Did you miss our CEO videos from PDAC? Here’s a list of the top five so far to get you started.
Resource Investing News (RIN) capped off last week with a post on its top five PDAC 2015 video interviews. Perhaps unsurprisingly, that list is largely comprised of talks with thought leaders like Rick Rule, David Morgan and Rob Chang, though interviews with Ross McElroy of Fission Uranium (TSXV:FCU) and Ucore Rare Metals’ (TSXV:UCU) Ken Collison also made the cut.
Fission and Ucore represent only a small sample of the companies RIN spoke to at PDAC, so to give investors a better idea of all that went on at the conference, RIN has put together a list of five other well-received CEO interviews. Watch them below if you missed them when they were first released.
Ron Tremblay, CEO of Levon Resources (TSX:LVN,OTCQX:LVNVF), discussed his company’s Mexico-based Cordero project, also mentioning an in-progress acquisition transaction. That acquisition was completed on March 20, with Levon announcing an arrangement agreement under which it will acquire privately owned SciVac. Speaking about the acquisition, Tremblay said that it “gives Levon ownership of Sci-B-Vac(tm), a commercial stage, potentially best in class hepatitis B vaccine which could address a significant market opportunity.”
Dr. Vanessa Guthrie, managing director of Toro Energy (ASX:TOE), discussed her company’s Western Australia-based Wiluna project. She explained that what makes Toro stand out from any other uranium company in its class is that it is “the only project approved, ready to go and the most advanced in terms of engineering and resource studies in Australia.” She added, “all we are now waiting for is the time to come back … the market to come back, with the uranium price, which will actually put Wiluna into production.”
Royal Nickel (TSX:RNX) is focused on developing its Quebec-based Dumont nickel project, which it says is one of the largest nickel sulfide deposits in the world. President and CEO Mark Selby spoke about what’s going on in the nickel market as a whole, particularly with regards to the expected deficit, also touching on what Royal Nickel will be up to in 2015.
Dynacor Gold Mines (TSX:DNG) has an interesting approach to gold mining: rather than mining ore itself, it purchases ore for processing from other miners in Peru while also maintaining an exploration arm. At PDAC, Jean Martineau, president and CEO of Dynacor, gave a brief overview of how his company’s model works and how the processing side of the business helps to finance exploration, stating that Dynacor’s approach means it is less sensitive to the gold price. “It’s a way to finance the company without continuous dilution in the market,” he said.
John McConnell, CEO of Victoria Gold (TSXV:VIT), said his company holds the Yukon-based Eagle project, where exploration work is focused on the Olive zone, with exploration drilling and metallurgical work taking place at the Shamrock zone as well. He also noted that Victoria Gold hopes to produce an updated feasibility study on Olive. “Our treasury currently sits at $17 million, which will easily take us through to 2018,” he added.
Securities Disclosure: I, Charlotte McLeod, hold no direct investment interest in any company mentioned in this article.