Source: Maurice Jackson for Streetwise Reports 12/04/2018
Chris McFadden, CEO of NxGold, sits down with Maurice Jackson of Proven and Probable to discuss his company’s exploration efforts on two continents.
Proven and Probable: Joining us today is Chris McFadden, the president, CEO, and director of NxGold Ltd. (NXN:TSX.V), where the focus is on high-grade gold in world-class districts.
Mr. McFadden, in our previous interview, we conducted a thorough, comprehensive interview regarding the value proposition of NxGold. For current and prospective shareholders, please read our in-depth exclusive interview published in September. Mr. McFadden, for someone new to the story, who is NxGold and what is the thesis you’re attempting to prove?
Chris McFadden: NxGold is a Vancouver-based gold explorer. Our main objective is to discover high grade large volumes of gold in first-class jurisdictions. So currently we have projects in Canada, projects in Nunavut and also in Western Australia in the Pilbara region.
Proven and Probable: I want to begin our discussion at the 10,000-foot level and get your perspective on a topic that has a number of speculators’ attention and that is the discussion of peak gold and how this may serve as a catalyst for junior mining companies and, in particular, NxGold.
Chris McFadden: I think that’s a great question because I think what we’re seeing in the industry at the moment and it’s something that’s been coming over the horizon for a few years now is that the majors have really cut back their exploration. They’re not spending the volumes of money that they used to spend on exploration for new gold deposits. So, over the last 5-10 years, actually there’s been a dearth of high-class, large-scale gold deposits and the majors are huge drop off in their production, in my view. You look at some of the production profiles for the big companies and gold production is going to potentially drop significantly in the years ahead because there hasn’t been that money spent on exploration.
So for companies like us that are exploring, that are spending money in the ground pursuing the next great discovery, I think there’s great potential there because if majors want to grow and stay in existence they need to look to juniors like us who are actually doing the work and opening up new teraines.
Proven and Probable: In our last interview you shared the next unanswered question for NxGold will be the implementation of a systematic approach to exploration and the anticipation of drill results. Since then NxGold issued three important press releases. Beginning with the 10th of September (Press Release) the company received and compiled assay results, preliminary mapping, trenching and lab analysis from the stream sediment samples. Share the details with us.
Chris McFadden: The company adopts a very systematic approach to its exploration. So we’re starting with very basic style exploration with stream sediment sampling, some …read more
Source:: The Gold Report