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Barrick Says Kibali May Hit Upper End of 2020 Guidance SPONSOR: Loncor Resources $LN.ca $ABX.ca $TECK.ca $RSG $NGT.to $GOLD $NEM

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 3:50 PM on Thursday, October 22nd, 2020
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Sponsor: Loncor, a Canadian gold explorer controlling over 3.6 million high grade ounces outside of a Barrick JV. The Ngayu JV property is 200km southwest of the Kibali gold mine, operated by Barrick, which produced 814,000 ounces of gold in 2019. Barrick manages and funds exploration at the Ngayu project until the completion of a pre-feasibility study on any gold discovery meeting their Tier One investment criteria. Newmont $NGT $NEM owns 7.8%, Resolute $RSG owns 27% Management owns 29% Click Here for More Info

  • PIONEERING KIBALI CONTINUES TO POINT THE WAY

Barrick Gold Corp.’s Kibali mine is on track to deliver at the upper end of its 2020 guidance.

Kibali was the first underground gold mine in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and one of the largest in the world. It is a global leader in automation and continues to improve efficiency and productivity through ongoing technological innovation. In the third quarter it set a new ore delivery record from underground, exceeding nameplate for the first time since the shaft was commissioned in 2018.

“Automation is often associated with reduced employment but we use it as an opportunity to further upskill our workers and to reduce our need for expatriate specialists. It is worth noting that Kibali — one of Barrick’s elite corps of Tier 1 mines — is led by a predominantly Congolese management team in line with our policy of employing and advancing host country nationals,” Mark Bristow, president and chief executive officer.

A Tier 1 mine is one capable of producing at least 500,000 ounces of gold annually for at least 10 years at the lower end of the industry’s cost profile. Mr. Bristow said brownfields exploration was extending Kibali’s life by replacing reserves depleted by mining. Barrick’s exploration teams are also hunting for the next Kibali elsewhere in the DRC.

During the past quarter, battery technology was successfully integrated into the Kibali power grid to augment the mine’s three hydropower stations and offset the cyclical load of the winder. In line with Barrick’s global move to cleaner energy sources, the new technology will further reduce the mine’s carbon footprint and use of thermal power.

Following a meeting with President Felix Tshisekedi today, Mr. Bristow said they had agreed that Kibali had brought a thriving local economy to what was previously one of the most deprived regions in the DRC.

“The continuing paved extension to the Durba road will provide construction work for local contractors for the next three years. Community support continues to be reinforced through other initiatives such as the Renzi agribusiness project and the planned palm oil project. We also remain committed to transferring skills to the community, and the upgrading of the Kokiza Training Centre for engineers is scheduled to start later this year,” he said.

Additionally, utility buildings initially built as isolation wards during the Ebola outbreak and subsequently used as a quarantine centre for COVID-19 cases, will now be transitioned to a tropical disease centre to serve local communities.

Loncor $LN.ca Commences Drilling on its Key 2.5 Million Ounce Imbo Project $ABX.ca $TECK.ca $RSG $NGT.to $GOLD $NEM

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 10:33 AM on Wednesday, October 21st, 2020
  • Drill program is to outline additional mineral resources to the current 2.5 million ounces at the Adumbi, Kitenge and Manzako deposits

TORONTO, Oct. 21, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Loncor Resources Inc. (“Loncor” or the “Company“) (TSX: “LN”; OTCQX: “LONCF”; FSE: “LO51”) is pleased to announce that drilling has now commenced on its 84.68% owned Imbo Project in the eastern part of the Ngayu greenstone belt in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The objective of the drilling program is to outline additional mineral resources to the current 2.5 million ounces at the Adumbi, Kitenge and Manzako deposits (inferred mineral resources of 30.65 million tonnes grading 2.54 g/t Au).

Core drilling will be undertaken with the objective to increase mineral resources at the 2.19 million ounce Adumbi deposit (inferred resources of 28.97 million tonnes grading 2.35 g/t Au, equivalent to 2.19 million ounces of gold within a US$1,500/ounce pit shell). The initial holes will target mineralized zones within the open pit shell where closer spaced holes are required to outline additional resources. Drilling will then focus on outlining additional resources below the pit shell where the gold mineralization remains open at depth over a strike length of over 600 metres.

Commenting on the commencement of drilling, Loncor’s CEO Arnold Kondrat said: “Through this focussed drill program we are targeting a significant increase of resources at the Adumbi deposit, both within and below the open pit. If we achieve our expectations, the next step will be a Preliminary Economic Assessment to illustrate the positive economic potential that we believe is contained within Adumbi and the neighbouring deposits.”

Qualified Person
Peter N. Cowley, who is President of Loncor and a “qualified person” as such term is defined in National Instrument 43-101, has reviewed and approved the technical information in this press release. 

Technical Reports
Additional information with respect to the Company’s Imbo Project (which includes the Adumbi deposit) is contained in the technical report of Minecon Resources and Services Limited dated April 17, 2020 and entitled “Independent National Instrument 43-101 Technical Report on the Imbo Project, Ituri Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo”. A copy of the said report can be obtained from SEDAR at www.sedar.com and EDGAR at www.sec.gov.

Additional information with respect to the Company’s Makapela Project, and certain other properties of the Company in the Ngayu gold belt, is contained in the technical report of Venmyn Rand (Pty) Ltd dated May 29, 2012 and entitled “Updated National Instrument 43-101 Independent Technical Report on the Ngayu Gold Project, Orientale Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo”. A copy of the said report can be obtained from SEDAR at www.sedar.com and EDGAR at www.sec.gov.

About Loncor Resources Inc.
Loncor is a Canadian gold exploration company focussed on the Ngayu Greenstone Belt in the northeast of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (the “DRC”). The Loncor team has over two decades of experience of operating in the DRC. Ngayu has numerous positive indicators based on the geology, artisanal activity, encouraging drill results and an existing gold resource base. The area is 220 kilometres southwest of the Kibali gold mine, which is operated by Barrick Gold (TSX: “ABX”; NYSE: “GOLD”). In 2019, Kibali produced record gold production of 814,000 ounces at “all-in sustaining costs” of US$693/oz. Barrick has highlighted the Ngayu Greenstone Belt as an area of particular exploration interest and is moving towards earning 65% of any discovery in 1,894 km2 of Loncor ground that they are exploring. As per the joint venture agreement signed in January 2016, Barrick manages and funds exploration on the said ground until the completion of a pre-feasibility study on any gold discovery meeting the investment criteria of Barrick. In a recent announcement Barrick highlighted six prospective drill targets and have commenced confirmation drilling in 2020. Subject to the DRC’s free carried interest requirements, Barrick would earn 65% of any discovery with Loncor holding the balance of 35%. Loncor will be required, from that point forward, to fund its pro-rata share in respect of the discovery in order to maintain its 35% interest or be diluted.

In addition to the Barrick JV, certain parcels of land within the Ngayu Belt surrounding and including the Adumbi and Makapela deposits have been retained by Loncor and do not form part of the joint venture with Barrick. Barrick has certain pre-emptive rights over the Makapela deposit. Adumbi and two neighbouring deposits hold an inferred mineral resource of 2.5 million ounces of gold (30.65 million tonnes grading 2.54 g/t Au), with 84.68% of this resource being attributable to Loncor via its 84.68% interest in the project. Loncor’s Makapela deposit (which is 100%-owned by Loncor) has an indicated mineral resource of 614,200 ounces of gold (2.20 million tonnes grading 8.66 g/t Au) and an inferred mineral resource of 549,600 ounces of gold (3.22 million tonnes grading 5.30 g/t Au).     

Resolute Mining Limited (ASX/LSE: “RSG”) owns 26% of the outstanding shares of Loncor and holds a pre-emptive right to maintain its pro rata equity ownership interest in Loncor following the completion by Loncor of any proposed equity offering.

Additional information with respect to Loncor and its projects can be found on Loncor’s website at www.loncor.com.

Loncor $LN.ca Outlines New Mineralised Trends, In Close Proximity to Key Adumbi Deposit in the DRC $ABX.ca $TECK.ca $RSG $NGT.to $GOLD $NEM

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 7:38 AM on Monday, September 21st, 2020
  • Exploration results have outlined a number of significant, undrilled mineralised trends at its 84.68%-owned Imbo Project.
  • Situated approximately 9 km from our key deposit of Adumbi

TORONTO, Sept. 21, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Loncor Resources Inc. (“Loncor” or the “Company“) (TSX: “LN”; OTCQX: “LONCF”; FSE: “LO51”) is pleased to announce that the recent exploration results have outlined a number of significant, undrilled mineralised trends at its 84.68%-owned Imbo Project. The focus of exploration by Loncor during 2020 has been along trend in the southeast of the Imbo Project from the 2.5 million ounce Adumbi, Kitenge and Manzako deposits (inferred mineral resources of 30.65 million tonnes grading 2.54 g/t Au) previously delineated in the northwest of the 122 square kilometre project area.

Commenting on these results, Loncor’s President Peter Cowley said: “Situated approximately 9 kilometres from our key deposit of Adumbi, we are very encouraged by the exploration results received to date on the eastern part of our Imbo Project. Additional infill soil sampling, augering and channel sampling will be undertaken at Esio Wapi, Paradis and Museveni to better define these mineralised trends prior to outlining drill targets later in the year.”

Table 1 – Channel Sample Results on Esio Wapi, Paradis and Museveni Mineralised Trends

ProspectWorkingsChannel_IDChannel Width (metres)
and Grade (g/t Au)
LithologyOpen/Closed
ESIO WAPIColonialIECH03319.80 m @ 1.58 g/tBrecciated BIFOpen to northeast
ESIO WAPIColonialIECH0214.00 m @ 2.31 g/tMetasedimentOpen to southwest
ESIO WAPIColonialIECH0225.00 m @ 1.65 g/tBrecciated BIF& MetasedimentClosed at both ends
ESIO WAPIColonialIECH0218.00 m @ 1.11 g/tBrecciated BIFClosed at both ends
PARADISArtisanalIECH0256.80 m @ 5.44 g/tMetasediment with quartz veinOpen to Southwest
MUSEVENIArtisanalIECH0081.40 m @ 62.10 g/tMetasediment with quartz veinOpen to southwest & northeast
MUSEVENIArtisanalIECH0066.00 m @ 4.37 g/tMetasediment with quartz veinOpen to southwest & northeast

Gridding, geological mapping, soil geochemical sampling and channel sampling of old colonial trenches and artisanal workings have outlined three significant mineralised trends, Esio Wapi, Paradis and Museveni, to the east of the Imbo river and approximately 8 to 10 kilometres southeast of the Adumbi deposit (see Figure 1 below). Analytical results have been received for 21% of soil samples from the completed 5,440 metre by 2,320 metre grid and where soil samples were collected every 40 metres on lines 160 metres apart.

At Esio Wapi, soil geochemical results have outlined a number of plus 200 ppb (parts per million) gold in soil anomalies with a maximum value of 2,230 ppb Au over a 3.2 kilometre long mineralised trend (see Figure 2 below). Best channel samples from old colonial workings are tabulated in Table 1 above and include 19.80 metres grading 1.58 g/t Au (open to the northeast), 8 metres grading 1.11 g/t Au and 5.0 metres grading 1.65 g/t Au in brecciated banded ironstone (BIF) and metasediment. Individual rock sample values included 15.10 g/t and 7.88 g/t Au in quartz veins; 12.30 g/t and 6.39 g/t Au in BIF and 7.91 g/t, 4.81 g/t and 4.52g/t Au in metasediments.

On the Paradis trend, soil sample results are still awaited from the eastern part of the trend but soil anomalies (plus 200 ppb Au) in the western part of the trend occur over 800 metres of strike. Significant channel samples along the Paradis trend include 6.8 metres grading 5.44 g/t Au (open to the southwest) in metasediments with quartz veins. Individual rock sample values included 22.40 g/t, 5.84 g/t and 2.31 g/t Au in quartz veins.

At Museveni, soil samples are still to be received but artisanal workings occur over a strike of 2.7 kilometres. Channel samples from the artisanal workings include 6.0 metres grading 4.37 g/t Au and 1.40 metres grading 62.10 g/t Au and represent high grade quartz veins in metasediment. Individual rock sample values included 53.90 g/t, 32.80 g/t and 32.60 g/t Au in quartz veins and 18.10 g/t Au in metasediment.

Quality Control and Quality Assurance
Soil, channel and rock samples were put in sealed bags by Company geologists and sent to the independent SGS Laboratory in Mwanza, Tanzania. The samples were then crushed at the laboratory down to minus 2 mm and split with one-half of the sample pulverized down to 90% passing 75 microns. Gold analyses were carried out on 50g aliquots by fire assay. In addition, checks assays were also carried out by the screen fire assay method to verify high grade sample assays obtained by fire assay. Internationally recognized standards and blanks were inserted as part of the internal QA/QC analytical procedures at a frequency of four standards and two blanks per every 50 samples. Every eighth sample collected in the field was split and submitted as an unmarked duplicate for assay.

Qualified Person
Peter N. Cowley, who is President of Loncor and a “qualified person” as such term is defined in National Instrument 43-101, has reviewed and approved the technical information in this press release. 

Technical Reports
Additional information with respect to the Company’s Imbo Project (which includes the Adumbi deposit) is contained in the technical report of Minecon Resources and Services Limited dated April 17, 2020 and entitled “Independent National Instrument 43-101 Technical Report on the Imbo Project, Ituri Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo”. A copy of the said report can be obtained from SEDAR at www.sedar.com and EDGAR at www.sec.gov.

Additional information with respect to the Company’s Makapela Project, and certain other properties of the Company in the Ngayu gold belt, is contained in the technical report of Venmyn Rand (Pty) Ltd dated May 29, 2012 and entitled “Updated National Instrument 43-101 Independent Technical Report on the Ngayu Gold Project, Orientale Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo”. A copy of the said report can be obtained from SEDAR at www.sedar.com and EDGAR at www.sec.gov.

About Loncor Resources Inc.
Loncor is a Canadian gold exploration company focussed on the Ngayu Greenstone Belt in the northeast of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (the “DRC”). The Loncor team has over two decades of experience of operating in the DRC. Ngayu has numerous positive indicators based on the geology, artisanal activity, encouraging drill results and an existing gold resource base. The area is 220 kilometres southwest of the Kibali gold mine, which is operated by Barrick Gold (TSX: “ABX”; NYSE: “GOLD”). In 2019, Kibali produced record gold production of 814,000 ounces at “all-in sustaining costs” of US$693/oz. Barrick has highlighted the Ngayu Greenstone Belt as an area of particular exploration interest and is moving towards earning 65% of any discovery in 1,894 km2 of Loncor ground that they are exploring. As per the joint venture agreement signed in January 2016, Barrick manages and funds exploration on the said ground until the completion of a pre-feasibility study on any gold discovery meeting the investment criteria of Barrick. In a recent announcement Barrick highlighted six prospective drill targets and have commenced confirmation drilling in 2020. Subject to the DRC’s free carried interest requirements, Barrick would earn 65% of any discovery with Loncor holding the balance of 35%. Loncor will be required, from that point forward, to fund its pro-rata share in respect of the discovery in order to maintain its 35% interest or be diluted.

In addition to the Barrick JV, certain parcels of land within the Ngayu Belt surrounding and including the Adumbi and Makapela deposits have been retained by Loncor and do not form part of the joint venture with Barrick. Barrick has certain pre-emptive rights over the Makapela deposit. Adumbi and two neighbouring deposits hold an inferred mineral resource of 2.5 million ounces of gold (30.65 million tonnes grading 2.54 g/t Au), with 84.68% of this resource being attributable to Loncor via its 84.68% interest in the project. Loncor’s Makapela deposit (which is 100%-owned by Loncor) has an indicated mineral resource of 614,200 ounces of gold (2.20 million tonnes grading 8.66 g/t Au) and an inferred mineral resource of 549,600 ounces of gold (3.22 million tonnes grading 5.30 g/t Au).

Resolute Mining Limited (ASX/LSE: “RSG”) owns 26% of the outstanding shares of Loncor and holds a pre-emptive right to maintain its pro rata equity ownership interest in Loncor following the completion by Loncor of any proposed equity offering.

Additional information with respect to Loncor and its projects can be found on Loncor’s website at www.loncor.com.

Figure 1: Imbo Project Simplified Geology

Figure 2: Imbo East Soil and Channel Sampling (on Aeromagnetic grey scale Background)

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3 Golden Reasons Loncor $LN.ca Is A Top Small Cap Gold Explorer $ABX.ca $TECK.ca $RSG $NGT.to $GOLD $NEM

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 9:23 AM on Friday, September 11th, 2020

3 Golden Reasons Loncor Is A Top Small Cap Gold Explorer

Loncor Resources (LN: TSX / OTCQX: LONCF /) is a proven gold explorer focused 100% on Africa, a continent where the team has previously discovered over 27 million ounces of resources…. with plans to find even more.

The Company controls its flagship Imbo Project in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where it has already has 2.5 million ounces of inferred resources with 2.19M ozs at the Adumbi deposit alone. Loncor is looking to swiftly increase its gold resource through focused drilling at Adumbi, increasing its ounces toward production.

More than just lip service, Loncor has a billion-dollar gold miners as shareholders that also believe in the Company’s vision. 

  • Resolute Mining of Australia has a market capitalization of $1.5 Billion and owns 27% of Loncor
  • Newmont continues to hold a position in Loncor with 7%

Moreover, Loncor’s CEO owns 26% of the Company.  Taken all together, it adds up to a great deal of confidence in Loncor Resources, which should provide any current or potential new shareholder with even greater confidence considering the due diligence abilities of these large shareholders.

WAIT …… 1 MORE MULTI BILLION DOLLAR GOLD COMPANY BEHIND LONCOR … BARRICK GOLD

There is another element to the Loncor story that adds tremendous opportunity, a Joint Venture on all of Loncor’s remaining land with Barrick Gold, the $53 Billion Company whose mandate is to find “Tier 1 gold deposits” on Loncor’s ground. Barrick has commenced drilling on Loncor’s land looking for their target of a + 5,0 million ounce gold deposit.

But Barrick is focusing there for a reason.

Barrick operates their outstanding DRC mine – Kibali – in a JV with another multi-billion gold operator, Anglogold Ashanti, plus the Government of the DRC. The mine is situated 220kms from Loncor’s Ngayu ground. Kibali represents one of the world’s great new gold mines, producing a record breaking 814,027oz in 2019 at “all in sustaining costs” of just US$693/oz. Barrick, who owns a 45% share, has joined other major mining players like Ivanhoe Mines and Glencore in releasing the billions of dollars of potential mineral wealth in the DRC.

Loncor arguably offers the largest direct exposure to the gold potential of the DRC, backed up by individuals who know the DRC well (drill down below). With Barrick moving two rigs in to take a closer look at 6 high priority targets defined by them. You now know why Barrick has a JV with Loncor on their other DRC assets – they are looking for the next Kibali style project and nothing less.

Though Loncor’s Imbo project is not part of the Barrick JV it’s on the same huge geological belt, has grades similar to Kibali and has more than 2.5 million ounces of inferred gold resources already – with drilling ongoing- Loncor isn’t just wishful thinking that much more can possibly be found.

THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO 

As you may have guessed by now and contrary to layman perceptions, the Democratic Republic of the Congo is a significant player in the world’s production of resources, which are the Congo’s largest source of export income. An estimated $24 trillion in untapped deposits of raw mineral ores lie beneath the Congo’s incredibly vast lands. This is the equivalent to the combined Gross Domestic Product of Europe and the United States. Multi-billion dollar companies such as Tesla, Glencore, Samsung, Ivanhoe Mines, Zijn Mining Group, China Molybdenum Ltd, Barrick Gold and AngloGold Ashanti all have deals or projects in the DRC.

Finally, all junior resource investors know that in order to be successful, companies like Loncor must have a great exploration team with relevant knowledge and area expertise.  In this regard, Loncor does not disappoint.

Loncor’s team has previously delineated +/-13 million ounces of gold resources in the 20 years many of the individuals have operated in the DRC, with the huge Ngayu Belt now the focus. In Africa, their record is more impressive with key individuals finding closer to 27 million ounces of total resources.

As an example, President Peter Cowley has over 40 years’ experience in the minerals industry and a history of major exploration successes in Africa, including the DRC. Among his major accomplishments, from 2004 to 2008 he led the exploration at Banro that delineated major gold resources at Twangiza and Namoya, also in the DRC.

Prior to joining Banro, Mr. Cowley was Managing Director of Ashanti Exploration, where he led the exploration team in the discovery and development of the Geita mine in Tanzania, a resource of over 17M ozs.

Prior to Ashanti, he was Technical Director of Cluff Resources which discovered and developed mines in Zimbabwe, Ghana and Tanzania.

Mr Cowley has found and knows where to find ounces in Africa, especially in the DRC.

Arnold Kondrat, is the founder and CEO of Loncor Resources with over 30 years’ experience in the public markets, primarily in the resource industry. His 25-year history in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has enabled the Company to secure a number of highly prospective gold assets. Arnold has repeatedly supported the company, often through difficult times, and now owns 26% of Loncor.

THE 3 REASONS WHY LONCOR IS A WORLD CLASS, SMALL CAP GOLD EXPLORER:- 

1.Loncor’s Imbo Project looks like a potential company maker with 2.5 million ounces already outlined

Loncor is independently on its way to creating a world class gold project at Imbo. They control 84.68% of all gold discovered at Imbo and have a fully funded 12-hole drill program planned over the next 9 months where they believe they can readily add ounces to the 2.5 million inferred resource outlined to date. The Adumbi Deposit remains the focus and has 2.19M ounces and its sister deposits – Kitenge and Manzako – account for approximately 300,000 more ounces.

“Loncor continues to consolidate its dominant position in the Ngayu Goldbelt.  Over the next twelve months we intend to drill the Adumbi gold deposit and several other highly prospective areas of the Imbo license” (Arnold Kondrat, March 5 2020)

Enterprise Value to Ounces in the Ground currently approaches US$14/oz

For around US$14 an ounce you can currently buy an “option” on Loncor continuing to succeed in adding ounces through drilling at Adumbi, moving the project closer to the sort of economics displayed at Kibali.

2. Resolute and Barrick Relationships

There isn’t a junior resource explorer in the world who wouldn’t want to have just 1 supportive relationship with one of the major miners – and Loncor has 3:

  • Resolute Mining is a gold producer with multiple long life, high margin assets and a strong platform for growth and consolidation within Africa.  Resolute  sees its 2020 gold production at 500,000 oz.  They own 27% of Loncor’s stock
  • Newmont continues to hold a 7% position in Loncor
  • Barrick Gold is a $53 Billion dollar major whose JV with Loncor in the DRC speaks for itself as they search for Kibali II.

If a new investor was looking for 3rd party validation to justify investing in a small-cap resources company, it simply doesn’t get much better than having these mining thoroughbreds supporting Loncor.

3. Management Expertise and Ownership  

If you are looking for gold follow the people who have already found it. The old adage is true, and management is one of the best indicators of how far a company can exceed expectations. Loncor management has delineated 13 million ounces previously in the DRC and is looking to add more through drilling in 2020.

Add in the fact that key management own 26% of Loncor stock and it is clear they have put their money where their mouth is long before asking outside investors to do the same.

CONCLUSION – With gold prices trending aggressively higher, investors will be hard pressed to find a better company than Loncor Resources to participate in a bull market for gold.

Loncor is in a position few juniors could ever hope to achieve, with the combination of their own +3-million-ounce projects, a JV with Barrick and shareholders that include other major miners. 

Click Here To Discover More Information About Why Loncor Resources Is The Next Small Cap Gold Discovery

Loncor $LN.ca Increases Interest in Adumbi Mining to 84.68% $ABX.ca $TECK.ca $RSG $NGT.to $GOLD $NEM

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 9:12 AM on Thursday, September 3rd, 2020
  • Through Loncor’s 84.68% interest, attributable ounces at the Imbo Project have increased to 2,117,000 ounces of gold.

TORONTO, Sept. 03, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Loncor Resources Inc. (“Loncor” or the “Company“) (TSX: “LN”; OTCQX: “LONCF”; FSE: “LO51”) reports that its subsidiary, Adumbi Mining, has been restructured as per the requirements of the OHADA (Organization for the Harmonization of Business Law in Africa) Uniform Act relating to commercial companies.  OHADA Uniform Acts provide for a system of common business laws which have been adopted by seventeen West and Central African countries, including the Democratic Republic of the Congo (the “DRC”).  The restructuring has resulted in Loncor increasing its interest in Adumbi Mining to 84.68%, minority shareholders holding 5.32% and the DRC 10%.  The DRC was allocated 10% in accordance with the requirements of the new DRC Mining Code enacted in 2018.  Also as a result of the restructuring, Adumbi Mining will now operate as “Adumbi Mining S.A.” rather than Adumbi Mining SARL.

At the Imbo Project (which is held by Adumbi Mining), inferred mineral resources delineated to date are 2.5 million ounces of gold (30.65 million tonnes grading 2.54 g/t Au), such that, with Loncor’s 84.68% interest, Loncor’s attributable ounces at the Imbo Project have increased to 2,117,000 ounces of gold. 

In addition, the Company owns 100% of the Makapela deposit, where an indicated mineral resource of 614,200 ounces of gold (2.20 million tonnes grading 8.66 g/t Au) and an inferred mineral resource of 549,000 ounces of gold (3.22 million tonnes grading 5.30 g/t Au) has been delineated. 

Arnold Kondrat, CEO of Loncor, stated: “Further consolidation of the Adumbi Mining shareholding moves Loncor one step closer to releasing maximum value for our shareholders with drilling soon to commence at our key Adumbi deposit – the drilling looking to add significantly to the 2,500,000 ozs of inferred resources already within Imbo.”

About Loncor Resources Inc.
Loncor is a Canadian gold exploration company focussed on the Ngayu Greenstone Belt in the northeast of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (the “DRC”).  The Loncor team has over two decades of experience of operating in the DRC.  Ngayu has numerous positive indicators based on the geology, artisanal activity, encouraging drill results and an existing gold resource base.  The area is 220 kilometres southwest of the Kibali gold mine, which is operated by Barrick Gold (TSX: “ABX”; NYSE: “GOLD”).  In 2019, Kibali produced record gold production of 814,000 ounces at “all-in sustaining costs” of US$693/oz.  Barrick has highlighted the Ngayu Greenstone Belt as an area of particular exploration interest and is moving towards earning 65% of any discovery in 1,894 km2 of Loncor ground that they are exploring.  As per the joint venture agreement signed in January 2016, Barrick manages and funds exploration on the said ground until the completion of a pre-feasibility study on any gold discovery meeting the investment criteria of Barrick.  In a recent announcement Barrick highlighted six prospective drill targets and have commenced confirmation drilling in 2020.  Subject to the DRC’s free carried interest requirements, Barrick would earn 65% of any discovery with Loncor holding the balance of 35%.  Loncor will be required, from that point forward, to fund its pro-rata share in respect of the discovery in order to maintain its 35% interest or be diluted.

In addition to the Barrick JV, certain parcels of land within the Ngayu Belt surrounding and including the Adumbi and Makapela deposits have been retained by Loncor and do not form part of the joint venture with Barrick.  Barrick has certain pre-emptive rights over the Makapela deposit.  Adumbi and two neighbouring deposits hold an inferred mineral resource of 2.5 million ounces of gold (30.65 million tonnes grading 2.54 g/t Au), with 84.68% of this resource being attributable to Loncor via its 84.68% interest in the project. Loncor’s Makapela deposit (which is 100%-owned by Loncor) has an indicated mineral resource of 614,200 ounces of gold (2.20 million tonnes grading 8.66 g/t Au) and an inferred mineral resource of 549,600 ounces of gold (3.22 million tonnes grading 5.30 g/t Au).    

Resolute Mining Limited (ASX/LSE: “RSG”) owns 26% of the outstanding shares of Loncor and holds a pre-emptive right to maintain its pro rata equity ownership interest in Loncor following the completion by Loncor of any proposed equity offering. 

Additional information with respect to Loncor and its projects can be found on Loncor’s website at www.loncor.com.

Loncor Shares $LN.ca Listed on Frankfurt Stock Exchange $ABX.ca $TECK.ca $RSG $NGT.to $GOLD $NEM

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 10:09 AM on Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020
  • Shares are now quoted on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange under the trading symbol LO51.

TORONTO, Sept. 02, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Loncor Resources Inc. (“Loncor” or the “Company“) (TSX: “LN”; OTCQX: “LONCF”; FSE: “LO51”) reports that its common shares are now quoted on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange under the trading symbol LO51.

John Barker, VP of Business Development, commented: “Loncor has dramatically developed over the last 12 months with the Company growing through increased gold resources, ongoing exploration and the commencement of drilling by our JV partner, Barrick Gold.  The listing on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange will heighten Loncor’s exposure in this major marketplace, given its knowledgeable investor base that is traditionally very active in the junior resource sector.  As the interest in gold and gold investments heightens, having its common shares quoted in Euros will assist European investors to participate in Loncor’s growth.”

About Loncor Resources Inc.
Loncor is a Canadian gold exploration company focussed on the Ngayu Greenstone Belt in the northeast of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (the “DRC”).  The Loncor team has over two decades of experience of operating in the DRC.  Ngayu has numerous positive indicators based on the geology, artisanal activity, encouraging drill results and an existing gold resource base.  The area is 220 kilometres southwest of the Kibali gold mine, which is operated by Barrick Gold (TSX: “ABX”; NYSE: “GOLD”).  In 2019, Kibali produced record gold production of 814,000 ounces at “all-in sustaining costs” of US$693/oz.  Barrick has highlighted the Ngayu Greenstone Belt as an area of particular exploration interest and is moving towards earning 65% of any discovery in 1,894 km2 of Loncor ground that they are exploring.  As per the joint venture agreement signed in January 2016, Barrick manages and funds exploration on the said ground until the completion of a pre-feasibility study on any gold discovery meeting the investment criteria of Barrick.  In a recent announcement Barrick highlighted six prospective drill targets and have commenced confirmation drilling in 2020.  Subject to the DRC’s free carried interest requirements, Barrick would earn 65% of any discovery with Loncor holding the balance of 35%.  Loncor will be required, from that point forward, to fund its pro-rata share in respect of the discovery in order to maintain its 35% interest or be diluted.

In addition to the Barrick JV, certain parcels of land within the Ngayu Belt surrounding and including the Adumbi and Makapela deposits have been retained by Loncor and do not form part of the joint venture with Barrick.  Barrick has certain pre-emptive rights over the Makapela deposit.  Adumbi and two neighbouring deposits hold an inferred mineral resource of 2.5 million ounces of gold (30.65 million tonnes grading 2.54 g/t Au), with 76.29% of this resource being attributable to Loncor via its 76.29% interest in the project. Loncor’s Makapela deposit (which is 100%-owned by Loncor) has an indicated mineral resource of 614,200 ounces of gold (2.20 million tonnes grading 8.66 g/t Au) and an inferred mineral resource of 549,600 ounces of gold (3.22 million tonnes grading 5.30 g/t Au).    

Resolute Mining Limited (ASX/LSE: “RSG”) owns 26% of the outstanding shares of Loncor and holds a pre-emptive right to maintain its pro rata equity ownership interest in Loncor following the completion by Loncor of any proposed equity offering. 

Additional information with respect to Loncor and its projects can be found on Loncor’s website at www.loncor.com.

Qualified Person
Peter N. Cowley, who is President of Loncor and a “qualified person” as such term is defined in National Instrument 43-101, has reviewed and approved the technical information in this press release. 

Early Signals of What is Coming in Juniors SPONSOR: Loncor Resources $LN.ca $ABX.ca $TECK.ca $RSG $NGT.to $GOLD $NEM

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 11:24 AM on Tuesday, July 7th, 2020

Sponsor: Loncor, a Canadian gold explorer controlling over 3.6 million high grade ounces outside of a Barrick JV. The Ngayu JV property is 200km southwest of the Kibali gold mine, operated by Barrick, which produced 814,000 ounces of gold in 2019. Barrick manages and funds exploration at the Ngayu project until the completion of a pre-feasibility study on any gold discovery meeting their Tier One investment criteria. Newmont $NGT $NEM owns 7.8%, Resolute $RSG owns 27% Management owns 29% Click Here for More Info

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  • Precious Metals have not broken out. Not yet.

Gold closed the week at $1790 and Silver at $18.32. They have yet to breach critical resistance levels at $1800 and $18.75. 

But the junior sector has broken out. 

Both GDXJ (juniors ETF) and GOEX (explorers ETF) eclipsed 7-year resistance and made new daily and weekly highs. 

The senior miners have lagged in recent days. Capital is flowing downstream.

Anecdotally speaking, did you notice the moves in various individual juniors within the past two weeks? 

Quality juniors and even some juniors devoid of quality and a mining-related purpose surged higher. I will spare you the names.

Some daily charts are showing that rhino-horn look. It’s the opposite of a fishing line look.

Anyway, these types of moves are an early signal of what potentially lies ahead.

GDXJ and GOEX have joined GDX in blue sky territory with limited overhead resistance and measured upside targets that are significantly higher. GOEX (explorers), GDXJ (juniors)

The last major breakout in the precious metals sector was in the second half of 2005.

Gold stocks broke out from 8-year resistance, while Gold and Silver surpassed technical resistance in place for 20 years.

During that breakout and furious move that followed, the parent index of GDXJ (MVIS) surged 120% in only six months.

MVIS Juniors Index

The most significant and most consistent moves in markets occur after major bottoms and after major breakouts.

The critical difference is a major breakout leads to a new multi-year high. Optimism is already present, but the breakout solidifies that optimism, leading to increased confidence and a new round of speculation. 

This sounds dangerous, but it isn’t unless the fundamentals shift and valuations are sky-high. The fundamentals of precious metals are strengthening, and valuations are hardly a concern.

With that said, the metals have not broken out yet, and the miners could experience a pullback to correct their overbought condition.

Currently, the bullish percentage index, a breadth indicator for GDX is at 100%. Meanwhile, the percentage of GDXJ stocks trading above the 50-day and 200-day moving average is 93% and 90%.

Strength is good, but too much strength can lead to a quick pullback. 

Anyway, we will make the most money by buying quality and holding. If we get a quick snapback in the juniors, then take advantage of that weakness. 

This remains an excellent time to get into quality juniors with the most upside potential as the wind is at your back.

SOURCE: https://thedailygold.com/early-signals-of-whats-coming-in-juniors/

Barrick Begins Drilling on Loncor $LN.ca Joint Venture Ground in DRC $LN.ca $ABX.ca $TECK.ca $RSG $NGT.to $GOLD $NEM

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 8:41 AM on Monday, June 22nd, 2020
  • Barrick Gold commenced drilling on several high priority gold targets
  • Since entering the JV agreement with Loncor in January 2016, Barrick has conducted various exploratory programs to define drill targets that offer the early potential of attaining “Tier 1” status.
  • “Tier 1” deposits target a minimum of 5 million ounces

TORONTO, June 22, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Loncor Resources Inc. (“Loncor” or the “Company“) (TSX: “LN”; OTCQB: “LONCF”) announces that Barrick Gold (Congo) SARL has commenced its core drilling program on several priority gold targets within the Ngayu greenstone belt in the northeast of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (“DRC”). The beginning of the drilling campaign signals a significant step in the sequence of events necessary to assess numerous areas of potential. Since entering the JV agreement with Loncor in January 2016, Barrick has conducted various exploratory programs to define drill targets, targets that offer the early potential of attaining “Tier 1” status.

Commenting on the start of drilling at Ngayu, Loncor’s CEO Arnold Kondrat said: “Barrick continues to illustrate the progress that can be made in the DRC. Having built the successful Kibali gold mine approximately 220 kms away, Barrick has now embarked on its drilling program at Ngayu, an area that we believe holds the potential for further significant gold discoveries similar to our own Adumbi deposit.”

The drilling on the Anguluku prospect is targeting a folded and thrust sequence of mineralised banded ironstone formation (“BIF”). Further drilling is planned to be undertaken by Barrick at the other priority targets of Medere, Makasi, Lybie, Salisa and Bakpau NE in the Imva area in the west of the Ngayu belt (see Figure 1 below)

Loncor Continues to Explore – Imbo Exploitation Permit (Loncor 76.29%)

Outside of the Barrick joint venture, exploration activities by Loncor continued on Loncor’s Imbo Project in the east of the Ngayu belt. The Imbo Project contains 2.5 million ounces of inferred mineral resource (30.65 million tonnes grading 2.54 g/t Au), which includes the 2.19 million ounce inferred mineral resource of the Adumbi deposit (28.97 million tonnes grading 2.35 g/t), with 76.29% of this resource being attributable to Loncor via its 76.29% interest in the Imbo Project. Fieldwork by Loncor geologists have been focusing on the Imbo East prospect 12 kilometres southwest of the Adumbi deposit, along the same mineralised structural trend. Gridding, soil and rock sampling are being undertaken over a strike length of 3.6 kilometres at Imbo East.

In addition, two new targets have been generated. Both these target areas were identified from the compilation and interpretation of previous, historical exploration data including soil geochemistry, rock chip and channel sampling. At Mambo Bado, 1.5 kilometres northwest of the Adumbi deposit, a prominent geochemical gold in soil anomaly is located on an extensional, E-W structural jog along the 14-kilometre northwest trending mineralised shear zone within the Imbo permit area. No drilling has been undertaken previously on this promising target. Two kilometres south of the Adumbi deposit, at Lisala, altered and brecciated BIF with anomalous rock sampling requires further follow up with gridding, soil sampling and additional channel sampling.

About Loncor Resources Inc.
Loncor is a Canadian gold exploration company focussed on the Ngayu Greenstone Belt in the northeast of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (the “DRC”). The Loncor team has over two decades of experience of operating in the DRC. Ngayu has numerous positive indicators based on the geology, artisanal activity, encouraging drill results and an existing gold resource base. The area is 220 kilometres southwest of the Kibali gold mine, which is operated by Barrick Gold (Congo) SARL (“Barrick”). In 2019, Kibali produced record gold production of 814,000 ounces at “all-in sustaining costs” of US$693/oz. Barrick has highlighted the Ngayu Greenstone Belt as an area of particular exploration interest and is moving towards earning 65% of any discovery in 1,894 km2 of Loncor ground that they are exploring. As per the joint venture agreement signed in January 2016, Barrick manages and funds exploration on the said ground at the Ngayu project until the completion of a pre-feasibility study on any gold discovery meeting the investment criteria of Barrick. In a recent announcement Barrick highlighted six prospective drill targets and are moving towards confirmation drilling in 2020. Subject to the DRC’s free carried interest requirements, Barrick would earn 65% of any discovery with Loncor holding the balance of 35%. Loncor will be required, from that point forward, to fund its pro-rata share in respect of the discovery in order to maintain its 35% interest or be diluted.

In addition to the Barrick JV, certain parcels of land within the Ngayu project surrounding and including the Adumbi and Makapela deposits have been retained by Loncor and do not form part of the joint venture with Barrick. Barrick has certain pre-emptive rights over the Makapela deposit. Adumbi and two neighbouring deposits hold an inferred mineral resource of 2.5 million ounces of gold (30.65 million tonnes grading 2.54 g/t Au), with 76.29% of this resource being attributable to Loncor via its 76.29% interest in the project. The Makapela deposit (which is 100%-owned by Loncor) has an indicated mineral resource of 614,200 ounces of gold (2.20 million tonnes grading 8.66 g/t Au) and an inferred mineral resource of 549,600 ounces of gold (3.22 million tonnes grading 5.30 g/t Au).

Resolute Mining Limited (ASX/LSE: “RSG”) owns 26% of the outstanding shares of Loncor and holds a pre-emptive right to maintain its pro rata equity ownership interest in Loncor following the completion by Loncor of any proposed equity offering. 

Additional information with respect to Loncor and its projects can be found on Loncor’s website at www.loncor.com.

Loncor Files NI 43-101 Technical Report on Imbo Project, Confirming Inferred Mineral Resource Increase to 2.5 Million Ounces $LN.ca $ABX.ca $TECK.ca $RSG $NGT.to $GOLD $NEM

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 10:07 AM on Thursday, June 11th, 2020
  • The Imbo inferred mineral resource increased by 49% to 2.5 million ounces (30.65 million tonnes grading 2.54 g/t Au). 76.29% of this gold resource is attributable to Loncor via its 76.29% interest in the Imbo Project.
  • 76.29% of this gold resource is attributable to Loncor via its 76.29% interest in the Imbo Project.
  • A planned drill program will look to add to the Adumbi resource over the next twelve months.

TORONTO, June 10, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Loncor Resources Inc. (“Loncor” or the “Company“) (TSX: “LN”; OTCQB: “LONCF”) announces that it has filed on SEDAR an independent National Instrument 43-101 technical report (the “Technical Report”) relating to the Company’s Imbo Project, in particular, the updated gold mineral resource estimates for the Imbo Project reported in the Company’s April 17, 2020 press release.  The Technical Report, which was prepared by Minecon Resources and Services Limited, has an effective date of April 17, 2020 and is entitled “Independent National Instrument 43-101 Technical Report on the Imbo Project, Ituri Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo”.

Highlights from April 17, 2020 press release confirmed in Technical Report:

  • The Imbo Project inferred mineral resource increased by 49% to 2.5 million ounces of gold (30.65 million tonnes grading 2.54 g/t Au).  76.29% of this gold resource is attributable to Loncor via its 76.29% interest in the Imbo Project. 
  • Within the Imbo Project, the Adumbi deposit inferred mineral resource increased by 61% to 2.19 million ounces of gold (28.97 million tonnes grading 2.35 g/t Au) (the Adumbi deposit is one of the three deposits at Imbo currently with a resource). 
  • A planned drill program will look to add to the Adumbi resource over the next twelve months.

The Imbo mineral resources are in addition to Loncor’s resources at its Makapela Project (which is 100%-owned by Loncor) where there is an indicated mineral resource of 614,200 ounces of gold (2.20 million tonnes grading 8.66 g/t Au) and an inferred mineral resource of 549,600 ounces of gold (3.22 million tonnes grading 5.30 g/t Au). 

Arnold Kondrat, CEO of Loncor, stated: “This filing of the 43-101 represents the culmination of many years of persistence by the Loncor team in the Ngayu greenstone belt.  We believe this region is one of the few remaining areas around the world where Tier 1 gold deposits can still be discovered, built and mined profitably as shown by Barrick Gold at the Kibali mine.  Over the next 12 months, Loncor will look to drive forward with a drill program at the Adumbi deposit, with the aim of significantly increasing the current resource, while simultaneously awaiting with interest news on the imminent drilling program at the drill targets defined by our Joint Venture partner Barrick Gold.”

About Loncor Resources Inc.
Loncor is a Canadian gold exploration company focussed on the Ngayu Greenstone Belt in the North East of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (the “DRC”).  The Loncor team has over two decades of experience of operating in the DRC.  Ngayu has numerous positive indicators based on the geology, artisanal activity, encouraging drill results and an existing gold resource base.  The area is 220 kilometres southwest of the Kibali gold mine, which is operated by Barrick Gold (Congo) SARL (“Barrick”).  In 2019, Kibali produced record gold production of 814,000 ounces at “all-in sustaining costs” of US$693/oz.  Barrick has highlighted the Ngayu Greenstone Belt as an area of particular exploration interest and is moving towards earning 65% of any discovery in 1,894 km2 of Loncor ground that they are exploring.  As per the joint venture agreement signed in January 2016, Barrick manages and funds exploration on the said ground at the Ngayu project until the completion of a pre-feasibility study on any gold discovery meeting the investment criteria of Barrick.  In a recent announcement Barrick highlighted six prospective drill targets and are moving towards confirmation drilling in 2020. Subject to the DRC’s free carried interest requirements, Barrick would earn 65% of any discovery with Loncor holding the balance of 35%.  Loncor will be required, from that point forward, to fund its pro-rata share in respect of the discovery in order to maintain its 35% interest or be diluted.

In addition to the Barrick JV, certain parcels of land within the Ngayu project surrounding and including the Makapela and Adumbi deposits have been retained by Loncor and do not form part of the joint venture with Barrick. Barrick has certain pre-emptive rights over the Makapela deposit.  Loncor’s Makapela deposit (which is 100%-owned by Loncor) has an indicated mineral resource of 614,200 ounces of gold (2.20 million tonnes grading 8.66 g/t Au) and an inferred mineral resource of 549,600 ounces of gold (3.22 million tonnes grading 5.30 g/t Au).  Adumbi and two neighbouring deposits hold an inferred mineral resource of 2.5 million ounces of gold (30.65 million tonnes grading 2.54 g/t Au), with 76.29% of this resource being attributable to Loncor via its 76.29% interest in the project.  

Resolute Mining Limited (ASX/LSE: “RSG”) owns 26% of the outstanding shares of Loncor and holds a pre-emptive right to maintain its pro rata equity ownership interest in Loncor following the completion by Loncor of any proposed equity offering. 

Additional information with respect to Loncor and its projects can be found on Loncor’s website at www.loncor.com.

Qualified Person
Peter N. Cowley, who is President of Loncor and a “qualified person” as such term is defined in National Instrument 43-101, has reviewed and approved the technical information in this press release. 

Technical Reports
Additional information with respect to the Company’s Imbo Project is contained in the technical report of Minecon Resources and Services Limited dated April 17, 2020 and entitled “Independent National Instrument 43-101 Technical Report on the Imbo Project, Ituri Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo”.  A copy of the said report can be obtained from SEDAR at www.sedar.com. 

Lack of New Major Gold Deposits: Discovery Numbers Dive in the Last Decade SPONSOR: Loncor Resources $LN.ca $ABX.ca $TECK.ca $RSG $NGT.to $GOLD $NEM

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 12:13 PM on Friday, May 15th, 2020

Sponsor: Loncor, a Canadian gold explorer controlling over 3.6 million high grade ounces outside of a Barrick JV. The Ngayu JV property is 200km southwest of the Kibali gold mine, operated by Barrick, which produced 814,000 ounces of gold in 2019. Barrick manages and funds exploration at the Ngayu project until the completion of a pre-feasibility study on any gold discovery meeting their Tier One investment criteria. Newmont $NGT $NEM owns 7.8%, Resolute $RSG owns 27% Management owns 29% Click Here for More Info

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New major gold discoveries have been on a decline this past decade, according to a report by S&P Global Market Intelligence.

During the past three years there were no major new gold discoveries, the report said. And during the past decade, there were only 25 new major discoveries.

Dwindling numbers are due to miners focusing on exploration around older mines, S&P Global said.

“The lack of new discoveries is the result of exploration focusing on older discoveries and later-stage assets,” wrote S&P Global principal research analyst Kevin Murphy. “While there are still plenty of gold assets to be developed, the lack of new major deposits being discovered means that the project pipeline is increasingly short of large, high-quality assets needed to replace ageing major gold mines.”

The 25 major deposits discovered in the last decade represent 154.3 million ounces or only 7% of all gold discovered since 1990. According to the S&P Global data, there were 278 major new gold deposits found between 1990-2019, totaling 2.19 billion ounces of gold reserves.

A major factor responsible for the drastic decline in the last ten years is the budget dedicated to new discoveries, Murphy pointed out. Instead of looking for new discoveries, explorers were zeroing in on known deposits around operating mines.

“The total for the past decade might only rise to about 266 million ounces once subsequent exploration efforts are completed,” Murphy noted. 

On top of lower budgets for new explorations, the COVID-19 outbreak is likely to negatively contribute to the lower discoveries rate going forward. 

“We do not expect the trend to reverse in the near term,” Murphy stated. “We expect quite the opposite in 2020 as COVID-19 impacts exploration plans by companies of all sizes.”

The junior miners’ exploration programs are likely to be affected the most by the coronavirus. “The largest impact will be reductions due to lockdowns or companies exercising caution with their personnel. We expect gold budgets to decline about 20% in 2020,” Murphy said. 

And this is not just in the gold sector with Murphy estimating total mining exploration spending to fall in 2020.

“Producers will not be spared, as they face lower metals prices and country-wide closures in areas in which they operate, sending their budgets an estimated 23% lower. As a result, we now expect global exploration budgets to fall 29% in 2020 to a total of US$6.9 billion,” Murphy said in another report published in April.

SOURCE:https://www.kitco.com/news/2020-05-14/-Lack-of-new-major-gold-deposits-Discovery-numbers-dive-in-the-last-decade-S-P-Global-Market-Intelligence.html