Meteoric Resources NL (ASX:MEI) has gone into a trading halt as it prepares to announce a divestment by early next week.
Trade in the company’s securities was paused by the Australian Securities Exchange at 2.06pm market time.
The trading halt is expected to be lifted by start of trade next Tuesday, November 20, 2018.
Meteoric company secretary Matthew Foy requested the halt in the company’s securities in a letter to ASX Ltd (ASX:ASX).
Foy wrote: “Meteoric Resources NL hereby requests a trading halt pending release of an announcement regarding a disposal of an asset.”
Four days ago the West Perth-based company reported it was due to start drilling at its Joyce Copper-Cobalt-Gold Project in Western Ontario, Canada.
An initial 8-hole diamond drill program at Joyce River will take in 500 metres.
Meteoric’s managing director Dr Andrew Tunks said: “Although the initial plan is to test the western end of the system for only 500 metres of drilling.
“Effectively we will be drilling at shallow EM targets that sit immediately below massive and disseminated sulphide mineralisation mapped at surface.
“We will continually evaluate our success during the program and as such, elect to extend the program further.”
The company’s portfolio of seven Canadian cobalt projects in Ontario is a focus for the company.
Its Joyce River project features high-grade cobalt-copper-gold mineralisation and is in West Ontario.
Meteoric’s six other projects in Ontario — Mulligan and Mulligan East, Burt, Beauchamp, Iron Mask and Lorrain — are in East Ontario and contain high-grade cobalt mineralisation in areas historically known for silver and cobalt production.
The company also holds a project on the Belleterre-Angliers Greenstone Belt in Quebec, Canada.