Tuesday, 17 June 2014

TNR Gold: Los Azules Copper And M&A in Argentina - First Quantum Minerals to Acquire Lumina Copper For $470 Million.

  My expectations have not let me down this time. Lumina Copper is gone for 470 million. Proud people of Argentina can be expecting now the re-rating of risk and increased valuations for other mining projects respectively. My Team at TNR Gold and I will continue to write our story about Los Azules Copper M&A and Mariana Lithium project for our International Lithium.
  Los Azules Copper is the next prized asset to be talked about in the industry from today.

 "In any case this development is very encouraging for all of us involved in mining in Argentina and proud hard working people living there deserve much better economic progress. Maybe we are witnessing the beginning of such change. Political risk perception yesterday can be translated in the value catalyst tomorrow. It will be very positive for our International Lithium Mariana Lithium Brine project development with Ganfeng Lithium now as well. 
Is my Tenke Fungurume experience in DRC with Lukas Lundin coming here back for Los Azules in Argentina? We will see very soon, hopefully. He has taught me that governments come and go, that political situation and its perception can change on a dime for better or worse, but you cannot "print", QE or find new world class copper projects overnight. We have seen the bad all together already, I am very encouraged that the mining cycle is turning now. Read more"

Hot Winter In Argentina: Copper M&A, TNR Gold Los Azules - Lumina Copper Hits 52 Weeks High

 "It looks like we can have finally Hot Copper M&A winter in Argentina! Lumina Copper hit 52 week high at CAD7.47 yesterday rising from the recent Low by the end of March at CAD4.60. Please do not get too exited and rush with any decisions here. Yesterday's breakout was on a low volume, but volume was rising in the last few weeks. Read More."

TNR Gold Los Azules Copper M&A: Barrick Gold Strikes Deal With Pascua-Lama Mine Opponents

  "We have another very important confirmation that Barrick Gold is very serious about the re-start of its huge Pascua Lama mine building on the boarder of Argentina and Chile. All recent activity makes me think that somebody is more than likely is ready to support Barrick in this project with the capital and maybe even part of the Chinese market demand. All these developments are very positive for mining in Argentina and Lumina Copper advance demonstrates what potential assets re-pricing does really mean in this market environment. Reuters reports: "Barrick Strikes Deal With Pascua-Lama Mine Opponents."  Please carefully read my legal disclaimer and do not apply any of this information to any particular security or make any investment decisions. Now we have both of our valuation drives moving in the positive direction for TNR Gold: perception of political risk for mining in Argentina and copper prices reflecting Chinese PMI developments.
"May 28 (Reuters) - Canadian miner Barrick Gold has come to an initial agreement with local indigenous peoples in Chile who have opposed its stalled Pascua-Lama mine, taking a first step on what my be a long road to reactivating the project.
Barrick, the world's largest gold miner, halted the gold and copper project on the Chilean and Argentine border last year after investing $5 billion in it. Reuters."

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TNR Gold: Los Azules Copper Project In Argentina - Barrick Gold Seeks To Restart Pascua Lama.

"As you remember, Los Azules Copper project is located in San Juan province in Argentina. Barrick Gold's Huge Pascua Lama project is located in the same province on the boarder of Argentina and Chile. This ongoing development will be very positive for Argentina mining and Los Azules Copper project, providing the potential catalyst to TNR Gold.
"Copper M&A, Mining In Argentina And TNR Gold's Los Azules Copper Back-In Right. 
Particularly important for Los Azules Copper Project are the efforts by the government of Argentina "to overturn Barrick Gold's Pascua Lama freeze in Chile." Both projects are located in the same San Juan province in Argentina which is considered to be one of the most mining friendly in the country.  You can find more about our Los Azules Back-In Right in the presentation below and you can always contact us to discuss it."
"The sale of our Back-in Right will provide the necessary liquidity and catalyst to all of our group of companies. Rob McEwen has done a great job as Operator developing this project and now Los Azules is at the top of the list of the best copper projects in the world available for sale, according to PI FinancialI would recommend to contact Jim Mustard VP at PI Financial to get more information about Los Azules Copper project and our Back-In Right Asset. Read more."

Wall Street Journal:

First Quantum Minerals to Acquire Lumina Copper Corp., Cash and Share Transaction Valued at Approximately $470 Million

First Quantum Minerals to Acquire Lumina Copper Corp., Cash and Share Transaction Valued at Approximately $470 Million 
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - June 17, 2014) -
(All dollar amounts are in Canadian dollars, except where noted otherwise) 
First Quantum Minerals Ltd. ("First Quantum" or "the Company") (TSX:FM)(LSE:FQM) and Lumina Copper Corp. ("Lumina") (TSX VENTURE:LCC) announced today that they have entered into a definitive agreement pursuant to which First Quantum will acquire, by way of a court-approved plan of arrangement (the "Arrangement"), all of the outstanding securities of Lumina. Based upon the consideration, the total value of 100% of the fully diluted common shares of Lumina is approximately $470 million. First Quantum currently owns 2.5 million of Lumina's outstanding common shares.
Lumina is the 100% owner of the Taca Taca copper deposit located in the Puna region of Salta Province in northwest Argentina, approximately 120 kilometres east of the Escondida, the world's largest producing copper mine. Taca Taca currently has a reported National Instrument 43-101 compliant indicated mineral resource estimate of approximately 21.15 billion pounds of copper (9.6 million tonnes of copper) contained in 2.17 billion tonnes grading 0.44% copper, 0.08g/t gold and 0.013% molybdenum (0.57% copper equivalent) and an inferred mineral resource estimate of approximately 7.55 billion pounds of copper (3.4 million tonnes of copper) contained in 921 million tonnes grading 0.37% copper, 0.05g/t gold and 0.012% molybdenum (0.47% copper equivalent), using a 0.3% copper equivalent cut-off.(1) These estimates are defined by 148,000 metres of drilling. The deposit remains open in some areas to depth and along the southern boundary of the northeastern limb.
Commenting on the proposed transaction, Mr. Ross Beaty, Lumina's founder and largest shareholder said, "I am very pleased with First Quantum's intended acquisition of our company. First Quantum is an outstanding mining company with a significant and growing portfolio of copper operations. In our view, they are the most capable company in the world to develop Taca Taca into a major copper mine. This transaction provides Lumina shareholders with the option to retain exposure to Taca Taca's future development in the hands of a world class mine development and operating team through ownership of First Quantum's shares. I encourage all Lumina shareholders to vote in favour of this transaction."
Mr. Philip Pascall, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of First Quantum said, "The acquisition of Lumina is another step in First Quantum's long-stated objective of geographical diversification through the acquisition of world class, early-stage copper assets. Taca Taca will significantly add to First Quantum's development pipeline and is at the stage where we can apply our resources and development expertise to realize its full potential and further add to First Quantum's copper production profile. Once the acquisition of Lumina has been completed we will immediately review the Taca Taca project to determine the most efficient and economical timing for its development in the context of the projects that we are currently developing."
About the Transaction: WSJ"