Gold and base metals exploration in Eritrea


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Objective Capital's Africa Resources Investment Congress 2012
Ironmongers' Hall, City of London
12 June 2012
Speaker: Tim Williams, Andiamo Exploration

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Gold and base metals exploration in Eritrea

  1. 1. AFRICA RESOURCESINVESTMENT CONGRESS Gold and base metals exploration in Eritrea Tim Williams – Chairman, Andiamo Exploration IRONMONGERS’ HALL, CITY OF LONDON TUESDAY, 12 JUNE 2012 www.ObjectiveCapitalConferences.comJune 2012 Andiamo update
  2. 2. Andiamo Exploration LimitedELEPHANT COUNTRY Base Metals and Gold in EritreaHaykota – April 2012Photo: Seife Investor Update June 2012June 2012 Andiamo update 2
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  4. 4. Andiamo – a Private Company exploring in Eritrea• Highly experienced management, in Eritrea over 17 years• Raised over US$8 million in 2010/2011• 723 square km land position with demonstrated potential for both: – copper/gold Volcanogenic Massive Sulphide (VMS) – gold in shear zone systems• Andiamo discovered the Yacob Dewar VMS in early 2011 - 55km SW of Nevsun’s newly commissioned Bisha VMS Mine.• Yacob Dewar hosts a gold bearing oxide cap.• Extensive airborne and ground geophysics; geochemistry; mapping – 1st phase diamond drilling 4,000m – very encouraging results – 2nd phase Reverse Circulation 4,000m -to test oxide gold cap at Yacob Dewar – 3rd phase diamond drill program 4,000m - to test deeper copper/gold sulphides and reconnaissance drilling for gold shear zones. Assays expected during June 2012.June 2012 4 Andiamo update
  5. 5. Andiamo ManagementWilliam Fisher P.Geo Chairman, non-executiveSuccessful exploration executive with 30 years experience. Chairman of GoldQuest Mining Corporation. Previously Chairman of Aurelian Resources, acquired in 2008 by Kinross Gold for $1.2 billion. Previously CEO of Globe Star Mining (which built a mine in the Dominican Republic) and Vice- President Exploration of Boliden (a major base metal mining company).Dr Tim Williams CEOMining Geologist with a strong financial background. Thirty years previous experience in the mining industry in both major mining companies including De Beers, JCI and Gencor, and in juniors including Golden Star and MDN Inc. Previous mining finance background in James Capel, Lehman Brothers and Ernst & Young. Operated in Eritrea since 1995Dr Seife Berhe Country Manager: Resident in EritreaGeologist, extensive knowledge of Eritrean geology and its mineral deposits. Author of several substantial references on Eritrean crustal evolution. Specialist in remote sensing applications for identification of economic mineralisation. Founder and manager of Global Resources, an environmental consultancy in Asmara, Eritrea.Mark Parker Non-executive DirectorSuccessful and experienced mining exploration geologist and executive: the founder and previously Managing Director of African Eagle, an AIM-listed company that has made a major base metal discovery in Tanzania, East Africa and has several exploration and development projects in Africa.Dr Stephen Francavilla Chief Financial OfficerChartered Accountant, with background in corporate finance and conduct of financial transactions. Experience of taking companies to IPO both in Canada and in the UK. PhD in Geology.June 2012 5 Andiamo update
  6. 6. Andiamo – History of a Private Company• Formed February 2008• Granted Haykota Exploration Licence in Eritrea July 2009• Initially supported entirely by two founders, Tim Williams and Seife Berhe• Raised c. $4million July 2010 at $0.50• Raised c. $3.5million July 2011 at $1.00• Approximately 25 million shares currently in issue (fully diluted basis)• Cash in treasury c.$1.0million• Fully compliant with historic spending commitments• Audit of 3-year Annual Financial Statements mid 2012• NI 43-101 compliant reporting as standardJune 2012 6 Andiamo update
  7. 7. Eritrea Mineral Licences and Applications (March 2012)HAYKOTAExplorationLicence June 2012 7 Andiamo update • E X P L O R AT I O N LT D •
  8. 8. Haykota Exploration Licence – Eritrea• 723 square kilometres granted July 2009• First renewal due July 2012 – drop 25%• Second renewal due July 2013 – drop further 25%• Subsequent annual renewals so long as satisfactory work continues• Exclusive right to apply for Mining Licence(s) in the residual area• Minimum annual expenditures (already exceeded)• State retains 10% free carry• State June purchase further 30% participating interest on agreed terms• Capital gain is taxed as income, plus 4% transfer tax• Royalties: gold up to 5%, base metals up to 3.5%• Income Tax 38%June 2012 8 Andiamo update
  9. 9. Haykota License on southern extension of the Bisha VMS belt and the newly identified Shambotei gold trend The Haykota area targets : * VMS with gold caps * lode gold Good Infrastructure: * Water * People * Sealed road * CommunicationsNovember 2011 9 June 2012 9
  10. 10. Geophysics and interpretation programs have led to numerous targets being identified Magnetics VTEMJune 2012 10 • E X P L O R AT I O N LT D •
  11. 11. Haykota Target areas (March 2012) Gash River Tar Road. Asmara →November 2011 Andiamo update 11
  12. 12. Haykota Licence – multiple targets (June 2012)Target Type StageYakob Dewar Oxide gold 2 Aircore discovery holes. Diamond core drilled – 32 holes 58 reverse circulation holes complete, assays arrivingYakob Dewar Sulphides Disseminated sulphides located with core drilling: 4 x 250m deep core drillholes underwayBer Gebay Oxide & Sulphide Gossan assayed: source not yet located IP program to identify conducting and chargeable mineralisationAdi Meriray Sulphides Outcrop gossan. Disseminated sulphides exposed in road cut. 8 diamond core holes complete - waiting assaysShekeret/Berkele Oxide gold Strong geochemical gold anomaly 6 diamond core holes completed – waiting assaysShambotei/Jawkerai Shear hosted gold Extensive artisan activity 6 diamond core holes complete – waiting assaysHoba VMS Coincident geophysical anomalies and gossans. Core holes being sited - road to be built into the areaCarbonate Hills Skarn Marbles invaded by quartz veiningGeophysical anomalies Mostly VMS North East and South of licence area. Field confirmation requiredJune 2012 12 Andiamo update
  13. 13. Target: Yacob Dewar• VMS target• Gold bearing oxide cap• Extensive disseminated sulphides• Gold and copper values in oxide cap• 2010 2 short aircore holes• 2011 32 diamond drill holes• 2012 58 reverse circulation holes• 2012 3 diamond drill holes to 250m – to test deeper potential sulphides – Expect assays in June 2012• 2012 Continuing ground geophysics (IP and mag)• 2012/3? Infill and step-out R/C programs suggestedJune 2012 13 Andiamo update
  14. 14. Target: Yacob Dewar
  15. 15. Yakob Dewar aircore and 1st diamond core drilling highlights Hole Depth Intersection Au Ag Cu From (m) (g/t) (g/t) (%) (m) HYR-1 1.0 14.0 3.5 5 - HYR-2 6.0 5.0 2.8 20 - YDD-001 11.0 10.0 5.7 - - YDD-002 5.0 16.2 5.0 33 - YDD-005 0.4 18.4 3.4 5 - YDD-008 45.0 2.9 5.4 12 - YDD-014 37.5 5.0 4.0 19 - YDD-018 218.5 2.5 0.2 48 1.3 YDD-019 117.0 3.0 1.4 61 2.7 YDD-022 17.5 13.0 - - 1.8June 2012 15 Andiamo update
  16. 16. Reverse Circulation drilling at Yakob Dewar 2012 Reverse Circulation holes angled at 50 degrees to the EastNovember 2011 Andiamo update
  17. 17. Yakob Dewar Reverse Circulation drilling highlights E&OE Hole Depth From Width Au Cu (m) (m) (g/t) (%) YDRC-04 53 6 1.10 0.51 YDRC-05 56 11 3.05 - YDRC-06 10 29 2.01 - YDRC-07 59 4 - 1.14 YDRC-08 12 2 - 1.86 YDRC-09 49 31 - 0.62 YDRC-10 20 20 0.51 - YDRC-15 6 35 - 0.59 YDRC-17 22 25 1.57 - YDRC-18 21 16 - 0.58 YDRC-23 6 12 - 0.52 YDRC-24 9 3 - 0.54 YDRC-25 19 3 - 0.59 YDRC-32 39 6 1.16 - YDRC-33 6 25 7.32 - YDRC-45 23 52 0.86 -June 2012 17 Andiamo update
  18. 18. Yacob Dewar Reverse Circulation drilling (June 2012)Note: these are preliminary calculations June 2012 Andiamo update 18
  19. 19. Botryoidal malachite/chrysocolla (?) from Yakob Dewar 2012June 2012 Andiamo update 19 • E X P L O R AT I O N LT D •
  20. 20. Induced Polarisation (IP) targets sulphides for drilling20June 2012 • E X P L O R AT I O N LT D •
  21. 21. Target: Adi Mereray • VMS target • NE of Yakob Dewar about 5kms • Extensive disseminated sulphides • Gold and copper values in gossan • 2009 Ground gravity survey • 2010 Airborne geophysics • 2011 Geology mapping found gossan • 2012 8 diamond drill holes complete – to test disseminate and deeper potential sulphides – expect assays in June 2012 • 2012 Continuing ground geophysics (IP and mag)June 2012 21 Andiamo update
  22. 22. Adi Meriray: diamond drilling now being logged VTEM anomaly Completed drillholes Gravity anomaly Surface contoursJune 2012 22 Andiamo update 22
  23. 23. Adi Meriray – disseminated and massive sulphides Oxidised disseminated sulphides Adi Meriray road cut for drill padsNovember 2011 23 Andiamo update
  24. 24. Adi Meriray sulphides In Eritrea the VMS deposits are believed to be about 750-800 million years old Adi Meriray Drill coreJune 2012 Andiamo update 24 24
  25. 25. Adi Meriray 8 core holes completed – assays pendingJune 2012 Andiamo update 25
  26. 26. November 2011 Andiamo update 26
  27. 27. Target: Mount Hoba• VMS target• 2009 Ground gravity survey• 2010 Airborne geophysics• 2011 Geology mapping found several gossans• 2012 8 diamond drill holes planned – to test disseminate and deeper potential sulphides• 2012 Access road construction, and build drill pads Ground geophysics, Stream sediment and outcrop sampling Diamond core drilling later in 2012June 2012 Andiamo update 27
  28. 28. Mount Hoba from Adi Meriray drilling Feb 2012 Mount HobaNovember Andiamo update 282011
  29. 29. Integrated geophysics approach at Mt Hoba Gossan +/- 900m Gravity anomaly Proposed drillholes VTEM anomalyJune 2012 Andiamo update 29
  30. 30. Target: Shekeret and Berkele• VMS and gold target• Local artisans producing gold• Large exhalative outcrop• Significant values from outcrop sampling• 2010 Airborne geophysics• 2011 Geology mapping found exhalative horizon• 2012 6 diamond drill holes complete – to test extent of surface mineralisation – expect assays in June 2012• 2012 Continuing ground geophysics (IP and mag)June 2012 Andiamo update 30
  31. 31. Berkele/Shekeret Geochemistry: Surface Sampling: Geology Mapping • 6 Diamond core holes completed January 2012 • Core logging and splitting • Assays expected June 2012November 2011 31 Andiamo update 31
  32. 32. Gold targets at Berkele and Shekeret June 2012 Andiamo update 32
  33. 33. Drilling at Shekeret January 2012June 2012 Andiamo update 33
  34. 34. Target: Shambotei/Jawkerei• Lode and disseminated gold target• Extensive artisanal workings, both in valley and quartz veins• Gold values in outcrop sampling• 2010 Airborne geophysics• 2012 Access across Gash River built Roads constructed and drill pads built 6 diamond drill holes complete at Shambotei • to test for vein hosted and disseminated gold values • expect assays in June 2012 Ground geophysics (IP and mag) Geology mappingJune 2012 34 Andiamo update
  35. 35. GOLD Gold at Shambotei In Eritrea These shear hosted gold deposits are believed to be about 500 million years old Shambotei artisan valley workingsNovember 2011 Andiamo update 35
  36. 36. Andiamo’s goldPrivate Company Andiamo – exploration program • Extensive artisanal workings producing gold led Andiamo to systematically begin the goldQuartz vein exploration program in mid 2011workings Valley • Surface sampling up to 15.5 g/t workings gold •Sampling and airborne geophysics suggest large scale anomalies and structures over a 20 kms long belt; associated with artisanal workings November 2011 36 Andiamo update 36
  37. 37. Shambotei/Jawkerei alteration zone; and marbles Carbonates JawkereiRadiometric alteration Shambotei signature June 2012 Andiamo update
  38. 38. Shambotei carbonates with quartz veiningJune 2012 Andiamo update 38
  39. 39. Jawkerei valley artisan workings
  40. 40. November 2011 Andiamo update 40
  41. 41. Work Program Snapshot (June 2012) – Geophysics • Ongoing interpretation integrating airborne and ground geophysics, • Further ground gravity surveys. • IP and ground magnetic teams operational – Geochemistry • Soil sampling • Stream Sediment sampling • Surface sampling – Mapping • Hoba anomalies and gossans being prepared for drilling • Target exhalites in NE to be mapped in detail over several kms • Detailed gold mapping program – Drilling • 58 R/C holes for 4,400 m completed at Yakob Dewar for oxide mineralisation • 870m core drilling at Yakob Dewar and Z1A • Shekeret and Berkele drilled with 6 diamond core holes • Adi Meriray VMS – 6 diamond core holes completed • Shambotei Gold – roads built and 6 diamond core holes completed • Multiple further targets already identifiedJune 2012 Andiamo update 41 41
  42. 42. • E X P L O R AT I O N LT D • Wax Chandlers Hall 6 Gresham Street London EC2V 7AD Tel: +44 20 7600 1888 Stephen@andiamoexploration.comJune 2012