Today I caught up with Emma Priestley CEO of Goldstone Resources. This is my first ‘Investor meets Director’ interview! Interestingly gold has hit new highs just today and I expect junior gold miners (especially near-term producers like Goldstone) will remain in focus.
In fact another of my recent holdings I mentioned here Landore Resources had a nice uplift today as Eric Sprott declared a 9.72% holding in the company!
Anyway back to Goldstone, the company put out an operational update last week so I thought it a good time to catch up with Emma and hear a bit more about plans for the remainder of 2020 and it looks like there will be a lot happening.
You can read more detail about the company in my updated research note here
In brief, the update detailed how the company have re-worked the existing DEP (Definitive Economic Plan) for the Phase 1 Homase open pit operation. Given the reduction in Capex and using more current gold prices the Phase 1 project sees an uplift to 382% IRR! You can here more about this in the interview.
A nice surprise also was that the company plan to get the drill bit turning to increase the mineable resource and sink some holes into other areas of Homase that have previously shown some high grades. Plans are afoot for Akrokeri too, a mine that the Ghanian Ministry will be keen to see become operational again.
This should all create some excitement and I really like how things are progressing here hence I have been averaging-up my position in the 6.5-7.5p areas.
I hope you find the interview useful and look out for further SpongeCasts!
Research Notes and Blogs prepared by @TheMoneySponge. These should not be taken as investment advice and accuracy in statements cannot be guaranteed. These are to assist other researchers who may wish to research further and serve as a starting point. I may hold a position in the company
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