|Kootennay Silver aka KTN released the assays from 3 more holes drilled into the D-Vein at their Columbo Ag/Pb/Zn property in Chihuahua, Mexico. The geologists appear to be getting a good handle on the minerlaization, which increases in strength and thickness at depth, with the headline intercept of 453 g/t Au over 29.9M including 650 g/t over 17.8M and 932 g/t over 6M Given that drilling so far has covered only a third of the 500M plus extent of the D-Vein, another drill programme is planned in hopes of proving up a minable resource.|
B2Gold aka BTO released its Q3 financial results yesterday, and most of the numbers looked good. Earning were slightly below expectations but free cash flow was higher. The problem area, which we will see across the sector, was an increase in costs due to higher prices paid for fuel, reagents, and the like. The company slightly raised production guidance for the year to just over 1M oz Au, and maintained cost guidance with a warning it would be at or near the top end.
I am still contemplating whether it might be a good time to switch my gold major holding, which I switched from BTO to EDV last year, back to BTO on the basis of potentially higher upside from current prices. At present, my plans are to wait for the EDV Q3 results which are due Nov. 11.
FWIW, TD maintained BTO at Buy with a $9.50 target, while RBC kept them at Sector Perform with a target of $US5.75 (=$C7.14).
The INK folks published and insider report on i-80 Gold aka IAU. They document how, just like on the last price dip in September, the CEO and directors have bought a bunch more shares on the current pullback, as we await the details on the Orion financing which wraps up the recent set of transactions which has morphed the company into a near term producer from its Nevada gold mines.
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