Cadence Minerals PLC - Macarthur JV Partner Acquires Iron Ore Project
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Cadence Minerals PLC
21 August 2020
 

Cadence Minerals Plc

("Cadence Minerals", "Cadence" or "the Company")

 

Macarthur Minerals (TSX-V: MMS) (ASX: MIO) Joint Venture Partner Fe Limited Acquires Advanced Iron Ore Project.

 

Cadence Minerals (AIM/NEX: KDNC; OTC: KDNCY) is pleased to note that Macarthur Minerals (TSX-V: MMS) (ASX: MIO) (the "Company" or "Macarthur") Joint Venture Partner, Fe Limited ("FEL") has announced that it has entered into a binding Heads of Agreement to acquire a 50% interest in the Yarram Iron Ore Project in the Northern Territory.

 

The consideration is A$1.5m in cash and shares with a further A$1.5m in cash and shares payable on achieving a JORC indicated resource milestone. FEL is to cover certain historical and future costs.  FEL will operate the Joint Venture and has a casting vote on the majority of key issues, with approval of other matters not to be unreasonably withheld.

 

Outstanding historical drill intercepts include:

 

·      108m @ 65.6% Fe, 2.3% SiO2, 1.8% Al2O3, 0.037% P from 18m in hole RJRC0119

·      65m @ 66.4% Fe, 2.0% SiO2, 1.5% Al2O3, 0.022% P from 13m in hole RJRC069 (hole finished in 65.9% Fe)

·      35m @ 62.9% Fe, 4.3% SiO2, 1.6% Al2O3, 0.045% P from 23m in hole RJRC0106

 

Yarram is located just over 100km by road from Darwin and is adjacent to the Browns Polymetallic project which is presently on care and maintenance. FEL is purchasing its interest from Gold Valley Iron and Manganese Pty Ltd which owns the iron ore rights over the Yarram area, which represents a portion of a mining licence (MLN 1163 and two exploration licences, ELR 125 and ELR 146).  The Mining licence is located on Freehold land. The underlying tenure is owned by an unrelated party, Northern Territory Resources Pty Ltd, owner of the Browns Polymetallic project.

 

The full release can be found at: https://web.tmxmoney.com/article.php?newsid=5642913978913134&qm_symbol=MMS

 

Macarthur President and Executive Chairman Cameron McCall commented: "We are excited by the news that Fe Limited is acquiring a 50% interest in the Yarram Iron Ore Project.  With the current robust iron ore market, FEL's play for a mature iron ore asset like Yarram, which is located close to existing port and mining infrastructure, is a smart move. As Macarthur currently holds 26,666,667 Ordinary Shares in FEL (and pursuant to its Joint Venture Agreement with FEL, can earn a further $500,000 in cash or shares in FEL under the earn-in arrangements), the successful delivery of the Yarram Project by FEL and its joint venture partner, Gold Valley Iron and Manganese Pty Ltd, has the potential to form part of the continuing success story for Macarthur and its shareholders.  We wish FEL and its management team well in the pursuit of its objective to bring Yarram into production."

 

Cadence Minerals Holding in Macarthur

 

Cadence holds approximately 2.2% of the issued equity interest in Macarthur, which is an Australian mining exploration company focused primarily on iron ore, nickel, lithium and gold in Western Australia. It also has a lithium project in Nevada, USA.

 

This news release is not for distribution to United States Services or for Dissemination in the United States

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For further information:

Cadence Minerals plc

                                                   +44 (0) 7879 584153

Andrew Suckling

 

Kiran Morzaria

 

 

 

WH Ireland Limited (NOMAD & Broker)

                                +44 (0) 207 220 1666

James Joyce

 

James Sinclair-Ford

 

 

 

Novum Securities Limited (Joint Broker)

                                +44 (0) 207 399 9400

Jon Belliss

 

 

 

Qualified Person

Kiran Morzaria B.Eng. (ACSM), MBA, has reviewed and approved the information contained in this announcement. Kiran holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Industrial Geology) from the Camborne School of Mines and an MBA (Finance) from CASS Business School.

  

Forward-Looking Statements:

Certain statements in this announcement are or may be deemed to be forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are identified by their use of terms and phrases such as ''believe'' ''could'' "should" ''envisage'' ''estimate'' ''intend'' ''may'' ''plan'' ''will'' or the negative of those variations or comparable expressions including references to assumptions. These forward-looking statements are not based on historical facts but rather on the Directors' current expectations and assumptions regarding the Company's future growth results of operations performance future capital and other expenditures (including the amount. nature and sources of funding thereof) competitive advantages business prospects and opportunities. Such forward-looking statements reflect the Directors' current beliefs and assumptions and are based on information currently available to the Directors.  Many factors could cause actual results to differ materially from the results discussed in the forward-looking statements including risks associated with vulnerability to general economic and business conditions competition environmental and other regulatory changes actions by governmental authorities the availability of capital markets reliance on key personnel uninsured and underinsured losses and other factors many of which are beyond the control of the Company. Although any forward-looking statements contained in this announcement are based upon what the Directors believe to be reasonable assumptions. The Company cannot assure investors that actual results will be consistent with such forward-looking statements.

 


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