WCN Increases Ownership of Aucu Gold Project
WCN Increases Ownership of Aucu Gold Project
Perth, Jan 20, 2017 AEST (ABN Newswire) - White Cliff Minerals Limited (ASX:WCN) ("White Cliff" or "the Company") is pleased to announce that it has acquired an additional 1% of the Kyrgyz Republic Aucu gold project from an external shareholder, Somerley Limited of Hong Kong, through the issue of 12 million new ordinary shares.

White Cliff now owns 90% of the Aucu high grade gold project. The remaining 10% is owned by associates of the local Kyrgyz management team that is free carried interest to the completion of a bankable feasibility study.

Section 708A Notice

The Company issues this notice pursuant to Section 708A(5)(e) of the Corporations Act in relation to the 12,000,000 Shares placed.

The Shares were issued without disclosure to investors under Part 6D.2 of the Corporations Act, in reliance on Section 708(8) of the Corporations Act. The Company, as at the date of this notice, has complied with:

(a) the provisions of Chapter 2M of the Corporations Act as they apply to the Company; and

(b) Section 674 of the Corporations Act.

As at the date of this notice, there is no excluded information for the purposes of Sections 708A(7) and (8) of the Corporations Act in relation to the Company.

An Appendix 3B in relation to the Placement is attached (see the link below).

Aucu Gold Deposit Summary

As previously reported (ASX releases 24 Mar 15 and 02 Apr 15), the Company announced a maiden inferred resource for the Aucu gold deposit above a cut-off grade of 1 g/t gold of 1.15 Million tonnes grading 4.2 g/t gold for 156,000 ounces of contained gold.

In 2015, drilling identified exceptional gold mineralisation to the east of the Upper Gold Zone (UGZ) over a strike length of at least 500 metres (ASX releases 11 Nov 15, 1 Dec 15 and 7 Dec 15). Results included:

- 8 metres at 55.2 g/t gold from 66 metres including 1 metre at 89.9 g/t gold

- 4 metres at 59.9 g/t gold from 66 metres including 1 metre at 189 g/t gold

- 2 metres at 43.5 g/t gold from 86 metres

- 1 metre at 103.4 g/t gold from 74 metres

- 3 metres at 41.4 g/t gold including 1 metre at 71 g/t gold

- 4 metres at 23.8 g/t gold from 85 metres

- 2 metres at 22 g/t gold from 102 metres

- 1 metre at 58 g/t gold

In 2016, drilling east of the Upper Gold Zone identified further substantial mineralisation over an additional 300 metres of strike length. Results included:

- 11 metres at 15.2 g/t gold from 42 metres including 1 metre at 149 g/t gold

- 12 metres at 15.6 g/t gold from 82 metres including 2 metres at 79 g/t gold

- 12 metres at 5.1 g/t gold from 34 metres including 2 metres at 26.2 g/t gold

- 5 metres at 9.9 g/t gold from 3 metres

- 9 metres at 8.3 g/t gold from 96 metres

- 4 metres at 12 g/t gold from 49 metres

- 3 metres at 11.2 g/t gold from 13 metres

- 3 metres at 11.9 g/t gold from 45 metres

- 5 metres at 7.6 g/t gold from 93 metres

- 3 metres at 9.8 g/t gold from 9 metres

Substantial copper intersections include:

- 66 metres at 0.91% copper from 33 metres including 18 metres at 1.85% copper

- 24 metre at 1.34% copper from 71 metres including 7 metres at 5.1% copper

- 19 metres at 0.74% copper from 22 metres including 2 metres at 2.4% copper

In addition:

- Mineralisation outcrops at surface over an elevation of at least 600 metres,

- Mineralisation remains open in all directions and at depth,

- Overall metallurgical recovery of all mineralised zones is 99%, and

- Gravity recoverable gold averages 88.6% (gold that reports to the gravity concentrate).

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About White Cliff Minerals Ltd

White Cliff Minerals Ltd ASX WCNWhite Cliff Minerals Ltd (ASX:WCN) is a Western Australian based exploration company with the following main projects:

Kyrgyz Aucu Gold Project (90%): The Project contains extensive porphyry related gold and copper mineralisation starting at the surface and extending over several kilometres. Drilling during 2014-6 has defined a gold deposit currently containing an inferred resource of 1.8Mt at 5.2 g/t containing 302,000 ounces of gold and 608,000 tonnes at 0.64% copper containing 3870 tonnes of copper. Drilling has also defined a significant copper deposit at surface consisting of 10Mt at 0.41% copper containing 41,000 tonnes of copper.

Extensive mineralisation occurs around both deposits demonstrating significant expansion potential. The project is located in the Kyrgyz Republic, 350km west-southwest of the capital city of Bishkek and covers 57 square kilometres. The Chanach project is located in the western part of the Tien Shan Belt, a highly mineralised zone that extending for over 2500 km, from western Uzbekistan, through Tajikistan, Kyrgyz Republic and southern Kazakhstan to western China.

Merolia Gold and Nickel Project (100%): The project consists of 771 square kilometres of the Merolia Greenstone belt and contains extensive ultramafic sequences including the Diorite Hill layered ultramafic complex, the Rotorua ultramafic complex, the Coglia ultramafic complex and a 51 kilometre long zone of extrusive ultramafic lavas. The intrusive complexes are prospective for nickel-copper sulphide accumulations possibly with platinum group elements, and the extrusive ultramafic rocks are prospective for nickel sulphide and nickel-cobalt accumulations.

The project also contains extensive basalt sequences that are prospective for gold mineralisation including the Ironstone prospect where historical drilling has identified 24m at 8.6g/t gold. Soil sampling in 2016 has identified multiple mineralised gold trends at Burtville East, Comet Well and Ironstone which will be drilled in 2017.

Bremer Range Nickel Project (100%): The project covers over 127 square kilometres in the Lake Johnson Greenstone Belt, which contains the Emily Ann and Maggie Hayes nickel sulphide deposits. These mines have a total resource of approximately 140,000 tonnes of contained nickel. The project area has excellent prospectivity for both komatiite associated nickel-cobalt sulphides and amphibolite facies high-grade gold mineralisation.

Lake Percy Lithium Project (100%): Substantial lithium anomalism has been identified within untested outcropping pegmatites within the Lake Percy tenements.

Laverton Gold Project (100%): The project consists of 136 square kilometres of tenement applications in the Laverton Greenstone belt. The core prospects are Kelly Well and Eight Mile Well located 20km southwest of Laverton in the core of the structurally complex Laverton Tectonic zone immediately north of the Granny Smith Gold Mine (3 MOz) and 7 kilometres north of the Wallaby Gold Mine (7MOz).



Todd Hibberd
Managing Director
T: +61-8-9321-2233
W: www.wcminerals.com.au

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