TAWANA RESOURCES NL - Term Sheet Executed for Bald Hill Tantalum OfftakeRelease Date: 25/01/2018 08:50:00 Code(s): TAW PDF(s):
Term Sheet Executed for Bald Hill Tantalum Offtake
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”)
Term Sheet Executed for Bald Hill Tantalum Offtake
Tawana Resources NL (TAW:ASX) (“Tawana”) and Alliance Mineral Assets Limited (SGX:AMA)
(“AMAL”) are pleased to announce that they have executed a non-binding in principle term sheet for
the offtake of tantalum concentrate with a leading tantalum industry specialist, for production from
the Bald Hill Lithium and Tantalum Mine (“Bald Hill”) in the Eastern Goldfields of Western Australia.
The Bald Hill project is a joint project between Tawana and AMAL.
- Long term in principle term sheet (“Term Sheet”) executed with a leading international tantalum
industry specialist, for the offtake of tantalum concentrate.
- The Buyer has agreed to purchase a minimum of 600,000 pounds of tantalum concentrate in
aggregate from April 2018 to 31 December 2020 (“Period”) or all of the standard grade tantalum
concentrate produced at Bald Hill within the Period if the delivery is less than 600,000 pounds.
- The Buyer may purchase any other tantalum materials from Bald Hill, including low-grade
concentrate and off spec material etc.
Tantalum production is expected to commence from Bald Hill in the first half of 2018.
AMAL Chief Executive Officer Tjandra Pramoko stated: “This is another significant milestone for the
Bald Hill JV in its quest to become a lithium and tantalum producer in the first half of 2018. With the
Bald Hill Mine due to commence tantalum production in the first half of 2018, we are pleased to have
reached a tantalum supply agreement with a true market leader in the field. At the same time, we are
also continuing discussions with other third parties for sale of excess tantalum concentrate.”
Key Terms of the Term Sheet
Tawana and AMAL will sell a minimum of 600,000 pounds of tantalum concentrate that comes from
Bald Hill which is located 50km south of Kambalda in Western Australia. The key in principle terms
- The buyer has agreed to purchase a minimum of 600,000 pounds of tantalum concentrate in
aggregate within the Period or all of the standard grade tantalum concentrate (>25% Ta?O?)
produced at Bald Hill within the Period if the delivery is less than 600,000 pounds.
- At the option of the buyer and subject to availability, the buyer may purchase additional/other
materials (e.g. low grade concentrates, off spec materials etc) beyond the 600,000 pounds of
- There are no penalties to Tawana and AMAL for late deliveries.
- Parties shall negotiate the binding definitive offtake agreement within two months from the
date of the Term Sheet.
About the Bald Hill Project
The Bald Hill Project comprises four mining leases, one mining lease application, 12 exploration
licences, eight prospecting licences and one general purpose lease totalling 774km 2. The project is
owned 50:50 by Tawana and AMAL.
The first lithium concentrate production is targeted for the first quarter of 2018 and first delivery
anticipated in April 2018. The Project is fully funded to first shipment.
Each of Tawana and AMAL executed an offtake agreement in April 2017 (and subsequent variations
thereto) for the supply of lithium concentrate from Bald Hill over a five-year term with pricing for 2018
and 2019 of US$880/t (FOB Esperance) for 6% Li20. The prepayments from the aforesaid offtake
agreement are being used towards the capital costs of the Project.
The Project is located 50km southeast of Kambalda in the Eastern Goldfields of Western Australia, and
approximately 75km southeast of the Mt Marion Lithium project.
A current Indicated and Inferred lithium Mineral Resource of 18.9 million tonnes at 1.18% Li 20, and
149ppm Ta205 at a 0.5% Li20 cut-off for the Project was calculated by CSA Global Pty Ltd.1
The Project remains significantly underexplored and significant drilling is planned for 2018.
1. All material assumptions and technical parameters underpinning the Mineral Resource estimates
in the ASX announcement dated 11 October 2017 and the SGXNET announcement dated 12
October 2017 continue to apply and have not materially changed since it was last reported. The
Indicated Resource is 8.0Mt @ 1.18% and the Inferred Resource is 10.9Mt @1.18%.
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 as representation or warranty,
express or implied, of Tawana Resources NL or Alliance Mineral Assets Limited. 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 and Alliance Mineral Assets Limited. The forward looking
statements/projections are inherently uncertain and may therefore differ materially from results
Tawana Resources NL and Alliance Mineral Assets Limited do not make any representations and provide
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, Tawana Resources, Alliance Mineral Assets Limited or any of their 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 Tawana Resources NL, Alliance Mineral
Assets Limited their 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 announcement
or for any errors, omissions or misstatements or for any loss, howsoever arising, from the use of this
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