31 October 2012
Central Asian Minerals and Resources Plc
("CAMAR" or the "Company")
First Drill Results and Awarding of Contract to BJ Drilling of Kyrgystan for 20,000 Meter Drill Programme
CAMAR, a gold production and exploration company with assets in Tajikistan, is pleased to announce that the
first exploration core drill-hole from the Aprelevka East area showed results of 44 meters assaying gold at
4.47 grams/tonne Au. The 44 meter intercept included 14 m of 14.00 g/t Au. Assays ranged from 0.008 g/t Au
to as high as 102 g/t Au. The first core hole ended in 0.338 g/t gold mineralization at the 122m mark.
Silver values range from less than 1 g/t Ag to over 100 g/t Ag, the average being approximately 7.5 g/t Ag
over the 44 m.
Highlights of the Main Zone:
A 14m intercept of Hole nr. APV-12-C01
Sample ID Interval Au1, g/t Ag, g/t
APV-12-C01-108-109 108-109 1.18 3.4
APV-12-C01-109-110 109-110 18.3 20.4
APV-12-C01-110-111 110-111 11.5 45.0
APV-12-C01-111-112 111-112 102 >100.0
APV-12-C01-112-113 112-113 26.3 >100.0
APV-12-C01-113-114 113-114 8.51 25.1
APV-12-C01-114-115 114-115 3.26 23.6
APV-12-C01-115-116 115-116 0.805 18.4
APV-12-C01-116-117 116-117 1.92 25.3
APV-12-C01-117-118 117-118 16.9 >100.0
APV-12-C01-118-119 118-119 2.12 59.0
APV-12-C01-119-120 119-120 2.30 42.7
APV-12-C01-120-121 120-121 0.580 6.1
APV-12-C01-121-122 121-122 0.388 6.7
1. the assays were completed by ALX, an accredited lab, located in Kyrgystan; and
2. the core hole intercept was not calculated for true widths at this time.
These results confirm the data in reports from earlier Soviet exploration efforts. CAMAR will continue to
work within the Aprelevka East area and has defined an initial 20,000 meter programme.
CAMAR together with their Tajik Government partners in the Aprelevka Joint Venture has engaged BJ Drilling
Limited, of Bishkek, Kyrgystan, to perform the drilling programme at Aprelevka East. The drilling will
commence within the next two weeks.
Jim Yeager, CAMAR's Exploration Manager onsite at Aprelevka, commented "These initial assay drill results
are very encouraging and we are very pleased to have engaged BJ Drilling Limited for the drill programme as
this will expedite the progress of our exploration efforts."
This Press Release has been reviewed and approved by Robert S. (Steve) Friberg of Reno, Nevada, CAMAR's
consulting geologist and Qualified Person (QP).
Central Asian Minerals and Resources PLC ("CAMAR"), through its wholly owned subsidiary, Gulf International
Minerals Limited, owns a 49 per cent. interest in the joint venture mining company, Aprelevka, which is
licensed to operate and is currently operating the Aprelevka gold mine in Tajikistan. The other party to
the joint venture is the Ministry of Energy and Industry of the Republic of Tajikistan. The mining areas
where Aprelevka is licensed to operate are at Aprelevka itself, Burgunda, Kizil-Cheku, Ikkijilon, Dashti
(formerly called Stepnoye) and the Kansai concentrating facility and nearby mill tailings. CAMAR intends
that Aprelevka will, in due course, apply for additional mining licenses in areas contiguous to the current
The Directors of CAMAR are responsible for the contents of this announcement.
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