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Cadence Minerals (KDNC) Auroch Minerals (ASX: AOU) Reports High Grade Copper Results From Arden Base-Metals Project.

Cadence Minerals (AIM/NEX: KDNC; OTC: KDNCY) is pleased to note the update published today by Auroch Minerals (ASX:AOU) ‘Auroch’ regarding reconnaissance sampling at its Arden Base-Metal Project ‘Arden Project’ located in South Australia’s under-explored Adelaide Geosyncline. Auroch reports that thirteen of the thirty-six rock-chip samples taken from gossanous material near the historic artisanal Mount Arden Copper Mine returned results over 2% copper, including several high-grade results of 20.40%, 15.25%, 8.55% and 5.52% copper.

Highlights:

    • Reconnaissance rock-chip samples collected near the historic artisanal Mt Arden Copper Mine returned several spectacular high-grade results, including:
      • 20.40%, 15.25%, 8.55% and 5.52% copper (Cu).
    • The sample results define an area of anomalous to high-grade copper at least 1km-long.
    • Results confirm the presence of high-grade base-metals mineralisation at the Mt Arden Prospect, a priority exploration area close to the recently-drilled Ragless Range Prospect which returned high-grade results from drill-hole RRDD007:
      • 12.80m @ 4.96% zinc (Zn) from 53.00m, including 3.65m @ 15.47% Zn from 62.15m.
    • The encouraging results will be followed up with geological mapping and more systematic sampling in the coming months, working towards the next phase of drilling proposed for Q2.
    • The Company continues to collate and interpret all existing data for its Torrens East Copper Project.

Located some 335km north of Adelaide, the Arden Project boasts a large relatively unexplored exploration area of 1,664km2 and is highly prospective for sedimentary-exhalative (SEDEX) mineralisation. Within the Arden Project, up to three horizons of SEDEX zinc mineralisation were identified from the recent drilling programme at the Ragless Range Prospect extending over 3km of strike and open in every direction.

The sampling programme is focussed on gossanous areas in close proximity to interpreted major geological structures which coincided with the same stratigraphic horizons observed to host the zinc mineralisation at the nearby Ragless Range Prospect. This strategy followed up on the results from drill-hole RRDD007 completed by Auroch last year, which was drilled under an ironstone gossan coincident with where an interpreted fault structure intersected the stratigraphy hosting the SEDEX zinc mineralisation, resulting in significant high-grade zinc intercepts.

The sample results announced by Auroch today define an area of anomalous to high-grade copper at least 1km-long by 300m wide. Numerous ironstones and gossans outcrop within the mineralised area. The orientation of the ironstones is conformable to bedding and suggests they are stratabound. The host rocks consist of ferruginised carbonates similar to those observed at the Ragless Range Prospect.

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/e7212489-71b.pdf

Cadence Minerals CEO Kiran Morzaria commented: “Following the high-grade zinc results announced at the recently-drilled Ragless Range Prospect, the Auroch investment case continues to build with a set of high-grade copper results announced from the Arden Project. As Auroch CEO Aidan Platel says, to get such high-grade copper results from first-pass surface-sampling over a 1km-long area is ‘extremely encouraging’. We look forward to further developments.”

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For further information:

Cadence Minerals plc +44 (0) 207 440 0647
Andrew Suckling  
Kiran Morzaria  
   
WH Ireland Limited (NOMAD & Broker) +44 (0) 207 220 1666
James Joyce  
James Sinclair-Ford  
   
Hannam & Partners LLP (Joint Broker) +44 (0) 207 907 8500
Neil Passmore  
Giles Fitzpatrick  
   
Novum Securities Limited (Joint Broker) +44 (0) 207 399 9400
Jon Belliss

 

Qualified Person

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.

 

Forward-Looking Statements:

Certain statements in this announcement are or may be deemed to be forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are identified by their use of terms and phrases such as ”believe” ”could” “should” ”envisage” ”estimate” ”intend” ”may” ”plan” ”will” or the negative of those variations or comparable expressions including references to assumptions. These forward-looking statements are not based on historical facts but rather on the Directors’ current expectations and assumptions regarding the Company’s future growth results of operations performance future capital and other expenditures (including the amount. nature and sources of funding thereof) competitive advantages business prospects and opportunities. Such forward-looking statements reflect the Directors’ current beliefs and assumptions and are based on information currently available to the Directors.  Many factors could cause actual results to differ materially from the results discussed in the forward-looking statements including risks associated with vulnerability to general economic and business conditions competition environmental and other regulatory changes actions by governmental authorities the availability of capital markets reliance on key personnel uninsured and underinsured losses and other factors many of which are beyond the control of the Company. Although any forward-looking statements contained in this announcement are based upon what the Directors believe to be reasonable assumptions. The Company cannot assure investors that actual results will be consistent with such forward-looking statements.

Cadence Minerals #KDNC – Auroch Minerals (ASX: AOU) Infill Sampling Extends Mineralisation at Ragless Range, Arden Zinc Project.

Cadence Minerals (AIM/NEX: KDNC; OTC: KDNCY) is pleased to note the update published today by Auroch Minerals (ASX:AOU) ‘Auroch’ that infill sampling of the remaining intervals of core from the Ragless Range drill-holes has identified more zinc mineralisation and increased the width of some of the previously reported significant intercepts, particularly for drill-hole RRDD007 which intersected high-grade zinc mineralisation including 3.65m @ 15.47% Zn from 62.15m.

Highlights:

  • Infill sampling of the Arden drilling improves best intersections from drill-hole RRDD-007:
    • 12.80m @ 4.96% Zn from 53.00m
      • including 3.65m @ 15.47% Zn from 62.15m
    • 32.70m @ 0.92% Zn from 70.46m
    • including 2.50m @ 2.40% Zn from 70.46m
    • and 8.50m @ 1.30% Zn from 81.80m
  • Confirmation of high-grade zinc silicate mineralisation (up to 34% Zn) in oxidised portion of drill-hole RRDD-007
  • The maiden drill programme at Arden intersected up to 3 horizons of SEDEX zinc mineralisation extending over 3km of strike and open along strike and at depth

As previously reported, all eight drill-holes at the Ragless Range Prospect successfully intersected at least one SEDEX zinc horizon, over a strike length of more than 3km. Initial assay results from drilling ended in mineralisation in several holes (most notably RRDD007) and warranted further infill sampling. An additional 407 samples from five holes were submitted to ALS Laboratories in Adelaide for multi-element determination, with 24 samples returning >0.5% Zn (83 samples anomalous at >0.1% Zn).

The zinc mineralisation intersected in RRDD007 differed to that in the other drill-holes in several ways. Firstly, the mineralisation extended over significant down-hole widths, including several very high-grade intervals. Secondly, there appeared to be a structural-control on the high-grade zinc mineralisation, different to the stratabound SEDEX zinc mineralisation observed in the other drill-holes. Also, high-grade zinc silicate minerals were observed in some intervals, similar to those observed in the Flinders Project deposits (Perilya Limited) including the Beltana Zinc Mine (972kt @ 29.8%Zn) located approximately 150km to the north of the Arden Project.

In addition to the infill sampling programme, the geological team have begun project scale mapping at the Arden Project, beginning with key areas of focus such as the fold hinges and interpreted faults near the high-grade result in RRDD007. Significant ironstone gossans, similar to that which lies to the southeast of drill-hole RRDD007, have been mapped and rock-chip samples have been taken to be submitted to the laboratory this week.

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/408f546e-9fa.pdf

Cadence Minerals CEO Kiran Morzaria commented: “Following the news of base metals mineralization at Bonaventura & Lake Torrens IOCG tenement developments, the Auroch investment case continues to build with additional high-grade zinc mineralization and enlarged intercepts confirmed by drilling at the Arden Ragless Range Prospect. We note Aidan Platel’s comments that these developments are critical for Auroch’s 2019 exploration programme, and look forward to further developments.”

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For further information:

Cadence Minerals plc

+44 (0) 207 440 0647

Andrew Suckling

Kiran Morzaria

WH Ireland Limited (NOMAD & Broker)

+44 (0) 207 220 1666

James Joyce

James Sinclair-Ford

Hannam & Partners LLP (Joint Broker)

+44 (0) 207 907 8500

Neil Passmore

Giles Fitzpatrick

Novum Securities Limited (Joint Broker)

+44 (0) 207 399 9400

Jon Belliss

Qualified Person

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 achieving high 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 key marketing, 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. 

Forward-Looking Statements:

Certain statements in this announcement are or may be deemed to be forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are identified by their use of terms and phrases such as ”believe” ”could” “should” ”envisage” ”estimate” ”intend” ”may” ”plan” ”will” or the negative of those variations or comparable expressions including references to assumptions. These forward-looking statements are not based on historical facts but rather on the Directors’ current expectations and assumptions regarding the Company’s future growth results of operations performance future capital and other expenditures (including the amount. nature and sources of funding thereof) competitive advantages business prospects and opportunities. Such forward-looking statements reflect the Directors’ current beliefs and assumptions and are based on information currently available to the Directors.  Many factors could cause actual results to differ materially from the results discussed in the forward-looking statements including risks associated with vulnerability to general economic and business conditions competition environmental and other regulatory changes actions by governmental authorities the availability of capital markets reliance on key personnel uninsured and underinsured losses and other factors many of which are beyond the control of the Company. Although any forward-looking statements contained in this announcement are based upon what the Directors believe to be reasonable assumptions. The Company cannot assure investors that actual results will be consistent with such forward-looking statements.

Cadence Minerals (KDNC) – Auroch Minerals (ASX: AOU) drilling intersects veins of Zinc-Lead mineralization at Bonaventura. Submit questions for Live Webinar.

Cadence Minerals (AIM/NEX: KDNC; OTC: KDNCY) is pleased to note the update published today by Auroch Minerals (ASX:AOU) ‘Auroch’ that it has successfully completed its maiden drilling programme at its 100%-owned Bonaventura Project in South Australia, intercepting significant base-metal mineralisation at its Dewrang and Grainger Prospects.

Highlights:

  • Drilling at the Grainger Zinc Prospect (Bonaventura Project) intersected significant vein sets of zinc-lead mineralisation in fresh rock at shallow depth, best intercepts include:
    • 6.0m at 1.53% zinc and 0.21% lead from 28.3m, including 1.0m at 4.50% zinc and 0.34% lead from 33.3m.
    • 7.0m at 1.65% zinc and 0.26% lead from 64.2m, including 1.0m at 4.14% zinc and 0.66% lead from 70.2m.
  • Further drilling at the Dewrang Prospect (Bonaventura Project) intersected significant base-metals mineralisation coincident to a previously defined 1.5km geophysical IP anomaly.

Auroch is planning a structural geology study of the Grainger Prospect in order to better understand the deformational history of the target area and the structural control over mineralisation in order to potentially define target areas of thicker mineralisation and/or higher grades. Samples will also be tested in order to determine which geophysical survey method might be used to best define potential zones of base-metal mineralisation and thus locate possible drill targets for the next phase of drilling at the Grainger Prospect.

The Dewrang Prospect remains a priority target area for Auroch since the drilling has demonstrated that the 1.5km long IP chargeability anomaly appears to correlate with base metals mineralisation. Additionally, historic surface soil-sampling highlighted the area as highly-anomalous in both zinc and lead. The geology team will continue to build the geological database, in order to develop these targets and define new target areas within the large tenement package, with the intent of defining targets for the next phase of drilling at the Bonaventura Project in the first half of 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/da1a4983-be2.pdf

Cadence Minerals CEO Kiran Morzaria commented: “The portfolio of assets owned by Auroch Minerals continue to add value to the investment proposition. Following from last week’s news of the new license areas at the Lake Torrens IOCG tenement, Auroch has intersected and confirmed base metals mineralisation at its two highest-priority targets at Bonaventura. We look forward to further developments from Grainger and Dewrang prospects following the report from Auroch’s geology team”

Live Webinar; Monday 10 December

Cadence is pleased to announce the Company will be hosting a live webinar at 10.00am GMT on Monday 10 December 2018. The live webinar will be available on the following link:

http://webcasting.brrmedia.co.uk/broadcast/5bf432bda05b353a6df23e7f

Listeners are encouraged to submit questions prior to the call by emailing cadence@brrmedia.co.uk or by clicking on the question button at the foot of the webcast.

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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For further information:

Cadence Minerals plc +44 (0) 207 440 0647
Andrew Suckling  
Kiran Morzaria  
   
WH Ireland Limited (NOMAD & Broker) +44 (0) 207 220 1666
James Joyce  
James Sinclair-Ford  
   
Hannam & Partners LLP (Joint Broker) +44 (0) 207 907 8500
Neil Passmore  
Giles Fitzpatrick  
   
Novum Securities Limited (Joint Broker) +44 (0) 207 399 9400
Jon Belliss

 

Qualified Person

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 achieving high 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 key marketing, 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.

 

Forward-Looking Statements:

Certain statements in this announcement are or may be deemed to be forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are identified by their use of terms and phrases such as ‘‘believe’’ ‘‘could’’ “should” ‘‘envisage’’ ‘‘estimate’’ ‘‘intend’’ ‘‘may’’ ‘‘plan’’ ‘‘will’’ or the negative of those variations or comparable expressions including references to assumptions. These forward-looking statements are not based on historical facts but rather on the Directors’ current expectations and assumptions regarding the Company’s future growth results of operations performance future capital and other expenditures (including the amount. nature and sources of funding thereof) competitive advantages business prospects and opportunities. Such forward-looking statements reflect the Directors’ current beliefs and assumptions and are based on information currently available to the Directors.  Many factors could cause actual results to differ materially from the results discussed in the forward-looking statements including risks associated with vulnerability to general economic and business conditions competition environmental and other regulatory changes actions by governmental authorities the availability of capital markets reliance on key personnel uninsured and underinsured losses and other factors many of which are beyond the control of the Company. Although any forward-looking statements contained in this announcement are based upon what the Directors believe to be reasonable assumptions. The Company cannot assure investors that actual results will be consistent with such forward-looking statements.

Cadence Minerals #KDNC – Auroch Minerals (ASX: AOU) Stakes Highly-Prospective IOCG Project at Lake Torrens plus Live Webinar

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.

Highlights:

  • 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.”

Live Webinar:

Cadence is pleased to announce the Company will be hosting a live webinar at 10.00am GMT on Monday 10 December 2018. The live webinar will be available on the following link:

http://webcasting.brrmedia.co.uk/broadcast/5bf432bda05b353a6df23e7f

Listeners are encouraged to submit questions prior to the call by emailing cadence@brrmedia.co.ukor by clicking on the question button at the foot of the webcasting.

 

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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For further information:

Cadence Minerals plc +44 (0) 207 440 0647
Andrew Suckling
Kiran Morzaria
WH Ireland Limited (NOMAD & Broker) +44 (0) 207 220 1666
James Joyce
James Sinclair-Ford
Hannam & Partners LLP (Joint Broker) +44 (0) 207 907 8500
Neil Passmore
Giles Fitzpatrick
Novum Securities Limited (Joint Broker) +44 (0) 207 399 9400
Jon Belliss

 

Qualified Person

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.

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. 

Forward-LookingStatements:

Certain statements in this announcement are or may be deemed to be forward-lookingstatements. Forward-lookingstatements are identified by their use of terms and phrases such as ‘‘believe’’ ‘‘could’’ “should” ‘‘envisage’’ ‘‘estimate’’ ‘‘intend’’ ‘‘may’’ ‘‘plan’’ ‘‘will’’ or the negative of those variations or comparable expressions including references to assumptions. These forward-looking statements are not based on historical facts but rather on the Directors’ current expectations and assumptions regarding the Company’s future growth results of operations performance future capital and other expenditures (including the amount. nature and sources of funding thereof) competitive advantages business prospects and opportunities. Such forward-lookingstatements reflect the Directors’ current beliefs and assumptions and are based on information currently available to the Directors. Many factors could cause actual results to differ materially from the results discussed in the forward-looking statements including risks associated with vulnerability to general economic and business conditions competition environmental and other regulatory changes actions by governmental authorities the availability of capital markets reliance on keypersonnel uninsured and underinsured losses and other factors many of which are beyond the control of the Company. Although any forward-looking statements contained in this announcement are based upon what the Directors believe to be reasonable assumptions.The Company cannot assure investors that actual results will be consistent with such forward-lookingstatements.

Cadence Minerals #KDNC – Auroch Minerals (ASX: AOU) Drilling Programme Identifies Large Sedex Zinc Potential at Arden

Cadence Minerals (AIM/NEX: KDNC; OTC: KDNCY) is pleased to note the update published today by Auroch Minerals (ASX:AOU) ‘Auroch’ that it has successfully completed its maiden drilling programme at the Arden Project, in South Australia, with all ten drill-holes encountering horizons of Sedimentary Exhalative (SEDEX) zinc and/or copper mineralisation.

Highlights:

  • Maiden drill programme at Arden intercepts base-metals mineralisation in all 10 drill-holes.
  • Up to 3 horizons of SEDEX zinc mineralisation identified at the Ragless Range Prospect within the Arden Project, extending over 3km of strike and open in every direction.
  • Best intersection was from drill-hole RRDD-007:
    • 15m @ 7.52% Zn & 0.02% Pb from 57.65m, including 3.65m @ 15.47% Zn & 0.02% Pb from 62.15m.
  • Additional mineralised bands up to 24% Zn identified in drill-hole RRDD-007 by portable XRF subsequent to initial assay results – laboratory assays are pending.

Assays are pending from additional intervals of drill-core sampled subsequent to re-logging of zones surrounding mineralisation at Ragless Range. Auroch’s geology team will continue to use pXRF, surface mapping and surface sampling techniques to build the geological database, with a focus on areas where large interpreted structures meet the projected location of the mineralised SEDEX horizons. These focussed target areas will be tested with ground geophysical surveys with the intent of defining target areas for the next phase of drilling at the Arden Project in the first half of 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/8d48f77d-f8b.pdf

Cadence Minerals CEO Kiran Morzaria commented:“This is a positive initial drilling result from Auroch’s Arden project. As CEO Aidan Platel says, the company has exceeded its objectives in the maiden drill programme, not only confirming previously defined SEDEX mineralisation, but (a) identifying concentrated mineralisation that potentially improves the economic grades of the metal inventory and (b) discovering another two SEDEX zinc mineralised horizons that had not previously been identified. Most importantly, this result increases the potential scale of the Arden SEDEX base-metal system, and provides further validation for our investment into Auroch Minerals.

We look forward to assay results and further news from Auroch as the project develops.”

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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For further information:

Cadence Minerals plc +44 (0) 207 440 0647
Andrew Suckling
Kiran Morzaria
WH Ireland Limited (NOMAD & Broker) +44 (0) 207 220 1666
James Joyce
James Sinclair-Ford
Hannam & Partners LLP (Joint Broker) +44 (0) 207 907 8500
Neil Passmore
Giles Fitzpatrick
Novum Securities Limited (Joint Broker) +44 (0) 207 399 9400
Jon Belliss

 

Qualified Person

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.

 

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.

 

Forward-LookingStatements:

Certain statements in this announcement are or may be deemed to be forward-lookingstatements. Forward-lookingstatements are identified by their use of terms and phrases such as ‘‘believe’’ ‘‘could’’ “should” ‘‘envisage’’ ‘‘estimate’’ ‘‘intend’’ ‘‘may’’ ‘‘plan’’ ‘‘will’’ or the negative of those variations or comparable expressions including references to assumptions. These forward-looking statements are not based on historical facts but rather on the Directors’ current expectations and assumptions regarding the Company’s future growth results of operations performance future capital and other expenditures (including the amount. nature and sources of funding thereof) competitive advantages business prospects and opportunities. Such forward-lookingstatements reflect the Directors’ current beliefs and assumptions and are based on information currently available to the Directors. Many factors could cause actual results to differ materially from the results discussed in the forward-looking statements including risks associated with vulnerability to general economic and business conditions competition environmental and other regulatory changes actions by governmental authorities the availability of capital markets reliance on keypersonnel uninsured and underinsured losses and other factors many of which are beyond the control of the Company. Although any forward-looking statements contained in this announcement are based upon what the Directors believe to be reasonable assumptions.The Company cannot assure investors that actual results will be consistent with such forward-lookingstatements.

Cadence Minerals #KDNC – Bacanora Lithium #BCN announces NI-43-101 lithium resource estimate at Zinnwald Project, Germany.

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.

Highlights:

  • 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.

The full release can be found at: https://www.londonstockexchange.com/exchange/news/market-news/market-news-detail/BCN/13820883.html

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.

– Ends –

For further information:

For further information:

Cadence Minerals plc

+44 (0) 207 440 0647

Andrew Suckling

Kiran Morzaria

WH Ireland Limited (NOMAD & Broker)

+44 (0) 207 220 1666

James Joyce

James Sinclair-Ford

Hannam & Partners LLP (Joint Broker)

+44 (0) 207 907 8500

Neil Passmore

Giles Fitzpatrick

Novum Securities Limited (Joint Broker)

+44 (0) 207 399 9400

Jon Belliss

 

Qualified Person

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 achieving high 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 key marketing, 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.

Forward-Looking Statements:

Certain statements in this announcement are or may be deemed to be forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are identified by their use of terms and phrases such as ”believe” ”could” “should” ”envisage” ”estimate” ”intend” ”may” ”plan” ”will” or the negative of those variations or comparable expressions including references to assumptions. These forward-looking statements are not based on historical facts but rather on the Directors’ current expectations and assumptions regarding the Company’s future growth results of operations performance future capital and other expenditures (including the amount. nature and sources of funding thereof) competitive advantages business prospects and opportunities. Such forward-looking statements reflect the Directors’ current beliefs and assumptions and are based on information currently available to the Directors.  Many factors could cause actual results to differ materially from the results discussed in the forward-looking statements including risks associated with vulnerability to general economic and business conditions competition environmental and other regulatory changes actions by governmental authorities the availability of capital markets reliance on key personnel uninsured and underinsured losses and other factors many of which are beyond the control of the Company. Although any forward-looking statements contained in this announcement are based upon what the Directors believe to be reasonable assumptions. The Company cannot assure investors that actual results will be consistent with such forward-looking statements.

Cadence Minerals #KDNC – Interim Results for the six months ended 30 June 2018

Cadence Minerals plc, (AIM/NEX: KDNC; OTC: REMMY), which invests in highly prospective lithium and rare earth mineral projects, announces its interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2018.

HIGHLIGHTS

·      Fundamental Supply of Lithium Compounds remains constrained

·      Long-term battery grade lithium pricing increased during the period and remains US$15,000 per tonne

·      European Metals Holdings (“EMH”) the owner of the Cinovec project in the Czech Republic;

·      Completed test work on roast improving lithium recoveries to 95%.

·      Announced a revised pre-feasibility study which will envisage the production of lithium hydroxide which is currently priced at around US$17,000 per tonne.

·      Reconnaissance exploration was completed at San Luis lithium project which has identified some 10 thousand hectares of prospective ground of lithium bearing pegmatites.

·      Subsequent to the year-end Macarthur entered into an exclusive advisory agreement with UK based Capstan Capital Partners LLP (“Capstan”) to seek the necessary funding required to advance Macarthur’s significant iron ore projects located in Western Australia.

STRATEGIC REVIEW

By most of the fundamental measures in supply and demand dynamics, whether it be constrained supply chains, strong product pricing or build out capacity for the product, the long-term outlook for lithium and lithium compounds remains strong.

Nonetheless, for 2018, there have been several analysts that have continued to suggest a wave of supply of lithium compounds and therefore a softening in lithium prices. Our research and “boots on the ground” approach tells a very different story.

The oversupply camp point to increasing capacity from China, Australia and the Atacama that will swamp the market. However, this fails to take account of two critical points. Firstly, the delivery of battery grade lithium compounds is not easy, even with the typical commissioning delays associated with mining projects, there is then the added aspect of a complex and capital-intensive hydrometallurgical plant, to get these commissioned and financed is difficult. Therefore, the reality is the supply will be delayed in our view, and only those projects with sufficient scale and competitive cost structure will be able to attract the financing to enter the supply chain.

Secondly, the additional capacity from Australia is, for the large majority, shipped as spodumene to China, where it is converted to lithium compounds. So, to understand supply, you need to understand the conversion capacity of China, which by all accounts are struggling to install new conversion plants in time and will probably be only able to produce 200,000 tonnes of lithium carbonate in 2019. Both of the above point to a constrained supply chain and not a wave of supply.

When we look at pricing over the period, several detractors will point to the drop in the price of Lithium compounds in China. The reality is that Chinese pricing was influenced in part by brine projects in China needing to sell below battery grade lithium carbonate to fund operations. To us, the most representative pricing of battery grade lithium carbonate is from South America where pricing continued to increase over the year and currently trades at around US$15,000 per tonne of battery grade lithium carbonate.

Despite all of these constraints in supply and the positive outlook on the demand side equities in the lithium market have softened considerably during the year with the Global X lithium ETF dropping by 19% over the six months to June 2018, with some lithium project developers dropping up to 65% over the same period.

Our investments were not immune to this softening, and our principle two investments in Bacanora Lithium and European Lithium reduced in price by 20% and 53% respectively. This, in turn, was reflected in our share price performance which reduced by 33% over the period and our absolute return figures which  were at the period ended 26% which is in line with the return figures on Global X Lithium ETF over the same period.

Table 1: Absolute Return Figures

30/06/2017

31/12/2017

30/06/2018

Book Value (GB£ ,000)

17,904

11,345

11,104

Mark to Market Equity Value (GB£ ,000)

30,882

24,869

14,005

Absolute Return on Equity (%)

72%

119%

26%

Global X Lithium & Battery Tech Returns (%)

13%

51%

27%

 

Despite the performance of our investments, the underlying projects remain sound and have the right cost structure and scale to potentially be significant contributors to the battery supply chain.

Of note was the progress that European Metals Holdings have made during the year. It has improved roast recoveries in their lab test work, and since the end of June 2018 they received approvals to carry out geotechnical drilling and announced that they would be carrying out a revised pre-feasibility study to produce lithium hydroxide which is scheduled to be published in the coming months. Given the pricing and demand for this compound, we would hope to see an improvement in the economics of the project.

Bacanora continued to make progress during the year at a project level, however, as a result of market volatility in the lithium markets, it decided not to proceed with the equity portion of its project financing. It is continuing the front-end engineering design of the project and has drawn down US$25 million of its US$150 million debt facility.

The board and its strategy have evolved significantly since 2014. Its focus since September last year is to invest in earlier stage exploration projects, as this is typically where the largest return is for relatively low levels of investment capital. The risk associated with investing in any resource projects at an early stage is high, therefore, and in order to mitigate this risk, our goal from the outset is to obtain a deep fundamental understanding of the resource, its chemistry and management team.

By doing so, we can eliminate the many of the potential investments that we review during the year and fund projects that we believe will deliver value to our shareholders. We look to fund projects via earning in, at solely our option, and if at all possible look to incentivise our joint venture partners via equity in Cadence against deliverables that will add value. Importantly we also take an active approach to our investments by being part of the management team and enshrining our minority shareholder protections in joint venture agreements.

During the six months, we have reviewed numerous projects, inclusive of brines in the Atacama, Cobalt in the USA, and pegmatites in multiple places in Africa, all of which had their attractions however they did not match our investment criteria so were rejected.

We continue to review possible investments and seek out new opportunities always with the ultimate aim of securing an asset that has the potential to add significant value to our share price.

The future remains very exciting for the Company. We will continue to review our investments in our investee companies, with regular meetings with management. Importantly we will continue to examine the market perception of lithium and if required ensure we limit our exposure to further downside in our equity positions. 

INVESTMENT REVIEW

Bacanora Lithium Plc (“Bacanora”)

At the period end Cadence owned 8.3% of Bacanora’s equity and a 30% stake in the Mexalit S.A. de CV (“Mexalit”) joint venture which forms part of the Sonora Lithium Project in Northern Mexico.

Bacanora has two lithium development assets, the Sonora Lithium Project and the Zinnwald Lithium Project. Bacanora has a 50% interest in, and joint operational control, of the Zinnwald Lithium Project. Zinnwald represents a strategic asset located near a thriving market for lithium and energy products.

Bacanora’s principal asset is the Sonora Lithium Project in northern Mexico. The asset has Measured plus Indicated Mineral Resource estimate of over 5 million tonnes (‘Mt’) (comprising 1.9 Mt of Measured Resources and 3.1Mt of Indicated Resources) of lithium carbonate equivalent (‘LCE’) and an additional Inferred Mineral Resource of 3.7 Mt of LCE, Sonora is regarded as one of the world’s larger known clay lithium deposits.

In January 2018 Bacanora published its Feasibility Study (“FS”) on the project. The FS targeted a two-stage open-pit operation, reaching 35,000 tonnes (t) of lithium carbonate (Li2CO3) per annum (“tpa”) in year four. The FS has a pre-tax NPV of US$1.25 billion and an IRR of 26%. The capital and working capital costs of the first stage of production (17,500 t of Li2CO3 per annum) is estimated to be US$460 million. Under our estimation, The FS mine plan currently has some 12% of the plant feed being mined from the 30% joint venture areas owned by Mexalit.

After the period end, Bacanora announced its financing strategy and were able to secure a US$150 million debt funding from RK Mine Finance. Additionally, Bacanora was able to secure conditional investments totalling US$90 million from the State General Reserve of Oman and Bacanora’s off-take partner, Hanwa Co., Ltd. These combined financing represented US$240 million of the US$460 million required. In July Bacanora elected not to proceed with a further US$100 equity placing, citing current volatility in global commodities markets.

Both our 8.3% equity stake in Bacanora and our ownership in the Mexalit joint venture could represent a substantial return for Cadence in the form of cash flow from the Sonora Lithium Project. Which we estimate could be as much  US$106 million (net present value, 10% discount) using a lithium carbonate price of 13,000 per tonne and a dilution of 3X of the current equity on issue in Bacanora. This is of course contingent on Bacanora securing the necessary financing and executing the development of the Sonora Lithium project as per the FS published in January this year.

European Metals Holdings Limited (“EMH”)

At the end of June 2018 and as a result of share issues by EMH Cadence held a 19.7% in EMH, through this equity holding we have an economic interest in the Cinovec lithium and tin deposit.

At an operational level, the Cinovec lithium project progressed well. However, this progress was overshadowed by Czech presidential elections and, in particular, the statement of the Czech Minister of Industry and Trade which purported to terminate the memorandum of understanding between EMH and Czech Ministry of Industry of Trade. As stated by EMH the termination of the MOU does not in any way affect the exploration rights of EMH tenure over its exploration permits.

Despite this, there were substantial strides made in the development of the Cinovec Lithium Project. Of note was the improvement in lithium recoveries announced in March, which was increased to 95%. In addition, EMH continued to work on the pilot scale beneficiation work, this work along with the improved lithium recoveries meant that subsequent to the period end EMH was able to report increased lithium production from 20,800 tpa to 22,500 tpa.

Moreover, EMH has commenced work on an update of the Preliminary Feasibility Study to model the production of higher value lithium hydroxide due to its increasing use in lithium-ion batteries. We expect the results from this to be announced in the coming months. 

San Luis Lithium Project

In December 2017 Cadence Minerals announced that it had executed binding investment agreements to acquire up to 100% of six prospective hard rock lithium assets in Argentina.

These transactions mark the start of the Company’s strategic shift to earn into early stage lithium assets in well-known lithium jurisdictions where we see the potential to deliver shareholder value by investing in projects that have shorter development timeline to cashflow than a typical lithium carbonate producer.

The San Luis Project Consist of claims over 55,773 hectares for six exploration permits within the known spodumene bearing pegmatite fields in San Luis Province, Central Argentina.

During the period under review the investee’s geology team, utilising a range of remote sensing and geographical information system (GIS) tools, have completed several desktop studies which identify highly prospective areas for lithium mineralisation in known spodumene bearing pegmatite bodies. Encouragingly, there are multiple indicators that confirm the presence of spodumene bearing pegmatite bodies including geological structural features, aero-magnetic radiometric data analysis, satellite imagery and differentiation in granitic bodies.

The net result is that out of the 55,773 hectares, comprising the six assets total area, the geology team have identified 10,049 hectares as high-priority areas for the next phase of the exploration programme

Finalised Environmental Impact Assessments have been submitted to the mining regulator for these high priority areas, with applications for drilling permits to follow

The project team are now in discussions with third-party suppliers, including drilling contractors, and intend to fast-track the next phase of exploration as soon as regulatory approval is secured.

On grant of the exploration permits Cadence will acquire up to 49% by spending £1.1m on exploration and drilling, and by issuing £0.4 million of new ordinary shares in Cadence to The Vendors. Cadence has an option to acquire up to 100% by issuing a further £1.75m of new ordinary shares in Cadence. During the period Cadence completed its initial £0.10 million investment for 4% of the exploration permit.

Auroch Minerals

At the end of the period Cadence had a 6.6% interest in Auroch Minerals, its focus over the period under review has been the development of the high-grade zinc, Bonaventura Project and the Arden zinc, copper-cobalt project. Drilling has commenced at both of these highly prospective projects, both of which are expected to take between six and eight weeks to complete.

The Bonaventura Project contains several historic artisanal mines for zinc, lead, copper, gold and silver that were worked at various times up to the 1920’s. Soil-sampling over the Bonaventura Project has been completed with zinc anomalism following the strike of the regional Cygnet-Snelling Fault.

The Vinco Target, which is situated 1,500m along strike from Grainger target, has previously been surveyed using high-resolution aeromagnetics, including induced polarisation (IP) and gravity surveys.

The IP survey interpretation over the Dewrang target identified two-highly chargeable anomalies at approximately 200m depth over a strike length of over 400m. Anomalies indicate the potential for the presence of high-grade base-metal sulphides, making Dewrang a high-priority area for exploration.

In addition to the base metal targets, the Kohinoor target remains highly prospective for gold mineralisation, with historic composite samples taken from the first level of the main historic workings.

The Arden project consists of a Sedex type potential deposit. The Sedex potential was initially discovered by Kennecott (Rio Tinto Group) between 1966 and 1972, identifying anomalous Sedex-style zinc mineralisation up to 40m wide and with a potential for over 10km of the strike. However, since 1980 the area has been the focus of regional diamond exploration, and as such the Sedex horizon at the Ragless Range Target had not been explored.

Auroch has moved quickly to realise the project potential, undertaking reconnaissance field mapping, rock-chip sampling,a reinterpretation of historical data and an Aeromagnetic survey before initiating its maiden drill programme in August 2018. Arden enjoys access to world-class infrastructure including the railway to Port Augusta, which passes just to the south of the tenement.

Macarthur Minerals (“Macarthur”)

Cadence at the end of the period had 12.1% equity interest in Macarthur, which is an Australian mining exploration company which has a diverse portfolio over multiple asset types, commodities and locations.

During the period its efforts have been focused on the early exploration of its gold, nickel and lithium projects in Western Australia.

However of most interest was the work that has been carried on its substantial Iron Ore Projects in the Yilgran Region of Australia, which have Mineral Resources comprised of Indicated Mineral Resources of approximately 54.5 Mt @ 47.2% Fe and approximately 26Mt @ 45.4% Fe Inferred resources.

Subsequent to the year-end Macarthur entered into an exclusive advisory agreement with UK based Capstan Capital Partners LLP (“Capstan”) to seek the necessary funding required to advance Macarthur’s significant iron ore projects located in Western Australia.

Macarthur has been reviewing its iron ore projects in light of the emergence of rail and port capacity through to the Port of Esperance and the cessation of mining at Cleveland-Cliffs Inc’s Asia Pacific Iron Ore projects and Mineral Resources Limited’s Carina project. 

Clancy Exploration (“Clancy”)

At the end of the period, Cadence held 4.5% interest in Clancy, which focused its efforts during the period in acquiring and developing 100% of key cobalt licenses adjacent to the Bou Azzer Cobalt mine in Morocco, which is famous for being a primary cobalt producer. Initial surface sampling has been carried out, and due diligence has been completed. The acquisition is in the process of completion, and we await further news in this regard.

Yangibana Rare Earth Project

Cadence owns a 30% free carried interest in the Yangibana North, Gossan, Hook, Kanes Gossan, Lions Ear and Bald Hill North rare earth projects (“Yangibana North Project”) in Western Australia. These projects form part of the larger Yangibana Rare Earth Project (“the Project”). The free carry is up to the commencement of the feasibility study.

Hastings Technology Metals Ltd (“Hastings”), which is the operator of the Project and the owner of the remaining 70% in the Yangibana North Project, made considerable progress during the year to date. This included securing funding for the initial long lead items for the project and securing an offtake of Memorandum of Understanding with Tyssenkrupp Raw Materials GmbH.

During the period we engaged with the management of Hastings, to discuss and review the reasoning why our joint venture areas are not included in the current mining plans. In conclusion, although mineral resources are substantial, using the currently envisaged beneficiation and hydrometallurgical process, the higher grade in the joint venture areas is offset by the higher processing costs associated with the ore. Therefore, Hastings envision that the ore will be included in the later stages of the mining plan, which is out of the scope of the feasibility study. In this regard, we view that our priority should be to look to extract value from the asset in the short to medium term.

FINANCIAL REVIEW

During the period, the Group made a loss before taxation of £4.60 million (30 June 2017: profit of £0.89 million; year ended 31 December 2017: profit £1.19 million). This was primarily due to a decrease in market price of our investments in Bacanora, following the overall trend in the market within lithium stocks.

There was a weighted basic loss per share of 0.058p (30 June 2017: profit per share 0.011p, 31 December 2016: profit per share 0.015p).  Foreign currency translation differences marginally increased comprehensive loss for the period to £4.66 million (30 June 2017: total comprehensive income of £0.84 million, 31 December 2016: total comprehensive expenditure of £1.88 million).

Administrative expenses decreased by £0.33 million compared to the same period last year; this decrease was driven by cost-cutting measures across the board inclusive of an average 30% reduction in directors salaries, which took effect in April this year. We continue to reduce costs and expect this downward trend in costs for the remainder of this financial year.

The total assets of the group decreased from £35.17 million at 31 December 2017 to £25.41 million. Of this amount, £9.95 million represent the market value of our available for sale investments at the period end. The reduction in the total assets is as a result of the decrease in the value of Bacanora equity, which was the primary driver for the decrease in available for sale asset value.

It is important to note that this does not include our investment in EMH. Our investment in EMH is classified as an investment in an associate and held at a value of £12.9 million. EMH is classified as such because we hold in excess of 19% and Kiran Morzaria, the Chief Executive Office of Cadence is also a Non-Executive Director of EMH.

Our borrowings of £4.18 million as at the 31 December 2017 reduced to £3.06 million by the end of the period as we paid back our convertible loans.

During the period, our net cash outflow from operating activities was £0.45 million compared to £1.46 million during the same period last year. The variance is attributable to the decreased administrative expenses as highlighted above. We invested a further £0.47 million in blue-chip liquid stocks in the lithium sector. We disposed of £0.44 million some of which included the aforementioned lithium stocks as well as some Bacanora equity, which taken together provided a £0.10 million realised profit on disposal. We also paid back some £1.12 million of our convertible loan during the period, which was the primary driver in reducing our cash position to £0.2 million.

 

 

For further information please contact

Cadence Minerals plc

+44 (0) 207 440 0647

Andrew Suckling

Kiran Morzaria

WH Ireland Limited (NOMAD & Broker)

+44 (0) 207 220 1666

James Joyce

James Sinclair-Ford

Hannam & Partners LLP (Joint Broker)

+44 (0) 207 907 8500

Neil Passmore

Giles Fitzpatrick

Novum Securities Limited (Joint Broker)

+44 (0) 207 399 9400

Jon Belliss

Forward-Looking Statements:

Certain statements in this announcement are or may be deemed to be forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are identified by their use of terms and phrases such as ”believe” ”could” “should” ”envisage” ”estimate” ”intend” ”may” ”plan” ”will” or the negative of those variations or comparable expressions including references to assumptions. These forward-looking statements are not based on historical facts but rather on the Directors’ current expectations and assumptions regarding the Company’s future growth results of operations performance future capital and other expenditures (including the amount. nature and sources of funding thereof) competitive advantages business prospects and opportunities. Such forward-looking statements reflect the Directors’ current beliefs and assumptions and are based on information currently available to the Directors.  Many factors could cause actual results to differ materially from the results discussed in the forward-looking statements including risks associated with vulnerability to general economic and business conditions competition environmental and other regulatory changes actions by governmental authorities the availability of capital markets reliance on key personnel uninsured and underinsured losses and other factors many of which are beyond the control of the Company. Although any forward-looking statements contained in this announcement are based upon what the Directors believe to be reasonable assumptions. The Company cannot assure investors that actual results will be consistent with such forward-looking statements.

CADENCE MINERALS PLC

STATEMENT OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

FOR THE PERIOD ENDED 30 JUNE 2018

 

Notes

Unaudited Period ended 30 June 2018

Unaudited Period ended 30 June 2017

Audited Year ended 31 December 2017

£’000

£’000

£’000

Income

Unrealised (loss)/profit on available for sale assets

(3,730)

2,331

1,353

Realised profit on available for sale assets

105

2

3,118

Other income

48

60

145

(3,577)

2,393

4,616

Share based payments

(3)

(2)

Impairment of intangible assets

(300)

Other administrative expenses

(785)

(1,123)

(1,800)

Total administrative expenses

(788)

(1,123)

(2,102)

Operating (loss)/profit

(4,365)

1,270

2,514

Share of associates losses

(182)

(103)

(339)

Finance cost

(59)

(272)

(986)

(Loss)/profit before taxation

(4,606)

895

1,189

 

 

 

Taxation

(Loss)/profit attributable to the equity holders of the Company

(4,606)

895

1,189

Other comprehensive (expenditure)/income

Foreign currency translation differences

(53)

(53)

686

Other comprehensive (expenditure)/income for the period net of tax

(53)

(53)

686

Total comprehensive income/(expenditure) for the period

(4,659)

842

1,875

(Loss)/Profit per share

Basic (pence per share)

3

(0.0587)

0.0115

0.0152

Diluted (pence per share)

3

(0.0506)

0.0095

0.0125

CADENCE MINERALS PLC

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN EQUITY

FOR THE PERIOD ENDED 30 JUNE 2018

 

Share capital

Share premium account (restated)

Share-based payment reserve

Hedging, Loan & Exchange reserves

Retained earnings

Total equity

£’000

£’000

£’000

£’000

£’000

£’000

Balance at 1 January 2017

1,192

27,145

4,410

(254)

(7,968)

24,525

Issue of share capital

2

157

159

Transfer on lapse of warrants

(396)

396

On settlement of loan notes

(33)

(33)

Transactions with owners

               2

             157

–         396

–              33

          396  

          126

Foreign exchange

 –

 –

553

 –

553

Profit for the period

895

895

Total comprehensive income for the period

              –  

                –  

              –  

553

895

1,448

Balance at 30 June 2017 (unaudited)

1,194

27,302

4,014

266

(6,677)

26,099

Issue of share capital

8

250

258

Share based payments

2

2

Transfer on lapse of warrants

(285)

285

Transfer on cancellation of options

(553)

553

On issue of loan notes

412

412

On settlement of loan notes

(474)

(474)

Transactions with owners

               8

             250

–         836

(62)

          838

          198

Foreign exchange

133

133

Profit for the period

294

294

Total comprehensive income for the period

              –  

                –  

              –  

133

294

427

Balance at 31 December 2017

1,202

27,552

3,178

337

(5,545)

26,724

Share based payments

3

3

Transfer on lapse of warrants

(132)

132

Transactions with owners

              –  

                –  

(129)

                –  

          132

               3

Foreign exchange

 –

 –

(53)

 –

(53)

On conversion of loan notes

 –

 –

 –

 –

Loss for the period

(4,606)

(4,606)

Total comprehensive loss for the period

              –  

                –  

              –  

(53)

(4,606)

(4,659)

Balance at 30 June 2018 (unaudited)

1,202

27,552

3,049

284

(10,019)

22,068

 

CADENCE MINERALS PLC

STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION

AS AT 30 JUNE 2018

 

Unaudited

Unaudited

Audited

 30 June 2018

 30 June 2017

31 December 2017

Assets

Notes

£’000

£’000

£’000

Non-current

Intangible assets

1,875

2,228

1,887

Tangible assets

Investment in associate

12,918

12,879

12,988

14,793

15,107

14,875

Current assets

Trade and other receivables

461

421

722

Available for sale asset

9,946

18,498

13,534

Cash and cash equivalents

216

2,125

2,037

Total current assets

10,623

21,044

16,293

Total assets

25,416

36,151

31,168

EQUITY AND LIABILITIES

Current liabilities

Trade and other payables

290

227

262

Borrowings

3,058

9,825

4,182

Total current liabilities and total liabilities

3,348

10,052

4,444

Equity

Share capital

4

1,202

1,194

1,202

Share premium

27,552

27,302

27,552

Share based payment reserve

3,049

4,014

3,178

Hedging & Exchange reserve

284

266

337

Retained earnings

(10,019)

(6,677)

(5,545)

Total equity and liabilities

to owners of the company

22,068

26,099

26,724

Total equity and liabilities

25,416

36,151

31,168

CADENCE MINERALS PLC

CONSOLIDATED CASH FLOW STATEMENT

FOR THE PERIOD 30 JUNE 2018

Unaudited Period ended

Unaudited Period ended

Audited Year ended

30 June 2018

30 June 2017

31 December 2017

£’000

£’000

£’000

Cash flows from operating activities

Operating (loss)/profit

(4,365)

1,270

2,514

Net realised/unrealised (loss)/profit on AFSA

3,625

(2,333)

(4,471)

Impairment of intangible assets

300

Equity settled share-based payments

3

2

Decrease/(increase) in trade and other receivables

261

(19)

(320)

Increase/(decrease) in trade and other payables

28

(376)

(83)

Net cash outflow from operating activities

(448)

(1,458)

(2,058)

Taxation

Cash flows from investing activities

Payments for investments in AFS assets

(476)

(214)

(214)

Receipts on sale of AFS assets

438

16

7,118

Payments for investments in associates

(345)

Investment in exploration costs

(100)

(312)

(270)

Net cash outflow from investing activities

(138)

(510)

6,289

Cash flows from financing activities

Net (loan repayments)/borrowings

(1,176)

(5,400)

Finance cost

(59)

(99)

(986)

Net cash inflow from financing activities

(1,235)

(99)

(6,386)

Net (decrease)/increase in cash and cash equivalents

(1,821)

(2,067)

(2,155)

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

2,037

4,192

4,192

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

216

2,125

2,037

 

NOTES TO THE INTERIM REPORT

FOR THE PERIOD ENDED 30 JUNE 201

 

1 BASIS OF PREPARATION

The interim financial statements have been prepared in accordance with applicable accounting standards and under the historical cost convention.  The financial information set out in this interim report does not constitute statutory accounts as defined in section 434 of the Companies Act 2006. The Group’s statutory financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2017 have been delivered to the Registrar of Companies. The auditor’s report on those financial statements was unqualified.

The principal accounting policies of the Group are consistent with those detailed in the 31 December 2017 financial statements, which are prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRSs), as adopted by the European Union.   

GOING CONCERN 

The Directors have prepared cash flow forecasts for the period ending 30 September 2018. The forecasts demonstrate that the Group has sufficient funds to allow it to continue in business for a period of at least twelve months from the date of approval of these financial statements. Accordingly, the accounts have been prepared on a going concern basis. 

CRITICAL ACCOUNTING ESTIMATES AND JUDGEMENTS

Estimates and judgements are continually evaluated and are based on historical experience and other factors, including expectations of future events that are believed to be reasonable under the circumstances. 

The Group makes estimates and assumptions concerning the future. The resulting accounting estimates will, by definition, seldom equal the related actual results 

2 SEGMENTAL REPORTING 

An operating segment is a distinguishable component of the Group that engages in business activities from which it may earn revenues and incur expenses, whose operating results are regularly reviewed by the Group’s chief operating decision maker to make decisions about the allocation of resources and assessment of performance and about which discrete financial information is available.

The chief operating decision maker reviews financial information for and makes decisions about the Group’s performance as a whole. The Group has not actively traded during the period.

Subject to further acquisitions the Group expects to further review its segmental information during the forthcoming financial year.

  

3 PROFIT PER SHARE  

The calculation of the (loss)/profit per share is based on the (loss)/profit attributable to ordinary shareholders divided by the weighted average number of shares in issue during the period.

 

Unaudited

Unaudited

Audited

six months ended

six months ended

year ended

30 June 2018

30 June 2017

31 December 2017

£’000

£’000

£’000

(Loss)/profit on ordinary activities after tax (£’000)

(4,606)

895

1,189

Weighted average number of shares for calculating basic loss/profit per share

  7,851,440,338

  7,773,489,131

  7,811,370,698

Share options and warrants exercisable

  1,259,575,345

  1,689,215,294

  1,664,564,973

Weighted average number of shares for calculating diluted loss/profit per share

  9,111,015,683

  9,462,704,425

  9,475,935,671

Basic and diluted (loss)/profit per share (pence)

(0.0587)

0.0115

0.0152

Diluted (loss)/profit per share (pence)

(0.0506)

0.0095

0.0125

 

 

4 SHARE CAPITAL

 

Unaudited

Unaudited

Audited

30 June 2018

30 June 2017

31 December 2017

£’000

£’000

£’000

Allotted, issued and fully paid

173,619,050 deferred shares of 0.24p (30 June and 31 December 2017: 173,619,050)

417

417

417

7,851,440,338 ordinary shares of 0.01p (30 June 2017: 7,777,690,338, 31 December 2017: 7,851,440,338)

                      785

                      777

                      785

                  1,202

                  1,194

                  1,202

 

Cadence Minerals #KDNC – Auroch Minerals ASX: #AOU significantly increases presence across Arden & Bonaventura Base-Metals projects

Cadence Minerals (AIM/NEX: KDNC; OTC: KDNCY) is pleased to note that Auroch Minerals (ASX: AOU) (“Auroch”) has announced that it has significantly increased its exploration tenure across its Arden and Bonaventura Projects in South Australia. The new areas are considered highly-prospective for base-metals and add momentum to Auroch’s aggressive exploration programmes, with drilling already underway at both Arden and Bonaventura Projects. The Arden and Bonaventura Projects now encompass a total of 2,079km2 within the world-class Adelaide Geosyncline, which underpins Auroch’s strategy to consolidate land in the region to systematically and aggressively explore for high-grade base-metal deposits. 

Highlights:

  • Auroch increases its tenement package in South Australia with 2 new Exploration Licence. Applications (ELAs), one at the Arden Project and one at the Bonaventura Project
  • All three new areas considered highly-prospective for SEDEX and structurally-hosted zinc, copper, gold and cobalt mineralisation.
  • EL Application at the Arden Project has already been granted (EL6217).
  • New licences significantly expand project area by 55%.
  • Drilling continues at Arden and Bonaventura with assay results to be released to marketas they become available.

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: http://clients3.weblink.com.au/pdf/AOU/02016236.pdf

 

Cadence Minerals CEO Kiran Morzaria commented:“Auroch CEO Aidan Platel and his team continue to blaze a trail at both Arden and Bonaventura projects, the quality and potential of which is already well documented.”

“Expanding the project area by 55% and adding these new licenses adds considerable scope for additional discoveries and further underpins the potential of these world-class assets.”

This announcement contains inside information for the purposes of Article 7 of EU Regulation 596/2014.

– Ends –

For further information:

Cadence Minerals plc +44 (0) 207 440 0647
Andrew Suckling
Kiran Morzaria
WH Ireland Limited (NOMAD & Broker) +44 (0) 207 220 1666
James Joyce
James Sinclair-Ford
Hannam & Partners LLP (Joint Broker) +44 (0) 207 907 8500
Neil Passmore
Ingo Hofmaier

 

Qualified Person

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.

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.

Forward-LookingStatements:

Certain statements in this announcement are or may be deemed to be forward-lookingstatements. Forward-lookingstatements are identified by their use of terms and phrases such as ‘‘believe’’ ‘‘could’’ “should” ‘‘envisage’’ ‘‘estimate’’ ‘‘intend’’ ‘‘may’’ ‘‘plan’’ ‘‘will’’ or the negative of those variations or comparable expressions including references to assumptions. These forward-looking statements are not based on historical facts but rather on the Directors’ current expectations and assumptions regarding the Company’s future growth results of operations performance future capital and other expenditures (including the amount. nature and sources of funding thereof) competitive advantages business prospects and opportunities. Such forward-lookingstatements reflect the Directors’ current beliefs and assumptions and are based on information currently available to the Directors. Many factors could cause actual results to differ materially from the results discussed in the forward-looking statements including risks associated with vulnerability to general economic and business conditions competition environmental and other regulatory changes actions by governmental authorities the availability of capital markets reliance on keypersonnel uninsured and underinsured losses and other factors many of which are beyond the control of the Company. Although any forward-looking statements contained in this announcement are based upon what the Directors believe to be reasonable assumptions.The Company cannot assure investors that actual results will be consistent with such forward-lookingstatements.

Cadence Minerals (KDNC) – Auroch Minerals (ASX: AOU) Accelerates Exploration Programme with Commencement of Drilling at Bonaventura.

Cadence Minerals (AIM/NEX: KDNC; OTC: KDNCY) is pleased to note that Auroch Minerals (ASX: AOU) has accelerated its drilling programme with the commencement of drilling at its Bonaventura Base-metals Project in South Australia. With Auroch’s maiden drill programme already initiated at the Arden Project, concurrent drilling is now underway at both projects. DDH1 Drilling Pty Ltd (DDH1 Drilling) is on-site at the Bonaventura Project with a Sandvik DE710 drill rig. The first drill-hole has been initiated at the Dewrang Target, where Auroch’s recent IP survey identified a robust chargeability anomaly (over 5 times background) that sits between 150 – 200m depth and continues over a strike of at least 1.5km2. The anomaly is located at the convergence of two major faults identified in the high-resolution aeromagnetics, and is also coincident with anomalous zinc and lead in historic surface samples, thus presenting a high priority drill target for the Auroch team.

Highlights:

  • Drilling at Bonaventura Project has commenced with first hole at the Dewrang Targetunderway.
  • Programme to target high-grade zinc, lead and gold mineralisation at Dewrang, Grainger, Vinco and Kohinoor targets.
  • Programme comprising initial diamond drilling campaign of up to 2,500 metres.
  • Drilling programme expected to take approximately 8 weeks to complete.

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: http://clients3.weblink.com.au/pdf/AOU/02009582.pdf

Cadence Minerals CEO Kiran Morzaria commented: Once again Cadence Minerals are delighted by the rapid progress made by Aidan Platel and his team. Auroch Minerals is at a pivotal moment in its history as a company. This is best described by Aidan Platel’s comments today – In just four months wehave concurrent drill programmes underway at both Arden and Bonaventura Projects over seven target areas, all of which have the ability to deliver the next major discovery in these respective areas.

 

This announcement contains inside information for the purposes of Article 7 of EU Regulation 596/2014.

– Ends –

For further information:

Cadence Minerals plc

Andrew Suckling

Kiran Morzaria

WH Ireland Limited (NOMAD & Broker)

James Joyce

James Sinclair-Ford

Hannam & Partners LLP (Joint Broker)

Neil Passmore

Ingo Hofmaier

Square1 Consulting

David Bick

 

Qualified Person

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. With over £20 million vested in key assets globally, Cadence is helping us reach tomorrow, today.

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 achieving high 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 key marketing, 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.

Forward-Looking Statements:

Certain statements in this announcement are or may be deemed to be forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are identified by their use of terms and phrases such as ‘‘believe’’ ‘‘could’’ “should” ‘‘envisage’’ ‘‘estimate’’ ‘‘intend’’ ‘‘may’’ ‘‘plan’’ ‘‘will’’ or the negative of those variations or comparable expressions including references to assumptions. These forward-looking statements are not based on historical facts but rather on the Directors’ current expectations and assumptions regarding the Company’s future growth results of operations performance future capital and other expenditures (including the amount. nature and sources of funding thereof) competitive advantages business prospects and opportunities. Such forward-looking statements reflect the Directors’ current beliefs and assumptions and are based on information currently available to the Directors.  Many factors could cause actual results to differ materially from the results discussed in the forward-looking statements including risks associated with vulnerability to general economic and business conditions competition environmental and other regulatory changes actions by governmental authorities the availability of capital markets reliance on key personnel uninsured and underinsured losses and other factors many of which are beyond the control of the Company. Although any forward-looking statements contained in this announcement are based upon what the Directors believe to be reasonable assumptions. The Company cannot assure investors that actual results will be consistent with such forward-lookingstatements.

 

Cadence Minerals: Auroch Minerals (ASX: AOU) – Drilling Commences at Arden Base Metals Project.

Cadence Minerals (AIM/NEX: KDNC; OTC: KDNCY) is pleased to note that Auroch Minerals (ASX: AOU) has commenced drilling at its Arden Base-metals Project in South Australia. The maiden drill programme was initiated at the first planned drill-hole location at the Ragless Range Target, where the initial drill-hole is targeting the depth extensions of a high-grade zinc sedimentary-exhalative. In addition to the Ragless Range Target, the maiden drilling programme at the Arden Project will also test the base-metals potential at the Radford Creek and Kanyaka prospects, where rock-chip samples assaying as high as 12.4% copper, 2.4% zinc and 0.5% cobalt present exciting drill targets.

Highlights:

  • Maiden drilling programme initiated at the Ragless Range Target at Arden
  • Programme comprising RC and diamond drilling of up to 2,500 metres
  • Drilling to target high-grade zinc, copper and cobalt mineralisation at Ragless Range, Radford Creek and Kanyaka targets
  • Drilling programme expected to take approximately 6 weeks to complete

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: http://clients3.weblink.com.au/pdf/AOU/02005812.pdf

Cadence Minerals CEO Kiran Morzaria commented: “Along with Aidan Platel and the Auroch team, myself and the staff at Cadence are wholly enthused by the sheer potential of the Arden base-metals project.”

“Drilling is expected to take around 6 weeks to complete, with results published as soon as they become available.”

This announcement contains inside information for the purposes of Article 7 of EU Regulation 596/2014.

– Ends –

For further information:

Cadence Minerals plc +44 (0) 207 440 0647
Andrew Suckling
Kiran Morzaria
WH Ireland Limited (NOMAD & Broker) +44 (0) 207 220 1666
James Joyce
James Sinclair-Ford
Hannam & Partners LLP (Joint Broker) +44 (0) 207 907 8500
Neil Passmore
Ingo Hofmaier
Square1 Consulting +44 (0) 207 929 5599
David Bick

 

Qualified Person

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. With over £20 million vested in key assets globally, Cadence is helping us reach tomorrow, today.

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 achieving high 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 key marketing, 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.

 

Forward-Looking Statements:

Certain statements in this announcement are or may be deemed to be forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are identified by their use of terms and phrases such as ‘‘believe’’ ‘‘could’’ “should” ‘‘envisage’’ ‘‘estimate’’ ‘‘intend’’ ‘‘may’’ ‘‘plan’’ ‘‘will’’ or the negative of those variations or comparable expressions including references to assumptions. These forward-looking statements are not based on historical facts but rather on the Directors’ current expectations and assumptions regarding the Company’s future growth results of operations performance future capital and other expenditures (including the amount. nature and sources of funding thereof) competitive advantages business prospects and opportunities. Such forward-looking statements reflect the Directors’ current beliefs and assumptions and are based on information currently available to the Directors.  Many factors could cause actual results to differ materially from the results discussed in the forward-looking statements including risks associated with vulnerability to general economic and business conditions competition environmental and other regulatory changes actions by governmental authorities the availability of capital markets reliance on key personnel uninsured and underinsured losses and other factors many of which are beyond the control of the Company. Although any forward-looking statements contained in this announcement are based upon what the Directors believe to be reasonable assumptions. The Company cannot assure investors that actual results will be consistent with such forward-looking statements.

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