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Investment Opportunity – Significant Diamond Project

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A unique and compelling opportunity to acquire a meaningful equity interest in this significant Diamond Project in South Africa

A Rare Undeveloped Diamondiferous Pipe

Companies spend decades in search of diamond hosting Kimberlite pipes. This advanced exploration asset comprises an already defined and partially tested diamondiferous kimberlite pipe, as yet undeveloped for various corporate reasons.

The opportunity to realise value from the development of this asset is remarkable.

Located on 12.2 hectares, the deposit pipe has been extensively bulk tested in the 1970’s and 1980’s with large diameter auger holes, rotary percussion drilling, diamond drilling and trenching.

The pipe has demonstrated the ability to deliver large carat stones from 5 to 220+carats with a broad micro diamond distribution within the pipe. Gem quality stones have been recovered in bulk sampling and trenching, and diamond chips recovered from rotary percussion drilling.

Gem Quality Stones

The average diamond size of diamonds is estimated to be 0.77 carats from previous work. Snowden established that this represents an exceptionally high average stone size for a pipe. The stone size estimate does not include the 223.9 carat stone recovered during the 1979 – 82 bulk sampling program.

Drilling results yielded a particularly large number of 5+ carat diamonds during this program, including three in the 15-20 carat range. A large number of the stones that were classified as “fragments” is suggestive that large diamonds (>20 carats) will be a feature of this pipe.

Descriptions of the stone quality by experts in diamond valuation include:

  • Colour: 70% to 80% of stones were judged by experts to display “good colour” i.e. white or top white with some yellowish.
  • Shape: Stones tend to be fragmentary with rounded and polished surfaces.
  • Purity: Stones are described as clear with good colour and contain relatively few macroscopic inclusions.
  • Grade: The diamond grade within the pipe could increase with depth, e.g. the grade in the Premier pipe at 400 m depth below the surface was 28 carats per 100t, but increased to 72 carats per 100t at 600m depth.
  • Gem to Boart Ratio: highly favourable ratio of gem diamond to boart is 60:40%.

 Demonstrated Potential to Produce Large Gem Quality Stones

This is the fourth largest Kimberlite pipe discovered in South Africa to date. When it was discovered and then professionally evaluated initially between 1975 and 1982, the deposit pipe was considered too low grade at 1.77cpht to be economically developed. However, the economics depends not just on the grade of the bulk economic material but on the prevalence, occurrence, size and quality of the gem quality diamonds contained therein.

This pipe has demonstrated an ability to produce large carat, high quality stones in addition to the background distribution of smaller stones.

Exceptional Exploration Upside

Kimberlite pipes rarely exist as single intrusive events. More commonly, they occur in clusters. Individual pipes may be the result of multiphase events, with each phase having different diamondiferous characteristics in terms of tonnes / grade, presence or absence of diamonds, colour, size and quality. Individual pipes within a cluster may also exhibit variability.

It is probable that other Kimberlite pipes will be identified on Client’s deposit with further exploration, therefore. Indeed geophysical exploration has already identified several potential targets.

 Further key indicators

  • It is anticipated that the valuation of the resource will be substantially enhanced after the results of a cumulative Size Frequency Distribution (“SFD”) become available. The Inferred Diamond Resource determined may exceed the current EV of AU$22.6m valuation by two highly respected Geologists and Consultants.
  • UMG recently appointed a Competent Person who has many years of diamond exploration and operational experience in country. A site visit and analysis of tailings and old stockpile from previous workings confirm the presence of zircon and other precious stones – a major indicator of macro and micro gem quality diamonds. (Previous technical reports in confirmation are available).
  • The project is favourably located for infrastructure.

INVESTMENT PROPOSAL

The project owners now seek further development funds to;

  • Plan and put into production a recovery plant based on TOMRA technology for the processing of un-oxidised kimberlite (blue ground) from 30m and deeper on an identified high grade portion of the pipe.
  • Thoroughly investigate the further kimberlite anomalies present adjacent to the project area and within the project mining lease.

Funds required to:

  • To finalise all regulatory requirements (very advanced).
  • Obtain diamond core drilling program results.
  • Appoint a consulting diamond geologist to re-log the diamond core drilling results to capture missed kimberlite high grade intrusions within the project pipe.

Funding Proposition:

  • UMG seeks interest parties to participate in the project. This exclusive funding round is for $5.5m in return for equity. It can be developed in tranches in agreement with the project owners. Equity details can be discussed and agreed under NDA.

Expressions of Interest are required by 31st August 2017. Thereafter interested parties will make pledges within 14 days of the closing date of the EOI process.

A comprehensive data room is available subject to signing an NDA. Please contact garry.wildman@umgrp.com or peter.harrison@umgrp.com for an initial confidential discussion.

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World Class Cobalt & Lithium Project

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Universal Mining Group has secured a mandate to facilitate funding for a world class Cobalt and Lithium Project. Heads of Agreement were signed this week.

We seek EOIs from investors that wish to participate in this exciting opportunity. The funding round closes 3rd week August 2017.

Our client has a strong management team in place. Samples and drill results confirm high-grade Cobalt and Lithium respectively with exceptional Cobalt grades.Chairman and COO of the project are available at short notice for a conference call or face-to-face meetings.

Market Background

There is a growing demand for Li-ion batteries driven by electric vehicles (EVs) and a global shift to lower carbon emissions. Significant change is required in the upstream markets to prevent bottlenecks, cobalt is in the most critically short supply

  • Global EV demand growing at c. 50% per year – close to 1 million vehicles in 2017.Demand for Li-ion batteries increased tenfold to 2016 and is expected to grow at 38% CAGR (2016-2020).• Various battery technologies are in use – most require significant amounts of lithium, cobalt and graphite.
  • Demand for Li-ion batteries increased tenfold to 2016 and is expected to grow at 38% CAGR (2016-2020).Various battery technologies are in use – most require significant amounts of lithium, cobalt and graphite.
  • Various battery technologies are in use – most require significant amounts of lithium, cobalt and graphite.
    Demand for EV batteries alone will increase demand for lithium by 171%, cobalt by 74% and graphite by 41% measured as a proportion of estimated 2016 production (Bloomberg New Energy Finance estimate).
  • This places the greatest stress on supplies of cobalt – global demand for cobalt is estimated to double by 2030.

Almost all cobalt produced globally is a by-product of mining of other minerals – there are very few projects where cobalt is the primary element, and hence most projects have very low cobalt concentrations.

Project Profile

  • Mine development in stable jurisdictions; a quick and defined path to production.
  • Diversified and strong management team with extensive experience in speciality technology materials industry.
  • The multi-channel strategy provides a presence in up- and downstream battery material markets.
  • Production est. 6,000 tons contained metal p.a., US$350m annualized gross revenues at current prices.

Our client now seeking to raise US$6m to fund completion of resource and feasibility studies and ongoing business development.

Please contact garry.wildman@umgrp.com or peter.harrison@umgrp.com to discuss NDA terms in the first instance. A detailed presentation will be made available after signing an NDA, with access to drill results and samples thereafter once interest has been confirmed.

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New Due Diligence Service Details

UMG have been appointed by several European Wealth Funds, Hedge Funds, and Private Investors to conduct Initial and Due Diligence Assessments for projects on their behalf. Whilst Mining & Minerals, and Energy projects are a major part of our activity, our funding facilitation service is potentially available to most technical or industrial projects too.

Visit our Project Funding Page to view an online presentation or to download a Pdf copy.

Investors Required for Zinc & Nickel Projects

UMG Funding has been recently mandated to find investors for 2 zinc projects and 1 nickel project, one of the zinc projects is in the exploration phase, has historical feasibility and near-term production. The other Zinc project has a Pre-Feasibility Study completed and the resource has been defined to 43 101 code. The Sulphide Nickel project has a BFS completed, the Resource and Reserves are defined and support a 10-year mine life.

For more information and a confidential discussion please contact Peter Harrison via peter.harrison@umgrp.com.

In addition, we have just been mandated to find Uranium Projects that are in exploration phase or in Pre-Feasibility Study stage development project owners to discuss potential funding.

UMG Funding Client Testimonial – Salt River Resources Zinc Mining Project

“ I have worked and collaborated with UMG Funding and found them to be very tenacious and industrious company in pursuit of obtaining funds on our behalf of Salt River Resources Zinc Mining Project, I would like to thank Garry and Pete for their efforts to date in increasing the awareness of our projects within their investor base in London to date, UMG helped us develop the right commercial teaser to gain interest from investors in general, UMG has considerable strategic investment insights and I would not hesitate to recommend their professional work ethic to third parties”

 

Project Funding Experience

As a junior miner, owner of a mine, quarry, energy or technology project you may well be facing challenges in obtaining funding to start or develop your project.

As a company with extensive experience in finding funding for projects, we may be able to help solve this problem. Below is a little background to help you understand how we can help you.

UMG Funding Ltd., part of Universal Mining Group, has developed a unique and proven path to our network of wealth funds and brokers in London and other centres around the world. We specialise in facilitating funding for mining and energy project juniors that meets or exceeds predetermined hurdle rates of investment and payback periods. As appropriate we will –

  • Pre-qualify and assess the viability of projects for funding.
  • Assist clients to present their projects in the appropriate manner for investors to evaluate and commit
  • Provide the necessary guidance to attract investment and get project funding underway.
  • Assist clients to grow their businesses or assist with design definition to further enhance their projects at various stages of development through to the final investment decision.

Please visit https://www.umgrp.com/project-funding/ . We are currently mandated by clients to act for them on projects in Australia, South Africa, Brazil, Canada, Balkans, Spain, France and more.

Universal Mining Group originated in Australia in 1999 and now has it’s Head Office in the UK, with offices in strategic locations around the world. UMG delivers flexible, practical and timely scoping and feasibility studies that are the blueprints for both technical and financial investment outcomes of a successful project.

Our experienced team of Mining Consultants, Consulting Engineers, Commercial experts and specialists in almost every commodity on the periodic table offer solutions across the following activities:

  • Mine, Quarries & Quarrying
  • Mineral Extraction
  • Tailings Extraction
  • Port and Infrastructure Development
  • Power, Energy, On-Shore, Oil and Gas
  • Bespoke Plant design and Construction services

We are one of the few companies that can offer process guarantees and nameplate assurance through our detailed engineering service offering. Universal Mining Group has extended its global activities into Bank Compliance / Due Diligence Services for hedge funds, strategy consultancies, and private equity firms

Please let me us if we can be of assistance. If you feel a preliminary phone or skype call will be worthwhile, please advise when will be convenient. We look forward to hearing from you.

The Growth in Modular Housing and Buildings

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Every day we hear about how the massive demand for houses, apartments is dramatically increasing throughout the UK. But the construction industry is currently constrained by shortages in trained people across the range of trades. These pressures are unlikely to change for many years.

However in America, Europe and parts of Scandinavia for some time there has been a move to utilise modular production techniques to construct houses, apartments, and buildings in factories. Once built to consistent quality standards they are shipped straight to a prepared site where simple foundations or footings have been built complete with services in place. The modular units are then simply craned into position, secured to the foundations and connected to services.

These modular units can even be fully fitted out at the factory with kitchens, bathrooms etc.

The added advantages include minimised impact from delays caused by bad weather, flexibility in design and if the owner already has land the costs are significantly reduced. For instance, the cost for a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom house, starts from only £221,000.

So if you are thinking about a new house, office or are a landowner investigating building houses, apartments, offices, light industrial units add modular construction into your range of options.