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Ortac Resources team visits Slovakia – September 2011

AIM-listed Ortac Resources, which is working towards permitting at its flagship 1.32 million ounce Šturec Gold Project in Central Slovakia, announced a significant investment in Andiamo Exploration Ltd in January 2014. Offering access to a stand-out portfolio of advanced high-grade gold-copper exploration projects in Eritrea, the US$1.5m Andiamo investment broadens the Ortac portfolio and gives the company an additional margin of investment safety.



  • Ortac Resources Ltd’s (“Ortac”) flagship Šturec Gold Project has a JORC compliant Mineral Resource of 1.32 million ounces of gold equivalent and stated reserves of approx 850,000 ounces of gold equivalent.

  • Studies show that Šturec contains an economic gold resource that is amenable to surface mining with low waste ratios and could be processed using EU-approved technology.

  • Excellent infrastructure, roads and power. Stakeholder engagement and dialogue is underway.

  • Ortac is working towards regulatory approval for surface and underground mining operations and intends, on approval, to progress to a Definitive Feasibility Study. An August 2013 official ruling confirmed that OTC’s licences for the Šturec deposit are intact.

  • Following changes in the law in which the cyanide leaching process for gold was banned, the Company has been working with partners to create a cyanide free technology. Positive progress has been seen with a thiosulphate leaching technique. 

  • Following an extensive process of reviews and evaluations concerning additional gold investment assets, January 2014 saw Ortac announce the formation of a formal alliance with Andiamo Exploration (“Andiamo”), which has a highly prospective portfolio of high-grade gold-copper exploration projects in Eritrea. 

  • Ortac has entered a subscription agreement to acquire up to 26.7% of the enlarged share capital of Andiamo for a total of US$1.5m, and has secured the right to acquire an additional 21% shareholding for a further US$2m.

  • Funds will be used to advance exploration and technical development, including Q1 2014 drilling on recently discovered high-grade copper and gold mineralisation at the Yacob Dewar deposit.

  • Acquisition offers substantial upside given the prospectivity and scale of Andiamo’s Volcanogenic Massive Sulphide (”VMS”) gold-copper projects, which is 40 kms south of Nevsun Resources’ Bisha VMS producing mine.

  • Changes to the rules for Individual Savings Accounts mean that, from August 2013, investors can add AIM-traded stocks to their ISAs for the first time.

Ortac Operations in Slovakia


  • Šturec Project - 100% owned and located in central Slovakia close to the town of Kremnica and 17km west of central Slovakia's largest city, Banská Bystrica.


Project Summary


The Lutila Licence is 64.83sq km and is located immediately to the south of the Kremnica licence. It has not yet been explored in detail but shows prospectivity for a new bonanza style Au/Ag mineralisation.


In addition to the Kremnica Mining Licence, Ortac owns the Kremnica exploration licence (adjacent to the mining licence) and the Lutila licence (to the south of Kremnica mining licence).


The Šturec Project is a JORC Code (2004) compliant mineral resource of 1.36 Moz of gold equivalent. It is located in central Slovakia approximately 1.5Km north east of the town of Kremnica and, as the crow flies, 17km west of central Slovakia's largest city, Banská Bystrica. The Šturec project is easily accessed from the international airports at Vienna and Bratislava by driving northeast along the motorway between Vienna/Bratislava and Banská Bystrica.

A Pre-Feasibility Study (‘PFS’) of the mining aspects of the Šturec Project was completed by SRK Consultants (UK) in April 2013. The PFS was in turn built upon an earlier Scoping Study completed by SRK in January 2012; both studies confirmed the economic viability of the Šturec Project.


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