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Morning News Bites – Jul 31

In today’s morning news bites:

AMP has provided an update on its first half 20 details where it completed the sale of AMP Life, several junior explorers have reported their quarterly reports this week and PM Scott Morrison meets with Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews on further restrictions as the PM also says there is no reason to keep WA borders closed.

  • Mandrake Resources continues to develop Newleyine into a highly prospective Ni-Cu-PGE target. Newleyine is located around 30km east of Chalice Gold’s Julimar Ni, Cu, PGE project. While drilling at Mandrake’s Northern Territory – Berinka Pine Creek Gold Project is set to begin next week.
  • The development of Classic Minerals to become a gold producer continues. According to Classic Minerals, RC Drilling at Kat Gap is set to continue into the FY21 with targets on the interpreted plunge component of high-grade gold mineralisation with deeper RC drilling. Quarter 1 FY21 will also include advancing all aspects of the mining plan at Kat Gap, the acquisition of necessary mining equipment for Kat Gap and continuing to raise capital & pay down debt & liabilities to improve the financial position of the Company.
  • 460,000-ounce gold ore reserve has been declared at six deposits within 50 km of the Ora Banda Mining plant, this was one of the highlights for Ora Banda Mining for the previous quarter. An AISC of $1,578 /oz is one of the key outcomes within the DFS for an Australian gold price of $2,550. The recent capital raising Equity capital raising was strongly supported and proceeds from the equity raising, together with existing cash, will see Ora Banda fully funded through to production at Davyhurst, targeted for January 2021

    Dacian Gold
    Dacian are within FY20 guidance
  • Dacian Gold is within guidance for its Mount Morgans Gold Operation, reporting 138,814 oz at an AISC of $1,619/oz which was within guidance of between 138,000-144,000 ounces at MMGO AISC $1,550-1,650/oz for the financial year. Drilling programs commencing at the Cameron Well and Mt McKenzie deposits will take place within the first half of 2021 financial year. As of June 30, Dacian had a total cash and unsold gold on hand of $57.3 million.
  • Drill results at Kirkland Gold’s Fosterville Gold Mine have been released with several key intersects with Infill drilling into the Swan Mineral Reserves which included 976 g/t Au over 7.4 m, 933 g/t Au over 6.4 m  and 416 g/t Au over 6.8 m. According to Tony Makuch, President and CEO of Kirkland Lake Gold “Drilling at Fosterville continues to demonstrate the significant size and scale of the mineralised structures, all of which contain quartz veining with 2 visible-gold and all of which have the potential to host additional Swan or Swan-like zones. At the Swan Zone, results from new infill drilling include higher than expected grades, which is encouraging as we work towards our next Mineral Reserve and Mineral Resource update. In particular, the infill results confirm that the area where the Swan Fault and Swan Footwall Splay intersect contains more gold than currently modelled.” Kirkland also released Q2 results which included revenue more than doubling on same quarter in 2019, solid operating results and $537.4 million with no debt.
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