ICS Update on Zambian OperationsBy Prne, Gaea News Network
Monday, April 20, 2009
ABBOTSFORD, Canada - ICS Copper Systems Ltd. (ICX:TSX.V) wishes to provide shareholders with the following update on recent activities:
Under the current extremely difficult market conditions which have impacted severely on the exploration and mining sector, ICS management has applied an overall strategy of reducing expenditures to a minimum, creating cash flow through the sale of some assets as well as continuing to proactively seek for new business opportunities.
- Plant and equipment valued at approx. USD 2.5M was moved from the Mokambo Mine site to Kalulushi. The Kalulushi site has access to power, water, buildings and is permitted for the use of sulphuric acid on site. The Kalulushi site also has 5 Arc Furnaces that can be renovated for use and represents a very attractive location for possible future operations. Alex Stewart also operates from these premises independently. - ICS is in negotiations with several companies regarding a Joint Venture for the possible use of the plant and equipment on the Kalalushi site. Negotiations are at an early stage and shareholders will be immediately advised when these negotiations are finalized. - ICS has entered into negotiations with the Zambian government for the sale of the buildings on the Mokambo property for possible use as an agricultural training centre, a primary or secondary school or some other application. It is expected that the sale of these buildings will raise approx. USD $300-400,000. - ICS expects to close a deal within the week for the sale of its 1050 KVA generator for approx USD $145,000 (CDN 178,973). - ICS has signed an MOU with ATJ Natural Resources Ag (ATJ), of Belize for the creation of a strategic partnership between ICS and ATJ. This partnership will be for the execution of exploration activities on a minimum of 4,000 sq km of Licence Areas held by ATJ in the Luapula area. These licence areas contain known copper mineralization which is described in a geological report dated Nov 2006 which was provided to ICS by ATJ. This report was prepared for Alfa Mines (Alpha) a company related to ATJ. In addition to the 4,000 sq km Alfa will include in the JV a further 1,000 sq km held under a separate licence. - ICS has undertaken some preliminary concentration testing on an extensive Copper tailings dam and is seeking to establish a reliable supply of Copper/Cobalt/Tin concentrate.
President and CEO of ICS, Graham Chisholm comments: “We have regrouped and consolidated our position and look forward to assessing a range of opportunities that have presented themselves.”
ICS COPPER SYSTEMS LTD.
Signed “Graham Chisholm”
Graham Chisholm, President & CEO
This release includes certain statements that are “forward-looking statements”. All statements in this release, other than statements of historical facts that address future exploration, development and production activities, and other circumstances, events and developments that the Company expects, are forward-looking statements. Although management believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future performance, and actual results, events and developments may differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. The occurrence of certain risk factors, the probability of which is unknown, may also affect actual results, events and developments expected by the Company.
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For further information: Graham Chisholm, firstname.lastname@example.org, Office: +1-604-859-3007, Cell: +1-604-302-0746, Web Page: www.icscopper.com
Source: ICS Copper Systems Ltd.
For further information: Graham Chisholm, graham at icscopper.com, Office: +1-604-859-3007, Cell: +1-604-302-0746