CBLT Provides Update Including $3.1 Million Financing by Australian Partner
CBLT announced on December 6, 2017 it had sold Bloom Lake, one of its Gowganda portfolio assets, to Winmar Resources Limited, a public company that trades as WFE on the Australian Stock Exchange. Part of the consideration paid to CBLT was 16,666,667 shares of Winmar. These shares become free-trading on June 6, 2018. CBLT also announced having optioned two other assets to Winmar (United Reef and Calcite Lake), with Winmar having minimum exploration commitments at each asset.
Winmar this week announced that it has secured financing commitments for $3,100,000 (ASD) (Winmar press release here https://www.asx.com.au/asxpdf/20180320/pdf/43sl5g055xnzf3.pdf ), with some of these funds allocated to exploration at Bloom Lake and at the two CBLT properties under option. In CBLT's opinion Winmar will be able to meet its exploration commitments in Gowganda and will be able to advance exploration at Bloom Lake.
Winmar's share price has risen since the time of its purchase of Bloom Lake from .03 cents per share to 1.6 cents per share, as at the ASX close on Friday, March 23, 2018, increasing the value of CBLT's Winmar holdings by over 500%. Winmar's shares have traded as high as 1.8 cents on March 25, 2018. The 16,666,667 shares of Winmar now represent $266,666 to CBLT as of last Friday's close. (Pricing in this paragraph is in the Australian dollar, which currently trades at roughly par to the Canadian dollar.)
"Our Gowganda properties have been pursued by several groups. We agreed on Winmar for our first dance partner because its team seemed the most likely to provide real value to CBLT," said Peter M. Clausi, CBLT's CEO. "We are very happy with Winmar's progress and look forward to seeing results from the field."
Cobalt continues to hit new multiyear highs, as traded on the London Metal Exchange. From its low of US$21,750 per tonne on Feb 24/16, it is today trading at US$94,750 per tonne. The chart below shows cobalt pricing from January 1, 2018 to March 23, 2018
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CBLT is finalizing its 2018 work programs for Copper Prince in Sudbury, MacTrack in Sudbury, and Chilton Cobalt in Quebec. Work will also be carried out at CBLT's remaining Gowganda assets and at Otto Lake in northern Ontario. It is possible CBLT may also carry out some work at its 100%-owned former Geneva Lake Mine, which mine produced 80,588 tons of ore with a grade of 3.34% lead and 9.21% zinc from 1941 to 1944 (OGS report 206, Geology of the Benny Area).
Finally, management believes that CBLT's legacy investment in Tempus Capital Inc. should become liquid in approximately sixty days. CBLT owns roughly $80,000 of Tempus shares, which will become liquid on Tempus listing its shares on a Canadian stock exchange. It is CBLT's intention to liquidate that legacy investment as soon as reasonably possible. Tempus' corporate documents including its preliminary long-form prospectus can be reviewed at https://sedar.com/DisplayCompanyDocuments.do?lang=EN&issuerNo=00032175 .
CBLT is a Canadian mineral exploration company with a proven leadership team, targeting cobalt in reliable mining jurisdictions. CBLT continues to be a project generator and an efficient steward of its shareholders' capital.
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