Keynote presentation: 
Jim Rickards
James G. Rickards is an American lawyer, speaker, media commentator, and author

on matters of finance and precious metals. He is the author of Currency Wars: The Making of the Next Global Crisis (2011) and five other books – soon to be six.

Mr Rickards will present his views on the recent US elections and the impact for the precious metals industry for investors


ABC Bullion
Investor Update:

ABC Bullion, Bron Suchecki,

Precious Metals Analyst

Bron is Senior Precious Metals Analyst at Pallion, covering precious metals research for ABC Bullion and internal projects within the wider Pallion group. Bron has over 25 years’ experience in the precious metals industry across retail, treasury, depository, and risk areas.

Bron holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Master of Professional Accounting from the University of Western Sydney and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Corporate Governance from the Governance Institute of Australia.


Investor Update:

Digital Metal Exchange,

Jeremy Samuel, CEO

DMX is a metals trading and mine funding platform.  The DMX System is a blockchain–based digital commodities trading platform with powerful features and capabilities. With new metal asset classes and a highly secure, peer–to–peer exchange, it offers an efficient, low-latency trading and investment environment. DMX brings to the market novel metal–backed digital assets which are not available elsewhere. These work in a manner similar to fractionalised streaming contracts but are more transparent and capital efficient, while DMX’s liquid secondary market offers sophisticated trading opportunities. Template digital asset smart contracts mean that those new assets can be specified and deployed quickly and efficiently so new products are easily set up and traded. The platform provides transparent price discovery, a high-speed matching engine and end-to-end, multi-layer security. DMX is working towards full regulation under ASIC in Australia and, over time, in other jurisdictions. 

Jeremy Samuel

Jeremy Samuel CEO, (founder) with a track record in funding
and growing mining projects and strong background in digital
start-ups, Jeremy brings to DMX substantial, cross- industry
experience. He holds an MBA and two Computer Science
degrees and a Postgraduate Diploma in Extractive Metallurgy.


Investor Update:

Meteoric Resources, (ASX:MEI)

Andrew Tunks,

Managing Director 

Meteoric Resources

The most exciting time for any exploration company is when they are drilling.  2020 has shaped up to be great year for Meteoric Resources, which is currently carrying out drilling across its two key gold projects in Australian and Brazil.

 In WA, Meteoric has commenced its maiden 23 hole, 6,500m drilling program at the recently acquired Palm Springs Gold Project which includes the historically producing Butchers Creek open pit mine. 

 In Brazil, following a successful maiden drilling program in 2019 which included the epic 20.6m @ 94.9 g/t Au from 96.8m, the Company has now commenced its 2020 program.

 Andrew Tunks

Dr Tunks is a member of the Australian Institute of Geoscientist holding a B.Sc. (Hons.) from Monash and a Ph.D from the University of Tasmania. Dr Tunks has held numerous senior executive positions in a range of small to large resource companies including Auroch Minerals, A-Cap Resources, IMAGOLD Corporation and Abosso Goldfields.

In his role as CEO and director of A-Cap Resources Dr. Tunks led the discovery of the 10th largest uranium resource in the world and managed four separate capital raisings totalling AUD$45 million. Through his 30-year career within the resource and academic sectors Dr. Tunks has developed a unique skill set including technical, promotional and corporate.


Investor Update:

 Impact Minerals, (ASX: IPT)

Dr Mike Jones,

Managing Director 


Keynote Presentation:
Richard Morrow 
Equity Partner, EL & C Baillieu

Richard Morrow is chairman of the internationally-recognised Melbourne Mining Club. As a resources-focused stockbroker, Richard has been with establishment firm E.L. & C. Baillieu for nearly 30 years. He is a director of Lowell Resources Fund Management, which runs the highly successful listed investment trust, the Lowell Resources Fund (LRT). Based in Melbourne, LRT is one of the few funds on the ASX specialising in small exploration and development companies. Richard developed his fascination with the resource sector as a journalist with the Australian Financial Review. His career has included a two-year stint with a London Stock Exchange firm advising clients in the UK, Europe and Asia on Australian gold shares.



Investor Update:

Challenger Exploration, (ASX:CEL)

Kris Knauer,

Managing Director 

Challenger Exploration’s (ASX: CEL) flagship Hualilan Gold Project has a resource of 627,000 Oz gold at 13.7 g/t which is open in all directions. Recent drilling has demonstrated this high-grade skarn mineralisation is underlain by a significant intrusion-hosted gold system with intercepts including 116m at 1.0 g/t gold.  The project was locked up in a dispute for the past 15 years and as a consequence had seen no modern exploration until CEL acquired the project last year.  Results from our first drilling program included 6.1m @ 34.6 g/t Au, 21.9 g/t Ag, 2.9% Zn and 6.7m @ 14.3 g/t Au, 140 g/t Ag, 7.3% Zn. This drilling intersected high-grade gold over 2 kilometers of strike and extended the known mineralisation along strike and at depth in multiple locations.  CEL has started a 45,000 metre multiple rig program and our 2020 program also includes metallurgical test work of key ore types.

Our El Guayabo Project covers 35 sqkms in southern Ecuador and was last drilled by Newmont Mining in 1995 and 1997.  Our first results confirm the discovery of large-scale gold system with drill hole ZK-02 returning 134m at 1.0 g/t gold and 4.1 g/t silver.

Kris Knauer

Kris started his career as an exploration geologist before moving into investment banking, initially as a mining analyst. He is an experienced listed company CEO. He led the listing of a package of copper/gold assets in Saudi Arabia to create Citadel Resources (ASX: CGG) becoming the Managing Director for the first 18 months. Citadel completed a DFS on the Jabal Sayid copper project in Saudi Arabia prior to being taken over for $1 billion.


Investor Update:

Investigator Resources (ASX: IVR)

Andrew McIlwain, Managing Director, 

Investigator Resources Limited is an ASX listed (IVR) metals explorer with a focus on opportunities primarily in silver, gold and copper. Successful in the greenfields discovery of the 100% IVR owned 42M oz Paris Silver Project located in South Australia – currently being advanced to PFS, Investigator‘s also holds other prospective tenements within South Australia and the west coast of Tasmania.

Andrew McIlwain – BE (Mining) Melb, MAusIMM, MAICD:

Andrew is a qualified mining engineer with over 35 years’ experience in the mining industry.

With an experience base that covers most commodities and facets of the resources business, Andrew is highly regarded for his demonstrated capabilities, particularly in business turn-around and commercial negotiations.

Having worked in technical, senior management and executive roles within numerous Australian and international corporations including Mount Isa Mines; Central Norseman Gold; WMC Resources; Lafayette Mining; Oxiana and Unity Mining amongst others, sees Andrew with an extensive industry network and as a sought after resource for board directorships, corporate transactions and commercial negotiations.


Currently the founding Non-Executive Chairman of ASX listed Emmerson Resources Limited, and Managing Director of ASX listed Investigator Resources, Andrew brings operational and corporate experience in a variety of fields including establishment of corporate restructuring, operational sustainability, project development and both equity and conventional debt financing.


Investor Update:

Black Cat Syndicate, (ASX:BC8)

Gareth Solly,

Managing Director 


Investor Update:

Bellevue Gold (TBC)


Investor Update:

Zenith Minerals, (ASX: ZNC)

Michael Clifford,

Managing Director 


Keynote Presentation:

Austex Resource Opportunities
Rob Murdoch Principal Consultant
Overview of the ASX listed gold sector and what investors should look out for



Investor Update:

White Rock Minerals, (ASX:WRM)

Matt Gill,

Managing Director  (OTCQX:WRMCF)


Matthew Gill is a mining engineer with over 35 years’ experience. He has a strong technical, operational and executive management background; having worked as an underground miner, mine planning engineer, supervisor, general manager and managing director in Australia, Papua New Guinea, India, Ghana and Bolivia. He holds three First Class Metalliferous Mine Manager’s Certificates of Competency and has been instrumental in the successful development of three gold mines (Porgera, Beaconsfield and Ballarat). He is a three-time winner of the Australian Mine Manager of the Year Award and received the AusIMM Leadership Award in 2008. Previously, he was Group Chief Operating Officer for Singapore-listed LionGold Corp. Also, he has worked for Castlemaine Goldfields, Rio Tinto, WMC, Placer Pacific and Renison Goldfields. He is currently a non-executive director of AuStar Gold Ltd. He commenced with the Company in 2015 and joined the Board in 2016. Matthew also provides technical, leadership and risk management consultancy advice to industry.


Investor Update:

Dreadnought Resources, (ASX:DRE)

Dean Tuck,

Managing Director 


Investor Update:

Navarre Minerals, (ASX:NML)

Ian Holland 

Non-Executive Director

Mr Ian Holland has over 20 years of experience in the minerals industry across a number of gold and base metal operations throughout Australia.  He is a geologist by background and has a strong track record of value creation with his most recent role as Vice President, Australian Operations for Kirkland Lake Gold where he lead the growth of the world-class Fosterville Gold mine in Victoria.  He was also previously the General Manager of Fosterville for a number of years as well as roles at Mount Isa Mines, Mount Gordon and Renison.  He holds both a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Minerals Geoscience from James Cook University, as well as a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment from the Securities Institute.


Investor Update:


Jodi Stanton,

CEO and Co-Founder


SendGold is transforming the world’s oldest  trusted currency into the newest. SendGold places the power of gold in your hands, to use how you want, when you want. Our world-first open API digital platform makes gold as accessible and usable as cash.

We are currently a finalist for the 2020 Finnie Awards for ‘Establishing a Global Market Presence’, as well as a finalist for the Finder Awards for ‘Best Investment Innovation’.

Our retail mobile app is live in 12 countries including the US, India, China and the UAE. We also have several Gold as a Service (GaaS) business customers around the world and we’ve grown gold sales 36% month on month since January.

We are busy launching a gold bullion MasterCard, so our customers can spend their gold globally. And watch out for our new brand reveal in December!

Jodi Stanton

I am passionate about gifts that do not end up in landfills, closing the wealth gap and the importance of owning an asset in a world of record debt levels.

I was lucky enough to claim the title of the 2019 Fintech Business Awards for ‘Femtech Leader of the Year’ and I am currently a finalist for the Finder Awards for the ‘Most Innovative Person’.

I spent six years in financial risk and derivatives advisory on Wall Street and with US insurers, over 10 years consulting in finance and technology with McKinsey & Co. and SCS Consultants, and over 8 years as a private client Investment Advisor, Investment Director at MH Carnegie & Co., Investment Committee Member for Sydney Angel Sidecar Fund and as an angel investor. I’ve served on several boards and held several C-level executive roles and am currently a member of Western Sydney University’s Board of Trustees Infrastructure committee.


Investor Update:

The Perth Mint,

Jordan Eliseo,

Senior Investment Manager

The Perth Mint 150 word company profile

The Perth Mint is Australia’s largest and most highly accredited precious metals enterprise. Through its integrated operations and trusted products and services, The Perth Mint develops markets and creates demand for Australian precious metals the world over. Operating the largest refinery in the southern hemisphere and the only facility in Australia accredited for gold and silver by the London Bullion Market Association, The Perth Mint is endorsed by the commodity exchanges in London, New York, Tokyo, Shanghai and Dubai. As Australia’s third largest manufacturer and Western Australia’s third largest exporter, the Mint delivers in excess of $23 billion worth of bullion bars and coins each year to investors in 130 countries and issues an array of legal tender commemoratives for collectors globally. Offering the only government guaranteed precious metals storage program, the Mint also manages in excess of $6 billion of assets under management for more than 40,000 clients.

Jordan Eliseo
Manager, Listed Products and Investment Research – The Perth Mint

Jordan Eliseo is a financial markets commentator and precious metals expert with 25 years industry experience. He has worked at companies including JP Morgan and Deutsche Bank and was Head of Investment Analytics at Cazenove Capital in London where he was responsible for building risk and attribution models for hedge funds as well as equity, fixed income and multi-asset portfolios.

Jordan has also worked as the Head of Investment Analytics for AMP Capital’s Multi-Asset Group in Sydney.

An author, professional speaker and financial markets expert, Jordan has spoken at more than 50 industry events at which he has shared is knowledge of gold, gold investment and the global financial markets with investor audiences ranging from SMSF trustees to financial advisors, family offices and institutional wealth managers, to individuals.

Jordan’s precious metals experience commenced in 2003 when he co-founded Argentaurus Investments, a private investment vehicle set up to invest in precious metals and related assets.



Keynote Presentation:

Rick Rule, 
President and CEO, 
Sprott US Holdings

Rick Rule has devoted over 35 years to natural resource investing.  His involvement in the sector is as broad as it is long; his background includes mineral exploration, oil & gas exploration and production, water, agriculture, and hydro-electric and geothermal energy. Mr. Rule is a sought-after speaker at industry conferences, and a frequent contributor to numerous media outlets including CNBC, Fox Business News, and BNN. He founded Global Resource Investments in 1993 and is now a Senior Managing Director of Sprott, Inc., a Toronto-based investment manager; and CEO and President of Sprott US Holdings, Inc., where he leads a team of skilled earth science and finance professionals who enjoy a worldwide reputation for resource investing.

Sprott U.S. Holdings Inc. is a holding company made up of three separate and distinct companies: Sprott Global Resource Investments Ltd., a FINRA Registered Broker/Dealer; Sprott Asset Management USA, Inc., an SEC Registered Investment Adviser offering managed accounts; and Resource Capital Investment Corp., an SEC Registered Investment Adviser that manages Limited Partnerships.  These three companies make up the U.S. Subsidiaries of Sprott Inc., and are active in securities brokerage, segregated account money management and investment partnership management involving both equity and debt instruments, across the entire spectrum of the natural resource industry.


closing remarks


Networking, your chance to meet, interact and ask questions to some of todays presenters.

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4thFebruary 2021

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