Cadence Minerals (AIM/NEX: KDNC; OTC: KDNCY) is pleased to note that Auroch Minerals (ASX: AOU) has received permitting approval to commence a maiden drilling programme at its Arden Base-metals Project in South Australia. The approval of the Exploration Program for Environment Protection and Rehabilitation “EPEPR” provides scope to commence up to 2,500m of exploratory drillings to test highly-prospective zinc, lead, copper and cobalt targets at the Ragless Range, Radford Creek and Kanyaka Prospects. The Company has completed access negotiations with the relevant landowners as required, and DDH1 Drilling Pty Ltd (DDH1 Drilling) has advised that a drill rig has begun mobilisation to Arden. Drilling will commence as early as next week
· Drill programme of up to 2,500m of RC and diamond drilling will test highly-prospective zinc, lead, copper and cobalt targets
· Maiden drilling programme fully funded from strong balance sheet
· DDH1 Drilling has initiated mobilisation of drill rig to site
Cadence currently owns approximately 7% of the equity in Auroch Minerals, which is an exploration company targeting principally zinc, cobalt and lithium.
The full release can be found at: https://wlpdf.weblink.com.au/pdf/AOU/02002525.pdf
Cadence Minerals CEO Kiran Morzaria commented: “We are delighted by the pace of developments at the Arden project. We congratulate Aidan Platel and his team for securing approval of the EPEPR, which was the final hurdle for Auroch before commencement of the maiden drilling programme.”
“We look forward to the first set of drilling results in the next few weeks.”
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Kiran Morzaria B.Eng. (ACSM), MBA, has reviewed and approved the information contained in this announcement. Kiran holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Industrial Geology) from the Camborne School of Mines and an MBA (Finance) from CASS Business School.
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