http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSBRE9920VF20131003?irpc=932 Q reuers mobil Chinalco Mining Corp (3668.HK) and Jiangxi Copper (600362.SS) are among the Chinese groups also interested in the project, sources familiar with the bid have said. One of the sources said Jiangxi, China's largest copper producer, had paired up with Chinalco.
Peru's Mines Minister Jorge Merino said on Thursday that firms from several different countries have expressed interest in buying Las Bambas.
"I cannot give names of companies," Merino told reporters. "But what I can say is that there are companies from many countries - from Australia, from China, Canadian companies, there are also American companies interested in the project."
(Reporting by Harpreet Bhal; editing by David Evans and David Gregorio)
While cash from selling the project would be welcome, McEwen says his company can still raise more funds, even though it?s "not the friendliest time" for getting mining finance. McEwen Mining said last month it plans to raise about $60 million in a rights offering, backstopped by its CEO, who according to its website has a 25 percent stake in the company.
Los Awzules is worth about $535 million, based partly on the deposit?s 15 billion pounds of copper resources, and will cost almost five times that to develop, said Aleksandra Bukacheva, a Toronto-based analyst at Fraser Mackenzie Ltd.
"A junior precious-metals company is unlikely to come up with the $2.5 billion on its own needed to develop a copper mine at Los Azules," Bukacheva, who has a hold rating on the stock, said by phone.
The sitemay appeal to Japan?s Sumitomo Metal Mining Co., Korea Resources Corp. and other Asian companies keen to secure copper supplies, she said. Many of the largest copper producers, such as Xstrata Plc (XTA) and BHP Billiton Ltd., might not be interested because they?re already developing or expanding comparable deposits in South America, according to Bukacheva
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