Proactive Investors - Run By Investors For Investors

Ariana up as it secures permits; all set to drill at Salinbas

With production at Red Rabbit in full swing, Ariana is now moving forward with other projects
Ariana up as it secures permits; all set to drill at Salinbas
Ardala is prospective for gold, copper and molybdenum

Ariana Resources PLC (LON:AAU) shares rose on Tuesday following news the firm has been granted forestry permits for its Salinbas gold project in Turkey.

It also has had its licence to operate at Salinbas approved for 10 years.

WATCH: Ariana Resources makes strong start to drilling at Salinbas

Full permission to drill on the Ardala licence has also been secured, and a reverse circulation rig has been mobilised to begin a 2,000 metre campaign.

Trial mining at Ardala has provided for a 10,000 tonne stockpile on site containing evidence of significant mineralisation.

"This is an excellent set of outcomes for the future development of the Salinbas project,” said Ariana’s managing director Kerim Sener.

“Now that we have secured all of the permits required for the drilling of the Ardala licence we have much greater flexibility to drill-test some of the key targets defined in earlier exploration. An initial 2,000m of RC drilling is due to commence on the Ardala licence imminently and is expected to conclude by early June.”

In a note to clients, analysts at City broker Shore Capital said they "look forward to the results with interest". 

In afternoon trading, shares in Ariana were 4% higher at 1.98p.

 -- Adds analyst comment, share price --

View full AAU profile View Profile

Ariana Resources PLC Timeline

Related Articles

March 25 2019
Recent production numbers from Pan African's operations give plenty of grounds for encouragement
Miners and infrastucture
April 17 2019
Mandalay Resources is a metals miner with producing assets in Sweden (Björkdal) and Australia (Costerfield)
March 13 2019
The ongoing staking rush in Paterson is now beginning to bear fruit, for Newcrest and others
Copyright ©, 2019. All Rights Reserved - Proactive Investors North America Inc., Proactive Investors LLC

Market Indices, Commodities and Regulatory News Headlines copyright © Morningstar. Data delayed 15 minutes unless otherwise indicated. Terms of use