Australian Market Report of January 21, 2011: Prairie Downs Metals (ASX:PDZ) Reported High Grade Zinc-Lead-Silver Mineralisation
BC Iron Limited (ASX:BCI) has entered into a Scheme Implementation Agreement with 19.9% shareholder Regent Pacific Group Limited (HKG:0575) under which Regent Pacific proposes to acquire all the BC Iron shares not already owned by Regent Pacific at A$3.30 per BC Iron share. This Offer values the fully diluted equity in BC Iron at approximately A$345 million, an all time high price for BC Iron Limited. Regent Pacific intents to become a long term player in both the growth and development of BC Iron and the Australian iron ore sector.
Middle Island Resources Limited (ASX:MDI) has completed an 800m trenching programme at the Morley Prospect on the Reo Project in Burkina Faso. The programme generated intercepts of 11m at 7.97g/t and 6m at 3.88g/t Au, consistent with previous Newmont trenching results. MDI considers that the Reo Project has the potential to host a significant gold deposit and is embarking on a comprehensive exploration program to test this concept.
Archer Exploration Limited (ASX:AXE) will commence a ground gravity survey on 25th January 2011 to identify buried hematite at Wildhorse Plains, located on the Eyre Peninsula, South Australia. Followed by the ground gravity survey, drilling is planned to commence early February 2011. The Eyre Peninsula is the most prominent area for South Australia's iron deposits. Previous work by Archer has identified significant hematite rich rocks with Fe grades greater than 60%.
Regent Pacific Group Ltd
Prairie Mining Limited
Middle Island Resources Limited
BC Iron Limited
Archer Exploration Limited