TORONTO, May 30, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Denarius Metals Corp. (“Denarius” or “the Company”) (TSXV: DSLV; OTCQB: DNRSF) announced today that it has filed its unaudited interim condensed consolidated financial statements and accompanying management’s discussion and analysis (MD&A) for the three months ended March 31, 2022. These documents can be found on its website at www.denariusmetals.com and by reviewing its profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. All financial figures contained herein are expressed in U.S. dollars unless otherwise noted.
Denarius’ primary focus in the first quarter of 2022 was the continuation of its 23,500 initial drilling program at its flagship Lomero Project in Spain. The Company spent $2.1 million for exploration and capital expenditures on its projects in the first quarter of 2022, of which approximately $1.7 million related to the Lomero Project and $0.4 million related to its Guia Antigua Project in Colombia. To date, Denarius has completed approximately 19,600 meters of drilling, representing 83% of the current program. The preliminary results have confirmed the massive and semi-massive sulfide zones at the Lomero Project are enriched in copper and significantly in zinc and gold and largely validate the thickness and grades of selected drill holes from previous drilling campaigns.
Denarius has engaged two geophysical consulting firms at the Lomero Project to conduct helicopter-borne time-domain electromagnetic (“TDEM”) and ground-based gravimetric surveys to determine the extent of mineralization at the Lomero-Poyatos deposit. Metallurgical testing is expected to commence in early June and a fourth drilling rig is being mobilized to be operational by mid-June.
Denarius has a cash position of $11.6 million at the end of the first quarter of 2022 and is fully funded to carry out its current exploration campaigns at its Lomero and Guia Antigua Projects. The Company is proceeding to prepare an updated mineral resource estimate and scoping study for the Lomero Project by the third quarter of this year.
Denarius reported a net loss of $0.8 million ($0.00 per share), primarily general and administrative expenses, compared with a net loss of $18.5 million ($0.45 per share) in the first quarter last year which included a $12.9 million charge related to the RTO Transaction and a $4.2 million loss of financial instruments related to its Subscription Receipts financing to fund the Lomero Project acquisition.
Denarius is a Canadian junior company engaged in the acquisition, exploration, development and eventual operation of mining projects in high-grade districts, with its principal focus on the Lomero-Poyatos Project in Spain and the Guia Antigua Project in Colombia. The Company also owns the Zancudo Project in Colombia which is currently being explored by IAMGOLD Corp. pursuant to an option agreement for the exploration and potential purchase of an interest in the project.
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