Uranium Investing News had the opportunity to talk with Rob Chang, Research Analyst for Metals & Mining with Cantor Fitzgerald in Toronto. Rob has been in the financial industry since 1995 with companies such as Versant Partners, Octagon Capital, Middlefield Capital, and BMO Capital Markets.
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Over almost two decades, Barkerville Gold Mines and its last incarnation, International Wayside Gold Mines, have tirelessly assembled and explored their extensive 1,177 sq km land package in the Cariboo District of British Columbia. With gold production underway at one small operation and permitting just acquired for another, Barkervile has raised some eyebrows with this massive 10 million ounce resource announcement.
At a time when many junior exploration companies are struggling to secure financings - at any price – Kivalliq Energy (TSXV:KIV) has announced it has raised $11.5 million in a bought deal financing agreement at a premium to its market price.
Yellowhead Mining’s (TSXV:YMI) recently released Harper Creek Copper project feasibility study shows the potential for an economically robust copper mining operation based on long term average copper prices of $2.50 per lb copper.
Standard Graphite (TSXV: SGH) has recently inked a deal to acquire the Mousseau East graphite deposit, situated just 50 km from Timcal Canada’s producing Lac-des-Iles graphite mine. This acquisition provides Standard Graphite with an advanced flagship project that if proven to be metallurgically attractive can potentially be fast-tracked to production.
With its new 1.02 million oz. Measured and Indicated (M&I) resource estimate, Helio Resource Corp (TSXV:HRC) will now look to attach some economic parameters to its SMP gold project via a Preliminary Economic Assessment. However, the junior company is far from finished delineating resources at SMP since only 4 of 30 gold targets have seen enough drilling to attach a resource estimate.
Kivalliq Energy (TSXV:KIV) recently announced that it closed a greatly oversubscribed non-brokered private placement. The company was able to quickly raise CAD$9.5 million from eager investors. Kivalliq will use the funds for continued exploration on its wholly-owned high-grade Lac Cinquante uranium deposit located within the company’s 227,000 acre Angilak Property in Nunavut, Canada.
We first brought Kivalliq Energy (TSXV:KIV) and its Lac Cinquante Uranium resource to your attention in late August 2011 and again in early October when KIV hit an all time low of $0.21 ($25.8 million Market Capitalization). With the recent news of the company’s significant resource expansion, Kivalliq is now trading at $0.48 (at press time) with a market capitalization of $59.1 million.
Results from an extensive prospecting campaign (June until September 2011) over the 225,000 acre Angilak property in Nunavut Canada have identified numerous high-grade polymetallic mineral showings with some eyebrow-raising silver and uranium assays.
With a goal of building a pipeline of significant copper deposits, Canyon Copper (TSXV:CNC, OTCBB:CNYC) has added the Moonlight Copper Porphyry project in Plumas Country northern California, to its stable.