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#ORPH Open Orphan – Inside the quarantine lab where Irish company infects humans with Covid

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Step into the foyer of the Whitechapel Hotel in London and it seems no different from any other business. But venture further in, and it becomes clear that something very strange is going on in this former textile factory.

Biohazard signs on each floor warn observers not to enter. Next to the double beds in the bright and modern en-suite rooms are white trolleys containing swabs, vials, gloves and other medical paraphernalia. Peepholes on the doors are not there so that guests can look out into the corridor.

Instead, they are reversed for safety reasons.

This former hotel, a victim of the Covid pandemic, has been transformed into a 19-bed quarantine facility used to house volunteers taking part in human challenge studies – specialist clinical trials where people are infected with a virus or bacteria to see how they respond to experimental vaccines or treatments.

Link here for the article

Quoted Micro 18 October 2021

AQUIS STOCK EXCHANGE

Good Energy (GOOD) has followed the lapsed Ecotricity bid with a nine-month trading statement saying that the renewable energy supplier is on course to meet full year expectations. Good Energy is more than 90% hedged for the next 12 months, so there is limited exposure to the current price volatility. Price rises have been implemented. The 0.75p a share interim dividend is payable on 29 November and the ex-dividend date is 21 October. Finance director Rupert Sanderson has sold 14,800 shares at 335p each, while chief executive Nigel Pocklington bought 7,500 shares at 351.666p each.

Walls and Future REIT (WAFR) is engaging with new investors so that there are buyers for the 10% of the share capital where investors are not long-term holders. This is holding back the share price and causing the high discount to NAV, according to management. The company has completed the design of its autism friendly housing.

CBD products supplier Voyager Life (VOY) generated revenues of £65,000 from incorporation to the end of September 2021. Monthly overheads are less than £50,000. There is £1.8m in the bank. New stores are opening in Edinburgh and Dundee.

Yooma Wellness Inc (YOOM) has acquired CBD products manufacturer N8 Essentials for 1.17 million shares issued at 67.3 cents a share. N8 has a 14,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Kansas. This will enable more group production to be brought in house.

Sativa Wellness (SWEL) has launched an online telemedicine service. This enables patients to follow up tests with a virtual medical consultation.

KR1 (KR1) is participating in the Kintsugi crowdloan and Kusama (KSM) parachain auction. KR1 contributed 5,000 KSM to the crowdloan.

Altona Natural Resources (ANR) has started drilling at the Monte Muambe project in Mozambique. This will improve the understanding of the geological model and test four newly identified targets.

The requisition for a general meeting at British Honey (BHC) has been withdrawn. Richard Day has been reappointed chairman and Mark Gamble as an executive director. Alex Maurice has stepped down from the board but continues to be employed by the company.

Hydro Hotel Eastbourne (HYDP) non-exec director CP Freeman has bought 800 shares at 884p each. David Evans has a 7.61% stake in Oberon Investments (OBE).

The SFO has ended its investigation into people associated with Watchstone Group (WTG) when it was known as Quindell.

AIM

Light Science Technologies (LST) is a contract electronics manufacturer and a developer of controlled environment agriculture technology, which joined AIM on 15 October. The agricultural technology being developed helps farmers to maximise crop productivity and monitor the growing environment. The company’s LED lighting range is called nurturGrow Luminaire and the nurturGROW sensor is being developed. There was £5m raised at 10p a share and the price ended the first day at 11.5p. The cash raised in the flotation will be used to expand facilities and increase marketing.

Floorcoverings manufacturer Victoria (VCP) has achieved record interim earnings. The UK has been a strong market, but Australia has been tougher. The full year outcome is likely to be ahead of expectations. Peel Hunt has upgraded its full year pre-tax profit forecast from £58.3m to £65m.

Branded furnishings and wallcoverings supplier Sanderson Design Group (SDG) improved interim pre-tax profit by 22% to £6m on a 48% increase in revenues. North American and UK sales were strong, and the manufacturing business bounced back. Management plans to generate more income from the archive of past patterns and designs. Net cash is £15.4m. Sanderson is on course to achieve an increase in full year pre-tax profit from £7.1m to £10.9m.

Eqtec (EQT) plans to acquire a 5MW project in Drama, Greece, which will generate energy from forestry waste. Financial close should be achieved for the project in the third quarter of 2022. There is also an additional £2.1m of investment in the North Fork project in California, which increases the stake from 10% to 49%. The 2MW biomass to energy project has been delayed due to fires and Covid. A $4.5m convertible loan facility has been provided to the development.

CyanConnode (CYAN) says interim revenues were £4.1m and it is well on the way to £9.4m of revenues for the full year. The narrowband radio frequency networks company continues to lose money, but cash levels should improve.

Motor dealer Vertu Motors (VTU) recorded record first half results despite supply problems for new vehicles. Used car prices have been rising because of the shortage of new vehicles. In the six months to August 2021, revenues increased from £1.2bn to £1.92bn. Underlying pre-tax profit soared from £4.7m to £51.8m, which is more than treble the first half of 2019-20. Net cash is £57.3m. The interim dividend has been re-established at 0.65p a share. The net tangible asset value is 61.5p a share.

High street sales recovered at fishing tackle retailer Angling Direct (ANG) despite being closed in the first ten weeks of the first half and online sales continued to grow. In the six months to July 2021, revenues improved from £32.1m to £38.4m with high street sales increasing by two-fifths. Online sales were 2% ahead. Pre-tax profit jumped from £1.36m to £3.72m, which includes government lockdown support. Full year pre-tax profit is expected to increase from £2.6m to £3.5m.

Driving safety technology developer Seeing Machines (SEE) has signed a framework agreement with Shell Global Solutions for its Guardian driver distraction and fatigue technology. Deployments should start later this year. Shell has 20,000 vehicles, compared with the total number of 31,771 vehicles using Guardian technology. Seeing Machines has also set up an EU sales team with a headquarters in Amsterdam.

Gresham House Strategic (GHS) has decided to change its investment manager from Gresham House Asset Management to Harwood Capital, where its previous investment manager Richard Staveley moved earlier this year, and Gresham House (GHE) has requisitioned a general meeting in order to have the company’s cash distributed to shareholders and the portfolio of investments liquidated over a 24-month period. Gresham House has a 23.3% stake in Gresham House Strategic and claims the backing of 40% of the share capital. The opposition to the move owns 30% of the company. Harwood intends to invest in the company, and it will generate lower fees, which will save the company £270,000.

Iodine company Iofina (IOF) produced 142.7 MT of crystalline iodine in the third quarter of 2021 and that underpins full year forecasts. Iodine prices continue to rise and recently hit $40/kg.

MAIN MARKET

LED lighting and wiring accessories supplier Luceco (LUCE) has acquired DW Windsor, an exterior lighting business, for £16.9m in cash. In the year to September 2021, operating profit was £1.9m.

Highway Capital (HWC) has finally found a suitable reverse takeover target, although there is no firm agreement. There will be a fundraising alongside the purchase of esports adviser and investor Guinevere Capital Esports & Entertainment. No purchase price has been announced

Oxford Cannabinoid Technologies (OCTP) has acquired medical assets from Canopy Growth Corporation, which provides access to cannabinoid derivatives and will help the company to develop additional drug projects. The lead compound OCT461201, which is a potential neuropathic pain treatment, is progressing towards clinical trials in the third quarter of 2022.

Andrew Hore

#POW Power Metal Resources – New Copper Anomalies Identified – Garfield Nevada

 

Positive Findings from Satellite Imagery Analysed over Garfield Property; Additional Claims Staked to Cover New Target Areas

Power Metal Resources PLC (LON:POW) the London listed exploration company seeking large-scale metal discoveries across its global project portfolio announces the results from recently completed satellite imagery analysis over the Garfield Property (“Garfield” or the “Property”) located in the prolific Walker Lane Mineral Belt in Nevada, USA.

HIGHLIGHTS:

–  Analysis of Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) and European Space Agency Sentinel-2 datasets has been undertaken by global image processing expert Dr. Neil Pendock from Dirt Exploration based out of Cape Town, South Africa.

–  This analysis identified two strong anomalies, prospective for copper mineralisation, as evidenced by detailed mathematical analysis of spectral end members that correlate with known copper mineralistion in the area.

–  The new anomalies are located over 1km and 1.5km away from the main Garfield showings, expanding the potential copper mineralisation footprint significantly.

–  Additional claims have now been staked to cover the identified anomalies, increasing the claims held at the Property from three to eleven claims.

–  The Power Metal technical team is reviewing other strong anomalies near to the newly expanded Property which were identified by the satellite imagery analysis.

A map highlighting the newly acquired ground, as well as the copper anomalies identified by the analysis can be found at the following link:

https://www.powermetalresources.com/garfield-project/  

 

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

“Power Metal is grateful to Dr Pendock for his work which has led to the identification of prospective copper anomalies at our 100%-owned Garfield Property

This has been achieved by deploying the latest satellite imagery analysis techniques, undertaken at reasonable cost and is a material outcome from initial exploration work.

Given the findings we have intensified our exploration activities at Garfield and look forward to further updating shareholders with the outcomes from this exploration work.”

 

WORK UNDERTAKEN

Analysis of various datasets including Japanese Aster and European Space Agency Sentinel-2 was undertaken.  These datasets offer high spatial resolution visible/near infrared (VNIR), shortwave infrared (SWIR) and longwave infrared (LWIR) imagery.

The analysis was completed by global image processing expert Dr. Neil Pendock from Dirt Exploration based out of Cape Town, South Africa. As a result of the findings, additional staking has now been completed which cover two anomalies identified by the satellite analysis.

The Japanese Aster thermal camera (longwave infrared) allows for remote mapping of mobile metal ions within the earth’s upper unconsolidated bedrock and loose soil (regolith) using the emissitivity properties of minerals within the regolith.

This type of analysis is extremely well suited to Nevada, and specifically within the Walker Lake Mineral Belt (WLMB) due to the lack of vegetative cover over most of southwestern Nevada.

Detailed spectral analysis of approximately 380,000-hectares within the WLBM, cross-referenced with hundreds of known mineral occurrences mapped by the United States Geological Survey, allows for the determination of several spectral end-members which are well correlated with copper deposits within the area.

Specifically, spectral end-members represented by the minerals Serpentine (weathering product of ultramafic mireals) and Jarosite (formed by the oxidation of iron sulfides) were determind to have a strong correlation with known copper deposits within the WLMB. Serepentine is a weathering product of ultramafic minerals, and is a well known mineral associated with skarn-type mineralisation, which the Garfield Property is highly prospective for.

By amalgamating the various spectral endmembers associated with copper deposits in the region, areas highly prospective for copper mineralisation, including skarn-type mineralisation, were mapped across Garfield and within the surrounding areas.

Two strong anomlies (shown as warmer colours on map) were identified over 1km (Anomaly A), and 1.5km away (Anomaly B) from the main Garfield showings. Historic rock sampling proximal to these anomalies returned up to 2.6% Copper, and 5.53% respectively – further proving up the accuracy of the analysis completed. Interestingly, the copper indicators at the newly discovered Anomaly A and B are much stronger than dispalyed at the original Garfield showing, suggesting mineralisation may be stronger and more prospective in these newly acquired areas.

Claims have now been staked to cover these areas identified, and the company is reviewing other strong anomalies near to the newly expanded Property which were identified by the analysis which lie on ground currently open for staking.

 

OWNERSHIP STRUCTURE – GARFIELD PROPERTY

Power Metal’s wholly owned subsidiary Golden Metal Resources Limited, a UK company (“Golden Metal UK), holds a 100% interest in the Garfield Property through its wholly owned Nevada operating company, Golden Metal Resources LLC.

Golden Metal UK is currently seeking a listing on the London markets.

The acquisition of a 100% interest in the Garfield Property was announced on 17 June 2021, details of which can be found below:

https://www.londonstockexchange.com/news-article/POW/acquisition-of-gold-copper-projects-nevada-usa/15020989

 

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.

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

#Echo Echo Energy – Well Intervention Programme

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Increase in high-quality oil production potential

Echo Energy, the Latin American focused upstream energy  company, is pleased to announce, further to the Company’s announcement of 5 October 2021, that it has completed the first in a programme of sixteen proposed well interventions and workovers to bring non-producing reserves back in to production at Santa Cruz Sur.

 

The first intervention has now been successfully completed on a well in the Chorillos block. For the operation, a surface hydraulic pumping unit was used to induce flow and over a 100-hour period, the well delivered a cumulative 305 bbls of high-quality oil as part of this intervention and flow induction process, a rate equivalent to c.76 bopd.

 

The intervention focused on assessing the production potential and delivery of high-quality oil at low water cut from a well last fully online in 2013. Prior to the intervention the relevant field was producing 17 bopd from a small number of active wells.

 

The  intervention and workover programme is in addition to the Company’s previously announced programme of reactivating, at the appropriate time, previously shut-in wells at the Campo Molino oilfield and has been commenced in line with the current strategy of focussing upon production to deliver the highest quality and highest-priced blend oil production at Santa Cruz Sur. 

 

The Company intends to optimise the timing of when the well is brought into full production to maximise cost and operational efficiencies within the larger work programme for the Santa Cruz Sur assets. 

 

As previously announced by the Company,  prior to the completion of the well intervention, liquids production net to Echo averaged approximately 290 bopd in September 2021.

 

 

Martin Hull, Chief Executive Officer of Echo Energy, commented:

“I am pleased to announce that we have successfully completed an initial well intervention on  Santa Cruz Sur. This well delivered high-quality production capacity and demonstrates the quality and production potential of opportunities available from our assets at Santa Cruz Sur. We look forward to further updating the market as our work programme progresses.”

 

 

For further information, please contact:

 

Echo Energy

Martin Hull, Chief Executive Officer

 

via Vigo Communications

Vigo Consulting (IR & PR Advisor)

Patrick d’Ancona

Chris McMahon

 

+44 (0) 20 7390 0230

Cenkos Securities (Nominated Adviser)

Ben Jeynes

Katy Birkin

 

+44 (0) 20 7397 8900

Shore Capital (Corporate Broker)

Jerry Keen

+44 (0) 20 7408 4090

#TYM Tertiary Minerals plc – Pyramid Silver Discovery Extended

Tertiary Minerals plc (AIM: TYM) is pleased to report an update from its Pyramid Silver-Gold Project in Nevada, USA, where analytical results from the Company’s recently completed Phase 2 trenching has extended the strike and width of recently discovered silver mineralisation at North Ruth.

Highlights:

· The second phase of trenching has confirmed and extended the existing discovery;

· Silver and gold mineralisation has now been shown to extend over a strike extent of at least 530m;

· Trench 1 EXT, an extension to trench 1, revealed a zone width of up to 59 metres;

· Grades as high as 595g/t silver (17.35 ounces/ton) and 0.66g/t gold were intersected. 

Commenting today, Managing Director Patrick Cullen said: “The results reported today from Pyramid highlight a significant zone of silver mineralisation with a target strike length of at least 530 metres.”

“We have also delineated a zone up to 50 metres thick at surface, with some high-grade silver results and significant complementary gold.”

“North Ruth is an attractive drill target and we look forward to reporting further progress on this exciting discovery.”

Results:

Thickness

Silver

Gold

From

To

(m)

(g/t)

(oz/ton)

(g/t)

(m)

(m)

Trench 1 EXT

58.98

73.39

2.14

0.13

23.62

82.60

Includes

3.35

218.45

6.37

0.25

27.43

30.78

Includes

2.13

595.00

17.35

0.66

72.85

74.98

Trench 7

2.44

64.39

1.88

0.47

22.40

24.84

Trench 8

26.80

37.16

1.08

0.12

19.51

46.33

Includes

6.09

101.50

2.96

0.26

31.09

37.19

Trench 8

6.09

1.10

0.03

0.73

85.344

91.44

A summary of significant results1 is shown in the table above. The location of the trenches and intersections outlined in this news release are shown on Maps 1 and 2, which may be accessed here http://www.rns-pdf.londonstockexchange.com/rns/0147P_1-2021-10-13.pdf or on the Company website. Further detailed information may be found below.

For more information please contact:

Tertiary Minerals plc:

Patrick Cullen, Managing Director

+44 (0) 1625 838 679 

SP Angel Corporate Finance LLP

Nominated Adviser and Broker

Richard Morrison

+44 (0) 203 470 0470

Caroline Rowe

Peterhouse Capital Limited

Joint Broker

Lucy Williams

+ 44 (0) 207 469 0930

Duncan Vasey

#MSMN Mosman Oil & Gas – Spud of Winters-2 Well

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Mosman Oil and Gas Limited (AIM: MSMN) the oil exploration, development, and production company, announces the spud of the Winters-2 well in Polk County, Texas.

The Winter-2 well is now drilled to 1,445 feet with surface casing cemented. The intention is to drill to target depth in the next week. Casing has been purchased in preparation to complete the well. Any production flow rates will be announced when they are available.

Nadsoilco LLC, (“Nadsoilco”) holds a c29% interest and is the Operator of the Winters lease. Nadsoilco is a 100% owned subsidiary of Mosman.

Nadsoilco is Operator of this well and has an effective c.23% working interest in this well.

 

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

+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

#ANA Ananda Developments – Shareholder Update

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Ananda’s ambition is to be a UK grower and provider of carbon neutral, consistent, high quality medical cannabis for the UK and international markets.

Since the Company’s update on 17 September 2021, works have continued on schedule at the medical cannabis research growing facility being developed in the UK by DJT Plants Limited (“DJT Plants”), the Company’s 50% owned subsidiary.

Research facility construction

Progress on the construction of the research facility continues.  The pouring of concrete to create the facility pod floors is now complete.  All drainage is in place.  Ground has now been cleared and levelled for construction of the multi chapelle growing tunnels.  Steel for this phase of construction has been delivered to site and holes are being bored in the ground for the multi chapelle ‘legs’.

UK medical cannabis market

According to UK based medical cannabis advisory group, Maple Tree Consultants, there are now approximately 9,500 medical cannabis patients in the UK.  Maple Tree predicts that this number will reach around 25,000 by the end of 2022.  This growth is in line with the development of international medical cannabis markets which experienced slow growth immediately after legalisation, followed by increased and then rapid growth around year 3.  Medical cannabis was legalised in the UK in late 2018.  The directors of Ananda are encouraged by the potential of the industry in the UK and the opportunity for Ananda.  They are also greatly heartened to see medical cannabis becoming more widely acceptable and understood as an efficacious treatment for many health indications.

Ananda’s CEO Melissa Sturgess commented “Our ambition is clear.  We want to provide high quality UK grown medical cannabis to UK based patients, and later to the international market.  Our approach is considered and deliberate: to build a profitable business by growing and supplying medical cannabis that meets patient and prescriber needs.”

-Ends-

The Directors of the Company accept responsibility for the contents of this announcement.

ANANDA DEVELOPMENTS PLC
Chief Executive Officer
Melissa SturgessInvestor Relations
Jeremy Sturgess-Smith
+44 (0)7463 686 497
ir@anandadevelopments.com
PETERHOUSE CAPITAL LIMITED
Corporate Finance
Mark AnwylCorporate Broking
Lucy Williams
Duncan Vasey

#MNRG MetalNRG PLC – Issue of Equity

 

MetalNRG (LON:MNRG), the natural resource investing and exploration company, announces that 25,000,000 new MetalNRG Ordinary Shares (“New Shares”) have been issued at 0.45 pence per share (total value £112,500) in satisfaction of certain obligations relating to an unsecured loan facility.

 

Admission of New Shares to trading on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange

Application will be made for the New Shares to be admitted to listing on the Standard segment of the Official List and trading on the London Stock Exchange’s Main Market for listed securities (“Admission”). Admission of the New Shares is expected to occur on or around 11th October 2021.

The New Shares will rank pari passu with the existing ordinary shares of the Company.

Total Voting Rights

For the purposes of the Financial Conduct Authority’s Disclosure and Transparency Rules (“DTRs”), following the issue of the New Shares referred to above, the issued ordinary share capital of MetalNRG will consist of 1,035,219,460 ordinary shares with voting rights attached (one vote per share). There are no shares held in treasury.  This total voting rights figure may be used by shareholders as the denominator for the calculation by which they will determine whether they are required to notify their interest in, or a change to their interest in, MetalNRG under the DTRs.

 

The information set out below is provided in accordance with the requirements of Article 19(3) of the EU Market Abuse Regulation No 596/2014:

For the purposes of  UK MAR, the person responsible for arranging for the release of this announcement on behalf of the Company is Rolf Gerritsen, Chief Executive Officer.

 

END

 

Contact details:

MetalNRG PLC
Christopher Latilla-Campbell

Rolf Gerritsen


+44 (0) 20 7796 9060

Corporate Adviser
PETERHOUSE CAPITAL LIMITED
Lucy Williams

Duncan Vasey

+44 (0) 20 7469 0930

Corporate Broker
SI CAPITAL LIMITED
Nick Emerson

+44 (0) 1483 413500

 

#POW Power Metal Resources – Quarterly Business Operational Update

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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 the September quarterly business operational update for shareholders.

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

“We consider Power Metal to be a global project with thirteen project packages across three continents and targeting nine precious, base and strategic metals.

At the heart of our business is resource prospect generation, targeting district scale resource opportunities for internal development or value crystallisation.

Look below and you will see the results of our work to date and the potential the Power Metal business offers.

As a longstanding private investor and public company director in the junior resource space I often encounter the frustrations and the jubilations offered by a cyclical market.

Our duty, notwithstanding market conditions, is to remain focused, to continue to build and, above all, to justify shareholders’ trust in Power Metal through quantifiable delivery.”

 

Note: in addition to the material presented below, investors are guided to the Power Metal corporate presentation which is available on the Company’s website through the following link:

https://www.powermetalresources.com/presentation/

PROJECT OPERATIONS UPDATE

The tables below provide the latest status of each project within the Company’s portfolio and include:

–  Exploration project updates from African, North American and Australian interests;

 

–  Corporate development updates for project packages advancing towards spin-out into their own listed vehicles as part of the Company’s crystallisation objectives;

 

–  Further updates in respect of Power Capital Investments Ltd, the Company’s wholly-owned new project incubator;

 

–  Additional management and financial information for shareholders.

African Exploration Projects

Project

Latest Position

Molopo Farms Complex Project

Botswana

(Nickel – Platinum Group Elements (PGEs))

POW: Effective Economic Interest 50.8%

Work continues on technical analysis following the drill programme completed in early 2021. Significant nickel sulphides have been identified in the drill core with assays up to 1.7% nickel and 0.55g/t platinum.  Further selected samples are to be assayed for additional nickel sulphide and PGE content.

Discussions are in process with regard to corporate developments in respect of the Molopo Farms Complex interest together with next stage exploration including additional drilling.

Key Potential Value Drivers: Confirmation of further nickel sulphide and platinum group elements (PGEs) from assay testing, outcome(s) from corporate discussions and launch of next stage exploration.

 

 

South Ghanzi Project

Botswana

(Copper – Silver)

POW: 50%

 

 

South Ghanzi Project is held within Kanye Resources plc, a joint venture vehicle 50% held by Power Metal and 50% by partners Kavango Resources plc (LON:KAV) who are the operators of the project.

 

Drill target refinement continues at the South Ghanzi Project, together with initial exploration at the recently acquired South Ghanzi Extension Licences and the Mamuno Licences.  Together, the ground footprint in the Kalahari Copper Belt (KCB) totals 4,257km2.

 

Approval of the Environmental Management Plan (EMP) for South Ghanzi is being sought to enable drilling to be undertaken.

 

Further consideration is being given by the joint venture partners with regard to the planned IPO of Kanye Resources plc and an update in this regard will be provided in due course.

 

Key Potential Value Drivers: Approval of the EMP, drilling of South Ghanzi targets and initial exploration findings from the recently acquired KCB licences.

 

 

Ditau Camp Project

Botswana

(Rare Earths)

POW: 50%

 

Ditau Camp Project is also held within the Kanye Resources plc joint venture as outlined above.

To date three specific targets have been identified for drilling, which is expected to commence in Q4 2021.

Further exploration work is continuing on the ground including ground based geophysical surveys.

Key Potential Value Drivers: Drilling of Ditau targets and results from ongoing exploration.

 

 

Tati Project

Botswana

(Gold – Nickel)

POW: 100%

 

 

The company recently completed its Phase I and Phase II work programmes, which included high-resolution soil sampling (1,107 samples collected), mapping and prospecting (49 rock samples collected), as well as ground-based geophysics including high-resolution magnetic and radiometric surveys.

 

The results have highlighted five target areas across the two licences, which are defined by kilometre-scale geochemical anomalies that are coincident with various geological structures that were highlighted by the ground geophysical surveys.

 

The company is now in the preparatory stage for an inaugural drilling campaign, which will include roughly 1000m of reverse circulation (RC) drilling across the various target areas.

 

Drilling is expected to commence during the first week of October subject to final preparations.

 

Key Potential Value Drivers: Results of ongoing exploration including drill results.

 

Kisinka Project

The DRC

(Copper – Cobalt)

POW: 70%

Next stage exploration is drill testing of the 6.8km copper-cobalt geochemical anomaly identified from previous exploration programmes.

Preparations are continuing for drilling including target refinement and sourcing of appropriate contractors.

Drilling is expected to commence in Q4 2021.

Key Potential Value Drivers: Drill testing of copper-cobalt targets.

 

Haneti Project

Tanzania

(Polymetallic)

POW: 35%

 

The next stage of exploration is deep diamond drill testing at Haneti targeting nickel sulphide – PGE mineralisation.

 

Final preparations are underway for this drill programme which is targeted to commence in Q4 2021.

 

Key Potential Value Drivers: Drill testing of nickel sulphide – PGE targets.

 

North American Exploration Projects

Project

Latest Position

Silver Peak Project

British Columbia, Canada

(Silver)

POW: 30%

Assay results are currently pending from the recently completed summer drill programme.

Work continues on a potential IPO of the Silver Peak project as well as the consideration of a number of alternative commercialisation opportunities.

Key Potential Value Drivers: Pending assay results and confirmation of selected commercialisation approach.

 

 

Alamo Project

Arizona, USA

(Gold)

POW: Earn-in to 75%

 

 

The Notice Level Plan of Operations permit which was required to commence the next phase of exploration has been received.  In line with recently introduced provisions an additional cultural and biological assessment is being undertaken which we expect to be completed by the end of October and thereafter work will commence.

 

The work programme is expected to include trenching on one area of the Alamo Project, with associated sampling, assaying and mapping and thereafter potential drilling of a number of short percussion holes to test for gold and silver mineralisation.

 

Key Potential Value Drivers: Launch of next stage exploration and associated results.

 

 

 

Athabasca Uranium

Satskatchewan, Canada

(Uranium)

POW 100%

 

 

241km2 of ground has been staked surrounding the Athabasca Basin in Saskatchewan, Canada.

 

In total 7 property packages have been assembled, all of which are prospective for uranium mineralisation.

 

Work is being undertaken to assemble detailed project information and to determine next steps for the newly acquired properties.

 

Key Potential Value Drivers: Publication of full property information, uranium prospectivity analysis and launch of Phase I work programme.

 

 

 

Authier North

Quebec, Canada

(Lithium)

POW earn in to 100%

 

 

A programme of detailed soil sampling, prospecting and rock sampling has recently completed.

 

The programme was designed to test for the extensions of a lithium-bearing pegmatite dyke down dip to the north, and along strike to the east from the adjacent Authier Lithium Property.

 

The Authier Lithium Property is owned by Sayona Mining Limited and is scheduled to go into production in 2023. The results from the recently completed programme will be released to the market once received, compiled and interpreted by Power Metal personnel.

 

Key Potential Value Drivers: Results from the exploration programme now completed.

 

 

Disposal/Spin-Out Vehicle Packages *

* Please note other project packages within the Power Metal portfolio are also in earlier stages of spin-out preparations in addition to those listed below.

Project

Latest Position

 

New Ballarat Gold Corporation

Victoria, Australia

(Gold)

POW: 49.9%

 

Power Metal has an interest in 49.9% of New Ballarat Gold Corporation plc (“NBGC”) held in joint venture with 50.1% held by Red Rock Resources plc (LON:RRR).

Through its Australian operating subsidiary, Red Rock Australiasia Pty Ltd, NBGC has a strategic land  footprint in the Victoria Goldfields, Australia.  The footprint comprises 1,458m2 of ground under 9 licence applications and 7 granted licences covering 848km2

Extensive exploration is continuing, combining desk-based research with field exploration.  Drill targets have been identified following additional discoveries of historic mine workings within the granted licence area. A diamond drill programme has been scheduled for the end of the year.

The joint venture partners are working together to expedite a listing of NBGC on the London capital markets.  The new board of NBGC has been selected in readiness for listing and NBGC has appointed all key advisors in this regard.

Key Value Drivers: Material findings from ongoing exploration, further licence grants and the listing of NBGC on the London capital markets.

 

 

Golden Metal Resources

Nevada, USA

Gold – Base Metals

POW – Various interests (see right column)

POW 100%

 

 

During Q2/Q3 2021 Power Metal assembled a strategic package of exploration and development interests in Nevada USA under the corporate vehicle Golden Metal Resources Ltd (“Golden Metal”). Golden Metal’s project portfolio includes:

–  Golconda Summit – an exploration property targeting high grade near surface gold, where Power Metal has a right to earn-in to a 100% interest.

 

Permit has now been received allowing a trenching, sampling and mapping work programme to be undertaken. Final preparations are in hand and exploration is expected to commence at Golconda Summit in October.

 

–  Garfield/Stonewall – two 100% owned exploration properties targeting gold-silver mineralisation. 

 

Initial exploration now launched includes the processing of various Aster and Worldview-3 hyperspectal satellite imagery datasets over the Garfield Property, which will allow for the remote mapping of various iron and hydrothermal alteration minerals.

 

–  Pilot Mountain – an option to acquire a 100% interest in an advanced exploration and development property with a substantial JORC compliant tungsten, copper, silver and zinc resource.

 

Due diligence is fully underway to enable option exercise to proceed by the date of option expiry on 29/10/2021.

Golden Metal is seeking a listing on the London capital markets and is currently assembling its advisory team to complete the listing documentation.

Key Value Drivers: Positive findings from exploration work at Golconda Summit and Garfield properties and the listing of Golden Metal on the London capital markets.

 

 

First Development Resources

Western Australia

(Gold – Copper)

POW: Conditional Acquisition 75%

 

 

 

Power Metal is to acquire a 75% interest in First Development Resources Pty Ltd (FDR Australia), an Australian company holding five exploration interests in the Paterson Region of Western Australia.

Initially the licences included one granted exploration licence and four licence applications.

Power Metal has received confirmation that two additional exploration licence applications have now been granted (Wallal Main E45/5816 and Wallal West 2 E45/5880), two of the three strategic Wallal Project licences, with the remaining licence (Wallal West 1 E45/5853) expected to be granted imminently.

The Wallal Project is the focus of ongoing exploration work including 2D seismic geophysics reprocessing and a passive seismic survey which is intended to help refine drill targeting within the Wallal Main Licence area.

Drill targets comprise magnetic bullseye targets of similar geological nature to that drill tested by Greatland Gold plc leading to the discovery of the Havieron deposit in the Paterson Province.

The acquisition which is now proceeding will trigger the acquisition of FDR Australia by First Development Resources Limited, which Power Metal plans to list on the London capital markets.

Key Potential Value Drivers: Licence grants, formal acquisition of FDR Australia, listing in London and deep drill testing of magnetic bullseye targets.

 

First Class Metals

Schreiber-Hemlo, Ontario, Canada

(Gold – Base Metals)

POW c.38%

 

 

Power Metal announced the disposal of its Schreiber-Hemlo interests to First Class Metals (“First Class”) on 07/09/2021 for consideration of £1mn.  With the shares received on the disposal, and following a subscription by Power Metal of £28,764 at £3/share in the pre-IPO raise, Power Metal currently has an interest of c.38% in First Class (after reflecting the c.£400,000 pre-IPO raise undertaken by First Class).

First Class is seeking a listing on the London capital markets and provided an update to shareholders on 27/09/2021 confirming considerable progress from both from exploration and corporate perspectives.

Power Metal is working with First Class to support their listing plans and looks forward to reporting further progress in this regard. On listing Power Metal will be a significant shareholder in First Class.

Key Potential Value Drivers: Exploration updates from the Schreiber-Hemlo interests and listing of First Class on the London capital markets.

 

New Opportunities

Project

Latest Position

 

Power Capital Investments Limited

Global Resource Project Incubator

(Multi-Commodity)

POW: 100%

 

 

Power Capital Investments  (Power Capital) is currently in the early stages of three potential new projects namely:

–  Gold exploration in Europe where Power Capital has a signed agreement with a third party.  To date assay testing of samples has been undertaken demonstrating high-grade gold mineralisation in hand samples. Currently Power Capital is funding the third party to lodge licence applications covering the area of interest.  Thereafter the plan is to launch additional exploration programmes.  Power Capital may earn-in to a 50% interest by expending €100,000 on exploration and corporate costs.

 

–  Consideration of an African rare earths initiative with a specialist  geological team employing new technology to identify rare earth deposits in Africa.

Limited information will be provided in respect of the above Power Capital projects to preserve commercial sensitivity, notably where work is needed to secure exploration licences or to protect commercial partners.

At present none of the Power Capital projects above are considered material in the context of the Power Metal business overall.  Should they become so, further disclosures may be necessary.

NOTE: A maximum investment level of £100,000 per opportunity has been established and a minimum 50% Power Capital holding interest in any opportunity following Power Capital’s investment.

Key Potential Value Drivers: Advancement of any Power Capital investment into full Power Metal project status or spin-out IPO opportunity.

 

Management and Financial

 

Project

Latest Position

 

Board

 

Further to the announcement of 21 September 2021, Andrew Bell, Chairman of Power Metal stepped down from the board yesterday to focus on the large spin-out IPO of NBGC (see above).

Current Non-executive director Scott Richardson Brown is to become Interim Chairman pending the appointment of a new Chairman in due course.

 

Senior Management

 

The Company operates a hub and spoke operational management style coordinating and controlling global exploration operations from its UK Head Office.

In 2021 with the growth of our business portfolio, and the success of exploration and commercial ventures, we have built the Head Office team with exploration management, commercial management and financial and administrative support.

We are also seeking to optimise resources, and our Head Office team will be deployed to support spin-out vehicles, managerially and administratively, helping to reduce the operational costs to Power Metal of new team members.

 

Financial Position

 

Power Metal has a growing balance sheet which, as with many other exploration companies, has a core of capitalised exploration costs for ongoing exploration projects.

Power Metal can monetise its operational interests as demonstrated by the disposal of the Schreiber-Hemlo business interests (see above).

And importantly, Power Metal is planning to spin-out other business interests into listed vehicles, and any new listings will add materially to the Company’s balance sheet.

Excluding all of the above the Company also holds working capital, comprising cash and currently listed (tradable) investments, which funds day to day operations.  As at 24/09/2021 this amounted to working capital of £2.51million.

 

Audit and Compliance

 

As the financial year comes to a close Power Metal is working with One Advisory, its financial and compliance service partner, to prepare for the annual audit, with financial results for the year ended 30 September 2021 expected to be published in February 2022.

As a responsible exploration company Power Metal is further bolstering its Environmental, Social and Governance initiatives and will be publishing further information in the coming months covering the various measures implemented.

In 2020 the Company undertook a Finance, Administration and Compliance Protocols and Procedures Review to further improve its underlying Governance and is now further bolstering this with detailed business process mapping across the Company.  These measures are considered necessary as the Company expands in size, scale and breadth of corporate and exploration activities.

 

 

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.

 

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

#Echo Echo Energy – Successful Loan Restructuring

Echo Energy, the Latin American focused upstream oil and gas company, is pleased to announce that it has successfully agreed the restructuring of the Company’s £1.0 million loan originally provided to the Company in March 2017 and now held by Spartan Class O (the “Lender”), a sub-fund of Spartan Fund Limited SAC (the “Loan”) with the Lender.

The terms of the amendment to the Loan (the “Amendment”) are as follows:

· Maturity extended by 2 years such that the then outstanding remaining principal and accumulated accrued interest will mature on 8 March 2024 (“Maturity”) following four quarterly cash prepayments of £25,000 commencing on 31 March 2023.

· Interest reduction such that all Loan interest will be accrued and paid on Maturity at a reduced rate of 8% per annum from Amendment (previously 12% per annum) on outstanding principal on a non-compounding basis.

· 15% of the remaining £850,000 Loan principal, representing £127,500, has now been converted into 10,200,000 new Echo ordinary shares (the “Conversion Shares”) at an effective issue price of 1.25p – a premium of 108% to the closing mid market price per Echo ordinary share on 30 September 2021.  

· Conversion Shares to be locked-in for a period of 6 months from Admission (as defined below).

Prior to the Amendment the full Loan, together with interest, had been due to mature on 8 March 2022 – with quarterly cash repayments of £50,000 prior to that maturity date.  

In connection with the Amendment, the Lender has been issued with 3,096,429 warrants to subscribe for new ordinary shares in the Company at a price of 0.7 pence per new ordinary share, exercisable from the date of grant and with an expiry date of 30 September 2022.

Application has been made for the Conversion Shares, which rank pari passu with the Company’s existing ordinary shares, to be admitted to trading on AIM. It is expected that admission of the Conversion Shares, will occur at 8.00 a.m. on 7 October (“Admission”).

Following Admission, the Company’s issued ordinary share capital will comprise 1,309,013,085 Ordinary Shares, none of which are held in treasury. Therefore, following Admission, the total number of ordinary shares with voting rights in the Company will be 1,309,013,085 which may be used by shareholders as the denominator for the calculations by which they will 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 Guidance and Transparency Rules.

Martin Hull, Chief Executive Officer of Echo Energy, commented: “The successful restructuring of the loan represents an important and positive step for the business as we continue to make great progress in 2021 both commercially and operationally. It materially reduces the near term cash outflow by delaying maturity whilst additionally reducing ongoing debt servicing costs, further strengthening our financial platform. These steps free additional resources to support our ongoing strategy of reinvestment in rapid payback production growth opportunities at a time of commodity price strength, reinforced by our attractively priced gas contracts. By investing in Echo at a more than 100% premium to the prevailing share price and agreeing to the lock up period, not only are the Lenders strengthening the balance sheet but also demonstrating confidence in the business and its strategy. 

For further information, please contact:

 

Echo Energy

Martin Hull, Chief Executive Officer

 

via Vigo Communications

Vigo Consulting (IR & PR Advisor)

Patrick d’Ancona

Chris McMahon

 

+44 (0) 20 7390 0230

Cenkos Securities (Nominated Adviser)

Ben Jeynes

Katy Birkin

 

+44 (0) 20 7397 8900

Shore Capital (Corporate Broker)

Jerry Keen

+44 (0) 20 7408 4090

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