Gold Exploration within the Coronary heart of the Abitibi Greenstone Belt

Brian Leni, founding father of Junior Inventory Evaluate, profiles a gold explorer with a challenge in Quebec within the prolific Abitibi Greenstone Belt.

What’s the significance of surpassing $1400 USD per ounce of gold?

Personally, I view the worth of gold as a bellwether for the worldwide financial system, primarily signalling the well being of markets. No doubt in my thoughts, the complexity of the worldwide market is barely growing, and due to this I can not assist however assume that any of those makes an attempt to regulate it can fail and solely add to the injury that has already been executed.

Finally, I imagine, we’re headed to some kind of reset of the worldwide financial system and breaking $1400 USD per ounce, a worth we’ve not seen since 2013, alerts we’re getting nearer.

So what does this imply for the junior gold firms? Nice query.

I believe a bullish outlook for a steel worth is a poor motive to speculate inside the junior useful resource sector, nonetheless, whereas that is my view, evidently the overwhelming majority of traders assume in another way.

Subsequently, I believe, given the rise within the gold worth, we could also be getting into a brand new bull market in gold shares.

Immediately, I’ve an replace on Genesis Metals Corp. (GIS:TSX.V; GGISF:OTC), a junior gold firm that’s exploring and growing its flagship Chevrier Gold Challenge, on the earth well-known Abitibi Greenstone Belt in Quebec.

Let’s have a look.

Genesis Metals Company
Market Cap – $7.four million (on the time of writing)
Shares – 109.2 million
FD – 132.1 million
Administration and Advisors – 16%
Different Main Shareholders – Osisko Mining, Eric Sprott, Gold 2000, Delbrook Capital, U.S. World Buyers, SIDEX/SDBJ and Medalist Capital – 34%
Retail – 50%

Chevrier Gold Challenge – 2019 Exploration

2019 marks a reboot in Genesis’ strategy to growing its flagship Chevrier Gold Challenge.

What do I imply by this? Properly, the previous few years, a lot of the exploration and growth dollars have been spent on increasing and delineating the challenge’s Principal Zone.

In all, the cash has been nicely spent, because the up to date useful resource estimate, launched earlier this 12 months, reveals the Principal Zone has an indicated useful resource of 395,000 ounces at 1.45 g/t and an inferred useful resource of 297,000 ounces att 1.33 g/t, utilizing a zero.5 g/t cut-off.

This discipline season at Chevrier will probably be completely different, as the corporate appears to generate new high-grade gold targets, because it has expanded its land package deal alongside the Fancamp Deformation Hall and, extra importantly, has enlisted Dr. Rob Carpenter and the extremely achieved workforce at Vector Geological Options to guide a contemporary exploration program throughout the complete property.

The Vector workforce is made up of Dan MacNeil and Dr. Alan Wainwright, every which has had in depth exploration expertise and successes inside the sector.

Exploration will start with property-wide until sampling. For many who aren’t acquainted, until sampling is used to determine goal metals, similar to gold, in areas which were glaciated.

In these areas, glaciers have eroded the goal metals from the underlying rock and transported them away from their supply. Subsequently, at this time, by digging right down to the until layer, which sits proper above the bedrock, exploration groups can higher pattern for gold.

Until sampling is a extremely efficient software in an exploration firm’s arsenal and can reveal the place they need to focus its consideration with localized geological mapping, trenching and geophysics.

It’s key that whereas the existence of gold inside the until samples is clearly paramount, the Vector workforce is not essentially as involved with the grade of gold, however extra on the gold grain morphology.

MacNeil defined to me that the grain morphology is significant in understanding the supply of gold, as the form and floor texture of the gold grain is an indicator of how distant the gold could have travelled from its supply.

Supply: Analysis Gate – Grain Morphology Instance

Chevrier has been expanded to 275 sq. kilometers alongside one of the well-known gold corridors inside the Abitibi. With this methodical strategy to exploration, I believe that there’s a excessive chance that they’ll determine a couple of nice high-grade gold targets for the subsequent drill program.

Secondly, we have now to take into account that the Principal Zone remains to be open at depth, which, in my thoughts, reveals nice promise for additional enlargement of the deposit. The Abitibi is known for its deep, steeply dipping high-grade gold deposits and, subsequently, the subsequent drill program ought to be chock filled with excessive potential targets.

Modifications in Management

On June 24, Genesis introduced the resignation of Chairman and CEO Brian Groves and the appointments of Adrian Fleming as chairman of the Board and Jeff Sundar as interim CEO.

To refresh your reminiscence, Fleming is a geologist by commerce with over 40 years of expertise in each technical and government roles. Some highlights embrace being a founding director at Northern Empire and Underworld Sources, each of which had been acquired by majors.

Moreover, Sundar has been a driving pressure behind Genesis as its president over the previous few years and, I believe, will do nicely in his new position. Sundar has over 20 years of expertise within the mining business, and is a former director of Northern Empire, which was bought to Coeur Mining for $117 million in October of 2018. Additionally, he was a VP/director of Underworld Sources, which was acquired by Kinross for $140 million within the final cycle.

The Genesis workforce is rounded out by exploration supervisor Andre Liboiron; director John Florek; impartial administrators Keenan Hohol, Robert Scott and Steve Williams.

A Discovery Group Firm

Genesis Metals Corp. is part of the Discovery Group of Corporations, which is led by John Robins and Jim Paterson. Discovery Group has churned out a number of the greatest tales the sector has seen over the previous few years.

A number of of the M&A successes have been Kaminak Gold Corp., which was bought to Goldcorp for $520 million, and Northern Empire Sources Corp. Which was bought this previous summer season to Coeur Mining for $117 million.

Moreover, you might have different high-quality useful resource initiatives, similar to Bluestone Sources Inc., Fireweed Zinc Ltd. and Nice Bear Sources, all of which have had success during the last 12 months, as they transfer their initiatives ahead.

Briefly, Genesis’ entry into Discovery Group speaks to the potential of the corporate and to its administration workforce, a gaggle through which Robins and Paterson will need to have confidence, as their reputations at the moment are linked.

Strategic Advisors

Whereas not being part of the corporate’s predominant workforce, strategic advisors can play key roles within the growth of a challenge. Particularly, Genesis has executed an ideal job assembling a solid of advisors which have resumes full of success, significantly in exploration, useful resource enlargement, capital markets and, arguably most vital to the Genesis story, M&A.

Being a Discovery Group Firm comes with not solely the notoriety of being part of the group, but in addition means, on this case, that each Robins and Paterson will play strategic advisor roles for the corporate.

John Robins is knowledgeable geologist by commerce with all kinds of expertise over the course of his greater than 30 years inside the business. Robins was each a founder and chairman of Kaminak and, in 2008, was acknowledged for his achievements in mining exploration by the Affiliation for Mineral Exploration British Columbia with the H.H. “Spud” Huestis Award.

Jim Paterson has greater than 22 years inside the mining business with expertise in elevating capital, M&A, joint-ventures, spin-outs, RTOs and IPOs. At the moment, he’s chairman and CEO of Valore Metals Corp and was a founding director of Northern Empire Sources Corp.

Genesis will profit vastly from having these two males as strategic advisors, because it strikes its flagship Chevrier Gold Challenge ahead.

New Additions

In November of 2018, Genesis introduced that Dr. Rob Carpenter, Dr. Andrew Ramcharan and Garrett Ainsworth could be becoming a member of its record of strategic advisors.

Dr. Carpenter is knowledgeable geoscientist with over 25 years of expertise within the useful resource sector. He’s greatest often known as co-founder, president and CEO of Kaminak Gold Company (2005 to 2013) and its multi-million ounce Espresso Gold Challenge, the place he’s credited with the preliminary discovery and main the corporate to it maiden useful resource estimate. Kaminak was bought to Goldcorp in 2016 for $520 million.

Dr. Ramcharan is knowledgeable engineer with over 18 years of expertise in operations, challenge analysis, M&A, finance and investor relations. Most lately, he was a managing director of challenge analysis for each debt and fairness financings at Sprott Inc.

Final however not least, Garrett Ainsworth is a geologist by commerce and former VP exploration for NexGen Power, which found the world-class Arrow Uranium Deposit in Canada’s Athabasca Basin.

4th Finest Jurisdiction for Mining Funding within the World

From a jurisdictional standpoint, it does not get a lot better than Quebec with regards to mining funding attractiveness. The Fraser Institute (FI) offers Quebec an index rating of 88.38, rating it second in Canada and fourth on the earth. FI’s mining funding attractiveness index rating is reflective of each the mineral potential and the federal government coverage notion of the area.

Quebec’s Mineral Potential

Quebec is residence to 25 producing mines and over 350 floor mineral mining operations, placing the worth of Quebec’s mineral shipments at $eight.7 billion in 2014 (Investissement Quebec). Quebec is Canada’s second largest producer of gold, largest producer of iron and zinc, and the one North American producer of niobium. The mineral wealth is clear and is an enormous motive why FI ranks Quebec among the many world’s prime ten in mining funding attractiveness.

Highlighting Quebec’s world-class mineralization is the Abitibi Greenstone Belt (AGB), which is 150 km huge and stretches 650 km from roughly Wawa, Ontario, to Val d’Or, Quebec. The belt has produced thousands and thousands of ounces of gold over its historical past, with the Cadillac Gold Camp, Virginiatown, Rouyn-Noranda Gold Camp, and Val d’Or Gold Camp being just some of its largest contributors.

Quebec Politics and Infrastructure

The federal government of Quebec helps mineral exploration inside its borders with a tax credit score system that refunds 25% of eligible exploration bills for non-operating firms, and 10% of eligible exploration bills for working firms (Monetary Incentives). So, roughly, for each $1 of non-flow-through raised capital spent by a Quebec primarily based mineral explorer, 25 cents will come again to the corporate, which might successfully be rolled proper again into additional exploration work. This isn’t solely an enormous plus for the corporate and its shareholders, however an ingenious means for the province to advertise mineral exploration.

The lengthy historical past of mining within the AGB implies that most areas of the belt are accessible or close to infrastructure similar to highways, rail, energy, and deep water ports alongside the St. Lawrence Seaway. Additionally, Quebec boasts a number of the best electrical energy charges in Canada, as its hydroelectric dams represent a serious portion of its electrical energy manufacturing.

Lastly, Quebec takes nice satisfaction in a clear mining system, which is constructed round three key pillars:

“Open entry to sources is ensured on the biggest attainable portion of territory, Mineral rights are granted on a first-come, first-served foundation and if a discovery is made, the title holder might be moderately certain of acquiring the proper to develop the useful resource.” ~ Investissement Quebec

NOTE: Quebec provincial funds, SIDEX, SDBJ and FTQ, have participated in previous personal placements in Genesis and now personal a great portion of inventory. In my thoughts, it is an ideal indication of the potential worth that the Chevrier Gold Challenge could have transferring ahead.

Favorable politics and world-class geology—for me, it does not get a lot better than Quebec, so far as your funding buck goes!

Chevrier Gold Challenge

Genesis’ 100%-owned Chevrier Gold Challenge encompasses 275 sq. km and is positioned 35 km south of Chibougamau, Quebec, within the coronary heart of the Abitibi Greenstone Belt. Chevrier straddles 15 km of the Fancamp Deformation Zone, and is 15 km northeast of IAMGOLD’s high-grade Monster Lake gold deposit.

NOTE: The IAMGOLD and Toma Gold Monster Lake JV launched their maiden inferred useful resource of 433,300 ounces of gold at 12.14 g/t at a three.5 g/t cut-off.

Chevrier Gold Challenge Historical past

Previous to Genesis, the world through which the Chevrier deposit is positioned was owned and explored by Inmet Mining Inc. (Minnova), which, in 1989, was the primary to drill the now Principal Zone of Chevrier, the place it intersected gold grading 5.four g/t. The property was then bought by Geonova Explorations, which outlined Chevrier’s Principal Zone.

In 2007, the property modified house owners as soon as once more, with Tawsho taking the reins. That firm went on to finish a 2,792 km aeromagnetic survey, a floor EM Time Area survey, 24 diamond drill holes, an impartial NI 43-101 useful resource estimate (by Met-Chem Canada Inc.), and a 5,000 ton bulk pattern.

Since Genesis acquired Chevrier in Q2 of 2016, it has accomplished a protracted record of labor that features the stock of greater than 70,000 meters of drill core, the re-sampling and re-assaying of chosen mineralized intervals, re-sampling of 4 trenches, 3D modelling of Principal, South and East Zones, 50+ km of IP surveying, and executed a 10,000 meter drill program, which targeted on confirming historic Geonova drill holes, exploration stepout holes on the Principal Zone Deposit and the exploration of different IP and geological targets. Outcomes from this program might be discovered on Sedar.

New Geological Mannequin

Over its 29 12 months historical past, Chevrier has seen 213 drill holes, totalling over 87,000 meters. Nevertheless, the Genesis workforce is the primary to consolidate, re-evaluate and kind a complete geological mannequin relating to the Principal Zone’s gold mineralization.

Beneath is a picture of the mineralization inside the Principal Zone, utilizing a zero.three g/t Au grade shell.

Chevrier Gold Challenge – Plain View of the Principal Zone Deposit

Chevrier Gold Challenge Useful resource Replace

Utilizing the brand new geological mannequin and the compiled knowledge from the latest drill program, Genesis has launched an up to date useful resource for the Chevrier Gold Challenge. The up to date useful resource contains the Principal and East Zones and, as described within the earlier part of the report, envisions a mining state of affairs in which there’s each an open pit and underground workings.

Indicated Gold Useful resource – 395,000 ounces averaging 1.45 g/t

Inferred Gold Useful resource – 297,000 ounces averaging 1.33 g/t

NOTE: With a mixed indicated and inferred useful resource of 692,000 ounces of gold, and with Genesis’ MCAP sitting under $10 million, this presents an fascinating worth proposition. Bear in mind, not all ounces are of equal worth, however nonetheless, it is a good high-level indicator of worth.

It is a nice begin for the Genesis workforce as, collectively—indicated and inferred—they sit very near 1 million ounces of gold in an space of the Abitibi that appears poised for growth within the coming years. Clearly, the subsequent transfer for the Genesis workforce is to increase this new useful resource, which will probably be aided by its newly fashioned strategic advisors workforce.

2019 and past ought to be very fascinating for traders as they transfer ahead.

Chevrier Useful resource Enlargement

By way of increasing the deposit, the most effective prospects comes with drilling deeper, because the Principal Zones stay open at depth.

Chevrier Gold Challenge – Lengthy Part of the Principal Zone Deposit

Thus far, I imagine there have solely been a handful of holes drilled under 400m, every of which hit mineralization. Given the character of most of the Abitibi gold deposits, similar to Osisko Mining’s Windfall Lake Gold Challenge, there may be definitely the potential for extra ounces to be discovered at depth.

I sit up for the subsequent drill program which can take a look at the extent of the mineralization at depth, and can most definitely sort out the opposite excessive precedence targets on the property.

Concluding Remarks

The brand new gold bull market could also be upon us, proudly owning undervalued junior gold firms, similar to Genesis, could possibly be extremely advantageous within the weeks and months forward.

Investing in junior useful resource firms is dangerous and, subsequently, for my part, you’ll want to hunt down firms which are led by robust administration groups, who can navigate the danger and propel the corporate ahead.

Genesis Metals is an organization that I’m invested in and imagine has the horsepower, when it comes to the administration workforce, to maneuver the Chevrier Gold Challenge ahead. Clearly, the corporate should deal with increasing the useful resource by drilling deeper and exploring the property’s excessive precedence targets.

As outlined in my report, there’s a robust record of advisors who’ve “been there and executed that” inside the useful resource sector, and I’m assured could have an ideal affect on the path of Genesis transferring ahead.

Summarizing my thesis for funding, listed below are what I believe are a couple of of Genesis’ most compelling strengths:

A confirmed administration workforce: Sundar, Fleming, Florek and Liboiron

Strategic Advisors: Discovery Group’s John Robbins and James Paterson, Dr. Robert Carpenter, Dr. Andrew Ramcharan, and Garrett Ainsworth.

Strategic Shareholders Checklist Headlined by: Osisko Mining, Eric Sprott, Delbrook Capital, Gold 2000, US World Buyers, SIDEX/SDBJ/FTQ and Medalist Capital

Situated within the 4th greatest jurisdiction on the earth, Quebec

Systematic 2019 exploration program led by Vector Geological Options – high-grade gold concentrating on

Expanded land package deal with excessive exploration potential, Chevrier Gold Challenge and October Gold Challenge

Nice bang for its drilling buck, as its all-in drill prices, so far, have roughly averaged $220 per meter

Brian Leni is the founder and editor of Junior Inventory Evaluate. He’s knowledgeable engineer who has over 10 years of expertise in heavy business.


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