Kairos Minerals

Financials:

Primary ticker: ASX: KAI
Stage of development: Exploration
Primary minerals: Gold , Lithium
Project to promote: Mt York Gold Project
Project location: Australia
Website: www.kairosminerals.com.au

Kairos Minerals (ASX:KAI) is advancing to prefeasibility it’s 100% owned Mt York Gold Project in the Pilbara of Western Australia. A 20,000m drill program is underway to significantly increase the resource, undertake metallurgical test work, complete mining and process engineering studies to determine the viability and optimal pathway to develop a sustainable and long-lived mining project. Current resources are 28.01 MT @ 1.23 g/t Au for 1.1 Mozs and the resource remains constrained by relatively shallow drilling along its 3,000m strike length.

Kairos has also discovered spodumene pegmatites in close proximity to the Mt York Gold Project and is currently drilling a pegmatite swarm that is only 3km from Pilbara Minerals’ Pilgangora Lithium-Tantalum Mine. Kairos has an enviable project spread across the Pilbara for gold and lithium, has a strong financial position and is led by an experienced team of geologists.

 

Cash: AUD$7M
Debt: NIL


Major shareholders:

Citicorp Nominees Pty Limited – 10.96%
HSBC Custody Nominees (Australia) Limited – 2.83%
Merrill Lynch (Australia) Nominees Pty Limited – 2.27%
BNP Paribas Nominees Pty Ltd – 1.96%
TROCA Enterprises Pty Ltd – 1.79%
Management ownership – 4.72%

Management Profile

Dr Peter Turner – Managing Director
Dr Peter Turner is an experienced exploration and development geologist with over 25 years in the resources sector, including in Western Australia, Africa, the Middle East and SE Asia. In particular, Dr Turner is recognised as leading exploration teams in the discovery of the Tarra gold deposit near Awak Mas in Sulawesi, Indonesia, the acquisition and successful exploration of the Houndé gold deposit in Burkina Faso, West Africa and the resource development and scoping study on the Telimélé iron ore deposit in Guinea. Dr Turner has an in-depth knowledge of worldwide gold deposits working in specialist technical teams in companies such as Perseus Mining Ltd, Placer Dome Asia Pacific, Delta Gold NL and Goldbelt Resources Ltd. During this time, he developed techniques for targeting new deposits and extensions to existing mineralisation which will prove essential at Kairos. More recently, Dr Turner was advising a private lithium and nickel explorer in WA on its lithium strategy. Dr Turner has a BSc (Honors) in Applied Geology, a PhD in West African geology (specialising in geochemistry and structural geology) and is a Member of Australian Institute of Geoscientists (MAIG).

What is your rationale for taking part 121 Mining Investment?

Kairos Minerals has ambitious plans to develop mineral projects up the value-chain from discoveries to operating mines. The Mt York Gold Project is currently our most advanced project that has real scale to become an operating gold mine in a Tier 1 location. We are looking for financing to accelerate our prefeasibility study and to drill other projects in the Pilbara that are showing huge promise. With a strong board focused on development of Mt York, we also have a strong focus on acquisitions in the gold and lithium space that may require additional capital.

What recent news would you like to highlight to investors attending?

8 September 2022: Drilling set to start at Lucky Sump spodumene prospect, Pilbara WA
30 August 2022: Gold resource increases 26% to 1.1 Moz

What are your key goals in 3 months, 6 months, 12 months?

3 Months:

Financing to top-up our current $7m position

6 Months:

Completion of drilling for gold and lithium, release of results. Begin metallurgical test work

12 Months:

Completion of prefeasibility study at Mt York, Pilbara WA. Resource estimation at any new spodumene pegmatite discoveries.

What do you see as the key risks and challenges facing your company at the moment and how are you overcoming these?

1) Gold price deflation – managing our finances accordingly
2) Getting our story out there, especially the compelling valuation – conducting more marketing
3) Project inflation

What do you think makes your company such a compelling investment?

Valuation metrics based on multiples. Big exploration upside for gold not just at Mt York but across our large Pilbara tenement portfolio. Lithium discoveries recently provide a second and very important value-driver for Kairos.

What are the top 3 key investor takeaways?

1) +1.1 Moz Gold Project sitting in a Tier 1 destination next to De Grey Mining’s Hemi Gold Discovery
2) Experienced geological management team with +40 years experienced that will drive the resource growth story of the Mt York Gold Project
3) New discoveries of spodumene pegmatites near Pilgangoora and new potential discoveries of gold across the large tenement package are real value-drivers for Kairos