Aldebaran Announces It Has Earned a 60% Interest in the Altar Project and is Advancing Towards Earning an 80% Interest
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Aug. 14, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Aldebaran Resources Inc. (“Aldebaran” or the “Company”) (TSX-V: ALDE, OTCQX: ADBRF), is pleased to announce it has completed the US$30 million in expenditures required to earn a 60% interest in the Altar copper-gold project pursuant to its joint venture agreement with Sibanye-Stillwater. Additionally, the Company has notified Sibanye-Stillwater that it intends to proceed with the second option to spend US$25 million over a three-year period to acquire an additional 20% interest in the Altar project. Upon completion of the second option, Aldebaran will own an 80% interest in the Altar project while Sibanye-Stillwater will own a 20% interest. As of June 30, 2023, the Company has spent approximately US$38 million on the project.
John Black, Chief Executive Officer of Aldebaran, commented as follows: “We’re happy to report that we’ve officially earned a 60% interest in the Altar project and are on our way to earning an eventual 80% interest. When we picked up this project in 2018, we understood that it had immense potential; however, it has exceeded our expectations on several fronts. Altar represents one of the largest undeveloped copper projects in the world, and we are excited to continue to unlock its potential to help supply necessary copper resources to fuel the worldwide green energy revolution.”
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About Aldebaran Resources Inc.
Aldebaran is a mineral exploration company that was spun out of Regulus Resources Inc. in 2018 and has the same core management team. Aldebaran has the right to earn up to an 80% interest in the Altar copper-gold project in San Juan Province, Argentina from Sibanye Stillwater Limited. The Altar project hosts multiple porphyry copper-gold deposits with potential for additional discoveries. Altar forms part of a cluster of world-class porphyry copper deposits which includes Los Pelambres (Antofagasta Minerals), El Pachón (Glencore), and Los Azules (McEwen Copper). In March 2021 the Company announced an updated mineral resource estimate for Altar, prepared by Independent Mining Consultants Inc. and based on the drilling completed up to and including 2020 (independent technical report prepared by Independent Mining Consultants Inc., Tucson, Arizona, titled “Technical Report, Estimated Mineral Resources, Altar Project, San Juan Province, Argentina“, dated March 22, 2021 – see news release dated March 22, 2021).
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Specifically, and without limitation, all statements included in this press release that address activities, events or developments that Aldebaran expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future, including the proposed exploration and development of the Altar project described herein, and management’s assessment of future plans and operations and statements with respect to the completion of the anticipated exploration and development programs, may constitute forward-looking statements under applicable securities laws and necessarily involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, most of which are beyond Aldebaran’s control. These risks may cause actual financial and operating results, performance, levels of activity and achievements to differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, such forward-looking statements. Although Aldebaran believes that the expectations represented in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, there can be no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are made as of the date hereof and Aldebaran does not undertake any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements or information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, unless so required by applicable securities law.
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