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Tempest Minerals Ltd (ASX: TEM) is reaping its VMS reward for believing management

Updated: Apr 21, 2022

✦ Don Smith, Managing Director, Tempest Minerals Limited (ASX:TEM) shares the company's story of an exciting discovery in a previously ignored location.

Tempest Minerals is in the spotlight on the ASX now, with many companies watching their progress with envy.

On 28th March 2022, Tempest Minerals Ltd (ASX:TEM) made an announcement that is making the ASX sit up and take notice of them.

The essence of the announcement is this - the 709m drill hole that has come up with massive sulphides is in no doubt a discovery hole. Also, this is a Volcanogenic Massive Sulphide (VMS) system, and all that remains is to ascertain its potential size, the endowment and if this will be an economic system.

For Don Smith, Managing Director of Tempest Minerals Limited, this is an exciting time for the company.

The company formerly known as Lithium Consolidated Limited is now riding on its exciting announcement. The location where the discovery took place was actually not thought of to be productive. Thanks to their management that discovered that the greenstones that hosted the Golden Grove VMS deposit may have diverted to the tenements that the company holds, they have found themselves a happy discovery. This could make the difference in creating a new mineralised province.

One has to get out there and explore and dig. An area like this that had never been pegged, thought of as not mineralised and ignored by previous explorers is now turning out to reveal something quite different.

Get the exciting news from Mr. Smith here:


00:00 Start

00:20 Introduction

02:26 Discovery Hole

02:56 How does the core compare to a typical VMS geology?

03:45 What does the geology tell you about the potential?

06:20 Was this a geology drill hole?

08:24 How much confidence do you draw from what you know now to your initial theory?

09:31 Any structural offsets?

10:05 Is depth of mineralisation a concern for you?

10:53 How will this discovery affect your other projects?

12:55 Mount Magnet Projects.

15:43 Where is the focus now?

16:41 Is this a VMS project?

17:08 How big is this system?

17:38 What is the news flow coming for Tempest?

18:25 Patience is paying off for shareholders. Exploration activities will be speeding up.

19:11 Don's sales pitch to Investors.

21:18 Conclusions

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About Don Smith

Managing Director

Don is a geologist and entrepreneur with over 20 years in the mining industry. He has worked in operational, development, exploration and consultant roles for junior through to multinational firms spanning over 10 countries and numerous commodities including base and precious metals and energy minerals.

Don’s corporate experience includes project acquisition, financing and development and company management. Don has been the founding director of a number of private and public resource companies including the successful listings on the ASX of Platypus Resources and Alderan Resources. He is currently involved with several start-ups and consults to the industry.

Don has a Bachelor of Science from Newcastle University and a Master of Business Administration from the Australian Institute of Business. Don is also a member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and a member of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists.

About Tempest Minerals Ltd (ASX:TEM)

The Company listed via initial public offering (IPO) in 2017 under the name Lithium Consolidated Mineral Exploration Limited (Li3) with the goal of feeding the rapidly growing battery mineral industry. Li3 went on to acquire multiple lithium projects on 3 continents and had a string of successful exploration and divestment transactions.

In 2019, faced with a challenging lithium market, the board decided to expand the strategic focus of the company into a more diversified direction and began looking at other commodities such as copper. At the end of 2019, Li3 acquired private exploration company Warrigal Mining and have subsequently continued developing an exciting portfolio of precious and base metals projects in Western Australia to complement the existing energy metal projects.

In August 2020, shareholders elected to rebrand the company to Tempest Minerals Ltd to better reflect the evolved business and its more diverse commodity focus.

Contact Tempest Minerals Ltd

Registered Address

Level 2, Suite 9, 389 Oxford Street,

Mt Hawthorn Western Australia 6016

Postal Address

PO Box 281, Mt Hawthorn

Western Australia 6915

t/ +61 8 9200 0435





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