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Strategic Minerals (SML.L) 1.62p £23.17m Strategic Minerals, a producing mineral company actively developing projects prospective for battery materials, provided the following update on ore sales at the Company's Cobre magnetite operations in New Mexico, USA for the three months to 31 March 2019 and to inform the market of cash available at the end of the quarter. $0.21m of cash generated by Cobre in the quarter Routine client plant maintenance resulted in reduced quarterly sales Drone survey indicates stockpile inventory of 711,000 tons Major Cobre client currently overdue with latest payment Group cash balance of $1.240m as at 31 March 2019 $0.54m re-invested into the Company's projects during the quarter
Strategic Minerals* (SML LN) 1.625p, Mkt Cap £22.8m - Initial copper production from Leigh Creek and Cobre quarterly sales • Strategic Minerals reports that it has completed the refurbishment of the Mountain of Light processing plant and produced the first tonne of cement copper product (approximately 70% copper content) from its Leigh Creek Copper Mine which last produced, under the management of a previous owner in 2012. • The company also announces that recent drilling work at the Paltridge North deposit at Leigh Creek has led to an increased mineral resource estimate of approximately 1.42mt at an average grade of 0.76% copper. Around 64% (909,000t) of the new tonnage estimate is classified as "Indicated" in terms of the JORC (2012) Code and that "Almost all of the increase is in the Inferred category … is a result of improved geological understanding of the mineralisation and judicious use of older (1970’s) drilling data to refine and extend the resource boundaries into areas not tested by more recent drilling." • In addition, recently completed diamond drill-holes at Leigh Creek's Rosmann East deposit are expected to be incorporated in a " new, JORC 2012 compatible, resource estimation". The Rosmann East drilling comprised a total of 675.2m in 7 drill holes designed to test "extensions to existing copper oxide and chalcocite mineralisation zones beneath the existing open pit" and the company reports that all the holes "intersected broad zones of low-grade chalcocite mineralisation (with pyrite, chalcopyrite and bornite) to 30m below the previously defined mineralisation at Rosmann East and 60m below the existing pit floor". • Among the results reported from the Rosmann East drilling programme are: o An intersection of 69m at an average grade of 0.37% copper from a depth of 11m in hole RED18-01 which included a number of shorter, higher grade, sections ranging up to 17.2m width averaging 0.42% copper from 53m depth; and o Intersections of 11m averaging 0.39% copper from 8m depth and 52.95m averaging 0.18% copper from 25m depth in hole RED18-02; and o An intersection of 35.6m averaging 0.23% copper from a depth of 37.5m in hole RED19-03; and o Intersections of 24.8m averaging 0.30% copper from 39.2m depth and 16m averaging 0.23% copper from 71m depth in hole RED19-04; and o An intersection of 38.8m averaging 0.36% copper from a depth of 49.2m in hole RED19-05 which included higher grade section averaging 0.44% copper between 55-63m depth and 0.47% copper between 69-88m; and o An intersection of 50m averaging 0.16% copper from 64m depth in hole RED19-06 and including an 8m wide zone averaging 0.26% from a depth of 104m o The seventh hole of the programme is "being retained intact to provide reference material for mining and geotechnical studies." • The company confirms that "The feasibility study for the commencement of full-scale production from Paltridge North and Rosmann East, and submissions associated with government approvals for mining these areas, are well advanced and scheduled to be completed in Q3 2019." • Commenting on the milestone production of initial copper cement at Leigh Creek, Managing Director, John Peters, said that " The restart of production in 13 months from acquisition has reinforced the Board’s confidence that the acquisition of LCCM will prove to be a major value added asset for the Company and will provide significant on-going after tax cash flows from 2020." • In addition to the news from Leigh Creek, Strategic Minerals has also published the quarterly results from its Cobre magnetite operations in New Mexico. During the quarter ended March 2019, the company sold 9,472 tons generating revenue of US$554,000 and cash of US$206,000. • This compares with sales of 10,931 tons in the previous quarter and 21,636 (US$1.42m) in the equivalent period last year. Strategic Minerals attributes the lower sales levels during the quarter to "clients undertaking plant maintenance during the US winter and continue to reflect the suspension of minimum monthly sales associated with a major client’s contract, as announced on 7 June 2018." • "During the quarter, a drone survey of the existing stockpile was undertaken and indicated that 711,000 short wet tons of material remains. This ensures that, subject to the mine owner’s expected continuation of arrangements, operations at Cobre will continue for a minimum of 7 years". • The company reports a 31st March 2019 cash balance of US$1.24m and that it invested US$535,000 in its projects during the quarter. Mr. Peters commented that "it is anticipated that … the June quarter will se a resumption of normal sales volumes to these clients". • The June quarter is expected to be another pivotal time for the Company, with the expected resumption of copper production from the existing heaps at Leigh Creek and the acquisition of the other half of the Redmoor Tin/Tungsten project. Conclusion: The production of first product at the Mountain of Light plant, the upgraded mineral resource at Paltridge North and the positive drilling results from Rosmann East show the progress being achieved at Leigh Creek. The confirmation of an expected resumption of normal sales levels and a seven years resource life at Cobre suggests that performance will strengthen during the current quarter. *SP Angel act as Nomad and broker to Strategic Minerals
Strategic Minerals Plc (SML.L) Announced that its Leigh Creek Copper Mine (LCCM) operations have recommenced copper production at the Mountain of Light processing facility and has, as a result of drilling, upgraded the estimated JORC copper resource at Paltridge North by 46% to 10,800 copper metal tonnes. The recommencement of production has been achieved with the completion of the plant refurbishment and the trial reactivation of the existing processing plant and heap leach pads. The company announced in its update on ore sales at the Company's Cobre magnetite operations in New Mexico, USA for the three months to 31 March 2019 and to inform the market of cash available at the end of the quarter, that US$206,000 of cash generated by Cobre in the quarter and routine client plant maintenance resulted in reduced quarterly sales as well as drone survey indicates stockpile inventory of 711,000 tons. The company added that major Cobre client currently overdue with latest payment and group cash balance of US$1.240 million as at 31 March 2019 as well as US$535,000 re-invested into the company's projects during the quarter.
Strategic Minerals plc, a producing mineral company actively developing projects prospective for battery materials, is pleased to provide the following update on ore sales at the Company's Cobre magnetite operations in New Mexico, USA for the three months to 31 March 2019 and to inform the market of cash available at the end of the quarter..
RNS Number: 8395 V Strategic Minerals PLC 11 April 2019 Market Abuse Regulation Disclosure. Certain information contained in this announcement would have been deemed inside information for the purposes of Article 7 of Regulation No 596/ 2014 until the release of this announcement.. ·Targeting to be Australia's largest copper cement producer by mid-2020..
Strategic Minerals* (SML LN) 1.725p, Mkt Cap £23.9m – Settlement date for acquisition of the balance of the Redmoor project. Strategic Minerals has announced that its partner in the Redmoor tin/tungsten project, New Age Exploration (NAE) has advised it that “it will not be required to refer its decision to sell its entire 50% shareholding in Cornwall Resources Limited ("CRL"), the joint venture vehicle developing the Redmoor Tin/Tungsten project in Cornwall ("Redmoor"), to shareholders at a general meeting”. As a result, the two companies have agreed that Strategic Minerals’ previously announced acquisition of NAE’s 50% share in the project will now be settled on 30th May 2019. “The settlement is subject to NAE confirming the form of both the promissory note and royalty stream, although this is considered largely an administrative process and not likely to delay settlement”. Commenting on Strategic Minerals gaining full control of the Redmoor project, Managing Director, John Peters, confirmed that “The Company looks forward to developing Redmoor to Pre-Feasibility status, at which time it believes it can better demonstrate the project's underlying value to the market." In February this year, the company announced an increased inferred mineral resource estimate for the project of 11.7mt at an average grade of 1.17% tin equivalent (0.17% tin, 0.56% tungsten trioxide and 0.50% copper) using a 0.45% tin equivalent cut-off grade. Although the full lateral and depth extent of the Redmoor mineralisation has still to be established, we assume that at this stage pre-feasibility work will concentrate on the development potential of this 11.7mt resource with perhaps both infill drilling to upgrade at least a part of the inferred resources as well as further work to explore wider potential. Speaking about the wider market interest in the project, Mr. Peters said that “Recent meetings with wholesale mining investment funds have highlighted the level of interest that the Redmoor Tin/Tungsten project has engendered”. Conclusion: Securing outright ownership control of the Redmoor project will enable the company to move the project ahead on its own agenda, timetable and development plan without the need to accommodate the possible alternative approaches of a partner. *SP Angel act as Nomad and broker to Strategic Minerals
Strategic Minerals Plc (SML.L) Announced that further to the announcement made on 18 March 2019, the company has been informed by New Age Exploration Limited (NAE) that it will not be required to refer its decision to sell its entire 50% shareholding in Cornwall Resources Limited (CRL), the joint venture vehicle developing the Redmoor Tin/Tungsten project in Cornwall (Redmoor), to shareholders at a general meeting. Considering this information, NAE and SML have agreed on a settlement date for the transaction of 30 May 2019. The settlement is subject to NAE confirming the form of both the promissory note and royalty stream, although this is considered largely an administrative process and not likely to delay settlement
RNS Number: 3605 V Strategic Minerals PLC 08 April 2019 Market Abuse Regulation Disclosure. Certain information contained in this announcement would have been deemed inside information for the purposes of Article 7 of Regulation No 596/ 2014 until the release of this announcement.. Strategic Minerals plc, a producing mineral company actively developing...
Strategic Minerals* (SML LN) 1.6p, Mkt Cap £23m – Fluffing up heaps at Leigh Creek copper project Strategic Minerals’ twitter account shows a picture of a digger fluffing up the heap leach pads at the Leigh Creek copper project. A second picture also shows the start of wet commissioning at Leigh Creek including the commissioning of the Kennecott Cones . Management recently reported that its operating contractor, PPM Global, had mobilised to the Mountain of Light project area at Leigh Creek in order to refurbish the existing Mountain of Light and “manage the trial restart of operations”, including the reactivation of the existing copper heap leach pads “as a trial for later full scale production”. *SP Angel act as Nomad and broker to Strategic Minerals
Strategic Minerals* (SML LN) 1.7p, Mkt Cap £24m – Moving to 100% ownership of Redmoor Strategic Minerals has announced that it has reached an agreement with its joint venture partner in the Redmoor tin/tungsten project in Cornwall, New Age Exploration (NAE), to acquire its 50% interest in the local operating company Cornwall Resources. Acquisition of the New Age Exploration’s 50% interest in Cornwall Resources gives Strategic Minerals 100% ownership of the project for an agreed price of £2.66m to be paid in three tranches: £1.06m in cash payable within 30 days of NAE shareholders’ approval; £0.54m as a promissory note payable 180days after settlement; and A 1.5% royalty on net smelter revenues generated by any future revenue generated by Redmoor – to a maximum of £1.06m. The consolidation of the Redmoor project under SML’s ownership should allow the company to pursue its project timetable and development agenda without the need to accommodate the financial constraints and potentially divergent development strategy of a partner. The Redmoor resource update, released in February increased the inferred mineral resource estimate from the March 2018 estimate of 4.5mt at an average grade of 1% tin equivalent (0.25% tin, 0.37% tungsten trioxide and 0.57% copper) to a new inferred resource estimate of 11.7mt at an average grade of 1.17% tin equivalent (0.17% tin, 0.56% tungsten trioxide and 0.50% copper) using a 0.45% tin equivalent cut-off grade. We note that Canadian listed Strongbow Exploration is currently capitalised at the equivalent of approximately £5.9m and that its principal asset, the South Crofty mine, also in Cornwall, has a combined mineral resource estimate in both the Upper and Lower Mine areas, of approximately 3.1mt of indicated and inferred resources at an average grade of 1.6% tin. Approximately 60% of the South Crofty Resource is classed as indicated and although its grade is higher than that at Redmoor, we consider that the purchase of 50% of the Redmoor project for an effective price of around £39/tonne of contained inferred tin equivalent in the resource compares favourably with the £115/t of contained tin in the indicated and inferred resources implied by the current market valuation of Strongbow. Our analysis of previous comments from the company (published in September 2018 - before the recent upgrade) indicated that, on a conceptual basis that at a tin price of US$22,000/ tonne and a tungsten price of US$330/metric tonne unit a resource tonnage closer to 10mt would be required for a viable project offering adequate returns. The February 2019 update, even though only delineating an inferred resource, makes an important step towards addressing this issue. The new estimate confirmed “the continuity of the Sheeted Vein System ("SVS"), which hosts the high-grade zones, over a strike length exceeding 1,000m and for some 650m down dip” implying that additional work could further extend the scale of the deposit although we speculate that the company might wish to deploy at least a part of any future drilling programme to upgrade at least a some of the inferred resource to the indicated level required to support formal prefeasibility assessment under the JORC Code. Commenting on the agreement to move to full ownership of the Redmoor project, Managing Director, John Peters, expressed delight that “this opportunity has arisen to acquire total control of the project” and he went on to say that the company “looks forward to the next phase of development … … such development will further demonstrate the potential size and scope of the project and its position in a global context”. The company points out that its Chairman, Alan Broome, who also serves in a similar role at New Age Exploration, “after making the Board of Strategic Minerals aware of the Redmoor opportunity … recused himself from any further dealings with the Acquisition including any voting at Board level in both the Company and NAE.” Conclusion: The consolidation of the Redmoor project under the sole ownership of Strategic Minerals should simplify the future development of the project. We consider the price paid compares well with the current market value applied to the mineral resource s at the South Crofty mine, also in Cornwall. *SP Angel act as Nomad and broker to Strategic Minerals
Strategic Minerals Plc (SML.L) Announced that it has entered into arrangements with New Age Exploration Limited to acquire its entire 50% shareholding in Cornwall Resources Limited, for a capped purchase price of £2.66 million. The acquisition is subject to approval by NAE shareholders at a general meeting and upon completion of the acquisition, CRL will be 100% owned by the company.
Strategic Minerals plc, a producing mineral company actively developing projects prospective for battery materials, is pleased to announce that it has entered into arrangements with New Age Exploration Limited to acquire its entire 50% shareholding in Cornwall Resources Limited, the joint venture vehicle developing the Redmoor Tin/Tungsten project...
Strategic Minerals plc, a producing mineral company actively developing projects prospective for battery materials, has been informed that Yvonne Harrison, wife of Jeffrey Harrison, Non-Executive Director of the Company, today acquired a total of 812,500 ordinary shares of 0.1 pence each in the Company at a price of 1.6 pence per share..

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Strategic Minerals plc is a UK registered resources company focused on the development and supply of iron ore - in particular magnetite - to the world's industrial markets.

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