MONTREAL, Jan. 6 /CNW Telbec/ - Caldera Resources Inc. (the "Corporation") announced today that it has received confirmation from the TSX Venture Exchange, that effective at the opening on Thursday, January 7, 2010, the common shares of the Corporation will commence trading on a consolidated basis.
On a consolidated basis the Corporation has 14,192,577 common shares. The new Cusip number is 12878D204 and the trading symbol remains unchanged.
Shareholders of the Corporation approved a 1 for 10 share consolidation on December 23, 2009.
The Company's main business is the acquisition, exploration and development of gold projects in South-eastern Europe and the Caucuses with a focus on Armenia.
The company has entered into a letter agreement with Global Gold Corporation to form a Joint Venture whereby Caldera shall, subject to terms and conditions, earn a 55% interest in the Marjan Gold-Silver-Polymetallic Project after completing a bankable feasibility study on the project or spending US$3.0M on the property.
The Company is also seeking to acquire and develop the Lichkvaz-Tey gold property, located in the Republic of Armenia. The project is currently owned by the Armenian government.
The Marjan Property
The Marjan property has a Soviet-era GKZ mineral resource, categorized as C1 and C2, of 3.84 million tonnes grading on average 2.68 g/t Au, 97.3 g/t Ag. This translates to approximately 330,000 oz of gold, 12 million oz of silver.
The Marjan Gold-Silver-Polymetallic deposit is located in Armenia, some 28 km south-west of the village of Sisian and a 6 hour drive from the capital, Yerevan. Global Gold, through its wholly owned subsidiary Global Gold Hankavan LLC, holds a twenty-five year "special mining license" for the Marjan property. The license was issued April 22, 2008 and expires April 22, 2033. The license area covers approximately 18.5km2.
Lichkvaz-Tey Gold Project
The Lichkvaz-Tey gold property has a Soviet-era GKZ mineral resource, categorized as C1 and C2, of 3.4 million tonnes grading on average 5.1 g/t Au, 33.2 g/t Ag and 0.41% Cu. This translates to approximately 575,000 oz of gold, 3.7 million oz of silver and 33.4 million pounds of copper. The Lichkvaz-Tey property is considered to be a refractory gold deposit and requires bioleaching technology to treat the ore to release the gold.
The Lichkvaz-Tey project is presently owned by the Armenian Government and is being pursued jointly by Caldera and BacTech Mining Corporation. BacTech is the owner of the patented BACOX Bioleaching Technology. BacTech has the option to acquire a 40% interest in Caldera's subsidiary, Biomine LLC, in return for providing technical support and test work for the project.
Armenia sits in a geological formation know as the Tethyan Belt, which contains some of the world's largest gold porphyry deposits. The Tethyan Belt is a major porphyry-related mineralized zone that extends across central and South-eastern Europe, Turkey, Armenia, Iran, Pakistan, through the Himalayan region into Burma, Malaysia, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea.
There are currently several mining companies extracting copper, zinc, molybdenum and gold in Armenia, including Dundee Precious Metals which operates the Kappan polymetallic mine, extracting zinc, copper, silver and gold. On the exploration front, Lydian Resources is drilling a 1 million oz gold inferred resource at its Amulsar gold project.
Mr. Jim Steel, MBA P. Geo., is the Qualified Person for the information contained in this press release and is a Qualified Person within the meaning of National Instrument 43-101.
All numbers are historical and there is no NI 43-101 compliant report prepared for these projects. According to the Committee for Mineral Reserves International Reporting Standards (CRIRSCO), "C1" and "C2" classifications are equivalent to "measured" and "indicated" resources.
Caldera and has not independently analyzed the results of the previous exploration therefore the historical results should not be relied upon. Caldera believes these historical results provide an indication of the potential of the properties and are relevant to ongoing evaluation of the project.
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Additional information related to the Company is filed electronically on the System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval (SEDAR) at www.sedar.com.
SOURCE CALDERA RESOURCES INC.
For further information: For further information: Bill Mavridis, President & CEO, Caldera Resources Inc., (514) 813-9200, email@example.com