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#KAV Kavango Resources – Great Red Spot – strong gravity anomaly identified

Kavango Resources plc (LSE:KAV) the exploration company targeting the discovery of world-class mineral deposits in Botswana, is pleased to announce completion of a ground gravity survey (the “Gravity Survey”) over the Great Red Spot (“GRS”), in Target Area B of the Company’s Kalahari Suture Zone (“KSZ”) project.

The GRS is a previously identified large-scale ~11km diameter magnetic anomaly that has been subject to limited historic exploration.

The Gravity Survey has identified a strong gravity anomaly, which is coincident with the roughly 2250 nanoTesla positive magnetic anomaly of the GRS.

The gravity anomaly has an amplitude of approximately 30 milliGal and is roughly 7km in diameter at its widest along the North-South geophysical lines.

Gravity anomalies are due to density contrasts in rock units relative to the background geology. In mineral exploration a strong gravity anomaly can indicate the presence of an intrusion, alteration and mineralisation.

Highlights

· Visual inspection of drill core from KSZDD001 and reinterpretation of existing magnetic data encouraged Kavango to perform the Gravity Survey

· Gravity Survey was carried out over Target Area B in December, covering boreholes KSZDD001 (drilled to 1,000m) and KSZDD002 (currently at 390m)

· Scintrex CG-5 Autograv gravimeter and Leica GPS1200 RTK differential GPS were used to perform Gravity Survey

· Total of seven 13km lines of gravity data were acquired, including:

–  Five North-South lines at 800m spacing

–  2 East-West tie lines at 2,000m spacing

–  Stations spaced at roughly 200m along each line (460 stations)

· Strong ~30 miliGal Bouguer anomaly detected

· Kavango is now preparing an Audio-Magnetotelluric (“AMT”) survey over the GRS to futher refine its understanding of this target

 

Ben Turney, Chief Executive Officer of Kavango Resources, commented:

“While it is too early to start drawing definitive conclusions, we are keen to pursue the possibility that the Great Red Spot could host stacked mineralised systems.

Although this is a relatively new geological theory for Kavango, it is interesting that it builds on our existing work. The younger, shallower Karoo gabbros over the Great Red Spot remain our primary focus, but we are increasingly aware of the potential for the deeper, much older Proterozoic gabbros to host an entirely separate system.

Reinterpretation of our existing magnetic model helped send us down this path and it is encouraging that the gravity survey results are coincident with the magnetics.

Quite what that system will prove to be remains to be seen, but we are led by the data in this. The more independent evidence we can gather that supports a new deposit, the more compelling the case will become.

This is why we are now prioritising the AMT survey as a next step. Our hope is the AMT survey will provide a third data set, which complements the results from magnetic and gravity surveys.”

 

Keeping an open mind in minerals exploration is crucial. We did not set out last year to find a new potential mineralizing system in the deeper Proterozoic rocks

Background

The Great Red Spot (GRS”) is a previously identified large-scale ~11km diameter magnetic anomaly that has been subject to limited historic exploration.

Thanks to significant advances in geophysical technology and analytical software over the last two decades, Kavango believes it has been able to create a more accurate geophysical model of the Great Red Spot (the “New GRS Model”). The New GRS Model combines historic data with data gathered by the Company in its exploration of the KSZ (announced 22 September 2021).

Following completion of Hole KSZDD001, which was drilled 1,000m into the GRS, preliminary visual inspection of the drill core revealed the presence of sulphides and abundant magnetite throughout the 49m intersection of the Proterozoic gabbro encountered at the bottom of the hole (announced 16 November). Kavango is currently testing the origin of the sulphide and magnetite, through detailed petrographic work and various assay techniques at internationally accredited laboratories in South Africa.

Following further internal analysis, Kavango began to investigate the possibility that the GRS might host two distinct, separate mineralised systems (announced 22 November 2021). These are:

· A younger Karoo-age system prospective for Nickel/Copper/Platinum Group Elements, which Kavango is currently testing through drilling the B1 Conductor

· An older Proterozoic-age system, which Kavango is in the process of developing a mineralisation model for

Kavango believes the coincidental source of the magnetic and gravity anomalies in the GRS may lie within the Proterozoic gabbros.

The purpose of the AMT survey will be to provide a third standalone data set, to deepen Kavango’s understanding of the geophysical anomaly in the heart of the Great Red Spot. Lines are currently being cut for the survey and results are expected in the coming months.

Further information in respect of the Company and its business interests is provided on the Company’s website at www.kavangoresources.com and on Twitter at #KAV.

For further information please contact:

Kavango Resources plc   

Ben Turney

bturney@kavangoresources.com  

First Equity (Joint Broker)

+44 207 374 2212

Jason Robertson 

SI Capital Limited (Joint Broker) 

+44 1483 413500

Nick Emerson

#KAV Kavango Resources – KSZ drill operations recommence

Kavango Resources plc (LSE:KAV), the exploration company targeting the discovery of world-class mineral deposits in Botswana, is pleased to announce the recommencement of drill operations on Hole KSZDD002.

On Friday 14 January, Mindea Exploration and Drilling Pty (“Mindea”) mobilised the rig and drill team back to site. Over the weekend the team successfully removed the HQ casing that was left in the hole prior to Christmas to keep KSZDD002 open. Drilling is scheduled to commence during today’s day shift. Operations will then continue on double shift until completion.

KSZDD002 has been designed to intercept the B1 Conductor, a geophysical anomaly that the Company believes is a prospective target for possible massive sulphide nickel or copper mineralisation.

Kavango first identified the B1 Conductor in Q2 2021 (announced 02 July) through a surface Time Domain Electromagnetic (“TDEM”) survey. Independent data analysis at the time confirmed the B1 Conductor gave a conductance reading of 8,200Siemens. For context, the Company’s exploration model is based on identifying drill targets, which exhibit conductance readings between 1,000Siemens and 10,000Siemens (a table can be found here on the Company’s website – https://kavangoresources.com/images/2021/07/02/idealized-resistivity-and-conductivity-spectrum-for-rocks-and-mineralization-kav-ksz.jpg).

Drilling commenced on KSZDD002 on 19 November 2022, with an expected target intercept depth of between 525m and 575m for the B1 Conductor.

Drilling was paused for the Christmas break at 350m. A downhole electromagnetic (“DHEM”) survey was completed on KSZDD002 and the hole was cased off. Independent analysis of the DHEM data increased the estimated conductance reading of the B1 Conductor to 11,000Siemens. KSZDD002 appears to be optimally positioned to intercept the centre of the conductive plate. The B1 Conductor is now estimated to be 600m by 300m in size. The position and dip of the plate remain the same, indicating the B1 Conductor is cross-formational. This suggests the B1 Conductor may have been emplaced by an as yet unspecified intrusive event and is unlikely to be formational.

Further information in respect of the Company and its business interests is provided on the Company’s website at www.kavangoresources.com and on Twitter at #KAV.

For further information please contact:

Kavango Resources plc 

Ben Turney

bturney@kavangoresources.com  

 First Equity (Joint Broker)

+44 207 374 2212

Jason Robertson 

SI Capital Limited (Joint Broker) 

+44 1483 413500

Nick Emerson

#POW Power Metal Resources – Uranium Portfolio Update – Athabasca Basin

Power Metal Resources PLC (LON:POW) the London listed exploration company seeking large-scale metal discoveries across its global project portfolio announces an update on its uranium portfolio which includes seven 100% owned interests (the “Portfolio” or “Properties”) covering 411.96km2 surrounding the Athabasca Basin in northern Saskatchewan, Canada.

Further information in respect of the Properties, including a location map may be viewed in the website link below:

https://www.powermetalresources.com/project/athabasca-basin/

 

Portfolio Updates:

–    Power Metal has completed an in-depth historic data compilation across its entire uranium Portfolio surrounding the prolific Athabasca Basin, Saskatchewan, and now possesses a robust fully-digitised database covering all historic work programmes completed across the various Properties.

–    Power Metal recently retained a UK-based geological consultant with extensive Athabasca Basin experience to help push forward the Company’s various initiatives and projects within the exciting uranium space. The consultant previously completed a M.Sc. thesis from the University of Ottawa where they researched the geochemistry, alteration, and structural geology of one of the many world-class unconformity-related uranium deposits located within the Athabasca Basin.

–   Several extensive historical datasets were successfully procured, the data from which, combined with the results obtained from the recently completed Phase I work programme, will allow the Company to begin planning various 2022 exploration initiatives across the Portfolio.

–    Further maps and highlights from across the Portfolio will be released by the Company in the coming months. Select findings from the historic data compilation programme for the Tait Hill Property are however highlighted below, demonstrating the information gathered for one property.

–     Reflecting the interest shown from third parties in the Properties, a dataroom is being prepared to provide a focal point for those parties wishing to undertake due diligence review.

 

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

“Our move into uranium exploration has been planned for some time and commenced with the September 2021 staking surrounding the Athabasca Basin. The staking undertaken was highly selective, focusing on areas where historical recorded work had demonstrated uranium mineralisation or where other geological features suggested that ground would be prospective.

Although selective, the seven properties are clearly attracting some interest and we are looking at potential commercialisation options alongside planning for proactive 2022 exploration programmes.

To maximise any commercial outcome, and to optimise exploration we have gathered as much data as possible in respect of the Properties, and the information gleaned is, in our view, highly valuable.”

 

Tait Hill Property (“Tait Hill” or the “Property”) Data Compilation Highlights

–   All data from an high-resolution airborne magnetic, electromagnetic, and radiometric survey flown by Terraquest Ltd., on behalf of Canalaska Uranium Ltd., was obtained by Power Metal. The 2008 high-resolution survey included 4,290 total line-km flown at 150m line-spacing which covers the entire modern day Tait Hill Property.1

–      Detailed analysis was undertaken by Canalaska Uranium Ltd., for various radiometric products produced by the airborne survey including uranium (U), thorium (Th) and potassium (K). Specifically, isolated points in the dataset which have high U/Th ratios relative to background, are considered good candidates for uranium-rich surface showings and should be prioritised during future work programmes.1 A total of 11 unique points were identified by the survey within the Tait Hill Property.

–   The airborne survey (1st vertical derivative product) highlights multiple northwest-southeast trending magnetic high features which transect the Property. Mapping over the area determined that they correspond to uranium-rich granite and pegmatitic dykes with anomalous scintillometer readings ranging from 350 to 2,500 counts per second (“CPS”). Further investigation is warranted along these structures which are mapped for a combined 16km through the Property.2

–    Several zones of uranium-rich mineralisation were identified in the historic results from Tait Hill including rock samples up to 15,150ppm (1.52%), 7,653ppm, and 6,610ppm U, as well as uranium in soil samples up to 14,358ppm (1.44%), 7,049ppm, and 6,692ppm.2,3

–     The rock sample that returned 15,150ppm U was taken immediately west of Tait Lake, and was located along a northeast-southwest oriented uranium-rich boulder train which follows the general direction of ice movement in the region (southwest). It was recommended that additional work be completed on this boulder train as further work may lead to the possible source area for these uranium-rich boulders.2

–      A new high-priority zone was identified during the 2008 field campaign which was named the ‘NE Shearika Zone’. Here, several uranium-rich rock samples (including 7,654ppm, 6,611ppm, 3,633ppm, and 1,609ppm U) were collected along a sharp contact zone between a granitic intrusion (magnetic high) and the surrounding meta-sedimentary rocks (magnetic low). This contact zone is traced for over 3km within the Tait Hill Property.3

A map highlighting some of the results from the historic data compilation completed on the Tait Hill Property can be found at the following link:

Tait Hill Historic Data Compilation Map|Power Metal Resources plc (LON: POW)

 

Reference Notes:

1:             Operations Report for Canalaska Uranium Ltd., High Resolution Magnetic, XDS VLF-EM & Radiometric Airborne Survey Grease River Project Northern Saskatchewan: April 15, 2008

2:             Canalaska Uranium, Report on the 2007 Exploration Programme Grease River Project: July, 2008

3:             Canalaska Uranium, Report on the 2008 Exploration Programme Grease River Project: March, 2009

 

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

 

#POW Power Metal Resources – MFC Project – Prospecting Licence Renewals

Power Metal Resources plc (LON:POW),  the London listed exploration company seeking large-scale metal discoveries across its global project portfolio, announces the renewal of key Prospecting Licences (“PLs”) at the Molopo Farms Complex Project (“MFC Project” or the “Project”) located in southwestern Botswana.

Power Metal holds a 40% direct project interest in the MFC Project and a 20.65% shareholding in Kalahari Key Mineral Exploration Pty Limited (“KKME”), which holds the remaining 60% interest. 

Kavango Resources currently has an option (the “Option”) to acquire up to 85.2% of KKME including Power Metal’s shareholding.  Further details regarding the Option were published in the Company’s announcement released on 26 November 2021 which may be viewed at the following link:

https://www.londonstockexchange.com/news-article/POW/kavango-option-kalahari-key-botswana/15226717

Renewal documentation has been received in respect of PL310/2016 and PL311/2016, with the latter covering the area where drilling was completed in 2021 from which significant nickel intersections were confirmed.  Further details in respect of the licence renewals is provided below.

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

“The renewal of PL310/2016 and PL311/2016 represents an important milestone for the Project, providing a further 2 years for ongoing exploration following the initial successful drilling campaign completed early in 2021.  That campaign confirmed significant nickel intersections from the second hole drilled (KKME 1-6) including individual assay results up to 1.7% Ni and 0.55g/t Pt, representing the highest nickel grade achieved from the Molopo Farms Complex to date.

Kavango Resources are continuing their Option due diligence work programme, and we are looking forward to the receipt of their findings in the coming weeks.”

Prospecting Licence Information

Licence Number

Size

Licence Type

Licence Term

Licence Period End

PL310/2016

221.4km2

Second Renewal

2 years

31.12.2023

PL311/2016

486.2km2

Second Renewal

2 Years

31.12.2023

PL202/2018

771.0km2

First Renewal

2 years

30.09.2023

Total

1,478.6km2

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

#POW Power Metal Resources – Uranium Exploration Update – Athabasca Basin

Power Metal Resources PLC (LON:POW) the London listed exploration company seeking large-scale metal discoveries across its global project portfolio announces its 2021 work programme results from three of its 100% owned interests surrounding the Athabasca Basin in northern Saskatchewan, Canada.

Previously on 05/11/2021 the Power Metal announced that its Phase I work programme was complete, and that additional ground surrounding the company’s Tait Hill Property was acquired. A link to the announcement can be found below.

https://www.londonstockexchange.com/news-article/POW/uranium-exploration-update-athabasca-basin/15201678

HIGHLIGHTS:

– Phase I exploration conducted over three of the seven Athabasca uranium properties, namely Tait Hill, Thibault Lake and Cleawater.

–     20 rock samples were collected for assay testing and the results demonstrate high grade uranium with the highest grade of 38,600ppm or 3.86% uranium oxide (“U308“).

–  Multiple targets have been idenfitied for follow up exploration work in 2022.

Maps demonstrating the location of sample results across the three properties may be viewed on the Company’s website through the following links:

https://www.powermetalresources.com/tait-hill-phase-1-programme-results/

https://www.powermetalresources.com/thibaut-lake-phase-1-programme-results/

https://www.powermetalresources.com/clearwater-phase-1-programme-results/

 

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

“The confirmation of high grade uranium through assay testing of rock samples samples from the recent exploration programme is extremely positive and demonstrates the value of the diligent review work undertaken when the footprint was selected for staking earlier in the year.

There is considerable interest in the Athabasca uranium opportunity and Power Metal has, in my view and as evidenced today, built a compelling uranium exploration project portfolio in the area.

We remain of an acquisitive mindset with regard to uranium properties and are currently reviewing additional Canadian and African uranium exploration opportunities.”

 

EXPLORATION PROGRAMME ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

– A total of 20 rock samples were collected as part of the Phase I programme including eight (8) from Tait Hill, seven (7) from Thibaut Lake, and five (5) from Clearwater. All samples were analysed at the Saskatchewan Research Council laboratory in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Power Metal employed a uranium-exploration analytical package which includes uranium, various base/trace-metals, as well as a suite of rare-earth elements (“REEs”).

– At Tait Hill, four (4) of the Properties eighteen (18) Saskatchewan Mineral Deposit Index point (“SMDI”) uranium occurences were visited by exploration crews. Several samples returned highly anomalous uranium mineralisation including rock samples up to 4,700ppm (0.47% U308). The rocks were collected along a northeast-southwest trending line of uranium-rich boulders. Tait Lake which is centrally located within the Tait Hill Property (see map), where 308,000kg of uranium with a insitu value of US$25.6 million (c. US$28 million at US$42/lb uranium) was calculated by the Saskatchewan Mining Development Corporation following a detailed lake-sediment drilling programme completed in 1980, was not visited as part of this programme.1 The historic work programme was completed solely on Tait Lake and the calculated resource is for Tait Lake and a few of the uranium-rich lakes immediately surrounding Tait Lake, which are majority held within the current Tait Hill Property.

– Power Metal has also successfuly obtained a high-resolution magnetics, electromagnetic (“EM”) and radiometric airborne survey flown Terraquest Ltd., on behalf of Canalaska Uranium Ltd., over the entire Tait Hill Property In 2008 the 4,290 line-km survey was flown at 150m-line spacing and successfully identified ten (10) radiometric anomalies at Tait Hill which were never followed up on. In addition, several magnetic and EM anomalies and lineaments were identified which will assist the Company is planning future work programmes on the Tait Hill Property.

– At Thibaut Lake, two (2) of the Properties six (6) SMDI uranium occurences were visited by exploration crews. Several samples returned highly anomalous uranium mineralisation including rock samples up to 38,600ppm (3.86% U308), as well as five (5) of the seven (7) samples which assayed >1,100ppm U308. The extremely high-grade sample was strongly mineralised with yellow carnotite and black pitchblende and displayed strong hematite alteration. The result greatly exceeds any historic samples taken within the area and represents a new exciting discovery for the Company.

– At Clearwater, three (3) of the Properties fourteen (14) SMDI uranium occurences were visited by exploration crews. Several samples returned strongly anomalous uranium mineralisation including rock samples up to 770ppm U308, including all samples which returned greater than 200ppm U308.

– Other notable rare-earth element results include thorium (Th) up to 1150ppm and zirconium up to 1,860ppm from the Tait Hill Property, as well as base-metal results including silver (Ag) up to 31.8ppm and lead (Pb) up to 8,320ppm from the Thibault Lake Property.

The Company is very pleased with the results obtained from the Phase I work programme where only one day of prospecting was spent on each of the three Properties. Several additional uranium occurrences have yet to be prospected by Power Metal, and the data obtained during this programme, as well as additional historic data acquired by the Company as part of the now completed historic data compilation, will be crucial in allowing the Company to unlock additional value from the Portfolio during the 2022 exploration season.

Table 1: 2021 Work Programme Rock Sample Assay Results

Title

Property

U3O8 wt % *

U308 (ppm)

149626

Tait Hill

0.47

4,700

149627

Tait Hill

0.02

200

149628

Tait Hill

0.007

70

149629

Tait Hill

0.011

110

149630

Tait Hill

0.024

240

149631

Tait Hill

0.105

1,050

149632

Tait Hill

0.017

170

149633

Tait Hill

0.006

60

149634

Thibaut Lake

0.04

400

149635

Thibaut Lake

0.115

1,150

149636

Thibaut Lake

0.003

30

149637

Thibaut Lake

0.165

1,650

149638

Thibaut Lake

0.122

1,220

149639

Thibaut Lake

0.267

2,670

149640

Thibaut Lake

3.86

38,600

149641

Clearwater

0.038

380

149642

Clearwater

0.023

230

149643

Clearwater

0.043

430

149644

Clearwater

0.065

650

149645

Clearwater

0.077

770

* U3O8 Assay by ICP, SRC Geoanalytical Laboratories, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan,

Reference Notes:

1: C. E. Roy and S. A. Earle, Saskatchewan Mineral Development Corporation Exploration – Summer 1980, Grease River-Scott Lake Project, CBS 5479, 5539, 5869 (74O09-0022). December, 1980

 

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

 

#POW Power Metal Resources – Warrant Update and Extension of Insider 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 an update in respect of Company share warrants.

 

Update Regarding Exercise of Warrants Expiring December 2021

On 17 December 2019 the Company issued warrants (the “December 2019 Warrants”) as part of a financing undertaken by the Company and as outlined below:

Description

N umber of Warrants

Exercise Price

Financing Warrants

175,000,000

0.70p

Advisor Warrants

17,500,000

0.70p

 

All December 2019 Warrants carried a two-year life to expiry which ends today, 17 December 2021.

Power Metal can confirm that, save for 11,250,000 December 2019 Warrants held by current insiders, further details of which are provided below (the “Insider Warrants”), all December 2019 Warrants have been exercised.

The Company will be providing a breakdown of all other outstanding warrants and options in its upcoming quarterly report for the quarter ended 31 December 2021.

Warrant Exercise Proceeds and Working Capital Summary

In total the exercise of the December 2019 Warrants to date has raised an additional £1.27 million for the Company and in total all warrant exercises in 2020/2021 have raised circa £4.27 million. 

This inflow of warrant monies enabled the Company to aggressively build its business model in 2021 and secure the depth and quality of project interests.

Notwithstanding this heavily active phase in 2021 Power Metal has, at all times, maintained a robust working capital position. Currently working capital, defined for this purpose as only cash and listed investments, stands at circa £3.06 million.

It is important to note that the above working capital figure excludes all unlisted Power Metal assets, including corporate holdings and project level investment holdings (“Unlisted Assets”).  Included within Unlisted Assets are the Company’s pre-IPO interests in First Class Metals Ltd, Golden Metal Resources Ltd, First Development Resources Ltd and New Ballarat Gold Corporation PLC.

To assist shareholders’ understanding of the financial position of the Company a breakdown of all the Company’s unaudited assets will be provided in the quarterly report for the quarter ended 31 December 2021.

Extension of Insider Warrants

As at 17 December 2021 the following Insider Warrants remained outstanding:

Warrant Holder

N umber of Warrants

Exercise Price

Paul Johnson

6,250,000

0.7p

Ed Shaw

5,000,000

0.7p

 

The Insider warrants were issued following participation in the December 2019 financing.

The Company is currently managing numerous exploration programmes and corporate activities across its portfolio and is engaged in various discussions relating to existing or potential business interests with external third parties.

As a result, the December 2019 Warrants held by Paul Johnson (Chief Executive Officer of Power Metal) and Ed Shaw (Non-executive Director of Power Metal) cannot be exercised on the expiry date of 17 December 2021 and may be extended under the warrant instrument, as outlined below.

Under the December 2019 Warrant instrument clause 2.3 provides that should any December 2019 Warrant holder be in the possession of price sensitive information and be thereby precluded from exercising warrant subscription rights, the exercise period shall be extended until 20 business days following the date on which the Warrant holder ceases to be an insider.

Given the level of ongoing operational activity there is a material likelihood that the receipt of price sensitive information could frequently restrict the ability of Paul Johnson and Ed Shaw to exercise the December 2019 warrants.

Reflecting the above the Company has extended the Insider Warrants expiry date by three months to a new expiry date of 17 March 2022.

Related Party Note

 

The extension of the Insider Warrants held by Paul Johnson and Ed Shaw as outlined above, have been treated as related party transactions for the purposes of AIM Rule 13.

Scott Richardson Brown being the independent Director for the purposes of the extension of the expiry date of the Insider Warrants held by Paul Johnson and Ed Shaw considers, having consulted with the Company’s nominated adviser, SP Angel, that the extension of the warrant expiry date to 17 March 2022 to such related parties is fair and reasonable insofar as the Shareholders are concerned.

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

#GMT Golden Metal Resources – Oliver discusses his appointment as CEO of Golden Metal Resources, what’s happening in the company and the roadmap for 2022

 

#StockBox were delighted to welcome Oliver Friesen, CEO of @GoldenMetalRes

Oliver discusses his appointment as CEO of #GMT, what’s happening in the company and the roadmap for 2022

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#MNRG MetalNRG – EQTEC PLC SHARE EXCHANGE AND TOTAL VOTING RIGHTS

MetalNRG plc, (LON:MNRG), the natural resources and energy investment company, is pleased to announce that is has entered a share exchange agreement with EQTEC Plc (AIM: EQT) (“EQTEC”), with whom MNRG has an existing Business Development Partnership Agreement.

 

MNRG has subscribed for 23,600,000 EQTEC Shares at yesterday’s market closing price and EQTEC has subscribed for 100,000,000 MNRG Shares also at yesterday’s closing price, the transaction is valued at £295,000.

 

MNRG has made applications to:

 

(a)  the FCA for Admission of the MNRG Shares to the standard segment of the Official List; and

 

(b)  the London Stock Exchange plc for Admission of the MNRG Shares to trading on the main market for listed securities.

Admission is expected to take place at 8.00am on 21st December 2021.

 

Total Voting Rights

 

 In conformity with DTR 5.6.1, the Company notifies that, as at the date of this announcement, it has a single class of shares in issue being ordinary shares and that, following the issue of the 100,000,000 new MNRG Shares described above, the total number of ordinary shares in issue will be 1,135,219,460. There are no ordinary shares held in treasury. Each ordinary share entitles the holder to a single vote at general meetings of the Company.

 

The figure of 1,135,219,460 ordinary shares may be used by shareholders (and others with notification obligations) as the denominator for the calculations by which they will determine whether 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.

 

Rolf Gerritsen commented, “I am delighted with this further commitment with EQTEC and look forward to working together over the coming years. This expanded arrangement strengthens the ties between the Parties, as MetalNRG continues to invest, develop and deliver sustainable, shovel-ready green energy projects, with a specific focus on biomass and waste-to-energy projects in the UK and Europe, to reduce CO2 emissions and contribute the achievement of 2050 Net Zero goals, whilst working with EQTEC as a leading technology and innovation partner. 

The release of this information was arranged by Rolf Gerritsen, Chief Executive Officer.

 

END

 

Contact details:

MetalNRG PLC

Rolf Gerritsen
Christopher Latilla-Campbell

+44 (0) 20 7796 9060

Corporate Broker
PETERHOUSE CAPITAL LIMITED
Lucy Williams/Duncan Vasey

+44 (0) 20 7469 0930

Corporate Broker
SI CAPITAL LIMITED
Nick Emerson

+44 (0) 1483 413500

 

#TYM Tertiary Minerals – Audited Results for the Year Ended 30 September 2021

TYM

 

The Board of Tertiary Minerals plc (AIM: TYM) is pleased to announce audited results for the year ended 30 September 2021.

Operational Summary:

 

In 2021, Tertiary has further developed its project portfolio in stable and democratic, geologically prospective, mining-friendly jurisdictions :

 

· Advanced the Pyramid Silver-Gold Project in Nevada to drill-ready status

 

· Acquired and initiated systematic exploration of the Brunton Pass Copper Project in Nevada, trenching planned as next step

 

· Established a copper-focused Zambian footprint, including options to earn-in to over 1200 km2 of Large Exploration Licences

 

In Nevada

At Pyramid, soil and rock chip sampling programmes in late 2020 were followed by two phases of trenching which established a significant zone of silver mineralisation at North Ruth with a target strike length of at least 530 metres, including a zone up to 50 metres wide at surface. Surface silver and gold samples were reported as high with 1,286 g/t silver and 2.72 g/t gold. Additional detailed mapping and sampling completed in late 2021 is being used to improve 3D modelling and design a programme planned for Q1 2022 to drill test North Ruth.

 

At Brunton Pass, initial reconnaissance sampling resulted in multiple samples grading higher than 1% copper as well as a 2.44m channel sample grading 4.66% copper. Subsequent surface sampling surveys and aeromagnetic data acquired by drone survey has led to the establishment of an initial model for mineralisation: original intrusion-related skarn copper mineralisation, which is overprinted by a later episode which may represent the high levels of an epithermal system prospective for gold and silver. A trenching programme is planned across the main copper anomaly and to carry out further investigation of the potential for gold and silver mineralisation.

 

In Zambia

Tertiary has agreements in place, with Zambian partner Mwashia Resources Limited, which give the Company the right to earn in up to 90% of five licences located across the Central African Copperbelt and in the North-Western Province. The most advanced in exploration terms is Jacks, which has extensive historic exploration over an area of Lower Roan hosting an 18km long open-ended soil geochemical anomaly. Historic drilling at Jacks includes an interval of 23.95m grading at 1.26% copper (including 1.88m grading at 2.93% copper). The Lubuila, Mukai and Konkola West projects all target the Lower Roan Group which is the main copper mineralised rock sequence in the Copperbelt. The Mushima North project lies approximately west of the past-producing Kalengwa copper mine, believed to be one of the highest grade copper deposits to have been mined in Zambia.

 

 

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

Read the full announcement – https://www.londonstockexchange.com/news-article/TYM/audited-results-for-year-ended-30-september-2021/15245143

Chairman’s Statement

I am pleased to present the Company’s Annual Report and Financial Statements for the year ended 30 September 2021, and to be reporting on a series of exciting exploration results in Nevada and on our move into Zambia where we have hit the ground running with a number of project acquisitions. Nevada was ranked 1st in the world as a mining jurisdiction by the Frazer Institute Investment Attractiveness Index in 2020 and is the 4th highest global gold producing region, 2nd in the US for silver production and a significant producer of copper and industrial minerals.

Our strategic focus is now firmly on copper and precious metals. Copper, because it is a key energy transition metal for electric vehicles and green power infrastructure. Precious metals, because precious metal projects attract premium valuations, and we expect gold prices to respond positively to inflationary pressures. Silver is also expected to benefit from the energy transition due to high levels of consumption in electronics.

We also see the silver price as more highly leveraged to investor interest than the gold price and so are particularly pleased with the latest results from our Pyramid Project in Nevada, where recent trenching across a silver-gold soil anomaly has intersected a network of high-grade silver-gold veins at surface, within a wider zone of lower grade silver mineralisation at the North Ruth Prospect. This vein system extends over a strike length of at least 530m at surface and presents an immediate drill target. Drill planning and permitting is underway for the first quarter of 2022. Reported trench intersections and follow up sampling highlight the potential for both underground minable widths of high-grade silver mineralisation as well as wider zones of lower grade mineralisation potentially amenable to open-pit mining.

We are developing a copper exploration project in Nevada at the Brunton Pass Project where a number of prospecting, mapping and soil sampling programmes have identified widespread copper mineralisation and targets for copper skarn and epithermal gold mineralisation over a 1km x 0.6km area. Trenching of this mineralisation is planned to define drill targets.

In May this year, we announced a move into Zambia with the formation of Luangwa Minerals Limited, now renamed Tertiary Minerals (Zambia) Limited. Tertiary has local experience, a well-established technical advisor and a local representative in place, both of whom are shareholders in the Zambian subsidiary.

Our primary targets are in the Zambian portion of the Central African Copperbelt which hosts multiple world-class copper deposits such as Sentinel, Lumwana, Konkola, Mufulira, Mopani, Chambishi and others which together produced over 800,000 tonnes of copper in 2020.

The move into Zambia is well timed, coinciding with the August election and the peaceful transition of power. His Excellency, Hakainde Hichilema, the President of the Republic of Zambia has stated that rebuilding the economy is top on the government’s agenda and that bold and decisive action is to be taken and policies implemented to address the fiscal deficit, while ensuring that confidence is restored in the markets. The new government is looking to the mining industry as a major driver for economic recovery and ambitious targets have been set, asking for copper production to be increased to 2,000,000 tonnes per year by 2026.

Mining already accounts for 77% of exports and 28% of government income. The promise of more business and mining friendly fiscal policies, such as the reintroduction of the tax-deductibility of mineral royalties, is already attracting new investment from major mining houses. Tertiary’s view is that the fiscal environment for mining and exploration will improve and re-establish Zambia as a primary destination for investors focused on copper.

In August this year, we made our first project acquisitions with an option-joint venture agreement with local Zambian company Mwashia Resources Ltd. This allows us to earn up to a 90% joint venture interest in the Jacks Large Exploration Licence where historical drilling included drill intersections such as 24m grading 1.3% copper within an 18km long soil anomaly over favourable folded mine-series Lower Roan sediments. Follow up soil sampling and drilling is planned for Spring 2022, as soon as the wet season is over.

Most recently we exercised our rights with Mwashia to take options to joint venture four additional Large Exploration Licences in different areas of Zambia on the same terms. These additional projects also predominantly target the mine-series Lower Roan stratigraphy. Our interests now cover over 1,250 sq. km. and include Konkola West which lies between the producing Konkola mine and areas that the Company understands are being explored with local partners by the Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates backed KoBold Metals. Konkola West is also close to the large Lubambe copper mine and Lubambe Extension which is thought to have potential to host over 10 Mt of copper metal. The Mwashia licence package also includes the Mukai Large Exploration Licence immediately to the northwest of First Quantum’s Sentinel copper and Enterprise nickel mines.

We have strengthened our Board this year and were pleased to welcome Dr Mike Armitage in January as a new non-executive director. Mike has extensive international experience and a long career with the leading geological and mining consultancy, SRK Consulting. This corrects an imbalance on the Board that has persisted since the passing of non-executive director David Whitehead.

Our management team was further boosted in September with the appointment of Patrick Cullen as Managing Director. I have been filling in for this role since Richard Clemmey left last year and Patrick has now taken over management of the exploration projects as well as the day-to-day activities of the Company. He was most recently Managing Director of Arkle Resources plc and has worked extensively in Southern Africa, and in Zambia in particular, and will be a valuable addition to the team. We welcome him aboard.

There is no news to report on our Storuman Fluorspar Project as we have had no response yet to our appeal against the decision by the Swedish Mining Inspectorate to reject Tertiary’s Exploitation (Mine) Permit in its current form having previously granted this permit. Many projects in Sweden are in the same unfortunate situation and there is no legislated timeframe for a response.

The continuing COVID-19 pandemic has not materially delayed our exploration during the year, although in Nevada, staff absenteeism amongst our suppliers, together with a high level of demand for services, has meant that turnaround times at assay labs have been extended and drill rig availability has reduced. This is likely to continue into 2022.

Our Annual General Meeting for the year ended 30 September 2021 will be held in London on 28 January 2022. In order to protect the health of our staff and shareholders certain COVID-19 protocols may be in place at the meeting.  Whilst COVID infections remain at a high level we ask shareholders to consider carefully if attendance in person is strictly necessary and encourage shareholders to appoint the Chairman as their proxy (online at www.signalshares.com or by requesting and submitting a hard copy Form of Proxy) rather than attend in person.

 

At the AGM we will also be proposing resolutions to elect Dr Armitage and Mr Cullen who are required to offer themselves for election at their first AGM following their appointment to the Board. This represents half of our Board members and so Mr McAlister will not be resigning and offering himself for re-election this year as has become customary on an annual basis. We will be proposing the usual Ordinary Resolution to allow for the issue of shares and a Special Resolution to allow for the issue of shares other than by way of rights issue. We are mindful that a similar Special Resolution failed to pass at the AGM held in January 2021, passing instead at a subsequent General Meeting. It is important that this Special Resolution is passed at the Annual General Meeting as rights issues are impractical and too expensive for small companies. The Company does not have a sustaining cash flow and is currently reliant on raising funds periodically from the market by share placings to fund its exploration business and to continue as a going concern.

 

We are excited about the Company’s prospects and, we believe, the Company is well positioned to increase shareholder value in the months ahead. We anticipate a busy start to exploration in 2022 and look forward to reporting further results.

 

 

Patrick Cheetham

Executive Chairman

9 December 2021

#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.

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