Wednesday 3 July 2024

TNR Gold's Kirill Klip Discusses $70m Financing for McEwen's Los Azules Copper Project in Argentina

 

 

"Today you can better understand the idea of Green Copper and why I believe that Argentina has everything to become the Power House of the Tesla Energy rEVolution. Rob McEwen presents his truly extraordinary vision for the world's first regenerative Green Copper mine at Los Azules in Argentina."



"Bloomberg reports about the significant win for the President of Argentina Javier Milei. Argentina's Congress approved his signature bold pro-business reforms. Projects like Mariana Lithium, Los Azules Copper and Josemaria will benefit from new legislative measures to unlock the economic potential of Argentina. 

Market-oriented reforms cut the costly red tape delaying the development of mining projects. These measures provide tax cuts for their development and lay out predictable ground rules for business. Argentina sends now a long-awaited business-friendly message to all investors."

 


“We are pleased that significant developments on the advancement of the Los Azules Copper Project towards feasibility have led to the increased Stellantis holdings in McEwen Copper as a strategic partner of this large copper, gold and silver project. In February 2023, Stellantis invested ARS $30 billion, and with additional investment of ARS $42 billion made after the new preliminary economic assessment (PEA) publicationhas a total investment of ARS $72 billion. 



An aggregate of US $65 million in McEwen Copper was also invested by Rio Tinto’s Venture Nuton in 2022 and 2023,” stated Kirill Klip, TNR’s Chief Executive Officer. “TNR Gold’s vision is aligned with the leaders of innovation among automakers like Stellantis, whose aim is decarbonizing mobility, and mining industry leaders such as Rob McEwen, whose vision is ‘to build a mine for the future, based on regenerative principles that can achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2038’.



“The green energy rEVolution relies on the supply of critical metals like copper; delivering “green copper” to Argentina and the world will contribute to the clean energy transition and electrification of transportation and energy industries.



The new president of Argentina introduced important government policiesaimed at supporting business and unlocking the country’s economic potential. Mining is being recognized as an integral part of this economic development plan, providing jobs and enriching local communities.



“Strong team performance of McEwen Copper is advancing the Los Azules Project towards a feasibility study. The Los Azules Project PEA results highlight the potential to create a very robust leach project while reducing the environmental footprint, and greater environmental and social stewardship sets the Project apart from other potential mine developments.



“It’s also very encouraging to see an updated independent mineral resource estimate that has increased the resource significantly. These assay results not only validate previous drilling results but also confirm the continuity of and extend the mineralization.



“Together with Nuton, McEwen Copper is exploring new technologies that save energy, water, time and capital, advancing Los Azules towards the goal of a leading environmental performance. The involvement of Rio Tinto, with its innovative technology, may also accelerate realizing the enormous potential of the Los Azules Project.



“Los Azules was ranked in the top ten largest undeveloped copper deposits in the world by Mining Intelligence (2022). TNR Gold does not have to contribute any capital for the development of the Los Azules Project. The essence of our business model is to have industry leaders like McEwen Mining as operators on the projects that will potentially generate royalty cashflows to contribute significant value for our shareholders.”






Please read my legal disclaimer. There is NO investment advice on any Kirill Klip feeds and blogs. Always consult a qualified financial adviser before any investment decisions. 
Do Your Own Research.




TNR Gold:

NEWS RELEASE

TNR Gold NSR Royalty Update – Los Azules Copper, Gold and Silver Project – McEwen Copper Announces $70 Million Financing

"Vancouver, British Columbia – June 27, 2024: TNR Gold Corp. (TSX-V: TNR) (“TNR”, “TNR Gold” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that McEwen Mining Inc. (“McEwen Mining”) has provided an update on the Los Azules copper, gold and silver project in San Juan, Argentina. TNR holds a 0.4% net smelter returns royalty (“NSR Royalty”) (of which 0.04% of the 0.4% NSR Royalty is held on behalf of a shareholder) on the Los Azules Copper Project. The Los Azules project is held by McEwen Copper Inc. (“McEwen Copper”), a subsidiary of McEwen Mining.



The news release issued by McEwen Mining on June 24, 2024 stated:

McEwen Mining Inc. (NYSE and TSX: MUX) announces a non-brokered private placement financing of up to 2,333,333 common shares of its wholly-owned subsidiary McEwen Copper Inc. at a subscription price of US$30.00 per common share, for gross proceeds of up to US$70 million (the “Offering“). McEwen Copper currently has 30,937,615 common shares outstanding (basic and diluted).

Lead orders to purchase 27% of the total Offering have been committed by McEwen Mining and Rob McEwen. McEwen Mining will purchase up to 466,667 common shares of McEwen Copper for US$14 million and Rob McEwen will purchase up to 166,666 common shares for US$5 million. Final investment amounts are subject to adjustment according to anti-dilution and pre-emptive rights on the part of other existing shareholders of McEwen Copper.

This Offering will be used to advance work on a bankable feasibility study for the Los Azules copper project, which is scheduled for publication by the end of the first quarter (Q1) of 2025.

Subscription for the remaining 1,700,000 common shares is available to qualified accredited investors, subject to a US$2 million minimum investment and certain other conditions. The securities sold in the Offering are private and subject to transfer restrictions until such time when they become listed on a public exchange.

Prior to the Offering, ownership in McEwen Copper is of 14,768,000 common shares (47.7%) for McEwen Mining and 4,000,000 common shares for Rob McEwen (12.9%). Assuming completion of the full amount of the Offering and the investment amounts shown above, McEwen Mining will own 45.8% of McEwen Copper and Rob McEwen will own 12.5%.



About McEwen Copper

McEwen Copper Inc. holds a 100% interest in the Los Azules copper project in San Juan, Argentina and the Elder Creek project in Nevada, USA.

Los Azules ranked the 8th largest undeveloped copper deposits in the world (Mining Intelligence, 2022). Its current copper resources have increased to 10.9 billion pounds at a grade of 0.40% Cu (Indicated category) and an additional 26.7 billion pounds at a grade of 0.31% Cu (Inferred category) as of the June 2023 Preliminary Economic Assessment (PEA). The PEA estimates a $2.7 billion after-tax NPV8% at $3.75/lb Cu, a low average C1 production cost of $1.07/lb Cu, a 3.2-year payback period, and a 27-year mine life.

A bankable feasibility study (FS) is underway with completion, planned by the end of Q1 2025. Los Azules is being designed to be distinctly different from other copper mines, consuming significantly less water, emitting much lower carbon and progressing towards carbon neutral by 2038, and being powered by 100% renewable electricity once in operation.

This news release and the information included herein do not constitute an offer to buy or the solicitation of an offer to subscribe for or to buy any of the securities described herein, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction.



CAUTION STATEMENT CONCERNING FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION

This news release contains certain forward-looking statements and information, including “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the private securities litigation reform act of 1995. The forward-looking statements are intended to be subject to the safe harbor provided by section 27a of the securities act of 1933, section 21e of the securities exchange act of 1934 and private securities litigation reform act of 1995.

This news release contains certain forward-looking statements and information, including “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The forward-looking statements and information expressed, as at the date of this news release, McEwen Mining Inc.’s (the “Company”) estimates, forecasts, projections, expectations or beliefs as to future events and results. Forward-looking statements and information are necessarily based upon a number of estimates and assumptions that, while considered reasonable by management, are inherently subject to significant business, economic and competitive uncertainties, risks and contingencies, and there can be no assurance that such statements and information will prove to be accurate. Therefore, actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements and information. Risks and uncertainties that could cause results or future events to differ materially from current expectations expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements and information include, but are not limited to, effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, fluctuations in the market price of precious metals, mining industry risks, political, economic, social and security risks associated with foreign operations, the ability of the corporation to receive or receive in a timely manner permits or other approvals required in connection with operations, risks associated with the construction of mining operations and commencement of production and the projected costs thereof, risks related to litigation, the state of the capital markets, environmental risks and hazards, uncertainty as to calculation of mineral resources and reserves, and other risks. Readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements or information included herein, which speak only as of the date hereof. The Company undertakes no obligation to reissue or update forward-looking statements or information as a result of new information or events after the date hereof except as may be required by law. See McEwen Mining’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2023, and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, under the caption “Risk Factors”, for additional information on risks, uncertainties and other factors relating to the forward-looking statements and information regarding the Company. All forward-looking statements and information made in this news release are qualified by this cautionary statement.

The NYSE and TSX have not reviewed and do not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of the contents of this news release, which has been prepared by management of McEwen Mining Inc.

ABOUT MCEWEN MINING

McEwen Mining is a gold and silver producer with operations in Nevada, Canada, Mexico and Argentina. In addition, it owns approximately 47.7% of McEwen Copper which owns the large, advanced stage Los Azules copper project in Argentina. The Company’s goal is to improve the productivity and life of its assets with the objective of increasing its share price and providing a yield. Its Chairman and Chief Owner has personally provided the company with $220 million and takes an annual salary of $1.

The McEwen Mining press release appears to be reviewed and verified by a Qualified Person (as that term is defined by National Instrument 43-101 – Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects) and the procedures, methodology and key assumptions disclosed therein are those adopted and consistently applied in the mining industry, but no Qualified Person engaged by TNR has done sufficient work to analyze, interpret, classify or verify McEwen Mining’s information to determine the current mineral resource or other information referred to in its press releases. Accordingly, the reader is cautioned in placing any reliance on the disclosures therein.



“We are pleased that significant developments on the advancement of the Los Azules Copper Project towards feasibility have led to the increased Stellantis holdings in McEwen Copper as a strategic partner of this large copper, gold and silver project. In February 2023, Stellantis invested ARS $30 billion, and with additional investment of ARS $42 billion made after the new preliminary economic assessment (PEA) publicationhas a total investment of ARS $72 billion. An aggregate of US $65 million in McEwen Copper was also invested by Rio Tinto’s Venture Nuton in 2022 and 2023,” stated Kirill Klip, TNR’s Chief Executive Officer. “TNR Gold’s vision is aligned with the leaders of innovation among automakers like Stellantis, whose aim is decarbonizing mobility, and mining industry leaders such as Rob McEwen, whose vision is ‘to build a mine for the future, based on regenerative principles that can achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2038’.

“The green energy rEVolution relies on the supply of critical metals like copper; delivering “green copper” to Argentina and the world will contribute to the clean energy transition and electrification of transportation and energy industries.

“The new president of Argentina introduced important government policies aimed at supporting business and unlocking the country’s economic potential. Mining is being recognized as an integral part of this economic development plan, providing jobs and enriching local communities.

“Strong team performance of McEwen Copper is advancing the Los Azules Project towards a feasibility study. The Los Azules Project PEA results highlight the potential to create a very robust leach project while reducing the environmental footprint, and greater environmental and social stewardship sets the Project apart from other potential mine developments.

“It’s also very encouraging to see an updated independent mineral resource estimate that has increased the resource significantly. These assay results not only validate previous drilling results but also confirm the continuity of and extend the mineralization.

“Together with Nuton, McEwen Copper is exploring new technologies that save energy, water, time and capital, advancing Los Azules towards the goal of a leading environmental performance. The involvement of Rio Tinto, with its innovative technology, may also accelerate realizing the enormous potential of the Los Azules Project.

“Los Azules was ranked in the top ten largest undeveloped copper deposits in the world by Mining Intelligence (2022). TNR Gold does not have to contribute any capital for the development of the Los Azules Project. The essence of our business model is to have industry leaders like McEwen Mining as operators on the projects that will potentially generate royalty cashflows to contribute significant value for our shareholders.”



ABOUT TNR GOLD CORP.

TNR Gold Corp. is working to become the green energy metals royalty and gold company.

Our business model provides a unique entry point in the creation of supply chains for critical materials like energy metals that are powering the energy rEVolution, and the gold industry that is providing a hedge for this stage of the economic cycle.

Our portfolio provides a unique combination of assets with exposure to multiple aspects of the mining cycle: the power of blue-sky discovery and important partnerships with industry leaders as operators on the projects that have the potential to generate royalty cashflows that will contribute significant value for our shareholders.

Over the past twenty-eight years, TNR, through its lead generator business model, has been successful in generating high-quality global exploration projects. With the Company’s expertise, resources and industry network, the potential of the Mariana Lithium Project and Los Azules Copper Project in Argentina among many others have been recognized.

TNR holds a 1.5% NSR Royalty on the Mariana Lithium Project in Argentina, of which 0.15% NSR royalty is held on behalf of a shareholder. Ganfeng Lithium’s subsidiary, Litio Minera Argentina (“LMA”), has the right to repurchase 1.0% of the NSR royalty on the Mariana Project, of which 0.9% is the Company’s NSR Royalty interest. The Company would receive CAN$900,000 and its shareholder would receive CAN$100,000 on the repurchase by LMA, resulting in TNR holding a 0.45% NSR royalty and its shareholder holding a 0.05% NSR royalty.

The Mariana Lithium Project is 100% owned by Ganfeng Lithium. The Mariana Lithium Project has been approved by the Argentina provincial government of Salta for an environmental impact report, and the construction of a 20,000 tons-per-annum lithium chloride plant has commenced.

TNR Gold also holds a 0.4% NSR Royalty on the Los Azules Copper Project, of which 0.04% of the 0.4% NSR royalty is held on behalf of a shareholder. The Los Azules Copper Project is being developed by McEwen Mining.

TNR also holds a 7% net profits royalty holding on the Batidero I and II properties of the Josemaria Project that is being developed by Lundin Mining. Lundin Mining is part of the Lundin Group, a portfolio of companies producing a variety of commodities in several countries worldwide.

TNR provides significant exposure to gold through its 90% holding in the Shotgun Gold porphyry project in Alaska. The project is located in Southwestern Alaska near the Donlin Gold project, which is being developed by Barrick Gold and Novagold Resources. The Company’s strategy with the Shotgun Gold Project is to attract a joint venture partnership with a major gold mining company. The Company is actively introducing the project to interested parties.

At its core, TNR provides a wide scope of exposure to gold, copper, silver and lithium through its holdings in Alaska (the Shotgun Gold porphyry project) and royalty holdings in Argentina (the Mariana Lithium project, the Los Azules Copper Project and the Batidero I & II properties of the Josemaria Project), and is committed to the continued generation of in-demand projects, while diversifying its markets and building shareholder value.

On behalf of the Board of Directors,

Kirill Klip
Executive Chairman

 www.tnrgoldcorp.com

For further information concerning this news release please contact Kirill Klip +1 604-229-8129

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Information

Except for statements of historical fact, this news release contains certain “forward-looking information” within the meaning of applicable securities law. Forward-looking information is frequently characterized by words such as “plan”, “expect”, “project”, “intend”, “believe”, “anticipate”, “estimate”, “will”, “could” and other similar words, or statements that certain events or conditions “may” or “could” occur, although not all forward-looking statements contain these identifying words. Specifically, forward-looking statements in this news release include, but are not limited to, statements made in relation to: TNR’s corporate objectives, and future potential transactions being considered by the Special Committee and the Board. Such forward-looking information is based on a number of assumptions and subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to those discussed in the sections entitled “Risks” and “Forward-Looking Statements” in the Company’s interim and annual Management’s Discussion and Analysis which are available under the Company’s SEDAR+ profile on www.sedarplus.ca. While management believes that the assumptions made and reflected in this news release are reasonable, should one or more of the risks, uncertainties or other factors materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described in forward-looking information. In particular, there can be no assurance that: TNR will enter into one or more strategic transactions, partnership or a spin-out, or be able to complete any further royalty acquisitions or sales of royalty interests, or portions thereof; debt or equity financings will be available to TNR; or that TNR will be able to achieve any of its corporate objectives. TNR relies on the confirmation of its ownership for mining claims from the appropriate government agencies when paying rental payments for such mining claims requested by these agencies. There could be a risk in the future of the changing internal policies of such government agencies or risk related to the third parties, in future, challenging the ownership of such mining claims. Given these uncertainties, readers are cautioned that forward-looking statements included herein are not guarantees of future performance, and such forward-looking statements should not be unduly relied on.

In formulating the forward-looking statements contained herein, management has assumed that business and economic conditions affecting TNR and its royalty partners, McEwen Mining Inc., Ganfeng Lithium and Lundin Mining will continue substantially in the ordinary course, including without limitation with respect to general industry conditions, general levels of economic activity and regulations. These assumptions, although considered reasonable by management at the time of preparation, may prove to be incorrect.

Forward-looking information herein and all subsequent written and oral forward-looking information are based on estimates and opinions of management on the dates they are made and are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. Except as required by law, the Company assumes no obligation to update forward-looking information should circumstances or management’s estimates or opinions change."




Tuesday 2 July 2024

TNR Gold and the Green Energy Metals Royalties: President Javier Milei Wins Approval for Bold Economic Reforms in Argentina


“We are building The Green Energy Metals Royalty and Gold Company. Our business model provides the unique entry point into the creation of supply chains for critical materials like energy metals which are powering Tesla Energy rEVolution and Gold industry which is providing the ultimate hedge during this part of the economic cycle. Our shareholders are participating in the building of The Green Energy Metals Royalty and Gold Company. In our portfolio, we have a unique combination of assets providing exposure to different parts of mining cycle: starting with the power of blue sky discovery and including partnerships with industry leaders like McEwen Mining, Ganfeng Lithium and Lundin Mining as operators on the projects that will potentially generate royalty cashflows to contribute significant value for our shareholders.”

Kirill Klip, Executive Chairman TNR Gold Corp.



Bloomberg reports about the significant win for the President of Argentina Javier Milei. Argentina's Congress approved his signature bold pro-business reforms. Projects like Mariana Lithium, Los Azules Copper and Josemaria will benefit from new legislative measures to unlock the economic potential of Argentina. 

Market-oriented reforms cut the costly red tape delaying the development of mining projects. These measures provide tax cuts for their development and lay out predictable ground rules for business. Argentina sends now a long-awaited business-friendly message to all investors.

We are building The Green Energy Metals Royalty and Gold Company. TNR Gold is plugged into Tesla Energy rEVolution with our Royalty Holdings on the Mariana Lithium Project with Ganfeng Lithium, Los Azules Copper, Gold and Silver Project with McEwen Mining and Batidero I and II Properties of Josemaria Copper-Gold Project with Lundin mining.


TNR Gold Corp -


Angela Harmantes: "TNR Gold Shares Are Outperforming the TSXV Index on the Strength of 'Undervalued' Royalty Portfolio: Analysts"




Milei Wins Approval for Bold Economic Reforms in Argentina

"Argentina’s Congress approved President Javier Milei’s signature pro-business reforms, marking an inflection point for the outsider to govern with a hostile political class he continues to rail against.

The Chamber of Deputies passed a sweeping bill, known in Spanish as the Ley de Bases, early Friday in a final 147 to 107 vote. The biggest victory came minutes later, however, when lawmakers also approved the return of income taxes in the accompanying fiscal package by a narrower 136-116 margin, reversing the Senate’s bid to undo the measure. The extra tax revenue would give the government breathing room to reach its fiscal targets and help tame 276% annual inflation.

Milei’s nascent libertarian party holds less than 15% of seats in the lower house, making legislative support his Achilles heel. The passage of his sprawling reform package, albeit significantly watered down, after six months of arduous negotiations sends a business-friendly message to investors that he has the political backing to get Argentina’s basket-case economy back on track.

The bills, which deregulate vast swaths of the economy and boost government revenues, were approved by the lower house in April then narrowly passed in the Senate earlier this month after additional changes. The package had to return to the Chamber of Deputies for final approval before becoming law.

Investors and the International Monetary Fund were keenly watching whether lawmakers could save the tax chapter of the fiscal bill after senators attempted to remove it. Its passage means Milei “has some willingness and ability to compromise with the political establishment,” according to Marcelo Garcia, Latin America director for at New York-based consultancy Horizon Engage.

“Investors and the IMF would want to see more of this in the second half of the year, and hopefully at a faster pace,” he said by text message early Friday. 

The fiscal measure lowers the taxable income floor, which the previous government raised on the eve of the presidential election last year to exempt almost all payroll employees. Alongside an incentive for Argentines to declare their taxable assets held abroad, the measures will inject the equivalent of 0.6% of gross domestic product into Argentina’s economy, according to Buenos Aires brokerage Portfolio Personal Inversiones.

The market-friendly reforms cut red tape across Argentina and grant Milei emergency executive powers. A labor chapter makes it easier for employers to fire workers without fear of costly lawsuits and extends companies’ trial period for employees. Another measure provides tax breaks and lays out predictable ground rules for foreign investments in key sectors like mining. The proposal also broadly deregulates the oil and gas sector, which has historically faced strict export quotas..." (Bloomberg)



"A recently published research report on TNR, written by Fundamental Research Corpreckons fair value for the company at C$0.22 per share. The current price is significantly lower than half of that." (Alastair Ford)

 


Since our initiating report in September 2023, TNR’s royalty projects have made significant progress,” the analysts wrote in a report. “TNR is up 40% since September 2023.” (Emily Jarvie)



"The report from Fundamental Research underscores the company's near-term royalty potential, particularly from Ganfeng Lithium's Mariana project, and reaffirms a Buy rating with an adjusted fair value estimate of C$0.24 per share." (Angela Harmantas)


Disclaimer: Please be aware that any opinions, estimates or forecasts regarding the performance of TNR Gold Corp. in any research reports do not represent the opinions, estimates or forecasts of TNR Gold Corp. or of its management.





Please read my legal disclaimer. There is NO investment advice on any Kirill Klip feeds and blogs. Always consult a qualified financial adviser before any investment decisions. 
Do Your Own Research.


Sunday 30 June 2024

Gold Made a New Daily All-Time High at $2,426 Followed by Monthly and Quarterly ATHs at $2,327 Built on Top of the Highest Yearly Close in History at $2,063. Next is a Climb to $2,500, $5,000 and Over $10,000


Gold continues to shine very bright during this historical rally and we continue our Chronicles of the Gold Bull Market and TNR Gold's Shotgun Gold Project. Gold finished the second quarter on a remarkably strong note and made a new quarterly highest closing in history at $2,327 on June 28, 2024. 


This June monthly closing for Gold at $2,327 has repeated the previous monthly highest close in history at $2,327 made on May 31, 2024. We have an exceptionally strong foundation of rising monthly and quarterly ATHs during this consolidation phase of the Gold Bull Market.


Fundamental Research Corp. issued an updated report on TNR Gold: "Since our initiating report in September 2023, TNR’s royalty projects have made significant progress. TNR is up 40% since September 2023." You have a lot of updated information to do your own research on our Company following all-important disclaimers.


Graddhy shows on the 53-year chart the history of 3 Gold Bull moves. He is painting the beautiful road map for Gold to surge in the third wave of this Bull Market towards his targets in the $10,000 - $15,000 range per ounce.

 

Gold surged to $2,450 and made a new highest daily close in history at $2,426 on May 20, 2024. Before it, Gold hit ATH at $2,414 on May 17, 2024That jump followed a brief consolidation following the previous verticle climb of back-to-back all-time highs. 



The history of Gold Cycles provided by Tavi Costa illustrates very well the main drivers of this new mighty Gold Bull Market. This is only the beginning of the new leg up after the breakout from the giant Cup and Handle technical formation.



Every consolidation phase will provide new opportunities and allow new investors to shift towards true solid values. New fortunes will be created by this powerful dramatic rebalancing of the geopolitical and financial systems based on debt and its common denominator, the US Dollar.



Bloomberg reports, that Gold's return in 50 years exceeds bonds. Can Gentlemen prefer Gold from now on as well? Gold becomes a major diversifier and the ultimate hedge on the institutional level for portfolios constructed with stocks, bonds and crypto assets. 


Gold surged to the previous ATH  at $2,391 on April 19, 2024. During that week Gold again rushed from one ATH to another at $2,382 on April 15, 2024, and $2,383 on April 16.



Gold smashed a new intraday all-time high at $2,430 on April 12, 2024, after it made a previous ATH at $2,377 on April 11, 2024. During that week Gold surged from one ATH to another at $2,339 on April 8, 2024, and $2,355 on April 9, 2024.



The week before Gold surged to a new all-time high daily close at $2,330 on April 5, 2024. That new all-time high followed an awe-inspiring week when Gold smashed one ATH after another: $2,249 on April 1, 2024, $2,280 on April 2, 2024, and $2,300 on April 3, 2024. 


We had another set of the magnificent "Super White Soldiers". This incredible Gold price advance was based on the solid foundation of the new monthly and quarterly all-time highs at $2,234 established on March 28, 2024



This powerful move arrived after Gold smashed previous all-time highs at $2,204 on March 20, 2024, and $2,184 on March 11, 2024. Before it, Gold price hit $2,179 on March 8, 2024. As we have discussed, it was crucial that Gold exploded breaking out from this giant "Cup and Handle" formation to new highs rising all first week of March. 



Today's important observation is that Gold is hitting new ATHs while Gold ETF holdings are only just turning up. This Gold breakout was driven by the Central Banks and countries like China accumulating Gold. 


Only nowadays do we see inflows coming into Gold ETF. Investors chasing FOMO the rising Gold price will be the next driving force for this magnificent Gold Bull Market. 


We had a confirmed breakout for Gold on the monthly chart with a mighty candle for March. It followed the previous breakout confirmation with magnificent "Super White Soldiers" - back-to-back all-time highs: $2,160 on March 7, $2,148 on March 6, $2,128 on March 5, $2,115 on March 4 and $2,083 on March 1, 2024. 


These previous ATHs followed the highest monthly, quarterly and yearly close in history at $2,063 smashed by the end of 2023. The previous all-time high at $2,080 was made by Gold on December 27, 2023. 


Gold is sending a very loud and clear signal, that something is breaking up in the financial system. "Smart Money", China and Central Banks are buying Gold as real insurance from the coming crisis. 



Every insurance is only as good as the counterparty providing it. Who will be able to meet all claims in the end? Gold is nobody's obligation and has become "The Ultimate Hedge" for all portfolios constructed with bonds, equities and crypto.



Central Banks Buying Gold, Gamblers Buying Crypto.


Barron's provides another indication that the "Irrational Exuberance" party of the general stock market can be over. 


"Smart Money" is rotating already into Gold, Real Hard Assets and Commodities. 


Gold miners are minting money with expanded margins and are still recovering and catching up with the rising Gold price. 


We have a perfect set-up for the new Gold Bull Market and Gold Miners and Gold Exploration Companies will be a major part of it for the rest of this decade.


Tavi Costa illustrates for us the misallocation of investment capital during this "All Bubbles" stage of the market. Gold and Gold miners represent just 1% of total global assets, almost a rounding error. The Great Rebalancing can bring real fireworks to the Gold market, Gold miners and explorers


Gold miners are only now waking up relative to the incredible performance of Gold in recent months. Higher Gold prices still have to make their way and result in expanding margins, creating profit and slipping into the financial statements to be noticed by the investment crowds.


This chart from Tavi Costa illustrates very well the recent advance of junior miners relative to the senior miners and Gold prices. Profits made in Gold and Silver markets are making their way into the senior miners first. 

Chart by Nicholas Winton

And only later new money is being allocated to the junior mining sector by investors seeking higher leverage to the rising Gold price. You can also put TNR Gold's performance this year into this perspective.


We have been waiting for the breakout from this giant Cup-and-Handle formation after the "pandemic" all-time high at $2,070 made by Gold in August 2020.


Now we have the generational breakout confirmed for this Gold Bull Market. Gold finished 2023 with the highest monthly, quarterly and yearly close in history at $2,063. Next is a climb to $2,500, $5,000 and over $10,000. 


Graddhy is painting the beautiful road map for Gold to surge in the third wave of this Bull Market towards his targets in the $10,000 - $15,000 range per ounce. In the coming months, we can expect new all-time highs for Gold following this breakout, which opens the road to climb to new record prices of $2,500, $5,000 and over $10,000 per ounce of Gold.


Gold is not celebrating wars and the annihilation of human life. The price of Gold is pointing to the obvious imbalances in the world governance and global financial system. We have another wake-up call, I do hope the inevitable rise of Gold price to $2,500, $5,000 and over $10,000 will be orderly.


The US National Debt has exceeded $34 Trillion and is unsustainable. The ability to continue paying interest and increase this debt depends on the faith in the value of the US Dollar and appetite for US Treasuries.


After a very brief "deleveraging", the global financial system is back to increasing debt-to-GDP ratio. Total Global Debt stock is at a record $315 Trillion.


You can play the Deep Fake Video Games with Crypto only for so many years, the Deep Fake "Efficient Markets" like the Gold Market can be manipulated for decades, the illusion of your own choice to fight your own brothers to the last drop of your own blood for the elites has been cultivated for millennia.


"Gold is coiling into the very powerful spring and knocking on the new all-time high "Heaven's Door". As with all generational Bull Markets, any price suppression and market manipulation can lead only to one thing: another opportunity to accumulate the best stories in the Gold mining junior space where new fortunes will be created in the next few years to come. 


Nobody knows the future, but history can teach us about manias and "irrational exuberance" spilling over from chasing Crypto Dragons into real assets and solid values that some junior miners can represent in the marketplace."

 


Gold price action points to the obvious, any manipulation provides another unique opportunity to accumulate it. Ruthless Mr Market is separating YouTube traders and their money. The wise ones are given another chance and more time to learn and find The Best Stories among junior miners, which will build new fortunes.



"Only the patient investors who still can read, analyse and use the powerful organic intelligence tool - calculator, will be rewarded by the ruthless Mr Market. Only you can decide what to do after your own research and due diligence."

 


"We are getting closer to The Next Catalyst for Gold. The whole new generation of investors has to learn the hard way history lessons. They must find real, solid values after being used, disillusioned and thrown away by "The Ponzi on Steroids". "The Thousand and One" digitized scams known to humans remain scams even on the blockchains."



Central banks continue to accumulate Gold while retail investors are chasing Crypto Dragons.


"High gold price reflects strong demand
Another year of blistering central bank buying, together with resilient jewellery consumption, offset sizable ETF outflows. 

Annual gold demand (excluding OTC) of 4,448t was 5% below a very strong 2022. Inclusive of significant OTC and stock flows (398t), total gold demand in 2023 was the highest on record at 4,899t.

 


Central bank buying maintained a breakneck pace. Annual net purchases of 1,037t almost matched the 2022 record, falling just 45t short." (World Gold Council, 31 January 2024)


China continued to accumulate Gold and reported a jump in reserves.


The whole world will probably be shocked if China ever reveals the amount of its true Gold reserves which are held by numerous entities under China's control including the citizens of China and the vast Chinese diaspora. 


Yields are rising again and the prices of Treasuries are going down while Gold price is going up. We have a great rotation out of the US Treasuries into Gold. 


"There is no Gold 2.0, there are over 5,000 years of humankind's history with Gold. Investors are tired of losing money by chasing Crypto Dragons and Bitcoin Dreams in the Tether Metaverse."


We have The Peak Gold Supply in place, which will drive the new M&A cycle for the Gold industry. Gold miners are printing money again with expanding margins and they will have to start looking more aggressively for new major Gold projects.



"My belief is TNR's Shotgun Gold Project can potentially grow and become a foremost, immediate satellite site Gold deposit to Donlin Gold's Mining Camp infrastructure. This vision is based on our exploration work and academic studies like the ones from Dr Tim Baker in which Shotgun Gold Project is not only listed alongside Donlin Creek as one of the "Major Porphyry Gold Deposits" but is also projected to contain the similar porphyry intrusion-related type system as Donlin." 

Kirill Klip, Executive Chairman

TNR Gold Corp.

 

 


"A recently published research report on TNR, written by Fundamental Research Corpreckons fair value for the company at C$0.22 per share. The current price is significantly lower than half of that." (Alastair Ford)


Since our initiating report in September 2023, TNR’s royalty projects have made significant progress,” the analysts wrote in a report. “TNR is up 40% since September 2023.” (Emily Jarvie)



"The report from Fundamental Research underscores the company's near-term royalty potential, particularly from Ganfeng Lithium's Mariana project, and reaffirms a Buy rating with an adjusted fair value estimate of C$0.24 per share." (Angela Harmantas)

 

 
Disclaimer: Please be aware that any opinions, estimates or forecasts regarding the performance of TNR Gold Corp. in any research reports do not represent the opinions, estimates or forecasts of TNR Gold Corp. or of its management.






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My Vision for TNR Gold and Strategy: Share Buyback, Potential Valuations, and Shotgun Gold Project Spinout




“We are building The Green Energy Metals Royalty and Gold Company. Our business model provides the unique entry point into the creation of supply chains for critical materials like energy metals which are powering Tesla Energy rEVolution and Gold industry which is providing the ultimate hedge during this part of the economic cycle. Our shareholders are participating in the building of The Green Energy Metals Royalty and Gold Company. In our portfolio, we have a unique combination of assets providing exposure to different parts of mining cycle: starting with the power of blue sky discovery and including partnerships with industry leaders like McEwen Mining, Ganfeng Lithium and Lundin Mining as operators on the projects that will potentially generate royalty cashflows to contribute significant value for our shareholders.”

Kirill Klip, Executive Chairman TNR Gold Corp.


Today I would like to present our strategy for the Shotgun Gold Project in more detail for all our shareholders.




TNR Gold – AmeriGold – Shotgun Gold

The Company’s strategy with the Shotgun Gold Project is to attract a partnership with one of the major gold mining companies. TNR is actively introducing the project to interested parties. We may be at the beginning of a great discovery. There is a clear path on how to move this project forward using the geological and geophysical research currently available to target drilling to expand the resource and form the basis of a preliminary economic analysis. The next step is to acquire a partner who shares our vision and recognizes the growth potential and value to be added to the Shotgun project over time. 



I believe that in order to maximise shareholder value and reach the potential valuations presented above we must preserve capital, reduce the amount of outstanding shares and not invest in Alaska our own capital.


Our strategy presented to potential strategic partners involves the creation of a JV with one of the major gold mining companies when our partner will be investing very substantial capital in the development of the Shotgun Gold Project while earning a stake in the project.



TNR Gold shareholders will benefit from the strategic partner’s capital being invested “in the ground” and industry expertise, including operations in Alaska.



The Management is investigating the best value creation strategies for the Shotgun Gold Project and has put in place the corporate structure of AmeriGold – the stand-alone company that could potentially inherit the Shotgun Gold Project JV operations after the contemplated potential spinout from TNR Gold.



This article is for information only and provides publicly available information and my personal Vision and valuation matrix of TNR Gold. I am the largest individual shareholder of our Company. Nothing in this blog post constitutes investment advice, offer or solicitation of the sale of any securities. Please carefully read all our Legal Disclaimers and conduct your own due diligence as always.

Thank you for your support of TNR Gold!

Tesla Nicola rEVolution and Gold. 




Proactive:

TNR Gold’s Shotgun Project In Alaska Has All The Trappings And Trimmings It Takes To Attract In A Major

Alastair Ford



"TNR Gold’s track record of successful deals with majors like Ganfeng and McEwen Mining should stand it in good stead as manoeuvring continues on the Tintina gold belt.



“I believe the Shotgun gold project could become one of the main satellite gold projects of the Donlin gold camp,” says Kirill Klip, the chief executive and largest shareholder of TNR Gold Corp (CVE:TNR).

Shotgun is the flagship asset of TNR, and is located to the south of Donlin, just inside the boundary of the famous Tintina gold belt which arcs right across Alaska.




It’s a gold belt that has proved prolific in delivering up sizeable discoveries over the years, and now boasts a serious number of major producing mines, including at their forefront, the Pogo mine, owned by Northern Star Resources (ASX:NST) and the Fort Knox mine, owned by Kinross (TSE:K).




But Donlin takes things to another level again.

With its 39mln ounces of gold grading well over two grams per tonne, it’s one of the largest open pit deposits anywhere in the world.

Not surprising then that one of the biggest names in the industry, Barrick Gold (TSE:ABX), is playing a crucial role in bringing it on, alongside partner NovaGold (TSE:NG).

Will these two stay as partners for the duration, or will Barrick step in and buy out NovaGold?



Or, for that matter, will a third party, like Newmont, show up late at the party and try to initiate some sort of division of the spoils with Barrick along the lines of the current hard-won arrangement in Nevada?

These are matters for speculation just at the minute, but it might not be long before we see tangible corporate action.

And it’s not altogether out of the question that Shotgun will get caught up in it too.

After all, TNR has plenty of form in forming strong alliances with the world’s leading mining companies.



In an earlier phase of its existence it made two major discoveries in Argentina, the Los Azules copper project, now being brought forward by McEwen Mining (TSE:MUX), and the Mariana lithium project, now being brought forward by Ganfeng Lithium. After some adroit deal-making TNR managed to retain substantial royalties in these projects, such that when they come on stream it’s likely that Los Azules will contribute upwards of US$3.5mln per year to the TNR coffers, with Mariana providing a further US$1mln. However, the latter estimate was made by the analyst before Ganfeng  announced an increase of the lithium resource at Mariana of more than 250%.



This background of successful deal-making with majors ought to provide TNR with a real advantage when it comes to assessing options for Shotgun in the coming months.

To some degree, it’s a fairly simple exercise for investors to form an idea of what the future holds, but in the case of Shotgun Klip is keen that TNR ends up retaining a 25% interest, rather than just a royalty.

In this, he does have some room for manoeuvre, because Shotgun isn’t just another piece of prospective ground. Rather, the project already boasts an inferred resource of over 700,000 ounces of gold at Shotgun Ridge, and shows every sign of being able to deliver a markedly larger total than that, once the next major exploration programme delivers its results.



Shotgun Ridge is just one of multiple gold target areas controlled by TNR Gold. ‘Shot’, ‘King’ and ‘Winchester’ add to the collection to form a distinct gold district with five  separate targets identified so far

When that will be though is the big question.

To take Shotgun up to the next level, Klip is clear that a major exploration spend is required – upwards of US$5mln and ideally closer to US$10mln. On one scenario he could go into the market and raise that money himself.

But here’s where his position as a major shareholder in the company becomes key.

“Even a US$5mln raise would be very dilutive to all our shareholders at this stage and will not guarantee success,” he says.

“We need to bring US$10mln in to drill the project very strongly.

The first US$5mln to take the project from the current 700,000 ounce resource up to the two million ounce mark, the rest to drill out the five nearby targets. There’s no reason to suppose that our ground cannot hold multiple mineralised systems.”

At Shotgun the thinking is that there may be upwards of five million ounces of gold in the ground, and there is precedent. At this stage the geology shows remarkable similarity to Donlin.



An academic study conducted in 2001 by Lang & Baker specifically identifies both projects as ‘major porphyry granite related gold deposits’ related to a singular widespread magmatic gold mineralising event that constitutes this horseshoe-like region.

The implication is that both projects arose from the same geographical kitchen sink, leading to the reasonable supposition that they should possess similar favourable geological properties. 



“We are talking about a high tonnage bulk system,” says Klip. “There are no nuggets, it’s very uniform.”

Shotgun’s particular boon is in the details. Shotgun’s mineralisation has been shown  to possess little-to-no ‘nugget effect’. A high ‘nugget effect’ means high variability between samples that are closely spaced. ‘No nugget effect’ implies a tight and uniform mineralisation of a bulk tonnage gold system. So there’s no need to dig up empty rock space as one does when chasing a vein so the stripping ratio for any mine will be low, keeping costs down.



Among the notable intercepts already banked, the company boasts 242 metres grading 1.25 grams gold per tonne, 209 metres at 1.02 grams, and just under 47 metres at 1.14 grams.

What’s more, the gold that’s been identified thus far sits at the top of a ridge, meaning that the stripping ratio for any mine will be low, which in turn will keep costs down.



“I’m in the business to get the maximum out of this new gold bull market. We’ve been waiting for it for nearly ten years after 2011. I just need to get the best deal,” says Klip

“We are not dreamers. We did it with the copper. We did it with the lithium. I would like to make it even bigger with the gold. I would like to do better, to keep a 25% stake.”



Not for him as a shareholder the dilutive effects of repeated equity fundings to support exploration. His favored option – of bringing a major in – would in the end, he calculates, mean that current shareholders end up retaining more of the project, and hence more of the value, in the long-term.

Will the strategy work?

Well, it already shows every sign of doing so.

“A deal could happen any day,” says Klip.

“Literally. We are seeing interest. But we are not in any hurry. The interest at the moment is from mid-sized companies. I do not like to commit to shallow money with sums that look great on paper but come from parties that lack the appropriate technical and financial depth with consistent follow-through in the years following the deal. We hold the high ground. We want to be patient and attract the best of the best, like we did with Ganfeng Lithium years ago - one of the top gold major company to make sure that we can get the absolute most of Shotgun’s resources in development.”



For now, the company is actively introducing Shotgun Gold to potential partners and is much more open to drilling the entirety of these prospects in a strong fashion so that it can expand the known area of mineralisation and conclusively assess the project’s top-end valuation. 

And it’s in this context that the royalty portfolio cleaves once more into view. These are serious assets, and they promise cashflow in the near-term. There’s significant value in the company on their strength alone. All of which means that TNR isn’t like some other juniors, desperately lurching from one equity raise to the next simply to keep going. There’s far more to it than that. In fact, there’s a carefully thought out strategy that looks likely to reap significant benefits for shareholders in the near-to-medium term."




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