Mariana begins drilling at Ergama Copper-Gold Project

Mariana Resources has begun the drilling of an initial 7-hole diamond drill programme at its 100%-owned Ergama copper-gold project in Balikesir Province, western Turkey.

The diamond drilling is being undertaken by drill contractor Ortadogu Drilling, and is expected to be completed by early-January, 2017 (with assay results expected Q1, 2017).

The main targets to be tested include near-surface, porphyry-style copper-gold mineralisation within the central portion of the Ergama claim block, in addition to peripheral high grade vein / fault-hosted gold-silver mineralisation.