Trillium Gold Mines (TSX.V:TGM — OTCQX:TGLDF) has previously seen bonanza gold grades up to an astonishing 139 g/t at its 100% owned flagship Newman Todd project in the premier Red Lake mining district in Canada. Of the project’s historic 109 drill holes 41% intersected >10 g/t gold. The most-recent drill results (January 12, 2021) saw visible gold in three out of five holes and had drilling intersects of 16.1 g/t gold over 3.9m, 124.66 g/t gold over 0.24m, and 49.56 g/t gold over 0.3m. There are still four holes from 2020 drilling that remain at the assay labs and the company is embarking upon a massive 25,000 – 35,000 metre drilling program. Newman Todd has only been drilled to depth of 400m, while high grade gold resources in the Red Lake Camp extend well beyond 2,000 metres. Therefore, Trillium expects the exploration success they have experienced thus far at Newman Todd to continue and become even more impressive.
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Trillium Gold is also targeting a 2,000-metre drill program at its 80% owned Gold Centre project. This close-ology play is just 300 metres from Evolution Mining’s Campbell-Red Lake Mine, which has produced 23.8M oz of gold at greater than 16 g/t. The upcoming Gold Centre drill program seeks to show that the Red Lake Mine’s gold mineralization continues onto Trillium’s property. If successful this would immediately add tremendous value and the project would become the envy of Evolution Mining. CEO Russell Starr believes a suitable comparable to the Gold Centre project is Gold Eagle Mines which sold for C$1.5B to Goldcorp over a decade ago. Trillium’s market cap is under C$60 currently.
Although cashed-up after raising over C$13M in October 2020, Trillium Gold also is seeking to acquire a cash-flowing gold producer within the next three to six months to further fund its aggressive exploration. CEO Russell Starr stated: “I want to run a business. I want it to be profitable. And clearly exploration is not profitable. It’s a consumer. So, we want to get to a point where we can have these world-class properties, plus some production to finance the exploration. And then, you get a really appealing investment opportunity for retail and institutional, because quite bluntly, it hasn’t been done in decades.”
In this interview, CEO Russell Star sets forth Trillium Gold Mines’ investment value proposition. Russell Starr is an entrepreneur and financial professional, focused on private and public mining & exploration, corporate advisory, corporate development, and M&A. Mr. Starr has over 20 years of corporate finance, M&A, investment and business development experience. Mr. Starr held senior positions and advisory roles with financial institutions including RBC Capital Markets, Scotia Capital, Orion Securities, Blackmont, Lawrence and Company, where he helped raise over a billion dollars for junior and mid-tier companies. Mr. Starr is also a co-founder and part owner of Echelon Wealth Partners, a large Canadian investment dealer. After leaving Bay Street, he held executive positions at Cayden Resources and Auryn Resources. As Senior Vice President with Cayden Resources, and board member, Russell was integral in the marketing, financing, development and ultimate sale of Cayden for CAD$205 million to Agnico Eagle.
1:44 CEO Russell Starr’s background
4:45 Technical Team with 100 yrs combined experience in Red Lake
7:03 Flagship Newman Todd high-grade gold project
8:34 100% owned Newman Todd Southwest Extension (formerly Rivard)
11:21 Gold Centre project adjacent to Evolution’s Red Lake mine
13:18 Cashed up treasury & engaged in massive drill program
14:55 Recent & coming drill results
17:40 Business plan and Trillium’s current valuation
20:00 Pursuing near-term cashflow via acquisition
23:50 “You need to hold management accountable”
24:30 Russell’s “skin in the game”
25:25 Management & insiders’ ownership