Cadence Minerals investee Macarthur Minerals acquires 50% interest in Yarram Iron Ore Project

Iron Ore

Cadence Minerals plc (LON:KDNC) has noted that Macarthur Minerals Joint Venture Partner, Fe Limited has announced that it has entered into a binding Heads of Agreement to acquire a 50% interest in the Yarram Iron Ore Project in the Northern Territory.

The consideration is A$1.5m in cash and shares with a further A$1.5m in cash and shares payable on achieving a JORC indicated resource milestone. FEL is to cover certain historical and future costs.  FEL will operate the Joint Venture and has a casting vote on the majority of key issues, with approval of other matters not to be unreasonably withheld.

Outstanding historical drill intercepts include:

·      108m @ 65.6% Fe, 2.3% SiO2, 1.8% Al2O3, 0.037% P from 18m in hole RJRC0119

·      65m @ 66.4% Fe, 2.0% SiO2, 1.5% Al2O3, 0.022% P from 13m in hole RJRC069 (hole finished in 65.9% Fe)

·      35m @ 62.9% Fe, 4.3% SiO2, 1.6% Al2O3, 0.045% P from 23m in hole RJRC0106

Yarram is located just over 100km by road from Darwin and is adjacent to the Browns Polymetallic project which is presently on care and maintenance. FEL is purchasing its interest from Gold Valley Iron and Manganese Pty Ltd which owns the iron ore rights over the Yarram area, which represents a portion of a mining licence (MLN 1163 and two exploration licences, ELR 125 and ELR 146).  The Mining licence is located on Freehold land. The underlying tenure is owned by an unrelated party, Northern Territory Resources Pty Ltd, owner of the Browns Polymetallic project.

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Macarthur President and Executive Chairman Cameron McCall commented: “We are excited by the news that Fe Limited is acquiring a 50% interest in the Yarram Iron Ore Project.  With the current robust iron ore market, FEL’s play for a mature iron ore asset like Yarram, which is located close to existing port and mining infrastructure, is a smart move. As Macarthur currently holds 26,666,667 Ordinary Shares in FEL (and pursuant to its Joint Venture Agreement with FEL, can earn a further $500,000 in cash or shares in FEL under the earn-in arrangements), the successful delivery of the Yarram Project by FEL and its joint venture partner, Gold Valley Iron and Manganese Pty Ltd, has the potential to form part of the continuing success story for Macarthur and its shareholders.  We wish FEL and its management team well in the pursuit of its objective to bring Yarram into production.”

Cadence Minerals Holding in Macarthur

Cadence holds approximately 2.2% of the issued equity interest in Macarthur, which is an Australian mining exploration company focused primarily on iron ore, nickel, lithium and gold in Western Australia. It also has a lithium project in Nevada, USA.

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