All told, this was still slightly lower than the 72,304 ounces produced in 2016 but, allowing for the planned suspension of mining from the main open pit for part of the year, still looks highly satisfactory.
"Anglo Asian is continuing to lay the foundations for long term sustainable production growth and to deliver value to its shareholders,” said chief executive Reza Vaziri.
“Mining is expected to recommence at our main open pit at Gedabek in the near-term together with the installation of a second, dedicated crusher line for the flotation plant. These should significantly enhance our production profile throughout 2018. I look forward to providing further updates on forecast 2018 production and expansion and exploration objectives in the coming weeks."