You’re all aware of the Chinese and world demand for POTASH it’s a very sought after mineral. Well here’s a company that I’ve been tracking for quite some time I’ve never posted on them and they have spiked last year to over 20p on news that the Red Peril (Chinese) were sniffing around them.
Sirius Minerals today announced funding of £20 million pounds via a placing at 13p per share. The proceeds of which will now be used to further their assets in UK,USA,AUS.
“Its primary focus is to bring on stream major potash mining facilities through the acquisition and development of projects overlying recognised potash deposits. Today it holds properties in the United Kingdom (North Yorkshire), the United States (North Dakota), and Australia (Queensland and Western Australia).”
Now there seems to be some confusion among private Investors as to the company aims and potential future value. So I’ll post some information directly from the company for Investors to peruse.
Williston Basin in North Dakota
31% of recent global potash (KCl) production came from the Williston Basin in Canada
Estimates* of 50 billion tonnes of Potash in North Dakota
Sirius holds 50km2 of claims
Close to rail, gas, and water
Australia Adavale Location
602km2 of claims
50km south of Blackall
Drilling sites identified from recently completed seismic interpretation
Significant volumes of salt targets
0 to 500 metres thick
Approximately 100bn tonnes
Significant Potash known to exist in Adavale
Historical drilling and assay results suggest 41% KCl in Boree
MOU with Sino Agri signed (Chinese interest)
Australia Canning Basin
2,298km2 of claims
200km SE of Broome
Existing data from prior Rio Tinto
Mallowa salts underlay the claims approx 450 metres thick at a depth of 550 metres. Identified as prospective for economic potash mineralization (RTX Report No. 28496)
Seismic and drilling targets currently being generated
***The North Yorkshire play has the potential to become one of the world’s largest polyhalite deposits.***
Sirius are well on course to potentially become one of the biggest Global suppliers of POTASH on planet earth.
Now what makes SIRIUS different in my eyes is the locality of their assets ALL are in First world country’s where infrastructure and political stability are a GIVEN. They also are partnered with many Leading Industry experts and two of their board hold hefty chunks of stock totaling nearly a quarter of the company! . But the cherry on the Sirius cake is the Memorandum of Understanding signed with Sino Agri re’ Adavale Australia as this gives Sino Agri a foot-hold in to the company through Adavale. The Chinese are hungry for minerals of all kinds in particular POTASH and Sirius have access to vast amounts!
The sp here is destined to rise on any good news, particulary towards the end of this year as Sirius look towards firming up their asset potential with various scoping studies etc. could double should double from where they are now (12p) as the Sirius Powerhouse project developes on through out 2011! Eyes on for the end of the year they should hit it!
And please research!
PS Lot of emails on T/O price. 50p sounds fair value to me.