In a May 3 research note, Noble Capital Markets Inc. analyst Mark Reichman stated that junior mining company Aurania Resources Ltd.'s (ARU:TSX.V; AUIAF:OTCQB) "exploration program is providing an abundance of drilling targets for a variety of metals and the potential to make multiple discoveries in its large concession package."
Reichman noted that Aurania Resources' management advised in an update late last month that it is operating two drills at its Lost Cities project that are focused on the Kuri-Yawi gold-copper target and the Tsenken N1 copper-silver target. The company noted that it has located two new target areas, including a highly prospective silver-zinc area named Shimpia North, from its stream sediment sampling and regional exploration efforts.
The analyst noted that drill work at both the Kuri-Yawi and Tsenken N1 targets is continuing as scheduled and that the Shimpia North discovery is a positive development with strong potential.
Reichman explained that the Shimpia North discovery is an extension of the high-grade silver-zinc-lead ore at Tiria-Shimpia and therefore expands the total length of Tiria-Shimpia by 7 kilometers, to 22 kilometers. Exploratory results from six grab samples collected at Shimpia North "yielded promising results," including grades as high as 40 grams of silver per ton in one particular sample.
The analyst stated that Aurania will continue deploying its first drill at Tsenken N1 and will then relocate it to work at Tsenken West; after that, it will commence drilling at Tiria-Shimpia. The second drill will continue work at Kuri-Yawi and then be redeployed to the Kuri-Yawi 2 target.
Reichman added that Aurania is now in the process of selecting specific sites for drilling at the Tiria-Shimpia target area and plans to commence drilling during this quarter. Reichman noted that Aurania's management team may also be considering adding a third drill at Tiria-Shimpia.
Noble Capital Markets currently has an Outperform rating for Aurania Resources with a target price of US$3.75/share. The stock is currently trading at around US$2.57.
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