Kingman Minerals Ltd. (TSXV: KGS)
Kingman Minerals Ltd. (TSXV: KGS), formerly Astorius Resources Ltd., is engaged in the acquisition, exploration and development of gold and silver properties in North America. The Canada-based company is focused on sourcing and developing high-quality properties in favorable mining locations to advance its diverse portfolio of low-cost, lifelong assets.
The Company maintains the following projects:
The Mohave Project: Located in the Music Mountains in Mohave County, Arizona. Approximately 35 miles from the town of Kingman, the property consists of 20 lode claims, including the historic Rosebud Mine. The Company has entered into an option agreement to earn 100% over four years. According to historic mappings of the mine, probable ore is 15,560 tons. Possible (inferred) ore is comprised of 176,000 tons, and additional possible (inferred) ore totals slightly over 1,100,000 tons. The total contained gold ounces for all categories is estimated at 664,000 ounces, and contained silver is estimated at 2,600,000 ounces. The Company has recently completed two underground reconnaissance and sampling programs and is in the process of verifying previous resource estimates.
The Cadillac East Property: Located approximately 55 kilometers east of Val d'Or, a hub for exploration and mining activities in the Canadian province of Quebec. The Company acquired a 100% interest in the property from an arm's length vendor. Cadillac East Property consists of 12 claims, and the Company has an option agreement to earn 100% over three years. Having been the subject of numerous geophysical and geological surveys, the Cadillac East Property has been explored and surveyed by numerous companies as well as by the Quebec government. Exploration work done in 2017 by Exploration Facilitation Unlimited Inc. revealed multiple potential targets for future investigation, as results from the soil program identified value in gold, silver, copper, zinc and nickel.
Kingman Minerals is focused on enhancing shareholder value as it continues exploring potential assets and acquiring strategic gold targets. The company recently commissioned mining consulting services company Burgex Mining Consultants Inc. to complete two underground gold exploration programs in the historic Rosebud Mine. Burgex specializes in mineral exploration, mining claim staking, landman services, mining consulting, and the access and documentation of abandoned mine sites throughout the western United States and the world. Burgex's founders have been active in the industry since 2007 and have identified, secured and consulted on hundreds of thousands of acres of mineral properties spanning a wide range of mineral commodities with billions of dollars' worth of resources and reserves. The Burgex team has been featured in Forbes Magazine as well as on the Discovery Channel and other outlets. Burgex is at the vanguard of industry advancements in safely accessing difficult vertical abandoned mine workings and continues to pioneer new mineral exploration methods with strategic partners throughout the United States and the world.
Gold's Predicted Rise
The value of gold is currently on an upward climb due to COVID-19's upending of the global economy, causing governments to expand their balance sheets. In 2019, as a result of the housing and financial crisis, gold saw its best performance since 2010 — increasing as much as 20% and hitting a top price of $1,549 per ounce in September of that year. Analysts predict its price will continue to climb due to strong buying by central banks, a weakening of the U.S. dollar, and increasing political tensions. A recent Wolfe Research report predicted gold would hit an all-time high, referencing an ounce of gold that commanded a $1,515 asking price. As the value of the U.S. dollar weakens, the demand for gold is inversely rising. Known as a safe-haven asset, gold tends to see increased levels of demand during times of consumer fear or recession.
Sandy MacDougall – Chairman and Director
An economics graduate from the University of British Columbia, Sandy MacDougall brings 30+ years of experience in the investment banking and finance industry to KGS. He was instrumental in the acquisition, development and production of gold at the Alto el Toro mine near Ibaguel, Columbia. As a former investment advisor at Canaccord Capital Corp., MacDougall was a key player in multiple significant financings in Canada as well as abroad, working with a wide range of companies. His experience has afforded him critical exposure to precious and base metal projects throughout North and South America, and he has served as chairman of the board since 2016.
Arthur Brown – President and Director
With 36 years of business experience and service to the boards of eight other companies in sectors ranging from technology to oil, gas and mineral exploration, Arthur Brown adds substantial knowledge in corporate structure and development as well as financings and venture capital to the KGS team.
Cyrus Driver – Independent Director
Cyrus Driver was a founding partner in the firm of Driver Anderson from its inception in 1982 and is a chartered accountant as well as a retired partner in the firm of Davidson and Company LLP. Aside from providing general public accounting services to a diverse range of clients, his specialty is servicing TSX Venture-listed companies and members of the brokerage community. With expert knowledge of the securities industry and its regulations, Driver lends valuable advice to his clients regarding finance, taxation and other accounting-related matters. He currently serves as director and chief financial officer of several TSX-V-listed companies.
Dr. Peter Born – Director and Technical Specialist
A professional geologist registered with the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario and a fellow of the Geological Association of Canada, Dr. Peter Born brings 30+ years of experience in exploration and mining to the company. With prior roles as a senior geologist with Western Mining Corporation, he is currently working with RPS Energy Canada Ltd. on natural gas plays related to high-temperature dolomites and sedimentary zinc deposits (MVT) within the Appalachian Basin in the United States. Dr. Born holds a Ph.D. in earth sciences and has expertise in Precambrian sedimentary geology, basin analysis, sedimentology, stratigraphy and sedimentary ore deposits.