Anatolia completes 2009 sulfide drilling on a high note

TORONTO, Feb. 25 /CNW/ - Anatolia Minerals Development Limited ("Anatolia" or the "Company") (TSX:ANO) announces final results from the 2009 sulfide exploration program at the Çöpler Gold Project that was concluded in January of this year. A map is posted to Anatolia's website ( The 2009 drilling program totaled 12,109 meters. This is the fourth and final release of results for this program, with previous announcements made November 17, December 7, 2009 and February 10, 2010.

Sulfide and oxide gold intercepts given below were generally beyond the planned oxide pit or outside the current pit design limits, and are expected to add tonnes to the 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-220   170.3    N. of    73.00    87.00    14.00   2.29   5.0 Sulfide

    CDD-221   204.0    Main     56.00    68.70    12.70   2.19  11.5 Sulfide
                                93.00   103.70    10.70   2.47   2.7 Sulfide

    CDD-222   206.2    Main      0.00     6.50     6.50   2.60   2.6  Oxide
                                47.30    56.50     9.20   2.54   5.8 Sulfide

    CDD-223   171.0    Main     33.50    58.90    25.40   4.15   1.0 Sulfide
      Including                 33.50    42.00     8.50   8.97   1.0 Sulfide

    CDD-227   197.1    Main     12.00    20.70     8.70   4.08   5.2  Oxide
                                20.70    32.70    12.00   5.36   6.3 Sulfide

    CDD-228   207.0    Main     84.00   105.00    21.00  11.28  10.6 Sulfide
      Including                 90.00   100.00    10.00  20.17  19.2 Sulfide
                               190.00   207.00    17.00   2.05   1.0 Sulfide

    CDD-230   162.0    Main    155.00   162.00     7.00   3.33   1.0 Sulfide

    CDD-231   111.0    Main     78.10    85.40     7.30   7.29   5.7 Sulfide

                      W. of
    CDD-232   103.0   Main       2.00    33.00    28.50   1.07   1.2  Oxide

    CDD-234   140.0   Main      33.00    56.60    23.60   1.79   6.8 Sulfide
      Including                 42.00    53.60    11.60   2.37   9.9 Sulfide

Unreported holes CDD-219, CDD-224, CDD-225, CDD-226, CDD-229 and CDD-233/CDD-233A had no significant results. 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, "The 2009 sulfide exploration program has been successful in discovering the two highest-grade intercepts ever in the Manganese Mine Zone; delineating known and discovering new geological structures controlling the gold mineralization; identifying new areas of oxide and sulfide mineralization; and identifying the potential of future resource growth. Many multi-meter intercepts have gold grades ranging from 2 to over 10 grams per tonne and have economic potential for refractory gold recovery. The 2009 drilling will be used to update the global resource and concurrent engineering work is underway driving to a sulfide feasibility study later this year."

About Anatolia

Anatolia, recognized as a leader in exploration and development in Turkey, is developing the Çöpler Gold Project. 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 gpt. 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 gpt 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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