- Keras Resources says reverse circulation drilling at the Prince of Wales project, located in the Grants Patch lease area, has returned economic, high-grade results including 3m at 14.64 g/t gold (Au) from 66m (PWRC005) and 3m at 7.25g/t Au from 60m (PWRC002) and show positive grade continuity. It says the results underpin its plans to deliver high-grade product from PoW to the Paddington processing plant in the next 6 months under the agreement with Norton Gold Fields Ltd.


- The mineralisation delineated via drilling provides near surface, quick access high-grade feed for processing

- The PoW, which has a historic underground resource of 154,000 t at 8g/t Au, is located on the same leases where the Company is currently mining the Accord and Anomaly 22 open pit deposits

- Opens up ~ 20,000t of high-grade ore from the previously developed Consols decline

- The Company will now commence a resource development programme utilising diamond drilling

- Clean up of pit under way to re-access decline

Keras managing director Dave Reeves said, "These results demonstrate the high-grade nature of mineralisation at Prince of Wales, open up areas of the asset previously not contemplated for mining and reinforce our view on the value of the project. The ability to access high-grade ore during the development phase of mining will greatly enhance our cash flow position. Work has now commenced on re-accessing the Consols decline with the clean-up of the pit and re-establishment of the portal area.

"It is envisaged that we will be able to access this ore in Q4 2016 which will provide high-margin material for the Company to add to the cash flow already being generated."

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