Land and Environmental Court announces additional two-week deadline for Vilhelmina Södra Sami village to complete appeal against permit for mining activities in Natura 2000 area

Bluelake Mineral AB (publ) (the "Company" or "Bluelake Mineral") has as previously announced, via its subsidiary Vilhelmina Mineral AB, been granted a Natura 2000 permit for mining operations on June 2, 2022. The County Administrative Board of Västerbotten 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. As previously announced, the decision has been appealed by Vilhelmina Södra Sami village. The deadline for supplementing the appeal expired on September 30 without a supplement being received. However, the Land and Environmental Court at Umeå District Court has decided to give Vilhelmina Södra Sami village an additional two-week deadline to complete the appeal.

Parties in the case are Vilhelmina Södra Sami village versus the County Administrative Board of Västerbotten County and Vilhelmina Mineral AB. The case concerns an appeal of the County Board of Västerbotten County's decision 2022-06-02, dnr 521-7466-2020, for mining operations within the Natura 2000 area Vardo-, Laster- and Fjällfjällen, Vilhelmina municipality. The appeal from Vilhelmina Södra Sami village was received by the court on July 8, 2022. Since then, Vilhelmina Södra Sami village has been granted additional time to supplement appeal on two occasions, the latest of which with deadline September 30, 2022.

Now the Land and Environmental Court has notified Vilhelmina Södra Sami village that the appeal does not contain all the information necesasry for a decision. The Land and Environmental Court has therefore requested Vilhelmina Södra Sami village to supplement the appeal with

- a clear description of the grounds for the appeal, i.e. why the decision is incorrect
- information regarding any investigation that is referred to as support to the appeal
- information of what legal grounds are referred to when requesting coverage of legal costs. 

The supplement of information to the appeal must be received by court within 14 days after Vilhelmina Södra Sami village was informed about this request. If this information has not been obtained in time, the court may try the case on the information available to the court, or decide not to take the case up for consideration (reject the appeal).

Stockholm, October 2022

Bluelake Mineral AB (publ)

The Board of Directors 

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This information is inside information which Bluelake Mineral AB (pull) is required to publish in accordance with the EU Market Abuse Regulation. The information was submitted, for publication on October 4, 2022, at 12.15 CET, by the contact person below.

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Peter Hjorth, CEO, Bluelake Mineral AB (public), phone +46-725 38 25 25

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General information about the Company 

Bluelake Mineral AB (public) 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 development of copper and zinc deposits in the Nordic region. In Sweden, the Company owns Stekenjokk-Levi project, where a total of approximately 7 million tonnes of ore were mined between 1976 and 1988 with an average grade 1.5% Cu and 3.5% Zn. Stekenjokk-Levi is, according to a recent Mineral Resource Estimate by SRK Consulting, containing inferred mineral resources of approximately 6.7 million tonnes with 0.9 % Cu, 2.7 % Zn, 0.6 % Pb, 55 Ag g/t and 0.2 g/t Au for Stekenjokk and inferred mineral resources of 5.1 million tonnes with 1.0 % Cu, 1.5 % Zn, 0.1 % Pb, 22 Ag g/t and 0.2 g/t Au for Levi (at a NSR cut-off of 60 USD/t). In Norway, the Company is owner of Joma Gruver AS which holds exploitation rights for the Joma field, where approximately 11.5 million tonnes of ore were 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 6 million tonnes with grades amounting to 1.00 % Cu and 1.66 % Zn and inferred resources of 1.2 million tonnes with grades 1.2 % Cu and 0.7 % Zn (at cut-off of 50 USD/t).

In addition, the Company holds exploitation concessions for the nickel project Rönnbäcken (which is Europe's largest known undeveloped nickel resource) and an exploration permit for Orrbäcken, both which are located in Sweden. According to a recently updated mineral resource update in by the mining consulting company SRK, the Rönnbäcken project contains a mineral resource of 600 million tonnes with an average grade of 0.18% Ni, 0.003% Co and 5.7% Fe ("measured and indicated"). The updated preliminary economic assessment that SRK completed predicts a production of 23,000 tonnes of nickel, 660 tonnes of cobalt and 1.5 million tonnes of iron per year for 20 years, which would be a significant share of Sweden's total annual use of nickel which thereby has a strategic value. Orrbäcken is considered to have potential as a nickel deposit.

The Company also owns 50.1% in the company Mahvie Minerals AB, which is a Nordic exploration and mine development company with a focus on base metals, precious metals and battery metals. Mahvie Minerals operates, among other things, in Mo i Rana in Norway, which is a well-known industrial and mining area comprising both smelters and mining of iron ore. Mahvie Minerals holds about 40 exploration permits in Mo i Rana where there is a closed previous mine with residual mineralization containing zinc, copper and other metals and a current potential estimated by Mahvie Minerals of over 5 Mton with a grade of 3.8% zinc equivalents. Mahvie Minerals plans to expand potential and mineral resources via exploration and begin development of mining operations. Mahvie Minerals also owns the Haveri gold project, which is held by the subsidiary Palmex Mining Oy and which was recently acquired from Bluelake Mineral. In 2014, the consulting company SRK Consulting carried out a preliminary profitability assessment (Preliminary Economic Assessment). This report provides an estimate of 1.56 million oz. historical assumed mineral resource in the form of gold equivalents with a grade of 0.93 g/t gold. The company plans to distribute the shares in Mahvie Minerals to the shareholders of Bluelake Mineral in the fall of 2022.

Further, the Company holds an exploration permit for Kattisavan which is 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.

Fördelning av anskaffningsutgift avseende Bluelake Minerals utdelning av aktier i Mahvie Minerals

Bluelake Mineral AB (publ) ("Bluelake Mineral" eller "Bolaget") har i enlighet med beslut från extra bolagsstämma den 30 september 2022 genomfört en utdelning av Bluelake Minerals samtliga aktier i Mahvie Minerals AB (publ) ("Mahvie Minerals"). Avstämningsdagen för utdelningen var den 7 oktober 2022. Skatteverket har publicerat information om fördelning av anskaffningsutgiften med tillämpning av den s k lex Asea.


Distribution of acquisition cost related to Bluelake Mineral's distribution of shares in Mahvie Minerals

Bluelake Mineral AB (publ) ("Bluelake Mineral" or "the Company") has, in accordance with a resolution from the Extraordinary General meeting held on September 30, 2022, made a dividend in kind of all of Bluelake Mineral's shares in Mahvie Minerals AB (publ) ("Mahvie Minerals"). The record date was October 7, 2022. The Swedish tax Agency has published information on the distribution of the acquisition cost based on the so called Lex Asea.


Bluelake Mineral offentliggör delårsrapport tredje kvartalet 2022

Tredje kvartalet 2022 (juli - september)

  • Intäkterna för tredje kvartalet uppgick till 7,9 (0,0) mkr
  • Prospekterings- och utvärderingskostnader för tredje kvartalet uppgick till -0,8 (0,0)) mkr
  • Resultatet efter skatt för tredje kvartalet uppgick till 5,6 (-2,4) mkr
  • Resultatet per aktie för tredje kvartalet uppgick till 0,10 (-0,05) kr

Första nio månader 2022 (januari - september)

  • Intäkterna för första nio månader uppgick till 8,0 (0,7) mkr
  • Prospekterings- och utvärderingskostnader för första nio månader uppgick till -3,9 (-2,2 mkr)
  • Resultatet efter skatt för första nio månader uppgick till -2,0 (-12,1) mkr
  • Resultatet per aktie för första nio månader uppgick till -0,04 (-0,28) kr

Bluelake Mineral announces financial report for third quarter 2022

Third quarter 2022 (July - September)

  • Revenue in third quarter amounts to MSEK 7.9 (0.0)
  • Exploration and evaluation costs for third quarter amounts to MSEK -0.8 (0.0))
  • After-tax result for the third quarter amounts to MSEK -5.6 (-2.4)
  • Result per share for third quarter amounts to SEK 0.10 (-0.05)

First nine months 2022 (January - September)

  • Revenue in first nine months amounts to MSEK 8.0 (0.7)
  • Exploration and evaluation costs for first nine months amounts to MSEK -3.9 (-2.2)
  • After-tax result for the first nine months amounts to MSEK -2.0 (-12.1)
  • Result per share for first nine months amounts to SEK -0.04 (-0.28)

Uppdatering kring processen rörande reguleringsplan för Jomagruvan i Norge

Bluelake Mineral AB (publ) ("Bolaget" eller "Bluelake Mineral") arbetar som tidigare meddelats via sitt norska dotterbolag Joma Gruver AS med tillståndsprocessen i Norge för genomförande av en s k planprocess och för att erhålla en godkänd reguleringsplan som är en detaljplan för industriområdet för den planerade gruvverksamheten i Joma i Røyrvik kommun i Trøndelag fylke. Med anledning av vissa tidigare administrativa handhavandefel har Røyrvik kommun sedan juni 2022 beslutat att överlåta ansvaret för den administrativa handläggningen av processen till den större grannkommunen Grong. Grong kommun har nu kommunicerat en detaljerad plan för den fortsatta handläggningen och med ett möjligt mål att beslut om reguleringsplan ska kunna tas i slutet av våren 2023 av ordförandeskapet i Røyrvik kommun.


Mark- och miljödomstolen meddelar att tillstånd för gruvverksamhet inom Natura 2000-område vunnit laga kraft

Bluelake Mineral AB (publ) ("Bolaget" eller "Bluelake Mineral") har som tidigare meddelats via dotterbolaget Vilhelmina Mineral AB den 2 juni 2022 beviljats Natura 2000-tillstånd för gruvverksamhet. Länsstyrelsen i Västerbotten beslutade 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. Beslutet har som tidigare meddelats överklagats av Vilhelmina södra sameby varefter de senare återkallat överklagan. Mark- och miljödomstolen vid Umeå Tingsrätt har idag meddelat att beslutet att avskriva målet inte har överklagats, vilket innebär att Vilhelmina Mineral ABs Natura 2000-tillstånd för gruvverksamhet har vunnit laga kraft och att beslutet ej längre kan överklagas.


Land and Environmental Court announces that the permit for mining activities in Natura 2000 area has gained legal effect

Bluelake Mineral AB (publ) (the "Company" or "Bluelake Mineral") has as previously announced, via its subsidiary Vilhelmina Mineral AB, been granted a Natura 2000 permit for mining operations on June 2, 2022. The County Administrative Board of Västerbotten 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. As previously announced, the decision has been appealed by Vilhelmina Södra Sami village, after which they later withdrew the appeal. The Land and Environmental Court at Umeå District Court has today announced that the decision to write off the case has not been appealed, which means that Vilhelmina Mineral AB's Natura 2000 permit for mining operations has gained legal effect and that the decision can no longer be appealed.


Bluelake Mineral deltar i Augment Mining Forum 2022

Bluelake Mineral AB (publ) ("Bluelake Mineral" eller "Bolaget") kommer den 13 oktober att delta på Augment Mining Forum 2022. Vid evenemanget, som hålls på GT30, Grev Turegatan 30, Stockholm, kommer sex nordiska junior mining-bolag att presentera sina verksamheter. Bluelake Minerals VD, Peter Hjorth, kommer att presentera bolaget med efterföljande frågestund mellan 10:30-11:00.


Bluelake Mineral participates in Augment Mining Forum 2022

Bluelake Mineral AB (publ) ("Bluelake Mineral" or the "Company") will participate on October 13 in the Augment Mining Forum 2022. At the event, held at GT30, Grev Turegatan 30, Stockholm, six Nordic junior mining companies will present their activities. Bluelake Minerals CEO, Peter Hjorth, will present the Company with a subsequent Q&A session between 10:30 and 11:00.


Bluelake Mineral genomför riktad nyemission

Styrelsen i Bluelake Mineral AB (publ) ("Bluelake Mineral" eller "Bolaget") har idag, med stöd av bemyndigande från årsstämman den 12 maj 2022, beslutat om en till en grupp privata investerare ("Investerarna") riktad nyemission av högst 1 395 349 aktier till en teckningskurs om 2,15 kronor per aktie, det vill säga till ett sammanlagt värde om cirka 3 MSEK ("Nyemissionen").


Bluelake Mineral conducts a directed share issue

The Board of Directors of Bluelake Mineral AB (publ) ("Bluelake Mineral" or "the Company") has today, with the support of an authorization from the Annual General Meeting held 2022-05-12, decided on a new share issue directed towards a group of private investors (the "Investors") of a maximum of 1,395,349 shares at a subscription price of SEK 2.15 per share at a total value of approximately MSEK 3 (the "Share Issue").


Mark- och miljödomstolen meddelar att Vilhelmina södra sameby valt att återkalla överklagan mot tillstånd för gruvverksamhet inom Natura 2000-område

Bluelake Mineral AB (publ) ("Bolaget" eller "Bluelake Mineral") har som tidigare meddelats via dotterbolaget Vilhelmina Mineral AB den 2 juni 2022 beviljats Natura 2000-tillstånd för gruvverksamhet. Länsstyrelsen i Västerbotten beslutade 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. Beslutet har som tidigare meddelats överklagats av Vilhelmina södra sameby. Mark- och miljödomstolen vid Umeå Tingsrätt har dock idag meddelat att Vilhelmina södra sameby valt att återkalla överklagan.


Land and Environmental Court announces that Vilhelmina Södra Sami village has withdrawn appeal against permit for mining activities in Natura 2000 area

Bluelake Mineral AB (publ) (the "Company" or "Bluelake Mineral") has as previously announced, via its subsidiary Vilhelmina Mineral AB, been granted a Natura 2000 permit for mining operations on June 2, 2022. The County Administrative Board of Västerbotten 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. As previously announced, the decision has been appealed by Vilhelmina Södra Sami village. However, the Land and Environmental Court at Umeå District Court has today announced that Vilhelmina Södra Sami village has chosen to withdraw the appeal.


Mark- och miljödomstolen meddelar ytterligare två veckors frist för Vilhelmina södra sameby att komplettera överklagan mot tillstånd för gruvverksamhet inom Natura 2000-område

Bluelake Mineral AB (publ) ("Bolaget" eller "Bluelake Mineral") har som tidigare meddelats via dotterbolaget Vilhelmina Mineral AB den 2 juni 2022 beviljats Natura 2000-tillstånd för gruvverksamhet. Länsstyrelsen i Västerbotten beslutade 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. Beslutet har som tidigare meddelats överklagats av Vilhelmina södra sameby. Tidsfristen för att komplettera överklagan gick ut den 30 september utan att komplettering inkommit. Mark- och miljödomstolen vid Umeå Tingsrätt har dock beslutat att ge Vilhelmina södra sameby ytterligare två veckors tidsfrist att komplettera överklagan.


Land and Environmental Court announces additional two-week deadline for Vilhelmina Södra Sami village to complete appeal against permit for mining activities in Natura 2000 area

Bluelake Mineral AB (publ) (the "Company" or "Bluelake Mineral") has as previously announced, via its subsidiary Vilhelmina Mineral AB, been granted a Natura 2000 permit for mining operations on June 2, 2022. The County Administrative Board of Västerbotten 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. As previously announced, the decision has been appealed by Vilhelmina Södra Sami village. The deadline for supplementing the appeal expired on September 30 without a supplement being received. However, the Land and Environmental Court at Umeå District Court has decided to give Vilhelmina Södra Sami village an additional two-week deadline to complete the appeal.


Bluelake Mineral fastställer avstämningsdag för utdelning av aktier i Mahvie Minerals AB (publ)

Idag beslutade extra bolagsstämman i Bluelake Mineral AB (publ) ("Bolaget" eller "Bluelake") att dela ut Bolagets samtliga 54 166 485 aktier i Mahvie Minerals AB (publ) ("Mahvie Minerals") till Bolagets aktieägare. Styrelsen bemyndigades samtidigt att fastställa avstämningsdag för utdelningen. Avstämningsdagen har fastställts till den 7 oktober 2022.


Bluelake Mineral determines the record date for the distribution of shares in Mahvie Minerals AB (publ)

Today, the extraordinary general meeting of Bluelake Mineral AB (publ) (the "Company" or "Bluelake") decided to distribute all of the Company's 54,166,485 shares in Mahvie Minerals AB (publ) ("Mahvie Minerals") to the Company's shareholders. At the same time, the board was authorized to determine the record date for the dividend. The record date has been set to October 7, 2022.


Kommuniké från extra bolagsstämma i Bluelake Mineral

Aktieägarna i Bluelake Mineral AB (publ) ("Bolaget" eller "Bluelake") har den 30 september 2022 hållit extra bolagsstämma i Stockholm varvid följande huvudsakliga beslut fattades.


Bulletin from Extraordinary General Meeting in Bluelake Mineral

The shareholders of Bluelake Mineral AB (publ) ("Bluelake" or the "Company") have held an Extraordinary General Meeting on September 30, 2022 (the "EGM") whereby the following main decisions were made.


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