Magnus International Resources Signs Earn-In Agreement on Ibanda Gold Exploration Property in Ugandaadmin
Magnus International Resources, Inc. is pleased to announce the signing of an Earn-In Agreement with Canmin-Gold Limited, a subsidiary of IBI Corporation, on the Ibanda gold exploration property located in southwest Uganda.
Under the terms of the Agreement, Magnus has the right to earn a 5% interest in the property for each $150,000 of expenditures that it makes and may earn up to an 80% interest by making an aggregate of $2 million in expenditures on the property within five years. Upon Magnus earning an 80% interest in the property, the parties will form a joint venture under which each party will be required to contribute its proportionate share of further expenditures or have its interest be diluted.
The Ibanda property is comprised of one exploration license covering an area of 332.70 sq km located some 300 km southwest of Kampala. Situated within the prospective Buhweju Plateau region, the property is northeast of the Company’s Mashonga joint venture project. The execution of the Earn-In Agreement adds potentially valuable ground to the current portfolio of tenements held by Magnus in the Buhweju area.
The Buhweju region is currently being actively explored by Magnus for gold and platinum group metals. There are known occurrences of gold in the region, which is evident from a number of artisanal gold workings in the form of alluvial diggings and shallow underground adits. The Ibanda licence is situated in a favourable geological setting underlain by early-Proterozoic meta-sediments which have been intruded by late stage reduced granites. The Karagwe-Ankolean system, considered to be a northerly extension of the Kibaran Belt, forms an un-conformable cover on the western side of the licence. Geological maps also indicate a prominent north-south trending fault system running through the centre of the property.
Mr. Gavin Conway, Magnus’ VP Exploration, commented, “The Ibanda exploration licence fits the Company’s strategy of acquiring and developing projects in areas that demonstrate potential for quality gold deposits. Ibanda covers the eastern portion of the Buhweju Plateau which has historically provided over 200,000 ounces of gold from surface artisanal sources and is the most prolific gold producing area of Uganda. Magnus considers the Buhweju plateau and surrounding area as highly prospective for gold mineralization.”
About Magnus International Resources, Inc.
Magnus International Resources, Inc. (Other OTC:MGNU.PK – News) (www.magnusresources.com) specializes in identifying, acquiring and developing precious and base metal properties. Magnus’ objective is to develop a balanced portfolio of early-to-advanced stage projects. Through its wholly-owned subsidiary, African Mineral Fields, Magnus has rights to six Ugandan gold projects. The Company has a 100% interest in four of the projects, is earning a 60% interest in a fifth property and now has the right to earn an 80% interest in the sixth property. Magnus also retains a 90% interest in a Sino-foreign joint venture gold exploration project at Huidong in China.
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