In a June 5 press release, Victoria Gold Corp. (VIT:TSX.V) announced assays for its Eagle West zone, a secondary target, directly adjacent to its primary Eagle Gold Deposit. The highlighted Eagle West "results include, 21.3 meters of 2.11 g/t Au in drill hole DG17-805C, 21 meters of 0.88 g/t Au in drill hole DG17-783C and 16.2 meters of 0.85 g/t Au in drill hole DG17-779C."
Following the announcement, Echelon Wealth Partners analyst Ryan Walker released a June 5 report on the Eagle West results confirming that "mineralized sheeted veins were encountered, as well as a higher grade, structurally controlled zone defined on the intrusive northern contact margin. Pervasive sericite alteration and massive sulphides were also encountered, both underscoring the Potato Hills mineralization concept."
He went on to point out that "the results from Eagle West indicate the potential for relatively quick mine-life additions, while also demonstrating that substantial exploration potential remains at the Dublin Gulch property along the Potato Hills trend mineralization concept, which is a component of our original investment thesis."
Walker concluded that he is maintaining a speculative buy rating with a $0.90/share price target due to the "Eagle project's strategic size, fully permitted status, district-scale land package with substantial exploration potential near excellent infrastructure, and situation in geopolitically stable Canada."
PI Financial analyst Adam Melnyk stated in a June 5 report that "Victoria controls what we consider to be a strategic asset; a sizeable gold development project, which can be developed for a reasonable initial capital expenditure, located in a top-tier political jurisdiction, with full permits for construction in hand."
Melnyk also pointed out "the 2017 drill program will focus largely on further exploration Olive-Shamrock zone, in addition to testing the five other regional targets. . .we expect Victoria will garner interest from a variety of gold producers as an M&A target." He is maintaining a Buy rating with a target price of $1.10. Victoria Gold's shares are currently trading at around $0.66.
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Disclosures from Echelon Wealth Partners, Victoria Gold Corp., June 5, 2017
Company: Victoria Gold Corp. | VIT:TSXV: I, Ryan Walker, hereby certify that the views expressed in this report accurately reflect my personal views about the subject securities or issuers. I also certify that I have not, am not, and will not receive, directly or indirectly, compensation in exchange for expressing the specific recommendations or views in this report.
During the last 12 months, has Echelon Wealth Partners Inc. provided financial advice to and/or, either on its own or as a syndicate member, participated in a public offering, or private placement of securities of this issuer? Yes
During the last 12 months, has Echelon Wealth Partners Inc. received compensation for having provided investment banking or related services to this Issuer? Yes
Has the Analyst had an onsite visit with the Issuer within the last 12 months? (Dublin Gulch Site Visit – July 2016) Yes
Disclosures from PI Financial, Victoria Gold Corp., Corporate Update, June 5, 2017
I, Adam Melnyk, hereby certify that all of the views expressed in this report accurately reflect my personal views about the subject securities or issuers. I also certify that no part of my compensation was, is, or will be, directly or indirectly related to the specific recommendations or views expressed in this report. I am the research analyst primarily responsible for preparing this report.
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