Almonty Industries Inc. Completes Acquisition of 100% of the Panasqueira Mine
January 6, 2016 (Source) — NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION TO U.S. NEWSWIRE SERVICES OR DISSEMINATION IN THE U.S.
Almonty Industries Inc. (“Almonty”) (TSXV: AII) is pleased to announce it has acquired a 100% ownership interest in Beralt Ventures Inc. (“BVI”) from Sojitz Tungsten Resources, Inc. BVI, through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, is the 100% owner of the various rights and interests comprising the Panasqueira tungsten mine in Covilha, Castelo Branco, Portugal (the “Panasqueira Mine”). Almonty acquired 100% of the shares of BVI for €1.00 and purchased €12,260,000 in aggregate principal amount of debt owed by Sojitz Beralt Tin & Wolfram (Portugal), S.A., a wholly-owned subsidiary of BVI, to Sojitz Corporation of Japan in exchange for a cash payment of €1,000,000 on closing and a promissory note issued by Almonty in the principal amount of €500,000, bearing interest at 4% per annum, maturing December 29th, 2017.
Lewis Black, President & CEO of Almonty said, “We are pleased to have concluded the acquisition of Panasqueira, a mine well known to the Almonty team. This acquisition furthers our goal of becoming the leading producer of tungsten concentrate outside of China with assets located in secure, mining friendly, jurisdictions and adds significantly to both our tungsten reserves and resources as well as deepens our expertise in the sector with the addition of a top quality tungsten mining and metallurgical team.”
Summary of the NI 43-101 technical report expected to be filed on SEDAR within 45 days:
|Panasqueira June 30, 2015|
|Tonnes||Avg Grade||Contained WO3|
Resources (inclusive of reserves)
|Inferred Mineral resources|
|Measured Resources||0.12% WO3|
|Indicated Resources||0.13% WO3|
|Inferred Resources||0.13% WO3|
ANI 43-101 technical report entitled “Report NI 43-101 Technical Report on the Mineral Resources and Reserves of the Panasqueira Mine, Portugal” dated November 20, 2015, in respect of the mineral reserve and mineral resource estimate disclosed herein and including the associated data verification procedures, being authored by Adam Wheeler, an independent mining consultant, is expected to be filed on SEDAR at www.sedar.com under Almonty’s profile within 45 days. Mr. Wheeler is an independent Qualified Person for the purposes of National Instrument 43-101 and has prepared and/or approved the scientific and technical disclosure contained in this news release.
About Almonty Industries Inc.
The principal business of Toronto, Canada-based Almonty Industries Inc. is the mining, processing and shipping of tungsten concentrate from its Los Santos Mine in western Spain and its Wolfram Camp Mine in north Queensland, Australia and the development of the Sangdong tungsten mine in Gangwon Province, Korea and the Valtreixal tin/tungsten project in north western Spain. The Los Santos Mine was acquired by Almonty in September 2011 and is located approximately 50 kilometres from Salamanca in western Spain and produces tungsten concentrate. The Wolfram Camp Mine was acquired by Almonty in September 2014 and is located approximately 130 kilometres west of Cairns in northern Queensland, Australia and produces tungsten and molybdenum concentrate. The Sangdong mine, which was historically one of the largest tungsten mines in the world and one of the few long-life, high-grade tungsten deposits outside of China, was acquired in September 2015 through the acquisition of a 100% interest in Woulfe Mining Corp. Almonty also has an option to acquire a 100% ownership interest in the Valtreixal tin-tungsten project in northwestern Spain. Further information about Almonty’s activities may be found at www.almonty.com and under Almonty’s profile at www.sedar.com.
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