The Company’s First Project in Brazil is a large land package of assayed high grade manganese of 51.4% to 55.9% on 4 mineral claims of + 40,000 ha in the State of Mato Grosso, Brazil.
Manganese is primarily known for its uses in steel production, which makes up about 90% of the metal’s demand. However, it is less known for its important uses in batteries and particularly fertilizers.
Manganese is an essential micronutrient that is needed for plant and animal life. While it is needed in lesser amounts than the major fertilizer elements (N, P, K), the metal is essential for healthy growth of plants.
As the world’s largest net agricultural supplier, Brazil is the world’s breadbasket and agribusiness makes up almost a quarter of the country’s GDP.
Zambia is one of the largest copper producers in Africa, and draws revenue from mining companies through taxes and royalties. At the recent Mining Indaba 2018 conference in Cape Town, South Africa, the Zambian Minister of Mines and Mineral Development, Hon Christopher Yaluma noted Zambia remained one of the most favorable Investment destinations in Southern Africa. Hon Yaluma added that Zambia due to the new mining policy instituted in 2014 is a lucrative mining jurisdiction for investors and global mining companies.
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Mr. Wilson has been the lead financier for public and private companies raising over $300 million worth of equity and debt financings in the mining and energy fields internationally during the last 20 years. An experienced corporate executive, he has extensive relationships in project acquisition, corporate structure and finance specializing in but not limited to the global resource sector. As president of Hana Mining Ltd based in Vancouver, Canada, he orchestrated the creation and discovery of a major copper/silver district in Botswana, Africa positioning Hana into a market capitalization of over $580 million dollars. Prior to these involvements, Mr. Wilson served as Vice President of Samoth Capital Corporation a $150 million TSE listed merchant bank involved in participating real estate lending and development throughout the southwestern United States and Canada.
KELLY McQUIGGAN, CFO
Mr. McQuiggan has been leading finance teams in Vancouver, BC since 2008 with a focus on financial reporting, income tax, raising capital, and corporate structures. He earned his Chartered Accountant designation in Alberta after articling with KPMG LLP and MacKay LLP. Mr. McQuiggan is the founder of Cellar Door Advisors, and is a consultant with Invictus Accounting Group LLP, a boutique Vancouver advisory firm providing financial reporting and regulatory compliance services to privately held and publicly traded companies since 2012. Kelly is an avid cyclist and golfer, and is a provincial curling champion.
AVROM HOWARD, MSc, PGeo, CONSULTING GEOLOGIST
Mr. Howard retains over 40 years of technical expertise and executive experience. In 1994, he founded TSXV-listed Odyssey Resources Limited, which developed copper and gold resources in Morocco and Turkey. He co-founded Homeland Uranium and Homeland Energy Group, companies that pursued coal and uranium in the USA and Africa. He has consulted on numerous mineral commodities all around the world. Mr. Howard obtained a BSc in Geology from the University of Toronto and a MSc in Geology from the University of Colorado at Boulder.
EUGENE HODGSON, INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR
Mr. Hodgson is a graduate of the University of Calgary and holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science. He has held senior positions in both the public sector for the Northwest Territories and British Columbia governments. He has served on the Board of Directors of various companies including Grandfield Pacific Corporation, Arimex Resources Inc., Equitable Real Estate Investment Corp., Sea Breeze Power Corp. Silvermex Resources Inc., Chair of Pacific Cascade Minerals and Director of Timmins Gold Corp. a TSE and NYSE listed company.
ALEX TSAKUMIS, DIRECTOR
Mr. Tsakumis has over 25 years investment experience within the North American capital markets with private and public companies. Beginning his career in 1989, he has experience in capital formation, management and growth of listed companies including mergers and acquisitions, finance, corporate governance, marketing and corporate communications. Born and raised in Vancouver, Mr. Tsakumis is a graduate of University of British Columbia with a BA in Economics.
SANTOKH SAHOTA, DIRECTOR
Mr. Sahota has been involved for over forty years in the acquisition, development, management, and disposal of both commercial and residential real estate. He has also been involved with a range of other businesses over the years, with investments in both private and public entities and in fields as varied as hospitality (restaurants, bars, nightclubs), and mining.
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