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  • HHK House North Tel: +27 (0)11 411 1191 Block D Fax: +27 (0)86 661 9323 Cnr Ruth Cres. & Ethel Ave. Northcliff Ext. 12 Johannesburg

    Email: info@westernallenridge.co.za info@whiterivers.co.za Registration No: 2015/366114/07

    Directors

    N Warburton, T Pieters, S O’Shea, R Monageng, S Mngomezulu, S Lowe

    Kroonstad Exploration Work Programme

    28 February 2020

    mailto:info@westernallenridge.co.za mailto:info@whiterivers.co.za

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    Kroonstad Exploration Work Programme

    28 February 2020

    White Rivers Exploration

    Tel. 079 881 9323

    Mr. Stephen O Shea

    Director

    E-Mail: stephen.oshea@whiterivers.co.za

    Mr. Theo Pieters

    Director

    E-Mail: theo.pieters@whiterivers.co.za

    Compiled on behalf of Western Allen Ridge Gold Mines:

    Ms. Athena Govender

    Principal Geologist

    Shango Solutions

    Tel. (011) 678 6504

    E-mail: athena@shango.co.za

    Reviewed by:

    Dr. Jochen Schweitzer Ms Stefanie Weise

    Principal Geologist Principal Geologist

    Shango Solutions Shango Solutions

    Tel. (011) 678 6504 Tel. (011) 678 6504

    E-mail: jochen@shango.co.za E-mail: stefanie@shango.co.za

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    Contents

    1 Introduction ............................................................................................................ 1

    2 Particulars of the Applicant .................................................................................... 1

    3 Description of Land or Area ................................................................................... 2

    3.1 Copies of Title Deeds ............................................................................................. 3

    4 Existing Rights or Permits ...................................................................................... 4

    4.1 Period for which the Right is Required ................................................................... 4

    5 Proof of Compliance with Terms and Conditions of the TCP .................................. 4

    6 Exploration Work Programme Activities ................................................................. 6

    6.1 A Description of the Exploration Method or Methods to be Implemented ............... 7

    7 Estimated Expenditure ..........................................................................................11

    8 Proof of Technical Ability ......................................................................................12

    9 Statement of Technical Motivation ........................................................................12

    10 Proof of Financial Ability .......................................................................................17

    11 Conclusions ..........................................................................................................17

    Appendix A: Company Documents .......................................................................................19

    Appendix B: Land Description ..............................................................................................20

    Appendix C: Property Details................................................................................................21

    Appendix D: Technical Ability ...............................................................................................22

    Appendix E: Financial Ability ................................................................................................23

    Figures

    Figure 1: Plan depicting the Kroonstad TCP area. ................................................................. 1

    Figure 2: Regulation 2(2) plan of the application area. .......................................................... 2

    Figure 3: Geological model of the area including the Kroonstad TCP ...................................12

    Figure 4: Block model showing the pre-Karoo geological structure. ......................................13

    Figure 5: A geological map showing the distribution of pre-Karoo formations. ......................14

    Figure 6: The pre-Karoo geology of WRE’s Kroonstad TCP. ................................................15

    Figure 7: Image illustrating the distribution of AGA boreholes...............................................16

    Figure 8: Seismic lines (in blue and purple) across the Kroonstad TCP. ...............................17

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    Tables

    Table 1: List of farms and portions which form part of the exploration area. .......................... 3

    Table 2: Prospecting Right held by Western Allen Ridge. ...................................................... 4

    Table 3: TCP activities as indicated in the third quarter progress update. .............................. 4

    Table 4: TCP reports submitted. ............................................................................................ 5

    Table 5: Outline of work to be conducted............................................................................... 6

    Table 6: Estimated expenditure. ...........................................................................................11

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    1 Introduction

    Western Allen Ridge Gold Mines (Pty) Ltd (Western Allen Ridge), a subsidiary of White

    Rivers Exploration (WRE), has been granted a Technical Co-operation Permit (TCP) over a

    target area 15 km east of Kroonstad in the Free State Province (Figure 1). The TCP was

    granted on 9 May 2019 (PASA Reference No: 12/2/167 TCP). During the third quarter of the

    TCP activities, Western Allen Ridge has chosen to apply for an exploration right over the

    existing area.

    Figure 1: Plan depicting the Kroonstad TCP area.

    2 Particulars of the Applicant

    Name of Company: Western Allen Ridge Gold Mines (Pty) Ltd (Referred to as Western

    Allen Ridge)

    Registration No: 2015/366114/07

    Directors: Neil Warburton, Simangele Esther Annmaria Mngomezulu, Cornelius

    Theodorus Pieters, Stephen Timothy O’Shea and Refilwe Tshepo

    Monageng

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    Physical Address: HHK House North Block D, Cnr Ruth Crescent and Ethel Ave,

    Northcliff Ext 12, 2195

    Postal Address: P.O. Box 2591, Cresta, 2118, South Africa

    Telephone: +27 (0)11 431 1191

    Cell: +27 (0)79 881 9323 / (0) 79 881 9321

    Fax: +27 (0) 11 431 1193 / 086 661 9323

    Email Address: info@westernallenridge.co.za

    See Appendix A for all legally required documentation as listed in the exploration right check

    list.

    3 Description of Land or Area

    The application area comprises 33 605.29 hectares of land, located in the Free State

    Province (Figure 2). Farms and portions included in the application area are tabulated in

    Table 1. See Appendix B for full descriptions as per the Form M.

    Figure 2: Regulation 2(2) plan of the application area.

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    Table 1: List of farms and portions which form part of the exploration area.

    3.1 Copies of Title Deeds

    All property details and copies of title deeds are included in Appendix C. These details have

    been obtained via the WinDeed website (https://www.windeed.co.za/). Some certified copies

    of the title deeds could not be obtained as these were not available (indicated as not

    scanned on the website) on the WinDeed website. A note has been made where these are

    missing, although all property details have been compiled.

    https://www.windeed.co.za/

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    4 Existing Rights or Permits

    Western Allen Ridge holds one existing executed prospecting right with the Department of

    Minerals Resources and Energy, as detailed in Table 2.

    Table 2: Executed Prospecting Right held by Western Allen Ridge.

    5 Period for which the Right is Required

    The period for which the right is applied for is 3 Years.

    6 Proof of Compliance with Terms and Conditions of the TCP

    During the third quarter of the Kroonstad TCP, the board of Western Allen Ridge was in

    discussions with its geological consultant, Shango, to apply for an exploration right over its

    existing Kroonstad TCP. In the last TCP report update (20 January 2020), Phase 1 as

    indicated in Table 3 was completed. Phases 2-5 was indicated to be put on hold and to be

    incorporated into the activities list for the exploration work programme. Since then Phases 2-

    5 have now formed part of the exploration activities for the exploration work programme.

    Table 3: TCP activities as indicated in the third quarter progress update.

    Company Right Name PR Number Location Region

    Western Allen

    Ridge

    Ventersburg

    Consolidated

    (FS) 30/5/1/1/2/10489

    PR Ventersburg Welkom

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    The applicant has submitt