Bluelake Mineral submits a supplement to the application for Natura 2000 permit

As previously announced, Bluelake Mineral AB (publ) ("Bluelake Mineral" or "the Company"), has via its Swedish subsidiary Vilhelmina Mineral AB (publ) ("Vilhelmina Mineral") submitted an application for a Natura 2000 permit on May 3, 2021, in accordance with the Environmental Code to the County Administrative Board of Västerbotten. Subsequently, as previously announced, the County Administrative Board of Västerbotten has decided that a supplement to the application is required regarding, among other things, the impact on the surrounding water systems. Vilhelmina Mineral now has submitted its supplement to the application to the County Administrative Board in which the key conclusion is that the potential negative impact from planned mining operations is very limited on the Natura 2000 area and a Natura 2000 permit should be granted.

The Company's subsidiary Vilhelmina Mineral AB has submitted an application for an exploitation concession for Stekenjokk K no. 1 and Levi K no. 1. This application has since been supplemented with an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for the Natura 2000 area Vardo, Laster and Fjällfjällen, developed by consultant Golder Associates AB ("Golder"). The County Administrative Board of Västerbotten has commented on this EIA with a number of questions, for which some additional inventory in the field is required.

In discussions between the Company and the consulting company Pelagia, an inventory area for biotope mapping and inventory of wetlands has been developed, based on models and assumptions previously presented in the EIA for the application for a Natura 2000 permit. The inventory area includes parts of the upper Saxån river, upstream of the inflow from the Stikkenjukke tributary, and Stikkenjukke up to the old mining area. Further, Pelagia has also analyzed the impact on wet land from the previous mine in the area.

Based on the field studies conducted by Pelagia and further assessments by Golder, Vilhelmina Mineral has, in short, submitted the following findings to the County Administrative Board. The risk that the planned mining operations would cause a negative effect on the Natura 2000 area is considered very limited, both in terms of the effect on wetlands and the Saxån river. The exploitation concession for Stenkenjokk K no. 1 is entirely located outside of the protected area and the assessed possible effect from the mining activities only concerns a small part of the Natura 2000 area. The exploitation concession for Levi K no. 1 is located within the protected area, but all investigations and assessments made by Vilhelmina Mineral and its consultants support the conclusion that the planned mining operation will have minor effects on the habitats and species protected in the Natura 2000 area.
Once the County Administrative Board has received the supplement from Vilhelmina Mineral, it is expected that the application will be made public in order for all interested stakeholders to comment on the application.
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Stockholm, November 2021
Bluelake Mineral AB (publ)
The Board of Directors

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Peter Hjorth, CEO, Bluelake Mineral AB (publ), phone +46-725 38 25 25
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General information about the Company

Bluelake Mineral AB (publ) is an independent Swedish company active in exploration and mine development of copper, zinc, nickel and gold resources.

The Company owns approximately 99% of the subsidiary Vilhelmina Mineral AB, which is focusing on the development of copper and zinc deposits in the Nordic region. In Sweden, the Company owns Stekenjokk, where a total of approximately 7 million tons of ore was mined between 1976 and 1988. According to previous resource estimates, there is a remaining indicated mineral resource of approximately 7.4 million tons with grades of 1.17% Cu, 3.01% Zn and 47 g/ton Ag (at cut-off grade of 0.9% Cu). In Norway, the Company is owner in the Joma field, where approximately 11.5 million tons of ore was processed between 1972 and 1998 with an average grade of 1.5% Cu and 1.5% Zn. The Joma field (excluding Gjersvik) is, according to a recent mineral estimate by SRK Consulting, containing indicated mineral resources of approximately 5.6 million tons with grades amounting to 1.04 % Cu and 1.67 % Zn and inferred resources of 0.3 million tons with grades 0.9 % Cu and 1.3 % Zn (at cut-off of 50 USD/ton).

In addition, the Company owns the nickel projects Rönnbäcken (which is Europe's largest known undeveloped nickel resource) and Orrbäcken in Sweden. According to the mining consulting company SRK, the Rönnbäcken project contains a mineral resource of 668 million tons with an average grade of 0.176% nickel ("measured and indicated"). The preliminary economic assessment that SRK completed predicts a production of 26,000 tons of high-grade nickel concentrate per year for 20 years, which would be a significant proportion of Sweden's total annual use of nickel which thereby has a strategic value. Orrbäcken is an exploration license that is considered to have potential as a nickel deposit.

The Company owns the gold project Haveri, through its subsidiary Palmex Mining Oy, which in 2014 carried out a so-called Preliminary Economic Assessment (PEA) prepared by SRK Consulting. This report estimates 1.56 million oz. historically inferred mineral resource of gold equivalents with a grade of 0.93 g/t gold.) Kattisavan is mainly considered to have potential as a gold resource and is located within the so-called gold line, close to projects such as Svartliden, Fäboliden and Barsele.

Bluelake Mineral erhåller förlängning av undersökningstillstånd

Bluelake Mineral AB (publ) ("Bolaget" eller "Bluelake Mineral") har via sitt svenska dotterbolag Nickel Mountain AB ("Nickel Mountain") från Bergsstaten meddelats att följande undersökningstillstånd förlängs med ett år: Kattisavan nr 4 (guld) och Orrbäcken nr 4 (nickel).


Bluelake Mineral has obtained extension of four exploration permits

Bluelake Mineral AB (publ) ("the Company" or "Bluelake Mineral"), has via its Swedish subsidiary Nickel Mountain AB ("Nickel Mountain") from the Swedish Mining Inspectorate obtained extension with one year for each of the exploration permits named Kattisavan nr 4 (gold) and Orrbäcken nr 4 (nickel).


Bluelake Mineral har slutfört försäljning av dotterbolaget Palmex Mining Oy och efterföljande investeringar i Mahvie Minerals AB

Bluelake Mineral AB (publ) ("Bluelake Mineral" eller "Bolaget") meddelade den 15 juli 2022 att Bolaget hade ingått slutligt avtal rörande försäljning av samtliga aktier i Bolagets dotterbolag Palmex Mining Oy till Mahvie Minerals AB ("Mahvie Minerals") ("Försäljningen") samt teckning av aktier i Mahvie Minerals ("Investeringen"). Bluelake Mineral har idag slutfört Försäljningen och Investeringen.


Bluelake Mineral completes the sale of all shares in its subsidiary Palmex Mining Oy and subsequent investments in Mahvie Minerals AB

Bluelake Mineral AB (publ) ("Bluelake Mineral" or the "Company") announced on 15 July 2022 that the Company had entered into a final agreement regarding the sale of all shares in the Company's subsidiary Palmex Mining Oy to Mahvie Minerals AB ("Mahvie Minerals") (the "Sale") and the subscription of shares in Mahvie Minerals (the "Investment"). Bluelake has today completed the Sale and the Investment.


Bluelake Mineral har ingått slutligt avtal rörande försäljning av dotterbolaget Palmex Mining Oy och efterföljande investeringar i Mahvie Minerals AB, samt upptar lån om 8 MSEK

Bluelake Mineral AB (publ) ("Bluelake Mineral" eller "Bolaget") meddelade den 20 juni 2022 att Bolaget hade ingått en icke-bindande avsiktsförklaring angående försäljning av samtliga aktier i Bolagets dotterbolag Palmex Mining Oy till Mahvie Minerals AB ("Mahvie Minerals") ("Försäljningen"). Bluelake Mineral har idag ingått ett bindande avtal med Mahvie Minerals rörande Försäljningen. Bluelake Mineral har vidare avtalat om att uppta ett lån om 8 MSEK ("Lånet") från privata investerare. Syftet med Lånet är dels att, som ett led i Bolagets teckning av aktier i Mahvie Minerals, finansiera Mahvie Minerals, dels att stärka Bolagets likviditet.


Bluelake Mineral has made final agreement regarding the sale of its subsidiary Palmex Mining Oy and subsequent investments in Mahvie Minerals AB, and raises loans of SEK 8 million

Bluelake Mineral AB (publ) ("Bluelake Mineral" or the "Company") announced on 20 June 2022 that the Company had entered into a letter of intent regarding the sale of all shares in the Company's subsidiary Palmex Mining Oy to Mahvie Minerals AB ("Mahvie Minerals") (the "Sale"). Bluelake has today entered into a binding agreement with Mahvie Minerals regarding the Sale. Bluelake Mineral has further raised loans of SEK 8 million (the "Loan") from private investors. The purpose of the Loan is partly to, as part of the Company's subscription for shares in Mahvie Minerals, finance Mahvie Minerals, and partly to strengthen the Company's cash position.




Bluelake Mineral har ingått avsiktsförklaring rörande försäljning av dotterbolaget Palmex Mining Oy samt efterföljande investeringar i Mahvie Minerals AB

Bluelake Mineral AB (publ) ("Bluelake Mineral" eller "Bolaget") har idag ingått en icke-bindande avsiktsförklaring med Mahvie Minerals AB ("Mahvie Minerals") och majoritetsaktieägarna i Mahvie Minerals angående försäljning av samtliga aktier i Bolagets dotterbolag Palmex Mining Oy till Mahvie Minerals ("Försäljningen"). Bluelake Mineral kommer i Försäljningen att erhålla en köpeskilling om 14 800 000 kronor i form av ett skuldebrev, som ska användas för att teckna nyemitterade aktier i Mahvie Minerals genom kvittning ("Kvittningsemissionen"). Vidare ska Bluelake Mineral investera ytterligare 4 000 000 kronor i kontanter i Mahvie Minerals i en riktad nyemission av aktier ("Kontantemissionen", och tillsammans med Försäljningen och Kvittningsemissionen, "Transaktionerna"). Efter genomförandet av Transaktionerna kommer Bluelake Mineral att äga 50,1 % av aktierna i Mahvie Minerals och avsikten är att dela ut aktierna i Mahvie Minerals till aktieägarna i Bluelake Mineral genom en så kallad Lex Asea-utdelning, i samband med vilken aktierna i Mahvie Minerals också avses att noteras på en multilateral handelsplattform ("Noteringen").


Bluelake Mineral has entered into a letter of intent regarding the sale of all shares in its subsidiary Palmex Mining Oy and subsequent investments in Mahvie Minerals AB

Bluelake Mineral AB (publ) ("Bluelake Mineral" or the "Company") has today entered into a non-binding letter of intent with Mahvie Minerals AB ("Mahvie Minerals") and the majority shareholders in Mahvie Minerals regarding the sale of all shares in the Company's subsidiary Palmex Mining Oy to Mahvie Minerals (the "Sale"). Bluelake Mineral will in the Sale receive a consideration of SEK 14,800,000 in the form of a promissory note, which shall be used to subscribe for new shares in Mahvie Minerals by way of set-off (the "Set-off Issue"). Furthermore, Bluelake Mineral shall invest additional SEK 4,000,000 in cash in Mahvie Minerals in a directed issue of shares (the "Cash Issue", and together with the Sale and the Set-off Issue, the "Transactions"). Following completion of the Transactions, Bluelake Mineral will own 50.1% of the shares in Mahvie Minerals, and the intention is to distribute the shares in Mahvie Minerals to the shareholders in Bluelake Mineral through a so-called Lex Asea dividend, in connection with which the shares in Mahvie Minerals are also intended to be listed on a multilateral trading facility (the "Listing").


Bluelake Minerals dotterbolag Vilhelmina Mineral beviljas tillstånd för gruvverksamhet inom Natura 2000-området Vardo- Laster- och Fjällfjällen i Vilhelmina kommun

Bluelake Mineral AB (publ) ("Bolaget" eller "Bluelake Mineral") har via dotterbolaget Vilhelmina Mineral AB den 2 juni 2022 beviljats Natura 2000-tillstånd för gruvverksamhet. Länsstyrelsen i Västerbotten beslutar att bevilja Vilhelmina Mineral AB tillstånd enligt 7 kap. 28a § miljöbalken för gruvverksamhet i anslutning till och inom Natura 2000-området Vardo-, Laster- och Fjällfjällen (SE0810394) i Vilhelmina kommun. Länsstyrelsen bedömer att miljökonsekvensbeskrivningen uppfyller kraven i 6 kap. miljöbalken. Detta tillstånd är giltigt i 30 (trettio) år från beslutsdatum.


Bluelake Minerals' subsidiary Vilhelmina Mineral is granted permission for mining operations in the Natura 2000 area Vardo- Laster- and Fjällfjällen in Vilhelmina municipality, Sweden

Bluelake Mineral AB (publ) (the "Company" or "Bluelake Mineral") has, via its subsidiary Vilhelmina Mineral AB, been granted a Natura 2000 permit for mining operations on 2 June 2022. The County Administrative Board of Västerbotten has granted Vilhelmina Mineral AB a permit in accordance with Chapter 7 Section 28a of the Environmental Code for mining activities in connection with and within the Natura 2000 area Vardo, Laster and Fjällfjällen (SE0810394) in Vilhelmina municipality. According to the County Administrative Board the environmental impact assessment meets the requirements in chapter 6 of the Environmental Code. This permit is valid for 30 (thirty) years from the date of the decision and further advances the permitting process for the Company's Stekenjokk-Levi copper-zinc project.


Bluelake Mineral offentliggör delårsrapport första kvartalet 2022

Första kvartalet 2022 (januari - mars)

  • Intäkterna för första kvartalet uppgick till 0,0 (0,0) mkr
  • Prospekterings- och utvärderingskostnader för första kvartalet uppgick till -2,0 (-1,5) mkr
  • Resultatet efter skatt för första kvartalet uppgick till -4,6 (-3,1) mkr
  • Resultatet per aktie för första kvartalet uppgick till -0,09 (-0,004) kr

Bluelake Mineral announces financial report for first quarter 2022

Första kvartalet 2022 (januari - mars)

  • Intäkterna för första kvartalet uppgick till 0,0 (0,0) mkr
  • Prospekterings- och utvärderingskostnader för första kvartalet uppgick till -2,0 (-1,5) mkr
  • Resultatet efter skatt för första kvartalet uppgick till -4,6 (-3,1) mkr
  • Resultatet per aktie för första kvartalet uppgick till -0,09 (-0,004) kr

Kommuniké från årsstämma i Bluelake Mineral

Aktieägarna i Bluelake Mineral AB (publ) ("Bolaget" eller "Bluelake") har den 12 maj 2022 hållit årsstämma i Stockholm, varvid följande huvudsakliga beslut fattades.


Bulletin from Annual general Meeting of the shareholders in Bluelake Mineral

The shareholders of Bluelake Mineral AB (publ) ("Bluelake" or the "Company") have held an Annual General Meeting on May 12, 2022 (the "AGM") whereby the following main decisions were made.


Bluelake Mineral offentliggör lönsamhetsstudie för koppar och zinkprojektet Joma och Stekenjokk-Levi med ett positivt nuvärde på 90 - 200 miljoner USD

Bluelake Mineral AB (publ) ("Bolaget" eller "Bluelake Mineral") offentliggör resultaten av en preliminär lönsamhetsstudie ("PEA") för det 100 % innehavda koppar- och zinkprojekt som omfattar Stekenjokk-Levi fyndigheten, belägen i Sverige, och Joma-fyndigheten, belägen i Norge ("Projektet"). PEA innehåller ett uppdaterat utlåtande om mineraltillgång och en ekonomisk bedömning för en planerad gruvdrift med ca 750 000 ton årlig brytning ("ktpa") under en period om 17 år med produktion av koppar, zink, bly, guld och silver.


Bluelake Mineral announces positive PEA for Joma and Stekenjokk-Levi copper and zinc project including post-tax NPV 8% of between USD 90 to 200 million over a 17-Year mine life

Bluelake Mineral AB (publ) (the "Company" or "Bluelake Mineral") is pleased to announce the results of a Preliminary Economic Assessment ("PEA") for its 100% owned copper and zinc project which comprises the Stekenjokk-Levi deposit, located in Sweden, and the Joma deposit, located in Norway (the "Project"). The PEA considers a target 750 kilo tons per annum ("ktpa") mining operation over a mine life of 17 years.  The Company believes the Project has the potential to supply copper and zinc to the growing renewable energy economy of northern Europe.


Bluelake Mineral AB (publ) offentliggör årsredovisning 2021

Bluelake Mineral AB (publ) ("Bluelake" eller "Bolaget") offentliggör årsredovisning för verksamhetsåret 2021 inklusive revisionsberättelse. Årsredovisningen är reviderad av Bolagets revisor och finns tillgänglig på Bolagets hemsida www.bluelakemineral.com


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