Successful completion of capital raising
The Placement leaves Classic well positioned to commence an aggressive exploration and resource delineation drill program at its Forrestania Gold Project ("FGP").
- $1.0 million raised via a Two Tranche Placement to institutional and sophisticated investors located in Australia at $0.004 per share
- Oversubscribed with strong demand from new major domestic investors
- Funds will be used to progress upcoming drilling program at the Forrestania Gold Project
Classic CEO Dean Goodwin said:
Following the fantastic results of our last drilling program, including a brand-new discovery at Van Uden West and multiple high grade gold hits at Kat Gap and Lady Lila, we are very excited to be heading back to the FGP to undertake an aggressive follow up drill program. I am also thrilled to be heading back to Lady Magdalene to hopefully unlock major high-grade lodes which will bolster the resource with quality oz.
The sustained exploration work at FGP would not be possible without the support and belief of our new shareholders and existing shareholders. We are pleased to note the participation of three leading stockbroking firms from Perth and Sydney.
The Placement comprises the issue of 250 million fully paid ordinary shares ("Placement Shares") at an issue price of $0.004 to institutional and sophisticated investors in Australia, raising $1.0 million (before costs).
The Placement will be completed in two tranches as follows:
- Tranche 1 of the Placement will raise approximately A$0.66m via the issue of approximately 165m New Shares pursuant to the Company's existing placement capacity under ASX Listing Rules 7.1 and Resolution 3 from the Company's General Meeting dated 9 April 2018 ("Tranche 1").
- Tranche 2 of the Placement will raise approximately A$0.34m via the issue of approximately 85m New Shares subject to shareholder approval to be sought at a general meeting of the Company, expected to be held on or around Friday, 29 June 2018.
The issue price of $0.004 represented a 20% discount to the last closing price of $0.005 on Wednesday, 23 May 2018 and a 20% discount to the 5 - day VWAP up to and including that date of $0.005.
Placement Shares will rank equally with existing fully paid ordinary shares. Settlement of Tranche 1 of the Placement is expected to be completed before Friday, 1 June 2018.
3. USE OF FUNDS - DRILLING PROGRAM
Funds raised from the Placement will be used to fund exploration activities at the FGP and for general working capital.
Following the encouraging results (see ASX announcement dated 15 May 2018) from its last program at Kat Gap, Van Uden West and Lady Lila, the Company will be targeting these areas again with additional drilling. In addition, Classic will also be returning to Lady Magdalene to continue efforts to locate high grade mineralisation that has been missed by previous explorers.
The Company plans to undertake the following drilling activities (see link below) in early June 2018:
Previous drilling results from Van Uden West confirms the discovery of a significant new zone of gold mineralisation. Preliminary interpretation suggests that the prospect is similar in geological characteristics to Kat Gap with gold mineralisation sitting adjacent to the granite/greenstone contact. Classic has planned 5 holes for 480m total to test strike/depth potential of the new discovery.
Lady Lila is a BIF hosted gold deposit that is similar in geological characteristics to Bounty and Blue Vein (held by KDR) which are prolific, high grade gold deposits in the region. Previous drilling by Classic at Lady Lila confirmed the existence of a thick, steep east dipping ore zone warranting additional follow up. The upcoming drill program (5 RC holes for 360m total) will focus on extending the mineralisation along strike and at depth.
Kat Gap contains a shallow unmined gold deposit discovered in the 1990s, which was the subject of resource estimations and scoping study by Sons of Gwalia in 2003. High grade RC drill intercepts include 15 m @ 15.1 g/t Au from 39 m depth and 6 m @ 19.1 g/t from 17 m depth. The open-ended deposit lies within a 5 km long geochemical gold anomaly that has seen very little drill testing, and after the previous drill program just completed, Classic sees great potential for the discovery of a substantial shallow high-grade gold deposit within the Kat Gap project area and the upcoming program will be testing for extensions of the high grade system. Classic has 12 holes planned at Kat Gap for a total of 1,100m.
Lady Magdalene is a large, modestly graded deposit which appears to host high-grade, cross-cutting gold lodes within existing drill lines that are 100-200m apart (see announcement dated 22 March 2018). Previous diamond drilling successfully confirmed the existence of such lodes and the planned drilling will further test the extent of strike, dip and grade of these high grade cross-cutting lodes. Classic has 12 holes planned at Lady Magdalene for a total of 1,060m. The Placement comprises the issue of 250 million fully paid ordinary shares ("Placement Shares") at an issue price of $0.004 to institutional and sophisticated investors in Australia, raising $1.0 million (before costs).
4. INDICATIVE TIMETABLE
Table 2 shows the proposed key dates for the Placement:
Table 2: Indicative Timetable
Event: Announcement of the Results of the Placement and Trading Halt lifted
Date / Time (AWST): Monday, 28 May 2018
Event: Settlement of new shares issued under Tranche 1 of the Placement
Date / Time (AWST): Friday, 1 June 2018
Event: Allotment and Trading of new shares issued under Trance 1 of the Placement
Date / Time (AWST): Monday, 4 June 2018
Event: Notice of General Meeting Dispatched
Date / Time (AWST): Friday, 1 June 2018
Event: Anticipated General Meeting
Date / Time (AWST): Friday, 29 June 2018
Event: Settlement of new shares issued under Tranche 2 of the Placement
Date / Time (AWST): Friday, 6 July 2018
Event: Allotment and Trading of new shares issued under Trance 2 of the Placement
Date / Time (AWST): Monday, 9 July 2018
1. The above timetable is indicative only and subject to change. Classic reserves the right to amend any or all of these events, dates and times subject to the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth), the ASX Listing Rules and other applicable laws.
5. ABOUT THE FORRESTANIA GOLD PROJECT
The FGP Tenements (excluding Kat Gap and Lady Lila) are registered in the name of Reed Exploration Pty Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of ASX listed Hannans Ltd (ASX:HNR). Classic has acquired 80% of the gold rights on the FGP Tenements from a third party, whilst Hannans has maintained its 20% interest in the gold rights. Hannans' 20% interest is free-carried, meaning Hannans is not required to fund any activities on the FGP until a decision to mine has been made.
The FGP contains an existing Mineral Resource of 5.3 Mt at 1.39 g/t for 240,000 ounces of gold, classified and reported in accordance with the JORC Code (2012), with a recent Scoping Study (see ASX Announcement released 2nd May 2017) suggesting both the technical and financial viability of the project. The current post-mining Mineral Resource for Lady Ada, Lady Magdalene and Lady Lila is tabulated below (see link below).
Additional technical detail on the Mineral Resource estimation is provided, further in the text below (see link below) and in the JORC Table 1 as attached to ASX announcements dated 14th March 2017 and 21st March 2017.
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About Classic Minerals Ltd
Classic Minerals Ltd (ASX:CLZ) is an exploration and development company focused on gold deposits in Western Australia's famous Goldfields region. In March 2017, Classic acquired the Forrestania Gold Project, with seven tenements stretching across 450km2. Strategically located in a very prospective region, the FGP is an underexplored package surrounded by multimillion ounce deposits such as Bounty (2Moz) and Yilgarn Star (1.5Moz).
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