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Eurasia Mining losses rise

By BFN News | 09:44 AM | Tuesday 07 June, 2016

Eurasia Mining posts a pre-tax loss of £1.7m for the year to the end of December - up from £502,500 in 2014. At 31 December 2015 the Group had a cash balance of £104,925 to allow it to continue its core project development, limited to desktop studies. This reserve was insufficient for the group to carry on and it raised additional funds through the issue of capital after the year-end. Chairman Michael Martineau said: "The contracted mining team is mobilising its equipment and infrastructure to the West Kytlim licence area to commence alluvial platinum mining this summer. Exploration companies do not always reach this stage in their evolution and I am delighted to see the fruits of our labour. It is thanks to you, the shareholders, who have supported the Company through some recent difficult times that the Company has now appointed mining contractors with the expectation of positive cashflow in 2016. Of course this is early days, and the current season's production will be modest. However, it allows us to adjust the Company to mining and deal with the inevitable teething problems before we gear up to full production, scheduled for Year 3, i.e. 2018. "Full production would involve separate washing facilities at 2-3 sites, with the prospect of at least an estimated 10 year life with resources identified that may extend its life further. "The ramp-up planned for mining, which is being undertaken by OOO SK Region Stroy, is based on converting this year's all-diesel operation to electrically-powered mining. This will involve the installation of a powerline and the use of draglines for waste stripping and ore stockpiling, which can be carried out in winter. The actual platinum washing operations is a summer activity, typically a season extending from late to May to early November. "At Monchetundra, we are working on completing our filings for a Discovery Certificate, which is the first step in the process of applying for a mining licence. The two target open pit resources are at West Nittis and Loipishnune. This remains a substantial project and consequently we are exploring a number of options including actively seeking a joint venture partner or a sale, a process that has been going on for several months." At 9:44am: (LON:EUA) Eurasia Mining PLC share price was 0p at 0.58p Story provided by

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