ECR Minerals #ECR confirms potential for “significant gold discovery” at Blue Moon; discovers two new targets – via Proactive Investors
In July, ECR told investors it was carrying out a technical review of the project after results from an initial drilling campaign provided “evidence of a significant near surface gold system”.
The review has backed up that earlier theory and suggested that there could be higher grade mineralisation a bit further below the surface, similar to the nearby 1mln ounce Fosterville mine.
As a result, ECR now plans to undertake more drilling at Blue Moon in “the coming months”.
In addition to the review, the explorer has also undertaken field mapping and soil sampling over previously unexplored areas just to the north and north-west of Blue Moon.
This work programme has identified two new prospective targets – called Red Moon and Yellow Moon – which share similarities with Blue Moon.
Further work on those two targets is due to begin shortly as ECR looks to better understand them and help determine a follow-up work programme.
Boss delighted with progress
“I am delighted with the progress our technical team have made with the review of Blue Moon,” said chief executive Craig Brown.
“It is evident that the Blue Moon target offers an opportunity to discover a significant gold deposit and that will be our prime objective in the forthcoming drill campaign.”
He added: “Furthermore, the addition of two new targets at Red Moon and Yellow Moon is extremely exciting for the technical team and the company.
“The multiple gold targets identified to date support the rationale of the company in securing the Bailieston licence with the overall objective being the discovery of a significant and economic gold deposit.”
ECR shares rose 16.2% to just shy of a penny in early trading on Monday.
Andalas Energy and Power Plc, the AIM listed upstream oil and gas and energy company (AIM: ADL), is pleased to announce it has, through its 100% owned subsidiary Resolute Oil & Gas (UK) Limited, entered into an agreement with Corallian Energy Limited under which it has acquired, via a farm-in, an 8% interest in UK Continental Shelf Licence P1918, which contains the Colter prospect and PEDL 330 and PEDL 345.
In addition, the Company has raised £800,000 (gross) at 1.15 pence, via an oversubscribed placing, which, together with existing funds, fully finances the expected costs of the Acquisition. The Placing Price represents a 2% discount to the closing mid-market share price on 20 September 2018.
- Farm-in to Colter prospect (“Colter”) fully funded through to drilling of the well expected in Q4 2018, expected well cost £7.5m gross.
- To earn its 8% interest Andalas is funding 10.67% of the well cost up to a maximum of £8million, thereafter it funds 8%.
- Colter scheduled to be drilled in Q4 2018
- Colter will evaluate a prospect that has been assessed to contain gross unrisked Mean Prospective Resources of 22 million barrels of oil (“MMBO”) recoverable (1.76MMBO net) (Operator estimate).
- Andalas portfolio now contains short, medium and long term value catalysts, each with significant potential and activity expected over the remainder of 2018 including:
- Progress updates on our interest in the Badger licence, including updates on the ongoing farm-out process;
- Updates on the licence extension at our recently announced Bunga Mas project; and
- Drilling of the Colter well planned for Q4 2018.
- £800,000 (gross) raised via the issue of 69,565,217 new ordinary shares of no par value, at a price of 1.15 pence per share (“Placing Shares”).
- Funds to be applied to fully fund the farm-in;
- 34,782,608 (on a 2 for 1 basis) warrants will be issued in connection with the placing. Warrants have an exercise price of 2pence and a three year life.
Simon Gorringe, CEO of Andalas Energy and Power PLC said: “With this transaction and recent fund raises we have completed the first phase of the transformation of Andalas into a well-funded and well-diversified oil and gas company. We now have a portfolio of short, medium and long term value catalysts, in both the UK and Indonesia and we thank shareholders for their support.
“We are acquiring an interest in a fully funded well, planned for the Q4 2018, which is targeting a significant oil prospect that is attractive due to its significant resource potential and also its proximity to the Wytch farm oilfield and its facilities.
“We have worked hard to create a business capable of delivering value to shareholders since the change in the board of the Company We look forward to providing the market with further updates as we make progress across our existing portfolio and the other potential opportunities”
Dave Gaudoin, MD of Corallian Energy Limited said: “We are pleased to welcome the Andalas team as a partner in the Colter project. They have significant previous experience in developing and commercialising major oil and gas projects in the UK continental shelf and we are looking forward to working with them”.
The Colter Prospect lies in Poole Bay, immediately south of the Wytch Farm oilfield, operated by Perenco. Mapping of 3D seismic data by the operator, Corallian, indicates that the 98/11-3 well, which encountered oil in the Triassic Sherwood sandstone reservoir in 1986, lies on the flank of a structure that has the potential to hold gross unrisked Mean Prospective Resources of 22 million barrels of oil (“MMBO”) recoverable (1.76MMBO net) from this reservoir (Operator estimate).
The Colter Prospect will be appraised by a well drilled to a total depth of 1,800 metres subsea in a water depth of 16 metres. The well is currently scheduled to be drilled in the fourth quarter of 2018, subject to regulatory approvals. Under the terms of the agreement with Corallian, Andalas has, subject to governmental consents, acquired an interest of 8% in the licences from Corallian.
The total cost to Andalas of farming into the licence, will include the funding of the back costs on the licence (£45,000), together with the obligation to fund 10.67% of the forward costs related to this well, capped at a gross cost of £8.0 million. Andalas will be responsible for funding its 8% share of incremental costs above this cap. The Operator currently estimates the well cost to be £7.5m (£800,000 net to Andalas). Andalas will be added to the licence upon the payment of the back costs and the receipt of the necessary government approvals.
Corallian has also conducted preliminary mapping of a separate area around the 98/11-1 well, south of the Colter prospect, which indicates that there is the potential for Prospective Resources of up to 27 million barrels of recoverable oil. Further definition of this separate area will be possible once the results of the Colter well (98/11a-E) are available.
Issue of equity
The farm-in is funded via the placing of new ordinary shares of no par value, raising gross proceeds of £800,000, at a price of 1.15 pence per share. The proceeds of the placing will also be applied for general working capital purposes. Application has been made for the Placing Shares to be admitted to trading on AIM and dealings are expected to commence on or around 4 October 2018 (“Admission”).
In connection with the placing, a total 5,217,391, three year warrants exercisable at the placing price have been issued as part payment of commission.
Furthermore 34,782,608 warrants have been issued to the placees, on a 1 for 2 basis, with a three year life and an exercise price of 2pence per share.
Total voting rights
Following Admission, the Company’s issued share capital will consist of 365,749,640 ordinary shares of nil par value (“Ordinary Shares”), with each Ordinary Share carrying the right to one vote. The Company does not hold any Ordinary Shares in treasury. This figure of 365,749,640 Ordinary Shares may therefore be used by shareholders in the Company as the denominator for the calculations by which they will determine if they are required to notify their interest in, or a change in their interest in, the share capital of the Company under the FCA’s Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rules (“DTRs”).
Qualified Person’s Statement
The technical information contained in this announcement has been reviewed and approved by Mr. Gregor Mawhinney. Mr. Mawhinney is consulting for Andalas, acting in the role of Vice President Operations. He has nearly 40 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry, is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) and a member of the Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Newfoundland and Labrador (PEGNL).
The information contained within this announcement is deemed by the Company to constitute inside information as stipulated under the Market Abuse Regulations (EU) No. 596/2014 (‘MAR). Upon the publication of this announcement via a Regulatory Information Service (‘RIS’), this inside information is now considered to be in the public domain.
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Brand CEO Alan Green discusses i3 Energy #I3E, Itaconix #ITX, Smart Metering #SMS & Hastings Grp #HSTG on the Vox Markets podcast
Brand CEO Alan Green discusses i3 Energy #I3E, Itaconix #ITX, Smart Metering #SMS & Hastings Grp #HSTG with Justin Waite on the Vox Markets podcast. Interview starts at 12 minutes 45 seconds.
Diageo plc DGE updates prior to its AGM that the year has started well but increased foreign exchange volatility in emerging markets will have a £175m impact on sales and a £45m.impact on operating profit for the fiscal year.
Stobart Group plc STOB has issued a pre close trading statement for the six months to the 31st August showing that aviation passenger numbers at London Southend Airport have risen by 37%. Further growth will be added with the start of Ryanair flights in spring 2019, the target being to reach 5m passengers per year by 2022. Stobart claims it is well placed to deliver the ambitious growth targets set by the Board to double the value of the business. An interim dividend of 4.5p per share is to be paid.
Kier Group plc KIE announces what it describes as a good set of results for the year to 30th June with all divisions performing well. The year ended with a record order book of 10.2bn in construction and services. Both profit before tax and basic earnings per share rose by 9% and an increase of 2% is proposed in the full year dividend.
Iofina IOF has continued to improve both revenue and profitability. in the half year to the 30th June. Revenue rose by 20% on top of which it benefited from price rises of 8% and production increases. Iodine prices are continuing to rise and production increased by 12% ahead of revised production targets. EBITDA was up by 6% and the operating loss was reduced to $47,000 and the loss before tax to $0.8m.
The City Pub Group CPC claims it made strong progress in the half year to the 1st July, with sales up by 24%, adjusted EBITDA by 25% and adjusted profit before tax by 73%. Nine pubs have been opened this year and it anticipates operating more than 50 by mid 2019. It is ahead of its strategy to double in size to 65-70 sites by 2021.The momentum seen in the first half has continued into the second half
KATOWICE, Poland (Reuters) – Poland’s state-run JSW (JSW.WA) is awaiting approval from the Energy Ministry in its bid to acquire the Polish mining assets of Australia’s Prairie Mining (PDZ.AX), JSW said on Wednesday.
Prairie Mining has been developing coking coal projects at the Jan Karski mine in southeast Poland and the Debiensko mine in Silesia, Poland’s industrial heartland in the south. JSW has said it wants to increase its coking coal output.
“We maintain that we would like to take over Prairie Mining assets, however we still need to obtain the owner’s approvals, which means that the Energy Ministry opinion is necessary,” JSW Chief Executive Daniel Ozon told Reuters.
He did not give a value for any transaction. Prairie Mining has a market capitalization of A$79 million ($57 million).
Sources told Reuters this month that JSW, which has been in talks on cooperation with the Australian firm for much of this year, wanted a controlling stake in Prairie Mining to tighten its grip as the EU’s biggest coking coal miner.Ozon declined to comment on that issue.
The Energy Ministry, which supervises the mining industry, had planned to dismiss Ozon last week after disagreements over strategy but a meeting of the supervisory board in which this was expected to take place was canceled last week, sources said. JSW declined to comment on the meeting.
Ozon also declined to comment on the matter.
Energy Minister Krzysztof Tchorzewski told Reuters last week that he was familiar with JSW’s plan to take over Prairie Mining but declined to provide details.
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Buy Benchmark Holdings #BMK says VectorVest. There is every sign that the company is developing into a highly investible proposition.
UK based Benchmark Holdings (BMK.L) challenges the status quo in aquaculture. Since 2000, BMK has consistently worked to build a technology-rich platform in the areas of genetics, advanced nutrition, animal health and knowledge services, to serve its customers, helping them to improve yield and efficiency in a sustainable way. The Company has leading positions in its core markets and established R&D, manufacturing and distribution capabilities to serve all the major aquaculture markets. BMK operates in 27 countries globally and employs 950 people.
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On June 19th2018, BMK published interim results for the six months ended 31 March 2018. The Company reported a 91% increase in adjusted EBITDA to £6.3m on revenues 9% higher at £75.7m. An £8.2m loss for the same period last year turned into a £3.6m profit, driven by improved trading, a reduction in finance costs and a £9.2m tax credit resulting from a reduced deferred tax liability on intangibles from the acquisition of INVE. CEO Malcolm Pye said the results showed “good organic revenue growth and improving profitability on an adjusted basis, while we continue to invest in our pipeline of new products and infrastructure.” “The outlook for the Group is positive as the drivers for our business are stronger than ever before, with continued growth in aquaculture and increasing recognition from consumers, producers and regulators of the need for sustainable solutions to enable future growth.”Separately on Sept 10th2018 BMK announced the commencement of production of salmon eggs at its new land based breeding facility in Salten, Norway. The centre is the World’s most advanced egg facility, and increases Benchmark’s capacity by 75%.
Since the end of May 2018, BMK has consistently flagged a high Relative Value (RV) reading to VectorVest members. The RV metric is an indicator of long-term price appreciation potential, and even today continues to log BMK at 1.47, excellent on a scale of 0.0 – 2.0. Added to this the company logs a GRT (Earnings Growth Rate) of 32%, which also rates as excellent on the VectorVest stock and portfolio management system. Cautious investors may decide to look elsewhere given that BMK offers a ‘fair’ RS (Relative Safety) rating of 1.00, again on a scale of 0.00 to 2.00, but trading today at 62p, BMK still offers plenty of upside against a current VectorVest valuation of 81p.
The chart of BMK.L is shown above using weekly candlesticks. The share is undervalued and has recently broken upwards from a five-wave symmetrical triangle of two years duration. The first technical target from the triangle breakout is around 100p.
Summary: VectorVest has this week identified another niche sector operator, with leading positions in core aquaculture markets around the globe. This acquisitive operator has completed several notable acquisitions in the past few years, and significantly in the first half turned a loss into a profit on higher revenues. While the low RS metric may deter the more cautious investor, there is every sign that BMK is developing into a highly investible proposition given its global footprint, not to mention the opening of the World’s most advanced salmon egg facility and consequential increase in capacity. Coupled with the recent bullish charting signals, VectorVest recommends the stock as a buy
Dr David Paul
September 19th 2018
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Kingfisher KGF Despite double digit declines in virtually everything for the half year to the 31st July, Kingfisher tries to put a brave face on things and claim that for the third year in a row, it is on track to deliver strategic milestones. That can only be true if it had some very peculiar milestones in mind such as falls of 30.1% and 29.5% in statutory post and pre tax profits and basic earnings per share down by 27.1%.The half year report is littered with words such as tough, challenges, inefficiencies, mixed and difficult, each one a give away as to how bad things really are.
Constant currency sales fell by 1.1%, adjusted profit before tax was down by 18% and basic earnings per share by 15.4%. The performance in France needs support which does not sound very encouraging and all that is said for the outlook for the rest of the year, is that in its main markets things will continue to be mixed.
Babcock International Group BAB has issued a further update covering the period from the 1st April, confirming that it continues to make significant progress in expanding its international businesses. New offices are being opened in South Korea and Japan. Low single digit underlying organic revenue growth at constant currency is expected for the full year and margins are expected to be stable.
Stagecoach Group SGC provides an update for the financial year to the 27th April which is rather curates eggish. Revenue decreases in London Bus reflected the impact of contracts lost in the previous year but the regions provided like for like growth of 3.2%. Operating costs were higher in the hot weather which sounds like a sort of “wrong type of leaves on the line” sort of excuse. North America failed to impress with a like for like revenue decline of 3.8%.
Science in Sport SIS enjoyed strong growth in the half year to the 30th June with revenue rising by 20% to 9.93m. In the three months to August growth is described as having been very strong. Core business has been profitable at the half year for the first time with £0.3 million EBITDA. International markets also performed strongly with growth of 53% and international revenue now accounts for 34% of the total compared to 27% in the previous year.
The Directors of PowerHouse Energy Group plc (AIM: PHE), the UK technology company pioneering hydrogen production from waste plastic and used tyres, noted a technology referenced on the recent BBC program, “Inside Out,” that converts waste plastic back into liquid hydrocarbons and fuels – effectively returning it into the fossil fuel it once was. While plastic waste is, indeed, a challenge that must be overcome, we believe there is a better solution.
The Powerhouse Energy DMG® System, having been operating and demonstrated at the University of Chester, Thornton Science Park, Energy Centre for the past year, will responsibly, and economically recover the energy from plastics in an environmentally sound manner rather than simply turning waste plastic into another form of greenhouse gas emissions. DMG® allows the conversion of plastics into substantial amounts of road-fuel quality hydrogen to enable the operation of hydrogen-powered trucks, buses and cars with the cleanest of fuels: zero-emission hydrogen.
DMG® affords the conversion of waste plastic to EcoSynthesis gas to displace liquid hydrocarbons responsible for substantive pollution. Excess energy produced through the thermal conversion of non-recyclable plastic can be used to generate low-carbon electricity to power Electric Vehicles.
The Directors of PHE believe our technology, which is being readied for commercial deployment, is a substantially more eco-friendly solution to plastic waste than returning it into a hydrocarbon fuel. We would welcome an open discussion with Friends of the Earth and the BBC regarding our proposals for solutions to the scourge of plastic mis-management. DMG® is one such solution.
Commenting on the show, PowerHouse CEO Keith Allaun noted: “plastic management through effective energy recovery is a key to our future, and key to the health of our planet. While “land-fill mining” may become a part of our future, we at PowerHouse have created a responsible, economically efficient, and environmentally robust solution to the problem that exists today – the mis-management of plastics. We look forward to working with industry to roll-out DMG® as part of the wider solution to this global challenge.”
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About PowerHouse Energy
PowerHouse Energy has developed a proprietary process technology – DMG® – which can utilise waste plastic, end-of-life-tyres, and other waste streams to efficiently and economically convert them into EcoSynthesis© gas from which valuable products such as chemical precursors, hydrogen, electricity and other industrial products may be derived. The PowerHouse technology is the world’s first proven, modular, hydrogen from waste (HfW) process.
The PowerHouse DMG® process can generate in excess of 1 tonne of road-fuel quality H2, and in excess of 28MW/h of exportable electricity per day.
The PowerHouse process produces low levels of safe residues and requires a small operating footprint, making it suitable for deployment at enterprise and community level.
PowerHouse is quoted on the London Stock Exchange’s AIM Market under the ticker: PHE, and is incorporated in the United Kingdom.
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Ocado Group plc OCDO produced revenue growth of 11.5% in the quarter to the 2nd September plus double digit growth of 11.4% in the average number of weekly orders.The average size of the orders remained constant at 106. The unique proprietary technology at the new warehouse at Erith enabled Ocado to process over 20,000 customer orders with 14 weeks of opening, compared to the 15 months it took the Andover warehouse to achieve the same throughput.
BBA Aviation BBA announces that it has acquired Firstmark Corp for a consideration of $97m. Firstmark is a leading provider of highly engineered, proprietary components and subsystems for the aerospace and defence industries.The acquisition enhances BBA’s exposure to the commercial and military aerospace markets.
Spire Healthcare Group SPI managed to maintain its interim dividend at 1.3p per share despite a decline in performance for the six months to the 30th June. NHS admissions fell significantly, coupled with lower than anticipated growth in Private admissions and the cost of investment in Clinical quality and Consumer engagement.Whilst revenue only fell by 1.1%, EBITDA was down by 20.6%, adjusted profit after tax by 52.7% and basic earnings per share by 52.9%. The company admits that the results are disappointing but claims that everybody else is facing similar headwinds and significant business challenges. Nonetheless it has a new strategy, which it claims “is absolutely the right one”, albeit the outlook for the full year has still had to be revised.
Plant Healthcare PHC expects strong revenue growth in the second half which would lead to growth of 30% for the full year. Revenue for the six months to the 30th June was down slightly from $3.1m to $3m.The company also expects to become cash positive in 2020.
Pure Circle Limited PURE showed a return to growth in both revenue and net profit after tax for the year to the 30th June. Sales rose by 10%, with a particularly strong recovery in North America, volume was up by 17% and net profit after tax by 20%.
Smart Metering Systems SMS is increasing its interim dividend by 15% for the half year to the 30th June, after a 27% rise in sales. EBITDA increased by 29% and profit before tax by 9%