Riva Resources gears up to drill for cobalt at Tabac
() is set to increase news flow as drilling prepares to establish confidence around the potential existence of a large cobalt gold system within the wholly-owned Tabac Cobalt–Gold Project located in Western Australia.
Historical drilling results from the 1980's highlight the existence of cobalt, and included: 80 metres at 0.77% cobalt from 170 metres; and 30 metres at 0.3% cobalt from 358 metres.
Drilling is expected to commence in the week beginning April 10, 2017.
Importance of cobalt
Cobalt is a specialty metal used in rechargeable batteries, specifically in the cathode – its properties allow it to store power for longer.
Due to its potential widespread use in smartphones and the lithium-ion batteries used in Tesla Inc () vehicles, prices have been rapidly rising.
The cobalt price has more than doubled since the end of August 2016 to trade over $US50,000 per tonne recently.
With demand for the metal surging due to major car makers moving into electric and hybrid vehicles, analysts are questioning where the supply will come from.
Should the historical results be repeated or confirmed during the drilling program, the Tabac project has the potential to be globally significant.
Drill results will be highly anticipated by the market, especially given the growing significance of cobalt. Riva Resources to grow confidence of cobalt potential
() is planning drilling to establish confidence around the potential existence of a large cobalt gold system within the Tabac Cobalt–Gold Project located in Western Australia.
Should the historical drilling results be repeated or confirmed during the drilling program scheduled for later this month, the Tabac project has the potential to be globally significant.
10 holes were drilled between 1982 and 1984 with two holes intersecting:
- 80 metres at 0.77% cobalt from 170 metres including 10 metres at 1.47% cobalt and 40 metres at 0.73 g/t gold from 210 metres; and
- 30 metres at 0.3% cobalt from 358 metres including 10 metres at 0.86 g/t gold.
The approach taken by Riva displays the company’s careful and systematic approach to exploration, which is in the best interest of shareholders.
Drill results will be highly anticipated by the market, especially given the growing strategic significance of cobalt.
Riva Resources gains a new substantial shareholder
() has received a notice of initial substantial holder from New Age Group Co Limited.
The Hong Kong-based group holds circa 117 million shares for a 15.82% stake.
Last week Riva was granted a second exploration licence at the Tabac Cobalt–Gold Project, located in Western Australia.
Historical drilling results from Tabac include: PP011 80 metres at 0.77% cobalt and 30 metres at 0.3% cobalt.
The granted exploration licenses cover circa 110 square kilometres over the prospective Yerrida Basin.
Riva recently received commitments to raise A$2.2 million in an oversubscribed placement to fund exploration at Tabac. LeadFX Secures $2M in Funding From Majority Shareholder
TORONTO, Feb. 21, 2017
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TORONTO, Feb. 21, 2017 /CNW/ - LeadFX Inc. (the "Company" or "LeadFX") (TSX: LFX) announced today that it has received a $2 million unsecured, interest-free loan from Sentient Global Resource Fund IV, LP ("Sentient") to help meet its working capital needs.
Unsecured Promissory Note
Sentient has advanced LeadFX $2 million pursuant to an unsecured, interest-free, promissory note (the "Note"), repayable on June 30, 2017 and on the same terms as the prior promissory notes issued by the Company to Sentient. The interest-free advance by Sentient will enable the Paroo Station Mine ("Paroo Station") to remain in a restart-ready state while the Company works through an appropriate financing solution.
Rob Scargill, President and CEO said, "We have made significant progress in the past several months with the positive changes to Paroo Station's key operating conditions and we continue to build on that positive momentum. The additional $2M Note from our supportive majority shareholder provides a significant boost to the Company's working capital position and affords additional time to develop a restart strategy that meets the needs of all our stakeholders."
LeadFX is a Canadian-based mining company focused on the development of lead-silver projects located in stable jurisdictions. Our current portfolio includes a restart-ready lead operation in Western Australia and exploration and development projects in Alaska and Utah, USA. The Company continues to seek opportunities at its new properties in North America to underpin future cash flow and growth. LeadFX trades under the symbol "LFX" on the Toronto Stock Exchange.
This news release may contain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities laws. Examples of forward-looking information in this news release includes but is not limited to statements and information concerning the closing of the loan with Sentient, receipt of necessary approvals for the issuance of the Note, the intended use of proceeds of the Note, the timing for a decision on restart of the Mine, a potential restart of the Mine, the period of time to ramp-up operations at the Mine following any restart decision, the ability to secure restart financing and future LME lead price outlook. Forward-looking statements are often, but not always, identified by the use of words such as ''seek'', ''anticipate'', ''contemplate'', ''target'', ''believe'', ''plan'', ''estimate'', ''expect'', and ''intend'' and statements that an event or result ''may'', ''will'', ''can'', ''should'', ''could'' or ''might'' occur or be achieved and other similar expressions. Forward-looking information by its nature requires assumptions and involves known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking information, and readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such information. These statements are based upon certain reasonable factors, assumptions and analyses made by management in light of its experience and perception of historical trends, current conditions and expected future developments, as well as other factors management believes are appropriate in the circumstances. However, whether actual results and developments will conform with management's expectations is subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including, uneconomic LME lead prices, treatment charges and/or exchange rates; the inability to meet or refinance our commitments to our current lenders; the inability to meet ongoing costs of care and maintenance and other working capital requirements; the inability to secure restart financing; lack of sufficient demand for our lead carbonate concentrate by an offtake party or other customers; and the inability to secure employees and contractors in a timely manner for a restart. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should assumptions underlying the forward-looking information prove incorrect, actual results, performance or achievement may vary materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking information contained in this news release. These risk factors should be carefully considered and readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking information, which is current only as of the date of this news release. All subsequent forward-looking information attributable to LeadFX herein is expressly qualified in its entirety by the cautionary statements contained in or referred to herein. LeadFX does not undertake any obligation to release publicly any revisions to this forward-looking information to reflect events or circumstances that occur after the date of this news release or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events, except as may be required under applicable securities laws.
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