ASX Chapter 5 Compliance and PFS Cautionary Statement
The Company has concluded that it has a reasonable basis for providing the forward-looking statements and forecast financial information included on this website. The detailed reasons for that conclusion are outlined throughout this website and all material assumptions, including the JORC modifying factors, upon which the forecast financial information is based are disclosed on this website. This website has been prepared in accordance with the JORC Code (2012) and the ASX Listing Rules.
The actual results could differ materially from a conclusion, forecast or projection in the forward-looking information. Certain material factors were applied in drawing a conclusion or making a forecast or projection as reflected in the forward-looking information.
The KNP Goongarrie Hub Project is at the PFS phase and although reasonable care has been taken to make sure that the facts are accurate and/or that the opinions expressed are fair and reasonable, no reliance can be placed for any purpose whatsoever on the information contained in this document or on its completeness. Actual results and developments of projects and the scandium market development may differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements depending on a variety of factors.
A key conclusion of the PFS, which are based on forward looking statements, is that the Goongarrie Hub is considered to have positive economic potential.
The Mineral Resource used for the PFS was classified under JORC Code (2012) Guidelines and announced by the Company on 30 June 2023. The cut-off grades adapted for the PFS and reported in Table 3.2 of ASX release 30 June 2023 are the basis of the production target assumed for the PFS.
The Company believes it has a reasonable basis to expect to be able to fund and further develop the KNP Goongarrie Hub. However, there is no certainty that the Company can raise funding when required.
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Information
This website contains forward-looking statements and forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable Australian securities laws, which are based on expectations, estimates and projections as of the date of publication.
This forward-looking information includes, or may be based upon, without limitation, estimates, forecasts and statements as to management’s expectations with respect to, among other things, the timing and amount of funding required to execute the Company’s programs, development and business plans, capital and exploration expenditures, the effect on the Company of any changes to existing legislation or policy, government regulation of mining operations, the length of time required to obtain permits, certifications and approvals, the success of exploration, development and mining activities, the geology of the Company’s properties, environmental risks, the availability of labour, the focus of the Company in the future, demand and market outlook for precious metals and the prices thereof, progress in development of mineral properties, the Company’s ability to raise funding privately or on a public market in the future, the Company’s future growth, results of operations, performance, and business prospects and opportunities. Wherever possible, words such as “anticipate”, “believe”, “expect”, “intend”, “may” and similar expressions have been used to identify such forward-looking information. Forward-looking information is based on the opinions and estimates of management at the date the information is given, and on information available to management at such time. Forward-looking information involves significant risks, uncertainties, assumptions, and other factors that could cause actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from the results discussed or implied in the forward-looking information. These factors, including, but not limited to, fluctuations in currency markets, fluctuations in commodity prices, the ability of the Company to access sufficient capital on favourable terms or at all, changes in national and local government legislation, taxation, controls, regulations, political or economic developments in Australia or other countries in which the Company does business or may carry on business in the future, operational or technical difficulties in connection with exploration or development activities, employee relations, the speculative nature of mineral exploration and development, obtaining necessary licenses and permits, diminishing quantities and grades of mineral reserves, contests over title to properties, especially title to undeveloped properties, the inherent risks involved in the exploration and development of mineral properties, the uncertainties involved in interpreting drill results and other geological data, environmental hazards, industrial accidents, unusual or unexpected formations, pressures, cave-ins and flooding, limitations of insurance coverage and the possibility of project cost overruns or unanticipated costs and expenses, and should be considered carefully. Many of these uncertainties and contingencies can affect the Company’s actual results and could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in any forward-looking statements made by, or on behalf of, the Company. Prospective investors should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking information.
Although the forward-looking information contained on this website is based upon what management believes, or believed at the time, to be reasonable assumptions, the Company cannot assure prospective purchasers that actual results will be consistent with such forward-looking information, as there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended, and neither the Company nor any other person assumes responsibility for the accuracy and completeness of any such forward-looking information. The Company does not undertake, and assumes no obligation, to update or revise any such forward-looking statements or forward-looking information contained herein to reflect new events or circumstances, except as may be required by law.
No stock exchange, regulation services provider, securities commission or other regulatory authority has approved or disapproved the information contained on this Website.
Competent Persons Statement
Resource Estimation, Exploration Results, and Industry Benchmarking
The Resource Estimation, Exploration Results and Industry Benchmarking summaries are based on information reviewed or compiled by Mr Ian Buchhorn, and Mr Andrew Penkethman. Mr Buchhorn is a Member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and Mr Penkethman is a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and a Member of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists. Both Mr Buchhorn and Mr Penkethman are full-time employees of Ardea Resources Limited and have sufficient experience, which is relevant to the style of mineralisation and type of deposit under consideration and to the activity which they are undertaking to qualify as a Competent Person as defined in the 2012 edition of the Australasian Code for Reporting of Exploration Results, Mineral Resources and Ore Reserves. Mr Buchhorn and Mr Penkethman have reviewed the website and consent to the inclusion on website of the information in the form and context in which it appears. Mr Buchhorn and Mr Penkethman own Ardea shares.
The Company confirms that it is not aware of any new information or data that materially affects information included in previous announcements, and all material assumptions and technical parameters underpinning the estimates continue to apply and have not materially changed.
Mineral Resource Estimate
Ardea wishes to clarify that its current Kalgoorlie Nickel Project (KNP) Mineral Resource Estimate (MRE) following JORC Code (2012) guidelines is:
|Camp||Resource Category||Size (Mt)||Ni (%)||Co (%)||Contained Metal|
|Ni (kt)||Co (kt)|
Note: 0.5% nickel cutoff grade used to report resources. Minor discrepancies may occur due to rounding of appropriate significant figures.
The Mineral Resource Estimate information shown above has been previously released on the ASX platform by Ardea in ASX release 30 June 2023, in accordance with Listing Rule 5.8.
The Company confirms that it is not aware of any new information or data that materially affects the information included in the previous market announcement noted above and that all material assumptions and technical parameters underpinning the Mineral Resource Estimate in the previous market announcement continue to apply and have not materially changed. The Company confirms that the form and context in which the Competent Persons’ findings are presented have not been materially modified from the original market announcements.
Information in this website that relates to Ore Reserves at the Kalgoorlie Nickel Project Goongarrie Hub is based on and fairly represents information and supporting documentation compiled by Mr Jake Fitzsimons, a Competent Person who is a full-time employee of Orelogy Mine Consulting, a company engaged by Ardea. Mr Fitzsimons is a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. Mr Fitzsimons has sufficient experience which is relevant to the style of mineralisation and type of deposit under consideration and to the activity which is being undertaken to qualify as a Competent Person as defined in the 2012 Edition of the Australasian Code for Reporting of Exploration Results, Mineral Resources and Ore Reserves (2012 JORC Code). Mr Fitzsimons does not hold securities in Ardea and consents to the inclusion in this website of all technical statements based on his information in the form and context in which they appear.
Ardea wishes to clarify that its current Kalgoorlie Nickel Project (KNP) Goongarrie Hub Ore Reserve following JORC Code (2012) guidelines, based on the contents of the 5 July 2023 ASX announcement, is:
|Goongarrie Hub||Ore Reserve Category||Size (Mt)||Ni (%)||Co (%)||Total Ore|
|Ni (kt)||Co (kt)|
Note: Minor discrepancies may occur due to rounding of appropriate significant figures.
Full details on the Ore Reserve are available in the 5 July Ardea ASX announcement; see Section 5 and Appendix 1.
Information on this website that relates to metallurgical test results is based on extensive metallurgical testwork and supporting documentation compiled or reviewed by Mr Michael Miller, a Competent Person who is a full-time employee of Ardea. Mr Miller is a member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. Mr Miller has sufficient experience which is relevant to the style of mineralisation and type of deposit under consideration and to the activity which being undertaken to qualify as a Competent Person as defined in the 2012 JORC Code. Mr Miller consents to the inclusion on website of all technical statements based on his information in the form and context in which they appear. Mr Miller owns Ardea shares.