Sunday, 25 February 2018

Announcement

MKTUPDTE: NTL: Extraction of High Grade Ore Commences at Talisman

05 Dec 2017 14:12NZX
HIGHLIGHTS
o Rehabilitation reaches 600m underground;
o Sampling of broken ore stockpiles underground yields positive
results;
o Metallurgical testwork for concentrator plant underway;
o Extraction of high grade ore commences
New Talisman Gold Mines is delighted to announce that extraction and
stockpiling of ore has commenced at the Talisman mine site. The ore is
currently being stockpiled while preparation for treatment options are being
reviewed.

Mine Development
Refurbishment of the underground workings continues with excellent progress
being made by the underground team. Remedial works on the underground bridge
are now complete and vehicle access into the workings beyond is possible.
Works have now progressed more than 600m into the mine and are now at the
location of the second bypass.
This area forms the intersection between several historic tunnels and has
posed some unique challenges to the team. In one area, when removing the
existing sets, it became apparent that a septum separating the 8 Level Drive
from an old rise over the drive, had collapsed. Working through this area
involved creating an artificial septum from timber. We are pleased that this
was accomplished without incident. This is the final step to make the No 8
level drive fully trafficable all the way to the Mystery Workings. The
project remains on schedule to commence blasting on the Mystery vein in early
2018.
Activities continue in full swing at the Talisman Mine with two locations
having been identified through which access to No''s 9 and 10 level may be
achieved. A detailed geotechnical assessment of these areas is underway.
Access to these levels will allow the team to undertake sampling activities
in the highly prospective areas of the high-grade Dubbo Zone directly below
the area delineated by the 2004 exploration programme. The intersection of
the Maria vein by borehole BM37 assayed at 623g/t over 1.8m which included
1154g/t over 1.0m. the presence of a high-grade shoot was further supported
by analysis carried out in the recent mineral resource upgrade. Several
sources of broken ore having been identified.
Grab samples taken of an ore stockpile on 7 Level has yielded assay results
of between 5.8g/t and 8.18g/t Gold and between 16g/t and 70g/t Silver. It is
estimated that the pile contains between 90 and 140 tonnes of ore which is
readily available at a very low cost.
Grab samples taken from broken ore flowing from an historic stope adjacent to
the No 8 Level Second Bypass have assayed at between 4.53 and 7.68 g/t gold
and 38 and 45 g/t silver. Transport of this ore to a stockpile close to the
portal is now underway in preparation for transport to an off-site storage
location pending finalisation of the concentrator design.
Concentrator Plant Design.
Representative samples of ore from both the Mystery and Dubbo veins have been
despatched for testwork in South Africa. This testwork will inform the final
design of the plant to ensure that metal recovery is fit for purpose at rates
commensurate with other treatment options.
A detailed update on progress at Talisman project areas is currently being
finalised which will be released as part of the Half Yearly report to be
released by the 14th December.
Matthew Hill said "With the commencement of removal of gold and silver
bearing material we have reached yet another milestone as we continue well on
our way to reestablishing the Talisman mine. Various treatment options are in
the process of being evaluated which will provide for the production of a
high-grade concentrate and we are expecting to have the final processing
route at around the same time as mystery comes online".

Matthew Hill
Chief Executive Officer
New Talisman Gold Mines Limited
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About New Talisman Gold Mines Ltd
New Talisman Gold is a dual listed (NZSX & ASX: NTL) with over 2250
shareholders who are mainly from Australia and New Zealand and has been
listed since 1986. It is a leading New Zealand minerals development and
exploration company with a mining permit encompassing the Talisman mine, one
of New Zealand''s historically most productive gold mines. The company has
commenced prospecting and upgrading activities at the mine, and advance the
exploration project and increase its considerable global exploration target
into JORC 2012 resources.
Its gold properties near Paeroa in the Hauraki District of New Zealand are a
granted mining permit, including New Zealand''s highest-grade underground gold
mine, a JORC 2012 compliant mineral resource of over 427,000 ounces au/eq at
an average above 15 gt AU/eq and a JORC compliant reserve statement. The
company owns 100% exploration permit Rahu, which lies along strike from the
Talisman mine of which 80% was recently acquired from Newcrest Mining. The
company will shortly commence exploration activities at Rahu.

Cautionary Statement for Public Release
Certain information contained in this public release may be deemed
"forward-looking" within the meaning of applicable securities laws.
Forward-looking statements and information relate to future performance and
reflect the Company''s expectations regarding execution of business strategy,
business prospects and opportunities of New Talisman Gold Mines and its
related subsidiaries. Any statements that express or involve discussions with
respect to predictions, expectations, beliefs, plans, projections,
objectives, assumptions or future events or performance are not statements of
historical fact and may be forward-looking statements. Forward-looking
statements are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties which could
cause actual events or results to differ materially from those expressed in
the forward-looking statements and information. They include, among others,
the accuracy of mineral reserve and resource estimates and related
assumptions and inherent operating risks. There are no assurances the Company
can fulfil forward-looking statements and information.
End CA:00311435 For:NTL    Type:MKTUPDTE   Time:2017-12-05 14:12:12
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