Ferrox is a low cost producer of titanium, vanadium, and pig iron in South Africa, which are materials critical to a variety of industries, including the infrastructure market and the electrification economy
RMC holds an equity interest in Ferrox Holdings, with the opportunity to invest additional capital for expansion purposes
FISHERS, IN / ACCESSWIRE / October 6, 2022 / American Acquisition Opportunity Inc.'s (NASDAQ:AMAO) merger target company, Royalty Management Corporation (RMC), a sustainably driven, cash flow-oriented, royalty investment and development company, announced today that one of its portfolio holdings, Ferrox Holdings Ltd., announced that it anticipates commencing commercial production from its mineral deposits starting in the 4th quarter of 2022. These mineral deposits include titanium, vanadium, pig iron, and other minerals and ores commonly used in infrastructure creation and in the expanding electrification industries. Furthermore, Ferrox Holdings, which operates within the mining-friendly Limpopo district of South Africa, has been able to further develop the infrastructure required to rapidly expand its extraction, processing and shipping of these high-quality minerals in the strong current market environment. Ferrox is targeting commercial production commencing during the balance of this year, with the ability to significantly expand the operations thereafter.
Tom Sauve, Chief Executive Officer of Royalty Management Corporation, commented, "Ferrox is a business lead by a superior management and operational team with a history of strong performance. We are excited to have the opportunity to invest in a business producing high quality raw materials to the infrastructure and electrified economy, with the ability to increase that production in the near-term. Having invested over the course of the last year and seeing the initial quality and production results from their trial run is quite rewarding. We are excited that they are now at the phase of expanding the business for commercial operations at a time when such materials are realizing near-record high prices. We look forward to a strong year for the products produced as well as the pipeline of opportunities we have as a company to strategically deploy capital to expand our cash flow opportunities."
Ferrox has had substantial development completed on site to commence operations. Additional details of the operation are:
- Incorporated in 2006, Ferrox Holdings Ltd. is a British Virgin Island company currently developing the mining and production of titanium, iron and vanadium products, through its world-class titanium ilmenite ore mining deposits in South Africa.
- Ferrox owns the Tivani Mining Deposit, its flagship asset, with significant existing work and development done to-date, located in the mining-friendly Limpopo Province of South Africa.
- The Tivani Project is favorably located in an area well known for its mining and smelting operations, and is 338 km from Johannesburg, 416 km from the nearest deep-water port, which is in Maputo (Mozambique).
- Extensive preparation work, studies and development have been completed by the Ferrox team, with over USD 65 million of already invested in the development work of the asset, including on the geology, mine planning, mineral processing alternatives, potential product sales, corporate social responsibility with the local communities and the legal licensing aspects in a South Africa context.
- Product capabilities are:
- Titanium products, including Ilmenite Concentrate, Titanium Metal, Titanium Dioxide, and Ferro Titanium;
- Vanadium products, including Vanadium Pentoxide and Ferro Vanadium; and
- Iron products, including run-of-mine ores, magnetite concentrate, and pig iron.
Royalty Management Corporation continues to seek other similar investment and development opportunities from a variety of industries, with a particular focus on those that are emerging or transitionary, as the company builds a diverse portfolio of royalties, rents, and revenue shares across a variety of industries.
About Ferrox Holdings Ltd.
Ferrox Holdings is majority owner of Tivani Project; ilmenite (TiO2), iron, vanadium (V2O5) and phosphate project which is in an advance development stage. It is located in long term mining region of the Limpopo Province in South Africa. Founded in the British Virgin Islands (BVI), Ferrox is the holding company for several South African subsidiaries including Tivani (Pty) Limited (Tivani), Tzaneen Mining Project (Pty) Limited (Tzaneen) and Titanium Mining (Pty) Limited (Titanium). The company focus is on Sub Saharan Africa, a continent rich in mineral resources. Ferrox is fully compliant with South African black economic empowerment legislation. The Tivani project is 26% owned by Red River Exploration and Mining (Pty) Limited (the BEE compliant vehicle) while Ferrox, through Tivani holds a 64% interest. www.ferroxholdings.com
About American Acquisition Opportunity Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAO)
American Acquisition Opportunity Inc. is a special purpose acquisition company formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, stock purchase or similar business combination with one or more businesses. While the Company is able to evaluate opportunities in many sectors, it intends to focus its search on land and resource holding companies. The Company's units, common stock and warrants are listed on the Nasdaq Capital Market.
About Royalty Management Corporation
Royalty Management Corporation is an innovative royalty company focused on building shareholder value by acquiring, developing, or investing in near-term income producing assets that can provide the company with accretive cash flow from which it can reinvest in new assets or expand cash flow from existing controlled assets. The model is to acquire and structure cash flow streams around a variety of assets, typically within natural resources (including real estate), patents, and intellectual property, that can result in monetizing these cash flow streams while identifying other future transitionary cash flows.
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Kirk P. Taylor, CPA
President & Chief Financial Officer
SOURCE: American Acquisition Opportunity Inc.
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