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Jared Scharf, CEO, Desert Gold Ventures Inc.

Jared Scharf
CEO | Desert Gold Ventures Inc.
4770 72nd St,, V4K 3N3 Delta (CAN)

jared.scharf@desertgold.ca

Desert Gold Ventures CEO Jared Scharf on West Africa and its potential


Stephan Dorfmeister, Finance Department, Deep Nature Project GmbH

Stephan Dorfmeister
Finance Department | Deep Nature Project GmbH
Untere Hauptstraße 168, 7122 Gols (AT)

office@deep-nature.at

+43 681 10139055

Like Aurora Cannabis and Canopy Growth, Deep Nature Project GmbH focuses on value chain


Alison Coutts, Executive Chairman, Memphasys Ltd.

Alison Coutts
Executive Chairman | Memphasys Ltd.
30 Richmond Road, 2140 Homebush West (AUS)

alison.coutts@memphasys.com

+61 2 8415 7300

Memphasys Executive Chairman Alison Coutts on in vitro fertilisation (IVF)


16. June 2020 | 11:34 CET

Barrick, Desert Gold, Endeavour Mining - Who benefits from the gold shortage?

  • Gold

The production of gold is expected to reach its historic peak this year and from then on it will go down more or less dramatically. While the production of the largest producers was still below 80 million ounces in 2009, since then it has risen almost linearly to the volume of over 117 million ounces forecast for 2020. In 2029, not even 55% of this quantity is expected to be reached - with consequences for the gold price.

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Jared Scharf, CEO, Desert Gold Ventures Inc.
"[...] Our SMSZ project is the largest contiguous land package of any exploration company in the region at 400km2 and overlays a 38km portion of the prolific Senegal Mali Shear Zone. [...]" Jared Scharf, CEO, Desert Gold Ventures Inc.

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No production without exploration

Anyone who wants to mine gold has to find it first. The origin of all gold production is exploration. Once the gold is discovered in the ground, the next step is to determine the size of the reserves. The goal of exploration companies is usually to discover quantities of gold in the ground that will allow the project to develop into an economically attractive production.

Replacement for mined reserves

Without success in exploration, mining will not be possible. For this reason, the big gold producers often keep an eye on the exploration scene, especially if they are located in the vicinity of producing mines. Everything that has been mined in the gold mine is logically gone. Conversely, the producers' reserves decrease with every ounce sold. This scenario is not abstract, but already reality. Since 2012, the reserves of the biggest producers have dropped 34% from 967 million ounces to 584 million ounces in 2019. The level of reserves is now less than in 2007 - before the first gold boom in conjunction with the financial crisis.

Quality has its price

Increased requirements and quality demands in connection with image building are also a major burden on production. As a result of accidents and environmental damage, producers and authorities have increased requirements and standards. In 2000, it took ten years before a discovery could go into production and ten years later the duration has increased to 20 years. In the meantime, it is expected to take 30 years before a discovery goes into production.

Exploration benefits from rising prices

The declining reserves of the producers let the prices for the take-overs of exploration companies rise as the gold price rises. The pressure on producers to act is constantly increasing. The exploration company Desert Gold Ventures has projects covering an area of 400 km2 in Mali. The company is surrounded by the following large mines: Fekola 7 million ounces, Gounkoto 4.4 million ounces, Loulo 9.8 million ounces, Sadiola 8.1 million ounces, Takakoto & Segala 3.3 million ounces and Yatela with 3.5 million ounces.

Attractive takeover prices in Africa

Desert Gold's prominent neighbors include B2Gold, Barrick Gold, Endeavour Mining and Resolute. As the exploration company has already discovered several gold prospects (2.04 g/t Au over 30 m, 3.03 g/t Au over 8 m and 6.28 g/t Au over 13 m), it stands to reason that the likelihood of an investment or acquisition by a producer from the region increases with further success from drilling programs. In 2018, takeovers in Africa averaged USD 200.33 per ounce in the ground. According to the presentation on the website, management is aiming for the discovery of up to six million ounces.


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Desert Gold, Steinhoff, Wirecard - what investors need to know now

  • Gold

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  • Gold

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Newmont, Triumph Gold, Victoria Gold - Precious metals belong in the portfolio

  • Gold

The financial crisis in 2008 and the current corona crisis differ fundamentally in the assessment of the economic aspects. Central banks and politicians have maintained growth and productivity by increasing the money supply in order to avert a global economic standstill in connection with the Lehman bankruptcy and its aftermath. At that time, the freshly printed money was used to invest, create something and create value. The current measures are about four times as high and the global economy is at a standstill - it is even in recession. From a social point of view, the measures to maintain social peace are appropriate, but when it comes to wealth creation, they resemble a catastrophe. There is a need for action.

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