By Allen M. Alper Jr., Dr. Allen M. Alper Sr. and Andrew M. Alper
PDAC 2008 Toronto
A record 20,162 people attended the PDAC 2008 International Convention, Trade Show and Investors Exchange at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in March. With raw materials in short supply and demand rapidly growing, this is one of the most exciting times to be involved in the mineral industry.
The Trade Show and Investors Exchange had 1001 exhibiting companies. Global exploration, development and mining advances were discussed. The conference was of great interest to investors, businessmen, miners, engineers, and scientists. It was an excellent time to renew friendships and get caught up on the latest news. There were so many social events to attend that it was impossible to go to all.
We have photographed and reported on some interesting companies below. We invite you to get more information by going to their websites. Next year PDAC 2009 will be held from March 1-4, 2009 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building.
Kurt Menchen, Advisory Board, Andy Campbell, Vice President, Exploration, M.Sc., P.Geo. , Tony LaMantia, Corporate Development
Tim Mann, Vice President, Engineering, P. Eng.
Largo Resources is a Canadian natural resource development and exploration company with two advanced stage projects: the Maracas Vanadium-PGM deposit in Brazil and the Northern Dancer Tungsten-Molybdenum deposit in the Yukon. Largo also has a large (60,000 hectare) land position and prospective gold exploration properties in Ecuador. The company is listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol LGO. For more information please refer to Largo's website: www.largoresources.com If you think we should get more specific you can draw on any of the following key bullet points about the company’s value proposition:
Two advanced world-class assets - Maracas & Northern Dancer
Maracas is the world’s highest grade known vanadium deposit (Brazil)
Highly prospective Au-Cu project in Ecuador
Experienced management and board (former Desert Sun team)
Northern Dancer is one of the world’s largest undeveloped tungsten-molybdenum deposits (Yukon)
- 22.5 million tonnes of 1.27% V205 (NI 43-101 Measured and Indicated Resource)
- Includes 8.7 MT grading 2% V205, to be milled first 10 years of production
- 406 Million lbs of potential FeV (+ $14 billion in metal value at current prices)
- Strong PGM exploration upside
- Advanced discussions with off-take partners
- Feasibility study underway with target production early 2010
- 242 million tonnes of 0.10% WO3 and 0.047% MoS2 (NI 43-101 Inferred Resource)
- Higher-grade Molybdenum zone of 36.8 MT grading 0.085% MoS2
- $11 billion worth of contained metal at current prices
- Ongoing discussions with off-take partners
- Scoping study underway with target production 2013
Stan Bharti, P.Eng., ChairmanOver 25 years experience in operations, public markets and finance. Has raised over $200 million in the last decade. Former founder and Chairman of Desert Sun Mining.
Mark Brennan, President, CEO & DirectorFounding member of Desert Sun Mining with over 20 years financing experience in North America & Europe. Founder and principal of Linear Capital and former President, CEO and Chairman of Admiral Bay Resources.
Tim Mann, Vice President, Engineering, P. Eng. Mining Engineer with extensive international operations and technical management experience in mine engineering, mine development and mine operations. Career spans close to 40 years, including senior assignments at SNC Lavalin and Goldcorp.
Andy Campbell, Vice President, Exploration, M.Sc., P.Geo. Over 25 years experience in the mining & exploration industry, including LAC Minerals and Noranda
Deborah Battiston, Chief Financial OfficerC.G.A. with over 20 years of accounting and financial management experience.
Tony LaMantia, Corporate Development Senior business development consultant with a strong platform of experience in public and private development-stage companies, including the investment industry (Standard Securities).
Largo Resources Ltd.
65 Queen Street West, Suite 820, P.O.Box 71
Canada M5H 2M5
Emgold Mining Corporation
David G. Watkinson, B.Sc., P.Eng., Chief Operating Officer and President, Idaho-Maryland Mining Corp.
Emgold Mining Corporation is a Vancouver-based exploration and mining company focused on the re-development of the former Idaho-Maryland Gold Mine located in Grass Valley, California and the exploration and development of several early stage prospects in British Columbia. Emgold is working to become a gold producer, focusing its efforts primarily on the Idaho-Maryland Property. Discovered in 1851 in the Mother Lode district of California, the mine produced from 1862 to 1956 and is the second largest underground historical gold producer in California. Total recorded production was 2,383,000 ounces of gold from 5,546,000 short tons for a recovered grade of 0.43 ounces of gold per short ton. The company is conducting surface exploration and extensive data analysis and is aiming to return the mine to active operation.
Sargent H. Berner, BA, LL.B, LL.MCo-executive Management Committee, Co-chairman of the Board, Chair Corporate Governance and Compensation Committee and Director
Sargent Berner practiced corporate, securities, and natural resources law as a partner in the Vancouver law firm of DuMoulin Black from 1976 until 2004, after eight years as a full time faculty member of the University of British Columbia Law School.
Kenneth R. Yurichuk, B.Comm., CACo-executive Management Committee, Co-chairman of the Board and Director
Kenneth Yurichuk is a Chartered Accountant and senior partner in the public accounting firm Bobot & Yurichuk LLP, Chartered Accountants, Toronto.
David G. Watkinson, B.Sc., P.Eng.Chief Operating Officer and President, Idaho-Maryland Mining Corp.
David Watkinson brings over 20 years of professional engineering experience in underground and open pit mine development, including mine permitting, engineering, feasibility, construction, and operations to Emgold. In addition, he has extensive experience in project management, having taken projects from grass roots start-up to successful operating status. Mr. Watkinson has been responsible for management of large capital projects and operations in Canada, the United States and the Philippines.
Robin A. W. Elliott, B.Comm., FCAChair Audit Committee and Independent Director
Robin Elliott is a Senior Partner at Manning Elliott LLP, Chartered Accountants and has been with the firm since 1975
William J. Witte, B.Sc., P. Eng.Director and President, Golden Bear Ceramics Company
Bill Witte brings more than 27 years of mining, engineering, business, and entrepreneurial experience to Emgold Mining. Corporation
Stephen J. Wilkinson, B.Sc., M.Sc., M.B.A.Independent Director
Stephen Wilkinson is President and Chief Executive Officer of ValGold Resources Ltd. and Chairman of NovaDX Ventures Corp., a publicly traded junior merchant banking company specializing in raising capital and providing advisory services to early-stage junior resource companies.
Jonathan Fogg, CAChief Financial Officer
Jonathan Fogg brings more than 10 years of post qualification experience as a Chartered Accountant to Emgold. http://www.emgold.com/
Emgold Mining Corporation
Suite 1400 - 570 Granville Street
Vancouver, British Columbia
Canada V6C 3P1
Michael E. O’Connor
Manager, Investor Relations
Toll Free 1-888-267-1400
Cluff Gold plc is focused on the identification, acquisition and development of gold deposits in West Africa that are amenable to open-pit mining and low cost production techniques.
The Group has assembled a portfolio of mineral interests at various stages of development in Côte d’Ivoire, Burkina Faso, Sierra Leone, Mali and Ghana. Cluff Gold progressed from being an explorer to a producer in Q1, 2008. The aim is to provide a steady progression of mines coming into production and to have the capacity to produce 300,000 ounces of gold annually.
Baomahun, Sierra Leone
The Baomahun deposit is located about 180km east of the capital, Freetown, in the Southern Province of Sierra Leone. The geological setting is similar to the Lake Victoria goldfields in Tanzania.
- Conditional agreement reached to buy remaining 40% stake at Baomahun, which would increase ownership to 100%
- Over 25,000m of core drilling planned this year
- 1,160,000 ounce resource established (JORC)
- Soil sampling and geophysics point to significant potential along strike
- Exploration currently underway, targeting existing and new areas
- Work underway to upgrade Baomahun Scoping Study into a pre-feasibility study
- Environmental baseline study completed
Angovia Project, Mt. Yaoure, Côte d’Ivoire
The Mt. Yaoure permit is located 40km northwest of Yamoussoukro, the political capital of Cote d'Ivoire, and covers a surface area of 417km2 including a 50 km2 mining permit. The licence area includes the Angovia Gold Mine which operated between 1998 and 2003. The mine reportedly produced over 180,000 ounces of gold during this period by heap leaching some 2 million tonnes of oxide material. The infrastructure in the area is good and includes a hydroelectric dam six kilometres from the Angovia mine site.
- First gold pour on 14th March 2008 marked the end of the commissioning phase
- Projected annualised gold production 40,000 ounces
- Potential for 800,000 ounces of both oxides and sulphides
- 495,000 ounces JORC-compliant resource estimated
Kalsaka, Burkina Faso
The project is located approximately 150km north west of Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, and contains an oxide gold mineral resource that has already been demonstrated, by a feasibility study, to be technically amenable to open-pit mining and processing via heap leaching.
- Construction on schedule to commence production in H2, 2008
- Projected annualised gold production 60,000 ounces
- Resource of 13.7mt at 1.4g/t = 790,000 ounces
- Reserve of 5.1mt at 1.8g/t = 323,000 ounces (at US $525 per ounce)
- Independent assessment of potential to host a resource at least equal to that already defined (SRK Consultants)
- Potential to create mining district
The Company signed a Joint Venture Agreement to acquire a majority interest in the 200km2 Karbasso research licence in Mali from Kadiel Mining (‘’KM’’), a Malian company. The transaction is subject to approval by the Malian Government under the country’s mining laws.
- JV signed in September 2005
- Southern Mali, 20km along strike of Resolute’s Syama Mine (5 million ounces)
- Favourable geological setting
- Supporting gold-in-soil data
Algy Cluff, Chairman & Chief Executive. In 1972 Mr Cluff formed CCP to bid for North Sea oil licences in the UK sector and subsequently Cluff Oil Ltd, which acted as the management company for CCP. He then founded and was Chairman of Cluff Resources. From the early 1980s, Cluff Resources began to focus on mineral exploration in Africa and made several significant discoveries prior to its acquisition by Ashanti Goldfields Company Limited in 1996.
Douglas Chikohora, MSc., MIMMM, Technical Director. A Chartered Engineer with over 25 years’ experience in the mining industry. His experience covers rare earth minerals and base and precious metals with various companies including Cluff Resources, which he joined in 1987 and where he was in charge of the exploration and development of the Ayanfuri mine in GhanaNicholas Berry, Non-Executive Joint Deputy Chairman. The controlling shareholder and chairman of Stancroft Trust Ltd and Intersport Switzerland, AG., and a director of Mintel Ltd which is controlled by his family interests. Mr Berry is also a non-executive director of Daily Mail and General Trust plc, Expomedia PLC and Fleming Mercantile Investment Trust plc. He joined the Group in November 2004.
Eileen Carr, FCCA, MSc, Sloan, Joint Deputy Chairman and Finance Director. A qualified accountant with over 25 years’ experience in finance within the resource sector
Bobby Danchin, BSc, MSc, Non-Executive. A geologist and chemist.
Tim Wadeson, FIMMM, PEng, ACSM, Non-Executive. A mining engineer whose career has been spent in the mining industry, mainly with the Anglo American Group.
Peter Cowley, B.Sc, M.Sc, FIMMM and M.B.A. Non-Executive. Mr Cowley has 38 years' international experience in the minerals industry, mainly in Africa.http://www.cluffgold.com
Cluff Gold plc
24 Queen Anne’s Gate
Tel: +44 (0) 207 340 9790
Fax: +44 (0) 207 222 9477
Titan Uranium Inc.
Philip E. Olson, M.Sc., P.Geo. - Chairman, C.E.O & Director
As a major landholder in the world’s foremost uranium producing region, Titan Uranium Inc. is distinguishing itself as one of the companies in Canada with the properties, management and technical depth required to succeed in uranium exploration.
Based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, this Canadian microcap company boasts proven senior leadership, a technical team with over 100 years combined experience in uranium exploration and over 1.4 million acres of claims in the proven Athabasca and prospective Thelon Basins.
Focusing on the acquisition, exploration and development of North American uranium properties, Titan is ideally positioned to flourish in this most rewarding segment of the uranium industry.
Philip E. Olson, M.Sc., P.Geo. - Chairman, C.E.O & DirectorBringing over 30 years in mineral exploration to the company, Phil Olson served as Vice-President, Exploration and Corporate Development for Claude Resources Inc (TSX: CRJ) for eight years prior to founding Titan Uranium. Before that, he was Regional Exploration Manager for Hemlo Gold. His extensive background in the resource sector also includes serving as Chief Geologist at Falconbridge’s Kidd Creek and Exploration Manager/Chief Geologist with Giant Yellowknife Mines. Holding a Masters Degree in Geology from the University of Manitoba, Mr. Olson has been a Professional Geoscientist since 1997, and is currently a Director of Pelangio Mines Inc. (TSX: PLG) and Detour Gold Corp. (TSX:DGC). He was the Co-Chair of the Saskatchewan Mineral Exploration Government Advisory Committee which developed the province’s exploration guidelines, and Director and Exploration Chairman of the Saskatchewan Mining Association
Brian A. Reilly, B.Sc., M.Sc., M.B.A., P.Geo. - President and DirectorBringing over two decades in exploration and mining to the company, Brian A. Reilly spent the past eleven years working in the uranium industry with AREVA. He served as Vice-President of Human Resources and Industrial Relations. Prior to that, he co-ordinated projects in Kazakhstan and Nunavut.
John Povhe B.Comm. (C.A.) - Chief Financial OfficerAs the former Controller of the Mosaic Potash Mine in Colonsay, and before that as Controller of Prairie Malt Limited, Mr. Povhe brings an impressive background in finance and the resource sector to the company.
Robert L. Hodgkinson - DirectorBringing over 30 years in the resources and venture capital sectors to the company, Robert Hodgkinson is the Chairman, C.E.O. and Founder of Dejour Enterprises (TSX-V: DJE). He was also the Founder and Chairman of Optima Petroleum, and C.E.O of Australian Oil Fields, which would later merge to become $400 million Resolute Energy/Cordero.
Arni Johannson - Founder and DirectorAs the Founder of Titan Uranium, Arni Johannson brings 15 years of public market experience to the Company. Arni is the Chairman of Fortress Capital Corporation, a private investment company and a Director of Mega Uranium (TSX-MGA).
Dr. Lloyd Clark, B.Eng. (Geo.), M.Sc., PhD - DirectorWith over 50 years in mineral exploration, Dr. Lloyd Clark is one of the world’s foremost geologists.
David D’Onofrio, C.A. - DirectorDavid is a Chartered Accountant who has practiced in both audit and tax roles at a big four accounting firm.
TITAN URANIUM INC.
Suite 100 – 2100 Airport Drive
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
Suite 100 – 2100 Airport Drive
Saskatoon, SK, Canada
Adriana Resources Inc.
Richard Barclay CFO and Director
Adriana’s goal is to become an integrated iron ore producer in Brazil through continued development of its iron ore port facility and through potential acquisition of iron ore mineral resources. Adriana has mineral exploration projects in Nunavut, Canada, an advanced iron ore project in Quebec, Canada and is advancing an iron-vanadium development project in Finland. Adriana’s board have a proven record in building successful mining companies.
Michael Beley President, CEO and Director Mr. Beley was founding Vice President and Director of Eldorado Gold Corporation. Through his tenure with Eldorado, the company developed two open pit gold mines in Mexico
A co-founder, Director and Vice President of Bema Gold Corporation from its inception in 1988 through to 1992. Prior to 1988 Mr. Beley held executive positions in Bema's predessor companies, Amir Mines Ltd., Normine Resources Ltd. and Bema International Resources Inc.
Richard Barclay CFO and Director Mr. Barclay was founding President and CEO of Eldorado Gold Corporation. Through his tenure with Eldorado. A co-founder, Director, and CFO of Bema Gold Corporation from its inception in 1982 through to 1992. Prior to the formation of Bema, Mr. Barclay spent 10 years in the mining industry as an exploration contractor and prospector throughout North America, founding an exploration service company Bear-X Geology and Exploration Services Ltd.
Joe Griebel Director and President of Adriana Mineração Ltda. Dr. Griebel comes to Adriana after spending the past six years as President of Inco Brazil Limitada where he remained until the recent takeover of Inco by Companhia Vale do Rio Doce (CRVD).
Frank Condon Director and Director of Business Development Mr. Condon has over 40 years of experience as a geological engineer in the mineral resource industry, including 35 years with Noranda Group Companies.
Gordon Addie Vice President Exploration Mr. Addie has been the Vice President of Exploration for Adriana Resources Inc. since July 2005.
Patrick McGrath Controller Mr. McGrath has been the controller of Adriana since July 2006 and is also currently the Chief Financial Officer and Secretary for Hawthorne Gold Corp., a TSX-V listed Canadian-based gold exploration and development company with key properties located in British Columbia, Canada.
Anthony Kovacs Manager Exploration Mr. Kovacs has over 10 years of experience applying geophysics to mineral exploration challenges. http://www.adrianaresources.com
Adriana Resources Inc.
Suite 1818 - 701 West Georgia Street
Canada V7Y 1C6
Toll Free: 877.629.0150
Mexivada Mining Corp
Richard R. Redfern, Chairman, President and CEO
Mexivada Mining Corp (TSX-V: MNV) is a mining exploration company testing gold-silver, diamond, molybdenum and tellurium prospects in Nevada, Mexico, and the "ROC" Republic of Congo(Brazzaville). Mexivada’s have been associated with mine discoveries and developments worldwide. Management controls a large shareholding in Mexivada.
1.“ROC” Congo. Gem quality diamonds to 22 mm in size (75+ carats) were mined here, including fancy-coloured blue-green stones, as well as gold from two belts exposed along a 35 km length. The company is actively conducting pre-drilling exploring here.
2. 1100+ hectares of the promising Yecora gold-silver mining district in northern Mexico, enmeshed with Coeur d’Alene Mines, near Ocampo and Mulatos, as well as the La Republica high-grade silver property. Good drilling results received to date from both properties.
3. Jefferson Au-Ag-Te and the Moly Dome porphyry Mo-Au-Te-Ag properties in Nevada, as well as 6 other exploration properties. Drilling was just completed at Moly Dome that intersected a porphyry molybdenum system and several intervals of gold-silver-tellurium mineralization with locally high grades. Mexivada is exploring for new sources of tellurium, which is a valuable metal used in solar panel and computer technologies.
Richard R. Redfern, Chairman, President and CEO
Stuart Rogers, CFO and Treasurer
Larry Kornze, P.Eng.
Allen Ambrose, C.P.G., R.Geol.
Michael J. Stetzel, LionsGate Communications
MEXIVADA MINING CORP.
1400-400 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 3G2
Brazauro Resources Corporation
Mark E. Jones, Chairman; Len Krol, Director and Harry Dobson, Director
Brazauro Resources Corporation (TSX V: BZO) has gold exploration projects in the Pará Province of Brazil. Seventy-one core holes at its key property, Tocantinzinho (TZ) have outlined the most significant bulk-tonnage gold discovery in the vast Tapajós region. In December 2007 NCL Brasil Ltda. reported a 43-101 compliant indicated and inferred resource of 52 million tonnes @ 1.25 g/t for a total of >2.1million ounces of gold. The scoping study has also shown potential for positive economics at gold prices over $550/oz. At a rate of 3 million tonnes/year TZ will produce 128,000 ounces over a 13-year period at a cost of an estimated $368/oz. At a gold price of $550/oz., the project will have a NPV (5% discount) of $42 million and an IRR of 10%. This year Brazauro will continue with further infill drilling to transfer inferred ounces into the indicated category, increase the total reserve and use the core for more metallurgical testing. Brazauro continues exploration on the remaining landholdings at TZ and at their exploration at Crepori and Circulo (44,800 hectares combined), both situated along strike and to the NW of TZ. Drilling has commenced at Crepori and an airborn geophysical survey will commence over the Circulo area in May. The company’s mission is to discover significant gold mineralization and to bring on a major mining partner for development of its properties
Mark E. Jones IIIChairman & Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Jones has been a director of several mining companies including Crown Resources Corporation, Solitario Resources Corporation and Arequipa Resources. Prior to 1984 he was involved in the investment banking business with Dean Witter and as a partner with Jones, Lloyd & Webster.
Elton PereiraVice President of Exploration
Mr. Pereira has over seventeen years of experience in mineral exploration in the Amazon and throughout mid-western Brazil, most of it with the Rio Tinto Group. He is a graduate of Universidade do Vale do Rios dos Sinos of Rio Grande do Sul State and has a M. Sc degree from Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto of Minas Gerais State.
Leendert G. KrolDirector, Advisor
Mr. Krol has over 40 years of experience in the mining industry. Prior to joining Brazauro Resources, he held the positions of Vice President, International Exploration, Director of Foreign Exploration and Director of Metallurgical Services with Newmont Mining; Exploration Manager, Diamonds, for Anaconda Copper Company; Consulting Geologist, Diamonds, for ASAM; and Senior Geologist for Anglo American Corporation.
Mr. Krol served as a Lieutenant in the Royal Dutch Marines and graduated from Leiden University, Netherlands with a Doctorandus in Geology degree. He is a member of the SME - AIME, IMM and SEG.
Mr. Dobson has been successfully engaged as an executive in the mining business for more than 20 years. He is currently the Chairman of Kirkland Lake Gold Inc. with five operating gold properties in Ontario and a director of Mountain Province Diamonds, Inc.
Brazauro Resources Corp.
16360 Park Ten Place, Suite 217
Houston, Texas 77084
Tel: (281) 579-3400
Fax: (281) 579-9799
Donald J. Robinson, President, CEO
With its focus on the district of James Bay, Québec, Eastmain is a Canadian gold exploration company with 100% interest in the Eau Claire and Eastmain gold deposits. Eastmain also holds interest in 12 projects within the district, including the Éléonore South property, where a new sedimentary-gold discovery has been found in a similar geologic setting to Goldcorp’s Roberto deposit. The Company has a budget of $3.5 million for gold exploration in Québec.
Donald J. Robinson, President, CEODonald J. Robinson, Ph.D., P.Geo., has been President, CEO and director of Eastmain since 1994. Dr. Robinson formerly operated a private consulting firm, Robinson Exploration Services Limited ("RESL"), which specialized in the exploration of base and precious metals within Canada, and Australia from 1987 to 1994. For two years he managed the exploration of a gold-rich VMS discovery at Lewis Ponds, Australia for Tri Origin Exploration Ltd. Prior to forming RESL, Dr. Robinson supervised an integrated base and precious metal program, on behalf of Westmin Resources Ltd. from 1981 to 1987, which led to the discovery of the Eau Claire gold deposit at Clearwater
James Bezeau, CFOJames Lawrence Bezeau, BBA, CMA, appointed Chief Financial Officer in September 2004, brings 30 years of financial, accounting and managerial experience to the Company.
Catherine I. Butella, Exploration ManagerCatherine I. Butella, B.Sc. (Geology-Biology), Exploration Manager of Eastmain since 1996, has over 20 years of diversified experience in the exploration of uranium, base and precious metals and PGEs. Ms. Butella was a nominee for the PDAC's "Prospector of the Year Award" in 1983 for the discovery of a barite deposit located in the Hemlo Mining Camp. She was an integral part of the exploration team at Battle Mountain Gold's Pagingo mine in Australia and worked with Dr. Robinson at Tri Origin's Lewis Ponds VMS discovery. As President of Shawonis Explorations and Enterprises Ltd., Ms. Butella has provided management and geological consulting services for a number of clients in Canada and Australia
Jay Goldman, Corporate SecretaryJay Goldman, B.A., MBA, LL.B., a partner in the law firm Goodman & Carr, became Secretary of Eastmain in 1998. From 1993 to 2000, Mr. Goldman was a partner in the law firm Beach Hepburn. Prior to 1993, Mr. Goldman was an associate at the law firm of Tory Tory DesLauriers & Binnington.
36 Toronto Street,
834572 4th Line,
Uranium North Resource Corp.
Daniel Faure, Director/Technical Advisor, Heather Kays, Manager, Corporate Communications
Uranium North has quickly become recognized as having the assets necessary to be considered a top tier Canadian uranium exploration company. The company holds 100% interest in 3 million acres of property located within the most prolific high-grade uranium basins in Canada. Historical information allowed us to focus on 5 project areas for our 2007 field program. After careful review of the historical data and completion of our first field season, 3 key project areas have been identified for aggressive follow up; any of which could have the potential to host a significant uranium discovery.
The company’s flagship property, Amer Lake, located in the Thelon Basin, is host to a *6.7 million lb historical resource. Recent ground and airborne testing have confirmed the potential to expand the known historical resource substantially in 3 large uranium anomalous areas totaling over 30 km.
The South Baker property will be part of the 2008 exploration program with a focus on 2 of the 12 prospect areas; KAM and HAWK, both showing prospective targets.
Continuing ground testing to define drill targets will be the focus of the Carswell project in the Athabasca basin for the 2008 season.
Mark Kolebaba, CEO/DirectorMark Kolebaba has over 20 years experience exploring for minerals. His strengths lie in land and project acquisition and new business development. His aggressive management style and his understanding of exploration in northern Canada will be a significant advantage to the future development of UNR.
Daniel Faure, Technical AdvisorDaniel Faure has been actively exploring Uranium for over 40 years. Mr. Faure has held positions with Cogema’s SERU Nucleaire Canada, UEX, ELF Aquitaine and the French Atomic Commission (CEA) exploring for uranium around the world. Among many accomplishments, Mr. Faure is credited with leading the team that discovered the Cigar Lake deposit during his tenure at Cogema Canada.
Stuart (Tookie) Angus, DirectorStuart (Tookie) Angus is an independent business advisor to the mining industry. Most recently he was Managing Dir., Mergers & Acquisitions for Endeavour Financial. His previous success in business strategy & corporate finance will prove to be an exceptional asset in determining the direction of UNR.
Maynard Brown, DirectorMaynard Brown has over 30 years experience advising public companies on securities law and serves as a Director of several junior exploration companies. His knowledge of corporate structure and securities law has significantly contributed to the creation of UNR.
Geir Liland, DirectorGeir Liland brings over 25 years of corporate finance, accounting and management experience to UNR. He held the position of VP, Corporate Finance for the TSX Venture Exchange and is currently a business consultant and a director of several public companies.
Terry Lyons, AdvisorTerry Lyons is Chairman of an active BC mining company and held senior positions at Versatile Corp. where he was involved in strategic planning, budgeting & finance, mergers & acquisitions and project management. As advisor to the Board of Directors he will contribute substantially to the expansion of UNR.
Head Office: Uranium North Resources Ltd.
Address: Suite 510, 510 Burrard Street
Canada V6C 3A8
Investor Information: Heather Kays - Manager of Corporate Communications
The Company’s current focus is on gold, silver, copper and zinc projects in Mexico and British Columbia, Canada.Corporate strategy:
Key success factors:
- Active drill programs on the Company’s drill ready projects
- Active programs to evaluate and define further targets for drilling on the Company’s portfolio of precious and base metal projects in Mexico and in British Columbia, Canada.
- Multiple projects in focused geographic locations to maximize potential for success.
- Targeted and cost effective exploration and development based on management’s proven exploration expertise and using the most advanced exploration techniques.
- Joint venture and cooperation agreements with major partners to share the costs and risks of mineral exploration and development.
- Particular attention devoted to maintaining efficient operations with minimum overheads to ensure that a major share of disposable funds are allocated to cost effective exploration and project development and minimize shareholder dilution.
- Focus on gold, silver, copper and zinc projects benefiting from the historically high prices of these metals
- Multiple exploration projects in Mexico and British Columbia, Canada with discovery potential for gold, silver, copper and zinc.
- Experienced management team with extensive technical experience and proven track record in the mineral exploration and development field, and in taking mineral projects through to production.
- Potential for taking projects through to production and/or joint ventures to advance projects.
- Low dilution and strong capital structure allowing significant upside potential in share value.
- Location of main exploration projects close to major producing mines in politically stable jurisdictions, with excellent access and infrastructure.
- Current historically high precious and base metal prices.
Alvin W. Jackson - DirectorMr. Jackson brings to the Board over 30 years of experience as an exploration geologist and mining executive. He serves as a Director, Chairman and CEO of Nordic Diamonds Ltd., and was previously a Director, President and Chief Operating Officer of EuroZinc Mining Corporatio
Michael McInnis - DirectorMr. McInnis has over 30 years of experience in mineral exploration and over 20 years of experience in managing public resource companies with a demonstrated track record in acquiring, financing and developing high quality mineral projects in North America and overseas. Mr. McInnis is President, CEO and a Director of Gateway Gold Corp.
Gary D. Nordin - DirectorMr. Nordin has been actively involved with mineral exploration and development since graduating with a Bachelor of Science (Honors) in Geology from the University of Alberta in 1970. He is a leading exploration geologist with a proven track record of identifying and developing mining projects.
Graham H. Scott – Corporate Secretary and Legal CounselMr. Scott is a partner in the law firm Vector Corporate Finance Lawyers of Vancouver, B.C., specializing in the areas of mining and securities law.
Kerry Spong – VP Finance, CFOMr. Spong is an accountant with over 16 years of experience in public and private practice.
Bahman Yamini - Director, President & CEOMr. Yamini has served on the Board of Directors of Canasil Resources Inc. from 1993 to the present. He acted as Chairman of the Board from January 2000 to May 2002, when he was appointed President & CEO. His professional career has focused on international trade and the supply of industrial products and systems to developing economies, specializing in the automotive and telecommunications industries. This has involved cooperation with a number of international corporations, including Volvo (Sweden), Nissan (Japan), Piaggio (Italy) and Scientific-Atlanta (USA). Mr. Yamini graduated with Bachelors and Masters degrees with honours in Engineering Science and Production Engineering from Cambridge University, England in 1972 and 1973. After completing a management training program with AB Volvo, Gothenburg, Sweden, he graduated with an MBA from the Harvard Business School in 1976.
Arthur Freeze - DirectorMr. Freeze has extensive experience in mining development programs and evaluating projects for both senior and junior resource companies http://www.canasil.com
Suite 750 - 625 Howe Street
Canada V6C 2T6
phone: (604) 708-3788
fax: (604) 708-3728
Alexis Minerals Corporation
Alexis Minerals is a TSX listed Canadian-based exploration and development company exploring for both gold and base metals in over 1,000 sq. km. of prospective properties located in two mining camps, the Val d’Or and Rouyn-Noranda Mining Districts of NW Quebec, areas with “world class mine” discovery potential. The company has excellent potential, through exploration, for the discovery of individual new deposits, new deposit trends and new mining camps.
Alexis is currently developing one gold project into production at a scheduled production rate of 40,000 ounces of gold per year, the 100%-owned Lac Herbin Mine. The project will achieve commercial production in Q2-2008 and full scale production in Q4-2008. Total production in 2008 is estimated at over 27,000 ounces gold. In addition the company intends on advancing a second project, the 100% owned Lac Pelletier Mine, through underground exploration and bulk sampling, to a production decision during 2008. The project is expected to produce a further 45,000 ounces of gold per year when in operation. The strategy of mine development and gold production will generate significant cash flow to the company and support long term regional exploration, as Alexis strives to grow through new discovery
During 2008, the company will complete over 32,000 metres of surface drilling across the region and a further 40-50,000 metres of underground drilling at the Lac Herbin Mine. Alexis will process ore in 2008 at a local custom milling facility and intends on reopening its 100% owned and fully permitted 1400 tpd Aurbel gold mill in Val d’Or during 2009.
David M. Rigg, P.Geo, President, CEO and Director Mr. Rigg has 30 years of exploration experience in Ontario, Quebec, Sweden and Africa. He has worked for Agnico-Eagle in various capacities including Exploration Manager and contributed to the discovery of the Musselwhite , Laronde, Goldex Extension and Lappberget Mines.
Keith Boyle, EVP and COO Mr. Boyle has over 20 years experience specifically in building and operating small and large mines. Prior to joining Alexis, Mr. Boyle most recently served as Manager, Business Development for Dynatec Corporation.
For more information contact Bruce Barch, Investor Relations (416) 861-5905 or email@example.com.
MICHAEL A. IVERSON, President & CEO, Al Alper and ROCK LEFRANCOIS, P.Geo., Vice-President & Director
NioGold has consolidated a large 70 km² land package in the prolific Malartic and Val-d'Or mining camps, located in the Abitibi region of Quebec, Canada.
The Abitibi is host to a number of current and former world-class gold producers yielding more than 170M ounces of gold since the early 1900's. The Malartic and Val-d'Or mining camps presently encompass several active advanced exploration and mine development projects.
NioGold's land holdings include former gold producers and undeveloped gold zones that offer the opportunity to rapidly define resources. The grounds also cover large under-explored sectors located along known mineral trends deemed highly prospective by NioGold for new gold discoveries. The Company is directing its efforts on the advanced-stage Marban Block property where NI 43-101 compliant resources totalling 342,000 ounces gold are presently defined. The depth extension of the gold system on the Marban Block represents "blue sky" potential as very limited drilling has occurred below 500 m vertical depth. Gold mines in the Malartic and Val-d'Or camps typically extend to depth of over 1,000 m.
MICHAEL A. IVERSON President & CEO Michael Iverson has been President and Director of Triple K Ventures Ltd from March 1975 to the present. He has also served as President and Director of R.P.F. Custom Wood Fibre Ltd since 1985. In November 1997, Mr. Iverson joined Sasha Ventures Ltd., a public company serving as President and Director. In addition to these substantial positions, Mr Iverson has been Chairman, Director and Chief Executive Officer of Fortuna Silver Mines from March 1998 to December 2004 remaining as a board member to present. Mr. Iverson is also Chairman and Director of Niogold Mining Corp formally known as Moreno Ventures Inc. since 1998 to the present.
ROCK LEFRANCOIS, P.Geo. Vice-President & Director Rock Lefrançois has over 20 years of experience in the search and valuation of various types of precious and base metal deposits across the North and Central American Cordilleras and the Abitibi Greenstone Belt. During his career he has mainly served as senior geologist for Cambior and Aur Resources. His wide-ranging knowledge of exploration methods applied to various styles of mineral deposits and his ability to develop exploration concepts will be an asset in advancing Niogold’s diversified portfolio of projects.
ARDEN (BUCK) MORROW, B.Sc. Technical Advisor, Corporate Development & Director Mr. Morrow is a graduate Mining Engineer from the Mackay School of Mines at the University of Nevada, Reno. He has over 30 years' experience in mineral exploration, mine development, and mine operations, in North America, South America, Asia, and Europe.
MICHELE N. MARRANDINO Director Mr. Marrandino brings 20 years experience in fund raising and management consulting to NioGold’s Board of Directors. His diverse knowledge, experience and contacts in the oil & gas, mining and hi-tech private and public sectors of these industries have assisted many companies in reaching their potential and desired mandates.
Niogold Mining Corporation
24549 53rd Avenue, Langley
British Columbia, Canada
Rob McEwen and Al Alper
US Gold is a United States based company engaged in the exploration of gold primarily in Nevada and Mexico. The Company's head office is located in Denver, Colorado and its common stock is listed on the American Stock Exchange (AMEX) and the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) under the symbol "UXG". The Company has large land positions, a strong treasury, good share liquidity and the potential upside of a junior exploration company.
Rob McEwenChief Executive Officer & Chairman of the Board (BA, MBA)
Rob has been associated with the resource industry for 29 years. His career began in the investment industry, and then in 1990 he stepped into the mining sector His career began in the investment industry, and then in 1990 he stepped into the mining sector. Rob is the founder of Goldcorp Inc., where he grew the Company from a market capitalization of $50 million to approximately $8 billion. During that time Goldcorp’s shares achieved a 32% compound annual growth rate, making it one of the best performing gold companies in the world.http://www.usgold.com
Investor Relations Questions
Tel: (647) 258-0395, ext 170
Toll Free: (866) 441-0690
Fax: (647) 258-0408
Golden Goliath Resources Ltd.
J. Paul Sorbara, M.Sc., P.Geo., President , Daniel Nofrietta Fernandez
Golden Goliath Resources Ltd. is a junior exploration company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange (symbol GNG). The Company is focused on exploring and developing the gold and silver potential of an historic mining camp located in the world famous Sierra Madre Occidental Mountains of northwestern Mexico. Unlike most juniors, which have an option to earn an interest in a single property or a few scattered properties in various areas or countries, Golden Goliath controls an entire old mining camp, or district, that covers an area of 15 by 25 kilometres, with numerous past producing gold and silver mines dating back to the time of the Spaniards. Golden Goliath's Uruachic claims are owned 100% by the Company and are fully paid for with no property option or purchase payments to make.
J. Paul Sorbara, M.Sc., P.Geo. PresidentMr. Sorbara, President of the Company, completed his M.Sc. at the University of Toronto in 1979, studying collapsed caldera structures in Canada's Northwest Territories. Following graduation, he conducted Caldera Reconnaissance Programs for Cominco Ltd. in both British Columbia and the Sierra Madre Occidental range in Northern Mexico, spending a number of years in Cominco's Guadalajara office. Changes in the foreign investment laws made investment in Mexico feasible, and Mr. Sorbara was one of the first Canadians to go there. With help from his numerous Mexican geological contacts, he started his own private Mexican exploration company, Minera Delta S.A. de C.V. which after eight years he took public as Golden Goliath Resources Ltd.
Stephen PearceStephen Pearce, CFO is a practicing lawyer who specializes in corporate and securities work. He serves as a director and officer of several resource related public companies. Mr. Pearce has a Law degree from the University of British Columbia and an economics degree from York University.
Ing. Daniel Nofrietta FernandezIng. Nofrietta is a Mexican National who studied geology both in Mexico and the United States. He has worked as exploration manager for several large international companies throughout Mexico and has a vast knowledge of the Sierra Madre Occidental region. He has also taught at the University of Chihuahua and is Past President of the Chihuahua chapter of the Association of Professional Geologists, Geochemists and Metallurgists of Mexico.
(604) 685-3764 (FAX)
Vannessa Ventures Ltd Vannessa Ventures Ltd. is an advanced gold exploration company based in Calgary, Canada, in the process of transisting from junior explorer to gold producer.
The development of the Crucitas Mine is underway in Costa Rica, with production and positive cash flow expected to begin as early as 2008. This signifies a major step forward for Vannessa and its shareholders.
Vannessa has an arbitral claim against the Government of Venezuela being heard before an International Arbitration Tribunal seeking ~US$ 1 billion in damages and lost profits arising from the expropriation of its Las Cristinas deposit which contains an estimated 12 million ounces of gold.
The Company also holds gold and diamond prospects in Guyana under agreement with Shoreham Resources Ltd. of Toronto.
Adanac Molybdenum Corporation
Adanac Molybdenum Corporation aims to become the world's first new large scale primary producer of molybdenum in 25 years. The company is currently procuring equipment and advancing development with the goal of bringing its flagship property of Ruby Creek, British Columbia into production in early 2009. The company also holds three exploration properties in Nevada.
Strong market fundamentals support robust molybdenum prices
Ruby Creek to begin producing in early 2009
144 M tonnes of mineable reserves enable 21-year mine life
18-month lead over other molybdenum projects
Experienced management and board
Dr. David Stone - Chief Executive OfficerDr. Stone is a mining engineer with a career that spans 25 years of consulting to the metal mining industry. His principal expertise is in mining rock mechanics where he has provided designs and operational advice for both open pit and underground operations worldwide.
Michael MacLeod - President & Chief Operating OfficerMichael has been an active Mining Engineer for 25 years and is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of B.C. (APEGBC). He has obtained university degrees of B.Sc. Eng. (Mining), M. Eng. (Mining) and MBA and has been responsible for major capital projects, feasibility assessments and marketing and environmental studies. Michael will be responsible for all project development and operational activities, and for assembling and leading the team of professionals that will advance the Ruby Creek Moly Project.
Ed Lee - Executive Vice President / DirectorMr. Ed Lee is a Director and Executive Vice President of the Company. He has been an entrepreneur in private business in Northeast B.C. for 20 years, in which 12 of those have been in the assistance of corporate developement and finance for public companies.
Teresa Piorun - Corporate SecretaryMs. Piorun has been with the group of companies for twenty years she holds the position of Corporate Secretary, she is a senior corporate officer with wide-ranging responsibilities.
Dan Koyich - Vice President Corporate DevelopmentMr. Koyich has been involved as a director of public companies since 1997. As president of his private corporation, JeanDan Management Ltd. since 1977, he has provided consulting services regarding investor relations, business administration and financing for publicly listed companies.
Suite 200 – 2055 – 152nd Street
Surrey, BC V4A 4N7
Coral Gold Resources Ltd.
David Wolfin, Louis wolfin, Al Alper and William Kocken Advanced, Carlin-Type Targets on Nevada's Cortez Gold Trend.
Coral Gold Resources is exploring a portfolio of strategically-located claim blocks along the Cortez gold trend in north-central Nevada at the Robertson Project. Robertson adjoins Cortez Gold Mines' Pipeline Mine, one of the lowest cost Au producers in Nevada, The Pipeline open pit is just south of Robertson in Crescent Valley. Barrick Gold Mines recently reported proven and probable gold reserves of 11.5 million ounces and is continuing exploration drilling to expand the Pipeline deposit.
Drilling at Robertson and a resulting 3-D resource block model in 2007, more than doubled the inferred gold resource estimate at Robertson to 2.3 million ounces. This latest resource estimate, prepared by Beacon Hill Consultants of Vancouver, BC is fully 43-101 compliant and was calculated on the basis of US$600 gold and recoveries of 70%.
Louis Wolfin, CEO & DirectorMr. Wolfin has directed Coral's growth from its inception in 1982. He directed the timely acquisition of Coral's Nevada holdings and negotiated joint venture exploration agreements with Amax Gold and Placer Dome/Kennecott.
Lloyd Andrews, Chairman and DirectorMr. Andrews, a former Washington State Senator, provides Coral with extensive experience in both the private and public sectors. He currently sits on the Board of Smith Barney Mutual Fund.
David Wolfin, DirectorDavid Wolfin, who is the President of Avino Silver and Gold Mines has been instrumental in financing, investor relations and overall management for the company. Over the last five years.
Head Office and Investor Relations
Address: Suite 400
455 Granville St.
Vancouver, British Columbia
Canada VC6 1T1
Telephone: (604) 682-3701
Fax: (604) 682-3600
Exceptional Production Growth Profile
Rusoro Mining is a junior gold producer with a large land position in the prolific Bolivar State mining region of Venezuela. With the resent acquisition of the Choco 10 mine the Company has expanded its asset base to 12.8 million ounces of gold (6.63 M/oz M&I – 84.0 M/t @ 2.5 g/t and 6.22 M/oz inferred – 108.2 Mt @ 1.8 g/t) and will reach an annualized production rate of 150,000 oz/yr in 2008. Rusoro is scheduled to drill 300,000 meters in 2008 to expand and upgrade its gold ounces for projected production expansion at the Choco 10 and the Company's Emilia Mine in El Dorado.
Management are very experienced in the country with strong government relationships at all levels and they are committed to aggressively pursuing the Company's goal of becoming an intermediate gold producer by doubling annualized production and having gold assets of 20 million oz by 2011.
OfficersVladimir Agapov, Chairman
Andre Agapov, Chief Executive Office
George Salamis, President
Corey Allan, Chief Operating Officer
Gegory Smith P. Geo, Vice-President of, Exploration
Judith Bird, Corporate Secretary
1055 Dunsmuir St Suite 2164
Four Bentall Centre
Vancouver, BC V7X 1B1
Toll Free: 1.800.668.0091
Scorpio Mining Corporation
Peter J. Hawley, BSc, PGeo CEO & Chairman Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Peter Hawley has twenty-five years mining-industry experience that spans grassroots exploration through to development and production. He has worked extensively as a consulting geologist to a large number of intermediate and senior mining companies including Teck Corp, Noranda Inc, Placer Dome Inc and Barrick Gold Corp. He is also experienced in private and public company financing and corporate administration.
D. Roger Scammell, BSc, PGeo President & Director Email: email@example.com
Roger Scammell has more than 30 years experience in the mining and exploration industry. He was the Regional Manager of Exploration for Teck Corporation's Mexican subsidiary, Minera Teck SA de CV From 1992 to 2002. Under his direction, Minera Teck discovered the 72 million tonne San Nicolas volcanogenic massive sulphide deposit in Zacatecas, Mexico and the El Limon gold skarn in Guerrero, Mexico.
Suite 2164 - 1055 Dunsmuir Street
Four Bentall Centre
Alhambra Resources Ltd
John J. Komarnicki Chairman, CEO and Director, Al Alper and Ihor P. Wasylkiw, P. Eng. Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Alhambra Resources Ltd. is a Canadian based exploration and gold production corporation. Operating through its wholly owned subsidiary, Saga Creek Gold Corp LLP ("Saga Creek") Alhambra is in its sixth year of operations in the Republic of Kazakhstan. Saga Creek holds the rights to two Licenses that have an initial term of 25 years granted by the Republic of Kazakhstan in 1997. These Licenses are the subject of an exploration and exploitation Contract between Saga Creek and the Republic of Kazakhstan. The initial term of these Licenses expires in the year 2022. Pursuant to the Subsoil Use laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the terms of these Licenses can be extended for up to an additional 20 years.
The main asset of the Corporation is its 100% working interest in the 2.7 million acre Uzboy Project (the "Project") located in a prolific gold belt located in north central Kazakhstan which hosts numerous world-class gold deposits. The Corporation commenced commercial operations at its 100% owned of Uzboy heap leach mine effective May 1, 2006.
John J. Komarnicki Chairman, CEO and Director Mr. Komarnicki holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Toronto and has 34 years of experience in the resources industries. He is currently Director, Chairman and CEO of Alhambra Resources Ltd. He has been Chairman of Alhambra Resources Ltd. since 2001.
Donald D. McKechnie Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer Mr. McKechnie is a Chartered Accountant with over 25 years of senior financial and management experience and has been involved with oil and natural gas projects in Canada, Indonesia and Ukraine.
Ihor P. Wasylkiw, P. Eng. Vice President and Chief Information Officer Mr. Wasylkiw is a Professional Engineer with 27 years of experience in the oil, gas, mining, and securities industries. He has held both technical and managerial positions and has worked internationally.
Alhambra Resources Ltd.
330, 700 - 6th Avenue S.W.
Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2P 0T8
Phone: (403) 228 2855
Fax: (403) 228 2865
ValGold Resources Ltd.
Stephen J. Wilkinson, President, CEO & Director
ValGold Resources Ltd. (VAL - TSX Venture) is an international development company based in Vancouver, Canada. The Company's objective is to generate wealth for its stakeholders by applying its strategy of acquiring properties with identified but under-explored mineral resources. ValGold's 2007 activities included drilling at its Garrison gold property located in Ontario, Canada and active exploration on its properties in Venezuela and Guyana, which are highly prospective for Gold, Uranium, Diamonds and Base Metals. During 2007, minimum 5,000 metre drill programs were completed for all the Company's gold properties located in Canada, Venezuela and Guyana. Field work in the latter two countries will also target new prospects for gold and potentially diamonds, uranium and base metals.
ValGold's commitment to realize world-class mineral deposits is based on a strategy that employs three key fundamental criteria:
- Mineral rights to extensive areas in South America.
- Mineral exploration projects with potential for substantial development potential.
- Experienced management with exploration, mining and financial expertise.
Stephen J. Wilkinson, B.Sc., M.Sc., M.B.A. President, CEO & Director Stephen Wilkinson, President, CEO & Director, is a mining executive, corporate director and business consultant based in North Vancouver, British Columbia. Since September 2002, he has served as President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of ValGold Resources Ltd., an international mining development company, TSX-Venture Exchange listed under the symbol, VAL. Prior to which, Mr. Wilkinson was President, CEO and Director of Northern Orion Explorations Ltd. for the period of 1999 to 2002. From 1996 to 1999, he was the Vancouver-based mining analyst for RBC Dominion Securities Inc. responsible for small capitalization gold and base metal companies. Mr. Wilkinson has extensive experience in the mining and finance industries having served as an officer and director of several private and public companies, supplemented over the past three decades by experience working for mining companies and government agencies.
Andrew F. B. Milligan, MBE, MA Chairman & Director Andrew Milligan, Chairman & Director, has been engaged in the management of companies involved in gold mining and exploration for the past 30 years, and has been a director of ValGold since December 2002. Mr. Milligan is a former President of Glamis Gold Ltd. and Cornucopia Resources Ltd. and is currently a director of a number of Vancouver-based mining companies with shares listed on the TSX Venture Exchange. He has held senior-executive positions in Canada and the United Kingdom with British Aerospace, Rolls Royce, TRV Minerals Corp. and is also a director and officer of Contrarian Resource Fund 2003 Management Ltd., a limited partnership that invests in flow-through shares of junior Canadian mineral exploration companies.
ValGold Resources Ltd.
Suite 1400 - 570 Granville Street
Canada V6C 3P1
Toll Free 1-888-267-1400
Banro is a Canadian-based gold exploration company with four wholly-owned properties, each with mining licenses, along a major gold belt of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The Company has to date identified 4.81 million ounces of Measured and Indicated Resources, plus Inferred Resources of 6.98 million ounces. Work is ongoing to extend Banro's total resource base, with pre-feasibility studies currently underway.
Simon Village Chairman and Director Simon Village was formerly a Managing Director, World Gold Council, and principal of Exchange Traded Gold, a company responsible for developing and managing a series of direct physical gold investment products that have revolutionized the dynamics of the gold industry. Previous to this he was a Managing Director with HSBC responsible for Global Mining based out of London, and also Head of HSBC's South African Securities business. Simon holds a B.Eng (Hons) degree from Camborne School of Mines, and brings some 16 years of gold industry and investment experience to the Company.
Michael Prinsloo President & CEO Michael Prinsloo was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Banro in September 2007 and President in March 2008. He has 35 years experience in the gold mining industry, having risen through the ranks over 25 years with the Anglo American Gold Division. He later worked for Randgold & Exploration and served as CEO of Durban Roodepoort Deep, Limited. Mike was Executive Vice President and Head of South African Operations of Gold Fields from 2002 to 2006, and was appointed and served as CEO of the Gold Fields Business and Leadership Academy in 2006 to 2007.
Arnold T. Kondrat Executive Vice-President & Director Banro's principal founder, Arnold is the Executive Vice-President of the Corporation and has been involved in corporate finance activities for over 20 years. He is also President and Managing Director of Sterling Portfolio Securities Inc., a private venture capital firm based in Toronto.
Address: 1 First Canadian Place
100 King St. West, Suite 7070, P.O. Box 419
Canada M5X 1E3
Telephone: +1 416-366-2221
Fax: +1 416-366-7722
Pelangio Mines Inc
Ingrid Hibbard, President & Chief Executive Officer, Pelangio Mines Inc.
Pelangio Mines Inc. is a Canadian junior gold exploration company active in two of the top-ranked mining jurisdictions in the world, Canada and Ghana.
The Company focuses on the acquisition and exploration of under-valued or early stage exploration prospects located in world-class gold belts, where discoveries can provide a significant return on investment.
Pelangio has commenced a 2000 metre drilling program at its Obuasi property in Ghana. The 10-hole program will focus on the extension of the Obuasi mine trend (Anyinabrim target) where Pelangio has identified gold and copper soil anomalies and geophysical conductors from the 2007 survey. This program is the first part of a projected 10,000 metres to be completed in 2008.
The Company completed a drill program at its 100% owned Seeley Lake property in the Hemlo area of northwestern Ontario and at its 100% owned Black Township property located approximately 100 kilometres southwest of Timmins.
Two of the six holes intersected gold mineralization:
HEM08-02 intersected 1 metre of 1.24 g/t gold from 19 to 20 metres. The gold-bearing interval was hosted by a pyrrhotitic sulfidic felsic ash tuff.
HEM08-03 intersected 2 metres of 1.10 g/t gold from 87 to 89 metres. Gold values are associated with quartz veining in carbonatized mafic volcanic rock.
Pelangio is active in the top-ranked mining jurisdictions in the world, Canada and Ghana. The Company's main focus is to advance its exploration programs on its premier land position in Ghana totaling 290 square kilometres, located on strike and adjacent to AngloGold Ashanti's Obuasi gold mine.
Pelangio also has a 44.6% equity interest in Detour Gold, which controls the Detour Lake advanced exploration project. The near-term objective of Detour Gold is to advance the Detour Lake project to development and production.
Ingrid Hibbard President & Chief Executive Officer, Pelangio Mines Inc. Ingrid Hibbard was appointed President and CEO of Pelangio Mines Inc. in 1996. Ms. Hibbard is a mining and securities lawyer with 25 years of experience in the mining industry. Previously, she was in private practice having clients ranging from junior explorers to major mining companies such as Noranda Mines and Hemlo Gold Mines. She served as Corporate Secretary and Assistant Corporate Secretary of Battle Mountain Canada Ltd. (formerly Hemlo Gold Mines Inc.) from1993 to 1999. Ms. Hibbard obtained her LLB from the University of Western Ontario. Ms. Hibbard is a director of Detour Gold Corporation.
Warren Bates Vice President Exploration Warren Bates, P.Geo was appointed Vice President, Exploration of Pelangio on June 25, 2007. Mr. Bates is responsible for all of Pelangio's exploration activities in Canada and Ghana, including new project generation. He has over 22 years of experience in the mining and exploration industry. Mr. Bates most recently held the position of Vice President, Exploration for St. Andrew Goldfields Ltd. Prior to his tenure at St. Andrew, he worked 20 years for Granges Inc. and its successor company, Vista Gold Inc., in various roles from District Geologist to International Exploration Manager. He operated and managed exploration programs in North and South America, which resulted in a number of gold discoveries, undertook evaluations and acquisitions, conducted pre-feasibility and feasibility studies and has hands-on, day-to-day experience in mine operations. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree (Hons. Geology) and a Bachelor of Science degree (Chemistry) from the University of Manitoba.
Ingrid Hibbard, President & CEO or
Warren Bates, Vice President Exploration
Tel: 905-875-3828 / Toll-free: 1-877-746-1632 / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
440 Harrop Dr., 2nd Floor
Milton, Ontario, Canada L9T 3H2
T (905) 875-3828
F (905) 875-3829
Pelangio Mines Inc.
Trade Winds Ventures Flying High
Colin Robson , Terry McGee and Ian D. Lambert President & CEO
Trade Winds Ventures Inc "TWD" is a well funded Canadian based public company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange. The company’s primary focus is to enhance shareholder value by identifying, exploring and developing world class gold projects in Canada.
Current properties under development have been targeted due to successful results from extensive geophysics and drilling having already taken place during prior work programs. Trade Winds primary properties lie in Ontario Canada in both the Detour Lake and Red Lake/Birch Lake mining districts, which host some of Canada’s largest and most profitable mines. The company also owns a 100% interest in the following properties: Dardanelle; Treasure Mountain; and Nunavut. In addition, Trade Winds owns 80% interest through its Chinese Subsidiary, in the Tuole property Xinjiang, PRC.
Trade Winds is positioned very well to take advantage of the emerging gold market and has acquired the people, property, partners and funding to realize optimal returns.
Ian D. Lambert President & CEO Ian D. Lambert, of Vancouver, B.C., has over thirty years of experience in the management and financing of public companies. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree in quantitative analysis and computer science from the University of Saskatchewan. He is primarily responsible for corporate structuring and strategic planning, project acquisitions, regulatory compliance, public financing arrangements and investment and brokerage community liaison activities. Mr. Lambert has served on the Board of Directors of several public companies including resource and technology entities. Mr. Lambert's broad exposure to a wide range of business activities includes experience in oil & gas development, marketing, manufacturing, data processing operations and software development, and precious metals and mineral exploration and development. His current positions include: Director, Covik Development Corp., (mineral exploration), April 1990 to present; President/Director, Trade Winds Ventures Inc., (mineral exploration) April 1990 to present; President/Director, LiteWave Corp., (oil & gas production) February 1999 to present; Director, Sunorca Development Corp. (energy, oil & gas projects) December, 2000 to present.
Prior to becoming and Officer and Director of public companies, he served several years each as Manager, Systems Consulting for Deloite Haskins & Sells Associates, Manager Systems Development for Cominco Ltd. and MacMillan Bloedel Ltd., and Systems Analyst, Mobil Oil Canada.
Direct line (604) 648-6228
Toll Free (866) 698-9187 ext 228
Direct line (604) 648-6223
Toll Free (866) 698-9187 ext 223
Trade Winds Ventures Inc. - TWD TSX.V
Suite #300 1620 West 8th Ave
V6J 1V4 Canada
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