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VANCOUVER, June 24, 2013 /CNW/ - Arian Resources Corp. ("Arian" or the "Company") - ARC: TSX-V.
Mr. Zahir ( Zip ) Dhanani, President and CEO of Arian, is pleased to announce that Arian's wholly-owned subsidiary,
JAB Resources SHPK ("JAB") has received a classification notice letter (the "Notice Letter") from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Energy Bid Evaluation
Commission (the "Ministry") of the Republic of Albania.
The Notice Letter is in response to JAB's offer in the tender procedure
in respect of a copper exploitation permit which is valid for 25 years
(the "Permit"). The letter thanked the company for participating in the tender
process held on Aril 11, 2013, and declaring JAB as the winner for the
Exploitation Permit concerning Area No. 190/1, Iballja object, Shkodra
Region, in Albania (the "Property").
JAB has also received a second letter from the Ministry dated June 20,
2013. The Notice Letter confirms that JAB is entitled to apply to the
National Licensing Center ("NLC") for the final issuance of the license. The company will be lodging
its application with NLC for the 1.74-square-kilometre copper
exploitation permit and is expecting to be granted the license in the
The Ministry specified a number of criteria in the Notice Letter
including a planned investment value of approximately US$1.5 million
and a minimum production of 20,000 tonnes/year to be realized in
connection with the Property.
Zahir ( Zip ) Dhanani, President and CEO of Arian, comments: "Arian is delighted to be expanding its exploration
efforts in Albania into the copper sector. With its strategic
partnership with Sinomine International Exploration (Hong Kong) Holding
Co. Ltd. in connection with the Kacinar Gold Project and now a
potential copper project in the Shkodra Region, Arian could become one
of the most substantial mineral exploration companies in Albania."
JAB has commenced its application to the NLC and Arian will advise of
future developments as they arise.
About the Property
The Iballja project area hosts an advanced exploration copper project
which has been the focus of exploration since 1982 and was owned by the
Albanian Geological Survey. At the time of the tender process the
geological survey announced in the bid documentation that there were
48,000 tonnes of reserves which are non 43-101 compliant. This
mineralization consists of sulphides hosted within metamorphosed
During the period from 1982 to 1992 further exploration on the project
was conducted by British and Iranian groups. A total of 1,367 metres of
drilling was completed. This work detected several additional
mineralized areas within the concession.
Arian is currently assembling this historic data to provide a better
understanding of the mineralization. The previous work on the project,
though not 43-101 compliant, allows Arian to establish an exploration
target for future exploration of the project of 40,000 to 80,000 tons
grading 1.5 to 2.5% copper. Note that both the tonnage and grade of
this exploration target are conceptual in nature and there has been
insufficient exploration to define a mineral resource and it is
uncertain if further exploration will result in the target being
delineated as a mineral resource.
Chad Ulansky, P.Geo., is the "qualified person" under National
Instrument 43-101 who has reviewed the technical disclosure in this
news release and is responsible for the technical information contained
in this release.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Zahir Dhanani, President & CEO
Arian Resources Corp.
About Arian Resources Corp.
Arian Resources Corp. is a junior mineral exploration company with a
focus on the exploration of prospective mineral properties in Albania.
This news release may contain forward-looking statements including but
not limited to comments regarding the timing and content of upcoming
work programs, geological interpretations, receipt of property titles,
completing an application with the NLC, closing the transaction with
Sinomine International Exploration (Hong Kong) holding Co. Limited in
respect of the Kacinar Gold Project and potential mineral recovery
processes. Forward-looking statements address future events and
conditions and therefore involve inherent risks and uncertainties.
Actual results may differ materially from those currently anticipated
in such statements and Arian undertakes no obligation to update such
statements, except as required by law.
Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider
(as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange)
accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
SOURCE: Arian Resources Corp.
For further information:
For further information, contact Zahir Dhanani at 604.248.5175 or via email at email@example.com.