In the northeast DRC, we have delineated a 1.67 Moz @ 2.5 g/t NI 43-101 inferred gold Resource on our Imbo Licence, one of eight exploitation licences which form part of the greater Somituri Project. We are now delineating a number of other highly prospective targets within a 5 km radius of this inferred Resource estimate, with the ultimate objective of being to grow our gold resource base significantly on this licence as well as on our other properties for which we have exploration and exploitation licences.
Whilst we believe that Afghanistan offers advantages as an investment opportunity, we firmly believe that the DRC is significantly underdeveloped with respect to its resource potential and represents a significant business opportunity for early entrants and for those who understand how to operate in this country.
For this reason, we are focusing on opportunities in the DRC and, in particular, the northeast DRC. As an early entrant, our strategy is to unlock the intrinsic financial value of the commodities contained within our exploration and exploitation licences, whilst delivering positive socio-economic benefits to our stakeholders.
Our current portfolio of assets in the DRC are summarised in the table below.
|Status||Licenced Commodities||Land Area km2|
|KGL-Somituri SARL||71.25||Exploitation Permit||Au, Diamonds||606|
|KGL-ERW SARL||75||Exploration Permit||Au, Ag, Sn, Cr, Nb, Ta, Fe||118|
|KWR Iron SARL||75||Exploration Permit||Au, Ag, Sn, Cr, Nb, Ta, Fe||2058|
We will continue to evaluate current and potential properties, their associated resources, our capacity to develop these resources including business and infrastructure enablers, and either grow or divest elements of our resource portfolio.
As a company, our mission is to unlock shareholder value by delineating our mineral assets in a strategic and socially and environmentally responsible manner.