This excerpt taken from the AWC 20-F filed May 23, 2008.
Juruti Regional Exploration AreaBauxite Exploration
Located in the Para and Amazonas. The nearest town is Juruti in the state of Para and Nhamunda in Amazonas. Access in Para is by rural roads. In Amazonas access is by boat. Total of all exploration properties is 340,000 hectares. The surface is mainly owned by the Government of Brazil. AWAC has been granted
exploration rights to 16 areas in the state of Para and 20 areas in the state of Amazonas. As a condition to maintain rights, periodic reporting of exploration results and activities is made to DNPM, the federal mining agency. The bauxite was developed during the Tertiary (Eocene-Oligocene) from intense tropical weathering of Cretaceous fine to medium grain feldspathic sandstones of the Alto do Chao Formation within the Barreiras Series. The weathered profile is from top to bottom: 1. Belterra sandy clay; 2. Nodular Bauxite (not considered ore, even though it may show good grades of A1203 av); 3. High iron laterite; 4. Bauxite, massive to friable to sugary in texture (this is the main ore zone); 5. Variegated clay. The contacts of all horizons are transitional. The current status is exploration drilling activities for the discovery and evaluation of bauxite. Exploration drillings on various grid spacings have been accomplished to allow for the discovery and evaluation of bauxite resources with work currently continuing. No permanent infrastructure or facilities have been established. Temporary exploration camps are in use. Equipment consists of exploration drills when drilling is in progress. No equipment is permanently located on these properties. Source of power is derived from small portable generators used for the exploration camps. Water is available locally from streams. Approximately US$10 million has been spent in this region over the last 3 years (2005-2007) with similar future planned costs.