After closing at $0.14 on December 29, the ASX yesterday asked Alicanto to explain the recent trade in its securities.
In its response the company said that there was no information that had not been announced to the market.
Alicanto explained that it had made announcements in the December quarter relating to exploration at its Ianna and Arakaka projects in Guyana.
On 3 October Alicanto announced the start of a maiden drilling program on the Ianna project.
On 11 December the company announced the completion of a 4,037 metre drilling program at the Arakaka project and approval of a 3,500 metre program in early 2018.
Barrick funds Arakaka program
Barrick Gold Corporation (NYSE:ABX) is continuing to fund 100% of exploration at Arakaka as part of an earn-in agreement.
Barrick is moving into the third year of the agreement in which it will earn 65% of the project by meeting US$10 million in funding requirements, including $8 million on exploration within four years.
Assay results pending
Assay results for each of these programs are still pending.
Alicanto’s share price has doubled since the 12 month low of $0.12 on August 25. It closed at $0.22 yesterday on volume of more than 2.1 million.