There are not a lot of junior exploration companies which have survived for 25 years. Grid Metals (GRDM.V) has, and Robin Dunbar, CEO and President of Grid was happy to speak about the company’s history and prospects in a phone interview.
Gran Colombia Gold (GCM.T) is going big, Executive Chairman Serafino Iacono told me over the phone. “We mine gold in Colombia, but our operations have expanded. As well as gold in Colombia, we are recovering silver, and will have a new plant coming online which will process our tailings and extract lead and zinc as well. Then we have acquired the Toroparu gold and copper property in Guyana, which has almost 11 million ounces of gold and significant copper. So now we are adding diversification with polymetallic and multi-jurisdictional.”
“We have too much geology for our geologists,” Francois Perron, CEO of Lucky Minerals (LKY.V) told me in a telephone interview. It is a problem many junior exploration companies would like to have. Having 12 contiguous exploration concessions covering 550 Km2 means there is a lot of ground to cover. So much ground that Lucky Minerals has only been able to focus on a few “hot spots” on its Fortuna property in Ecuador.
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One thing leads to another as the saying goes. Tocvan Ventures (TOC.C), under the leadership of CEO Derek Wood announced that it had committed to acquire an option agreement for the El Picacho Gold Project within the Caborca Orogenic Gold Belt in Sonora, Mexico.
Typically, an exploration company will hire an exploration geologist to run a greenfields program on prospective ground. This makes a lot of sense as exploration geologists serve what amounts to an apprenticeship learning how best to evaluate and de-risk a piece of ground. Stratabound Minerals (V.SB) went in another direction: their President and CEO, Kim Tyler has a wealth of experience as an “operating geologist”.