Akrokeri GHANA – On June 10, 2022, armed robbers raided the premises of a gold ore mining company making away with an unspecified amount of gold.
The affected company, Goldstone Resources Limited near Akrokeri in the Ashanti region, has now confirmed the value of the gold the robbers bolted with.
They made away with approximately US$350,000 when they raided the Homase site of the company.
The company in a June 29 statement said employee was hurt during the incident adding that the loss was not expected to have an impact on the financial performance of the company.
“The Board can now confirm that an armed robbery took place at its Homase site, which, whilst no one was hurt, resulted in a loss of gold with a value of approximately US$350K,” the statement said.
“Whilst this loss is not expected to have a material impact on the financial performance of the business, the Company was not in a position to make an announcement that was compliant with the AIM Rules, which led to a suspension in the trading of its ordinary shares on AIM whilst an investigation was launched by the authorities in Ghana,” the statement added.
AMN news is picking up intelligence information that, Ghana’s Security Services have been able to apprehend the perpetrators and have retrieved almost 100% of the booty. In the coming days, an updated press statement is expected from the CEO of Goldstone Resources, Emma Priestly.
Goldstone’s primary focus is to recommence gold production at Akrokeri-Homase Project (AKHM) within 2 years. The project contains two historic gold mines: the high-grade 24g/t (recovered grade) Akrokeri Mine and the Homase Open Pit, a shallow 2.85g/t oxide deposit. Goldstone has acquired extensive exploration and development work due to the activities of the former operators and the intention is to reopen the Akrokeri mine and extend the Homase open pit with the goal of reaching production in as short a timeframe as practicable.
The Board believe that once the AKHM Project is in production, this will provide a foundation on which to rapidly build a mid-tier mining company. From this, the Company will look at other commodities if there is a strategic fit geographically or financially.