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Ya'an (yä-än), city (1994 est. pop. 110,000), SW Sichuan prov., China, on a tributary of the Min River. It is a tea center for W Sichuan and a highway hub for the E Tibetan plateau. From 1950 to 1955 it was the capital of XikangXikang
, former province, SW China. Kangding was the capital before 1950 and Ya'an from 1950 to 1955. It is largely a region of high mountains (over 10,000 ft/3,050 m) cut by the gorges of several rivers. The area became a province c.1939.
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to explore the 14,000 square kilometre Yaan
Block in Western Sichuan.
Some students who were victims of the Yaan
earthquake in Sichuan province this April continued to study for their exams in rescue tents amid the massive destruction.
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A portion of the proceeds of the placement will be applied to costs associated with the Company's 25 percent working interest in the Yaan
Block in Sichuan Province, China.
Maxy owns a 25 percent working interest in the Yaan
Block, while Texaco owns the remaining 75 percent and serves as Operator.