Blackstone Minerals Limited (“Blackstone” or the “Company”) is pleased to report that further assay results have been received from drilling at its King Snake Massive Sulfide Vein (MSV) prospect (refer Table 1, Table 2 & Appendix 1). The continuous series of drill holes reported here returned the following significant intercepts: King Snake is a high … Continued

Blackstone Minerals Limited (“Blackstone" or the “Company") is pleased to report that further assay results have been received from drilling at its King Snake Massive Sulfide Vein (MSV) prospect (refer Table 1, Table 2 & Appendix 1).


The continuous series of drill holes reported here returned the following significant intercepts:

King Snake is a high priority MSV target at the Company's flagship Ta Khoa Nickel – Copper – PGE project in Northern Vietnam, and resource extension drilling continues to deliver excellent results (also refer ASX announcements 11 March 2021 & 13 May 2021). Highlights from the ongoing exploration program at King Snake include: \

• New intersections KS21-11 and KS21-12 together with historic drill results have defined a strike length of ~900m at King Snake which includes MSV, semi-massive sulfide vein (SMSV) and disseminated sulfides (DSS) (refer Figures 2 & 4).

• Recent step-out drilling has extended mineralisation down plunge west of historic drilling. Blackstone has mobilised its in-house geophysics crew at King Snake to perform Downhole Electro-magnetic (DHEM) surveys.

• DHEM surveys will inform infill drilling at the King Snake prospect as well as potentially identifying new sulfide targets at depth.

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Rio Tinto and WA Government’s Pilbara vaccination blitz commences

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The clinic, set up in partnership with Rio Tinto, WA’s Department of Health, WA Country Health Service and the Shire of Ashburton, will operate from 9am to 6pm at the Tom Price Community Centre from today through to 21 September. It will return in the coming weeks to enable the community to receive their second dose of the vaccine.

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The ATO has today issued further assessments in relation to the same transaction levying penalties of A$352m (US$257.9m) and reducing the original interest assessment from A$47m to A$27m (US$19.8m).

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Premier McGowan said Hastings’ development of Yangibana was expressly aligned with the State’s Future Battery Industry Strategy, which aims to expand the range of future battery minerals that are extracted and processed in Western Australia. Appendix 1 provides a copy of the public commendation that Hastings has received.

The Premier’s commendation follows the West Australian Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation (JTSI) acknowledging that the Yangibana Project represents a strategic opportunity for investment and growth to position the State as a reliable supplier of speciality rare earth minerals.

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The collaboration will see Rio Tinto work with Caterpillar to advance the development of the manufacturer's future 220-tonne 793 zero-emissions autonomous haul truck including the validation of Caterpillar's emerging zero-emissions technology.

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Rio Tinto statement on penalty assessment

On 2 March 2021 the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) issued Rio Tinto Limited with amended assessments related to the denial of interest deductions on an isolated borrowing used to pay an intragroup dividend in 2015. The borrowing was repaid in 2018.

The ATO has today issued further assessments in relation to the same transaction levying penalties of A$352m (US$257.9m) and reducing the original interest assessment from A$47m to A$27m (US$19.8m).

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Hastings Technology Metals Ltd State Government Commendation for Yangibana RE Project

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Premier McGowan said Hastings’ development of Yangibana was expressly aligned with the State’s Future Battery Industry Strategy, which aims to expand the range of future battery minerals that are extracted and processed in Western Australia. Appendix 1 provides a copy of the public commendation that Hastings has received.

The Premier’s commendation follows the West Australian Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation (JTSI) acknowledging that the Yangibana Project represents a strategic opportunity for investment and growth to position the State as a reliable supplier of speciality rare earth minerals.

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Rio Tinto Teams Up with Caterpillar for Zero-Emissions Autonomous Trucks

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The collaboration will see Rio Tinto work with Caterpillar to advance the development of the manufacturer's future 220-tonne 793 zero-emissions autonomous haul truck including the validation of Caterpillar's emerging zero-emissions technology.

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If you believe that this transaction undervalues the Company and/or if you would like to discuss your legal rights regarding the proposed sale, you may, without obligation or cost to you, e-mail or call KSF Managing Partner Lewis S. Kahn ( lewis.kahn@ksfcounsel.com ) toll free at any time at 855-768-1857, or visit https://www.ksfcounsel.com/cases/nasdaqcm-kor/ to learn more.

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