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Phoenix Copper Limited
26 January 2024
 

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26 January 2024

 

Phoenix Copper Limited

('Phoenix' or the 'Company')

 

Close of Accelerated Bookbuild

 

Phoenix Copper Ltd (AIM: PXC, OTCQX: PXCLY), the AIM-quoted USA-focused base and precious metals emerging producer and exploration company, is pleased to announce that, further to the announcement made at 7.00 a.m. today, the Placing has now closed and the Bookbuild has been successfully concluded.

 

Participants in the Placing will be contacted by the Joint Bookrunners as soon as practicable later today to confirm their allocations once finalised. A further announcement will be made in due course confirming results of the Placing and Subscription.

 

Capitalised terms used in this announcement shall, unless defined in this announcement or unless the context provides otherwise, bear the same meaning ascribed to such terms in the announcement made by the Company at 7.00 a.m. today.

 

Contacts

 

Phoenix Copper Limited

Ryan McDermott

Brittany Lock

Richard Wilkins

Tel: +1 208 954 7039

Tel: +1 208 794 8033

Tel: +44 7590 216 657

 

 

SP Angel Corporate Finance LLP (Nominated Adviser)

David Hignell / Caroline Rowe / Kasia Brzozowska

 

Tel: +44 20 3470 0470

Tavira Financial Limited (Joint Broker)

Jonathan Evans / Oliver Stansfield

 

Tel: +44 20 7100 5100

WH Ireland (Joint Broker and Joint Bookrunner)

 

Harry Ansell / Katy Mitchell

Tel: +44 20 7220 1666

Panmure Gordon (UK) Limited (Joint Broker and Joint Bookrunner)

 

Mark Murphy / Will Goode / Joseph Tan

Tel: +44 20 7886 2500

EAS Advisors (US Corporate Adviser)

 

Matt Bonner / Rogier de la Rambelje

Tel: +1 (646) 495-2225

BlytheRay
(Financial PR)

Tim Blythe / Megan Ray

Tel: +44 20 7138 3204

Notes

 

Phoenix Copper Limited is a USA focused, base and precious metals emerging producer and exploration company, initially targeting copper, gold, silver and zinc production from an open pit mine.

 

Phoenix's primary operations are focused near Mackay, Idaho in the Alder Creek mining district, at the 80% owned Empire Mine property, which historically produced copper at grades of up to 8%, as well as gold, silver, zinc and tungsten, from an underground mine.

 

Since 2017, Phoenix has carried out extensive drill programmes which have defined a NI 43-101 completed PEA (preliminary economic assessment) for an open pit heap leach solvent extraction and electrowinning ("SX-EW") mine, which was updated in October 2020. From the 2020 PEA, the measured and indicated resource is 22,909,059 tonnes at an average grade of 0.38% copper, 0.324 grammes per tonne ("g/t") gold, 10.3 g/t silver, and 0.19% zinc. The contained metal for the measured and indicated resource is 87,543 tonnes of copper, 238,406 ounces of gold, 7,595,198 ounces of silver and 43,871 tonnes of zinc. 

 

In addition to Empire, the district includes the historic Horseshoe, White Knob and Blue Bird Mines, past producers of copper, gold, silver, zinc, lead and tungsten from underground mines. A new discovery at Red Star, 330 metres northwest of the Empire Mine proposed open pit, has revealed high grade silver / lead sulphide ore, and from three shallow exploration drill holes a maiden inferred resource of 103,000 tonnes containing 173.4 g/t silver, 0.85 g/t gold and 3.85% lead (1.6 million ounces silver equivalent) was reported in an NI 43-101 technical report published in May 2019. Additionally, the district includes Navarre Creek, a volcanic hosted precious metals target in a 16.09 sq km area. The Company's total land package at Empire comprises 8,434 acres (34.13 sq kms).

 

At Empire, it is estimated that less than 1% of the potential ore system has been explored to date and, accordingly, there is significant opportunity to increase the resource through phased exploration. The stated aim of the Company is to fund this phased exploration through free cashflow generated by its initial mine. A Plan of Operations in respect of the initial open pit mine was filed with the relevant regulatory authorities in June 2021.

 

Phoenix also has two wholly owned cobalt properties on the Idaho Cobalt Belt to the north of Empire. An Earn-In Agreement has been signed with Electra Battery Materials, Toronto, in respect of one of those properties.

 

Phoenix is listed on London's AIM (PXC), and trades on New York's OTCQX Market (PXCLF and PXCLY (ADRs)). More details on the Company, its assets and its objectives can be found on PXC's website at https://phoenixcopperlimited.com/

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