Cadence Minerals PLC - Yangibana - Commonwealth Environmental Approval
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Cadence Minerals PLC
14 April 2020
 

Cadence Minerals Plc

 

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

 

Hastings Technology Metals (ASX: HAS) - Commonwealth Environmental Approval Received for Yangibana Project.

 

Cadence Minerals (AIM/NEX: KDNC; OTC: KDNCY) is pleased to note that Hastings Technology Metals (ASX:HAS) ("Hastings"), Cadence's joint venture partner at the Yangibana Rare Earth Project in the Gascoyne region of Western Australia ("Yangibana" "Yangibana Project"), has announced that the Yangibana Project has received Commonwealth Environmental Approval.

Cadence Minerals Yangibana Holding:

Cadence owns 30% of the Yangibana, Yangibana North, Gossan, Hook, Kanes Gossan and Lions Ear Rare Earth Deposit, which form part of the Yangibana Rare Earth Deposit. The updated Cadence ore statement can be found on the Yangibana Mineral Resource & Ore Reserve statement from 4th November 2019: https://www.investegate.co.uk/cadence-minerals-plc--kdnc-/rns/yangibana-mineral-resource---ore-reserves/201911041303331852S/.

Highlights:

·      Commonwealth Environmental approvals in place for mining Rare Earths at the Yangibana Rare Earths Project.

·      The Commonwealth Approvals are in place to construct and operate an open pit rare earths mine, processing facility and associated support infrastructure, approximately 270 km east-northeast of Carnarvon, Western Australia.

·      Commonwealth Government environmental assessment process completed pursuant to the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) under sections 130(1) and 133(1).

Hastings has advised that Mr Gregory Manning, delegate of the Hon. Sussan Ley MP, Australian Minister for the Environment, has granted the Commonwealth Environmental permit for the Yangibana Rare Earths Project.

Receipt of the Commonwealth Environmental Permit (EPBC reference 2016/7845) was granted under section 130(1) and 133(1) of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999. The permit is subject to conditions in Annexure A of the Approval, which has been published on the Department of Environment and Energy website. The conditions require validation of the groundwater model during the construction phase, an ecohydrological model and the development of a groundwater dependent ecosystem monitoring program.

The Yangibana Project includes the development of five open pit mines, groundwater abstraction, on-site processing of ore, tailings storage facilities, and supporting infrastructure such as access and haul roads, accommodation facilities, administration buildings and an airstrip.

The full Hastings ASX announcement can be found here: https://www.asx.com.au/asxpdf/20200414/pdf/44gxf4cy9qwm00.pdf

Hastings Executive Chairman, Charles Lew commented: "We have now received all material approvals (i.e. land tenure, Native Title Agreement, State and Commonwealth Environmental Permits) required for the development of the Yangibana Rare Earths Project. This environmental permit complements the State approval received in August 2019. Both approvals demonstrate confidence by State and Commonwealth governments that the Project can be implemented in an environmentally sound manner."

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For further information:

Cadence Minerals plc

+44 (0) 207 440 0647

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.

 

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