The Company has recently expanded into the mineral exploration business through the acquisition of 100% owned subsidiary; Markinch Resources Inc. (www.markinchresources.com).
This business structure provides additional investment opportunities which further
the Company's commitment to growing shareholder value through acquisitions,
exploration and development activities.
TrinCan Capital Corp. trades on the TSX under the symbol TRN.
TrinCan has varying working interests (25% - 50%) in 640 acres of land in the Buzzard area of western Saskatchewan, approximately 40 kilometers south of Lloydminster.
This property was acquired in May, 2010 and currently produces heavy oil (13-14 degree API) from the Lloydminster, Sparky, and GP formations. As at September 30, 2013, TrinCan had nine producing oil wells, with net production of approximately 18 bopd, standing oil wells, and four shut-in oil wells at Buzzard, Saskatchewan.
Several offset wells are avaliable for potential drilling providing upside on the existing property.
TrinCan owns 13/4 sections of undeveloped lands in the Nipisi area of Alberta.
TrinCan has prepared a development plan with respect to its Nipisi area lands.
In connection with the development plan, TrinCan anticipates drilling one vertical well, targeting light oil, as well as potential follow up wells.
Under the development plan, TrinCan may farm-out all or a portion of its interest and remain as operator.
The Tashota Property is located in Northwestern Ontario, and consists of four separately optioned properties (Tashota 1, 2, 3, and 4), all of which are contiguous.
The Property consists of 20 staked mining claims (203 units) and 6 leases, comprising 54 leased claims, approximating 12,800 acres.
The Tashota property is primarily a gold prospect. It consists of the Paulpic Gold Deposit, which contains an inferred mineral resource of 68,900 ounces of gold with an average gold grade of 9.24 grams per tonne (presented in the Technical Report) which is the most substantial mineral deposit known to date on the property and it is the primary target of exploration for Markinch Resources Inc., which is the 100% owned subsidiary of Trincan.
The property also consists of the Wascanna shaft, which was the subject of underground development between 1917 and 1937.
Subsequent work performed by Markinch in December 2013, included 10 diamond drill holes near the shaft which produced 9 holes with visible gold.
The average for drill hole W13-02 was 8.226 g/t Au over 8.70 metres, including 3.90 metres averaging 15.675 g/t Au, including 1.35 metres averaging 31.283 g/t Au, including 0.45 metres of 55.346 g/t Au.
Trincan’s subsidiary, Markinch signed an Exploration Agreement in May 2012 with Aroland First Nation ("Aroland") and Animbiigoo Zaagi'igan Anishinaabek First Nation ("AZA").
The Exploration Agreement represents the support of the AZA and Aroland communities for Markinch's exploration and related activities and provides for a stable environment in which to conduct the work.
Trincan through its subsidiary Markinch Resources Inc. owns 100% interest in approximately 18,400 acres of mineral claims situated in James Bay, Quebec.
The property has yet to be fully explored.
The property is 16 kilometres from Goldcorp’s 7.7 million ounce Éléonore gold deposit, planned to commence production in 2014.
Éléonore is the biggest and most important gold discovery in Canada of the last 15 years.
A Deformation zone extends from Éléonore across the Opinaca Property. An airborne magnetic survey conducted in 2012 my Markinch and J/V partner, AMCL revealed multiple shear/fault/fracture systems with potential to host gold.
A drilling program on the property is expected to be performed in 2015.
Trincan management is presently in negotiations with various individuals and companies that hold property claims near Marathon and Hemlo, Ontario.
Hemlo is famous for the discovery of the Hemlo Mines, now owned by Barrick Gold, which to date since 1983 has produced over 21,000,000 ounces of gold and is known as one of the most productive mines in Canada.
Recently, several companies, including Harte Gold, have stepped up exploration activities in the general area, which produced
During 2012 Barrick Gold increased its land positions surrounding its existing operations and announced that it was deepening
its Williams Mine by several levels, rather than expanding its existing open pit operations at the mine. Barrick’s Williams Mine
produced 203,000 ounces in 2013.
Trincan management is presently in negotiations with several oil and gas companies and individuals in Texas with regard
to potential acquisitions of both producing and development properties on a J/V basis.
The U.S. energy industry is booming as new technologies make oil easier and more affordable to extract.
The United States is poised to become the world’s leading oil producer as soon as 2015,
according to a 2013 study by the International Energy Agency.
In 2012, the U.S. had more than 30.5 billion barrels of proven oil reserves,
up 15% from the year before.
Ten states accounted for nearly 80% of the U.S. proven oil reserves
as of the end of 2012.
Texas was the state with the most proven reserves, totaling more than 9.6 billion
barrels of oil, or close to a third of all U.S. reserves.