Tertiary Minerals plc (LON: TYM), the AIM traded mineral exploration and development company, is pleased to announce that its 96% owned Zambian subsidiary, Tertiary Minerals (Zambia) Limited (“TMZ””), has now executed a full Joint Venture and Shareholders’ Agreement (the “JV Agreement”) with Mwashia Resources Limited (“Mwashia”) to govern their future relationship for the Jacks Copper Project Exploration Licence 27069-HQ-LEL (the “Jacks Licence”).
The JV Agreement has been made pursuant to the option agreement between TMZ (formerly Luangwa Minerals Limited) and Mwashia detailed in the Company’s news release dated 2 August 2021 (the “Option Agreement”).
The JV Agreement provides that a new Zambian company (“Newco”) will be formed to be owned 90% by TMZ and 10% by Mwashia to own and operate the Jacks Project. Mwashia will then transfer the Jacks Licence to Newco. Newco will be funded by TMZ and/or Tertiary and TMZ will hold an option, exercisable at any time, to purchase Mwashia’s 10% interest for the amount of US$3.5 million. A payment of US$30,000 is now being made by Tertiary to Mwashia as required by the Option Agreement.
Commenting today, Executive Chairman Patrick Cheetham said:
“We are pleased to be announcing this agreement which cements our relationship with Mwashia and provides a mechanism for TMZ to move to 100% ownership of the Jacks Licence in future. Since signing the Option Agreement, we have worked closely with Mwashia as our local partner. Mwashia has been instrumental in the tribal and stakeholder engagement process that has allowed for the smooth running of our drilling programme at Jacks earlier this year and more recently for the soil sampling programme where we expect to release provisional results shortly.
In addition to Jacks we also hold options over four further licences held by Mwashia in Zambia and we anticipate this new agreement will form a template for those licences should TMZ complete its expenditure requirements under the terms of those options.”
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|
|Peterhouse Capital Limited – Joint Broker|
|Lucy Williams||+ 44 (0) 207 469 0930|
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Tertiary Minerals plc (LON: TYM) is an AIM traded mineral exploration and development company whose strategic focus is on energy transition metals. The Company’s projects are located in stable and democratic, geologically prospective, mining-friendly jurisdictions. Tertiary’s current principal activities are the discovery and development of mineral resources in Nevada, USA, and in Zambia.
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