New York, NY (PRWEB) October 23, 2009
Mining MarketWatch Journal has published a review on Acero-Martin Exploration Inc. (TSX VENTURE: AMG) (US Listing: ACERF.PK). The review offers insight and opportunity afforded investors as AMG.V is advancing their 100% owned Pinaya gold-copper deposit in Peru. Pinaya contains a NI 43-101 compliant 666,000 ounces of gold and 385 million pounds of copper resource and also possesses near term open pit mine potential at the past producing Pinaya mine where ~200,000 ounces gold of the 666,000 ounce gold resource is readily available for the taking from the pit area. The review also contains a Special Situation Advisory as the Acero-Martin Pinaya gold-copper project is the subject of foreign interests.
The full review and valuation commentary may be found at http://miningmarketwatch.net/amg.htm online.
In the last four months Acero-Martin Exploration Inc. has undergone a transformation, and this last week has been issued a new trading symbol as a revised mining entity with new share structure (27,347,128 shares outstanding) and significant assets, now apparently in demand. A reorganization/house cleaning has seen a change of some management and board members, settlement of all debts, re solidification of title to claims for its Yukon and Peru assets, and a roll back of the Company shares. In the interim, Acero-Martin has also had several companies come in with offers on the Pinaya Gold-Copper Property. Mining MarketWatch Journal had heard the Pinaya deposit was attracting significant interest, in part, because it fits the Chinese and Korean model of quality hard asset (copper-gold resource) for US currency. Mining MarketWatch Journal contacted Acero-Martin and the Company was able to confirm that since the restructuring had begun at least four offers have been received. The risk-reward characteristics are highly advantageous for investors establishing a long position in AMG.V as the current market cap of AMG.V relative to the inherent value of their properties seem disproportionate.
Excerpts: Mining MarketWatch Journal has confirmed that with current gold prices Acero-Martin has fielded several significant cash offers and enquiries from entities probing the possibility of purchase and/or taking on the risk of development, management was obviously not able to provide details, however did say AMG.V would not rule out the possibility if the right situation was put on the table to enhance and maximize shareholder value -- Mining MarketWatch Journal notes that with 498,000 of the 666,000 ounces gold resource in the indicated category, coupled with the copper and massive expansion potential, it would stand to reason interest in such a sizeable known quantity would command an acquisition or buy-out price significantly above the current trading price of AMG.V. An alternate option would involve advancing the project itself or with a partner from cash flow of a small scale mill at the pit, this would enable advancement of all their projects without further dilution to the share structure. AMG.V also has two other gold properties in Peru plus the highly prospective Red Mountain gold project within the Tintina Gold Belt, Yukon, in the same geological belt as Underworld and several very large multi-million oz gold type bulk tonnage open-pit world class deposits including gold producer Kinross's Fort Knox mine and International Tower's 12M oz discovery. Acero-Martin's Red Mountain Project contains a large aeromagnetic anomaly, which may represent a buried intrusive structure. Previous drilling has yielded significant gold mineralization.
The 2006 NI 43-101 report that defined the 666,000 ounces of gold and 385 million pounds of copper resource was based on the first 70 holes drilled. Since then 93 additional holes have been drilled totaling 163 holes (representing well over 40,000m of drilling) and thus the resource estimate if done now would likely be significantly larger; many of the holes were infill and results of the last 93 holes indicate greater potential. A couple of the last holes that were drilled to greater depth (~800+m) than earlier holes and these were still in mineralization as they went down at depth. One satellite drill hole was drilled in the last round of drilling and intercepted values to depth, a great number of satellite IP targets and geochemistry targets are yet to be tested. Since acquiring the project Acero-Martin has invested ~US$12M in exploration to derive the results to date. Pinaya is a large property consisting of 28 contiguous mineral concessions totalling an area of ~14,300 hectares ripe with untested potential.
The potential at Pinaya is immense. When asked to describe the potential by Mining MarketWatch Journal Acero-Martin's President and CEO, Dr. Stewart Jackson, P.Geo., said "Pinaya is a Collahuasi lookalike in its early days. The Collahuasi property is in Chili and was drilled out by Falconbridge (now Xstrata) and one of our senior advisors for Acero-Martin was involved at the time when it was being developed. It started off looking very similar to the Pinaya in its current status and eventually and ultimately ended up being over 2 billion tonnes of over 1% copper plus gold." Dr. Jackson explained how the upside potential on Pinaya is a very large bulk tonnage target. The intermediate size potential is for somewhere in the order of 200-500M tonnes which he called 'moderate size' somewhere in the order of .3 to .5% copper and 1-2 grams gold.
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