Antler Gold Inc. (TSXV: ANTL) (“Antler” or the “Firm“) is happy to announce that Antler and its subsidiary Antler Exploration Zambia Restricted (“Antler Exploration”) have entered into an choice settlement (the “Choice Settlement”) with Prospect Sources Restricted (ASX: PSC) (FSE: 5E8) (“Prospect” or the “Companion”) pursuant to which Prospect has an choice to accumulate 51% curiosity in Antler Exploration, which holds the Kesya Uncommon Earth Venture (“Venture”) situated in southern Zambia.
- Prospect has as much as two years to accumulate a 51% curiosity in Antler Exploration which holds the Kesya Uncommon Earth Venture by way of a complete mixed counterparty consideration and venture expenditure funds amounting to US$3.05 million.
- Section 1 dedication by Prospect is 2 money funds of an mixture of US$150,000 and US$350,000 in exploration expenditures in addition to an issuance of US$500,000 value of Prospect frequent shares inside 30 days of the completion of Section 1.
- Section 2 choice dedication by Prospect is a money fee of US$150,000 and US$750,000 in exploration expenditures in addition to an issuance of US$500,000 value of Prospect frequent shares inside 30 days of electing to proceed to Section 2.
- The ultimate part dedication by Prospect is a money fee of US$150,000 in addition to an issuance of US$500,000 value of Prospect frequent shares on the finish of the two yr choice interval which is able to then earn Prospect 51% of Antler Exploration.
- The Venture covers a Giant-Scale Exploration License Utility the place geological mapping and floor sampling carried out by Antler Exploration has recognized a big, uncommon earth-element enriched carbonatite.
- Rock chip samples assayed by Antler Exploration define very encouraging whole uncommon earth aspect oxide (TREO) mineralisation contained inside monazite and bastnaesite with low ranges of uranium and thorium.
- The Kesya rock chip outcomes present extremely anomalous floor values in uncommon earth parts with the best seize pattern to this point assaying 6559 ppm (0.66%) TREO.
- The seize samples are enriched in neodymium (Nd) and praseodymium (Pr) oxides which common 29% of the TREO content material and makes this a really encouraging basket distribution.
- Keysa’s great amount of carbonatite outcrop permits for simple drill concentrating on providing prospectivity to quickly delineate a mineral useful resource and make a major new uncommon earth aspect discovery in Zambia.
- Antler Exploration together with its accomplice Prospect are making ready for an preliminary 1,500m diamond drilling program to check the subsurface expression and depth extent of the mapped and sampled uncommon earth aspect enriched carbonatite.
Christopher Drysdale, CEO of Antler commented:
“We’re extraordinarily excited to announce this settlement with Prospect. It is a testomony to our dedication to strategic partnerships with extremely credible organizations that share our imaginative and prescient for worth creation. Prospect has an impressive monitor document, which is demonstrated by their profitable development of the Arcadia lithium venture in Zimbabwe. This settlement represents a major milestone for Antler Gold because it underscores our potential to determine promising mineral prospects throughout Africa and align ourselves with top-tier corporations. Not solely does this partnership allow us to leverage Prospect’s industry-leading experience, however it additionally establishes a strong basis for potential future collaborations, whereas sustaining important publicity to the extremely promising Kesya REE venture.”
Prospect’s Managing Director and CEO, Sam Hosack, commented:
“The Choice Settlement we have now struck in relation to the extremely potential Kesya REE Venture in Zambia is one other important milestone, which extends our attain additional into the battery and electrification mineral sector in Africa, consistent with our strategic aims. Kesya has all of the substances of a world-class, uncommon earth enriched, carbonatite-hosted system, having additionally returned important values of the high-value REEs, neodymium and praseodymium, over a broad floor space of the Venture. Zambia is a number one jurisdiction to discover and develop mining operations in subSaharan Africa, having a long-standing historical past within the assets sector, notably for copper. This consists of glorious infrastructure and robust assist from each the federal government and group, with main corporations like Barrick Gold and First Quantum Minerals already calling it residence. We’re delighted to have reached this settlement with Antler, which is a longtime and revered Canadian exploration and growth firm focussed on its flagship Erongo and Onkoshi Gold Tasks, situated in central Namibia. The Kesya REE Venture gives glorious potential to ship a major new, highvalue uncommon earths discovery, with outlined current drilling targets and a well-established working surroundings. Topic to the satisfaction of all related circumstances precedent, it is a high-quality greenfield exploration play for Prospect.”
Introduction and deal phrases:
The Kesya carbonatite was first recognized in 1961 by Bailey within the Kafue district in southern Zambia. An preliminary mapping marketing campaign by Antler demonstrated that it’s enriched with uncommon earth parts and warrants additional exploration and drilling.
The Choice Settlement is amongst Prospect, Antler and a subsidiary of Antler, Antler Exploration. Topic to satisfaction of sure circumstances precedent, Prospect can have the precise to earn a 51% curiosity in Antler Exploration over a two-phased earn-in association over two years for whole consideration of US$3.05 million, which incorporates consideration funds to Antler and in-ground venture expenditure.
Prospect can pay an preliminary non-refundable money fee to Antler of US$50,000 on signing. Following satisfaction of the circumstances precedent underneath Section 1, Prospect can pay Antler an extra US$100,000 in money, and decide to spend US$350,000 on the Venture inside one yr (topic to sure extensions permitted underneath the Choice Settlement). Prospect may even challenge to Antler US$500,000 value of Prospect frequent shares on the completion of Section 1 (the worth of the frequent shares can be set on the value of Prospect shares on the time of signing, based mostly on earlier 10-day VWAP).
After completion of Section 1, Prospect can elect to proceed to Section 2 or terminate the Choice Settlement (and on this case Prospect will maintain little interest in Antler Exploration).
If Prospect proceeds to Section 2, it’s required to pay Antler an extra US$150,000 in money and challenge US$500,000 value of Prospect frequent shares (the worth of the frequent shares can be set on the value of Prospect shares as on the time of election to proceed to Section 2, based mostly on earlier 10-day VWAP), and it’ll have the precise, however not the duty, to spend an extra US$750,000 on the Venture inside one yr from completion of Section 1 (topic to sure extensions permitted underneath the Choice Settlement).
If Section 2 is accomplished, Prospect can be entitled to train a name choice to accumulate 51% of the issued and excellent shares of Antler Exploration. To train the choice, Prospect should make a last fee to Antler of US$150,000 money and challenge US$500,000 value of Prospect frequent shares (the worth of the frequent shares can be set on the value of Prospect shares as on the time of the train of the decision choice, based mostly on earlier 10-day VWAP).
Prospect will seek the advice of with Antler in relation to the work program and funds however will in the end decide and handle all exploration actions in relation to the Venture.
Upon completion of the acquisition, Antler Exploration can be ruled by a shareholders settlement (“Shareholders Settlement”) amongst its shareholders. Prospect and Antler Exploration have agreed on the important thing phrases of the Shareholder Settlement, with a full type Shareholder Settlement to be entered into sooner or later. Improvement funds for the Venture are to be contributed by shareholders of Antler Exploration on a pro-rata foundation. If a celebration doesn’t contribute its professional rata share, its shareholding can be diluted by way of a prescribed formulation. Neither occasion may be diluted under a 15% curiosity, from which level such curiosity shall be free-carried via to the completion of a JORC-Code reportable or NI 43-101 compliant Feasibility Examine. The shareholder can then elect to transform its free carried curiosity to a 2% NSR or equal (“Royalty”) and the opposite shareholder has a proper however not the duty to buy one half of the Royalty for US$5,000,000.
Proposed Exploration Programme
There was no historic drilling performed on the Kesya carbonatite and the subsurface beneath the extent of the mapped carbonatite complicated and the depth extension is but to be examined. Antler together with Prospect is designing a preliminary 1,500 metre diamond drilling programme on the venture. (Determine.1) The intention is to guage the continuity of the recognized floor REE mineralisation to depth. The preliminary exploration plan can be to drill twenty (20) 75m deep holes alongside the carbonatite in addition to its contacts with the nation rock through the use of a heli-man transportable drill rig and pending all environmental and statutory approvals.
Venture Location and Background
Determine 1.) Proposed Diamond Drill gap location plan for preliminary 1500m drilling.
The Kesya REE Venture, includes a single, large-scale exploration license (LEL) software overlaying 1053.13 hectares and is situated close to the city of Kafue in southern Zambia within the Kafue Gorge. This license is situated roughly 90 km by way of a tarred street touring south of the capital metropolis of Lusaka and has water and energy infrastructure close by. As soon as the LEL is granted, Antler’s wholly owned Zambian subsidiary, Antler Exploration Zambia Restricted will personal 95% of the Kesya REE Venture. The remaining 5% of the Venture has native possession.
Determine 2.) Map of the placement of the Kesya carbonatite situated south of the capital metropolis Lusaka.
The Kesya Carbonatite intruded into gneisses of the Paleoproterozoic Basement Advanced rock sequences close to the intersection of the mid-Zambezi-Luangwa Rift Valley and the Kesya Rift.
The Kesya Carbonatite is split into two main rock varieties: Firstly, a coarse-grained carbonatite with scattered nation rock xenoliths: This carbonatite is usually composed of coarse sövite with small quantities of chlorite. The second rock kind is a carbonatite breccia, which surrounds the primary intrusion.
The main minerals recognized are magnetite, quartz, apatite, Fe-rich phlogopite, monazite, thorite, Ti-oxides, Fe-sulphides, calcite, ilmenite, and the REE-bearing mineral bastnaesite. Relationship of apatite in samples from the carbonatite point out that it’s of Neoproterozoic age (Kesya is ca. 535±16 Ma).
Determine 3.) Map of the seize pattern areas with related TREO assay values.
The carbonatite varieties a central topographic excessive surrounded by deeply incised valleys alongside its margins the place weathering processes are extra intense.
Area investigations by Antler, and petrological (Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM)) research accomplished throughout 2021 demonstrated that the uncommon earth mineralisation at Kesya is hosted primarily in monazite (a REE phosphate mineral) and bastnaesite (a REE fluoro-carbonate mineral).
Determine 4.) View of the Kesya carbonatite (Wanting in direction of the East from the Western fringe of the Kafue Gorge)
Uncommon Earth Component Mineralisation
Antler Gold has accomplished mapping and sampling campaigns at Kesya in 2021, which concerned reconnaissance work throughout the carbonatite complicated and the gathering of 51 rock chip seize samples taken on the license.
Determine 6; under reveals a small number of these rock chip seize samples together with their pattern ID’s O6530 (A), O6537 (B), O6514 (C) and O6551 (D).
The rock chip samples collected by Antler at Kesya proved to be strongly and persistently mineralised with REE, with a median of 1280 ppm (0.13%) Whole Uncommon Earth Oxide (TREO) content material, peaking at 6559 ppm (0.66%) TREO.
Encouragingly, these samples additionally present persistently excessive contents of neodymium- and praseodymium oxide – key major supplies within the manufacture of sturdy everlasting magnets for highly effective motors, utilized in such units as massive, wind generators, more and more utilised within the international renewable vitality sector.
Neodymium and praseodymium oxides common 29% of the Whole Uncommon Earth Oxide (TREO) content material of the rock chip samples collected from Kesya (Determine 5).
Determine 5.) Pie Chart exhibiting common grades of Particular person REO’s from the Kesya sampling marketing campaign.
Determine 6.) Photographs of rock chip seize samples from area mapping at Kesya.
Abstract of most up-to-date seize assay outcomes
Throughout the mapping marketing campaign undertaken by Antler Gold, 51 rock chip seize samples had been taken from in-situ outcrop on the Kesya REE Venture. Pattern sizes had been 1-3 kg and brought to pretty signify the lithology recorded at every pattern web site.
Along with the rock chip samples, an additional 15% of QAQC supplies (2 x blanks, 2 x every of CRM AMIS0185, AMIS0304, AMIS0356 and a couple of x duplicate area samples) had been added to the batch of samples dispatched for assaying to adjust to QAQC laws.
All samples had been shipped to Namibia and ready by crushing and milling at Activation Laboratories Ltd (ACTLABS) in Windhoek.
Pulped samples had been then exported to ACTLABS in Ancaster, ON, Canada, for Code 8 – REE evaluation, which is a lithium metaborate/tetraborate fusion with subsequent evaluation by ICP-OES and ICP-MS.
Certified Particular person
The technical and scientific data on this presentation has been reviewed and authorised by Oliver Tors, B.Sc (Hons)., Exploration Supervisor of the Firm, who’s registered Skilled Pure Scientist with the (SACNASP) South African Council for Pure Scientific Professions (Pr. Sci. Nat. No. 120660) who’s a Certified Particular person as outlined by NI 43-101. Mr. Tors is an worker of Antler Gold Inc. and isn’t unbiased of the Firm underneath NI 43-101.
About Antler Gold Inc.
Antler Gold Inc. (TSXV: ANTL) is a Canadian listed mineral exploration firm centered on the acquisition and exploration of mineral initiatives in Africa’s High-Ranked Jurisdictions, with publicity to each gold and REE. Antler’s whole license place now includes 6 initiatives for a complete landholding of roughly 584,347 ha. The Firm continues to evaluate new regional alternatives with the intention of constructing a danger diversified enterprise mannequin, which permits the corporate to generate quick and long- time period revenue while offering stakeholders with publicity to potential a number of returns which might be generated from the invention course of.
About Prospect Sources Restricted (ASX: PSC) (FSE: 5E8)
Prospect Sources Restricted (ASX: PSC) (FSE:5E8) is an ASX listed firm centered on the exploration and growth of mining initiatives, particularly battery and electrification metals, in Zimbabwe and the broader sub-Saharan African area.
This press launch might comprise forward-looking data, corresponding to statements concerning the completion of the transactions topic to the Choice Settlement and future plans and aims of Antler and its subsidiary, Antler Exploration in relation to the Venture. This data relies on present expectations and assumptions (together with assumptions in reference to the continuance of the relevant firm as a going concern and normal financial and market circumstances) which might be topic to important dangers and uncertainties which might be tough to foretell, together with dangers regarding the flexibility to fulfill the circumstances to completion of the transactions contemplated by the Choice Settlement. Precise outcomes might differ materially from outcomes steered in any forward-looking data. Antler assumes no obligation to replace forward-looking data on this launch, or to replace the the reason why precise outcomes may differ from these mirrored within the forward-looking data until and till required by relevant securities legal guidelines. Further data figuring out dangers and uncertainties is contained in filings made by Antler with Canadian securities regulators, copies of which can be found at www.sedar.com.
Neither TSX Enterprise Alternate nor its Regulation Providers Supplier (as that time period is outlined in insurance policies of the TSX Enterprise Alternate) accepts accountability for the adequacy or accuracy of this launch.
For additional data, please contact Chris Drysdale, CEO of Antler Gold Inc at +264 81 220 2439 or Daniel Whittaker, Govt Chairman of Antler Gold Inc., at (902) 488-4700.
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