IVANHOE MINES has exercised its right of first refusal to participate in PACIFIC MINERALS' Dandong gold project and three copper-silver projects in China's Yunnan and Guizhou provinces. Ivanhoe can earn up to 50% of Pacific's interest in joint ventures created for the projects, plus a further 25% by financing feasibility studies, and an additional 5% by arranging development funding.
Pacific has the right to earn up to a 90% interest in the Dandong property, which is adjacent to a pair of producing gold mines and a silver mine in the Liaoning Province of northeastern China. The property contains two areas of interest, one of which has been drilled and returned values such as 14.6 g/t Ag over 40.3 metres and 26.4 g/t Au over 9.3 metres.
Ivanhoe and Pacific are exploring for Cu-Ag-PGE deposits in two areas of Yunnan Province with YUNNAN GEOLOGICAL AND MINING CO. They have been investigating disseminated native copper mineralization that occurs within a continental flood basalt terrain of late Permian age. Copper grades of 2% to 10%, over 100 g/t Au and significant platinum and palladium credits have been identified. An area of similar geological potential is being explored in the neighbouring Guizhou Province.
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