Myhree Resource upgraded, now the focus turns to development
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’s proven management team, which includes ex-founding Silver Lake Resources (SLR) directors, is focussed on rapidly progressing its assets towards development. The recent upgrade brings the total Resource at the project to 2.3Mt @ 2.4 g/t Au for 178,000 oz with 2.0Mt @ 2.4 g/t Au for 151,000oz potentially open pit mineable. A Feasibility Study will be commenced to progress the Myhree/Trump deposits to a decision to mine, with results expected in the June 2020 quarter. Drilling along the Boundary-Myhree corridor is ongoing, with the next resource upgrade at the Boundary and Trump deposits planned for the September 2019 quarter.
Myhree Resource increases by 138% to 1.4Mt @ 2.7g/t Au for 119,000oz: The upgraded Resource, which remains open at depth, now paves the way for the potential development of an open pit mine down to ~210m below surface. Based on optimisation studies, 87% of the Resource is considered open pit mineable using an A$1,800 gold price. 33,000oz @ 2.7 g/t Au have also moved up to an Indicated classification. BC8 expect the total resource to increase as extensional drilling continues and remains constrained by a lack of drilling at depth.
Myhree optimised pit shell now draws into the middle of the Trump deposit: The Trump Resource is due to be upgraded in the September 2019 quarter and is not yet counted as part of the Myhree Resource, which previously sat ~50m away from each other. The economics of Trump are likely to be enhanced with further drilling and optimisation work following the next Resource upgrade and as part of pre-mining activities.
Transitioning from explorer to developer: BC8 will immediately commence a Feasibility Study at the Myhree and Trump deposits, with results due in the June 2020 quarter. With many targets available at the Bulong Project, Management’s focus on bringing these deposits into development, potentially providing near term cash flow is the right strategic decision in our view.
The following work will be conducted as part of the decision to mine:
infill drilling to convert Inferred Resources to Measured & Indicated
diamond drilling for geotechnical studies and metallurgical test work
pre-development environmental baseline work and general permitting
announce maiden Ore Reserve
assess toll milling options, including cost and schedule availability
assess contract mining and financing options
With only 21% of the prospective corridors drilled, strong news flow is expected to continue as BC8 looks to rapidly build up its resource base. With a proven management team and in a prime location with nearby infrastructure, we expect to see a higher market cap as BC8 further progresses towards mine development. 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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