JV Partner Receives Further Funding from Glencore, Arkle Resources PLC, 2020-05-15

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Arkle Resources PLC
15 May 2020

15 May 2020


This announcement contains inside information for the purposes of Article 7 of Regulation (EU) 596/2014.


Arkle Resources PLC


(“Arkle” or the “Company”)


Joint Venture Partner Receives Further Funding from Glencore


Partner on the Stonepark Zinc Project, Group Eleven Resources Corp., has received further funding from Glencore Canada Corporation 

Arkle Resources PLC (LON: ARK), the Irish gold and zinc exploration and development company, is pleased to note further investment by Glencore Canada Corporation (“Glencore”) in Group Eleven Resources Corp. (“Group Eleven”), the Company’s partner at the Stonepark Zinc Project (the “Project”).  This follows an investment by Glencore in Group Eleven in October 2019, of which a portion was covenanted to be spent on the Project.  Arkle is maintaining its 23.44% stake in the project.


Patrick Cullen, Chief Executive Officer of Arkle, commented, “We believe this transaction is a strong endorsement of the Project.  It is established that the Stonepark deposit, while smaller, is higher grade and lies at shallower depths than Glencore’s adjacent Pallas Green deposit.


“We also believe that there is interest in the exploration potential in the south of the Project, where the ‘Kilteely hole’ intersected the outer margin of potential new Irish-Type zinc system.  As recently announced, we look forward drilling recommencing in August subject to Covid-19 restrictions.”


Further Information

A link to the Group Eleven announcement can be found here.


Overview of Stonepark Zinc Project

This joint venture with Group Eleven in County Limerick, contains a maiden Inferred Mineral Resource totalling 5.1 million tonnes at 11.3% zinc and lead combined (8.7% Zn and 2.6% Pb), occurring at depths from 190m to 395m below surface.  The Project lies adjacent to Glencore’s Pallas Green deposit which contains 45.4 million tonnes at 8% zinc and lead combined (Glencore; Resources and Reserves as at December 31, 2019).


Competent Person

This announcement has been reviewed and approved by Gavin Berkenheger (CGeol), who has sufficient experience relevant to the style of mineralisation under consideration and to the activities undertaken to qualify as Qualified Person for the purposes of the AIM Note for Mining, Oil and Gas Companies issued by the London Stock Exchange. 


Information for Editors

Arkle is a diversified exploration company with principal assets in gold and zinc exploration licences across Ireland.  The Company currently has two 100% owned gold projects (Mine River and Inishowen) and is in joint venture with Teck Ireland Ltd. at the Oldcastle Zinc Project and with Group Eleven Resources Corp. at the Stonepark Zinc Project.






Arkle Resources PLC


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Patrick Cullen, CEO

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