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Nick Mather, CEO, SolGold PLC

Nick Mather
CEO | SolGold PLC
1 King Street, EC2V 8AU London (GB)

emichael@solgold.com.au

+44 20 3823 2125

SolGold CEO Nick Mather on building a major gold and copper mining company


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


12. May 2020 | 06:55 CET

Barrick Gold, Desert Gold, Roscan Gold - protection against shock after Corona

  • Gold

The state aid measures in connection with the containment of the Corona Pandemic cost a lot of money. The restrictions have brought social life and the economy to a virtual standstill. To avoid chaos and unrest, the states are making payments that are currently only partially covered due to declining tax revenues. In the coming months, when the chaos has cleared up and Covid-19 has hopefully disappeared, a cash check will bring the exact costs to the table. Given that the state refinances itself through fees and taxes, citizens and companies will have to bear an additional burden. Moreover, it is to be expected that the value of currencies will fall due to inflation as the money supply increases. Gold can offer a safe haven as a hedge.

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Nick Mather, CEO, SolGold PLC
"[...] We knew the world was rapidly electrifying and urbanising and needing significant amounts of copper to do so. [...]" Nick Mather, CEO, SolGold PLC

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Shares as an alternative to bars and coins

For investors who are not interested in buying and storing bars or coins with high fees, but still want to park their money in gold, shares of listed companies offer a real alternative. One of the largest gold producers is Barrick Gold and shareholders receive a dividend paid out once a quarter. This is a significant added value compared to physical gold in the vault, because logically this does not pay a dividend.

The advantage of Barrick Gold is also that the company also mines copper and, in the context of global electrification, demand will provide additional revenue streams. Barrick Gold is active in North and South America and Africa.

Focus on Mali

Desert Gold Ventures and Roscan Gold are also active in Africa. Both companies focus on their own areas in Mali. The value driver of these exploration companies is to explore reserves and gather further information on their size. Typically, after each discovery, additional drilling programs are conducted to explore the structures in order to draw conclusions about the grade and quantity of the reserves.

Usually successful exploration companies are taken over by large producers. For shareholders, a takeover often means exit, unless the transaction is paid for with shares of the acquirer.

Price potential through drilling program

Barrick Gold's market capitalization is approximately CAD 67.8 billion at CAD 36.60, making it one of the most valuable mining companies. Roscan Gold is valued at CAD 72.5 million at a price of CAD 0.375. The market capitalization of Desert Gold Ventures is currently around CAD 9.5 million at a share price of CAD 0.105.

Given that Desert Gold's management recently announced the continuation of a drilling program on the approximately 400 square kilometre areas in the context of the completion of an oversubscribed financing, it is expected that further information will be collected and published in connection with this work. The West of Africa is now one of the best regions on the continent for mining. In this context, the interest of investors in Desert Gold will continue to grow as the work progresses. The comparatively low valuation is also an opportunity.


Conflict of interest & risk note

In accordance with §34b WpHG we would like to point out that Apaton Finance GmbH as well as partners, authors or employees of Apaton Finance GmbH may hold shares in the aforementioned companies and that there may therefore be a conflict of interest. Further details can be found in our Conflict of Interest & Risk Disclosure.


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  • Gold

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  • Gold

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