Big picture - Why invest in Barsele Minerals
Barsele Minerals Snapshot
Our 45% owned Barsele Gold Project is located approx. 600 km due north of Stockholm & 40 km southeast of Storuman, a small town situated in Västerbottens Län, which is a regional district of Northern Sweden. Orex believes there is excellent upside potential & inherent value at Barsele - the main objective is to discover & define a 1.5 to 2 million ounces gold deposit. There is also potential for polymetallic VMS deposits. Our total mineral claim holdings are 32,709 hectares (about 83,700 acres).
Since 1985, 414 diamond drill holes have been completed at Barsele. Agnico Eagle hopes to expand the known open-pit resource with definition drilling. Mining exploitation concessions, a step more advanced than exploration, have been in place since 2007, which will assist with the permitting process on the known mineral deposits area.
Several major gold deposits are situated nearby, including: Bjorkdal (Elgin Mining), Faboliden (Lappland Gold) and Svartliden (Dragon Mining). Major polymetallic VMS deposits are also nearby, including Kristineberg (Boliden Mining).
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President and Director
Gary Cope has accumulated over 33 years of experience in Corporate Management & Strategy, with a specific emphasis on Public Company Finance. He arranged financing for the South Kemess project, and later became heavily involved with the negotiations & selling of the deposit to Royal Oak Mines. In the past 12 years, he has acted as a Senior Officer & Director for various publicly-held companies, such as St. Phillips Resources. Mr. Cope served as the President, CEO & Director of Orko Silver Corp., and was instrumental in negotiating and arranging the sale of Orko Silver to Coeur Mining Inc. in 2012.
Ben Whiting, M.Sc., P.Geo.
Vice President - Exploration
Ben Whiting is a professional geoscientist with more than 35 years experience in the international mining industry. He has worked for both major & junior companies, managing a wide range of operations from exploration through to production. He has also acted as a special advisor on mining industry matters to government agencies, the World Bank, and is a past Adjunct Professor of Queen's University in the Geological Sciences & Mining Engineering departments.
Mr. Whiting is a an "Economic Geology" medal award winner and also won the 2008 IAC "Explorer of the Year". He is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers & Geoscientists of British Columbia (APEGBC), the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario (APGO), La Asociación de Ingenieros de Minas Metalurgistas y Geólogos de México (AIMMGM), the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) and a Fellow and past-editor of the Society of Economic Geologists (SEG).
In conjunction with his current position with Barsele Minerals Corp. and Orex Minerals Inc., Mr. Whiting serves as the Vice President - Exploration for the Belcarra Group.
Art Freeze, P.Geo
Art Freeze has an impressive 45 years of experience in Mineral Exploration & Project Management. Until 2007, he served as the Primary Consulting Geologist for Goldcorp Inc., and has held Consulting, Management & Supervisory positions with international mining companies such as Cominco Ltd., Pasminco Exploration, Echo Bay Mines and Pan American Silver Corp. Art is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers & Geoscientists of British Columbia (APEGBC). Mr. Freeze was a Consulting Geologist & Advisory Board Member for Orko Silver Corp.
Ross Wilmot, C.A.
Chief Financial Officer, Director
Ross Wilmot is a Chartered Accountant who has provided public companies with senior financial management services for more than 20 years. As CFO, he offers exhaustive knowledge of reporting practices and requirements for public companies based in Canada & the USA. Mr. Wilmot has been involved in numerous business valuations & acquisitions, high tech start-ups and international mining operations.
Rick Sayers, CPA, C.A.
Rick Sayers is a Chartered Accountant with over 25 years experience in business management expertise. He currently serves as Director of Barsele Minerals Corp. and Orex Minerals Inc. and Vice President Finance at Lordco Parts Ltd. Mr. Sayers was previously a Director for Orko Silver Corp.