Founded in late 2005, Hummingbird Resources is a West African gold explorer and developer (AIM:HUM), which listed on AIM in December 2010. Since IPO the Company has significantly grown its initial resource from an initial 0.8Moz to 4.2Moz at its Dugbe Gold Project in Liberia, West Africa and with the acquisition of Gold Fields’ gold assets in Mali, Hummingbird is now a multi-project, near-term producer with a 6Moz gold resource and c5,000 km2 of exploration ground.
The Yanfolila Gold Project provides Hummingbird with a fast, simple and low cost route to production, and the Company expects to commence gold production in 2017 at an initial gold production rate of 130koz in year one. The project has excellent grade with low capex and opex.
The Company’s Dugbe Gold Project remains a key focus and the Company published a positive PEA in April 2013 and is currently progressing its Detailed Feasibility Study. Dugbe Gold Project was the first mining project in Liberia to secure investment from the IFC, a member of the World Bank Group.
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David is a mineral geologist with over 35 years global exploration experience. He has worked in over 40 countries in Africa, Europe, North and South America, the Middle East and Asia. He has worked in several West African countries, and oversaw the discovery and early evaluation of the +6 Moz Chirano Gold Mine in Ghana and Hummingbird’s 4.2 Moz Dugbe gold deposit in Liberia. He has been closely involved with a number of major discoveries of gold, copper-cobalt, coal, iron ore, chrome and uranium. Converted into in-situ gold-equivalent terms, these new discoveries add up to over 100 Moz of gold. David is a Non-Executive Director of Cora Gold Ltd, which is listed on AIM with Hummingbird as a major shareholder.