Galane Gold is a greenstone gold producer with a management team which boasts extensive experience in turning around challenging mining operations across the globe. Galane currently owns two assets Mupane Gold Mine in Botswana, which has produced over 700,000 ounces, with an annual production forecast of over 30,000 ounce a year going forward at a forecast AISC of approximately $1,050 an ounce. Galaxy Gold located in South Africa which has produced over 1 million ounces historically and has a fully funded plan to restart production in early 2019 with a plan to take production up to 60,000 ounces per annum at an AISC of $700 an ounce.
Nicholas Brodie, CEO
Nocholas joined Galane Gold in October 2012 as the CFO and was promoted to CEO in November 2014. Under his stewardship Galane has transitioned its main asset Mupane from a short life, high cost open pit mine to a long life, low cost underground operation. He was previously the CFO of Katanga Mining (DRC), an advisor at Metallon Gold (Zimbabwe), CFO of Copperbelt Energy Corporation (Zambia) and Head of Finance at Total SA. A Fellow member of the Chartered Certified Accountants and a B.Sc (Hons) Geography.
What is your rationale for attending 121 Mining Investment?
Having successfully transitioned Mupane to a cash positive operation and fully funded the restart of operations at Galaxy Galane Gold would liken to broaden its shareholder base as part of its growth strategy.
It believes that the re-commencement of production at Galaxy should be a catalyst for a re-rating of the companies market valuation.
What recent news would you like to highlight to investors attending?
11 Feb 2019 – Announces first draw down on the Barak Facility
10 Jan 2019 – Announces 2018 production numbers of 35,528 ounces at Mupane its best result since 2018
3 Dec 2018 – Announces material orders made for the processing plant upgrade at Galaxy to support the recommencement of production in April 2019
1 Oct 2018 – Announces satisfaction of conditions precedent for B2 Earn in option at Mupane
What are your key goals for the next 3, 6 and 12 months?
Commencement of production a Galaxy
Meet 2019 production target of over 40,000 ounces
Be in full production at Galaxy
What do you see as the key risks and challenges facing your company at the moment and how are you overcoming these?
Our key risk at the moment is the restart of operations at Galaxy. We have worked extensively over the last 24 months to ensure we have a detailed independent design, 3rd party reviewed mining plan, long lead items ordered, BEE structure in place and DOM approval.
In a sentence, what do you think makes your company such a compelling investment?
Galane has a strong management team that has transitioned Mupane to a cash positive long life asset, that management team now has the potential to triple its production and reduce its costs even further and we believe that this provides the potential for a material re-rating of its valuation.