Another visible gold hit for MetalsTech ahead of upcoming resource upgrade

Mon 26 Sep 22, 11:57am (AEST)
A representation of gold mineralisation in-situ
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Key Points

  • MetalsTech delivers another visible gold hit amid its Phase II diamond drilling campaign
  • The company expects to deliver a JORC Mineral Resource estimate later this month
  • MetalsTech shares snap a ten day winning streak where the company's stock rallied 52.7%

There's been no shortage of high grade gold hits from MetalsTech (ASX: MTC) in the lead up to an upcoming resource upgrade for the company's Sturec Gold Project in Slovakia.

An ongoing Phase II diamond drilling campaign identified visible gold in a ~1cm thick, quartz-pyrite veinlet. The gold was made up of many less than 0.5mm sized grains at the UGA-52 drill hole.

MetalsTech Visible Gold
Source: MetalsTech

MetalsTech shares are down -4.8% in early trade, likely weighed by the resources led sell off for the broader S&P/ASX 200. The pullback marks an end to a ten day winning streak where MetalsTech shares rallied 52.7% between 9 to 23 September.

The bigger picture

MetalsTech has been aggressively drilling in the lead up to an upcoming JORC mineral resource estimate to build on its existing 1Moz project.

An August scoping study revealed a post tax net present value of $650m for Sturec versus its current market cap of $67.5m. The capital costs associated with the project came in at $119m with a capital payback of 2.3 years.

But MetalsTech isn't stopping here as it believes there is "significant potential" to increase the current mineral resource with "further drilling planned to test the exploration target area where mineralisation remains open at depth and/or along strike."

While the company has confirmed a 1Moz resource, its aspiring for a JORC exploration target of 2.2m to 5.15m ounces. Once the company upgrades its resource estimate, it expects to commence a pre-feasibility study.

The UGA-52 drill-hole was positioned as an extension drill hole below the existing Mineral Resource. The core samples have been sampled and dispatched to the laboratory for further testing. MetalsTech expects to provide an update for UGA-52 in the coming weeks.

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MetalsTech share price chart (Source: TradingView)
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Kerry Sun

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Kerry holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Monash University. He is an avid swing trader, focused on technical set ups and breakouts. Outside of writing and trading, Kerry is a big UFC fan, loves poker and training Muay Thai. Connect via LinkedIn or email.

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