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Press Release: Seabridge Drilling Confirms Iron Cap as Major New Gold-Copper Deposit

New fourth KSM zone could significantly improve project economics

Toronto, Canada – Results from the first eight holes drilled by Seabridge at the Iron Cap target have confirmed a new, large potentially bulk minable deposit at KSM which could substantially improve project economics. Results to date include wide intercepts of gold, copper and silver grades above the KSM average. Infill drilling will now proceed at Iron Cap with the aim of establishing new proven and probable reserves to be included in mine plans for the project.

Seabridge President Rudi Fronk commented that “results from our eight holes and five holes drilled by previous operators  have identified a new deposit that is at least 900 meters in strike length, 400 meters wide and up to 350 meters thick,  located immediately adjacent to the Mitchell zone [see attached maps]. What is most encouraging is that Iron Cap appears to have zones of higher grade copper which could be blended with ore from Mitchell to maintain our targeted 0.20% average copper grade to the mill. This average head grade is important because it generates a higher grade concentrate without sacrificing recoveries, which in turn commands better smelter returns and reduces shipping costs. The current mine plan calls for the early development of the more distant Kerr and Sulphurets zones to maintain copper head grades to the mill. Sequencing Iron Cap before Kerr and Sulphurets could have multiple potential benefits including lower operating and capital costs, deferring significant expenditures and extending mine life.” Results from Seabridge’s initial eight holes from Iron Cap are as follows:

Iron Cap Drill Hole Results

Geologic descriptions of the eight holes are as follows:

IC-10-006: Eastern part of Iron Cap zone, drilled at azimuth 135º with an inclination of minus 70º. The drill pierced thermally and hydrothermally altered sedimentary rocks with narrow intrusive and breccia bodies. Silicic alteration with intense quartz veinlets indicative of shattering by fluid pressure characterizes the rocks in this drill hole. Sulfide minerals are abundant and concentrated in the quartz veinlets.

IC-10-007: North central part of Iron Cap, orientated at azimuth 135º and a minus 80º inclination. This hole collared in shattered and veined silicically altered and thermally metamorphosed sedimentary rocks. It passed into a shattered and veined intrusion with intense silica alteration. Numerous intervals of silica altered breccia with abundant sulfide minerals were recognized within the intrusion.

IC-10-008: Central part of Iron Cap, drilled at azimuth 135º and a minus 80º inclination. Extensive silica alteration of tuffaceous and sedimentary rocks was encountered in the upper part of the drill hole. Deeper sections of the hole contained quartz-sericite altered intrusion and silica altered breccia.

IC-10-009: North central part of Iron Cap, drilled at azimuth 135º and a minus 80º inclination. The hole encountered diorite to monzonite intrusion through most of its length. To about 174 meters, alteration intensity increases beginning with moderate-intensity chlorite alteration grading to intense silica and potassic alteration. Below 174 meters, intensity of silica alteration remains consistent to the end of the hole, with veining and sulfide abundance decreasing at depth.

IC-10-010: North central part of Iron Cap, drilled at azimuth 135º and a minus 80º inclination. The drill hole encountered breccia through most of its length. The breccia generally has intensely altered fragments in a matrix of silica and sulfide minerals, with occasional zones of intense veining superimposed on the brecciated rock.

IC-10-011: Northeast part of Iron Cap, orientated at azimuth 135º with an inclination of minus 70º. The drill hole collared in brecciated rock, passed into a section of silicically altered pyritic sedimentary rocks and then into a fine grained intrusion. The breccia and intrusive rocks are dominantly sericite altered. The highest grade gold zone straddles the contact between the intrusion and sedimentary rocks.

IC-10-012: Far northeast part of Iron Cap, drilled at azimuth 135º and a minus 70º inclination. The upper parts of this drill hole are alternating intervals of sedimentary and tuffaceous rocks with diorite intrusion. Alteration is principally silica with abundant stockwork veins. The lower third of the drill hole encountered silicic and pyritic sedimentary rocks and very fine grained felsic volcanic rocks.

IC-10-013: North central part of Iron Cap, orientated at azimuth 135º and minus 80º inclination. The entire drill hole displays low intensity alteration in a porphyritic intrusive rock. The upper third of the hole is dominated by silicic alteration with patchy potassic alteration. Below a distinct fault zone in the hole, the lower 2/3 is altered in alternating intervals to chlorite-rich and silica-rich alteration assemblages.

The above reported drill holes were designed to intersect the true width of the Iron Cap zone.

The 100% owned KSM project, located near Stewart, British Columbia, Canada, is one of the world’s largest undeveloped gold/copper projects. Proven and probable reserves for the KSM project (see news release dated March 31, 2010 for details) using a gold price of US$850 per ounce and a copper price of US$2.25 per pound are as follows:

KSM Proven and Probable Reserves

Exploration activities at KSM are being conducted by Seabridge personnel under the supervision of William E. Threlkeld, Senior Vice President of Seabridge and a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101. Mr. Threlkeld has reviewed and approved this news release. An ongoing and rigorous quality control/quality assurance protocol is being employed during the 2010 program including blank and reference standards in every batch of assays. Cross-check analyses are being conducted at a second external laboratory on 10% of the samples. Samples are being assayed at Eco Tech Laboratory Ltd., Kamloops, B.C., using fire assay atomic adsorption methods for gold and total digestion ICP methods for other elements.

Seabridge holds a 100% interest in several North American gold resource projects. The Company’s principal assets are the KSM property located near Stewart, British Columbia, Canada and the Courageous Lake gold project located in Canada’s Northwest Territories. For a breakdown of Seabridge’s mineral resources by project and resource category please visit the Company’s website at http://www.seabridgegold.net/resources.php.

Source: Company Website

Seabridge’s Advantage, interview with Rudi Fronk

If you still have doubts about one of our 2010 stock picks, please watch this video.
Interview with CEO and President of Seabridge Gold (SA) Rudi Fronk about the history and how this company makes money for shareholders.
Especially the fact that every single share is backed by 1.7 oz. of gold in the ground makes this a perfect stock pick for the value investor.

Why CashInfo.org has invested in Seabridge Gold

Again we have chosen a relative save play like we do with Silver Wheaton. Seabridge Gold is a company with a real long term strategy. The basis for this company was made from 1999 till 2002 when gold prices were at ultra low levels. A total of nine North-American gold deposits were acquired at very low prices. Then the second phase started, which was to expand its resource base by carefully targeted exploration. This phase proved highly successful…total measured and indicated gold resources grew 381% over five years while shares outstanding increased only 35.4% during the same period. By 2008, it was clear that the gold price had risen sufficiently to make a number of Seabridge’s projects potentially economic. Work therefore began on the third phase of Seabridge’s strategy…defining the economics of its projects through engineering studies and upgrading resources to reserves. This effort focused on the giant KSM project which, during the exploration phase, had emerged as the Company’s most important asset. A Preliminary Feasibility Study was completed for the KSM project in March 2010 and a substantial portion of its resources were converted to reserves. A similar program is being planned for Courageous Lake, Seabridge’s second-largest asset. Work on KSM and Courageous Lake has been funded in part by the sale of non-core assets which is consistent with the strategy of limiting share dilution and enhancing shareholder value.

We think the price of gold will continue to rise the coming years, considering the leverage to the gold price shares of Seabridge Gold Inc. have, this is a true value investment.
The following text is from the company website and describes very well why we trust this company:

Our goal in establishing Seabridge was to provide exceptional returns to shareholders by maximizing leverage to the gold price in what we perceived would be a rising gold price environment. Our strategy was to optimize gold resources while limiting shares outstanding. This approach provided a simple but effective measure for evaluating dollars spent in terms of resources added compared to shares issued.

We decided that our competitive advantage at Seabridge would be to evaluate, acquire, explore and develop gold deposits. From our inception, we determined that Seabridge would not build or operate mines…we would look to partner or sell assets which were ready for production. Building mines adds considerable technical and financial risks and requires a different set of skills and resources. Nor did we wish to undertake grass roots exploration which is very high risk. We therefore narrowed our value-added proposition to three phases which would unfold as the gold price rose…acquiring known deposits, expanding them and defining their economic parameters. In our view, this was a relatively lower risk and less capital-intensive strategy consistent with the goal of optimizing gold ownership while limiting share dilution.

Stock Pick Seabridge Gold (AMEX:SA) and BUY alerts on Silver Wheaton (SLW) and Minera Andes (TSE:MAI)

Newest member of our portfolio: Seabridge Gold (AMEX:SA)

Today we saw a big decline in gold prices, as well as in other commodities. This price dip is just what we have been waiting for. This is probably the last change to get into the precious metals at some very interesting price levels before prices of gold and silver will skyrocket. We have decided to invest in two companies instead of one, the first one is Seabridge Gold Inc. (AMEX:SA) be bought shares today @ US$ 28,36 max. buying price is set at US$ 29,90 We will follow this company very closely and keep you informed with all major news and development around this company just as we do with our other stock picks. More information about Seabridge and our motivation will follow in the next post.
The second company we have picked we will probably buy into tomorrow since this one trades in Toronto (closed today), just hope the gold price doesn’t pick up overnight! When we do get the change to buy we will let you know right away, we have all ready disclosed these two names to our newsletter readers this morning (CET).
Click here to go to the Seabridge Gold Company Page to see the interactive charts and more information

BUY ALERT

This price drop it just what you have been waiting for! Now a total of four great companies we picked can be bought at ridiculous low prices
Silver Wheaton Corp. (SLW) is now trading below US$ 19,90 This means it it now in the buying range!
Minera Andes (TO:MAI) is now trading below CAD$ 0,85 This means it is now in the buying range!

Great Panther (TO:GPR)remains in the buying range, buy below CAD$ 0,88

And out newest stock pick Seabridge Gold (AMEX:SA) is in the buying range below US$ 29,95