Çopler drilling extends gold mineralization in two zones

TORONTO, Dec. 7 /CNW/ - Anatolia Minerals Development Limited ("Anatolia" or the "Company") (TSX:ANO) announces additional results from the current sulfide exploration program at the Çopler Gold Project. These holes focused on targets below the planned Manganese Mine Zone pit and at depth along the western boundary of the planned Main Zone pit. New structures representing extensions of gold mineralization were identified in both zones. A map is posted to Anatolia's website (www.anatoliaminerals.com).

Given the disseminated nature of the deposit in the Manganese Mine Zone, these intercepts are considered true widths. A summary of some of the more significant results from the Manganese Mine Zone is given below:

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

              182.00-   Below-
    CDD-201A    373.7     Pit    315.70   337.00   21.30  2.61  3.4  Sulfide
      Including                  328.00   336.00    8.00  3.59  3.6  Sulfide

              258.80-   Below-
    CDD-202A   330.00     Pit    310.40   318.00    7.60  4.20  4.6  Sulfide

    CDD-204    402.60     Pit    186.00   198.60   12.60  3.83  6.3  Sulfide

The true widths are not determinable at this time based on the available data. A summary of some of the more significant results from the Main Zone is given below:

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

    CRC-704A    54.00  SW Main     3.00    10.00    7.00  0.70  1.2   Oxide
                                  28.50    30.00    1.50  2.76  2.7  Sulfide

    CRC-705A    88.00  SW Main     0.00     3.00    3.00  1.12  1.0   Oxide
                                  50.00    57.00    7.00  3.83  5.6  Sulfide

    CRC-706    122.00  SW Main     0.00     6.00    6.00  1.02  1.0   Oxide
                                  86.00    94.00    8.00  7.65  7.2  Sulfide

    CRC-708    153.00  W Main      0.00     9.00    9.00  1.00  1.4   Oxide

    CRC-709     36.50  NW Main        0    25.00   25.00  2.36  2.2   Mixed
      Including                    3.00    19.00   16.00  3.07  2.7  Sulfide

    CRC-712     72.50  NW Main     3.00    10.00    7.00  1.48  2.9   Mixed
                                  36.00    57.00   21.00  4.86  3.6  Sulfide
      Including                   40.00    55.00   15.00  6.04  4.5  Sulfide

    CRC-713     93.50  NW Main    40.00    43.00    3.00  4.33  2.8  Sulfide
                                  50.00    72.00   22.00  2.23  2.0  Sulfide
      Including                   50.00    60.00   10.00  2.72  2.8  Sulfide
      Including                   68.00    72.00    4.00  4.26  1.7  Sulfide

Edward Dowling, President and CEO of Anatolia stated, "These extensions in the Manganese Mine and Main Zones are important additions to the sulfide gold potential at Çopler. We expected the below-pit extension in the Manganese Mine Zone to add additional tonnes, and the grades reported are well in excess of our existing sulfide resources. The holes in the Main Zone intercepted extensions of near surface oxides and two newly identified sulfide-bearing structures on the southwest and northwest edges of the presently designed Main Zone pit. Again, the grades within these two structures are well above historical averages for our sulfide gold resource."

About Anatolia

Anatolia, recognized as a leader in exploration and development in Turkey, is developing Çopler. Çopler 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 Çopler is expected in 2010 with full production of about 175,000 ounces of gold per year anticipated in 2011. Additional production expansion of the oxide and sulfide gold resource is expected at Çopler 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 137.9 million common shares issued and outstanding, 156.5 million fully diluted. 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, 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 www.sedar.com. 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. QA/QC 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 www.anatoliaminerals.com

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