Netolitzky’s Skeena Resources Funded For 12-18 Months, Aggressive Drilling Commencing

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As reported, Skeena Resources (SKE.V) (SKREF) announced an up-sized, non-brokered C$8.1 million capital raise with no warrants attached. This is a tremendous outcome that de-risks Skeena’s Spectrum project by eliminating funding risk for the next 12-18 months. A number of institutions invested in this round and the prior one, and allows the company to actively pursue its dream list of drill targets with a comfortable cash cushion. On June 29th, Skeena received a 3-year drilling permit, began field work and camp construction, and is mobilizing two drills to the Spectrum high-grade gold project. Fieldwork, which commenced June 15, includes re-sampling of historic core, soil sampling and prospecting under the direction of Jacques Stacey, MSc, PGeol, Project Manager.

In addition, geological mapping is being led by Dr. Jim Oliver, PGeo, consultant. Camp and drill pad construction is underway, and drilling is expected to begin on or about July 2nd. A total of 10,000 to 12,000 m of drilling in 50 to 60 holes is planned for this season, with holes averaging 200 m, and ranging from 50 m to 350 m in depth. The drill program has been designed to expand the historic resource, while other holes will test the East Creek zone and other outlying targets. A NI 43-101 resource estimate is expected to be completed in the fall of 2015.

I see a good chance of Skeena delivering a solid maiden resource in the next 6 months and possibly a second one within 6 months of the maiden resource. In my opinion, if 1 million + ounces in a first or second resource report is achieved, the stock price of C$0.065 could double or triple by then, $0.065 would be a distant memory. Further, it’s my understanding that due in part to the historic data, a meaningful portion of the next two NI 43-101 reports could be in the Indicated category. Readers of my prior articles [Here], [Here] and [Here] know the following. Skeena is drilling on a site with a non NI 43-101 compliant historical resource of 244k ounces of gold and has confirmed high-grade gold with its own drill campaigns (see below).

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Disclosure:  I, Peter Epstein, CFA, MBA, do not currently own any shares in Skeena Resources (SKE.v) or any other company ...

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