Mothercare – “refinancing, restructuring and reorganising… to ensure a sustainable future”. Is there?
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AIM-listed Turkish gold producer Ariana has offered up the latest full production numbers for its Kiziltepe joint venture. As I had expected, costs were up a little due to the Turkish Lira strengthening, but the gold price had a good quarter (sadly not sustained…..) so income was up.
AIM-listed Turkish gold-play Ariana Resources (AAU) has updated the market on its Salinbas exploration target and forestry permits this morning. Coinciding with a bit of a China-USA spat spike in the price of the yellow stuff, Ariana’s shares have reacted positively and I suspect there is still more short term upside as we await the full production numbers from Q1 which are due any day.
AIM-listed gold-miner in Turkey, Ariana Resources (AAU), released its latest quarterly production figures from its Kiziltepe joint venture this morning. Last year the numbers were 4,866 oz against a target for the year of 20,000 oz and the company went on to deliver 27,110 ounces. Now a year later, and with all the start-up bits and pieces worked out some time ago, Ariana has delivered 7,296 oz of gold for the first quarter of this year. Great stuff!
What a day out that was! The Wray family may be running the investor show now, but the sparkle was still there – even if I missed the acid wit of Tom Winnifrith. But it was great to catch up with the other writers at ShareProphets and in particular it was good to call in at two stands – those of Ariana Resources (AAU) and Sosandar (SOS).
AIM-listed Turkish gold producer Ariana (AAU) has announced a positive update this morning regarding its satellite prospects around the Kiziltepe gold plant and at Salinbas on the other side of the country. The news has gone down well, with the market pushing the shares back towards the 2p mark in response...
Last year AIM-listed Ariana (AAU) offered up production guidance of 20,000 ounces of gold – and delivered 27,110 ounces. Talk about under-promising and over-delivering. This morning Ariana offered guidance of 25,000 oz of gold. Under the same maths, that suggests we could see as much as (almost) 34,000 ounces. Of course, we shall have to wait and see what the real figures are, but with the end of Q1 less than three weeks away we shouldn’t have to wait long.
I called time to sell some Ariana (AAU) last week but was convinced of further upside and thus while I wanted to sell some, I was definitely hanging on to the majority of my shares. This morning – perhaps a little later than I had expected - Ariana filled in the details of Q4 gold and silver production from its joint venture plant at Kiziltepe. There was no need for any anxiety over the news: it was very good and this is turning into a habit. Long may that continue!
My buy tip for 2019 - AIM-listed Ariana Resources (AAU) – has made the 2p to sell target price: time to take some profits, then - and where’s the ouzo? This is on the back of cracking news of a £3.8 million return of capital to the parent. The implications are that Kiziltepe is throwing off plenty of cash – way more than had been previously disclosed.
AIM-listed Ariana Resources (AAU) told us on 14 January, as it reported Q4 and full year production from its joint venture gold plant at Kiziltepe in Turkey, that it would release full results for the period by early February and I’m really looking forward to that...
Kizilcukur development update, including that “bulk sampling results demonstrate that the Kizilcukur deposit has the capacity to act as a source of high-grade satellite feed to the Kiziltepe processing plant”, and “Share Buy-Back: Update” announcements from Ariana Resources (AAU)...
AIM-listed Ariana Resources (AAU) announced a series of director share purchases which, as promised, mops up most of the share buy-back shambles earlier this week. This is good: the shares are in strong hands and shows that the directors have faith. It also shows that they are doing their best to make amends out of their own pockets.
Oh dear. AIM-listed Ariana Resources has announced that the share buyback previously announced on 16 January 2019 – and which occurred on 4 January – when the company bought back 4.5 million shares into treasury was not allowed as the company didn’t have the distributable reserves available on the balance sheet. Red faces all round, but this is not a major issue.
AIM-listed Ariana Resources (AAU), one of my tips for 2019, has been on a bit of a roll so far this year. It has been helped by the weakness of the Turkish Lira and a bit of strength in the price of gold, but recent news of gold and silver production from its Joint Venture processing plant at Kiziltepe has helped too, as has a share buy-back. This morning Ariana offered an update on its wholly-owned Kizilcukur project.
A production update from Ariana Resources (AAU) emphasising “gold production exceeds 2018 guidance by 36%”…not bad but there is better news still
AIM-listed Ariana Resources (AAU) has rather surprised with an announcement that it bought back 4.5 million shares to place into treasury. The message from this is pretty clear!
AIM-listed Ariana Resources (AAU) released Q4 gold production numbers this morning – exactly as predicted HERE yesterday. Even better the numbers were pretty much in line and the shares have responded higher – not quite a bottle of ouzo yet, but it looks to be well on the way.
Judging by the form of my buy tip for 2019 AIM-listed Ariana Resources over the past nine months, we should see the latest production numbers from its Kiziltetepe joint venture gold plant in Turkey this week. Numbers for the first three quarters have already blown the company’s annual production forecast of 20,000 oz of gold out of the water, having reached almost that figure in nine months. Meanwhile shares in Ariana have had a good run of late, moving up from a low point of almost 1.1p in October to the current 1.575p, putting the company on a market capitalisation of £16.7 million.
Ariana Resources (AAU) has updated that a drilling programme is to commence imminently at Kizilcukur, “with the objective of defining a high-grade zone amenable to open-pit mining”…
It has been a long time coming, but yesterday shares in AIM-listed gold producer Ariana (AAU) finally hit 1.6p, a price I was happy to buy up to. This latest rise was on the back of news from the company’s Kizilcukur project - 22km from the Kiziltepe processing plant - that a drilling programme is about to start...
AIM-listed Turkish gold producer Ariana (AAU) has seen its share price move a fair bit over the past few days. The shares have been bumping along the bottom at around 1.25p for a while and even dropped to almost 1.1p last month. Now, with a very positive update from its Kiziltepe plant at the Red Rabbit project in Eastern Turkey (and terrific looking financials), a positive (house) Broker note, exploration news and an investor evening in the last few days, the shares are up at a much healthier-looking (roughly) 1.425p, if a tad volatile (they’ve been up to 1.525p and down to 1.375p today). So should we be cynical and expect a placing?
Ariana Resources (AAU) has emphasised “excellent exploration results” at its wholly-owned Salinbas project, with it “confident that the testing of some of these targets with drilling will lead to the identification and definition of further resources within the project area”…
Turkish gold miner, AIM-listed Ariana Resources (AAU) has offered up an update on its exploration at the Salinbas gold project in Eastern Turkey this morning. My view has been unchanged, that the Kiziltepe plant was the reason to hold the shares but that Salinbas - already with a resource inventory of c. 1 million ounces of gold-equivalent – was an interesting speculative bonus. This morning’s news adds to the interest. Eventually, I hope, it will be proved up as a commercial project and add good value.
Panmure Gordon is house broker to AIM-listed Turkish gold miner Ariana Resources (AAU) and is therefore not impartial – so you can takes its latest musings on Ariana with a pinch of salt if you wish. However, with the shares at 1.4p Panmure has upped its price target from 2.75p to 2.82p in the wake of Ariana’s Q3 numbers. Naturally, with a boat-load of this stock myself (so I'm not impartial either) and a target of at least 2p, I think Panmure are complete geniuses...
Following positive Kiziltepe quarterly results earlier this week, now “Director/PDMR Shareholding” and “Corporate Events” announcements from Ariana Resources (AAU)…
Ariana Resources (AAU) has updated on quarterly operations from its 50% owned Kiziltepe mine, including “we are now well on track to exceed our production guidance for the year”…
Last month we had the Q3 preliminary report from Kiziltepe and this morning AIM-listed Turkish gold producer and explorer Ariana (AAU) offered up fuller numbers on operations at Kiziltepe where Ariana has a half-share in the gold production for the Red Rabbit project in Turkey. We already knew they’d had a blow-out of a quarter (see HERE) but the numbers show just how well it is going.
Early this week we wrote positively on Q3 preliminary production results from Ariana Resources (AAU), concluding that the current production potential and clear exploration potential together with a now rising gold price made it look like a nil brainer at the then 1.25p offer price. Now an “Excellent results from Salinbas” announcement…
AIM-listed Turkish gold miner Ariana (AAU) has this morning updated the market on exploration from Salinbas – part of the Hot Gold Corridor in Eastern Turkey. Having reaffirmed my view that this stock is a buy based on production news the other side of the country, it is pleasing to see share shares respond even if it is this morning’s news which did the trick, rather than my devilish analysis! The shares, having been 1.25p to buy, are now 1.45p to buy...
Ariana Resources (AAU) has announced preliminary Q3 production results showing another quarterly record and including “our production guidance for the year is now likely to be exceeded by some margin”…
AIM-listed Turkish gold miner Ariana Resources (AAU) has again announced record gold production from its joint-venture Kiziltepe plant, part of the Red Rabbit project, during its third quarter this year. Production is up to 7,588 ounces of gold (plus 70,346 oz of silver) for Q3 to bring the total for the year so far to 19,625 oz – as against the guidance of 20,000 oz for the full year. Way to go! If they keep that up, the total for the year will be in excess of 27,000 oz – a classic case of underpromising and overdelivering.
Ariana Resources (AAU) has announced results for the first half of 2018, including emphasising “production for the year is expected to exceed initial expectations in the second half” and “we are now in the process of committing to a 4,000m RC and diamond drilling programme across certain projects during the remaining 2018 through to 2019 period”…
AIM-listed gold miner Ariana (AAU) left it until deadline day to produce its interims results (boo, hiss) but the numbers and statement offer plenty to cheer shareholders. For starters, the joint venture gold plant at Kizitepe clocked up £1.1 million of profits for Ariana in the six months to June, which compares well to the £1.8 million for the whole of 2017, and gold production for the half-year (annual target 20,000 oz) came in at over 12,000 oz and a statement that second half production is expected to exceed initial expectations. So far, so good. Of course, profit is a matter of opinion….let’s look at the balance sheet and cashflow.
Ariana Resources (AAU) has announced that, having recently completed a soil sampling programme at its Ivrindi project, “seven new highly anomalous targets (exceeding 1,000ppm As) were identified within the Ivrindi tenement. Five of the newly identified targets are semi-contiguous over 1.3km and directly along strike of the main mineralised structure at the Kinik prospect, suggesting that the mineralisation continues east of the historic easternmost drill hole”…
After an influx of broker and tipster research in July, both broker and tipster activity decreased over the holiday period. That being said,Stockomendation still tracked over 1,200 tips in August, contributed by 19 brokers and 36 professional tipsters. Tip activity in August represented an increase of 57% on the number of tips tracked during the same period last year.
AIM-listed Turkish gold producer Ariana (AAU) released the quarterly update of its Red Rabbit joint-venture at Kiziltepe a week and a half ago. We had already been told that gold production had shot the lights out, but the update filled in the detail and it was all good. Meanwhile the gold price has been sliding and Turkey is in some considerable bother which is not good. But on balance I reckon the shares are still a buy.
Ariana Resources (AAU) has updated on performance from the Kiziltepe mine joint venture, emphasising “strong operational cash flow” and “we remain fully on track to deliver on our production guidance for the year”…
I have been an avid supporter of AIM-listed gold miner Ariana Resources (AAU) for a long time and have been advocating buying the shares since recommending them last February, as production approached. I like the company, I like head-hocho Kerim Sener who is, in my view, an exception on AIM in that he is straight and I think the news from the company’s joint venture mine at Kiziltepe has been exemplary. In particular, in the wake of the production update last month for Q2, I had been looking forward with some considerable excitement to the full results of that period. But we have a crisis in Turkey: is it a concern?
Ariana Resources (AAU) has announced quarter ended 30th June preliminary production results from its Kiziltepe joint venture, including the company’s Managing Director Kerim Sener emphasising “the results of the past quarter are our best to date, outperforming overall quarterly feasibility-study expectations by 92%”…
AIM-listed Turkish gold producer and explorer Ariana Resources (AAU) announced its second quarter production numbers from its JV Kiziltepe mine this morning, and the numbers blew me away. With an annual target of 20,000 oz of gold production, it achieved 7,171 oz – a 47% increase quarter on quarter.
Ariana Resources (AAU) says that it “is pleased to announce a Joint Ore Reserves Committee Exploration Target for its Salinbas gold project… of up to 2.7Moz gold and 16.1Moz silver established in the Salinbas area, excluding current JORC Indicated and Inferred Resources of c.1Moz gold”. So what is such an ‘exploration target’ and what does it mean here?
Ariana Resources (AAU) has announced latest work at its 100% owned Kizilcukur project “continues to highlight the potential for the project to become a satellite source of ore for the Kiziltepe mine”…
AIM-listed Turkish gold play Ariana (AAU) has announced news of work at Kizilcukur, its wholly owned gold prospect 22km (but 50km by road) from its JV Kiziltepe mine. It is all very encouraging, if relatively minor.
AIM-listed Turkish gold miner Ariana (AAU) has posted its FY17 results. As promised, there are some details of the Kiziltepe joint venture, the results got a clean audit (as opposed to last year which raised the need for more funding) and Ariana has offered the clearest indication yet of an end to dilutive placings. Overall, it makes a pretty happy read.
An announcement from Ariana Resources (AAU) emphasises “significant resource increase at Kepez prospect” (part of the 50% owned Red Rabbit joint venture) and includes “in addition, we believe there is scope to enhance this resource further”…
AIM-listed Turkish gold miner Ariana (AAU) yesterday announced a resource upgrade at its Kepez prospect, which forms part of the Red Rabbit joint venture which is producing gold from its Kiziltepe mine.
Ariana Resources (AAU) has announced increased production and sales and that “due to the strong operational cash flow from Kiziltepe, we have been receiving intercompany loan repayments from the JV”…
AIM-listed Ariana Resources (AAU) released its quarterly report this morning for its joint venture mine at Kiziltepe in western Turkey. On the face of it the numbers were again good, although we had prior warning of that back on 16 April when the company released a preliminary production report for Q1. Today’s report fleshed that out a little.
Kerim Sener is the founder and CEO of AIM listed gold producer and explorer Ariana Resources (AAU). He is one of the nicest and most honest guys on the market and I think Ariana shares are cheap. To see what he had to say at the UK Investor Show 2018 watch the video below. Enjoy!
AIM-listed Ariana Resources (AAU) served up a gold production update for its first quarter of 2018 (to the end of March). This is not the quarterly report for the period, which we are told is due in early May, so it is a little light on details but the production news is excellent.
AIM-listed Ariana Resources (AAU) has offered an update on its gold resource at Tavsan, part of the Red Rabbit joint venture in Turkey which also includes the already producing Kiziltepe mine. There is plenty of good news.
Under promise and over deliver is what every adviser tells every company listing on AIM. One might say that Ariana (AAU) has not kept to that script with perfection since it listed all those years ago back in the black and white era. But as we move though 2018 with the 50% owned Red Rabbit mine now operational Ariana is doing what it should as we saw in a cracking operational update this week.
AIM-listed Ariana Resources has released production guidance at its JV operation at Kiziltepe in Turkey for 2018. The big headline is that the forecast gold production has been upped to 20,000 oz, but there are a few more interesting nuggets to be found.
Following a company chat with Ariana Resources (AAU), I thought I would report back on a few things which came up...
AIM-listed Ariana Resources (AAU) has delivered its Q4 update from its joint-venture Kiziltepe gold mine in Turkey. The news looks to me to be very good on several fronts.
There has been a fair amount of noise coming out of AIM-listed Ariana (AAU) lately. The back end of last year saw news from its self-styled Hot Gold Corridor and now the focus seems to be raising the flag for its Kiziltepe site, which has been in production for 9 months or so – and we are due the next quarterly report from that in the next week or two. Meanwhile the gold price has been strong of late, and Ariana’s share price has benefitted – although there is a way to go to get to the target of 2p.
Previously writing on Ariana Resources (AAU) last month it was latest exploration initial results see it “very excited”… and more to come. Now we have a Further Gold Discovery at Salinbas announcement…
Shares in AIM-listed Ariana Resources (AAU) have been a pain since I recommended them back in February. They duly motored north, only for the steam to be well and taken out by a placing. I still reckon there is excellent value here and continue to look for the 2p mark to be achieved (again).
Ariana Resources (AAU) has announced the completion of recent exploration across the ‘Hot Gold Corridor’ and within its 1 million ounce Salinbas gold project – and its “exploration team are very excited by these results”...
Maybe the target is a but on the full side but this is the house broker Beaufort talking so it is clearly not impartial. Its mining analyst, Sheldon, is a sensible fellow and the nine page report on Ariana Resources (AAU) is comprehensive. Just to keep Nigel Somerville happy...
Shares in Ariana Resources (AAU) have briefly exceeded 2p earlier this year, but are currently back below 1.5p despite a seemingly positive outlook for precious metals and a 50:50 joint venture in Turkey now an emerging producer - this week having already seen a production update from the company...
Declaration: We have tipped Ariana Resources (AAU) before, helping our readers to bank offer to bid gains of 72% in one year. This time we are looking for a far more rapid re-rating. Our readers at HotStockRockets enjoyed this tip at a 1.45p offer but the shares - at a 1.5p offer are still a buy. Here's why....
AIM-listed Ariana (AAU) has announced completion of an initial exploration at its Hot Gold Corridor in north-eastern Turkey. Full marks for the name of the prospect! You can read the technical stuff of the RNS HERE, but essentially it sounds as though they think they’ve got some good readings for from copper, lead and zinc readings which leads them to expect to find gold and silver and targets which are already being generated from detailed mapping.
After my mea culpa of June 20th we have had further news. It has taken a bit of time to digest, but overall it looks positive to me, if rather laced with jam-tomorrow. With the share price finally off its low point of just 1.25p, let’s look through the detail.
Well that solves that: a big placing and a very disappointing 1.3p price tag to boot. So what to do now?
I recently wrote a piece HERE expressing my surprise that the share price of Ariana Resources (AAU) had failed to react positively to good news, so it probably shouldn’t have come as a surprise that a decent update on its resource actually resulted in the share price closing slightly lower.
Given that the company is now producing gold, I’ve been somewhat surprised by the lacklustre response that the market has given Ariana Resources (AAU) since that news came.
In this video from the storming success that was the 2017 UK Investor Show, Michael de Villiers, Executive Chairman of Ariana Resources (AAU), is at the podium. And make sure that you keep April 21 2018 free for next year's UK Investor Show.
I suggested that AIM-listed gold (then) explorer and now producer was a buy a couple of months back as we awaited the commencement of production. At the time the spread was 1.7-1.85p per share and they duly headed north as the final bits of paper arrived and the first pour was announced, only for the shares to fall away again. Meanwhile the gold price has been a one-way ticket north. I’m very puzzled - what is going on? With humble apologies for the performance thus far…I still reckon it is a buy and here is why.
AIM-listed gold and silver in Turkey play Ariana Resources (AAU) has announced the first gold/silver pour at its new joint venture Kiziltepe plant in Turkey. It has been a long road but this marks the moment when Ariana completes the transition from explorer to producer – cracking news for head honcho Kerim Sener and his team. So what now?
I marked out Turkey-base gold/silver soon-to-be producer AIM-listed Ariana (AAU) as a buy a couple of weeks back at 1.85p bid. Construction at the Kiziltepe facility was almost complete and the company had indicated that a weather window allowing the last bits to be finished had opened up. The RNS duly followed. Now we await word of technical sign-off of the tailing dam, Ministry sign-off and then a local government operations permit and it is all go. Meanwhile we have had exploration news from Tavsan suggesting significant resource growth potential.
I said at the weekend that having several times met Kerim Sener, MD at AIM-listed Ariana Resources (AAU), I felt that he was the exception to prove Mark Twain’s rule. In recommending Ariana (1.85p on the offer at the time, so I’m happy to see the shares now on a spread of 2p - 2.15p) my view was that plant completion, production and therefore cashflow were imminent. We’ve had the completion RNS and we now await the paperwork to allow everything to roll. But who gets first dibs at the bunce?
Great stuff this morning from AIM-listed Ariana (AAU). The last bits of work to get the mining plant at Kiziltepe were indeed completed during the 10-day window of improved weather as previously indicated by the company, and as I had speculated at the weekend. Red Rabbit is ready to roll - now it is down to the final paperwork trail and then it is all systems go. The transition from pie-in-the-sky explorer to gold/silver production and cash-flow is almost complete.
Ariana Resources (AAU) is on the cusp of announcing the commencement of gold and silver production from its Kiziltepe mine, part of the Red Rabbit project in Turkey. But for recent extreme weather conditions it would be there already, but the signs are that the big news of final completion and the move to production are imminent and I expect the shares to react positively when the RNS is finally released containing the word “production”.
With plenty of turmoil in economies around the world, precious metals look set to show continued strength, particularly when it comes to gold.
I believe shares in Ariana Resources (AAU) are cheap and am happy to hold. Indeed we bought more after the UK Investor show. See what you think as Kerim Sener presents.
HotStockRockets predicts a bright future for Ariana’Resources (AAU) share price, despite recently telling readers to take profits, the hot share tippers expect Ariana to reach 2p or thereabouts leading up to and around the time of Ariana’s first pour of production in the second half of this year. That is too cautious, perhaps why I know TW has not sold his personal holding!
Our site is about short term movements and so oddly - having tipped Ariana (AAU) at a 0.9p offer we advised banking gains at 1.55p to sell. An almost 70% offer to bid gain is not too shabby is it?
Ariana Resources (AAU) has updated on an “increasingly active” rate of mine construction and its target for production in the second half of 2016.
Ariana Resources (AAU) has followed a recent announcement of a doubling of the resource estimate for its Kizilcukur project with news that a “recent drilling programme at Kepez West has confirmed the presence of a significant mineralised system”.
The research note making this suggestion comes from the house broker so treat it with a bucket of salt. Having said that, mining analyst Sheldon Modeland is no idiot and I also happen to think that shares in gold junior Ariana Resources (AAU) are cheap and thus in that vein (pun geddit?)
Ariana Resources (AAU) has announced drilling results supporting the potential for further mineralisation in the Arzu vein system of the Kiziltepe part of its Red Rabbit gold project joint venture and helping inform advanced scheduling before “open-pit mining currently planned to commence ahead of the summer”.
Ariana Resources (AAU) has announced drilling results “which demonstrate the potential of the Kizilcukur project to contain a resource that may become a higher-grade satellite operation to the Kiziltepe mine, which is in construction”
If you want me to analyse a stock for you just drop me a line at [email protected] - Today I look at shares in Ariana Resources (AAU), Devro (DVO) and Redt Energy (RED) setting share price targets for all three stocks.
And now it is my friend Kerim Sener of Ariana Resources (AAU) presenting at Gold & Bears. For what its worth I reckon that its shares are very cheap. Enjoy
Ariana Resources (AAU), the soon to be gold producer, played host the other weekend to a group of investors, analysts and mining consultants, who made the journey to the Red Rabbit gold project, located nearby the town of Sındırgı, about a three hour drive north east of Izmir.
Shares in AIM-quoted Turkish gold and copper play Ariana Resources (AAU) have come off the boil since the company won permission from the authorities to proceed with its 232,000-oz. Kizilktepe project in the west of the country. Ariana is choosing the final mining contractor for the project and is negotiating on plant components with local suppliers, having secured a $33 million (£21 million) construction facility from Turkish banking group Turkiye Finans Katalim Bankasi, but its long out-of-favour shares, having rallied from a barely visible 0.75p to 1.35p last month, have fallen back to a price of 0.9p.
Ariana Resources (AAU) has updated investors on progress towards production at the Red Rabbit gold project in western Turkey, with the project “now clear to proceed in to construction”.
Ariana Resources (AAU) has updated investors that further exploration work at the Red Rabbit project in western Turkey is continuing to identify new zones of resource potential.
John Meyer of SP Angel this morning comments on Ariana Resources (AAU), Goldplat (GDP), Mwana Africa (MWA), Petropavlovsk (POG) and Shanta Gold (SHG) as well as offering a detailed macro view on the news that is shaping global mining and the AIM mining pond.
Ariana Resources (AAU) has announced “particularly significant progress on the critical path to construction” of the Red Rabbit joint venture mine at Kiziltepe, including more than 95% of the surface rights for the project now secured and as “other project development work is continuing at pace”.
John Meyer of SP Angel this morning comments on Ariana Resources (AAU), Caledonia Mining (CMCL), Medusa Mining (MML), North River Resources (NRRP) and Vast Resources (VAST) as well as offering a detailed macro view on the news that is shaping global mining and the AIM mining pond.
Kerim Sener of AIM listed Ariana Resources (AAU) popped into present at the new event organised by the Sith Lord Zak Mir last night.I have always liked Kerim and also think Ariana shares are cheap.Anyhow, here is a video of his presentation.
It’s been a busy few days for Ariana Resources (AAU), the Anglo-Turkish gold mine developer. A certain mining analyst who has the hump with Ariana, recently upgraded his assessment of the company from “Sell” to “Hold” following the news last week that Ariana had received its forestry permit approval, paving the way for the company to make the transition from exploration to producer. Within 12 months all being well, Ariana will become Turkey’s next gold producer.
Ariana Resources (AAU) has announced that it has received confirmation that the Prime Ministry in Turkey has formally approved its application for the Red Rabbit gold project and that the Department of Forestry & Water Affairs has approved permits subject to the payment of statutory fees.
Shares in long-term AIM dog Ariana Resources (AAU) have bounced strongly now that the company has finally received formal approval from the Turkish government to proceed with its flagship Red Rabbit gold and silver project, holding a currently estimated 475,000 oz. of gold equivalent in the west of the country. Though still 90% below their 2005 float price of 12p, Ariana shares at 1.19p are more than 50% up from a 0.75p 12-month low, following the formal approval by the Prime Minister’s office in Ankara of a crucial forestry permit for the project.
John Meyer of SP Angel this morning comments on Ariana Resources (AAU), Conroy Gold & Natural Resources (CGNR), Ferrex (FRX), Horizonte Minerals (HZM) & Savannah Resources (SAV), as well as the news that is shaping global mining and the AIM mining pond.
Like all small gold explorers Ariana Resources (AAU) has been a complete dog of an investment but at 0.95p to buy we think it will bounce and is a very attractive trade. And there are three reasons why.
Here goes for round three of the raging debate on Ariana Resources (AAU) and chief chearleader for the bears is John Meyer of SP Angel who lets rip in today's note. Apparently Arianas new prospect is in the "hookers capital of Turkey" - when's the journalists field trip? Meyer also comments on Kefi, Amara, Hummingbird as well as a detailed macro view on the news that is shaping global mining and the AIM mining pond
Turkish gold explorer and AIM dog Ariana Resources (AAU) is talking to several ‘Turkish conglomerates’ about selling all or part of its jointly-owned Salinbas project in the country’s north-eastern Artvin Province, as the AIM-quoted company awaits delayed final permits for its $31 million (£21 million) Kiziltepe project holding an estimated 230,000 oz. in western Turkey. Managing director Kerim Sener says Ariana, with 49% of Salinbas, and its 51% project partner, Toronto-quoted Eldorado Gold, have been hawking Salinbas around for six months and held ‘preliminary discussions’ last week with a local company.
Ariana Resources (AAU), the Turkish focused near term gold miner yesterday announced the results of the scoping study for its 49% owned Salinbas JV gold project it is currently developing with Eldorado Gold (TSX:ELD). Essentially, Salinbas contains 648,900 ounces of gold, 493,300 ounces in the inferred category and 155,500 in the indicated category, the resource is JORC classified.
John Meyer does not hold back with a withering assessment of Ariana Resources. Today's morning mining note from John and his colleagues at SP Angel also covers Kefi and Solgold as well as a detailed macro view on the news that is shaping global mining and the AIM mining pond.
Dr. Kerim Sener, the dogged managing director of unloved Ariana Resources (AAU), says the company could have its key Red Rabbit gold project in western Turkey in production by next July or August following the expected award ‘any time now’ of a long-awaited forestry permit from the authorities. According to Sener, the AIM-quoted company, which clinched a $33 million (£20.6 million) financing deal in July with local bank Turkiye Finans Katilim after winning a $2.2 million mix of government tax and investment incentives, expects Red Rabbit could generate annual cash flow of $10 million, split evenly between Ariana and its partner, local construction group Proccea, for eight years, while also offering significant exploration possibilities around existing deposits.
The Turkish mining sector has been growing steadily over the past ten years experiencing average year on year growth of 11%. The election of President Erdoğan on the 10th August this year provides certainty over the political direction of the country that has witnessed decent GDP growth of 5.2% each year on average between 2002 and 2011 and 4% growth in 2013.
Convicted felon Champagne Charlie Gibson round at prostitute researcher Edison reckons that Ariana Resources (AAU) shares – now 1.08p – are in fact worth at least 1.9p but possibly up to 2.67p. Okay, The Hon Charles may have a penchant for giving members of the working classes a damn good thrashing after he has driven back from the boozer totally sozzled but sometimes he is right. We tend to think that this may be one of those occasions. Hooray, champers and a spot of oik bashing all round.
Long-term AIM pariah, Ariana Resources (AAU) can now work at last towards starting production in the middle of next year at its Kiziltepe gold and silver project in the Turkish region of western Anatolia. The London-based company, whose shares had fallen from a 2005 float price of 12p to 0.75p at one point in the past 12 months, has seen its price rally to 1.0-8p, for a stockmarket value of £6.9 million following the first drawdown of $236,000 under its recent $33 million (£19.4 million) credit agreement with international Turkish banking group, Turkiye Finans Katilim Bankjasi.
Ariana Resources (AAU) was our ShareProphets share tip of the week at a 0.85p offer on 29th June. We predicted a 30% gain within weeks. The shares are now 1.1p bid which is a gain of 29%. Not bad eh? But we see upside of at least 25% more in the near term and so at a 1.25p offer we once again make it our share tip of the week. It is not too late to get on board.
Ariana Resources (AAU) was our ShareProphets share tip of the week at a 0.85p offer on 29th June - HERE. Today the shares are at 1.05-1.20 – not bad for a month. As we predicted it would the company now has full, non-dilutive, funding for its Red Rabbit gold project in Turkey – that was announced yesterday. To understand how far this share will go watch this video of CEO Kerim Sener in action at the UK Investor Show.
I have been spending some time in Turkey recently, visiting a place called Gaziantep, one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. Just 6o miles from Aleppo in Syria, Gaziantep is Turkey’s industrial powerhouse, its sixth most populous city and if you want to really experience what it is like doing business in Turkey, you just have to visit Gaziantep, least of which you experience some of the best baklava in the world.
Dr. Kerim Sener, the mild-spoken geologist who runs Turkish gold hopeful Ariana Resources (AAU), is a patient man -- and the performance of his company’s shares since its AIM float in 2005 has tried the patience of many of its investors. He is now celebrating the award by the Ankara government of a range of fiscal incentives, estimated by Ariana to be worth more than $2 million (£1.2 million), as the company heads towards the long-awaited start of production in 2015 at a targeted annual rate of 21,000 oz. a year at Kiziltepe, a key part of its Red Rabbit gold and silver project in western Turkey.
Like most gold juniors Ariana Resources (AAU) has suffered a terrible few years in share price terms. The share price is down from 6.5p less than three years ago but a lot is changing. Now is the time to buy in. Why
Ariana Resources (AAU) is not a company well known for its ability to keep deadlines. First scheduled production at the company’s Red Rabbit gold-silver project in western Turkey has been delayed several times over the years, but Ariana now claims it expects to reach this goal in H1 2015. Patience is bound to be wearing thin among long term shareholders, as they’ve watched the stock drift lower. The share price has been further restrained since last summer, after Ariana entered into an Equity Swap with Lanstead Capital. However, with new drilling exploration targets defined at Kiziltepe (part of Red Rabbit) and the mine commissioning process plodding along, is it time look at this stock as a medium term buy?
Direct from the Queen Elizabeth Conference Centre a video featuring a UK Investor Show 2014 presentation by Kerim Sener of gold company Ariana Resources (AAU)
If you had bought Turkish gold explorer Ariana Resources (AAU), when the company floated on AIM at 12p nine years ago, and still held today the chances are Kerim Sener (founder and managing director) would not be your favourite person. The shares now change hands at 0.9p. Last month, Ariana tapped the market and 25 per cent backer, investment group Lanstead Capital, at that lowly price for £770,000.
I guess that there was no site visit involved when uber posh Edison mining analyst Charlie Gibson prepared this note on Ariana Resources (AAU) suggesting that the shares (now 1.08p) are worth up to 3.43p. You may remember Charlie’s spot of bother with the drink driving and Policeman assaulting which we covered with great delight before Christmas HERE and which means that his movements these days are somewhat restricted.
I met up with Kerim Sener, the managing director of Ariana Resources (AAU) the other day and asked him a few questions about where his company was heading after more than eight years on AIM.
Our very own penny stock resources guru Doc Holiday has challenged our friends at Mining Maven to a share tipping contest. Today is day four. C’mon Doc:
Do not get me wrong – I like Ariana (AAU) and think that the stock is cheap at 1p but the latest research from paid for researcher Edison is, er….complete crap.
Michael Spriggs, the chairman of Ariana Resources (AAU), should be sent to bed without any supper! This morning Ariana updated the market about its equity swap with Lanstead Capital. This complicated deal is a variation on the SEDA arrangements AIM investors have come to know and love.
I recommended AIM listed Turkey based gold mine developer Ariana Resources (AAU) on t1ps.com in August 2011 at 4.5p. The shares are now 1.425p and so clearly I have not exactly covered myself in glory. The company announced a detailed exploration update yesterday
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