RNS Number : 6308N
Eurasia Mining PLC
30 September 2021
 

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THIS ANNOUNCEMENT CONTAINS INSIDE INFORMATION AS DEFINED IN EU REGULATION NO. 596/2014 AND IS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE COMPANY'S OBLIGATIONS UNDER ARTICLE 7 OF THAT REGULATION.

 

 

30 September 2021

 

Eurasia Mining Plc

 

("Eurasia" or the "Company")

 

Interim Report for the six months ended 30 June 2021

 

Summary highlights of 2021 to date

·      Agreement with Rosgeo concluded in March to form a globally significant battery metals and PGM district on the Kola Peninsula, positioning Eurasia among majors

 

·      Wardell Armstrong International engaged in April for several comprehensive tasks including JORC resource audits which are almost complete and are expected to be announced shortly

 

·      Proposal received in May for the potential acquisition of substantially all of the Company's assets. Since then, additional interest from other parties is being considered by the Board

 

·      Eurasia's representative office in Japan was established

 

·      Eurasia is now fully funded to fulfil its commitments in relation to the Rosgeo JV

 

·      Three plants are now operating at the Company's producing asset West Kytlim

 

·      The Company maintains its focus on ESG including scope 1 to 3 carbon emissions

 

Chairman's statement

'The first half of 2021 has been a very active period for the Company both operationally and commercially.

We concluded a company transformational, legally binding agreement with Rosgeo covering 9 projects which together with Monchetundra and Monchetundra Flanks (including NKT, high grade nickel-copper-cobalt and PGM deposit) form a globally significant battery metals and PGM district on the Kola Peninsula, positioning our Company among majors in terms of combined resources of Eurasia and the projects included in the agreement with Rosgeo.

Post period-end, Konstantin Firstov joined Eurasia as CEO of our Kola operations from a Managing Director position in Rosgeo bringing additional operational expertise as the former head of open pit mining at Achinsk, the largest operation of Rusal, a leading company in the global aluminium industry, producing metal with a low carbon footprint.

After signing the Rosgeo agreement at the end of March, Eurasia conducted a tender among international technical auditors and in April engaged Wardell Armstrong International for several comprehensive tasks including JORC resource audits which are almost complete and will be announced shortly.

In May we received a proposal for the potential acquisition of substantially all of the Company's assets and the Board decided to focus on this potential asset sale. Since then, we have seen additional interest from other parties. We have attracted top talent and top tier partners and advisers to prioritise and execute our strategy.

Tamerlan Abdikeev based in Tokyo joined the Board and Eurasia's representative office in Japan was established.

Also in May we were offered a $20m private placement at the market price by a leading US institutional investor. In September we cut back to $15m from a larger proposal made by a consortium of US professional institutional investors, again without discount, at the market price of 26p. We are now fully funded to fulfil our commitments in relation to the Rosgeo JV.

We have successfully trebled our production capacity at West Kytlim, our ESG focussed PGM mine, while continuing to develop the electrification of the site to reduce the mine's carbon footprint. To that end we have selected an electric dragline to minimise our impact on the environment as well as to increase the efficiency of the stripping and mining, thereby reducing costs. Thus, the next year is expected to be transformation for West Kytlim on both the mining side with a highly productive electric dragline and on the processing side with 3 plants already launched.

My thanks to the staff and the Board for their continued commitment to creating additional value for our shareholders. The Company is in a very strong position financially, with an excellent portfolio of assets, and in a buoyant market for the future facing green metals: battery metals for EVs and PGMs for the hydrogen economy.'

Christian Schaffalitzky, Executive Chairman

For further information, please contact:

 

Eurasia Mining Plc

Christian Schaffalitzky/ Keith Byrne

+44 (0)207 932 0418

 

SP Angel Corporate Finance LLP (Nomad and Joint Broker)

Ewan Leggat / David Hignell / Adam Cowl

+44 (0)20 3470 0470

 

Optiva Securities (Joint Broker)

Christian Dennis

Tel: +44 (0) 20 3137 1902

 

PGM MARKET SUMMARY

The investment case for Platinum Group Minerals ('PGM'), especially Platinum and Palladium continues to be clear and compelling in the immediate and long term, based purely on the fundamentals of demand and supply. The outlook for demand is positive from existing markets in PGM, both industrial1 and precious metal uses, and from new and emerging markets notably Fuel Cells2 and the Hydrogen economy2. This contrasts with limited new supply under development and major challenges for the traditional global regions for PGM Mining3. Structural deficits now exist in both the platinum4 and palladium markets and are predicted to continue, creating an opportunity for emerging global regions for PGM mining such as Kola.

Platinum has traded above US$1,000/ounce for the first half of 2021 (contrasted with US$870/ounce at this point in the mining season last year5) however Palladium is expected to continue to outperform platinum being in a deeper structural deficit than its sister metal, and with further ounces removed from predicted annual supply by difficulties at Norilsk, leading to a predicted market deficit of up to 1million ounces in 20216.

The contribution of other PGM namely Rhodium (Rh) and Iridium (Ir) to global metal revenue streams has risen steadily since 2016, reflecting metal price increases rather than increased production, and these metals are set to continue to find niche use cases, eg in the Hydrogen economy in Polymer Electrolyte Membrane (PEM) Fuel Cells (Rh) and Hydrogen production by PEM electrolysis (Ir). Both of these metals are produced at the West Kytlim mine.

Sources:

1: Recovering vehicle sales leading to increased auto-catalyst demand;

Heraeus Platinum standard 2021, page 42.

2 Johnson Matthey presentation of results for the full year ended 31 March 2021;

https://matthey.com/-/media/files/investors/presentation-fy-2020-21.pdf?la=en&hash=A0AAE5C0202CAE9B59F99B9C5A4AA206A656144F

3 https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/platinum-group-metals-outlook-constrained-supply-very-strong-demand-growth-wpic-2021-02-08

4 WPIC Platinum Quarterly Q1 2021;

https://platinuminvestment.com/files/782345/WPIC_Platinum_Quarterly_Q1_2021.pdf

5 Eurasia Mining Interim statement 2020;

https://www.investegate.co.uk/eurasia-mining-plc--eua-/rns/interim-report/202009301656546679A/

6 https://www.mining.com/web/global-palladium-deficit-to-widen-in-2021-nornickel/

 

 

Environmental Social and Governance ('ESG')

Eurasia is focused on environmentally friendly ('green') mining solutions applied to its portfolio of green metals:

1) Battery Metals (Nickel, Copper and Cobalt) for EVs,

2) PGMs for catalysts and green hydrogen production.

The Company is also targeting top-tier ESG designed to achieve corporate goals, while also making a meaningful contribution beyond creating shareholder value and employment and paying taxes.

Eurasia targets the inclusion in more funds and indices beyond the current ones (ex: L&G Future World ESG UK Index, Liberum's climate portfolio and Solactive ESG indices).

The Company is committed to scope 1 to 3 carbon emissions control:

Scope 1) modern fleet of machinery on site at West Kytlim, switch to electric dragline for overburden removal from 2022

Scope 2) green suppliers selected (for example hydro energy producers, partnership with ESG focused Rosgeo),

Scope 3) organisation wide low environmental impact, and role of metals produced (Eurasia's up stream value chain) in controlling Greenhouse Gas emissions.

This should result in institutional investor (like Blackrock, Fidelity, Vanguard) smart money flow to scope 3 ESG compliant companies.

Eurasia's mines produce green metals with industry leading ESG footprint and the following distinctive features:

·      Buildings from wood sourced and milled on mine sites

·      No blasting used

·      Shallow open pits mined

·      Water fully recycled

·      No chemicals used

·      Low energy consumption

·      Annual rehabilitation done

This results in low operating cost (Q1 of the global cost curve), creating superior value to our shareholders.

Eurasia is committed to attaining the highest Corporate Social Responsibility and environmental management standards at its mines. Areas mined at the West Kytlim Mine are remediated on a schedule detailed within our mining, forestry and environmental permits. The shallow open pit nature of the operation allows remediation by refilling open pits with stripped overburden and top soils.

We are committed to ensuring the land disturbed by mining activities is returned in a safe and stable landform that does not cause long term damage to the environment. Our commitment to restoring any damage to the environment is further demonstrated by our commitment to reducing Green House Gas (GHG) emissions at our mine sites.

Further highlights of the Company's top tier ESG focus

·      Protect the environment

Minimise disturbance and mine footprint

Complete rehabilitation of mine sites

Reduce GHG emissions

·      Employee safety is a first priority;

LTIFR remains at zero for both projects

Ongoing COVID 19 protocols in place including medical screening and awareness interviews

·      Build relationships with Stakeholders;

Mine sites engaged with local communities

Leveraging greater than 20 years' experience working in Russia with continuous open communication with government and both local and federal agencies.

People

Our team of professionals including former senior managers of Norilsk Nickel, Rusal, Polyus, Rosgeo and Highland Gold are managing a tier one asset base of Battery Metals and PGM. Our team members have successfully launched mines within their previous track record of operational achievements, as well as Eurasia's three mines and enrichments plants launched successfully delivering on our promises.

We have a strong in-house team of geologists, mining engineers, EPC managers, metallurgists and M&A professionals.

Our team owns about 20% of Eurasia shares acquired for cash and in lieu of cash compensation that provide proper motivation in line with the best interests of all shareholders.

Partners

Eurasia started as a JV with Anglo American, the world's largest PGM producer.

The Rosgeo projects add to our strong portfolio on top of our Monchetundra, NKT and other Flanks deposits, financed with prudent capital allocation, balancing minimal shareholder dilution and engaging contractors with solid EPCF track records, resulting in a strong financial position with zero debt and approximately $35m cash as at 24 September 2021.

Rosgeo operates globally with Amerada Hess, Chevron, Conoco Phillips, Exxon Mobil, ION, Schlumberger, BP plc, British Gas, Buried Hill, Polyus, Polymetal, Rosatom and Eurasia as partners & clients.

 

OPERATIONS UPDATE

West Kytlim operating mine, Ural Mountains

·      Near nine-fold increase in mine revenue compared to the same period last year

·      LTIFR remains at zero for the 2021 season

·      Three plants now operational as opposed to one in previous seasons- eliminating single asset risk

·      Advancing the Power line to site to provide electrified overburden stripping

The phased increase in capacity for the West Kytlim mine has seen a step change in the first half of this year from one plant to three process plants commissioned in August. Whilst one plant was in operation, 170,000 cubic meters PGM bearing gravels were processed from 20 April to 31 July 2021. The Kluchiki work area continues to provide high-grade gravels, backed up by two operational sites within the Bolshaya Sosnovka area, where stripping has commenced and will be reinforced with an electric dragline in the future.

Covid protocols, including social distancing measures and testing of workforce remain in place on site, despite a majority double-vaccinated personnel. Four individuals have recovered from Covid, having contracted in the general population while on leave, and are back at work, following negative tests with no effect on the operation.

West Kytlim is an ESG focussed mine site, meaning that adverse environmental impact is kept to a minimum:

·      Limited use of reinforced concrete and asphalt

·      Mine buildings built mostly from timber milled on site

·      Open pits remediated when mined out, with full recovery 5 to 10 years post mining

·      Modern machinery with low carbon footprint.

Our plans to transition from diesel-based stripping to renewable-electric powered stripping are now well advanced. The board recognise the potential to remove the operational GHG emissions associated with this stage of the mining process as valuable in improving the mine's environmental credits with a long-term goal of producing the worlds cleanest, i.e. lowest carbon PGM ounces. Eurasia's experts have evaluated possible draglines in the Urals area and throughout Russia for purchase and shipment to site. The powerline and dragline, despite the initial capital investment will eventually reduce operating costs at the mine meaning there will not be a 'green premium' associated cost with PGM ounces produced at the mine.

Although our focus at West Kytlim in 2021 was on the capacity increase and associated stripping works to prepare both Kluchiki and Bolshaya Sosnovka areas to feed 3 washing plants, we have also been mining which resulted in an approximately 9-fold revenue increase compared to 6 months of 2020.

 

Monchetundra, Monchetundra Flanks and the Rosgeo JV projects

The Company continues to drive the development at its Monchetundra project and within the Rosgeo JV and provides the following summary of events for the first half of this year;

·      Wardell Armstrong International engaged

·      Recalculation of MT and Flanks resources and pit outlines, reflecting considerable metal price increase since FS of 2016, integrated to Detailed Mining Plan as announced 15 September.

·      Block Modelling and open pit contouring and optimisation complete for 6 of 9 Rosgeo JV projects.

 

Following the appointment of the new CEO at Kola subsidiary company level we have made significant progress at both Monchetundra and on the projects now available to the Company in the Monchetundra Flanks, and the Rosgeo JV. The Monchegorsk area is quite unique globally in having high levels of extensive previous exploration and reporting, and numerous deposits of a similar deposit style and metallurgical type in both the Monchegorsk and Monchepluton Massifs, directly adjacent to a major infrastructural corridor and in a mining friendly jurisdiction. Having now established a first mover advantage we are executing on our Kola assets, as we have done in the Urals exceeding our expectations.

 

James Nieuwenhuys, Chief Executive

 

 

Condensed consolidated statement of comprehensive income

for the six months ended 30 June 2021

 

Note

6 months to

12 months to

6 months to

 

 

30 June

31 December

30 June

 

 

2021

2020

2020

 

 

(unaudited)

(audited)

(unaudited)

 

 

 £

 £

 £

 

 

 

 

 

Sales

4

 425,965

 937,962

 48,012

Cost of sales

 

 (665,448)

 (1,131,954)

 (298,240)

Gross loss

 

 (239,483)

 (193,992)

 (250,228)

 

 

 

 

 

Administrative costs

 

 (1,197,899)

 (1,889,793)

 (585,537)

Investment income

 

 511

 486

 429

Finance costs

 

 (53,144)

 (100,886)

 (30,575)

Other gains

5

 24,093

 -

 -

Other losses

5

 -

 (1,509,123)

 (429,171)

 

 

 

 

 

Loss before tax

 

 (1,465,922)

 (3,693,308)

 (1,295,082)

 

 

 

 

 

Income tax expense

 

 -

 -

 -

 

 

 

 

 

Loss for the period

 

 (1,465,922)

 (3,693,308)

 (1,295,082)

 

 

 

 

 

Other comprehensive (loss)/income:

 

 

 

 

Items that will not be reclassified subsequently to
profit and loss:

 

 

 

 

NCI share of foreign exchange differences on translation of foreign operations

 

 1,293

 181,670

 56,344

Items that will be reclassified subsequently to
profit and loss:

 

 

 

 

Parents share of foreign exchange differences on translation
of foreign operations

 

 4,116

 382,686

 139,340

 

 

 

 

 

Other comprehensive income for the period, net of tax

 

 5,409

 564,356

 195,684

 

 

 

 

 

Total comprehensive loss for the period

 

 (1,460,513)

 (3,128,952)

 (1,099,398)

 

 

 

 

 

Loss for the period attributable to:

 

 

 

 

Equity holders of the parent

 

 (1,351,127)

 (3,080,336)

 (1,034,870)

Non-controlling interest

 

 (114,795)

 (612,972)

 (260,212)

 

 

 (1,465,922)

 (3,693,308)

 (1,295,082)

 

 

 

 

 

Total comprehensive loss for the period attributable to:

 

 

 

 

Equity holders of the parent

 

 (1,347,011)

 (2,697,650)

 (895,530)

Non-controlling interest

 

 (113,502)

 (431,302)

 (203,868)

 

 

 (1,460,513)

 (3,128,952)

 (1,099,398)

 

 

 

 

 

Basic and diluted loss (pence per share)

 

 (0.05)

 (0.11)

 (0.04)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Condensed consolidated statement of financial position

as at 30 June 2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note

At 30 June

At 31 December

At 30 June

 

 

2021

2020

2020

 

 

(unaudited)

(audited)

(unaudited)

 

 

£

£

£

ASSETS

 

 

 

 

Non-current assets

 

 

 

 

Property, plant and equipment

6

 4,578,844

 4,295,908

 4,521,464

Assets in the course of construction

 

 124,303

 28,957

 33,547

Intangible assets

7

 792,425

 696,504

 823,241

Investments in joint ventures

8

 368,447

 -

Total non-current assets

 

 5,864,019

 5,021,369

 

 

 

 

 

Current assets

 

 

 

 

Inventories

 

 360,630

 13,695

 85,012

Trade and other receivables

9

 450,659

 285,081

 445,858

Current tax assets

 

 5,348

 5,307

 5,820

Cash and bank balances

 

 16,067,991

 5,404,101

Total current assets

 

 16,884,628

 5,708,184

 

 

 

 

 

Total assets

 

 22,748,647

 10,729,553

 5,965,838

 

 

 

 

 

EQUITY

 

 

 

 

Capital and reserves

 

 

 

 

Issued capital

10

 51,080,629

 37,812,856

 31,031,688

Reserves

11

 3,985,486

 3,981,370

 3,756,507

Accumulated losses

 

 (31,555,180)

 (30,204,053)

 (28,616,131)

 

 

 

 

 

Equity attributable to equity holders of the parent

 

 23,510,935

 11,590,173

 6,172,064

Non-controlling interest

 

 (1,872,364)

 (1,758,862)

 (1,531,428)

Total equity

 

 21,638,571

 9,831,311

 

 

 

 

 

LIABILITIES

 

 

 

 

Non-current liabilities

 

 

 

 

Lease liabilities

13

 405,494

 425,923

 594,086

Provisions

15

 99,422

 50,186

Total non-current liabilities

 

 504,916

 476,109

 

 

 

 

 

Current liabilities

 

 

 

 

Borrowings

12

 32,038

 31,684

 44,051

Lease liabilities

13

 113,059

 101,007

 105,535

Trade and other payables

14

 443,943

 287,491

 508,032

Provisions

15

 16,120

 1,951

 14,281

 

 

 

 

 

Total current liabilities

 

 605,160

 422,133

 

 

 

 

 

Total liabilities

 

 1,110,076

 898,242

 

 

 

 

 

Total equity and liabilities

 

 22,748,647

 10,729,553

 5,965,838

 

 

 

Condensed statement of changes in equity

for the six months ended 30 June 2020

 

 

Attributable to owners of the parent

 

 

 

 

Note

Share
capital

Share premium

Deferred shares

Other reserves

Foreign currency translation reserve

Accumulated losses

Total attributable to owners of parent

Non-controlling interest

Total equity

 

 

£

£

£

£

£

£

£

£

£

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balance at 1 January 2020

 

 2,693,757

 20,995,669

 7,025,483

 3,958,087

 (325,342)

 (27,581,261)

 6,766,393

 (1,327,560)

 5,438,833

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Issue of ordinary shares on exercise of warrants

 22,018

 203,657

 -

 (674)

 -

 -

 225,001

 -

 225,001

Issue of shares under employee share option plan

 

 9,000

 82,104

 -

 (14,904)

 -

 -

 76,200

 -

 76,200

Transaction with owners

 

 31,018

 285,761

 -

 (15,578)

 -

 -

 301,201

 -

 301,201

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loss for the period

 

 -

 -

 -

 -

 -

 (1,034,870)

 (1,034,870)

 (260,212)

 (1,295,082)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other comprehensive loss

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exchange differences on translation
of foreign operations

 

 -

 -

 -

 -

 139,340

 -

 139,340

 56,344

 195,684

Total comprehensive income

 

 -

 -

 -

 -

 139,340

 (1,034,870)

 (895,530)

 (203,868)

 (1,099,398)


Balance at 30 June 2020

 

 2,724,775

 21,281,430

 7,025,483

 3,942,509

 (186,002)

 (28,616,131)

 6,172,064

 (1,531,428)

 4,640,636

 

 

 

Condensed statement of changes in equity

for the six months ended 30 June 2021

 

 

 

Attributable to owners of the parent

 

 

 

 

Note

Share
capital

Share premium

Deferred shares

Other reserves

Foreign currency translation reserve

Accumulated losses

Total attributable to owners of parent

Non-controlling interest

Total equity

 

 

£

£

£

£

£

£

£

£

£

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balance at 1 January 2021

 

 2,758,702

 28,028,671

 7,025,483

 3,924,026

 57,344

 (30,204,053)

 11,590,173

 (1,758,862)

 9,831,311

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Issue of ordinary share capital for cash

 

 53,307

 14,072,982

 -

 -

 -

 -

 14,126,289

 -

 14,126,289

Share issue cost

 

 -

 (858,516)

 -

 -

 -

 -

 (858,516)

 -

 (858,516)

Transaction with owners

 

 53,307

 13,214,466

 -

 -

 -

 -

 13,267,773

 -

 13,267,773

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loss for the period

 

 -

 -

 -

 -

 -

 (1,351,127)

 (1,351,127)

 (114,795)

 (1,465,922)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other comprehensive loss

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exchange differences on translation
of foreign operations

 

 -

 -

 -

 -

 4,116

 -

 4,116

 1,293

 5,409

Total comprehensive income

 

 -

 -

 -

 -

 4,116

 (1,351,127)

 (1,347,011)

 (113,502)

 (1,460,513)


Balance at 30 June 2021

 

 2,812,009

 41,243,137

 7,025,483

 3,924,026

 61,460

 (31,555,180)

 23,510,935

 (1,872,364)

 21,638,571

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Condensed consolidated statement of cash flows

for the six months ended 30 June 2021

 

 

 

6 months to

12 months to

6 months to

 

 

30 June

31 December

30 June

 

 

2021

2020

2020

 

 

(unaudited)

(audited)

(unaudited)

 

 

£

£

£

Cash flows from operating activities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loss for the period

 

 (1,465,922)

 (3,693,308)

 (1,295,082)

Adjustments for:

 

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortisation of non-current assets

 

 289,850

 205,200

 54,045

Finance costs recognised in profit or loss

 

 53,144

 100,886

 30,575

Investment revenue recognised in profit or loss

 

 (511)

 (486)

 (429)

Loss on impairment of financial assets

 

 

 

 

Rehabilitation cost recognised in profit or loss

 

 61,643

 (14,671)

 649

Net foreign exchange (profit)/loss

 

 (24,093)

 1,509,123

 429,171

 

 

 (1,085,889)

 (1,893,256)

 (781,071)

Movements in working capital

 

 

 

 

Increase in inventories

 

 (346,782)

 (12,152)

 (83,225)

Increase in trade and other receivables

 

 (163,307)

 (130,219)

 (278,022)

Increase/(decrease) in trade and other payables

 

 155,217

 (65,555)

 149,992

Cash used in operations

 

 (1,440,761)

 (2,101,182)

 (992,326)

 

 

 

 

 

Net cash used in operating activities

 

 (1,440,761)

 (2,101,182)

 (992,326)

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from investing activities

 

 

 

 

Interest received

 

 511

 486

 429

Invested to acquire interest in joint venture

 

 (368,447)

 -

 -

Payments for property, plant and equipment

 

 (629,005)

 (687,167)

 (158,630)

Payments for other intangible assets

 

 (92,774)

 (9,599)

 (1,869)

Net cash used in investing activities

 

 (1,089,715)

 (696,280)

 (160,070)

Cash flows from financing activities

 

 

 

 

Proceeds from issues of equity shares

 

 14,126,289

 7,934,789

 301,201

Payment for share issue costs

 

 (858,516)

 (413,359)

 -

Proceeds from borrowings

 

 -

 300,000

 -

Repayment of borrowings

 

 -

 (306,341)

 

Repayment of lease liability

 

 (13,971)

 (81,491)

 -

Interest paid

 

 (51,966)

 (96,965)

 (27,059)

Net cash generated by financing activities

 

 13,201,836

 7,336,633

 274,142

 

 

 

 

 

Net increase/(decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

 

 10,671,360

 4,539,171

 (878,254)

Effects of exchange rate changes on the balance of
cash held in foreign currencies

 

 (7,470)

 (55,083)

 9,137

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents at the beginning of period

 

 5,404,101

 920,013

 920,013

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents at the end of the period

 

 16,067,991

 5,404,101

 50,896

 

 

 

 

1. General information

Eurasia Mining plc (the "Company" or the "Group") is a public limited company incorporated and domiciled in Great Britain with its registered office at International House, 42 Cromwell Road, London SW7 4EF, United Kingdom and principal place of business at Clubhouse Bank, 1 Angel Court, EC2R 7HJ. The Company's shares are listed on AIM, a market of the London Stock Exchange. The principal activities of the Company and its subsidiaries (the "Group") are related to the exploration for and development of platinum group metals, gold and other minerals in Russia.

 

The financial information set out in these condensed interim consolidated financial statements (the "Interim Financial Statements") do not constitute statutory accounts as defined in Section 435 of the Companies Act 2006. The Group's statutory financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2020, prepared under International Financial Reporting Standards (the "IFRS"), have been filed with the Registrar of Companies. The auditor's report on those financial statements was unqualified. The report did not contain a statement under Section 498(2) of the Companies Act 2006.

 

2. Basis of preparation

The Group prepares consolidated financial statements in accordance with International Accounting Standards in conformity with the requirements of the Companies Act 2006. These condensed consolidated interim financial statements for the period ended 30 June 2021 have been prepared by applying the recognition and measurement provisions of IFRS and the accounting policies adopted in the audited accounts for the year ended 31 December 2020.

 

These Interim Financial Statements have been prepared under the historical cost convention.

 

The accounting policies have been applied consistently throughout the Group for the purposes of preparation of these condensed consolidated interim financial statements.

 

The Interim Financial Statements are presented in Pounds Sterling (£), which is also the functional currency of the parent company.

 

3. Accounting policies

The Interim Financial Statements have been prepared in accordance with the accounting policies adopted in the Group's last annual financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2020.

 

4. Revenue

 

 

6 months to

12 months to

6 months to

 

 

30 June

31 December

30 June

 

 

2021

2020

2020

 

 

£

£

£

Sale of platinum and other metals

 

 425,965

 937,962

 48,012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 425,965

 937,962

 48,012

 

 

 

 

5. Other gains and losses

 

 

6 months to

12 months to

6 months to

 

 

30 June

31 December

30 June

 

 

2021

2020

2020

 

 

£

£

£

Gains

 

 

 

 

Net foreign exchange gain

 

 24,093

 -

 -

 

 

 24,093

 -

 -

Losses

 

 

 

 

Net foreign exchange loss

 

 (429,171)

 (1,509,123)

 (429,171)

 

 

 (429,171)

 (1,509,123)

 (429,171)

 

 

 (405,078)

 (1,509,123)

 (429,171)

 

6. Property, plant and equipment

 

 

30 June

31 December

30 June

 

 

2021

2020

2020

 

 

£

£

£

Net book value at the beginning of period

 

 4,295,908

 3,929,037

 3,929,037

Additions

 

 533,983

1,288,200

 854,922

Depreciation

 

 (289,850)

 (205,200)

 (54,045)

Exchange differences

 

 38,803

 (716,129)

 (208,450)

 

 

 

 

 

Net book value at the end of period

 

4,578,844

4,295,908

4,521,464

 

7. Intangible assets

 

 

30 June

31 December

30 June

 

 

2021

2020

2020

 

 

£

£

£

Net book value at the beginning of period

 

 696,504

 854,995

 854,995

Additions

 

 92,774

 9,599

 1,869

Exchange differences

 

 3,147

 (168,090)

 (33,623)

 

 

 

 

 

Net book value at the end of period

 

 792,425

 696,504

 823,241

Intangible assets represent capitalised costs associated with Group's exploration, evaluation and development of mineral resources.

 

 

 

8. Investments in joint venture

 

 

30 June

31 December

30 June

 

 

2021

2020

2020

 

 

£

£

£

Investments in joint venture

 

 

 

 

Investments in the period

 

 368,447

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 368,447

 -

 -

Investment in joint venture is an investment made so far to acquire in stages 75% interests from Rosgeo, a Russian registered and state funded exploration Company in the several new exploration assets. These assets will be held by new joint venture companies where Rosgeo will retain 25%.

9. Trade and other receivables

 

 

30 June

31 December

30 June

 

 

2021

2020

2020

 

 

 

 

 

 Trade receivables

 

 495

 -

 47,717

 Prepayments

 

 22,707

 75,041

 34,506

 Other receivables

 

 427,457

 210,040

 363,635

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

450,659

285,081

445,858

The fair value of trade and other receivables is not materially different to the carrying values presented. None of the receivables are provided as security or past due.

10. Share capital

 

 

30 June

31 December

30 June

 

 

2021

2020

2020

 

 

 

 

 

 Issued ordinary shares with a nominal value of 0.1p:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Number

 

 2,724,774,624

2,693,756,753

 2,724,774,624

 Nominal value (£)

 

 2,724,775

2,693,757

 2,724,775

 

 

 

 

 

Fully paid ordinary shares carry one vote per share and carry the right to dividends.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Issued deferred shares with a nominal value of 4.9 p:

 

 

 

 

 Number

 

 143,377,203

 143,377,203

 143,377,203

 Nominal value (£)

 

 7,025,483

 7,025,483

 7,025,483

 

 

 

 

 

Deferred shares have the following rights and restrictions attached to them:

- they do not entitle the holders to receive any dividends and distributions;

- they do not entitle the holders to receive notice or to attend or vote at General Meetings of the Company;

- on return of capital on a winding up the holders of the deferred shares are only entitled to receive the amount paid up on such shares after the holders of the ordinary shares have received the sum of 0.1p for each ordinary share held by them and do not have any other right to participate in the assets of the Company.

 

The increase in the Company's issued share capital during the reporting period occurred as follows:

 Ordinary shares

 

 Number of shares

 Share
capital

 Share
premium

 

 

 

£

£

Balance at 1 January 2020

 

 2,758,701,681

 2,758,702

 28,028,671

Share placing for cash

 

 53,306,751

 53,307

 14,072,982

Cost of issue of shares

 

 -

 

 (858,516)

 

 

 

 

 

 Balance at 30 June 2021

 

 2,812,008,432

 2,812,009

 41,243,137

 

 

 

 

 

 Deferred shares

 

 Number of deferred shares

 Deferred share
capital

 

 

 

 

£

 

 Balance at 1 January and 30 June 2021

 

 143,377,203

 7,025,483

 

 

11. Reserves

 

 

30 June

31 December

30 June

 

 

2021

2020

2020

 

 

£

£

£

Capital redemption reserve

 

 3,539,906

 3,539,906

 3,539,906

Foreign currency translation reserve

 

 61,460

 57,344

 (186,002)

Equity-based payment reserve

 

 384,120

 384,120

 402,603

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 3,985,486

 3,981,370

 3,756,507

The capital redemption reserve was created as a result of a share capital restructuring in earlier years. There is no policy of regular transactions affecting the capital redemption reserve.

The foreign currency translation reserve represents exchange differences relating to the translation from the functional currencies of the Group's foreign subsidiaries into GBP.

The equity-based payments reserve represents a reserve arisen on (i) the grant of share options to employees under the employee share option plan and (ii) on issue of warrants under terms of professional service agreements.

12. Borrowings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

30 June

31 December

30 June

 

 

2021

2020

2020

 

 

£

£

£

Current

 

 

 

 

Unsecured loan

 

 32,038

 31,684

 44,051

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 32,038

 31,684

 44,051

In 2017 the Group entered into unsecured loan facility to borrow up to 57 million Russian Rubbles (RR) at 14% per annum, from Region Metal, the then contractor and the West Kytlim mine operator. The Group had drawn RR 4.18 million and repaid RR0.9 million by 31 December 2020. As the contractor's arrangements had been discontinued the Group has no intention to utilise any more funds from this facility. The loan is for repayment in 2021.

No borrowing costs were capitalised in 2021 and 2020.

 

13. Lease liabilities

The Group leases certain of its plant and equipment. The average lease term is 4.5 years (2019: no lease). The Group has option to purchase the equipment for a nominal amount at the maturity of the finance lease. The Group's obligation under finance leases are secured by the lessor's title to the leased assets.

Interest rates underlying all obligations under finance leases are fixed at respective contract dates ranging from 21.9% to 23.5% per annum.

 

Minimum lease payments

 

30 June

31 December

30 June

 

 

2021

2020

2020

 

 

£

£

£

Less than one year

 

 203,647

 201,392

 233,311

Between one and five years

 

 511,819

 572,791

 819,682

More than five years

 

-

-

-

 

 

 715,466

 774,183

 1,052,993

Less future finance charges

 

 (196,913)

 (247,254)

 (353,372)

 

 

 

 

 

Present value of minimum lease payments

 

 518,553

 526,929

 699,621

 

 

 

 

 

Present value of minimum lease payments

 

30 June

31 December

30 June

 

 

2021

2020

2020

 

 

£

£

£

Less than one year

 

 113,059

 101,007

 105,535

Between one and five years

 

 405,494

 425,923

 594,086

More than five years

 

-

-

-

 

 

 

 

 

Present value of minimum lease payments

 

 518,553

 526,930

 699,621

 

14. Trade and other payables

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

30 June

31 December

30 June

 

 

2021

2020

2020

 

 

 

 

 

 Trade payables

 

 232,746

 -

 195,443

 Accruals

 

 23,051

 101,090

 38,246

 Social security and other taxes

 

 44,594

 18,559

 37,936

 Other payables

 

 143,552

 167,842

 236,407

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

443,943

287,491

508,032

The fair value of trade and other payables is not materially different to the carrying values presented. The above listed payables were all unsecured.

15. Provision

 

 

30 June

31 December

30 June

 

 

2021

2020

2020

 

 

£

£

£

Long term provision:

 

 

 

 

Environment rehabilitation

 

 99,422

 50,186

 59,217

Short term provision:

 

 

 

 

Environment rehabilitation

 

 16,120

 1,951

 14,281

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 115,542

 52,137

 73,498

 

 

 

 

 

Movement in provision

 

 Six month to

 12 month to

 Six month to

 

 

30 June

31 December

30 June

 

 

2021

2020

2020

 

 

£

£

£

At 1 January

 

 52,137

 78,103

 78,103

Recognised in the period

 

 60,292

 15,545

 649

Utilised in the period

 

 -

 (11,986)

 -

Reduction resulting from re-measurement or settlement without cost

 

 -

 (19,301)

 -

Unwinding of discount and effect of changes in the discount rate

 

 1,178

 3,921

 -

Exchange difference

 

 1,935

 (14,145)

 (5,254)

 

 

 

 

 

At the end of the period

 

 115,542

 52,137

 73,498

 

 

 

 

 

Provision is made for the cost of restoration and environmental rehabilitation of the land disturbed by the West Kytlim mining operations, based on the estimated future costs using information available at the reporting date.
The provision is discounted using a risk-free discount rate of from 6.6% to 6.88% (2020: 3.87% to 5.08%) depending on the commitment terms, attributed to the Russian Federal Bonds.


Provision is estimated based on the sub-areas within general West Kytlim mining licence the company has carried down its operations on by the end of the reporting period. Timing is stipulated by the forestry permits issued at the pre-mining stage for each of sub-areas. Actual costs in respect of the long-term provision recognised in 2021 will be incurred within 2022-2025.

16. Commitments

At the time of the award of the Monchetundra mining license a royalty payment was calculated by the Russian Federal Reserves Commission. 20% of this payment was paid in December of 2018 and the remaining 80%, or Rub16.68 million (approximately £160,000) to be paid by November 2023.

During 2020 the Group entered into several lease agreements to lease mining plant and equipment. As at 31 December 2020 the average lease term was 4.5 years and present value of minimum lease payments £518,553 (2019: £nil).

In March 2021 the Group entered into a cooperation (joint venture) agreement with Rosgeo regarding exploration assets in the proximity of Monchegorsk on Kola Peninsula. The Group will acquire an initial 75% stake in each asset, which will be assigned to separate joint ventures.


The Group's outstanding commitments under the agreement are Rub37.2 mln (approximately £3.7mln) payable in stages conditional to licensing and permitting.

 

 

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