Mr. Michael Doolin reports
PROPHECY'S ACCOMPLISHMENTS IN 2019 AND OBJECTIVES IN 2020
Prophecy Development Corp. has provided the following letter to shareholders.
Prophecy had an outstanding 2019. We bolstered our silver-focused technical team by recruiting two mining engineers to the board of directors: Marc Leduc (formerly president of Bear Creek Mining) and Ron Clayton (formerly chief executive officer of Tahoe Resources). We recruited a CEO, Mike Doolin, who earlier commissioned three mines at Klondex Mines Ltd. (acquired by Hecla in 2018). Finally (as far as hires go), Prophecy hired two full-time geologists to work at Pulacayo and scout out regional projects. Otherwise:
- We signed a landmark 30-year Pulacayo mining production contract with the Bolivian government.
- We signed a life-of-mine co-operation agreement with the Pulacayo mining co-operatives. (We consider government and community relations as our strong suits.)
- We eliminated all the Bolivian tax liabilities which incurred more than 10 years ago.
- We drilled Pulacayo and Paca for the first time in eight years, with the best Paca drill hole intersecting 12 metres of 1,085 grams gold within 79 metres of 279 g/t. This is comparable with the best drill results from our neighbour New Pacific Metals Corp.'s Silver Sands project. We have barely scratched the surface of this massive system (literally as well as metaphorically). Pulacayo drilling is continuing, with results pending throughout Q1 2020.
- We raised $6.9-million in equity with lead orders from Eric Sprott, who alone owns 9 per cent of Prophecy, along with several new institutional funds. Additionally, no warrants were offered in the equity placements.
- We filed Gibellini vanadium environmental baseline reports and the plan of operations with BLM and the water pollution control permit (WPCP) and air quality permit with State of Nevada -- on time and under budget.
We believe Pulacayo is one of the very few first-tier silver deposits not owned by a mining major.
However, this does not mean we are standing still. To the contrary: We have already set out to achieve our two major 2020 objectives: increasing in situ Pulacayo silver ounces and increasing investor awareness.
We will accomplish those two major objectives by:
- Scientifically locating the most promising drill targets and systematically drilling those targets at Pulacayo and Paca;
- Preparing updated, independent resource estimates to account for new resource discoveries;
- Attracting and bringing in analyst research coverage, new strategic investors;
- Diligently searching for and negotiating the acquisition of other quality silver and gold projects.
Prophecy has the best team for taking Pulacayo to new heights.
We look to build investor confidence by executing our plans and thriving in Bolivia, a country which we believe will be one of most attractive South American mining investment destinations going forward. Bolivia is looking past Evo Morales era and readying itself to re-engage with international mining investors to develop its high-potential mining projects.
The U.S. election in November, 2020, almost ensures policies of fiscal expansion and monetary easing in the next 12 months, which means now is the ideal time to invest in gold and silver mining companies. We think there is a good chance of seeing gold and silver prices continuing to rise toward their 2011 highs.
I invite all to be part of this exciting journey, be it as shareholders, technology partners, project financiers, or product concentrate off-takers. We look forward to hearing from you.
John Lee, executive chairman
Michael Doolin, chief executive officer
The technical contents of this news release have been prepared under the supervision of Danniel Oosterman, vice-president of exploration. Mr. Oosterman is not independent of the company in that he is employed by it. Mr. Oosterman is a qualified person (QP) as defined in the National Instrument 43-101 guidelines.
About Prophecy Development Corp.
Prophecy is developing premier Pulacayo silver project in Bolivia.
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