Golden Metal Resources plc (LON:GMET), a mineral exploration company focused on tungsten, gold, copper and silver within Nevada, USA, is pleased to announce the signing of a Letter of Intent (“LOI”) with United States-based Global Tungsten & Powders LLC (“GTP”) of Towanda, Pennsylvania, in respect of a tungsten concentrate off-take agreement (“Off-take”) for Golden Metal’s wholly-owned Pilot Mountain Project (“Pilot Mountain” or the “Project”) located within the prolific Walker Lake Mineral Belt in Nevada, USA.
The non-binding LOI provides outline terms for a future off-take agreement, subject to successful technical and legal due diligence, and also to Golden Metal securing necessary funding to develop Pilot Mountain.
– LOI signed with leading United States supplier of tungsten powders and semi-finished parts outlining proposed terms to acquire a minimum of 50,000 metric MTU’s (metric ton unit) W03 contained in tungsten concentrates, which may be increased to 70,000 MTU’s by mutual agreement, subject to the successful development of the Project.
– The specific product outlined in the Off-take is for 65% WO3 tungsten concentrate. Pricing will be in US dollars and based on a discount to the European APT (ammonium Paratungstate) quote provided by Fast Markets (Formerly Metal Bulletin).1
– GTP and Golden Metal also intend to discuss and consider cooperation opportunities for the development of a Western World supply chain strategy which will align with recent policy announcements from the US Department of Defense and the US Defense Logistics Agency with regard to the building of strategic stockpiles of critical minerals, including tungsten products.
Oliver Friesen, CEO of Golden Metal, commented:
“Let me be the first to welcome our new partner Global Tungsten & Powders, which is a significant player in the global tungsten industry. The signing of this agreement represents a significant milestone and an encouraging step forward for our Pilot Mountain Project.
“The LOI not only outlines the proposed terms of a supply agreement for future tungsten concentrate sales to GTP from Pilot Mountain, but also the cooperation between our two companies in regard to the development of Western World critical metals supply chains – with particular reference to tungsten.
“Today’s announcement also further bolsters the Project’s overall profile and its attractiveness as a target for non-dilutive grant funding for exploration and development, something the Company is actively pursuing at present.”
Global Tungsten & Powders (GTP) develops, manufactures and markets refractory metal powders such as tungsten, tungsten carbide, and cobalt. GTP is a leading Western supplier with production facilities in the United States, Finland, the Czech Republic, and Luxembourg
Golden Metal holds a 100% interest in the Pilot Mountain Project through its wholly-owned Nevada-based operating companies BFM Resources Inc and Pilot Metals Inc.
1: Tungsten concentrate pricing is generally structured at a discount to the tungsten APT price reflecting the value added via the upgrade to APT.
Forward Looking Statements
This announcement contains forward-looking statements relating to expected or anticipated future events and anticipated results that are forward-looking in nature and, as a result, are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, such as general economic, market and business conditions, competition for qualified staff, the regulatory process and actions, technical issues, new legislation, uncertainties resulting from potential delays or changes in plans, uncertainties resulting from working in a new political jurisdiction, uncertainties regarding the results of exploration, uncertainties regarding the timing and granting of prospecting rights, uncertainties regarding the timing and granting of regulatory and other third party consents and approvals, uncertainties regarding the Company’s or any third party’s ability to execute and implement future plans, and the occurrence of unexpected events.
Actual results achieved may vary from the information provided herein as a result of numerous known and unknown risks and uncertainties and other factors.
For further information visit www.goldenmetalresources.com or contact the following:
Golden Metal Resources plc
Oliver Friesen (CEO)
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7583 8304
Cairn Financial Advisers LLP
Sandy Jamieson/Jo Turner/Louise O’Driscoll
Tel: +44 20 7213 0880
First Equity Limited
Jonathan Brown/Jason Robertson
Tel: +44 20 7374 2212
Pilot Mountain Project
The Pilot Mountain project is an advanced exploration and mineral resource definition stage project located in Mineral County in western Nevada. The project covers an area of 14.80 km2 (3,656.1 acres) and is located 200km southeast of Reno and 18km east of Mina, Nevada. It is well situated for the supply of power, water and skilled labour and proximity to transport infrastructure in Mineral County and is centred around four existing mineral deposits: Garnet; Good Hope; Gunmetal and Desert Scheelite, all of which possess significant skarn-style tungsten-copper-silver-zinc mineralisation. The Pilot Mountain project consists of 176 active lode mining claims and 4 filed mill site claims. The four mill site claims filed at the former Dunham mill site have secure access to groundwater supply sufficient for the proposed project.
Golconda Summit Project
Golden Metal is the operator of the Golconda Summit project, which is held under an earn-in right to acquire up to 100 per cent. of the project from the mineral claim owner pursuant to an option agreement. The Golconda Summit project is an exploration stage gold and silver project located in Humboldt County and situated at the confluence of the Getchell and Battle Mountain – Eureka metallogenic trends, and consists of 44 lode mining claims, covering a total area of approximately 3.22 km2 (795.4 acres) located approximately 27km east of Winnemucca.
The Garfield project is an early exploration stage copper, gold and silver property consisting of 39 lode mining claims covering 3.23 km2 (797.9 acres) located in Mineral County, Nevada, approximately 14km due east of the town of Hawthorne and 120km due west-northwest of Tonopah.
The Stonewall project is an exploration stage gold-silver property prospective for epithermal gold-silver mineralisation. The property consists of 19 lode mining claims covering 1.59 km2 (392.5 acres) located on the northern flank of Stonewall Mountain, on the western edge of the Nellis Airforce Range Restricted Access Area, in Nye County, Nevada, approximately 24km south-east of the historic gold mining town of Goldfield and 60km due south of Tonopah.