After a year of slow progress for Avrupa Minerals (TSXV:AVU)(OTC:AVPMF) and JV partner MATSA at the Sesmarias target, part of their flagship Alvalade project in Portugal, it is refreshing to see Avrupa somewhat diversifying away by acquiring four exploration properties in Finland, with some of them even having a historic resource.
With copper beating all time highs recently, and gold briefly touching US$1900/oz, Meridian Mining (TSXV: MNO) seems to be in a good place, delivering their second set of assays from their Cabaçal VMS Copper-Gold Project in Brazil. Their ongoing 10,000m field program of diamond drilling recently returned assays from hole CD-005 to CD-009, and all holes contained economic mineralization.
As copper is closing on to all-time highs, trading at US$4.42/lb Cu at the time of writing (peaking in 2011 at US$4.6285/lb Cu), Meridian Mining (TSXV: MNO) came out with their first set of assays from their 100% optioned Cabaçal VMS Copper-Gold Project in Brazil, from their ongoing field program, encompassing 10,000m of diamond drilling.
The latest Meridian news release shows an impressive hint of the mineralized potential of the Cabaçal VMS Copper-Gold Project in Brazil, at which Meridian Mining (TSXV: MNO) last year signed an option agreement for a 100% ownership.
Meridian announced the roll-out of its field program following the granting of a environmental permit for drilling in March, and mobilized two drill rigs and a geophysical team to commence a 10,000m diamond drilling program.
It is not often that you see a Partner of a multi-billion-dollar resource fund part ways with his former colleagues and accept the challenge of turning around a headache dossier of that fund by himself. This is exactly what happened to Meridian Mining (TSXV: MNO) where then-Partner Gilbert Clark of Sentient Equity Partners came to the rescue.
After entering the markets with a big splash in December 2017, on the back of an almost monumental deal (for a nano cap) with Wheaton Precious Metals, Kutcho Copper (KC.V) has been working quietly but diligently behind the scenes, to set up everything for further development of their high grade copper-zinc Kutcho project in British Columbia.