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C3 Metals (CCCM.v) and PPX Mining: A warning

Anyone invested in C3 Metals (CCCM.v) needs to know the people behind their unfortunate choice of Peru junior exploreco are the very same people who ran PPX Mining (PPX.v) into the ground. The main players behind PPX scam are the doubleact of Brian Maher and Kimberly Ann Arntson, aided and abetted by their fave Peruvian legal counsel Fernando Pickmann (a name that should ring a bell to Regulus holders, too). And sure enough, now the Trio Tremendo have milked PPX dry and left JV partners and shareholders holding the bag, they’ve shifted focus to C3Metals (CCCM.v) in an attempt to rip-off a new set of sheep.

Want to be part of their new flock? Would PPX shareholders like to know where $5.5m went? Are you ready for the CCCM.v pumpo? Will Maher ever realize how stupid he looks in those clothes? Will Pickmann stop sexually harrassing every woman crossing his path? So many questions and so few answers from these guys. Anyway Here’s news on PPX today:

LIMA, Peru, Feb. 7, 2022 /CNW/ – Proyectos La Patagonia S.A.C. (“Patagonia”) offers the following comments on the status of its September 17, 2014, mining assignment agreement with PPX Mining Corp. (“PPX”), as amended (the “Agreement”), and the conduct of PPX in relation to the Agreement.

Pursuant to the Agreement, PPX, through its Peruvian subsidiary, Sienna Minerals S.A.C., granted to Patagonia rights under Peruvian law to the Igor 4 mining concession, site of the Callanquitas resource, until June 7, 2024. 

During the term of the Agreement, only Patagonia is authorized to mine, extract and to commercialize minerals from the concession.  Patagonia also controls mining operations at the Callanquitas Mine, which was built and developed by Patagonia within the area of the Igor 4 mining concession.

During the term of the Agreement, Patagonia and PPX agreed to share the net profits from the mine operations on the Igor 4 concession.  Patagonia has, to this point, made all profit payments due to PPX under the Agreement. As of May 2022, Patagonia will have paid over US$5.5 million to PPX through PPX’s subsidiary, Sienna Minerals S.A.C.

Pursuant to the Agreement, PPX agreed to construct a cyanidation plant, with a capacity of 150 metric tons per day, that could be used to process the gold ore extracted from the concession.  Notwithstanding repeated demands, PPX has breached its obligations under the Agreement by failing to construct the plant. 

Construction of the processing plant went to the core of PPX’s obligation to Patagonia under the Agreement, as it would allow ore to be processed within the area of the concession.  Instead, it has been necessary to transport ore to third party processing facilities, and to pay for third party ore processing, significantly reducing returns to both Patagonia and PPX from the concession.

As a result of PPX’s breaches, Patagonia asked the Peruvian judiciary to grant an injunction over the Igor 4 mining concession, to protect Patagonia’s right to claim the losses generated by PPX’s failure to comply with the Agreement. 

On May 26, 2021, the 16th Civil Superior Court of Lima ordered the Public Registry to record a Precautionary Measure, in the form of a seizure over the Igor 4 mining concession in favor of Patagonia.  The lien has been dully recorded with the Peruvian Public Registry on November 17, 2021.

On January 25, 2022, Patagonia filed a claim against Sienna Minerals in Peru, seeking to be indemnified for the losses generated by PPX’s failure to comply with the Agreement. Patagonia is also considering further steps, including self-help remedies, in relation to net profit payments otherwise due to PPX under the Agreement.


    Now we’re old and grey Fernando
    Since many years I haven’t seen a rifle in your hand
    Can you hear the drums Fernando?
    Do you still recall the fateful night we crossed the Rio Grande?
    I can see it in your eyes
    How proud you were to fight for freedom in this land


    I don’t know anything about PPX but I did have a few drinks with the VP of Exploration for C3Metals. His bio on the C3 website conveniently leaves out that he began his time in Asia as a geologist for Bre-X.


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