Meridian Minerals Ltd
Australian Market Report of February 18, 2011 includes: YTC Resources Limited (ASX:YTC) announced further strong drill results from the northern section of the Nymagee Copper Deposit; Meridian Minerals Limited (ASX:MII) has signed a non-binding Heads of Agreement to acquire a 75% interest in the non-alluvial assets of Russian gold company ZAO ZRK Omchak; Peninsula Energy Limited (ASX:PEN) confirmed high grade uranium resource in South Africa; Hot Rock Limited (ASX:HRL) commences its first major exploration program at two geothermal projects in Chile.
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