Cadence Minerals (AIM/NEX: KDNC; OTC: KDNCY) is pleased to note that Macarthur Minerals (TSX-V: MMS) (ASX: MIO) (the “Company” or “Macarthur”) has entered into an exclusive agreement with Zanil Pty Ltd (“Zanil”) to undertake due diligence over 10 tenements in and around the Leonora Goldfields region in Western Australia (“Agreement”). The Agreement is intended to strengthen the value proposition for a potential future repositioning of Macarthur’s non-iron ore assets.
Zanil is an Australian Proprietary company. Zanil either directly holds rights over, or is duly authorised on behalf of the relevant tenement holders, to enter into the Agreement with Macarthur in respect of the tenement areas:
Location of the properties under due diligence
The Leonora tenements are located in the Central Goldfields region of Western Australia, approximately 237 kilometres north of the city of Kalgoorlie within the proximity of active gold mines such as Agnew gold mine, Gwalia gold mine and Sunrise Dam gold mine.
The tenement portfolio consists of two mining leases and eight prospecting licences, with nine of the areas located on historic gold workings. The other tenement, Barlow’s Gully, has no established mine workings, but has been subject to surface gold extraction for over 100 years.
Key tenements are:
Garden Well was mined prior to 1987 and subsequently subject to periodic exploration campaigns.
Camel Lease historically produced 30.72kg (1083.61oz) of gold reported in WA Government Minedex database as:
— Sons of Australia – 26.3kg (927.70oz) Au from 691 tonnes @ 38.1g/t Au
— Camel Leases – 4.39kg (154.85oz) Au from 142 tonnes @ 30.9g/t Au
— Kruger and Viceroy – 3.95kg (139.33oz) Au @ 37 g/t Au
This reef has been mined to ~150 feet and historic reports suggest water ingress to be the main factor in mining being discontinued.
Great Northern tenement records production of 460 tonnes of ore mined for 10.1kg (356.26oz) Au @ 21.9 g/t Au.
Barlow’s Gully tenement has no historical mine workings but covers the Ursus fault structure. Outside the lease the Ursus fault structure hosts the Torian Sterling Well discovery (held by others), Cerebus-Eclipse 112,000oz Au resource (held by others), and the Centauri 83,100oz Au resource (held by others).
Coppermine is a tenement that has a historical mine working with notable surface copper expression.
The past production reported from these areas are not treated as current or historical Mineral Resources and further exploration is required to understand the potential for gold or copper mineralisation.
The location of the 10 tenements is shown on the below map that highlights the prospectivity of the Leonora Goldfields and indicates the potential of this tenement portfolio.
Alan Joe Phillips, Managing Director of Macarthur Minerals, commented: “The main focus for the Company is ‘first and foremost’ the ongoing development of the Lake Giles Iron Ore assets. The entering into of the due diligence agreement with Zanil is designed to all for an exclusive low-cost review of the Central Goldfields assets to augment the Company’s Pilbara gold, copper and lithium tenement portfolio.
If these tenements demonstrate value, Macarthur will consider spinning out this portfolio as part of a wider Pilbara/Central Goldfields transaction. The objective is to create value for shareholders by exploiting these tenements without detracting or distracting Macarthur from delivering on its substantial Lake Giles Iron Project.”
The full announcement can be viewed here: https://ca.finance.yahoo.com/news/macarthur-minerals-enters-exclusive-agreement-130000290.html
Cadence Minerals Holding in Macarthur
Cadence holds approximately 1% 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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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.
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