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ECR Minerals #ECR – Soil Geochemistry Results from License EL006184

ECR Minerals plc (LON: ECR), the exploration and development company focused on gold in Australia, is pleased to announce updated results from soil sampling and other on-going exploration activities within licence EL006184 at Creswick, Victoria, Australia.

ECR Minerals plc has 100% ownership of the Creswick Project which includes exploration tenements EL006907, EL006713 and EL006184. All licences reside north to north-east of the City of Ballarat, Victoria, Australia. The Company is exploring a number of parallel-gold mineralisation trends that are believed to extend 10km NE from the Nerrina Goldfields at Ballarat.

ECR CEO Andrew Haythorpe commented: “The ECR board is now of the opinion that the geochem results from the Davey Road prospect provides ample evidence that Creswick is host to an extended gold system, and that our decision to plan a drilling campaign and complete permit applications is fully justified. This view is further supported by the samples and anecdotal evidence of drill specks in road gutters from the Blue Gum South prospect in our ‘on the ground’ follow up to the 2021 diamond drill campaign.”

As we start to ramp up our activities ahead of the 2023 drilling campaign, I very much look forward to reporting back to you with our full Creswick drill plan, and on our activities across our other assets”

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Final results from soil sampling at the newly identified Creswick Davey Road ‘CDY’ prospect have just been received.
  • Results up to 1.59 ppm Au obtained at the Blue Gum South ‘BGS’ prospect.

Figures related to this announcement can be viewed here;

Figure 1: Location map

https://www.ecrminerals.com/images/2023/fig1_Overview_Map_230120.png

Figure 2: Update gold anomaly map for Davey Road Prospect (CDY)

https://www.ecrminerals.com/images/2023/fig2_Davey_Rd_update_230120.png

Figure 3: Gold anomalies identified at Blue Gum South (BGS)

https://www.ecrminerals.com/images/2023/fig3_BGS_230120.png

UPDATED SOIL RESULTS AT DAVEY ROAD

Further results have been received from soil sampling at the recently announced Davey Road Prospect ‘CDY’ (see RNS from December 22 2022 here). Plotting of all the results strongly suggests  that gold mineralisation originates from the North end of a line of historical gold workings, with another strong gold anomaly also present at the southern end of the historic workings. The Board believes these two anomalies represent the outcrop of two possible gold shoots.

GOLD ANOMALISM AT BLUE GUM SOUTH PROSPECT

Soil sampling has also been completed over a small grid area 200 metres to the north of some of the best drill intercepts from 2021’s diamond drilling (see Figure 3 above), where hole CSD003 returned 0.95m @ 9.93 g/t Au from 84.2m and 0.95m @ 23.58 g/t Au from 89.05m down hole. This grid lies within the Dimocks Main Shale trend., and the Company has named this prospect Blue Gum South ‘BGS’ after the access tracks to the area. Gold ‘specks’ can also be obtained from the road gutters within the grid. A small anomalous area of gold has been identified on the east side of the grid area with a maximum result of 1.59 ppm Au. Abundant quartz veining is visible across the hillside immediately above the anomalous area. Rock chips of the exposed part of the vein within the track have shown no gold result to date.

Table 1. Top 15 anomalous Soil Samples at Davey Road and Blue Gum South Prospect.
PROSPECT EASTING NORTHING AU (ppm)
BGS 759330 5853924 1.59
BGS 759339 5853924 0.066
CDY 759861 5853807 0.037
CDY 759877 5853374 0.032
CDY 759841 5853392 0.031
CDY 759852 5853806 0.028
CDY 759876 5853499 0.02
CDY 759850 5853815 0.019
BGS 759383 5853889 0.015
CDY 759882 5853478 0.012
CDY 759879 5853392 0.009
BGS 759325 5853917 0.009
CDY 759884 5853365 0.008
BGS 759349 5853924 0.008
CDY 759845 5853657 0.007

CDY (Creswick Davey Road Prospect), BGS (Blue Gum South Prospect)

*Co-ordinates in GDA94 Zone 54

**A complete set of results are set out in the Appendix at the end of this announcement.

NEXT STEPS

The soil exploration methodology utilised on EL006184 has proved effective in identifying blind outcrops of gold mineralisation. The anomalies identified to date will provide the foundations for a drilling program this year. Permits are being currently drafted for submission to the regional government.

Additionally, the field team have been actively sampling and mapping insitu quartz veins from exposed features accessible within historic adits, pits and trenches within EL006184 and the newly granted tenement EL006713 adjoining to the south. Added to this, the Company is also targeting other potential prospects along the strike of the Dimocks Main Shale trend. The aim of this work is to evaluate veining widths where possible and to provide some guidance in regard to possible gold grades from historical workings. This work will also form a key part of the drill programme planning process. Further details of the planning process will be released in due course. .

REVIEW OF ANNOUNCEMENT BY QUALIFIED PERSON

This announcement has been reviewed by Adam Jones, Technical Director of Exploration at ECR Minerals plc. Adam Jones is a professional geologist and is a Member of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists (MAIG). He is a qualified person as that term is defined by the AIM Note for Mining, Oil and Gas Companies.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:

 

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

Andrew Haythorpe, CEO

Email:

info@ecrminerals.com

Website: www.ecrminerals.com
WH Ireland Ltd   Tel: +44 (0) 207 220 1666
Nominated Adviser

Katy Mitchell / Andrew de Andrade

SI Capital Ltd Tel: +44 (0) 1483 413500
Broker
Nick Emerson
Novum Securities Limited  Tel: +44 (0) 20 7399 9425
Broker

Jon Belliss

Brand Communications Tel: +44 (0) 7976 431608
Public & Investor Relations
Alan Green

 

ABOUT ECR MINERALS PLC

ECR Minerals is a mineral exploration and development company. ECR’s wholly owned Australian subsidiary Mercator Gold Australia Pty Ltd (“MGA”) has 100% ownership of the Bailieston and Creswick gold projects in central Victoria, Australia, has six licence applications outstanding which includes one licence application lodged in eastern Victoria. (Tambo gold project). MGA is currently drilling at the Bailieston Blue Moon Project (EL5433) and undertaking geochemical exploration on the Creswick (EL6148) project and has an experienced exploration team with significant local knowledge in the Victoria Goldfields and wider region.

ECR also owns 100% of an Australian subsidiary LUX Exploration Pty Ltd (“LUX”) which has three approved exploration permits covering 946 km2 over a relatively unexplored area in Queensland, Australia.

Following the sale of the Avoca, Moormbool and Timor gold projects in Victoria, Australia to Fosterville South Exploration Ltd (TSX-V: FSX) and the subsequent spin-out of the Avoca and Timor projects to Leviathan Gold Ltd (TSX-V: LVX), Mercator Gold Australia Pty Limited has the right to receive up to A$2 million in payments subject to future resource estimation or production from projects sold to Fosterville South Exploration Limited.

ECR holds a 70% interest in the Danglay gold project; an advanced exploration project located in a prolific gold and copper mining district in the north of the Philippines, which has a 43-101 compliant resource. ECR also holds a royalty on the SLM gold project in La Rioja Province, Argentina and can potentially receive up to US$2.7 million in aggregate across all licences.

 

**APPENDIX 1: All reportable soil sampling results, CDY and BGS sampling grids

 

Prospect SampleID Co-ordinate Easting Northing Au_ppb
CDY CDY068 GDA94_Z54 759844.6 5853657 7
CDY CDY069 GDA94_Z54 759854.1 5853656 5
CDY CDY070 GDA94_Z54 759864 5853656 3
CDY CDY071 GDA94_Z54 759873.2 5853654 2
CDY CDY072 GDA94_Z54 759885.2 5853656 3
CDY CDY073 GDA94_Z54 759845.2 5853667 2
CDY CDY074 GDA94_Z54 759855.6 5853665 1
CDY CDY075 GDA94_Z54 759863.6 5853664 1
CDY CDY076 GDA94_Z54 759873.7 5853666 1
CDY CDY077 GDA94_Z54 759884.2 5853664 5
CDY CDY078 GDA94_Z54 759843.7 5853675 3
CDY CDY079 GDA94_Z54 759854.8 5853676 1
CDY CDY080 GDA94_Z54 759864.8 5853676 3
CDY CDY081 GDA94_Z54 759874.2 5853676 2
CDY CDY082 GDA94_Z54 759883.3 5853675 1
CDY CDY083 GDA94_Z54 759842.9 5853686 1
CDY CDY084 GDA94_Z54 759853 5853686 2
CDY CDY085 GDA94_Z54 759864.7 5853686 2
CDY CDY086 GDA94_Z54 759874.2 5853686 3
CDY CDY087 GDA94_Z54 759883.9 5853684 1
CDY CDY088 GDA94_Z54 759845.2 5853696 1
CDY CDY089 GDA94_Z54 759853.6 5853695 2
CDY CDY090 GDA94_Z54 759864.3 5853696 4
CDY CDY091 GDA94_Z54 759873.3 5853695 1
CDY CDY092 GDA94_Z54 759884.1 5853696 1
CDY CDY093 GDA94_Z54 759843.8 5853705 1
CDY CDY094 GDA94_Z54 759853.1 5853706 1
CDY CDY095 GDA94_Z54 759862.6 5853706 1
CDY CDY096 GDA94_Z54 759872.8 5853705 1
CDY CDY097 GDA94_Z54 759884.3 5853704 1
CDY CDY098 GDA94_Z54 759844.7 5853716 1
CDY CDY099 GDA94_Z54 759853.9 5853717 1
CDY CDY100 GDA94_Z54 759862.9 5853716 1
CDY CDY101 GDA94_Z54 759874.5 5853716 3
CDY CDY102 GDA94_Z54 759883.5 5853717 1
CDY CDY103 GDA94_Z54 759843.3 5853725 1
CDY CDY104 GDA94_Z54 759853.5 5853726 1
CDY CDY105 GDA94_Z54 759863.1 5853726 1
CDY CDY106 GDA94_Z54 759873 5853726 1
CDY CDY107 GDA94_Z54 759882.4 5853727 3
CDY CDY108 GDA94_Z54 759842.8 5853736 1
CDY CDY109 GDA94_Z54 759853 5853736 1
CDY CDY110 GDA94_Z54 759862.1 5853736 5
CDY CDY111 GDA94_Z54 759873.2 5853736 1
CDY CDY112 GDA94_Z54 759882.3 5853735 1
CDY CDY113 GDA94_Z54 759842.8 5853746 1
CDY CDY114 GDA94_Z54 759852.2 5853746 1
CDY CDY115 GDA94_Z54 759862.5 5853746 1
CDY CDY116 GDA94_Z54 759872.1 5853746 2
CDY CDY117 GDA94_Z54 759883.1 5853744 1
CDY CDY118 GDA94_Z54 759842.7 5853756 1
CDY CDY119 GDA94_Z54 759853.3 5853757 1
CDY CDY120 GDA94_Z54 759861.9 5853756 2
CDY CDY121 GDA94_Z54 759871.7 5853755 4
CDY CDY122 GDA94_Z54 759880.5 5853754 1
CDY CDY123 GDA94_Z54 759841.6 5853765 6
CDY CDY124 GDA94_Z54 759851.9 5853767 1
CDY CDY125 GDA94_Z54 759861.7 5853767 3
CDY CDY126 GDA94_Z54 759874 5853765 6
CDY CDY127 GDA94_Z54 759881 5853766 1
CDY CDY128 GDA94_Z54 759842.1 5853775 1
CDY CDY129 GDA94_Z54 759852.4 5853777 2
CDY CDY130 GDA94_Z54 759861.9 5853775 4
CDY CDY131 GDA94_Z54 759872 5853775 2
CDY CDY132 GDA94_Z54 759881.6 5853776 1
CDY CDY133 GDA94_Z54 759842.6 5853786 2
CDY CDY134 GDA94_Z54 759853.3 5853786 5
CDY CDY135 GDA94_Z54 759860.9 5853787 5
CDY CDY136 GDA94_Z54 759871.4 5853784 3
CDY CDY137 GDA94_Z54 759882.6 5853786 1
CDY CDY138 GDA94_Z54 759842.6 5853795 1
CDY CDY139 GDA94_Z54 759851.4 5853795 6
CDY CDY140 GDA94_Z54 759861.1 5853796 5
CDY CDY141 GDA94_Z54 759871.9 5853796 2
CDY CDY142 GDA94_Z54 759881.8 5853796 1
CDY CDY143 GDA94_Z54 759841.1 5853806 4
CDY CDY144 GDA94_Z54 759852.3 5853806 28
CDY CDY145 GDA94_Z54 759861.4 5853807 37
CDY CDY146 GDA94_Z54 759871.4 5853804 1
CDY CDY147 GDA94_Z54 759883.5 5853806 1
CDY CDY148 GDA94_Z54 759840.3 5853816 3
CDY CDY149 GDA94_Z54 759850.1 5853815 19
CDY CDY150 GDA94_Z54 759862.4 5853816 4
CDY CDY151 GDA94_Z54 759870.8 5853817 1
CDY CDY152 GDA94_Z54 759880.4 5853814 1
CDY CDY402 GDA94_Z54 759871.1 5853409 4
CDY CDY403 GDA94_Z54 759883.6 5853408 6
CDY CDY404 GDA94_Z54 759893.2 5853409 3
CDY CDY405 GDA94_Z54 759900.3 5853407 1
CDY CDY406 GDA94_Z54 759907.7 5853405 1
CDY CDY407 GDA94_Z54 759853.9 5853417 2
CDY CDY408 GDA94_Z54 759863.9 5853417 4
CDY CDY409 GDA94_Z54 759872.7 5853416 2
CDY CDY410 GDA94_Z54 759883.2 5853416 7
CDY CDY411 GDA94_Z54 759851.4 5853447 1
CDY CDY412 GDA94_Z54 759904.7 5853451 1
CDY CDY413 GDA94_Z54 759884.3 5853365 8
CDY CDY414 GDA94_Z54 759852.1 5853476 3
CDY CDY415 GDA94_Z54 759863 5853476 7
CDY CDY416 GDA94_Z54 759871.7 5853479 3
CDY CDY417 GDA94_Z54 759881.7 5853478 12
CDY CDY418 GDA94_Z54 759891.7 5853477 2
CDY CDY419 GDA94_Z54 759901.3 5853478 4
CDY CDY420 GDA94_Z54 759910.5 5853477 1
CDY CDY421 GDA94_Z54 759877.3 5853374 32
CDY CDY422 GDA94_Z54 759850.6 5853378 2
CDY CDY423 GDA94_Z54 759834.6 5853384 1
CDY CDY424 GDA94_Z54 759823.7 5853381 1
CDY CDY425 GDA94_Z54 759816.3 5853382 1
CDY CDY426 GDA94_Z54 759902.4 5853390 1
CDY CDY427 GDA94_Z54 759891.9 5853392 4
CDY CDY428 GDA94_Z54 759878.6 5853392 9
CDY CDY429 GDA94_Z54 759873.9 5853392 3
CDY CDY430 GDA94_Z54 759861.6 5853392 1
CDY CDY431 GDA94_Z54 759851.7 5853392 3
CDY CDY432 GDA94_Z54 759841.5 5853392 31
CDY CDY433 GDA94_Z54 759824.4 5853394 1
CDY CDY434 GDA94_Z54 759868.2 5853500 1
CDY CDY435 GDA94_Z54 759876 5853499 20
CDY CDY436 GDA94_Z54 759887.1 5853497 2
CDY CDY437 GDA94_Z54 759895.4 5853496 1
CDY CDY438 GDA94_Z54 759903.7 5853497 1
CDY CDY439 GDA94_Z54 759911.5 5853496 1
CDY CDY440 GDA94_Z54 759919.2 5853499 1
BGS BGS1478 GDA94_Z54 759272.4 5853872 3
BGS BGS1479 GDA94_Z54 759282.3 5853873 1
BGS BGS1480 GDA94_Z54 759291.9 5853875 1
BGS BGS1481 GDA94_Z54 759299.7 5853875 1
BGS BGS1482 GDA94_Z54 759312.2 5853879 1
BGS BGS1483 GDA94_Z54 759321.8 5853877 1
BGS BGS1484 GDA94_Z54 759333.5 5853878 1
BGS BGS1485 GDA94_Z54 759345.4 5853876 1
BGS BGS1486 GDA94_Z54 759350.9 5853879 1
BGS BGS1487 GDA94_Z54 759362.2 5853876 1
BGS BGS1488 GDA94_Z54 759372 5853878 1
BGS BGS1489 GDA94_Z54 759381.1 5853877 1
BGS BGS1490 GDA94_Z54 759270.4 5853881 1
BGS BGS1491 GDA94_Z54 759282.1 5853884 1
BGS BGS1492 GDA94_Z54 759291.7 5853886 1
BGS BGS1493 GDA94_Z54 759302.9 5853884 1
BGS BGS1494 GDA94_Z54 759312.3 5853885 1
BGS BGS1495 GDA94_Z54 759321.4 5853886 1
BGS BGS1496 GDA94_Z54 759331.6 5853887 1
BGS BGS1497 GDA94_Z54 759341.3 5853887 1
BGS BGS1498 GDA94_Z54 759351.1 5853888 1
BGS BGS1499 GDA94_Z54 759360.5 5853886 1
BGS BGS1500 GDA94_Z54 759373 5853889 1
BGS BGS1501 GDA94_Z54 759383.2 5853889 15
BGS BGS1502 GDA94_Z54 759269.8 5853892 1
BGS BGS1503 GDA94_Z54 759280.8 5853895 1
BGS BGS1504 GDA94_Z54 759289.8 5853895 1
BGS BGS1505 GDA94_Z54 759298.5 5853894 1
BGS BGS1506 GDA94_Z54 759310.2 5853894 1
BGS BGS1507 GDA94_Z54 759321.6 5853895 4
BGS BGS1508 GDA94_Z54 759333.4 5853897 2
BGS BGS1509 GDA94_Z54 759340.9 5853896 1
BGS BGS1510 GDA94_Z54 759349.8 5853896 1
BGS BGS1511 GDA94_Z54 759361.3 5853895 1
BGS BGS1512 GDA94_Z54 759370.1 5853895 1
BGS BGS1513 GDA94_Z54 759381.9 5853896 1
BGS BGS1514 GDA94_Z54 759270.7 5853902 1
BGS BGS1515 GDA94_Z54 759280.6 5853903 1
BGS BGS1516 GDA94_Z54 759289.2 5853906 1
BGS BGS1517 GDA94_Z54 759297.7 5853905 5
BGS BGS1518 GDA94_Z54 759310.7 5853906 1
BGS BGS1519 GDA94_Z54 759316.1 5853905 1
BGS BGS1520 GDA94_Z54 759330.3 5853904 2
BGS BGS1521 GDA94_Z54 759341.4 5853905 1
BGS BGS1522 GDA94_Z54 759350.7 5853905 1
BGS BGS1523 GDA94_Z54 759360.5 5853904 1
BGS BGS1524 GDA94_Z54 759369.6 5853906 1
BGS BGS1525 GDA94_Z54 759378.1 5853904 1
BGS BGS1526 GDA94_Z54 759269.6 5853911 1
BGS BGS1527 GDA94_Z54 759278.4 5853911 1
BGS BGS1528 GDA94_Z54 759288.5 5853913 2
BGS BGS1529 GDA94_Z54 759298.2 5853913 1
BGS BGS1530 GDA94_Z54 759309.4 5853912 1
BGS BGS1531 GDA94_Z54 759324.7 5853917 9
BGS BGS1532 GDA94_Z54 759329.7 5853914 1
BGS BGS1533 GDA94_Z54 759338.4 5853914 1
BGS BGS1534 GDA94_Z54 759348.3 5853913 1
BGS BGS1535 GDA94_Z54 759354.6 5853913 1
BGS BGS1536 GDA94_Z54 759277.2 5853927 1
BGS BGS1537 GDA94_Z54 759294.7 5853926 4
BGS BGS1538 GDA94_Z54 759307.9 5853929 1
BGS BGS1539 GDA94_Z54 759319.2 5853923 1
BGS BGS1540 GDA94_Z54 759330.2 5853924 1590
BGS BGS1541 GDA94_Z54 759338.6 5853924 66
BGS BGS1542 GDA94_Z54 759349.4 5853924 8
BGS BGS1544 GDA94_Z54 759268.3 5853931 2
BGS BGS1545 GDA94_Z54 759279 5853942 1
BGS BGS1546 GDA94_Z54 759294.8 5853941 1
BGS BGS1547 GDA94_Z54 759304.5 5853939 1
BGS BGS1548 GDA94_Z54 759315.8 5853933 1
BGS BGS1549 GDA94_Z54 759324.1 5853937 1
BGS BGS1550 GDA94_Z54 759335.3 5853934 1
BGS BGS1551 GDA94_Z54 759347.6 5853933 1
BGS BGSA1535 GDA94_Z54 759268.9 5853920 1

 

Alan Green covers Premier African Minerals #PREM & Avacta #AVCT on this week’s Stockbox Research Talks

Alan Green covers Premier African Minerals #PREM & Avacta #AVCT on this week’s Stockbox Research Talks

Tertiary Minerals #TYM – Lab Results Confirm Prospectivity of Jacks Copper Project, Zambia

Further to its announcement of 8 November 2022, Tertiary Minerals plc is pleased to advise that laboratory check analytical results on soil samples from the Jacks Copper Project in Zambia have confirmed and enhanced the provisional results previously reported based on portable XRF (“pXRF”) analyses taken in the field.

Key Points:

  • Laboratory check multielement analytical results now received for 107 soil samples from 4 sample grids.
  • Laboratory results show excellent correlation with previously reported field pXRF results.
  • New scandium analyses (not available with pXRF analysis) allows evaluation of key copper:scandium (“Cu:Sc”) ratios. High Cu:Sc ratios are considered indicative of hydrothermal copper sulphide mineralisation elsewhere in Zambia.
  • The high Cu:Sc ratios obtained from the soil samples taken over copper sulphide mineralisation intersected in Company’s 2022 drill programme at Area D validate the application of the Cu:Sc ratio and both enhance and extend the Area D soil anomaly beyond the area drilled.
  • Laboratory analyses for 27 contiguous soil samples along a check profile in Area C exhibit high Cu:Sc ratios for a strike length of approximately 1 km and make Area C another priority for drill testing.

Commenting today, Executive Chairman Patrick Cheetham said:

“These check analyses, and the scandium results in particular, have materially enhanced the previously reported results and confirm the prospectivity of the priority copper soil anomalies outlined to date at the Jacks Project.”

“These results build on a number of recent positive announcements for our Zambian copper projects that highlight the prospectivity of the portfolio we have built over the past 18 months. We are looking forward to an exciting field season in 2023.”

For more information please contact:

Tertiary Minerals plc:
Patrick Cheetham, Executive Chairman +44 (0) 1625 838 679
SP Angel Corporate Finance LLP

Nominated Adviser and Broker

Richard Morrison +44 (0) 203 470 0470
Harry Davies-Ball
Peterhouse Capital Limited

Joint Broker

Lucy Williams + 44 (0) 207 469 0930
Duncan Vasey

Market Abuse Regulation (MAR) Disclosure

The information contained within this announcement is deemed by the Company to constitute inside information as stipulated under the Market Abuse Regulations (EU) No. 596/2014 which forms part of UK domestic law by virtue of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (‘MAR’). Upon the publication of this announcement via a Regulatory Information Service (‘RIS’), this inside information is now considered to be in the public domain.

Detailed information

Background

The Jacks Copper Prospect lies within Exploration Licence 27069-HQ-LEL which covers 141.4 km2 and is located 85 km south of Luanshya in Zambia. Tertiary has earned a 90% interest in the licence from local company Mwashia Resources Limited (“Mwashia”) and recently signed a joint venture and shareholder agreement with Mwashia, details of which are given in the Company’s announcement of 4 November 2022.

Following a successful drilling programme at the main Jacks Prospect in 2022, the Company conducted a sampling programme in October 2022 where a total of 1,807 soil samples were collected over four separate areas covering 11.5 km². Samples were analysed in the field using a portable x-ray fluorescence (“pXRF”) analyser on a near real-time basis, allowing daily definition of soil anomalies which were then sampled in more detail on infill lines.

Multiple soil anomalies were defined by pXRF analysis and results compared favourably with soil anomalies in the vicinity of various ore zones at current and past producing mines on the Copperbelt. An anomaly threshold of 80ppm copper was reported.

Field pXRF analytical results are considered semi-quantitative, while scandium cannot be analysed by pXRF but is considered to be an important reference element in discriminating soil anomalies due to copper sulphide mineralisation.

Check samples from key soil lines on all four grids (Areas A-D) were sent to the ALS Laboratory in Johannesburg for multielement analysis by ICP-MS (Method code: ME‑MS61). A total of 107 samples were analysed.

Analytical Results

The laboratory results for copper in soil samples show an excellent correlation (correlation coefficient of 0.98) with field pXRF results and when samples above the 80ppm anomaly threshold are considered, the average difference between ICP-MS copper results and pXRF copper results is just 4%.

The new analytical results therefore substantiate the details of the copper soil anomalies discussed in the Company’s news release of 8 November 2022. Furthermore, the results of scandium analysis have allowed further discrimination of the anomalies and enhanced the priority anomalies as discussed below.

Copper:Scandium Ratios

Published data (2Halley et. al., 2016) from soil sampling by first Quantum Minerals (“FQM”) at the Sentinel Copper Mine in Zambia shows that a soil copper:scandium (Cu:Sc) ratio greater than 8 successfully delineated the now operating giant Sentinel Copper Deposit and suggested that high Cu:Sc ratios are indicative of hydrothermal copper mineralisation of economic interest rather than high background copper levels of no economic interest. This threshold has been used in evaluating the Company’s new analytical results. A map showing the location of soil grids Areas A-D can be found on the Jacks Project page of the Company’s website.

A total of 34 samples were analysed by ICP-MS at Area D along a profile which covered the soil anomaly associated with the original Jacks Copper Prospect which was successfully drilled by Tertiary during the Phase 1 Drill Programme in 2022. The purpose of this work was to obtain the geochemical footprint over known mineralisation. Above threshold anomalous Cu:Sc ratios were obtained across the full width of the Area D soil anomaly, confirming the relevance of the Cu:Sc ratio to mineralisation in the wider Jacks Copper Project.

Area C was originally targeted by FQM based on regional soil sampling which identified samples with high copper and above threshold Cu:Sc ratios. Tertiary’s more detailed follow-up field pXRF analysis had defined a 1,100m long and 400m wide north-northeast striking copper anomaly. A total of 31 samples from one soil profile along the anomaly have now been analysed by ICP-MS and 27 contiguous samples show above threshold Cu:Sc ratios indicating a possible mineralised strike length of approximately 1km. Area C is now a target for immediate follow‑up work.

At Area B a 600m long x 600m wide copper-in-soil anomaly was defined by pXRF analysis during the soil sampling programme with peak copper values higher than in Area C. However, of 22 samples now analysed by ICP-MS only 2 samples had anomalous Cu:Sc ratios. This downgrades the copper anomaly in Area B and illustrates the value of scandium analysis in discriminating and prioritising copper anomalies. A new map illustrating the differences between Area B and C anomalies can be found on the Jacks Project page of the Company website.

A total of 20 samples were analysed from Area A and were selected as a baseline due to the relatively low-level and narrow width of the copper-in-soil anomalism compared to areas B, C and D. The majority of samples had a Cu:Sc ratio below threshold confirming that this area remains a low priority.

The Company plans to carry out further drilling at Jacks in 2023 to test the soil anomaly at Area C and extend the drilling along strike at Area D (the original Jacks Prospect).

Notes:

  1. Samples were analysed by ALS in Johannesburg by method code ME-MS61, a 4-acid digest ICP-MS multielement suite. Internal company and laboratory QA/QC samples were inserted into the sample run and returned satisfactorily results.
  1. Halley, S.W., Wood, D., Stoltze, A., Godfroid, J., Goswell, H. and Jack, D.,  2016 – Using Multielement Geochemistry to Map Multiple Components of a Mineral System: Case Study from a Sediment-Hosted Cu-Ni Camp, NW Province, Zambia: in  SEG Newsletter,   No. 104, January, 2016, pp. 1, 15-21.
  1. The information in this release has been reviewed by Mr. Patrick Cheetham (MIMMM, M.Aus.IMM), Executive Chairman of Tertiary Minerals plc, who is a qualified person for the purposes of the AIM Note for Mining and Oil & Gas Companies. Mr. Cheetham is a Member of the Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining and also a member of the Australasian Institute of Mining & Metallurgy. 

The news release may contain certain statements and expressions of belief, expectation or opinion which are forward looking statements, and which relate, inter alia, to the Company’s proposed strategy, plans and objectives or to the expectations or intentions of the Company’s directors. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other important factors beyond the control of the Company that could cause the actual performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from such forward-looking statements. Accordingly, you should not rely on any forward-looking statements and save as required by the AIM Rules for Companies or by law, the Company does not accept any obligation to disseminate any updates or revisions to such forward-looking statements

#BRES Blencowe Resources PLC – Final Metallurgical Testing Programs

Commencement of Final Metallurgical Testing Programs for Orom-Cross Graphite Project as samples sent to both China and USA.

Highlights

·    20kgs of concentrate sent by air to technical experts Wuhan University of Technology (“WUT”) in China to begin final metallurgical test procedure.

·    This concentrate is the end product recently produced by IMO in Perth, which demonstrated high grade and low impurity chemical characteristics.

·    Preliminary testing on the 20kg sample to commence immediately in China ahead of 100-tonnes bulk sample studies, which will be sent to China in the near term.

·    Additional 5kgs of concentrate sent to leading US graphite technical firm American Energy Technologies Co. (“AET Co”) for SPG and expandables testing and to confirm Orom-Cross concentrate further upgrades efficiently to a >99.95% battery grade product.

Blencowe Resources Plc (“Blencowe Resources” or the “Company”) (LSE: BRES) is pleased to announce it has air-freighted 20kgs of concentrate from its Orom-Cross Graphite Project (“Orom-Cross”) to WUT in China, to commence final stage metallurgical testing.  Studies on this 20kgs concentrate, which was recently processed through the IMO test facility in Perth, will further define the characteristics of the Orom-Cross graphite product and is expected to ultimately lead to identifying offtake parties and thereafter signing binding offtake agreements for the sale of graphite concentrate.

WUT specialises in testing final concentrate products and defining their characteristics, in order to fine tune processing options and assess upgradability for use in batteries and other high value end applications. WUT works in close association with Jilin Huiyang New Material Technology Company (“Jilin”) who, as announced on 11 January 2023, are to receive 100 tonnes of raw material from Orom-Cross over the next few months to process through their existing processing facilities.  Blencowe will also send 150kgs of raw material to Jilin by air-freight as a precursor to the main bulk sample.

By sending this 20kgs prior to the 100 tonnes bulk sample Jilin will be able to better understand the properties and chemical characteristics of the Orom-Cross concentrate and will be able to adjust their pilot processing facility accordingly to take in the larger scale raw product when it arrives later. This testing by WUT/Jilin is expected to reconfirm historic results, which have demonstrated the concentrate from Orom-Cross is of a consistently high quality.

Once the 100 tonnes raw material is processed through Jilin’s facility it is anticipated that ~6 tonnes of high quality concentrate will be produced. This will represent a sample scale that is ~600 times larger than the 4Q 2022 IMO testing done in Perth and will confirm a high quality concentrate can be delivered in bulk from the Orom-Cross Project.  This is key to pre-qualification and securing future offtake agreements.

Jilin is also expected to use some of the ~6 tonnes concentrate to conduct spheronised purified graphite (SPG) testing, where the Orom-Cross concentrate is lifted from a 96-97% LOI to a >99.95% end product.  Once this is achieved and the OEM’s complete their own testing then Orom-Cross product may be deemed as pre-qualified and the Company will look to enter into binding offtake agreements for sale of products.

Blencowe is also now sending an additional 5kgs of concentrate to Chicago-based graphite specialist AET Co, which is a recognised industry expert in SPG and expandability testing.  AET Co has been directly involved in the upgrading of graphite concentrates for over a decade and is generally accepted as one of the leading technical specialists in graphite worldwide.  Blencowe will have a parallel test process occurring to ensure that it ultimately achieves the best possible outcome for upgrading concentrate to the >99.95% SPG product.  The AET Co testing is expected to take around 3 months to complete, after which Blencowe will know its end product has been tested all the way through to (lithium-ion) battery grade product.  Testing will also be done on the coarse flake products to ensure they are suitable for expandability, which will ultimately lead to offtake contracts for this higher-value product class also.

As lithium-ion batteries are expected to be the single most important demand pull for graphite ahead, completing QAQC to become certified as battery grade will be a significant milestone. Blencowe is confident its concentrate will successfully be highlighted as a low cost and pure SPG product once these tests have been completed, thereby commanding the best pricing.

 

Cameron Pearce, Executive Chairman commented;

We are now moving into the final stage of the Orom-Cross metallurgical work within the Definitive Feasibility Study, where our high quality 96-97% LOI concentrate will be upgraded to a more purified >99.95% product.  Beyond that there is only testing as required from the OEMs themselves to verify all data and if successful thereafter we can move to offtake agreements.  We are confident that our Orom-Cross concentrate will be verified ahead as a high-quality end-product and look forward to sharing the results of all of these tests once they are completed.

 

He added “Graphite demand is lifting fast and we believe it will continue to do so ahead.  The higher the quality of the end product the more likely we can lock in sales agreements and the better the prices we will achieve.  We expect graphite demand to continue to rise and shortages to unfold as there are only a limited number of new graphite projects with suitable, qualified end product moving into production over the medium term, and most resource analysts are forecasting a substantial deficit from 2025 which they predict will become even more pronounced by the end of the decade.”

 

For further information please contact:

 

 

Blencowe Resources Plc

Sam Quinn

 

www.blencoweresourcesplc.com

Tel: +44 (0)1624 681 250

info@blencoweresourcesplc.com

Investor Relations

Sasha Sethi

Tel: +44 (0) 7891 677 441

sasha@flowcomms.com

 

Tavira Financial 

Jonathan Evans

Tel: +44 (0)20 3192 1733

Jonathan.evans@tavira.group

 

First Equity Limited

Jason Robertson

Tel: +44(0)20 7330 1833

jasonrobertson@firstequitylimited.com

 

Twitter https://twitter.com/BlencoweRes

LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/72382491/admin/

Background

Orom-Cross Graphite Project

Orom-Cross is a potential world class graphite project both by size and end-product quality, with a high component of more valuable larger coarse flakes within the deposit.

A 21-year Mining Licence for the Project was issued by the Ugandan Government in 2019 following extensive historical work on the deposit and Blencowe completed a successful Pre-Feasibility Study in 2022.  The Company has now moved into the Definitive Feasibility Study phase as it drives towards first production.

Orom-Cross presents as a large, shallow open-pitable deposit, with a maiden JORC Indicated & Inferred Mineral Resource deposit of 24.5Mt @ 6.0% Total Graphite Content, with only a small percentage of the overall deposit drilled to date. Development of the resource is expected to benefit from a low strip ratio and free dig operations, thereby ensuring lower operating and capital costs.

Alan Green covers Fulcrum Metals #FMET & Blencowe Resources #BRES on this week’s Stockbox Research Talks

Alan Green covers Fulcrum Metals #FMET & Blencowe Resources #BRES on this week’s Stockbox Research Talks

#SVML Sovereign Metals Ltd – Issue of Unlisted Performance Rights

Sovereign Metals Limited (Sovereign or the Company) (ASX:SVM, AIM:SVML) advises that it has issued 1,560,000 Performance Rights to key employees and consultants as follows:

·      740,000 performance rights subject to the “Pre-Feasibility Study Milestone” expiring on 30 September 2023; and

·      820,000 performance rights subject to the “Feasibility Study Mine Milestone” expiring on 31 October 2025.

Following the issue of these Performance Rights, Sovereign has the following securities on issue:

·      470,875,023 ordinary fully paid shares;

·      11,105,125 unlisted options exercisable at A$0.80 each on or before 13 May 2023;

·      6,100,000 unlisted performance rights subject to the “Pre-Feasibility Study Milestone” expiring on 30 September 2023; and

·      8,260,000 unlisted performance rights subject to the “Feasibility Study Milestone” expiring on 31 October 2025.

ENQUIRIES

Dylan Browne
Company Secretary

+61(8) 9322 6322

#BRES Blencowe Resources Plc – Export Approval for Bulk Samples

Highlights

·    Ugandan Government approves landmark one-off permit for Blencowe to export bulk sample graphite from Orom-Cross for key final testing

·    Underlines huge support for Orom-Cross advancement to production at all levels within the country

·    Blencowe has successfully completed two rounds of smaller sample metallurgical testing on Orom-Cross graphite during 2022, using technical firms in Canada and Australia.

·    Mandate signed with experienced Chinese graphite processing specialist Jilin Huiyang New Material Technology Company Ltd to use its existing bulk pilot facility for final metallurgical testing.

·    100 tonnes of bulk sample to be mined immediately and sea-freighted to China.

·    Additional 150kgs sample to be mined and fast-track delivered to China by air freight for initial off-site testing in same facility.

Blencowe Resources Plc (“Blencowe Resources” or the “Company”) (LSE: BRES) is pleased to announce it has received an approval from the Ugandan Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development to export materials from its Orom-Cross Graphite Project to Chinese testing facilities to enable final bulk metallurgical test work to be undertaken in 2023.  Blencowe has mandated Jilin Huiyang New Material Technology Company Ltd (“Jilin”) to complete this test work in their existing pilot plant facility, which negates the requirement for the Company to build its own bulk testing facility on-site in the near term.

Jilin has over 30 years direct experience in graphite processing and has completed similar bulk sample testing for other leading international graphite companies in the past.  This is a key step in the process to pre-qualify Orom-Cross end-products as concentrates through to OEMs in order to ultimately achieve binding offtake contracts for production from the Project.

As Ugandan Mining Law does not allow for the export of unprocessed raw materials this approval is a landmark decision by the Government, who fully understand the need and requirement for this testing to occur as a key action for the advancement of Orom-Cross towards first production.  Blencowe acknowledges and appreciates the support of the Government of Uganda and the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development in this matter.

The export permits for 100t of bulk raw ore materials and 400 litres of local groundwater will enable the Company to export a representative bulk sample from the initial 5 years of production, which will be used to assess the metallurgical processes on a commercial scale including differing plant components to maximise the grade, recovery and flake sizing from the Project. The addition of the groundwater sample will enable the test facilities to assess the water characteristics in terms of the reagents required under proposed site operating conditions.

Works to excavate and transport the bulk samples will begin immediately and will be freighted by sea to China to have the testing completed as quickly as practically possible.  In addition, 150kgs of the same samples will be air-freighted to same Jilin facility more quickly to undergo metallurgical testing and build knowledge before the larger samples arrive.

Blencowe has already been able to share significant data with Jilin having previously completed two stages of bench scale metallurgical testing with SGS in Canada (30kgs) and more recently a further round of testing via a small pilot plant (130kgs) in Perth, Australia.  This next-level proposed test in China, using their existing infrastructure and experience, will be done on a considerably larger scale, which will give all parties more knowledge of the end concentrates that can be produced on a production scale from Orom-Cross.  It is hoped that this program will initially lead to non-binding MOUs for offtake, and ultimately to binding sale agreements for a substantial portion of the initial 50,000tpa product to be produced from stage one within Orom-Cross. There may also be potential for EPC and funding contracts emanating from this relationship, potentially providing one solution to the CAPEX requirement for initial stage production.

 

Cameron Pearce, Executive Chairman commented;

China is currently the most mature graphite market worldwide and entering into an offtake relationship there would be very valuable to us given the highly attractive economics at Orom-Cross, which already has an NPV8 of US$482M based on an initial 14-year mine life, from just ~2% drilled from our broader graphite resource.

 

This bulk sample trial is significant as a precursor that ultimately leads us to a full offtake agreement, which in turn would enable us to kick start production with a critical mass of product sold to drive profitability and cash flow.  If successful it can also lead to building an EPC relationship and potential funding solutions.

 

The graphite market is evolving very quickly and we will see a lot of change ahead as the world expands from current 15-20 million electric vehicles (EVs) towards the targeted 100 million by 2030. This in turn will drive up the demand for flake graphite as a non-replaceable input required to produce lithium-ion batteries to power these EVs and leading analysts forecast a 300% rise in world demand for graphite by 2030.  We are already seeing prices rise in anticipation of this looming shortage.  The Chinese graphite market remains the largest and will likely remain so for some time ahead, thus establishing a strong and commercial relationship with both Chinese and other Asian partners is decisive for Orom-Cross and a natural progression for the Company.

 

For further information please contact:

 

 

Blencowe Resources Plc

Sam Quinn

 

www.blencoweresourcesplc.com

Tel: +44 (0)1624 681 250

info@blencoweresourcesplc.com

Investor Relations

Sasha Sethi

Tel: +44 (0) 7891 677 441

sasha@flowcomms.com

 

Tavira Securities 

Jonathan Evans

Tel: +44 (0)20 3192 1733

jonathan.evans@tavirasecurities.com

 

First Equity Limited

Jason Robertson

Tel: +44(0)20 7330 1833

jasonrobertson@firstequitylimited.com

 

Twitter https://twitter.com/BlencoweRes

LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/72382491/admin/

 

Background

Orom-Cross Graphite Project

Orom-Cross is a potential world class graphite project both by size and end-product quality, with a high component of more valuable larger coarse flakes within the deposit.

A 21-year Mining Licence for the Project was issued by the Ugandan Government in 2019 following extensive historical work on the deposit and Blencowe completed a successful Pre-Feasibility Study in 2022.  The Company has now moved into the Definitive Feasibility Study phase as it drives towards first production.

Orom-Cross presents as a large, shallow open-pitable deposit, with a maiden JORC Indicated & Inferred Mineral Resource deposit of 24.5Mt @ 6.0% Total Graphite Content, with only a small percentage of the overall deposit drilled to date. Development of the resource is expected to benefit from a low strip ratio and free dig operations, thereby ensuring lower operating and capital costs.

#FCM First Class Metals PLC – Exercise of Warrants and Issue of Equity

First Class Metals PLC (LSE:FCM) announces that it has received several notices to exercise warrants over a total of 450,582 Ordinary Shares (the “Warrant Shares“), for which funds of GBP 46,683.20 have been received by the Company.

Application will be made to the Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”) for admission of the above Ordinary Shares to the standard listing segment of the Official List and to trading on the London Stock Exchange’s Main Market for listed securities, with admission and dealings in the new shares expected to take place from 8.00am on 16th January 2023.

Following Admission, the Company’s issued share capital will consist of 69,969,289 Ordinary Shares with voting rights. This figure of 69,969,289 may be used by shareholders in the Company as the denominator for the calculations by which they will determine if they require to notify their interest in, or a change to their interest in, the share capital of the Company under the UK Financial Conduct Authority’s Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rules.

 

For further information, please contact:

First Class Metals PLC

 

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

Alan Green covers Marula Mining #MARU & Cadence Minerals #KDNC on this week’s Stockbox Research Talks

Alan Green covers Marula Mining #MARU & Cadence Minerals #KDNC on this week’s Stockbox Research Talks

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