Ariana Resources is advancing gold opportunities in Turkey

  • Ariana Resources’ Kiziltepe expansion on track
  • How Ariana Resources turned a GBP5 idea into GBP50 million
  • Ariana Resources completes Zenit and Pontid agreements, boosts Magellan resource

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Ariana Resources plc is an AIM-listed gold-silver exploration and development company with operations in Turkey. It has a proven strategy of identifying and developing mineral resources and advancing them to production through joint ventures.

02 Sep 2021

(, )’s Kiziltepe mine joint venture in Turkey has moved to automation testing of its expanded process plant, the junior said today.

Kerim Sener, managing director, added: “Since the end of last week, the SAG mill has been supplied with ore and during September we are expecting that the full impact of the plant expansion will begin to be seen.

“Meanwhile, gold production from Kiziltepe has remained very much on track through July and August, while the plant expansion was being completed,” he added.

In the half-year ended 30 June 2021, production and sales amounted to 7,941 ounces of gold, generating gross revenues of US$16.2mln at an average realised gold price of US$1,853 per ounce.

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19 Aug 2021

(, ) () reported drilling results from the Karakavak area, northeast of the Kiziltepe gold-silver mine in western Turkey, and said a resource estimate and the definition of an exploration target was underway.

The drilling results include 3.0 meters at 2.40 grammes a tonne (g/t) gold and 1.7g/t silver; 4.6 metres at 1.36g/t gold and 2.2g/t silver; and 5.1 metres at 1.10g/t gold and 1.4g/t silver. Only 14% of the Karakavak vein has been drilled so far.

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18 Aug 2021

(, ) () said it plans to pay an interim gross dividend of 0.35 pence per share, the first tranche of its previously announced special dividend, by 26 September.

The AIM-listed mineral exploration and development company will announce the payment dates for the second and third tranches in due course.

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18 Feb 2021

“Figuring out how to turn a GBP5 idea into a company worth about GBP50mln” – this is how Kerim Sener describes the process of transforming Ariana Resources () from an upstart explorer into a gold producer over the last eighteen years.

There’s been little stopping Ariana after it kicked off production at its first gold mine, Kiziltepe in western Turkey, four years ago.

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09 Dec 2020

‘s () Kerim Sener talks to Proactive London’s Katie Pilbeam about the completed conditional agreements on its joint venture with Ozaltin Holding A.S and with Proccea Construction.

He says this new “powerful” joint venture partner will “support our strategy associated with western Turkey assets”.

Under the terms of this agreement, Ozaltin will be acquiring 53% of both Pontid Madencilik Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S, the owner of the Salinbas project, and the existing Zenit Madencilik San. ve Tic. A.S. joint venture, which is currently owned by Ariana in a 50:50 partnership with Proccea.

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Ariana Resources talks big boost to resource at Kepez North, special divi…

Ariana Resources PLC’s (LON:AAU) Kerim Sener caught up with Proactive’s Andrew Scott soon after announcing that the resource estimate for the Kepez North area of the Kiziltepe gold-silver mine in western Turkey has doubled. It’s now estimated to contain about 36,400 ounces of gold and 329,400…

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