Rio Tinto Earning Into Reservoir’s Serbian Copper-Gold Project

Rio Tinto Mining and Exploration has entered into an earn-in and joint venture agreement with Reservoir Minerals covering Reservoir’s Tilva project in the Timok magmatic complex, Serbia. Reservoir’s recent Cukaru Peki discovery has demonstrated the project’s excellent exploration potential for large-scale copper-gold deposits. Rio Tinto has the option to earn up to a 75% interest in stages by sole funding project expenditures of up to $75 million.

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Rio Tinto Farm-in Might Total $60M in Citadel Project Spending

Rio Tinto Exploration has signed a farm-in agreement with Antipa Minerals to acquire up to a 75% interest in Antipa’s Citadel project in northern Western Australia. The agreement calls for four stages of development, which, if fully realized, would involve total expenditures of $60 million by Rio Tinto Exploration, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Rio Tinto Plc.

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Agnico Eagle Has 10 Rigs Turning at El Barqueño

Agnico Eagle has reported positive drill results to the end of August from its 100% owned El Barqueño gold project in Jalisco state, west-central Mexico. From January to the end of August, 148 holes (35,646 m) were drilled at El Barqueño to define the limits of the Azteca-Zapoteca, Angostura, and Peña de Oro prospects and to explore for additional mineralized structures and extensions. As of September 21, 10 drill rigs were turning on the project.

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