Our VISION & STRATEGY
The objective of the directors and management is to ensure the long term sustainability of the Company and its business to benefit its shareholders and other stakeholders. To achieve this objective, the directors and senior executives seek to add value, manage risks and minimise costs whilst pursuing economic returns commensurate to the risk taken pursuing the following strategy.
In view of the significant potential of the Caijiaying Mine and surrounding areas and given the Company’s knowledge and expertise in China, the directors and management have focused on the further development of the Caijiaying Mine, investigation of prospective areas near the Caijiaying Mine and other potential projects in other provinces of China. In addition, the directors and senior executives evaluate other mining companies and projects worldwide to ascertain whether any acquisition can be made which has the possibility of matching the returns provided by the Caijiaying Mine
The Caijiaying Mine’s metal production capability has been augmented with continued extensive exploration, expansion of the mill processing facilities (including grinding and flotation circuits) and ongoing underground infrastructure development.
EXPLORING AND DEVELOPING
Exploration has been focussed on identifying geological targets and evaluating the potential for significant additional resources. Whilst the existing Mineral Resource estimate confirms the availability of extensive resources at the Caijiaying Mine for increased production, further resource additions will provide an opportunity to further increase the Caijiaying Mine’s production profile. This includes more extensive exploration not only at Zones II & III, but also at Zones V & VIII, which require extensive further drilling to fully understand the size and nature of these orebodies. Following the grant of a new mining licence over Zone II and Zone III, production has been raised to 1.5 million tonnes per annum, further expansion of operations will require further licences and permits from various Chinese authorities which are proving increasingly complex and time consuming to obtain.
Whilst the Company continues to develop the Caijiaying Mine and explore the surrounding area, it also continues to search for, and investigate, other potential acquisitions of both gold and base metals projects that may be brought into long term, economic production for a capital cost that provides a substantial and justifiable return on equity to shareholders. Relatively new geological, geophysical and geochemical techniques, aided by new equipment, all sourced or discovered in Australia, Europe and/or the USA, have expanded the Company’s search criteria to include virgin, exploration ground. Any found of value may be sold, joint ventured or offered in a separate vehicle to existing Griffin shareholders or retained by the Company and developed for existing shareholders.