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Four drill holes, four hits. The Surebet Zone at Goliath Resources' (TSXV: GOT; FRA: B4IF) Golddigger Project is living up to its name. The drill hole success rate to date is 100%. The fourth hole (GD21-004), drilled from the same Cliff Showing drill site as the first three holes, intersected 67.1 meters of quartz-sulfide veins, breccias and associated alteration.

Not even the first stage of the new EcoGraf™ battery anode materials plant in Australia has been built yet, and EcoGraf Limited (ASX: EGR, FRAG: FMK) is already securing financing for the expansion. The company announced today that the Australian Export Credit Agency, comparable to Germany's KfW, has committed to a $35 million loan to fund the expansion.

Metallic Minerals (TSX.V: MMG; FRA: 9MM1) is different from other exploration companies in that CEO Greg Johnson's vision since inception has been to look for opportunities to bring cash flow into the company as early as possible. Johnson, a geologist and entrepreneur, had good experience with this during his time as a co-founder of NovaGold Resources (NYSE and TSX: NG) where their early acquisition of a gravel and alluvial gold business initially gave them significant extra income with which they were able to cover much of their corporate expenses and weather the depths of a bear market.

Sitka Gold Corp. (CSE: SIG; FRA:1RF) has a lot planned for the current season. Two drill programs are currently underway: one in the Yukon, where the company aims to develop last year's discovery on the Eiger Zone at its RC Gold Project by drilling up to 10,000 meters to a maiden resource, and the second in Nevada, where Sitka Gold is systematically working towards the discovery of a Carlin-type deposit at its Alpha Gold Project on the southeast foothills of the Cortez Trend. Initial drill results from both projects are expected shortly.

The Australian stock market has reacted with a standing ovation to today's release of the very first drill hole drilled by Conico Ltd. (ASX: CNJ; FRA: BDD) on its Ryberg project on the east coast of Greenland: The stock closed up about 70 percent on 158 million shares traded! The MIDD001 hole on the (Cu-Ni-Co-Pd-Au) Miki prospect is the first drill hole ever drilled on the 4,500 square kilometer Ryberg project.