In a Nov. 16 research note, Cantor Fitzgerald analyst Matthew O'Keefe reported that in a further derisking event, Sabina Gold & Silver Corp. (SBB:TSX; RXC:FSE; SGSVF:OTCPK) received the final license it needs—a type A water license—for construction and operation at its Back River gold project in Nunavut.
O'Keefe highlighted the Nunavut project's positive attributes. One is its high gold grades, which should average 6.3 grams per ton, he noted. Back River should produce about 250,000 ounces (250 Koz) annually for first eight years and 198 Koz gold annually over an initial 12-year mine life, with "low" all-in sustaining costs of US$650 per ounce.
A second positive is exploration upside. Efforts in this regard continue to yield gold discoveries and mineralization downplunge at Llama, which should "add additional gold resources and extend Back River's mine life," O'Keefe pointed out.
Third, the project is both a compelling investment and a takeover target, as it has strong economics, is now fully permitted, is located in a safe jurisdiction and offers exploration upside potential, wrote O'Keefe.
Upcoming catalysts that could move the share price are the announcement of additional exploration results and achievement of various construction and financing goals.
Cantor Fitzgerald has a Buy recommendation and a CA$3.40 per share target price on Sabina, whose stock is currently trading at ~CA$1.47 per share.[NLINSERT]
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