Covid-19 restrictions have not significantly affected Canadian company Antler Gold’s Erongo exploration programme in Namibia.
Although the entire Antler crew could not work on site during strict lockdown a few months ago, the company’s geologists continued analysing historic data and as a result identified a specific target area to focus on.
Christopher Drysdale, corporate development at Antler Gold, tells MTE that Namibia is one of the most mining-friendly jurisdictions in the world. “Namibia is one of the continent’s most politically stable jurisdictions. Mining contributes about 8% towards the Namibian GDP. The country boasts fantastic geology and a long history of mining diamonds, gold and uranium,” says Drysdale.
Antler Gold’s portfolio comprises five licenses under option and a further five under application, for a total landholding of approximately 85 341ha (853.41km2). The Erongo gold project is about 130km north-west of the capital city of Windhoek. The project is served by well-established infrastructure of paved highways, railway, power and water, and hosts a total of 13 priority targets at various stages of exploration.