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Exploration Results Reveal Significant Gold-Silver Intervals at Arizona Project

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Arizona Gold & Silver Inc. (AZS:TSX; AZASF:OTC) has announced promising initial results from sampling a recently uncovered historic adit and RC drilling at their Philadelphia Gold-Silver property in Arizona. Learn more about these new findings.

Arizona Gold & Silver Inc. (AZS:TSX;  AZASF:OTC) has announced promising initial results from sampling a recently uncovered historic adit and RC drilling at their Philadelphia Gold-Silver property in Arizona. The focus of exploration, confined to the Rising Fawn and Resaca claims, revealed significant mineralized intervals through systematic channel sampling and RC drilling.

Channel sampling on the Rising Fawn claim returned notable results, including a 30.5-meter section grading 2.33 grams per tonne (g/t) gold and 15.27 g/t silver. Additional intervals included 18.28 meters grading 0.59 g/t gold and 3.74 g/t silver. The total adit intersected 48.78 meters with an average grade of 1.68 g/t gold and 10.95 g/t silver. These findings highlight the potential of the mineral system extending from the adit entrance, as specified in the company news release.

The RC drilling results also indicated positive findings, particularly in the previously untested Rising Fawn Gap. Drilling results revealed gold-silver mineralization associated with stockwork breccia and overlying volcanics. The significant intercepts included 47.25 meters grading 0.85 g/t gold and 2 g/t silver, suggesting continued mineralization into the gap.

Gold and Silver Outlooks

According to Stewart Thomson's July 2 article, "Gold's Bull Flag & The Election In Iran," posted on 321 Gold,  the gold sector has seen significant interest from both Eastern and Western investors.

Thomson noted, "The gold bull era . . . what exactly is it? While silly Westerners worship government fiat and debt-funded bully wars, billions of citizens in China and India focus on 'going big' with saving . . . and going big with gold!" He also highlighted the ongoing demand from central banks and citizens in the East, stating, "Whether it's the citizens making enormous purchases of jewelry or central banks adding aggressively to their reserves, the gold-oriented action in the East is set to continue, and intensify, for the next 200 years."

Technical Analyst Clive Maund concluded that Arizona Gold & Silver Inc. was an "Immediate Strong Buy for all time horizons."

A July 2 report from Bloomberg echoed this sentiment, emphasizing the unexpected strength of gold despite robust U.S. real yields and a strong dollar.

The report stated, "The precious metal's 13% surge in the first half of this year was a surprise to many, especially coming as it did during an environment of robust U.S. real yields and impressive dollar strength. But investors underestimate gold at their peril. Its buoyancy in the face of a resilient U.S. currency signals further gains are likely, as does the relatively measured pace of its gains."

The report also mentioned the growing demand from central banks, with the World Gold Council noting that about 20 central banks expected to raise their holdings, the most since the council started its gold reserves survey in 2018.

Barry Dawes of Martin Place Securities provided additional insights into the technical strength of the gold market on June 28. Dawes observed, "Gold holding above US$2300, wedge action in play, parabola still in place." He further commented on the technical resilience of gold, stating, "The resiliency of gold is very impressive. Trading tonight will be important for a weekly, monthly, and quarterly close will be important to watch. A strong close would be very good technically."

Catalysts Coming From This

Arizona Gold & Silver Inc. is leveraging these promising results to further explore and delineate the mineral resources at the Philadelphia property. As noted in the news release, the channel sampling results from the Rising Fawn claim, which revealed a potentially higher-grade core, are particularly encouraging for future drilling efforts.

Greg Hahn, VP of Exploration, noted, "The channel sampling in the recently uncovered adit revealed what is likely the higher grade core of the Rising Fawn section of the mineral system, where we have limited drill hole coverage. This higher grade area remains to be drilled."

Additionally, the RC drilling in the Rising Fawn Gap demonstrated the continuity of the gold-silver stockwork system, with further drilling planned to test the zone's down dip.

Hahn added, "The drilling results in the Rising Fawn Gap demonstrate the gold-silver stockwork system continues towards the Perry portion of the mineral system with further drilling required."

In the Resaca Gap, drilling encountered primarily silver with low gold values, indicating the periphery of the mineral system. These findings will guide further exploration efforts to delineate both high-grade and bulk tonnage resources. The next phase of drilling aims to test the Red Hills target, with BLM approval recently received for diamond drilling up to 40 holes from two new drill pads, as per the company.

The upcoming drilling phases and ongoing exploration efforts are anticipated to enhance the resource base and potentially expand the mineralized zones.

Experts Are Saying…

Technical Analyst Clive Maund expressed a highly favorable outlook for Arizona Gold & Silver Inc. in his June 17 report.*

Maund's analysis emphasized the company's strategic positioning and the progress made in its flagship Philadelphia Project in Arizona. He pointed out that the Philadelphia Property is located in the Oatman Gold Mining District, a region with significant historical mining activity.

Maund stated, "The company has seen some very positive developments this year, with it reporting exceptional gold extractions (90 – 99%) from leach tests on the Philadelphia Gold-Silver Project in Arizona in May."

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Arizona Gold & Silver Inc. (AZS:TSX; AZASF:OTC)

*Share Structure as of 7/10/2024

The addition of Philip Yee as a special advisor to the CEO was also noted as a positive development, with Maund highlighting Yee's extensive experience in the precious metals sector, having worked with successful companies like Eldorado Gold Corp., Kirkland Lake Gold Corp., and Patagonia Gold Plc. 

Overall, Maund concluded that Arizona Gold & Silver Inc. was an "Immediate Strong Buy for all time horizons," citing the technical setup and recent positive developments as key reasons for his optimistic outlook on the stock.

Ownership and Share Structure

As for ownership of Arizona Gold & Silver, management and insiders own approximately 27.52% of the company.

According to the company, 10.5% of the company is held by institutions, and 41% is held by family and friend investors. 

Arizona Gold & Silver has 77.09 million shares outstanding.

The company's market cap is CA$31 million, and its 52-week trading range is CA$0.27−0.59 per share.

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  1. As of the date of this article, officers and/or employees of Streetwise Reports LLC (including members of their household) own securities of Arizona Gold & Silver.
  2. James Guttman wrote this article for Streetwise Reports LLC and provides services to Streetwise Reports as an employee. 
  3.  This article does not constitute investment advice and is not a solicitation for any investment. Streetwise Reports does not render general or specific investment advice and the information on Streetwise Reports should not be considered a recommendation to buy or sell any security. Each reader is encouraged to consult with his or her personal financial adviser and perform their own comprehensive investment research. By opening this page, each reader accepts and agrees to Streetwise Reports' terms of use and full legal disclaimer. Streetwise Reports does not endorse or recommend the business, products, services or securities of any company. 

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* Disclosure for the quote from the Clive Maund article published on June 16, 2024.

  1. For the quoted article (published on June 16, 2024), the Company has paid Street Smart, an affiliate of Streetwise Reports, US$1,500 in addition to the monthly consulting fee. 
  2. Author Certification and Compensation: [Clive Maund of] is being compensated as an independent contractor by Street Smart, an affiliate of Streetwise Reports, for writing the article quoted. Maund received his UK Technical Analysts’ Diploma in 1989.  The recommendations and opinions expressed in the article accurately reflect the personal, independent, and objective views of the author regarding any and all of the designated securities discussed. No part of the compensation received by the author was, is, or will be directly or indirectly related to the specific recommendations or views expressed Disclosures

The quoted article represents the opinion and analysis of Mr. Maund, based on data available to him, at the time of writing. Mr. Maund's opinions are his own, and are not a recommendation or an offer to buy or sell securities. As trading and investing in any financial markets may involve serious risk of loss, Mr. Maund recommends that you consult with a qualified investment advisor, one licensed by appropriate regulatory agencies in your legal jurisdiction and do your own due diligence and research when making any kind of a transaction with financial ramifications. Although a qualified and experienced stock market analyst, Clive Maund is not a Registered Securities Advisor. Therefore Mr. Maund's opinions on the market and stocks cannot be  only be construed as a recommendation or solicitation to buy and sell securities.

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