MOD Resources announced that all its prospecting licences across its joint venture (JV) landholdings in the Botswana copper belt have been granted two year extensions.
In addition, a new licence PL093/2018, has been issued for three years.
The PL extensions were granted by the Minister for Mineral Resources, Green Technology and Energy Security ahead of the scheduled expiry date on 31 December 2018 with 100% of the area of all licences being retained, and no surrenders required.
The majority of the extensions have been granted for two years providing certainty of title and confidence in the extensive exploration and development activities being undertaken by MOD’s incountry subsidiaries at the T3 Copper Project, the T3 Expansion Project and the T20 Exploration Project.
All JV PL’s (excluding PL 190/2008) have been transferred to the JV in-country exploration company, Tshukudu Exploration (Pty) Ltd (Tshukudu Exploration). Tshukudu Exploration is a wholly owned subsidiary of UK incorporated JV company, Metal Capital Exploration Limited, owned 70% by MOD and 30% by AIM-listed Metal Tiger.
These approvals follow the announcement on 26 October 2018, where the first eight of 18 licences were extended and transferred to Tshukudu Exploration. The transference of PL’s forms part of the MTR transaction announced on 18 July 2018 and completed on 15 November 2018.
MOD’s managing director Julian Hanna, said: “The extension of our prospecting licences is a major milestone for MOD Resources as we explore and potentially develop the many copper targets on our extensive licence holdings. Recent exploration has been very successful with copper found in almost every drill hole across the previously under-explored Central Structural Corridor within this highly prospective region.”
Source: Company Press Release