Kodiak Copper Corp is a Vancouver based junior exploration company focused on advancing their 100% owned MPD copper gold porphyry project located ~50km north of CMMC’s Copper Mountain mine (584 Mt at 0.23% Cu and 0.1 gpt Au) in south-central BC. KDK is backed by John Robins Discovery Group, co-founded by Chairman Chris Taylor (President and CEO of GBR), and led by Claudia Tornquist (former GM at RIO Tinto and former VP Business development at Sandstorm Gold). Kodiak also holds the 100% owned Mohave copper-molybdenum porphyry project in Arizona which is a data rich property with shallow historic drilling but untested at depth.
We recently attended a site visit to Kodiak Copper’s (KDK-V) 100% owned MPD property located in South-Central BC approximately 35 km south-east of Merritt, BC (Figure 1). KDK’s exploration upside is underpinned by four main targets; Gate, Prime, Man and Dillard. These targets exhibit similar characteristics as the Gate Zone which was discovered in January 2020 with hole MPD-19-003 returning 102 m of 0.53% Cu and 0.16 gpt Au. In our opinion, KDK offers significant exploration upside as a developing porphyry copper story with three additional porphyry centres yet to be tested.
With the focus squarely shifting back to the mining sector we feel now is the time for investors to take advantage of this change in sentiment. In this publication we highlight five junior exploration companies that are poised to generate new discoveries in the near term. Our selection criteria are based on extensive research (meeting with 300+ companies/year), site visits, a strong technical understanding, and considerable due diligence to narrow down the vast array of junior exploration companies to this selection. A reoccurring theme in our selection includes companies with strong, proven management teams, favourable capital structures, and quality assets. These companies have laid all the initial ground work, completed the exploration and reconnaissance phase, and are initiating drill programs with the potential for transformational results.