Wallbridge Mining Company (TSX:WM) is an established Canadian-based company whose mission is to explore for and develop nickel, copper and platinum group element ("PGE") deposits. Its primary focus is on its large portfolio of properties in the under-explored footwall rocks of the prolific Sudbury Mining Camp, Ontario. Wallbridge's Sudbury area properties include joint ventures with Lonmin Plc, Impala Platinum Holdings and Xstrata Nickel as well as with a number of junior mineral exploration companies. In June 2007, global platinum producer Lonmin Plc acquired 10,800,000 common shares of Wallbridge representing approximately 14% of the then issued and outstanding shares.
Wallbridge recently spun out a new company, Miocene Metals Limited, which was created to acquire all of Wallbridge's BC porphyry copper-gold-molybdenum (Cu-Au-Mo) properties in a transaction modelled after the successful spin-out of its Minnesota copper-nickel-PGE properties into Duluth Metals Limited (TSX:DM). The BC property portfolio includes Wallbridge's Rogers Creek Cu-Au-Mo property plus six other recently acquired properties in Southwestern BC over a newly recognized belt of Miocene-age intrusive rocks which are highly prospective for Cu-Au-Mo mineralization, The properties range from grassroots stage, with known mineral showings, to properties that are almost drill-ready and have returned economic chip and grab sample values and drill intersections over widths of 10's of metres.
Wallbridge Mining is focused on the exploration and development of nickel-copper-platinum group element ("PGE") mineralization within the Sudbury area, one of the world's most productive mining camps. Historic production from Sudbury is in excess of 20 billion pounds of copper, 20 billion pounds of nickel and an estimated 20 to 30 million ounces of platinum group metals. The area continues to show excellent potential for future deposits as new discoveries are constantly being made in previously unexplored areas of the camp. Wallbridge holds the third largest land position in the Sudbury mining camp with properties at various stages ranging from grass roots to advanced exploration and scoping stage.
Wallbridge has 41 properties covering more than 660 km2 in the favourable Sudbury Basin footwall rocks. These properties host favourable geology, yet have never been extensively explored. Footwall rocks of the Sudbury Igneous Complex are important as they contain the majority of copper-gold-PGE deposits found in this mining camp.
Wallbridge's Sudbury Camp Joint Venture "SCJV" with Lonmin Plc continues with an aggressive exploration program. Seven properties covering approximately 220 square kilometres around the Sudbury Basin were explored in 2009 under Wallbridge's Sudbury Camp Joint Venture ("SCJV") with Lonmin Plc. Under the terms of the joint venture, Lonmin can earn a 50% interest in any property at the point at which an Indicated Resource is established on that property with the option to earn an additional 15% interest by funding work through completion of a feasibility study and securing the Wallbridge portion of financing through to commercial production.
Wallbridge continues with it's joint venture agreement with Impala Platinum Holdings, the world's second largest primary platinum producer, on its Parkin Offset Dyke properties.The Impala Parkin Joint Venture properties include 2,150 hectares of strike length along the Parkin Offset Dyke. The dyke hosts the Parkin Resource (43-101 Indicated Resources of 290,928 tons @ 0.70% Cu, 0.65% Ni, 0.03% Co, 0.62 g/t Pt, 0.80 g/t Pd, 0.23 g/t Au and 6.3 g/t Ag; (A. Soever of Watts, Griffis and McOuat, 2002), the Milnet Mine, an historic producer of a reported 157,130 tons @ 1.54% Ni, 1.49% Cu, 2.25 g/t Pt,2.98 g/t Pd and 0.33 g/t Au) and the high-grade Brady showing,which channel sampled 1.2% Cu, 0.6% Ni, 9.2 g/t Pt, 4.3 g/t Pd and 1.5 g/t Au over 2.7 metres. The Parkin Impala Joint Venture was signed in 2008 with Impala Platinum Holdings, the world's second largest primary platinum producer. The Parkin Offset Dyke Joint Venture properties include Wallbridge's 100% owned Milnet Mine property, Wallbridge's Parkin Xstrata property, which is 98.5% owned by Wallbridge,and the Champion Bear Parkin Joint Venture property. Under terms of the joint venture, Impala will spend $5 million over three years to earn a 50% interest in the properties with Impala having the option to increase its interest to 65% by funding a Feasibility Study and securing Wallbridge's portion of the development funding through to commercial production on a project loan basis.
|Share Structure (as of Sat Mar 31, 2012) |
|Toronto Stock Exchange ( TSX ) ||Symbol: WM |
|Frankfurt Stock Exchange (FWB) ||Symbol: WC7 |
|Shares Issued and Outstanding: ||153,937,549 |
|Options: ||15,374,980 |
|Warrants: ||9,516,726 |
|Finders compensation options ||352,533 |
|Finders compensation option warrants (exercisable upon exercise of compensation options) ||176,266 |
|Fully Diluted, March 31, 2012 ||179,358,055 |
|Closing price of WM, March 30, 2012 ||$0.195 |
|June 19, 2012 ||Wallbridge Mining Announces Updated Mineral Resource for Broken Hammer |
|June 14, 2012 ||Wallbridge Mining Announces Final Broken Hammer Bulk Sample Results |
|June 14, 2012 ||Wallbridge Announces Agreement with Miocene Metals on Funding for Miocene's Summer Program |
|May 29, 2012 ||Wallbridge Mining Announces Drilling Underway on Impala Platinum Parkin Offset Joint Venture, Sudbury |
|April 26, 2012 ||Wallbridge Mining Reports on AGM and Organizational Changes |
|April 05, 2012 ||Wallbridge Mining Announces Impala Platinum Vesting Decision on the Parkin Offset Joint Venture |
|April 03, 2012 ||Wallbridge Mining to Establish New Joint Venture with Platinum Producer Lonmin Plc |
|April 02, 2012 ||Wallbridge Mining Announces Closing of Private Placement |
|March 29, 2012 ||Wallbridge Mining Receives partial payment for Broken Hammer Bulk Sample |
|March 07, 2012 ||Wallbridge Mining Initiates Geophysics on its Booth River Nickel, Copper and PGE Project, Nunavut |
|March 02, 2012 ||Wallbridge Mining Provides Update on Winter Exploration Activities |
|January 17, 2012 ||Lonmin Plc Makes Private Placement in Wallbridge Mining |
|January 05, 2012 ||Wallbridge Mining Highlights Plans for 2012 |
|November 30, 2011 ||Wallbridge Mining Expands Broken Hammer Zone |
|November 22, 2011 ||Wallbridge Mining Announces the Results of the Broken Hammer Bulk Sample |
|November 16, 2011 ||Wallbridge Mining Acquires Booth River Nickel-Copper-PGE Property in Nunavut |
|October 18, 2011 ||Wallbridge Mining Commissions the Broken Hammer Feasibility Study |
|October 14, 2011 ||Wallbridge Mining Intersects 4.11% Nickel and 4.32 grams TPMs in Milnet 1500 Zone in Sudbury |
|September 21, 2011 ||Wallbridge Advances Pipeline of Copper, Nickel, Platinum and Palladium Projects in Sudbury |
|August 29, 2011 ||Wallbridge Mining Builds Management Team for Future Growth |
|August 26, 2011 ||Wallbridge Mining Announces Miocene Exercise of Buy Back Option |
|August 08, 2011 ||Wallbridge Mining's Spin-Out Miocene Metals Completes Initial Public Offering |
|August 04, 2011 ||Wallbridge Mining to be featured on CEO Clips on The Documentary Channel |
|July 21, 2011 ||Wallbridge Mining Sells 950,000 shares of Duluth Metals to Raise $2.53 million |
|July 21, 2011 ||Wallbridge Mining Announces $1.6M, 5,000m Drill Program with Implala Platinum on Parkin Offset Joint Venture Properties |
June 02, 2011
Wallbridge Mining Announces Closing of Private Placement http://www.wallbridgemining.com/s/NewsReleases.asp?ReportID=460403&_Type=News-Releases&_Title=Wallbridge-Mining-Announces-Closing-of-Private-Placement
June 28, 2011 Wallbridge Mining Completes Delivery of Broken Hammer Bulk Sample to Strathcona Mill http://www.wallbridgemining.com/s/NewsReleases.asp?ReportID=464490&_Type=News-Releases&_Title=Wallbridge-Mining-Completes-Delivery-of-Broken-Hammer-Bulk-Sample-to-Strath...
June 20, 2011 Miocene Metals Announces Start of 2011 Exploration Program http://www.wallbridgemining.com/s/NewsReleases.asp?ReportID=463265&_Type=News-Releases&_Title=Miocene-Metals-Announces-Start-of-2011-Exploration-Program
June 10, 2011 Wallbridge Mining Announces Closing of Private Placement http://www.wallbridgemining.com/s/NewsReleases.asp?ReportID=461947&_Type=News-Releases&_Title=Wallbridge-Mining-Announces-Closing-of-Private-Placement
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Share Structure as of March 31, 2011