Completion of Acquisition of Highly Prospective Copper Projects in Northern Territory

Completion of Acquisition of Highly Prospective Copper Projects in Northern Territory

Comet Resources Ltd is pleased to advise that it has now finalised its due diligence and has completed the acquisition of a portfolio of highly prospective copper-gold-zinc-silver-lead assets in the Northern Territory of Australia from Bath Resources Pty Ltd.

Highlights:

  • Agreement to acquire a portfolio of copper-gold and base metals assets in Australia’s Northern Territory now completed
  • Assets include: Oonagalabi Copper-Zinc Project, Paradise Well Copper-Gold Prospect and the Silver Valley Copper-Gold-Silver-Lead Prospect, which combined cover approximately 840 km1
  • Oonagalabi best intersections from historical drilling include 36.6m at 1.0% copper and 1.7% zinc from 1.5m, 5m @ 1.26% copper and 1.22% zinc from 70m, 6m at 0.9% copper from 102m and 14m at 0.7% copper from 148m1
  • Paradise Well rock chip samples returned up to 8.9% copper and 2.2g/t gold, Silver Valley rock chip samples returned 554 g/t silver, 20% lead, 9% copper and 2 g/t gold, providing exciting earlier stage exploration potential1

Comet Resources Ltd (“Comet” or “the Company”) (ASX: CRL) is pleased to advise that it has now finalised its due diligence and has completed the acquisition of a portfolio of highly prospective copper-gold-zinc-silver-lead assets in the Northern Territory of Australia (“Portfolio”) from Bath Resources Pty Ltd (“Vendor” or “Bath”).

Commenting on the proposed acquisition, Comet Resources Managing Director Matthew O’Kane stated “With copper prices recently touching records highs, it’s a great time for us to add this portfolio of both advanced and early stage copper, gold and base metals targets to our existing copper exposure. Being located in Australia, a Tier 1 mining jurisdiction, they complement our existing copper and base metals project at Barraba in NSW and provide us with further exposure to copper upside. Industry analysts believe copper prices will continue to strengthen as a result of increased global infrastructure spending and the transition to clean energy. We look forward to getting onto the ground in the Northern Territory shortly to review the projects and make plans for the commencement of field exploration activities.”

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Drilling Commences at Santa Teresa Gold Project

Highlights:

  • 2,000m diamond drilling program has now commenced at the Santa Teresa Gold Project
  • Drilling aims to:
    • Follow on prior drilling in key areas where high grade intersections such as ST-005 with 1 m at 958.4 g/t were encountered (see Comet Asx announcement of 9 June 2020) Test extensions of known gold mineralisation along strike and down dip
    • Expand knowledge of the structure of the veins and controlling features of the mineralisation
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Comet Resources Drilling Permit for Santa Teresa Gold Project Received

Highlights:

  • Drilling permit for Santa Teresa Gold Project has now been issued
  • Details of initial drill program being finalised by in country team and consultant geologists
  • Drilling expected to commence in late Q2

Comet Resources Limited (Comet or the Company) (ASX:CRL) is pleased to announce that the drilling permit for the Santa Teresa Gold Project (the “Project”) has now been received from the Environmental Impact and Risk department of the Baja California Sub-Delegation for Environmental Protection and Natural Resources. This significant milestone for the Company paves the way for the commencement of diamond drilling at the Project. Comet is now finalising the details of its proposed Santa Teresa drilling program and engaging a drilling contractor to perform the works, with the aim that the program commences as soon as possible.

Comet Managing Director, Matthew O’Kane, commented, “We are very pleased to have received the permit to allow the commencement of drilling at the Santa Teresa Gold Project in Baja California, Mexico. We have been preparing for the receipt of this permit, having plans for the drill program near ready, and also having conducted the process of selecting the drilling contractor. This should allow us to move ahead quickly now to engage the contractors and commence the drilling program. We look forward to providing periodic updates from the commencement of the program to the results once they become available.”

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Comet Resources: Placement Successfully Completed and Initiation of SPP

Comet Resources Ltd (Comet or the Company) (ASX:CRL) is pleased to announce it has received commitments for a placement of 100,000,000 new fully paid ordinary shares in Comet (Placement Shares) to eligible sophisticated and institutional investors at $0.02 per New Share (the Placement). The Placement will raise $2 million (before costs) and is priced at a 9.52% discount to the last closing price of Comet shares on 2 September 2020.

The Placement was well supported by new and existing sophisticated investors and the Company is pleased to welcome strategic investors on to the register. Proceeds raised will be used to fund activities at the Company’s Santa Teresa Gold Project and also the Barraba Copper Project, as well as for working capital purposes.

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Elizabeth Gold Project Drilling Update

Tempus Resources Ltd (“Tempus” or ” the Company” ) (ASX:TMR)(TSX.V:TMRR)(OTCQB:TMRFF) is pleased to provide an update of the drilling program at the Elizabeth Gold Project in Southern BC, Canada

The 2021 drilling campaign began on June 5 th . Five diamond drill holes have been completed to date for a total of 774 metres. Drill hole EZ-21-04, drilled on the Northern extension zone of the South West vein, has intersected a wide zone of quartz veining (approximately 4.2-metres), from 121.8-126.0 m, with visible gold evident over approximately one metre (see Figure 1). Additional quartz veining with visible gold has been identified in diamond drill hole EZ-21-02.

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Galaxy Resources Limited Announcement

Galaxy Resources Limited (ASX: GXY) ( Company ) advises that the following announcement has been made to the Australian Securities Exchange which appears on the Company’s platform (ASX):

  • Change of Director’s interest Notice – MR

The announcement can be viewed at:

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The $6 million project, in which the Government of Quebec contributed approximately $650,000 through the Quebec Plan for the Development of Critical and Strategic Minerals, was completed on time and on budget, less than six months after the start of construction.

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Rio Tinto confirms Peter Cunningham as Chief Financial Officer

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Peter was previously Group Controller and has held a number of senior financial and non-financial leadership positions across Rio Tinto in Australia and the UK. In a career spanning 28 years with Rio Tinto, he has held roles including Global Head of Health, Safety, Environment & Communities; Head of Energy and Climate Strategy; and Head of Investor Relations. Prior to joining Rio Tinto, Peter qualified as a chartered accountant.

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Hastings Technology Metals Ltd Stand-out Simon’s Find Metallurgical Test Results Amended

Perth, Australia (ABN Newswire) – Australia’s next rare earths producer Hastings Technology Metals Ltd (ASX:HAS) (5AM.F) is pleased to announce stand-out results from metallurgical test work carried out on drilling samples from Simon’s Find, one of the key deposits that make up the Yangibana Rare Earths Project (Yangibana) in Western Australia’s Gascoyne region.

The test work carried out at Simon’s Find is a key milestone in the Company’s finalisation of its updated Ore Reserves and mine scheduling that will underpin Yangibana’s development.

The Simon’s Find deposit is part of the 8km-long Bald Hill – Simon’s Find – Frasers mineralised trend and is strategically located close to the site of Yangibana’s proposed process plant and infrastructure.

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Elizabeth Gold Project Drilling Update

Tempus Resources Ltd (“Tempus” or ” the Company” ) (ASX:TMR)(TSX.V:TMRR)(OTCQB:TMRFF) is pleased to provide an update of the drilling program at the Elizabeth Gold Project in Southern BC, Canada

The 2021 drilling campaign began on June 5 th . Five diamond drill holes have been completed to date for a total of 774 metres. Drill hole EZ-21-04, drilled on the Northern extension zone of the South West vein, has intersected a wide zone of quartz veining (approximately 4.2-metres), from 121.8-126.0 m, with visible gold evident over approximately one metre (see Figure 1). Additional quartz veining with visible gold has been identified in diamond drill hole EZ-21-02.

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Galaxy Resources Limited Announcement

Galaxy Resources Limited (ASX: GXY) ( Company ) advises that the following announcement has been made to the Australian Securities Exchange which appears on the Company’s platform (ASX):

  • Change of Director’s interest Notice – MR

The announcement can be viewed at:

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Rio Tinto opens new scandium plant in Canada

Rio Tinto has started operations at a new commercial scale demonstration plant to produce high-quality scandium oxide at its Rio Tinto Fer et Titane (RTFT) metallurgical complex in Sorel-Tracy, Quebec.

The $6 million project, in which the Government of Quebec contributed approximately $650,000 through the Quebec Plan for the Development of Critical and Strategic Minerals, was completed on time and on budget, less than six months after the start of construction.

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Rio Tinto confirms Peter Cunningham as Chief Financial Officer

Rio Tinto has appointed Peter Cunningham as Chief Financial Officer with immediate effect. Peter, who has been Interim Chief Financial Officer since 1 January 2021, will also join the Rio Tinto Board as an executive director at the same time.

Peter was previously Group Controller and has held a number of senior financial and non-financial leadership positions across Rio Tinto in Australia and the UK. In a career spanning 28 years with Rio Tinto, he has held roles including Global Head of Health, Safety, Environment & Communities; Head of Energy and Climate Strategy; and Head of Investor Relations. Prior to joining Rio Tinto, Peter qualified as a chartered accountant.

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Hastings Technology Metals Ltd Stand-out Simon’s Find Metallurgical Test Results Amended

Perth, Australia (ABN Newswire) – Australia’s next rare earths producer Hastings Technology Metals Ltd (ASX:HAS) (5AM.F) is pleased to announce stand-out results from metallurgical test work carried out on drilling samples from Simon’s Find, one of the key deposits that make up the Yangibana Rare Earths Project (Yangibana) in Western Australia’s Gascoyne region.

The test work carried out at Simon’s Find is a key milestone in the Company’s finalisation of its updated Ore Reserves and mine scheduling that will underpin Yangibana’s development.

The Simon’s Find deposit is part of the 8km-long Bald Hill – Simon’s Find – Frasers mineralised trend and is strategically located close to the site of Yangibana’s proposed process plant and infrastructure.

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Rio Tinto and ARENA to study using hydrogen to reduce carbon emissions in alumina refining

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Rio Tinto will conduct a $1.2 million feasibility study, equally funded with ARENA through a $580,000 grant, into using clean hydrogen to replace natural gas in the calcination process of refining at the Yarwun aumina refinery in Gladstone.

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