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Phoenix Copper Ltd - Block Admission

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Phoenix Copper Limited
06 October 2020
 

Phoenix Copper Limited / Ticker: PXC / Sector: Mining

 

6 October 2020

Phoenix Copper Limited

("Phoenix" or the "Company")

Block Admission

 

Phoenix Copper Limited (AIM: PXC; OTCQX: PXCLF), the AIM quoted North American focused base and precious metals company, announces that an application has been made to the London Stock Exchange for  a block admission of up to 7,717,236 ordinary shares of no par value in the Company (the "New Ordinary Shares") to be admitted to trading on AIM ("Admission").

The Company currently has the following existing warrants over ordinary shares in issue:

Number of Warrants                           Exercise Price                                     Expiry Date

668,000                                                 16 pence                                              31 July 2022

530,467                                                 18 pence                                              30 June 2023

386,000                                                 20 pence                                              31 July 2022

127,962                                                 21 pence                                              30 June 2022

4,609,213                                              28 pence                                              31 January 2022

427,343                                                 35 pence                                              30 June 2022

641,157                                                 40 pence                                              30 June 2022

327,094                                                 60 pence                                              31 December 2021

 

The block admission has been filed to enable holders of the Company's warrants to continue to voluntarily exercise them without the need for the issue of a separate RNS and admissions filing each time this occurs.  The Company will notify on a monthly basis when there are changes to the issued share capital of the Company, and these monthly figures may be used by shareholders as the denominator for the calculation by which they will determine if they are required to notify their interest in, or a change in their interest in, the share capital of the Company. The Company will also make six-monthly announcements regarding the utilisation of the block admission in line with its obligations under AIM Rule 29.  It is expected that the block admission will become effective on 12 October 2020.

 

The New Ordinary Shares may be issued from time to time pursuant to the exercise of existing warrants. If and when issued, the New Ordinary Shares will rank pari passu in all respects with the existing ordinary shares of the Company. If all the warrants are exercised, the total consideration to the Company will be £2.2 million.

The warrants shown above represent the total number of warrants currently outstanding.

 

The total number of ordinary shares of no par value in the Company as at the date of this announcement is 63,179,489 shares. For the purposes of the Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rules, shareholders may use this figure as the denominator for the calculations by which they will determine if they are required to notify their interest in, or a change to their interest in, the issued share capital of the Company. No ordinary shares are held in treasury.

 

 

Market Abuse Regulation (MAR) Disclosure

Certain information contained in this announcement would have been deemed inside information for the purposes of Article 7 of Regulation (EU) No 596/2014 until the release of this announcement.

Contacts

For further information please visit www.phoenixcopperlimited.com or contact:

Phoenix Copper Limited

Ryan McDermott

Dennis Thomas

Richard Wilkins

Tel: +1 208 954 7039 

Tel: +44 7827 290 849

Tel: +44 7590 216 657

 

SP Angel

(Nominated Adviser)

 

David Hignell / Caroline Rowe

Tel: +44 20 3470 0470

Brandon Hill Capital (Joint Broker)

Jonathan Evans / Oliver Stansfield

 

Tel: +44 20 3463 5000

WH Ireland (Joint Broker)

Harry Ansell / Adam Pollock / Katy Mitchell

Tel: +44 207 2201666

Blytheweigh

(Financial PR)

Tim Blythe / Megan Ray / Rachael Brooks

Tel: +44 20 7138 3204

 

 

Notes

 

Phoenix Copper Limited is a North American focused, base and precious metal explorer and developer, which has carried out a drilling programme and generated a copper, gold, silver and zinc resource on which it is carrying out a feasibility study to bring the historically producing Empire Mine in Idaho, USA, back into production. It is also evaluating the silver and gold resources around three other past producing mines within the 23 kmEmpire claims block as well as cobalt in two claims blocks north of Empire in Idaho.

Phoenix's primary operations are focused near Mackay, Idaho in the Alder Creek mining district. This district includes the historical Empire, Horseshoe, White Knob and Blue Bird Mines, past producers of copper, gold, silver, zinc, lead and tungsten from underground mines in the first half of the twentieth century. Additionally, the district includes Navarre Creek a Carlin-trend gold discovery which hosts a 6.1 km gold strike length within a 9.8 km² area.

Phoenix acquired an 80% interest in the historical Empire Mine property in 2017 and, based on a total of 320 drill holes, an oxide resource was completed in late 2017. A NI 43-101 compliant PEA (preliminary economic assessment) for an open pit heap leach solvent extraction and electrowinning ("SX-EW") mine was completed in April 2018. In 2018 a further 8,600 metres in 93 holes was completed to upgrade the oxide resources, provide samples for ongoing metallurgical test work, geotechnical and hydrological studies and condemnation drilling for the heap leach pad site, waste dump and plant site. An updated NI 43-101 compliant resource was completed in early May 2019, which was generated for a heap leach copper SX/EW operation where only copper was recovered. A further updated NI 43-101 compliant resource was generated in May 2020 for all metals, which resulted in an increase of measured and indicated resources of +56% gold, +11% copper, +13% silver and +26% zinc. Present contained metal in all NI 43-101 compliant categories of resources, measured, indicated and inferred, stand at 342,249 ounces of gold, 129,923 tonnes of copper, 9,502,494 ounces of silver and 50,550 tonnes of zinc. 

Since acquiring the Empire project, Phoenix has increased the claim area from 818 acres to 5,717 acres, mainly to the northwest and west, and in so doing has increased the potential for additional oxide and sulphide copper resources, as well as the potential for stand-alone gold and silver resources, along a strike length of approximately 5.4 km towards the other brownfield mines of the Horseshoe, White Knob and Blue Bird Mines now within the property boundary. In particular, a new discovery at Red Star, 330 metres north west of the Empire Mine proposed open pit, has revealed sulphide ore and from three shallow exploration drill holes a NI 43-101 compliant maiden resource of 1.6 million silver equivalent ounces was reported.

At Empire, it is estimated that less than 1% of the potential ore system has been explored to date and, accordingly, there is significant opportunity to increase the resource through phased exploration.

More details on the Company, its assets and its objectives can be found on PXC's website at www.phoenixcopperlimited.com.

 

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