Perth, Mar 28, 2012 (ABN Newswire) - South Boulder Mines Limited (ASX:STB) is pleased to announce the appointment of Azure Capital Limited ("Azure") as corporate advisor. Azure's primary role will be to assist with the evaluation of the Colluli Potash Project in respect of the paid participation interest of the Eritrean Government through the Eritrean National Mining Corporation ("ENAMCO") referred to in South Boulder's ASX release dated 26th March 2012.
The assignment will involve the negotiation and execution of a sale of an equity stake in the Colluli Potash Project to ENAMCO.
Azure is a Perth based corporate advisory firm with extensive natural resources experience focused on mergers and acquisitions, project finance and debt advisory, equity capital markets and the provision of general corporate advice.
Listed in 2003, South Boulder Mines (ASX:STB) is a diversified explorer focused on potash, nickel and gold. South Boulder has a 100% interest in the Colluli Potash Project in Eritrea and a 100% interest in the Duketon Gold Project in Western Australia.
The Colluli Potash Project has a current JORC Compliant Measured, Indicated and Inferred Mineral Resource Estimate comprised of 133.70Mt @ 17.55% KCl of Measured Resources, 343.33Mt @ 17.38% KCl of Indicated Resources and 87.37Mt @ 24.96% KCl of Inferred Resources for a total of 564.40Mt @ 18.60% KCl (total contained potash of 104.96Mt); This includes higher grade Sylvinite of 130.39Mt @ 27.02% KCl. There is an exploration target of 1.25 - 1.75 billion tonnes @ 18-20% KCl. A definitive feasibility study into the open pit mining and processing to produce up to 10Mt p.a of potash is underway.
Within the Duketon Gold Project area, South Boulder entered a farm-out Joint Venture (JV) Agreement with Independence, whereby Independence can earn a 70% interest in the nickel rights on JV tenements held by South Boulder in the Duketon Project, by the completion of a Bankable Feasibility Study within 5 years of the grant of the relevant tenement.
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