Update re Choco Gold-Platinum Project, Colombia

Released : 09/10/17

RNS Number : 0005T
Bezant Resources PLC
09 October 2017


9 October 2017


Bezant Resources Plc

("Bezant" or the "Company")


Update re Choco Gold-Platinum Project, Colombia


Bezant (AIM: BZT), the AIM quoted gold and platinum mining company, is pleased to announce an update on progress at its gold and platinum production operations, currently focused on the FKJ-083 licence area, in the Choco region, Colombia (the "Choco Project").  


Following the completion of the current stage of open pit development and infrastructure work, as announced on 5 October 2017, the Company has now commenced extraction and processing of the higher-grade virgin gravels from the within the deeper levels of the open pit.


Commenting today, Bernard Olivier, CEO of Bezant, said:

"I am happy to report that we have now commenced first extraction and processing of the higher-grade gravels and look forward to announcing some of the initial grades achieved from the higher grade material in the coming weeks. The scoping study, as announced in March 2017, calculated an estimated break-even grade of 0.17 grammes per tonne (238mg/m3) for combined Pt and Au. The verification of the grade of the virgin gravels target zone we are now mining is our priority, before progressing into volume expansion. Once we have adequately assessed the recoveries from the higher-grade gravels versus our estimated break even point, we shall then commence with the next phase of production ramp-up"



For further information, please contact:


Bezant Resources Plc

Bernard Olivier

Chief Executive Officer


Laurence Read

Executive Director / Communications Officer       


Strand Hanson Limited (Nomad) 

James Harris / Matthew Chandler / James Dance


Peterhouse Corporate Finance Limited (Broker) 

Lucy Williams / Duncan Vasey / Heena Karani


Beaufort Securities Limited (Broker) 

Elliot Hance


or visit http://www.bezantresources.com



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The information contained within this announcement is deemed by the Company to constitute inside information as stipulated under the Market Abuse Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014.



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