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Bass to fully acquire StratMin's Graphmada unit

Bass MetalsLtd. said April 4 that it is now fully acquiring subsidiary GraphmadaMauritius, revising again an earlier to secure a 35%stake.

Graphmada Mauritius controls Graphmada SARL, which is thelicense holder and mine operator of the Loharano graphite mine in Madagascar.

Bass — which secured in December 2015 6.25% of GraphmadaMauritius by paying StratMin £500,000 — can earn 100% of Graphmada by payingA$1.5 million, issuing A$750,000 worth of its shares and granting StratMin anet smelter royalty of 2.5% of up to A$5 million.

Settlement is conditional upon the completion of duediligence at Bass' sole discretion within 60 days, both parties receiving thenecessary approvals, funding, and the execution of a share sale agreement.

Bass will pay in shares a further A$3 million upon achievingproduction output of 1,250 tonnes of graphite concentrate over threeconsecutive months until the end of 2017 and a further A$5 million uponproducing 2,500 tonnes of graphite concentrate over three consecutive monthsuntil the end of 2018.