Trevali Proving Zinc Is Golden

Trevali Mining has added a portfolio of zinc assets to its already impressive resource list with the purchase of Glencore’s producing Rosh Pinah and Perkoa zinc mines.

Trevali Mining Corp. (TV:TSX; TV:BVL; TREVF:OTCQX) announced on March 13th its agreement to purchase a portfolio of zinc assets from Glencore International Plc (GLEN:LSE), “which includes “80% interest in the Rosh Pinah mine in Namibia, a 90% interest in the Perkoa mine in Burkina Faso, an effective 39% interest in the Gergarub project in Namibia and an option to acquire 100% interest in the Heath Steele property in Canada.”

Dr. Mark Cruise, president and Chief Executive Officer of Trevali stated, “The acquisition of Rosh Pinah and Perkoa is a historic event and unique opportunity for Trevali shareholders, and sets the stage for a multi-asset, low-cost global zinc producer.”

Glencore will increase its stake in Trevali to 25% from 4% and will gain an additional seat on Trevali’s board, bringing Glencore’s seats to two. Glencore will also have the offtake from all four of Trevali’s mines.

The acquisitions extend Trevali’s zinc reach globally, adding mines in Africa to its ongoing operations in Canada at Caribou and in Peru at Santander.

In a Mar. 13 report, Paradigm Capital analyst Jeff Woolley stated that the Santander mine is “generating positive cash flow and its second mine, Caribou, now commercial,” is moving Trevali into a path for growth.

Woolley’s 2017 forecast has Trevali’s “payable production of 178Mlb Zn (+19% y/y) and 216Mlb ZnEq (+10%y/y) at a cash cost of US $0.53/lb Zn or US $0.72/lb ZnEq.” Woolley concluded that “Trevali remains our most leveraged name to benefit from the improving zinc and lead pricing environment and a Top Pick for those seeking financial exposure to these commodities.”

In Paradigm’s Mar. 7 report, Woolley detailed the production …read more

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