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Cadence Minerals #KDNC – Hastings Technology Metals (ASX: HAS) – Excellent Drill Results Confirm High Grade Extensions To Frasers Open Pit

Cadence Minerals (AIM/NEX: KDNC; OTC: KDNCY) is pleased to note that Hastings Technology Metals (ASX:HAS) (“Hastings”), Cadence’s joint venture partner at the Yangibana Rare Earth Project in the Gascoyne region of Western Australia (“Yangibana” “Yangibana Project”), has announced the first set of results from the 2020 Exploration Drilling Program, concentrated in the Fraser’s area.

Highlights:

  • First 9 holes from 2020 Exploration Drilling Program all hit economic mineralisation.
  • High-grade and shallow intersections from Yangibana’s highest grade deposit (Fraser’s) extensional drilling included:
    • 4m @ 1.31% TREO % TREO from 4m
    • 4m @ 1.24% TREO from 11m, and
    • 5m @ 1.28% TREO from 52m.
  • Significant increase in (Nd2O3+Pr6O11 as % of TREO) from the 9 holes averaging 48% compared to 41% for the Frasers mineral resource.
  • New intersections sit outside but proximal to the current mineral resource at Fraser’s of 1.32 million tonnes grading 1.35% TREO including 0.56% Nd2O3+Pr6O11 highlighting the outstanding potential to increase both the size and tonnages at Fraser’s.
  • Mineralisation continues to remain open to the north and south and down dip.
  • Further assays remain pending from multiple holes in this area.
  • New results have provided important information for additional discoveries with high-grade strike extensions to these results now interpreted. Drilling to the north is linking the Fraser’s and Simon’s Find mineralised trends.
  • Drilling density is sufficient to allow future mineral resource estimation into measured and indicated JORC categories allowing for possible mine life extensions to be calculated.

Drilling results have confirmed the Company’s conceptual modelling for a large coherent zone extending from Fraser’s in the south to Bald Hill in the north, a distance of 7-8 kilometres, with efforts to rapidly expand and define mineralisation in the newly interpreted and discovered mineralised zones.

The very shallow depths of the mineralised intercepts and proximity to the existing Fraser’s Open Pit demonstrate the high probability for mine life extension at Fraser’s with excellent grades and thickness encountered in every hole of assays received. Fraser’s currently has the highest NdPr (Nd2O3+Pr6O11) grades at 0.56% of any of the Yangibana defined deposits.

The high NdPr grades and corresponding Nd2O3+Pr6O11:TREO ratios are a unique feature not found in any other rare earth project, except for Yangibana.

The Fraser’s Mineral Resource has a calculated Nd2O3+Pr6O11:TREO ratio of 41% (see announcement 18% Increase in Ore Reserve Mine Life Extended by 2 years to 13 years, November 2019), however assays received forming this announcement had Nd2O3+Pr6O11:TREO ratios ranging from 44 – 50%, representing a substantial increase over existing results from Frasers.

Samples were sent to Genalysis Intertek in Perth for analysis using techniques considered appropriate for the style of mineralisation. Samples were analysed for the range of rare earths, rare metals (Nb, Ta, Zr), thorium and uranium and a range of common rock-forming elements (Al, Ca, Fe, Mg, Mn, P, S, Si, Sr).

The full HAS release including detailed tables and graphics can be found at: https://www.investi.com.au/api/announcements/has/841a448e-dbc.pdf

Hastings COO, Andrew Reid commented: “These results have exceeded our expectations, which are an excellent first step in defining what appears to be a significant new zone of mineralisation. With this initial shallow program, we have confirmed the presence of broad mineralised widths and extended known extents of Mineral Resources. All the deepest holes confirm mineralisation continues at depth.”

Cadence Minerals CEO Kiran Morzaria commented: “These excellent early results and high grades from Hastings drilling programme potentially bode well for the Yangibana and Yangibana North joint venture areas, and once again provide additional validation for our investment strategy into this project. We look forward to further developments.”   

Cadence Minerals Yangibana Holding:

Cadence owns 30% of 3 Mining Leases, 6 Exploration Licences which form part of the Yangibana Rare Earth Deposit. Hastings Technology Metals owns the remaining 70% (“Hastings”). Further details of our ownership the mineral resources and reserves on our jointly held leases can be found at:

https://www.cadenceminerals.com/projects/yangibana-rare-earth-project-2/

The current mine plan anticipates production to start from our joint venture areas (Yangibana and Yangibana North) in year 6 and continue to the end of mine life (year 13). Further details can be found in the Hastings 2019 Annual Report

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For further information:

Cadence Minerals plc+44 (0) 7879 584153
Andrew Suckling 
Kiran Morzaria 
  
WH Ireland Limited (NOMAD & Broker)+44 (0) 207 220 1666
James Joyce 
James Sinclair-Ford 
  
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. 

Iron ore price jumps to fresh 6-year high on China building boom

Iron ore prices hit fresh six-and-a-half year highs on Monday on the back of a Chinese construction and factory expansion boom.

According to Fastmarkets MB, benchmark 62% Fe fines imported into Northern China were changing hands for $130.17 a tonne on Monday, up 1.4% from Friday’s peg.

That was the highest level for the steelmaking raw material since mid-January 2014 and brings gains for 2020 to over 41%. 

China is expected to set a growth target of 5.5% in its 2021–2025 economic development plan, the fourteenth five-year plan since 1953. 

While that’s down from the 6.5% GDP expansion target in the 2015–2020 plan, the relative size of the Chinese economy today translates to more than $750 billion being added to its GDP each year.

That’s the equivalent of expanding by the size of the entire economy of Saudi Arabia, Switzerland  or Argentina each year. And most of the economic activity will be directed to steel intensive industries including domestic infrastructure, housing and transport.

Link here for the full article

Directors Talk – Interview with Cadence Minerals CEO Kiran Morzaria

An exclusive Directors Talk interview with Kiran Morzaria, CEO of Cadence Minerals #KDNC. In this exclusive 15 minute video interview, Kiran discusses Cadence Minerals ongoing projects and strategy. He explains the spread of minerals and commodities, market performance, driving value for shareholders and the Amapa Iron Ore project.

Cadence Minerals #KDNC – Bacanora Lithium #BCN Sonora Lithium Project, Lithium Market & Covid-19 Update

Cadence Minerals (AIM/NEX: KDNC; OTC: KDNCY) is pleased to note the update published today by Bacanora Lithium (AIM:BCN) (“Bacanora”), both on the Lithium market, and on its activities at the Sonora Lithium Project in Mexico (‘Sonora’ or the ‘Project’) in light of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

Cadence Minerals – Holdings in Mexalit and Megalit:

Bacanora is a lithium exploration and development company. Cadence holds 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 form part of the 20-year mine plan of the Sonora Lithium Project in Northern Mexico.

Sonora Operations

The Pilot Plant has completed the bulk sampling required for the Sonora plant and engineering designs. These samples have been sent to the Company’s relevant partners in the USA and China for optimisation of the final designs.

Engineering

All engineering work is now being undertaken off-site. GR Engineering (“GRES”) has completed its concentrator design work and will integrate this into the overall project scope. Importantly, the Company’s joint venture partner, Ganfeng Lithium (“Ganfeng”), has also completed its flow sheet design testwork for the production of battery grade lithium from the samples provided by the Pilot Plant; Ganfeng is now integrating these results into a larger scale design, and remains on schedule to deliver its final engineering packages at the end of Q4 2020. Lastly, Ganfeng is working with its equipment suppliers to determine equipment delivery times and process guarantees.

Bacanora therefore remains on schedule to commence initial site works at Sonora in H1 2021, subject to completion of financing, which would enable commencement of production at the plant in 2023. This timeframe coincides well with the anticipated increase in lithium demand from European, Asian and US electric vehicle manufacturers expected that year*.

Covid-19 and the Mining Industry in Sonora

The number of new Covid-19 cases continues to fall in the Sonora district of Mexico and lockdown restrictions are slowly being lifted. The Company continues to monitor the situation closely, with the health and safety of its employees and communities remaining its top priority.

New health and safety protocols and social distancing will remain in place at the Pilot Plant for the foreseeable future but will not impact the Company’s ability to continue to work on site. Most of the larger scale mining operations within the Sonora district, are now back in production and Bacanora will have employees back in the field in October to survey site access roads in preparation for site access works in Q2 2021.

Recently, the federal government implemented austerity measures as a result of COVID-19, one of which is the restructuring of several undersecretary positions in various sectors, including that for mining.  The functions, staff, and responsibilities of the areas that reported to the undersecretary for mining remain intact, and will continue to function as normal, under the responsibility of the Secretariat of the Economy.  President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (“AMLO”) and the Secretariat of the Economy have consistently supported investment in the mining sector and specifically projects with downstream applications, such as Bacanora’s Sonora Lithium Project. This government wide austerity measure does not represent a change in those policies.

Lithium Market

Recent forecasts from Chile, the world’s largest producer of downstream battery grade lithium products, indicate that, as electric vehicles sales in Europe and China continue to rebound post the Covid-19 downturn, the electric car industry is forecast to dominate demand for lithium over the next ten years. By 2030, EV demand will account for more than 75% of consumption, up from 30% in 2019. As a result, demand for lithium for electric vehicles would surge to 1.4 million tonnes by 2030**, almost a five-fold increase from the current 300,000 tonnes of demand in 2019***.

* https://www.iea.org/reports/global-ev-outlook-2020  

** https://uk.reuters.com/article/chile-lithium/electric-cars-to-account-for-79-of-lithium-demand-by-2030-chile-idUKL1N2FS22Q  

*** http://coinnews.tv/lithium-outlook-2019-a-transition-year-ahead/  

The full Bacanora release can be found at: https://www.londonstockexchange.com/news-article/BCN/sonora-operational-update/14680960

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

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For further information:
Cadence Minerals plc                                                +44 (0) 7879 584153
Andrew Suckling Kiran Morzaria   

WH Ireland Limited (NOMAD & Broker)             +44 (0) 207 220 1666
James Joyce James Sinclair-Ford   

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.

Alan Green talks China, commodities, Cadence Minerals #KDNC & Amapa, plus Blencowe Resources #BRES on UK Investor Magazine podcast

Alan Green talks China, commodities, Cadence Minerals #KDNC & Amapa, plus Blencowe Resources #BRES on the UK Investor Magazine podcast

Cadence Minerals #KDNC – Macarthur Minerals (TSX-V: MMS) (ASX: MIO) Esperance Bulk Port Rail Unloading Solution Advances with RCR Mining Technologies.

Cadence Minerals (AIM/NEX: KDNC; OTC: KDNCY) is pleased to note that Macarthur Minerals (TSX-V: MMS) (ASX: MIO) (the “Company” or “Macarthur”) has provided an update on its continued progress towards completing its route to market for the flagship Moonshine magnetite deposits at Lake Giles.  Following the recent engagement of RCR Mining Technologies Pty Ltd (“RCR MT”) to provide a conceptual engineering and design solution for rail transport and unloading infrastructure of magnetite concentrate at the Port of Esperance, Macarthur and RCR MT completed a site visit to the port on 27 August 2020 in conjunction with representatives from Southern Ports Authority and Arc Infrastructure.

Highlights:

  • Macarthur and RCR Mining Technologies (“RCR MT”) have completed a site visit to the Port of Esperance in conjunction with representatives from Southern Ports Authority and Arc Infrastructure.
  • Subject to approval by Southern Ports Authority, RCR MT’s cutting edge ‘Helix Dumper Wagon’ (“Helix Dumper”) transport solution for Lake Giles Iron Project can be developed within the Port envelope at Esperance.
  • Macarthur’s market-lead proposal for the development of the Helix Dumper solution will allow optimisation of existing Berth 3 ship-loader capacity at the Port of Esperance, enhancing its current performance from the current 2,220tph throughput to over 4,500tph capacity.
  • RCR MT expects to complete its engineering design report on the Port of Esperance unloading infrastructure within weeks, creating a pathway (in collaboration with Southern Ports Authority and Arc Infrastructure) to select a preferred development option for the new rail unloading infrastructure system.
  • Reaching agreement on a preferred development option for the Helix Dumper and connected conveyor path will deliver the next material piece of the rapidly emerging ‘route to market’ solution for Macarthur’s Lake Giles Iron Project.

Following completion of the engineering design report by RCR MT in coming weeks, Macarthur will be engaging with key stakeholders to endeavour to agree a preferred option for the development of unloading infrastructure at the Port.

The full release can be found at: https://web.tmxmoney.com/article.php?newsid=7383599247169787&qm_symbol=MMS

Macarthur President and Executive Chairman Cameron McCall commented: “Macarthur is continuing to forge ahead with a systematic approach to delivering every component of the infrastructure pathway that is necessary to bring Macarthur’s Lake Giles Iron Project into production and to see the first ore go over the ship’s rail.  The Board is confident that it has a Management team with the unique commercial and technical capabilities to get this over the line and take advantage of the current strength and resilience of the global iron ore market. 

There is a very real concerted energy building around the Lake Giles Iron Project and the Company is exceptionally excited to be working collaboratively with the great teams at Southern Ports Authority, RCR MT, Arc Infrastructure and above rail service providers to introduce cutting edge ‘Helix Dumper’ technology to the Port of Esperance.

With the added capacity that the ‘Helix Dumper’ technology can deliver, the Company considers that there is a real potential to facilitate increased trade through the Port of Esperance and to contribute to the future economic growth and job security for workers at the Port and in the Goldfields region.  Macarthur welcomes the opportunity to be part of that story and to contribute a positive legacy for the State of Western Australia.” 

Cadence Minerals Holding in Macarthur

Cadence holds approximately 2.2% of the issued equity interest in Macarthur, which is an Australian mining exploration company focused primarily on iron ore, nickel, lithium and gold in Western Australia. It also has a lithium project in Nevada, USA.

This news release is not for distribution to United States Services or for Dissemination in the United States. 

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For further information:Cadence Minerals plc                                                   +44 (0) 7879 584153Andrew Suckling Kiran Morzaria   WH Ireland Limited (NOMAD & Broker)                                +44 (0) 207 220 1666James Joyce James Sinclair-Ford   Novum Securities Limited (Joint Broker)                                +44 (0) 207 399 9400Jon 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.

Amapa Iron Ore Project – Cadence Minerals #KDNC Agrees In Principle To Settlement Terms Proposed By Amapa Bank Creditors.

Cadence Minerals (AIM/NEX: KDNC; OTC: KDNCY) is pleased to provide an update on its investment in the Amapa Iron Ore Project (“Amapa Project”), Brazil.

DEV Mineração S.A’s (“DEV”), Cadence and Indo Sino Pty Ltd (“the Investors”) have agreed in principle to the settlement terms proposed by the secured bank creditors (“Bank Creditors”), and the administrator appointed to the Judicial Recovery Process (“JRP”) has asked the parties to prepare and submit the final contract so that the JRP parties can be informed.

Once a final contract has been finalised and executed, this will represent satisfaction of the remaining major precondition for Cadence to make its initial 20% investment in the Amapa Project. On completion of the conditions and the release of the Cadence escrow monies, Cadence will become a 20% shareholder in the Amapa Project via our joint venture company which will own 99.9% of DEV.

In addition to the above, and while the settlement contract is finalised, DEV and Investors have requested that the Bank Creditors and DEV submit a joint petition to the higher court to remove the Bank Creditors appeal and the subsequent interim order. As a result, operations at Amapa, including the shipping of iron ore stockpiles will be temporarily suspended while the petition is agreed, filed and approved.

Details of the settlement agreement will be disclosed once final contracts are executed.

Cadence CEO Kiran Morzaria commented: “On behalf of the Cadence board, I am delighted to confirm that our board has agreed in principle to a settlement proposed by the secured bank creditors of Amapa. We look forward to preparing and finalising the settlement contract for submission to the JRP administrator. While the resulting delay in operations at Amapa is frustrating, it is a necessary part of the legal process that once finalised, will see Cadence complete the first phase of our investment. This will mark an historic milestone for our company, the Amapa project and region. I look forward to updating the market on our progress in the coming weeks.”

“I would also like to put on record my sincere thanks to our people, who have worked tirelessly to bring us to this point amidst the unprecedented disruption created by COVID-19. We remain vigilant in ensuring that our employees, shareholders, contractors and their families continue to remain safe and secure.”

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For further information:

Cadence Minerals plc                            +44 (0) 7879 584153
Andrew Suckling Kiran Morzaria   

WH Ireland Limited (NOMAD & Broker)                    +44 (0) 207 220 1666
James Joyce James Sinclair-Ford   

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 – Interim Results

Cadence Minerals plc (AIM/NEX: KDNC), is pleased to announce its interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2020.

The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have been deep and fundamental. The pandemic has driven huge changes in the way we work and live the long-term effects of which are hard to predict with any great degree of accuracy. The reaction by governments around the world has for the large part involved economic stimuli with central banks cutting interests and the launch of huge quantitative easing schemes.  

It is the latter, and in particular, the stimulus packages in China that have been beneficial to our investment portfolio. . China’s impact in relation to the rapid increase in iron ore prices has been clear. It is still the world’s biggest buyer of industrial commodities, and the vast majority seaborne trade in iron ore goes there. Indeed, in the first week of June, China’s steel blast furnaces were operating at 92% of capacity, which is above the 80-85% rates considered normal. Currently, indicators of construction activity look strong and a pipeline of orders had already been building before the pandemic struck. In its aftermath, construction has been given an extra push by the Chinese Government’s stimulus package.[1]

With this macroeconomic background, the directors believe that  the Company’s investments have performed well. A detailed review of which was recently published in the annual report released in June 2020 and in further announcements subsequent to this date. We have provided some of the highlights from our investments over the period below.

The Company also raised £1.25 million of new funds (before expenses) from new and existing investors as announced on 21st August. These funds were raised for general working capital and to provide flexibility to the Company to repay loan notes from cash reserves rather than from its holdings in quoted investments. 

HIGHLIGHTS

Amapa, Iron Ore Mine (“Amapa”) 

· Amapa was owned by Anglo American plc and Cliffs Natural Resources and consists of a large-scale iron ore mine, beneficiation plant, railway, and private port.  In 2012 the operation produced 6.1 Mt of iron ore concentrate and reported operating profits from their 70% ownership in the Amapá Project of US$120 million (100% – US$171 million). Before its sale in 2012, Anglo American valued its 70% stake at US$462m in its 2012 Annual Report (100% – US$600m).

· The remaining major precondition for Cadence to make its initial investment into Amapa requires DEV Mineraço S.A’s (“DEV”) to reach a settlement agreement with the secured bank creditors (“Bank Creditors”). On completion of the conditions and the release of the Cadence escrow monies, Cadence will become a 20% shareholder in Amapa via our joint venture company which will own 99.9% of DEV.

· DEV, Cadence and Indo Sino Pty Ltd (“the Investors”) have continued a constructive dialogue with the secured the Bank Creditors, and the parties are currently negotiating the settlement terms as proposed by the Bank Creditors.

· Iron Ore Stockpile Shipment – as announced on the 21 August – Companhia Docas de Santana (“CDSA”), a public (municipal) company and the port operator requested some additional non-statutory contractual requirements and undertakings. DEV has provided the requested documentation and continues to liaise with the State of Amapa and SEMA (Secretaria de Estado de Meio Ambiente). Cadence understands that SEMA will provide the required documentation imminently. Cadence will provide an update once the first shipment is underway.

European Metals Holdings Limited (“EMH”)

 · In late April 2020, EMH advised that shareholders had approved the investment of EUR 29.1 million by CEZ a.s. (“CEZ”) for a 51% equity interest in Geomet, EMH’s Czech subsidiary and holder of the Cinovec licenses at the Extraordinary General Meeting held on 23 April 2020. The investment of EUR 29.1 million will see the Cinovec project fully funded to the decision to construct.

· In June 2020, EMH   European Metals advised that the Czech Ministry of the Environment had granted Geomet an updated Preliminary Mining Permit related to the Eastern part of the Cinovec deposit. The permit was issued for a period of 8 years. A Preliminary Mining Permit is a necessary legal pre-qualification before obtaining a Final Mining Permit and guarantees EMH the priority right to apply for and obtain a Final Mining Area and a Final Mining Permit.

Macarthur Minerals (“Macarthur”)

· Announced Moonshine Magnetite Mineral Resource upgrade 

· RCR Mining Technologies appointed to examine rail unloading infrastructure solution at Esperance Port

· Proposal for development of a Commercial Track Access Agreement received from Arc Infrastructure

· lodgement of applications for land access to develop a 93km haul road from its Lake Giles Iron Project to a proposed rail siding adjacent to the Perth to Kalgoorlie rail line 

· Finalisation of land tenure agreement for the development of its proposed Magnetite processing plant at Lake Giles

Bacanora Lithium Plc (“Bacanora”)

· Cadence owns a 30% stake in the Mexalit S.A. de CV (“Mexalit”) joint venture which forms part of the Sonora Lithium Project in Northern Mexico. 

· In late May 2020, Bacanora provided an update which included. The Sonora government continues to maintain measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19 which meant Bacanora’s Hermosillo pilot plant was placed in care and maintenance in late March 2020 after shipping samples to its engineering partners in order to maintain the Front End Engineering Design schedule. The pilot plant will remain closed until conditions are considered safe, and the Government lifts its restrictions. 

· As a result of the return to work in China in late April 2020, the Ganfeng lithium test plant and project team resumed work on the Sonora flowsheet optimisation and process engineering. After the completion of the flow sheet engineering Ganfeng will provide Bacanora with an Engineering, Procurement and Construction style engineering proposal to produce downstream battery-grade lithium products from the Sonora Lithium Project. 

Yangibana Rare Earth Project

· Cadence owns 30% of 3 Mining Leases, 6 Exploration Licences which form part of the Yangibana Rare Earth Deposit. Hastings Technology Metals owns the remaining 70%. 

· Hasting’s signed long term binding Master Agreement with German Automotive Tier 1 supplier, Schaeffler technologies AG. Hasting’s obligation is to supply a substantial volume of MREC over an initial period of 10 years 

· Total Yangibana Project CAPEX revised to A$449m from A$517mresulting in 13% or A$68M reduction in CAPEX based on Hydrometallurgical Plant relocation to the Pilbara 

FINANCIAL RESULTS:

During the period the Group made a loss before taxation of £1.26 million (6 months ended 30 June 2019: £0.29 million year ended 31 December 2019: £2.27 million). There was a weighted basic loss per share of 1.336p (30 June 2019: 0.331p, 31 December 2018: 2.544p).  As a result of unrealised foreign exchange differences, comprehensive loss for the period was £1.42 million (30 June 2019: £0.24 million, 31 December 2019: £2.04 million).

The total assets of the group decreased from £18.77 million at 31 December 2019 to £17.89 million. Of this amount £0.37 million represent the market value of our investments at the period end. Borrowings were reduced from £2.98m at 31 December 2019 to £2.08m at 30 June 2020.

During the period our net cash outflow from operating activities was £0.67 million, and our net cash position was up £0.12 million at £2.38 million.

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

For further information:

Cadence Minerals plc+44 (0) 7879 584153
Andrew Suckling 
Kiran Morzaria 
  
WH Ireland Limited (NOMAD & Joint Broker)+44 (0) 207 220 1666
James Joyce 
James Sinclair-Ford 
  
Novum Securities Limited (Joint Broker)+44 (0) 207 399 9400
Jon Belliss

Link here for the group financial statements

Cadence Minerals #KDNC – Hastings Technology Metals (ASX: HAS) oversubscribed placement raises $14.6m, plus a further $6.1m will be raised.

Cadence Minerals (AIM/NEX: KDNC; OTC: KDNCY) is pleased to note that Hastings Technology Metals (ASX:HAS) (“Hastings”), Cadence’s joint venture partner at the Yangibana Rare Earth Project in the Gascoyne region of Western Australia (“Yangibana” “Yangibana Project”), has received firm commitments to raise $14.6 million (before costs) at $0.125 per share (Placement). An additional $3.1 million will also be raised via a Conditional Placement and a further $3.0 million will be raised from a fully underwritten Share Purchase Plan (SPP). 

Strong interest has been received from existing shareholders and new institutional and sophisticated investors, resulting in a significantly over subscribed Placement. Hastings Executive Chairman, Mr Charles Lew, will participate in the raise for an amount of $0.5 million, subject to shareholder approval at the Annual General Meeting in November 2020. Total funds raised under the Placement, SPP and Conditional Placement are expected to total approximately $20.7 million. 

Funds raised will be used to: 

·       Procure equipment arising from the decoupling of the beneficiation plant and the hydrometallurgy plant;

·       Further engineering design;

·       Grade and resource drilling to increase mining reserves;

·       Mine site works; 

·       Working capital. 

The full HAS release can be found at: https://www.asx.com.au/asxpdf/20200826/pdf/44lxkj9nw2b91q.pdf

Hastings Executive Chairman, Charles Lew said: “It is gratifying to see the strong interest from new investors in the Hastings story and testament to the hard work done by the Company’s management team in recent months to advance our world-class Yangibana rare earths project from a technical, financial, regulatory and customer point of view. I welcome the new investors onto the Hastings register and look forward to offering the same terms to our existing loyal shareholder base through the SPP and Conditional Placement. The funds from the capital raising will enable us to continue to drive the Yangibana rare earths project forward alongside our target to begin construction next year.”

Cadence CEO Kiran Morzaria commented: “We are pleased to note that strong interest in Hastings Technology Metals and the Yangibana project has resulted in an oversubscribed placing. These funds, along with the prospect of commencement of mine construction next year provide a positive read-over into the value and future potential of our joint venture with Hastings. We look forward to further developments.” 

Cadence Minerals Yangibana Holding:

Cadence owns 30% of 3 Mining Leases, 6 Exploration Licences which form part of the Yangibana Rare Earth Deposit. Hastings Technology Metals owns the remaining 70% (“Hastings”). Further details of our ownership the mineral resources and reserves on our jointly held leases can be found at:

https://www.cadenceminerals.com/projects/yangibana-rare-earth-project-2/

The current mine plan anticipates production to start from our joint venture areas (Yangibana and Yangibana North) in year 6 and continue to the end of mine life (year 13). Further details can be found in the Hastings 2019 Annual Report

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For further information:

Cadence Minerals plc+44 (0) 7879 584153
Andrew Suckling 
Kiran Morzaria 
  
WH Ireland Limited (NOMAD & Broker)+44 (0) 207 220 1666
James Joyce 
James Sinclair-Ford 
  
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 – Update on Investment in the Amapa Iron Ore Project, Brazil.

Cadence Minerals (AIM/NEX: KDNC; OTC: KDNCY) is pleased to provide an update on its investment in the Amapa Iron Ore Project, Brazil.

Progress with Secured Bank Creditors

Since our last update in early August, DEV Mineraço S.A’s (“DEV”) Cadence and Indo Sino Pty Ltd (“the Investors”) have continued a constructive dialogue with the secured bank creditors (“Bank Creditors”) and the parties are currently negotiating the settlement terms as proposed by the Bank Creditors.

As mentioned in previous announcements, the remaining major precondition for Cadence to make its initial investment in the Amapa Project requires DEV to reach a settlement agreement with the Bank Creditors. On completion of the conditions and the release of the Cadence escrow monies, Cadence will become a 20% shareholder in the Amapa Iron Ore Project via our joint venture company which will own 99.9% of DEV Mineraço S.A’s (“DEV”).

Further details about Cadence’s rights, potential investment, and the Judicial Restructuring Plan in relation to the Amapa Project are presented in our annual accounts published at the end of June and the announcements of the 30 August 2019 and 7 August 2019.

Commercial Court of São Paulo (“the Court”)

On the 28 July, the Court, responding to an appeal by the Bank Creditors, reaffirmed its decision of April this year allowing DEV to commence shipping iron ore from the stockpiles situated at DEV’s wholly-owned port in Santana, Amapa. Cadence has been informed that the Bank Creditors have now filed an appeal to a higher court, none the less the original ruling still remains in force.

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For further information:
Cadence Minerals plc
  +44 (0) 7879 584153
Andrew Suckling Kiran Morzaria   

WH Ireland Limited (NOMAD & Broker)  +44 (0) 207 220 1666
James Joyce James Sinclair-Ford   

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.

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