Strategic Minerals* (SML LN) 1.35p, Mkt Cap £19.8m – Settlement of acquisition • Strategic Minerals reports that it has now settled the acquisition of New Age Exploration’s (NAE) 50% holding in Cornwall Resources which holds the Redmoor tin/tungsten project in Cornwall. • Strategic Minerals has made an initial A$290,000 payment, which takes total cash paid to date to A$300,000, and agreed to make three further cash payments each of A$300,000 quarterly “before 31 October 2019, 31 January 2020 and 30 April 2020. The balance is then to be paid on or before26 June 2020.” • Interest on the balance of the outstanding A$2.7m is charged at “5%pa calculated on a daily balance basis, payable at the end of each calendar quarter”. • Commenting on the revised acquisition arrangements for Cornwall Resources and the Redmoor project which he said would enable the company to build on “this potentially world class mining opportunity over the coming years”, Managing Director, John Peters, explained that “The provision of a vendor loan has assisted the Company in managing its cash flow while ensuring that any future arrangements can be planned with the knowledge that the Company has total control of Cornwall Resources Limited.” • In our opinion, consolidating full ownership of Cornwall Resources should benefit the project through a simpler management structure while the revised schedule of payments to NAE should more closely match the expected addition of a second source of cash generation from Strategic Minerals’ Leigh Creek copper project in South Australia, where, following initial sales of copper cement which were announced in May, full production is scheduled for commencement in late 2019 / early in 2020. Conclusion: The revised payment schedule for the acquisition of NAE’s 50% interest in Cornwall Resources should simplify the future exploration management of the Redmoor tin/tungsten project and assist Strategic Minerals in matching the staged payments to NAE with the expected build up of copper production from its Leigh Creek operation in South Australia. *SP Angel act as Nomad and Broker to Strategic Minerals
Strategic Minerals Limited (SML.L) Announced that further to the announcement dated 27 June 2019, it has settled the acquisition of New Age Exploration Limited's (NAE) 50.0% holding in Cornwall Resources Limited (CRL). The company has settled the acquisition of NAE's 50.0% holding in CRL on the basis that, in lieu of the original structured cash components, the company made an initial A$290,000 payment, taking total cash paid to A$300,000 and agreeing an 11 month payment schedule for the balance of A$2,700,000.
Strategic Minerals (SML) 1.32p £20.55m Strategic Minerals, a producing mineral company actively developing projects prospective for battery materials, notified the market that, further to the announcement dated 27 June 2019, it has settled the acquisition of New Age Exploration Limited's ("NAE") 50% holding in Cornwall Resources Limited ("CRL"). SML has settled the acquisition of NAE's 50% holding in CRL on the basis that, in lieu of the original structured cash components, SML made an initial A$0.29m payment, taking total cash paid to A$0.3m and agreeing an 11 month payment schedule for the balance of A$2.7m. Payments of A$0.3m are to made quarterly before 31 Oct 2019, 31 Jan 2020 and 30 Apr 2020. The balance is then to be paid on or before 26 Jun 2020. The interest rate on the balance of A$2.7m is 5% pa, calculated on a daily balance basis, payable at the end of each calendar quarter to allow for early repayment. SML has provided NAE with a charge over the Company's shares in CRL, a debenture charge over CRL's property and, in the event of default, NAE has the option to convert any outstanding balances to SML shares at 90% of the VWAP for SML shares in the 10 trading days prior to the issue of the conversion notice. Acquisition is completed upon the registration of charges.
·SML has settled the acquisition of NAE's 50% holding in CRL on the basis that, in lieu of the original structured cash components, SML made an initial A $290,000 payment, taking total cash paid to A $300,000 and agreeing an 11 month payment schedule for the balance of A $2,700,000.. ·Payments of A $300,000 are to made quarterly before 31 October 2019, 31 January 2020...
Strategic Minerals* (SML LN) 1.4p, Mkt Cap £20.5m – Cobre sales and update • Strategic Minerals has reported its quarterly sales for its Cobre magnetite operations in New Mexico for the three months ending 30th June 2019. • The operation sold 8,139t of magnetite material (2018 – 11,694t) bringing the total for the year to date to 17,611t (2018 – 33,279). • Sales revenue of US$841,000 during the quarter includes “the recognition of US$375,000 of payments from the major Cobre client now forfeited”. • The company points out that the “Major Cobre client continues to express intention to pay with legal proceedings expected to commence soon should payment not be forthcoming … ” …the Board is confident that a satisfactory resolution can be reached with the major client at Cobre”. • Strategic Minerals also explains that the Cobre operations continue to be profitable, despite the issues with its main client saying that “profits and cash were again generated by SMG's Cobre operations”. • The cash generated by Cobre, taken with the group’s existing cash resources amounted to US$319,225 at 30th June, and since then the company has received a further £820,000 received from the equity raising earlier this month. • In other areas pf the company’s business, Strategic Minerals reports that it has invested over US$1m during the quarter, including in excess of US$0.9m on the re-opening of the Leigh Creek copper operation in South Australia where initial production and sales of copper cement concentrate was reported in May. • Commenting on the quarter, which he described as “a busy and productive period for SML”, Managing Director, John Peters, underlined that, despite the events with the major customer at Cobre, Strategic Minerals remains “focussed on developing the Company's broad multi-mineral portfolio and steering SML towards its goal of commencing a second, major income stream, expected in Q1 2020.” Conclusion: Strategic Minerals continues to press ahead with the development of Leigh Creek despite a slow down in sales at Cobre where, despite confidence of a satisfactory outcome to discussions with its main customer, the company is preparing its legal position in the event that the issues cannot be resolved without recourse to litigation. *SP Angel act as Nomad and Broker to Strategic Minerals
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 30 June 2019 and to inform the market of cash available at the end of the quarter..
Strategic Minerals* (SML LN) 1.575p, Mkt Cap £23.1m – Revised terms agreed with New Age Exploration • Strategic Minerals has announced that it has “reached an in-principle agreement with New Age Exploration Limited (“NAE”) on varying the terms of acquisition of its 50% holding in Cornwall Resources” which holds the Redmoor tin/tungsten project in Cornwall. • The final revised terms are expected to be established shortly. • Commenting on the in-principle agreement, Managing Director, John Peters, confirmed that ““The settlement arrangements for the acquisition of the remaining 50% of Cornwall Resources Limited, holder of the Redmoor Tin and Tungsten project, have been renegotiated in light of changes to the Company’s expected cash flows and we look forward to closing shortly.” Conclusion: Earlier this month the company reported a delay to the expected receipt of funds from the main customer of its Cobre magnetite tailings operation in New Mexico which we speculate is a significant factor in the need to re-set the timing of the Cornwall Resources transaction. We look forward to news of the revised terms when they become available to the market. *SP Angel act as Nomad and Broker to Strategic Minerals
RNS Number: 4092 D Strategic Minerals PLC 28 June 2019 28 June 2019. It has an operation in the United States of America and development projects in the UK and Australia. In September 2011, Strategic Minerals acquired the Cobre magnetite tailings dam project in New Mexico, USA, a cash-generating asset, which it brought into production in 2012 and which continues...
RNS Number: 6667 D Strategic Minerals PLC 27 June 2019 Market Abuse Regulation Disclosure. It has an operation in the United States of America and Australia along with development projects in the UK and Australia. In September 2011, Strategic Minerals acquired the distribution rights to the Cobre magnetite tailings dam project in New Mexico, USA, a...
Strategic Minerals* (SML LN) 1.65p, Mkt Cap £23.2m – £890,000 fund raising. • Strategic Minerals has announced that it has raised £890,000 via the placing of approximately 63.6m shares at a price of 1.4p/share • The new shares represent approximately 4.3% of the enlarged share capital of the company. • The placing was supported by the company’s largest shareholder, the Manners family as well as three of the directors (Messrs. Peters, Wale and Harrison) who now collectively own approximately 7.5% of the company, and “two employees and a consultant”. • The company explains that the “proceeds of the Placing are primarily intended to partially fund the settlement of the CRL transaction , which the Company intends settling on 27th June, albeit with alternate funding arrangements currently being finalised”. • Proceeds will also “be used to provide working capital for the Leigh Creek Copper Mine project, which is expected to deliver significant cashflow following the full restart of production, expected in the first quarter of 2020.” • Strategic Minerals also comments that “payment of US$4,065,000, owed to the Company by the major Cobre client, is imminent and could be received at any time”. This payment had originally been expected to be received earlier in June. • Chairman, Alan Broome, explained that “This modest placing has been undertaken as we await the anticipated receipt of over US$4 million from the Cobre client. SML appreciates the continued backing of our largest shareholder, as well as from another large, existing investor. The remaining participants in the Placing consisted of the Board and the wider SML team”. • Mr. Broome also said that “We remain in close contact with our Cobre client and believe payment may occur at any time. However, we are carefully preparing to progress a claim for substantial potential lost profits, should payment not be forthcoming in the near future”. Conclusion: The additional capital should ease the funding of the acquisition of New Age Exploration’s share of the Redmoor project pending receipt of additional funds from Cobre’s client which are still expected imminently. We are encouraged that the company’s largest shareholder and its management team are supporting the funding. *SP Angel act as Nomad and Broker to Strategic Minerals
RNS Number: 2608 D Strategic Minerals PLC 25 June 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...
It has an operation in the United States of America and Australia along with development projects in the UK and Australia. In September 2011, Strategic Minerals acquired the distribution rights to the Cobre magnetite tailings dam project in New Mexico, USA, a cash-generating asset, which it brought into production in 2012 and which continues to provide a...
Strategic Minerals* (SML LN) 1.65p, Mkt Cap £23m – AGM, presentation and shareholder evening at Rutland Arms next Tuesday • Strategic Minerals is hosting its AGM, company presentation and shareholder evening at the Rutland Arms in Hammersmith, London next Tuesday 18th June. • Hrett Grist and James Blight of Cornwall Resources Limited will be presenting on progress at the Redmoor tin, tungsten, copper project in Cornwall. • The company is also developing the Leigh Creek copper project in Australia from which the company recently sold five tonnes of copper cement as part of the ramp up of the Mountain of Light plant. • Plans to re-establish full production by late 2019, when achieved, will provide Strategic Minerals with a second cash generating asset and reduce its reliance on Cobre. Conclusion: The evening is worth attending for shareholders. Food is good too. *SP Angel act as Nomad and Broker to Strategic Minerals
Strategic Minerals* (SML LN) 1.675p, Mkt Cap £23.5m – Delay to receipt of funds at Cobre • Strategic Minerals reports that the previously reported payment of just over US$4m expected from its major client at the Cobre magnetite tailings operation in New Mexico has not yet been received. • Although “The client has been keeping the Company informed of procedural delays to its funding lines and continues to indicate that payment is imminent. However, despite the client's assurances, the Company considers that it is in the best interests of shareholders to prepare a claim for service on the client, which is likely to seek damages in excess of the amounts due”. • Commenting on these developments, Managing Director, John Peters, explained that although Strategic Minerals “is hopeful that a non-litigious solution can be reached with the major Cobre client … the board has agreed to prepare a claim in relation to potential lost profits associated with the balance of sales due under the contract. It is expected that this claim will be served shortly …”. • Strategic Minerals recently announced that its own payment plans to acquire the outstanding 50% interest in the Redmoor project in Cornwall which it does not currently own had been rescheduled “to allow for the expected receipt of the funds from Cobre's major client” and we speculate that the delays to the receipt of these funds may well have prompted the company to adopt this firmer line with the customer in New Mexico. • Strategic Minerals is also working to bring the Leigh Creek copper operation in South Australia back into production and recently reported initial sales of copper cement product from the Mountain of Light plant. Plans to re-establish full production by late 2019, when achieved, will provide Strategic Minerals with a second cash generating asset and reduce its reliance on Cobre. Conclusion: The company’s 31st December 2018 balance sheet shows cash of US$1.84m and although the delays to the payments from Cobre’s client may impact the timing of Strategic Minerals’ work at its other projects at Leigh Creek and Redmoor; we note the company’s optimism that “a non-litigious solution can be reached” *SP Angel act as Nomad and Broker to Strategic Minerals
Strategic Minerals Plc (SML.L) Announced that the payments of just over $4 million, to be made by the major client at Cobre by 7 June 2019, have not yet been received. The client has been keeping the company informed of procedural delays to its funding lines and continues to indicate that payment is imminent. However, despite the client's assurances, the company considers that it is in the best interests of shareholders to prepare a claim for service on the client, which is likely to seek damages in excess of the amounts due.
RNS Number: 5973 B Strategic Minerals PLC 10 June 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) 1.75p, Mkt Cap £24.6m – Rescheduling of acquisition payments to New Age Exploration • Strategic Minerals reports that it has reached a formal agreement with New Age Exploration (NAE) “to defer the initial payment date for the acquisition of NAE’s 50% shareholding in Cornwall Resources Limited (“CRL”) from 30 May 2019 to 27 June 2019.” • The company explains that “The deferral is to allow for the expected receipt of the funds from Cobre's major client, referred to in the Company's announcement on 24 May 2019. All other terms remain unchanged except that, in consideration for NAE agreeing to these arrangements, SML has agreed to pay NAE a postponement fee of A$10,000.” • Thanking NAE for its cooperation which he described as reflecting “the close relationship developed over the past few years”, Managing Director, John Peters said that “The deferral of the settlement date for the acquisition of the balance of CRL shares allows the Company to match expected cash flows within the SML group”. • Strategic Minerals’ acquisition of NAE’s share in Cornwall Resources gives it 100% ownership of the Redmoor tin/tungsten project in Cornwall where the scoping study published earlier this month outlines a potential 600tpd underground mine with a ten year mine life. Capital costs estimated at US$89m are expected to generate an NPV8% of US$94m and IRR of 19.4% using prices of US$22,000/tonne for tin, US$330/mtu for tungsten trioxide and US$3.18/lb for copper. • At this stage, the Redmoor mineral resource estimate is still at the inferred level indicating that additional drilling will be required to both upgrade and possibly to further extend the resource to facilitate more detailed mine-planning and assessment. Conclusion: The readjustment of the timing of payments to NAE for its holding in Cornwall Resources helps match the outgoing A$5m with the expected imminent receipt of over US$4m from the principal client of Strategic Minerals’ Cobre magnetite tailings operation in New Mexico. *SP Angel act as Nomad and broker to Strategic Minerals
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