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November 2nd, 2015

Twelve Zimtu Capital companies bring their exploration opportunities to Europe

by Greg Klein

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Overseas investors once again get to meet Canadian juniors in person, as prospect generator Zimtu Capital TSXV:ZC and 11 of its holdings visit four European cities from November 5 to 11. Now in the event’s fifth year, company reps will hold conferences in Munich, Geneva, Zurich and Frankfurt to largely institutional audiences, demonstrating the wide-ranging interest in exploration opportunities.

“Essentially it’s a commitment by Zimtu and all the participating companies to keep the European investor informed about what the companies are doing, to meet the management and form a relationship with the guys who are going to be making the decisions, effectively spending their money,” says Zimtu president Dave Hodge.

Twelve Zimtu Capital companies bring their exploration opportunities to Europe

The Zimtu bus arrives as crowds enter
Munich’s Edelmetallmesse in 2014.

“Many of the investors who are still interested in the sector had made great money in the past and experienced tremendous upside in some stocks. Certainly the Canadian junior market is very unique globally and provides that opportunity for the European investor to speculate on discovery.”

Describing himself as a “grizzled veteran of the Zimtu bus,” Chris Berry acts as MC, moderator and keynote speaker. The president of House Mountain Partners and co-editor of the Disruptive Discoveries Journal says, “I like to go back and get a sense of what institutional investors in those cities are thinking about, not just about commodity markets but central bank policies and the macro economy.”

His talk will briefly review the perspectives he offered last year then “challenge the audience” with four questions to consider in 2016. “It’s really more of a discussion than a lecture and I hope there’s a lot of pushback and debate. That gets people thinking and hopefully planning for better times next year.”

While the downturn’s all too obvious, several Zimtu holdings have made impressive strides over the last year. Some of the more remarkable stories include the creation of ALX Uranium TSXV:AL after Lakeland Resources and Alpha Exploration won overwhelming shareholder approval to combine their companies. The result is a distinguished team overseeing one of the Athabasca Basin’s largest and most prospective portfolios.

Competing for flagship status are a number of drill-ready projects including Kelic Lake, where a rig’s currently at work. Gibbon’s Creek has a ground gravity survey underway to follow up on last winter’s 2,550-metre program on a property hosting some of the Basin’s highest radon levels. The company’s Carter Lake and Hook Lake properties feature around 15 kilometres of untested corridors on strike with the Patterson Lake South, Arrow and Spitfire discoveries. Other drill-ready projects include Newnham Lake and Lazy Edward Bay, a 60% stake in the Carpenter Lake joint venture and an 80% share of the Gorilla JV.

Well financed for additional campaigns, the ALX team has been poring over property data to further establish priorities.

Twelve Zimtu Capital companies bring their exploration opportunities to Europe

Commerce Resources addresses last year’s Munich conference.

Focusing on a rare earths project with relatively simple mineralogy, Commerce Resources TSXV:CCE continues to make progress with drilling, metallurgy and community engagement as its Ashram deposit in northern Quebec moves towards pre-feasibility. Last month the company increased rare earth elements recovery from 71% to 76% at a high grade of 42% total rare earth oxides, while also simplifying the plant’s flowsheet. The most impressive concentrates so far have graded 48.9% TREO at 63% recovery and 45.7% TREO at 71% recovery.

Following high-grade, near surface assays from the winter/spring drill program, Commerce has a summer/fall campaign targeting around 32 holes for 3,000 metres. A new infrastructure model indicates cost-cutting potential. The company’s commitment to social responsibility won an award from l’Association de l’exploration minière du Québec.

In British Columbia, Commerce’s Blue River tantalum-niobium project achieved its preliminary economic assessment in 2011.

Recognizing that the great nickel deposits of Sudbury, Norilsk, Thompson and Raglan occur in clusters, Equitas Resources TSXV:EQT acquired the recently assembled Garland project in Labrador, 30 kilometres from Voisey’s Bay. Then, for the first time, Equitas subjected Garland to modern geophysics. Now a drill program under the supervision of Voisey’s veteran Everett Makela has 12 VTEM anomalies targeted.

With over $3.8 million raised since September, the company continues drilling while awaiting initial assays.

Inspired by China’s allure for the beauty and practical qualities of B.C. jade, Electra Stone TSXV:ELT intends to create a vertically integrated nephrite jade mining, trading and marketing platform. The company began by acquiring properties as well as expertise, and has so far confirmed jade at two of six projects before winter conditions ended exploration.

Eager to make contact with potential buyers, Electra bought and shipped an 18-tonne cargo of jade to Shanghai in September and is now preparing a second shipment. The company also produces chalky geyserite, or aluminum silica, from a Vancouver Island quarry. The product’s U.S. customer collaborated with Electra on a drill program last summer to study the project’s expansion potential.

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June 18th, 2015

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June 17th, 2015

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June 16th, 2015

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June 15th, 2015

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June 12th, 2015

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June 11th, 2015

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