2011 Balya Drill Program. Dedeman’s 2011 core program is focused on further extending and in-fill drilling the Hastanetepe zone, with three rigs currently operating on the property. A table of select lead-zinc-silver mineralized intervals is given below, with complete results from this year’s first eighteen holes available at www.eurasianminerals.com.
|Drill No||From (m)||To (m)||Interval*||Pb %**||Zn %**||Ag g/t||Comments|
|DB-48||87.8||91.5||3.7||3.17||3.01||58.78||Fan of drill holes that in-fills Hastanetepe Zone to the southeast.|
|DB-50A||125.5||134.3||8.8||4.23||0.05||45.98||From fan of three holes that in-fills Hastanetepe Zone to the northwest.|
|DB-51A||102.9||108.0||5.1||4.10||1.24||51.03||From fan of three holes that in-fills Hastanetepe Zone to the northwest.|
|DB-53A||139.2||150.3||11.1||7.82||5.92||419.74||From fan of three holes that in-fills Hastanetepe Zone to the northwest and extends the zone to the northeast.|
* True width estimated at 70-90% of reported interval.
**Overlimit re-assays for lead (20% Pb) and zinc (30% Zn) currently in progress.
This year’s drill results continue to confirm the continuity and tenor of the high-grade lead-zinc-silver mineralization at the Hastanetepe zone. Hastanetepe is a shallowly dipping, 300 by 300 meter zone that occurs from depths of 10-20 meters to 200-300 meters as multiple stacked horizons of lead-zinc-silver mineralization hosted in limestones and dacites. The zone remains open for extension along strike, down dip, and to depth. In addition, Dedeman plans to drill test a second zone 650 meters south of Hastanetepe later this year. This southern zone was intersected in 2008 with a fan of five reconnaissance holes (DB-29, DB-29A-D) that included an intercept of 8 meters averaging 7.77% lead, 3.47% zinc, and 43.39 g/t silver (see Company news release dated December 5, 2008).
Balya Overview. EMX retains a 4% net smelter royalty on the Balya property (see Company news release dated November 14, 2006), which occurs in the historic Balya lead-zinc-silver mining district of northwestern Turkey. Since acquiring the property from EMX in 2006, Dedeman has drilled 113 holes totaling 21,676.3 meters. Dedeman, a privately-held Turkish company, is internally reviewing the property’s potential as a small scale (i.e., on the order of 500 tonnes per day) underground mining operation. As a key step in advancing the project from exploration to production, Dedeman has submitted an application to convert the Balya exploration license to an exploitation license. Dedeman is a leading Turkish mining company, with active operations that produce lead, zinc, silver, and over four percent of the world’s chrome ore.
Comments on Sampling, Assaying, and QA/QC. Dedeman’s drill samples were collected in accordance with industry best practices that follow guidelines taken from EMX’s internal sampling and QA/QC procedures. Samples were submitted to the ISO 9001:2000 and 17025:2005 accredited ALS Chemex laboratory in Vancouver, Canada for analysis. Silver and base metal analyses were determined by four acid digestion and ICP MS/AES techniques. Overlimit analyses for lead (Pb > 20%) and zinc (Zn > 30%) are performed by volumetric titration techniques. Dedeman performs routine QA/QC analysis on assay results, including the utilization of certified reference materials, blanks, and duplicate samples.
EMX is exploring and investing in a first class mineral property and royalty portfolio in some of the most prospective, but under-explored mineral belts of the world.
Dr. Mesut Soylu, P.Geo., a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101 and consultant to the Company, has reviewed and verified the technical information contained in this news release.
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David M. Cole
President and Chief Executive Officer
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