New Talisman Gold Mines Ltd (ASX:NTL)

New Talisman Gold Mines Ltd (ASX:NTL)

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New Talisman Gold Mines Ltd

New Talisman Gold Mines Ltd (ASX:NTL) is a focused on gold projects in New Zealand.

Market: ASX:NTL
52-week High/Low: A$0.02 / A$0.01
Sector: General Mining
Market Cap: $15.88 m
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New Talisman Gold Mines Ltd Snapshot

New Talisman Gold Mines Ltd (formerly Heritage Gold NZ Ltd) is listed on both the Australian and New Zealand stock exchanges under the code NTL.

The company holds a mining permit and an exploration permit over the Talisman Gold mine project in the Hauraki Gold Field. The company has completed all necessary permitting for development of the bulk sampling project at the mine and holds a resource consent for this purpose.

The company also has entered into a Heads of Agreement with Newcrest over the Rahu exploration area for which New Talisman made a discovery and which provides significant upside for the longer term. The Rahu project is dependent on a current application being granted by New Zealand Petroleum and Minerals.

NTL holds a signficant stake in Broken Hill Prospecting Limited (ASX:BPL) which holds a Heavy mineral sands project  it is working to develop as well as its cobalt project near Broken Hill in Australia.

Responsible, environmentally sustainable mineral exploration and profitable development is a strong focus of the company.

Talisman Mining Permit MP 51-326

Historical Perspective

Gold was discovered at Karangahake in 1869 and mining commenced in 1875, with the main mining period lasting until 1919. Mining continued at varying levels of intensity up to 1992. The centre produced more than 1 million oz of gold and 3 million oz of silver over a total strike length of 1000 metres and to 700 metres depth. The majority of this production came from the Talisman and Crown mines (two separate vein systems) which are now held under the Talisman mining permit.

The Talisman mine comprises the Maria, Crown/Welcome and Mystery veins.

The Maria Vein averages 1-3 metres in width and demonstrated an estimated average historical grade of 28 g/t gold and 128 g/t silver.

The Crown Vein, about 0.6 – 1 metre in width, averaged 16 g/t gold and 12 g/t silver.  Gold grades were lower than the Maria Vein but generally more consistent.

The Mystery Vein was discovered in the late 1980’s and has never been mined.  Where it has been tested on Level 8 it averages about 1 metre in width.

The Talisman was mined on 16 levels during its life and good access is available on Level 8 which was refurbished by New Talisman Gold Mines for extensive channel sampling and drilling.


JORC resource

Previous underground drilling and channel sampling delineated a JORC inferred resource of 205,000 oz gold at a grade of 6.9g/t and 800,000 oz silver at a grade of 27 g/t .

New Talisman is planning comprehensive underground resource definition drilling and metallurgical sampling to increase the size and confidence level of the resource.

The company is currently involved in a pre-feasibility study to assess a number of options for mining and processing.

Rahu Exploration Permit 40-117

The Rahu tenement lies immediately to the north of the Talisman Mine and on the same strike line as the gold bearing veins at Talisman. Exploration has defined a 2km long zone of coincident geochemical, resistivity and ground magnetic anomalies.

This area is believed to have similar potential to Talisman and is the focus of continuing exploration.

Previous drilling intersected anomalous gold in several holes including intersections of:

  • 16 metres at 2.49 g/t Au
  • 8 metres at 1.71 g/t Au
  • 66 metres at 0.49 g/t Au
  • 130 metres at 0.35 g/t Au

The initial drilling, which was relatively shallow and still within the upper zone of the hydrothermal alteration, confirmed the company’s geological model for the property.

Structurally the Rahu block is believed to have been downthrown, supporting the potential for Talisman-type grades to be intersected in deeper drilling beneath these strong indications.

Further drilling will seek gold-bearing intersections in feeder veins at vertical depths of 150-350m.

The discovery of economic grade gold at Rahu strengthens our view of the extent and potential of the Talisman mineralisation.

Coromandel Gold Limited – a wholly owned subsidiary

Coromandel Gold Limited

Coromandel Gold Limited is exploring the Golden Valley exploration permit EP 40-736. The area comprises a broad strip of land immediately adjacent to Newmont’s Waihi operations and includes several geological structures that appear analogous to those on Newmont’s holdings.

Broken Hill Prospecting Limited

Coromandel Gold is acquiring a 20.29% holding in Broken Hill Prospecting Limited. Broken Hill Prospecting Limited (BPL) listed on the ASX in February 2012 and is developing its cobalt and base metals project at Thackaringa near Broken Hill in New South Wales.

Northland Minerals Limited

Northland Minerals Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of Coromandel Gold Limited and holds an exploration permit over approximately 1,100 hectares about 30km west of Whangarei, that is prospective for base and precious metals.

Last updated 26th May 2016.

James Murray McKee
Chairman and Non-executive (Independent) Director
BA (Hons)

Murray McKee practices as a public policy and risk management adviser in Wellington. He previously held operations management positions with a US offshore oil and gas exploration company (1975–1987) and senior management positions with Coal Corporation of New Zealand Limited (1987-1995). He was Chairman of the Coal Research Association of New Zealand (1995) and a councillor on the New Zealand Minerals Industry Association (1993-1995).

He was a ministerial appointee to the New Zealand Conservation Authority for two terms and has served on both the West Coast and Tongariro/Taupo Conservation Boards.

Mr McKee has served on the New Talisman Gold Mines Board for 19 years, being appointed a Director on 16 March 1996.

Matthew Geoffrey Hill
Chief Executive Officer

Mr Hill is the Executive Director of International Pacific Capital, and Managing Director of Asia Pacific Capital Group Limited. Matthew is an experienced merchant banker having worked previously at Potter Warburg; Eventures (a joint venture between Newscorp and Softbank); Pitt Capital and Souls Private Equity Limited. Matthew specializes in resources and company listings on the ASX and NZX and acts for a number of multinational clients. Matthew has been responsible for leading the company into the development phase at the Talisman mine since his appointment in late 2012 and is primarily responsible for day to day operations and capital raising initiatives of the company. Mr. Hill is an alternate director of Pacific American Coal and a director of Broken Hill Prospecting Limited both listed on the ASX. Matthew Holds a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Master of business administration. He is a fellow of the FINSIA and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Mr Hill was appointed as alternate director for Geoffrey Hill on 1 December 1999, and has served for nearly 9 years since his appointment as Director on 10 October 2006 and Executive Director on 3 September 2012.

Dr Ian Pringle

Non-executive (Independent) Director

Dr Ian Pringle joined the Board on 2 August 2011.

Dr Pringle has a BSc (Hons) in geology and a PhD in geology from the University of Otago in New Zealand. An experienced industry consultant, he has a record of successful mineral project generation, exploration management and mine development in Australia, South East Asia and the South West Pacific.

Dr Pringle’s previously roles have included Managing Director of Geopacifc Resources Ltd, Manager of Silver Standard Australia Ltd and Exploration Manager for Oxiana Resources and Golden Shamrock Mines.

He is currently Managing Director of Broken Hill Prospecting Ltd (ASX:BPL), in which New Talisman holds a significant interest.

Last updated 26th May 2016.

Shares Top 20 holders, 648,981,217 shares on issue

RankNameUnits% of Units
1. HAMISH EDWARD ELLIOT BROWN 75,000,000 11.56
2. HFT NOMINEES LTD 32,154,117 4.95
3. SO CO LIMITED 28,096,507 4.33
6. NIMPOD PTY LIMITED 11,318,027 1.74
7. PETER ROBERT ATKINSON 10,901,950 1.68
8. BESTFIELD COMPANY 9,700,000 1.49
11. PETER WILLIAM HALL 8,000,000 1.23
13. RIUO HAURAKI LIMITED 7,000,000 1.08
14. BASIL COURTNEY MCGIRR 6,707,030 1.03
16. KA FU TSE 6,100,000 0.94
17. IANAKI SEMERDZIEV 5,868,172 0.90
19. JETOSEA PTY LIMITED 5,480,080 0.84
20. PROPHECY MINING LIMITED 5,340,000 0.82
Totals: Top 20 holders of Ordinary Shares 279,167,809 43.02
Total Remaining Holders Balance 369,813,408 56.98

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Last updated 26th May 2016.

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