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Breaker's 'Colonel' On Being Dirt Cheap
BY BARRY FITZGERALD - 08/12/2017 | VIEW MORE ARTICLES BY BARRY FITZGERALD

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Breaker’s ‘Colonel’ on being dirt cheap, a takeover stock and Bombora’s upside

Breaker Resources’ (BRB) executive chairman Tom Sanders reckons that the 50c stock is dirt cheap.

The “Colonel” said as much when addressing more than 400 investors yesterday at the Brisbane leg of Resources Rising Stars’ “Summer Series”.

There is nothing unusual in that kind of statement being made by a company man, particularly when the company involved is “laying the foundations for a large new greenfields gold mine, 100km from Kalgoorlie”.

That is exactly what Breaker is doing with its Bombora discovery. But as the Colonel acknowledged with his “dirt cheap”’ comment, there is a bit of emotion around the stock at the moment, as might be expected when a stock that was 80c back in August has become a 50c stock.

The price slump reflects both disappointment and suspicion around Breaker deferring its maiden resource estimate for Bombora from late this year to March next year. The disappointment component is no big deal, but the suspicion component could be if left to fester.

The suspicion goes to the ill-informed whispers in the chat rooms that the delay in the maiden resource estimate is because Bombora is not “hanging together” as the potential multi-million- ounce discovery as originally thought.

While the Colonel wasn’t able to talk numbers ahead of the delayed maiden resource estimate, he was clearly out to shoot down the naysayers at the RRS conference. The stock being dirt cheap was a good start.

Then came the tip that the industry itself is switched on to Bombora’s big time potential. So much so that they have been circling Breaker.

“There are not many gold producers in the country that have not approached us to get involved. (But) at this stage it makes more sense to keep it inside the company and advance it towards production,” the Colonel said.

“All the work we have done indicates this is going to be a large greenfields gold mine, both open pit and underground.’’

That’s all very good but doesn’t get away from the fact that having warmed the market up for the release of a maiden resource estimate by about now, it won’t be hitting the ASX platform until March next year.

It seems Breaker simply got ahead of itself. It generally takes three years to progress from a promising discovery hole to a potentially economic resource.

And then half of those discoveries don’t become mines. 

Plus, Flanagan outlines Battery Minerals’ low-cost, fast-track route to graphite production and cashflow. Read more + 



View More Articles By Barry Fitzgerald

One of Australia's leading business journalists, Barry FitzGerald, has joined the Resources Rising Stars' Ten Bagger team. FitzGerald, who is a specialist resources reporter with 40 years' experience, will publish his highly regarded weekly column in Ten Bagger.

FitzGerald - whose column highlights the issues, opportunities and challenges for small and mid-cap resources stocks - most recently penned his column for The Australian newspaper and before that, The Age. His column will give readers the chance to benefit from FitzGerald's extensive contact base, invaluable insights and vast experience of the junior and mid-tier resource sector.


 

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