#POLB Poolbeg Pharma – Poolbeg signs option for new vaccine candidate

6 December 2021 – Poolbeg Pharma (AIM: POLB), ‘Poolbeg’ or the ‘Company’, a clinical stage infectious disease pharmaceutical company with a capital light clinical model, has signed an Option Agreement to licence MelioVac, a vaccine for melioidosis, with University College Dublin (‘UCD’) and its inventor, Associate Professor Siobhán McClean , through NovaUCD, the university’s knowledge transfer office.  

The Company will continue its due diligence on MelioVac, a preclinical asset and recipient of a Wellcome Trust Award to aid its development, as well as 5 of other potential vaccine candidates discovered by Associate Professor McClean and her team, for the duration of the Option Agreement, prior to signing a ‘Licence Agreement’.

Dr McClean is Associate Professor and Head of Biochemistry at the UCD School of Biomolecular and Biomedical Science.   Dr McClean completed her BSc in Biochemistry in UCD and received her PhD from Imperial College London. Her research focuses on lung infections which led her to develop a platform technology to identify proteins that bacteria use to attach to human cells. These proteins have proved to be excellent vaccine candidates. Dr McClean completed some of the original research to identify the antigens associated with the Melioidosis Vaccine at TU Dublin.

Poolbeg Pharma has identified melioidosis as an infectious disease of interest due to its rising incidence around the world and because there is currently no approved vaccine available. Concerns are growing about global warming contributing to the spread of the disease to traditionally non-tropical areas.

Melioidosis, also known as Whitmore’s disease, is an infectious disease caused by the bacterium Burkholderia pseudomallei, commonly found in the soil and surface groundwater of many tropical and subtropical regions, with diverse clinical presentations including pneumonia and severe sepsis with multiple organ abscesses. Incidence of the disease is widespread in South-East Asia, Northern Australia and India, with climate change having a substantial impact on the spread of the disease to new areas such as Brazil. There are an estimated 165,000 cases of melioidosis each year, of which as many as 89,000 (54%) are estimated to be fatal.

Other potential vaccine candidates that the Company is evaluating include those for Klebsiella pneumoniae,Escherichia coli (O157), Burkholderia cepacia complex, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Acinetobacter baumannii.

 

Jeremy Skillington, PhD, CEO of Poolbeg Pharma, said:

“Melioidosis offers Poolbeg an opportunity to expand our portfolio of infectious disease assets, as promised at IPO. This is a disease which presents a dangerous and underappreciated threat to human health which currently has no approved vaccine and a very high mortality rate. If we can take MelioVac through clinical development to Phase II ready, it has the potential to generate significant returns for investors in the short-term while contributing to the global response to the threat of infectious diseases with an unmet medical need. We are excited by the potential of the MelioVac opportunity along with the other vaccine candidates in the UCD portfolio.”

 

Siobhán McClean, Associate Professor at the UCD School of Biomolecular and Biomedical Science and inventor of MelioVac , said:

“We are passionate about developing a vaccine against Melioidosis. Poolbeg Pharma is a great potential partner to work with, bringing its experience of vaccine development and industry connections to our innovative science. On the basis that a license is taken, it would be a great to see the development of MelioVac and other candidates, and contribute significantly to the world’s renewed fight against infectious diseases.”

– Ends –

 

The information contained within this announcement is deemed by the Company to constitute inside information as stipulated under the Market Abuse Regulations (EU) No. 596/2014 (as implemented into English law) (“MAR”). With the publication of this announcement via a Regulatory Information Service, this inside information is now considered to be in the public domain.

 

  Enquiries

 

Poolbeg Pharma Plc

Jeremy Skillington, CEO

Ian O’Connell, CFO

 

+353 (0) 1 644 0007

finnCap Ltd (Nominated Adviser & Joint Broker)

Geoff Nash, James Thompson, Charlie Beeson,

Richard ChambersSunila de Silva (ECM)

 

+44 (0) 20 7220 0500

Arden Partners PLC (Joint Broker)

John Lewellyn-Lloyd, Louisa Waddell

 

+44 (0) 207 614 5900

J&E Davy (Joint Broker)

Anthony Farrell, Niall Gilchrist

+353 (0) 1 679 6363

Instinctif Partners

Melanie Toyne Sewell, Rozi Morris, Tim Field

+44 (0) 20 7457 2020

poolbeg@instinctif.com

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AQUIS STOCK EXCHANGE

Hydrogen Future Industries (HFI) was set up to make investments in the hydrogen sector. It raised £2.23m at 10p a share. This will finance the investigation of investment opportunities.

Field Systems Design Holdings (FSD) reported a lump in revenues from £19.8m to £9.98m in the year to May 2021, due to Covid-related problems. This meant that the mechanical and electrical design company moved into loss. The AMP7 water sector investment programme did not start as expected. Other projects have also been delayed, but power generation and transport infrastructure business held up better than the water business, which continues to be delayed. Field Systems Design is also being more selective about energy from waste projects. There was £6m in cash at the end of May 2021.

EPE Special Opportunities (ESO) is investing €10m in the €150m offer by new SPAC EPIC Acquisition Corp, which will be listed on Euronext Amsterdam. The target company would be involved in the consumer sector. EPE has published a prospectus for the issue of up to 20 million zero dividend preference shares at 100p each.

Capital for Colleagues (CFCP) has concluded a partial disposal of its investment in TPS Investment, which distributes pipes and valves. There was an initial £200,000 and £121,000 will be received from a share buyback about the company. That leaves a stake in TPS valued at £510,000.

Aquis Stock Exchange-quoted non-fungible tokens (NFTs) investor NFT Investments (NFT) has swapped its £500,000 investment in Kodoku Studios for a 3% stake in Pioneer Media (PNER) valued at £2m and £125,000 in cash. Mike Edwards is a director of NFT and Pioneer. NFT has invested $1m in NFT Studios Ltd in return for a 20% stake.

Watchstone Group (WTG) has filed a claim against KPMG totalling £13.73m plus interest. This relates to the audit of the 2013 accounts of the company, then known as Quindell. These accounts were restated and the FRC fined and reprimanded KPMG.

Quetzal Capital (QTZ) has invested £1.5m in a convertible loan to TAP Global Ltd and it has an option to acquire 100%. TAP Global is a regulated (by the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission) Crypto-Fiat exchange services provider, which plans to provide a bridge between traditional and crypto assets. TAP Global is already generating revenues.

Altona Rare Earths (ANR) has completed the 2021 drilling programme at the Mozambique Monte Muambe project. Chief executive Christian Taylor-Wilkinson bought 66,560 shares at 11.3p each and he owns 6.3% of the company.

South Africa-based social impact company Inqo Investments Ltd (INQO) raised cash from selling land and this has strengthened the balance sheet. Inqo continues to lose money.

Belvedere Leisure (BL03) has taken control of the 160 acre Barnsoul caravan park, which was near to full capacity during the peak season. Development of the park is continuing ahead of a reopening next spring.

Evrima (EVA) has elected to maintain its project level interest of between 8.86% and 9.26% in the Molopo Farms complex. Kavango Resources (KAV) is exercising its option to take a stake of more than 50%.

Dispersion Holdings (DEFI) has launched a new platform called AQRU, which is a platform that enables institutional investors simple access to crypto yields available in DeFi. Recently purchased Accru Finance developed AQRU, which will not be open to UK-based investors until it is approved by the FCA.

Fuel additives supplier SulNOx Group (SNOX) has signed a distribution agreement with LocoSoco Group.

MiLOC Group Ltd (ML.P) has raised £23,000 at 28.5p a share.

Slater Investments has increased its stake in Arbuthnot Banking (ARBB) from 3.05% to 5.15%.

Rogue Baron (SHNJ) managing director Ryan Dolder bought 32,477 shares at 12p each and 58.827 shares at 9.5p each, taking his stake to 10.5%.

Sativa Wellness (SWEL) has appointed Arden as corporate adviser. It hopes that the broker can help to improve the share price.

AIM

Battery technology developer Gelion (GELN) raised £16m at 145p a share when it joined AIM. The share price has soared to 265p. Australia-based Gelion is a zinc-bromide battery storage technology developer. It is also developing battery additives for use in lithium-ion and lithium-sulfur batteries. Gelion Endure zinc-bromide batteries are suited for harsh environments and the non-flow zinc-bromide technology means that they can be smaller than rival lithium-ion and lead-acid technologies and are recyclable. The cash will be used to accelerate development spending.

Skillcast Group (SKL) provides content and software to companies for their training and compliance requirements. Skillcast has joined AIM to raise further cash to invest in cloud technology and training content. It raised £3.5m in a placing at 37p a share and the share price ended the week at 43p. Revenues are generated from professional services and SaaS subscriptions and the main growth comes from the latter. There were annual recurring revenues of £5.06m at the end of June 2021. Clients include Schroders and GKN. The shares are tightly held.

A trading statement from franchised lettings and estate agency Belvoir Group (BLV) led to a 3% upgrade in forecast 2021 earnings to 20.3p a share.

IPTV technology developer Mirada (MIRA) grew interim revenues by 10% to $6m thanks to increasing installations for izzi Telecom. Mirada has buit up a 5% global share of the Android TV market. The increasing use of resellers in different regions of the world should help Mirada to grow more quickly than it could relying on direct sales. There was a recent partnership agreement with North America-focused Shift 2 Stream.

Vector Capital (VCAP) says 2021 revenues and pre-tax profit will be better than expected.

Interim revenues of Coral Products (CRU) were 58% ahead at £7.1m and pre-tax profit improved from £494,000 to £698,000. The interim dividend is 0.5p a share. Plastic lotion pumps supplier Global One-Pak was hit by the ill-health of its boss and problems importing from China, but trading is improving.

Human capital services provider Mind Gym (MIND) increased its interim revenues by two-thirds to £24.1m and it returned to profit. Revenues are back to the levels in the first half of 2019, although the profit is much lower. Digital revenues account for 81% of the latest revenues.

Online fashion retailer Sosandar (SOS) nearly trebled its interim revenues, helped by maintaining high stock levels following the fundraising earlier this year. Strong trading, both from the company’s website and through third parties, continues to be strong. October was a record month and November was even better. The full year revenues forecast has been raised by 11% to £27.1m. Sosandar could move into profit next year.

Cenkos has upgraded its free cash flow forecast for Duke Royalty (DUKE) following the latest interims. It is expected to be 2.3p a share, which will cover the forecast dividend of 2.2p a share. There is a record deal pipeline

Lekoil Nigeria is offering to acquire the 60% of Lekoil Ltd (LEK) that it does not own for double the suspension price of 0.95p or for a share exchange.

MAIN MARKET

Guernsey-registered technology shell Hambro Perks Acquisition Company Ltd (HPA1) raised £140m through a placing at 1000p per unit (one public share and 0.5 of one public warrant). The price went to premium and fell back to 1000p. An attractive market, innovative product or service, scalability and strong management will be required in any target. The target business would be valued at £800m or more. The Hambro Perks Ltd advisory business has expertise in investing in early-stage technology businesses and could have potential targets in its funds.

Town Centre Properties (TOWN) maintained its underlying NAV at 284p a share. Net debt was reduced to £145.6m and LTV is 51.3% at the end of June 2021. The full loss was significantly reduced, although there was cash generated from operations. The final dividend is 1.75p a share, taking the total for the year to 3.5p a share, down from 5p a share.

Telecoms services provider Toople (TOOP) is raising £380,000 at 0.045p a share. The previous placing was at 0.11p a share during October 2020.

Rebel shareholders in beverages supplier East Imperial (EISB) have withdrawn their general meeting requisition following the appointment of Alistair McGeorge as chairman and Colin Henry as a non-exec. Rabindra Lal Soni has resigned as chairman.

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Alan Green covers Conroy Gold #CGNR and Technology Minerals #TM1 on this week’s Stockbox Research Talks

Alan Green covers Conroy Gold #CGNR and Technology Minerals #TM1 on this week’s Stockbox Research Talks

#TM1 Technology Minerals – UK EV battery recycling hots up with Technology Minerals

15 years from now, it is estimated there will be some 250,000 tones of spent EV battery packs, and they all have to go somewhere.

Thankfully, EV batteries aren’t nuclear waste; we can recycle them to extract raw materials and reuse those materials to make more batteries.

Like the plastic trays and milk bottles you throw in the bin, used EV batteries are recycled to separate the useful minerals from the chaff. This not only reduces our dependency on virgin materials but slashes carbon emissions in the supply chain.

The recycling process shreds the EV batteries, creating a black mass, which consists of high amounts of lithium, manganese, cobalt, and nickel metals. Those metals are refined further to create a fresh supply of rare and uncommon metals.

Battery recycling for electric vehicles includes both the main battery pack and the 12V battery, which can be lead-acid or lithium-ion.

The ultimate goal is to create a closed-loop manufacturing process. In November, Northvolt announced the world’s first 100% recycled EV battery.

UK EV battery recycling

In the UK, battery recycling facilities are relatively common, but facilities that recycle EV batteries are not. You see, EV batteries are enormous, and they have a different chemical composition to the batteries in your smartphone, requiring different recycling and refinement processes. The process is expensive and difficult.

Technology Minerals PLC, a British company, aims to change this as the UK’s first listed company to create a circular economy in the battery metals sector.

They aim to achieve this with proprietary recycling technology and a partnership agreement with a leading hazardous waste company, working closely with them to design and develop recycling facilities that can recycle EV batteries at scale.

The deal will see Recyclus Group, a 49% Technology Minerals owned company, partner with hazardous waste management and service delivery provider Slicker Recycling. The partnership will boost recycling output for lithium-ion batteries with a high level of refinement, preserving the quality of the extracted metals with great efficiency.

“There is a clear demand building as a result of this quantum shift to electrification,” says Alex Stanbury, CEO of Technology Minerals.

“We are focused on extracting raw materials required for lithium-ion batteries, whilst solving the ecological issue of spent Li-ion batteries, by recycling them for re-use by battery manufacturers.”

The demand for electrification is only going to increase, and we have to come to terms with the battery waste this will create.

The move by Technology Minerals is the first of its kind in the UK and a welcome step in the right direction for EV battery recycling.

Power Metal Resources #POW – Exercise of Warrants

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Power Metal Resources plc (LON:POW) the London listed exploration company seeking large-scale metal discoveries across its global project portfolio announces it has received a notice to exercise warrants over 8,750,000 new ordinary shares of 0.1 pence each in the Company (“Warrant Shares”) raising an additional £61,250 for the Company.

The Warrant Shares are being issued pursuant to the exercise of 8,750,000 warrants at an exercise price of 0.7 pence per ordinary share of 0.1 pence each in the Company (“Ordinary Share).

ADMISSION AND TOTAL VOTING RIGHTS

Application will be made for the 8,750,000 Warrant Shares to be admitted to trading on AIM which is expected to occur on or around 9 December 2021 (“Admission”). The Warrant Shares will rank pari passu in all respects with the ordinary shares of the Company currently traded on AIM.

Following Admission, the Company’s issued share capital will comprise 1,358,339,987 ordinary shares of 0.1p each. This number will represent the total voting rights in the Company and may be used by shareholders as the denominator for the calculation by which they can determine if they are required to notify their interest in, or a change to their interest in, the Company under the Financial Conduct Authority’s Disclosure and Transparency Rules.

 

ECR Minerals #ECR – Major Shareholding notification

ECRECR Minerals #ECR – TR-1: Standard form for notification of major holdings – Colin Braidwood now holds 6.04% 61,515,151 shares (previously 5.06% 51,515,151 shares)

NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR HOLDINGS (to be sent to the relevant issuer and to the FCA in Microsoft Word format if possible)i

1a. Identity of the issuer or the underlying issuer of existing shares to which voting rights are attached ii :

ECR Minerals Plc

1b. Please indicate if the issuer is a non-UK issuer (please mark with an “X” if appropriate)

Non-UK issuer

2. Reason for the notification (please mark the appropriate box or boxes with an “X”)

An acquisition or disposal of voting rights

X

An acquisition or disposal of financial instruments

An event changing the breakdown of voting rights

Other (please specify)iii:

3. Details of person subject to the notification obligation iv

Name

Colin Braidwood

City and country of registered office (if applicable)

4. Full name of shareholder(s) (if different from 3.)v

Name

Colin Braidwood

City and country of registered office (if applicable)

5. Date on which the threshold was crossed or reached vi :

01 December 2021

6. Date on which issuer notified (DD/MM/YYYY):

01 December 2021

7. Total positions of person(s) subject to the notification obligation

% of voting rights attached to shares (total of 8. A)

% of voting rights through financial instruments
(total of 8.B 1 + 8.B 2)

Total of both in % (8.A + 8.B)

Total number of voting rights of issuervii

Resulting situation on the date on which threshold was crossed or reached

6.04%

N/A

6.04%

61,515,151

Position of previous notification (if

applicable)

5.06%

N/A

5.06%

51,515,151

8. Notified details of the resulting situation on the date on which the threshold was crossed or reached viii

A: Voting rights attached to shares

Class/type of
shares

ISIN code (if possible)

Number of voting rights ix

% of voting rights

Direct

(Art 9 of Directive 2004/109/EC) (DTR5.1)

Indirect

(Art 10 of Directive 2004/109/EC) (DTR5.2.1)

Direct

(Art 9 of Directive 2004/109/EC) (DTR5.1)

Indirect

(Art 10 of Directive 2004/109/EC) (DTR5.2.1)

GB00BYYDKX57

61,515,151

6.04%

SUBTOTAL 8. A

61,515,151

6.04%

B 1: Financial Instruments according to Art. 13(1)(a) of Directive 2004/109/EC (DTR5.3.1.1 (a))

Type of financial instrument

Expiration
date x

Exercise/
Conversion Periodxi

Number of voting rights that may be acquired if the instrument is

exercised/converted.

% of voting rights

SUBTOTAL 8. B 1

B 2: Financial Instruments with similar economic effect according to Art. 13(1)(b) of Directive 2004/109/EC (DTR5.3.1.1 (b))

Type of financial instrument

Expiration
date x

Exercise/
Conversion Period xi

Physical or cash

settlement xii

Number of voting rights

% of voting rights

SUBTOTAL 8.B.2

9. Information in relation to the person subject to the notification obligation (please mark the

applicable box with an “X”)

Person subject to the notification obligation is not controlled by any natural person or legal entity and does not control any other undertaking(s) holding directly or indirectly an interest in the (underlying) issuerxiii

Full chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or the
financial instruments are effectively held starting with the ultimate controlling natural person or legal entityxiv (please add additional rows as necessary)

Name xv

% of voting rights if it equals or is higher than the notifiable threshold

% of voting rights through financial instruments if it equals or is higher than the notifiable threshold

Total of both if it equals or is higher than the notifiable threshold

Colin Braidwood

6.04%

N/A

6.04%

Technology Minerals #TM1 – Alan Green talks to Alex Stanbury & Robin Brundle

Technology Minerals #TM1 – Alex Stanbury, Robin Brundle & Alan Green discuss the group’s unique investment proposition and upcoming value inflection points. We discuss the group’s circular economy model, starting with the key battery metal mining projects in Ireland, Spain, USA and Cameroon before looking at the development of Recyclus, the group’s end-to-end recycling vehicle for lithium-ion and lead-acid batteries that completes the circular economy model. Robin and Alex discuss the upcoming developments for Q1, along with the expected uplift in group revenues & valuation.

ECR Minerals formalises 25% shareholding in Cordillera Tiger Gold Resources, owner of Exploration License EP-006 at the Danglay Gold Project, N Philippines

ECR Minerals plc (LON: ECR), the gold exploration and development company focused on Australia, is pleased to announce that its 25% shareholding in Philippines based company Cordillera Tiger Gold Resources, Inc. (“Cordillera Tiger”, “Cordillera”) has been formalised and the Company is now in receipt of the share certificate.

In July 2021, Cordillera Tiger successfully renewed Exploration License EP-006 at the Danglay gold project, which is located in a prolific gold and copper mining district in the north of the Philippines.

Most recently, through Cordillera Tiger, ECR has been engaged in a Community Development Programme in the Danglay area. Cordillera has provided foodpack assistance, helping to get rice, canned meat & fish delivered to families affected by COVID19 in the Danglay region.

As reported in the Annual Report on March 23rd 2021, ECR is entitled to a 25% interest in the Danglay gold project in the Philippines, which is held by Philippines corporation Cordillera Tiger Gold Resources, Inc. under an Exploration Permit. The issuance of a 25% shareholding in Cordillera Tiger to the Company has been delayed since 2016, largely due to a court case filed by an individual who is a minority shareholder and former director of Cordillera Tiger. This matter was successfully resolved, and ECR’s shareholding has now been formalised.

The ECR Board believes the political climate for the minerals industry in the Philippines is improving and considers that the Danglay gold project has potential for further exploration to build upon the existing inferred mineral resource estimate of 63,500 ounces of gold at 1.55 g/t gold. This resource was reported by ECR in 2015 to the Canadian NI43-101 standard, based on exploration carried out at Danglay by ECR during 2014 and 2015. In addition to the resource, an NI43-101 target for further exploration (conceptual potential quantity and grade of mineralisation expressed as ranges) of 95,000 to 170,000 ounces of gold at 5 to 7.5 g/t was reported.

ECR Chairman David Tang commented: “I am pleased to report that after a lengthy delay, our 25% shareholding in Cordillera Tiger has now been formalised and we are now in possession of the documentation and share certificate. Shareholders will of course know that ECR’s priority and focus is on developing its Australian assets, but with our commitment to helping the Danglay community and our £1.2 million investment in the Danglay gold project to date, we believe the resolution of this longstanding issue and the improving political climate adds material value to the ECR asset portfolio.”

MARKET ABUSE REGULATION (EU) No. 596/2014

The information contained within this announcement is deemed by the Company to constitute inside information as stipulated under the Market Abuse Regulations (EU) No. 596/2014 (MAR) as in force in the United Kingdom pursuant to the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018. Upon the publication of this announcement via Regulatory Information Service (RIS), this inside information is now considered to be in the public domain.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT: 

ECR Minerals plc Tel: +44 (0)20 7929 1010
David Tang, Non-Executive Chairman
Email:

info@ecrminerals.com

Website: www.ecrminerals.com
WH Ireland Ltd Tel: +44 (0)161 832 2174
Nominated Adviser
SI Capital Ltd Tel: +44 (0)1483 413500
Broker

Nick Emerson

 

Novum Securities Limited  

Broker

Jon Belliss

                                            Tel: +44 (0)20 7399 9425

 

Blytheweigh                                                                       Tel: +44 (0) 207 138 3204  
Public Relations      
Tim Blythe

 

     

 

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 licence applications outstanding including two licence applications lodged in eastern Victoria. (Tambo gold project). MGA is currently drilling at both the Bailieston and Creswick projects and has an experienced exploration team with significant local knowledge in the Victoria Goldfields and wider region.

 

https://mercatorgold.com.au/

 

ECR also owns 100% of an Australian subsidiary LUX Exploration Pty Ltd (“LUX”) which has three licence applications covering 900 km2 covering a relatively unexplored area in Queesnland, Australia.

 

https://luxexploration.com/

 

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 25% 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.

Power Metal Resources #POW – Alan Green and Paul Johnson discuss the latest project developments in Australia, Botswana and the USA

Power Metal Resources #POW – Alan Green and Paul Johnson discuss the latest developments during November, including the FDR Australia acquisition and Selta uranium project addition, Alamo gold project developments, Kavango Resources’ stake in Kalahari Key Minerals and Molopo Farms and the upcoming Golden Metal Resources IPO. Paul also gives his view on the share price and the malaise in junior mining stocks.

Power Metal Resources #POW – Silver Peak Canada – Overlimit Assay Results

 

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Power Metal Resources PLC (LON:POW) the London listed exploration company seeking large-scale metal discoveries across its global project portfolio, announces overlimit assay results from its recently completed 2021 diamond drilling exploration programme on the Silver Peak Project (“Silver Peak” or the “Project”) located in British Columbia, Canada. The original silver assay results for the 2021 drill programme were announced 12 November 2021 and can be viewed at the following link:

 

Silver Peak Canada – Drill Programme Assay Results – 08:53:44 12 Nov 2021 – POW News article | London Stock Exchange

 

Programme Highlights:

· A total of 19 short cored drill holes were completed as part of the Phase I programme and all drill core was logged, catalogued and split by independent geological consultants prior to being sent to ALS Canada Ltd in Vancouver, British Columbia, for accredited laboratory assay analysis.  The holes were undertaken utilising either Shaw or Hilti portable drills producing 34mm diameter core samples.

 

· Overlimit assays were completed on all copper, antimony and lead results which returned >10,000 ppm (1%) from the original laboratory results. The overlimit reported herein include individual results up to 7.76% copper (Cu), 9.45% lead (Pb), and 8.63% Antimony (Sb).

 

· Updated highlight intercepts which are now calculated as AgEq* and include Cu, Sb and Pb results (complete collar and assay tables available at the bottom of this release):

o  0.9m of 4,649g/t AgEq from DDH21-1 (including 0.3m of 10,649g/t Ag, 2.28% Cu, 6.53% Sb, and 5.53% Pb)

o  0.76m of 10,131g/t AgEq from DDH21-2 (including 0.35m of 12,373g/t Ag, 3.44% Cu, 9.45% Sb, and 8.63% Pb)

o  1.75m 3,072g/t AgEq from DDH21-7 (including 0.25m of 17,016g/t Ag, 4.10% Cu, 8.26% Sb, and 6.05% Pb)

o  1.52m of 3,244g/t AgEq from DDH21-8

o  2.44m of 1,306g/t AgEq from DDH21-12

o  2.43m of 2,068/t AgEq from DDH21-13

o  2.59m of 1,740/t AgEq from DDH21-15

 

· The high-grade Cu, Sb and Pb results led to an average increase in grade of 18.8% from Ag to AgEq for the calculated intervals. Considering these extremely high Cu, Sb and Pb results, the updated silver equivalent values further highlight the silver rich nature of the veins on the Silver Peak Project.

 

Paul Johnson, Chief Executive Officer of Power Metal Resources plc commented:

“The bonanza grade silver results from Silver Peak are further strengthened today with the overlimit analysis demonstrating significant copper, antimony and lead grades and increasing the average silver equivalent grade considerably.

Overall, the results are highly impressive and demonstrate the incredibly silver rich veins at Silver Peak. Without question this is an important asset for Power Metal and our partners, particularly in a world where high quality silver projects are hard to secure.”  

 

Programme Data:

Silver Peak 2021 Drill Programme Assay Table

Hole ID

From (m)

To (m)

Interval (m)

Ag (g/t)

Cu (%)

Sb (%)

Pb (%)

AgEq*

DDH21-1

0

0.9

0.9

3,998

1.24

2.54

1.89

4,649

Incl.

0

0.3

0.3

10,649

2.28

6.53

5.53

DDH21-2

0

0.76

0.76

8,692

2.24

5.82

5.15

10,131

Incl.

0

0.35

0.35

12,373

3.44

8.63

9.45

DDH21-3

0

0.55

0.55

2,725

0.9

1.87

0.72

3,182

Incl.

0

0.15

0.15

9,470

2.14

6.49

2.51

DDH21-4

0

0.46

0.46

3,522

1.23

2.24

0.33

4,072

Incl.

0

0.2

0.2

7,710

1.98

4.74

0.71

DDH21-5

0

0.38

0.38

1,199

0.63

0.56

0.12

1,380

Incl.

0

0.15

0.15

2,810

0.71

1.17

0.19

DDH21-6

0

0.84

0.84

79

0.08

0.17

0.01

93

DDH21-7

0

1.75

1.75

2,669

1.18

1.31

0.88

3,072

Incl.

1

1.25

0.25

17,016

4.1

8.26

6.05

DDH21-8

0

1.52

1.52

2,808

1.37

1.49

0.18

3,244

DDH21-9

No Significant Values

DDH21-10

No Significant Values

DDH21-11

No Significant Values

DDH21-12

4.26

6.7

2.44

1,060

1.03

0.48

0.98

1,306

DDH21-13

3.66

6.09

2.43

1,632

1.83

1.07

0.52

2,068

Incl.

4.11

4.42

0.31

7,620

7.76

5.13

2.61

DDH21-14

No Significant Values

DDH21-15

6.55

9.14

2.59

1,438

1.19

0.84

0.15

1,740

DDH21-16

0.6

3.66

3.06

39

0.03

0.02

0.04

48

DDH21-17

No Significant Values

DDH21-18

2.59

3.35

0.76

281

0.39

0.1

0.07

350

DDH21-19

3.2

3.43

0.23

276

0.22

0.08

0.09

322

 

*  Silver equivalent (“AgEq”) calculated using metal prices of US$22.8/oz Ag ($332.5/lb), US$4.36/lb Cu (ratio 0.0131), US$5.6/lb Sb (ratio 0.0168), and US$1.06/lb Pb (ratio 0.0032).
AgEq= Ag + (0.0131Cu) + (0.0168Sb) + (0.0032Pb)

Silver Peak 2021 Drill Programme Collar Table

Drill hole ID

Dip

Azimuth

Hole Depth (m)

Northing**

Easting**

DDH21-01

-85°

325°

2.95

5462567.8

611652.1

DDH21-02

-80°

285°

2.44

5462567.0

611652.0

DDH21-03

-63°

285°

2.13

5462567.5

611653.0

DDH21-04

+4°

50°

2.13

5462567.5

611654.0

DDH21-05

-22°

25°

1.07

5462567.8

611654.5

DDH21-06

-39°

310°

1.98

5462568.0

611655.0

DDH21-07

-88°

260°

2.90

5462568.0

611655.0

DDH21-08

-48°

275°

1.52

5462566.0

611649.0

DDH21-09

-82°

70°

5.49

5462565.0

611648.0

DDH21-10

-55°

108°

4.11

5462566.0

611649.0

DDH21-11

-53°

180°

0.91

5462564.0

611656.0

DDH21-12

-65°

120°

3.66

5462565.0

611647.5

DDH21-13

-50°

100°

7.16

5462565.0

611647.5

DDH21-14

-50°

105°

3.66

5462562.5

611647.5

DDH21-15

-60°

105°

9.45

5462562.5

611647.5

DDH21-16

-68°

125°

4.27

5462559.0

611654.0

DDH21-17

-50°

125°

3.05

5462559.0

611654.0

DDH21-18

-42°

25°

3.66

5462554.0

611654.0

DDH21-19

-40°

40°

3.96

5462554.0

611654.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

**  Projection: UTM Zone 10 North NAD83

 

Property Ownership

The original agreement in respect to the Silver Peak Project was announced 14 September 2020 and may be viewed through the following link:

https://www.londonstockexchange.com/news-article/POW/canadian-silver-project-option-exercised/14685210

Due to the positive results achieved during the due diligence sampling and follow up 2020 work programmes, the Company announced on 15 March 2021 that it had accelerated the earn-in on the Project and now holds a 30% interest, the details of which may be viewed through the following link:

https://www.londonstockexchange.com/news-article/POW/canadian-silver-project-commercial-update/14899230

COMPETENT PERSON STATEMENT

The technical information contained in this disclosure has been read and approved by Mr Nick O’Reilly (MSc, DIC, MIMMM, MAusIMM, FGS), who is a qualified geologist and acts as the Competent Person under the AIM Rules – Note for Mining and Oil & Gas Companies. Mr O’Reilly is a Principal consultant working for Mining Analyst Consulting Ltd which has been retained by Power Metal Resources PLC to provide technical support. Mr O’Reilly consents to the inclusion in this announcement of the matters based upon the information in the form and context in which it appears.

This announcement contains inside information for the purposes of Article 7 of the Market Abuse Regulation (EU) 596/2014 as it forms part of UK domestic law by virtue of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (“MAR”), and is disclosed in accordance with the Company’s obligations under Article 17 of MAR.

For further information please visit https://www.powermetalresources.com/ or contact:

Power Metal Resources plc

Paul Johnson (Chief Executive Officer)

+44 (0) 7766 465 617

SP Angel Corporate Finance (Nomad and Joint Broker)

Ewan Leggat/Charlie Bouverat

+44 (0) 20 3470 0470

SI Capital Limited (Joint Broker)

Nick Emerson                                                                                                           

+44 (0) 1483 413 500

First Equity Limited (Joint Broker)

David Cockbill/Jason Robertson

+44 (0) 20 7330 1883

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