Cadence Minerals (AIM/NEX: KDNC; OTC: KDNCY) is pleased to note the announcement today by Bacanora Lithium (AIM:BCN) of NI 43-101 compliant Measured + Indicated resources of 124,974 tonnes of contained lithium (‘Li’) at its 50% owned Zinnwald lithium project (‘Zinnwald’ or ‘the Project’) in southern Saxony, Germany, representing a 30% increase from the previous PERC resource estimate of 96,200 tonnes. The total resource estimate for the Project (Measure + Indicated + Inferred) is 142,240 tonnes of contained Li. The mineral resource estimate forms part of the Feasibility Study (‘FS’) for a high value lithium product operation at Zinnwald that will supply the fast-growing European battery and automotive sectors. The FS remains on course to be completed in Q2 2019.
- The Bacanora Zinnwald project is located in at Zinnwald SE Germany, some 35 km from Dresden and adjacent to the border of the Czech Republic and within 5 km of the town of Altenberg and 50 km of the town of Freiberg.
- The Project is in a granite hosted Sn/W/Li belt that has been mined historically for tin, tungsten and lithium at different times over the past 300 years.
- The strategic location of the Project allows immediate access to the German automotive and downstream lithium chemical industries.
- This new NI 43-101 mineral resource estimate upgrades the PERC compliant report produced in 2014, and is based on 76 surface holes plus 12 underground holes completed in 2017.
- The upgraded resource is part of an ongoing FS at Zinnwald. To date, concentrator and roasting testwork and resource definition workstreams have been completed. The remaining FS workstreams, including mine design, hydrometallurgical testwork and engineering design, are all underway and proceeding on schedule. As a result, the FS is on course to be completed in Q2 2019.
- The upgraded resource has been reported in accordance with National Instrument 43-101 – Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects (“NI 43-101”) and was carried out by G.E.O.S. Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH (G.E.O.S).
Bacanora is a lithium exploration and development company. As at the 31 August 2018 Cadence held 7.5% of Bacanora’s equity 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.
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As at the 31 August 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; 7.5% 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.
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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.
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