Eurasian Minerals Inc. (the "Company" or "EMX") (TSX VENTURE:EMX)(NYSE MKT:EMXX) is pleased to announce results from the first two holes of the 2012-2013 drill campaign at the Akarca gold-silver project in northwest Turkey. The results include an oxide intercept starting at surface of 36.4 meters averaging 5.67 g/t gold and 53.31 g/t silver, with a sub-interval of 2.15 meters averaging 89.34 g/t gold and 835.16 g/t silver that represents the highest grade intercept drilled to date on the property (true widths interpreted as 60-75% of reported interval length).
The bonanza intercept highlights the project's high-grade gold-silver exploration potential. In addition, the Company's recent programs of geologic mapping and surface sampling have identified several new zones of gold-silver mineralization for follow-up drilling.
Akarca is 100% controlled by EMX, and is available for partnership. The Company is currently in advanced discussions with a number of potential partners interested in the property. Please see the attached map for more information.
Previous drilling at Sarikaya Tepe was angled across the zone from the west due to a lack of access from the top of the ridge. For the current campaign, EMX constructed a drill road on the top of Sarikaya Tepe and during excavation a new, 200 meter long, conglomerate-hosted zone of veining and silicification was discovered on the east side of the prospect. This new zone is an additional target for follow-up exploration.
EMX's recent exploration work has returned a bonanza grade drill intercept, discovered new vein zones from mapping and sampling, and identified extensions to known zones of mineralization. These ongoing exploration successes underscore the upside, district-scale exploration potential of the Akarca property.
Akarca Overview. The Akarca project is an EMX grassroots discovery consisting of six separate gold-silver mineralized zones occurring within a district-scale area. Gold and silver mineralization occurs as both structurally focused vein-style, as well as disseminated-style mineralization in silicified zones. The quartz veins typically host higher-grade mineralization, while the silicified halos in the wall-rocks host lower-grade disseminated mineralization. In addition, mineralization is hosted at the intersection of vein structures and the underlying basement contact, significantly increasing the project's exploration potential.