Exploration and mining companies are subject to the regulatory environments in which they operate. This Section identifies the areas the Directors regard as the major risks associated with an investment in the Company. Investors should be aware that an investment in the Company (and its subsidiaries) involves a number of risks, which may be higher than the risks associated with an investment in other companies.
There are general risks associated with investing in any form of business and with investing in the share market generally. There is also a range of specific risks associated with the Company's business and its involvement in the exploration and mining industry. These risk factors are largely beyond the control of the Company and its directors because of the nature of the activities of the Company. The following summary, which is not exhaustive, lists some of the major risk factors, of which potential investors need to be aware.
Exploration and mining companies throughout the world are subject to the inherent risks of the minerals industry.
The future viability and profitability of the Company as an exploration and mining company will depend on a number of factors, including:
Investors should regard the securities of the Company as speculative because of the nature of the Company’s business. The Directors have identified factors that are most likely to affect the Company and the value of its securities, as presented below. However, this is not an exhaustive list and investors should seek professional advice for further clarification of the risks involved before deciding whether to trade in the Company’s securities.
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