Blackstone Minerals Ltd

Blackstone Minerals Ltd

Level 5, 600 Murray Street, West Perth, WA 6005 Australia
(+61 8) 9425 5217

Blackstone Minerals (ASX: BSX) is actively exploring the Ta Khoa Nickel Project in Northern Vietnam. The project includes the Ban Phuc nickel mine which operated as a mechanised underground mine from 2013-16 and has existing modern infrastructure built to Australian Standards, including a 450ktpa processing plant.

The Ta Khoa district and Ban Phuc mine represents a rare opportunity to invest in a premier, infrastructure advantaged, district scale, nickel PGE (Cu Co) sulfide project, with a downstream nickel sulfate value add opportunity, located in an emerging hub for electric vehicle lithium-ion battery manufacturing. A scoping study and maiden resource for Ban Phuc is expected by mid-2020.

Previous project owners invested more than US$136m into the project, generating US$213m in revenue during a 3.5-year period of falling nickel prices. The project was placed into care and maintenance in mid-2016 during some of the lowest nickel prices in the past 10 years.

Blackstone is investigating the potential to develop downstream processing infrastructure in Vietnam to produce a downstream nickel and cobalt product to supply Asia’s growing lithium-ion battery industry.

Blackstone’s additional projects include the BC Project (Cobalt-Gold) in Canada, the Silver Swan South Project (Gold-Nickel) in Western Australia and the Middle Creek Project (Gold) in Western Australia.

The company has a well-credentialed management team with a proven track record of discovery and creating shareholder wealth, including Hamish Halliday (Non-Executive Chairman), Scott Williamson (Managing Director), Andrew Radonjic (Technical Director) and Steve Parsons (Non-Executive Director).

Total Number of Staff (Globally): 150