Guyana has a long history of gold production. The country currently produces over 400k oz of gold per annum. There is also a history of representation of mining companies in the country, especially Canadian representation, with such notable companies as Guyana Goldfields and Sandspring Resources. All gold production occurs within the Guiana Shield which has geological continuity with West Africa. However, the shield in comparison to West Africa is under-explored and presents strong exploration and development upside. The country is English speaking, with British common law and has an established Mining Act. In terms of exploration, Guyana is a premier world-class district.