Kivalliq Energy Corporation (TSXV:KIV) is advancing Canada's highest grade uranium deposit outside of Saskatchewan's Athabasca Basin. The Company's flagship project is the 340,268 acre Angilak Property in Nunavut Territory. It is host to the Lac 50 Trend deposit with a NI 43-101 Inferred Mineral Resource Estimate of 2,831,000 tonnes grading 0.69% U3O8, totaling 43.3 million lbs U3O8 at a 0.2% U3O8 cut-off grade.
With expertise in both uranium fuel markets and mining exploration, Kivalliq is executing exploration programs that demonstrate the district scale potential of the Angilak Property. Since releasing the Maiden Inferred Resource Estimate in early 2011, Kivalliq has increased the inferred resource at the Lac 50 Trend by more than 200 percent.
- 75 years of combined geological, uranium sector, and management expertise
- Strong and supportive shareholder base -- excellent access to capital
- Landmark agreement with Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. to explore for uranium on Inuit Owned Lands
- District scale potential with growing high grade resource
- Canada's highest grade uranium deposit outside of the Athabasca Basin (2,831,000 tonnes grading 0.69%)
- Industry beating discovery cost of CAD$1.32 per pound of uranium
- 2011-12 exploration programs are some of the largest exploration programs globally -- compared with uranium explorer peer group
- 87,500+ metres drilled -- 12 new mineralized zones identified
- Cost-effectively run large-scale exploration programs, under budget, while consistently delivering high grade uranium discoveries
Kivalliq's team of northern exploration specialists have forged strong relationships with sophisticated resource sector investors and project partner Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. ("NTI") in order to advance the Angilak Property. Kivalliq was the first company to sign a comprehensive agreement to explore for uranium on Inuit Owned Lands in Nunavut Territory, Canada. The Company is focused on building shareholder value while adhering to a high level of environmental and safety standards and proactive local community engagement.
John Robins, P.Geo. -- Chairman
Mr. Robins is a professional geologist based in Vancouver, BC, with over 25 years of experience as an independent exploration geologist and entrepreneur. A 1984 graduate of the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Science in Geology, Mr. Robins initially worked as a self-employed prospector and geologist in BC and Northern Canada. In 1988, he founded Hunter Exploration Group, one of Canada's most successful private exploration companies. Mr. Robins has also been active in starting several successful public exploration and development companies culminating in 2005 with his co-founding of the Discovery Group of Companies. In addition to his role with the Discovery Group, Mr. Robins also sits on the Boards of several successful publically traded exploration companies.
His experience in everything from grass roots exploration to production is complemented by his success in the capital markets and financing activities. In 2008, Mr. Robins was recognized for his achievements in mining exploration by the Association for Mineral Exploration British Columbia with the H.H. "Spud" Huestis Award. This is recognized as the highest award given for mineral exploration and is awarded to those who have made "a significant contribution to enhance the mineral resources of British Columbia and/or the Yukon Territory, through the original application of prospecting techniques or other geoscience technology".
Jim Paterson, B.Comm. -- Chief Executive Officer and Director
Jim Paterson has been a member of the Board of Directors of Kivalliq Energy Corp. since the Company's inception and also serves as the Company's CEO. Jim has 15 years of corporate experience with several North American publicly traded companies, participating in acquisitions, joint-ventures, spin-outs, reverse transactions and IPO's. Since January 2010, Jim has been involved as an executive or as an active director of companies which have raised in excess of $150 million in equity financings.
Jim founded, was President & CEO, and Director of Corsa Capital Ltd. -- a company which acquired and capitalized coal mining assets in the USA. He also serves as a director of Kaminak Gold Corporation, Bluestone Resources Inc., and West Melville Metals Inc. -- all mineral exploration companies listed on the TSX Venture Exchange.
Jeff Ward, BSc, P.Geo -- President
Jeff Ward obtained a Bachelors of Science degree in Geology from the University of Western Ontario and is a registered professional geologist in British Columbia and Alberta. He has over 25 years experience exploring for base metals, precious metals and diamonds with companies such as Corona Corporation, Ashton Mining of Canada Inc., and Stornoway Diamond Corporation.
Mr. Ward's experience ranges from reconnaissance to advanced-stage projects throughout Canada's north. As Regional Project Manager, he directed exploration programs in the Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Alberta for over ten years and was responsible for program design, supervision, compliance, joint venture management and stakeholder relations.
Andrew Berry -- Chief Operations Officer
Mr. Berry has been with Kivalliq Energy Corp. since April 2009 as Project Manager. He holds a technical diploma in exploration geology from Sir Sandford Fleming College in Ontario. He has more than 25 years experience with surface and underground programs exploring and developing precious metal, base metal and diamond deposits in Canada, South America and Africa.
He was an integral member of Flanagan McAdam Ltd. and the Muscocho Group, developing mining projects in Ontario, British Columbia and the Yukon. As Project Manager with Ashton Mining of Canada Inc. and Stornoway Diamond Corp., he gained more than 15 years of logistical experience exploring and operating in Canadian Arctic environments.
Jonathan Singh, BAccS, CGA -- Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Singh is a member of the Association of Certified General Accountants of BC and Canada and has over 17 years of experience in the various areas of tax, financial reporting, internal audit and treasury, for both publicly traded resource companies and public practice accounting firms. Previously, Mr. Singh held various financial roles in the mineral resource industry, including serving as corporate controller for Magma Energy Corp. (a predecessor to Alterra Power Corp. TSX:ASY) and Silver Standard Resources Inc. (TSX:SSO), as well as working in the tax group for KPMG. Mr. Singh holds a Bachelor of Accounting Science degree from the University of Calgary.
Brenda Nowak -- Corporate Secretary
Ms. Nowak has over 16 years of work experience in the securities legal industry, including working with International Northair Mines. Prior to these positions, Brenda was a paralegal with DuMoulin Black LLP and held positions with Nexus Venture Capital Lawyers and Aber Diamond Corporation.
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