FCR, the European lead-zinc explorer, is pleased to announce that, following a formal application to the Director General of Mines of the Province of Leόn (the “Director General”), the exploration licence in respect of the group’s Toral lead-zinc project (the “Toral Project” or “Toral”) has been renewed for a further 3 year term to November 2020.
Under Spanish national and provincial mining law, exploration licences are subject to renewal to the existing owners following satisfaction of a proposed exploration plan or, alternatively, can be converted in to a development licence.
GoldQuest Iberica, S.L., the Company’s wholly owned operating subsidiary and holder of the Toral Project’s exploration licence, submitted and presented details of the work performed to date and the company’s outline of its planned ongoing exploration programme. The planned exploration programme was accepted by the Province of Leόn as being able to significantly progress the Toral asset and, accordingly, the Director General has exercised his authority to grant the company a renewed, full, 3 year exploration licence.
Commenting today Laurence Read, Executive Director, said:
“I am delighted that the presentation of our planned exploration programme has been fully accepted by the Director General which allows us to effectively reset the ‘exploration clock’ for our promising Toral lead-zinc assets.
“The work our Spanish team has performed in delivering this outcome has been comprehensive and exceptional and I would like to thank the entire team for their professionalism and dedication at a time when we have been refocusing FCR to begin building value from our European lead-zinc portfolio.
“The Company is currently undertaking a full consolidation, review and re-analysis of all the available data collated todate for Toral with its independant consultants, Addison Mining Services Limited. A formal site visit by the appointed independent is now underway, following which the Company will progess its planned first JORC compliant (2012) resource estimate for Toral. We look forward to updating the market once this review has been completed.”
For further information on the Company, please visit www.fcrexploration.com or
www.ferrumcrescent.com or contact:
Ferrum Crescent Limited
Grant Button, Chairman (Australia)
T: +61 8 9474 2995
Laurence Read, Executive Director (UK)
T: + 44 (0)20 3289 9923
Strand Hanson Limited (Nominated Adviser)
Rory Murphy / Matthew Chandler
T: +44 (0)20 7409 3494
Peterhouse Corporate Finance Limited (Broker)
Lucy Williams / Duncan Vasey / Heena Karani
T: +44 (0)20 7469 0930
Beaufort Securities Limited (Broker)
T: +44 (0)20 7382 8300
Bravura Capital (Pty) Ltd (JSE Sponsor)
Melanie De Nysschen
T (direct): +27 11 459 5052
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