Bre-X Minerals Ltd.

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Bre-X Minerals Ltd.

A former Canadian mining company that has been accused of perpetrating the largest stock fraud in the history of mining and one of the largest in the history of Canada. In 1993, Bre-X bought a piece of land near the Busang River in Indonesia that was initially estimated to contain 2 million ounces of gold. Estimates consistently rose throughout the early and mid-1990s, culminating in a stated 200 million ounces by 1997. In the process, Bre-X went from being a penny stock to one of the most valuable stocks in Canada. When an independent company found little or no gold in the area, Bre-X collapsed and became the subject of investigation by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. It finally went bankrupt in 2002.
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Sasamat Capital Corporation (Pink Sheets: SSALF) is pleased to announce that on September 30, 2004, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Texarkana Division, approved the Settlement Agreement which settles all claims of United States purchasers of shares of Bre-X Minerals Ltd.
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FCX) announced today that it was provided late in the afternoon on May 4, 1997, the interim report of Strathcona Mineral Services Limited (Strathcona) on its technical audit of the Busang project prepared for BRE-X Minerals LTD (BRE-X).
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