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Azimut shares triple on initial drill results

Shares in junior Azimut Exploration (TSXV: AZM) tripled yesterday as it reported hitting 102m at 3.15g/t gold in initial drilling at its Elmer project in Quebec’s James Bay region.
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Azimut claims results among ‘most significant’ in region since discovery of Éléonore, a gold mine now owned by Newmont

Staff reporter

"Azimut's management considers these results to be among the most significant gold exploration results in the James Bay region since the 2004 discovery of the Éléonore deposit by Virginia Gold Mines," the company said.

Éléonore is now owned by Newmont (NYSE: NEM) and is expected to produce 355,000 ounces this year for the gold major.

Azimut's headline result was from the Patwon prospect and started at 34m.

The company reported "frequent, high-grade intervals in all seven holes" of its maiden drilling programme, including 0.5m at 254g/t.

Azimut said the results indicated the gold-bearing mineralisation occurred in three different orientations.

The company had raised C$1.4 million (US$1.1 million) in October with Quebec-based institutional funds, for exploration in the James Bay region and general corporate purposes, at 35c per unit.

Its shares soared from the previous day's 50c close to as high as $1.54 intraday, before closing up 200% to $1.50.

At that price, Azimut is capitalised about $88 million (US$67 million).