Subscribe Search

Search form

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Aspiring miner ends site study

Aspiring miner ends site study

Aspiring miner ends site study

JUNIOR mining company Aspire International Inc has completed a geological survey of prospective mining sites in Pailin and Battambang provinces, with results due shortly according to a company statement.

“Reports to assess promising gold, silver and rare earth mineral deposits are being prepared for possible acquisitions” the company said in a public release late on Tuesday, following Aspire’s recent expedition to Cambodia and China.

The Canadian-registered firm signed a memorandum with the Ministry of Industry, Mines, and Energy in early April 2010 for permission to collect geological data in Pailin’s Salakrau district, and Battambang’s Ratanakmondol and Samlot districts in order to consider applying for mining licences in the future.

“We are awaiting results of the Asian visit,” Chief Executive Bok Wong said in the release.

“These properties which we feel may become critically important acquisitions will be further explored and sampled. These can contribute to our future growth.”

The firm, which is publicly traded in over-the-counter market, is currently developing infrastructure at its manganese mine in GuangXi, China, and has offices in Canada and China, according to its website.

Aspire said a financial audit was underway with its annual report due soon “with a view to becoming fully reporting compliant”.

Its shares fell US$0.05 to $0.30 on the day of the release, having traded between $0.11 and $0.44 in the past year.

The company could not be contacted for comment.


  • Kak Channthy, Cambodian Space Project frontwoman, killed in crash at 38 [Updated]

    Updated 5:05pm, Tuesday, March 20, 2018 Kak Channthy, frontwoman of popular The Cambodian Space Project, was killed Tuesday morning in a traffic accident in Phnom Penh. She was 38. Channthy, the internationally recognised singer-songwriter also known as “Srey Thy”, was reportedly travelling in a tuk-tuk on the city's

  • Australians protest Asean summit visit by PM Hun Sen

    Hundreds of protesters gathered in Sydney’s Hyde Park on Friday to protest against Cambodian strongman Hun Sen, who claimed to have been gifted millions of dollars by the Australian government ahead of a special Asean summit this weekend. An estimated 300 protesters, the majority of

  • One Australian, one Cambodian killed in explosion at military base

    Updated: 5:20pm, Friday 16 March 2018 An Australian tourist and a Cambodian soldier were killed in an explosion on Thursday afternoon at an army base in Cambodia’s Kampong Speu province. The Australian, whom the government initially identified as a technical demining expert in his 40s, and

  • Peeling back layers of prehistory in Battambang

    When the man passed away, he had not yet reached 50. He belonged to a tribe that had settled near the Sangker River in Battambang province, likely cultivating the fields and raising animals. On the side, they hunted for boars, and even turtles, one of which