Loncor Resources Inc. is a Canadian gold exploration company focused on two projects in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (the “DRC”) - the Ngayu and North Kivu projects. Loncor holds exploration permits covering 1,696 km2 of the Ngayu Archaean greenstone belt in Tshopo province in the northeast DRC and is its main focus. The Company also controls exploration permits covering an area of approximately 13,000 km2 in North Kivu province. Both projects have historic gold production.
Loncor has been working with one of Africa’s most successful gold mining companies, Randgold Resources (Nasdaq: GOLD), in its Ngayu Joint Venture whereby Randgold earns 65% to manage and sole fund an exploration program including delivery of a pre-feasibility study on any gold discovery that would meet Randgold’s investment criteria (reference is made to Loncor’s May 18, 2017 press release). The Joint Venture covers all of the exploration permit areas comprising Loncor’s Ngayu project, other than certain parcels of land surrounding and including the Makapela and Yindi prospects which are retained by Loncor and do not form part of the Joint Venture.
Loncor's Makapela prospect has an Indicated Mineral Resource of 614,200 ounces of gold (2.20 million tonnes grading 8.66 g/t Au) and an Inferred Mineral Resource of 549,600 ounces of gold (3.22 million tonnes grading 5.30 g/t Au).
Additional information regarding the Ngayu gold project can be found in the technical report dated May 29, 2012 and entitled "Updated National Instrument 43-101 Independent Technical Report on the Ngayu Gold Project, Orientale Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo" prepared for Loncor by Venmyn Rand (Pty) Ltd. A copy of this technical report can be obtained from SEDAR at www.sedar.com and EDGAR at www.sec.gov.
At Loncor’s North Kivu project, historical data has been compiled from the colonial period of alluvial gold mining and exploration which outlined ten gold prospects for follow-up, the most prospective being the Manguredjipa prospect where 300,000 ounces of alluvial gold was reportedly mined during the colonial period up to 1960. Other gold prospects warranting follow up included Lutunguru, Lubero, Makwasu, Lutela, Bilolo, Manzia, Mohanga and Ludjulu.