Los Angeles, California, August 20, 2020 – – Brookmount Explorations, Inc. (OTC PINK: BMXI) (“Brookmount”), a Nevada incorporated company is pleased to provide this update to shareholders on recent developments, particularly with respect to the impact of COVID-19 on the Company’s operations. Management are delighted to confirm that operational results for the 2020 year will not be affected by the global COVID-19 crisis. Our primary operations at Talawaan are performing strongly as a number of exceptionally high grade areas are being extracted and processed. The strong financial results produced in the quarter ending May 31 are continuing in the current period and should bolster a record performance for the year, both for revenue and profitability.
The temporary cessation of our recently completed heap leaching operations due to COVID related lockdowns has not impacted our financial performance. The initial 12kg of pure gold produced from the three operating cycles completed before March 25, 2020 was allocated to inventory and will sold before year end. The net revenue (net of development expenses and costs) resulting from sales of this interim production will be reflected in the Company’s annual result to be announced in February 2021. Currently, we expect to resume heap leaching operations during October, given gradual lifting of travel and border restrictions in Indonesia over the next 2 months. Resumption of heap leaching operations will commence with processing of 16,000 tonnes of ore which was loaded onto the recently completed 2nd leach pad prior to suspension of operations. Clearing of processed ore from the primary (26,000 tonne) pad will commence simultaneously and result in a continuous processing cycle operating contiguously between the 2 pads. This should generate a production result every six weeks. Internal estimates based on the 12kg result in March, project average monthly revenue from heap leaching operations of $700,000, leading to in excess of $8 million in annual revenue.
The Company can now also confirm that the audit of the 2018/19 financial years, together with a “stub period” for 2020, which had been delayed by the lockdown restrictions of the COVID-19 global pandemic, is now close to completion. All financial diligence records for the period are uploaded to the Xero accounting system and compilation of consolidated financial statements now underway. Our auditor has now confirmed that the final audit step of an onsite visit can now be performed remotely via Zoom or similar technology. This will greatly shorten the remaining time involved in the audit process and we are now targeting completion by early October.
Brookmount currently conducts its gold mining and processing operations through its Indonesian subsidiary incorporated in Sulawesi Province, Republic of Indonesia, one of Asia most dynamic and rapidly expanding economies with extensive reserves of natural resources and minerals including timber, coal, gold and hydrocarbons. The Company has also established an office in Melbourne, Australia and is actively seeking opportunities in what is one of the worlds leading gold producers.
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