Dateline mints 813Koz gold resource at California Colosseum project

Wed 06 Jul 22, 10:46am (AEST)
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Key Points

  • Dateline has confirmed a mineral resource estimate of 20.9Mt containing 1.2 grams per tonne for 813,000z of gold
  • Company notes mineral resource likely extends further at depth, for potential of larger upgraded resource
  • Over 70% of that resource is in the higher-confidence measured and indicated categories

Dateline Resources (ASX:DTR) has published its JORC estimate for the California-based Colosseum gold project. 

All in all, the company is sitting on 813,000 ounces of gold with the lion’s share of that estimate placed in high-confidence for production. 

Dateline’s geos further predict this estimate to be conservative.

The company is confident gold extends underground further below the current depth of operations on which the resource is based. 

The implication is that early gold sales from its Colorado mine (more on that below) will likely award the company funds to continue digging downwards and upgrade the mineral resource at a future date. 

Drilling data backs new JORC 

Dateline’s acquisition of the Colosseum project in 2021 saw it obtain a high volume of hardcopy geological data, which underpins the published estimate. 

Due to regulations surrounding the 2012 JORC code, the company had to do fresh drilling to confirm historical data. 

That process went off without a hitch, and having satisfied the regulators, Dateline confirmed mineralisation identified by players in the past. 

Behold: the first 3D model of the Colosseum gold mine (Dateline Resources)
Behold: the first 3D model of the Colosseum gold mine (Dateline Resources)

Company management says just the beginning 

Dateline’s Managing Director, Stephen Baghdadi, notes Colosseum is in its early days. 

“An 813,000 ounce resource…is an excellent starting point for the Colosseum project,” Baghdadi said. 

“Significantly, the resource is open at depth with further drilling being planned to assess the depth potential of this deposit.”

“The recent diamond drilling program validated our belief in the geology of the system, and we are extremely pleased.”

Dateline already making money 

Earlier this year, Dateline sold $1.5m of gold concentrate to international commodities player IXM from its separate mine in Colorado. 

That gold concentrate went on to a smelter in Korea, and the company expects to receive the money from IXM between now and late August. 

A second delivery of concentrate to IXM is also set to go off this month, meaning the company is not depending on future success in its current cash position. 

Dateline Resources' three month charts show it outperforming the materials index (XMJ)
Dateline Resources' three month charts show it outperforming the materials index (XMJ)
Dateline was a Market Index client at the time of publishing. All coverage contains factual information only and should not be interpreted as opinion of financial advice.


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Jonathon Davidson

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Jonathon is a journalism graduate and avid market watcher with exposure to governance, NGO and mining environments. He was most recently hired as an oil and gas specialist for a trade publication. Email Jon at [email protected].

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