NIA's brand new gold stock suggestion Pasofino Gold (TSXV: VEIN) will be earning a 49% interest in Liberia's largest gold project Dugbe over the next two years! Historical resource estimates from 2013-2014 showed Dugbe's two huge open pit gold deposits to contain an indicated 2,031,000 oz of gold grading 1.51 g/t plus an inferred 2,195,000 oz of gold grading 1.29 g/t. VEIN will be conducting a major exploration program designed to materially increase Dugbe's known resource base followed by the completion of a Dugbe feasibility study.
VEIN is earning its 49% interest from Hummingbird Resources plc (HUMRF) a major African gold company listed on the London Stock Exchange that has invested US$70 million into exploring Dugbe with 74,497m of diamond drilling. Dugbe was the flagship project of Hummingbird up until its recent acquisition of a producing gold mine in Mali. A Preliminary Economic Assessment (PEA) published by Hummingbird in April 2013 based on a gold price of $1,500 per oz gave Dugbe an after-tax net present value (NPV) using a 10% discount rate of US$337 million.
VEIN previously entered into a similar earn-in agreement with SOQUEM for the advanced-stage Roger Gold Project located in Quebec’s prolific Abitibi Greenstone Belt. VEIN is earning a 50% interest in the Roger project with the agreement on track to be completed this year. The Roger project already has a NI 43-101 pit-constrained resource containing an indicated 333,000 oz of gold equivalent grading 0.95 g/t plus an inferred 202,000 oz of gold equivalent grading 0.96 g/t. 89.19% of the indicated resource and 78.71% of the inferred resource is actual gold with the rest being copper and silver.
The Roger project's current resource estimate doesn't include VEIN's Phase 2 drilling campaign from late-2019, which was comprised of 34 drill holes totaling 7,643m. VEIN will be releasing a resource update for the Roger project including its Phase 2 drilling results in the very near future! VEIN's Phase 2 drilling successfully intercepted very high gold grades including 33.99 g/t gold equivalent over 0.8m, 20.50 g/t gold equivalent over 1.5m, and 6.02 g/t gold equivalent over 4.5m. In addition, they achieved some very wide intercepts that were also economically significant including 0.83 g/t gold equivalent over 33.5m.
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