African Pioneer Plc (APP's) principal business is to explore opportunities within the natural resources sector in Sub-Saharan Africa with a focus on base and precious metals including but not limited to copper, nickel, lead and zinc. APP shares comprising 189,459,550 ordinary shares of zero par value each in the capital of the company (“Ordinary Shares”) were admitted to the Official List (Standard Segment) and to trading on the Main Market for listed securities of the London Stock Exchange on 1 June 2021. Tiger’s current holding in APP is 8,810,056 Ordinary Shares representing a 4.65% interest in APP following Admission.
Bezant Resources Plc (“Bezant”) is a mineral exploration and development company quoted on AIM with base metal projects in Argentina and the Philippines. Bezant recently announced the results of an independent study assessing the optimisation of potential future mine development for its Mankayan copper-gold project, located on the Island of Luzon in the Philippines. The Mining Plus study identified and assessed a number of high-level alternative mining options for the Mankayan project and also substantially improved the underlying economics of the proposed operations. The options considered were designed with the objective of improving production processes, determining pathways with reduced total start-up cost, identifying further potential value from the project. The board of Bezant remains confident that the project lends itself to potential future development by medium size mining companies, as well as the majors, seeking to secure a long-term source of physical copper and gold
Block Energy Plc (“Block Energy”) is an AIM-listed exploration and production company seeking to develop previously discovered fields in Georgia optimised with current western technology. On 1 April 2019, the company announced an average test flow rate of 1,100 bbl/d from its well 16aZ at the West Rustavi field. This flow rate significantly exceeded Block Energy’s target rate of 325 bbl/d for the well triggering an immediate requirement to upgrade production infrastructure. While the company addresses production capacity and offtake requirements, the diameter of the choke has been reduced as of 13 April 2019 from 1/4 inches to 1/8 inch, scaling back production from 1,100 bbl/d to a rate of around 700 bbl/d. This well is expected to deliver gross monthly free cash to the company of US$1million at a price of US$70/bbl for Brent crude oil. Block Energy is currently working on a detailed operational market update that will cover its planned oil and gas development from its assets in Georgia
Caerus Mineral Resources Plc (“Caerus”) is a European-focused exploration and development company targeting mineral resources to supply the global Clean Energy Transition which whose shares were admitted to the main market of the London Stock Exchange under the Standard Segment of the Official on 19 March 2021. The company was established to target Mineral Resources in Europe in response to the transition and drive towards Clean Energy economies globally with the current focus being on copper-gold opportunities in Cyprus, a region with a long mining history and significant untapped value. Caerus recently announced a binding and exclusive option agreement with Jubilee Metals Group Plc (“Jubilee”) which will enable Caerus and Jubilee to engage in an agreed work programme to investigate and assess the remnant ore and multiple waste stockpiles from the 16 mines that operated historically on Caerus' concessions to identify and define projects within the Caerus portfolio that can be targeted to production using modern designs and waste processing technologies guided and financed by Jubilee.
Corallian Energy Limited is a private UK oil and gas exploration and appraisal company. The company holds interests in 6 petroleum licences in the UK and has an experienced in-house team responsible for executing its planned programme.
Galileo Resources Plc (“Galileo”) is an AIM quoted natural resource exploration company specialising in the acquisition and development of projects which can be brought into production in the near-term. The company’s Star Zinc project has an independently modelled exploration target estimated at between 600,000 and 900,000 tonnes with an estimated average grade of 10 to 12% Zn with a high grade (>20% Zn) component estimated at between 60,000 to 90,000 tonnes rock mass. Galileo recently announced that negotiations are to commence with Jubilee Metals Group Plc for an off-take agreement to supply its ore from Star Zinc. The company's recently raised £500,000, before expenses through a placing of shares to progress its 80.75% owned Star Zinc project
GoldQuest Mining Corp. (GQC: TSX-V) is a Canadian based exploration and development company focused on gold and copper in the Dominican Republic. With a Board and Management Team that have previously developed a mine still operating in the Dominican Republic, the Company is focused on developing its 100% owned Romero Project, and further exploring its Tireo Property.
Jubilee Metals Group Plc (“Jubilee”) is a diversified metals recovery company focused on the reprocessing of historical mine waste and surface materials. Jubilee completed the acquisition of its PlatCro chrome project in January 2019 and has delivered positive earnings ahead of projections for January and February and the company’s DCM fine chrome plant was brought into production during January 2019 and has been ramped up to reach commercial production levels during March 2019. Jubilee recently announced the acquisition of the Sable Zinc refinery in Kabwe, Zambia which is situated immediately adjacent to the large stock piles of zinc, lead and vanadium that Jubilee has contracted from BMR Group Plc. The company concurrently announced a combination of debt and equity financing to fully complete the transaction and deliver the Kabwe project. We feel that the coming months will be an exciting period for Jubilee as the company expands its operational reach and delivers rising quarterly earnings on its PlatCro, DCM and Hernic projects and implements its newly acquired Kabwe project.
The shares of Kendrick Resources Plc (“Kendrick”) were suspended at the company’s request on 7 February 2018 and subsequently de-listed in August 2018. This investment is currently carried at zero valuation. Kendrick has since entered into assignment agreements to acquire Pursuit Minerals Limited’s (“Pursuit”) interests in the following Projects:
The Nordic Projects comprise vanadium projects in Sweden and Finland which are owned by Pursuit consist of well drilled tonnages of vanadium ore, estimated at approximately 160 million tonnes. The Norwegian projects are for nickel and are under an option agreement with Eurasian Minerals Sweden AB and have been partially explored with reconnaissance programmes indicating the potential for strike extension. Kendrick is now focussed on completing a listing on the standard segment of the LSE with the Nordic Projects as its primary assets and is looking to raise funds at the time of the listing to support exploration of the Nordic Projects and the company’s ongoing working capital requirements.