Welcome to Day 1 of the January 14-15, 2021 Metals Investor Forum
- 10:00 am Gwen PrestonPUBLISHER, RESOURCE MAVEN
Gwen knows mining and exploration. As a senior writer with The Northern Miner Gwen spent years visiting projects and interviewing geologists, management teams, and analysts to understand which projects and pieces of news mattered and why. In the midst of that she spent two years working with Marin Katusa of Casey Research, where she learned about capital markets and the newsletter business.
Now she has a deep base of knowledge and a network of contacts across the sector, exactly what is needed for successful resource investing.
Resource Maven offers full exposure to Gwen’s search for resource stocks with real potential. The search incorporates all the factors that play into a company’s odds of success:
- The markets. Gwen launched Resource Maven in late 2014 for a reason: the best time to invest is at the bottom and the metals markets are there. The pending bull cycle will offer a rare opportunity to multiply money as demand bests supply for many metals, prices climb, and investors return to the very real resource market.
- Geology. Before all else, a project has to offer prospective geology. With a background in chemistry and many years on the job, Gwen understands the basics of geology. When the talk gets too technical, she has a list of experienced geologists she is lucky to call friends who help her understand and assess.
- Location. Politics, fiscal regimes, social considerations, and infrastructure can make or break a project. Understanding these issues is essential in selecting resource investments with real potential.
- Money. Raising money for exploration is not easy; finding funds to build a mine is even harder. Success depends on the right kind of promotion, tight financial management, strong negotiating skills, and above all else retaining a focus on building shareholder value. It is here that the people running a company really matter.
- 10:20 Consolidated Woodjam Copper Corp. (TSX-V: WCC)Bill Morton Management, Directors & Advisors
Consolidated Woodjam Copper mission statement is to fund cost effective exploration and advance to production status the Woodjam Property for the benefit of shareholders and stakeholders.
The company pursues projects with the potential size and grade to suit major mining companies and has also developed a varied portfolio of metals within these properties. Exploration has demonstrated that the Woodjam property is prospective for bulk-tonnage gold-copper-molybdenum deposits similar to other porphyry deposit areas in B.C.’s Quesnel Terrane.
- 10:30 EMX Royalty Corp. (NYSE American: EMX | TSX Venture: EMX | Frankfurt: 6E9)
EMX is a precious, base and battery metals royalty company. EMX’s investors are provided with discovery, development, and commodity price optionality, while limiting exposure to risks inherent to operating companies. The Company’s common shares are listed on the NYSE American Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol EMX, as well as on the Frankfurt exchange under the symbol “6E9”. Please see www.EMXroyalty.com for more information.
- 10:40 Integra Resources Corp. (TSX-V: ITR | NYSE American: ITRG)Chris Gordon Corporate Development
Integra is a development-stage mining company focused on the exploration and de-risking of the past producing DeLamar Gold-Silver Project in Idaho, USA. Integra is led by the management team from Integra Gold Corp. which successfully grew, developed and sold the Lamaque Project, in Quebec, for C$600 M in 2017. Since acquiring the DeLamar Project, which includes the adjacent DeLamar and Florida Mountain gold and silver Deposits, in late 2017, the Company has demonstrated significant resource growth and conversion while providing a robust economic study in its maiden Preliminary Economic Assessment.
- 10:50 Erdene Resource Development (TSXV:ERD)Peter Akerley President, Chief Executive Officer and Director
Erdene’s projects are located in the eastern portion of the Central Asian Orogenic belt. This belt hosts several giant gold and gold-copper deposits including, Kumtor (14 million ounces Au), Almalyk (25 million ounces Au), Muruntau (140 million ounces Au) and Oyu Tolgoi (62 million ounces Au). Deposits on this belt; orogenic, porphyry and epithermal, are typically associated with the same major metallogenic and tectonic processes related to late Paleozoic arc structural environments. Such deposits often occur in clusters where transform faults are the centres for volcano-plutonic activity, resulting from the offset of regional faults, and potentially associated with a mantle plume developed during the subduction processes. Throughout the belt, NE transform structures play a major role in gold and copper deposit genesis.
- 11:30 Joe MazumdarEDITOR / ANALYST AND PUBLISHER, EXPLORATION INSIGHTS
Joe Mazumdar is the Editor / Analyst and Publisher at Exploration Insights. Prior to that he was a senior mining analyst at Haywood Securities, then Canaccord Genuity. His work experience includes Director of Strategic planning, Corporate development at Newmont and Senior market analyst/trader at Phelps Dodge. Mazumdar also worked in technical roles for IAMGOLD in Ecuador, North Minerals in Argentina/Chile and Peru, RTZ Mining and Exploration in Argentina, Chile, Peru and Ecuador and MIM Exploration and Mining in Queensland, Australia, among others. Mazumdar has a Bachelor of Science in geology from the University of Alberta, a Master of Science in Geology and Mining from James Cook University and a Master of Science in Mineral Economics from the Colorado School of Mines.
- 11:50 Trilogy Metals Inc. (TSX: TMQ | NYSE-MKT: TMQ)Tony Giardini President & CEO
Trilogy Metals Inc. is a metals exploration and development company which holds a 50 percent interest in Ambler Metals LLC which has a 100 percent interest in the Upper Kobuk Mineral Projects (“UKMP”) in northwestern Alaska. On December 19, 2019, South32, which is a globally diversified mining and metals company, exercised its option to form a 50/50 joint venture with Trilogy. The UKMP is located within the Ambler Mining District which is one of the richest and most-prospective known copper-dominant districts located in one of the safest geopolitical jurisdictions in the world. It hosts world-class polymetallic volcanogenic massive sulphide (“VMS”) deposits that contain copper, zinc, lead, gold and silver, and carbonate replacement deposits which have been found to host high-grade copper and cobalt mineralization. Exploration efforts have been focused on two deposits in the Ambler mining district - the Arctic VMS deposit and the Bornite carbonate replacement deposit. Both deposits are located within land package that spans approximately 172,636 hectares. The Company has an agreement with NANA Regional Corporation, Inc., a Regional Alaska Native Corporation that provides a framework for the exploration and potential development of the Ambler mining district in cooperation with local communities. Our vision is to develop the Ambler mining district into a premier North American copper producer.
- 12:00 Liberty Gold Corp. (TSX: LGD |OTCQX: LGDTF)Cal Everett President, Chief Executive Officer and Director
Liberty Gold is focused on exploring the Great Basin of the United States, home to large-scale gold projects that are ideal for open-pit mining. This region is one of the most prolific gold-producing regions in the world and stretches across Nevada and into Idaho and Utah. We know the Great Basin and are driven to discover and advance big gold deposits that can be mined profitably in open-pit scenarios. Our flagship projects are Black Pine in Idaho and Goldstrike in Utah, both past- producing open-pit mines, where previous operators only scratched the surface.
- 12:10 Orogen Royalties Inc (TSX-V:OGN)
Orogen generates new gold royalties mainly through exploration, rather than funding. We are new among gold royalty companies but we bring over a decade of exploration and transactional expertise from the companies that formed Orogen; Evrim Resources and Renaissance Gold. With a desirable cash position and a royalty asset to start production in 2021, Orogen provides investors a unique opportunity to invest in the early stages of a gold royalty company.
- 1:30 Eric CoffinPUBLISHER, HRA ADVISORIES
Eric Coffin has been publishing HRA Advisories for 20 years; this has given him the experience to identify market trends early and to understand exactly what a company needs to be successful. Thirty years of mining sector experience, from joint ownership of an exploration consultancy to sector wide data analysis and company specific advising on M&A, project selection, financing and market awareness give Eric the background to know what works. To read more about Eric, click here.
- 1:50 HighGold Mining Inc. (TSX-V: HIGH)Darwin Green, B.Sc., M.Sc., P.Geo. PRESIDENT & CEO
Founder of HighGold Mining, Darwin Green has over 20 years of experience in the mineral deposit industry in USA, Canada and Latin America, with vast knowledge and a successful history in Alaska. He has a proven record of identifying opportunities, making discoveries and executing complex advanced exploration. His corporate credentials include involvement in multiple public financings and corporate transactions, negotiating option and joint venture agreements, and developing business opportunities.
Most recently, Mr. Green served as Vice President, Exploration for Constantine Metal Resources advancing the Alaska Palmer zinc/copper deposit to the Preliminary Economic Assessment stage. Prior to that, Mr. Green oversaw resource expansion and underground development programs at the Niblack deposit on Prince of Wales Island, for which he received the Commissioner’s Award for Project Excellence by the State of Alaska. Mr. Green drives the strategy, oversees the exploration processes and leads the business development and corporation marketing for HighGold. Mr. Green holds both a B.Sc. and an M.Sc. in economic geology.
- 2:00 Vox Royalty Corp. (TSX-V: VOX)Spencer Cole EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT
Vox is a high growth mining royalty and streaming company with a portfolio of over 40 royalties and streams spanning seven jurisdictions. The company was established in 2014 and has since built unique intellectual property, a technically focused transactional team and a global sourcing network which has allowed us to become the fastest growing royalty company in the sector. Since the beginning of 2019 we’ve announced >15 separate transactions to acquire >35 royalties.
Vox’s portfolio is predominantly geared towards precious metals royalties which make up over 50% of our portfolio weighting by NAV. In addition to our precious metals’ royalties, the company has underlying exposure to a more diverse array of commodities, including base, battery, and bulk metals. Our portfolio spans four continents but is heavily weighted to Australia where >75% of our assets are located. The company has a track record of buying assets with significant near-term growth and development catalysts.
Our team has over 30 years of royalty-specific deal expertise and has been linked to >$1.5B of royalty transactions. In addition, we own a proprietary database of more than 7,000 global royalties which was built over the span of nearly a decade. This unique intellectual property provides Vox with an inherent competitive advantage, yielding wider transactional opportunities.
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