ADX Energy Limited (ASX:ADX) Announce Divestment Of Gold, Copper And Nickel Projects And IPO Of Riedel Resources Limited
During the last four months, Company representatives have consulted with numerous parties in the finance and mineral exploration industry with the aim of determining the best way to maximise value from the mineral assets portfolio for ADX shareholders.
This portfolio comprises properties highly prospective for gold, copper and nickel, offering substantial exposure to some of the most prospective exploration regions in Western Australia, including;
(1) the Millrose Gold Project in the Yandal Greenstone Belt, with;
- Inferred Resources of 4Mt @ 2.4g/t Au for 309,000 oz of gold at 1 g/t cut off
- significant upside potential to further increase this resource
(2) the Marymia Copper-Gold Project in the Peak Hill district;
- located about 50km to the northeast of the recently discovered DeGrussa copper-gold discovery by Sandfire Resources Limited (ASX:SFR)
- covers an entire basement high/greenstone belt and extensions to the Jenkin Fault, both of which are considered key elements in exploration targeting for DeGrussa-type copper-gold deposits.
A well funded, well resourced and aggressive exploration strategy is planned to commence immediately upon completion of the IPO.
ADX has appointed Paterson Securities Limited "PSL" to act as Lead Manager to the IPO in a new entity named Riedel Resources Limited "Riedel". Riedel has been incorporated to acquire all of the mineral assets of the Company by way of a share sale agreement, conditional upon successful application of Riedel for admission to the official list of the Australian Securities Exchange "ASX". Riedel intends to raise a minimum of A$5 million of new equity capital through its IPO in two parts, a Priority Offer to existing ADX shareholders and a Public Offer.
ADX expects to retain a significant interest in Riedel following completion of the IPO, which is expected to be completed in November 2010. An experienced and talented management team is being assembled to coordinate and manage the IPO process and to then lead Riedel into its exploration and development programs.
The final structure, timing and terms and conditions of the offer will be announced after further consultation between PSL, ADX, and Riedel. The Directors of ADX acknowledge that the manner, timing and pricing of the IPO is dependent on market conditions, which may change over time.
Further details regarding the proposed offer, share subscriptions and the availability of a Prospectus will be advised in due course.
Summary of ADX Energy's Mineral Portfolio
- High order projects in proven mineralised districts of WA, including exposure to the emerging DeGrussa copper-gold trend
- Existing gold resources - with potential for expansion and development
- Mature, drill ready targets-gold, copper-gold and nickel targets on core project areas
- Aggressive exploration proposed after completion of IPO with key exploration milestones identified
Marymia Project- Peak Hill District WA, ADX 90%
Includes two large contiguous exploration licenses which overlie most of the Baumgarten Greenstone Belt, occupying an area of approximately 431km2.Existing exploration targets include structurally controlled gold and copper-gold, magmatic nickel-sulphide and base-metals mineralisation.
The region hosts Sandfire Resource's recently discovered DeGrussa - Conductor 1 deposit and Sipa Resource's Thaduna Copper project.
Millrose Project - Wiluna WA, ADX 100%
Includes two tenements located within the Yandal/Millrose Greenstone Belt which have a combined area of 120km2. The project contains Inferred Resources of 309,000oz Au and this mineralisation is open at depth and to the southeast along strike for a further 2km.
Exploration programs will test;
- for the presence and depth extent of high grade, structurally-controlled gold lodes
- for strike extensions to the known mineralisation
- existing regional prospects and targets.
Inferred Resource total 4Mt @ 2.4 g/t for 309,000 oz Au, using a 1 g/t cut off.
Good potential exists to substantially increase the existing resources.
Mt Webb Project - West Arunta Regio WA, ADX 100%
Includes four tenements which have a combined area of 568km2 in the prospective West Arunta region of WA where promising exploration results have been published by companies including. Aurora, BHP (ASX:BHP) (NYSE:BHP), Meteoric (ASX:MEI), Ashburton (ASX:ATN) and Toro (ASX:TOE). Fertile granites within this area have the potential to source structurally controlled copper-gold mineralisation analogous to the Tanami region and IOCG (iron-oxide-copper-gold mineralisation analogous to the Ernest Henry, Olympic Dam and Prominent Hill mines.
Work programs will target existing magnetic/gravity anomalies with generative work to define new targets utilising proven exploration techniques in an underexplored area.
Cheritons Project- Southern Cross WA, ADX 100%
The Cheritons Project covers an area of 58.33km2, including the southern strike extension of the Redwing gold deposit (Inferred Resource of 1.4 Mt @ 2.4 g/t Au for 108,000 oz Au. Resource estimate was issued by Sons of Gwalia Limited in November, 2000 - St Barbara Limited (ASX:SBM) 90%/ADX 10% free carried). The tenements have seen minimal past exploration but have the potential to host gold and/or nickel mineralisation in structurally controlled gold and magmatic nickel sulphide deposits.
In summary, the Company's project portfolio holds excellent potential for the further discovery of gold, gold-copper, nickel and basemetals deposits with additional potential from existing joint venture agreements, royalties and free carried interest positions.
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About ADX Energy Limited
ADX Energy Limited's (ASX:ADX) (OTCMKTS:ADXRF) is an Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) listed International Energy Explorer which is soon to become a Producer. The Company's Geographical focus is Onshore Europe and Offshore Mediterranean with a portfolio consisting of recently acquired Production as well as Appraisal, Development and Exploration Assets. ADX's interests are located in Romania, Italy, Tunisia and most recently Austria. The Company's immediate focus is on low cost, low risk, profitable resource commercialisation opportunities onshore and higher cost higher reward offshore projects in the longer term. The Company is headquartered in Perth, Western Australia with additional operating offices in Bucharest (Romania) and soon to be Vienna (Austria). The Company also has representative offices in Italy and Tunisia.
ADX Energy's vision is to establish a stable cash producing platform onshore Europe and develop a number of rapid resource to reserves opportunities as well as low risk exploration potential with access to infrastructure in favourable fiscal and operating environments.
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