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#POW Power Metal Resources PLC – Molopo Farms Complex Project Update

Power Metal Resources PLC (LON:POW), the London listed exploration company seeking large-scale metal discoveries across its global project portfolio announces an update in relation to the Molopo Farms Complex Project (“Molopo Farms” or the “Project”) targeting a large-scale nickel-copper-platinum group element (“PGE”) discovery in southwestern Botswana.

On 21 September 2022 the Company announced an update regarding the commencement of drilling at priority target area T1-6, as well as the ongoing geophysics programme. The link to this announcement is below:

https://www.londonstockexchange.com/news-article/POW/molopo-farms-complex-botswana-drilling-underway/15638648

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

T2-3 Major Drill Target

 Data from ground-based electromagnetic (“EM”) as well as magnetic geophysical surveys covering target areas T1-14, T1-3 and T2-3 has now been compiled and analysed.

 Final results have highlighted a large, significant geophysical conductor at target area T2-3. This conductor remains open in all directions and is strongly coincident with a magnetic body identified here by the ground and airborne magnetic surveys. No drilling has ever been completed over this target area.

 The historical airborne magnetic results at T2-3 have been further analysed and the magnetic body coincident with this newly identified moving loop electromagnetic (“MLEM”) geophysical conductor is shown to extend for approximately 12km in an east-west direction.

 This conductor has been given a high-priority (A+) ranking by the Company, the same priority ranking granted to the conductor at T1-6 (where drilling is ongoing).

 A planned 600m diamond core drillhole, DDH2-3A, has been designed to intersect the T2-3 conductor at approximately 300-350m downhole depth. The Company is planning on drilling this hole following the completion of diamond drillholes DDH1-6B (drilling currently in progress) and DDH1-6C.

Additional Airborne Electromagnetic Conductors

 Power Metal in conjunction with its geophysical contractor, completed an in-depth review of all airborne electromatic (“AEM”) geophysics conductors identified by the previous operator. Five of these AEM conductors (1-2, 1-4, 1-5, 1-10 and 1-11) have been upgraded and are now designated as priority airborne conductors, where follow up work is being considered.   

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

“Drilling is successfully underway at the priority target area T1-6 where a very large geophysical conductor was identified from recently completed geophysical surveys, the initial results of which we announced on 16 August 2022. In that announcement I noted that the exploration findings were potentially among the most significant the Company had delivered.

Today’s news potentially has even greater significance with the confirmation of a major conductor at T2-3 which adds another high-priority target to the list for drill testing during the ongoing campaign. Significantly, airborne magnetic survey results over this new conductor suggest that it could be very sizeable.

Our focus is the continuation of drilling at T1-6 which is still in its early stages and where the diamond drill is progressing down to the target zone.

The findings from T1-6 in terms of potential mineralisation are keenly awaited and, given the results of the latest geophysical review, we will be looking to also drill T2-3 at the earliest opportunity.

Further to T1-6 and now T2-3, we have confirmed numerous additional targets for further investigation where there is the potential for multiple additional drill targets to be identified.”

GEOPHYSICAL SURVEY – OVERVIEW

 

 Spectral Geophysics have completed the 2022 Phase II exploration programme which included three MLEM and three magnetic geophysics surveys over targets T1-14 and T2-3 and T1-3. The MLEM and magnetic survey results will assist the company in refining further drill collar locations for the ongoing 2022 diamond drilling campaign.

 

 MLEM survey results over T2-3 have highlighted a large flat-lying, slightly concave (downward), strong conductor which remains open in all directions. The magnetic survey over this target also identified a large magnetic body that is spatially coincident with the  conductor, which is interpreted to be an indication that the conductor is associated with or found within mafic to ultramafic rocks of the Molopo Farms Complex.

 

 MLEM results over the T1-14 target have highlighted the presence of a strong conductor located south of the 2021 drillhole (KKME1-14) that targeted this zone. It is estimated that a circa 650m drillhole would be needed to test the top of this conductor. While there are conductive Transvaal carbonaceous mudstones in the area of the survey, the centre of this anomaly is strongly coincident with a magnetic high interpreted to be caused by the ultramafic rocks in the area – suggesting that the magnetic conductor detected by this survey may be located within the ultramafic intrusive rocks. The Company is considering next steps at target area T1-14.

 

 Further geophysical data analysis and processing inversions are ongoing at T1-3, where a large AEM conductor was originally identified by the previous operators. The results of the completed MLEM and magnetic surveys over this target will be released following the completion of these further analyses.

 

 The Company also has completed an in-depth review of a previously completed AEM report covering the majority of the Molopo Farms Complex Project. Considering priority areas T1-6 and now T2-3 were originally identified by the airborne EM survey, it was decided that further investigation of the targets identified by this report was warranted. Significantly, five of the strong AEM conductors, including T1-2, T1-4, T1-5, T1-10 and T1-11 have been upgraded and are now classified as priority airborne targets by the Company. At T1-11, a 2020/2021 drillhole (KKME1-11) completed by the previous operator was determined to not have adequately targeted this conductor. Further work at these targets, which may include MLEM surveys, as well as the possibility of downhole EM at T1-11 is being contemplated and next steps will be outlined by the Company in due course.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION

Figure 1 – Molopo Farms Complex Project Plan Map: A plan map of the Project area, including the location of various elements mentioned above is outlined in Figure 1 below.

Figure 2 – Molopo Farms Complex Project T2-3 Plan Map: A plan map of the priority area T2-3, including the location of the MLEM survey, airborne magnetic results (first vertical derivative) and location of planned drillhole DDH2-3A.

Figure 3 – Priority Target Area T2-3 Cross-Section: A cross section showing the location of the planned drillhole DDH2-3A and the MLEM results (new conductor in blue).

 

The diagrams and image presented above may also be viewed on the Company’s website through the following link:

https://www.powermetalresources.com/molopo-farms-complex-project-major-drill-target-t2-3/

Further photographs and videos from the drill programme are and will be available on the Company’s website gallery section, through the following link:

https://www.powermetalresources.com/investors/gallery/molopo-farms-complex-botswana/

 

PROJECT BACKGROUND AND OWNERSHIP

 

Power Metal currently has a current circa 53% effective economic interest in Molopo, held through a direct project interest and a shareholding in partner Kalahari Key Mineral Exploration (Pty) Ltd (“KKME”).  On 18 May 2022 Power Metal announced a conditional transaction that would see its interest in Molopo Farms increasing to 87.71% (the “Transaction”).  The announcement may be viewed through the following link:

 

https://www.londonstockexchange.com/news-article/POW/kalahari-key-botswana-acquisition/15458701

 

As part of the Transaction, Power Metal will become the Project operator and in advance of completion the Company is working with the team at KKME to maintain momentum with regard to Project exploration.

 

Work streams are also in process to secure Botswana regulatory approvals enabling the Transaction to complete.

 

QUALIFIED 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 Qualified 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.

REFERENCES

 

1:            Power Metal PLC announcement, Botswana Molopo Farms Complex – Drilling Progress Update, 14 December 2020

                ( https://polaris.brighterir.com/public/power_metal_resources/news/rns/story/rmq269w )

 

2:            Power Metal PLC announcement, Significant Nickel Intersections Confirmed by Drill Sample Assay Results, 8 April 2021

( https://polaris.brighterir.com/public/power_metal_resources/news/rns/story/rmq7mnw )

 

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.finance

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

 

‘Crypto and Black Gold – Higher the Risk, Higher the Reward’

By Arjun Thakkar and Alan Green

Bitcoin worth more than $200bn was wiped off the crypto market on 12th of May. The crash in the BTC price accompanied a generally volatile and uncertain stock market that has seen the Dow Jones and FTSE100 down by 12.7% and 3.7% respectively from the start of the year. The core principle of the markets has always been higher the risk, higher the reward, but the current downward spiral seems to be driven by a perfect storm of events. Is this therefore the end of a bullish run for assets and the risk is too high now for any reward, or are we just seeing a major correction?

The key uncertainty spooking the markets are the high inflation rates. These are being driven by a number of factors, including supply chain problems from China, the Russia-Ukraine war and consequential 25% hike in the price of wheat. Interest rate hikes from the Fed and BoE are pushing borrowing costs higher and driving a sell-off in markets and crypto.

In these uncertain markets investors look for safe investments and the increase in interest rates in 2022 by 0.5% and 0.75% by the BoE and Fed respectively have made cash savings more attractive, leading to a massive sell off in stocks. Added to this, the hitherto stellar performances from crypto assets such as BTC and ETH have prompted well-heeled crypto investors to take their money off the table,  further driving the down turn in crypto market valuations.

Supply chain issues continue to act as a drag. China accounts for around 13% of the global trade, and China’s zero tolerance approach towards Covid has led to a lockdown in the country, which has partly resulted in huge levels of shipping congestion near the Chinese ports. Companies such as Tesla have lost about a month of work because of the Shanghai lockdown, and some other companies claim that an “abnormally high” level of inventory was in transit, unavailable or held at ports, sending the stock market into a frenzy. (Bloomberg, 2022)

 

Image: World Bank

Along with the supply chain crisis, the Russia-Ukraine war has played a significant part in the fortunes of both stock and crypto markets. Russia previously supplied the European continent with 40% of its natural gas and 25% of its oil. The subsequent sanctions and ban on Russian imports sent the price of oil soaring to $109/barrel, driving inflation, and while some of the oil majors and smaller listed oilco’s are now trading at multi year highs, the uncertainty has weighed heavily on the markets.

The impact of higher oil prices has also impacted positively on companies at the junior end of the market. Echo Energy (AIM: ECHO) which has a license portfolio of 12 producing oil and gas fields with infrastructure in Santa Cruz Sur region of Argentina, found itself in the midst of this global demand for oil. Since the start of the Russia-Ukraine war (24th February 2022), Echo Energy shares have risen by 13.1% and at one point (22nd April) had returned its investors a 47% share price increase since the start of the war.

 

Source: Echo Energy

Whatever phrase you might use to describe it – end of bull run or correction – bitcoin has fallen to its lowest levels in years – $29,000. A number of factors can be attributed, but one key driver has been the collapse of so called stable coin terraUSD (UST), which as a supposedly stable asset, fell from a high of $118 (£96) to $0.4, rocking the crypto currency markets and having a knock-on effect on other stablecoins. The companies behind stablecoins try to ensure they remain in parity with assets such as the US dollar, so one token will equal $1. The collapse of a stablecoin has fundamentally weakened crypto assets for the present, but despite this, after touching $29,000, BTC rocketed 7.6% to $31,200 in one day, demonstrating that there is a chance for brave traders to turn a profit during these volatile times.

This volatility also boosted cryptocurrency transaction volumes on platforms like Binance and Hotcoin Global, which on 11th May 2022 saw 24hr trading volumes of $27.44bn and $10.27bn respectively, generating spectacular platform commission in the process.

There has also been a consequential read over for listed blockchain and crypto companies such as dual listed Coinsilium (AQX: COIN, OTCQB: CINGF), which is a blockchain, open finance, and crypto finance venture builder. Coinsilium shares fell to $0.025 on May 12th, but the next day shares rocketed to $0.039, providing a 24hr return of 56%. The drop in price for # Coinsilium can be attributed to systematic (market) risk and macro-economic factors such as inflation and the collapse in stable coin terraUSD.

 

 

While cryptocurrency continues to fluctuate, of course share price performance can be driven by stock specific issues in addition to macro factors. In the case of Coinsilium, in addition to a substantial amount of cash reserves held in crypto currency, the company is growing through its strong fundamentals and most recently a positive response to its recent seed investment in Yellow Network, the first broker clearing network for cryptocurrency exchanges, brokers and trading institutions. Yellow Network assists and develops mesh networks of crypto brokers and traders to execute ultra-high speed trading via decentralised exchanges. With such high volatility and huge transaction volumes in the crypto markets, Coinsilium’s Yellow Network investment could see it benefit from substantial, volume based commission revenues in the future.

What both Echo Energy and Coinsilium fundamentals demonstrate here, is that despite the market turmoil and highly uncertain outlook, they both depict the core principle of the markets – ‘higher the risk, higher the reward.

#MSMN Mosman Oil and Gas – Amadeus Basin EP-145 Update

Mosman Oil and Gas Limited (AIM: MSMN) the oil exploration, development, and production company, announces the completion of the on-site portion of the Environmental Survey at EP-145, located in the Amadeus Basin in the Northern Territory, Australia.

The Environmental Survey was completed on schedule and initial results have been received. The next step is the receipt of the final report and submission to the NT government.

This Environmental Survey was one of the pre-requisites to seismic acquisition. The other pre-requisite is approval for acquisition from organisations representing native title parties.

Representatives from the Company will be travelling to Alice Springs in April to meet with the Central Land Council (‘CLC’) and to attend the annual technical conference.

John W Barr, Chairman, said : “Mosman is pleased to achieve the next step in the approval process at EP-145 and is following up on the outstanding final reports with vigor.

“The Amadeus Basin is considered an important asset with considerable exploration upside which needs ongoing work to prove the concepts and resources.”

 

Mosman Oil & Gas Limited John W Barr, Executive Chairman Andy Carroll, Technical Director

jwbarr@mosmanoilandgas.com acarroll@mosmanoilandgas.com

NOMAD and Broker

SP Angel Corporate Finance LLP

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Alma PR

Justine James / Joe Pederzolli

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+44 (0) 7525 324431

mosman@almapr.co.uk

Joint Broker

Monecor (London) Ltd trading as ETX Capital Thomas Smith

020 7392 1432

#MSMN Mosman Oil and Gas – Stanley-4 First Gas and Oil Production

Mosman Oil and Gas Limited (AIM: MSMN) the oil exploration, development, and production company, announces initial gas production from the Stanley-4 well in East Texas. Mosman has a 36.5% Working Interest.

The Stanley-4 well has been connected to the recently completed gas infrastructure. The initial gross flow rate is circa 275 thousand cubic feet per day (mcfpd), which is circa 53 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boepd). In addition, 6 barrels of oil (bopd) were produced bringing the initial daily production to 59 boepd. The well will be monitored, and production rate optimized.

The other well recently connected to the gas infrastructure is the Winters-2 well. Mosman has c23% working interest. Gross production rate from 7 to 11 March averaged 657 thousand cubic feet per day (mcfpd) which is circa 127 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boepd). In addition, 10 barrels of oil per day (bopd) were produced bringing the 5 day average production to 137 boepd.

John W Barr, Chairman, said: “It is pleasing to see Stanley-4 producing oil and gas and we are encouraged by the oil production data at Winters-2. Going forward, the gas infrastructure will be useful in optimizing production, for example by enabling gas lift on other Stanley oil wells.”

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#MSMN Mosman Oil and Gas – Winters-2 First Gas Production

Mosman Oil and Gas Limited (AIM: MSMN) the oil exploration, development, and production company, announces initial production from the Winters-2 well in East Texas.

The initial flow rate is circa 545 thousand cubic feet per day (mcfpd), which is circa 105 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boepd). This well and equipment will be monitored, and the initial rate may be adjusted in due course. Mosman has c23% working interest (‘WI’) in Winters-2.

The new production will add significantly to the average daily gross production which was 164 boepd in the December 2021 quarter.

Onsite focus has now moved to establishing production from Stanley-4 (Mosman 36.5% WI). Production rates from that well will be announced shortly.

John W Barr, Chairman, said: “Mosman is pleased to see that following completion of gas infrastructure, enabling gas production from the Winters and Stanley leases,  this initial flow rate is an excellent starting point and we look forward to continuing to build our production base.”

Market Abuse Regulation (MAR) Disclosure

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’) which has been incorporated into UK law by the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018. Upon the publication of this announcement via Regulatory Information Service (‘RIS’), this inside is now considered to be in the public domain.

Enquiries:

Mosman Oil & Gas Limited John W Barr, Executive Chairman Andy Carroll, Technical Director

jwbarr@mosmanoilandgas.com acarroll@mosmanoilandgas.com

NOMAD and Broker

SP Angel Corporate Finance LLP

Stuart Gledhill / Richard Hail / Adam Cowl

+44 (0) 20 3470 0470

Alma PR

Justine James / Joe Pederzolli

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+44 (0) 7525 324431

mosman@almapr.co.uk

Joint Broker

Monecor (London) Ltd trading as ETX Capital Thomas Smith

020 7392 1432

Alan Green discusses #BP BP, #BVC BATM Advanced Comm, #KAV Kavango Resources, #MSMN Mosman O&G & #MCLS McColl’s in Vox Market Podcast

Alan Green discusses #BP BP, #BVC BATM Advanced Comm, #KAV Kavango Resources, #MSMN Mosman O&G & #MCLS McColl’s on the Vox Market Podcast

#MSMN Mosman Oil and Gas – CLC Permit Issued for EP-145 Environmental Survey

Mosman Oil and Gas Limited (AIM: MSMN) the oil exploration, development, and production company, is pleased to announce an update on EP-145 located in the Amadeus Basin, Northern Territory of Australia, which is prospective for oil and gas, hydrogen and helium.

On 25 February, the Central Land Council (“CLC”) issued a Permit and Authority to enter and remain on Aboriginal Land and/or Community Living Areas for the area which is covered by EP-145 (the “CLC Permit”).

The CLC Permit for four months will allow Mosman to undertake an environmental survey which is required prior to the planned 2-D seismic acquisition programme.

This enables Mosman to proceed with the environmental survey which is scheduled to be completed in March 2022.

John W Barr, Chairman, said: “Mosman is pleased to secure the CLC Permit on EP-145 now enabling the environmental survey to proceed. This survey and a CLC heritage clearance survey are the only on-site survey requirements prior to the seismic acquisition.

“Interpretation of the resulting seismic will be important in assisting Mosman to refine further our technical understanding of the sub surface structures and identify future drilling locations in EP-145 which is prospective for oil and gas, hydrogen and helium.”

Market Abuse Regulation (MAR) Disclosure

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’) which has been incorporated into UK law by the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018. Upon the publication of this announcement via Regulatory Information Service (‘RIS’), this inside is now considered to be in the public domain.

Enquiries:

Mosman Oil & Gas Limited John W Barr, Executive Chairman Andy Carroll, Technical Director

jwbarr@mosmanoilandgas.comacarroll@mosmanoilandgas.com

NOMAD and Broker

SP Angel Corporate Finance LLP

Stuart Gledhill / Richard Hail / Adam Cowl

+44 (0) 20 3470 0470

Alma PR

Justine James / Joe Pederzolli

+44 (0) 20 3405 0205

+44 (0) 7525 324431

mosman@almapr.co.uk

Joint Broker

Monecor (London) Ltd trading as ETX Capital Thomas Smith

020 7392 1432

#MSMN Mosman Oil and Gas – Director/PDMR Shareholding

Mosman Oil and Gas Limited (AIM: MSMN) the oil exploration, development, and production company, announces that on 3 February 2022, the Company was notified that John W Barr, Executive Chairman of the Company, transferred 25 million ordinary shares from Kensington Advisory Services P/L to Kensington Consulting P/L which acts as trustee of the Barr Superfund, at a price of AUD50,000.

 

Following the transaction, there is no change in John Barr’s beneficial ownership, which remains at 82,354,584 Ordinary Shares, representing 2.14% of the Company.

 

Enquiries:

Mosman Oil & Gas Limited John W Barr, Executive Chairman Andy Carroll, Technical Director

jwbarr@mosmanoilandgas.com acarroll@mosmanoilandgas.com

NOMAD and Joint Broker

SP Angel Corporate Finance LLP

Stuart Gledhill / Richard Hail / Adam Cowl

+44 (0) 20 3470 0470

Alma PR

Justine James / Joe Pederzolli

+44 (0) 20 3405 0205

+44 (0) 7525 324431

mosman@almapr.co.uk

Joint Broker

Monecor (London) Ltd trading as ETX Capital Thomas Smith

020 7392 1432

#ECHO Echo Energy – Total Voting Rights

echo

Echo Energy, the Latin American focused full cycle energy company announces, in accordance with the Financial Conduct Authority’s Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rules, the following information as at 31 January 2022:

 

 

Class of share

 

Total number of shares

 

Number of voting rights per share

 

Total number of voting rights per class of share

 

 

Ordinary shares of 0.25p each (“Ordinary Shares”)

 

 

1,452,491,345

 

1

 

1,452,491,345

 

 

No Ordinary Shares are held in treasury.

 

The above figure for total number of Ordinary Shares may be used by shareholders as the denominator for the calculations by which they determine if they are required to notify their interest in, or change to their interest in, the Company under the Financial Conduct Authority’s Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rules.

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