading independent commodity trading and logistics houses, on November 20, 2019, exploration programs are being prepared now.
As 2020 keeps unfolding as one of the most remarkable years of the last decade with COVID-19 disrupting almost everything, resulting in unprecedented drops in economic activity and considerable volatility in the markets, and a second wave of the pandemic seems to be around the corner, the mining industry seems to be looking forward, on the back of a recovering economy, especially China returning back close to normal during the summer.
As gold stocks are getting all the attention at the moment with gold firmly in an upward trend it seems, one could almost forget the existence of base metal juniors. This is not entirely justified in my opinion, as for example copper has recovered completely from its March lows, as can be seen in this chart per pound Cu by Macrotrends:
A tiny junior whose faith is closely intertwined with copper pricing is Avrupa Minerals (AVU:TSXV), as its flagship Alvalade brownfield copper-zinc project in Portugal is likely to contain significant amounts of the red metal.
Alianza Minerals (ANZ.V) was ready for their Phase II drill program at their fully owned flagship Haldane silver project, after their Phase I drill target defining program was completed earlier during the summer of last year. The company has been busy raising additional cash for 2020 exploration, and it started out with a small financing of $250,000 at 5 cents per unit on January 30, 2020.
All cashed up after raising C$1.1M in an oversubscribed financing in July, Alianza Minerals (ANZ.V) was ready for their 2019 Phase II drill program at their flagship Haldane silver project, after their Phase I drill target defining program was completed earlier this summer, and drilling begun in late August.