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Chu-iil Belt

Copper - Porphyry

  • BHP-Backed copper porphyry exploration

  • Kazakhstan is host to world-class copper porphyry mines, including Kounrad (~800Mt @ 0.62% Cu) and Aktogai-Aidarly (~2.5Bt @ 0.39% Cu)

  • Exploration managed by East Star, supported by BHP Xplor with full access to its expertise and partnerships

  • $500k non-dilutive grant for initial exploration

  • First two tenements granted:

    • Ayagoz (79km ) with 3km silica lithocap

    • Snowy (121km ) with 18km  silica lithocap

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CEO Alex Walker (L) and Technical Director Chris van Wijk (R) working with BHP in Toronto (Jan 2024)

“We look at the projects … the operating jurisdiction, the teams and then ultimately the likelihood that the opportunities will yield follow-on investment in the portfolio. We bring in projects that we think are set up for a future with BHP.” Charlee Johnson, Head of BHP Xplor




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