The Venture Minerals Limited (ASX: VMS) share price is struggling this week despite the company's silence.
Since it finished last week's trading for 9.2 cents apiece, Venture Minerals' stock has fallen 6.52%.
Right now, the Venture Minerals share price is 8.6 cents.
Let's take a look at what might be driving the company's shares lower this week.
A quick refresher
Venture Minerals is a mineral explorer in the early stages of production.
The company mines iron ore at its Tasmanian Riley Ore Mine, with its first shipment due this month.
Additionally, Venture Minerals is exploring for tin and tungsten at the Mount Lindsay Project in Tasmania. According to Venture, Mount Lindsay is one of the world's largest tin deposits.
It also has projects focused on gold, copper, nickel, and other minerals in Western Australia.
What's Venture Minerals been up to lately?
Venture Minerals has maintained silence as its share price plummets this week.
However, last week was a busy one for the company.
Last Wednesday, Venture announced a drilling campaign at Mount Lindsay had successfully found a new skarn system. The skarn system is potentially tin bearing and is located nearby the Renison Tin Operation. The company stated Renison was one of the world's largest and highest-grade tin mines.
The Venture Minerals share price gained 7% after the company announced the discovery.
Not to mention, over 25 million of the company's shares were traded last Wednesday. For comparison, in the past 4 weeks the average day saw around 16 million Venture shares swap hands.
Then, Venture Minerals unveiled its New World Metals Conference presentation on Thursday.
Despite the presentation containing plenty of seemingly positive news, Venture Minerals' shares fell 4% the day it was released.
Venture Minerals share price snapshot
Despite its poor performance this week, the Venture Minerals share price is well and truly in the ASX green.
Right now, the company's share price is 76% higher than it was at the start of 2021. It has also gained 193% since this time last year.