Dear Shareholders, it has been a fast paced start for NevGold Corp. (TSXV:NAU), with a lot of positive progress since our first day of public trading on the TSXV on June 29, 2021. I write this update to shareholders very excited about what the future has in store as we enter into our first active field season with exploration and drilling at our Limousine Butte and Cedar Wash projects in Nevada. We are a new player in the gold space, fully funded, with advanced exploration and resource stage projects in both Nevada and British Columbia.
Although it has been a quiet market period over July and August for many equities, including natural resources and other industries, we have performed well, trading consistently above our C$0.40 going public financing price on strong volume. The macroeconomic backdrop entering September and Q4 is setting up nicely with some tailwinds starting to enter the market, specifically the key themes of inflation, fiscal stimulus, and low interest rates. Overall, many of the larger cycles poised to drive the commodity markets higher are intact as we exit the summer months.
In an effort to ensure timely communication, we will continue to regularly update our investors with company progress as we drive towards the start of our active drilling program at Limousine Butte in September and beyond. One of our main focus areas as a leadership group is to ensure updates are prompt and that we deliver on our clearly stated corporate objectives that we have established.
Limousine Butte, Nevada – Update and Next Steps
Although Covid-19 has made travelling more challenging, I recently completed a two week visit to Nevada to review both our Limousine Butte and Cedar Wash projects with our Nevada based geology team. After visiting Limousine Butte for a few days, we completed a drill targeting workshop to finalize the upcoming approximate 10,000 meter drilling program at the project.
Our main focus at Limousine Butte is to further test and extend the known areas of mineralization within the large 66.5 square kilometer land package. The plus 20-kilometer northeast-southwest trending strike length hosts many zones of known mineralization that warrant further drilling laterally and at depth. We strongly believe Limousine Butte offers significant untapped potential that the historical exploration and drilling at the project dating back to the 1980’s and 1990’s did not fully test. We will apply modern exploration techniques as we further build on our understanding of the geology, to then vector in on the key exploration and resource targets to drive towards multi-million ounce potential.
We have filed our Notice of Intent (“NOI”) drill permit request with the Bureau of Land Management. A NOI permit is the fastest permitting process available for drilling and is typically approved in 30-60 days.
The operational planning for the drill program has tracked well and we have advanced discussions with drill contractors and other support areas to be able to commence the program once we have the required permit approved.
Cedar Wash, Nevada – Update and Next Steps
After completion of the data compilation, we identified a number of opportunities at Cedar Wash. Firstly, based on the historical work at the project we increased our land holdings to incorporate all of the prospective targets in the district. This increase in our land holdings was completed through low-cost organic claim staking, and we will provide a more detailed update once the process is finalized with the Bureau of Land Management.
Secondly, through our data compilation and review, there are a number of key work streams that we have identified to systematically advance Cedar Wash. Our first objective is to build upon the existing rock chip sampling, soil sampling, and surface mapping to develop our understanding of the geology to better vector in on the key drill targets. An interesting take away from the data compilation is that there has been no project specific geophysics programs completed on the property to date, which represents an area of untested potential for target generation. After further enhancing our understanding of the geology through the surface reconnaissance program, we will follow up with a Phase I drilling program in approximately Q4-2021.
Ptarmigan, British Columbia – Update and Next Steps
The historical Ptarmigan data compilation is tracking according to schedule. All of the historical data layers have been digitized in 3-dimensional geologic software, and the NevGold geology team is currently reviewing the dataset. The company anticipates advancing Ptarmigan in 2021/2022, but the main near-term focus remains in Nevada at the Limousine Butte and Cedar Wash projects.
We have established NevGold as a “go-to” name for gold exploration and resource exposure in Nevada and British Columbia. With our recently completed C$6.3M financing as part of our going public transaction in June-2021, we are fully funded to aggressively explore the assets in our portfolio which will lead to steady news flow over the next 6-12 months. Our company objective is to drive towards multi-million ounce resource potential in strong geopolitical jurisdictions as we de-risk and advance our district scale assets along the project development curve.