On the back of their Lithium transaction announced in December Ariana Resources (LON:AAU) released a Letter to Shareholders in January summarising the significant milestones met by the company in 2015 and followed this up on Monday with an impressive set of drilling results from their wholly owned Kizilcukur gold project, which sits just 22k from the Red Rabbit gold mine, currently under construction with JV partners Proccea.

Since we recorded this, we also note the release of news today from Mariana Resources announcing that Sandstorm Gold (TSX: SSL) had a acquired the royalty rights to its 3million oz Hot Maden discovery from Teck Resources as part of a package worth $22m. As Ariana shareholders ourselves the significance of this was not lost on us, considering where Hot Maden sits in the relation to Ariana’s Salinbas JV with Eldorado Gold (TSX:ELD).

This interview is slightly longer than usual as there was much to cover, including the Lithium transaction, Salinbas, Red Rabbit development and much more -  we trust that investors will find it both interesting and informative!