Bushveld Minerals Limited (LON:BMN)

Bushveld Minerals Limited (LON:BMN)


Share Price
23.87 p
Change
0.12 (0.51 %)
Market Cap
£267.12 m
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Bushveld Minerals Limited RNS Release

Comment on Share Price Movement


RNS Number : 7203Z
Bushveld Minerals Limited
21 May 2019
 

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.

 

 

21 May 2019

Bushveld Minerals Limited

("Bushveld Minerals" or the "Company")

Comment on Share Price Movement

Bushveld Minerals Limited (AIM: BMN), the AIM listed, integrated primary vanadium producer, with ownership of high grade vanadium assets, notes the recent downward movement in its share price.   The Company confirms that it is not aware of any corporate developments that support such a movement. The Company notes the recent falls in the Vanadium price but believes the vanadium market remains in a structural deficit that will support higher prices in the medium to long term.

The Company will be releasing a Mineral Resource and Ore Reserve update imminently and the Company's financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2018 are scheduled to be published within this month.

 

Enquiries: [email protected]

Bushveld Minerals


+27 (0) 11 268 6555

Fortune Mojapelo, Chief Executive Officer



Chika Edeh, Head of Investor Relations






SP Angel Corporate Finance LLP

Nominated Adviser & Broker

+44 (0) 20 3470 0470

Ewan Leggat / Richard Morrison



Jonathan Williams / Richard Parlons






Alternative Resource Capital

Joint Broker


Rob Collins


+44 (0) 207 186 9001

Alex Wood


+44 (0) 207 186 9004




BMO Capital Markets Limited

Joint Broker

+44 (0) 20 7236 1010

Jeffrey Couch / Tom Rider

Michael Rechsteiner / Neil Elliot






Tavistock

Financial PR


Charles Vivian / Gareth Tredway


+44 (0) 207 920 3150




Brunswick

Financial PR (South Africa)


Miyelani Shikwambana


+27 (0) 11 502 7300

 

 

ABOUT BUSHVELD MINERALS LIMITED

Bushveld Minerals is a low cost, integrated, primary vanadium producer, with ownership of high grade vanadium assets.

The Company's flagship vanadium platform includes a 74 per cent controlling interest in Bushveld Vametco Alloys (Pty) Ltd, a primary vanadium mining and processing company; the Mokopane Vanadium Project and the Brits Vanadium Project.

Bushveld's vision is to become a significant, low cost, integrated primary vanadium producer through owning high grade assets. This incorporates development and promotion of the role of vanadium in the growing global energy storage market through Bushveld Energy, the Company's energy storage project developer and component manufacturer. Whilst the demand for vanadium remains largely anchored in the steel industry, Bushveld Minerals believes there is strong potential for an imminent and significant global vanadium demand surge from the fast-growing energy storage market, particularly through the use and adoption of Vanadium Redox Flow Batteries.

While the Company's focus is on vanadium operations and the development and promotion of VRFBs, it has additional investments in coal, power and tin.

The Company's approach to project development recognises that, whilst attractive project economics are imperative, they are insufficient to secure capital to bring them to account. A clear path to production within a visible timeframe, low capital expenditure requirements and scalability are important factors in ensuring a positive return on investment. This philosophy is core to the Company's strategy in developing projects.

Detailed information on the Company and progress to date can be accessed on the website www.bushveldminerals.com.

About Vametco

Vametco is located near Brits on the Western Limb of the Bushveld Complex. The integrated operation comprises a vanadium ore mine and a processing plant that produces NitrovanTM, a trademark product sold in major steel markets across the world. The mine lies adjacent to the Brits Vanadium Project, which will in future serve as an alternative source of near surface run of mine (ROM) ore feed to the Vametco plant.

The Vametco mining operation uses open pit bench mining methods to mine a well-defined orebody. The deposit is continuous with limited faulting and dips in a northerly direction at approximately 19 degrees.

ROM ore is fed into a primary, secondary and tertiary crushing circuit, followed by milling and magnetic separation to produce magnetite concentrates. The magnetite concentrates are fed into the extraction process which includes the kiln for roasting followed by leaching and precipitation. Thereafter the precipitated vanadium as ammonium metavanadate is converted to modified vanadium oxide (MVO) in rotary calciners. MVO is fed into the mixplant and finally into the shaft furnaces to produce NitrovanTM. 

 


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