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Juniors on Radar: 5 ASX Explorers to Watch Today

Fri 11 Mar 22, 11:40am (AEST)
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Key Points

  • Five juniors with interesting announcements today
  • +18.37% Siren Gold - intersects visible gold
  • +10.34% Great Boulder Resources - Side Well update
  • +10% Askari Metals - investor presentation
  • +9.23% Okapi Resources - proposes gold drilling program
  • +8.8% Charger Metals - signs key access agreement

Siren intersects significant visible gold

Siren Gold (ASX: SNG) has opened 18.37% higher after intersecting significant visible gold in the deepest hole drilled to date at the company’s Alexander River project, located in New Zealand. 

Alexander River is set within the Reffton Goldfields, which was discovered in 1866 and produced 2m oz of gold at an average grade of 16 g/t from 84 historic mines. 16 g/t is significantly above the high-grade mark for gold (5 g/t), according to Undervalued Equity. 

In a 21 February statement, Managing Director Brian Rodan commented:

“There had been only a limited amount of exploration drilling conducted historically over the entire ~40k long Reefton Goldfield in more than 70 years.”

“By the end of World War 2, ~100 historical gold mines that operated on the Reefton goldfield had closed either due to a low gold price, lack of manpower or technical issues. The Blackwater mine closed in 1951 when the service shaft collapsed, and the mine flooded.” 

Drill core samples showing visible gold
Significant Visible gold in Alexander drillhole AX84 quartz reef. (Source: Siren Gold). 

Great Boulder Resources provides Side Well update

Great Boulder Resources (ASX: GBR) has opened 10.34% higher after posting results from a pole-dipole induced polarisation (IP) survey at Mulga Bill, located in the Side Well gold project in WA. 

Managing Director Andrew Paterson said:

“The strength and depth of the IP response is extremely encouraging and supports our view that the area we’ve drilled at Mulga Bill is only a small part of the mineralised system.” 

Paterson notes that previous aircore drilling uncovered 23.78 g/t gold in one hole. 

“With 100,000m of drilling budgeted for 2022 we anticipate learning a lot more about Mulga Bill as the year unfolds as we move towards an exploration target and a maiden Inferred Resource,” says Paterson.  

Askari Metals leaps after an investor presentation

Askari Metals (ASX: AS2) has opened 10% higher after releasing an investor presentation outlining the state of the company’s projects. 

The company noted a supply deficit of lithium and tantalum projected to begin by 2023. Askari believes that it is “leveraged to strong global outlook for key metals,” thanks to the company’s focus on battery metals like lithium and copper, along with gold exploration projects. 

Prospector exploring at an Askari project
Source: Askari Resources

Okapi Resources proposes gold drilling program

Okapi Resources (ASX: OKR) has opened 9.23% higher after announcing plans for a 11-hole drill program at the Enmore gold project in NSW. 

The program will follow up on 2021 drilling at the Sunnyside Prospect, which showed potential extensions to the mineralised zone along strike and at depth. 

The company expects to start drilling in late March. 

Commenting on the announcement, Managing Director Andrew Ferrier said:

“While the company remains focused on advancing and developing its key uranium assets in North America, the Enmore Gold Project in NSW remains an important project for the team and we are excited by the upcoming drilling program.”

Charger Metals executes key access agreement 

Charger Metals (ASX: CHR) has opened 8.8% higher after signing a key landowner agreement to access priority drill targets at the Coates project. 

The company holds 70% of the Coates project – with the rest held by Lithium Australia (ASX: LIT) – and 85% of the Coates North project, with the remainder held by Mercator Metals. Coates has been described by Charger as a nickel-copper-cobalt and platinum group elements project. 

Managing Director David Crook commented: 

“The results of recently completed land based geophysical surveys coupled with coincident geochemical anomalism, provides the Company with an excellent drill target in the emerging PGE and nickel province at a time of record nickel and palladium prices.”

“We are also delighted to have reached agreement with the key-landowner which enables this maiden drill program at the Coates Project to proceed in the near future.” 

Written By

Jed Herne

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After graduating with a 99.4 ATAR, Jed won 3 scholarships to Curtin University, where he earned his Bachelor's degree and served as a Student Ambassador. He is primarily interested in long-term passive index funds as a vehicle for financial independence. Outside of covering financial news, Jed is a published author, podcaster, and has an unhealthy obsession with bouldering.

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