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Cadence Minerals #KDNC – Vox Markets Investor Presentation and Q&A

Cadence Minerals #KDNC CEO, Kiran Morzaria offers an overview and update of the Company’s investments and ongoing strategy.  Kiran then answers questions from the Vox Community where he discusses the Amapa Iron Ore Project, future milestones of European Metals Holding and the Company plans for the coming year.

Cadence Minerals #KDNC – Amapá Project Update

Further to the announcement made on the 16 June 2020, at this point, the commercial court of São Paulo has not made a ruling concerning DEV Mineraço S.A’s (“DEV”) petition to annul the secured creditors’ liens and charges over the Amapá Iron Ore Project (“Amapá Project”). The parties are in active discussions concerning a settlement, and we look forward to updating the market in due course.

Cadence Amapá Project stake

As mentioned in previous announcements there remains only one major precondition for Cadence to make its initial investment in the Amapá Project and release the sum currently held in escrow in a judicial trust account (“Escrow Monies”).

This precondition requires the owner of the Amapá Project (DEV), and the investors (Cadence and Indo Sino Pty Ltd) to reach a settlement agreement with the secured bank creditors. On satisfaction of the prerequisites and the release of the Escrow monies, Cadence will become a 20% shareholder in the Amapá Project via our joint venture company which will own 99.9% of DEV.

Cadence’s rights over the Amapá Project have been formalised in the Judicial Restructuring Plan of DEV and ratified by the São Paulo Bankruptcy court. Further detail concerning Cadence’s rights, potential investment and the Judicial Restructuring Plan are detailed in the announcements of the 7,8 of August and our year-end results published on the 26 June 2020. 

About the Project

The Amapá Project 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).

As previously announced, the total historical mineral resource contains an estimated 348 Mt of ore @ 38.9% iron content (“Fe”). The ore is beneficiated at the mine to 65% Fe Pellet Feed and 62% Fe Spiral Concentrate. Based on available historic mine plans and an independent consultant review, it is expected that at full production the Amapá Project has a mine life of 14 years and at full capacity is targeting to produce up to 5.3 Mt of iron ore per annum.

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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

Novum Securities Limited (Joint Broker)

+44 (0) 207 399 9400

Jon Belliss

Cadence Minerals #KDNC – Hastings Technology Metals (ASX: HAS) Receives In-Principle Eligibility From Finnvera For Project Financing Of Yangibana Rare Earth Project.

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 successfully received in-principle eligibility for the Finnish Export Credit Scheme (the “Scheme”) from Finnvera plc (“Finnvera”), who are mandated by the Government of Finland as administrators of the Scheme for an indicative commercial contract amount of AUD 75 million.

Highlights:

  • In principal eligibility for the Finnish Government Export Credit Guarantee Scheme confirmed by Finnvera for a commercial contract amounting to approximately AUD 75 million.
  • Detailed due diligence on the technical, economic, environmental, legal and social aspects of the Yangibana Project have commenced in support of a loan amounting to approximately AUD 63 million.

Finnvera together with its subsidiary Finnish Export Credit Ltd (“FEC”), comprise the official Export Credit Agency of Finland and was established to provide export financing services in support of Finnish companies’ trade with buyers domiciled abroad.

Hastings has been in negotiations for the supply of capital equipment from a Finnish Tier 1 company for its Yangibana Rare Earth Project and is considering entering into a commercial contract concerning delivery of goods and services with the aggregate value amounting up to AUD 75 million. Finnvera has confirmed that the commercial contract is in-principle eligible for Finnvera and FEC support of a loan amounting to AUD63m.

Due diligence is being undertaken on the economic, technical, legal, environmental and social aspects. The Finnvera Guarantee and FEC Financing is also subject to compliance with policies pursuant to the OECD Arrangement and final approval will be made by the Board of Directors of both Finnvera and FEC.

As announced in April 2019, Hastings has already received in-principle eligibility for the German Government’s UFK Scheme from Euler Hermes Aktiengesellschaft. In addition, the North Australia Infrastructure Fund (NAIF) has also been in negotiations with the company on a senior debt facility in conjunction with the UFK scheme.

The full Hastings ASX announcement can be found here: https://www.asx.com.au/asxpdf/20200701/pdf/44k3sbj9rcm8d4.pdf

Hastings Executive Chairman Charles Lew commented: “This eligibility for Finnvera export credit financing support further demonstrates the bankability of our Yangibana project and brings us one step closer to financial close. We welcome the participation of Finnvera as another senior debt provider”.

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) 207 440 0647
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-lookingstatements.

Cadence Minerals #KDNC – Macarthur Minerals (TSX-V: MMS, ASX: MIO) – Arrow Land Tenure Agreement and Applications Lodged for Haul Road and Rail Siding for Lake Giles Iron Project

Cadence Minerals (AIM/NEX: KDNC; OTC: KDNCY) is pleased to note that Macarthur Minerals (TSX-V: MMS) (“Macarthur”) has announced the completion of an agreement with Arrow Minerals Limited (ASX: AMD) (“Arrow”), for the grant of rights to apply for tenements which will support the development of infrastructure associated with a proposed magnetite processing circuit at Lake Giles.

Cadence also notes that on 25 June 2020, Macarthur lodged applications with the Department of Mines, Industry, Regulation and Safety (“DMIRS”) 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 in the Yilgarn region of Western Australia

Arrow Land Tenure Agreement

Pursuant to the Agreement, originally entered into in December 2019, (“Agreement”), Arrow will permit Macarthur to apply for and obtain a general purpose lease and a miscellaneous licence over a site within the boundary of Arrow’s exploration licences E30/393 and E30/394, to support the development of infrastructure associated with its planned magnetite processing circuit for its Lake Giles Iron Project (“Project”).  The substantial package of land covers approximately 4,950ha and is adjacent to the Moonshine magnetite deposit. The tenure will be used for constructing supporting infrastructure for the mine including a processing plant, camp, airstrip, tailings storage facility and waste rocks dumps.

The terms upon which Arrow agreed to permit Macarthur’s application included a cash payment of A$250,000 (paid in December 2019) (“Cash Payment”) and a share payment comprising the issue of Macarthur shares to Arrow to the value of A$250,000 (exclusive of GST) at an issue price per share equivalent to a 20% discount to the average VWAP of the shares trading on ASX for the 5 trading days preceding the issue date, and on which trades for the shares were recorded (“Share Payment”).  Macarthur made the Share Payment on 23 June 2020, resulting in the issue of 1,702,997 shares at an issue price of A$0.1468 per share.

The full Arrow Land Tenure release can be found at: https://web.tmxmoney.com/article.php?newsid=6417845063071316&qm_symbol=MMS

Road and Rail Links

Subject to obtaining required approvals and completion of construction, the proposed haul road and rail siding will provide optionality for the transport of iron ore by rail to either Esperance Port or the Port of Kwinana.

This key infrastructure is intended to support the development of Macarthur’s flagship Moonshine magnetite deposits at Lake Giles, targeting a +65% Fe beneficiated magnetite concentrate, and opens up the opportunity to exploit Direct Shipping Ore (“DSO”) from the Ularring hematite deposits.

In 2012, the Company completed a Pre-Feasibility Study for the mining of iron ore from its Ularring hematite deposits targeting a +60% Fe beneficiated fines sinter product. Given the current robust iron ore market, the Company is currently examining the opportunity to accelerate operations for the mining of DSO (as Stage 1) from its Ularring hematite deposits with the objective of generating early revenue flows. The development of new road and rail siding infrastructure has the potential to facilitate this, in addition to supporting the development of the Company’s flagship Moonshine magnetite resource (Stage 2) following completion of a successful Feasibility Study for the Lake Giles Iron Project which is currently being progressed.

The full Haul Road and Rail Siding Application release can be found at: https://web.tmxmoney.com/article.php?newsid=7029129052456326&qm_symbol=MMS

Macarthur President and Executive Chairman Cameron McCall commented: “The completion of the agreement with Arrow has secured the rights necessary to enable the design and location of critical inf rastructure associated with the magnetite processing plant which will be finalised as part of the Feasibility Study for the Lake Giles Iron Project.”

“Defining route-to-market infrastructure has been the core focus for the Company throughout 2020. Completion of the Lake Giles Iron Project Feasibility Study will require Macarthur to have engineering designs and tenure for a haul road from the Lake Giles Iron Project to a rail siding with access to the existing rail network. The proposed haul road and rail siding also creates the opportunity to support Stage 1 hematite mining operations at Lake Giles ahead of the commencement of Stage 2 commercial magnetite mining operations. The Board considers that advancing early-revenue generating operations would support re-rating of Macarthur as a producer and will complement the announced pathway for the development of its flagship high-grade Moonshine magnetite resource at Lake Giles.”

Cadence CEO Kiran Morzaria commented: “We are pleased to note that Macarthur is steadily advancing the Lake Giles Iron Project, and backed by a robust iron ore market is looking to accelerate operations for the mining of DSO. In our results announcement earlier today, our Chairman noted our ‘timely focus’ on iron ore opportunities. Certainly the developments announced today further validates our investment strategy, both in regard to a potential re-rating of Macarthur as a producer and into our own efforts in developing the Amapá iron ore project.”

Cadence Minerals Holding in Macarthur

Cadence holds approximately 3% 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) 207 440 0647
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 – Results for the Year Ended 31 December 2019

Cadence Minerals (AIM/NEX: KDNC; OTC: KDNCY) is pleased to announce its final results for the year ended 31 December 2019. A copy of the full results will be made available on the Company’s website from today at https://www.cadenceminerals.com/  

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The information contained within this announcement is deemed by the Company to constitute inside information under the Market Abuse Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014.

 

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

Novum Securities Limited (Joint Broker)

+44 (0) 207 399 9400

Jon Belliss

CHAIRMAN’S STATEMENT

For the year ended 31 December 2019

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First and foremost our thoughts are with families and friends, shareholders and investors during this shape-shifting pandemic. The Board and I hope all have found comfort and safety, well being and support during these extraordinary and unprecedented times.

There is no doubt that such turbulent conditions have created major disruptions and dislocations. However the Board has been well prepared and ready. I thank my fellow Board members for this dynamism and effort. Cadence Minerals (“Cadence” or the “Company”) staff and management have been used to working remotely and via phone/ video conference and quickly adapted to this new challenge.

The Board has continued its driven agenda to proceed with the support for portfolio companies whilst at the same time progress with the main target of the Amapá iron ore project in Brazil.

To this effect and to highlight a few of the achievement by our portfolio companies I would like, with the Board to offer congratulations to MacArthur Minerals on the successful conclusion of its convertible note, the life of mine Off -take agreement with Glencore and the successful listing on the Australian Stock Exchange. These are noticeable achievements for the company and combined with the ongoing successful drilling campaigns at Lake Giles bodes well.

Further European Metal Holdings  successfully concluded a lengthy negotiation with the Czech utility company CEZ. This will allow EMH to complete many of its strategic goals and to become one of Europe’s largest and lowest cost lithium producers.

Hastings Technology are JV partner in the Yangibana Rare Earths project also concluded and completed a negotiation with the German based Schaffler Group that will enable the company to pursue its targets.

The Board hope that the next few years will witness a significant harvest as projects progress to operation and revenue, and previously identified opportunities realise higher valuations. All management companies of the portfolio companies within Cadence are wished the best of success.

The recent economic contraction has been severe and turbulent. However our investments have always been based on long-term assumptions and not the idiosyncrasies of the market. There is significant hope that recently announced global stimulus measures will lead to a re opening and recovery sooner than later. This will contribute to a significant appreciation in the company’s portfolio and therefore revenue and shareholder return.

Cadence’s focus on iron ore opportunities appears particularly timely. The stimulus measures specifically relate to infrastructure which benefits Steel demand which by derivative benefits Iron Ore consumption. Argus publications have reported April and May 2020 China steel production higher than that in 2019 and have predicted that China will produce over 1 billion tons of Steel in 2020. This will require more Iron Ore globally and should support the long term Iron Ore price.

China have announced over $140 billion in provincial bonds with increasing government incentives in real estate and infrastructure, which account for over fifty percent of Chinese domestic Steel demand. It is clear that steel production and therefore Iron Ore demand is at the front and center of global stimulus policy.

A rapid global supply response to higher iron ore prices and steel demand has some serious headwinds and constraints. The tragic events at Vales Brumadinho operations and the higher capital costs of new projects represent such challenges. Economic and political struggles combined with higher governance and regulation means operational consistency and good fortune is required to continue to supply the insatiable Steel demand.

Cadence has focused enormous efforts on the Amapá iron ore project. It is immensely pleasing for the board that significant milestones and hurdles were recently achieved, all whilst the global economy was on ” pause” Cadence and its partners, lawyers and consultants all maintained dialogue and pressure to focus on the process to achieve significant results. This will initially result in the movement of of iron ore currently stockpiled and ultimately in the rehabilitation of the Amapá system. As the opportunity progresses the Board is cognizant of the need for sustainability at all levels of the opportunity. The performance and Governance metrics that will be required to re habilitate the mine; port and rail will be stringent and strict.

Cadence has proven its ability to be flexible, opportunistic and survive and thrive. The Board feels the underlying conditions are developing to optimise the portfolio.

I would like to personally thank all Cadence’s management, fellow board members, staff ,consultants, partners and of course all Shareholders for their support and confidence in the Company.

Andrew Suckling

Non Executive Chairman

25 June 2020

Link here for the full results and accounts statement

Andrew Hore – Quoted Micro 22 June 2020

AQUIS STOCK EXCHANGE

Cancer treatment developer Incanthera (INC) had cash of £392,000 at the end of March 2020, following its fundraising when it joined the Aquis Stock Exchange. The company has a call option on more than £350,000 of additional cash. That should fund this year’s requirements and make the company’s cash last until next summer. The initial focus is topical cream Sol, which prevents sun damage turning into skin cancer.

European Lithium (EUR) has obtained initial funding from the EU-backed Greenpeg programme to support lithium sourced from Europe. The cash goes towards to the Wolfsburg lithium project in Austria.

Cadence Minerals (KDNC) says that the Yangibana rare earths joint venture has commenced drilling at the project. The plan is to increase the existing 21.25Mt JORC resource. The drilling will continue until October. The Amapa iron ore project, where Cadence will own a 20% stake, is set to start shipping its stockpile early in the third quarter of this year.

Angelfish Investments (ANGP) intends to change its investment strategy to one focused on healthcare.

TechFinancials (TECH) had cash of $672,000 at the end of 2019. However, write-offs mean that net assets have fallen to $309,000. Management is uncertain about the future of the Footies ticketing technology operation.

Altona Resources (ANR) had net liabilities of £353,000 at the end of 2019. There is a bank overdraft of £100,000.

Globe Capital Ltd (GCAP) is currently being supported by one of its shareholders Toddbrook Investments and the company’s loan note provider. Net assets were turned into net liabilities of £88,000 at the end of 2019.

AIM

Digital payments and fraud prevention services provider Boku (BOKU) is buying rival Fortumo Holdings for an enterprise value of $41m. Boku has raised £20.1m at 85p a share to finance the acquisition. In 2019, Fortumo made EBITDA of $2.3m on revenues of $7.2m. Fortumo is focused on smaller businesses than Boku.

International pensions administrator STM (STM) has made a good start to 2020, but profit is still set to decline this year, although that is partly due to the lack of one-off income. The current share price reflects this with the prospective multiple of eight, but that could fall to less than five in 2021.

Trans-Siberian Gold (TSG) has increased the JORC compliant mineral resource estimate at the Asacha gold mine to 452,000 ounces of gold at an average grade of 14.7g/t and 1.33 million ounces of silver at an average grade of 44g/t. Three-quarters of this is in the measured and indicated category. The mine life should extend to 2027. More drilling is planned in the east zone. A final dividend of $0.023 a share is proposed, and the shares go ex-dividend on 9 July.

Best of the Best (BOTB) has received tentative bid approaches and management is exploring strategic options. This follows the announcement of the competitions organiser’s full year figures. A 3p a share final dividend and 20p a share special dividend were announced.

Feedback (FDBK) is raising up to £5.59m via a placing and open offer at 1p a share in order to invest in the development and marketing of its Bleepa medical imaging communications platform. This could double the number of shares in issue. A one-for-ten open offer will raise up to £540,000 depending on the take-up. Stanford Capital was the bookrunner.

VR Education (VRE) reported a 43% increase in 2019 revenues and the loss was reduced. COVID-19 has increased interest in virtual reality-based conferences and this has probably pushed VR Education much further ahead than it would have been. The benefits of this will show though in the next couple of years as revenues grow faster than previously expected. The cash injection from HTC means that VR Education has plenty of cash for its requirements.

Omega Diagnostics (ODX) is raising up to £11m at 40p a share in order to finance further COVID-19 testing opportunities and to increase production capacity.

Inspiration Healthcare (IHC) is acquiring SLE, which makes ventilators for neonatal intensive care, for £18m in cash and shares. A £16.5m placing at 65p a share and an open offer raising up to £500,000 at the same share price will fund the cash element of the acquisition price.

Urban Exposure (UEX) says that Randeesh and Danjit Sandhu have resigned and will receive settlement payments, while Ravi Thakar has been made redundant. They can also sell their shares. This is because of the decision to stop taking new property loan business. NAV is estimated at 84p a share at the end of 2019. An orderly wind down should produce 70p-83p a share. A loan book sale is not currently attractive. There should be quarterly cash distributions as cash comes into the company.

Information management services provider IDOX (IDOX) made a strong recovery in the first half. Revenues were 13% ahead at £35.1m, while there was a small pre-tax profit from continuing operations. More than 90% of full year revenues have been contracted. Net debt fell from £26.4m to £14.3m over the six months to April 2020.

MAIN MARKET

Fasteners supplier Trifast (TRI) has raised 315m at 120.5p a share. An initial £5m will be invested in projects to enhance growth and the rest will provide additional working capital. Trading in the year to March 2020 was in line with forecasts adjusted for COVID-19 effects. There have been improving activity levels since May.

Seafox International has lodged a second requisition for a general meeting at Gulf Marine Services (GMS) and it has been accepted. Seafox proposes Hassan Heikal and Hesham Helbouny as directors.

Contango Holdings (CGO) has completed the acquisition of a 70% stake in the Lubu coalfield project and been readmitted to the standard list.

Spinnaker Opportunities (SOP) is still waiting for the listing requirements relating to its acquisition of Kanabo Research. There is still uncertainty over listing regulations for cannabis-related companies. The acquisition was announced 16 months ago.

LED lighting supplier Dialight (DIA) says it is experiencing improving but volatile demand. The order book is better than expected and overdue deliveries are being made. Crucial component stocks are being built up. Net debt was 317.3m at the end of May 2020.

Andrew Hore

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Cadence Minerals #KDNC – Hastings Technology Metals (ASX: HAS) Commences Major Drilling Program at Yangibana

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 engaged a drilling contractor for the 2020 Yangibana exploration program. The priority focus of the program is to test a series of highly prospective extensional targets within the Yangibana project, with the intention of increasing the existing 21.25Mt JORC Resource and extending planned mine life.

Highlights:

  • Programme to include 20,000m of RC drilling for additional Minerals Resource definition,
  • 3,000m of Diamond Drilling for metallurgical sampling, and
  • 5,000m of grade control drilling over the planned start-of-mine resource area on the Bald Hill deposit.

The primary target of the program is the Bald Hill – Simons Find – Frasers and Auer trends, which are the closest deposits to the permitted processing plant.

Drilling is scheduled to commence this week and will run until October 2020. Site preparation and mobilisation of the drilling rig, consumables, field staff and equipment is underway. The appointed drilling contractor has a long track record of safe and productive exploration drilling within Western Australia.

Diamond drilling samples are primarily to advance further ongoing ore sorting and processing variability test work programs, whilst the grade control drilling will be used to validate and quantify the Bald Hill Mineral Resource estimate and convert Resources to Reserves.

Hastings has spent many months reviewing data illustrating lithological, structural and geochemical controls on mineralisation at Yangibana. This review, which commenced in early February, has given Hastings geologists an improved understanding of the architecture controlling mineralisation on the project, and in particular the targets where structural control is most likely to have resulted in the emplacement of significant mineralisation.

The full Hastings ASX announcement can be found here: https://www.asx.com.au/asxpdf/20200618/pdf/44jr0mx0gs47nc.pdf

Hastings Chief Operating Officer, Andrew Reid commented: “The aim of the RC drilling is to target immediate extensions to the Bald Hill, Frasers, Auer and Yangibana Rare Earth Deposits, with the aim of adding tonnages to the Mineral Resource and additional mine life. This drilling is designed to initiate systematic testing of large strike extensions of the prospective ironstones that have never previously been tested.”

Cadence CEO Kiran Morzaria commented: “We are pleased to note that following the granting of the plant construction permit, Hastings are commencing a major drilling programme. While the drilling does not include Cadence license areas, it will nonetheless provide important additional data for the Yangibana Project Mineral Resources and mine life.”

Cadence Minerals Yangibana Holding:

Cadence owns 30% of the Yangibana, Yangibana North, Gossan, Hook, Kanes Gossan and Lions Ear Rare Earth Deposits, which form part of the Yangibana Rare Earth Deposit. Hastings Technology Metals owns the remaining 70% (“Hastings”). The updated resource ore statement can be found on the Yangibana Mineral Resource & Ore Reserve statement from 4th November 2019:

http://irservices.netbuilder.com/ir/cadence/newsArticle.php?ST=REM&id=2953668 .

The current mine plan anticipates production to start from our joint venture areas (Yangibana and Yangibana North) in year 5 and continue to the end of mine life. Further details can be found in the Hastings 2019 Annual Report

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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
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 – Hastings Technology Metals (ASX: HAS) – Works Permit Granted to Construct the Yangibana Rare Earths Project Process Plant

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 a works permit to construct the Yangibana Rare Earths Project (Yangibana Project) process plant under Part V of the Environmental Protection Act 1986 (Western Australia).

Department of Water and Environmental Regulation issues works permit

Following a rigorous assessment process and a public advertisement period, the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (DWER) has issued a works permit subject to conditions for a number of prescribed facilities (i.e. facilities that emit pollutants) at the Yangibana Project including:

  • Category 5: Process or beneficiation of metallic or non-metallic ore
  • Category 6: Mine dewatering
  • Category 52: Electric power generation
  • Category 64: Class II or III putrescible landfill site
  • Category 73: Bulk storage of chemicals etc.
  • Category 85: Sewage facility.

Of these facilities, the process plant (Category 5 under Schedule 1 of the Environmental Protection Regulations 1987) and the associated tailings storage facilities are the most important. The conditions include design and construction requirements, pollutant emission limits, monitoring requirements and compliance reporting.

The Yangibana Project includes the development of five open pit mines, groundwater abstraction, on site processing of ore, tailings storage facilities, and supporting infrastructure such as access and haul roads, accommodation facilities, administration buildings and an airstrip.

Hastings is working on satisfying the approval conditions and when completed, the work can commence subject to financial close for the Yangibana project.

The full Hastings ASX announcement can be found here: https://www.asx.com.au/asxpdf/20200617/pdf/44jq1r7fwrzg3k.pdf

Andrew Reid, Hastings Chief Operating Officer commented: “While Hastings has received State and Commonwealth environmental approvals, the additional focus and rigorous nature of this approval process on polluting facilities such as the process plant provides us and our shareholders with further confidence that the Yangibana Project is able to meet the high regulatory standards set by the Western Australian (WA) government. The regulatory standards set by the WA government also provide the international community and our major offtake customer, Schaeffler Technologies AG with assurance that the extraction component of the rare earths supply chain is undertaken in an environmentally responsible manner.”

Cadence Minerals Yangibana Holding:

Cadence owns 30% of the Yangibana, Yangibana North, Gossan, Hook, Kanes Gossan and Lions Ear Rare Earth Deposits, which form part of the Yangibana Rare Earth Deposit. Hastings Technology Metals owns the remaining 70% (“Hastings”). The updated resource ore statement can be found on the Yangibana Mineral Resource & Ore Reserve statement from 4th November 2019:

http://irservices.netbuilder.com/ir/cadence/newsArticle.php?ST=REM&id=2953668 .

The current mine plan anticipates production to start from our joint venture areas (Yangibana and Yangibana North) in year 5 and continue to the end of mine life. Further details can be found in the Hastings 2019 Annual Report.

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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
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-lookingstatements.

Cadence Minerals #KDNC – Amapá Operational Update

Cadence Minerals (AIM/NEX: KDNC; OTC: KDNCY) is pleased to announce that DEV Mineraço S.A (“DEV”), owner of the Amapá iron ore project (Amapá Project) continues to hit its operation targets, with the movement of the stockpile to the public port scheduled commence this month and shipping to occur in early Q3 2020.

The shipment of the stockpile was approved by the commercial court of São Paulo and announced on 14 April 2020 and was supported by the judicial administrators and other creditors of DEV. The secured creditors have objected to the commercial court of São Paulo in relation to its decision and on 12 June 2020 after market hours filed a petition, none the less the original ruling still remains in force.

We have also been informed that due to court closures during the current COVID-19 outbreak in Brazil, a ruling in relation to DEV’s petition to annul the secured creditors liens and charges over the Amapá Project is now scheduled for the end of June 2020.

Cadence Amapá Project stake

As mentioned in previous announcements there remains only one major precondition for Cadence to make its initial investment in the Amapá Project and release the sum currently held in escrow in a judicial trust account (“Escrow Monies”).

This precondition requires DEV to reach a settlement agreement with the secured bank creditors. On satisfaction of the prerequisites and the release of the Escrow monies, Cadence will become a 20% shareholder in the Amapá Project via our joint venture company which will own 99.9% of Dev.

Cadence’s rights over the Amapá Project have been formalised in the Judicial Restructuring Plan of DEV and ratified by the São Paulo Bankruptcy court. DEV officers have been appointed in the Judicial Restructuring Plan, with acceptance of creditors.

Further detail in relation to Cadence’s rights, potential investment and the Judicial Restructuring Plan in relation to the Amapá Project are detailed in the announcements of the 30 August 2019 and 7 August 2019.

About the Project

The Amapá Project 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).

As previously announced, the total historical mineral resource contains an estimated 348 Mt of ore @ 38.9% iron content (“Fe”). The ore is beneficiated at the mine to 65% Fe Pellet Feed and 62% Fe Spiral Concentrate. Based on available historic mine plans and an independent consultant review, it is expected that at full production the Amapá Project has a mine life of 14 years and at full capacity is targeting to produce up to 5.3 Mt of iron ore per annum.

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

Novum Securities Limited (Joint Broker)

+44 (0) 207 399 9400

Jon Belliss

The information contained within this announcement is deemed by the Company to constitute inside information under the Market Abuse Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014

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