Laos Exceptional Context

Didier Fohlen, CEO of Annamite Resources

21 juil. 2021

As one of Southeast Asia’s best kept secrets, Laos is a destination that deserves to be top of an Asia bound traveler's must visit list, whether as part of a wider trip to Southeast Asia or taking the time to discover its fascinating history and culture as a journey in its own right.

Laos Exceptional Context, Including on Prospectivity



As one of Southeast Asia’s best kept secrets, Laos is a destination that deserves to be top of an Asia bound traveller’s must visit list, whether as part of a wider trip to Southeast Asia or taking the time to discover its fascinating history and culture as a journey in its own right.


In the past two decades, three world class mineral deposits have been developed in Laos (Sepon copper-gold, Phu Kham copper-gold and Ban Houayxai gold). Laos is underlain by the Loei Petchabun and Truong Son fold belts that together contain the above deposits as well as the 5Moz Chatree gold deposit in Thailand. Despite this demonstrated mineral endowment, Laos remains one of the least explored countries in Southeast Asia.


Recent enactment of a new mining law in 2018 has clarified uncertainty in the regulatory regime, with implementing regulations still under development. Annamite’s focus is on existing tenements, with two projects already secured. Our in-depth experience in Laos allows us to identify exploration opportunities in Laos and interact effectively with shareholders, local joint venture partners and government.


Laos has improved its risk profile by 20% over the last four years according to the Mining Journal 2020 annual world risk assessment report, by far the largest increase globally in that period. From a mining risk perspective Laos now falls right in the middle of world mining jurisdictions and is the least risky country in SE Asia. Additionally, Laos ranks well globally on the 2021 Global Peace Index per the map.



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