Why the Dacian Gold (ASX:DCN) share price is leaping 9% today

Resource investors are keeping a close eye on drill results.
The post Why the Dacian Gold (ASX:DCN) share price is leaping 9% today appeared first on The Motley Fool Australia. –

The Dacian Gold Ltd (ASX: DCN) share price is leaping higher today, up 9% in early afternoon trade to 25 cents per share.

Gold prices, meanwhile, edged up overnight to US$1,793 per troy ounce.

Below we take a look at the ASX gold explorer’s latest drill results that look to be driving investor interest.

What gold results were reported?

The Dacian Gold share price is surging after the company reported promising gold drilling results at the Heffernans and Ganymede open pits at its Mt Morgans Gold Operation, located in Western Australia.

According to this morning’s release, the drill campaign intersected mineralisation at depth in the Jupiter syenite intrusive system, “at the limit of, and below the Mineral Resource estimate”.

Dacian reported that drilling beneath its Heffernans open pit intersected 102.9 meters at 1.4 grams of gold per tonne from 436.3 metres, including 14.7m at 7.2g/t from 468 metres.

Meanwhile, drilling below its Ganymede open pit intersected 44.5m @ 1.1g/t from 247.1m, including:

3m @ 1.4g/t Au from 247.1m
2m @ 1.0g/t Au from 269.5m

Commenting on the results, Dacian’s managing director Leigh Junk said:

These results demonstrate extensions to mineralisation below our active mining areas which can have high-grade and significant width. The Jupiter complex represents a compelling exploration target, and the potential to extend our current operations located adjacent to our processing plant is extremely exciting. This success follows a disciplined, systematic approach by our exploration team.

The first 4 holes of the drill program at Heffernans and Ganymede are now completed. And Dacian reported it has a follow up drilling program already underway at Heffernans, with 7 more holes planned to test extensions of the intersection.

Dacian Gold share price snapshot

The Dacian Gold share price has struggled this year, down 48% so far in 2021. By comparison the All Ordinaries Index (ASX: XAO) is up 12% year-to-date.

Over the past month, Dacian Gold’s shares have gained 14%.

The post Why the Dacian Gold (ASX:DCN) share price is leaping 9% today appeared first on The Motley Fool Australia.

Should you invest $1,000 in Dacian Gold right now?

Before you consider Dacian Gold, you’ll want to hear this.

Motley Fool Investing expert Scott Phillips just revealed what he believes are the 5 best stocks for investors to buy right now… and Dacian Gold wasn’t one of them.

The online investing service he’s run for nearly a decade, Motley Fool Share Advisor, has provided thousands of paying members with stock picks that have doubled, tripled or even more.* And right now, Scott thinks there are 5 stocks that are better buys.

*Returns as of August 16th 2021

More reading

Why is the Rhythm Biosciences (ASX:RHY) share price up 11% on Monday?

Here’s why the Kuniko (ASX:KNI) share price is climbing today

Could the Santos (ASX:STO) share price hit $10 by the end of 2021?

Why the Essential Metals (ASX:ESS) share price is surging 8% today

What’s the latest on the iron ore price?

The Motley Fool Australia’s parent company Motley Fool Holdings Inc. has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool Australia has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy. This article contains general investment advice only (under AFSL 400691). Authorised by Bruce Jackson.

Trade The World Anywhere & Anytime!

Mobile app platform with over 50,000 global listed securities across 12 markets (over 70% global market capitalisation), right from your Android or iOS device.

Integrated with exclusive trading idea and investment analysis tools to help you find actionable insight on virtually every financial instrument across our 12 global markets, to help you optimise your trading strategies.

Refer Your Friends

Tell your friends about Monex and gift them FREE access to our trading tools.

We respect your privacy and will only send this one email notification to your friends. 

Share With Your Friends

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin

Monex Trading Tools Access and Usage Terms

The Monex Trading Tools (referred to as ‘tools’ hereafter) are available to you inside your client portal;

To activate access to the tools, you must have a verified and approved trading account and have made a deposit of at least AUD $1000.

An active and funded account with a positive trading balance is required to continue to have access to the tools;

Although the tools are available to you indefinitely, Monex Securities may at it’s discretion disable access to the tools in the future;

Monex securities reserves the right to change these terms and conditions from time to time, as it sees fit, without notice.

Important Notice
iOS & Android App - 12 International Markets & Over 70% Global Market Cap. $0 Brokerage On US Trades. Click Here!