What a year it has been, 2020 started off with so much excitement.
We had many plans and goals in place. Two drill programs meant to start in the summer, including our highly anticipated maiden drill program at our Liwa gold-silver prospect. Fast forward to now and we all know the effect that Covid-19 had on us and the world.
Thunderstruck was very fortunate to apply and receive permission from the Fijian government for me, our senior exploration geologist and driller to enter the country. The team faced delays, quarantine and many obstacles but we were able to begin work on our projects late in the year, including drilling on both Liwa Gold asset and the Korokayiu zinc/copper asset. We also successfully got our Japanese consultants MINDECO (Mitsui Mineral Development Company) into the country to do their Induced Polarization geophysical program.
In recent days, parts of Fiji, primarily the Northern areas, have been devastated by a Category 5 Cyclone, Yasa. It was expected to hit our projects, but went north at the last minute, so we have been spared the worst. We successfully evacuated our employees from both of our exploration camps safely but are thoughts are with those effected to the north. The MINDECO crew was also safely evacuated from the Korokayiu camp.
Over the next few weeks we will access our assets to fix the damage. There will be landslides, flooding and fallen trees for the team to deal with but we are resilient and we have the best of the best working with us.
We are looking forward to 2021 as we continue to work hard for you, our shareholders.
On behalf of all of us at Thunderstruck Resources, We wish you a Merry Christmas and prosperous New Year.
President and CEO