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Rio Tinto is a leading global mining and metals company. Our focus is on finding, mining and processing the Earth's mineral resources in order to maximise value for our shareholders. We have the people, capabilities and resources to supply a world hungry for metals and minerals. Construction, communication, recreation, transport, healthcare and renewable energy: all these industries, and many more, rely on the products we supply.”
Central Asia Metals plc (“CAML” or the “Company”) is an AIM-listed UK company based in London. Its countries of operation are Kazakhstan and Mongolia. CAML is a copper production, and base metals exploration and development company with majority stakes in copper, gold and molybdenum projects throughout Central Asia.
Founded in 1994, Petropavlovsk is one of Russia’s leading gold mining companies, with its core assets located in the Amur region, Russian Far East. We operate some of the largest gold mines in Russia in terms of the volume of gold produced, the capacity of their processing facilities and the size of their mineral resource base. Gold is produced through the application of our expertise across the whole mining lifecycle, from identifying prospective areas to exploration, development, mining and processing. As at 30 June 2016, we have produced more than 6Moz of gold from our assets. Our next phase of growth will be driven by the creation of a technologically advanced pressure oxidation facility, designed to process our extensive refractory reserves. The Company is listed on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange (POG:LN).
Azarga Metals Corp. (TSX-V: AZR) is a Canadian mineral exploration and development company that owns 60% (along with the right to acquire the remaining 40%) of the Unkur Copper-Silver Project in the Zabaikalsky province in eastern Russia. Historic drilling on the Unkur property outlined a large area of high-grade shallow stratiform sediment hosted copper-silver 20 to 50 meters thick over an area four to six kilometers long. Azarga is now conducting its first phase drill program consisting of more than 3,000 cumulative linear meters of diamond core drilling. Drilling results are expected in the September through November 2016 period and the Company aims to complete a maiden resource for Unkur in Q1 2017.
Silver Bear Resources Inc. is a TSX-listed exploration and mining company that is focused on the development of its wholly-owned Mangazeisky silver project located in the Russian Far East. The project includes the Vertikalny deposit that is one of the highest grade silver deposits in the world. Silver Bear is led by an experienced management team with a successful track record of developing and operating mines in the FSU. The Company was granted a 20-year mining licence in September 2013 and construction of the 2.6 Moz per annum silver project started in 2015. The project is fully funded and first silver production is targeted for 1H 2017.
Kopy Goldfields AB, listed at NASDAQ in Stockholm, is a gold exploration company operating in Lena Goldfields, Bodaibo, Russia. Total resource base according to JORC is 1.1 Moz. Key project is “Krasny”, a joint venture with the Russian major producer GV Gold, with 955 koz Inferred and Indicated resources @1.47 g/t (JORC) for Central part of the mineralization, still open along the strike and to the depth. Exploration and FS are ongoing and production is planned for 2019. In Addition, the Company also holds six licenses with a total area of 1,852 sq. km within the Maly Patom area of Lena Goldfields with geology and age of rock similar to Sukhoy Log, a closely located 60 Moz deposit. All licenses have long history of alluvial mining still on-going. The target is to develop this project under partnership.
Exore Ltd is a multidivisional company providing a full range of services for the mining industry. Representing the interests of the group of businesses within the vast continent, Exore collaborates with the leading consulting, design, and auditing companies who are suppliers of high-tech equipment worldwide. Exore is working on the creation of a non-governmental and private foundation for subsoil investment management which will be supported by local authorities in the Republic of Kazakhstan.
AK-NIET BURGA is a drilling company that specializes in exploratory and operating drilling of wells for solid and other minerals, and water supply wells, trenchless laying of oil and gas pipelines, urban utility lines, and many others both in Kazakhstan and abroad. The company was established in 2005. Since then, it has grown from a small company into a large one having large experience and wide range of services offered. Since 2012, the company has been a member of Australian Drilling Industrial Association (ADIA).