Havilah Resources Limited (‘Havilah’) listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (‘ASX’) in March 2002, sponsored by its two founding shareholders, geologists Dr Bob Johnson and Dr Chris Giles. Since then, the funds entrusted by shareholders have been used to carry out highly successful exploration drilling programs in the northeast of South Australia that have generated the Company’s current 1.3 million tonnes of copper, 3.2 million ounces of gold, 31,600 tonnes of cobalt and 450 million tonnes of iron ore in JORC resources.
On 30 March 2015 Havilah commenced its first gold mining operation at the Portia gold mine, and poured first gold during April 2016. Havilah financed and developed Portia and repaid the $4m loan to build the processing plant within the first year. Havilah profitably operated Portia for two and a half years before selling the Mining Lease to Consolidated Mining and Civil Pty Ltd, Havilah’s mining contracting partner. This transaction will net Havilah $14.7 million in cash payments and an ongoing 2% NSR royalty from the planned North Portia copper-gold mine and remaining Portia gold production.
Havilah’s large iron ore resources are currently the subject of due diligence studies by SIMEC Mining (part of the GFG Alliance) who are investigating the commercialisation potential of the Maldorky and Grants iron ore deposits. Havilah is currently focused on implementation of its Copper Strategy Enhanced by Cobalt, which includes development of the large open pit Kalkaroo copper-gold disseminated sulphide deposit and the high-grade open pit Mutooroo copper-cobalt massive sulphide deposit. Over the years Havilah has patiently and systematically accumulated more than 16,000 square kilometres of some of the most prospective Precambrian geological terrain in Australia, which its geologists confidently predict, will underpin many new discoveries in future years.
Dr Chris Giles, one of the original founding shareholders, still retains all of his original shares and has supported the Company in its entitlement issues over the years. As a substantial shareholder his interest is closely aligned with other Havilah shareholders.
Havilah shares a mission, vision and values with all of its employees, who represent the Company in its business dealings.
Havilah’s mission is to sequentially develop its portfolio of gold, copper, iron, cobalt, tin and other mineral resources in South Australia. It aims to build on its successful exploration track record by making new value-adding discoveries.
Havilah’s vision is to become a new mining force in South Australia, delivering value and tangible benefits to its shareholders, partners and the community in which it operates.
Havilah’s values are at the core of its business and defines who it is, how it works, what it believes in and what it stands for.
Values guide how the Company acts and provide the foundation for all decision making
- Unashamedly Ethical in all of our business dealings.
- Honesty and Integrity in all of our actions.
- Respect for all those whom we interact with.
- Loyalty to our employees, shareholders and business partners.
- Commitment to safety, our social responsibility and our objectives to see them successfully completed.
- Passion for whatever we do, and to do it in the best way we know how.
- Open Communication and Clear Expression of all we do.