Darcy Marud, CEO & President, Western Exploration Inc. (TSXV: WEX, OTCQX: WEXPF) Discusses their Growing Nevada-focused Gold-Silver Exploration Company with the Support of Agnico Eagle
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


We spoke with Darcy Marud, CEO, President, and Director of Western Exploration Inc. (TSXV: WEX, OTCQX: WEXPF), an established, Nevada-focused, precious metals exploration company, with 25 years of history, aiming to be a premier gold and silver development company, in North America. The Company's principal asset is the 100% owned Aura gold-silver project, located in Elko County, Nevada, approximately 120 kilometers north of the city of Elko, Nevada. Aura has three high quality deposits, with near term growth catalysts, and with gold resources, in excess of 1M ounces, plus 10M ounces of silver. Agnico Eagle is a principal investor of approximately 18% of the Company.
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Peter Espig, President, & CEO, Nicola Mining Inc. (TSX.V: NIM, FSE: HLI) Discusses Owning Three Diversified Solid Core Assets in Southern British Columbia; Exploring for Copper, Gold, and Silver, and Generating Cash
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


We spoke with Peter Espig, President, and CEO of Nicola Mining Inc. (TSX.V: NIM, FSE: HLI), a junior mining company, with three 100% owned, diversified core assets, all located together, in southern British Columbia. The Company's New Craigmont Copper Project is a high-grade, skarn copper, adjacent to Highland Valley Copper, Canada’s largest copper mine. The property contains the historic Craigmont Copper Mine, a 10,913 hectare, which includes mine permit M-68, and a NI 43-101 resource estimate, on historic mine-waste terraces. The permitted, Treasure Mountain Silver Mine, with a NI 43-101 resource estimate, is Nicola's second asset. The third asset is the Merritt Gold/Silver Mill and tailings facility, British Columbia’s only site that is permitted to process material Province-wide. Nicola Mining has Mining and Milling Profit Share Agreements in place, with high-grade gold projects. The facility recommenced gold and silver production in 2021.
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Luke Norman, the new Chairman of U.S. Gold Corp. (NASDAQ: USAU) Discusses Gold Exploration and Development, with Near-Term Production Potential, at Their CK Gold Project in Wyoming
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


We spoke with Luke Norman, who is the new Chairman of the Board of Directors of U.S. Gold Corp. (NASDAQ: USAU). U.S. Gold Corp. is a U.S. focused, gold exploration and development Company, with near-term production potential, at their CK Gold Project, located in Southeast Wyoming that had a Preliminary Feasibility Study (PFS) completed on it. The Company is advancing CK Gold to bankable Feasibility Study, permitting and production decision. U.S Gold Corp also owns a portfolio of exploration projects, including Keystone and Maggie Creek properties, on the Cortez and Carlin Trends in Nevada, as well as the Challis Gold Project located in Idaho.
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Gary O’Connor, President & CEO, Moneta Gold Inc. (TSX: ME, OTCQX: MEAUF, XETRA: MOP) Interviewed: Advancing its Timmins Tower Gold Project, 11.8 Moz, One of the Largest Undeveloped Gold Projects, in North America.
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


We spoke with, Gary O’Connor, President, and CEO of Moneta Gold Inc. (TSX: ME, OTCQX: MEAUF, XETRA: MOP), a Canadian-based gold exploration company, focused on advancing its 100% wholly owned, Tower Gold project, which currently hosts a gold mineral resource estimate of 4.3 Moz indicated and 7.5 Moz inferred. It is one of the largest undeveloped gold projects, in North America. Moneta Gold's 2022 drill program is primarily designed to infill and upgrade the resource categories, of the mineral resources. An updated PEA study, encompassing the entire Tower Gold project, is planned to be completed in the third quarter of 2022.
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Brendan Cummins, Executive Director, Black Canyon Ltd (ASX: BCA), Discusses Exploring and Developing manganese, in Northern Western Australia, for Growing Demand in EV Batteries
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Brendan Cummins, Executive Director, Black Canyon Ltd Limited (ASX: BCA), an Australian manganese-dedicated explorer and potential developer, in Northeast Pilbara, of Western Australia. In the last 12 months, the Company has successfully delineated a very large tonnage manganese-enriched, shale-style-ore body, at their flagship Flanagan Bore project, in joint venture, with Carawine Resources Limited (ASX: CWX), located 2 hours’ drive NE of Newman. The project has potentially a 15-to-20-year mine life, with great resource expansion and additional discovery potential. It has just been announced that a large infill and extensional RC drill program was recently completed. Near-term plans include a scoping study and metallurgical test work. Manganese and copper continue to have attractive fundamentals, with growing utilization in the battery mineral sector, challenging supply conditions.
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Thomas Ullrich, CEO and Director, Aston Bay Holdings Ltd. (TSXV: BAY, OTCQB: ATBHF) Discusses Exploration of Gold and Base Metals in Virginia
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


We spoke with Thomas Ullrich, who is CEO and Director of Aston Bay Holdings Ltd. (TSXV: BAY, OTCQB: ATBHF). Aston Bay is a US-focused exploration company, advancing base metals and gold assets in Virginia. These properties are located, within an underexplored gold-copper-zinc mineralized belt, which has historically hosted both gold and base metals deposits. Aston Bay has made two new discoveries, in the belt: SEDEX copper-zinc and mesothermal gold. Drilling is planned for summer 2022 on high-priority targets. The Company also owns a 100% interest in the high-grade Storm Copper Project and the Seal Zinc Deposit in Nunavut, recently optioned to American West Metals (ASX: AW1). American West and Aston Bay recently reported results of ore sorting test work that returned over 53% copper, for a direct shipping product, from the Storm Copper Project. Drilling is planned at Storm this summer.
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Lomiko Metals Inc. (TSX.V: LMR): A Graphite and Lithium Exploration and Development Company in Quebec, Building a Major New Energy Platform in Canada; Belinda Labatte, CEO Interviewed
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


We spoke with Belinda Labatte, who is CEO of Lomiko Metals Inc. (TSX.V: LMR), a graphite and lithium exploration and development Company in Quebec, on a mission to build a major new energy platform in Canada. Lomiko holds a 100% interest, in its La Loutre graphite development, in southern Quebec, located within the Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg (KZA) First Nations territory, close to infrastructure, with great geological setting. The 2021 PEA, which indicated the project had a 15-year mine life, producing, per year, 100,000 tonnes of graphite concentrate at 95% Cg, or a total of 1.5Mt of graphite concentrate. Lomiko is also working with Critical Elements Lithium Corporation, towards earning its 70% stake in the Bourier Project, located near Nemaska Lithium and Critical Elements, south-east of the Eeyou Istchee, James Bay territory in Quebec.
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Ramon Barua, CEO, Aclara Resources discusses Becoming a Strategic Supplier of Critical Heavy Rare Earth Elements (HREE), and Supporting the Widespread use of Renewable Energy Technologies and EVs
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Aclara Resources
is a development-stage, rare earth, mineral resources Company, located in Chile, with an objective to become a strategic supplier of the critical Heavy Rare Earth Elements (HREE), while also supplying key magnet, Light Rare Earth Elements (LREE), in order to support the widespread use of renewable energy technologies and the increased adoption of EVs, globally. Aclara is initiating the development of its resources, through a project called the Penco Module, which covers a surface area of approximately 600 hectares, and which has ionic clays that are rich in rare earth elements. Aclara is currently focused on the development and on the future construction and operation of the Penco Module, which will aim to produce a rare earth concentrate, through a processing plant that will be fed by clays from nearby deposits. Aclara’s unique extraction process offers several advantages such as: no blasting, crushing, or milling required; no tailings dam; minimal water consumption, due to a high level of water recirculation; amenable rare earths extraction, with a fertilizer; and no radioactivity.
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White Gold Corp. (TSX.V: WGO, OTCQX: WHGOF, FRA: 29W): A District Scale Portfolio, covering about 350,000 Hectares, representing Over 40% of the Yukon’s emerging White Gold District; David D’Onofrio, CEO interviewed
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


We spoke with David D’Onofrio, CEO of White Gold Corp. (TSX.V: WGO, OTCQX: WHGOF, FRA: 29W), a gold exploration Company, with a district-scale portfolio of 17,584 quartz claims across 30 properties, covering approximately 350,000 hectares, representing over 40% of the Yukon’s emerging White Gold District. The Company’s flagship, White Gold property, hosts the Company’s Golden Saddle and Arc deposits, which have a mineral resource of 1,139,900 ounces Indicated, at 2.28 g/t Au, and 402,100 ounces Inferred at 1.39 g/t Au. The 2022 $6 million exploration program includes drilling at White Gold property, Betty property, and regional exploration work, to identify new targets. Yukon is a Tier 1 jurisdiction, with excellent mining infrastructure, that has seen 20M+ oz placer gold and 25M+ oz modern day gold discoveries. White Gold Corp. is managed by leaders in the mining exploration field, including Shawn Ryan, co-founder and Chief Technical Advisor, who's advanced soil work led to the discovery of the millions of gold ounces, including the Golden Saddle & Arc, Coffee, and QV gold resources.
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Dr. Keith Barron, President, and CEO, Outstanding Geologist and Discoverer, Aurania Resources Ltd. (TSXV: ARU, OTCQB: AUIAF, Frankfurt: 20Q) Discusses Exploring Precious Metals and Copper, in Its 208,000 hectares, Ecuador
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


We spoke with Dr. Keith Barron, President, and CEO of Aurania Resources Ltd. (TSXV: ARU, OTCQB: AUIAF, Frankfurt: 20Q). Aurania Resources is a mineral exploration company, focused on precious metals and copper, in South America. Its flagship asset, The Lost Cities – Cutucu Project, is located in the Jurassic Metallogenic Belt, in the eastern foothills of the Andes Mountain range, of southeastern Ecuador. During the past 5 years, Aurania Resources has been doing early exploration work, including stream sediment surveys, geophysical surveys, and airborne surveys, all of which generated a number of drill-ready targets. Near-term plans include, finding gold and copper deposits, by exploring the Company’s Awacha and Tatasham porphyry targets.
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Brad Peters, President and CEO, Pacific Empire Minerals Corp. (TSXV: PEMC, OTCQB: PEMSF) Discusses Exploration of Their Strong Portfolio of Gold-Enriched Copper Projects, Close to Existing Infrastructure, in British Columbia
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


We spoke with Brad Peters, President and CEO of Pacific Empire Minerals Corp. (TSXV: PEMC, OTCQB: PEMSF), a copper exploration company, with a strong portfolio of gold-enriched copper projects, close to existing infrastructure, in British Columbia. BC is a mining friendly, low risk jurisdiction, with excellent access to low cost, low carbon, hydroelectric power and skilled labor. The projects are located, along the province’s most significant copper-gold belt, and can deliver highly marketable concentrates, with ease of export to global end users. Pacific Empire employs a hybrid business model, which combines advancing 100% owned projects in house, with joint ventures and royalty generation. The Company’s flagship is the Jean Marie Property, located 50 km south of Northwest Copper's Kwanika deposit and 50 km west of Centerra Gold's Mt. Milligan Mine.
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Mark Haywood, President & CEO, EDM Resources Inc. (TSX-V: EDM) Discusses its Nova Scotia based Scotia Zinc, Lead & Gypsum Mine; Comprehensive Offtake, US$24M Debt Project Finance Package, Commercial Production Next Year, Very Robust, Near-Term, Cash-Flow Opportunity
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


We spoke with Mark Haywood, President & CEO of EDM Resources Inc. (TSX-V: EDM) a Canadian exploration and mining company that has full ownership of the Scotia Zinc-Lead-Gypsum Mine and related facilities, near Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. The mine presents a near-term, cash-flow opportunity, and a significant opportunity for expansion and development. A recent Pre-Feasibility Study (November 2021) showed pre-tax NPV (5%) of C$225M, a pre-tax IRR of 69% and cumulative Pre-tax Free Cashflow for the first 3 years of production of C$55M. Plans for 2022, include closing on Project Finance for the Scotia Mine startup, and then mine development, mill refurbishment and hiring key mine personnel, with the mine restart scheduled for Q4 2023. In addition, EDM holds several prospective exploration licenses, near the Scotia Mine and in the surrounding regions of Nova Scotia.
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McKinsey Lyon, VP, External Affairs, and Chris Fogg, IR Manager, Perpetua Resources Corp. (Nasdaq: PPTA, TSX: PPTA) Discuss Redeveloping One the Largest, High- Grade, Low-Cost Gold Projects in the USA
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


We spoke with McKinsey Lyon, VP of External Affairs, and with Chris Fogg, Investor Relations Manager, of Perpetua Resources Corp. (Nasdaq: PPTA, TSX: PPTA). Perpetua Resources, through its wholly owned subsidiaries, is focused on the exploration, site restoration and redevelopment of gold-antimony-silver deposits in the Stibnite-Yellow Pine district, of central Idaho. They are encompassed by the Stibnite Gold Project. The Project is one of the highest-grade, low-cost, open pit gold deposits, in the United States and is designed to apply a modern, responsible approach to restore an abandoned mine site and produce both gold and the only mined source of antimony in the United States. Perpetua will have significant leverage to higher gold prices, and a valuable antimony by-product credit of $70/oz, over life of mine. Antimony is one of 50, federally listed, critical minerals, used in National Security and Defense, in batteries for clean energy, flame retardants, solar panels, glass and ceramics. The U.S. has no domestic mined antimony production. Perpetua Resources plans to re-establish domestic antimony production and help protect America’s future.
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Dave O'Brien, President and CEO, and Executive Director, Stuhini Exploration Ltd. (TSX-V: STU): Discusses Their World-Class Ruby Creek Molybdenum Resource, in British Colombia, a Critical Green Metal
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


We spoke with Dave O'Brien, President and CEO, and Executive Director of Stuhini Exploration Ltd. (TSX-V: STU), a mineral exploration company, with a portfolio of exploration properties, in western Canada. The Company's flagship asset is Ruby Creek Molybdenum Property, located approximately 20 km East of Atlin, BC. The road accessible project hosts a world-class molybdenum resource, with multiple drill-ready targets, prospective for gold, silver, and molybdenum. Stuhini's pipeline of projects includes the Que Project, located approximately 70 km north of Johnson’s Crossing, in the Yukon, the South Thompson Project, located approximately 35 km northwest of Grand Rapids, Manitoba and the Big Ledge Property, located approximately 57 km south of Revelstoke, BC.
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Adrian Smith, President & CEO, ArcPacific Resources Corp. (TSX-V: ACP) Discusses Exploring Their Copper, Gold & Silver Project in the Quesnel Terrane, British Colombia, World Renowned for its Copper and Gold Endowment
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


We spoke with Adrian Smith, who is President, CEO and Director of ArcPacific Resources Corp. (TSX-V: ACP), a Canadian-focused, gold and copper exploration Company, advancing their 100% owned, Lucky Mike Silver Lode Project, located 20km north of Merritt, British Columbia, Canada, in the Nicola Mining Division. The project is adjacent to the largest copper mine, in Canada, in a known productive copper-gold porphyry belt. It is host to several past producing, silver, lead, zinc, skarn mines, surrounding poorly tested porphyry targets. Working closely with GoldSpot Discoveries, ArcPacific was able to compile and analyze decades of historic data and generate 24 new targets, on the LMSL property, prioritizing copper, gold, and molybdenum, porphyry systems. Plans for the summer include boots on the ground for the earlier stage work, as well as some drilling. The second project, ArcPacific is planning on working on this year, is the Blackdome Gold Project, located in the Clinton Mining Division, approximately 120 kilometres southwest of the city of Williams Lake, British Columbia, Canada. Blackdome holds very high discovery potential. ArcPacific is planning the first ever drilling on the project this summer.
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Alexander Scanlon, Managing Director and CEO, Barton Gold Holdings Ltd. (ASX: BGD) Discusses South Australia’s Emerging Gold Developer
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


We spoke with Alexander Scanlon, Managing Director and CEO of Barton Gold Holdings Limited (ASX: BGD), an ASX-listed gold exploration company with a total attributable ~1.1Moz Au JORC (2012) Mineral Resources endowment (28.74Mt @ 1.2 g/t Au), a pipeline of advanced exploration projects and brownfield mines, and 100% ownership of the only regional gold mill in the Central Gawler Craton of South Australia. Barton is focused on exploration in two large-scale mineral Resources, at the Tarcoola Project and the Tunkillia Project, where the Company’s latest innovative technical work demonstrates significant opportunities, for major discoveries, with +20,000 metres drilling programs underway and ~6,400m recently completed and assay results pending.
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Rambler Metals and Mining Plc (AIM: RMM): Resource Endowment of 1 Billion Lbs. of Copper in a Proven Mining Jurisdiction, Newfoundland, and Labrador; Dr. Toby Bradbury, President and CEO Interviewed
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


We spoke with Dr. Toby Bradbury, who is President and CEO of Rambler Metals and Mining plc (AIM: RMM), a mining and development Company that brought its first mine into commercial production, in November 2012. Rambler has 100% ownership of the Ming Copper-Gold Mine, together with a fully operational base and precious metals processing plant and year-round bulk storage and shipping facility; all located on the Baie Verte Peninsula, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. Rambler’s focus is to regain its production profile, at 1,350 metric tonnes per day and at a target grade of 2% Cu and evaluate expansion opportunities from that base. Along with the Ming Mine, Rambler also owns 100% of the former producing Little Deer Complex.
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Ross McElroy, Chairman, and Sherman Dahl, CEO, SKRR Exploration Inc. (TSXV: SKRR; OTC Pink: SKKRF; FSE: B04Q) Discuss Exploration of their Hall of Fame Team in the Best Potential Gold District in Saskatchewan, Canada
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


We spoke with Ross McElroy, Chairman, and Sherman Dahl, CEO of SKRR Exploration Inc. (TSXV: SKRR; OTC Pink: SKKRF; FSE: B04Q). SKRR is a Canadian-based, early-stage, grassroots, precious metal explorer, with properties in Saskatchewan – one of the world’s highest ranked mining jurisdictions. The primary focus is on the, significantly under-explored, Trans-Hudson Corridor, in Saskatchewan, in search of world class precious metal deposits. In 2022, SKRR is focused on drilling, at their Olson Lake Property, that is prospective for high-grade orogenic gold and VMS mineralization, as well as drilling at their Manson Bay Property, with historic gold resources and new high-grade targets. In addition, SKRR has developed interest in strategic base metal properties, with the emphasis on battery metal technology. The Company has a high-grade nickel property, and recently acquired a property, with a historic zinc-lead-silver deposit, and with a recent high-grade discovery on it. SKRR Exploration is aggressively exploring one of the best portfolios, of any junior explorer, in Saskatchewan.
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Nick Luksha, Exec. VP, Prospect Ridge Resources Corp. (CSE: PRR, OTC: PRRSF, FRA: OED) Discusses High-Grade Gold and Silver Exploration in their Huge Properties in B.C., Canada, Headed by the Legendary Michael Iverson
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


We spoke with Nick Luksha, who is Executive VP of Prospect Ridge Resources Corporation (CSE: PRR, OTC: PRRSF, FRA: OED) a Canadian mining company with two properties in British Columbia: the flagship district-scale Knauss Creek and the Holy Grail property properties. The Holy Grail Property claim block has 12 past-producing high-grade gold and silver hard rock mines, within a 15km radius. In addition, several placer-gold bearing creeks that have been historically mined include the active operations of Douglas Creek, which has produced the coarsest placer gold, in the region, with gold nuggets up to 10 ounces. Recent exploration, in 2020 has discovered multiple outcrops, with exceptional gold values, showing gold grades in 10 to 70 grams per tonne, over a 3.5km by 6.5km area. Heavy mineral sampling produced gold bearing gravel on multiple drainages, cutting the property. The Knauss Creek property creates a contiguous block, with existing mineral claims, in the Holy Grail. Near-term plans include exploration programs on both properties this summer.
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Brett Richards, CEO and Director, Goldshore Resources Inc. (TSXV: GSHR, OTCQB: GSHRF, FSE: 8X00) Discusses Their Road to Tier-One Status: The Quest for 10M Oz
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


We spoke with Brett Richards, CEO and Director of Goldshore Resources Inc. (TSXV: GSHR, OTCQB: GSHRF, FSE: 8X00), an emerging junior gold development company that owns the Moss Lake Gold Project, located approximately 100 km west of the city of Thunder Bay, Ontario. Moss Lake has 3.98 M oz of historical gold resources with untapped exploration upside, and extensive existing infrastructure for building a district scale mining camp. Current activities include data compilation from a very comprehensive VTEM survey, which will guide a one hundred thousand (100,000) meter drill program, aimed at achieving the size, scale and economic viability, to be categorized as a Tier 1 asset. According to Mr. Richards, Goldshore Resources is undervalued, based on the outstanding project economics and the additional ounces they are going to bring to the table, at the end of the year.
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