Platina Resources – A once in a Blue Moon opportunity

Platina Resources Limited (ASX:PGM) has a portfolio of projects in Australia, Greenland and the USA (Figure 1). These projects cover a variety of metals including scandium, gold, platinum group metals (PGM), zinc and copper.

Corey Nolan is the managing director of the company. He has more than 25 years experience in the acquisition, funding, exploration and development of natural resources projects. He was previously the chief executive officer of Sayona Mining Ltd (ASX:SYA) and managing director of Leyshon Resources Limited and Elementos Limited (ASX:ELT). He is currently also a non-executive director of Elementos.

Figure 1: Location of Platina Resources projects

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The 100%-owned Owendale Scandium Project is located in New South Wales, Australia (Figure 2). The company completed a definitive feasibility study (DFS) at the project in 2018, which defined a post-tax net present value (using an 8% discount rate) of US$166mln and a post-tax internal rate of return of 29%.

Since completing the DFS, Platina has been seeking an offtake partner and lodging the mining lease application. During 2020, the company is continuing to work on a scandium offtake marketing programme, which is targeting potential customers in the USA, Europe, Asia and Australia.

Figure 2: The Owendale Scandium Project

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The Skaergaard Gold-PGM Project is located on the east coast of Greenland. The project is considered by Platina to be one of the worlds largest undeveloped gold deposits and one of the largest palladium resources outside of South Africa and Russia.

Skaergaard has a JORC 2012 compliant mineral resources estimate of 5.7 million ounces (moz) of gold and 8.7moz of palladium, which at current metal prices is 20moz of gold equivalent at a grade of 3 grams per tonne (g/t) gold equivalent. Platina is currently working to find a financial and technical partner to help develop the project.

At the Blue Moon Project, Platina is earning up to a 70% interest in the project by spending C$7m over 36 months. The Blue Moon Project is located in California, USA, around 150 kilometres (km) from the OaklanRead More – Source




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