Freeport McMoRaN Timok Serbia copper-gold drilling project updates
Reservoir Minerals, Toronto stock market listed company which is a joint venture partner of Freeport McMoRaN reported on their joint copper-gold drilling research project of Timok Cukaru Peka deposit in Eastern Serbia.
The operator of the Timok Project is Freeport-McMoRan Exploration Corporation after acquiring 55% equity interest under the Rakita Agreement.
Freeport gave notice to the Company in July 2012 that it had elected to sole fund expenditures on or for the benefit of the Timok Project until the completion and delivery to the Company of a feasibility study to bankable standards (the “Bankable Feasibility Study”), subject to its right to cease such funding at any time. The Bankable Feasibility Study must be in such form as is normally required by substantial, internationally recognized financial institutions for the purpose of deciding whether or not to loan funds for the development of mineral deposits. If Freeport completes the Bankable Feasibility Study, Freeport will indirectly own 75% and Reservoir 25% of the Timok Project.
Reservoir Minerals Inc reported on an update on the current diamond drilling program at the Cukaru Peki Deposit in eastern Serbia, which is a joint venture with Freeport-McMoRan Exploration Corporation.
Drilling results from eleven holes through the High Sulphidation Epithermal (“HSE”) Upper Zone mineralization are reported. A highlight of the drill results is an intersection of 186.0 metres (estimated true thickness 170.4 metres) from 466 to 652 metres in drill hole TC 150061 yielded an average grade of 8.02% copper and 4.44 grams per tonne (g/t) gold for 10.68% copper-equivalent (CuEq), including 131.0 metres (estimated true thickness 120.0 metres) grading 10.03% copper and 5.45 g/t gold for 13.30% CuEq.
The Timok Project comprises the Jasikovo-Durlan Potok, Brestovac-Metovnica, Leskovo and the recently awarded Brestovac Zapad (“Brestovac West”) Exploration Permits which are all valid until February 2017, with the exception of the Brestovac Zapad Exploration licence which is valid until April 2018. The total area of the exploration permits is 212.58 square kilometers.
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