British Virgin Islands-registered mineral exploration company Talon Metals Corp. reported financial results for the period ended September 30, 2008. For the third quarter 2008 the company reported net loss in the amount of $4,185,194 or $0.16 per share (basic and diluted), while by the results for the second quarter 2008 its net earnings were US$1,023,538, or US$0.04 per share. The third quarter net loss also compares to earnings of $8,171 or $0.00 per share for the same period of 2007, and earnings in the amount of $8,476,072 or $0.31 per share for the first nine months of 2007.
Capitalized exploration for the three and nine month periods ended September 30, 2008, was $343,399 and $1,279,240 respectively, relating mainly to the Agua Branca and Sao Jorge projects. These amounts compare to $307,415 and $1,364,137 respectively for the same periods of 2007.
By the end of the period ended September 30, $3 million loan of Talon Metals to another BVI corporation, Saber Energy Corp., was advanced to $6 million. Talon’s due diligence review of Saber is in progress, and both companies are planning to negotiate a pre-merger agreement on or before March 24 of the next year.