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Keras Resources plc – update

16 January 2017

Exploration Tenement Applications Increase Keras’ Presence in Warrawoona District

Keras Resources plc, the Australian gold mining company, is pleased to announce the expansion of its footprint in the Warrawoona Goldfield District, through the application for two tenements covering an area of 170km2 on prospective greenstone terranes that flank major granitic intrusions, which are significant to regional gold mineralisation. The Warrawoona Goldfield District is in the East Pilbara Gold Belt of the Pilbara Goldfield of Western Australia, where the Company’s 100% owned, flagship Klondyke Gold Project (‘Klondyke’) is located.

Details

  • Applications for two tenements have been lodged covering an area of approximately 170km2
  • The tenure hosts a multitude of historic gold occurrences and artisanal mining operations
  • The applications have passed the public objection phase and are now awaiting heritage clearance
  • Tenements will further strengthen Keras’ established land holding within the region, including the flagship Klondyke project, which has a current resource estimate of 5.6Mt at 2.08g/t Au for 374,000oz with significant further upside potential indicated from our initial drill campaign
  • Existing Klondyke mining tenements have all been renewed until 2035
  • The applications are part of our defined development strategy to consolidate our presence within the region and provide a large asset base for future development centred on Klondyke

Keras Managing Director Dave Reeves said,
“Having successfully acquired and consolidated Klondyke in September 2016, we have embarked on a strategy of strengthening our presence in this gold-rich region, with the application for these tenements marking the first step in a further consolidation of the greater region. We continue to investigate other low-cost opportunities to increase our tenure in the area with the defined aim of providing a significant resource base to underpin the development of a substantial gold mine.”

Further Details
Keras will update the market when the tenements are granted and then embark on maiden gold exploration work shortly thereafter. The pegging of this ground is Keras’ first step in its strategy to consolidate the region and provide a large asset base for future development centred on Klondyke.

To view a map of the new tenement additions, illustrating Keras’ growing presence in the East Pilbara Gold Belt, click here http://www.rns-pdf.londonstockexchange.com/rns/1910U_-2017-1-15.pdf

**ENDS**

For further information please visit www.kerasplc.com, follow us on Twitter @kerasplc or contact the following:

Dave Reeves, Keras Resources plc: dave@kerasplc.com
Nominated Adviser 
Gerry Beaney/David Hignell, Northland Capital Partners Limited: +44 (0) 20 3861 6625
Broker
Elliot Hance/Jonathon Belliss, Beaufort Securities Limited: +44 (0) 20 7382 8415
Financial PR
Susie Geliher/Charlotte Page, St Brides Partners Limited: +44 (0) 20 7236 1177

Notes
Keras Resources plc is AIM’s only Australian gold mining company. Keras has a portfolio of owner-operated gold interests and cash generative joint venture gold projects. The Company’s strategy is focussed on advancing its owner-operator gold interests towards production whilst concurrently identifying and assessing low risk, high margin joint venture operations to enable continuing cash flows. The Company benefits from an experienced management team, which has extensive gold experience and is based in Perth, reducing execution risk.

Gold Projects
Klondyke Project Area – 100% owned gold development project in Western Australia
· Current resource of 5.6Mt at 2.08g/t gold (‘Au’) for 374,000oz confined to just 2km of the main 7.5km shear strike
· Right to mine contiguous Haoma tenements covering 650 hectares with excellent discovery potential
· Active growth strategy – continue to assess additional opportunities in the project area to add contiguous lease areas to the critical mass that has been consolidated

Tribute Gold Projects
Keras has a portfolio of tribute mining agreements in the Kalgoorlie Goldfield, Australia and is targeting 20,000-30,000oz gold per annum from these assets.

Wider Portfolio
Keras is currently awaiting a mining permit for its Nayega Manganese Project in Togo. Once received it will look to develop the asset into a low-cost export mining operation.

This information is provided by RNS
The company news service from the London Stock Exchange