Investing In African Mining Indaba
 


What is the Investment Battlefield?

Identifying the best emerging mining companies for investors and supporting the development of new projects is a critical part of Mining Indaba. In 2018 the Investment Battlefield returned with 21 junior mining companies pitching over the three days of Mining Indaba.

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The Structure of the Investment Battlefield

  • 24 companies pitching their projects for 5 minutes each with 10 minutes of live feedback from the judges
  • Commodity focused categories: precious metals, bulk and base metals, battery minerals & energy minerals with 3 companies pitching in each
  • Sections for developers and explorers to ensure competing projects are balanced
  • The final winner and runner-up will be chosen on the main stage on the Wednesday of Mining Indaba
Broker Mentors

Junior mining companies taking part in the Investment Battlefield will be assigned a broker mentor who will provide first-hand advice on delivering presentations, approaching investors and impressing the judges.

INVESTMENT BATTLEFIELD 2018 WINNERS!


FIRST PLACE WINNER: Thor Explorations

Thor Explorations CEO, President & Director Segun Lawson accepts 1st place

Thor is currently advancing two high value gold projects in West Africa. Thor’s most advanced project is the Segilola Gold Project, located in Osun State Nigeria, which The Segilola Gold Project is considered Nigeria’s most advanced gold project with an indicated resource of 556,000 ounces grading at 4.2g/t, an inferred resource of 306,000 ounces grading at 4.7g/t and a probable reserve of 448,000 ounces grading at 4.2 g/t.

In addition to the Segilola Project, Thor holds a 70% interest in the Douta Gold Project located in south-eastern Senegal. The Douta Gold Project lies within the Kénéiba Inlier, which hosts significant gold resources and has attracted major international mining companies.

Thor is currently advancing the Makosa Discovery in its Douta Licence following a successful RC drilling campaign in 2017. Thor also holds a 49% interest in the Central Houndé Project, Burkina Faso. This Project consists of three contiguous licences: Ouéré, Bongui and Legue gold permits located in the prosepctive Houndé greenstone belt, south west Burkina Faso which are being advanced through an Earn-In Agreement with Acacia Mining Plc. Thor trades on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol “THX”.

Learn more at https://www.thorexpl.com/

RUNNER UP: Algold Resources

Francois Auclair, President and CEO of Algold Resources, accepts the runner up award

Algold Resources focuses on the exploration and development of gold deposits in West Africa. Its properties are located in Mauritania, including Kneivissat, Legouessi, and Tijirit and Akjoujt. The Kneivissat property is an exploration license, which covers an area of approximately 830 square kilometers, and is situated approximately 300 kilometers from Nouakchott and over 30 kilometers from the Tasiast Mine. The Legouessi exploration license is located approximately 350 kilometers north of Nouakchott and over 40 kilometers north of the Tasiast Mine. The Tijirit Property covers an area of approximately 1,100 square kilometers and is situated over 30 kilometers south of the Tasiast gold mine. The Akjoujt exploration license covers an area of over 750 square kilometers. Its subsidiaries include Algold Mauritania SARL and Societe Mauritanienne d'Exploration.

Learn more at http://algold.com/


Finalists

http://www.kibaranresources.com/ http://www.m2cobalt.com/


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Investment Battlefield 2018 Participants

2018 Investment Battlefield Judges

Stephen Motteram

Stephen Motteram

Global Head of Asset
Development

Noble Group

 

Neil Gregson

Neil Gregson

Portfolio Manager
JP Morgan Asset Development

 

Todd Warren

Todd Warren

Portfolio Manager
First Colonial State



Julian Treger

Julian Treger

Director & CEO
Anglo Pacific Group and MD Audley Capital


Bruce Hart

Bruce Hart

Head of Client Solutions, Investment Banking
Standard Bank



Richard Crookes

Richard Crookes

Investment Director
EMR capital





Peter Major

Peter Major

Head of Mining
Cadiz Corporate Solutions


            

David Twist

David Twist

Partner
AMED





Johann Bester

Johann Bester

Project Manager
Thebe Investment Corporation



Mike Stirzaker

Mike Stirzaker

Partner
Pacific Road Capital




Hayden von Maltitz

Hayden von Maltitz

Director
Concentrate Capital




Caroline Donally

Caroline Donally

Director
Denham Capital




Sanam Nourbakhsh

Associate Analyst, Equity Research
BMO Capital Markets

Zeno Van Gils

Zeno Van Gilso

Deal Analyst
Barak Fund Management

Anthony Milewski

Anthony Milewski

Managing director
Pala Investments


Dr. Joachim Berlenbach

Dr. Joachim Berlenbach

Adviser
Earth Resource Investment Group

Marjan Ertefai

Marjan Ertefai

Portfolio Manager
Ivaldi Capital

Pim Kalisvaart

Pim Kalisvaart

Portfolio Manager
Hawke's Point Capital


The Prizes

The winner receives:
  • A free exhibition stand at Mining Indaba 2019
  • A free 10 minute speaking slot at Mining Indaba 2019
  • Promotion in the post event report as the winner of the Investment Battlefield. This includes a half page write up as the hottest emerging mining investment opportunity in 2018.
  • Three free passes to attend Mining Indaba 2019
  • Access to our investor relations concierge service for their 2019 meeting schedule at Mining Indaba, confirming a number of investor meetings for your business
  • Free hotel accommodation for one member of their team for 3 nights at the conference
The runner up receives:
  • Promotion in the post event report as the runner up of the Investment Battlefield. This includes a half page write up as the second hottest emerging mining investment opportunity in 2019
  • Access to our investor relations concierge service for their 2019 meeting schedule at Mining Indaba, confirming a number of investor meetings for your business
  • Two free passes to attend Mining Indaba 2019