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OCT-DEC 2016

The ASIA Miner - Reporting Important Issues to Mining Companies in the Asia Pacific Region

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Volume 13 • Issue 4 | 2016 | ASIA Miner | 31 XANADU Mines has ramped-up the second phase of exploration at its Oyut Ulaan Gold Project in the South Gobi region targeting recently discovered shallow high-grade epi- thermal gold veins . The accelerated program includes around 65 shal- low holes for approximately 3000 metres of drilling . The company is testing strike and vertical extensions of the high-grade mineralisation intersected in broad spaced reconnais- sance drilling and surface trenching . High-grade epithermal mineralisation at Oyut Ulaan has been iden- tified in at least four areas that occur within a prospective area of mineralisation that is 4 . 5km long and 300 metres wide - Stockwork, Bavuu, Diorite and Hulan zones . Xanadu's executive director and CEO Dr Andrew Stewart said, "With multiple near-surface gold targets, Xanadu has decided to fast-track exploration at Oyut Ulaan with an accelerated program, which includes an extensive drill program, continued regional trenching, extensive soil and regional sampling, metallurgical test work and preliminary economic evaluations . "This comprehensive program will go a long way to characteris- ing the discovery and allow assessment of the potential for a sim- ple, low-cost mining operation at Oyut Ulaan which could generate meaningful cash flow." He says that following site visits and detailed technical review of the outstanding initial exploration results with expert narrow vein mining consultants, the Oyut Ulaan project is at the stage that it has clear scope to become a very meaningful gold project. Based on this work, the company has committed approximately A$650,000 towards advancing the shallow high-grade gold discov- ery over a four month period until the end of January 2017 . The main drilling objective is to investigate the continuity and thick- ness of gold mineralisation immediately below surface trenching at Bavuu and Diorite zones . Xanadu expects to complete 25 to 30 diamond holes and 30 to 35 RC drill holes . While the Kharmagtai Copper-Gold Project, with its scale and growing JORC copper-gold resource, remains the company's pri- ority project, the high-grade nature of the near-surface Oyut Ulaan mineralisation, along with the current gold price and ability to add significant value with modest exploration expenditure, makes it a particularly attractive second project. A very favourable development and pro-mining environment in Mongolia would allow rapid advancement of the project with contin- ued positive results . After a recent successful capital raising, Xanadu is in a strong fi- nancial position to rapidly advance its Kharmagtai and Oyut Ulaan projects simultaneously. Outcropping porphyry stockwork mineralisation at Xanadu Mines' Oyut Ulaan project in southern Mongolia. Xanadu ramps up Oyut Ulaan work Tsurumi Manufacturing Co., Ltd. was founded in Japan in 1924, and has since been engaged in the manufacture, purchase and sales of various pumps and related equipment -- submersible pumps are key products. Tsurumi offers pumps for various liquids including those difficult to handle, such as seawater, corrosive liquids and high temperature liquids, as well as pumps for general wastewater. Here, we introduce our "submersible pumps for high temperature liquids." Tsurumi manufactures submersible pumps that can drain high temperature liquids of up to 90°. There are many applications that need such drainage capability, e.g., draining hot spring water from mines located in volcanic zones, or draining industrial wastewater from power plants or ironworks. Tsurumi's standard pumps can drain liquids of up to 40°C, while some models can handle liquids of 60°C to 90°C. These latter provide specifications suitable for the temperatures of the liquids they handle, i.e., high-grade insulation and high-quality rubber materials, and lubrication oil and bearing grease for coping with high temperature liquids. Targeting these markets, three types of pumps are available: the KTZ-series (for draining general wastewater), GPN-series (for draining slurry) and SFQ-series (for draining corrosive liquids). The KTZ-series is positioned amongst Tsurumi's general-purpose pumps as a flagship model, with their impellers made of high-chromium cast iron and heavy-duty structure. The GPN-series offers high-power slurry pumps equipped with an agitator, wherein the impeller, suction plate and agitator are made of high-chromium cast iron and the shaft is made of chromium molybdenum steel that provides excellent strength and hardness. The SFQ-series of pumps are for corrosive liquids, as the principal wetted parts are made of 316 stainless steel, while those parts that need consideration for wear resistance, such as the impeller and pump casing, are made of 316 stainless steel casting. Also, the SFQ-series can withstand liquids of pH values of 2 to 13, which includes strong acids. These pumps are equipped with an anti-wicking cable entry and inside mechanical seal with silicon carbide face, as standard features. Tsurumi gives first priority to designing pumps that ensure continuous duty for a long period of time, by providing reliability and durability that enable stable operation even under harsh environments. Tsurumi applies years of experience and expertise to developing pumps that can handle high temperature liquids and withstand use in such harsh fields. Also, Tsurumi's product lineup covers pumps that can stand up to the harsh conditions of fields that need to drain seawater and corrosive liquids. To order any of these models, contact an authorized dealers. Temperature Liquids of up to 90°C KTZ: Drainage Pumps GPN: Slurry Pumps SFQ: Corrosion-Resistant Pumps

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