There is a lot of market excitement about “battery metals”, lithium, nickel, copper, cobalt and graphite. The future is all about electric vehicles and battery electrical storage to fortify the “grid”. This is where Grid Metals (GRDM.V) begins to shine. The company is developing two projects in southern Manitoba – one a lithium project, the other a nickel/copper project – both located in close proximity to each other.
When you have a large, prospective, property you have to use the best, most cost effective, tools to find what you hope will be a deposit. Tocvan Ventures (TOC:CNX) has been working on its Pilar property in Mexico for a little over two years.
Shareholders of Bayhorse Silver (BHS.v) have waited a long time for all of the details and logistics of the Bayhorse Mine in Oregon to fall into place. Graeme O’Neill, BHS’s CEO has been working hard for years to plan the mining operation, integrate the ore sorter and build a milling facility to produce concentrate. Every step of the way cost money and O’Neill has raised that money.
It can take the market a day or two to actually understand a technical press release. On March 1, 2022, Eloro Resources (ELO.V) put out a news release which needed to be carefully read to reveal a significant intersection with heavily mineralized rock over 373 meters at its Iska Iska property in Bolivia. This intersection is particularly important because, while it certainly contains silver, it has an abundance of tin.
Lucky Minerals (LKY.V) takes channel sampling seriously. The company, led by CEO François Perron, holds a set of mineral concessions in Ecuador. It has been working on the Wayka High Sulfidation Epithermal (‘HSE’) Gold Discovery where a program of trenching has defined a large area of HSE gold mineralisation at surface.
In the middle of roiling markets, strange metal prices and slow assay labs, Renforth Resources’ (RFR:CNX) CEO Nicole Brewster is pressing forward. Right now her focus is on a small 6 km long section of the company’s >300 km2 Surimeau District Property the company refers to as Victoria West.
Junior exploration companies go through distinct stages of development. When they are founded there is a need for financial and promotional expertise to “sell” an as yet untested geological theory to a sceptical market. Once the geology begins to be proven up, the focus shifts to extending and confirming that geology.