One of APML’s key advantages is the company’s geologic database and library, containing thousands of studies and reports on Myanmar’s mines and mineral prospects, many of which are not available in the public domain.
Using this comprehensive data, APML applied for and was granted approval to explore for silver-lead-zinc on lands completely surrounding the world-famous Bawdwin mine. This licence was granted on 3 October 2014 and represented the first large-scale exploration licence granted to a Western-led company for nearly two decades. Concurrently, APML is in the advanced stage of licensing other mineral prospects in Myanmar, most notably for copper and gold in the Sagaing Division (3 separate applications have been lodged with the Ministry of Mines). In conjunction with these 100%-owned applications, APML is negotiating with local business groups on Myanmar’s great past-producing mining districts. Using all of these approaches, the company is assembling a portfolio of mineral projects across Myanmar, spanning commodities such as silver, lead, zinc, tin, tungsten and gold — commodities Myanmar historically produced in world-leading quantities.
- First Western-led company to be awarded a large-scale exploration licence (187 sq. km.) for nearly two decades
- One of the last great mining frontiers: proven mineral wealth, under-explored
- Proprietary geological database: private collection of mine plans and exploration data
- Advanced projects: project pipeline including world-leading undeveloped silver belt
- Value creation: focused on poly-metallic VMS targets with billion-dollar global analogues
- The right team: proven record of mine discovery, development and financing
Asia Pacific Mining Limited is using its first-mover advantage in Myanmar to develop the country’s historic mining and minerals sector.