Sells NT Lithium Tenements for $1.8m Cash
- Sale expected to complete in coming months following NT Government approval
- Proceeds from divestment of lithium assets now totals ~$2.4m
- Company now focused on unlocking further value from the 2.8Moz Misima Gold Project in PNG and the Livingstone Gold Project in WA.
The Kingston Board has undertaken appropriate due diligence on Lithium Plus Pty Ltd, including a financial and technical assessment, to ensure it is in a position to complete the transaction. In addition, the agreement requires a sum equal to the settlement amount to be placed with an escrow agent, to be released at completion. Settlement is expected in the next four to eight weeks and is contingent on satisfaction of certain conditions, including obtaining Northern Territory Government approvals.
Together with funds raised from the sale of the Mt Cattlin lithium tenements (refer ASX announcement on 25 June 2018), the proceeds total approximately $2.4 million. The funds will primarily be deployed to ongoing exploration and development of the flagship 2.8 Moz Misima Gold Project in Papua New Guinea, and the Livingstone Gold Project in Western Australia.
Kingston's Managing Director Andrew Corbett said: "The funds realised from this sale and the sale of Mt Cattlin further strengthen the Company's cash reserves and provide us with the financial flexibility to continue works at the Misima and Livingstone Gold Projects.
"The Board of Directors is of the firm belief that significant value can be realised from ongoing exploration activities and project development initiatives at the 2.8Moz Misima Gold Project.
"Drilling remains ongoing at Misima. The first two holes have been sent for assaying, and we look forward to reporting results as we receive them."
About Kingston Resources Limited
Kingston (ASX:KSN) is a metals exploration company. Currently the Company's priority is the world-class Misima Gold Project in PNG, which contains a JORC resource of 2.8Moz Au, a production history of over 3.7Moz and outstanding potential for additional resource growth through exploration success. Kingston currently owns 70% of the Misima Gold Project.
In addition, Kingston owns 75% of the Livingstone Gold Project, WA which holds a 50koz resource and is the site of ongoing exploration and a number of high-grade historic intersections.
Kingston Resources Limited