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Apogee Silver ehemals Apogee Minerals --The Biggest Little Silver Company in the World



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Hallo Silberfreunde,
der zugegebernermaßen etwas reißerische Titel stammt nicht von mir, sondern ist die Überschrift zu einem Artikel über Apogee (siehe weiter unten).

Apogee ist ein kanadisches Unternehmen mit verschiedenen Silberprojekten in Bolivien .
Es handelt sich dabei um Projekte, bei denen bereits in der Vergangenheit produziert wurde oder wo zumindest Explorationsergebnisse vorliegen.

Umfangreiche Bohrprogramme sind für 2006 geplant (siehe jeweils kursiv geschrieben bei den einzelnen Projekten).
Daher ist mit einem stetigen Newsflow zu rechnen.


Meine persönliche, unmaßgebliche Einschätzung:

positiv:
- erfahrenes Management (z.B. war CEO John Carlesso vorher Vizepresident von Desert Sun Mining)
- hoher Anteil des Managements sowie institutioneller Investoren am Unternehmen
- Projekte mit bereits nachgewiesenen hohen Mineralisierungen
- relativ geringe Anzahl an ausgegebenen Aktien

negativ:
-politisches Risiko in Bolivien (?) (siehe folgendes Posting)
-???

Ein sehr guter Einstieg für weitere Informationen ist die Homepage :

www.apogeeminerals.com

Hier nur ein kurzer Überblick:

Symbol: APE
Exchange: TSX - V
Close as of: 11/21/05 0.50 CAD
52 week Hi-Lo 0.50 CAD- 0.22 CAD
Shares Outstanding 24,690,101
Fully Diluted 36,549,522
% Public Float 25%
% Mgmt. Ownership 40%
Institutional % 35%
Year End June 30
For Investor Relations
Contact:
eMail: info@apogeeminerals.com
Website: www.apogeeminerals.com

Schlußkurs 10.03.06: 1,05 CAD
Handel nur in Kanada


Company Profile

Apogee Minerals Ltd. is a newly-created Canadian mining and exploration company developing advanced Silver-Zinc and has several projects in South America. Apogee’s experienced management team is focused on projects that offer significant exploration upside along with the potential to be rapidly developed into producing assets. Projects that fit this profile will typically have a history of past production and/or a significant amount of quality exploration data from previous work. Apogee can then add value by investing capital, upgrading mining methods, and providing expertise where needed. All of the company’s projects fit this “advanced exploration and development” model:


La Solucion

The La Solucion Mine has been producing for the past 14 years at the rate of 40,000 tonnes per year. Production grades have averaged 20 ounces per tonne silver equivalent (150 g/t Silver, 7% Zinc, and 3% Lead).

Apogee’s objective is to identify a NI 43-101 compliant resource estimate at La Solucion in 2006, with the goal of further expansion as additional drilling is completed.


Pulacayo-Paca

A Joint Venture with Apex Silver of Denver, Colorado (American Stock Exchange symbol:SIL) to develop the Pulacayo Mine, the second-largest silver mine in the history of Bolivia with over 600 million ounces of past production, and the Paca project, a large dacitic dome with open-pit potential.

A Phase II drilling program is planned to outline a NI 43-101 compliant resource estimate and complete a bankable Feasibility Study in 2006.

Buena Vista

The Buena Vista project is located in the historic and prolific Potosi Department in southwest Bolivia. Mining at Buena Vista dates back to the 16th century. The project hosts a known mineralization in the form of a vein system of that extends across the project for at least 1.5 kilometers. The structure is visible on surface, is near-vertical, ranges from 1 meter to 30 meters in width, and has been tested to a depth of 150 meters.

A Phase II exploration program is currently underway following a very successful Phase I program that intersected high-grade gold-silver-zinc mineralization. The objective of the Phase II program is to outline a preliminary resource estimate in 2006.


Candelaria at Santa Isabel

The mines at Candelaria at Santa Isabel have been exploited historically for silver since the middle of the 16th Century. The geological environment is similar to that of the San Cristobal Deposit, owned by Apex Silver, which is a better-known Bolivian example of this mineralization style.

Apogee completed a Phase I drilling program in late 2004/early 2005 which yielded very positive showings of Silver, Zinc, Lead and Indium.


Tiawanaku

Tiawanaku is a 250 hectare concession in northwest Bolivia with historic Silver-Zinc production that dates back to the Spanish Colonial period. Many old mining adits and tailings dumps are visible, as is an intensely-altered Silver-Zinc mineralized system.


Kurs




Weiterführende Informationen:

Ein sehr lesenswerter Bericht über die Firma sowie über das Potential der einzelnen Projekte ist zu finden unter:

http://www.321gold.com/editorials/moriarty/moriarty121205.ht…

"The Biggest Little Silver Company in the World"


Gruß
sparplan_b

PS: Dieses Posting stellt keine Kauf- oder Verkaufempfehlung dar. Es soll lediglich zu Informationszwecken dienen.
Make your own DD !
...zur Einschätzung des politischen Risikos in Bolivien kann folgende Pressemitteilung dienen:

March 2, 2006
Apogee Minerals Ltd - Company Bulletin

BOLIVIAN MINING MINISTER SENDS POSITIVE MESSAGE FOR BUSINESS INVESTMENT AT PDAC PRESS CONFERENCE

TORONTO, ON March 6, 2006 At a Press Conference in Toronto, Canada yesterday hosted by Apogee Minerals Ltd. (TSX Venture Exchange: APE), Minister of Mines and Metallurgy of the Republic of Bolivia, Mr. Walter Villaroel delivered a positive message regarding the resource potential in Bolivia and the Bolivian government`s desire to welcome input from business interests while formulating mining policy in an effort to attract investment capital for the development of the country`s resources.

Speaking live via videoconference from La Paz, Bolivia Minister Villaroel stated: "I am pleased to send the message from my President that `we are working hard to establish the legal security that investment in the mining industry requires on a long-term basis` ". He further stated that the government fully understands that "development is not achieved with speeches, but with the proper combination of work and capital" and that "for the mining industry to be successful it is necessary to have a `social license`" or "equilibrium respecting benefits to investors, the country that hosts them and the original communities that exist in the areas of mineral potential. Any government that does not take these variables into consideration risks the mistake of imposing conditions that would harm mining investment. We will not make that mistake".

The Minister also discussed ideas to generate investment in both large and small mining projects and noted Apex Silver`s San Cristobal project as an example of the discovery potential that exists in the western mountain ranges of the Bolivian Altiplano.

Apogee President John Carlesso stated: "We have found the new, democratically-elected government of Bolivia to be very open to discussion, open to new ideas, and very responsible and pragmatic in their dealings with us. It is very clear that this government understands the fundamental issues to attract investment capital as well as the conditions that must be maintained to allow those investments, and the resulting social benefits, to thrive. We anticipate that the country will continue to be a stable, positive growth platform for our business".

For the complete text of Minister Villaroel`s and Mr. Carlesso`s remarks, please visit the Apogee Minerals website at www.apogeeminerals.com.


Gruß
sparplan_b
Hallo,
kann ja sein dass der Titel garnicht mal so schlecht ist, allerdings ist es schwer mit solchen Werten ordentlich zu traden, da es in Deutschland so gut wie kein volumen gibt.

Hatte auch mal versucht einen interessanten Wert zukaufen bei dem nur geringes Volumen vorlag, nach einer Woche habe ich die Order wieder rausgenommen.

Pirat


PS: mein Tip ist im Moment "Pediment Expl."... Thread gibt es dazu schon
[posting]20.645.900 von Pirat_Micha am 12.03.06 10:45:38[/posting]Hallo Pirat,

wie gesagt wird der Wert z.Zt. nur in Kanada gehandelt.
Dort ist es problemlos möglich, sich kleinere Positionen aufzubauen.
Ich sehe Apogee auch nicht als Trading-Wert, sondern als längerfriste Anlage mit einem Zeithorizont von mindestens 2 Jahren.

Gruß
sparplan_b
[posting]20.645.690 von sparplan_b am 12.03.06 10:26:01[/posting]sehr gutes Unternehmen - ganz oben auf meiner Watch. V.a haben die auch eine Resource in Indium. Damit läßt sich ordentlich Geld machen, v.a. bei den rel. hohen Gehalten...
[posting]20.647.413 von Art Bechstein am 12.03.06 11:45:51[/posting]Hallo Art,

sind in der Tat beeindruckende Werte...

siehe dazu auch die PR vom 10.2.05:
http://www.apogeeminerals.com/Default.aspx?SectionId=e1655d8…

TORONTO, ON February 10, 2005: Apogee Minerals Ltd. (TSX Venture Exchange : APE) has received initial results from its Phase I drilling program at the Santa Isabel project in the Potosi district of southwestern Bolivia (see Press Release dated December 3, 2004). Assay results for the upper portion (0 – 235m) of Apogee’s drill Hole #1 (SI-04-01) included several significant Silver-Zinc-Indium rich mineralized intersections, including 15m of 252.9 g/t Silver, 13.11% Zinc, 1.36% Lead and 230.2 g/t Indium . Hole #1 was drilled adjacent to an earlier mineralized drill hole completed by Samex Mining Corp.
March 13, 2006
Apogee Minerals Press Release




Apogee Expands Land Position and Announces Private Placement Financing

APOGEE EXPANDS LAND POSITION AT BUENA VISTA GOLD-SILVER-ZINC PROJECT


Signs Agreement to Acquire Adjoining Leoplan Property

TORONTO, ON March 13, 2006 Apogee Minerals Ltd. (TSX Venture Exchange: APE) has completed an agreement to acquire a 75% interest in the Leoplan Property which adjoins the southeastern boundary of Apogee`s Buena Vista Gold-Silver-Zinc Project from EMUSA, a private Bolivian mining company.

The 44 hectare Leoplan concession covers approximately 1,000 meters of strike extension of the Buena Vista vein system where Apogee has intersected high grade mineralization within surface trenches and diamond drilling (See Apogee Press Releases dated November 14, 2005, August 25, 2005 and June 23, 2005).

Geological mapping and trenching has traced the volcanic hosted mineralized vein system in a southeasterly direction to the current property boundary:

http://www.agoracom.com/images/APEmapPR031306.pdf

The Leoplan vein is known to host a high grade antimony-silver mine which has small production at present.

Exploration completed to date by Apogee on the Buena Vista concession, including underground channel sampling, surface trenching and diamond drilling shows that gold content associated with silver in the vein increases in a southeasterly direction and it is hoped that there is a gold association with the silver-antimony mineralization on the Leoplan vein. Apogee has not yet sampled the Leoplan workings.

Mr. John Carlesso, Apogee`s President and CEO commented, "This agreement with EMUSA will enable Apogee to continue exploration of the Buena Vista vein system to the southeast in what appears to be the continuation of a very interesting zone of mineralization. Sampling of the Leoplan mine workings will commence during the next few weeks."

To earn a 75% interest in the project, Apogee will: (i) issue 100,000 shares to EMUSA on execution of the definitive agreement, (ii) spend US$250,000 on exploration within two years, with a minimum of US$100,000 in the first 12 months, (iii) issue 100,000 shares and pay US$50,000 on or before the 12 month anniversary of the agreement, and (iv) issue 300,000 shares and pay US$100,000 on or before the 24 month anniversary of the agreement.

Building A Premier Emerging Silver Producer

Apogee Minerals Ltd. is a Canadian exploration and development company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol APE. The company is focused on advanced Silver-Zinc projects in South America that demonstrate the potential to receive capital investment and be rapidly developed to production. Currently all of its projects are located in the historic silver producing regions of central and southwest Bolivia.

This press release is available on the company`s official on-line investor relations site for investor commentary, feedback and questions. Investors are asked to visit http://www.agoracom.com/ir/apogee . Alternatively, investors are asked to email all questions and correspondence to APE@agoracom.com where they can also request addition to the Apogee Minerals investor email list to receive all future press releases and updates directly.

For further information contact:
John Carlesso
President and C.E.O.
(416) 861-5881

Regulatory Footnotes:

Mr. Douglas A. Currie, MAusIMM, Apogee`s Vice President-Exploration, is the Qualified Person as defined under National Instrument 43-101 responsible for the scientific and technical work on the exploration program and is responsible for reviewing the technical disclosure in this press release.

All analytical work has been completed by ALS Chemex of North Vancouver, BC, Canada; ALS Chemex is a respected international analytical service which is accredited with NATA and complies with standards of ISO 9001:2000 and ISO 17025:1999. They employ a variety of international standards for quality control purposes.

Samples are transported from field projects to the ALS Chemex sample preparation facility in Oruru, Bolivia, by Company personnel or a reputable commercial carrier. All analytical testing is performed utilizing a variety of industry standard analytical techniques, including: (i) ALS Analytical Code ME-MS41 - 50 element analysis using aquaregia digest and ICPAES analysis, (ii) ALS Analytical Code AA46 & AA62 – specific element analysis using aquaregia digest and AAS determination (Ag, Zn, Pb, Cu, As) and, (iii) Analytical Code Au-AA26 – Gold using a 50g Fire Assay-AAS finish.

All diamond drill core is geologically logged and sampled by Company geologists then is cut in half using a diamond saw and sampled in one(1) meter sample intervals; the archive portion of the sample is securely stored at each project site. The Company has initiated a QA/QC program consisting of utilizing standards, duplicate and blank samples and laboratory cross-checks and routinely repeats sample analysis.

Statements in this release that are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Readers are cautioned that any such statements are not guarantees of future performance and that actual developments or results may vary materially from those in these "forward-looking statements".

APOGEE ANNOUNCES PRIVATE PLACEMENT FINANCING



TORONTO, ON March 13, 2006 Apogee Minerals Ltd. (TSX Venture Exchange: APE) is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement to raise up to $10 million by way of a brokered private placement on a best efforts basis through a syndicate of agents (the "Agents") led by Salman Partners Inc. The financing will consist of the issuance of up to 10 million units (the ``Units``) priced at $1.00 per Unit, subject to regulatory approval. The Agents have been granted an option to offer for sale up to an additional 2.0 million Units at a price of $1.00 per additional Unit, exercisable until closing. Each Unit will consist of one common share and one half of one common share purchase warrant. Each whole common share purchase warrant will entitle the holder to purchase one additional common share, at $1.25, for a period of eighteen months following the closing date. Closing is expected to occur on or about April 6, 2006.

The Agents will receive a commission of 6.5% of the gross proceeds raised in this private placement, as well as Broker Warrants equal in number to 10% of the aggregate number of Units sold under the financing which will entitle the Agents to purchase, at an exercise price equal to $1.25, one common share of the Company for a period of eighteen months.

The net proceeds of from the sale of the Units will be used for exploration and development of the La Solucion and Pulacayo-Paca projects and for general corporate purposes.

The securities comprised in the Units will be issued subject to a four-month hold period under applicable law. The transaction is subject to certain conditions, including (but not limited to) the receipt of all necessary regulatory and stock exchange approvals.
This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to sell any of the securities in the United States. The securities have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the ``U.S. Securities Act``) or any state securities laws and may not be offered or sold within the United States or to U.S. Persons unless registered under the U.S. Securities Act and applicable state securities laws or an exemption from such registration is available.

Building a Premier Emerging Silver Producer

Apogee Minerals Ltd. is a Canadian exploration and development company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol APE. The company is focused on advanced Silver-Zinc projects in South America that demonstrate the potential to receive capital investment and be rapidly developed to production. Currently all of its projects are located in the historic silver producing regions of central and southwest Bolivia.

This press release is available on the company`s official on-line investor relations site for investor commentary, feedback and questions. Investors are asked to visit http://www.agoracom.com/ir/apogee . Alternatively, investors are asked to email all questions and correspondence to APE@agoracom.com where they can also request addition to the Apogee Minerals investor email list to receive all future press releases and updates directly.

For further information contact:
John Carlesso
President and C.E.O.
(416) 861-5881

THE TSX VENTURE EXCHANGE HAS NOT REVIEWED AND DOES NOT ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ADEQUACY OR ACCURACY OF THIS RELEASE.
...seit 13.0.306 ist der Handel jetzt auch in Frankfurt möglich,

Symbol: A9K.FSE
ISIN: CA03759V1085
WKN: A0HNDX

hier die Meldung:


March 15, 2006
Apogee Minerals News Release


APOGEE TRADING ON THE FRANKFURT STOCK EXCHANGE

NEWS RELEASE: March 15, 2006

APOGEE TRADING ON THE FRANKFURT STOCK EXCHANGE

TORONTO, ON March 15, 2006 Apogee Minerals Ltd. (TSX Venture Exchange: APE) announced that its common shares have commenced trading on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange under the symbol "AOHNDX" effective March 13, 2006.

Apogee President John Carlesso stated: "We are very pleased about this listing as it will allow our European shareholders easier access to the market and provide another venue to increase the Company`s profile."

Building a Premier Emerging Silver Producer
Apogee Minerals Ltd. is a Canadian exploration and development company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol APE. The company is focused on advanced Silver-Zinc projects in South America that demonstrate the potential to receive capital investment and be rapidly developed to production. Currently all of its projects are located in the historic silver producing regions of central and southwest Bolivia.

This press release is available on the company`s official on-line investor relations site for investor commentary, feedback and questions. Investors are asked to visit http://www.agoracom.com/ir/apogee . Alternatively, investors are asked to email all questions and correspondence to APE@agoracom.com where they can also request addition to the Apogee Minerals investor email list to receive all future press releases and updates directly.

For further information contact:
John Carlesso
President and C.E.O.
(416) 861-5881
March 15, 2006
Apogee Minerals - Company Bulletin

NORTHERN MINER ARTICLE, MARCH 10, 2006

Dear Shareholder,

In our ongoing efforts to provide broader communications and market information, we are pleased to provide you, for your interest, with Country and Industry Sector Bulletins discussing current market opinions and/or conditions that affect the investment climate and sectors represented.

Yours truly,
AGORA Investor Relations

The Northern Miner, 3/10/2006

BOLIVIAN MINING MINISTER TRIES TO ALLAY FEARS
By Anthony Vaccaro
(Article printed in full - courtesy of the Northern Miner.)


Still riding a rush of populist enthusiasm, Bolivia`s recently elected Movement Towards Socialism party is taking a turn at revising the country`s mining code.

While only introduced in 1995, the current code will be reworked with an emphasis on its tax structure, as the government looks to gain more funds from a surging mineral sector. The revision is expected to take roughly one year to complete.

Speaking to a small gathering at the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada convention (PDAC) via satellite from La Paz, the minister of mines and metallurgy, Walter Villaroel, emphasized that reworking the code will not come at the expense of scaring away foreign investment or overburdening current operations in the region.

"I was a miner. I`ve been in the industry for 20 years," Villaroel said through an interpreter. "I understand that mining needs investment."

Villaroel, known within in Bolivia as one of President Evo Morales` closest confidants, was head of the largest mining labour union. Morales was head of the coca-leaf growers union.

While Villaroel said part of his mandate is to ensure local communities benefit sufficiently from mineral deposits, he also said he is eager to encorporate suggestions from the mining industry.

The remarks had significant implications for two companies doing business in Bolivia -- Tornto-based Apogee Minerals (APE-V), who hosted the conference, and Apex Silver (SIL-X).

Denver-based Apex`s massive San Cristobal silver, zinc and lead project is set to bring its US$600 million project into production in the second half of 2007. It is slated to become the world`s second largest silver mine.

While Igor Levental, vice president of investor relations at Apex, would prefer the government give the current code more of a chance -- he applauded it for a high level of efficiency -- he says dialogue with the ministry on the new code has been productive.

Most importantly for foreign nationals with mining interest in the country, nationalization does not appear to be a threat. Levental says it was "not even on the table" in talks with the government.

The president of the Bolivian-American Chamber of Commerce, Ivan Rebolledo, explains that even the government`s more marginal nationalizing plan -- to reclaim former state-owned companies -- will not affect the mining industry.

A handful of state-run companies were "capitalized" in the 1990s but none of them were in the mining sector. The current government has talked of either buying back or re-appropriating the companies in question -- most of which are now controlled by foreign nationals.

Rebolledo says while the hydrocarbon industry waits anxiously for the government to announce its new economic platforms -– announcements are scheduled for April -- the mining sector doesn`t have the same level of concern. What`s more, he says, while new taxes will probably extract more from company profits, they likely won`t be "outrageous."

Villaroel emphasized that new taxes would be fair and profit based.

"We`ll be linking taxes to whether companies make more or less money," Villaroel said.

While nationalization in the minerals industry is unlikely, the re-fortification of the country`s state-owned Comibol is a priority of the government.

In the shadow of Venezuela`s efforts to create a strong state-run mineral company, Bolivia is looking at how it can translate Comibol`s prospective and widely held licences into profit.

Comibol -- currently reduced to little more than a permit-issuing office -- lacks the capital necessary to develop its properties.

Apogee`s legal advisor, Gustavo Miranda, a native of Bolivia, says the government is looking to "re-ignite" the company through joint ventures (JV) with foreign nationals.

One card Comibol has to attract potential JV partners is its exclusive rights to properties within a 50-km zone around the perimeter of the country.

Born out of a need to protect its borders –- Bolivia`s history has seen its borders shrink at the hands of neighbouring countries` aggressions -- the law requires that Comibol be a part of any mining activity that would occur in the regulated zone.

Currently, Comibol has one tin mine in production - the Huanuni project. It is Bolivia`s largest tin operation and produces 300 tonnes of tin a month.

Comibol also counts two smelters – both in need of extensive renovation and updating – as part of its assets.
[posting]20.647.413 von Art Bechstein am 12.03.06 11:45:51[/posting]@Art:
Danke für Info (!) im Thread: Weltvorrat an Indium geht zur Neige! Vorschlag: Aktie Dowa Mining(858423) [Thema: Weltvorrat an Indium geht zur Neige! Vorschlag: Aktie Dowa Mining (858423)].

@Alle:
In dem Sräd geht es auch allgemein um Indium, das von Apogee auf Santa Isabel erbohrt wurde
(s. http://www.apogeeminerals.com/Default.aspx?SectionId=e1655d8…).
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