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Eurasia update on Semenovsky tailings project

By BFN News | 07:56 AM | Monday 04 July, 2016

Eurasia Mining has issued an update on progress from the Semenovsky tailings project and assay results from the 2016 metallurgical drilling programme. As reported in RNS dated 26 April 2016, a drilling programme was carried out on site and the samples sent to SGS Chita for assay and subsequent metallurgical analysis. The testing program is considered in three phases. Phase 1a, fire assay of samples, phase 1b, bottle-roll cyanide-leach testing, and phase 2, optimisation of leach variables. The assay results returned for the 54 samples collected in phase 1a are in line with previous estimates, and the grades used previously in Eurasia's resource calculations. This work is a necessary step in planning the design of the processing plant, as well as confirming the grade of the tails and the reliability of previous workers sampling. Highlights: - 54 fire assay results returned from SGS laboratories Chita, return an average grade of 1.16 g/t gold and 17.3 g/t silver. - Results are in line with expected values obtained from previous sampling programmes, lending additional support to reserve calculations - These grades are high for tailings, providing a robust project for re-treatment and recovery of gold. Eurasia says depth of the tailings dam varies from six to eleven metres on average and this recent sampling program was designed to test the complete column of sands through to underlying clays below the tailings foundation. 5 drill holes were evenly spaced over the 1.5km2 tailings dam. Results are tabulated in full below. The sands were logged and individually bagged on site in Semenovsky by Eurasia geologists. Gold values are obtained by fire assay with an atomic absorption analysis finish and the silver values by atomic absorption method. Separately, a reserves report was submitted to local authorities on the 30th May 2016 and this is continuing through the normal approvals process at the Bashkirian Ministry for Subsoil use. Managing director Christian Schaffalitzky said: "We are pleased to have independent verification of grade at the Semenovsky Tailings Project. Having worked in Russia for many years we are familiar with the excellent standard of Russian geological assessments and have complete faith in the Russian system of mineral resource definition but working in partnership with MTR, are duty bound to provide normal due diligence confirmation. We now look forward to results of gold recovery tests which will allow us to refine the design of the process plant and optimise the mining operation." Story provided by

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