- Ariana Resources said Proccea Construction and the proposed partner had commenced due diligence drilling on its Salinbas gold project in Turkey.

Approximately 600m of drilling would be undertaken by the contractor Global Magnet Sondaj, in order to twin certain existing holes previously drilled by Ariana, the company said.

The drilling programme was expected to conclude within one week due to favourable weather conditions.

Analyses of samples to be undertaken by an independent laboratory, ALS Global in Izmir, the company added.

The proposed partner had commissioned an independent review of the Kiziltepe, Tavsan and Salinbas projects as part of their due diligence.

At 8:33am: [LON:AAU] Ariana Resources PLC share price was +0.25p at 2.5p

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