Cardero Resource Corp. (TSX:CDU,NYSEMKT:CDY,NYSEAMEX:CDY,FWB:CR5) announced results of the maiden resource estimate for the Sheini Hills Iron Project in Ghana: 1.3 Billion Tonnes grading 33.8% Iron including 1.05 Billion Tonnes Primary Ironstone and Hardcap @ 35.2% Iron and 0.27 Billion Tonnes Detrital Iron @ 28.2% Iron.

As quoted in the press release:

In total, SRK has reported an inferred mineral resource of 1.3 Bt, with mean grades of 33.8% Fe, 6.0% Al2O3, 37.3% SiO2 and 0.27% P (at a cutoff of 15% Fe), all of which falls within a Whittle optimisation pit which has a global strip ratio of 0.93 (waste tonnes:ore tonnes) and which was generated by SRK to restrict the estimated inferred mineral resource to material which has potential to be economically exploited.

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