Best Junior Gold Stocks of 2017 on the TSXV

- December 11th, 2017

Which TSXV-listed junior gold stocks have performed the best so far this year? Our list includes the five biggest gainers.

While the gold price was up nearly 10 percent year-to-date as of mid-December, it doesn’t look set to end 2017 on a strong note.
Interest in cryptocurrencies like bitcoin, along with a higher US dollar and expectations of rising interest rates, have all reduced the yellow metal’s appeal. Nevertheless, some junior gold stocks did manage to come out on top in 2017.
The list below was generated on December 8, 2017 using the Globe and Mail’s market data filter, and it shows the TSXV-listed gold companies with the biggest share price gains year-to-date. Only companies with market caps above $10 million are included. You can also check out our list of the top-performing TSX-listed gold stocks here.

1. Metallis Resources (TSXV:MTS)

Current price: $1.88; year-to-date gain: 3,020 percent
Metallis Resources kicks off our list of best junior gold stocks with a whopping 3,000-percent increase. The company’s main focus is its Kirkham gold-coppersilvernickel property in BC’s Golden Triangle.
Over the course of 2017, Metallis has completed drilling at Kirkham, with its most recent update coming in September. President and CEO Fiore Aliperti said at the time that the project was “now showing potential for multiple deposit types along an under-explored corridor within the prolific Eskay Camp.” Since then, the company has raised $2.2 million via a private placement with investor Eric Sprott.

2. Revival Gold (TSXV:RVG)

Current price: $0.74; year-to-date gain: 1,340 percent
Revival Gold is a gold exploration and development company with three properties in the US. Formerly known as Strata Minerals, Revival Gold changed its name in July and also switched its focus to gold. 
Since then, Revival Gold has expanded its land position at the Arnett Creek gold project and executed an agreement under which it can gain a 100-percent interest in Meridian Beartrack, the owner of the Beartrack gold project. Both Arnett Creek and Beartrack are located in Idaho. Since its deal with Meridian, Revival Gold has announced “encouraging rock sample results” from Beartrack.

3. Novo Resources (TSXV:NVO)

Current price: $5.21; year-to-date gain: 537.5 percent
Analyst favorite Novo Resources is focused on Western Australia’s Pilbara region, where it holds a land package covering about 12,000 square kilometers. It also has property in Nevada’s Tuscarora district.
The company has attracted attention this year on the news that it may have found a counterpart to South Africa’s Witwatersrand gold belt. While it’s still too soon to tell, the company’s early success and high-profile backers — such as Eric Sprott and Keith Barron — have left investors interested.

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Some of Novo’s latest news came at the end of November, when it completed its farm-in exploration expenditure with Artemis Resources (ASX:ARV). The companies will now conduct more exploration in the Pilbara region under a 50/50 joint venture. They are currently working at the Purdy’s Reward tenement.

4. Aurion Resources (TSXV:AU)

Current price: $1.95; year-to-date gain: 397.37 percent
Junior gold stock Aurion Resources is focused on developing its projects in Finland, where it currently has a joint venture agreement with B2Gold (TSX:BTO,NYSEAMERICAN:BTG). 
The company’s share price took off in February after it discovered a new bonanza gold zone at its Risti project in the country. That same month, Aurion announced two private placements, one for $6 million and the next for over $8 million
Throughout the year, the company has issued a slew of news. It identified new gold zones at Risti, closed a private placement with Kinross Gold (TSX:K,NYSE:KGC) and extended Risti’s Aamurusko zone to 1.4 kilometers. In its latest press release, Aurion announced it would be extending a drill program at Aamurusko into early December.

5. Reunion Gold (TSXV:RGD)

Current price: $0.16; year-to-date gain: 328.57 percent
Reunion Gold is focused on acquiring projects in South America’s Guiana Shield region. Previously the owner of the Matthews Ridge manganese project, Reunion is now focusing on gold.
In July, the company entered into a three-year option agreement to acquire a gold property in French Guiana. In September, it closed a private placement for $10,980,449. Towards the end of the year, the junior gold stock received another boost shortly after it announced a private placement with Barrick Gold (TSX:ABX,NYSE:ABX). The company received over $9 million.
What were your top junior gold stocks in 2017? Tell us your thoughts in the comments.
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The data for this article was retrieved on December 8, 2017 using the Globe and Mail’s market data filter. Only TSXV-listed gold companies with market capitalizations greater than $10 million are included.
Securities Disclosure: I, Amanda Kay, hold no direct investment interest in any company mentioned in this article.


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Best Gold Stocks of 2017 the TSXV
By Priscila Barrera, October 17, 2017
The gold price gained more than 3 percent in the third quarter of the year, boosting its gains for the year to almost 11 percent. A weaker US dollar and geopolitical tensions between the US and North Korea supported gold over the quarter.
Some analysts believe gold is poised for further gains this year due to mounting concerns about US President Donald Trump and other geopolitical issues. Gold stocks could be due to rise as well — in fact, many already have.
The list below was generated using The Globe and Mail’s market data filter, and it shows the TSXV-listed gold companies with the biggest share price gains year-to-date. Only companies with market caps above $10 million are included. Check out our list of the top-performing TSX-listed gold stocks in Q3 here.

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1. Newrange Gold (TSXV:NRG)

Current price: $0.53; year-to-date gain: 381.82 percent
Newrange Gold is an exploration and development company focused on near- to intermediate-term production opportunities in North and South America, including Nevada, Colorado and Colombia.
In July, the company released results for a Phase I drill program at its Pamlico gold project in Nevada. In August, Newrange started a geophysical survey at Pamlico. In September, the company announced a second phase of drilling at the same project.

2. Reunion Gold (TSXV:RGD)

Current price: $0.13; year-to-date gain: 271.43 percent
Reunion Gold is an exploration company focused on acquiring mineral projects in the Guiana Shield region of South America. Previously the owner of the Matthews Ridge manganese project, Reunion is now focusing on gold.
In July, the company entered into a three-year option agreement to acquire a large gold property in French Guiana. In September, the company closed a private placement for a total of $10,980,449.

3. Aurania Resources (TSXV:ARU)

Current price: $2.00; year-to-date gain: 227.87 percent
Aurania Resources is an exploration company engaged in the identification, evaluation, acquisition and exploration of mineral property interests, with a focus on precious metals. Its flagship asset, the Lost Cities-Cutucu project, is located in Southeastern Ecuador’s Jurassic Metallogenic Belt in the eastern foothills of the Andes mountain range.
The company did not release much news during Q3, but in August it started a heliborne geophysics survey of Lost Cities-Cutucu. Learn more about Aurania from CEO and Chairman Keith Barron here.

4. Beaufield Resources (TSXV:BFD)

Current price: $0.17; year-to-date gain: 142.86 percent
Beaufield Resources is an exploration company concentrated on the acquisition, exploration and development of precious and base metals properties in Canada. In July, the company acquired 50 percent of the Launay property from Melkior Resources (TSXV:MKR). In September, Beaufield provided an operational update for its 100-percent-owned Urban property in Quebec.

5. Cornerstone Capital Resources (TSXV:CGP)

Current price: $0.36; year-to-date gain: 121.21 percent
Cornerstone Capital Resources is an exploration company with a diversified portfolio of projects in Ecuador and Chile. In February 2011, Cornerstone acquired the Miocene gold-silvercopper project in Chile. The company has been exploring in Ecuador since 2005, and has a portfolio of five mineral properties targeting epithermal gold-silver and porphyry copper-gold deposits.
In July, the company announced results from an initial field program at its Bramaderos gold-copper project in Ecuador. In August, Cornerstone gave an exploration update on its Cascabel copper-gold porphyry, also in Ecuador. In September, the company published further results from the field program at Bramaderos.
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The data for this article was retrieved on October 12, 2017 using The Globe and Mail’s market data filter. Only TSXV-listed gold companies with market capitalizations greater than $10 million are included.
Securities Disclosure: I, Priscila Barrera, hold no direct investment interest in any company mentioned in this article.
Editorial Disclosure: Newrange Gold is a client of the Investing News Network. This article is not paid-for content.


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Best Gold Stocks of 2017 the TSXV
By Priscila Barrera, July 6, 2017
The gold price stalled in the second quarter of 2017. While it gained 8 percent overall in the first half of the year, worries over interest rates and a stronger US dollar pressured the yellow metal, pushing it down 0.4 percent in Q2.
However, some analysts believe gold is poised for further gains this year due to mounting concerns about US President Donald Trump and other geopolitical issues. Junior gold stocks could be due to rise as well — in fact, many already have.
The list below was generated using The Globe and Mail’s market data filter, and it shows the TSXV-listed junior gold stocks with the biggest share price gains year-to-date. Only companies with market caps above $10 million as of July 5 are included. Our list of the best gold stocks of the year on the TSX will be published shortly.

1. Newrange Gold (TSXV:NRG)

Current price: $0.65; year-to-date gain: 490.91 percent
Newrange Gold is an exploration and development company focused on near- to intermediate-term production opportunities in North and South America, including Nevada, Colorado and Colombia.
It has been a busy quarter for Newrange Gold. In April, a sampling program at its Pamlico gold project in Nevada doubled the extent of mineralization announced earlier in the year. In May, Newrange closed a $1,545,110 private placement and announced the start of a drill program at Pamlico. Last month, the company reported results from the first 10 holes of Phase I reverse-circulation drilling at the project’s Merritt zone, noting that it has discovered a new zone at the project. Further results were released in July.

2. Reunion Gold (TSXV:RGD)

Current price: $0.14; year-to-date gain: 314.29 percent
Reunion Gold is an exploration company focused on acquiring mineral projects in the Guiana Shield region of South America. Previously the owner of the Matthews Ridge manganese project, Reunion is now focusing on gold.
In December 2016, Reunion entered into an option agreement to acquire an 80-percent interest in the Haute Mana gold project in French Guiana. In March, the company closed a private placement of $713,366.

3. Aurania Resources (TSXV:ARU)

Current price: $2.20; year-to-date gain: 260.66 percent
Aurania Resources is an exploration company engaged in the identification, evaluation, acquisition and exploration of mineral property interests, with a focus on precious metals. Its flagship asset, the Lost Cities – Cutucu project, is located in the Jurassic Metallogenic Belt in the eastern foothills of the Andes mountain range, in Southeastern Ecuador.
In April, the company closed a C$6,401,780 private placement to acquire EcuaSoldis, a private company from Ecuador. In May, shareholders approved the acquisition. You can read our interview with Keith Barron, CEO and chairman of Aurania, by clicking here.

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4. Cornerstone Capital Resources (TSXV:CGP)

Current price: $0.49; year-to-date gain: 200 percent
Cornerstone Capital Resources is an exploration company with a diversified portfolio of projects in Ecuador and Chile. In February 2011, Cornerstone acquired the Miocene gold-silvercopper project in Chile. In Ecuador, the company has been exploring since 2005 and has a portfolio of five mineral properties targeting epithermal gold-silver and porphyry copper-gold deposits.
In May, the company was awarded the Tioloma concession in Ecuador. The next month, Cornerstone announced that numerous targets were identified at its Bramaderos gold-copper project in Ecuador. The same month, the company announced an agreement to buy more shares from SolGold (LSE:SOLG), which is funding and operating the Cascabel copper-gold project.

5. Beaufield Resources (TSXV:BFD)

Current price: $0.19; year-to-date gain: 171.43 percent
Beaufield Resources is an exploration company concentrated on the acquisition, exploration and development of precious and base metals properties in Canada.
In April, the company announced drill results from its Rouleau gold zone. In May, Beaufield provided an operational update and announced a drill program at its Urban property. The same month, the company acquired the Windfall East project from Alto Ventures (TSX:ATV). In June, Beaufield started drilling at Urban.
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The data for this article was retrieved on July 5, 2017 using The Globe and Mail’s market data filter. Only TSXV-listed gold companies with market capitalizations greater than $10 million are included.
Securities Disclosure: I, Priscila Barrera, hold no direct investment interest in any company mentioned in this article.
Editorial Disclosure: Newrange Gold is a client of the Investing News Network. This article is not paid-for content.


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Best Gold Stocks of 2017 the TSXV
By Priscila Barrera, April 12, 2017
The gold price gained almost 9 percent in the first quarter of 2017, buoyed by rising geopolitical tension. That atmosphere is driving investors to safe-haven assets, and their demand has helped to push the metal’s price above $1,200 per ounce.
Some analysts believe gold is poised for further gains this year due to mounting concerns about US President Donald Trump and other issues. Gold stocks could be due to rise as well — in fact, many already have.
The list below was generated using The Globe and Mail’s market data filter, and it shows the TSXV-listed gold companies with the biggest share price gains from January 1 to April 12. Only companies with market caps above $10 million are included.
Click here to check out our list of the top-performing TSX-listed gold companies in Q1.

1. PNG Gold (TSXV:PGK)

Current price: $0.60; year-to-date gain: 500 percent
PNG Gold is focused on its Normanby and Sehulea exploration licenses in Papua New Guinea. Normanby includes the company’s flagship Imwauna prospect, as well as the Kelas prospect and several other untested prospects.
During the first quarter of the year, PNG Gold closed a $2.3-million private placement. It also received pre-FEED engineering reports from Stantec Consulting and WSP Canada. The reports confirm “that PNG’s ReGenTM re-refining technology process is technologically sound.”

2. Aurion Resources (TSXV:AU)

Current price: $1.75; year-to-date gain: 360.53 percent
Aurion Resources is a precious metals exploration company currently working in Finland. The company’s strategy is to systematically and methodically generate or acquire high-quality, early stage precious metals exploration properties.
In February, the company announced the discovery of a new bonanza-grade gold zone at its Risti project. During the same month, the company closed a $8.6-million private placement. Most recently, on March 20, the company completed the acquisition of gold projects from Tertiary Minerals (LSE:TYM).

3. EnGold Mines (TSXV:EGM)

Current price: $0.55; year-to-date gain: 307.41 percent
EnGold Mines is a gold, copper and silver exploration company focused exclusively on its 18,275-hectare Lac La Hache property in the Cariboo region of BC. The property covers a large porphyry copper-style mineralization system in a region known for world-class porphyry deposits.
In February, the company announced reports from its final fall 2016 drill program. That same month, EnGold announced a new discovery at Lac La Hache and revealed drilling plans. In April, the company reported finding two stronger gravity anomalies near the discovery area. It also reported drill results for Lac La Hache.

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4. MacDonald Mines (TSXV:BMK)

Current price: $0.20; year-to-date gain: 207.69 percent
Previously MacDonald Mines Exploration was focused on copper, zinc and nickel exploration in Ontario’s Ring of Fire. Currently, however, it is directing its efforts at gold and silica exploration in Canada.
In January, the company started exploration at its Charlevoix silica property in Quebec and at its Wawa-Holdsworth gold project in Ontario. In March, the company signed a binding LOI with Nobler Mineral Exploration (TSXV:NOB) to acquire a 100-percent interest in the Holdsworth property in Ontario.

5. Nexus Gold (TSXV:NXS)

Current price: $0.25; year-to-date gain: 194.12 percent
Nexus Gold is an exploration and development company currently concentrating on two gold projects in Burkina Faso. The Bouboulou gold concession is a 38-square-kilometer advanced exploration target where previous drilling has confirmed multiple zones of gold mineralization. The Niangouela gold concession is a 178-square-kilometer project featuring high-grade gold occurring in and around a primary quartz vein that is 1 kilometer in length.
In January, Nexus identified high-grade gold at Niangouela from a selected sample in a primary quartz vein; it also started a 1,000-meter drill program in the area. In February, the company increased its Phase 1 drill program and closed a $2-million private placement. Since then it has announced results from the drill program, including 26.69 g/t gold over 4.85 meters.
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Securities Disclosure: I, Priscila Barrera, hold no direct investment interest in any company mentioned in this article.
Editorial Disclosure: Nexus Gold is a client of the Investing News Network. This article is not paid-for content.

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