In a Jan. 10 research note, Echelon Wealth Partners analyst Gabriel Gonzalez purported that Revival Gold Inc.'s (RVG:TSX.V) updated Beartrack and Arnett Creek resource estimate, expected between mid and late Q1/20, should show growth and that "potential for much more" exists.
Echelon expects the updated gold resource to be between 2.7 and 2.8 million ounces (Moz). This compares to the current resource of 2.36 Moz, composed of 1.99 Moz at Beartrack and 380,000 ounces (380 Koz) at Arnett Creek.
The new estimate will include results from 15,000 meters of drilling done in 2018 and 2019 and "may also benefit from improved metallurgical recovery factors as well as an updated gold price," Gonzalez wrote.
The analyst noted that next step for Beartrack and Arnett Creek after the resource estimate update is a preliminary economic assessment (PEA), which will evaluate the possibility of a "heap-leach production restart scenario with Beartrack's current 330 Koz (Indicated plus Inferred) heap-leach resource." Gonzalez added, "We believe such economics could be fairly attractive relative to a comparable greenfield project, given the existing gold adsorption recovery production plant at Beartrack and commensurate upfront capital savings."
Also, Gonzalez pointed out that between Arnett Creek and Beartrack, Revival could grow the total resource further, perhaps even beyond 3 Moz. For one, based on 2019 geophysics and sampling results from Arnett Creek, there are prospective areas there that need to be drill tested. Two, Beartrack has areas that have not been explored, on the Panther Creek fault's strike length for example. The exploration company intends to pursue the opportunities at both properties.
Gonzalez also highlighted that Revival represents a buying opportunity with its unwarranted, currently depressed share price. "We are steadfast in our belief that Revival is adding value through the drill bit, and that this should ultimately bear reflection in its share price, especially if the potential to exceed Revival's baseline 3 Moz resource target materializes," commented Gonzalez. Also, the company continues to trade at a discount to its peers, a gap that Echelon expects will shrink with the release of the updated resource estimate and, subsequently, the PEA.
Echelon has a Speculative Buy rating and a CA$1.80 per share price target on Revival Gold, which is now trading at around CA$0.63 per share.[NLINSERT]
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