In a Nov. 28 research note, analyst Ryan Walker relayed that Pure Gold Mining Inc.'s (PGM:TSX.V) test mining in the McVeigh zone at Madsen, now fully reported, "encountered excellent ground conditions and visually strong gold mineralization, both boding well for any eventual commercial mining. . .specifically efficient mining of higher-grade mineralization with limited dilution."
Walker pointed out mining of the two test slopes generated a 15% and 20% combined higher grade than what was expected based on the resource model and the initial diluted stope designs, respectively, in those areas.
Upon drilling drift walls underground, Pure Gold delineated a third stoping area, Walker noted, from which it then produced another 1,575 tons grading 8.7 grams per ton (8.7 g/t). Highlight assays from underground drilling included 20.1 g/t Au over 6 meters (6m), including 38.6 g/t over 2m from hole PGB-0131 and 47.6 g/t over 6m from hole PGB-0134.
Next, Pure Gold will update the Madsen resource estimate, encompassing Wedge, Russet South, Fork and Madsen, planned in January 2019. Also next month, the company intends to announce results from the definitive feasibility study (DFS) and preliminary economic assessment that covers Wedge, Russet South and Fork, the analyst noted.
Walker concluded, "Our positive view on Pure Gold's shares reflects Madsen's high-grade nature (as again demonstrated by the test mining and underground drilling results), potential for solid near-term, high-margin production and substantial exploration potential, all situated in a prolific Canadian mining camp."
Echelon Wealth Partners maintains its Speculative Buy rating and CA$1.20 per share price target on Pure Gold, whose stock is trading at a slight premium to peers, CA$0.55 as of the date of the report, Walker wrote.
"We expect this premium to grow with delivery of the updated resource and DFS in early 2019," he added.
Pure Gold shares are currently trading at CA$0.59.[NLINSERT]
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