Overview

The Altar copper-gold project hosts a cluster of poprhyry deposits in Argentina which Aldebaran has identified as an opportunity to re-explore and later deliver to the rising copper market. 

 

Status 

  • New 2021 Mineral Resource Estimate See News Mar 22, 2021 
     
  • 2020/2021 Drill Season Complete. See the results below:
    • Aldebaran Intercepts 63 m of 0.94% CuEq and 584 m of 0.52% CuEq in Hole ALD-21-217 at the Altar Project See News June 15, 2021
    • Aldebaran Intercepts 111 m of 1.4% CuEq Within 333.1 m of 0.86% CuEq, And Also Within 629 m of 0.61% CuEq in Hole QDM-21-42 at Altar See News July 13, 2021
Geology
  • A cluster of Cu-Au porphyries
  • Also contains Ag and Mo
  • Geological-Structural Model See News Jan 19, 2021
Location
  • San Juan Province, Argentina
  • 10km from Chile-Argentina border
  • 180km from city of San Juan
Nearby Mines
  • Pelambres Cu Mine (Antofagasta Minerals)
  • El Pachon Cu Mine (Glencore Xstrata)
  • Los Azules Cu Mine (McEwen Mining)
3 Mineralization Zones
(To Date)
  • Altar East
  • Altar Central
  • QDM-Radio Porphyry
Option Agreement
  • The commitment of Aldebaran to carry the next US$30 million of expenditures on Altar over five years (inclusive of 2018 drilling that was conducted between February and May 2018) to earn 60% in the Altar project.
  • An option granted to Aldebaran to earn an additional 20% in the Altar project by spending an additional US$25 million over a three-year period following the initial earn-in.

 

Aldebaran and Sibanye-Stillwater JV Agreement

Aldebaran has entered into a joint venture and option agreement with Sibanye-Stillwater to earn up to an 80% interest in the Altar project.

The consideration to acquire an initial 60% interest comprises:  

  • An upfront cash payment of US$15 million to Sibanye-Stillwater which was paid upon the closing of the Arrangement;
  • The issuance of 19.9% of the shares of Aldebaran to Sibanye-Stillwater upon closing of the Arrangement;
  • Aldebaran commitment to fund the next US$30 million of expenditures on the Altar project over five years (inclusive of 2018 drilling that was conducted between February and May 2018), with a minimum of US$3 million each year;

Aldebaran has the right to earn an additional 20% interest in the Altar project by spending an additional US$25 million over a three-year period following Aldebaran's acquisition of the initial 60% interest.

See the Sibanye-Stillwater webpage for more information here

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