Cadence Minerals (AIM/NEX: KDNC; OTC: KDNCY) is pleased to note the update published today by Auroch Minerals (ASX:AOU) ‘Auroch’ that it has applied for a large exploration tenement package in the Lake Torrens region of South Australia. Auroch’s Torrens East Copper Project comprises two exploration licence applications (ELAs) covering a combined area of 1,622km2 and is considered highly-prospective for IOCG (iron oxide – copper – gold) mineralisation.
- Auroch has pegged 1,622km2 of ground considered highly-prospective for Iron Oxide -Copper – Gold (IOCG) mineralisation in the Lake Torrens region of South Australia.
- The large exploration licence applications (ELAs) are situated adjacent to the Torrens JV (70% Aeris Resources Ltd; 30% Argonaut Resources NL) and cover the same large gravity anomaly.
- The ELAs are located approximately 50km from BHP’s recently-announced drilling in the Olympic Dam copper-gold province, host to the world-class Olympic Dam (BHP Group Ltd) and Carrapateena (Oz Minerals Ltd) IOCG deposits.
- A review of all historical geophysical and geological data is underway with an exploration programme planned for early 2019.
The Torrens JV (70% Aeris Resources Ltd (ASX:AIS); 30% Argonaut Resources NL (ASX:ARE)) lies immediately west of Auroch’s Torrens East Copper Project within the Torrens Hinge Zone of the Olympic Dam copper-gold province. High-resolution aeromagnetic and gravity geophysical surveys within the Torrens JV has identified a coincident magnetic and gravity anomaly similar to, but larger than that of Olympic Dam. The JV intends to commence a drilling programme to test this geophysical target before the end of this year. BHP Group Limited (ASX:BHP) has also been actively exploring for copper in the Olympic Dam copper gold province. Results announced from their recent drilling programme approximately 50km from Auroch’s Torrens East Copper Project include:
- 7m @ 3.04% Cu and 0.59g/t Au, including 180m @ 6.07% Cu and 0.92g/t Au;
- 406m @ 0.66% Cu and 0.35g/t Au;
- 5m @ 0.52% Cu and 0.48g/t Au; and
- 77m @ 2.11% Cu and 0.54g/t Au.
BHP is currently evaluating and interpreting these results and intends to commence a follow-up drill programme in early 2019.
Cadence currently owns 6.6% 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://www.investi.com.au/api/announcements/aou/697e8de9-fc9.pdf
Cadence Minerals CEO Kiran Morzaria commented:“Following on from the exciting developments announced recently at Auroch’s Arden project, Aidan Platel and his team continue to add value to the Auroch investment proposition with the highly prospective Lake Torrens IOCG tenement. Given the exceptionally strong set of drilling results from BHP Group at the nearby Olympic Dam copper gold province, and the encouraging survey data from the adjacent Torrens JV, we at Cadence believe there is ample evidence to support Auroch’s exploration programme across these new license areas.”
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Summary of Investments
As at the 12 October 2018 Cadence had the following key investments: 19.7% of the equity in European Metal Holdings, which, through its wholly owned Subsidiary, Geomet s.r.o., controls the mineral exploration licenses awarded by the Czech State over Cinovec; 6.95% of the equity in Bacanora Lithium Plc and 30% of Mexalit and Megalit joint venture companies. Mexalit is the owner of the El Sauz, El Sauz 1, El Sauz 2, Fleur and Fleur 1 mineral concessions, which forms part of the 20-year mine plan of the Sonora Lithium Project in Northern Mexico; 6.6% of Auroch Minerals Ltd; 4.5% of Clancy Exploration Ltd; 12.1% of Macarthur Minerals Ltd; 4% of the San Luis lithium exploration project in Argentina; 30% free carried interest in one mining lease and six exploration license in part of the the Yangibana Rare Earth Mineral deposit and a 100% interest in and exploration license on the eastern boundary of boundaries of Greenland Minerals and Energy Limited’s licences that encompass the world-class Kvanefjeld, Sørenson, Zone 3 and Steenstrupfjeld Rare Earth Element deposits.
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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.
About Cadence Minerals:
Cadence is dedicated to smart investments for a greener world. The planet needs rechargeable batteries on a global scale – upcoming supersized passenger vehicles, lorries and buses – require lithium and other technology minerals to power their cells. Cadence is helping find these minerals in new places and extracting them in new ways, which will meet the demand of this burgeoning market.
Cadence invests across the globe, principally in lithium mining projects. Its primary strategy is taking significant economic stakes in upstream exploration and development assets within strategic metals. We identify assets that have strategic cost advantages that are not replicable, with the aim of achieving lower quartile production costs. The combination of this approach and seeking value opportunities allows us to identify projects capable of achievinghigh rates of return.
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