Source - RNS
RNS Number : 7546K
Condor Gold PLC
26 September 2016
 

 

 

 

 

Condor Gold plc

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26th September 2016

 

Condor Gold plc

(''Condor'' or "the Company")

 

CONDOR GOLD PLC ANNOUNCES ITS RESULTS FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDED 30 JUNE 2016

 

HIGHLIGHTS

 

 

Condor Gold PLC ("Condor", the "Company" or the "Group"), an AIM listed company presents its unaudited interim financial report for the 6 month period to 30th June 2016.

 

Condor completed a Pre-Feasibility Study (PFS) and two Preliminary Economic Assessments (PEAs) on La India Project in Nicaragua in December 2014. Whittle Consulting Limited produced a mining optimisation study in January 2016, which produced an average NPV US$196million and average IRR of 30% across four production scenarios. Production ranges from 101,000 oz gold per annum from a single open pit to 165,000 oz gold per annum once feeder pits and underground production is included. Condor has applied to permit a base case with a processing plant of 2,800 tonnes per day capable of producing 100,000 oz gold per annum for the first 5 years of production from a single open pit.

 

Highlights to June 2016

·      Whittle Consulting mining optimization study showed an average NPV US$196million and average IRR of 30% across 4 production scenarios on La India Project.

·      Production ranges from 91,000 oz gold per annum from a single open pit to 165,000 oz gold per annum once feeder pits and underground production is included.

·      Recovered gold ranges from 796,000 oz gold to 1.437million oz gold over life of mine

·      £2.818million raised by way of a private placement of new ordinary shares in May 2016, lead by Ross Beaty, a well known Canadian mining entrepreneur.

·      242 km² soil survey commenced in June 2016 over remainder of 313 km² La India Project aimed at demonstrating a District Play.

·      Successfully renegotiated terms for the final payments for the purchase of the Espinito-Mendoza Concession at the heart of La India Project. Allows conversion of a Soviet classified resource on the Mestiza Vein Set of 2,392kt at 10.21g/t gold for 785,684 oz gold to western standards. The Mestiza Vein Set is excluded from the PFS and PEAs.

·      Ministry of Environment has confirmed an Environmental Impact Assessment for a 2,800tpd processing plant with capacity to produce approximately 100,000 oz gold per annum has passed a technical review.

 

 

Post Period Highlights

·      Rock chip of 53.8g/t gold at the Los Limones prospect and geological mapping has identify a quartz vein of 500m strike length. Los Limones prospect is at the northern end of the 12.5km "Los Limones-Andrea" mineralise corridor, identified by Condor's geological mapping, soil surveys, rock chip sampling, trenching, geophysics and structural interpretations. It highlights a potential new discovery on La India Project some 9km north of the main La India open pit.

 

 

Mark Child, Chairman and Chief Executive of Condor Gold, commented: "I am delighted to announce these results. Condor Gold is making good progress in de risking its La India project and we are very pleased that the Ministry of Environment in Nicaragua has confirmed an Environmental Impact Assessment for our proposed processing plant with the capacity to produce 100,000 oz gold per annum has passed a technical review. The extensive soil sampling program, rock chip sampling and geological mapping continues to yield positive results, enhancing our interpretation of the geology and demonstrating the potential for a substantial gold District at La India Project. The Board of Condor Gold continues to use its best endeavours to maximise value for its shareholders."

 

A copy of the Company's unaudited Interim Report for the six months ended 30th June 2016 is also available on the Company's website, www.condorgold.com

 

For further information please visit www.condorgold.com or contact:

 

Condor Gold plc

Mark Child, Executive Chairman and CEO

+44 (0) 20 74932734

 

 

Beaumont Cornish Limited

 

Numis Securities Limited

 Roland Cornish and James Biddle

+44 (0) 20 7628 3396

 

John Prior and James Black
+44 (0) 20 72601000

 

 

Farm Street Media

Simon Robinson

+44 (0) 7593 340107

 

 

 

About Condor Gold plc:

 

Condor Gold plc was admitted to AIM on 31st May 2006. The Company is a gold exploration and development company with a focus on Central America.

 

Condor completed a Pre-Feasibility Study (PFS) and two Preliminary Economic Assessments (PEA) on La India Project in Nicaragua in December 2014. The PFS details an open pit gold mineral reserve of 6.9M tonnes at 3.0g/t gold for 675,000 oz gold producing 80,000 oz gold p.a. for 7 years. The PEA for the open pit only scenario details 100,000 oz gold production p.a. for 8 years whereas the PEA for a combination of open pit and underground details 140,000 oz gold production p.a. for 8 years. La India Project contains a total attributable mineral resource of 18.4Mt at 3.9g/t for 2.33M oz gold and 2.68M oz silver at 6.2g/t to the CIM Code.

 

In El Salvador, Condor has an attributable 1,004,000 oz gold equivalent at 2.6g/t JORC compliant resource. The resource calculations are compiled by independent geologists SRK Consulting (UK) Limited for Nicaragua and Ravensgate and Geosure for El Salvador.

 

Disclaimer

 

Neither the contents of the Company's website nor the contents of any website accessible from hyperlinks on the Company's website (or any other website) is incorporated into, or forms part of, this announcement.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Company number: 05587987

 

 

 

CONDOR GOLD PLC

Interim Report and Accounts

For the Six Months Ended 30 June 2016

 

 

 

 

 

CONDOR GOLD PLC

 

CONTENTS OF THE INTERIM REPORT

FOR THE SIX MONTHS TO 30 JUNE 2016

 

 

 

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Page

Highlights

Chairman's Statement

Review of Operations & Project Overview  

Concession Data

Consolidated Statement of Comprehensive Income  

Consolidated Statement of Financial Position  

Consolidated  Statement of Changes in Equity

Consolidated Cash Flow Statement  

Notes to the Financial Statements  

 

 

 

CONDOR GOLD PLC

 

HIGHLIGHTS

FOR THE SIX MONTHS TO 30 JUNE 2016

 

 

Condor Gold PLC ("Condor", the "Company" or the "Group"), an AIM listed company presents its unaudited interim financial report for the 6 month period to 30th June 2016.

 

Condor completed a Pre-Feasibility Study (PFS) and two Preliminary Economic Assessments (PEAs) on La India Project in Nicaragua in December 2014. Whittle Consulting Limited produced a mining optimisation study in January 2016, which produced an average NPV US$196million and average 30% across four production scenarios. Production ranges from 101,000 oz gold per annum from a single open pit to 165,000 oz gold per annum once feeder pits and underground production is included. Condor has applied to permit a base case with a processing plant of 2,800 tonnes per day capable of producing 100,000 oz gold per annum for the first 5 years of production from a single open pit.

 

Highlights to June 2016

·      Whittle Consulting mining optimization study showed an average NPV US$196million and average IRR of 30% across 4 production scenarios on La India Project.

·      Production ranges from 91,000 oz gold per annum from a single open pit to 165,000 oz gold per annum once feeder pits and underground production is included.

·      Recovered gold ranges from 796,000 oz gold to 1.437million oz gold over life of mine

·      £2.818million raised by way of a private placement of new ordinary shares in May 2016, lead by Ross Beaty, a well known Canadian mining entrepreneur.

·      242 km² soil survey commenced in June 2016 over remainder of 313 km² La India Project aimed at demonstrating a District Play.

·      Successfully renegotiated terms for the final payments for the purchase of the Espinito-Mendoza Concession at the heart of La India Project. Allows conversion of a Soviet classified resource on the Mestiza Vein Set of 2,392kt at 10.21g/t gold for 785,684 oz gold to western standards. The Mestiza Vein Set is excluded from the PFS and PEAs.

·      Ministry of Environment has confirmed an Environmental Impact Assessment for a 2,800tpd processing plant with capacity to produce approximately 100,000 oz gold per annum has passed a technical review.

 

 

Post Period Highlights

·      Rock chip of 53.8g/t gold at the Los Limones prospect and geological mapping has identify a quartz vein of 500m strike length. Los Limones prospect is at the northern end of the 12.5km "Los Limones-Andrea" mineralise corridor, identified by Condor's geological mapping, soil surveys, rock chip sampling, trenching, geophysics and structural interpretations. It highlights a potential new discovery on La India Project some 9km north of the main La India open pit.

 

 

CONDOR GOLD PLC

 

CHAIRMANS STATEMENT

FOR THE SIX MONTHS TO 30 JUNE 2016

 

 

Dear Shareholder,

 

I am pleased to present Condor Gold PLC's ("Condor" or "the Company" or "the Group", www.condorgold.com) unaudited interim financial report for the 6 months ended 30th June 2016.

 

In December 2014 the Company released a robust, economically attractive NI 43-101 technical report detailing a Pre-Feasibility Study ("PFS") and two Preliminary Economic Assessments ("PEAs"). The Company spent 2015 and the first half of 2016 executing a twin strategy of de-risking the La India Project, Nicaragua, by preparing and submitting an Environmental Impact Assessment ("EIA") to the Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources ("MARENA") and developing and implementing a land acquisition policy to acquire approximately 800 hectares of rural land for the site infrastructure, while demonstrating a District scale gold deposit at La India Project through low cost exploration and enhancing the economics of the PFS and PEAs by releasing details of Whittle Consulting Limited's ("WCL") enterprise optimisation study of the mine schedules in the PFS and PEAs to maximum Net Present Value.

 

In June 2016, Condor received notification from MARENA that it had passed the technical review of a 700-page EIA document submitted in November 2015, which is part of the Company's application for an Environmental Permit for the construction and operation of an open pit mine which includes a 2,800 tonne per day CIL processing plant and associated infrastructure and is capable of producing approximately 100,000 oz gold per annum. The Environmental Permit application process remains ongoing, as further set out below.

 

The EIA document considers the environmental and social impacts of gold production from the La India Open Pit mine plan, which is a single pit, detailed in the PFS and the Whittle Enterprise Optimisation study as announced on 20 October 2015 and 22nd January 2016 ("Whittle Optimisation"). The EIA draws on data from 15 different environmental and social baseline studies, some of which commenced in 2013. In addition to describing the potential impacts of a future commercial mine on the environment, the EIA also contains detailed environmental management plans and social management plans to mitigate and monitor any such impacts.

 

The EIA describes a processing plant that will have a capacity of up to 2,800 tonnes per day ("tpd") (1.0 million tonnes per annum ("tpa") with an upfront capital cost of approximately US$120M. Using the Whittle Optimisation Study, production during the first 5 years averages 91,000 oz gold p.a. based on Indicated Ounces only. The Whittle Optimisation estimates 101,000 oz gold production p.a. once the Inferred Material within the pit is included with an all-in-sustaining-cash-cost of circa US$700 per oz gold. The EIA includes the processing of an additional 10,000 oz of gold p.a. from artisanal miners through the main processing plant, but the artisanal miners ore is excluded from the PFS, PEAs and Optimisation Studies.

 

The Company is currently preparing the local community and key stakeholders for a full public consultation, expected to be after the Presidential Elections, which are due to be held on 6th November 2016. The Government of Nicaragua remains supportive of the new operations at Mina La India.

 

As previously reported, Condor signed an agreement with ProNicaragua in December 2014, which in the Board's view materially de-risks the permitting process and construction of a mine at Mina La India. ProNicaragua is the official investment and export agency of the Government of Nicaragua, has Ministerial status and reports directly to the President. It was created as a project of the United Nations Development Program www.pronicaragua.org. Condor has cultivated relations with ProNicaragua for over 4 years and has been instrumental in ProNicaragua presenting and supporting the mining industry at the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada ("PDAC") annual conference in Toronto in 2016 and previous years. The agreement with ProNicaragua allows for two lawyers working for ProNicaragua to be assigned to Condor on a full time basis to assist with permitting, land acquisition and other social areas.

 

Condor has been working on a land acquisition programme for over 3 years and plans to acquire approximately 800 hectares of rural land for the production scenario in the PFS. ProNicaragua is assisting with a clean up of the land titles. Two independent valuations have been conducted and a strategy is being implemented to secure the rural land by paying 10% of the purchase price of the land to the landowners, who grant Condor an option to purchase the rural land for a two-year period. Offers to purchase the land have been made to all landowners; at the time of writing approximately 30% have accepted.

 

 

 

CONDOR GOLD PLC

 

CHAIRMANS STATEMENT

FOR THE SIX MONTHS TO 30 JUNE 2016

 

 

In January 2016, Condor announced the economic details of an independent mining optimisation study, which was commissioned in 2015, to investigate strategic options to improve project economics. Whittle's Enterprise Optimisation is an integrated approach to maximising the NPV of a mining business by simultaneously optimising 10 different mechanisms across the mining value chain. The Study is a strategic planning tool and is not NI 43-101 compliant. However, Whittle is the recognised world leader in a specialist field of maximising the economics of a mine and has completed work for major mining companies (http://www.whittleconsulting.com.au)

 

Four production scenarios were assessed, based on the study methodology employed by SRK and Condor. 

 

·      The PFS case includes measured and indicated material only from the La India open pit, with a processing capacity of 0.8 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) or 2,200 tonnes per day (tpd).

·      The PEA 1.0 case also includes the La India open pit inferred material, with a process capacity of 1.0 mtpa or 2,800tpd.

·      The PEA 1.2 case includes all of the La India open pit material, and also includes material from two nearby smaller pits, America and Central Breccia.  The processing capacity for this case is 1.2 mtpa or 3,300tpd.  This is known as scenario "A" in the SRK technical reports.

·      The PEA 1.6 case adds underground mining from La India and America, over and above the material in PEA 1.2.  The processing capacity for this case is 1.6 mtpa or 4,400tpd.  This is known as scenario "B" in the SRK technical reports.

 

Validation runs for each case were produced.  Optimised runs were generated using multi-mine scheduling, fully variable cut-off grade and stockpiling.  Reduced capacity cases were run, also optimised for schedule, cut-off grade and stockpiling.  Grind-throughput-recovery relationships were developed for the La India open pit material, and this methodology was used to further optimise the schedule for all cases. Pit and Phase optimisation was completed on the La India open pit using the Enterprise Optimisation economics, which improved NPV.

 

The gold price for this work is $1,250 per troy ounce, and the silver price is $19.75/troz in order to have a like for like comparison with the PFS and PEAs.  Metal recoveries were based on the PFS and PEA work completed in late 2014.

 

Post-tax results are indicated in Table 1 for the four production scenarios.  The Enterprise Optimisation methodology improved NPV in all cases, with decreasing improvements across the larger plant / open pit scenarios.  This is due to the Grind-Throughput-recovery (GTR) work being isolated to La India Vein Set only due to limited metallurgical data on the America and Central Breccia.  Similar results may be recognized when data is collected and assessed for the America and Central Breccia open pit and underground material.  It is important to note that the 1.0 mtpa case does not have a PFS/PEA study equivalent, nor corresponding pit designs, so there is no comparison data.  In these cases, improvements are measured against the initial Enterprise Optimisation calibration runs.

 

 

CONDOR GOLD PLC

 

CHAIRMANS STATEMENT

FOR THE SIX MONTHS TO 30 JUNE 2016

 

 

Please follow this link http://www.rns-pdf.londonstockexchange.com/rns/7546K_-2016-9-25.pdf for Table 1 La India Project NPV for four production scenarios.

 

 

 

Please follow this link http://www.rns-pdf.londonstockexchange.com/rns/7546K_1-2016-9-25.pdf for Table 2, that is a comparison of production scenarios to PFS and PEAs

 

 

Overall, the independent optimisation analysis conducted by Whittle clearly demonstrates the potential to unlock substantial additional value from the La India Project. Across 3 production scenarios, NPV increases over 50%, IRRs average 30%, the payback on upfront capital costs is between two to three production years, and gold production increases on average 22% for the first 5 years. Whittle's study is a strategic planning tool, which is used to maximise the economics, particularly the NPV, ahead of a "build decision" and can often form part of a more detailed Definitive/Bankable Feasibility Study. It should be noted that WCL's study is not NI 43-101 compliant and would require re-generation of the PFS and PEAs to confirm the improvements.

 

 

CONDOR GOLD PLC

 

CHAIRMANS STATEMENT

FOR THE SIX MONTHS TO 30 JUNE 2016

 

 

Condor announced on 21st March 2016 that the Company settled a dispute over the purchase of the high grade Espinito-Mendoza Concession, which lies within the main La India Concession, by payment of a cash consideration of US$700,000. This clears the way to advance the Concession and convert more of the Soviet classified resource on the Mestiza Vein Set of 2,392kt at 10.21g/t for 785,684 oz gold to western standards. The Mestiza Vein set hosts a NI 43-101 compliant mineral inferred resource estimate of 1,490kt at 7.47g/t for 333,000 oz gold. Condor has designed a 10,500m drilling program to convert the Soviet classified resource to an NI 43-101 compliant resource in the indicated category. In our experience, the Soviet GKZ classified resources on La India Project have generally converted to western standards upon tighter drill spacing and verification drilling of the previous drill holes. It is some comfort that Micon International's 1998 report on the Concession concluded that the property has good potential to become a small (500 to 800tpd), low cost mine.  The Mestiza Vein Set is excluded from the Whittle Enterprise Optimisation of the PFS and PEA studies. Assuming the conversion of the Soviet Resources to Western standards, the inclusion of the Mestiza Vein set could see Mina La India increase its production scenario to over 200,000 oz gold per annum.

 

A hearing was held in Vancouver, Canada on 27th to 29th May 2015 regarding an on-going dispute between B2Gold Corporation, Royal Gold Inc. and Condor Gold plc. over a 3% NSR on the 65km² of La India Concession. B2Gold Corporation is suing Condor in Nicaragua on matters relating to the 3% NSR dispute. The judge's ruling at the Vancouver hearing was received in September 2015. To quote the Judge: "In conclusion, I declare that La India Gold S.A. holds La India Concession subject to the royalty originally made between Minera de Occidente S.A. (now Triton, owned by B2Gold) as payor and Repadre Capital Corporation (now Royal Gold) as the present holder. The La India Concession, to the extent that it corresponds on the ground with the original concession subject of the royalty agreement, is, by clause 2.7 of the letter agreement, subject to the obligations of the royalty agreement." Condor has taken legal advice in Canada, Nicaragua and the UK on the implementation and enforceability of a Canadian ruling on a Nicaraguan incorporated company and has appealed the ruling. However, in recent days the Company has agreed an in-principle settlement with B2Gold and Royal Gold, which is subject to final documentation. Further details will be released once the settlement agreement is finalised.

 

 

In June 2016, Condor initiated an additional 242 sq km soil survey program to continue the 71 sq km soil survey completed in 2015, which produced 12 additional exploration targets. There has been some notable success with a 53.9g/t rock chip sample in a new area called Los Limones, at the very northern end of the Andrea vein structure on the El Rodeo concession. The Andrea-Limones mineralised corridor is 12.5 km long, 9 km north of La India open pit and 6 km away from the nearest gold mineral resource.

 

I am delighted that Dr Warren Pratt has joined Condor as a senior geological consultant. He will advise the Board on the exploration upside of La India Project. Warren will spend several weeks at Mina La India in 2016 and will lead the production of a detailed geological, stratigraphic and structural map across the entire District. Warren is also tasked with planning drilling programs for resource expansion on the four smaller gold mineral resources of Cacao, Tatescame, Central Breccia and San Lucas, which each hold an average of 50k oz gold mineral resource and for planning blue sky exploration drilling targets on the Project. Dr Pratt contributed to the due diligence ahead of the recent investment in the Company by Ross Beaty and strengthens the geological team. 


 

The operating loss for the 6 month period was £1,170,299. Gross proceeds of  £2.818million raised during the period. The cash equivalents at 30th June 2016 were £2,272,992. There are currently 52,910,649 ordinary shares in issue.

 

CONDOR GOLD PLC

 

CHAIRMANS STATEMENT

FOR THE SIX MONTHS TO 30 JUNE 2016

 

 

The International Finance Corporation ("IFC"), the private sector investment body of the World Bank, is an 8.6% shareholder in the Company. The IFC exercised a non-dilute clause in a shareholder agreement that is in place with the Company and invested £240,000 in the May 2016 placement to maintain its percentage shareholding. Condor is committed to complying with the IFC Performance Standards, which are an international benchmark for identifying and managing environmental and social risk. Condor has put considerable time and effort into fulfilling the requirements of an Environmental Social Action Plan, which was agreed to with IFC as part of their investment process. Under the ESAP, Condor is committed to: 1) Develop the necessary management plans and standard operating procedures as part of the operational control of the Health Safety Environmental and Community Policy which are aligned with GIIP to address existing environmental, social and health and safety risks from current exploration activities. 2) Design and implement a surface and ground water participatory monitoring program to identify existing water quality and quantity conditions in the area to serve as baseline for the future ESIA, communicating these to the local population. 3) Update the Stakeholder Engagement Plan and Grievance Mechanism and develop a Communications Plan 4) Update the Land Acquisition and Resettlement Framework. 5) Produce a plan for the management of artisanal miners. 6) Develop a Human Resources Policy and develop a Security Policy and Code of Conduct for security personnel. La India Project is in full compliance with the agreed ESAP. The Company's fulfilment of the ESAP items, to the satisfaction of the IFC is establishing an excellent base for the sustainability of a future mine at La India Project. Implementation of the IFC Performance Standards help Condor manage and improve our environmental and social performance through an outcomes-based approach and also provide a solid base from which the company may increase the sustainability of their business operations and provides benefits for all shareholders.

 

 

The moratorium on all mining and exploration continues in the Republic of El Salvador ("El Salvador") where the Company has 90% of a JORC Code Mineral resource of 13.15 Mt at 2.6g/t for 1,120,000 oz gold equivalent.

 

The strategy for 2016 is to continue to demonstrate the significant exploration upside of La India project through geological mapping, soil geochemistry surveys and the production of a detailed structural model. The strategy of securing the rural land and securing the key Environmental Permit, while continuing to implement the IFC performance standards will all materially de-risk the Project and pave the way for Mina La India to become the next large commercial mine in Nicaragua.

 

 

Mark Child

Chairman and CEO

 

CONDOR GOLD PLC

 

REVIEW OF OPERATIONS AND PROJECT OVERVIEW

FOR THE SIX MONTHS TO 30 JUNE 2016

 

 

NICARAGUA - OPERATIONS REPORT

 

LA INDIA PROJECT

 

Following completion of the PFS and PEAs on 21st December 2014, the Company's focus has shifted to demonstrating a significant District scale gold play, while minimizing environmental and social risks. Following a successful financing in May 2016, Condor re-commenced a soil geochemistry program aimed at completing the balance of 242 sq km on La India Project which has not been soil sampled to date.

 

 

Enterprise Optimization

 

In January 2016, Condor received the financial results of the mining optimisation study completed by Whittle Consulting Limited.  Please see Chairman's report and RNS for details.

 

 

Land Acquisition

 

Condor has embarked on the initial stages of acquiring the land needed for the La India open pit mine. Initial focus is on the rural land that comprises the greatest portion of the area. The Land Acquisition process starts with first contact with the landholders, a valuation of the properties, and negotiation of an Option to Purchase Agreement in order to lock down the area. Simultaneously the legal status of the land is investigated and any Titles that require clearance are cleared. The Company has formalised Land Acquisition and Resettlement Framework with an International Social Consultant.

 

Condor has made initial contact with all landholders in the area of interest with 98% of the landholders agreeing to a property valuation. A certified land valuer has completed all the valuation appraisals. Two experienced lawyers have been contracted through Nicaragua's internal investment agency ProNicaragua to investigate the legal status of Land Titles and to manage the clearance of Titles through the Authorities.

 

Environmental Permit Application

In June 2016, Condor received notification from the Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resource that the Company had passed the preliminary and final technical reviews of the Environmental Impact Assessment ("EIA") document presented to MARENA on November 22nd 2015. The EIA was submitted to obtain an Environmental Permit for a 2,800tpd or 1Mtpa CIL processing plant for the La India open pit mine, which has capacity to produce 100,000 oz gold per annum. Condor has been preparing for a public consultation, which is now expected to be after the Presidential Elections, which are due to be held on 6th November 2016.

 

Social work

Condor continues working with the local community to make sure that the community recognises the positive social impact of the new mine project.

 

During the first half of 2016, Condor began implementing the new Corporate Social Responsibility ("CSR") strategy based on the restructured social program under IFC Performance Standards and Stakeholder Engagement Plan ("SEP").   A main point in both CSR Strategy and SEP is to disclose information to establish a transparent dialogue with communities. An Information Office in the local village has proved useful. Condor has conducted focus groups meetings, house-to-house visits; field visits to other national mining projects, among others. Condor has established alliances with main institutions in the social sphere to support education, health and water and strengthening of community relations. One of these alliances has ensured technical training for more than 320 beneficiaries from the different communities, as part of the capacity building initiative to increase local employment in the future mine. 

 

CONDOR GOLD PLC

 

REVIEW OF OPERATIONS AND PROJECT OVERVIEW

FOR THE SIX MONTHS TO 30 JUNE 2016

 

 

NICARAGUA - OPERATIONS REPORT (CONTINUED)

Condor is committed to taking steps to increase transparency and accountability as a means of promoting involvement and active participation of communities and continues to hold monthly meetings with the Community Relations Committee, which was established in September 2015.

Condor recognises the significant social impact that a new mine will have on the local community, and is committed to working with the local community to make sure that the change will be a positive one.

 

Irene Chow

Head of Environmental and Social Department

 

 

Exploration Activity

 

Condor exploration has continued to focus on demonstrating the potential for additional gold resources on the entire 313 sq km La India Project. Follow up geological mapping and prospecting was carried out in areas where 71 sq km of soil sampling was carried out in 2015 and on targets identified by the structural geology study, which was also completed in 2015.

 

During the reporting period a total of 87 rock chips assay results have come back of which 8 samples Au values of 1-5 g/t and 4 samples with Au > 5g/t, including a 53.9g/t Au sample from outcrops at a new site in the Los Limones area, at the very northwest end of the Andrea vein structure and forms part of the 12.5km Los Limones-Andrea mineralised corridor, 7km east of La India open pit reserve.

 

Condor has also engaged Dr. Warren Pratt of Specialised Geological Mapping Ltd. as a senior geological consultant who, together with Condor geologists, will carry out detailed geological, stratigraphic, structural mapping and 3D modelling of La India District resources. As part of this work Dr. Pratt will also train Condor´s geologists and establish a methodology for mapping and core logging in order to standardise data collection and interpretation procedures.

 

In addition to mapping Condor has also undertaken a second phase of soil sampling of Condor Gold´s concession package in La India project, in those areas not covered by the 2015 survey. An estimated total of 6,300 samples will be collected covering an approximate area of 242 km2. The fine-fraction B-horizon soil samples will be analysed for 53 elements at ultra-trace detection limits at Bureau Veritas Laboratories in Vancouver using standard ICP-MS method.

 

The survey is being carried out using three different sampling grids. A core area covering the main area of known veins in La India concession will be sampled using a grid of 200 x 50m. The northwest mineralized corridor within the El Rodeo concession will be sampled with a grid of 400 x 100m. The rest of the areas within the concession package will be sampled at a wider spacing of 400 x 400m. Sampling began in the beginning of June and through to the end of the month 847 samples had been collected.

 

Interpretation of the soil geochemistry has improved the geological bedrock map through the definition of felsic, intermediate and mafic geochemical signatures, and identified alteration and mineralisation trends in areas where outcrop of mineralisation is sparse and field observations of structural trends inconclusive. For example dispersed and isolated gold outcrop occurrences at the Tatascame area, located 6km northeast of the La India open pit mineral reserve, show a clear linear soil anomaly with a northwest-southeast orientation which appears to be a strike continuation of the Andrea Vein, extending the Andrea hydrothermal conduit from a 2km long vein to a 4 to 7km long corridor. Similarly soil geochemistry demonstrates that hydrothermal activity on the structure that hosts the 400m long Cristalito Resource of 202kt at 5.27g/t for 34k oz gold actually extends for at least 1200m.

 

 

 

Carlos Pullinger

Senior Geologist

 

 

CONDOR GOLD PLC

 

REVIEW OF OPERATIONS AND PROJECT OVERVIEW

FOR THE SIX MONTHS TO 30 JUNE 2016

 

 

EL SALVADOR - OPERATIONS UPDATE

 

Condor has continued to maintain a presence in El Salvador whilst the Government continues the suspension of metallic mining and exploration activity that has been in effect since 2007. The Company recognises that resolution of the situation lies with the Central Government, and Condor has maintained a continuous active dialogue and played a leading role in lobbying the Government in favour of a resumption of mining activity.

The wholly-owned El Salvador-registered subsidiary company, Minerales Morazon SA de CV has been kept fully registered and legally solvent in order to protect Condor's claims over the suspended licences and also to be ready to benefit from other prospective areas that are likely to become available should the Government elect to support metallic mining in the future.

 

Jose Mario Gonzalez Granados

Country Administration Manager El Salvador

 

 

 

CONDOR GOLD PLC

 

CONCESSION DATA

FOR THE SIX MONTHS TO 30 JUNE 2016

 

 

CURRENT CONCESSION HOLDINGS

 

Nicaragua Projects

 

Project

Concession

Ownership

Expiry Date

Area (km²)

La India Project

La India

100% Owned

January 2027

68.50

 

Espinito Mendoza

100% Owned

November 2026

2.00

 

Cacao

100% Owned

January 2032

11.90

 

Santa Barbara

100% Owned

April 2034

16.20

 

Real de la Cruz

100% Owned

January 2035

7.66

 

Rodeo

100% Owned

January 2035

60.40

 

La Mojarra

100% Owned

June 2029

27.00

 

La Cuchilla

100% Owned

August 2035

86.39

 

El Zacatoso

100% Owned

October 2039

1.00

 

Tierra Blanca

100% Owned

June 2040

32.21

 

Subtotal

 

 

313.26

Boaco

Rio Luna

100% Owned

June 2035

43.00

RACCN

Estrella

100% Owned

April 2035

18.00

Nueva Segovia

Potrerillos

100% Owned

December 2031

12.00

La Libertad-Santo Domingo District

Cerro Quiroz

20% Owned

                           

April 2035

22.50

TOTAL

 

 

 

408.76

 

All concessions in Nicaragua are combined exploration and exploitation concessions.

 

El Salvador Projects

 

Project

Concession

Ownership

Expiry Date*

Area (km²)

La Calera

La Calera

100% Owned

under moratorium

42.00

El Pescadito

El Pescadito

100% Owned

under moratorium

50.00

 

Carolina

100% Owned

under moratorium

40.50

 

El Gigante

100% Owned

under moratorium

42.50

TOTAL

 

 

 

175.00

 

*All exploration and mining licences in El Salvador are currently under El Salvador's moratorium on mining and exploration activity. Condor owns 90% interest in El Salvador (remaining 10% gifted to the Condor Resources El Salvador Charitable Foundation).

 

 

CONDOR GOLD PLC

 

CONCESSION DATA

FOR THE SIX MONTHS TO 30 JUNE 2016

 

 

CURRENT GLOBAL CIM/JORC CODE MINERAL RESOURCE

 

The following Mineral Resource estimations have been reported by independent geologists in accordance with the terms and definitions of the CIM/JORC Code. The Mineral Resource Estimations for Nicaragua were completed by SRK Consulting (UK) Ltd. and for El Salvador by Geosure Exploration and Mining Solutions (La Calera and part of Pescadito) and Ravensgate Resources (part of Pescadito).

 

 

Tonnes

Gold

Silver

Gold Equivalent

CIM/JORC

 

(kt)

Grade

(g/t)

Contained

(koz)

Grade

(g/t)

Contained

(koz)

Grade (g/t)

Contained

(koz)

Attributable Contained

(koz)

Category

 

Nicaragua Projects (100% Condor owned)

La India

9,600

3.5

1,083

6

1,792

3.6

1,110

1,110

Indicated

Project

8,500

4.5

1,233

7

865

4.6

1,246

1,246

Inferred

Total

18,100

4.0

2,316

6

2,656

4.1

2,356

2,356

Ind + Inf

Rio Luna

 

694

3.5

80

56

500

4.4

86

86

Inferred

Total

18,800

4.0

2,395

7

3,158

4.1

2,442

2,442

Ind+Inf

 

El Salvador Projects (90% Condor owned)

Pescadito

7,100

1.9

434

97

22,100

3.4

764

688

Inferred

La Calera

 

6,000

1.6

313

-

-

1.6

317

285

Inferred

Total

13,100

1.8

747

53

22,380

2.6

1,081

964

Inferred

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grand Total

31,900

3.1

3,142

30

25,530

3.5

3,523

3,415

Inferred

 

Note that tonnage is rounded to nearest 10,000t, gold grade is rounded to nearest 0.1g/t, silver and gold equivalent grade to nearest 1g/t, contained gold and gold equivalent to nearest 1,000oz and contained silver to nearest 10,000oz. Gold equivalent is calculated using silver:gold ratio of 67:1. Attributable gold is calculated as 90% interest in El Salvador licences (remaining 10% gifted to the Condor Resources El Salvador Charitable Foundation).

 

 

CURRENT LA INDIA PROJECT CIM CODE MINERAL RESOURCE

 

The following Mineral Resource estimations detail Condor's CIM compliant Mineral Resource Statement as at 30th September 2014 for the La India Project, as signed off by Ben Parsons of SRK Consulting (UK) Ltd, a Competent Person as defined by the CIM Code.

 

 

CONDOR GOLD PLC

 

CONCESSION DATA

FOR THE SIX MONTHS TO 30 JUNE 2016

 

 

Table 1. CIM Compliant Mineral Resource Statement as at 30 September 2014 for the La India Project (SRK Consulting (UK) Ltd.).SRK MINERAL RESOURCE STATEMENT SPLIT PER VEIN as of 30 September 2014 (4),(5),(6)

Category

Area Name

Vein Name

Cut-Off

 

 

Gold

Silver

Tonnes (kt)

Au Grade (g/t)

Au (Koz)

Ag Grade (g/t)

Ag (Koz)

Indicated

La India veinset

La India/ California(1)

0.5 g/t (OP)

8,267

3.1

832

5.5

1,462

La India/ California(2)

2.0 g/t (UG)

706

4.9

111

10.6

240

America veinset

America Mine

0.5 g/t (OP)

114

8.1

30

4.9

18

America Mine

2.0 g/t (UG)

470

7.3

110

4.7

71

Inferred

La India veinset

La India/ California(1)

0.5 g/t (OP)

895

2.4

70

4.3

122

Teresa(3)

0.5 g/t (OP)

4

6.6

1

 

 

La India/ California(2)

2.0 g/t (UG)

1,107

5.1

182

11.3

401

Teresa(2)

2.0 g/t (UG)

82

11.0

29

 

 

Arizona(3)

1.5 g/t

430

4.2

58

 

 

Agua Caliente(3)

1.5 g/t

40

9.0

13

 

 

America veinset

America Mine

0.5 g/t (OP)

677

3.1

67

5.5

120

America Mine

2.0 g/t (UG)

1,008

4.8

156

6.8

221

Guapinol(3)

1.5 g/t

751

4.8

116

 

 

Mestiza veinset

Tatiana(3)

1.5 g/t

1,080

6.7

230

 

 

Buenos Aires(3)

1.5 g/t

210

8.0

53

 

 

Espenito(3)

1.5 g/t

200

7.7

50

 

 

Central Breccia

Central Breccia(1)

0.5 g/t (OP)

922

1.9

56

 

 

San Lucas

San Lucas(3)

1.5 g/t

330

5.6

59

 

 

Cristalito-Tatescame

Cristalito-Tatescame(3)

1.5 g/t

200

5.3

34

 

 

El Cacao

El Cacao(3)

1.5 g/t

590

3.0

58

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1) The La India, America and Central Breccia pits are amenable to open pit mining and the Mineral Resource Estimates are constrained within Whittle optimised pits, which SRK based on the following parameters: A Gold price of USD1,500 per ounce of gold with no adjustments. Prices are based on experience gained from other SRK Projects. Metallurgical recovery assumptions of 91% for gold, based on assumptions provided by the Company Marginal costs of USD19.2/t for processing, USD5.63/t G&A and USD2.47/t for mining, slope angles defined by the Company Geotechnical study which range from angle 46 - 48°.

(2) Underground mineral resources beneath the open pit are reported at a cut-off grade of 2.0 g/t over a minimum width of 1.0m. Cut-off grades are based on a price of USD1,500 per ounce of gold and gold recoveries of 91% for resources, costs of USD19.0/t for processing, USD10.0/t G&A and USD50.0/t for mining, without considering revenues from other metals.

(3) Mineral resources as previously quoted by SRK (22 December 2011) are reported at a cut-off grade of 1.5 g/t, and have not been updated as part of the current study due to no further detailed exploration.

(4) Mineral Resources are not Ore Reserves and do not have demonstrated economic viability. All figures are rounded to reflect the relative accuracy of the estimate and have been used to derive sub-totals, totals and weighted averages.  Such calculations inherently involve a degree of rounding and consequently introduce a margin of error. Where these occur, SRK does not consider them to be material. All composites have been capped where appropriate. The Concession is wholly owned by and exploration is operated by Condor Gold plc

(5) The reporting standard adopted for the reporting of the MRE uses the terminology, definitions and guidelines given in the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) Standards on Mineral Resources and Mineral Reserves (May 2014) as required by NI 43-101.

(6) SRK Completed a site inspection to the deposit by Mr Benjamin Parsons, MSc (MAusIMM(CP), Membership Number 222568, an appropriate "independent qualified person" as this term is defined in National Instrument 43-101.

 

                       

 

 

CONDOR GOLD PLC

 

CONCESSION DATA

FOR THE SIX MONTHS TO 30 JUNE 2016

Table 2. Summary of La India Project Mineral Resource Statement as of 30 September 2014 (SRK Consulting (UK) Ltd.).

 

SRK MINERAL RESOURCE STATEMENT SPLIT PER VEINSET as of 30 September 2014

 

Category

Area Name

Vein Name

Cut-Off

gold

silver 

 
 

Tonnes (kt)

Au Grade (g/t)

Au (Koz)

Ag Grade (g/t)

Ag (Koz)

 

Indicated

Subtotal Areas

La India veinset

0.5g/t (OP)

8,267

3.1

832

1,462

 

 

2.0 g/t (UG)

706

4.9

111

240

 

America veinset

0.5g/t (OP)

114

8.1

30

4.9

18

 

 

2.0 g/t (UG)

470

7.3

110

4.7

71

 

Inferred

Subtotal Areas

La India veinset

0.5g/t (OP)

899

2.5

71

122

 

2.0 g/t (UG)

1,189

5.5

211

401

 

1.5 g/t

470

4.7

71

 

 

 

America veinset

0.5g/t (OP)

677

3.1

67

5.5

120

 

2.0 g/t (UG)

1,008

4.8

156

6.8

221

 

1.5 g/t

751

4.8

116

 

 

 

Mestiza veinset

1.5 g/t

1,490

7.0

333

 

 

 

Central Breccia

0.5g/t (OP)

922

1.9

56

 

 

 

Other veins

1.5 g/t

1,120

4.2

151

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONDOR GOLD PLC

 

CONCESSION DATA

FOR THE SIX MONTHS TO 30 JUNE 2016

 

Table 3. Summary of La India Project Mineral Resource Statement as of 30 September 2014 (SRK Consulting (UK) Ltd.)

 

SRK MINERAL RESOURCE STATEMENT as of 30 September 2014  (4),(5),(6)

 

Category

Area Name

Vein Name

Cut-Off

gold

silver 

 
 

Tonnes (kt)

Au Grade (g/t)

Au (Koz)

Ag Grade (g/t)

Ag (Koz)

 

Indicated

Grand total

All veins

0.5g/t (OP) (1)

8,382

3.2

862

5.5

1480

 

 

2.0 g/t (UG) (2)

1,176

5.9

221

8.2

312

 

Subtotal Indicated

9,557

3.5

1,083

5.8

1792

 

Inferred

Grand total

All veins

0.5g/t (OP) (1)

2,498

2.4

194

4.8(7)

242

 

 

2.0 g/t (UG) (2)

2,197

5.2

366

8.8

622

 

 

1.5 g/t (3)

3,831

5.4

671

 

 

 

Subtotal Inferred

8,526

4.5

1,231

7.1(8)

865

 

 

(1) The La India, America and Central Breccia pits are amenable to open pit mining and the Mineral Resource Estimates are constrained within Whittle optimised pits, which SRK based on the following parameters: A Gold price of USD1,500 per ounce of gold with no adjustments. Prices are based on experience gained from other SRK Projects. Metallurgical recovery assumptions of 91% for gold, based on assumptions provided by the Company Marginal costs of USD19.2/t for processing, USD5.63/t G&A and USD2.47/t for mining, slope angles defined by the Company Geotechnical study which range from angle 46 - 48°.

 

 

(2) Underground mineral resources beneath the open pit are reported at a cut-off grade of 2.0 g/t over a minimum width of 1.0m. Cut-off grades are based on a price of USD1500 per ounce of gold and gold recoveries of 93 percent for resources, costs of USD19.0/t for processing, USD10.0/t G&A and USD50.0/t for mining, without considering revenues from other metals.

 

 

(3) Mineral resources as previously quoted by SRK (22 December 2011) are reported at a cut-off grade of 1.5 g/t, and have not been updated as part of the current study due to no further detailed exploration.

 

 

(4) Mineral Resources are not Ore Reserves and do not have demonstrated economic viability. All figures are rounded to reflect the relative accuracy of the estimate and have been used to derive sub-totals, totals and weighted averages.  Such calculations inherently involve a degree of rounding and consequently introduce a margin of error. Where these occur, SRK does not consider them to be material. All composites have been capped where appropriate. The Concession is wholly owned by and exploration is operated by Condor Gold plc

 

 

(5) The reporting standard adopted for the reporting of the MRE uses the terminology, definitions and guidelines given in the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) Standards on Mineral Resources and Mineral Reserves (December 2005) as required by NI 43-101.

 

 

(6) SRK Completed a site inspection to the deposit by Mr Benjamin Parsons, MSc (MAusIMM(CP), Membership Number 222568, an appropriate "independent qualified person" as this term is defined in National Instrument 43-101.

 

 

(7) Back calculated silver grade based on a total tonnage of 1,576 Kt as no silver estimates for Central Breccia (922 Kt).

 

 

(8) Back Calculated silver grade based on total tonnage of material estimated for silver of 3,7731 Kt, for veins where silver assays have been recorded in the database

 

 

 

 

CONDOR GOLD PLC

 

CONCESSION DATA

FOR THE SIX MONTHS TO 30 JUNE 2016

 

 

CURRENT LA INDIA PROJECT CIM CODE MINERAL RESERVE

 

Table 3. La India Open Pit Mineral Reserve Estimate for La India Project Mineral Resource Statement as of 21 December 2014 (SRK Consulting (UK) Ltd.).

 

 Mineral Reserve Class

 Diluted Tonnes

            Diluted Grade

          Contained Metal

 

(Mt dry)

(g/t Au)

(g/t Ag)

(koz Au)

(koz Ag)

Proven

-

-

-

-

-

Probable

6.9

3.0

5.3

675

1,185

Total

6.9

3.0

5.3

675

1,185

*Open pit mineral reserves are reported at a cut-off grade of 0.75 g/t Au assuming: metal price of USD 1,250 per ounce gold, processing cost of USD 20.42 per tonne milled, G&A cost of 5.63 USD per tonne milled, 10 USD/oz Au selling cost, 3% royalty on sales and a processing recovery of 91%.

 

             

 

 

CURRENT RIO LUNA CONCESSION CIM CODE MINERAL RESOURCE

 

The following JORC compliant Mineral Resource and Reserve estimates contained within Condor Gold PLC's 100%-owned Rio Luna Concession is signed off by Ben Parsons of SRK Consulting (UK) Ltd., a Competent Person as defined by the CIM Code.

 

Table 4. JORC Compliant Mineral Resource Statement as at 28 November 2011 for the Rio Luna Concession (SRK Consulting (UK) Ltd.).

 

SRK Mineral Resource Statement, Rio Luna Deposit, 28th November 2011

Category

Vein Name

Tonnes (kt)

Gold Grade (g/t)

Contained Gold (oz)

Tonnes (kt)

Silver Grade (g/t)

Contained Silver (oz)

Inferred

El Paraiso

395

4.01

52,000

 

 

 

Inferred

El Rodeo

20

2.66

2,000

 

 

 

Inferred

San Andreas

280

2.88

26,000

26

56

500,000

Inferred

Subtotal

695

3.50

80,000

26

56

500,000

Mineral Resources are reported at a cut-off grade of 1.5 g/t. Cut-off grades are based on a price of US$1200 per ounce of gold and gold recoveries of 90 percent for resources, without considering revenues from other metals. Mineral Resources are not Ore Reserves and do not have demonstrated economic viability. All figures are rounded to reflect the relative accuracy of the estimate. All composites have been capped where appropriate. The Concession is wholly owned by and exploration is operated by Condor Resources plc.

 

 

CONDOR GOLD PLC

 

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

FOR THE SIX MONTHS TO 30 JUNE 2016

 

 

 

 

 

Six months

 to 30.06.16

unaudited

£

 

Six months

 to 30.06.15

unaudited

£

Revenue

 

 

-

 

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net loss arising on foreign translations

 

 

(794,039)

 

(1,095,582)

Administrative expenses

 

 

(376,260)

 

(362,803)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating loss

 

 

(1,170,299)

 

(1,458,385)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Finance income

 

 

1,361

 

3,513

Net gain on financial assets at fair value through profit and loss account

 

 

-

 

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loss before income tax

 

 

(1,168,938

 

(1,454,872)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income tax expense

 

 

-

 

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loss for the period

 

 

(1,168,938)

 

(1,454,872)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other comprehensive income/(loss):

 

 

 

 

 

Currency translation differences

 

 

2,021,250

 

90,509

Other comprehensive income/(loss) for the period

 

 

2,021,250

 

90,509

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total comprehensive income/(loss) for the period

 

 

852,312

 

(1,364,363)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income/(loss) attributable to:

 

 

 

 

 

Non-controlling interest

 

 

(386)

 

(30)

Owners of the parent

 

 

(1,168,552)

 

(1,454,842)

 

 

 

(1,168,938)

 

(1,454,872)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total comprehensive income/(loss) attributable to:

 

 

 

 

 

Non-controlling interest

 

 

(7,859)

 

            699

Owners of the parent

 

 

860,171

 

  (1,365,062)

 

 

 

852,312

 

(1,364,363)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loss per share expressed in pence per share:

 

 

 

 

 

Basic and diluted (in pence)

Note 5

 

(2.46)

 

(3.62)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONDOR GOLD PLC

 

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION

AS AT 30 JUNE 2016

 

 

 

30.06.16

unaudited

£

 

31.12.15

 

£

 

30.06.15

unaudited

£

ASSETS:

 

 

 

 

 

NON-CURRENT ASSETS

 

 

 

 

 

Property, plant and equipment                                                       

314,659

 

318,513

 

339,212

Intangible assets

20,338,233

 

18,374,085

 

17,326,980

 

20,652,892

 

18,692,598

 

17,666,192

 

 

 

 

 

 

CURRENT ASSETS

 

 

 

 

 

Trade and other receivables

1,040,246

 

945,327

 

1,214,423

Financial assets at fair value through profit and loss

-

 

-

 

-

Cash and cash equivalents

2,272,992

 

1,105,457

 

2,410,675

 

3,313,238

 

2,050,784

 

3,625,098

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL ASSETS

23,966,130

 

20,743,382

 

21,291,290

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIABILITIES:

 

 

 

 

 

CURRENT LIABILITIES

 

 

 

 

 

Trade and other payables

112,420

 

559,984

 

569,557

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NON-CURRENT LIABILITIES

 

 

 

 

 

Other payables

-

 

-

 

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL LIABILITIES

112,420

 

559,984

 

569,557

 

 

 

 

 

 

NET CURRENT ASSETS

3,200,818

 

1,490,800

 

3,055,541

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NET ASSETS

 

23,853,710

 

 

20,183,398

 

 

20,721,733

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY

 

 

 

 

 

Called up share capital

10,570,463

 

9,161,463

 

9,161,463

Share premium

28,851,728

 

27,442,728

 

27,442,728

Legal reserves

71

 

71

 

71

Exchange difference reserve

3,571,121

 

1,549,871

 

800,985

Share options reserve

3,556,198

 

3,556,198

 

3,236,680

Retained earnings

(22,695,871)

 

(21,526,933)

 

(19,920,194)

 

 

23,853,710

 

 

20,183,398

 

 

20,721,733

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL EQUITY ATTRIBUTABLE TO:

 

 

 

 

 

Non-controlling interest

(85,258)

 

(77,012)

 

(72,518)

Owners of the parent

23,938,968

 

20,260,410

 

20,794,251

 

 

23,853,710

 

 

20,183,398

 

 

20,721,733

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONDOR GOLD PLC

 

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN EQUITY

AS AT 30 JUNE 2016

 

 

 

 

Share Capital

Share premium

Legal reserve

Exchange difference reserve

Share option reserve

Retained earnings

Total

Non Controlling Interest

Total Equity

 

£

£

£

£

£

£

£

£

£

At 31 December 2014

9,161,463

27,442,728

71

706,506

3,236,680

(18,388,165)

22,159,283

(73,187)

22,086,096

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comprehensive income:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loss for the year

-

-

-

-

-

(3,061,486)

(3,061,486)

(125)

(3,061,611)

Other comprehensive income:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Currency translation differences

-

-

-

843,095

-

-

843,095

(3,700)

839,395

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total comprehensive income

9,161,463

27,442,728

71

1,549,601

3,236,680

(21,449,651)

19,940,892

(77,012)

19,863,880

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New shares issued

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Share based payment

-

-

-

-

319,518

-

319,518

-

319,518

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At 31 December 2015

9,161,463

27,442,728

71

1,549,601

3,556,198

(21,449,651)

20,260,410

(77,012)

20,183,398

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comprehensive income:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loss for the year

-

-

-

-

-

(1,168,552)

(1,168,552)

(386)

(1,168,938)

Other comprehensive income:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Currency translation differences

-

-

-

2,029,109

-

-

2,029,109

(7,859)

2,021,250

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New shares issued

1,409,000

1,409,000

-

-

-

-

2,818,000

-

2,818,000

Share based payment

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At 30 June 2016

10,570,463

28,851,728

71

3,578,710

3,556,198

(22,618,203)

23,938,967

(85,257)

23,853,710

 

 

 

CONDOR GOLD PLC

 

CONSOLIDATED CASH FLOW STATEMENT

AS AT 30 JUNE 2016

 

 

 

 

 

Six months

to 30.06.16

unaudited

£

 

Six months

 to 30.06.15

unaudited

£

 

Cash flows from operating activities

 

 

 

 

 

Loss before tax

 

 

(1,168,938)

 

(1,454,872)

 

Depreciation charges

 

 

36,530

 

1,035

 

Profit/(loss) on sale of tangible fixed assets

 

 

-

 

-

 

Impairment charge of intangible fixed assets

 

 

18,045

 

17,017

 

Finance income

 

 

(1,361)

 

(3,513)

 

 

 

 

(1,115,724)

 

(1,440,333)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Increase)/decrease in trade and other receivables

 

 

(94,919)

 

(247,007)

 

Increase/(decrease) in trade and other payables

 

 

(447,564)

 

(1,560)

 

Income tax paid

 

 

-

 

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net cash absorbed in operating activities

 

 

(1,658,207)

 

(1,688,900)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from investing activities

 

 

 

 

 

 

Purchase of intangible fixed assets

 

 

(869,111)

 

(1,112,030)

 

Purchase of tangible fixed assets

 

 

(12,528)

 

(27,720)

 

Interest received

 

 

1,361

 

3,513 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net cash absorbed in investing activities

 

 

(880,278)

 

(1,136,237)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from financing activities

 

 

 

 

 

 

Issue of shares

 

 

2,818,000

 

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net cash absorbed in financing activities

 

 

2,818,000

 

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Decrease)/increase in cash and cash equivalents

 

 

279,515

 

(2,825,137)

 

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

 

 

1,105,457

 

4,761,128

 

Exchange losses on cash and bank

 

 

888,020

 

474,684

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

 

 

2,272,992

 

2,410,675

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONDOR GOLD PLC

 

NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

FOR THE SIX MONTHS TO 30 JUNE 2016

 

 

1.      COMPLIANCE WITH ACCOUNTING STANDARDS

Basis of preparation


This financial information has been prepared in accordance with IAS 34 "Interim financial reporting" as adopted by the European Union.  The standards have been applied consistently.  The statutory accounts for the year ended 31 December 2014, which have been filed with the Registrar of Companies, were prepared under IFRS and IFRIC interpretations as adopted by the European Union and with those parts of the Companies Act 2006 applicable to companies preparing their account under IFRS.  The auditors reported on those accounts; their Audit Report was unqualified and did not contain a statement under either Section 237(2) or Section 237(3) of the Companies Act 2006.


The Interim Report is unaudited and does not constitute statutory financial statements as defined in section 434 of the Companies Act 2006.


The Interim Report for the six months ended 30 June 2016 was approved by the Directors on 23rd September 2016.
 

The directors consider the going concern basis to be appropriate based on cash flow forecasts and projections and current levels of commitments, cash and cash equivalents.


The comparative period presented is that of the six months ended 30 June 2015.  The directors are of the opinion that due to the nature of the group's activities and the events during that period these are the most appropriate comparatives for the current period.


Copies of the Interim Report are available from the Company's website www.condorgold.com

 

2.      ACCOUNTING POLICIES


The interim financial information for the six months ended 30 June 2016 has been prepared on the basis of the accounting policies set out in the most recently published financial statements for the Group for the year ended 31 December 2015, which are available on the Company's website www.condorgold.com as the company does not anticipate the addition of new standards to the Group's results for the year ended 31 December 2016.

 

 

3.      REVENUE AND SEGMENTAL REPORTING


The Group has not generated any revenue during the period.


The Group's operations are located in England, El Salvador and Nicaragua.


The following is an analysis of the carrying amount of segment assets, and additions to plant and equipment, analysed by geographical area in which the assets are located.

 

The Group's results by reportable segment for the period ended 30 June 2016 are as follows:

 

 

UK

2016

£

 

El Salvador

2016

£

 

Nicaragua

2016

£

 

Consolidation

2016

£

RESULTS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating (loss)

(302,147)

 

(3,877)

 

(776,414)

 

(1,170,299)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest income

1,347

 

14

 

-

 

1,361

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income tax expense

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONDOR GOLD PLC

 

NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

FOR THE SIX MONTHS TO 30 JUNE 2016

 

 

3.     REVENUE AND SEGMENTAL REPORTING - continued

 

Assets

 

All transactions between each reportable segment are accounted for using the same accounting policies as the Group uses.

 

 

UK

2016

£

 

El Salvador

2016

£

 

Nicaragua

2016

£

 

Consolidation

2016

£

ASSETS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total assets

2,300,306

 

4,635,313

 

17,116,524

 

23,966,130

 

 

UK

2016

£

 

El Salvador

2016

£

 

Nicaragua

2016

£

 

Consolidation

2016

£

LIABILITIES

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

Total liabilities

(21,720)

 

(905)

 

(89,795)

 

(112,420)

 

 

The Group's results by reportable segment for the period ended 30 June 2015 are as follows:

 

 

UK

2015

£

 

El Salvador

2015

£

 

Nicaragua

2015

£

 

Consolidation

2015

£

RESULTS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating (loss)

(1,167,673)

 

(337)

 

(290,375)

 

(1,458,385)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest income

3,480

 

33

 

-

 

3,513

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income tax expense

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assets

 

All transactions between each reportable segment are accounted for using the same accounting policies as the Group uses.

 

 

UK

2015

£

 

El Salvador

2015

£

 

Nicaragua

2015

£

 

Consolidation

2015

£

  ASSETS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Total assets

2,733,640

 

4,724,391

 

13,833,259

 

21,291,290

 

 

UK

2015

£

 

El Salvador

2015

£

 

Nicaragua

2015

£

 

Consolidation

2015

£

  LIABILITIES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Total liabilities

(417,064)

 

-

 

(152,493)

 

(569,557)

 

 

CONDOR GOLD PLC

 

NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

FOR THE SIX MONTHS TO 30 JUNE 2016

 

 

4.      TAXATION

There is no current tax charge for the period.  The accounts do not include a deferred tax asset in respect of carry forward unused tax losses as the Directors are unable to assess that there will be probable future taxable profits available against which the unused tax losses can be utilised.

 

5.      EARNINGS PER SHARE

Basic earnings per share is calculated by dividing the earnings attributable to ordinary shareholders by the weighted average number of ordinary shares outstanding during the period.

A reconciliation is set out below:

 

 

 

 

 

Six months

 to 30.06.16

 

 

Six months

 to 30.06.15

 

Basic EPS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loss for the period

 

 

(1,168,938)

 

(1,454,872)

Weighted average number of shares

 

 

47,493,565

 

40,183,746

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loss per share (in pence)

 

 

(2.46)

 

(3.62)

 

 

 

 

 

 

In accordance with IAS 33, as the Group has reported a loss for the period, diluted earnings per share are not included.

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.      CALLED-UP SHARE CAPITAL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

30.06.16

£

 

30.06.15

£

 

 

 

 

 

 

Allotted and fully paid

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ordinary shares 52,852,316 of 20p each (30.06.15: 45,807,316 of 20p each)

 

10,570,463

 

9,161,463

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7.      RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS

 

During the half year the company received consultancy advice from the following related parties:

 

 

 

 

 

 

30.06.16

30.06.15

Company

Related party

 

Payments

 

£

Outstanding

balance

£

Payments

 

£

Outstanding

balance

£

Axial Associates Limited

Mark Child

21,665

-

25,000

-

Burnbrae Limited

Jim Mellon

8,167

-

       12,500

-

 

Peter Flindell

18,238

-

39,987

-

 

 

 

8.      SEASONALITY OF THE GROUP'S BUSINESS OPERATIONS

There are no seasonal factors which affect the trade of any company in the group.
 

 

 


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