Metal Tiger plc
(“Metal Tiger” or the “Company”)
Sandfire Resources Update
Metal Tiger plc (AIM:MTR), the London Stock Exchange AIM listed investor in natural resource opportunities, is pleased to provide an update in relation to its investment in Sandfire Resources (“Sandfire”), which also relates to the Company’s uncapped (with no buyout provision) 2% Net Smelter Royalty, which it holds over circa 8,000km2 of prospective ground, held by Tshukudu Exploration (the “Royalty”).
Metal Tiger holds 6,646,990 shares in Sandfire representing approximately 3.64% of Sandfire’s issued share capital. As announced on 17 December 2019, 1,675,125 of the Sandfire shares the Company holds are subject to an equity derivative collar financing arrangement with a global investment bank.
Sandfire has today released the following update in relation to exploration work at Tshukudu:
The Company notes that in respect of the A4 discovery, located 8km away from the T3 project, and over which Metal Tiger has the Royalty, Sandfire provided the following highlight drill results:
MO-A4-035D: 18m @ 5.2% Cu and 124g/t Ag from 77m down-hole (uncut), or
18m @ 3.9% Cu and 124g/t Ag from 77m down-hole (15% top-cut); and
4.4m @ 1.2% Cu and 26g/t Ag from 98m down-hole; and
6.6m @ 1.5% Cu and 39g/t Ag from 112.5m down-hole (15% top-cut).
MO-A4-036D: 21.5m @ 2.4% Cu and 46g/t Ag from 67m down-hole; and
10m @ 0.9% Cu and 20g/t Ag from 102m down-hole; and
3m @ 2.3% Cu and 25g/t Ag from 133m down-hole.
MO-A4-039D: 24m @ 2.1% Cu and 51g/t Ag from 86.6m down-hole; including:
8.1m @ 5.2% Cu and 123g/t Ag from 93m down-hole; and
5m @ 1.0% Cu and 24g/t Ag from 142m down-hole; and
1.8m @ 1.6% Cu and 24g/t Ag from 262m down-hole.
MO-A4-040D: 21m @ 1.1% Cu and 18g/t Ag from 102m down-hole; and
9m@ 2.0% Cu and 33g/t Ag from 172m down-hole.
MO-A4-043D: 18m @ 2.0% Cu & 38g/t Ag from 105m down-hole; and
6.5m @ 2.1% Cu & 35g/t Ag from 174m down-hole; and
5m @1.7% Cu & 31g/t Ag from 245m down-hole.
MO-A4-046D: 29.2m @ 1.0% Cu and 18g/t Ag from 70.8m down-hole; and
7.8m @ 2.0% Cu and 43g/t Ag from 110m down-hole; and
12m @ 1.1% Cu and 21g/t Ag from 123m down-hole.
The Company is pleased to note that resource drilling is being undertaken by Sandfire at the A4 discovery on a 50m by 50m drill pattern, with good continuity interpreted along strike based on the assays received to date. As set out in the Company’s announcement of 2 April 2020 in respect of the Company’s investment in Kalahari Metals Limited, there are currently restrictions in place in Botswana due to the Covid-19 pandemic, however, Sandfire has today confirmed that drilling at the A4 discovery is planned to resume once government restrictions have been lifted. The Company is also pleased to note that Airborne Electromagnetic (AEM) data for both the T3 and A4 doubly-plunging anticlines (“domes”) has been re-processed and re-interpreted by Sandfire, resulting in the identification of several new high-priority structural targets for drilling.
Michael McNeilly, Chief Executive Officer of Metal Tiger plc, commented:
“Sandfire’s A4 drilling results from Tshukudu are very encouraging and we look forward to drilling resuming in Botswana, both for Sandfire and Kalahari Metals. Kalahari Metals, in which Metal Tiger has a 62.2% interest, has tenements located near T3 and A4 and we believe to be in the right stratigraphy. We note Sandfire is working towards a maiden resource for A4 and, should this be delivered, as well as the results of wider exploration drilling by Sandfire, particularly over tenements which are subject to our Royalty, this would likely have a material impact on the valuation of the Royalty. When looking at the T3 resource and development profile we are very excited about the potential of A4.”
Sandfire has also today released the following updates (links to the announcements below):
- March 2020 Quarterly Report
- March 2020 Quarterly Report Presentation
- DeGrussa Ore Reserve and Mineral Resource Update
For further information on the Company, visit: www.metaltigerplc.com:
|Michael McNeilly||(Chief Executive Officer)||Tel: +44 (0)20 7099 0738|
|Mark Potter||(Chief Investment Officer)|
|Strand Hanson Limited (Nominated Adviser)||Tel +44 (0)20 7409 3494|
|Arden Partners plc (Broker)||Tel: +44 (0)20 7614 5900|
|Camarco (Financial PR)||Tel: +44 (0)20 3757 4980|
Notes to Editors:
Metal Tiger plc is admitted to the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange AIM Market ("AIM") with the trading code MTR and invests in high potential mineral projects with a base, precious and strategic metals focus.
The Company's target is to deliver a high return for shareholders by investing in significantly undervalued and/or high potential opportunities in the mineral exploration and development sector. Metal Tiger has two investment divisions: Direct Equities and Direct Projects.
The Direct Equities Division invests in undervalued natural resource companies. The majority of its investments are listed on AIM, the TSX and the ASX, which includes its 3.64% interest in Sandfire Resources NL (ASX: SFR). The Company also considers selective opportunities to invest in private natural resource companies, typically where there is an identifiable path to IPO. Through the trading of equities and warrants, Metal Tiger seeks to generate cash for investment in the Direct Projects Division.
The Direct Projects Division is focused on the development of its key project interests in Botswana, where Metal Tiger has a growing interest in the large and highly prospective Kalahari copper/silver belt through its interest in Kalahari Metals Limited.
The Company actively assesses new investment opportunities on an on-going basis and has access to a diverse pipeline of new opportunities in the natural resources and mining sectors. For pipeline opportunities deemed sufficiently attractive, Metal Tiger may invest in the project or entity by buying publicly listed shares, by financing privately and/or by entering into a joint venture.