Get the Latest Investment Ideas Delivered Straight to Your Inbox. Subscribe


The Search for the String of Golden Pearls in Newfoundland
Contributed Opinion

Share on Stocktwits


Maurice Jackson Roger Moss, the CEO of Labrador Gold, sits down with Maurice Jackson of Proven and Probable to discuss his company's exploration in Newfoundland.

Maurice Jackson: Joining us for a conversation is Roger Moss, the CEO of Labrador Gold Corp. (LAB:TSX; NKOSF:OTCQX).

It's a pleasure to be speaking with you sir, as you have some very encouraging news coming from the Kingsway Gold Project, this time in the form of pristine gold grains. Before we begin, Dr. Moss, who is Labrador Gold, and what is the opportunity the company presents to shareholders?


Dr. Roger Moss: Labrador Gold is a junior mining company based in Canada, and we're currently exploring in Newfoundland on our flagship Kingsway Gold Project. We've done quite a bit of work on there over the last year, and this spring we embarked on a 50,000-meter drill program.  We made a discovery late last year of visible gold in quartz grain boulders. And we've been drilling for a few months with some nice high-grade hits. We are quite excited about the potential before us, and our recent press releases seem to indicate that we may be onto something.  And today's news adds even more to the story.


Maurice Jackson: Dr. Moss, take us to the Kingsway Gold Project, which is along a structure highway known for gold-bearing fluids, please acquaint us with the primary structures.


Dr. Roger Moss: One of the things that interested me about Kingsway when I first heard about it and we moved to acquire it was the fact that we had these major crustal structures running through it. And we know that the kinds of gold deposits that we're looking at here, orogenic and epigenetic gold deposits, they are associated with these major crustal structures. If you have them, it's great, you can find gold along them. And we are fortunate enough to have two, the Appleton Fault Zone and Dog Bay Line. Most of our work to date has been along the Appleton Fault Zone, and it's almost a no brainer because down to the south of us where New Found Gold are exploring, they've been having incredible success exploring along the Appleton Fault Zone with their great intersections at Keats and Lotto, and most recently at the Golden Joint, so they have three occurrences down there along the Appleton Fault Zone, and ours is just starting, and our Big Vein target is also located along the Appleton Fault Zone. It seems to be a pretty prospective structure that's running through the property.

Maurice Jackson: Speaking of the Big Vein in the Appleton Fault Zone, at the conclusion of our last interview, you stated that, "the Big Vein may be the first of many occurrences and that the ideal situation is finding a string of pearls along the Appleton Fault Zone." Let's see if the ideal has the potential to come to fruition. Let's visit the Appleton Fault Zone as earlier today Labrador Gold announced till results of pristine gold grains. Dr. Moss, what can you share with us?


Dr. Roger Moss: Labrador recently conducted a pretty big till sampling survey over the lowermost, southernmost two licenses of the Kingsway Project. And I think there were 57 till samples in total, and we got some nice results and the key here, and I think you said it twice, I'm going to say it again, is pristine. Pristine gold grains and that means that these grains haven't traveled very far from their source, and that's what we see here in these results.


If I may just digress a little bit so that I can explain why these pristine grains are so important. We're looking at rocks and grains that have been dumped out of glaciers as they melt and recede, so when the glaciers move across the rock, they scrape and scour the bedrock and they entrain all the material that they're scouring and they carry it with them, and when they recede and melt, they start dropping that material all the way back to the source, so the more pristine the gold grains are, the closer to the source they would have been because you can't transport these very flaky gold grains very far without completely modifying their shape.


And so, in terms of gold grain morphology for till sampling, we talk about pristine, closest to the source. Modified, further away, maybe around half a kilometer or more, and then reshaped where the gold grains are totally bent onto themselves and more rounded, and that's furthest away from the source and probably up to over a kilometer away from the source. So, the pristine grains that we have, they indicate that those grains are very close to the source of mineralization that they came from.

Maurice Jackson: Identifying the source, mode of transportation, along with pristine gold is a huge success. Does today's release bode well on the ideal of having a string of pearls along the Appleton Fault Zone?


Dr. Roger Moss: Oh, absolutely! To give you an example, and this is where it gets really exciting because we had a till sample that was taken right next to Big Vein, and it had something like 165 grains of gold in total and something like 80% of them were pristine. That's great. So, it hadn't come very far from the source, but we know that Big Vein has visible gold in there. We found a big boulder last year of quartz vein with visible gold in it, so it's not a big jump to say that, 'Well yeah, sure. That till sample came from Big Vein.' It seems to be a reasonable idea, but the results that we announced today, there are two samples, another one with 165 grains of gold, somewhere just over 90% of them pristine, very close to the source and the other one, 311 grains of gold, just over 80% pristine.

311 grains of gold is almost double the number of grains of gold that we found in the sample next to Big Vein and that occurs 700 to 800 meters northeast of Big Vein, so that means that the gold grains in those samples did not come from Big Vein. They came from somewhere much closer to the sample locations, so this goes back to my pearls on a string story, and we're just adding pearls to the string with these till samples. It's very exciting. It means that Big Vein is likely not the only occurrence that we're going to be drilling, and there's definitely more to be found along this Appleton Fault Zone.


Maurice Jackson: Speaking of extending the string, Labrador Gold has embarked on a 50,000-meter drill program this spring. What work is currently being conducted on-site, and do you have any updates on when we may expect more assays?


Dr. Roger Moss: Oh, that's what everybody asks, of course. You got to ask it at some point and the answer is always the same. The labs are backed up, we're getting results, but they're much slower, and it seems like as every week goes by the turnaround time gets longer. One of our guys was at the lab yesterday and he came back, and he said, "Roger, you won't believe the number of samples that are in that lab waiting to be assayed." He said, "There are bags and bags and bags, just waiting to be assayed."

I said, "Man, you should have taken a photograph, and that could be my answer when I get asked that question. 'Look, folks this is what it's like, the labs are jampacked.'" We are getting results in, we will be putting out more results from the drilling. It's going well, and yeah, I know patience is not the biggest trait of some investors, but you know what? I think that we're going to be there. When these results come in, it's going to be good, and I think we've got a long way to go yet, so, yeah, I think patience is definitely required here.

Maurice Jackson: Leaving the Kingsway Gold Project, let's get into some numbers. Sir, please provide the capital structure for Labrador Gold.


Dr. Roger Moss: Right now, we have around 150 million shares outstanding, and probably another 50 million warrants and options, so just over 200 million are fully diluted. We have 35 million in the bank. We don't have any debt. So yeah, I think we're in a pretty good position to keep on with this exploration that we're doing and to keep going.

Maurice Jackson: In closing, Dr. Moss, what would you like to convey to shareholders?

Dr. Roger Moss: Well, earlier in the season when we were drilling, and it can be frustrating sometimes when we're not hitting as often as we would like or we don't see the results that we would like, but of course not every hole is going to hit, but I just tell myself, "Don't stop believing," and that's the name of the game here. You have to believe as a geologist in this industry, you got to believe that you're going to find the deposit that you're looking for. And I think all indications right now are that we're on the right track, and it's a matter of time before we see something significant.

Maurice Jackson: Dr. Moss, for readers that want to get more information about Labrador Gold, please share the contact details.

Dr. Roger Moss: You can email [email protected]; is our web address. And I would recommend people look at our Twitter feed @LabGoldCorp. We post a lot of information on Twitter. YouTube is another channel, our YouTube channel, lots of videos there, so there's a lot of information out there besides what's on the website, but Twitter and YouTube both are channels that we use fairly extensively.

Maurice Jackson: Dr. Moss, it's been a pleasure speaking with you. Wishing you and Labrador Gold the absolute best, sir.

And as a reminder, I am a licensed representative to buy and sell precious metals through Miles Franklin Precious Metals Investments, where we have several options to expand your precious metals portfolio, from physical delivery of gold, silver, platinum, palladium, and rhodium, to offshore depositories, and precious metals IRAs. Give me a call at 855.505.1900 or you may email: [email protected].  Finally, please subscribe to, where we provide Mining Insights and Bullion Sales; subscription is free.

Maurice Jackson is the founder of Proven and Probable, a site that aims to enrich its subscribers through education in precious metals and junior mining companies that will enrich the world.


1) Maurice Jackson: I, or members of my immediate household or family, own securities of the following companies mentioned in this article: Labrador Gold. I personally am, or members of my immediate household or family are, paid by the following companies mentioned in this article: None. My company has a financial relationship with the following companies mentioned in this article: Labrador Gold is a sponsor of Proven and Probable. Proven and Probable disclosures are listed below.
2) The following companies mentioned in this article are billboard sponsors of Streetwise Reports: None. Click here for important disclosures about sponsor fees.
3) Statements and opinions expressed are the opinions of the author and not of Streetwise Reports or its officers. The author is wholly responsible for the validity of the statements. The author was not paid by Streetwise Reports for this article. Streetwise Reports was not paid by the author to publish or syndicate this article. The information provided above is for informational purposes only and is not a recommendation to buy or sell any security. Streetwise Reports requires contributing authors to disclose any shareholdings in, or economic relationships with, companies that they write about. Streetwise Reports relies upon the authors to accurately provide this information and Streetwise Reports has no means of verifying its accuracy.
4) This article does not constitute investment advice. Each reader is encouraged to consult with his or her individual financial professional and any action a reader takes as a result of information presented here is his or her own responsibility. By opening this page, each reader accepts and agrees to Streetwise Reports' terms of use and full legal disclaimer. This article is not a solicitation for investment. Streetwise Reports does not render general or specific investment advice and the information on Streetwise Reports should not be considered a recommendation to buy or sell any security. Streetwise Reports does not endorse or recommend the business, products, services or securities of any company mentioned on Streetwise Reports.
5) From time to time, Streetwise Reports LLC and its directors, officers, employees or members of their families, as well as persons interviewed for articles and interviews on the site, may have a long or short position in securities mentioned. Directors, officers, employees or members of their immediate families are prohibited from making purchases and/or sales of those securities in the open market or otherwise from the time of the decision to publish an article until three business days after the publication of the article. The foregoing prohibition does not apply to articles that in substance only restate previously published company releases. 

Disclosures for Proven and Probable: Proven and Probable LLC receives financial compensation from its sponsors. The compensation is used is to fund both sponsor-specific activities and general report activities, website, and general and administrative costs. Sponsor-specific activities may include aggregating content and publishing that content on the Proven and Probable website, creating and maintaining company landing pages, interviewing key management, posting a banner/billboard, and/or issuing press releases. The fees also cover the costs for Proven and Probable to publish sector-specific information on our site, and also to create content by interviewing experts in the sector. Monthly sponsorship fees range from $1,000 to $4,000 per month. Proven and Probable LLC does accept stock for payment of sponsorship fees. Sponsor pages may be considered advertising for the purposes of 18 U.S.C. 1734.

The Information presented in Proven and Probable is provided for educational and informational purposes only, without any express or implied warranty of any kind, including warranties of accuracy, completeness, or fitness for any particular purpose. The Information contained in or provided from or through this forum is not intended to be and does not constitute financial advice, investment advice, trading advice or any other advice. The Information on this forum and provided from or through this forum is general in nature and is not specific to you the User or anyone else. You should not make any decision, financial, investments, trading or otherwise, based on any of the information presented on this forum without undertaking independent due diligence and consultation with a professional broker or competent financial advisor. You understand that you are using any and all Information available on or through this forum at your own risk.

Images provided by the author.

Want to read more about Gold investment ideas?
Get Our Streetwise Reports Newsletter Free and be the first to know!

A valid email address is required to subscribe