Golden Saint Resources Executive Chairman, Cyril D Silva Q and A

Tuesday, Apr 14 2015 by


Golden Saint Resources (LON:GSR) listed on AIM is a natural resources company with assets in Sierra Leone and is focused upon exploration licences prospective for diamond and gold in three districts, namely Tongo, Baja and Moa.  Golden Saint Resources is led by its founder and Executive Chairman Cyril D'Silva, a Singaporean born entrepreneur.

The share price performance during the first 18 months as a London listed stock has been torrid and the share price now sits at the placing price of 0.15p a far cry from its IPO.   For me, I have taken a small punt at the recent placing price and posed the following questions to the Executive Chairman Cyril D'Silva following the operational update.

Q1. Can you please provide a summary of the projects Golden Saint Resources is interested in?

Operations are progressing well in all our licences. The bulk sampling work in Baja and Tongo is ongoing and we have just received approval from The National Mineral Agency to begin Bulk Sampling in our Moa licence.  Work is continuing by artisanal miners whom Golden Saint Diamonds sponsored in Zimmi and initial results are encouraging.

Q2. How pleased are you with diamond recovery to date and what is the process and time frame to turn this resource into hard cash?

We are very pleased with the diamond recovery, considering we are a junior operating on simple Explorer 1 and a local plant. We have been able to keep constant recovery and we forecast regular batch going out for cutting and polishing every 3 months. Our plans have always been to cut and polish the diamonds and then put them up for sale. There is a 180 day period approximately for this just to get a ready product. Many investors asked me why I decided to not sell off our diamonds at wholesale prices and there is a simple answer for this.  For the quantities that we produce, it is not worth putting it up in an auction as we will lose value. 

Our strategy is maximise shareholder value and this is why we start the Diamond Club. It is better for us to cut, polish and grade where possible before selling them off at close to retail values. It is all about margins. We are in discussions with different parties on how we are marketing the diamonds. The marketing plan will include shows in Asia and Australia…

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