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Monday 21 September, 2020

Blencowe Resources

Samples Sent for Assay to Deliver Maiden Resource

RNS Number : 5548Z
Blencowe Resources PLC
21 September 2020
 

21 September 2020                    Blencowe Resources Plc

 

    ("Blencowe" or the "Company")

 

Orom-Cross Samples to Labs for Preparation leading to Maiden JORC Resource and Metallurgical test work

 

Blencowe is pleased to announce that core samples from its recently completed 69-hole diamond drill program (for approx. 1,950 meters), at the Orom-Cross graphite project in Uganda, have been dispatched to an accredited SGS laboratory in Tanzania. The samples will now be prepared and then forwarded to SGS in South Africa to enable completion of the studies and verification by SGS ahead of inclusion in the Company's maiden JORC Resource at Orom-Cross, expected in Q4 2020.

Additional samples will be sent to SGS in Toronto, one of the leading technical experts in graphite processing, to complete Phase Two metallurgical test work and identify optimal concentrate figures for a high quality, large flake product. These results are expected in Q1 2021.

Both the JORC Resource and the metallurgical test work are integral parts of the next stage of development and follow on from a highly successful drilling campaign in 2020 at Orom-Cross. Blencowe intends to incorporate these results to present a Feasibility Study in 2021, which will deliver first commercial outcomes for the project.

In other corporate activities, Blencowe can advise one of the subscribers in the recent admission to the standard list of the main market ("Admission"), Apul Investments, was unable to deliver on its subscription commitments. Consequently, the Board has now replaced Apul Investment's subscription with existing and supportive shareholders at the same terms being 6p per subscription share. The CEO and COO being Mike Ralston and Iain Wearing respectively have participated in this reallocation and subscribed for £12,500 each (208,333 shares each).

 

Executive Chairman Cameron Pearce commented;

"We have successfully navigated the initial phase of post-acquisition work at Orom-Cross, designed to underline its size and quality as a world class graphite asset. We are now moving into the next phase where we intend to deliver commercial outcomes through 2021 and beyond."

"Blencowe remains highly optimistic on the longer term outlook for flake graphite, particularly as a key component of the lithium-ion battery that will power electric vehicles and store renewable energy from various sources.  As the world emerges from Covid-19 many analysts are forecasting an even stronger bias towards growth in renewables than ever before. Having a substantial project within our Company that will deliver a critical element of this seismic shift will be very valuable, particularly given current forecasts of a substantial flake graphite shortage from 2025 onwards."

 

 

PDMR Notification Form

 

1

 

Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities / person closely associated

 

a)

 

Name

 

 

Michael Ralston ATF the Ralston Family Trust

2

 

Reason for the notification

 

a)

 

Position/status

 

 

Chief Executive Officer

b)

 

Initial notification /Amendment

 

 

Initial Notification

3

 

Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor

 

a)

 

Name

 

 

Blencowe Resources PLC

b)

 

LEI

 

 

213800UXIHBIRK36GG11

4

 

Details of the transaction(s): section to be repeated for (i) each type of instrument; (ii) each type of transaction; (iii) each date; and (iv) each place where transactions have been conducted

 

 

a)

 

Description of the financial instrument, type of instrument

Ordinary shares

 

 

 

Identification code

GB00BFCMVS34

 

 

b)

 

Nature of the transaction

 

 

Purchase

c)

 

Price(s) and volume(s)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Price(s)

Volume(s)

 

 

 

£0.06

208,333

 

 

 

 

 

 

d)

 

Aggregated information

 

 

 

- Aggregated volume

208,333

 

 

- Price

£12,500

 

 

e)

 

Date of the transaction

 

 

18/9/2020

f)

 

Place of the transaction

 

 

Outside a trading venue

 

 

 

1

 

Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities / person closely associated

 

a)

 

Name

 

 

Iain Wearing

2

 

Reason for the notification

 

a)

 

Position/status

 

 

Chief Operating Officer

b)

 

Initial notification /Amendment

 

 

Initial Notification

3

 

Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor

 

a)

 

Name

 

 

Blencowe Resources PLC

b)

 

LEI

 

 

213800UXIHBIRK36GG11

4

 

Details of the transaction(s): section to be repeated for (i) each type of instrument; (ii) each type of transaction; (iii) each date; and (iv) each place where transactions have been conducted

 

 

a)

 

Description of the financial instrument, type of instrument

Ordinary shares

 

 

 

Identification code

GB00BFCMVS34

 

 

b)

 

Nature of the transaction

 

 

Purchase

c)

 

Price(s) and volume(s)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Price(s)

Volume(s)

 

 

 

£0.06

208,333

 

 

 

 

 

 

d)

 

Aggregated information

 

 

 

- Aggregated volume

208,333

 

 

- Price

£12,500

 

 

e)

 

Date of the transaction

 

 

18/9/2020

f)

 

Place of the transaction

 

 

Outside a trading venue

 

For further information please contact:

 

Blencowe Resources Plc

Sam Quinn (London Director)

www.blencoweresourcesplc.com

Tel: +44 (0)1624 681 250

[email protected]

Brandon Hill Capital Limited

Jonathan Evans (Corporate Finance)

Tel: +44 (0)20 3463 5000

[email protected]

 

 

About Orom-Cross Project

Orom-Cross is a substantial graphite project in northern Uganda.  Blencowe Resources acquired 100% of this asset in April 2020 following extensive due diligence and a capital raise of £ 2 million in the UK.  These funds will be utilised to advance Orom-Cross through to a maiden JORC Resource, followed by a feasibility study and ultimately to a decision mine.

Orom-Cross has several key characteristics that suggest it can be a standout graphite project; namely considerable size and scale, significant graphite near to surface that suggests low strip ratio for mining and a low cost operation, predominantly large flakes which may yield a high grade, highly sought after concentrate as its end-product, and a lower sovereign risk location as considered in relation to many other similar large graphite projects in Africa.

 

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