Pan African Resources Plc - EGOLI PROJECT FEASIBILITY STUDY PRESENTATION
(Incorporated and registered in and under Companies Act 1985 with registered number 3937466 on )
Share code on AIM: PAF
Share code on JSE: PAN
ADR ticker code: PAFRY
(“Pan African” or "the Company")
PAN AFRICAN RESOURCES’ EGOLI PROJECT FEASIBILITY STUDY PRESENTATION
On , Pan African released its operational update for the year ended , wherein shareholders were advised that an independent review had been completed on the feasibility study at Evander Mine’s (“Egoli Project”). A copy of the presentation summarising the findings of this study, is now available on Pan African’s website at
is a long life, low cost brownfield project, that will capitalise on the Evander mine’s existing established infrastructure during its development and exploitation. This synergy has materially reduced Egoli’s upfront capital investment, when benchmarked against other development projects of similar scale, and contributed to its compelling and robust economic returns. The project has an initial life of mine of 9 years, with annual gold production of approximately 72koz at an average head grade of 6.61g/t (LOM gold production of 17,771 kg (c.570koz)). First gold is expected to be produced approximately 20 months after construction commences, with ramp up to steady state production over the following 16 months. Additional geological and operational upside exists when the Inferred Resources are accessed as underground development proceeds, potentially increasing LOM to 14 years.
The feasibility study demonstrates a compelling organic growth project, with the following salient financial parameters:
Detailed project scheduling and planning is in progress and is expected to be completed in the first quarter of the 2021 financial year. Non-dilutive funding options are currently being explored following receipt of a number of financing offers from investors and institutions. Funding is expected to be finalised in the second quarter of the 2021 financial year.
Inception of the Egoli project is scheduled to commence in the second quarter of the 2021 financial year with the dewatering of the decline followed by re-quipping, standard footwall development, further deeping of the decline and on-reef development.
Egoli is expected to directly employ approximately 1,200 people, mainly from the local communities surrounding Evander and will provide additional economic and supplier development opportunities for this region of the .
The project has strong Environmental Social & Governance credentials, as it is already fully licenced and empowered, the closure cost rehabiliation liability is fully funded and the Company intends to utilise the existing TSF at Evander for the project, resulting in there being no additional environmental footprint. The Evander solar plant, which will be completed in the next year, is expected to also contribute to cost savings and reduced emissions at Evander’s operations.
The Mineral Reserves and Mineral Resources on which the feasibility study is based is shown in the tables below:
Egoli Mineral Reserve Statement* (as at )
Egoli Mineral Resource Statement* (as at )
*Mineral Resources and Mineral Reserves are reported in accordance with the SAMREC Code
The Competent Person for Pan African, Mr , the Group Mineral Resource Manager, has reviewed and approved the information contained in this announcement. is a member of the as well as a member in good standing of the .
For further information on Pan African, please visit the Company's website atwww.panafricanresources.com
Glossary of Technical Terms
-- Peak funding: R1,05 billion () -- Capital payback period: 3.8 years (from project inception) -- NPV¹???¹: R2,01 billion/USD 131,25 million, at a gold price of R850,000/kg (/oz) and an exchange rate of ZAR/US$:16.00) -- IRR (post tax real): 50.1% -- AISC: R399,600/kg (/oz)
US$66m US$1,650 US$777
Reserve Category Mt Grade (g/t) Tonnes gold Ounces (Moz) Proved 0.45 5.90 2.64 0.08 Probable 2.99 6.72 20.08 0.65 Total Reserve 3.44 6.61 22.72 0.73
Resource Category Mt Grade (g/t) Tonnes gold Ounces (Moz) Measured 0.44 8.60 3.80 0.123 Indicated 2.94 9.85 28.93 0.930 Inferred 6.26 9.68 60.58 1,948 Total Resource 9.64 9.69 93.33 3.001
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“AISC” All In Sustaining Costs "g/t" grammes per tonne, equivalent to parts per million "Inferred Resource" that part of a Mineral Resource for which tonnage, grade and mineral content can be estimated with a low level of confidence. It is inferred from geological evidence and assumed but not verified geological and/or grade continuity. It is based on information gathered through appropriate techniques from locations such as outcrops, trenches, pits, workings and drill holes which may be limited or of uncertain quality and reliability "Indicated Resource" that part of a Mineral Resource for which tonnage, densities, shape, physical characteristics, grade and mineral content can be estimated with a reasonable level of confidence. It is based on exploration, sampling and testing information gathered through appropriate techniques from locations such as outcrops, trenches, pits, workings and drill holes. The locations are too widely or inappropriately spaced to confirm geological and/or grade continuity but are spaced closely enough for continuity to be assumed “kg” kilogram "koz" thousand troy ounces of gold "Measured Resource" that part of a Mineral Resource for which tonnage, densities, shape, physical characteristics, grade and mineral content can be estimated with a high level of confidence. It is based on detailed and reliable exploration, sampling and testing information gathered through appropriate techniques from locations such as outcrops, trenches, pits, workings and drill holes. The locations are spaced closely enough to confirm geological and grade continuity "Mineral Resource" a concentration or occurrence of material of intrinsic economic interest in or on the Earth's crust in such form, quality and quantity that there are reasonable prospects for eventual economic extraction. The location, quantity, grade, geological characteristics and continuity of a Mineral Resource are known, estimated or interpreted from specific geological evidence and knowledge. Mineral Resources are sub-divided, in order of increasing geological confidence, into Inferred, Indicated and Measured categories when reporting under JORC "Mt" million tonnes "oz" troy ounce (= 31.103477 grammes) "Reserve" the economically mineable part of a Measured and/or Indicated Mineral Resource "t" tonne (= 1 million grammes)
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