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Calibre Mining Hits Goals in 2020

In our January 19th, 2020 Letter, we introduced our client Calibre Mining (CXB: TSX), stating at the time that it was “the most fundamentally sound junior gold company we [had] ever introduced.”

We went on to explain that Calibre Mining was a “multi-asset gold producer [in Nicaragua] with exploration upside potential and a first-class team.”

In the end, we concluded that “the potential to unlock further value for Calibre [would] lie in its team’s ability to find more ounces while improving operational efficiencies at its mines.”

Due to Calibre’s developments, as well as a bullish climate for gold since our coverage began, its stock price has performed exceedingly well over the past few months. When we introduced Calibre back in January, the Company’s shares had last traded at CAD$0.93. This past Tuesday, almost 7 months to the day since we introduced Calibre, its shares hit an all-time high of CAD$2.03. It closed the week out at CAD$1.81.

Calibre Mining – 1 Year Chart

1-year chart of Calibre Mining
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To sum up everything Calibre has done since January would require a rather lengthy report, given the many material news items the Company has released since then. So, we’re going to focus on a few key achievements, projections, and goals to give you an understanding of how Calibre got to where it is today, and where it intends to go next.

Some key developments from Calibre since our introduction in January include:

  • Demonstrated value creation from the drill-bit at the Panteon deposit, potentially enabling Calibre to leverage its surplus mill capacity at its La Libertad mine – a key company objective. In our January report, we specifically stated one of Calibre’s goals was to discover new zones and expand current resources at or near La Libertad; if achieved, this could provide a significant value creation opportunity given there is already a well built mill in place that can process over 2 million tonnes per year.
  • Successfully expanded gold mineralization along the El Limon vein system and ramped up its 2020 exploration program to include four drill rigs between La Libertad and Amalia (click here and here to see initial drill results released in February).
  • Increased the size of their planned drill program from approximately 47,000 metres to roughly 60,000 metres. The program is largely focused on infill drilling and resource expansion. Currently, there are approximately a dozen drills turning on 3 of Calibre’s projects. This will inevitably lead to more news from the Company.
  • Despite a proactive 10-week shutdown of its mining operations in Q2 due to COVID-19, Calibre announced a revised 2020 outlook on August 10, 2020, projecting “between 110,000 and 125,000 ounces of gold production; and All-In Sustaining Costs1 (“AISC”) of between $1,070 and $1,100 per ounce. . .” Click here to read the full press release.

All-In Sustaining Costs per Ounce of Gold (“AISC”): A performance measure that reflects all of the expenditures that are required to produce an ounce of gold from current operations. While there is no standardized meaning of the measure across the industry, Calibre’s definition is derived from the AISC definition as set out by the World Gold Council in its guidance dated June 27, 2013 and November 16, 2018. The World Gold Council is a non-regulatory, non-profit organization established in 1987 whose members include global senior mining companies. This measure may be useful to external users in assessing operating performance and the ability to generate free cash flow from current operations. Calibre defines AISC as the sum of total cash costs (per above), sustaining capital (capital required to maintain current operations at existing levels), capital lease repayments, corporate general and administrative expenses, in-mine exploration expenses and rehabilitation accretion and amortization related to current operations. AISC excludes capital expenditures for significant improvements at existing operations deemed to be expansionary in nature, exploration and evaluation related to growth projects, rehabilitation accretion and amortization not related to current operations, financing costs, debt repayments, and taxes. Total all-in sustaining costs are divided by gold ounces sold to arrive at a per ounce figure.

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In December 2019, Pinnacle Digest’s crew visited Calibre Mining’s two producing gold mines in Nicaragua. Click the image above to watch the exclusive video.

The Backdrop

At the time of our crew’s visit to Calibre’s Nicaraguan operations back in December 2019, sentiment for gold miners was on the rise. However, following COVID-19 and its great economic implications, many pundits are suggesting we are now in an unprecedentedly bullish moment for gold. Gold’s closing price on August 21, 2020 was US$1,940.48.

In a sign of the times, even Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway has bought into the gold market, recently disclosing it had taken a US$565 million stake in Barrick Gold in Q2.

In the past, Buffett has been an outspoken critic of the precious metal, famously stating in a speech at Harvard University in 1998,

“[Gold] gets dug out of the ground in Africa, or someplace. Then we melt it down, dig another hole, bury it again and pay people to stand around guarding it. It has no utility. Anyone watching from Mars would be scratching their head.”

It appears that now, in 2020, Mr. Buffett’s sentiment towards gold has changed if Berkshire Hathaway’s headline grabbing investment into Barrick is any indication.

Price of Gold – 1 Year Chart

1-year chart of the price of gold
Source: GoldPrice.org

 

Calibre Mining: Looking to the Future

Calibre’s plan to achieve further growth is based around maximizing efficiencies at its two producing mines, El Limon and La Libertad, while exploring and infill drilling near the mines in an attempt to develop deposit(s) that can feed the mill at the Libertad complex, which currently has surplus mill capacity.

In a press release dated July 28, 2020, Calibre announced that Pavon Norte received a key environmental permit for development and production from the Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources in Nicaragua. Regarding the permit, Russell Ball, Chief Executive Officer of Calibre stated:

“The approval of Pavon Norte marks a significant milestone in the Company’s efforts to increase production and extend the life of the Libertad mill by processing ores mined from satellite deposits, in line with the Company’s ‘Hub-and-Spoke’ operating philosophy. . .”

Note: Calibre successfully demonstrated its ‘hub-and-spoke’ approach during the second quarter with 18,912 tonnes of ore mined at Limon and processed at Libertad (due to mill constraints at Limon). This enabled a strong start to the third quarter, with Calibre’s hub-and-spoke operations delivering 15,879 ounces in July. Click here for further details.

Calibre hopes to expand on its ‘satellite deposit model’ by feeding the Libertad complex with gold bearing ore from its Pavon Norte project. With road construction to the project currently underway, Calibre is well-positioned to commence open-pit ore production from Pavon Norte before the end of the first quarter of 2021.

Quick background: During the fourth quarter of 2019, Calibre initiated an Environmental Impact Assessment on the Pavon Gold Project. In addition, Calibre announced an updated resource estimate, which defined indicated resources totaling 1.39 million tonnes at 5.16 g/t Au containing 230,000 ounces of gold, and inferred resources totaling 0.57 million tonnes at 3.38 g/t Au containing 62,000 ounces of gold. None of the estimated resources have been mined or processed by Calibre.

The independent Technical Report on the Pavon Gold Project (written in accordance with National Instrument 43-101 standards), titled “Pavon Gold Project, Resource Estimation, Nicaragua” dated January 9, 2020 and effective November 12, 2019, prepared by WSP Canada Inc. is available at www.sedar.com under Calibre’s profile or on the Company’s website at www.calibremining.com. Furthermore, Calibre has identified the potential for resource expansion along strike at depth and expects exploration drilling to commence during the fourth quarter of 2020.

Moving Along

Since the acquisition of the Limon and Libertad gold mines, and the Pavon Gold Project less than 12 months ago, Calibre has proceeded to integrate its operations into a hub-and-spoke operating philosophy, whereby the Company can take advantage of reliable infrastructure, favourable transportation costs, and multiple high-grade mill feed sources that can be processed at either Limon or Libertad (their two producing mines), which have a combined 2.7 million tonnes of annual mill throughput capacity.

Libertad Complex Mill Feed Processed
Source: Calibre Mining’s Corporate Presentation dated August 17, 2020

This is why further exploration and development is so key to Calibre’s story. If Calibre can make significant new near-mine discoveries and receive the necessary permits to mine / transport their ore to existing infrastructure with surplus capacity, the Company’s long-term outlook improves tremendously, particularly if gold maintains or increases in value.

Calibre reiterated the importance of its hub-and-spoke operating philosophy in a press release dated August 11, 2020,

“The implementation of our ‘hub-and-spoke’ operating philosophy has been a key driver in advancing opportunities to positively impact the mine life and Net Asset Value at the Libertad and Limon complexes. Integrating Limon’s 0.5 million and Libertad’s 2.2 million tonne per annum milling capacity, allows us to maximize value by transporting and processing ore from numerous satellite deposits.”

In other words, if the ore at Pavon Norte can be profitably processed at the Libertad complex, it will lend significant credibility to Calibre’s long-term objectives – as well as its management team’s hub-and-spoke philosophy.

Libertad Complex: Production and Costs
Source: Calibre Mining’s Corporate Presentation dated August 17, 2020

 

Standout Leadership

If you read our first report in January on Calibre, you know we have tremendous respect for the Company’s leadership personnel. They have a track record of following through on business plans and have created significant value for shareholders in the past, having successfully sold seven mining companies for over US$5 billion during their careers.

What Calibre’s leadership team has done for the Company and its shareholders specifically can be defined by one word: execution.

Just 10 months ago, Calibre completed the purchase of the Limon and Libertad gold mines, the Pavon gold project and additional mineral concessions in Nicaragua from B2Gold Corp (Calibre’s largest shareholder). At that time, the focus was on Limon and the recent discovery at Limon Central, while the consensus view was that Libertad had less than a year of remaining mill feed and was approaching closure and reclamation. By implementing its hub-and-spoke operating philosophy and by developing the Pavon gold project, the Libertad Complex processing life has been significantly extended and is now expected to be a major source of free cash flow over the next five years. Click here to read Calibre’s initial multi-year outlook, which includes the initial Libertad Complex Preliminary Economic Assessment.

Recognize that we are biased when it comes to Calibre Mining. Calibre is a sponsor and client of Pinnacle Digest. We hope this report provides a high-level overview of Calibre, but it is not intended to be exhaustive. Conduct your own thorough and independent due diligence to properly understand the risks associated with investing in a speculative company of this nature. A good place to start your due diligence is reviewing Calibre Mining’s Sedar filings at www.sedar.com under Calibre’s issuer profile.

Wrapping Up

Despite the challenges created by COVID-19, 2020 has been a very busy – and productive – year for Calibre thus far. It has also been rewarding for many of its shareholders. With strong cash on hand reported at the end of Q1 2020 (CAD$43 million reported in its April 16, 2020 press release), roughly a dozen drills turning across the Company’s Limon, Pavon, and Libertad projects, and a recently released multi-year production and cost outlook into 2025, Calibre is looking to prove out its long-term growth objectives to the capital markets.

All the best with your investments,

 

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Last Price: CAD$1.81
Market Capitalization: CAD$597.79 million (according to Bloomberg data)

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The securities of Calibre are highly speculative due to the nature of the Company’s plans/objectives and the present stage of Calibre’s development, which involves mineral production, asset development, and mineral exploration. The Company has limited financial resources, and no assurances that sufficient funding, including adequate financing, will be available to conduct further exploration and development of its projects. If the Company’s generative exploration and development programs are successful, additional funds will be required for development of one or more projects. Failure to obtain additional financing could result in the delay or indefinite postponement of further exploration and development or the possible loss of the Company’s properties/projects. A prospective investor should consider carefully the risk factors set out in this disclosure statement and outlined in the Company’s annual and quarterly Management’s Discussion and Analysis, and in other filings made by Calibre with Canadian securities regulatory authorities available at www.Sedar.com.

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Total Cash Costs per Ounce of Gold: Total cash costs include mine site operating costs such as mining, processing and local administrative costs (including stock-based compensation related to mine operations), royalties, production taxes, mine standby costs and current inventory write downs, if any. Production costs are exclusive of depreciation and depletion, reclamation, capital and exploration costs. Total cash costs per gold ounce are net of by-product silver sales and are divided by gold ounces sold to arrive at a per ounce figure.

All-In Sustaining Costs per Ounce of Gold (“AISC”): A performance measure that reflects all of the expenditures that are required to produce an ounce of gold from current operations. While there is no standardized meaning of the measure across the industry, Calibre’s definition is derived from the AISC definition as set out by the World Gold Council in its guidance dated June 27, 2013 and November 16, 2018. The World Gold Council is a non-regulatory, non-profit organization established in 1987 whose members include global senior mining companies. This measure may be useful to external users in assessing operating performance and the ability to generate free cash flow from current operations. Calibre defines AISC as the sum of total cash costs (per above), sustaining capital (capital required to maintain current operations at existing levels), capital lease repayments, corporate general and administrative expenses, in-mine exploration expenses and rehabilitation accretion and amortization related to current operations. AISC excludes capital expenditures for significant improvements at existing operations deemed to be expansionary in nature, exploration and evaluation related to growth projects, rehabilitation accretion and amortization not related to current operations, financing costs, debt repayments, and taxes. Total all-in sustaining costs are divided by gold ounces sold to arrive at a per ounce figure.

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