Kavango Resources plc (LSE:KAV), the Southern Africa-focused metals exploration company, is pleased to announce that the Company has completed a strategic investment in gold mining, exploration, and development company Pambili Natural Resources Corporation (“Pambili” or “the Corporation”) (TSX-V:PNN).
Kavango has given notice to Pambili that it wishes to convert a US$250,000 convertible loan (the “Loan”) made to Pambili, along with a Loan Premium of US$75,000 (“Repayment amount”), into common shares in the Corporation (“the Conversion”). Following the Conversion, Kavango will hold 15% of Pambili’s total issued share capital.
Pambili is active in Matabeleland in southern Zimbabwe, having established operations here in 2022.
Kavango has worked with Pambili since March this year, assisting it through a corporate restructure and acquisition of the Golden Valley project, which completed earlier in November 2023 (Pambili’s announcement can be read >>> here).
Golden Valley has a history of high-grade underground mining and gold production. Golden Valley includes a functional gold processing plant and stamp mill, two historic shafts that present prospective exploration targets and near surface exploration potential to target a possible larger-scale deposit. Some small-scale gold production continues at Golden Valley by way of toll-milling third-party ore through an on-site stamp mill.
Pambili’s plan at Golden Valley is to explore the underground potential first, with a view to recommencing mining in Q1 2024. The processing plant is ready to receive ore and plans are being finalised for underground exploration drilling.
In parallel to this, Pambili will conduct surface exploration at Golden Valley using Kavango’s field team.
By taking a strategic interest in Pambili, Kavango is seeking to build on its first-mover advantage in Matabeleland by increasing its exposure to a third, highly prospective greenstone belt. Golden Valley is located on a separate greenstone belt to the one that hosts Kavango’s Hillside and Nara projects and a separate greenstone belt to the one that hosts the Leopard Project (announced >>> 25 July 2023).
In addition, Kavango and Pambili will be able to share operational, exploration and administrative functions. This is expected to provide both companies with significant cost savings and operational efficiencies.
Ben Turney, Chief Executive of Kavango Resources, commented:
“There is immense opportunity in Zimbabwe’s Matabeleland goldfields. Kavango has identified a strong pipeline of opportunities across the region. Our investment in Pambili creates for us an additional outlet for some of these.
We are very pleased to partner with Pambili, as Jon Harris and his team recommence mining at Golden Valley. This is an exciting project that Kavango knows well. It combines excellent potential for near-term revenue generation with untested surface exploration upside.
The greenstone belt that Golden Valley is on is highly prospective for gold with a number of possibilities for further expansion in the area. The processing plant is operational and can be added to as Pambili grows. With what we’ve learned about historic cut-off grades at Golden Valley, underground drilling could deliver a very positive result.
We have been able to secure our investment in Pambili at a low entry point. I expect our ongoing working relationship, supported by the shared operational efficiencies it affords, has already added, and will continue to add, substantially to our balance sheet over time.“
Further information in respect of Kavango and its business interests is provided on the Company’s website at www.kavangoresources.com and on Twitter at #KAV.
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Kavango Competent Person Statement
The technical information contained in this announcement pertaining to geology and exploration have been read and approved by Brett Grist BSc(Hons) FAusIMM (CP). Mr Grist is a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy with Chartered Professional status. Mr Grist has sufficient experience that is relevant to the exploration programmes and geology of the main styles of mineralisation and deposit types under consideration to act as a Qualified Person as defined in the 2012 Edition of the ‘Australasian Code for Reporting of Exploration Results, Mineral Resources and Ore Reserves’.
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ECR Minerals plc (LON: ECR), the exploration and development company focused on gold in Australia, is pleased to announce that Managing Director Nick Tulloch and Chief Operations Officer Mike Whitlow will be attending the Mines and Money – Resourcing Tomorrow show, which runs from the 28th-30th November 2023 at the Business Design Centre, 52 Upper St, Islington, London N1 0QH.
All existing and potential shareholders are invited to meet with Nick and Mike on the ECR Minerals stand at location E30. Appointments can be booked in advance with either Nick or Mike directly via the Resourcing Tomorrow event website by signing up at the link below:
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ABOUT ECR MINERALS PLC
ECR Minerals is a mineral exploration and development company. ECR’s wholly owned Australian subsidiary Mercator Gold Australia Pty Ltd (“MGA”) has 100% ownership of the Bailieston and Creswick gold projects in central Victoria, Australia, has eight active exploration tenements and two in application (Ballarat and Tambo).
ECR also owns 100% of an Australian subsidiary LUX Exploration Pty Ltd (“LUX”), which has three approved exploration permits covering 946 km2 over a relatively unexplored area in Lolworth Range, Queensland, Australia. The Company has also submitted a license application at Kondaparinga which is approximately 120km2 in area and located within the Hodgkinson Gold Province, 80km NW of Mareeba, North Queensland.
Following the sale of the Avoca, Moormbool and Timor gold projects in Victoria, Australia to Fosterville South Exploration Ltd (TSX-V: FSX) and the subsequent spin-out of the Avoca and Timor projects to Leviathan Gold Ltd (TSX-V: LVX), Mercator Gold Australia Pty Limited has the right to receive up to A$2 million in payments subject to future resource estimation or production from projects sold to Fosterville South Exploration Limited.
ECR holds a 90% interest in the Danglay gold project; an advanced exploration project located in a prolific gold and copper mining district in the north of the Philippines, which has a 43-101 compliant resource. ECR also holds a royalty on the SLM gold project in La Rioja Province, Argentina and can potentially receive up to US$2.7 million in aggregate across all licences.