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Tempest Minerals raises funds to fast-track Yalgoo region projects

Tue 19 Apr 22, 10:40am (AEST)
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Key Points

  • Funds have been earmarked for further drilling, geophysics and ongoing analyses in the Yalgoo region of WA
  • For each two new shares subscribed for an option will be issued, exercisable at 14c and expiring in two years
  • Today’s announcement follows a near three-fold share price surge late March after the company revealed a major copper hit in WA

Tempest Minerals (ASX: TEM) – formerly Lithium Consolidated - was up 15% shortly after the open following revelations the small-cap explorer has raised $8.44m through a placement to advance the company’s extensive exploration portfolio.

Funds have been earmarked for further drilling, geophysics and ongoing analyses in the Yalgoo region of WA, including the recent discovery at the Meleya project.

Tempest issued 99.3m new shares at a price of 8.5 cents each, a discount to company’s last close price of 10 cents.

For each two new shares subscribed for an option will be issued, exercisable at 14 cents and expiring in two years.

Commenting on today’s announcement, Tempest’s Chairman, Brian Moller noted:

“It is pleasing to receive a very positive response from high net worth, sophisticated and professional investors who see the value in our projects. Our recent mineralised discovery in the Yalgoo region highlights the only one example of the huge potential that TEM is able to unlock.”

“With a strengthened cash position, we’ll have great flexibility to scale up our drilling and other activities to provide more strong news flow to shareholders”.

Significant discovery

Today’s announcement follows a near three-fold share price surge late March after the company revealed a major copper hit in WA.

The first hole drilled to 709 metres at the Orion target of the Meleya project was found to intersect visible copper and semi-massive sulphides.

A second drill hole had reached a depth of 1,100 metres, more than the first drill hole.

Management noted that “multiple mineralisation horizons” were observed in the core, including geology resembling the nearby “world-class” Golden Grove polymetallic mine.

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