http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk Proactiveinvestors RSS feed en Fri, 21 Sep 2018 18:30:02 +0100 http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss Genera CMS action@proactiveinvestors.com (Proactiveinvestors) action@proactiveinvestors.com (Proactiveinvestors) <![CDATA[RNS press release - Directors Dealing ]]> http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/rns/57/LSE20180920114502_13798563/ Thu, 20 Sep 2018 11:45:02 +0100 http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/rns/57/LSE20180920114502_13798563/ <![CDATA[RNS press release - Conversion of Loan and Issue of Equity ]]> http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/rns/57/LSE20180919111659_13796758/ Wed, 19 Sep 2018 11:16:59 +0100 http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/rns/57/LSE20180919111659_13796758/ <![CDATA[News - Amur Minerals sees 81% increase in inferred high grade zone at Kun-Manie ]]> http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/205216/amur-minerals-sees-81-increase-in-inferred-high-grade-zone-at-kun-manie-205216.html Amur Minerals Corporation (LON:AMC) has reported “highly productive” drilling activity for the month of August at its Kun-Manie nickel copper sulphide project in eastern Russia, with its Ikenskoe / Sobolevsky (IKEN) Inferred High Grade Zone (IIHG) expanding its deposit size by 81%.

The AIM-listed miner said a total of 29 holes had been drilled over the month, with the IKEN IIHG increasing the deposit size from 0.16 square kilometres to 0.29 square kilometres.

WATCH: Amur Minerals cements its focus on Asia as end to 2018 drilling nears

The mineralisation within the IIHG was also indicated at a thickness of 30.9 meters averaging 0.91% for nickel and 0.25% for copper.

The company expects that the update of the IKEN mineral resource estimate, which includes the IIHG area, will result in a substantial increase with regard to total mineralised tonnes and the JORC resource category. 

At the beginning of the drill season, the IIHG was estimated to contain 14.6mln tonnes of Inferred resource averaging 0.87% nickel and 0.24% copper. With expansion of the resource, the area could source as much as four years of higher grade production for the processing plant.

Amur also said it had joined up the ISK and Kubuk orebodies with the discovery of a 400m long mineralised zone between the two. In addition, drilling had expanded the ISK orebody by an additional 100m to the west. 

The total length of the unified orebody from the west end of ISK to the east end of the KUB orebody is projected to be 2,800m.

The firm added that four holes drilled along the strike of this connected orebody indicated an average thickness of 67.3m at 0.75% nickel and 0.20% copper.

"Unexpected but promising results"​

Looking to September, Amur said it planned to continue drilling with the target being the final portion of the metallurgical sample, defining the up-dip limits of mineralisation of the ISK area, and continue drilling the west end of the ISK adjacent to a 100m barren area.

Robin Young, chief executive of Amur Minerals, the drilling results were anticipated to have “a material impact” on the mineral resource estimate, the mining ore reserve, the optimisation of the production schedule and the projected economic potential of Kun-Manie.

He added that drilling of secondary priority targets had provided “unexpected, but promising results” with “substantial” discoveries of new mineral in areas thought to have had limited potential, including the firm’s best ever interval of 98.6m of 0.89% nickel and 0.23% copper.

In mid-morning trading Wednesday, Amur Minerals shares were steady around 3.9p.

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Wed, 19 Sep 2018 10:34:00 +0100 http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/205216/amur-minerals-sees-81-increase-in-inferred-high-grade-zone-at-kun-manie-205216.html
<![CDATA[RNS press release - August 2018 Drill Programme Milestones ]]> http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/rns/57/LSE20180919070002_13795752/ Wed, 19 Sep 2018 07:00:02 +0100 http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/rns/57/LSE20180919070002_13795752/ <![CDATA[RNS press release - Conversion of Loan and Issue of Equity ]]> http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/rns/57/LSE20180910171355_13785363/ Mon, 10 Sep 2018 17:13:55 +0100 http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/rns/57/LSE20180910171355_13785363/ <![CDATA[News - Nickel from Amur’s Kun-Manie project destined for China and electric vehicle batteries ]]> http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/204404/nickel-from-amurs-kun-manie-project-destined-for-china-and-electric-vehicle-batteries-204404.html How many tonnes of rock does it take to make a battery?

The answer to that will vary from deposit to deposit, and from commodity to commodity, but the question nevertheless is an intriguing one, and may yet come to be a new informal metric for the measurement of a project’s viability.

READ: Amur Minerals cements its focus on Asia as end to 2018 drilling nears

Take Amur Minerals Corporation (LON:AMC) for instance, which has nickel at the Kun-Manie deposit in the Far East of Russia. A typical Tesla battery will contain around 50 kilograms of nickel, so with Amur’s average grade of 0.8% and projected recoveries of 80%, it’ll be about eight ore tonnes.

So far so good, but what does it really mean? Well, one way of looking at it is to compare Amur’s grades with other companies, like for example Royal Nickel (TSE:RNX). The Royal Nickel Dumont project ranks, like Kun-Manie, among the largest undeveloped nickel sulphide deposits in the world.

But there is a crucial difference. Grades at Dumont run at around 0.26% and projected recoveries are set to be around 42%. When you plug in those numbers to the Tesla calculation it turns out that Royal Nickel will need to mine around 40  tonnes of ore to match the battery productivity of Amur’s eight tonnes.

Because Dumont is so large there will be economies of scale and it still looks set to generate an internal rate of return of just 15.2% after tax on the US$2bn project. But it’s an intriguing comparison nonetheless, and goes a long way towards demonstrating the relative attractiveness of some mines over others.

Haulage capacity

To put it in simple terms, to transport the ore required to manufacture each electric vehicle battery, Royal Nickel is going to need around 5 times more pit haulage capacity than Amur.  That’s a lot of trucks when you consider Amur itself will need about 10 to 15 Cat 785D trucks.

When in production, Dumont is likely to be the fifth biggest nickel sulphide project in the world, behind Voisey’s Bay, Sudbury, the Chinese operations run by Jinchuan, and of course the mines of the industry behemoth Norilsk (MCX:GMKN). It would be interesting to run the same set of numbers across the Norilsk portfolio, given that Norilsk and Amur both operate in Russia in relatively remote locations.

The key difference, of course, is that Norilsk is an established and long-standing player, while Amur has yet to make it into production.

Decent progress

But progress towards that end continues at a good strong pace, according to chief executive Robin Young.

“We are starting to put together our strategy for next year,” he says.

“What we want to do is benchmark the project, to set out where we stand in relation to the economics, and to work out what we can do to get to first production as soon as possible.”

The results of an imminent pre-feasibility study are likely to be “substantial and quite positive,” according to Young.

They will show a project with a mine plan, a mining schedule, a mill design, a plan to transport concentrate to the local railhead, and a logistics agreement to get concentrate to the smelter.

“That’s the fastest way to production,” says Young, “and it’s suitable and acceptable to the banks.”

Russia and China

Almost equally crucial is that it’s acceptable to the Russian government too. Amur now seasoned in the ways of operating in Russia and tends to see itself as having an “Asian-centric” focus these days.

The product will likely go south, across the border into China, while almost all the operational functions will be Russian.

“The Russians and Chinese are comfortable with us,” says Young. “We’ve been there so long.”

For the Russians, the benefits are simple enough: the economic stimulus that such a large project will create, including jobs and secondary employment.

“The Russian government is quite keen to get projects like ours up and running,” says Young. Incentives around taxes and royalties provide the company with plenty of motivation to get up and running, and what’s more, because they only run for a limited time, to get the maximum amount of metal out of the ground as soon as possible.

But it’s the Chinese connection that in the end could prove crucial. At some point soon Young is going to have to go into the market for significant sums of debt and equity finance to get Kun-Manie built, always assuming that a buyer doesn’t step in, that is.

When he does, Western banks will certainly have a role to play, but so too will the Chinese. And it’ll be towards China that Amur looks to for potential offtake agreements and joint venture partners.

“I would anticipate that someone will step up, although I can’t really say when that will be,” says Young.

Flexibility

“We’re flexible. All our plans and designs work on the basis that we’ll go it alone, but we know that as more and more information becomes available there’ll be more focus on what we have.”

September is likely to be a big month for Amur, with the upcoming pre-feasibility study, and it’s a good bet that the company will be on the receiving end of a lot of attention from the market. Young is all set to initiate a new marketing drive, and it will be interesting to see what kind of traction the shares are able to get.

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Fri, 07 Sep 2018 09:29:00 +0100 http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/204404/nickel-from-amurs-kun-manie-project-destined-for-china-and-electric-vehicle-batteries-204404.html
<![CDATA[RNS press release - Conversion of Loan and Issue of Equity ]]> http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/rns/57/LSE20180830093004_13772884/ Thu, 30 Aug 2018 09:30:04 +0100 http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/rns/57/LSE20180830093004_13772884/ <![CDATA[RNS press release - Conversion of Loan and Issue of Equity ]]> http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/rns/57/LSE20180823092005_13765910/ Thu, 23 Aug 2018 09:20:05 +0100 http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/rns/57/LSE20180823092005_13765910/ <![CDATA[Media files - Amur Minerals cements its focus on Asia as end to 2018 drilling nears ]]> http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/stocktube/10190/amur-minerals-cements-its-focus-on-asia-as-end-to-2018-drilling-nears-10190.html Tue, 21 Aug 2018 15:49:00 +0100 http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/stocktube/10190/amur-minerals-cements-its-focus-on-asia-as-end-to-2018-drilling-nears-10190.html <![CDATA[RNS press release - Directors Dealing ]]> http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/rns/57/LSE20180820180741_13761966/ Mon, 20 Aug 2018 18:07:41 +0100 http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/rns/57/LSE20180820180741_13761966/ <![CDATA[News - Amur Minerals says 2018 drill programme at its Kun-Manie nickel-copper sulphide project well advanced ]]> http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/203032/amur-minerals-says-2018-drill-programme-at-its-kun-manie-nickel-copper-sulphide-project-well-advanced-203032.html Amur Minerals Corporation (LON:AMC) said the 2018 drill programme at its wholly-owned Kun-Manie nickel-copper sulphide project in the Far East of Russia is well advanced.

Robin Young, CEO of Amur Minerals, commented: "With our drill programme being over 80% complete and having experienced no downtime at the rigs, work is swiftly advancing toward completion of our three key objectives in this year's drill effort.”

READ: Amur signs up Russian logistics and supply chain expert to help with development of Kun-Manie

Young added: "We have already completed all infill drilling of limited areas in each of the four areas where we anticipate mining to occur. This information represents the final milestone required for inclusion in our work to obtain final Russian reserves as in accordance with Russian Federation requirements to obtain the necessary approvals for mine plans, designs and schedules. 

The CEO continued: "Once all final analytical results are available, we can begin to compile the TEO, a Russian feasibility document. We are also nearing completion of conversion of a large high grade, higher net operating profit per tonne Inferred resource at Ikenskoe/Sobolevsky. 

“The upgrade to Indicated resource should enable us to enhance the production schedule and related PFS cash flow model. We anticipate further improvement of the projected NPV and IRR beyond that of our current positive results.” 

He concluded: “There is a second enhancement that could be derived with this conversion step being completed. That is by mining this during the first 10 years of production, there is added upside related to the reduced Net Profits and Metal Royalties structure for the Far East which will further benefit the project. 

“Metallurgical sample collection is also advancing and we anticipate successful completion of this year's drill objectives by mid-September."

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Thu, 16 Aug 2018 08:10:00 +0100 http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/203032/amur-minerals-says-2018-drill-programme-at-its-kun-manie-nickel-copper-sulphide-project-well-advanced-203032.html
<![CDATA[RNS press release - July 2018 Drill Programme Milestones ]]> http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/rns/57/LSE20180816070005_13757265/ Thu, 16 Aug 2018 07:00:05 +0100 http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/rns/57/LSE20180816070005_13757265/ <![CDATA[RNS press release - Conversion of Loan and Issue of Equity ]]> http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/rns/57/LSE20180730090001_13735722/ Mon, 30 Jul 2018 09:00:01 +0100 http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/rns/57/LSE20180730090001_13735722/ <![CDATA[RNS press release - Conversion of Loan and Issue of Equity ]]> http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/rns/57/LSE20180725094001_13730644/ Wed, 25 Jul 2018 09:40:01 +0100 http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/rns/57/LSE20180725094001_13730644/ <![CDATA[News - Amur signs up Russian logistics and supply chain expert to help with development of Kun-Manie ]]> http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/201308/amur-signs-up-russian-logistics-and-supply-chain-expert-to-help-with-development-of-kun-manie-201308.html Amur Minerals Corporation (LON:AMC) has entered into a Memorandum of Cooperation with GEFCO LLC, a global expert in supply-chain solutions with a strong presence in Russia, and is 75% owned by JSC Russian Railways.

This MOC will address Amur’s rail and shipping transport requirements for the construction of the Kun-Manie nickel project in Russia’s far east.

WATCH: Amur Minerals highlight s significant increase in underlying earnings for Kun-Manie

It will encompass operational supply support and saleable product delivery to the Asian markets of China, Japan and Korea foremost among international opportunities.

"The transport and logistical requirements for Kun-Manie are multifaceted, covering three key considerations of project construction, mine operation and sale of the product,” said Robin Young, Amur’s chief executive.

“Discussions have been on-going between Amur and GEFCO representatives on these considerations and the MOC represents the start of the next stage, namely, developing definitive transport and logistics solutions. It is also very important, given the complexity of global transport and logistics, that we have GEFCO providing advisory assistance in our discussions with other parties.”

 

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Mon, 23 Jul 2018 08:31:00 +0100 http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/201308/amur-signs-up-russian-logistics-and-supply-chain-expert-to-help-with-development-of-kun-manie-201308.html
<![CDATA[RNS press release - GEFCO MEMORANDUM OF COOPERATION ]]> http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/rns/57/LSE20180723070004_13726649/ Mon, 23 Jul 2018 07:00:04 +0100 http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/rns/57/LSE20180723070004_13726649/ <![CDATA[RNS press release - Directors Dealing ]]> http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/rns/57/LSE20180720122001_13726093/ Fri, 20 Jul 2018 12:20:01 +0100 http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/rns/57/LSE20180720122001_13726093/ <![CDATA[RNS press release - Conversion of Loan and Issue of Equity ]]> http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/rns/57/LSE20180710094503_13711954/ Tue, 10 Jul 2018 09:45:03 +0100 http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/rns/57/LSE20180710094503_13711954/ <![CDATA[News - Amur Minerals “extremely pleased” with drill results at Kun Manie ]]> http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/200167/amur-minerals-extremely-pleased-with-drill-results-at-kun-manie-200167.html Amur Minerals Corporation (LON:AMC) has announced it has completed approximately 50% of the 2018 planned programme at its wholly owned Kun-Manie nickel copper sulphide project and is “extremely pleased” with the results.

The AIM-listed miner said this year's field programme is focused on the completion of specific tasks related to advancing the development of the project into one of the world's largest nickel producers. 

READ: Amur Minerals completes open pit optimisation analysis at Kun-Manie

The company said at the end of June 2018, a total of 66 holes (10,809.3 metres) have been completed since initiation of the planned 20,300 metre drill programme on 6 May 2018.

Robin Young, CEO of Amur Minerals, said: “Drilling at two of the largest areas where infill drilling for Russian regulatory considerations was required, has already been completed and we are now drilling at Kubuk and are progressing well towards completing the infill effort there.”

He added: “Drilling of the Inferred high grade zone at Ikenskoe / Sobolevsky is also confirming the continuity of the mineralisation with regard to thickness and grade.  With continued successful drilling here, we anticipate its conversion to a JORC Indicated resource allowing for its full and unqualified inclusion in the mine production schedule.”

"We are extremely pleased with this year's drill results so far and they are allowing us to clear various hurdles meaning that we can move toward production as swiftly as possible," Robin Young said.

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<![CDATA[RNS press release - Drill Programme Update ]]> http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/rns/57/LSE20180705070003_13706251/ Thu, 05 Jul 2018 07:00:03 +0100 http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/rns/57/LSE20180705070003_13706251/ <![CDATA[RNS press release - Second Price Monitoring Extn ]]> http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/rns/57/LSE20180628164038_13698115/ Thu, 28 Jun 2018 16:40:38 +0100 http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/rns/57/LSE20180628164038_13698115/ <![CDATA[RNS press release - Price Monitoring Extension ]]> http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/rns/57/LSE20180628163514_13698108/ Thu, 28 Jun 2018 16:35:14 +0100 http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/rns/57/LSE20180628163514_13698108/ <![CDATA[News - Amur Minerals completes open pit optimisation analysis at Kun-Manie ]]> http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/199748/amur-minerals-completes-open-pit-optimisation-analysis-at-kun-manie-199748.html Amur Minerals Corporation (LON:AMC) has reported that RPM Global has completed open pit optimisation analyses company’s Ikenskoe/Sobolevsky and Kubuk deposits located within its Kun-Manie mining licence in Russia.

The AIM-listed miner said these results serve to provide the global Kun-Manie base line mining tonnages including all drilling results and all current Mineral Resource Estimates.

READ: Amur Minerals says 2017 has been ‘highly significant year’

 The company said the 2017 drill programme substantially and materially increased the mining potential of the Kun-Manie. Using Measured and Indicated resources, the total mineable potential now totals 109.4 million ore tonnes containing 721,300 tonnes of nickel and 197,400 tonnes of copper. 

 Amur Minerals said the average mine diluted grades are projected to be 0.66% nickel and 0.18% copper.  This MI Option equates to 18 years of production at six million tonnes per annum.

More than 92% of the combined Measured and Indicated resource tonnage is projected to be mined containing nearly 83% of the nickel and 83% of the copper.

Robin Young, CEO of Amur Minerals, said: "Having one of the world's largest undeveloped nickel copper sulphide deposit's on China's door step is indeed very positive for the company.  The fact that our estimations indicate much of this resource is profitable at today's nickel price is very encouraging.”

He added: “Detailed internal discussions are ongoing in relation to how this information is incorporated into the prefeasibility study being prepared by the company.  The key item is the adjustment to the production schedule and timing of the grade of ore delivered to the mill."

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Thu, 28 Jun 2018 07:33:00 +0100 http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/199748/amur-minerals-completes-open-pit-optimisation-analysis-at-kun-manie-199748.html
<![CDATA[RNS press release - Mining Potential Update ]]> http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/rns/57/LSE20180628070006_13696557/ Thu, 28 Jun 2018 07:00:06 +0100 http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/rns/57/LSE20180628070006_13696557/ <![CDATA[News - Amur Minerals says 2017 has been ‘highly significant year’ ]]> http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/199701/amur-minerals-says-2017-has-been-highly-significant-year-199701.html Amur Minerals Corporation (LON:AMC) said 2017 has been a ‘highly significant year,’ with field season resulting in 50% expansion of the Kun Manie project in Russia, making it one of the largest greenfield nickel projects globally.

The AIM-listed miner said 2017 field season proved to be “our best ever resulting in a 50% increase in minable resources - 101 million tonnes to 155 million tonnes.” Amur Minerals also said a total of 26,485 metres of drilling in 107 holes was completed at the ISK deposit.

READ: Amur Minerals completes 25% of drilling programme at Kun-Manie

The company said it remained debt free for the year ended 31 December 2017, with cash reserves of US$2.56mln, down from US$8.20mln.

Robert Schafer, non-executive chairman of Amur Minerals, said: “The Board and management believe that the company is well positioned to capitalise on the growth in the nickel market, given the size of Kun Manie and its proximal location to Asian markets.”

He added: “We are seeing clear indicators that recent increased interest in nickel is now turning towards interest in the future sourcing of nickel supply.”

In early afternoon trading, Amur Minerals shares dropped 8.1% to 4.25p. 

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<![CDATA[RNS press release - Final Results for the Year Ended 31 December 2017 ]]> http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/rns/57/LSE20180627134033_13696068/ Wed, 27 Jun 2018 13:40:33 +0100 http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/rns/57/LSE20180627134033_13696068/ <![CDATA[RNS press release - Price Monitoring Extension ]]> http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/rns/57/LSE20180622163532_13690751/ Fri, 22 Jun 2018 16:35:32 +0100 http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/rns/57/LSE20180622163532_13690751/ <![CDATA[RNS press release - Directors Dealing ]]> http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/rns/57/LSE20180621111954_13688749/ Thu, 21 Jun 2018 11:19:54 +0100 http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/rns/57/LSE20180621111954_13688749/ <![CDATA[RNS press release - Conversion of Loan & Issue of Equity ]]> http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/rns/57/LSE20180620082256_13686614/ Wed, 20 Jun 2018 08:22:56 +0100 http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/rns/57/LSE20180620082256_13686614/ <![CDATA[News - Amur Minerals completes 25% of drilling programme at Kun-Manie ]]> http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/198759/amur-minerals-completes-25-of-drilling-programme-at-kun-manie-198759.html Amur Minerals Corporation (LON:AMC) has completed around 25% of its planned drilling for 2018 at its Kun-Manie nickel-copper sulphide project in Russia.

The AIM-listed mine said since the start of the drill programme on May 6, it completed 5,078.2 metres, with 1,085 mineralised samples prepared and analysed for nickel, copper, cobalt, platinum and palladium.

READ: Amur Minerals estimates Kun-Manie nickel costs will be below industry average

The group added that to fulfil Russian licensing requirements and to progress towards mine design and production, detailed infill drilling was necessary, with work completed at both the Maly Kurumkon / Flangovy (MKF) and Ikenskoe / Sobolevsky (IKEN) mineral trends.

Additional infill drilling (totalling c.2,800 metres) is planned at both the Vodorazdelny (VOD) and Kubuk (KUB) sites and would begin this month, the company said.

Regarding the current infill drilling results, Amur said that it had confirmed the continuity of mineralisation and indicated metal content at both the IKEN and MKF deposits, with a high grade ore block (ranging from 0.9% to 1.0% nickel) also discovered at IKEN which could “positively impact the economic potential of the project”.

Robin Young, Amur Minerals chief executive, said: “Having planned to drill approximately 20,000 metres over the course of the season, and having already completed more than 5,000 metres of drilling, we are rapidly advancing towards the completion of our 2018 drill objectives.

He added: "The Russian Federation infill drilling requirement allows the Company to complete detailed exploration, post reserves with the State Reserves Committee, ("GZK"), and progress towards mine designs and approval for the construction phase.  This infill drilling has already been completed at two of the four deposits.”

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<![CDATA[RNS press release - May 2018 Drill Programme Update ]]> http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/rns/57/LSE20180613070005_13677187/ Wed, 13 Jun 2018 07:00:05 +0100 http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/rns/57/LSE20180613070005_13677187/ <![CDATA[RNS press release - Directors Dealing ]]> http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/rns/57/LSE20180522101002_13650330/ Tue, 22 May 2018 10:10:02 +0100 http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/rns/57/LSE20180522101002_13650330/ <![CDATA[RNS press release - Conversion of Loan and Issue of Equity ]]> http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/rns/57/LSE20180516100808_13643366/ Wed, 16 May 2018 10:08:08 +0100 http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/rns/57/LSE20180516100808_13643366/ <![CDATA[RNS press release - Issue of Equity ]]> http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/rns/57/LSE20180502105211_13627295/ Wed, 02 May 2018 10:52:11 +0100 http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/rns/57/LSE20180502105211_13627295/ <![CDATA[News - Amur Minerals estimates Kun-Manie nickel costs will be below industry average ]]> http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/196231/amur-minerals-estimates-kun-manie-nickel-costs-will-be-below-industry-average-196231.html Amur Minerals Corporation (LON:AMC) said its cost estimates for nickel at its planned Kun-Manie nickel copper sulphide project are below nickel industry averages.

The AIM-listed miner said based on the previously reported mining potential of 73mln ore tonnes at Kun-Manie, around 6mln tonnes per annum over 12 years and 2 months of production, the Life Of Mine (LOM) C1 cost per pound of nickel is projected to range from US$2.61 to US$2.77.

WATCH: Amur Minerals highlights significant increase in underlying earnings for Kun-Manie

Amur said these projected costs indicate that Kun-Manie would rank among the 10 lowest cost industry wide nickel producers in terms of business costs at existing operations, potentially reaching as low as fourth place.

Robin Young, Amur Minerals chief executive, said: "These newly defined C1 cost projections include all projected operating costs and operational considerations from the mine face to the sale of a final product.

He added: “These costs also take into account mine dilution, metallurgical recoveries at the mine and smelters, truck and rail freight and more. We have also included the Russian Far East reduced tax and royalty incentives which further reduce our total production cost per nickel unit, whether a pound or a tonne.”

In early morning trading Wednesday, Amur Minerals shares were steady at 5.1p.

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The AIM-listed firm said the projected EBITDA has increased by 78.75% to US$2.7bn, up from US$1.6bn a year ago.

READ: Amur Minerals to begin field engineering campaign at Kun-Manie project

The firm said the increase is attributable to mining Maly Kurumkon/Flangovy (MKF) by a combination of open pit and underground extraction methods in lieu of open pit only production. The mineral exploration company said the previous EBITDA estimate was based on open pit production only.

The group added that the reported EBITDA projection is based on a long-term nickel price of US$7.27 per pound (US$16,000 per tonne), and by-product revenues for copper, cobalt, platinum and palladium have been excluded.

Robin Young, CEO of Amur Minerals, commented: “The global 73 million ore tonne mining potential contains more than 400,000 tonnes of projected metallurgically recovered nickel supporting the operation for at least 12 years providing an indicated EBITDA of US$2.6bn.”

WATCH: Amur Minerals highlights significant increase in underlying earnings for Kun-Manie

He added: “Additional open pit mining potential is being evaluated which is directly related to last year’s highly successful drill programme where an ore tonnage increase of more than 251% at Ikenskoe/Sobolevsky, Kubuk and the area between is underway using the March 2018 updated mineral resource.”

Robin Young concluded: “With this area now being the largest source of mineralisation within the mining licence, it is projected that there will be a substantial increase to the global mining inventory and EBITDA from that of US$2.6bn.”

 

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<![CDATA[RNS press release - April 2018 Mining Potential Update ]]> http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/rns/57/LSE20180416072503_13604816/ Mon, 16 Apr 2018 07:25:03 +0100 http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/rns/57/LSE20180416072503_13604816/ <![CDATA[RNS press release - Conversion of Loan and Issue of Equity ]]> http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/rns/57/LSE20180413145502_13604404/ Fri, 13 Apr 2018 14:55:02 +0100 http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/rns/57/LSE20180413145502_13604404/ <![CDATA[News - Amur Minerals to begin field engineering campaign at Kun-Manie project ]]> http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/194920/amur-minerals-to-begin-field-engineering-campaign-at-kun-manie-project-194920.html Amur Minerals Corporation (LON:AMC) has announced the completion and the full restock and mobilisation of all machinery, spares and supplies for the 2018 field season at its Kun-Manie project in the Far East of Russia.

The AIM-listed firm said this year’s field season will be focused on gathering information for inclusion in project engineering study work and operational design for consideration and the incorporation into necessary documentation related to project financing.

READ: Amur boosts nickel resource at Kun-Manie by 50%

The mineral exploration company added that further resource expansion potential remains, however these areas will be drilled once operations have begun.

Robin Young, CEO of Amur Minerals, said: “All materials required for our 2018 field engineering programme at Kun-Manie are now on site and we are ready to begin the acquisition of additional key information necessary for the inclusion in study documentation leading to project financing.”

He added: “Having identified the largest nickel sulphide deposit located immediately adjacent to China, Korea and Japan, coupled with the potential for substantial exploration upside at Kun-Manie, we are now able to transition into the detailed engineering of the project.”

“With the project being a highly valued source of sulphide nickel, copper and cobalt needed for Electric Vehicle batteries, the scope of our engineering activities has been broadened,” Young said.

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