Ariana Resources (AIM:AAU) is a gold exploration and development company with joint venture gold mining operations in Turkey, the largest gold producing country in Europe. Ongoing exploration and development is supported by a profitable, low operating cost gold mine in western Turkey. Ariana's vision is to increase gold production from their joint venture towards 50,000 ounces of gold per annum. WThe company is also exploring and developing the Salinbas Project which demonstrates the potential to be a multi-million ounce gold and base-metal deposit.
The Kiziltepe Mine has been generating positive cashflow since the start of commercial operations in July 2017. Meanwhile the Salinas Gold Project represents a significant opportunity for the future growth of Ariana, containing 1 million ounces of gold defined. The project comprises three notable licence areas: Salinbas, Ardala and Hizarliyayla, all of which are located within a multi-million ounce Artvin Goldfield. The “Hot Gold Corridor” contains several significant gold-copper projects including the 4Moz Hot Maden project which lies 16km to the south of Salinbas and 7km south of Hizarliyayla.