Mineral Reconnaissance and Exploration Agreements (MREA) for Argonaut Resources’ Century and Xekong projects in Laos have been extended for a further three years.The MREAs were extended by the Government of the People’s Democratic Republic of Lao.The government also extended by three years the Foreign Investment Licences for Argonaut’s two Laotian subsidiary companies, Argonaut Resources (Laos) Co (ARE 70%) and Xekong River Mining Co. Argonaut holds 70% of the former and 65% of the latter. The three year MREA period comprises two years of exploration phase activities and one year for the preparation of a Feasibility Study. Both phases can be extended by agreement with the Lao Government.Argonaut has commissioned CSA Global’s director/principal consultant Dr Neal Reynolds to undertake a full review of all existing exploration data from the Century and Xekong projects and to provide a strategy for future exploration works.www.argonautresources.com
The ASIA Miner editor John Miller interviews Gemcom Software International president Rick Moignard about the acquisition of the company by Dassault Systèmes, the 3DExperience Company. Click here
Martabe first gold pour imminent
G-Resources will pour first gold at its world-class Martabe Gold-Silver Project in North Sumatra, Indonesia, by the end of July. This is a major milestone for the company and for Indonesia, as stated by chief exexcutive officer Peter Albert in an interview with The ASIA Miner editor John Miller (click here).
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