Ortac Resources Ltd, the AIM listed exploration and development company focussed on precious metal projects in Europe, is pleased to announce the commencement of a ground based geophysical survey over the northern section of its 63 km sq Lutila Exploration Licence Area (‘Lutila’) to generate gold mineralised targets for follow up drilling. Lutila is part of the Company’s flagship Kremnica Gold Project in Central Slovakia and is contiguous to the Kremnica Mining Licence Area, which has a current JORC resource of 1.1 million ounces of gold equivalent, and is being fast-tracked towards production.


The Titan 24 ground based geophysical survey will be conducted by Quantec Geoscience Ltd (‘Quantec’) and will consist initially of three survey lines, totalling 7.2km each, of direct current, induced polarisation and magnetotelluric resistivity data acquisition. Each Titan 24 line will be approximately 2.4km long with each survey line having the ability to acquire data over a 100m wide zone. All field data will be compiled, processed and interpreted by experienced professionals at Quantec’s Interpretation Centre in Toronto, Ontario.


Ortac CEO Vassilios Carellas commented, “This geophysical survey represents our initial phase of work focussed on the exploration of the wider Kremnica Gold Project, which we believe has the potential to house a gold equivalent resource in excess of 2 million ounces.


“The previous work carried out at Lutila has indicated that the gold mineralisation may be of a similar style as that at the Kremnica deposit, which we are currently fast-tracking towards production. Any Kremnica-type vein potential at Lutila is believed to be hosted in the underlying andesitic volcanic sequence, as at Kremnica, rather than in the surface outcropping rhyolites, therefore this Titan 24 ground based geophysical survey will be highly valuable in identifying economic mineralised targets for drill testing.”


The information in this report is based on information compiled by Mr Vassilios Carellas (who takes responsibility for the data and geological interpretation).


Mr Vassilios Carellas (BSc (Hons), MAusIMM) is the Chief Executive Officer of Ortac Resources Limited and has sufficient experience relevant to the style of mineralisation and type of deposit under consideration and to the activity which he is undertaking to qualify as a Competent Person as defined under the JORC Code. Mr Carellas consents to the inclusion in this announcement of the matters based on his information in the form and context in which it appears.


For further information please visit www.ortacresources.com or contact:


Vassilios Carellas

Ortac Resources Ltd

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7440 0646


Charles Wood

Ortac Resources Ltd

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7440 0646


Roland Cornish

Beaumont Cornish Limited

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7628 3396


Rosalind Hill Abrahams

Beaumont Cornish Limited

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7628 3396


Jeremy Stephenson

Seymour Pierce Limited

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7107 8000


Stewart Dickson

Seymour Pierce Limited

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7107 8000


Jeremy King

Optiva Securities Ltd

Tel: +44 (0) 20 3137 1904


Jason Robertson

Optiva Securities Ltd

Tel: +44 (0) 20 3137 1906


Hugo de Salis

St Brides Media & Finance Ltd

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7236 1177


Lottie Brocklehurst

St Brides Media & Finance Ltd

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7236 1177




Quantec Geoscience Ltd is an integrated geophysical services and consulting group with over 25 years of experience in the provision of advanced geophysical surveys and services to many major, mid-tier and junior mining companies.


Titan 24 Geophysical Survey


The Titan 24 system is described by Quantec as ‘the most advanced electrical earth imaging technology to date’ and has the ability to image conductive mineralization, disseminated mineralization, alteration, structure and geology to 700 m and beyond for reliable and cost-effective targeting of drill holes.


These depths and multi-parameter data make the system the best option available for obtaining subsurface pre-drilling information related to geologic structure and for the direct detection of mineral deposits anywhere in the world.


Ortac Resources Limited is an AIM listed exploration and development company focussed on the development of precious metal projects in Europe. Its focus is on the Carpatho Balkan Metallogenic Belt, initially the Central Slovakian Volcanic Field.


The Company has a current JORC compliant resource of 1.1Moz of gold equivalent from its flagship Kremnica Gold Project in Slovakia, and Snowden Mining Industry Consultants Pty are in the process of preparing a preliminary scoping study on the project, which is expected in H2 2011. The Company’s objective is to complete a definitive feasibility study and environmental impact assessment with a view of bringing the Kremnica Gold Project into production.


The Company’s strategy is to utilise its highly experienced board and management team and its solid foothold in Central Europe to consolidate additional precious metal development opportunities to build shareholder value.






Term / Explanation / Acronym


andesitic: type of dark mafic volcanic rock


Au: chemical symbol for gold


geophysics: mineral prospecting systems designed to detect mineralisation using the physical properties of rocks


JORC: Joint Ore Reserves Committee of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy


mineralisation: metallic minerals such as gold, base metals, pyrite and arsenopyrite incorporated in rocks


mineralised zones: hydrothermally altered structural features containing potentially valuable minerals


outcropping: mineralisation exposed at surface


resource: mineral resource as defined by the JORC Code 2004


rhyolite: type of felsic rock formed by volcanic events


volcanic sequence: Volcanic events/eruptions that would form a particular material






km: kilometre


m: metre


Moz: million ounces


oz: fine troy ounce equalling 31.1048 grammes – normal unit used in selling gold

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