Confidence increasing ahead of July’s Myhree Resource update
Black Cat (BC8) is a junior gold explorer controlling 100% of the ~87km2 Bulong Gold Project, situated just 25km east of Kalgoorlie in WA. BC8 has been progressing well since we placed a Speculative Buy recommendation on the stock in May. Recent extensional and infill RC drilling along the Myhree-Boundary corridor has continued to show strong mineralisation, further increasing the geological confidence in the Resource. This bodes well for an upgrade at the Myhree deposit planned for next month. The release of further strong drilling results and Resource upgrade are expected to act as positive near-term share price catalysts in the current strong gold price environment with AUD gold recently hitting record highs.
Resource upgrade expected in July 2019: Recent infill drilling has been able to demonstrate that mineralisation is consistent with previous results, with the average spacing between holes reducing to ~25 x 30m. BC8 expect that the increase in geological confidence for the Myhree deposit is likely to result in an upgrade of part of the resource from inferred to indicated and should increase in size when an update is provided next month. This should act as a positive catalyst for the share price in our view.
Strong mineralisation continues along the Myhree-Boundary corridor: The undrilled area between the Boundary and Myhree deposits has now been reduced to ~400m, with the combined mineralised strike length ~1,200m. Extensional and infill drilling is ongoing as BC8 look to close the gap along the corridor over the next few months. Assays are pending at the northern end of Myhree, close to the previous drilling intercepts which recorded 28m @ 5.06 g/t Au from 4m (included 9m @ 6.64 g/t Au from 4m and 10m @ 7.55 g/t Au from 20m) in May. If similar results are achieved, we expect the share price to rerate higher.
USD Gold price hits highest level since 2013: Funds have been flowing into gold on the back of safe haven buying with the potential for military conflict between the US and Iran intensifying in recent days. With equity markets trading near recent peaks, this has also led to portfolio diversification amongst fund managers, as any slip up in trade negotiations between the US and China could put pressure on global equity markets. With expectations that the US Federal Reserve may cut interest rates twice this year, this has put pressure on the US dollar which is positive for the gold price. Positive market announcements by gold equities with Australian assets are likely to be treated favourably in the current strong gold environment with the AUD denominated gold price hitting record highs in recent days.
With significant power, road and milling infrastructure close by, an available workforce at its doorstep and a proven board and management team, future resource growth is likely to result in a value re-set by the market, in our view. Substantial exploration upside exists with the strike length of the current resource comprising only 14% of the 17km interpreted extent of the three mineralised corridors. We maintain our Speculative Buy recommendation on BC8.
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DJC acted as Lead Manager to a pre-IPO round of funding as well as the IPO for Black Cat Syndicate Ltd (BC8) in 2017/18 and a $2.5m Placement in April 2019, and it was paid fees for those services. Black Cat Syndicate Ltd (BC8) has engaged DJC to act as corporate adviser, and pays a fee for that service. DJC, its advisers and staff hold circa 2% of unrestricted Shares, circa 14% of restricted Shares and circa 18% of options (exercisable at $0.20 expiring 17 January 2023) on issue in Black Cat Syndicate Ltd (BC8), as at 15 May 2019.
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SPECULATIVE BUY – Potential 10% or more outperformance, high risk
BUY – Potential 10% or more outperformance
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