The top gainers on the TSXV last week were Palladium One Mining, Tinka Resources, Sama Resources, Lion One Metals and Precipitate Gold.
Last Friday (December 20), the S&P/TSX Venture Composite Index (INDEXTSI:JX) was up by 0.36 percent or 1.94 points to 546.6. The same time the previous week it was at 538.76.
In news, US President Donald Trump was impeached on Wednesday (December 18), and despite his apparent influence on the economy, the stock market didn’t seem to care. Trump at least had a possible trade deal with China to talk about.
In places that aren’t America, Brexit is looking like it’s a done deal, although Scotland isn’t happy, ensuring Brexit drama will continue well beyond January, when the UK will leave the EU.
Looking at mining-focused companies, here are the top five gainers in the resources sector on the TSX Venture Exchange over the last week:
- Palladium One Mining (TSXV:PDM)
- Tinka Resources (TSXV:TK)
- Sama Resources (TSXV:SME)
- Lion One Metals (TSXV:LIO)
- Precipitate Gold (TSXV:PRG)
Read on to find out about what each company has been up to lately.
Palladium One Mining
Palladium One Mining is an exploration and development company with two assets in Finland and Canada. The Läntinen Koillismaa platinum–group elements (PGE)-copper-nickel project gives the company its name, while the Tyko property in Ontario is a nickel-copper-PGE project.
Läntinen Koillismaa was the subject of the company’s latest news last Tuesday (December 17). It said that seven of eight exploration permit renewal applications for the project have been approved by the Finnish Mining Authority; two applications that had been challenged were also approved.
According to the company, the third party that had been challenging Palladium One’s applications — and that was expected to continue challenging the company’s applications — was known to the Finnish Mining Authority, and had failed to have challenges upheld in the past.
Over last week, Palladium One was trading up by 62.5 percent to reach C$0.13 by last Friday.
According to Tinka, Buenaventura will subscribe for 65,843,620 common shares of Tinka at a price of C$0.243 per share, for gross proceeds to Tinka of C$16 million. Upon closing, Buenaventura will hold around 19.9 percent of all common shares in Tinka.
In Toronto, Tinka was trading at C$0.17 by last Friday — an increase of 41.67 percent over the previous week of trading.
Sama Resources is a Quebec-based Canadian exploration and development company, with its primary asset, the Samapleu nickel-copper-cobalt-PGE project, located in Côte d’Ivoire.
The company released a tidbit of news last week on Thursday, when it announced it was granting 2,080,000 stock options to certain officers, employees and consultants of the company. The options will be exercisable at C$0.19 per common share.
Sama was trading at C$0.24 on the TSXV last week, up 41.18 percent on the previous five days of trading.
Lion One Metals
Lion One Metals is listed on both the Australian Securities Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange, and fancies itself as set to become the premier gold producer in Fiji thanks to its 100 percent owned Tuvatu gold project loctated there.
Last Wednesday (December 18), the company announced it has encountered multiple high-grade gold intercepts at the Tuvatu project, with Lion One highlighting a 4.29 meter interval of 33.22 grams per metric ton of gold as being of particular note.
The company was trading up by 23.89 percent through to the end of last week, reaching C$1.4 on the TSXV by last Friday.
Precipitate Gold is a Canadian explorer with interests in the Dominican Republic, where it is exploring and advancing the Pueblo Viejo mining camp and Tireo gold trend.
Precipitate was trading at C$0.19 by the end of last week, up by 23.23 percent over the previous five days of trading.
Data for 5 Top Weekly TSX Stocks articles is retrieved each Friday at 10:30 a.m. PST using TradingView’s stock screener. Only companies with market capitalizations greater than C$10 million prior to the week’s gains are included. Companies within the basic materials and energy sectors are considered.
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Securities Disclosure: I, Scott Tibballs, hold no direct investment interest in any company mentioned in this article.
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