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Augustus Minerals Snapshot
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Barry Dawes of Martin Place Securities and Kyle Williams of Morgan's Research take a look at Augustus Minerals Ltd.


Key Points

  • Augustus Minerals Ltd. (AUG:ASX) is listing at 11 am AEST tomorrow
  • 100% of Ti-Tree Shear Project in Gascoyne Region
    • Single continuous 3600km2 regionally dominant portfolio of tenements
  • Sought after tenements in Australia's pre-eminent critical elements province
  • Very attractive underexplored tenements for
    • Rare Earths
    • Lithium
    • Copper
  • Surrounded by highly valued explorers and developers
    • Strong shareholder wealth builders
    • Augustus is only 14% of the average of its peers
  • Substantial work done by AUG over the past few years
  • Walk-up targets already identified
  • Major rerating expected on listing
  • BUY more!

Peer Group Valuations Ave AU$123m Enterprise Value vs. AUG AU$17m Enterprise Value.

Thanks to all MPS clients who participated in AU$0.10 seed and AU$0.20 IPO.

From Morgans: RESEARCH FLASH: Augustus Minerals Ltd | IPO Listing 25th May

Augustus Minerals Limited is exploring for lithium, rare earths, and copper across a strategic tenement package in the emerging critical minerals hotspot of the Gascoyne Mineral Province in Western Australia. The project covers approximately 3,600km² of granted and under-application tenements, and early exploration work has already defined multiple lithium and rare earth targets analogous to recent discoveries by neighboring explorers.

Gascoyne Region — Australia's Emerging Preeminent Critical Minerals Province

ASX explorers in the Gascoyne region have continued to report exceptional exploration results during the year as they aim to unlock value from lithium pegmatite and high-grade, high-value rare earth discoveries. At the same time, highly prospective base metal Ni-Cu-PGE targets have attracted First Quantum Minerals through their JV with Dreadnought Resources.

Delta Lithium (DLI:ASX) has been drilling their Yinnetharra Lithium Project since November 2022 and steadily delivered positive results as they defined multiple pegmatite bodies. Last week at the Resources Rising Stars Conference, Delta Lithium Chairman David Flanagan confirmed on-market buying from Mineral Resources (MIN:ASX) and Hancock Prospecting in Delta.

In recent weeks, Voltaic Resources (VSR:ASX) reported thick pegmatite intersections in drilling, while Reach Resources (RR1) reported positive rock chip results for lithium adjacent to Delta Lithium's Malinda lithium prospect.

Hastings Technology (Mkt cap AU$274m) is developing the Yangibana Rare Earths Project, with billionaire Andrew Forrest providing an AU$150m Convertible Note last year. Dreadnought Resources (DRE:ASX Mkt cap AU$196m) is exploring its Mangaroon REE Project.

Snapshot of Augustus

Augustus Minerals hold a dominant position in the Gascoyne, and their Ti-Tri Shear Project covers 3600km² with several high-priority lithium, copper, and rare earth targets already defined and set for testing in the coming months. A tenement package of this scale, covering multiple untested targets and supported by strong geophysical signatures and geochemical anomalies, underpins the exploration potential at Ti Tree.

Key Takeaways

  • Large ~3,600km² exploration package with >50 targets already defined.
  • First mover in this region having pegged the major geological structure – Ti Tree Shear (85kms) critical minerals host, prior to the recent pegging rush.
  • Acquired magnetics, radiometric, and digital elevation data.
  • Rare Earth, Lithium & Copper targets analogous to neighbors.
  • 100% AUG ownership.
  • Early work by AUG has defined multiple new targets analogous to recent adjacent discoveries.

AUG will list at a market cap of Au$27.3m and EV of Au$17.3m. This is substantially below the peer group average of ~Au$140m mkt cap and ~Au$127m EV (refer to Table 1 below).

We also note the exceptional share price performance of this peer group which has increased an average of >70% over the past 60 days (refer figure 3 below).


Augustus has assembled a strategic tenement package, defined numerous targets at Ti Tree, and planned a high-impact exploration program this year.

With the Gascoyne region delivering significant rare earth and lithium discoveries over the past year, exploration and development companies have stepped up their focus on the emerging critical minerals province. 


Timing is everything.

Heed the markets, not the commentators.

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Morgan's Research Flash Disclosures

Analyst(s) own shares in the following stock(s) mentioned in this report: All.

Corporate disclosure: Morgans Corporate Limited is Lead Manager to the IPO and will receive fees in this regard. Morgans Corporate Ltd holds 2.7m options in Augustus Minerals Ltd at an exercise price of $0.30 on or before a date 3 years from listing.

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