StockMarketWire.com - Anglo Asian Mining's [LON:AAZ] shares rose after it reported record gold production for the six months to the end of June totalling 35,938 ounces.

Anglo Asian said this comprised 23,436 ounces from the agitation leach plant, 12,488 ounces from heap leach operations and 14 ounces from SART.

Gold production for Q2 2015 increased to 18,745 ounces with 12,214 ounces from the agitation leach plant, 6,525 ounces from heap leach operations and 6 ounces from SART processing (Q1 2015: total 17,193 ounces)

Gold production for Q2 2015 was 19 per cent. higher than the same period of the previous year (Q2 2014: total 15,736 ounces)

Copper production for Q2 2015 totalled 236 tonnes from SART processing (Q1 2015: 182 tonnes).

Copper production for HY1 2015 of 418 tonnes (HY1 2014: 369 tonnes)

Silver production for Q2 2015 totalled 4,527 ounces with 586 ounces from the agitation leach plant, 314 ounces from heap leaching operations and 3,627 ounces from SART processing (Q1 2015: total 1,950 ounces)

Gold production target for the year to 31 December 2015 ("FY 2015") remains at between 70,000 ounces and 75,000 ounces (including approximately 5,000 ounces from the small scale flotation plant) which represents a significant increase of approximately 16 to 24% compared to FY 2014 production of 60,285 ounces.

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Trans-Siberian Gold [LON:TSG] reports that mine development at Asacha in Q2 comprised 686 metres. Development metres were lower in June due to excessive, and abnormal, water flow, however this is not expected to have any impact on future production.

Ore extraction (including ore from stoping and mine development) amounted to 44,535 mt. In the first half of 2015, an average 13,252 mt per month was processed through the Asacha plant.

The average gold grade in ore delivered to the plant in the first half of 2015 was 13.5% higher than in the corresponding period of 2014. Year to date production of gold in dore and refined gold was, respectively, 15.5% and 8.5% higher than in the first half of 2014.

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Tanzania-focused Kibo Mining [LON:KIBO] has received the final report from an independent airborne geophysical data interpretation carried out over its Haneti project. The results from the preliminary findings were announced on 24 June.

Highlights · The final report confirms the location, strike extent and internal structure of two newly interpreted composite mafic-ultramafic zones extending significantly the previously known 'footprint' of the Haneti-Itiso Ultramafic Complex (HIUC);

· The newly outlined mafic-ultramafic zones, with strike lengths of approximately 30 km (Southwest Zone) and 10-20 km (Northwest Zone) occur to the Southeast and the Northwest of the central 80 km long (strike length) HIUC respectively and may represent folded repetitions and fault off-set extensions of the HIUC;

· Modelling of the high magnetic anomaly over the Mihanza drill prospect shows that the magnetic susceptibility increases with depth and the prospective rocks extend to 800 m which indicates the potential for a significant volume of nickel prospective target rock at this location alone;

· The data from the geophysical study will continue to be evaluated both in-house and by the Company's consultants to assist with geological modelling, new ground acquisition exploration targeting and exploration programme design.

Chief executive Louis Coetzee said: "We are pleased to announce the completion of this phase of geophysical interpretation work at our Haneti project. The results emerging from our desktop studies, which commenced late last year, aimed to extract optimum benefit from our existing exploration database and the Tanzanian government geophysical data which recently became available.

"The interpretation and modelling has produced exciting results, showing the HIUC rocks occur over a far greater strike length than previously thought. This work enabled the prospectivity of Haneti for nickel sulphide mineralisation to be enhanced significantly, at minimum cost, and provides a more detailed picture of the sub-surface extent and geological structure. This will assist us in implementing a more focused drilling programme."

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New World Resources [LON:NWR] has produced 3612kt of coking and thermal coal in H1, comprising 2080kt of the former and 1251kt of the latter.

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The sector's biggest riser was Aquarius Platinum [LON:AQP] - up by more than 13.8% in late trading - while the biggest faller was Nyota Minerals [LON:NYO] - down by more than 18%.





At 3:55pm:

[LON:AAZ] Anglo Asian Mining PLC share price was +0.75p at 6.75p

[LON:AQP] Aquarius Platinum Ltd share price was +0.78p at 6.43p

[LON:BEM] Beowulf Mining PLC share price was -0.02p at 1.33p

[LON:BKY] Berkeley Resources Ltd share price was +0.5p at 14.75p

[LON:CEY] Centamin PLC share price was -1.1p at 58.75p

[LON:CHL] Churchill Mining PLC share price was 0p at 40.5p

[LON:CZA] Coal of Africa Ltd share price was -0.29p at 4.11p

[LON:FDI] Firestone Diamonds PLC share price was +0.01p at 31.38p

[LON:FRES] Fresnillo PLC share price was -4.5p at 667.5p

[LON:GEMD] Gem Diamonds Ltd share price was -1.12p at 136.38p

[LON:HOC] Hochschild Mining PLC share price was +1.38p at 98.38p

[LON:KMR] Kenmare Resources PLC share price was +0.03p at 3.63p

[LON:NWR] New World Resources PLC share price was -0.05p at 0.58p

[LON:NYO] Nyota Minerals Ltd share price was -0.01p at 0.05p

[LON:TSG] TransSiberian Gold PLC share price was 0p at 11.5p

[LON:VED] Vedanta Resources PLC share price was -10.8p at 443.8p



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