Cadence Minerals (AIM/NEX: KDNC; OTC: KDNCY) is pleased to note that Macarthur Minerals (TSX-V: MMS) (“Macarthur”) has provided an update on the Moonshine Magnetite and Ularring Hematite Projects (“Projects”) based upon revised production strategy and cost estimates, resulting in reduced Opex and Capex estimates.
- Capacity at Port of Esperance now available
- Capacity on rail network available
- Hematite DSO Opex estimate reduced to A$42/tonne (“t”) shipped free on board (“FOB”)
- Magnetite Opex estimate reduced to $55/tonne FOB
- Capex estimate for a combined project reduced to US$335 million
- High margin for premium magnetite product >65% Fe
Macarthur has re-evaluated both the hematite and magnetite projects in response to current market trends of heavy discounting of low-grade iron ore and premium pricing for high grade iron ore. Additionally, Macarthur has been preparing to take advantage of the cessation of operations by Cleveland Cliffs Inc., which has paved the way for access to both rail and port infrastructure. This has been the greatest impediment to advancing the Projects into a production phase.
Mr Andrew Hawker, a member of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists, is a full-time employee of Hawker Geological Services Pty Ltd and is a Qualified Person as defined in National Instrument 43-101. Mr Hawker has reviewed and approved the technical information contained in the Macarthur news release.
Cadence holds approximately 10% of the issued equity interest in Macarthur, which is an Australian mining exploration company focused primarily on lithium, iron ore and gold in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. It also has a lithium project in Nevada, USA.
The full release can be found at: https://web.tmxmoney.com/article.php?newsid=6946082994529972&qm_symbol=MMS
Cadence Minerals CEO Kiran Morzaria commented:“Cameron McCall and his team have provided a timely re-evaluation of Moonshine and Ularring projects. As well as a reduction in Opex and Capex estimates, the Macarthur investment case has also been strengthened by the access to rail and port infrastructure following cessation of operations by Cleveland Cliffs. We look forward to the next phase of developments.
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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 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.
The Cadence board has a blend of mining, commodity investing, fund management and deal structuring knowledge and experience, that is supported by access to keymarketing, political and industry contacts. These resources are leveraged not only in our investment decisions but also in continuing support of our investments, whether it be increasing market awareness of an asset, or advising on product mix or path to production. Cadence Mineral’s goal is to assist management to rapidly develop the project up the value curve and deliver excellent returns on its investments.
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