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I'm a shareholder in DWY and would like to pose a question to you all, if you could post your replies on the DWY bb I would be most grateful. I have emailed DWY to find out why they make no mention of the Yubdo asset in the 'Summary of the offer'.
I am wondering why in the 'Summary of the offer' DWY make no mention of Minerva's holding in Yubdo Platinum and Gold Development PLC. Look forward to hearing your thoughts.
Below are some details of the Yubdo holding (if you didn't already know:));
"Yubdo Mining is the sole platinum producing company in Ethiopia. It is a small scale operation, currently producing approximately 100 ounces of platinum a year. Minerva Resources is investigating the viability of increased mechanisation and expansion of the current mining operations".
* Agreement reached to increase the Company's holding in Yubdo
Platinum and Gold Development PLC, Ethiopia from 51% to 72%
through the completion of a Feasibility Study.
* Commissioning of pilot gravity recovery plant at Yubdo, Ethiopia.
The Company completed an agreement, in March 2008, to acquire a
further 22% interest in Yubdo Platinum and Gold Development PLC from
Ato Benti Tasissa Negewo, who holds 47% of the company, for a maximum
consideration of US$5 million, depending upon the results of stages
in the project, upon the completion of a feasibility study into the
viability of a mining and processing operation to produce a minimum
of 50,000 ounces of platinum per annum|
|Amen to that. It would have been a waste given the prospects this company had. I'll be happy with DWY shares.|
|Well I am glad it didn't go the way Cambridge Minerals has ended up.|
|1.2p per share - thats a reasonable deal imho given the cash flow crisis at the company.
and it takes us into a holding with Dwyka which is a decent hold imho.
Ethiopian gold must look pretty attractive|
|might be last chance to get into DWY before it starts to motor?|
|Thanks for that 6Kenny, Tulu Kapi may turn out to be a gem for Dwyka|
|cash rich, great communicative CEO and a massive nickel project called Mure mura which is 10km away from a huge Xstrata project.
one to tuck away but I am expecting 15-20p in the next 3-6 months.|
Good point, anything you can add about DWY as a shareholder|
|If the Tulu Kapi project is so good potentially is it worth you guys buying shares in DWY if they acquire it?
I am a holder in DWY.|
|1p share offer looks very likely to go ahead... Money back at least...|
|Slight I guess, there is always a sticking point with these MOU. I'll be happy with get back "something".|
|I think so judging by today's rns....|
Is there any hope I wonder?|
|I wonder how this would work out if an offer is made for the company whilst still suspended. Like the timing of the RNS, after closing on a Friday.
Had written this off but a few pennies for my holding would be welcome.|
|Possible Offer (Minerva Res)
24 April 2009
Minerva Resources plc (AIM: MVA)
("Minerva Resources" or "the Company")
The Board of Minerva Resources advises the following update to the
market on its funding status.
The Company confirms that it is in discussions with a number of
parties regarding financing and corporate transactions, which may or
may not include an offer for the entire issued and to be issued share
capital of the Company. Shareholders should be aware that there is no
certainty that an offer will be forthcoming and no certainty as to
the terms on which any offer might be made.|
Evidently the best way through this is to prove up the resource. I spoke with the management last year and although cautious with words they were clearly excited about the prospects for Tulu Kapi. The grades in previous rns were excellent and (although I may be wrong) I got the impression they were looking at a large potential resource.
The CVA gives them breathing space to sort out the resource and in a month or so with this work done and possibly markets looking stronger they may be able to find some funding and continue their work.
They could fail to do this and run oput of cash, but I still think there is a reasonable chance they could pull this off and in the interim we have a nervous wait.
Here is an interesting article for those chasing the golden dream....
|Operational Update and Suspension of Trading in Shares (Minerva Res)
30 January 2009
Minerva Resources Plc (AIM:MVA)
('Minerva Resources' or 'the Company')
Operational Update and Suspension of Trading in Shares
The Directors of Minerva Resources plc ("Minerva Resources" or "the
Company") are pleased to announce that a Sale and Purchase Agreement
has been signed for the disposal of its wholly owned subsidiary
Palladex Limited (Samoa) and its subsidiaries Palladex Geotechservice
LLC, Kyrgyzstan, and the Representative office of Palladex Limited in
Azerbaijan to their management for the consideration of US$79,208 and
the repayment of loans to the value of US$420,792. The Company will
write off the outstanding loan amount of US$852,494 in conjunction
with the above transactions. Palladex Limited and Palladex
Geotechservices LLC provide geotechnical and drilling services to
exploration and mining companies in the Krygyz Republic, the Republic
of Kazakhstan and the Republic of Azerbaijan. In the year ended 30
September 2007 the business had attributable profits of GBP114,137.
The funds achieved through the agreement will provide Minerva
Resources with additional short term working capital. As mentioned at
the time of the placing on 17 September 2008, the Company anticipated
that it would need to raise further funds in the first quarter 2009.
Whilst the proceeds will allow the Company to meet its liabilities
and commitments until late quarter one 2009, the Company will require
further funds to continue to operate.
The resource drilling programme at Tulu Kapi will be completed in
early February. The data from the drilling programme needs to be
compiled, assessed and a resource calculation undertaken, which is
expected to be carried out over the next two months. During this
time, all other exploration activities will be minimised.
Given the current very difficult climate for small exploration
companies to raise money on the equity market, the Directors have
resolved to enter into a Company Voluntary Arrangement ('CVA') to
enable a longer timeframe to seek the necessary additional funding
required to continue operating the Company as a going concern. Should
the creditors and members vote in favour of a CVA, the Company will
be protected for a longer period from creditor pressures. The
Directors and management are looking at all avenues for future
funding arrangements or other strategic options.
The disposal of Palladex Limited is conditional on the approval of
shareholders in accordance with Rule 15 of the AIM Rules for
Companies. A general meeting of shareholders has been convened for
Wednesday 25th February to approve the disposal. A circular and
notice of General Meeting is being sent to shareholders shortly and
includes proposals to sub-divide the Company's share capital and to
adopt new articles of association. It will be available on the
Company's website at www.minervaresources.com
The disposal is a related party transaction under the AIM Rules, as
one of the purchasers is a Director of the Company's subsidiaries
Palladex Limited and Palladex Geotchservice LLC. The Directors
consider, having consulted with its nominated adviser, that the terms
are fair and reasonable insofar as its shareholders are concerned.
In light of the Company's intention to enter into a CVA, the company
has requested a suspension, with immediate effect, of its shares from
trading pending clarification of its ongoing financial position.
The company will provide an update on the proposed CVA in due course.|
|Suspension - Minerva Resources plc (AIM)
RNS Number : 5467M
30 January 2009
TEMPORARY SUSPENSION OF TRADING ON AIM
MINERVA RESOURCES PLC
At the request of the company trading on AIM for the under-mentioned securities
has been temporarily suspended from 30/01/2009 1:00pm pending clarification of
the company's financial position.|
|Grossly undervalued but so are many others. Hope it comes good|
|well up 40% today - makes a change......
this is well worth as look imho - needs some newsflow from management.|
|Well still the crazy spread, it needs to narrow a bit before folks will enter the fray.
I dont think there is too much stock held by the MMs but it needs the volume interest to give them confidence to start moving I guess.
Took a couple of chunks at 0.9 and the spread did cause a little gut wrench. But then again was looking at these at 3.5p a few months ago so the spread at the moment is a bit artificial.
Currently they have:
- Ethiopian Gold (hopefully close to declaring a JORC after final drill results announced and hopefully above 1mn ounces of gold (inferred) - this prospect is a potential big find)
- Drilling company that has confirmed revenues of $5mn through contracts announced last year (that's nice cash flow to support exploration and the thought occurs to me they could sell it to raise some cash if needed.)
- Platinum mine and production facility (small scale and the only Ethiopian Platinum production I believe, but output is being scaled up and they have an agreement in place to increase ownership I think if the business proves as lucrative as I suspect it might)
- Various other bits and bobs but the above are the chunky elements.
All for about £1mn I believe all in. Its a good tale, it could take off with the right news (esp. re the Ethiopian gold story).
|And also a link to the minesite page on the company which summarises most of the corporate information:
|Link through to research report on the website:
Gives a good background to the company and what its up to.|