Coverage Initiated on Emerging Silver Producer With Large Land Package in Peru
“Silver X is one of the best positioned emerging junior silver producers in the market, with tremendous growth potential,” noted a Red Cloud Securities report.
Silver X Mining Corp. (AGX:TSX.V) garnered coverage by Red Cloud Securities for its “production growth profile and exploration potential at its Nueva Recuperada silver-lead-zinc project in Peru,” reported analyst Timothy lee in a Dec. 5 research note. Red Cloud initiated coverage on Silver X with a Buy rating and a CA$1 per share target price. The current share price is around CA$0.31.
“We believe Silver X is one of the best positioned emerging junior silver producers in the market, with tremendous growth potential at its Nueva Recuperada mining operation,” Lee wrote.
Lee presented the highlights of the Silver X (formerly Oro X Mining) story. To start, Silver X has a project, Nueva Recuperada, on which it can build to achieve its goal of becoming a midtier silver producer. This operation is based on a past-producing mine. The company also has assets in Ecuador.
Having quickly started producing zinc and lead concentrates at Nueva Recuperada’s mill and mine, Silver X generated revenue from concentrate sales in H1/21 of US$6.5 million, which nearly covered mine costs.
Two, the miner “is poised for rapid, near-term production growth,” and has “potential for long-term growth,” Lee pointed out. The company’s next production target is 2,500 tons per day (tpd) of output, about four times the current maximum capacity of 600 tpd. For that, Silver X is now expanding the mill to 720 tpd (it has the permit in hand for this) and working on the environmental and social assessment for another permit. The miner aims to start full commercial production next year and ramp up to 5,000,000–6,000,000 ounces of silver production by 2024.
Lee also addressed Silver X’s exploration upside, both blue sky and from known targets.
“The company has consolidated a large (roughly 15,000 hectare) land package surrounding the centrally located mill at Nueva Recuperada, and this property contains numerous (more than 80) known veins and unexplored areas,” Lee described.
Silver X is actively conducting mapping, sampling, and drill programs on its property and has future work planned for it as well. The 25,000 meter (25,000m) drill campaign in progress there is targeting known veins and greenfield targets. The objectives are to delineate a resource and find further highly prospective places to drill.
Looking to next year, in H1 Silver X plans to drill another 10,000m, hitting all major areas of the property, including Esperanza, Tangana and Maria Luz.
Also of note according to Lee, the Canadian company has a significant presence in Peru and maintains strong relationships with local communities. Many of the employees at Nueva Recuperada are locals.
“Community relations and environmental, social, and governance [policies] are high priorities for Silver X, and we expect that this could be an advantage for the company as it looks to expand,” Lee added.
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