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Tawana Resources Nl - Quarterly Activities Report For The Quarter To 30 June 2017

Release Date: 31/07/2017 11:42:00      Code(s): TAW     
Tawana Resources NL
(Incorporated in Australia)
(Registration number ACN 085 166 721)
Share code on the JSE Limited: TAW
JSE ISIN: AU0000TAWDA9
Share code on the Australian Securities Exchange Limited: TAW
ASX ISIN: AU000000TAW7
(?the Company? or ?Tawana?)

PLEASE NOTE: ALL GRAPHICS HAVE BEEN REMOVED FOR SENS PURPOSES. PLEASE REFER TO TAWANA WEBSITE FOR THE
COMPLETE ANNOUNCEMENT

Quarterly Activities Report For the quarter to 30 June 2017
Highlights
Bald Hill Lithium Project
- Tawana Resources NL (TAW:ASX) (Tawana) on track to become a low-cost producer of quality
  spodumene (lithium) concentrate in early 2018 following outstanding results from a Pre-Feasibility
  Study (PFS) on the Bald Hill Lithium and Tantalum project (Bald Hill or Project)1 and A. Highlights include:
        o Technical and financial viability of a 1.2Mtpa lithium Dense Media Separation circuit (DMS)
          adjacent to the existing tantalum processing facility (TPF).
        o Forecast annual production of approximately 155,000tpa of spodumene concentrate and
          260,000lb/pa of tantalum pentoxide.
        o Exceptional Project economics with an IRR of 185% and payback in approximately 12 months.
        o Lowest capital-cost lithium project in Australia at A$42M (excluding pre-production operating
          costs). A$37.5M already committed to the Project with Tawana earn-in ($12.5m) and off-take
          contractual pre-payments ($25m).
        o Maiden Lithium Ore Reserve of 4.3Mt at 1.18% Li2O and 208ppm Ta2O5 representing approximately
          90% conversion of existing Indicated Resources. Additional tantalum Ore Reserve of 1.4Mt at
          317ppm Ta2O5.
        o Ore Reserve underpins ?starter pit? life of 3.6 years. Inferred Resources outside the scope of the
          PFS are an additional 8.2Mt at 1.14% Li 2O, most of which is contained within scoping level pit
          optimisation shells, indicating potential for a 10-year mine life prior to resource growth.
        o Long lead items ordered and construction mobilisation commenced. Production scheduled for
          March quarter 2018.
-        Bald Hill Maiden Indicated and Inferred lithium Mineral Resource of 12.8 million tonnes at 1.18%
         Li2O and 158ppm Ta205 at a 0.5% Li20 cut-off.
-        Exploration target area of mineralisation trebled at Bald Hill following successful extensional step-
         out drilling.
-        Tawana earned its 50% interest in the lithium mineral rights at Bald Hill.

Corporate
    -    As at 30 June 2017, the Company has $11.2m in cash and $1.4m in receivables which were received
         in July 2017.
    -    The Company raised gross proceeds of $15.0m in equity to advance the Project and fund Tawana?s
         obligations to earn its 50% interest in the Project B.

         o Offtake agreement executed for the supply of lithium concentrate over a five-year term.
           Pricing for 2018 and 2019 of US$880/t (FOB Esperance) for 6% Li 2O;

    -    $12.5m prepayment of which $3.75 was received at the end of June 2017. A further $4.375m was
          received in July 2017.

1All figures throughout this announcement regarding the Project and the PFS are, unless expressly stated otherwise, presented on a 100% of
Project basis. Tawana, through its 100% owned subsidiary Lithco No. 2 Pty Ltd, has earned a right to 50% of all lithium minerals from the
tenements comprising the Project ? refer to announcements of 28 June 2017. Tawana is required to spend $12.5 million in capital expenditure
for upgrading and converting the existing plant on the Bald Hill tenements for processing ore derived from the Project, infrastructure costs,
pre-stripping activities and other expenditures including operating costs by 31 December 2019. Upon completion of such capital expenditure
commitment, Tawana (through Lithco No.2 Pty Ltd) will be entitled to a 50% interest in the Project comprising the Bald Hill tenements, the
processing plant and infrastructure at Bald Hill, and all minerals from the Bald Hill tenements under the terms of the Bald Hill Joint Venture
Agreement (which will only take effect upon satisfaction of the capital expenditure obligation). Refer to announcements of 24 February
2017.

Bald Hill Project (TAW 50% of Lithium Rights, earning 50% of the Project)B 
The Bald Hill Lithium and Tantalum Project (?Project?) is located 50km south east of Kambalda
in the Eastern Goldfields. It is located approximately 75km south east of the Mt Marion Lithium
project and is adjacent to the Company?s Cowan Lithium Project. The Project comprises four
mining leases, eight exploration licences, eight prospecting licences and five tenement
applications totalling 791.3km2. 

Pre-Feasibility StudyA

Tawana confirmed it is on track to become a low-cost producer of quality spodumene (lithium)
concentrate in early 2018 following outstanding results from a Pre-Feasibility Study (PFS). The
highlights include:
     -    Confirmed technical and financial viability of a 1.2Mtpa lithium Dense Media Separation
          circuit (DMS) adjacent to the existing tantalum processing facility (TPF).
     -    Forecast annual production of approximately 155,000tpa of spodumene concentrate from
          the DMS and 260,000lbs pa of tantalum pentoxide from the TPF.
     -    Maiden Lithium Ore ReserveC of 4.3Mt at 1.18% Li2O and 208 ppm Ta2O5 representing
          approximately 90% conversion of existing Indicated Resources. Additional tantalum Ore
          Reserve of 1.4Mt at 317ppm Ta2O5.
     -    Declared Ore Reserve underpins an initial ?starter pit? life of 3.6 years with further
          growth for the Project expected from infill and extensional drilling. Inferred Resources
          outside the scope of the PFS are an additional 8.2Mt at 1.14% Li2O, most of which is
          contained within scoping level pit optimisation shells, indicating potential for a 10-year
          mine life prior to resource growth.
     -    Long lead items have been ordered, and construction mobilisation has commenced under
          an early works contract. Production is scheduled for the March quarter 2018.
Economics
     -    Exceptional IRR of 185% and payback in approximately 12 months.
     -    Lowest capital-cost lithium project in Australia at A$42M (excluding pre-production
          operating costs). A$37.5M already committed to the Project with Tawana earn in
          ($12.5m) and off-take contractual pre-payments ($25m).
     -    Average EBITDA for ?starter pit? life-of-pit of approximately A$83M per annum.
     -    Operating cash flow for the ?starter pit? of approximately $223M.
     -    The NPV10% of the ?starter pit? is A$150M, potential to increase significantly with upgrade
          of Inferred Resources and inclusion of a low-cost Lithium Fines Circuit.
     -    Estimated life-of-pit operating cash costs of only A$508/tonne (US$381/tonne) of
          spodumene concentrate FOB (including tantalum pentoxide by-product credits) resulting
          in a 100% pre-tax margin.

Opportunities for Growth
    -    Significant opportunity to increase annual production by treatment of stockpiled,
         screened fines and middling concentrates containing about 25% of mined lithium, through
         the Lithium Fines Circuit currently under consideration. Approximately A$117/tonne of
         operating cash costs carried by the DMS concentrate operating costs.
    -    Infill drilling on the current additional Inferred Resources of 8.2Mt at 1.14%C Li2O is
         expected to add significantly to the life of the Project. Extensional drilling also is
         continuing to grow the total mineralised pegmatite footprint which has expanded
         laterally by about 40% since the Resource Estimate.

Table 1: Summary of Key Parameters from the PFS ?Starter Pit? Financial Model
  Life of Mine (LOM)                                             Years            3.6
  LOM Ore Mined (lithium)                                        Mt               4.3
  LOM Ore Mined (tantalum)                                       Mt               1.4
  LOM Waste Mined                                                Mt               51.5
  LOM Strip Ratio                                                (waste:ore)      9:1
  Plant Feed Rate (lithium)                                      tpa              1,200,000
  Plant Feed Rate (tantalum)                                     tpa              320,000
  Average Lithium Ore Head Grade                                 % Li2O           1.18%
  Average Lithium Recovery                                       %                65.8%
  Average Spodumene Concentrate Production                       tpa              155,000 (@6% Li2O)
  Average Tantalite Pentoxide Production                         lbs Ta2O5 pa     260,000
  Average Tantalum Pentoxide Recovered Grade                     Ta2O5            25%
  Tantalite Forecast Price                                       US$/lb FOB       60
  Forecast FX rate                                               AUD/USD          0.75
  Initial capital cost (including 10% contingency)               A$M              42.21
  Offtake Prepayment3                                            A$M              $25m, received in three instalments
                                                                                  being 15 April 2017 ($A7.5m), 15 July
                                                                                  2017 ($8.75m) and 15 September 2017
                                                                                  (A$8.75m).
  Repayment of Offtake Prepayment                                A$M              $25m, 20% of sales until full amount
                                                                                  repaid.
  Sustaining Capital                                             A$M              $6.12
  Average LOM Operating Costs (Real$)                            A$t product      641
  Average Operating costs (after tantalite credits)              A$/t product     508
  Average Annual EBITDA                                          A$M              83.1
  NPV (10% Discount Rate, Before Tax)                            A$M              150.2
  IRR                                                            %                185.03
  Payback                                                        Months           12

   1.   Pre-production capital costs exclude pre-production operating costs. They are expected to be between A$10M and A$22M
        depending on the financing terms with key contractors (mining and crushing). The financial model has included the upper
        limit of this range and includes a 10% contingency.
   2.   Includes a new tailings dam after production has commenced and $1.0m per year for general sustaining capital. Plant
        sustaining costs including in process operating costs.
   3.   Binding Prepayment and Offtake Agreement. Refer to ASX announcement on 26 April 2017.

For further information, a PFS summary is available in the ASX announcement dated 11 July 2017.

Maiden Lithium ResourceD and ReservesC

Tawana commissioned CSA Global Pty Ltd (CSA Global) to compile a maiden lithium Mineral
Resource estimate for the Bald Hill Project and update the tantalum Resource, and during the
quarter Tawana announced a Maiden Indicated and Inferred lithium Mineral Resource of:

     -    12.8 million tonnes at 1.18% Li2O and 158ppm Ta205 at a 0.5% Li20 cut-off (high grade).

High grade tantalum Resources increased 250% to 8.9 million tonnes at 304ppm Ta2O5 containing
6 million pounds of tantalum pentoxide, including 5.7 million tonnes at 311ppm Ta2O5 not
included in the +0.5% Li2O lithium resource.

Approximately 80% of the lithium and tantalum resources above 0.5% Li20 occurs in a 100m deep
interval commencing from about 30m below the lowest surface level.

The Maiden Resource covers only 20% of the known southern swarm of lithium pegmatites.
Ongoing drilling continues to expand the resource footprint.

The Bald Hill Pegmatite Mineral Resource comprises one large, main, sub horizontal pegmatite
body, striking north-south, with a strike length of 1,070 metres, and a width at its widest point
of 775 metres.

This main body is surrounded by several smaller discrete pegmatite bodies, sub-parallel to the
main, which result in a total strike length for the whole resource of 1,245 metres, and a total
width of 990 metres. The Mineral Resource has a total vertical depth of 195 metres, beginning
20 metres below the natural surface and plunging gently to the south along its entire strike
length.

The Mineral Resource was classified as Indicated and Inferred in accordance with the JORC Code,
2012 Edition on a qualitative basis; taking into consideration numerous factors including drillhole
spacing, estimation quality statistics (kriging slope of regression), number of informing samples,
average distance to informing samples in comparison to the semivariogram model ranges, and
overall coherence and continuity of the modelled mineralisation wireframes.
Table 2 | Bald Hill Project, Resources above 0.5% Li2O cut-off
                                       Grade           Contained           Grade          Contained
     Resource           Tonnes
                                        Li2O             Li2O              Ta2O5             Ta205
     Category            (Mt)
                                         %              Tonnes              ppm           (,000) Lbs
     Indicated            4.6           1.25            57,100              207              2,200
     Inferred             8.2           1.14            94,300              130              2,500
     Total               12.8           1.18           151,400              158              4,700


Table 3 | Bald Hill Project, Resources above 0.5% Li2O and 200ppm Ta2O5 cut-offs
     Resource           Tonnes         Grade           Contained           Grade          Contained
     Category            (Mt)           Li2O             Li2O              Ta2O5             Ta205
                                         %              Tonnes              ppm           (,000) Lbs
     Indicated            1.9           1.26             23,700              312             1,300
     Inferred             1.4           1.10             15,000              291               900
     Total                3.2           1.19             38,700              303             2,100
Note

1)     The tantalum resources form part of the lithium/tantalum resources reported in Table 2.
Table 4 | Bald Hill Project, Resources below 0.5% Li2O and above 200ppm Ta2O5 cut-offs
    Resource             Tonnes            Grade          Contained
    Category              (Mt)             Ta2O5             Ta205
                                            ppm           (,000) Lbs
    Indicated              2.8              325               2,000
    Inferred               2.9              297               1,900
    Total                  5.7              311               3,900
Note

1) The tantalum resources reported in Table 4 are additional to those reported in Table 2 and 3.


In July 2017, the Company also announced its maiden lithium Reserve. Refer Tables 5 and 6.
Table 5: Bald Hill Project, Reserves above 0.39% Li 2O
 Reserve                   Tonnes            Grade              Contained         Grade     Contained
 Category                     (Mt)            Li2O                   Li2O         Ta2O5          Ta205
                                                 %                Tonnes           ppm      (,000) Lbs
 Proven                            -             -                      -             -              -
 Probable                        4.3          1.18                 50,800           208          2,000
 Total                           4.3          1.18                 50,800           208          2,000
Notes
   1)     Allows for mining ore loss of 5% and dilution of 5%
Table 6: Bald Hill Project, Reserves below 0.39% Li 2O and above 200ppm Ta2O5 cut-offs
 Reserve                   Tonnes           Grade            Contained           Grade      Contained
 Category                     (Mt)            Li2O                Li2O          Ta2O5          Ta205
                                            %                 Tonnes             ppm        (,000) Lbs
 Proven                            -             -                    -              -               -
 Probable                        1.4          0.21               3,000             317          1,000
 Total                           1.4          0.21               3,000             317          1,000
Notes
    1)    Allows for mining ore loss of 5% and dilution of 5%
    2)    Reserves contained in Table 6 are additional to those reported in Table 5.



Early works commenced
Tawana has commenced early works, including the ordering of long lead capital items, for the
development of Bald Hill.
Work on critical path items has also commenced to ensure that appropriate infrastructure,
permits, access and logistics support are also in place.
In addition, Tawana has conducted site clearing on existing disturbed areas ready for
construction and early operations, including mobilisation of key construction personnel to site.
The Company secured the use of the 150-room Lanfranchi camp from Panoramic Resources
Limited under a six-month rental agreement to 1 December 2017 with a further six-month option,
to house the construction team during commissioning.
The camp is 40km from the Bald Hill Mine and significantly reduces the Company?s upfront capital
costs. The Company will assess the merits of expanding the 40-room camp at Bald Hill after
production has commenced.


Exploration
Drilling aimed at extending the zone of mineralisation at Bald Hill was successful, trebling the
size of the target area originally defined in January 2017. The extended area contained the most
significant lithium results to date.
Significant results from the eastern high-grade extension included (refer ASX Announcement
dated 25 May 2017)E:
   -   57m at 1.62%   Li2O   from 161m, including 47m at 1.77% Li2O in LRC0348;
   -   38m at 1.48%   Li2O   from 134m in LRC0456;
   -   28m at 1.49%   Li2O   from 129m including 25m at 1.63% Li2O in LRC0454;
   -   10m at 2.58%   Li2O   from 83m including 7m at 3.46% Li2O in LRC0347;
This mineralised zone remains open to the east and south.
Significant results from the south-western extension included:
   -   24m at 1.29% Li2O and 239ppm Ta2O5 from 135m in LRC0405;
   -   7m at 1.33% Li2O from 107m and 15m at 1.42% Li2O from 155m in LRC0407;
   -   12m at 1.31% Li2O and 306ppm Ta2O5 from 126m in LRC0411;
   -   6m at 1.75% Li2O and 448ppm Ta2O5 from 99m and 10m at 1.28% from 137m in LRC0425;
   -   14m at 1.52% Li2O and 268ppm Ta2O5 from 106m and 15m at 0.73% Li2O and 402ppm Ta2O5
       from 141m in LRC0426;
   -   12m at 0.96% Li2O and 325ppm Ta2O5 from 113m and 10m at 1.76% Li2O and 338ppm Ta2O5
       from 164m in LRC0427;
   -   15m at 1.21% Li2O from 113m, 4m at 1.86% from 144m and 8m at 0.81% Li2O and 322ppm
       Ta2O5 from 159m in LRC0404.
This mineralised zone remains open to the west and south.
Other significant results included (Refer ASX Announcement dated 19 April 2017 )E:
  -    35m at 1.35% Li2O from 71m, including 10m at 1.62% Li2O, 6m at 1.61% Li2O and 6m at 1.75%
       Li2O in LRC0247;
  -    28m at 1.34% Li2O and 343ppm Ta2O5 from 92m including 12m at 2.06% Li2O and 464ppm
       Ta2O5 in LRC0226;
  -    12m at 1.16% Li2O from 95m and 11m at 1.96% Li2O from 131m including 5m at 3.14% Li2O
       in LRC0237 (also see tantalum intercepts below)
  -    26m at 1.13% Li2O and 309ppm Ta2O5 from 17m including 5m at 1.99% Li2O in LRC0187; and
  -    12m at 1.64% Li2O and 219ppm Ta2O5 from 85m in LRC0229.

Significant tantalum pentoxide intercepts included:
   -    4m at 14,782ppm (14.78kg/t) Ta2O5 and 9,974ppm Nb2O5 from 78m in LRC0237;
   -    8m at 2,468ppm Ta2O5 from 27m including 2m 7,022ppm (7.02kg/t) Ta2O5 and 0.82% Li2O in
        LRC0317;
   -    4m at 1,246ppm Ta2O5 from 47m including 1m at 4,211ppm Ta2O5 in LRC0318;
   -    11m at 729ppm Ta2O5 and 1.72% Li2O from 134m in LRC0222; and
   -    6m at 976ppm Ta2O5 and 1.63% Li2O from 154m in LRC0224.
Cowan Lithium Project
The Cowan Lithium Project is located 50km south-east of Kambalda in the Goldfields region of
Western Australia, approximately 75km south-east of the Mt Marion lithium project and
comprises three tenements totalling 159km2. The tenements are adjacent to the Bald Hill Mine,
at which the Company is expected to commence lithium production in 2017. The Cowan Project
contains many LCT pegmatites some of which are proven to contain significant spodumene. No
significant exploration was conducted on Cowan during the quarter.

Yallari Project 

Tawana exercised its option to acquire four tenements, one of which is is a 41.2km2 application
which forms part of the Company?s Yallari project located 6km west of the Mt Marion lithium
mine (75km NW of the Cowan Project). The tenement contains numerous pegmatites in the same
host-rock sequence as Mt Marion and located close to the Depot Hill granodiorite.
No exploration for lithium has been undertaken to date, however the project is considered highly
prospective.

Uis Project, Namibia

During the quarter, Tawana decided not to proceed with the Uis project in Namibia, as initial
metallurgical testwork results were not sufficiently encouraging and due to the significant time
commitments associated with developing the Bald Hill Lithium and Tantalum Mine. The Company
sold the holding company that held the rights to the the Uis stocklpiles back to the original
vendors for $1.

Mofe Creek Iron Pre Project, Liberia

The Company is continuing with the negotiation Tawana?s Mineral Development Agreement
(?MDA?) with the Government of the Republic of Liberia.
The MDA is an agreement outlining the technical, commercial and social/environmental
commitments to be undertaken to build, operate and sustain a project within Liberia, and is a
legislative document passed as a bill in parliament for a term of 25 years.

Corporate

Cash position and movements

As at 30 June 2017, Tawana Resources held $11.2 million in cash. The Company also was owed
$0.56m from its joint venture partner Alliance Mineral Assets Limited (AMAL) (received in July
2017) and $0.91m from its quarterly BAS return.
Tawana completed a $15.0 million placement (gross) from the issue of 60 million new fully paid
ordinary shares in the Company at an issue price of A$0.25 per share.
In May 2017, Tawana made a prepayment of $3,750,000 to Primero for the early works program
highlighted above.

For further movements in the cash during the quarter, refer to the Appendix 5B.


Lithium Offtake Agreement and Prepayment

In April 2017, the Company signed a binding long-term exclusive lithium concentrate offtake
agreement (Agreement) with a 100% owned subsidiary of Burwill Holdings Ltd (Burwill), a
company listed on the main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (stock code 0024).
The Agreement is for the supply of lithium concentrate from the Bald Hill Project in Western
Australia over an approximate initial five year term.
Tawana and AMAL have sold its 2018 and 2019 lithium ore concentrate that comes from the
planned Bald Hill Lithium and Tantalum Project. The key terms of the offtake are as follows:
    ?     A fixed price for all production for 2018 and 2019 of US$880/t (FOB Esperance) for 6%
          Li2O with price adjustment increment/decrement of US$/15t based on grade variation
          of 0.1%. The minimum accepted grade is 5.5%.
    ?     From 2020 to 2023, the sales price and volumes are to be negotiated and will be agreed
          based upon prevailing market conditions at the time.
    ?     The parties may extend the agreement beyond 31 December 2022 each year provided
          a price and quantity can be agreed by both parties.
A condition precedent to the offtake agreement is that Tawana must have earned its 50% interest
in the Bald Hill Project as outlined in the Farm-in Agreement between Lithco No 2 Pty Ltd
(Lithco), a 100% owned subsidiary of Tawana Resources NL and AMA.
Prepayment

Burwill also agreed to advance Tawana and AMA a combined amount of A$25,000,000 in total
(?Advance Payment Amount?) in the amounts and on the dates set below:
    ?     A$3,750,000 (to each Tawana and AMA) was received on signing the Agreement;
    ?     On 15 July 2017, A$4,375,000 to each of Tawana and AMA (this has also been received);
          and
    ?     On 15 September 2017, A$4,375,000 to each of Tawana and AMA.
The Advance Payments shall be used for the development and operational costs of the Bald Hill
Project.
No interest is payable in respect of the Advance Payment Amount. The Parties shall repay the
outstanding Advance Payment Amount through 20% of the value of each shipment of lithium
concentrate until such time as Burwill has been reimbursed in full for the aggregate amount of
the Advance Payments.

Lithium Joint Venture Earn In Completed

In May 2017, spent the required $7,500,000 to earn a 50% interest in all lithium rights at the Bald
Hill Mine tenements. Accordingly, the Lithium Rights Joint Venture Agreement (Lithium Rights
JVA) entered into on 10 April 2017 over the lithium rights at the Bald Hill tenements, came into
effect on 31 May 2017 as determined by an independent auditor on 23 June 2017.
Bald Hill Joint Venture Agreements Finalised

In addition, Lithco in conjuction with AMA (collectively, the ?Parties?) on 18 April 2017 finalised
the Bald Hill Joint Venture Agreement (Bald Hill JV) with respect to the Bald Hill Lithium and
Tantalum Project in Western Australia for the purpose of joint exploration and exploitation of
lithium and other minerals.

The Bald Hill JV formalises that the Parties have agreed to associate themselves in a joint venture
(subject to Lithco having earned its 50% interest), and outlines the terms and conditions in which
the joint venture will conduct exploration and, if warranted, mining operations of lithium and
all minerals on the Bald Hill tenements.

This concluded and finalised all agreements necessary for the Bald Hill Project.
Tawana is still required to spend $12.5 million in capital expenditure for upgrading and
converting the plant for processing ore derived from the Project, infrastructure costs, pre-
stripping activities and other expenditures including operating costs by 31 December 2019.
Upon completion of the Capital Expenditure, Tawana will be entitled to a 50% interest in the
Project (being all minerals from the tenements and the processing plant and infrastructure at
Bald Hill).

Appointement of Corporate Advisor

Given the level of interest from both the capital markets and potential offtake partners to be
involved in financing the development of the Project, Tawana engaged Canaccord Genuity
(Australia) Limited to provide corporate advisory services.

Change of Company Secretary
Mr Craig Hasson was appointed as Joint Company Secretary of the Company effective 24 May
2017. Mr Hasson was appointed Commercial Manager of the Company in March 2017. He is a
Chartered Accountant with over 15 years of accounting and finance experience with a number
of ASX listed companies in company secretary and senior finance roles.
Ms Melanie Li resigned as Joint Company Secretary and has remained as Financial Controller of
the Company.

Change of Address

From 1 July 2017, Tawana?s registered office and principal place of business changed to Level 3,
20 Parkland Rd, Osborne Park WA 6017.
The Company?s telephone numbers were unchanged.
Tawana Resources NL Tenements
Tenement          Location            Registered Owner                  Structure and Ownership

Mofe Creek Iron Ore Project

MEL-12029
                  Liberia             Tawana Liberia Inc                100%
Mofe Creek

MEL-1223/14
                  Liberia             Tawana Liberia Inc                100%
Mofe Creek Sth

Cowan Lithium Project

E15/1205          Western Australia   Mt Belches Pty Ltd                100%

E15/1377          Western Australia   Mt Belches Pty Ltd                100%

E15/1446          Western Australia   Mt Belches Pty Ltd                100%

Yallari Project

E15/1401          Western Australia   ABEH Pty Ltd                      Pending, 100%

E15/1526          Western Australia   Mt Belches Pty Ltd                100%

Bald Hill Mine

M15/400           Western Australia   Alliance Mineral Assets Limited   0%, Earning in 50%

M15/1470          Western Australia   Alliance Mineral Assets Limited   0%, Earning in 50%

M15/1811          Western Australia   Alliance Mineral Assets Limited   0%, Earning in 50%

M15/1305          Western Australia   Alliance Mineral Assets Limited   0%, Earning in 50%

M15/1308          Western Australia   Alliance Mineral Assets Limited   0%, Earning in 50%

M59/714           Western Australia   Alliance Mineral Assets Limited   0%, Earning in 50%

G15/17            Western Australia   Alliance Mineral Assets Limited   0%, Earning in 50%

L15/265           Western Australia   Alliance Mineral Assets Limited   0%, Earning in 50%

L15/266           Western Australia   Alliance Mineral Assets Limited   0%, Earning in 50%

L15/267           Western Australia   Alliance Mineral Assets Limited   0%, Earning in 50%

L15/268           Western Australia   Alliance Mineral Assets Limited   0%, Earning in 50%

L15/269           Western Australia   Alliance Mineral Assets Limited   0%, Earning in 50%

L15/270           Western Australia   Alliance Mineral Assets Limited   0%, Earning in 50%

P15/5465          Western Australia   Alliance Mineral Assets Limited   0%, Earning in 50%

P15/5466          Western Australia   Alliance Mineral Assets Limited   0%, Earning in 50%

P15/5467          Western Australia   Alliance Mineral Assets Limited   0%, Earning in 50%

P15/5862          Western Australia   Alliance Mineral Assets Limited   0%, Earning in 50%
 P15/5863               Western Australia        Alliance Mineral Assets Limited        0%, Earning in 50%

 P15/5864               Western Australia        Alliance Mineral Assets Limited        0%, Earning in 50%

 P15/5865               Western Australia        Alliance Mineral Assets Limited        0%, Earning in 50%

 P15/5866               Western Australia        Alliance Mineral Assets Limited        0%, Earning in 50%

 R15/1                  Western Australia        Alliance Mineral Assets Limited        0%, Earning in 50%

 E15/1058               Western Australia        Alliance Mineral Assets Limited        0%, Earning in 50%

 E15/1212               Western Australia        Alliance Mineral Assets Limited        0%, Earning in 50%

 E15/1161               Western Australia        Alliance Mineral Assets Limited        0%, Earning in 50%

 E15/1162               Western Australia        Alliance Mineral Assets Limited        0%, Earning in 50%

 E15/1166               Western Australia        Alliance Mineral Assets Limited        0%, Earning in 50%

 E15/1353               Western Australia        Alliance Mineral Assets Limited        0%, Earning in 50%

 E15/1066               Western Australia        Alliance Mineral Assets Limited        0%, Earning in 50%

 E15/1067               Western Australia        Alliance Mineral Assets Limited        0%, Earning in 50%

 M15/1811               Western Australia        Alliance Mineral Assets Limited        0%, Earning in 50%



Mining Tenements disposed: Nil
Mining Tenements acquired: Nil
Beneficial percentage interests held in farm in or farm-out agreements: Refer above.
Beneficial percentage interests in farm-in or farm-out agreements acquired or disposed: Nil

Competent Persons Statement

The information in this announcement that relates to Exploration Results is based on and fairly represents information and
supporting documentation compiled by Mr Mark Calderwood and Mr Gareth Reynolds, both employees of Tawana Resources
NL (?Tawana?). Mr Calderwood is a member of The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and Mr Reynolds is a
member of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists. Mr Calderwood and Mr Reynolds have sufficient experience relevant to
the style of mineralisation under consideration and to the activity which they are undertaking to qualify as a Competent
Person as defined in the 2012 edition of the ?Australasian Code for Reporting of Exploration Results, Mineral Resources and
Ore Reserves?. Mr Calderwood and Mr Reynolds consent to the inclusion in this announcement of the matters based on their
information in the form and context in which it appears.
Mr Calderwood is a significant shareholder in Tawana. Mr Calderwood and Tawana do not consider these to constitute a
potential conflict of interest to his role as Competent Person. Mr Calderwood is not aware of any other relationship with
Tawana which could constitute a potential for a conflict of interest.
Mr Reynolds is an employee of Tawana. Mr Reynolds is not aware of any other relationship with Tawana which could
constitute a potential for a conflict of interest.

Forward Looking Statement

This report may contain certain forward looking statements and projections regarding estimated, resources and
reserves; planned production and operating costs profiles; planned capital requirements; and planned strategies and
corporate objectives. Such forward looking statements/projections are estimates for discussion purposes only and
should not be relied upon. They are not guarantees of future performance and involve known and unknown risks,
uncertainties and other factors many of which are beyond the control of Tawana Resources NL. The forward looking
statements/projections are inherently uncertain and may therefore differ materially from results ultimately achieved.
Tawana Resources NL does not make any representations and provides no warranties concerning the accuracy of the
projections, and disclaims any obligation to update or revise any forward looking statements/projects based on new
information, future events or otherwise except to the extent required by applicable laws. While the information
contained in this report has been prepared in good faith, neither TAW or any of its directors, officers, agents,
employees or advisors give any representation or warranty, express or implied, as to the fairness, accuracy,
completeness or correctness of the information, opinions and conclusions contained in this presentation. Accordingly,
to the maximum extent permitted by law, none of TAW, its directors, employees or agents, advisers, nor any other
person accepts any liability whether direct or indirect, express or limited, contractual, tortuous, statutory or
otherwise, in respect of, the accuracy or completeness of the information or for any of the opinions contained in this
presentation or for any errors, omissions or misstatements or for any loss, howsoever arising, from the use of this
presentation.

End Notes

A: All figures throughout this announcement regarding the Project and the PFS are, unless expressly stated otherwise, presented
on a 100% of Project basis. Tawana, through its 100% owned subsidiary Lithco No. 2 Pty Ltd, has earned a right to 50% of all
lithium minerals from the tenements comprising the Project ? refer to announcements of 28 June 2017. Tawana is required to
spend $12.5 million in capital expenditure for upgrading and converting the existing plant on the Bald Hill tenements for
processing ore derived from the Project, infrastructure costs, pre-stripping activities and other expenditures including operating
costs by 31 December 2019. Upon completion of such capital expenditure commitment, Tawana (through Lithco No.2 Pty Ltd)
will be entitled to a 50% interest in the Project comprising the Bald Hill tenements, the processing plant and infrastructure at
Bald Hill, and all minerals from the Bald Hill tenements under the terms of the Bald Hill Joint Venture Agreement (which will
only take effect upon satisfaction of the capital expenditure obligation). Refer to announcements of 24 February 2017.
All material assumptions underpinning the Production Targets detailed in this report (including all financial information derived
from those production targets) are detailed in the ASX announcement dated 11 July 2017 and Tawana confirms those
assumptions continue to apply and have not materially changed.

B: Through Tawana?s 100% owned subsidiary Lithco No. 2 Pty Ltd (Lithco), Tawana entered into a Farm-In Agreement on 23
February 2017 with AMAL with respect to the Bald Hill Project for the purpose of joint exploration and exploitation of lithium
and other minerals. In May 2017, Tawana earned its 50% rights to all lithium minerals from the tenements comprising the
Project, and Tawana and AMAL are now governed by the Lithium Rights Joint Venture Agreement which was entered into on
10 April 2017.

Tawana is required to spend $12.5 million in capital expenditure for upgrading and converting the existing plant on the Bald
Hill tenements for processing ore derived from the Project, infrastructure costs, pre-stripping activities and other expenditures
including operating costs (Capital Expenditure) by 31 December 2019.
Upon completion of the Capital Expenditure, Tawana (through Lithco) will be entitled to a 50% interest in the Project (being
all minerals from the tenements and the processing plant and infrastructure at Bald Hill). The portfolio of mineral tenements,
comprising mining leases, exploration licences, prospecting licences, miscellaneous licences, a general-purpose lease, and a
retention lease are in good standing.

AMAL and Lithco entered into the Bald Hill Joint Venture Agreement (?Bald Hill JVA?) on 18 April 2017. The Bald Hill JVA has
not come into effect as at the date of this announcement, but will take effect upon completion of the Capital Expenditure.
Tawana raised $15 million before costs, in May 2017, in order to fund its $12.5 million Capital Expenditure commitment to earn
its 50% interest in the Project.

C: Refer to how the Ore Reserve estimates were derived in Section 4 of the Company's ASX announcement dated 11
July 2017. Tawana is not aware of any new information or data that materially affects the information included in
said announcement.

D: All material assumptions and technical parameters underpinning the Mineral Resource estimates in the ASX
announcement dated 14 June 2017 continue to apply and have not materially changed since it was last reported.

E: For full details of these Exploration Results refer to ASX announcement. Tawana is not aware of any new information
or data that materially affects the information included in the said announcement.
+Rule 5.5

Appendix 5B

Mining exploration entity and oil and gas exploration entity quarterly report
Introduced 01/07/96 Origin Appendix 8 Amended 01/07/97, 01/07/98, 30/09/01, 01/06/10, 17/12/10, 01/05/13,
01/09/16
 Name of entity
 Tawana Resources NL
 ABN                                                      Quarter ended (?current quarter?)
 69 085 166 721                                           30 June 2017


 Consolidated statement of cash flows                     Current        quarter   Year to date
                                                          $A?000
                                                                                   (6             months)
                                                                                   $A?000
 1.     Cash flows from operating activities
 1.1    Receipts from customers                           -                        -
 1.2    Payments for
        (a)        exploration & evaluation               (4,602)                  (6,965)
        (b)        development                            (417)                    (417)
        (c)        production                             -                        -
        (d)        staff costs                            (675)                    (942)
        (e)        administration and corporate costs     (493)                    (832)
 1.3    Dividends received (see note 3)                   -                        -
 1.4    Interest received                                 11                       34
 1.5    Interest and other costs of finance paid          -                        -
 1.6    Income taxes paid                                 -                        -
 1.7    Research and development refunds                  -                        -
 1.8    Other ? security bond payment                     (195)                    (195)
 1.9    Net cash from / (used in) operating activities    (6,371)                  (9,317)


 2.         Cash flows from investing activities
 2.1        Payments to acquire:
            (a)     property, plant and equipment         (156)                    (214)
            (b)     tenements (see item 10)               -                        (1,000)
            (c)     investments                           -                        -
            (d)     other non-current assets              -                        -
 2.2        Proceeds from the disposal of:
            (a)     property, plant and equipment         -                        -
            (b)     tenements (see item 10)               -                        -
            (c)     investments                           -                        -
            (d)     other non-current assets              -                        -
Consolidated statement of cash flows                     Current   quarter   Year to date
                                                         $A?000
                                                                             (6             months)
                                                                             $A?000
2.3     Cash flows from loans to other entities          -                   -
2.4     Dividends received (see note 3)                  -                   -
2.5     Other ? prepayment to Primero Group              (3,342)             (3,342)
2.6     Net cash from / (used in) investing activities   (3,498)             (4,556)


3.      Cash flows from financing activities
3.1     Proceeds from issues of shares                   15,000              15,185
3.2     Proceeds from issue of convertible notes         -                   -
3.3     Proceeds from exercise of share options          -                   -
3.4     Transaction costs related to issues of shares,   (785)               (808)
        convertible notes or options
3.5     Proceeds from borrowings                         -                   -
3.6     Repayment of borrowings                          -                   -
3.7     Transaction costs related to loans and           -                   -
        borrowings
3.8     Dividends paid                                   -                   -
3.9     Other ? prepayment from Burwill Holdings Ltd     3,750               3,750
3.10    Net cash from / (used in) financing activities   17,965              18,127


4.      Net increase / (decrease) in cash and cash
        equivalents for the period
4.1     Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of
        period                                           3,118               6,960
4.2     Net cash from / (used in) operating activities   (6,371)             (9,317)
        (item 1.9 above)
4.3     Net cash from / (used in) investing activities   (3,498)             (4,556)
        (item 2.6 above)
4.4     Net cash from / (used in) financing activities   17,965              18,127
        (item 3.10 above)
4.5     Effect of movement in exchange rates on cash     -                   -
        held
4.6     Cash and cash equivalents at end of period       11,214              11,214


5.      Reconciliation of cash and cash equivalents      Current   quarter   Previous       quarter
        at the end of the quarter (as shown in the       $A?000              $A?000
        consolidated statement of cash flows) to the
        related items in the accounts
5.1     Bank balances                                    11,214              3,118
5.2     Call deposits                                    -                   -
5.3     Bank overdrafts                                  -                   -
5.4     Other (provide details)                            -                          -
5.5     Cash and cash equivalents at end of quarter        11,214                     3,118
        (should equal item 4.6 above)


6.      Payments to directors of the entity and their associates                      Current        quarter
                                                                                      $A'000
6.1     Aggregate amount of payments to these parties included in item 1.2            139
6.2     Aggregate amount of cash flow from loans to these parties included in         -
        item 2.3
6.3     Include below any explanation necessary to understand the transactions included in items 6.1 and 6.2
Directors? salaries, directors? fees and superannuation


7.      Payments to related entities of the entity and their associates               Current         quarter
                                                                                      $A'000
7.1     Aggregate amount of payments to these parties included in item 1.2            -
7.2     Aggregate amount of cash flow from loans to these parties included in         -
        item 2.3
7.3     Include below any explanation necessary to understand the transactions included in items 7.1 and 7.2
N/A
8.      Financing          facilities        available     Total facility amount at   Amount     drawn     at
        Add notes as necessary for an understanding of     quarter             end    quarter             end
        the position                                       $A?000                     $A?000
8.1     Loan facilities                                    -                          -
8.2     Credit standby arrangements                        -                          -
8.3     Other (please specify)                             3,750                      12,000
8.4     Include below a description of each facility above, including the lender, interest rate and whether it
        is secured or unsecured. If any additional facilities have been entered into or are proposed to be
        entered into after quarter end, include details of those facilities as well.
In April 2017, the Company signed a prepayment agreement with a 100% owned subsidiary of Burwill Holdings
Ltd (Burwill), a company listed on the main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (stock code
0024).
No interest is payable in respect of the prepayment and it is unsecured. Tawana shall repay the outstanding
prepayment through 20% of the value of each shipment of lithium concentrate until such time as Burwill has
been reimbursed in full for the aggregate amount of the prepayment.
Tawana received a further $4.375 million in July 2017.
A condition precedent of the prepayment is that Tawana must have earned its 50% interest in the Bald Hill
Project as outlined in the Farm-in Agreement between Lithco No 2 Pty Ltd and AMA.
9.      Estimated cash outflows for next quarter                      $A?000
9.1     Exploration and evaluation                                    616
9.2     Development                                                   8,716
9.3     Production                                                    -
9.4     Staff costs                                                   1,608
9.5     Administration and corporate costs                            286
9.6     Other (provide details if material)                           -
    9.7     Total estimated cash outflows                                    11,226


    10.     Changes in tenements        Tenement reference        Nature           of   Interest at     Interest   at
            (items 2.1(b) and 2.2(b)    and location              interest              beginning of    end        of
            above)                                                                      quarter         quarter
    10.1    Interests in mining
            tenements and
            petroleum tenements
            lapsed, relinquished or
            reduced
    10.2    Interests in mining
            tenements and
            petroleum tenements
            acquired or increased


Compliance statement
1          This statement has been prepared in accordance with accounting standards and policies which comply with
           Listing Rule 19.11A.
2          This statement gives a true and fair view of the matters disclosed.
           Sign here:                                             Date 31 July 2017
           (Director/Company secretary)


           Print name:       Michael Naylor

Notes
1.         The quarterly report provides a basis for informing the market how the entity?s activities have been financed
           for the past quarter and the effect on its cash position. An entity that wishes to disclose additional
           information is encouraged to do so, in a note or notes included in or attached to this report.
2.         If this quarterly report has been prepared in accordance with Australian Accounting Standards, the definitions
           in, and provisions of, AASB 6: Exploration for and Evaluation of Mineral Resources and AASB 107: Statement
           of Cash Flows apply to this report. If this quarterly report has been prepared in accordance with other
           accounting standards agreed by ASX pursuant to Listing Rule 19.11A, the corresponding equivalent standards
           apply to this report.
3.         Dividends received may be classified either as cash flows from operating activities or cash flows from investing
           activities, depending on the accounting policy of the entity.

31 July 2017
Sponsor
PricewaterhouseCoopers Corporate Finance (Pty) Ltd

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