Montag, 13. Oktober 2014

Interview mit dem Chairman von Calibre Mining: Starke Fortschritte und großes Interesse an den lukrativen Goldprojekten in Nicaragua

Calibre Mining gehört zu den ganz wenigen Goldaktien weltweit, die trotz des Einbruchs im Goldminensektor in den letzten Wochen, eine herausragende Performance abgab.

Der Junior-Goldexplorer CalibreMining (TSX-V:CXB) schreitet mit großen Schritten in der aufstrebenden Goldminennation von Nicaragua voran. Die Explorations- und Bohrprogramme laufen nach Vorstellung und lieferten auch in den letzten Wochen starke Ergebnisse.

Sehen Sie z.B. die News vom 24. September, in der Calibre eine weitere Entdeckung von hochgradigen Goldmineralisierungen bekanntgab: Calibre Mining Announces Additional Drilling Results at the Eastern Borosi Gold-Silver Project, Nicaragua, including 6.5 Metres Grading 16.9 g/t Gold, Link:

Die starken Resultate in der Projektexploration und die noch besseren Aussichten auf die Entdeckung hochgradiger Goldvorkommen mit guter Qualität, kurbeln das Interesse an Calibre Mining seit vielen Monaten an. Nicht ohne Grund sind Goldproduzenten wie B2Gold Corp. und IAMGOLD als Projektpartner bereits eingestiegen und investieren zweistellige Millionensummen in die Exploration.

Mit dem Einstieg von Branchenlegende Pierre Lassonde (Gründer und Chairman von Franco-Nevada), der rund 11% an Calibre mit einer strategischen Finanzierung in Höhe von 2 Mio. CAD übernahm, hat sich das Interesse an der aussichtsreichen Gold-Story nochmals schlagartig erhöht.

Die Entwicklung von Calibre's Aktienkurs ist im Vergleich zum Goldminen-Sektor in diesen Tagen eine wahre Augenweide:


Folgend mein jüngstes Interview mit dem Chairman von Calibre Mining, Douglas Forster:

Oliver Gross (OG): Long story short. What are Calibre’s current investment highlights? 

Douglas Forster (DF): Calibre has partnered with well-known mid-tier producing gold companies, B2Gold and now recently IAMGOLD.  Each partner is currently active and is spending significant capital to earn-in respective optioned concessions located in the prolific past producing Mining Triangle of Nicaragua. B2Gold, Nicaragua’s largest gold producer and Calibre Mining have a (51%/49%) joint venture.  

Calibre has granted B2Gold an option to increase their project ownership from 51% to 70% interest by spending an additional $6M. B2Gold has also recently increased their corporate share ownership in Calibre from 10% to 15.2%. B2Gold is very active on the property with a new gold discovery at the bulk tonnage gold target, Minnesota Gold Project where trench results have returned 62m grading 1.76g/t gold.  With continued success Calibre expects a drilling decision and anticipates B2Gold will elect to drill this target before the end of the year.

IAMGOLD executed an option agreement on adjacent concessions with Calibre in May 2014 to earn a 51% interest by spending $5M over 3 years with an additional option to increase to 70% interest by spending another $5M over 3 years.  Each option also comes with $450,000 in cash payments to Calibre.  
IAMGOLD has already initiated a 3400 metre diamond drilling program and the first results returned 4.8m grading 25.7g/t gold and 6.0m grading 14g/t gold.

OG: Why should investors buy Calibre now?

DF: Calibre has two very active partners with potential for significant discovery and both of these, as well as our 100% owned project, are expected to generate further news flow in 2014.  B2Gold is targeting bulk tonnage mineralization on the Minnesota Gold Project where they are actively trenching and auger drilling a 1.75km x 1.25km gold in soil anomaly following-up on the initial discovery trench of 62m grading 1.76g/t gold.

IAMGOLD is completing a 3,400m diamond drilling program targeting a series of well defined structural targets with initial results returning 4.8m grading 25g/t gold and 6.0m grading 14g/t gold.  President and CEO, Greg Smith states: “This is a very encouraging start to the drilling program on the Eastern Borosi Project.  Drilling has intersected the mineralized structure in every drill hole and this first set of assay results includes a number of high-grade gold intercepts.  The drilling program is progressing on schedule and on budget and additional assay results will be released when available”.

In addition, Calibre has a large 100% owned land package with a discovery at the Montes De Oro gold project where the company has identified a 400m by 650m anomaly which includes trenches grading 52m at 7.0g/t gold, 27m at 4.9g/t gold and 33m at 2.1g/t gold.  This is a high priority drill ready target and Calibre is now evaluating options including the possibility of bringing on another well funded partner.

OG: What can we expect in view of news flow and progress during the next months? 

DF: Calibre and our partners continue to explore and build on recent discoveries on the Borosi Concessions.  This mineral rich district remains under-explored and has excellent potential for additional gold-silver-copper discoveries.  We expect additional diamond drilling results from IAMGOLD for the remainder of the Phase I, 3,400 meter, program.  B2Gold contunes to advance the Minnesota Gold Project and we can expect additional trench results and with contriunued success a drilling decision.  Calibre will be making a decision on how to advance the 100% owned Montes De Oro either bringing in another new partner or potentially working on the project ourselves.  On-going work at Montes de Oro includes additional rock sampling and a ground magnetic survey.

OG: Why is Nicaragua a lucrative and save place to invest?

DF: Nicaragua has a very long mining history with a strong mining law and pro-mining investment climate.  Nicaragua is rated the safest country in Central America with modern infrastructure.  Calibre’s partner B2Gold is one of the major employers in Nicaragua and is the largest exporter of gold.  Finally, from a geological perspective Nicaragua is one of the most prospective and prolific regions which is now attracting significant foreign investment from well-known producing gold companies.  The country remains extremely underexplored.

OG: Junior gold market YTD- the situation for the most gold companies remains very challenging and your stock is trading near the 52 weeks high resulted by your strong progress during FY2014. When do you guess we will see a stronger recovery and how/why will Calibre benefit?

DF: We believe we have adapted appropriately to the market conditions by partnering our projects with well-known, cash flow positive mid-tier gold companies.  This stategy has reduced our burn rate ensuring that Calibre will have minimal share dilution while continuing to advance our projects.  Our partners remain confidently optimistic about the geological potential and are therefore spending significant capital which provides good news flow for the investors.

We anticipate markets to remain volatile for several months, however the companies that have low overhead and active programs with new discoveries will be the ones that will reap the immediate benefits.  We anticipate the junior market to begin its recovery once gold prices start to break through $1300 and the macro landscape for hard assets firming up.  Once this begins Calibre will benefit from having significantly advanced projects in a safe jurisdiction with well-known partners spending capital and creating exciting news flow.

OG: Please give us some more insights into your first-class investor base and your strong story supporters.

DF: First and foremost management is a significant investor with approximately 10% ownership.  Our partner B2Gold not only has an active program underway on the ground within a joint venture structure but also now owns 15.2% after recently increasing their equity position over the past few months.  In addition we have significant institutional ownership and coverage with well-known analysts including Exploration Insights (Brent Cook) following the company.

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