Central Asian Minerals and Resources PLC

November 22, 2011 02:00 ET

Operational Update

                                                                                           22 November 2011

                                 CENTRAL ASIAN MINERALS AND RESOURCES PLC
                                        ("CAMAR" or the "Company")
                                            Operational Update

CAMAR  (PLUS:CMRP), the gold production and exploration company focused in Tajikistan, today  announces  an
operational  update from its licence areas in Northern Tajikistan. Since re-admission to PLUS in  April  of
this  year CAMAR has continued to focus on the successful development and exploration at its Aprelevka gold

CAMAR  is  currently  operating  at four licence areas in Tajikistan with  further  applications  currently
pending  at  2 highly prospective areas.  The primary producing mill at Kansai  is being fed ore  from  the
Aprelevka, Ikkijelon, Kizil Cheku and Burgunda pits, with the latter also supplying the Burgunda  heapleach
pad.   The Company is currently producing 1,000oz of gold per month with the aim of doubling to 2,000oz  by
optimising  the  mill operations with the mid-term intention of proving up a delineated  JORC  Resource  to
internationally recognised standards.
Kansai Mill
    *       Operational upgrades required to achieve 100% increase in production are
                *   Cone crusher to be improved to reduce grind size and increase mill throughput
                *   Metallurgical test work underway to determine improved separation processes
                *   Elusion circuit revised
                *   Additional electrowinning baths to be added
                *   Increased  gold production results expected  H1 2012 and recovery of silver credits

    *       Initial scoping completed
                *   Awaiting results of grab-sample and blast-hole-sample results
    *       Reviewing metallurgical ore characterisation
    *       Underground test-milling at Aprelevka East

    *       Initial scoping completed
                *   Awaiting results of grab-sample and blast-hole-sample results
                *   2 holes assayed for low-grade bulk tonnage
    *       Reconnaissance assessment of nearby prospects under way and initial data available

    *       Satellite image analysis and sampling underway
                *   Reprocessing Soviet data digitized and modelled in 2001 by Gulf International Minerals  
                    Ltd at more reasonable lower gold and silver cut-off grades

Kizil Cheku
    *       Initial scoping well underway
                *   Awaiting grab sample results

David  Russell,  Director of CAMAR, said "Since re-admission to the PLUS market, CAMAR  has  implemented  a
series  of  measures  to optimise gold production in the near term and also extract a  silver  credit  from
existing  operations. We are also working to bring our significant gold resources into  an  internationally
recognised standard with our first stage objective to define one million ounces of gold resource.  Work  is
going to schedule and we expect to release a series of results from our test work in the near future."

The Directors of CAMAR are responsible for the contents of  this announcement.

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