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GoldStone Resources RNS Release

Interim Results

RNS Number : 1329K
Goldstone Resources Ltd
19 September 2016
 

19 September 2016

 

GOLDSTONE RESOURCES LIMITED

("GoldStone" or the "Company")

 

Interim Results for the six months ended 30 June 2016

 

GoldStone (AIM: GRL), the AIM quoted company focused on gold in West and Central Africa, is pleased to announce its interim results for the six month period ended 30 June 2016.

 

Chairman's Statement

It is with pleasure that I present the interim results for GoldStone as Chairman of the Board. I am pleased to report that following the completion of the fundraise in July and with our new CEO, Emma Priestley, firmly in the driving seat, we are confident that we will be able to add value to the Company for the benefit of all shareholders.

 

Post the period end we raised, in aggregate, £1.0 million (approximately US$1.3 million) through the placing announced on 28 July 2016, and I am pleased to say that the majority of the funds raised came from existing shareholders who demonstrated their support in the Company and its management. The fundraise was to provide, inter alia, funding to advance the Company's principal project, Homase-Akrokerri in Ghana, and we have now completed the 120 hole auger-drilling program and expect to mobilise shortly a multi-purpose reverse circulation ("RC") and diamond drill ("DD") rig to follow up on the extensions to known mineralisation within the Akrokerri licence as identified by the 2015 auger programme.

 

I do believe that we are finally seeing the bottom of the commodity cycle at last and there is a palpable confidence and enthusiasm in the junior mining sector, which has not been there for the past five years or so. GoldStone is well placed to take advantage of this and we are already seeing a number of opportunities being presented to us, which we will continue to review and assess going forward. Our focus, however, will initially be on adding to the resources we already have in Ghana.

 

I would like to thank Christopher Hall for the efforts he put into Goldstone during his tenure as Chairman, and we wish him well with his focus now as Chairman of Stratex International Plc, our major shareholder.

 

I look forward to being able to update you on the results of the recently completed auger and the planned RC/DD drilling programme at Homase-Akrokerri as they become available, and will undertake to keep you and the market fully informed about our progress.

 

Neil Gardyne

Chairman

 

 

 

Chief Executive Officer's Report

 

PRINCIPAL ACTIVITIES

The principal activities of the Company during and post the period were focused on concluding essential corporate administrative issues and in recent months the Company has undertaken the successful fundraise of £1.0 million (approximately US$1.3 million) and the recommencing of exploration activities at the Company's principal project, Homase-Akrokerri, in Ghana.

 

REVIEW OF OPERATIONS

The Company continued to focus its activities on its two key licences in Ghana, namely Homase and Akrokerri. A well-structured programme of early works was undertaken, including rehabilitation of the site access roads, locating and pegging the drill site locations for the auger and RC/DD programmes, crop compensation negotiations, site clearing and procurement of elements for the refurbishment to the camp and certain items of mobile equipment. The Company also continues to be engaged with the local community with the restoration works to the Krodia and Adubriem Schools and the proposed outgrowers scheme involving the local community.

 

Homase-Akrokerri Licences - Ghana

The Group owns a 90 per cent. interest in the Homase licence and 100 per cent. of the Akrokerri licence. The local 10 per cent. partner in the Homase licence is supportive of the Company's plans.

 

The 2015 auger drilling programme identified, amongst other targets, a 1,500m gold-in-regolith anomaly at the AK02 prospect on the Akrokerri licence, immediately south-west and along strike of the 602,000 ounce Homase-Akrokerri JORC resource. The Homase-Akrokerri deposit is contiguous with Anglo Gold Ashanti's Obuasi Mine and the geology within Goldstone's Homase-Akrokerri Project is interpreted to be similar to that which hosts the Obuasi mineralisation.

 

The AK02 prospect has been prioritised for the planned RC drilling programme of up to 2,500m, whilst the auger programme has been designed to evaluate areas of ground between the anomalous zones identified in 2015.

 

The 120 hole auger programme has now been completed and the multi-purpose RC/DD drill rig is expected to be mobilised on site shortly with drilling expected to commence towards the end of September. 

 

The rig also has the capability to undertake deeper drilling if warranted by the initial results and the DD capability will enable the Company to follow-up on zones of interest identified by the planned RC drilling and to test higher-grade zones of mineralisation beneath the existing resource. These zones have previously been identified as a result of exploration and drill programmes completed over the last 10 years.

 

Elsewhere in Ghana, minimal work has been undertaken at the Manso Amenfi project.

 

Gabon and Senegal

The Company continues to identify potential corporate deals for these licences in order to extract their underlying value without actively pursuing significant exploration work ourselves. This may take the form of joint ventures, disposals or other corporate restructuring.

 

Emma Priestley

Chief Executive Officer

 

 

 

For further information, please visit www.goldstoneresources.com or contact:

GoldStone Resources Limited

Emma Priestley                                    +44 (0)20 7830 9650

Neil Gardyne                                        +27 (0)82 490 4427

 

Strand Hanson Limited

Richard Tulloch / James Bellman           +44 (0)20 7409 3494

 

SI Capital Limited

Nick Emerson / Andy Thacker              +44 (0)1483 413 500

 

 

 

 

 

 

Consolidated Statement of Financial Position

 

as at 30 June 2016

 


 

 

In United States dollars

30 June

2016

31 December

2015

30 June

2015


Unaudited

Audited

Unaudited

Assets




Property, plant and equipment

10,219

9,110

21,507

Non-current assets

10,219

9,110

21,507





Trade and other receivables

-

912

7,693

Cash and cash equivalents

79,580

244,530

749,921

Current assets

79,580

245,442

757,614

 

Total assets

 

89,799

 

254,552

 

779,121

 

Equity




Share capital - ordinary shares

1,008,352

1,008,352

1,008,352

Share capital - deferred shares

6,077,013

6,077,013

0

Share premium

25,717,878

25,717,878

25,717,878

Capital contribution reserve

555,110

555,110

6,632,123

Share options reserve

605,808

605,808

605,808

Accumulated deficit

(34,153,353)

(33,718,456)

(33,233,738)

Total equity

(189,192)

245,705

730,423

 

Liabilities




Trade and other payables

28,991

8,847

48,698

Short term loan

250,000

0

0

Current and total liabilities

278,991

8,847

48,698

 

Total equity and liabilities

 

89,799

 

254,552

 

779,121

 

 

 

 

 

Consolidated statement of comprehensive income

 

for the 6 months ended 30 June 2016

 


 

 

 

in United States dollars

6 months ended

30 June

2016

year ended

31 December

2015

6 months ended

30 June

2015


Unaudited

Audited

Unaudited

Continuing operations




Sundry income

1,758

27,500

14,938

Exploration expenses

(125,389)

(525,291)

(420,662)

Other expenses

(312,537)

(804,366)

(409,460)

Results from operating activities

(436,168)

(1,302,157)

(815,184)

Finance income

1,271

4,234

1,978

Net finance cost

1,271

4,234

1,978





Loss before tax

(434,897)

(1,297,923)

(813,206)

Loss from continuing operations

(434,897)

(1,297,923)

(813,206)

Other comprehensive income

0

0

0

Total comprehensive loss for the period

(434,897)

(1,297,923)

(813,206)

Loss per share:




Basic loss per share

(0.007)

(0.021)

(0.013)

Diluted loss per share

(0.007)

(0.021)

(0.013)

 

 

 

 

Consolidated statement of change in equity

 

for the 6 months ended 30 June 2016

 


 

 

 

in United States dollars

6 months ended

30 June

2016

year ended

31 December

2015

6 months ended

30 June

2015


Unaudited

Audited

Unaudited





Share capital - ordinary shares




-           at beginning of period - restated

1,008,352

1,008,352

1,008,352

-           end of period

1,008,352

1,008,352

1,008,352





Share capital - deferred shares




-           at beginning of period - restated

6,077,013

6,077,013

0

-           end of period

6,077,013

6,077,013

0





Share premium

25,717,878

25,717,878

25,717,878





Capital contribution reserve




-           at beginning of period - restated

555,110

555,110

6,632,123

-           end of period

555,110

555,110

6,632,123





Share options reserve

605,808

605,808

605,808





Accumulated deficit




-           at beginning of period

(33,718,456)

(32,420,533)

(32,420,533)

-           loss for the period

(434,897)

(1,297,923)

(813,206)

-           end of period

(34,153,353)

(33,718,456)

(33,233,738)

 

 

 

 

 

Consolidated statement of cash flow

 

for the 6 months ended 30 June 2016

 


 

 

 

in United States dollars

6 months ended

30 June

2016

year ended

31 December

2015

6 months ended

30 June

2015


Unaudited

Audited

Unaudited

Cash flow from operating activities




Loss for the period

(434,897)

(1,297,923)

(813,206)

adjusted for:




-           depreciation

0

12,397

0

-           interest received

(1,271)

(4,234)

(1,978)

changes in:




-           trade and other receivables

912

9,011

2,230

-           trade and other payables

20,144

(42,040)

(2,189)

Net cash used in operating activities

(415,112)

(1,322,789)

(815,142)





Cash flow from investing activities




Interest received

1,271

4,234

1,978

Acquisition of property, plant and equipment

(1,109)

0

0

Net cash used in / from investing activities

162

4,234

1,978





Cash flow from financing activities




Proceeds from issue of ordinary share capital

0

0

0

Increase in short term loans

250,000

0

0

Net cash from financing activities

250,000

0

0





Net (decrease) / increase in cash and cash equivalents

(164,950)

(1,318,555)

(813,164)

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of the year

244,530

1,563,085

1,563,085

Cash and cash equivalents at end of the period

79,580

244,530

749,921

 

 

 

 

Notes to the consolidated financial statement

 

1.             Loss per share

 

 

in United States dollars

6 months ended

30 June

2016

year ended

31 December

2015

6 months ended

30 June

2015


Unaudited

Audited

Unaudited

Loss attributable to shareholders

(434,897)

(1,297,923)

(813,206)

Weighted average number of shares

62,286,363

62,286,363

62,286,363

Basic loss per share

(0.007)

(0.021)

(0.013)

 

2.            Availability of Interim Report

The Interim Report will shortly be available  on the Company's website www.goldstoneresources.com.

 

 

The information contained within this announcement is deemed by the Company to constitute inside information as stipulated under the Market Abuse Regulations (EU) No. 596/2014 ("MAR").

 


This information is provided by RNS
The company news service from the London Stock Exchange
 
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