Akkaya Zinc Project

Akkaya Property Update

The Joint venture recently applied to convert its exploration license at its Akkaya property to an operational license. This conversion has been accepted by the mining department in Turkey (MAPEG) and the Joint Venture is now waiting for the issuance of the official operational license, which is expected to be received soon. Once received, the Joint Venture will have three years to convert the operational license to an operational permit. In order to receive the operational permit, the Joint Venture must obtain all essential permits including forestry and working permits according to the mining laws and completion of an environmental impact assessment.

It is now planned to continue the Fourth-Adit a further 400 to 500 metres, over the next year, into the Akkaya license where similar marble formations and anomalous zinc mineralization has been discovered by surface drilling. Continued drilling of Akkaya from above ground is not feasible because of the surface topography. By accessing Akkaya from underground, the drilling program will be further expanded to test the property.

Akkaya Property Location

The Akkaya property is located 1.5 kilometres north of the Pinargozu Mine on the Horzum Zinc Trend (HZT), a known northeast trending zinc mineralized belt of carbonate-dominated sedimentary rocks in Adana.