Australian Bauxite Limited (ASX:ABZ) Majors Express Interest - Virtual Data Room Established

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Sydney, Australia, Dec 21, 2012 - (ABN Newswire) - Australian Bauxite Limited (ASX:ABZ.AX - News) has established a virtual data room in response to approaches made since its declaration of three State-Significant Projects (ASX 27 September 2012).

All participants have been afforded equal access, based on their commitment level, commencing with execution of a confidentiality agreement, and then progressing through term sheet and MoUs.

The data room is currently open to six international groups and their advisors, who are investigating the ABx opportunity, be it at tenement, project, subsidiary or company level.

Site visits have been conducted in each of the Projects and are ongoing.

ABx gives no assurance that any proposal, agreement or transaction will result.

ABx will update the market of further developments.

About Australian Bauxite Limited:

Australian Bauxite Limited (ABx) (ASX:ABZ.AX - News) holds the core of the newly discovered Eastern Australian Bauxite Province. Its 37 bauxite tenements in Queensland, NSW and Tasmania covering 8,500 km2 were rigorously selected on 3 principles: 1. good quality bauxite; 2. proximity to infrastructure connected to export ports; and, 3. free of socio-environmental or native title land constraints.

All tenements are 100% owned and free of obligations for processing and third-party royalties. ABx has already discovered many bauxite deposits and new discoveries are still being made as knowledge and expertise grows.

The company's bauxite is high quality and can be processed into alumina at low temperature - the type that is in short-supply globally. Global resources declared to date are 68 million tonnes. At the company's first drilling prospect in Inverell, northern NSW, an interim resource of 35 million tonnes has been reported from drilling 15% to 20% of the area prospective for bauxite and a resource of 25 million tonnes of bauxite has been reported at the Taralga project in southern NSW. 6 million tonnes maiden resource was declared at Guyra. Results from the Binjour Plateau in central QLD confirm that ABx has discovered a significant bauxite deposit including some bauxite of outstandingly high quality. Australian Bauxite Limited aspires to identify large bauxite resources in the Eastern Australian Bauxite Province which is emerging as one of the world's best bauxite provinces.

ABx has the potential to create significant bauxite developments in three states - Queensland, New South Wales and Tasmania. Its bauxite deposits are favourably located for direct shipping of bauxite to both local and export customers.

Contact:

 
Investor Relations, Henry Kinstlinger
Australian Bauxite Limited
Telephone: +61-2-9251-7177 

Source:

Australian Bauxite Limited

Copyright (C) 2012 ABN Newswire. All rights reserved.

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