Ero Copper Corp. shares traded more than 7% higher on a down market yesterday after the company reported it discovered a new nickel sulfide system within Brazil's Curaçá Valley. In an area historically known for rich copper deposits, the firm reported that drill results from the system's VB zone returned 16.5m of 1.22% nickel which included 3.8m of 3.60% nickel.
Emerita Resources Corp. reported drill results from five new holes at its Iberian Belt West Project in Spain. Research Capital Corp. commented in a research note that Emerita is proceeding with its aggressive 2022 drill program and expects to resume around-the-clock drilling within the next two weeks. The research firm stated it is maintaining its Speculative Buy rating on the company.
Shares of Nevada Copper Corp. traded 10% higher after the company reported it has lined up the necessary financing to restart production at its Pumpkin Hollow underground copper mine in Q2/23. The firm's plan calls for production hoisting rates to ramp up to 3,000 tpd in Q3/23 growing to 5,000 tpd in Q4/23.
Geophysical surveys often reveal secrets just below the surface. One junior explorer operating in Quebec’s prolific Val d’Or mining camp has found a few of those secrets and it’s ready to drill them to see if a secret or two could become something much more valuable.
Shares of Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd. traded more than 22% higher after the Vancouver mining firm reported it entered into a life-of-mine royalty agreement for non-core metals which may provide up to $60 million in proceeds.
PolyMet Mining Corp. shares traded nearly 8% higher after the company reported it entered into a joint-venture deal with Teck Resources Ltd. to develop copper, nickel, cobalt and platinum group metals resources at the NorthMet and Mesaba properties in Minnesota.
Taseko Mines Ltd.'s shares traded 10% higher after the mine developer and operator reported that last month prior to the recent downturn in raw copper prices it had secured contracts for H1/23 for an additional 30Mlb Cu at prices ranging from $3.75-4.20/lb
Filo Mining Corp. shares traded 30% higher today after the Canadian Explorer reported drill results from its Filo del Sol project in South America that extended its high-grade Breccia 41 copper-silver-gold zone by 175m to the North.
Blackwolf Copper and Gold Ltd. has increased its resources and holdings in Alaska by staking new claims and continuing with infill and expansion drilling. Couloir Capital Ltd. commented in a research note that it has initiated coverage on Blackwolf Copper and Gold Ltd. with a "Buy" rating and estimates that the company has a "Fair Value" of CA$1.28 per share.
With geopolitical tensions rising, the US recently banned defense contractors from purchasing REE metals from China and will consequently attempt to revive its domestic rare earths industry. However, the US has just one rare earth mine and no processing technology, which highlights the need for a new wave of investment, writes McAlinden Research Partners.