Blackheath Resources Inc. (TSXV:BHR,FWB:04B) has been granted an Experimental Mining Licence for the Covas Tungsten Project in northern Portugal by the Government of Portugal.
As quoted in the press release:
The Licence covers an area of approximately 1,948 hectares and has been granted for the exploitation of mineral deposits of tungsten, tin and gold. Granting of the Licence follows the established practice under Portuguese mining law and may be followed, if warranted, by the grant of a full licence for full-scale commercial exploitation of mineral deposits on the property.
The Licence is valid for a period of three years, which may be extended by a further two years, and is held by Blackheath under an option from Avrupa Minerals Ltd. Under the terms of the Licence, which replaces the previous exploration licence, Blackheath may carry out test mining programmes as well as further drilling and metallurgical work at Covas.
Blackheath Resources President and CEO James Robertson said:
We are delighted that the Experimental Mining Licence has been granted at Covas and we will now be able to proceed with the next phase of our work programme. We plan to complete trenching and other surface work in preparation for starting our next round of diamond drilling at Covas, as well as at our contiguous tungsten permit at Arga, in September.