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Major industry player signs three-year off-take
01 Feb 16
True North’s binding agreement with major Asian gemstone polisher Chinastone, details a three-year commitment for the latter to purchase US$7m (C$9.9m) of Aappaluttoq stones per year for an initial three-year term. Stones will be sold at market prices, paid for solely in cash. This is a major step forwards for the company, and brings on-board a major player in the gemstone market. True North intends to develop this partnership to engage further buyers for its highly marketable and conflict-free pink sapphires and rubies. Consistency of supply is a unique selling point for the company and is underpinned by Aappaluttoq’s mine plan being based on an NI43-101 compliant resource.
Breaking ground in Greenland
04 Dec 15
Mining has started at the Aappaluttoq ruby and pink sapphire mine on schedule and budget, marking a significant milestone in True North Gems' (TGX) history. With specialised process equipment currently being shipped, the mining underway will form a stockpile of raw gemstone-bearing material for subsequent processing towards the end of Q116. While sales contracts are being finalised we suspend our small FY15 revenue assumption as it has a negligible effect on our base case value, reducing it by only 2.6%. Sales contracts for Aappaluttoq material remain the key near-term catalyst to re-rating True North’s shares.
Funded through to production
06 Oct 15
True North Gems (TGX) has secured C$5.3m via a share subscription agreement with Greenlandic private equity/venture capital firm Greenland Venture (GV). This financing effectively completes Aappaluttoq’s mine construction financing, paving the way to first production (expected Q415). A key near-term catalyst remains – sales agreements for Aappaluttoq’s ruby/pink sapphire output – the first of which are expected by year end.
The Slide Rule
12 Jan 17
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The Monthly January 2017
09 Jan 17
Despite all the hullaballoo of the Brexit vote and the subsequent election of Donald Trump as the next US President, the UK stock market prospered last year, especially in the latter few months of 2016. The combination of a depreciating currency – making $ earnings more valuable in relative terms - and the Trump emphasis on infrastructure expenditure drove the stock market higher
Small Cap Breakfast
17 Jan 17
Global Energy Development (GED.L) — To be renamed Nautilus Marine Services. Schedule 1 from developer and seller of hydrocarbons and related products. Reverse takeover. Raising $10.5m via a convertible. Expected 9 Feb. Eco (Atlantic) Oil & Gas—TSX-V listed oil and gas exploration has announced its intention to float on AIM. Assets in Guyana and Namibia. Proposed £2m-£3m fundraise. Diversified Gas & Oil—According to LSE website first day of trading on AIM now expected for 30 January.
Minor delay but lower cost and better visibility enhance the investment profile
13 Jan 17
First oil at Stella is delayed by about a month, reducing the contribution of Stella to FY17 production by the same period. While this has an impact on FY17e free cash flow, this is negligible to our valuation. More importantly, FY17 opex are estimated at only US$18/boe, below our estimates of US$20/boe. There are opportunities to reduce opex further. Harrier is expected to reach first oil in 2018, one year earlier than we expected and at a cost of US$40 mm lower than we anticipated. The overall development cost is less than US$6.0/boe. Ithaca holds numerous discoveries around Stella that would be developed with a similar cost structure to Harrier.
16 Jan 17
We take a look at the rankings of the various countries in Africa that have a significant exposure to mining. We take the Transparency International corruption rankings as our starting point and modify these for exceptional geology and for current UK government travel warnings. Ghana, Botswana and Namibia come out as our top three, with Eritrea, Kenya and Zimbabwe at the bottom of our rankings.