Vancouver, BC – TheNewswire – February 10, 2023 – Fidelity Minerals Corp. (TSX-V:FMN) (FSE:S5GM) (SSE:MNYC) (“Fidelity” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement dated February 9, 2023, to purchase fifty per cent (50%) of Greensands Australia Pty Ltd (GAL) which has applied for an exploration licence covering the Florina Greensand Project in the Northern Territory, Australia. The other 50 per cent is being acquired by Lions Bay Capital Inc. (“LBI”, “Lions Bay”), which is the largest shareholder of Fidelity.
The Florina Greensand Project is comprised of a large, surficial deposit of the mineral glauconite, located 70 km west of the regional town of Katherine, a regional centre 260 km SSE of the port city of Darwin that services well-developed horticulture, agriculture and cattle ranching. Katherine is serviced by major highway and railway infrastructure connecting the state capitals of Darwin and Adelaide.
Previous test work has shown the project to contain significant concentrations of potassium and phosphorous, the major chemical elementals for the production of potash and phosphate fertilizers. Greensands Australia has also filed patent applications covering a process to “activate” glauconite, which has the effect of greatly increasing glauconite solubility. The Company believes this process has high strategic potential to render glauconite as feedstock for the production of organic potassium and phosphate fertilizers.
The Company is pleased to acquire the Florina Greensands project and will endeavour to accelerate Fidelity’s entry into the rapidly growing organic, low chloride regional and global fertilizer market in collaboration with Lions Bay.
Under the terms of the agreement with GAL, and the vendors (Mr John Canaris and Tracker Geoservices Pty Ltd), Fidelity will:
- Issue 2 million ordinary common shares at $0.06 per share, which will be restricted from trading for one year, upon GAL receiving the exploration license;
- Agree to fund it’s fifty per cent share of Stage 1 costs estimated to be AUD $250,000 (Fidelity’s share AUD $125,000);
- Agree to fund its share of Stage 2 costs estimated to be AUD $1,000,000 including a scoping study (Fidelity’s share estimated to be AUD $500,000);
- Upon completion of the scoping study, issue an additional 2 million ordinary common Fidelity shares
- Should the scoping study show a pre-tax IRR of over 19 per cent then the vendors will be entitled to a bonus payment of AUD $1,000,000 to be satisfied by cash and shares (with a minimum fifty per cent cash).
The acquisition remains subject to the satisfaction of customary conditions before closing, including exchange approval for the issuance of common shares.
The Florina Greensand Project tenement application is expected to be granted in the current quarter, and this granting will trigger completion of the agreement. On completion Mr John Canaris will be invited to join the board of Fidelity and remain General Manager of Greensands Australia.
Fidelity’s management team has over 50 years of combined fertilizer project development experience and is excited to have negotiated the acquisition of this new high value fertilizer opportunity. Dean Pekeski, CEO of Fidelity commented “Recent political and social unrest in Peru has prompted the board to look to diversify Fidelity`s asset base. Given the commercial and market success of Verde Agritech in Brazil and the growing awareness of natural greensand fertilizers, the Florina Project offers an exciting exploration and agri-tech opportunity. The recent adoption rate of greensand fertilizers by the agriculture sector suggests that greensand fertilizer uptake is poised for major growth, and that Fidelity will be rapidly positioned to participate in this environmentally responsible growth.”
Fidelity remains committed to advance it’s exploration efforts at the Las Huaquillas Project in Peru by completing drill permitting, environmental studies, and negotiate access to underground workings against the current political and social back drop in Peru. Fidelity hopes to progress these items during H1 2023.
About Fidelity Minerals Corp.
Fidelity Minerals Corp. has assembled a portfolio of high-quality mining assets in Peru and aims to delineate major deposits on these properties that could attract the interest of mid-tier and major mining companies. Fidelity has a portfolio of four key assets in Peru and is currently focused on progressing its most advanced project – Las Huaquillas. Fidelity is also looking to opportunistically expand its project portfolio with accretive acquisitions. The company is backed by an experienced management team with diverse technical, market, and commercial expertise and is supported by committed, and sophisticated investors focused on building long-term value.
On behalf of the Board of Fidelity Minerals.
CEO, President and Director
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