Anatolia announces additional positive Çöpler drilling results

TORONTO, Feb. 10 /CNW/ - Anatolia Minerals Development Limited ("Anatolia" or the "Company") (TSX:ANO) announces additional results from the current sulfide exploration program at the Çöpler Gold Project. A map is posted to Anatolia's website ( This is the third release of results for this program, with previous announcements made November 17 and December 7, 2009.

The majority of the reported drill holes are in the Main Zone, trending from southwest to northeast through the center of the planned pit for the oxide phase. Sulfide intercepts were generally below the planned oxide pit and are expected to add tonnes to the sulfide resource. True widths in the Main Zone are not determinable at this time based on the available data. A summary of the results is given below:

    Drill      Depth              From       To     cept    Au    Ag
    Hole     (Meters) Location (Meters) (Meters) (Meters) (gpt) (gpt)  Notes

    CDD-205    387.9   Mn Mine   14.00    32.90    18.90  4.70  10.0   Oxide
                                173.50   194.00    20.50  2.95  10.8 Sulfide

    CDD-206    278.5      Main   93.00   130.00    37.00  2.65  10.7 Sulfide

    CDD-208    146.6      Main   98.50   108.50    10.00  3.05   1.0 Sulfide

    CDD-211    236.6      Main    5.50     8.50     3.00  4.36   7.4   Oxide
                                 27.50    78.50    51.00  2.51   5.0 Sulfide
      Including                  31.50    43.80    12.30  5.74   8.0 Sulfide
      Including                  54.40    58.00     3.60  3.89   7.4 Sulfide
      Including                  62.00    65.50     3.50  3.33   5.0 Sulfide

    CDD-212    237.9      Main  124.50   140.00    15.50  2.02   1.8 Sulfide
                                144.60   160.50    15.90  3.02   5.7 Sulfide

    CDD-213    253.3      Main  122.50   166.00    43.50  2.05   2.0 Sulfide
      Including                 123.50   138.00    14.50  3.11   1.0 Sulfide
      Including                 142.90   146.10     3.20  2.96   1.7 Sulfide

    CDD-215    240.0      Main    5.90    17.00    11.10  3.17   5.5   Oxide
                                 77.70    94.50    16.80  3.00   2.5 Sulfide

    CDD-216    270.3      Main   24.60    38.70    14.10  2.26   1.9 Sulfide
                                 48.50    56.00     7.50  2.21   8.0 Sulfide

    CDD-217    197.0      Main  164.30   169.90     5.60  7.18   3.9 Sulfide

    CDD-218    150.3      Main   21.20    25.20     4.00  2.83   4.9 Sulfide
                                 46.50    51.00     4.50  2.82  22.3 Sulfide
                                 57.10    86.00    28.90  2.84   4.2 Sulfide
                                104.80   115.05    10.25 10.97  63.4 Sulfide

    CRD-715    204.0      Main   13.00    15.00     2.00  3.68 199.5 Sulfide
                                 18.00    44.00    26.00  3.29  13.7 Sulfide
                                 62.00    77.00    15.00  3.15  30.3 Sulfide
                                129.00   142.50    13.50  2.59   3.6 Sulfide

Unreported holes CDD-207, CDD-209, CDD-210, CDD-214, CRD-714 and CRD-716 had no significant results.

The current phase of drilling was completed in late January with final assay results pending.

Drilling results to date and concurrent surface reconnaissance demonstrate additional oxide and sulfide potential at Çöpler. Drilling in the Manganese Mine and Main Zones has intercepted gold mineralization outside the existing resource block model and also indicates the deposit remains open. Additional targets have recently been identified in areas to the west and northwest of the Main Zone. Once final results from the current drilling program are received, Anatolia will update the Çöpler resource estimate and evaluate the potential for a follow-up drilling program.

Edward Dowling, President and CEO of Anatolia stated, "This has been a very productive drilling program. Historically, exploration drilling in the Main Zone has been shallow and solely focused on oxide gold mineralization. Drilling to greater depths is returning consistently good results and adding to our understanding of the structural controls associated with the sulfides mineralization."

About Anatolia

Anatolia, recognized as a leader in exploration and development in Turkey, is developing Çöpler. Çöpler is 95% owned by Anatolia and 5% by Çalik Mining (see News Release, August 13, 2009). Initial plans are to produce approximately 1.3 million ounces of gold at a cash cost of about US$260 per ounce. The first gold pour at Çöpler is expected in 2010 with full production to average about 175,000 ounces of gold per year after ramp up. Additional production expansion of the oxide and sulfide gold resource is expected at Çöpler by taking advantage of the inherent large resource through on-going technical activities. In addition, Anatolia holds a significant pipeline of prospective gold and base metal projects.

Anatolia currently has 138.1 million common shares issued and outstanding, 156.4 million fully diluted. For more information please contact Edward Dowling, President and CEO, or Douglas Tobler, CFO at (303) 292-1299 or visit Anatolia's common shares are listed for trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "ANO."

Cautionary Statements

Except for statements of historical fact relating to Anatolia, certain statements contained in this news release constitute forward-looking information, future oriented financial information, or financial outlooks (collectively "forward-looking information") within the meaning of Canadian securities laws. Forward-looking information may relate to this news release and other matters identified in Anatolia's public filings, Anatolia's future outlook and anticipated events or results and, in some cases, can be identified by terminology such as "may", "will", "could", "should", "expect", "plan", "anticipate", "believe", "intend", "estimate", "projects", "predict", "potential", "targeted", "possible", "continue", "objective" or other similar expressions concerning matters that are not historical facts and include, but are not limited in any manner to, those with respect to commodity prices, mineral resources, mineral reserves, realization of mineral reserves, existence or realization of mineral resource estimates, results of exploration activities, the timing and amount of future production, the timing of construction of the proposed mine and process facilities, capital and operating expenditures, the timing of receipt of permits, rights and authorizations, communications with local stakeholders and community relations, status of negotiations of joint ventures, availability of financing and any and all other timing, development, operational, financial, economic, legal, regulatory and political factors that may influence future events or conditions. Such forward-looking statements are based on a number of material factors and assumptions, including, but not limited in any manner, those disclosed in any other of Anatolia's public filings, and include the ultimate determination of mineral reserves, availability and final receipt of required approvals, licenses and permits, ability to acquire necessary surface rights, sufficient working capital to develop and operate the proposed mine, access to adequate services and supplies, economic conditions, commodity prices, foreign currency exchange rates, interest rates, access to capital and debt markets and associated cost of funds, availability of a qualified work force, lack of social opposition and legal challenges, and the ultimate ability to mine, process and sell mineral products on economically favorable terms. While Anatolia considers these assumptions to be reasonable based on information currently available to it, they may prove to be incorrect. Actual results may vary from such forward-looking information for a variety of reasons, including but not limited to risks and uncertainties disclosed in other Anatolia filings at Forward-looking statements are based upon management's beliefs, estimate and opinions on the date the statements are made and, other than as required by law, Anatolia does not intend, and undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking information to reflect, among other things, new information or future events.

The technical information set forth in this press release and the contents of this press release have been reviewed and prepared under the supervision of Firuz Alizade, Vice President of Exploration with Anatolia Minerals Development Limited, and verified by Georgi I. Magaranov, a qualified person pursuant to National Instrument 43-101 of the Canadian Securities Administration. Drill composites were calculated using a cut-off of 0.30 g/t. Drill intersections are reported as drilled thicknesses. Reverse circulation cuttings were sampled on 1.0 meter intervals and core was sampled at geologically selected intervals. Drill samples were performed by ALS-Chemex in Vancouver, BC, Canada, for gold by Fire Assay of a 30 gram (1 assay ton) charge with an AA finish, or if over 5.0 g/t were re-assayed and completed with a gravimetric finish. For these samples, the gravimetric data were utilized in calculating gold intersections. Quality Assurance/Quality Control included the insertion and continual monitoring of numerous standards and blanks into the sample stream, and the collection of duplicate samples at regular intervals within each batch. Selected holes are also analyzed for a 34-element geochemical suite by ICP-MS.

SOURCE Alacer Gold Corp.

For further information: For further information: Edward Dowling, President and CEO, or Douglas Tobler, CFO, at (303) 292-1299 or visit

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