Metal Tiger plc
("Metal Tiger" or the "Company")
SPANISH UPDATE: NEW LICENCE APPLICATION OVER GOLD TARGET
Metal Tiger (LON: MTR), the natural resources investing company is pleased to provide an update regarding developments at the Logrosán Gold and Tungsten Joint Venture (JV) project in Extremadura, Spain.
- The Logrosán Gold and Tungsten JV has lodged an application for a new exploration licence, ‘San Cristóbal Sur’, immediately to the south and adjoining the current Zorita and San Cristóbal exploration licence areas.
- The San Cristóbal Sur application, registration number 10358-00, is lodged in the name of Logrosán Minera S.L., the Spanish JV company. It covers an area of 31.7km2 and is valid for all of the Group C Minerals including Au, Ag, Pb, Zn, Sn, W, Pt and Cu. The only exclusion being coal and radioactive minerals.
- The San Cristóbal Sur licence application has been lodged to secure the southerly extension of the ‘Logrosán South’ gold in soil anomaly announced on 18th August 2016.
- The new Logrosán South gold target area, identified by soil sampling and alteration mapping, is approximately 6km long and up to 950m wide, trending NE-SW from the south of the project’s Antonio Caño licence, through the San Cristóbal licence and into the San Cristóbal Sur application area.
- The Spanish field team will be back onsite 4th September, to recommence a programme of exploration work across the licence portfolio including both the Logrosán South and El Seranillio North (announced 5th April 2016) gold anomalies. Further updates will follow in due course.
Paul Johnson CEO of Metal Tiger said: “The San Cristóbal Sur exploration licence application secures the ground to the south of our current joint venture projects, for a negligible expenditure. This is important as the recent work completed by our JV partners has shown that a major gold anomaly trends towards the south-west outside of the granted permits. The award of the exclusive San Cristóbal Sur licence will allow further surface sampling and geophysics to determine the along strike extent of the Logrosán South gold anomaly and help to delimit a target area for subsequent sub-surface investigation.”
Location and Region
The Logrosán Gold and Tungsten Project is located in a geologically prospective, under-explored and mining friendly jurisdiction in west-central Spain within the province of Cáceres in the Extremadura autonomous region. The Project is served by a well-developed and maintained road network, with good power, water and telecommunications infrastructure and enjoys the full support of the regional and local government and administration.
There are three public listed exploration and pre-production development companies located within the surrounding region. The W Resources Plc La Parrilla tungsten mine is 43km south-west of the Project area; the Emerita Resources Corporation Las Morras Gold Project is 6km to the south; and the Berkeley Energia Gambuta uranium deposit is 40km north.
Background to the Logrosán Joint Venture
Metal Tiger entered into a Joint Venture with Logrosán Minerals Ltd (a Special Purpose Vehicle "SPV" company incorporated in the UK) on 13 March 2015.
Logrosán Minerals Limited is the joint venture operating company for the Logrosán Exploration Project. During the 18 months prior to the joint venture commencing, Metal Tiger's joint venture partner, Mineral Exploration Network (Finland) Ltd “MEN”, had carried out more than 40,000 soil samples, hundreds of pan-concentrate samples, covered thousands of linear kilometres with ground magnetic survey and assessed electro-magnetic tomography. The presence of Tungsten mineralisation had been confirmed by soil sampling, outcrop sampling, trenching and historical drill holes. Gold mineralisation had been indicated by pan-concentrate sampling which delineated three areas with anomalous gold.
Metal Tiger funded €500,000 in exploration work over the balance of 2015 and Q1 2016 in line with an agreed exploration programme that included up to 5,000 metres of drilling, to earn 50% of Logrosan Minerals Limited. The balancing holding in the SPV is held by MEN.
The Maria Licence was brought into the SPV on 31 May 2016. As part of this transaction Metal Tiger are to provide up to €500,000 over the balance of 2016 and first quarter of 2017 in exploration expenditure, with at least half the funds used to further explore Maria and the balance used to refine and build out the tungsten deposits and gold targets outlined during the 2015 Logrosán drilling programme.
The technical information contained in this disclosure has been read and approved by Mr Nick O'Reilly (MSc, DIC, MAusIMM, FGS), who is a qualified geologist who meets the criteria of a qualified person under the AIM Rules - Note for Mining and Oil & Gas Companies. Mr O'Reilly has visited the Logrosán and Maria Project Areas, and reviewed the technical information contained within this announcement. Mr O'Reilly is a consultant working for Mining Analyst Consulting Ltd which has been retained by Metal Tiger PLC to provide technical support.
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Notes to Editors:
Metal Tiger plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange AIM Market (“AIM”) with the trading code MTR and invests in high potential mineral projects with a precious and strategic metals focus.
The Company’s target is to deliver a very high return for shareholders by investing in significantly undervalued and/or high potential opportunities in the mineral exploration and development sector timed to coincide, where possible, with a cyclical recovery in the exploration and mining markets. The Company’s key strategic objective is to ensure the distribution to shareholders of major returns achieved from disposals.
Metal Tiger’s Metal Projects Division is focused on the development of its key project interests in Botswana, Spain and Thailand. In Botswana Metal Tiger has a growing interest in the large and highly prospective Kalahari copper/silver belt. In Spain Metal Tiger the Company has tungsten and gold interests in the highly mineralised Extremadura region. In Thailand Metal Tiger has expanding interests over licences, applications and critical historical data covering antimony, copper, gold, silver, lead and zinc opportunities.
The Company has access to a diverse pipeline of new opportunities focused on the natural resource sector including physical resource projects, new natural resource centred technologies and resource sector related fintech opportunities. Pipeline projects deemed commercially viable may be undertaken by Metal Tiger or by an ISDX or AIM partner with whom the Company is engaged.
Metal Tiger also has an Asset Trading Division that holds various financial instruments for trading purposes including equities, warrants and royalty income. The aim of the division is to generate profits to reinvest into the Company’s project based activities.