Mayoko-Moussondji Iron Project
- Maiden JORC resource estimate expected to be released in early February 2013.
- Negotiations commenced with the Republic of Congo ("ROC") government to define the commercial terms of Equatorial's access to existing government owned rail and port infrastructure.
- Equatorial, Exxaro and Zanaga jointly presented plans to the ROC government for the development of staged, multi-user port facilities.
- Feasibility work continued under the supervision of Equatorial's project management team.
Badondo Iron Project
- Scout drilling campaign completed with a total of 1,092 metres of diamond drilling in 14 holes.
- In light of the excellent initial results of the scout program the Company is assessing options to enable access for larger track mounted drill rigs for resource definition drilling.
- Strong balance sheet with no debt and A$62.4 million in cash as at 31 December 2012.
- Equatorial continues to investigate the potential for collaboration and cooperation with other ROC mining companies in the development and operation of transport infrastructure to service the region's iron projects.
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About Equatorial Resources Limited:
Equatorial Resources Limited (ASX:EQX.AX - News) is focused on the exploration and development of two 100% owned potentially large-scale iron ore projects located in the politically stable and investment friendly Republic of Congo (ROC) in the emerging global iron ore province of Central West Africa.
The Mayoko-Moussondji Iron Project, located in the southwest region of the ROC, has an estimated global exploration target of between 2.3 and 3.9 billion tonnes1 of iron mineralisation at a grade of 30% to 65% Fe. The project has access to a rail line running directly to the deep-water port of Pointe-Noire, where the Company's operational office is located.
The Badondo Iron Project, in the northwest region of ROC, covers 998km² and includes a ridgeline more than 7km long of outcropping iron mineralisation. The project is located within a regional cluster of world-class iron ore exploration projects including Sundance Resources' Mbalam and Nabeba projects.
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