Lara Exploration Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:LRA) has reported that it has signed a Letter of Intent whereby Avanco Resources Ltd., may fund nickel sulphide exploration in order to earn a 75% interest in the Company's Conceição License Block, in northern Brazil.
The Conceição License Block includes seven exploration licenses, covering a total of 47,247 hectares, located to the northwest of the town of Conceição de Araguaia in Pará State. Geophysical data from airborne magnetic and electro-magnetic surveys and from field mapping show the property to cover a series of parallel NW-trending mafic intrusive bodies. Occurrences of nickel and copper sulphide-bearing gabbros and pyroxenites have been sampled, returning copper and nickel values in the order of several thousand parts per million and limited geochemical work indicates that these have low but still highly anomalous platinum and palladium values of a few hundred parts per billion.
Under the terms of the LOI, Avanco may earn a 75% interest in any of licenses comprising the Conceição License Block by completing surface sampling and 1,500 metres of drilling within one year of renewal of the exploration licenses. They must then also complete sufficient exploration work to generate a JORC (Australasian Joint Ore Reserves Committee) compliant resource with sufficient drill data and metallurgical test work necessary for the Brazilian Department of Mines to approve the Final Exploration Report within 36 months. The LOI is subject to 60-day due-diligence period (successfully completed) and completion of a Definitive Agreement within 90 days.
Qualified Person: Michael Bennell, Lara's Vice President Exploration and a member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM), is a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects and is responsible for the preparation and verification of the technical information in the Araguaia Nickel Technical Report and in this release.
Source: Lara Exploration Ltd.