Pan Asia Metals Ltd

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Pan Asia’s strategy is to identify exploration and development opportunities with the following attributes, in no specific order:

  • Assets with enough historical work to make educated judgments about potential;
  • Mineralogy which, at face value, will not throw up barriers, i.e. problematic waste streams and by-products;
  • Community support or a community generally aligned with and understanding the value that our activities can bring to it;
  • Potential to operate in the first tercile of the cost curve;
  • Potential for medium to large scale production, and therefore to attract appropriate debt and equity finance;
  • Potential for downstream extensions;
  • Proximity to required infrastructure and workforce;
  • Proximity to markets;
  • Supportive Government with policies that are aligned to our activities; and
  • Situated in a low cost environment, supporting our cost curve objectives.


Pan Asia’s primary focus is to identify and develop specialty metals opportunities situated along the SE Asian Tin and Tungsten Belt.  Projects located elsewhere in Asia / SE Asia and Australia are considered from time to time, based on their merits.

Pan Asia has 4 peer group leading projects:

  • The Reung Kiet Lithium Project – Southern Thailand – 100% held.
  • The Khao Soon Tungsten Project – Southern Thailand – 100% held.
  • Bang Now Lithium Project – Southern Thailand – 100% held.
  • Minter Tungsten Project – Lachlan Fold Belt, NSW, Australia – 100% held.

Pan Asia’s strategy is to secure projects which have the potential to be positioned in the bottom tercile of the cost curve, and therefore which lead their respective peer groups in terms of quality and potential profitability, and most importantly, which offer the option to extend downstream into value added initiatives.

Pan Asia does not pursue projects based on grade and/or mineralised tonnage alone, in fact one or both of these metrics can prove meaningless due to simple factors such as geography, deposit geometry, and a myriad of other factors. Pan Asia in interested in projects which have:

  • At or near surface mineralisation;
  • Extensive mineralised strikes;
  • Industry leading grades;
  • Positive metallurgy;
  • Proximity to required infrastructure;
  • Well educated workforce; and
  • Potential for dowstream value adding.

Pan Asia’s current portfolio offers the opportunity to manufacture:

  • Lithium Carbonate;
  • Lithium Hydroxide;
  • Ammonium Para-tungstate and Ferro Tungsten; and
  • Other valuable by-products.

Click here for more information on the Rrung Kiet Lithium Project, Khao Soon Tungsten Project, Bang Now Lithium Project and Minter Tungsten Project.

Except for Pan Asia's one project in NSW, Australia - the Minter Tungsten Project - Pan Asia's primary region of focus is SE Asia, with a particular focus on the E Asia Tin & Tungsten Belt, which runs in a South Easterly direction from Southern Myanmar, through Southern Thailand and Peninsula Malaysia to the Tin Island in Indonesia.

Pan Asia considers opportunities in other countries of South East Asia and further abroad if it is apparent that Pan Asia's target criteria discussed earlier can be met.

Paul Lock
Managing Director

Paul’s resource sector experience includes advisory and project finance in precious metal, base metal and bulks. Paul has worked for commodity trading houses, including Marubeni, for Commonwealth Bank in advisory, project and leveraged finance, and for Rothschild structuring and trading complex derivatives.

Paul has been operating in SE Asia since 2012 through his involvement with a number of privately held exploration companies.

Paul has the following formal qualifications: Master of Political Economy, University of Sydney; Master of International Studies, University of Sydney; Master of Commercial Law, Macquarie University; Master of Business Administration, Macquarie Graduate School of Management; and Bachelor of Business, Marcus Oldham College.  Paul is an associate member of AusIMM.

David Hobby
Technical Director

David is an Economic geologist and has been involved in the minerals industry for about 30 years, graduating with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Geology from the University of Canberra (UC) in 1989.

David has worked in a variety of geological terrains in Asia, Australia, Argentina, USA and Africa, focusing on the all facets of the minerals project cycle, mainly in the precious and base metals sectors.

David has been a member of AusIMM for 23 years and qualifies as a Competent Person under the JORC Code for a range of mineral deposit styles. David has also published and presented at many conferences and seminars.

David Docherty
Non-Executive Director

David’s resource sector career began as an analyst with Slater Walker Investments, London, in 1965, before David became Managing Director of Mining Finance Corporation Limited (MFC) in 1969. MFC was sponsored by Slater Walker with a mandate to invest in the Australian resources sector.

David became involved in the Thai resource sector in 1987, and with business colleagues discovered the ‘A Prospect’ at Chatree, which formed the core of the Kingsgate Consolidated Limited gold mining operations in Thailand.

David was a founding Director of Thai Goldfields in 2002, a Thai focused exploration company responsible for the identification of several highly prospective exploration prospects.

Thanasak Chanyapoon
Non-Executive Director

Thanasak is the Managing Director of LawAlliance Limited, a leading Bangkok based legal practice focusing on tax law and advising national and international financial institutions, equity funds and corporations.

Thanasak’s directorships include: Independent Director and Audit Committee Member of Cal-Comp Electronics (Thailand) PCL; Executive Director, Hillcrest Management (Samui) Company Limited; and Director, Vana Nava Company Limited.

Thanasak has the following qualifications: Master degree in laws (LL.M.), University of Cambridge, UK; Master degree in laws (LL.M. in Business Laws), Chulalongkorn University; Certificate on American and International Laws, Dallas, US; and Bachelor degree in laws (LL.B. (Hons)), Chulalongkorn University.


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