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#SVML Sovereign Metals LTD – Capabilities Strengthened with Key Appointments

Sovereign Metals Limited (ASX:SVM; AIM:SVML) (the Company or Sovereign) is pleased to announce three senior appointments and promotions across key legal, permitting, and technical functions in Malawi. The appointments have strengthened the Company’s in-country capabilities as it continues to advance its Kasiya Rutile-Graphite Project (Kasiya).

Mr Maxwell Kazako has been appointed Acting In-Country Manager following the promotion of Frank Eagar to Managing Director. Mr Kazako has a strong background in human resources management, general administration and government relations. He brings over 18 years of experience to the role, having worked across Malawian commerce and industry, including for First Merchant Bank and Malawian Airlines.

Ms Natasha Namisengo has been appointed General Legal Counsel. Ms Namisengo is a qualified lawyer with a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and is admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Malawi. She also holds a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA). Ms Namisengo has prior experience acting as legal counsel and in company secretary roles in Malawi.

Mr Pilirani Bangula has been appointed Legal Counsel – Compliance. Mr Bangula is a qualified lawyer with 12 years of experience as a legal practitioner, including five years specifically as in-house legal counsel. Mr Bangula has wide-ranging experience in compliance, project oversight and risk management, contract negotiation, and policy drafting.

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Figure 1: (left to right) Mr Maxwell Kazako, Acting In-Country Manager, Ms Natasha Namisengo, General Legal Counsel and Mr Pilirani Bangula, Legal Counsel – Compliance

The Company has also promoted Ms Tupoche Kayange to Laboratory Manager in line with its employee training and development program. Ms Kayange has been instrumental in developing and managing the Company’s laboratory facility in Lilongwe, Malawi. Recently, Ms Kayange led the facility’s expansion and commissioning of new equipment to support bulk sample programs that are currently underway.

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Figure 2: Ms Tupoche Kayange, Laboratory Manager at the Company’s facility in Lilongwe, Malawi

Sovereign understands Kasiya’s significant potential to deliver material and long-lasting social and economic benefits for Malawi, including fiscal returns, job creation, skills transfer, and sustainable community development initiatives. Sovereign also recognises the importance of training programs to enhance the capabilities of its employees. The Company has structured training and skills transfer programs, covering on-the-job training for full-time employees and programs for local graduates and interns.

These appointments and promotions align with the Company’s initial targets, ensuring equal opportunity and fairness in employing a diverse workforce and Malawian nationals where possible. Sovereign employs over 80 individuals in Malawi, with at least 30% of the staff being women.

 

ENQUIRIES

Frank Eagar (South Africa/Malawi)
Managing Director

+61(8) 9322 6322

Sam Cordin (Perth)
+61(8) 9322 6322

Sapan Ghai (London)
+44 207 478 3900

 

 

Nominated Adviser on AIM and Joint Broker

 

SP Angel Corporate Finance LLP

+44 20 3470 0470

Ewan Leggat

Charlie Bouverat

Harry Davies-Ball

 

 

Joint Brokers

 

Berenberg

+44 20 3207 7800

Matthew Armitt

 

Jennifer Lee

 

 

 

Buchanan

+ 44 20 7466 5000

 

Forward Looking Statement

This release may include forward-looking statements, which may be identified by words such as “expects”, “anticipates”, “believes”, “projects”, “plans”, and similar expressions. These forward-looking statements are based on Sovereign’s expectations and beliefs concerning future events. Forward looking statements are necessarily subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors, many of which are outside the control of Sovereign, which could cause actual results to differ materially from such statements. There can be no assurance that forward-looking statements will prove to be correct. Sovereign makes no undertaking to subsequently update or revise the forward-looking statements made in this release, to reflect the circumstances or events after the date of that release.

#FCM First Class Metals – Zigzag exploration update – drilling commences

First Class Metals PLC (“First Class Metals” “FCM” or the “Company”) the UK listed metals exploration company seeking economic metal discoveries across its extensive Canadian Schreiber-Hemlo, Sunbeam and Zigzag land holdings is pleased to announce a that drilling has commenced on  the Zigzag property which is currently focussed on the lithium (Li), tantalum (Ta) rubidium (Rb) and gallium (Ga) potential.

 

Highlights:

·    An Early Exploration Agreement (EEA) has been signed with Whitesand First Nation (WFN).

·    A contract to undertake up to 500m of drilling has been signed with Rodren Drilling a Whitesand FN approved ‘service provider’.

·    Channel sample results identify a >1% Li2O zone on the western portion of the ‘core’ 400m zone. Significant number of channel samples  returned >1% Li2O, including:

Channel 7            2.36% lithium (Li2O) over 5.5m

·    Drill operations have commenced on the Company’s Zigzag hard rock lithium (Ta/ Rb/ Ga) prospect.

 

Marc J. Sale First Class Metals CEO commented:

The signing of the EEA with Whitesand exemplifies the positive relationship FCM is building with the First Nations. This agreement has paved the way for FCM’s inaugural drill program, marking an exciting milestone for our company. We are thrilled to begin drilling at Zigzag, making it the first property where FCM will undertake drilling. This demonstrates our commitment to advancing our exploration efforts and emphasizes our dedication to responsible resource development.

Figure 1 showing the Zigzag property with the recent sampling, both grabs and channels, focussing on the central portion of the claim block, where drilling has commenced.

An Early Exploration Agreement (EEA) has been signed between Whitesand First Nation and First Class Metals.  Under the agreement FCM is allowed to undertake activities requiring and Exploration Permit, as awarded by the Province. FCM has agreed to support the Whitesand community.

Whitesand First Nation Economic Development representative commented:

Whitesand First Nation is looking forward to working with First Class Metals, and the positive relationship that is evolving.  We wish them luck on their drilling program and are excited to see what the New Year brings.

Drilling Plan

The drill programme preparation commenced on Monday with core expected today, this maiden programme will be focussed in the central 400m to explore the areas of high channel sample results, particularly Channel 7.

Initially 7 drillholes of over 50m are planned with the provision for a deeper ‘step-back’ based on visual, encouragement.  The basis for the drilling is the encouraging grab samples and channel sample results previously reported. Nine channels were cut with lengths of under 5m to over 10m, channel lengths were usually controlled by overburden and not necessarily by cessation of pegmatite geology.

Figure 2 showing the location of the channels relative to the ‘core 400m’ zone, drilling will extend further to the east of the channel sample area where >1% Li2O grabs samples were collected.

The results from the channels are very encouraging. It must be stressed that only hand stripping of vegetation was undertaken and often, exemplified by channels 5 and 7, the outcrop persisted but the vegetation cover was too onerous to be removed by hand.

The results have not only vindicated the grab samples in respect to the lithium oxide content but also highlighted again the presence of other important, critical minerals such as tantalum, gallium and rubidium.

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Photo 2 Rodren equipment being mobilised to the Zigzag property

For further information, please contact:

James Knowles, Executive Chairman

JamesK@Firstclassmetalsplc.com

07488 362641

Marc J Sale, CEO

MarcS@Firstclassmetalsplc.com

07711 093532

Ayub Bodi, Executive Director

AyubB@Firstclassmetalsplc.com

07860 598086

 

First Equity Limited

(Financial Adviser & Broker)

 

Jonathan Brown

 

0207 3742212

Jason Robertson

 

0207 3742212

     

 

First Class Metals PLC – Background

First Class Metals is focussed on exploration in Ontario, Canada which has a robust and thriving junior mineral exploration sector. Specifically, the Hemlo ‘camp’ is a proven world class address for gold /VMS exploration. This geological terrane has significant production, both base / precious metals and a prolific number of exploration projects and numerous prospector’s ‘showings’.

FCM currently holds 100% ownership of seven claim blocks covering over 180km² along a 150km strike of the Hemlo-Schreiber-Dayohessarah greenstone belt which also contains the >23M oz shear hosted Hemlo gold mine operated by Barrick Gold. Late last year FCM completed the option to purchase the historical high grade (gold) Sunbeam past producing mine

The significant potential of the properties for precious, base and battery metals relate to: ‘nearology’ insomuch that all properties lie close to identified mineral anomalism, for example Palladium One’s RJ and Smoke Lake nickel projects are close to the FCM’s West Pickle Lake drill proven Ni-Cu project. This also demonstrates the second critical asset the properties hold: vector, anomalies, be they geological, geochemical, or geophysical that have demonstrated mineral potential extend on to FCM’s properties.

The inferred shear on the Esa property is being explored by neighbours both to the west and east where it crosses into their properties. Furthermore, the properties have not been extensively explored either historically or more contemporaneously. This is attributable to the overall lack of outcrop. However, modern exploration techniques are better able to ‘see through’ the ground cover and to identify anomalies.

 

Forward Looking Statements

Certain statements in this announcement may contain forward-looking statements which are based on the Company’s expectations, intentions and projections regarding its future performance, anticipated events or trends and other matters that are not historical facts. Such forward-looking statements can be identified by the fact that they do not relate only to historical or current facts. Forward-looking statements sometimes use words such as ‘aim’, ‘anticipate’, ‘target’, ‘expect’, ‘estimate’, ‘intend’, ‘plan’, ‘goal’, ‘believe’, or other words of similar meaning. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Given these risks and uncertainties, prospective investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of such statements and, except as required by applicable law, the Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

 

#KAV Kavango Resources PLC – Investment in Pambili Natural Resources TSX-V:PNN

Kavango Resources plc (LSE:KAV), the Southern Africa-focused metals exploration company, is pleased to announce that the Company has completed a strategic investment in gold mining, exploration, and development company Pambili Natural Resources Corporation (“Pambili” or “the Corporation”) (TSX-V:PNN).

Kavango has given notice to Pambili that it wishes to convert a US$250,000 convertible loan (the “Loan”) made to Pambili, along with a Loan Premium of US$75,000 (“Repayment amount”), into common shares in the Corporation (“the Conversion”). Following the Conversion, Kavango will hold 15% of Pambili’s total issued share capital.

Pambili is active in Matabeleland in southern Zimbabwe, having established operations here in 2022.

Kavango has worked with Pambili since March this year, assisting it through a corporate restructure and acquisition of the Golden Valley project, which completed earlier in November 2023 (Pambili’s announcement can be read >>> here).

Golden Valley has a history of high-grade underground mining and gold production. Golden Valley includes a functional gold processing plant and stamp mill, two historic shafts that present prospective exploration targets and near surface exploration potential to target a possible larger-scale deposit. Some small-scale gold production continues at Golden Valley by way of toll-milling third-party ore through an on-site stamp mill.

Pambili’s plan at Golden Valley is to explore the underground potential first, with a view to recommencing mining in Q1 2024. The processing plant is ready to receive ore and plans are being finalised for underground exploration drilling.

In parallel to this, Pambili will conduct surface exploration at Golden Valley using Kavango’s field team.

By taking a strategic interest in Pambili, Kavango is seeking to build on its first-mover advantage in Matabeleland by increasing its exposure to a third, highly prospective greenstone belt. Golden Valley is located on a separate greenstone belt to the one that hosts Kavango’s Hillside and Nara projects and a separate greenstone belt to the one that hosts the Leopard Project (announced >>> 25 July 2023).

In addition, Kavango and Pambili will be able to share operational, exploration and administrative functions. This is expected to provide both companies with significant cost savings and operational efficiencies.

Ben Turney, Chief Executive of Kavango Resources, commented:

There is immense opportunity in Zimbabwe’s Matabeleland goldfields. Kavango has identified a strong pipeline of opportunities across the region. Our investment in Pambili creates for us an additional outlet for some of these.

We are very pleased to partner with Pambili, as Jon Harris and his team recommence mining at Golden Valley. This is an exciting project that Kavango knows well. It combines excellent potential for near-term revenue generation with untested surface exploration upside.

The greenstone belt that Golden Valley is on is highly prospective for gold with a number of possibilities for further expansion in the area. The processing plant is operational and can be added to as Pambili grows. With what we’ve learned about historic cut-off grades at Golden Valley, underground drilling could deliver a very positive result.

We have been able to secure our investment in Pambili at a low entry point. I expect our ongoing working relationship, supported by the shared operational efficiencies it affords, has already added, and will continue to add, substantially to our balance sheet over time.

Further information in respect of Kavango 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

+46 7697 406 06

First Equity (Broker)

Jason Robertson

+44 207 374 2212

Kavango Competent Person Statement

The technical information contained in this announcement pertaining to geology and exploration have been read and approved by Brett Grist BSc(Hons) FAusIMM (CP).  Mr Grist is a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy with Chartered Professional status.  Mr Grist has sufficient experience that is relevant to the exploration programmes and geology of the main styles of mineralisation and deposit types under consideration to act as a Qualified Person as defined in the 2012 Edition of the ‘Australasian Code for Reporting of Exploration Results, Mineral Resources and Ore Reserves’.

#SVML Sovereign Metals LTD – Result of AGM

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Sovereign Metals Limited (Company) (ASX:SVM, AIM:SVML) was held today, 24 November 2023, at 10.00am (AWST).

The resolutions voted on were in accordance with the Notice of AGM previously advised to shareholders. All resolutions were decided on and carried by way of poll.

In accordance with Section 251AA of the Corporations Act 2001 and ASX Listing Rule 3.13.2, the details of the poll and proxies received in respect of each resolution are set out in the below summary.

ENQUIRIES

Dylan Browne

Company Secretary
+61(8) 9322 6322

info@sovereignmetals.com

 

Nominated Adviser on AIM and Joint Broker

 

SP Angel Corporate Finance LLP

+44 20 3470 0470

Ewan Leggat

Charlie Bouverat

Harry Davies-Ball

 

 

Joint Brokers

 

Berenberg

+44 20 3207 7800

Matthew Armitt

 

Jennifer Lee

 

 

 

Tavistock PR

+44 20 7920 3150

 

Resolution

Number of Proxy Votes

Number and Percentage of Votes cast on the Poll

Voting Method and Result

For

Against

Abstain

Proxy’s Discretion

For

Against

Abstain

1.    Remuneration Report

5,664,686

22,000

19,101,151

2,471,598

9,795,986
(99.8%)

22,000
(0.2%)

19,101,151

Carried on vote by poll

2.    Re-election of Director – Mr Ian Middlemas

23,241,037

1,546,800

2,471,598

27,372,337
(95%)

1,546,800
(5%)

Carried on vote by poll

3.    Re-election of Director – Dr Julian Stephens

23,241,037

1,546,800

2,471,598

27,372,337
(95%)

1,546,800
(5%)

Carried on vote by poll

4.    Renewal of Employee Incentive Equity Plan

19,359,686

10,000

5,418,151

2,471,598

23,490,986
(99.9%)

10,000
(0.1%)

5,418,151

Carried on vote by poll

5.    Issue of Performance Rights to a Director – Mr Benjamin Stoikovich

4,116,886

1,569,800

19,101,151

2,471,598

8,248,186
(84%)

1,569,800
(16%)

19,101,151

Carried on vote by poll

6.    Issue of Performance Rights to a Director – Mr Mark Pearce

4,116,886

1,569,800

19,101,151

2,471,598

8,248,186
(84%)

1,569,800
(16%)

19,101,151

Carried on vote by poll

7.    Issue of Performance Rights to a Director – Mr Nigel Jones

4,116,886

1,569,800

19,101,151

2,471,598

8,248,186
(84%)

1,569,800
(16%)

19,101,151

Carried on vote by poll

8.    Approval of Additional 10% Placement Capacity

24,715,837

72,000

2,471,598

28,847,137
(99.8%)

72,000
(0.2%)

Carried on vote by poll

 

Issue of Performance Rights

Following the shareholder approval of resolutions 5 to 7 today, the Company has issued 1,750,000 unlisted performance rights to Directors as disclosed in the Notice of AGM as follows:

·      700,000 performance rights subject to the “Grant of Mining Licence Milestone” that have no exercise price and expire 31 March 2026; and

·      1,050,000 performance rights subject to the “Final Investment Decision Milestone” that have no exercise price and expire 30 June 2026.

Following the issue of these performance rights, the Company has the following securities on issue:

·      563,003,401 fully paid ordinary shares;

·      34,549,598 unlisted options exercisable at A$0.535 each on or before 21 July 2024;

·      9,110,000 unlisted performance rights subject to the “Definitive Feasibility Study Milestone” expiring on or before 31 October 2025;

·      3,150,000 unlisted performance rights subject to the “Grant of Mining Licence Milestone” that have no exercise price and expire 31 March 2026; and

·      4,150,000 unlisted performance rights subject to the “Final Investment Decision Milestone” that have no exercise price and expire 30 June 2026.

Change of Directors’ Interest Notices are provided below.

Appendix 3Y

 

Change of Director’s Interest Notice

 

Information or documents not available now must be given to ASX as soon as available.  Information and documents given to ASX become ASX’s property and may be made public.

Introduced 30/09/01  Amended 01/01/11

 

Name of entity                  SOVEREIGN METALS LIMITED

ABN                                    71 120 833 427

A)              

We (the entity) give ASX the following information under listing rule 3.19A.2 and as agent for the director for the purposes of section 205G of the Corporations Act. 

 

Name of Director

Benjamin Stoikovich

Date of last notice

29 September 2023

 

Part 1 – Change of director’s relevant interests in securities

In the case of a trust, this includes interests in the trust made available by the responsible entity of the trust

 

Note: In the case of a company, interests which come within paragraph (i) of the definition of “notifiable interest of a director” should be disclosed in this part.

 

Direct or indirect interest

Direct and Indirect

 

Nature of indirect interest

(including registered holder)

Note: Provide details of the circumstances giving rise to the relevant interest.

 

Selwyn Capital Limited (beneficial interest)

 

Date of change

24 November 2023

No. of securities held prior to change

(a)   4,190,000

(b)   600,000

(c)   –

(d)   –

Class

(a)   Ordinary Fully Paid Shares

(b)   Unlisted Performance Rights subject to the “Definitive Feasibility Study Milestone” expiring 31 October 2025

(c)   Unlisted Performance Rights subject to the Grant of Mining Licence Milestone” expiring 31 March 2026

(d)   Unlisted Performance Rights subject to the “Final Investment Decision Milestone” expiring 30 June 2026

Number acquired

(c)   350,000

(d)   500,000

Number disposed

Not applicable

Value/Consideration

Note: If consideration is non-cash, provide details and estimated valuation

 

Not applicable – see nature of change below

No. of securities held after change

(a)   4,190,000

(b)   600,000

(c)   350,000

(d)   500,000

Nature of change

Example: on-market trade, off-market trade, exercise of options, issue of securities under dividend reinvestment plan, participation in buy-back

Issue of Performance Rights following shareholder approval

 

Part 2 – Change of director’s interests in contracts

 

Note: In the case of a company, interests which come within paragraph (ii) of the definition of “notifiable interest of a director” should be disclosed in this part.

 

Detail of contract

Not applicable

Nature of interest

 

Not applicable

Name of registered holder

(if issued securities)

 

Not applicable

Date of change

Not applicable

No. and class of securities to which interest related prior to change

Note: Details are only required for a contract in relation to which the interest has changed

 

Not applicable

Interest acquired

Not applicable

Interest disposed

Not applicable

Value/Consideration

Note: If consideration is non-cash, provide details and an estimated valuation

 

Not applicable

Interest after change

Not applicable

 

Part 3 – +Closed period

 

Were the interests in the securities or contracts detailed above traded during a +closed period where prior written clearance was required?

No

If so, was prior written clearance provided to allow the trade to proceed during this period?

Not applicable

If prior written clearance was provided, on what date was this provided?

Not applicable

 

Initial notification/Amendment

Initial

LEI

213800NSPXSASTENFQ34

Place of transaction

Australian Securities Exchange (ASX)

 

Appendix 3Y

 

Change of Director’s Interest Notice

 

Information or documents not available now must be given to ASX as soon as available.  Information and documents given to ASX become ASX’s property and may be made public.

Introduced 30/09/01  Amended 01/01/11

 

Name of entity                  SOVEREIGN METALS LIMITED

ABN                                    71 120 833 427

B)              

We (the entity) give ASX the following information under listing rule 3.19A.2 and as agent for the director for the purposes of section 205G of the Corporations Act. 

 

Name of Director

Mark Pearce

Date of last notice

29 September 2023

 

Part 1 – Change of director’s relevant interests in securities

In the case of a trust, this includes interests in the trust made available by the responsible entity of the trust

 

Note: In the case of a company, interests which come within paragraph (i) of the definition of “notifiable interest of a director” should be disclosed in this part.

 

Direct or indirect interest

Direct and Indirect

 

Nature of indirect interest

(including registered holder)

Note: Provide details of the circumstances giving rise to the relevant interest.

 

·  Mr Mark Pearce and Mrs Natasha Pearce <NMLP Family A/C> (trustee and beneficial interest)

·  Apollo Group Pty Ltd (director and indirect shareholder)

·  Crystal Brook Investments Pty Ltd (director and beneficial interest)

 

Date of change

24 November 2023

No. of securities held prior to change

(a)     4,520,842

(b)     300,000

(c)     –

(d)     –

Class

(a)     Ordinary Fully Paid Shares

(b)     Unlisted Performance Rights subject to the “Definitive Feasibility Study Milestone” expiring 31 October 2025         

(c)     Unlisted Performance Rights subject to the Grant of Mining Licence Milestone” expiring 31 March 2026

(d)    Unlisted Performance Rights subject to the “Final Investment Decision Milestone” expiring 30 June 2026            

Number acquired

(c)     250,000

(d)     400,000

 

Number disposed

Not applicable

 

Value/Consideration

Note: If consideration is non-cash, provide details and estimated valuation

 

Not applicable – see nature of change below

 

No. of securities held after change

(a)     4,520,842

(b)     300,000

(c)     250,000

(d)     400,000

Nature of change

Example: on-market trade, off-market trade, exercise of options, issue of securities under dividend reinvestment plan, participation in buy-back

Issue of Performance Rights following shareholder approval

 

Part 2 – Change of director’s interests in contracts

 

Note: In the case of a company, interests which come within paragraph (ii) of the definition of “notifiable interest of a director” should be disclosed in this part.

 

Detail of contract

Not applicable

Nature of interest

Not applicable

Name of registered holder

(if issued securities)

Not applicable

Date of change

Not applicable

No. and class of securities to which interest related prior to change

Note: Details are only required for a contract in relation to which the interest has changed

 

Not applicable

Interest acquired

Not applicable

Interest disposed

Not applicable

Value/Consideration

Note: If consideration is non-cash, provide details and an estimated valuation

 

Not applicable

Interest after change

Not applicable

 

Part 3 – +Closed period

 

Were the interests in the securities or contracts detailed above traded during a +closed period where prior written clearance was required?

No

If so, was prior written clearance provided to allow the trade to proceed during this period?

Not applicable

If prior written clearance was provided, on what date was this provided?

Not applicable

 

Initial notification/Amendment

Initial

LEI

213800NSPXSASTENFQ34

Place of transaction

Australian Securities Exchange (ASX)

 

Appendix 3Y

 

Change of Director’s Interest Notice

 

Information or documents not available now must be given to ASX as soon as available.  Information and documents given to ASX become ASX’s property and may be made public.

Introduced 30/09/01  Amended 01/01/11

 

Name of entity                  SOVEREIGN METALS LIMITED

ABN                                    71 120 833 427

C)              

We (the entity) give ASX the following information under listing rule 3.19A.2 and as agent for the director for the purposes of section 205G of the Corporations Act. 

 

Name of Director

Nigel Jones

Date of last notice

29 September 2023

 

Part 1 – Change of director’s relevant interests in securities

In the case of a trust, this includes interests in the trust made available by the responsible entity of the trust

 

Note: In the case of a company, interests which come within paragraph (i) of the definition of “notifiable interest of a director” should be disclosed in this part.

 

Direct or indirect interest

Indirect

 

Nature of indirect interest

(including registered holder)

Note: Provide details of the circumstances giving rise to the relevant interest.

 

Redbeck Partners Ltd (beneficial interest)

Date of change

24 November 2023

No. of securities held prior to change

(e)   225,000

(f)    300,000

(g)   –

(h)   –

 

Class

(e)   Ordinary Fully Paid Shares

(f)    Unlisted Performance Rights subject to the “Definitive Feasibility Study Milestone” expiring 31 October 2025

(g)   Unlisted Performance Rights subject to the Grant of Mining Licence Milestone” expiring 31 March 2026

(h)   Unlisted Performance Rights subject to the “Final Investment Decision Milestone” expiring 30 June 2026

Number acquired

(c)   100,000

(d)   150,000

Number disposed

Not applicable

Value/Consideration

Note: If consideration is non-cash, provide details and estimated valuation

 

Not applicable – see nature of change below

No. of securities held after change

(a)  225,000

(b)  300,000

(c)  100,000

(d)  150,000

 

Nature of change

Example: on-market trade, off-market trade, exercise of options, issue of securities under dividend reinvestment plan, participation in buy-back

Issue of Performance Rights following shareholder approval

 

Part 2 – Change of director’s interests in contracts

 

Note: In the case of a company, interests which come within paragraph (ii) of the definition of “notifiable interest of a director” should be disclosed in this part.

 

Detail of contract

Not applicable

Nature of interest

 

Not applicable

Name of registered holder

(if issued securities)

 

Not applicable

Date of change

Not applicable

No. and class of securities to which interest related prior to change

Note: Details are only required for a contract in relation to which the interest has changed

 

Not applicable

Interest acquired

Not applicable

Interest disposed

Not applicable

Value/Consideration

Note: If consideration is non-cash, provide details and an estimated valuation

 

Not applicable

Interest after change

Not applicable

 

Part 3 – +Closed period

 

Were the interests in the securities or contracts detailed above traded during a +closed period where prior written clearance was required?

No

If so, was prior written clearance provided to allow the trade to proceed during this period?

Not applicable

If prior written clearance was provided, on what date was this provided?

Not applicable

 

Initial notification/Amendment

Initial

LEI

213800NSPXSASTENFQ34

Place of transaction

Australian Securities Exchange (ASX)

 

 

#KAV Kavango Resources PLC – KCB – Acquisition of six new PLs completes

Kavango Resources plc (LSE:KAV), the Southern Africa-focused metals exploration company, is pleased to confirm completion of its acquisition of a 90% working interest in six Prospecting Licences (“PLs”) located in Botswana’s Kalahari Copper Belt (“KCB”) (the “Acquisition”)

The Acquisition provides the Company with an extensive single contiguous project area in the KCB covering 7,629km2. Kavango is now one of the KCB’s largest individual mineral rights holders.

Kavango believes its expanded project area is underlain by similar stratigraphy to that along strike of Sandfire Resources’ (ASX:SFR) A4 deposit and Motheo Mine. Analysis of existing exploration data by the Company suggests this could incorporate a regional system that contains domal structures with folded and sheared trap sites. These are key exploration targets in the search for large-scale copper/silver mineralisation.

Kavango plans to commence follow-up work in the KCB later this month, and an update on this programme will follow.

Figure 1: Kavango’s expanded, contiguous KCB land package

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

“These new licences grant us complete control of a contiguous, prospective system in an underexplored section of the KCB, a proven copper/silver region that hosts numerous mines and deposits.

I’d like to thank ENRG Elements for its support during our due diligence process. The mapping, soil geochemistry and drilling data it has provided has been highly valuable.

Kavango has strengthened its geological understanding of its new licences by mapping their lithological sequences and stratigraphy. Meanwhile, the presence of galena and sphalerite – two important pathfinder minerals for copper mineralisation – is also encouraging.

We will now continue to advance our understanding of the new licences’ mineral potential by investigating the potential sub-basin we have identified and interpreting their structure with satellite imagery.

Both of these workflows will help us to develop priority drill targets over the coming months.

Further details

Kavango’s six new PLs cover ground adjacent to its existing Karakubis Block next to the Namibian border. This is currently the priority focus area for the Company’s KCB copper/silver exploration programme. The new PLs are also adjacent to the Company’s South Ghanzi licence block.

In preparation for the completion of the Acquisition, Kavango carried out a detailed review of ENRG’s previous exploration work, including mapping, soil geochemistry and drilling together with historical exploration work.

As a result of this review, Kavango believes the lower D’Kar Formation it mapped across PL049/2020 & PL052/2020 (two of its Karakubis PLs) extends into PL203/2016, PL127/2017 & PL205/2016 (three of its six new PLs).

During the review, Kavango received drill samples and logs from 5,566m of historical drilling completed by Icon and Ashmead.

Kavango’s geologists have begun to interpret the lithological sequences on its new PLs by completing geological work on these drill logs in combination with systematic magnetic susceptibility measurements. The sequences comprise siltstones, carbonates and sandstones.

The Company’s geologists have also begun to compile a stratigraphy for the new PLs that they believe to match existing field mapping and conform to sequences in the lower D’Kar Formation present across other parts of the KCB.

During its review, Kavango identified visible galena and sphalerite hosted in quartz-carbonate veins in the drill core and chips taken from this area. These are two important pathfinder minerals for copper mineralisation.

Additionally, systematic pXRF analysis along the cores and drill chips has confirmed the presence of elevated copper, lead and zinc at correlatable intervals.

Finally, Kavango’s geologists and geophysicists believe they may have identified a gravity low likely related to a deeper sub-basin during a review of ENRG’s previously acquired Airborne Electromagnetic (“AEM”), Gravity and Magnetic data over the Kara Antiform. The margins of this sub-basin could provide priority targets for trap site development and deposit formation. They can be further prioritised when cross-referenced with ENRG’s historic magnetic, AEM, and soil geochemical datasets.

Background to the agreement

Kavango entered an agreement to acquire a 90% interest in the six new PLs earlier this year (announced >>> 25 September 2023) with Global Exploration Technologies (Pty) Limited (“GET”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of ENRG Elements (ASX:ENRG) (“ENRG”).

Under the terms of the agreement, Kavango has now paid a total of AUD$1.5 million in cash to acquire 90% of the issued shares of Icon Trading (Pty) Ltd (“Icon”) and Ashmead Holdings (Pty) Ltd (“Ashmead”), two of GET’s subsidiary companies. Kavango will pay GET two further instalments of AUD$500,000 within 90 days and 180 days of the acquisition’s completion.

The names of the six new PLs, along with their holding company, status, and expiry date, are found below.

PL Number

Company

Status

Expiry Date

PL127/2017

Ashmead Holdings (Pty) Ltd

2nd Renewal 

30/06/2024

PL128/2017

Ashmead Holdings (Pty) Ltd

2nd Renewal 

30/06/2024

PL129/2017

Ashmead Holdings (Pty) Ltd

2nd Renewal 

30/06/2024

PL203/2016

Icon Trading (Pty) Ltd

3rd Renewal 

30/09/2025

PL204/2016

Icon Trading (Pty) Ltd

3rd Renewal 

30/09/2025

PL205/2016[1]

Icon Trading (Pty) Ltd

3rd Renewal 

30/09/2025

Figure 2: Details of the GET PLs

Planned work

Kavango is currently procuring satellite imagery to advance its structural interpretation and mapping of alterations across the new PLs. The Company will share more details of its upcoming work plans in due course.

The Company is also in the final stages of awarding a contract for the flying of an AEM survey over its KCB PLs. The goal will be to map possible sub-basin and domal structures.

Further information in respect of Kavango 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

+46 7697 406 06

First Equity (Broker)

Jason Robertson

+44 207 374 2212

Kavango Competent Person Statement

The technical information contained in this announcement pertaining to geology and exploration have been read and approved by Brett Grist BSc(Hons) FAusIMM (CP).  Mr Grist is a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy with Chartered Professional status.  Mr Grist has sufficient experience that is relevant to the exploration programmes and geology of the main styles of mineralisation and deposit types under consideration to act as a Qualified Person as defined in the 2012 Edition of the ‘Australasian Code for Reporting of Exploration Results, Mineral Resources and Ore Reserves’.

#KAV Kavango Resources Plc – Publication of Prospectus

Further to the announcement of 9 May 2023 in which Kavango announced it had conditionally raised £6,000,000 before expenses by the two stage issue of 600,000,000 new ordinary shares of £0.001 each in the capital of the Company (the “New Ordinary Shares”) at a price per share of 1.0 pence, the Company is pleased to announce that the Financial Conduct Authority has approved its prospectus dated 26 October 2023 (the “Prospectus”) issued in connection with the Stage 2 Subscription of 460,000,000 New Ordinary Shares (the “Stage 2 Subscription Shares”).

The Prospectus has been published in electronic form and will shortly be available on the Company’s website at:

https://www.kavangoresources.com/investor-relations/admission-document

A copy of the Prospectus has also been submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at

https://data.fca.org.uk/#/nsm/nationalstoragemechanism

Admission and Total Voting Rights

Application will be made for the Stage 2 Subscription Shares to be admitted to the Standard List segment of the Official List and to trading on the main market of the London Stock Exchange plc (“Admission”). It is expected that Admission will become effective and that dealings in the Stage 2 Subscription Shares will commence at 8.00 am on 31 October 2023.

Following Admission, the total issued share capital of the Company will consist of 1,305,569,314 ordinary shares. Therefore, the total number of voting rights in the Company is 1,305,569,314 and this figure may be used by shareholders in the Company as the denominator for the calculations by which they will determine if they are required to notify their interest in, or a change in their interest, in the share capital of the Company.

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

For further information please contact:

Kavango Resources plc

Ben Turney bturney@kavangoresources.com

+46 7697 406 06

First Equity (Broker)

+44 207 374 2212

Jason Robertson

#FCM First Class Metals PLC – Award of Exploration Permits-North Hemlo & Esa

First Class Metals PLC (“First Class Metals” “FCM” or the “Company”) the UK listed metals exploration company seeking economic metal discoveries across its extensive Canadian Schreiber-Hemlo, Sunbeam and Zigzag land holdings is pleased to announce the granting of two Exploration Permits for the Company’s North Hemlo & Esa Properties located in the Hemlo area of Ontario

First Class Metals’ stated aim was to bring four properties to drill ready status with the intention of drilling one property this field season. With the possible exception of Esa, the company is on track to achieve its aim. With the granting of the Permits, it clears the way for ‘stripping’ at both properties to further refine possible drill locations.

Highlights:

·    The permits are effective for a period of three years until expiry October 2026.

·    North Hemlo & Esa are now both fully permitted, allowing for a systematic programme of exploration activities, including drilling, stripping, and trenching.

 

Marc J. Sale First Class Metals CEO commented:

With the granting of the Permits for these two key properties it allows FCM to advance the aim to bring its four core properties to drill ready status this year. This is a very positive move and one that would not be possible without the support of the Ontario Mines Department but importantly the First Nations for which I am personally grateful”.

North Hemlo

The granting of the Exploration permit will allow consolidation of the extensive work: prospecting, sampling, and mapping that has been undertaken along the Dead Otter trend. Stripping off of the overburden will allow a far more quantitative appraisal of the structure, specifically in the area of the historical showing (3.1ppm Au 0.59% Mo) and the extension along strike to the south east.

The area reporting 19.6ppm Au over three kilometres to the south east will also be the focus of stripping as well as drill pad construction in the anticipation of drilling.

Both locations have reported visible gold and gold being ‘panned’ from crushed rock. Furthermore, in the area of the 19.6ppm sample other samples have reported 13.6ppm and 4.6ppm Au.

The historic showing at Dead Otter zone is reporting very high values of pathfinder elements including molybdenum as well as telluride which is strongly associated with gold deposits especially in the Hemlo area, this could indicate high level in a gold system.

An additional area over 750m south  east along trend from the historic showing an isolated outcrop returned 2.29ppm Au, confirming the presence of an auriferous trend. This is also a target for stripping.

Esa

The granting of the Exploration permit for the Esa property will allow stripping of the overburden in selective parts of the shear where soils samples have indicated strong gold and pathfinder element anomalism. This will potentially significantly advance the Esa property towards drill ready status.

To recap: to the end of the 2022 field season over 500 soil samples were collected predominantly along eleven lines on average 400m apart, orthogonal to an inferred 4km shear which transects the property roughly east to west. This structure was highlighted by the airborne magnetic survey. The results of the initial soil sampling were encouraging and defined an anomalous zone mimicking the inferred position of the shear. During the 2023 season ‘infill’ sampling lines were conducted in two programmes again totalling over 500 samples. The analysis results for the last programme, only recently completed, are not yet available.

Summary

First Class Metals is entering a period of significant news and progress across its four core properties. The company has made commendable strides towards achieving a “drill ready status.” Throughout the summer field campaign, extensive work has been conducted on each of these properties.

Additionally, plans are underway to initiate a drilling campaign on one of the properties before the end of the year. These developments highlight First Class Metals’ commitment to exploration and to bring ‘four projects to a drill ready status in 2023’.

For further information, please contact:

 

James Knowles, Executive Chairman

JamesK@Firstclassmetalsplc.com

07488 362641

Marc J Sale, CEO

MarcS@Firstclassmetalsplc.com

07711 093532

Ayub Bodi, Executive Director

AyubB@Firstclassmetalsplc.com

07860 598086

 

First Equity Limited

(Financial Adviser & Broker)

 

Jonathan Brown

0207 3742212

Jason Robertson

0207 3742212

 

First Class Metals PLC – Background

 

First Class Metals is focussed on exploration in Ontario, Canada which has a robust and thriving junior mineral exploration sector. Specifically, the Hemlo ‘camp’ is a proven world class address for gold /VMS exploration. This geological terrane has significant production, both base / precious metals and a prolific number of exploration projects and numerous prospector’s ‘showings’.

 

FCM currently holds 100% ownership of seven claim blocks covering over 180km² along a 150km strike of the Hemlo-Schreiber-Dayohessarah greenstone belt which also contains the >23M oz shear hosted Hemlo gold mine operated by Barrick Gold. Late last year FCM completed the option to purchase the historical high grade (gold) Sunbeam past producing mine

 

The significant potential of the properties for precious, base and battery metals relate to: ‘nearology’ insomuch that all properties lie close to identified mineral anomalism, for example Palladium One’s RJ and Smoke Lake nickel projects are close to the FCM’s West Pickle Lake drill proven Ni-Cu project. This also demonstrates the second critical asset the properties hold: vector, anomalies, be they geological, geochemical, or geophysical that have demonstrated mineral potential extend on to FCM’s properties.

 

The inferred shear on the Esa property is being explored by neighbours both to the west and east where it crosses into their properties. Furthermore, the properties have not been extensively explored either historically or more contemporaneously. This is attributable to the overall lack of outcrop. However, modern exploration techniques are better able to ‘see through’ the ground cover and to identify anomalies.

 

Forward Looking Statements

 

Certain statements in this announcement may contain forward-looking statements which are based on the Company’s expectations, intentions and projections regarding its future performance, anticipated events or trends and other matters that are not historical facts. Such forward-looking statements can be identified by the fact that they do not relate only to historical or current facts. Forward-looking statements sometimes use words such as ‘aim’, ‘anticipate’, ‘target’, ‘expect’, ‘estimate’, ‘intend’, ‘plan’, ‘goal’, ‘believe’, or other words of similar meaning. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Given these risks and uncertainties, prospective investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of such statements and, except as required by applicable law, the Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

 

#SVML Sovereign Metals LTD – Initial Director’s Interest Notice

Initial Director’s Interest Notice

 

Information or documents not available now must be given to ASX as soon as available.  Information and documents given to ASX become ASX’s property and may be made public.

Introduced 30/9/2001.

 

Name of entity   Sovereign Metals Limited

ABN                    71 120 833 427

 

We (the entity) give ASX the following information under listing rule 3.19A.1 and as agent for the director for the purposes of section 205G of the Corporations Act. 

 

Name of Director

Francis (Frank) Eagar

Date of appointment

20 October 2023

 

Part 1 – Director’s relevant interests in securities of which the director is the registered holder

In the case of a trust, this includes interests in the trust made available by the responsible entity of the trust

 

Note: In the case of a company, interests which come within paragraph (i) of the definition of “notifiable interest of a director” should be disclosed in this part.

 

 

Number & class of securities

 

500,000 ordinary fully paid shares

 

1,000,000 unlisted performance rights subject to the “Definitive Feasibility Study Milestone” expiring on or before 31 October 2025

 

500,000 unlisted performance rights subject to the “Grant of Mining Licence Milestone” expiring on or before 31 March 2026

 

700,000 unlisted performance rights subject to the “Final Investment Decision Milestone” expiring on or before 30 June 2026

 

 

 

Part 2 – Director’s relevant interests in securities of which the director is not the registered holder

In the case of a trust, this includes interests in the trust made available by the responsible entity of the trust

 

Name of holder & nature of interest

Note: Provide details of the circumstances giving rise to the relevant interest.

 

Not applicable

Number & class of Securities

 

 

 

 

 

 

Part 3 – Director’s interests in contracts

 

Note: In the case of a company, interests which come within paragraph (ii) of the definition of “notifiable interest of a director” should be disclosed in this part.

 

Detail of contract

Nature of interest

 

 

 

 

Name of registered holder

(if issued securities)

 

No. and class of securities to which interest relates

 

 

 

 

 

 

Initial notification/Amendment

Initial

LEI

213800NSPXSASTENFQ34

Place of transaction

Australian Securities Exchange (ASX)

 

#SVML Sovereign Metals LTD – Notice of AGM

Notice of Annual General Meeting

Sovereign Metals Limited (ASX: SVM, AIM: SVML) (the Company) advises that the Annual General Meeting (Meeting) will be held on Friday, 24 November 2023 at 10:00am (AWST) at the Conference Room, Ground Floor, 28 The Esplanade, Perth, Western Australia 6000.

In accordance with 110D of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth), the Company will not be dispatching physical copies of the Notice of Meeting (unless a shareholder has elected to receive documents in hard copy in accordance with the timeframe specified in section 110E(8) of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth)).

A copy of the Notice of Meeting can be viewed and downloaded online as follows:

·      the Company’s ASX Market announcements page at www.asx.com.au under the Company’s ASX code “SVM”; or

·      if you have provided an email address and have elected to receive electronic communications from the Company, you will receive an email to your nominated email address with a link to an electronic copy of the Notice of Meeting.

The Company intends to hold a physical meeting. The Company will notify shareholders of any changes to this by way of an announcement on ASX and AIM and the details will also be made available on our website.

The Notice of Meeting is important and should be read in their entirety. If you are in doubt as to the course of action you should follow, you should consult your stock broker, investment advisor, accountant, solicitor or other professional adviser.

You may also, prior to the Meeting, obtain a paper copy of the Notice of Meeting (free of charge) by contacting the Company Secretary on +61 8 9322 6322 or by sending an email to info@sovereignmetals.com.au.

Holders of Depositary Interests should complete and sign a Form of Instruction, which will be sent separately to each Holder of Depositary Interests, and return it by the time and in accordance with the instructions set out in the Form of Instruction. Holders of Depositary Interests will not be eligible to vote in person at the Meeting.

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