Last week index score: 33.86
This week: 41.32
Zinc One Resources (TSXV:Z) announces the final drill results from the Bongarita mineralized zone at its Bongará zinc mine project in north-central Peru.
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The Oreninc Index rose in the week ending April 13th, 2018 to 41.32 from 33.86 a week ago as brokered action returned to the market.
Market volatility experienced another twist as tensions in Syria notched up, this time due to an alleged chemical weapons attack by the ruling regime of Bashar al Assad on the rebel-held town of Douma and the promise of pending punitive action by US president Donald Trump who warned that “missiles will be coming” (that subsequently occurred in the early hours of Saturday morning).
As a result, there was safe haven precious metals buying.
On to the money: total fund raises announced almost fell by half to C$166.0 million, a three-week low, which included three brokered financings for C$12.2 million, a two-week high, and one bought deal financing for C$5.0 million, a four-week high. The average offer size dropped to C$2.4 million, a three-week low.
Another volatile week for gold which saw the yellow metal close up at US$1,346/oz from US$1,333/oz a week ago with a mid-week high of US$1,353/oz. Gold is now up 3.33% this year. Meanwhile, the US dollar index closed down at 89.80 from 90.10 a week ago. The van Eck managed GDXJ gained more than a dollar to close up at US$33.49 from US$32.39 last week. The index is down 1.88% so far in 2018. The US Global Go Gold ETF also saw strong growth to close up at US$12.81 from US$12.51 a week ago. It is down 1.54% so far in 2018. The HUI Arca Gold BUGS Index closed up at 184.32 from 177.59 last week. The SPDR GLD ETF continued to see buying action and closed up at 865.89 tonnes from 859.99 tonnes a week ago.
In other commodities, silver closed up at US$16.65/oz from US$16.38/oz a week ago. Copper showed a slight increase to close at US$3.07/lb from US$3.05/lb last week, a week that saw the CRU World Copper Conference in Santiago, Chile and various presenters talk about the shortage of new copper mine projects coming through. Oil saw strong gains to close up at US$67.39 a barrel from US$62.06 a barrel a week ago.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed up at 24,360 from 23,932 last week. Likewise, Canada’s S&P/TSX Composite Index grew to 15,273 from 15,207 the previous week. The S&P/TSX Venture Composite Index closed up at 795.94 from 769.15 last week.
Maya Gold & Silver (TSXV: MYA) announced a non-brokered private placement of C$25.0 million through the issuance of 7.6 million shares @ C$3.30.
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Zinc One Resources (TSX-V: Z) announces the final drill results from the Bongarita mineralized zone at its Bongará zinc mine project in north-central Peru.
The drilling at Bongarita has confirmed that the amount of mineralized soils should be similar in size and grade to the historical resource. The company believes that drill data along with the previous pit and channel sampling data, will provide enough data to delineate a resource. Combined with the positive first results from Mina Chica, the Bongarita project is shaping up to have significant zinc potential from surface, which bodes well for the possibility of a mine being developed in the future.
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