Anglo Pacific has a 2.5% life of mine NSR royalty on the El Valle-Boinàs/Carlés (‘EVBC’) gold, copper and silver mine owned by TSX-listed Orvana Minerals Corp (‘Orvana’). EVBC is located in the Rio Narcea Gold Belt of northern Spain.
Income from EVBC in the first half of 2017 showed an upward trend. Orvana Minerals endured a difficult 2016, with lower levels of output due to a number of localised issues. This prompted Orvana to invest in a programme of improvements designed to increase productivity in its FY 2017.
The EVBC royalty is classified as an available-for-sale equity financial asset within royalty financial instruments on the balance sheet. As such, the asset is carried at fair value by reference to the discounted expected future cash flows over the life of the mine.