Xtract Resources PLC (LON:XTR)

Xtract Resources PLC (LON:XTR)

Share Price
1.78 p
0.3799 (27.14 %)
Market Cap
£6.32 m
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Xtract Resources PLC

Xtract Resources (AIM: XTR) is a resource, development and mining company whose focus is and will be to acquire brown field resource projects with a view to release value for its shareholders. The projects targeted will be in regions where mining and infrastructure is prevalent and the mining regulations transparent.

Market: LSE:XTR
52-week High/Low: 1.79p / 0.57p
Sector: General Mining
Market Cap: £6.32 m
Website: www.xtractresources.com
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Big Picture – A Deep Dive Examination of Xtract Resources PLC

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The strategy is to identify resource projects which satisfy the criteria of reasonably advanced, good mining jurisdiction and economic projections which suggest a hurdle rate of return in excess of 25%.

The current focus is on the Manica mine in Mozambique which satisfies all of the above. On 28th February 2017, the Company announced that it had completed the Definitive Feasibility Study for the open pit operation of the Company's Manica Fair Bride Gold Project in Mozambique. Concurrently we will proactively and reactively assess how best to transfer opportunity to shareholder value.

We continue to review all options for future projects and maximising current value.


The Right People

Xtract aims to source talented individuals who can contribute at board and senior management levels, and who have the necessary qualifications, experience, enterprise and motivation to develop and grow early stage assets and businesses. Xtract expects to maintain a small core executive management team on a full time basis and to use its wide network of industry associates to access the necessary skill sets and experience required on a part time or when required basis. Where specific expertise is needed, acknowledged expert consultants are retained. Xtract seeks to develop relationships with internationally recognised industry partners who are best placed to progress early stage assets and businesses along the value chain.




Manica Gold Project

> Manica Gold Project at a Glance
> Manica Alluvials at a Glance
> What are Alluvial Deposits?


DFS Key parameters

  • Extraction Method – Conventional Open Pit

  • Life of Mine – 7 years

  • Total Ore Tonnes Processed – 3.3 Mt (42 ktmp)

  • Total Ounces Produced – 215 koz ( ̴ 31 kozpm)

  • Recovered Grade – 2.62 g/t

  • Gold Price – US$1,262 per oz Project Payback – 2 years

  • IRR – 41.1 %

  • NPV – US$42 million (@8.4% discount rate)

  • Capex Expenditure – US$43.68 million

  • Direct Cash Cost – US$556/oz

  • All inclusive sustainable cost (breakeven) – US$862/oz


Manica Key Features

  • 1.262 moz SAMREC compliant Au Resources (782koz measured and indicated)

  • Low cost, near-term ready-to-build production

  • Metallurgical risk solved by fine grinding and pressure oxidation

  • Additional nearby prospects for further exploration success, namely: Guy Fawkes, Boa Esperanza, Dot’s Luck, all have declared resources

  • Publically released information outlines a mine plan based on Fair Bride only producing approx. 215Koz over 7 years

  • Further optimisation is possible and ongoing




Main deposit – Fair Bride

  • Situated in the Odzi-Mutare-Manica Greenstone Belt of Mozambique

  • 1.262moz SAMREC compliant Au Resources (782koz measured and indicated)

  • Well drilled - a total of 229 drill holes (31,662m) has been completed on the Fair Bride deposit accounting for 60% of the total drilling on the Manica project. A total of 137 holes comprise the resource

* Xtract Resources PLC. An Independent Technical Report on the Mineral Resources of the Fair Bride Gold Deposit on the 3990C Mining Concession, Manica Province, Mozambique, Minxcon, 04 March 2016



Fair Bride Base Case

  • Gold price USD 1262/oz

  • 480,000 of ore tonnes per annum mined

  • 7 years of mine life

  • Average grade 2.72 g/t mined

  • Stripping Ratio 7.6:1

  • All up break even cost USD 862/oz

  • Capital USD43.68 million

  • NPV at 8.4% discount USD42 million




Other projects within the Manica license


Drilling has targeted the below resources:

Guy Fawkes (1350m strike, 120m depth)

  • 98 drill holes for 14000m, of which 54 holes comprise the resource

  • Bounded by a fault in the west open to the east and on dip

Dots Luck (750m strike, 100m depth)

  • 43 drill holes for 5000m, of which 38 holes comprise the resource

  • Bounded by faults on the west and east, but open on dip (off-set of the Northern shear zone)

Boa Esperanza (100m Strike)

  • 12 drill holes for 1000m, of which 4 holes comprise the resource

  • Limited extensional exploration on strike has taken place




Regional Exploration Potential

  • Mainly pre-drilling targeting has taken place along the southern and northern share zone between Dot’s Luck and Fair Bride and further East (14km) and between Guy Fawkes and Boa Esperanza (10km) respectively

  • Numerous artisanal workings occur along the share zones

  • The Southern share zone is considered refractory, whereas the Northern share zone including Dots luck is non-refractory





Manica Alluvials

> Manica Gold Project At a Glance
> Manica Alluvials
> What are Alluvial Deposits?


Manica Alluvials

Xtract entered into an agreement on 19 June 2017 with Omnia a local gold producer working alluvial deposits nearby the Manica concession. The contract entails that Omnia be the contractor and operator under the supervision of Xtract/Explorator personnel. The agreement provides for a gold share between the parties and the key terms are detailed in the RNS announcements dated 19 June 2017.

The contract is for 10 years or such time as the alluvials are depleted.

The contract is for the western half of the concession and discussions are under way with other parties or the remainder of the Manica concession. The terms and conditions may vary either marginally or significantly depending on negotiations.

On 11 July 2017 Xtract Exlplorator Limitada entered into a second agreement for the eastern half of the concession alluvials. The selected contractor is Sino Minerals Investment Company Limited. The contract entails that they will have installed by the 15 October 2017 a 200t/h plant with a further 200t/h plant to be operational by the 15 January 2018. The Xtract Explorator Limitada receives some 8% of all gold revenues with gold tax paid by the contractor.


Board of Directors


Colin Bird
Executive Chairman

Colin Bird is a chartered mining engineer with multi commodity mine management experience in Africa, Spain, Latin America and in the Middle East. He has been the prime mover in a number of public listings in the UK, Canada and South African and is currently Chief Executive Officer of Tiger Resource Finance PLC, AIM quoted Galileo Resources PLCA and Non-Executive Chairman of Jubilee Platinum PLC.

He has been responsible for founding a number of PLC’s which have achieved mid-cap status and was the founder of Kiwara PLC which discovered the large copper project Kalumbila currently being developed by First Quantum Minerals Ltd. a US$ 11 billion quoted company.

Colin was appointed Executive Chairman during August 2016.



Peter Moir
Non-executive Director

Peter’s qualifications include B.Sc. Civil Engineering and M.Eng. Petroleum Engineering.

He is a Chartered Engineer in the UK and has more than 30 years experience in technical, operational and commercial aspects of the Exploration and Production business.


Joel Silberstein
Finance Director

Joel joined the Company as Chief Financial Officer in June 2013.  Prior to this Joel held the position of Group Controller and Vice President Finance of Toronto Stock Exchange quoted European Goldfields Limited, where he supported the executive team in growing a mining concern from exploration through development phases until the Company was taken over by Eldorado Gold Corporation. He has Honours Bachelor of Accounting Science degree from the University Of South Africa and qualified as a chartered accountant with Mazars, Cape Town in 2002.





Class of share

Total no. of shares in issue

No. of voting rights per share

Total no. of voting rights per class of share



Ordinary shares of 0.02p per share
(as at 04 May 2018)





Significant shareholdings

As at 04 May 2018 the Company is aware of the following significant holdings (over 3%) of voting rights in its share capital:



Name of holder

No. of ordinary shares

%age of voting rights in issued capital



Hargreaves Landsdown Asset Mgt





Interactive Investor Sharedealing





Halifax Share Dealing





Barclays Wealth and Investment Management (UK)










Mr Alex Terry





Jarvis Investment Management





HSBC Private Bank (UK)





A J Bell Securities





Mr C Stewart





Redmayne-Bentley Stockbrokers





Trading/Market Maker Account




Directors interests as at 04 May 2018:



Name of holder

No. of ordinary Shares



Mr Peter Moir




Mr Colin Bird



For the purposes of the AIM Rules, in so far as the Company is aware, the number of shares not in public hands as at 04 May 2018 was 0.701%.


Xtract Resources Plc Registered address:
1st Floor 7/8 Kendrick Mews
London SW7 3HG, United Kingdom
T: +44 (0) 20 3416 6471
F: +44 (0) 20 7589 7806
E: [email protected]

Company Advisers


Nominated Adviser and Joint Broker:
Beaumont Cornish Limited
2nd Floor
Bowman House
29 Wilson Street
London, EC2M 2SJ

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7628 3396
Fax: +44 (0) 20 7628 3393
Website: http://www.beaumontcornish.com/
E-mail: [email protected]


Joint Broker:
NOVUM Securities Limited
8-10 Grosvenor Gardens
London, SW1W 0DH

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7399 9400
Website: https://novumsecurities.com/
E-mail: [email protected]


Fladgate LLP
16 Great Queen Street

T: +44 (0) 20 3036 7000
F: +44 (0) 20 3036 7600
E: [email protected]
W: www.fladgate.com


Chapman Davis LLP
2 Chapel Court
SE1 1HH 

T: + 44 (0) 20 357 6008
F: + 44 (0) 20 357 6159
E: [email protected]


Link Asset Services
65 Gresham Street

E: [email protected]
W: https://www.linkassetservices.com/


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