Ariana Resources is advancing gold opportunities in Turkey

  • Ariana Resources says new drilling confirms Kepez North as ‘unusually high grade zone’
  • 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.

16 Sep 2021

(, ) said additional drilling at Kepez North in Turkey confirmed it as a source of high-grade feeder ore for the Kiziltepe gold mine.

Best results included gold grades of 11.2 g/t and 3.06 g/t in new intercepts and 6.23 g/t from in-fill drilling. There were also notable silver credits.

“These additional drilling results from the Kepez North area have further reinforced our understanding of this unusually high-grade zone of gold and silver mineralisation,” Kerim Sener, Ariana’s managing director, said.

“The joint venture is looking to expedite the addition of this mining area into the production schedule.

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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.

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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 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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