Ewan Webster knows a “real” gold project when he sees one. Having cut his teeth as senior geologist on a multi-million ounce find for Benchmark Metals (TSX-V: BNCH), he’s in the thick of it again, this time as a first time CEO for Thesis Gold (TSXV: TAU), a junior explorer focused on the promising high-grade Ranch project situated adjacent the Benchmark project inside B.C’s. prolific Golden Horseshoe.
Don Bubar is the seasoned CEO of Avalon Advanced Materials (TSX: AVL), a Canadian mineral development company. As consumers switch to electric vehicles, he sees a growing demand for lithium, and that’s making Avalon’s Separation Rapids project in northwestern Ontario a key part of an important supply chain.
While the worldwide hunt for new sources of copper is in full swing, emerging copper exploration company Aranjin Resources (ARJN: TSX-V) has set up shop in the north Asian country of Mongolia, conveniently situated next to China, the world’s largest consumer of copper.
Haji believes that if ION Energy can find significant amounts of lithium – a commodity with increasing global demand – on China’s doorstep, the company can disrupt the entire global lithium supply chain, which currently flows through Latin America or Australia, where the vast majority of lithium is found, before being routed to major consumers in Asia.