Okapi Resources Ltd (“OKR”) was incorporated on the 29th May 2017, and has interests in two very prospective Projects, one in the Kimberley Goldfields and one in the prolific Kilo- Moto goldfields of North-eastern DRC. It is seeking to raise a minimum of $4.5m and a maximum of $5.0m to advance the projects and to review additional projects as they become available.
In addition to the prospective locations, the company has a significantly experienced technical team assembled with a history of African gold development and commercialisation of assets.
Mr Eckhof is a geologist with more than 25 years experience identifying, exploring and developing mineral deposits around the world.
Mr Eckhof worked for Mount Edon Gold Mines Ltd as Business Development Manager before it was acquired by Canadian mining company, Teck. In 1994, he founded Spinifex Gold Ltd and Lafayette Mining Ltd, both of which successfully delineated gold and base metal deposits. Mr. Eckhof has spent numerous years developing contacts within the DRC with several mining deals being very successfully executed.
In late 2003, Mr Eckhof founded Moto Goldmines, which acquired the Moto Gold Project in the DRC. There Mr Eckhof and his team raised over $100 million and delineated more than 12Moz of gold and delivered a feasibility study within four years from the commencement of exploration. Moto Goldmines was subsequently acquired by Randgold Resources for $488m, who poured first gold in September 2013. The resource now stands at some 22Moz of gold.
Mr Eckhof is also a director of Burey Gold Ltd and Carnavale Resources Ltd.
Mr Ferguson is a geologist with over 30 years of experience in gold and base metals exploration, resource definition and feasibility studies globally, with a focus on Africa. Having held senior management positions for the last 18 years, Mr Ferguson has developed a reputation for developing resources to the stage of commercialisation.
Mr Ferguson was Country Manager – Tanzania for Ashanti Goldfields, being instrumental in assessing and the acquisition of the now multi-million ounce Geita Gold Project.
Mr Ferguson served as CEO of Condor Gold Plc (LSE_AIM) between 2003 -2008 where he secured and developed gold projects which currently contain CIM compliant resources of 2.32Moz @4g/t gold. He has also served on the Boards of Burey Gold Ltd, African Metals Corp and Samba Minerals Limited.
Mr Ferguson now has a strong focus on African gold projects, especially within the Democratic Republic of Congo.