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Alacer's Exploration Update Highlighted by Thick Intersection at Çöpler Main Zone of 323m at 1.5g/t Gold

Monday, May 07, 2012

Alacer's Exploration Update Highlighted by Thick Intersection at Çöpler Main Zone of 323m at 1.5g/t Gold10:33 EDT Monday, May 07, 2012TORONTO, May 7, 2012 /CNW/ - Alacer Gold Corp. ("Alacer") [TSX:ASR, ASX:AQG] announces results from the recent exploration programs in Turkey and Australia.Highlights - Çöpler Gold Mine Significant extensions to Çöpler's Main Zone continue to be discovered:Drillhole CDD296A returned 323m at 1.5g/t gold from surface, which is the thickest mineralized zone intersected at the Main Zone to date. The intersection adds over 100m to the depth extent of the Main Zone mineralization in this area.Near-surface northern extensions to the Main Zone on the western margin of the Çöpler Village include 65.8m at 1.9g/t gold and 112.2m at 1.3g/t gold.Depth extensions to the Southern Main Zone include 15.0m at 4.6g/t gold from 180.8m and 13.7m at 3.4g/t gold from 253.7m.Continuity of mineralization confirmed from east of the old Çöpler Village to the Manganese Zone.  Results include 37.7m at 3.0g/t gold from 93.7m in CDD340.Infill drilling on Main Zone continues to confirm the thickness of gold mineralization, with several holes intercepting higher grades than currently modeled. Results include 88.2m at 4.7g/t gold from 100.4m in CDD342 and 33.8m at 8.5g/t gold from 4.0m in CDD338.Infill drilling of Çöpler's Western Zone indicates additional near-surface, higher grade mineralization than currently modeled. Results include the best individual assay result returned at the Western Zone of 17m at 12.4g/t gold from surface in CRC858.Highlights - Çöpler Regional ExplorationDrilling has recommenced on the Karakartal porphyry gold-copper deposit, located 12km southeast of Çöpler.  Results are confirming the geometry and grade of the current Mineral Resource and include 228m at 0.60g/t gold, 0.27% copper from 27m in KDD042, and 182m at 0.62g/t gold, 0.30% copper from surface in KDD034.The first drillhole into a geochemical anomaly 800m west of the Karakartal deposit returned 10.9m at 2.0% copper, 15g/t silver, 1.7% zinc from 74m and 14.1m at 1.8% copper, 5g/t silver, 0.75% zinc from 95.4m in KDD044. Further high-quality anomalies in the prospective Çöpler District are planned to be drilled during 2012.Highlights - Higginsville ExplorationDrilling at the Corona Prospect has identified an area of strong gold mineralization centered on the high-grade intersections in VIND047, VIND049 and VIND076. Previously unpublished assays include 2.35m at 60.9g/t gold from 197.2m in VIND076.At the Chalice underground mine, drilling of a previously sparsely drilled area between the Atlas and Olympus Lodes has intersected thick high-grade mineralization outside of the current resource boundary, including 29.3m at 4.7g/t gold.Highlights - South Kalgoorlie ExplorationDrilling at Surprise, part of the SBS28 Complex, has confirmed continuity of high-grade mineralization up to 150m below the existing pit. New drilling results include 3.0m at 14.7g/t gold, 2.3m at 7.9g/t gold, 1.0m at 55.6g/t gold and 3.0m at 13.1g/t gold.Edward Dowling, President and CEO of Alacer, stated "Drilling at Çöpler continues to demonstrate that we have yet to define the extent of this large gold deposit. We have recently commenced initial drilling of the area surrounding the old Çöpler village. This area has excellent potential as it has been a gap in drilling along the central northern portion of the Çöpler orebody.In the Çöpler District, drilling of the Karakartal porphyry gold-copper deposit has confirmed the current Mineral Resource and also discovered copper-silver-zinc mineralization nearby.In Australia, drilling at Corona, Chalice and SBS28 Complex have defined areas of higher-grade mineralization."Çöpler ExplorationAn updated Çöpler resource estimate was released on February 27, 2012 and an associated Technical Report was released April 12, 2012.  The total Measured and Indicated Resources1 has increased to 148.9 million tonnes at a grade of 1.53g/t gold, containing a total of 7.3 million ounces (inclusive of reserves).   This Mineral Resource included data from drilling completed to September 3, 2011.Approximately 25km of further drilling was completed from September to December 2011 and the results from this further drilling were published on January 24, 2012.  An additional 11,500m of drilling was completed during Q1 2012 is summarized in Figure 1 and is the subject of this release.During Q1 2012, exploration activity at Çöpler focused on extending the down-dip extensions to the Main Zone and Manganese Zone and infilling the West Zone.  Eight surface drilling rigs are currently on site at Çöpler and are beginning to test the area in and around the old Çöpler village.A further Çöpler Mineral Resource update is planned to be published in Q3 2012.---------------------------------------------1 Measured Resources = 100.3 million tonnes at 1.68g/t gold, containing 5.42 million ounces and Indicated Resources = 48.6 million tonnes at 1.21g/t gold, containing 1.89 million ounces, as at December 31, 2011.Main Zone DrillingDrilling at the Main Zone has concentrated on testing depth extensions below the currently defined pit boundary and infill drilling to a minimum spacing of 50m by 50m.CDD296A on section line 59,000E returned 323.0m at 1.5g/t gold from surface. This intersection is the thickest mineralized zone intersected at the Main Zone to date and adds over 100m to the depth extent on Main Zone on this section.Additional extensions were returned from CDD290A (36.0m at 1.1g/t gold from 99m to end of hole) and CDD290B (39.3m at 2.5g/t gold from 237m) located 50m north of CDD296A, and CDD287A (32.9m at 1.8g/t gold from 82m), located a further 50m north. Further drilling is planned to test the depth extent of this mineralization at Main Zone.Testing the Southern Main Zone continues to identify depth extensions to the Çöpler Deposit and results include:     HoleNumberFromDownholeIntervalGoldGrade CDD322180.8m15.0m      4.6 g/tSouthern Main Zone depth extensions"244.2m7.4m2.1g/t""271.5m11.1m2.4g/t"CDD307A253.7m13.7m3.4g/t"Note: All downhole intervals are estimated to be 80-100% of true width. The infill drill program is continuing on the Main Zone in order to provide additional data for the Çöpler Sulfide Feasibility Study. Drilling is targeted to bring the drill spacing down to less than 50m by 50m and provide an improved geological and grade estimation model for detailed mine planning and optimization. The majority of the infill drill results are confirming thicknesses of mineralization, but several holes are indicating significantly improved grades with the potential to add ounces to the current Mineral Resource.  Results include:     HoleNumberFromDownholeIntervalGoldGradeLocationCDD33459.0m9.5m2.4g/tNear surface of the southern Main Zone"85.4m11.1m2.1g/t"CDD33525.3m20.4m4.5g/t"CDD3384.0m33.8m8.5g/tNorthwest margin of the Main ZoneCDD33913.7m12.6m3.6g/tNear surface of the Southern Main ZoneCDD3422.7m29.0m5.8g/tCore of Main Zone"100.4m88.2m4.7g/t"Note: All downhole intervals are estimated to be 80-100% of true width. Old Çöpler Village DrillingThe relocation of all residents from the old Çöpler Village was completed in early 2012 and enabled drilling of this prospective area adjacent to the northern Main Zone to commence.Initial drilling has commenced on the western margin of the village and has extended the Main Zone to the north.  All intersections are near the margin of the Çöpler Resource and remain open to the north. Results include:     HoleNumberFromDownholeIntervalGoldGradeLocationCDD34620.2m65.8m1.9g/tNorthern margin of Çöpler ResourceCDD34711.8m112.2m1.3g/t"CRC868 131.0m25.0m1.2g/t"CRC86973.0m25.0m1.2g/t"Note: All downhole intervals are estimated to be 80-100% of true width. A further 350m wide drilling 'gap' in and around the old Çöpler Village exists to the east of this drilling.   Drilling of this 'gap' will be completed in Q2 and Q3 2012.Manganese Zone DrillingDrilling is continuing to confirm the potential that exists at depth between the Manganese Zone and the untested Çöpler Village area to the west. A continuous zone of mineralization has been identified on the northeast dipping contact between the marble and underlying meta-sediments.  Further drilling is planned to determine the extent of this mineralization and results from drilling during Q1 2012 include:     HoleNumberFromDownholeIntervalGoldGradeLocationCDD328236.6m38.6m1.4g/tBetween Manganese Zone and Çöpler Village"310.2m23.3m1.6g/t"CDD329261.5m31.0m2.1g/t"CDD330221.2m12.3m2.1g/t"CDD331168.9m22.5m2.0g/t"CDD336173.9m46.7m1.7g/t"CDD34093.7m37.7m3.0g/t"     Note: All downhole intervals are estimated to be 80-100% of true width. CDD345 tested an IP anomaly south of the Manganese Pit and intersected a gossan containing 2.2m at 6.3g/t gold from 181.1m at the contact between marble and metasediment rock units. The presence of high-grade mineralization in a previously undrilled area is encouraging, with further drilling planned along strike to the east.Three further deep diamond drillholes were completed to follow-up the previous intersection at depth in the Manganese Zone in CDD274 of 100.1m at 4.1g/t gold from 427.5m (see August 22, 2011 announcement). Results include:     HoleNumberFromDownholeIntervalGoldGradeLocationCDD-274A505.5m12.1m0.9g/t≈100m below CDD274 intercept"602.9m8.9m1.7g/t≈200m below CDD274CDD298B468.5m10.0m2.3g/t≈150m west of CDD274, ended in mineralizationCDD324553.2m3.5m1.3g/t≈100m west of CDD274Note: All downhole intervals are estimated to be 80-100% of true width. This drilling has confirmed that mineralization continues down to 600m depth from surface and is still open at depth. Further deep drilling in this area will be undertaken following an evaluation of the above results.Marble Zone DrillingA program of angled RC drilling across the Marble Zone continued during Q1 2012.  The program has been designed ahead of mining to assist in better defining the resource boundaries and grade where previous drilling is dominantly vertical.  Results confirm that the Marble Contact Zone is much narrower, but significantly higher grade than the existing model.Previously released results received early in the quarter include 87m at 11.8g/t gold from surface in CRC847, and 22m at 6.6g/t gold from 37m in CRC849.  True widths of these intersections are estimated at 70-80% of downhole width.Western Zone DrillingA program of RC drilling across the Western Zone was completed which was aimed at better defining the resource boundaries and grade prior to mining.Near-surface, high-grade oxide mineralization was returned from several holes, significantly higher grade than the recently completed model.  CRC858 returned 17m at 12.4g/t gold from surface, the best intercept from the Western Zone to date. Results include:     HoleNumberFromDownholeIntervalGoldGradeLocationCRC855Surface11m2.2g/tNear surface at Western ZoneCRC856Surface16m3.5g/t"CRC857Surface8m5.4g/t"CRC858Surface17m12.4g/t"CRC859Surface26m3.5g/t"Note: All downhole intervals are estimated to be 80-100% of truewidth. Planned 2012 Çöpler ExplorationThe Çöpler 2012 exploration budget is $10 million (2011: $8 million). The key objective of the Çöpler 2012 exploration program is to broadly determine the ultimate size potential of the Çöpler orebody and to better understand the controls on mineralization.Diamond and RC drilling during 2012 will continue to complete infill drilling and test for depth and lateral extensions to known gold mineralization.Çöpler Regional ExplorationExploration of the Çöpler District is at an early stage due to the exploration effort being focused on the Çöpler deposit.  Drilling has recommenced at Karakartal for the first time since 2009.Karakartal DrillingKarakartal is a gold-rich porphyry copper deposit located approximately 12km southeast of Çöpler and held in a 50%/50% joint venture with Lidya Mining.  The current Indicated Resources are 13.8 million tonnes at 0.46g/t gold and 0.29% copper and Inferred Resources are 17.8 million tonnes at 0.32g/t gold and 0.22% copper (see August 25, 2009 announcement).A diamond drilling program commenced during Q4 2011 at Karakartal which aims to:determine the scale and grade of a potentially higher grade core to the Karakartal porphyry,increase the size of the current resource; andidentify shallow, high-grade oxide mineralization.Three diamond drill rigs are again active at Karakartal after abnormally high snow falls and adverse winter conditions temporarily suspended drilling.  A total of 5,090m of drilling was completed during Q4 2011 and Q1 2012.Drill results to date are confirming the continuity of the moderate gold-copper grades at Karakartal and the deposit has now been drilled over an 800m strike length and 100-250m width. Results include:228m at 0.60g/t gold and 0.27% copper from 27m in KDD042, and182m at 0.62g/t gold and 0.30% copper from surface in KDD034.A single drillhole KDD044 located 800m west of the current Karakartal Resource tested a >400m long coincident copper-gold soil anomaly.  Drilling intersected visible copper skarn mineralization returning 10.9m at 2.0% copper, 15g/t silver, 1.7% zinc from 74.0m and 14.1m at 1.8% copper, 5g/t silver, 0.75% zinc from 95.4m. Further drilling is required to understand the extent and significance of the intersection.Drilling is planned to continue at Karakartal over the summer of 2012.Other Çöpler District ExplorationFollowing the melting of the winter snow, geological mapping will recommence across the Çöpler District in Q2 2012. Mapping will initially focus on the Yakuplu and North Karakartal areas where surface geochemical soil samples of up to 0.59g/t gold were returned during 2011. Subject to outcomes of mapping, further geochemical and geophysical surveys will be completed prior to drill testing of anomalies.Higginsville ExplorationExploration activity at Higginsville focused on Corona, the Higginsville Line of Lode Framework program, Challenge, Chalice and Sinclair Soak, and regional anomaly definition across Alacer's large Higginsville Tenure.CoronaThe high-grade Corona discovery announced on January 24, 2012 is located approximately 2.5km south of the Higginsville Processing Plant.  A total of 28 holes have been completed at Corona since the discovery hole (VIND047 which intersected 2.35m at 658g/t gold from 181.1m).Gold mineralization at Corona is associated with a laminated quartz vein hosted within competent basalt, which underlies the moderately east-dipping Poseidon Thrust.  The laminated quartz vein is a 0.5 to 2.0m wide, steeply east-dipping, north-south striking vein that is continuous between 50 to 100m in strike and in excess of 300m in dip. The vein is part of a more extensive 2 to 10m wide shear zone defined by a strong shear fabric with associated tensional quartz vein arrays.The Corona laminated quartz vein is a moderately laminated, shear controlled quartz vein with coarse visible gold occurring along the laminations. Accessory minerals include arsenopyrite and galena, although these are not closely associated with elevated gold grades as evident in similar laminated quartz lodes in the region (Two Boys, Athena, Vine and Artemis).  The accessory minerals appear to be indicative of lower grade gold mineralization, with the very high grade intercepts identified only by a significant amount of coarse free gold.   Significant coarse free gold is also associated with narrow (1-10cm) quartz tensional veins within the bounding shear zone to the laminated quartz vein.A high-grade area is centered on the extremely high-grade intersections in VIND047, VIND049 and VIND076. The high variability in grade and the abundance of very coarse gold will need to be taken into account when estimating the resource for this laminated quartz vein. Assays received from Corona drilling to date are shown in the diagram below.The Corona project will continue with ongoing geological and economic evaluations to assess development potential.ChaliceDrilling has commenced from underground drill platforms in the Chalice Mine and is targeting the previously sparsely drilled area between Atlas and the deeper Olympus Lode.This drilling followed up historical surface drillholes CHAD048 (11m at 6.2g/t gold) and WMD192 (27m at 3.0g/t gold) and has confirmed continuity of thick, high-grade mineralization outside the current Chalice Mineral Resource over a 100m strike extent and up to 80m dip extent.  Results from Q1 2012 drilling include:29.3m at 4.7g/t gold in CHUG08714.0m at 6.9g/t gold in CHUG088A6.6m at 8.3g/t gold in CHUG0959.0m at 2.7g/t gold in CHUG0996.0m at 4.1g/t gold in CHUG152This mineralization lies immediately in the hangingwall of the planned decline access to the Olympus Lode and may provide additional ore during 2013 from Chalice.Other Higginsville Exploration The Higginsville Framework drilling continued sporadically while the diamond drill rigs were redirected to Corona.  Drilling has recommenced focusing on the southern sections of the Higginsville Line of Lode.Four diamond drill holes were completed on the salt lake at Sinclair Soak following up on a +600m aircore anomaly identified in 2011. Visible quartz-arsenopyrite mineralization was intersected in two holes.  Assay results are expected in early May.Aircore and RAB drilling has been completed in the Challenge and Lake Cowan areas.  Several small scale regolith anomalies have been defined requiring follow up RC drilling.South Kalgoorlie ExplorationSouth Kalgoorlie exploration during Q1 2012 was focused on testing for open-pit extensions at the Shirl-Barbara-Surprise-Pit28 ("SBS28") Complex. Drilling also continued at Mt Martin and the Peaceful Gift/Chief's Lode and Pernatty/TNT areas to the north of the HBJ Pit.SBS28 ComplexLocated near Coolgardie and 35km west of the Jubilee processing plant, the SBS28 Complex is a 3km-long mineralized zone that has been sporadically mined under fragmented ownership over the past 70 years.  The various styles of gold mineralization at the SBS28 Complex are indicative of a large system of mineralization.  The controls on mineralization are becoming better understood as drilling is progressively following up widespread, high-grade gold mineralization defined by previous drilling and mining.Surprise is an old open pit and underground complex located near the northeast corner of the SBS28 complex. Historical production is estimated at 330,000 tonnes at 7.2g/t gold for 77,000 ounces. Wide-spaced drilling on an approximate 100m by 100m grid pattern has confirmed continuity of high-grade mineralization up to 150m below the existing pit.  Results include:     HoleNumberFromDownholeIntervalGoldGradeLocationSD00159.0m6.0m6.8g/tBelow Surprise Pit at SBS28 ComplexSD00291.0m5.0m1.5g/t"SD00361.0m2.0m11.7g/t" 98.0m3.0m16.3g/t" 135.0m2.0m12.4g/t"SD00580.0m5.0m10.8g/t"SD006104.0m3.0m14.7g/t" 114.8m2.3m7.9g/t" 227.0m1.0m55.6g/t"SD008230.0m3.0m13.1g/t"SD014180.5m1.5m8.3g/t"Note: All downhole intervals are estimated to be 60-80%of true width. Assays correlate well with known lodes and interpreted geology and have confirmed the presence of two additional previously un-mined lodes.  A long section showing drill results are shown in Figure 9. Coarse visible gold has been identified in several of the high-grade intersections.Excellent potential exists for further open pit and underground mining at Surprise.Drilling at Barbara located near the northwestern corner of the SBS28 Complex returned encouraging results in a hangingwall position that has not previously been mined.  Further drilling is required to determine the significance of these intersections.Other South Kalgoorlie ExplorationA large program of RC drilling has been completed at Mt Martin to enable better pit optimization prior to mining recommencing.Positive results from drilling at Peaceful Gift/Chief's Lode and Pernatty/TNT areas to the north of the HBJ Pit  has warranted additional drill programs to commence before final resource estimates are updated.Other InformationTechnical Procedural InformationThe information in this report which relates to Exploration Results and Mineral Resources is based on information compiled by Chris Newman, a full time employee of Alacer Gold Corp. and who is a Member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and a Member of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists.  Mr Newman has sufficient experience which is relevant to the style of mineralization and type of deposit under consideration and to the activity which is being undertaking to qualify as a Competent Person as defined in the 2004 Edition of the "Australasian Code for Reporting of Exploration Results, Mineral Resources and Ore Reserves" and a qualified person pursuant to National Instrument 43-101 of the Canadian Securities Administration.  Mr Newman consents to the inclusion in the report of the matters based on this information in the form and context in which it appears.Exploration drilling and sampling in Turkey utilized surface NQ2 diamond core and Reverse Circulation ("RC") drilling. RC cuttings were sampled on 1m intervals and core was sampled at geologically selected intervals ranging from 0.7m to 2.0m, but generally 1.0m as sawn half core or hand split if clay.  Drill samples were performed by ALS-Chemex in Vancouver, BC, Canada, for gold by Fire Assay off a 30 gram charge with an AA finish.  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 analysed for a 33-element four acid ICP—AES.  Exploration and drilling results are reported as drilled thicknesses. Drill composites were calculated using a cut-off of approximately 0.3g/t gold for oxide and 0.6g/t gold for sulfide.  No top cut was applied.Exploration drilling and sampling in Australia utilized surface HQ and NQ2 diamond core, RC and aircore. Drill core was sawn half core and submitted for assaying. Dependent on the ore body geometry, core sample lengths were constrained by geology, alteration or structural boundaries and sample lengths varied between a minimum of 0.5m to a maximum of 1.3m. Reported results from RC samples were collected on 1m riffle split intervals and from 4m composite samples using aircore. At Higginsville, RC and diamond drill samples were assayed with fire assay with an AAS finish on 50g charges via Genalysis Laboratories in Kalgoorlie and Perth or by pulverise and leach (PAL1000B) with an AAS finish on 500 ‐ 750g charges at the Higginsville Intertek laboratory. Aircore samples were analysed via low-level aqua regia digestion at Ultratrace and SGS Laboratories in Perth. Internationally accepted standards and blanks were utilised to check on laboratory assay quality control. At South Kalgoorlie, samples were assayed with fire assay with an AAS finish on 50g charges via SGS Laboratories in Kalgoorlie. Blanks and assay pills were utilised to check on laboratory assay quality control. Exploration and drilling results are reported as drilled thicknesses. Drill composites were calculated using a cut‐off of approximately 0.8g/t gold. No top cut was applied.Detailed Drillhole DataÇöpler  - Summary of Drillhole LocationsHole NumberEastingNorthingElevation (m)AzimuthDipDepth (m)CDD-274A46010143640061247360-70701CDD-290A45899443639651214360-60135CDD-287A45899343640291193360-60439CDD-296A45899443638951232360-60350CDD-298B45995243639851238360-50479CDD-307A45918943632591348360-60320CDD-32146005043640001232360-60682CDD-32245908643632701340360-60305CDD-32446000043639851238360-60587CDD-32545865043639001210360-60304CDD-32645915043638001246360-60249CDD-32745947543642991193--90194CDD-327A45947543642991193--90165CDD-32845952443643501188--90370CDD-32945957543642991202--90359CDD-33045954543642001218--90354CDD-33145954843641571223--90395CDD-33245933643635791271360-60359CDD-33345905043635261287360-60276CDD-33445894843634901309360-60451CDD-33545924143636111274360-60472CDD-33645965043641601225--90403CDD-33745933643637081242360-60351CDD-33845864743639641200360-60431CDD-33945923143635291292360-60311CDD-34045954843640491209--90382CDD-34145887943635631297360-60442CDD-34245899443638391247360-60405CDD-34345910543635691276360-60188CDD-343A45910343635691276360-60300CDD-34445855043640161216180-60380CDD-34545970143639761246360-60505CDD-34645919543640491219360-60255CDD-34745924743640451215360-60251CDD-34945992043639151250--90375       CRC-84745974443638681273330-60120CRC-84845974443638681273360-60150CRC-835A45962043637951238360-60174CRC-838A45963043636261266270-7078CRC-84945984343639351235270-60146CRC-85045983643638651261270-6088CRC-85145854543634901275360-60120CRC-85245838643633331288360-60126CRC-85345836943632741308360-60143CRC-8544578304363340133690-6085CRC-8554578394363360141190-6070CRC-85645786243634041404180-6098CRC-8574579364363455140190-6071CRC-8584579744363489139190-6088CRC-85945799343635101380180-6060CRC-8604580474363545135890-6098CRC-8614580624363575134690-6080CRC-8624580464363598135890-6057CRC-8634580254363654134690-60102CRC-8644580354363720133090-60114CRC-8654580304363755132990-60102CRC-86645981343639101250360-60104CRC-86745945043640551178--90177CRC-86845904343642421160180-60173CRC-86945910043643751163180-60148CRC-87045794043641031332180-60138CRC-87145787543640961351180-6099       MET-159A46004443643641120292-6790MET-594A45998043643801125--9090Çöpler - Summary of Drilling ResultsHoleNumberZone/Section LineFrom(m)To(m)Interval(m)Gold(g/t)RemarksCDD-274AManaganese ZoneL 60100 E372.0373.21.21.00OX 398.8400.61.81.11OX 505.5517.612.10.87OX+SULP 560.6562.62.01.14OX 602.9611.88.91.66OX+SULP 684.8685.81.01.16OX             CDD-287ANorth of Main ZoneL 59000 E0.012.512.51.50OX+SULPIncluding0. 22.827.54.71.17SULP 56.767.711.02.49SULP 72.778.35.60.79OX+SULP 82.0114.932.91.75OX+SULP 128.0133.05.01.12SULP 218.5225.57.01.10SULP 294.2298.24.03.45SULP             CDD-290AMain ZoneL 59000 E0.014.814.80.68OX 20.527.57.01.03SULP 99.0135.036.01.05SULPCDD-290BMain ZoneL 59000 E0.014.314.32.8OX 24.928.23.31.5SULP 108.6111.93.31.1SULP 114.9115.91.01.5SULP 124.2140.616.41.1SULP 144.6146.62.01.3SULP 148.6149.61.02.9SULP 153.7154.71.01.9SULP 160.5193.232.71.3SULP 219.5226.57.02.4SULP 237.1276.439.32.5SULPincluding248.1258.810.73.5SULPCDD-296AMain ZoneL 59000 E0.0323.0323.01.53OX+SULPincluding0.             CDD-298BManganese ZoneL 59950 E452.6458.76.10.42OX 468.5478.510.02.29SULP             CDD-307AMain ZoneL 59200 E253.7267.413.73.35SULP 276.1277.11.03.19SULP             CDD-321South of Manganese ZoneL 60050 E90. 446.2460.113.92.30SULP 463.1464.51.41.28OX 472.1473.21.12.26SULP 476.1480.64.53.50OX 529.1530.11.01.62OX 589.9590.91.01.35SULP 643.9646.93.01.88SULP 665.7668.93.21.17SULP             CDD-322South of Main ZoneL 59100 E180.8195.815.04.57SULPincluding184.8191.87.07.17SULP 230.6235.04.41.13SULP 244.2251.67.42.09SULP 258.5260.41.90.91SULP 265.7268.73.01.22SULP 271.5282.611.12.42SULP             CDD-324South of Manganese ZoneL 60000 E433.8435.92.10.97SULP 457.5459.52.01.06OX 553.2556.73.51.34SULP             CDD-325Main ZoneL 58650 E0.018.818.81.56SULP 46.362.416.12.59SULP 82.790.07.33.22SULP 198.5271.072.51.84SULPincluding237.7255.317.63.27SULP             CDD-326Main ZoneL 59150 E13. 46.379.933.63.59SULP 133.2140.37.11.44SULP 156.3157.31.01.08SULP 182.9183.91.01.05SULP             CDD-327Between village and Manganese ZoneL 59450 E161.5163.41.91.18OX 164.4166.42.01.28SULP             CDD-327ABetween village and Manganese ZoneL 59450 E156.2157.71.50.89OX             CDD-328Between village and Manganese ZoneL 59500 E236.6275.238.61.39SULP 310.2333.523.31.56SULP 339.9345.55.61.05SULP 354.5360.56.01.60SULP             CDD-329Between village and Manganese ZoneL 59550 E261.5292.531.02.09SULP 323.2330.06.80.77SULP 338.8347.68.81.10SULP             CDD-330Between village and Manganese ZoneL 59550 E221.2233.512.32.05OX+SULP 309.2312.23.01.23SULP             CDD-331Between village and Manganese ZoneL 59550 E127.0130.73.72.89SULP 168.9191.422.52.00SULPincluding168.9176.77.82.94SULP 356.7358.72.01.56SULP 380.1384.14.01.56SULP             CDD-332Main ZoneL 59350 E0. 15.540.424.92.29SULPincluding19.529.19.64.22SULP 184.8185.81.01.33SULP 186.8194.88.00.99SULP 275.0278.03.01.21SULP 291.8296.85.01.27SULP 302.6314.011.40.94SULP             CDD-333Main ZoneL 59050 E4.             CDD-334Main ZoneL 58950 E38.841.02.22.54SULP 54.856.31.51.36SULP 85.496.511.12.09SULP 100.6102.11.53.17SULP 105.8108.72.93.43SULP 119.0121.52.52.12SULP 124.1125.41.34.02SULP 228.7229.71.01.07SULP             CDD-335Main ZoneL 59250 E11.914.93.04.38OX 25.345.720.44.52SULP 185.2187.32.11.28SULP 195.7196.81.12.43SULP 204.1205.31.21.56SULP 287.0288.01.01.46SULP 306.4307.41.02.37SULP 312.5332.820.31.37SULP 355.3358.33.02.56SULP 360.3362.42.11.01SULP 371.6373.62.01.73SULP 378.6380.62.02.64SULP 390.6392.72.11.75SULP 401.7402.71.04.88SULP 406.7407.71.04.10SULP 441.4443.62.21.27SULP             CDD-336Marble ZoneL 59650 E150.7153.52.81.40OX 173.9220.646.71.70SULP 224.6225.61.01.52SULP             CDD-337Main ZoneL 59350 E27. 62.663.61.017.70SULP 131.0131.90.93.61SULP 147.0163.016.00.96SULP             CDD-338Main ZoneL 58650 E4.037.833.88.54OX+SULPincluding7.612.04.437.16OX 42.344.62.32.18SULP 49.457.48.01.47SULP 81.582.51.01.57SULP 97.798.71.01.26SULP 141.7155.814.11.05SULP 328.0341.013.03.34SULP 428.2431.02.81.30SULP             CDD-339Main ZoneL 59250 E0. 13.726.312.63.56SULP 94.996.61.71.08SULP 291.0292.01.02.53SULP             CDD-340Between Main and Manganese Zones - L 59550 E93.7112.418.72.92OX+SULP 112.4131.419.03.00OXincluding119.4127.48.05.32SULP             CDD-341Main ZoneL 58900 E5.513.78.23.40OX 27.328.51.21.67SULP 81.582.51.01.76SULP 104.0109.95.91.49SULP 115.2117.42.22.70SULP 125.7146.921.22.52SULP 182.8188.86.01.37SULP 196.1214.718.62.00SULP 227.2230.02.81.00SULP 277.3280.63.35.73SULP 377.9383.96.01.17SULP 391.0404.813.81.27SULP 413.6414.71.11.64SULP             CDD-342Main ZoneL 59000 E2.731.729.05.80OX 56.662.76.11.18SULP 82.390.48.14.46SULP 100.4188.688.24.72SULP 194.9198.53.61.51SULP 200.5203.53.01.46SULP 233.1236.13.03.77SULP 249.7250.71.02.45SULP 275.9278.12.21.98SULP 282.6283.61.01.00SULP 287.3288.31.02.15SULP 298.6305.26.61.73SULP 311.5315.03.52.97SULP             CDD-343Main ZoneL 59100 E48. 161.6162.61.01.03SULP             CDD-343AMain ZoneL 59100 E222.5225.53.01.01SULP 232.4234.42.01.62SULP             CDD-344Main ZoneL 58550 E205.9207.81.90.83SULP 254.0271.717.71.29SULP 283.0285.02.01.24SULP 315.0317.33.32.08SULP             CDD-345Marble ContactL 59700 E293.9294.91.02.17OX 306.5337.430.91.13OX+SULP 440.2443.53.33.00SULP             CDD-346Main ZoneL 59200 E10.320.29.90.78OX 26.843.817.03.33SULP 92.999.36.41.66SULP 111.6125.614.01.19SULP 161.1167.16.01.40SULP             CDD-347Main ZoneL 59250 E9.811.82.02.01OX 11.8124.0112.21.32SULP 158.5166.07.51.90SULPincluding164.0166.02.05.18SULP             CDD-349Mn Mine ZoneL 59900 E133.3135.52.21.93OX 181.1183.32.26.27OX             CRC-835AMarble ZoneL 59600 E91897.04OX 182021.32SULP 485790.99OX             CRC-838AMarble ZoneL 59650 E06611.38OX             CRC-847Marble ZoneL 59750 E0878711.80OX+SULPincluding8181019.96OXincluding67725107.5OX             CRC-848Marble ZoneL 59750 E012121.05OX 182680.66OX 687131.14OX 787911.34OX 10310520.92OX             CRC-849Marble ZoneL 59850 E3759226.63OXincluding41541310.03OX             CRC-850Marble ZoneL 59825 ENo significant results             CRC-851 07734.49OX Between Main and West ZoneL 58550 E37460.50OX 81132.72SULP 404222.28SULP             CRC-852SW Waste Dump AreaL 58400 ENo significant results  CRC-853SW Waste Dump AreaL 58350 ENo significant results  CRC-854West ZoneL 57850 E017170.62OXincluding6931.29OX             CRC-855West ZoneL 57850 E011111.72OXincluding3745.04OX 282911.16SULP 373921.26SULP 475030.75SULP             CRC-856West ZoneL 57850016163.46OX 161711.22SULP 545512.01SULP       CRC-857West ZoneL 57950 E111985.35OX 212321.00SULP       CRC-858West ZoneL 579500171712.39OX       CRC-859West ZoneL 58000026263.47OXincluding61488.66OX       CRC-860West ZoneL 58050017170.77OX 262711.15OX       CRC-861West Zone - L 580500440.59OX       CRC-862West Zone - L 580502036160.80OX       CRC-863Between Waste Dump Area and West Zone - L 580504460160.89OX 686911.42SULP       CRC-864Between Waste Dump Area and West Zone -L 58050939520.77OX 9910121.03OX       CRC-865NW Waste Dump/ L 58050576360.53OX 848511.07OX 9310070.87SULP       CRC-866Marble Zone - L 59800 E4658124.55OX       CRC-867Between Main Zone and VillageL59450 E606883.15OX 798121.45SULP 160177171.02SULP       CRC-868North Of Main ZoneL 59050 E505991.15SULP 8292101.56SULP 131156251.16SULP       CRC-869Main ZoneL 57950 E4873251.16SULP 11312071.32SULP 131143120.90SULP       CRC-870Main Zone - L 57950 ENo significant results       CRC-871Main Zone - L 57850 ENo significant results         MET-159AManganese ZoneL 60050 E035351.93OXincluding2034143.25OX 5272201.08SULP       MET-594AManganese Zone - L 59975 E590854.39OX+SULPCDD: Diamond drillholes; CRC: Reverse circulation drilllholes; MET: Metallurgical drillholesSULP: Sulphide Mineralization ; OX : Oxide Mineralization;Karakartal - Summary of Drillhole LocationsHole NumberEastingNorthingElevationAzimuthDipDepth (m)KDD0274666654355950165530-90129.5KDD02846668343559141696--9022.9KDD028A46668443559151696--9029.9KDD03046678543562041727--90459.7KDD02946673543559511691--9050.4KDD03146676843559691703--9045.0KDD03246684243561901725--90406.5KDD03346681943560051709--9060.0KDD03446683943561441722180-70352.3KDD03546690543560791751--90100.0KDD03646683743560841700180-70350.0KDD03746660443560011693180-70324.4KDD03846670343560331695180-70285.0KDD03946678143560981705--90380.0KDD04046705243559061736180-7055.4KDD040A46705543559031731180-70157.5KDD04146715343559031754180-7056.7KDD04246690543560561735--90417.0KDD04346684143562361718180-70406.5KDD04446580043559281785180-70308.5KDD04546689143559981728180-70380.0KDD04646695043560351742180-70403.5KDD04746683943560391728180-70309.7KDD04846685043561401745180-7091.5KDD04946698943560751765180-7080.7       KRC00146689243559381714180-70120.0KRC00246697743559241730180-70102.0KRC00346735643558491835180-7085.0KRC00446742743557571852180-70126.0KRC00546682143556891775180-70106.0Karakartal - Summary of Drilling ResultsHole NumberSection LineFrom (m)To (m)Intercept (m)Gold (g/t)Silver (g/t)Copper (%)Molybdenum (ppm)Zinc (%) KDD- 027  L 7250 EMain Zone94.0104.010.00.40-0.20-0.13          KDD- 028  L 7450 EMain Zone0.022.922.9No significant results           KDD- 028A  L 7450 EMain Zone0.029.929.9No significant results           KDD- 029  L 6750 EMain Zone0.050.450.4No significant results           KDD- 030  L 6800 EMain Zone7.023.316.30.26-0.2717-Including17. 43.169.526.40.26-0.3121- 75.893.818.00.34-0.3125-Including92.593.81.31.13-0.4752- 120.0126.56.50.36-0.26-- 135.8156.020.20.25-0.24-- 169.7173.13.40.35-0.29-- 371.5388.517.00.25-0.3320- 397.5406.59.00.20-0.3191-          KDD- 031  L 6750 EMain Zone10.016.66.6-1000.46--          KDD- 032L 6850 EMain Zone0. 13.316.53.20.20-0.34150.27 23.529.56.00.20180.1942- 39.584.645.10.17-0.24360.14 98.2117.219.00.18-0.23-- 122.2127.25.00.14-0.2743- 358.5386.528.00.14-0.2042-          KDD- 033  L 6800 EMain Zone0.          KDD- 034L 6850 EMain Zone0.0182.0182.00.62-0.30--Including3.0135.0132.00.70-0.35-- 240.0254.014.00.32-0.19--          KDD- 035  L 6900 EMain Zone56.0100.044.00.5090.30--Including76.0100.024.00.71130.35--          KDD- 036L 6850 EMain Zone0.039.439.40.24540.18-- 60.5145.084.50.40-0.14--Including107.0136.029.00.50-0.18-- 182.0198.016.00.32-0.16-- 213.0314.5101.50.42-0.34--Including250.5308.558.00.53-0.44--                    KDD- 037  L 6600 EMain Zone154.3156.01.70.55-0.25--          KDD- 038  L 6700 EMain Zone89.5120.531.00.30-0.2318- 130.5168.037.50.50-0.3513-Including130.5160.530.00.60-0.3513-Including162.5168.05.50.39-0.4817- 186.5189.02.50.74-0.39340.10          KDD- 039  L 6800 EMain Zone9.048.539.50.48-0.18-- 87.0140.053.00.28-0.17--          KDD- 040  L 7050 EMain Zone0.013.413.40.60-0.30-- 20.434.414.00.60-0.3111-          KDD- 040A  L 7050 EMain Zone0.  11.326.014.70.54-0.32--  85.5108.022.50.40-0.2414-  129.0145.516.50.40-0.3413-          KDD- 041  L 7150 EMain Zone0.056.756.70.30-0.2911-          KDD- 042  L 6900 EMain Zone27.0255.0228.00.60-0.27--Including238.0254.016.00.50-0.30--  281.0325.044.00.44-0.30--Including 281.0297.016.00.46-0.33--Including 301.0325.024.00.47-0.33--          KDD- 043L 6850 EMain Zone120.0178.058.00.13-0.25-- 221.0241.020.00.27-0.30-- 263.0391.0128.00.43-0.41--Including 356.0378.022.00.76-0.58--          KDD-044  L 5800 EWest Zone74.084.910.9-151.96-1.65Including74.082.28.2-202.54-1.73 95.4109.514.1-51.79-0.75Including96.5100.84.3-135.40-1.34Including105.0109.54.5-40.37-0.33          KRC- 001  L 6900 EMain Zone9. 106.0117.011.00.32-0.2428-          KRC- 002  L 7000 EMain Zone6. 63.0102.039.00.45-0.22--          KRC- 003  L 7350 EMain Zone5. 004  L 7450 EMain Zone0.0126.0126.0No significant results           KRC- 005L 6800 EMain Zone0.0106.0106.0No significant results Corona - Summary of Drilling ResultsHole NumberNorthingEastingRLDipAzimuthFrom (m)To (m)Length (m)Gold (g/t)CommentsVIND0476485981379795295-60268178.5191.012.5124.1Total Shear Zoneincl.     178.5181.12.60.5HW shear      181.1183.52.3657.9Corona Elevated Grade      183.5191.07.60.6FW ShearVIND0486485981379792296-50268122.0129.07.00.6Total Shear ZoneVIND0496485981379798295-68268195.0206.011.039.8Total Shear Zoneincl.     195.0201.56.50.6HW shear      201.5203.41.9225.2Corona Elevated Grade      203.4206.02.60.1FW ShearVIND0506486044379816296-60269173.0179.06.00.2Total Shear ZoneVIND0516485931379800295-60269147.0157.010.01.7Total Shear ZoneVIND0526485983379863295-60268254.0265.011.03.0Total Shear Zoneincl.     254.0258.64.60.7HW shear      258.6259.30.639.2Corona Quartz      259.3265.05.80.8FW ShearVIND0536486044379813296-50269179.0196.017.00.1Total Shear ZoneVIND0546485931379803295-68269197.0200.03.00.2Total Shear ZoneVIND0556485984379866295-67269312.0328.016.01.6Total Shear Zoneincl.     312.0320.08.00.1HW shear      320.0321.01.01.9Corona Quartz      321.0328.07.03.3FW ShearVIND0566486044379819295-68267208.1212.34.20.9Total Shear ZoneVIND0576485981379788295-58290161.0168.07.05.0Total Shear Zoneincl.     161.0163.02.03.9HW shear      163.0165.02.013.5Corona Quartz      165.0168.03.00.1FW ShearVIND0586485944379920295-60268361.0369.08.15.0Total Shear Zoneincl.     361.0363.02.10.7HW shear      363.0366.53.50.3Corona Quartz      366.5369.02.515.2FW ShearVIND0596485979379760296-69270120.0137.017.02.0Total Shear Zoneincl.     120.0122.02.00.5HW shear      122.0124.02.00.1Corona Quartz      124.0137.013.02.5FW ShearVIND0606485981379755296-55296129.0132.73.70.2Total Shear Zoneincl.     129.0130.51.50.0HW shear      130.5131.00.51.1Corona Quartz      131.0132.71.70.0FW ShearVIND0616485944379925295-65268454.0470.016.00.1Total Shear ZoneVIND0626485877379924295-60268331.5341.09.60.1Total Shear ZoneVIND0636485981379800295-62290205.0221.016.00.5Total Shear Zoneincl.     205.0219.714.70.1HW shear      219.7220.10.416.5Corona Quartz      220.1221.00.90.0FW ShearVIND0656485940379920295-57266314.0322.08.00.1Total Shear Zoneincl.     314.0317.43.40.2HW shear      317.4318.61.20.1Corona Quartz      318.6322.03.40.0FW ShearVIND0666485877379928295-67268421.4437.416.10.4Total Shear Zoneincl.     421.3429.27.90.1HW shear      429.2432.23.01.8Corona Quartz      432.2437.45.20.1FW ShearVIND0686486002379806295-56269179.0193.514.52.1Total Shear Zoneincl.     179.0180.81.80.7HW shear      180.8181.20.466.1Corona Quartz      181.2193.512.40.2FW ShearVIND0696486002379810295-60269196.0207.011.03.6Total Shear Zoneincl.     196.0200.44.40.3HW shear      200.4203.02.69.1Corona Quartz      203.0207.04.03.7FW ShearVIND0706486002379814295-64269211.4218.77.30.5Total Shear Zoneincl.     211.4213.52.00.1HW shear      213.5214.10.72.7Corona Quartz      214.1218.74.60.4FW ShearVIND0716485960379815295-56269172.3185.613.30.9Total Shear ZoneVIND0726485960379819295-60269188.6195.67.03.2Total Shear ZoneVIND0736485960379823295-65269210.4216.15.70.1Total Shear ZoneVIND0746485980379866295-64269272.4283.210.80.2Total Shear Zoneincl.     272.4276.33.90.0HW shear      276.3276.90.62.8Corona Quartz      276.9283.26.30.0FW ShearVIND0756485930379875295-60268255.7263.37.70.5Total Shear ZoneVIND0766485962379819295-61274193.2201.07.818.5Total Shear Zoneincl.     193.2197.24.00.0HW shear      197.2199.52.360.9Corona Quartz      199.5201.01.50.8FW ShearVIND0776485962379815295-53280167.5181.013.50.9Total Shear Zoneincl.     167.5168.20.73.5HW shear      168.2169.51.32.8Corona Quartz      169.5181.011.60.6FW ShearChalice - Summary of Drilling ResultsHole NumberEastingNorthingRLDipAzimuthFrom (m)Interval (m)Gold (g/t)ZoneCHUG008735951864789251166-34271148.715.35.7Gap         Gap - Summary of Drilling ResultsHole NumberEastingNorthingDipAzimuthFrom (m)To (m)Interval (m)Gold (g/t) SD0013339116573200-6024022.     97.0102.05.0Void     107.0108.01.01.6     111.0112.01.02.2     123.0124.01.01.1SD0023338576573286-6024013.     98.0110.012.04.8    Including 98.0101.03.016.3    Including106.0110.04.01.6     113.0115.02.03.9     125.0126.01.04.3     135.0137.02.012.4SD0043339616573229-6024074.     104.0107.03.014.7     114.8117.02.37.9     176.0177.01.01.2     196.0197.01.01.2     199.0200.01.02.5     227.0228.01.055.6SD0073340176573026-60240No signficant resultsSD0083340146573141-60240117.5119.01.52.3     230.0233.03.013.1SD0093337556573456-602403. signficant resultsSD0113339586573344-602400.     100.0101.01.01.9SD0133340666573055-60240No signficant resultsSD0143340646573170-60240180.5182.01.58.3Cautionary StatementsExcept for statements of historical fact relating to Alacer, certain statements contained in this press release constitute forward-looking information, future oriented financial information, or financial outlooks (collectively "forward-looking information") within the meaning of Canadian securities laws. 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