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Labrador Gold $LAB.ca Provides Update on Kingsway Project $RIO.ca $WHM.ca $SIC.ca $NXS.ca $NVO.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 8:23 AM on Wednesday, May 13th, 2020
  • Review of historical work as well as more recent exploration over the past four years shows excellent potential for a gold mineralized system at Kingsway.
  • Historical work showing subangular gold grains recovered from till samples indicate a source of 100 to 500 metres up ice.
  • A sub-angular boulder of quartz vein containing visible gold recovered from a trench with gold grains in till assayed 168 g/t Au. The source of the boulder has not been found.

TORONTO, May 13, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Labrador Gold Corp. (TSX-V: LAB) (“LabGold” or the “Company”) is pleased to provide an update on its Kingsway Property near Gander, Newfoundland.

The two claim blocks that comprise the Kingsway Property cover over 14 kilometres of strike length of the potential extension of the Appleton fault zone which is associated with many of the gold showings, including the new discovery (downhole drill intersection of 92.86g/t Au over 19 metres), on New Found Gold’s Queensway project to the south. (Note that mineralization hosted on adjacent and/or nearby properties is not necessarily indicative of mineralization hosted on the Company’s property).

Since the Company acquired the option to acquire a 100% interest in the property (see news release dated March 3, 2020) it has been compiling historical data from work completed between 1989 and 2005. More recent exploration over the past four years has confirmed and expanded on this historical data and indicates the potential for a gold mineralized system at Kingsway.

Historical sampling of glacial till over the southern claim block showed gold values from below detection (<5ppb) to 89,000ppb (89g/t Au) in heavy mineral concentrates with 8 samples assaying over 10,000ppb (10g/t Au). Gold anomalies in the concentrates extend over three kilometres along the Appleton fault zone. Panning of till samples for gold grains showed between 2 and 13 grains in five samples from the south claim block and between 6 and 26 gold grains in six samples from the north claim block. Shape analysis of the gold grains showed many of them to be subangular, suggesting that they did not travel far from their source which was estimated to be between 100m and 500m up ice.

In addition, trenching in the vicinity of the high gold values in heavy mineral concentrates uncovered a subangular boulder of quartz vein containing visible gold which assayed 168 g/t Au. Neither the source of the boulder nor of the gold grains has been found.

Previous work suggests that gold mineralization is associated with regional structures, particularly where second order cross structures occur. This has been further demonstrated by the New Found Gold discovery to the south of the Kingsway Property, where gold mineralization appears to be related to structures cross cutting the Appleton fault zone. Despite the recognition of this control on mineralization early on, there does not appear to have been an attempt to target such structures in the drilling to date on the property. While historical drilling did not result in a discovery, there were indications of proximity to a mineralized system. In particular, a hole drilled near the heavy mineral concentrates with high gold values intersected approximately 22 metres of brecciated and silicified siltstone with numerous quartz stringers and quartz carbonate veins containing pyrite mineralization as stringers and blebs.

Exploration over the past four years by Torq Resources and Shawn Ryan included over 1,758 till samples 3,724 vegetation (spruce tips) samples 2,381 till XRF samples and 2,958 soil samples taken over a 45km by 15km (675 square kilometre) area. This work resulted in the identification of an area of 66 square kilometres most prospective for gold mineralization covered by the Kingsway north and south claim blocks. Till and vegetation sampling over the south claim block confirms the results of the historical work and identified new gold anomalies while the work on the northern claim block identified new gold anomalies associated with north-northeast trending magnetic lineaments that need to be followed up. On both claim blocks there is a close association between the gold anomalies and the Appleton or Dog Bay structures.

Gold anomalies in soil samples on the southern claim block occur to the west (up ice) of the historical gold anomalies in heavy mineral concentrates and may indicate a potential source area. More detailed sampling on a tighter spacing is required to test this interpretation.

On the northern claim block, which is covered by a historical detailed airborne Dighem survey, most of the gold anomalies are associated with north trending resistivity high/low contacts and NE cross cutting magnetic lineaments. Significant gold in soil anomalies occur both to the northwest and to the south east of three gold in lake sediment anomalies. The anomalies to the northwest also occur over anomalous gold in vegetation samples, whereas those to the south, where there is no detailed vegetation or till samples, occur in the vicinity of historical till samples assaying between 163 and 1,398 ppb Au that also contain gold grains.

The assays from the historical work presented here, while considered accurate, have not yet been verified by independent sampling as the Company has not been able to conduct fieldwork since acquiring the Project.

Roger Moss, President and CEO stated: “Historical exploration and more recent work has clearly demonstrated the potential of the Kingsway project for the discovery of orogenic gold deposits associated with deep seated structures. The presence of the Appleton and Dog Bay structures on the property with evidence of gold in till, vegetation, soil, stream sediments, lake sediments and float suggest the presence of a significant mineralized system. Detailed soil sampling combined with ground magnetic and VLF-EM are planned for the coming field season to define targets for subsequent drill testing. In the meantime, compilation and interpretation of the historical work continues to define the most prospective areas for successful follow up.”

Shawn Ryan, technical advisor stated: “The Kingsway Project covers some of the first claims I staked outside of the Yukon. It was based on extensive research and ground follow up. The government till sampling and historical work was very compelling in showing that the Appleton and Dog Bay Line structures are very anomalous in gold. The previous option holder conducted extensive regional till and vegetation sampling that outlined nice anomalous gold areas. I pared down the large claim block to the two best areas. The subsequent announcement of the New Found Gold high-grade intersection south of Kingsway has given the district the evidence needed that good gold grades are associated with regional NNE (Appleton) structures cross cut by NE trending structures. These same structural patterns are seen in the geophysics on the Kingsway project. I look forward to the follow up work to be conducted over the next couple of seasons.”

Roger Moss, PhD., P.Geo., is the qualified person responsible for all technical information in this release.

About Labrador Gold:

Labrador Gold is a Canadian based mineral exploration company focused on the acquisition and exploration of prospective gold projects in the Americas.

In early March 2020, Labrador Gold acquired the option to earn a 100% interest in the Kingsway project in the Gander area of Newfoundland. The property is along strike to the northeast of New Found Gold’s discovery of 92.86 g/t Au over 19.0 metres on their Queensway property. The two licenses comprising the Kingsway project cover approximately 16km of the Appleton fault zone which is associated with gold occurrences in the region, including the New Found Gold discovery. Historical work over the area covered by the Kingsway licenses shows evidence of gold in till, vegetation, soil, stream sediments, lake sediments and float. Infrastructure in the area is excellent located just 18km from the town of Gander with road access to the project, nearby electricity and abundant local water.

The Hopedale property covers much of the Florence Lake greenstone belt that stretches over 60 km. The belt is typical of greenstone belts around the world but has been underexplored by comparison. Initial work by Labrador Gold during 2017 show gold anomalies in soils and lake sediments over a 3 kilometre section of the northern portion of the Florence Lake greenstone belt in the vicinity of the known Thurber Dog gold showing where grab samples assayed up to 7.8g/t gold. In addition, anomalous gold in soil and lake sediment samples occur over approximately 40 kilometres along the southern section of the greenstone belt (see news release dated January 25th 2018 for more details).

The Ashuanipi gold project is located just 35 km from the historical iron ore mining community of Schefferville, which is linked by rail to the port of Sept Iles, Quebec in the south. The claim blocks cover large lake sediment gold anomalies that, with the exception of local prospecting, have not seen a systematic modern day exploration program. Results of the 2017 reconnaissance exploration program following up the lake sediment anomalies show gold anomalies in soils and lake sediments over a 15 kilometre long by 2 to 6 kilometre wide north-south trend and over a 14 kilometre long by 2 to 4 kilometre wide east-west trend. The anomalies appear to be broadly associated with magnetic highs and do not show any correlation with specific rock types on a regional scale (see news release dated January 18th 2018). This suggests a possible structural control on the localization of the gold anomalies. Historical work 30 km north on the Quebec side led to gold intersections of up to 2.23 grams per tonne (g/t) Au over 19.55 metres (not true width) (Source: IOS Services Geoscientifiques, 2012, Exploration and geological reconnaissance work in the Goodwood River Area, Sheffor Project, Summer Field Season 2011). Gold in both areas appears to be associated with similar rock types.

The Company has 57,039,022 common shares issued and outstanding and trades on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol LAB.

For more information please contact:

Roger Moss, President and CEO
Tel: 416-704-8291

Or visit our website at: 

www.labradorgold.com

Kingsway Compilation

Geochemical Anomalies on Kingsway Project

Blood in the Streets SPONSOR: Labrador Gold $LAB.ca $RIO.ca $WHM.ca $SIC.ca $NXS.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 4:21 PM on Tuesday, March 31st, 2020

SPONSOR: Labrador Gold – Two successful gold explorers lead the way in the Labrador gold rush targeting the under-explored gold potential of the province. Exploration has already outlined district scale gold on two projects, including a 40km strike length of the Florence Lake greenstone belt, one of two greenstone belts covered by the Hopedale Project. Recently acquired 14km of the potential extension of the new discovery by New Found Gold’s Queensway project to the south. Click Here for More Info

 Dear Investors:

Are you looking for securities to buy to take advantage of the carnage in the financial markets from the coronavirus? Baron Rothschild, the 18th-century British banker advised that “The time to buy is when there’s blood in the streets, even if it is your own.” He made a fortune buying government bonds in the panic that followed the Battle of Waterloo against Napoleon. But it’s not sovereign debt of the world’s superpowers that is on sale today; it’s not the S&P 500 or Dow either.

US government bonds already had their biggest year-over-year rally ever, and at record low yields, they are no bargain. As for US stocks, it’s only the first month after what we believe was a historic market top. The problem is that the pandemic just so happened to strike at the time of the most over-valued US stock market ever based on a composite of eight valuation indicators tracked by Crescat, even higher than 1929 and 2000. It also hit after a record long bull market and economic expansion. The stock market was already ripe for a major downturn based on an onslaught of deteriorating macro and fundamental data even before the global health emergency.

As we show in the chart above, we believe there is much more downside still ahead for US stocks as a major global recession from nosebleed debt-to-GDP levels has only just begun. Corporate earnings are now poised to plunge and unemployment to surge. These things are perfectly normal. There is a business cycle after all. It must play out as always to purge the economy and markets of their sins and prepare the way for the next growth phase. From the February top for large cap stocks, it would take a 56% selloff just to get to long term mean valuations, a 74% decline to get to one standard deviation below that. In the worst bear markets, valuations get to two standard deviations below the mean. Such realities happened at the depth of the Great Depression, the 1973-4 bear market, and the 1982 double-dip recession. 1932 was an 89% drop from the peak. The initial decline in this market so far is comparable to 1929 in speed and magnitude. There will certainly be bounces, but even after an almost 30% fall in the S&P 500 through yesterday’s close, we are not even close to the “blood in the street” valuations that should mark the bottom for stocks in the current global recession that has only just begun.

But value investors do not have to despair today. There is one area of the stock market that already offers historic low valuations and an incredible buying opportunity right now. Small cap gold and silver mining companies just retested the lows of a 9-year bear market. Last Friday, they were down 84% from their last bull market peak in December 2010! This was a double-bottom retest at a likely higher low compared to the January 2016 low when they were down 87%. Now that is what we call mass murder! In the chart below, we show that precious metals juniors reached record low valuations last Friday relative to gold which is still up 18% year-over-year. Mad value. Look at that beautiful divergence and base. The baby was thrown out with the bathwater in a mass margin call. Last time the ratio was in this vicinity, junior gold and silver miners rallied 200% in 8 months. Crescat owns a portfolio of premier, hand-picked juniors as part of our precious metals SMA and in both hedge funds where clients can gain exposure today. We significantly increased our exposure in our hedge funds amidst the massacre last week.

The entire precious metals group was a casualty of a liquidity crisis, the forced margin call selling for stocks and corporate credit at large in the precipitous market decline. But it was also a victim of a meltdown in dubious levered gold and silver ETF products. These products such as JNUG and NUGT already had a horrific tracking error. Nobody should have ever been investing in them in the first place. Gold stocks are volatile enough on an unlevered basis.

The chief culprit in the ETF space last week was the $3 billion leveraged assets, Direxion Daily Jr. Gold Bull 3x ETF. It absolutely imploded, dropping 95% through last Friday from its recent high on February 21. The fiasco in JNUG was insult to injury for long-time precious metals investors, especially those invested in silver and in junior miners. It was also an incredible buying opportunity that Crescat took advantage of, especially in its hedge funds, where the profits from our short positions at large allowed us to step up. Last week’s action may have marked a major bottom for precious metals mining stocks and ideally a bottom for battered silver this week. As of Friday, miners were on track for their worst quarter ever as we show below.

The gold and silver stock selloff has exposed enormous free cash flow yields today among precious metals mining producers of 10, 20, 30, 40, even 50%. This is completely opposite the stock market at large. Meanwhile, the pure-play junior mining explorers have some of the world’s most attractive gold and silver deposits that can be bought at historic low valuations to proven reserves and resources in the ground. These companies are the beneficiaries of under-investment in exploration and development by the senior producers over the entire precious metals bear market. That rebound may have started yesterday in the mining stocks especially the juniors. It is a historic setup right now for the entire precious metals complex. Central banks are coming in, guns blazing.

Meanwhile, the fundamentals have never been better for gold and silver prices to rise making the discounted present value of these companies even better. Global central bank money printing is poised to explode which is important because the world fiat monetary base is the biggest single macro driver of gold prices. Gold itself is already undervalued relative to global central bank assets which targets gold at $2400 an ounce today.

At the same time, the price of gold is the biggest macro driver of the price of silver, which is gold on steroids. Silver today is the absolute cheapest it has ever been relative to gold and represents an incredible bargain. We think silver is poised to skyrocket along with mining stocks in what should be one of the biggest V-shaped recoveries in the entire financial markets in the near term.

As we have shown in our prior letters, when the yield curve first inverts by 70% or more, there is a high probability of a recession and bear market. At that point, historically it has paid to buy gold and sell stocks for the next 2 years. We went above 70% inversions in August 2019. At Crescat, we continue to express both sides of this trade in our hedge funds and our firm at large. The gold-to-S&P 500 ratio is up 28% since last August. The first part of the move was mostly driven by the rise in gold. Since February 19, its been driven by the decline in stocks. Now we’re at the place where historically both legs start to work in tandem, and yesterday that was evident with one of our best days ever in both Crescat hedge funds.

The Fed has not exhausted all its bullets. It has many forms of monetary stimulus. It can print more money and take interest rates into negative territory if need be. As the downturn in the business cycle becomes more pronounced, these policies will become increasingly called upon. That’s precisely what we are seeing today. Rate cuts everywhere, QE announcements, even forms of helicopter money are being implemented. It won’t save the economic cycle from its normal course, instead, it should only invigorate the reasons for owning precious metals. Central bank money printing and inflationary fiscal policy will almost certainly intensify. This is incredibly bullish for precious metals. We are in a global synchronized debasement environment. Gold has already been appreciating in all major fiat currencies in the world over the last year.

While yields continue to make historic lows worldwide, in real terms they have reached even more extreme levels. For instance, the US 10-year yield is now almost 2 percentage points below inflation. This just further strengthens our precious metals’ long thesis.

Even investment grade (IG) bonds are now blowing up. Implied volatility for IG bonds is surging! It’s now at its highest level since the Great Recession. Last week, the LQD (ETF) plunged 8% in 3 days, which is equivalent to a 10 standard deviation move. Declines as such only happened one other time in history, September 2008. We believe the corporate debt market crisis has just begun.

Stocks are acting like it’s the Great Depression again and we believe a recession has already begun. The probability for a US recession, as measure by this Bloomberg indicator, just surged above 50%. It’s currently at its highest level since the global financial crisis. This indicator leads changes in unemployment by 5 months with a 0.81 correlation. It suggests that the labor market has peaked.

We have also recently noted that the number of full-time employed people is now contracting. This was already rolling over in January. With the recent impacts from the virus outbreak, we believe this number will be plunging imminently.

Macro Trade of the Century

Crescat’s “Macro Trade of the Century” has been working phenomenally well since the market top. We believe our in-depth analysis looking at the history of economic cycles and the development of macro models is paying off tremendously. This is just the beginning of this three-legged trade. The global economy has just entered a recession and the fundamental damage of the virus outbreak on an already over-leveraged economy will be greater than anything we have ever seen. We have massive underfunded pensions with governments and corporations record indebted, while wealth inequality is at an extreme across the globe. It is not the ideal mix for asset prices that remain grossly overvalued worldwide.

When investors ask us if our macro themes to position for the downturn have already played out, the answer is absolutely not. There is so much more to go. We explain it in three ways:

1) The bursting of China’s credit bubble, the largest we’ve seen in history, has yet to materialize in its most brutal manner. As macro imbalances unfold worldwide, the Chinese current account should only continue to shrink and exacerbate its dollar shortage problem. We expect that a large devaluation in its currency versus USD is coming soon. We haven’t seen anything yet. We remain positioned for this in an asymmetric way through put options in our global macro fund in the yuan and the Hong Kong dollar.

2) Except for last year, gold, silver, and the precious metals’ miners haven’t yet performed in the way we think they will. Instead they have recoiled in a major way YTD. Meanwhile, central banks are clearly losing control of financial markets and further monetary stimulus appears unavoidable. The entire precious metals’ industry should benefit from this macro backdrop. The near- and medium-term upside opportunity in the entire precious metals complex has never looked more attractive than it does today.

3) Equity markets remain about 30% above their median valuations throughout history. The coming downturn is one that will likely not stop at the median. As we showed above, we believe there is much more downside ahead for stocks at large before we reach the trough of the current global recession.

In our hedge funds, we added significantly to our precious metals positions with gains from our short sales late last week. We have also recently been harvesting profits in some of the most beaten down of our shorts. We remain net short global equities but much less so than a month ago and with less gross exposure overall. As a value-oriented global macro asset management firm, we believe there is so much more to play out as the economic cycle has only just begun to turn down. We are not perma-bears, but we are determined to capitalize on this downturn.

Crescat Performance Update

We have been telling our hedge fund clients for the past several quarters that we have been tactically positioned for a market and economic downturn ripe to unfold. Indeed, it has finally begun. Below, we show how our hedge funds have been performing since the top in the S&P 500 on February 19:

If you are interested in learning more about Crescat or investing with us, we encourage you to contact Linda Carleu Smith at [email protected] or (303) 228-7371.

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Sincerely,

Kevin C. Smith, CFA

Chief Investment Officer

 Tavi Costa

Portfolio Manager

© 2020 Crescat Capital LLC

Novo Swaps Stock with Canadian Gold Explorer New Found Gold SPONSOR: Labrador Gold $LAB.ca $RIO.ca $WHM.ca $SIC.ca $NXS.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 12:23 PM on Thursday, March 5th, 2020

SPONSOR: Labrador Gold – Two successful gold explorers lead the way in the Labrador gold rush targeting the under-explored gold potential of the province. Exploration has already outlined district scale gold on two projects, including a 40km strike length of the Florence Lake greenstone belt, one of two greenstone belts covered by the Hopedale Project. Recently acquired 14km of the potential extension of the new discovery by New Found Gold’s Queensway project to the south. Click Here for More Info

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Conglomerate gold player, Novo Resources, has swapped scrip to take a piece of New Found Gold Corp, giving it exposure to the Newfoundland gold prospect
  • Dr. Quinton Hennigh said: “We at Novo think the Queensway Project represents a very promising new high-grade gold discovery. It appears the Queensway Project encompasses an area highly prospective for high-grade, epizonal orogenic gold mineralization

TSX-listed, Pilbara-focused gold player, Novo Resources, has acquired 15.97 per cent of New Found Gold Corp via a scrip-for-scrip deal that gives Novo access to New Found’s stellar gold prospect on the east coast of Canada. Novo says that the New Found tenement package is the largest in the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

A recent drill intercept at New Found’s Queensway project located near the town of Gander in central Newfoundland returned 19m at 3 ounces to the tonne from 98m, including 6m at a staggering 9oz/tonne gold. Novo says the intercept has an estimated true width of around 70 per cent of the 19m hit, making it an extraordinary hole.

According to New Found’s management, this drill hole is adjacent to historical surface workings and only 2km from an historical gold resource.

Novo said that Eric Sprott, a director of Novo, was sitting on 16.79% of the issued and outstanding shares of New Found immediately prior to the acquisition. New Found is considered a non-arm’s length party to Novo pursuant to TSX Venture Exchange policies and the deal is subject to the approval of the Exchange.

Under the terms of the acquisition, Novo also has the right to appoint a director to the board of directors of New Found at any time for a period of three years from the acquisition date provided that the company holds no less than 10% of New Found’s issued and outstanding shares. Novo has also agreed to certain voting restrictions for a period of three years.

President and Chairman of Novo Resources, Dr. Quinton Hennigh said: “We at Novo think the Queensway Project represents a very promising new high-grade gold discovery. It appears the Queensway Project encompasses an area highly prospective for high-grade, epizonal orogenic gold mineralization. We are very pleased to have the opportunity to be part of this exciting discovery and, upon completion of the Acquisition, look forward to supporting New Found as they advance work around hole NFGC-19-01 and the many other high-grade showings across the Queensway Project.”

Whilst Novo has been and remains focused on delivering its Pilbara-based conglomerate gold project, the acquisition of an interest in New Found is the second of its kind for Novo. The TSX-listed company announced back in January this year that it had subscribed for shares in ASX-listed Kalamazoo Resources in a financing arrangement that will, upon closing, give Novo 8.17 per cent of Kalamazoo’s issued and outstanding shares.

Novo said that Kalamazoo has a string of prospects in the Bendigo-Castlemaine region of Victoria in Australia and its prospects have strong similarities to the 1Moz Fosterville gold deposit being mined underground by TSX-listed Kirkland Lake Gold at an average grade of 31g/t gold.

Interestingly, Eric Sprott, Novo director, is also a shareholder in Kalamazoo.

With a market cap approaching the equivalent of half a billion Australian dollars, Novo can make scrip-based acquisitions such as New Found and Kalamazoo with ease.

The impact on its share capital is minimal but the upside is potentially serious if either of its current or future based bets come good – and with 19m going 3 ounces to the tonne, New Found just might fit into that category.

SOURCE: https://thewest.com.au/business/public-companies/novo-swaps-stock-with-canadian-gold-explorer-c-728949