VR is an established Canadian junior mineral exploration company, registered in British Columbia and listed on the Venture Exchange (TSX.V) under the symbol VRR.V, with secondary listings in Frankfurt (5VR) and on the OTCQB in the United States (VRRCF).
Business activities include the evaluation, acquisition and exploration of mineral exploration properties for the purpose of discovering an economic mineral deposit. VR is advancing greenfield opportunities in copper, gold and critical metals in Nevada, USA, and Ontario, Canada, and most recently, a kimberlite breccia pipe field in northern Ontario. VR has the in-house experience and expertise in greenfields exploration to apply modern mineral deposit models and state-of-the-art exploration technologies to explore large-footprint systems in underexplored areas and mineral districts for new, blue-sky discoveries.
VR is the continuance of 4 years of active mineral exploration as a private company starting in 2014, followed by a successful IPO 2017. The founders are Michael Gunning, CEO, and Darin Wagner, Chairman. The Company is founded on their diverse careers in the global mineral exploration, and their proven track record in the junior mineral exploration sector, having steered three different companies in the past twelve years from discovery through successful M&A transactions for an aggregate valuation in excess of C$1.3B.
The goal of VR is explicit: leverage its experience and expertise in grassroots exploration towards early-stage discovery in order to capture the steepest part of the value creation curve in the exploration and mining process for its shareholders.
The Company maintains its day-to-day work out of an exploration office established in Vancouver, British Columbia. The Company employs a tight administrative cost structure, with a focus on translating publically-raised funds directly into its mineral exploration on the ground.
The Company’s treasury is strong going into 2024, at approximately $1.5 M, sufficient for corporate and administrative obligations through 2025. The Company limits its annual financing goals to rigorous annual exploration budgets in order to maintain a tight share structure. That structure includes a 10-12% insider position, maintained by participation in financings on an ongoing basis. Further, there is a collective holding of approximately 45% of the Company’s shares held by the CEO, seven mining-long resource investment funds and one strategic holding in an energy company.
The Company is focused on opportunities in mineral deposit districts which have been underexplored during the past 50 years of the modern exploration era. The Company applies modern mineral deposit models and new exploration technologies to properties with large hydrothermal and alteration footprints for critical metals, copper and gold, and most recently has discovered a new kimberlite breccia pipe complex and potential kimberlite field in northern Ontario.
VR explores properties it owns outright, 100%, in order to leverage their upside potential to shareholders. Mineral exploration properties in Nevada are held in a wholly-owned US subsidiary registered in Nevada. New opportunities are evaluated on an ongoing basis, whether by internal generative work and direct staking, by a joint venture or a direct acquisition of a property from a third party, or by a corporate transaction (e.g. merger).
The Company has completed independent, NI 43-101 compliant Technical Reports on two of its properties: the Bonita copper-gold porphyry property in Nevada, dated March 2, 2017, and; the Danbo epithermal gold-silver project in Nevada, dated January 27, 2020. Both are filed on SEDAR.
Technical Information and Governance
VR strives for technical excellence in its work, and corporate industry leadership. VR’s management has led numerous industry and research organizations in the past, and is recognized with numerous industry achievement and recognition awards.
Technical information contained on this website has been prepared in accordance with the Canadian regulatory requirements set out in National Instrument 43-101. Justin Daley, MSc, P.Geo., VP Exploration at VR and a non-independent Qualified Person oversees all aspects of the Company’s mineral exploration projects. The content of this document, and this website, has been prepared and reviewed on behalf of the Company by the CEO, Dr. Michael Gunning, PhD, P.Geo., a non-independent Qualified Person.
Current Exploration Plans For 2024
The New Boston property in Nevada will be the focus of the Company’s exploration going forward in 2024. The Company plans to complete a first-pass drill program in the spring of 2024, with the potential for follow-up, resource delineation drilling in the second half of the year.
The Company received its NOI drill permit for the East Zone target at New Boston on October 23, 2023, and approval of the associated reclamation bond posting on December 27, 2023. .
As reported in the news release of October 31st, first-pass drilling will focus on the large and high amplitude East Zone conductor that is associated with widespread copper veins in both porphyritic dacite and in host limestone on the eastern end of the 4 km system of sheeted and stockwork veins exposed on surface at New Boston. There is up to 0.8% copper in soil around oxidized gossan material where the conductor comes to surface. Grab samples taken by VR in August 2023, from the historic workings at the Kay Mine located in southern periphery of the New Boston Property alteration footprint approximately one kilometer south of East Zone contain up to 1.7% copper and 1,115 g/t silver.
The conductor is new, derived from the state of-the-art 3D DCIP geophysical survey completed by VR in April, 2023. There is no historic drilling into the East Zone bowl where the conductor occurs, period.
VR reported preliminary SEM results (scanning electron microprobe) for REE mineralogy at Hecla-Kilmer in NR23-004 on February 14, 2023, followed by results from a more fulsome study by SGS Canada, Lakefield, Ontario, on a bulk sample derived from the 361 m core of the 461 m intersection of continuous REE mineralization in Hole 013, and reported in NR23-020 on October 17, 2023 and in NR23-24 on December 13th.
Positive results from Phase 1 of the bulk sample mineralogy and metallurgy tests completed at SGS Lakefield in Ontario in 2023 for the Hecla-Kilmer project (“H-K”) confirm that the mix of REE critical metals are hosted almost entirely in the phosphate minerals apatite and monazite, which are consistently concentrated in vertical vein and breccia systems in two zones identified to-date within the 4 – 6 km across, multi-phase alkaline complex with carbonatite at Hecla-Kilmer.
There are proven extraction processes and new extraction plants in North America for the REE-bearing mineral assemblage of apatite and monazite at Hecla-Kilmer. Further, these minerals at H-K are unusually enriched in the high value Permanent magnet REOs, especially terbium and dysprosium (Tb and Dy), which are essential ingredients to sustainable technologies in the Green Economy transition, and which are attracting strong support from provincial and federal government programs in Canada, and the “Inflation Reduction Act” in the United States.
VR’s goal now is to evaluate if the H-K project can provide the first sustained production in Canada of REEs which includes the PMREO, by utilizing innovative surgical mining technologies, and by understanding how H-K mineralization aligns with REE extraction processes. To that end, VR’s work plan for Q1 2024 includes:
- Phase 2 Metallurgical Studies: Completion of Phase II metallurgical studies at SGS, to evaluate the recovery and beneficiation processes for an apatite-monazite mineral concentrate.
- REE Mineral Volume Assessment: Evaluate REE mineral volume potential of vein breccia on sub-vertical structures at Pike Zone, Hinge Zone and South Rim, targeting 1% Total Rare Earth Oxide (TREO) on average, with PMREO content from 18% to 24%.
- Economic Scoping of Mining Methods: Collaboration with Novamera Inc., Toronto, to evaluate the use of small footprint, low impact, surface bore hole surgical mining methods.
- Alignment with Pilot Plant Designs: Ongoing discussion with SRC, Saskatoon, to align REE mineralization at Hecla-Kilmer with new REE extraction processes and test plants across North America.
- Digital Compilation of Magnetic Surveys: Compile all regional and property-scale magnetic surveys covering VR's expanded land holdings across 15 properties in the region and integrate with the high-resolution surveys completed by VR during the past four years.
- Stakeholder Engagement: Continuation of open communication and collaboration with both the Ontario government (MNDM) and the Moose Cree First Nation.
VR has discovered a large and rich rare earth element mineral system at Hecla-Kilmer, starting with Hole 2 in 2020 and culminating in Hole 13 in 2022, as shown above. We have been on the ground for three years proving up this discovery, with 18 of the 24 test holes completed so far having high-grade REE mineralization. It occurs in three different areas across more than 2.5 km of the overall complex.
It occurs at surface in all three areas, and has more than 500 m of vertical extent in the Hole 13 area. Finally, it is located a mere 23 km from active rail, provincial grid power and the terminus of Highway 634 at Otter Rapids; location, location, location for cost-effective exploration and favourable economic metrics for development
The Company announced in September 2023 the recovery of micro-diamonds in three separate intervals in two of the three reconnaissance drill holes completed into the breccia pipe complex in May. The Company also reported compositional data from several different mineral phases indicative of kimberlitic composition for the diatreme breccia which tapped a diamond-stable upper mantle source. The results are material; they confirm the prospectivity of what is almost certainly a new and previously unexplored kimberlite field in Canada around Northway.
As a result of the discovery, the Company announced on October 24, 2023, the consolidation of a large land position around its Northway kimberlite breccia property and diamond discovery. The Northway Property exploration strategy is now district-scale, with the active Ontario Northern Railway runs through the middle of the properties.
Going forward into Q1 2024, the Company intends to complete a KIMROCK indicator mineral study at SRC, Saskatoon, on two intervals of drill core from immediately below and above the largest diamond fragment recovered at 330 m in drill hole NW23-003. The SRC facility in Saskatoon completed the caustic fusion and micro-diamond recovery work completed on all three drill holes in the fall of 2023. Second, the Company will complete the compilation and integration of all historic and regional magnetic data sets covering the new, enlarged land position around Northway. Modern filtering and processing will be done to create a complete set of derivative map products, and they will be used to evaluate more detailed, target-specific high-resolution drone magnetic surveys later in 2024.
President and CEO, Director
Dr. Gunning is a Professional Geologist with over 30 years of experience in mineral exploration and geological research. His experience spans work in federal and provincial geological surveys, exploration in North and South America with Cominco (now Teck), and proven executive leadership in the junior exploration sector, including recent success in the sale of two companies. He is extensively published, holds several industry awards, and is past-president of numerous industry organizations.
Upon completion of his PhD at the University of Western Ontario, Dr. Gunning spent nearly a decade leading global exploration projects, and learning the business of exploration within a multi-national and fully integrated mining and smelting company at Cominco. Following Cominco, Dr. Gunning accepted the role of lead Mineral Deposits Research Geologist with the Saskatchewan Geological Survey, which included both original, field-based mapping and research and mineral industry reporting. He also chaired the Energy file within the governments Strategic Development initiative. This work led Dr. Gunning to the uranium junior exploration sector in Vancouver. As CEO of Hathor Exploration Limited, he led successive resource and PEA milestones for the Roughrider uranium deposit discovery, and he guided Hathor successfully through a hostile takeover bid and a $654 million acquisition by Rio Tinto in 2012, which was one of the top ten M&A deals in the global mining sector that year. He built on that success as Executive Chairman of Alpha Minerals which was acquired in 2013 for C$190 million following the discovery of the Patterson Lake uranium deposit in Saskatchewan.
Dr. Gunning is currently focused 100% on VR Resources. He has stepped away from all previous directorships held in other public and private companies, and has refrained from any advisory roles or industry organization positions in order to achieve that focus.
Dr. Gunning is a past-President of the Saskatchewan Geological Society and the Society of Economic Geology Student Chapter at Western. He served on the AME BC Roundup Committee and presented at the annual AME Exploration Safety Workshop for more than a decade, and he was awarded by the industry with both the prestigious Dave Barr Award for Leadership in Exploration Health & Safety for 2011 and the Colin Spence Award for Excellence in Global Mineral Exploration for 2012. Having played field hockey at the club, university, national and international level, he is a past Director of Field Hockey Canada and Chair of the Canadian Men’s Field Hockey Olympic Trust, and he holds several provincial awards recognizing service to sport.
Mr. Wagner serves as the Chairman of VR. He is a Professional Geologist with over 30 years of mineral exploration and corporate development experience. During that time he has worked in North/South America and in Africa, been directly involved in a number of M&A transactions in the mineral exploration sector and helped to raise several hundred million dollars for mineral exploration globally.
In 1999 Mr. Wagner became Vice President, Exploration for New Millennium Metals Corp. which was successfully merged with Platinum Group Metals Ltd. in 2002. Mr. Wagner served as Exploration Manager for Platinum Group Metals through the acquisition, discovery and initial delineation of the multi-million ounce Maseve PGE mine in South Africa.
Mr. Wagner became President of Sydney Resource Corp. in 2005 and helped steer the successful merger with Band Ore Resources to form West Timmins Mining Inc. in 2006. He then served as a President, CEO, Director and Qualified Person for West Timmins Mining through the discovery of the high-grade Thunder Creek and 144 gold deposits – which form part of the Timmins West Mine Complex in Timmins, Ontario. He oversaw the acquisition of West Timmins by Lake Shore Gold in an all share deal valued at $424 million which was completed in 2009.
He then founded Canadian explorer Balmoral Resources Ltd. and served as its President and CEO through a series of gold and base metal discoveries culminating in its 2020 acquisition by Wallbridge Mining Company Ltd. in an all share deal valued on closing at $160 million. Mr. Wagner was also a co-founder of Falco Resources, a founding director of NewCastle Gold (acquired by Equinox Gold in 2017), and has served as an advisor to the management of Nova Royalty Corp. since inception.
Mr. Inman is a partner in the Business Law group of Pushor Mitchell LLP, a full-service law firm located in Kelowna, British Columbia, with a practice focused on advising emerging and mid-market companies on corporate/commercial and securities law related matters, including corporate finance and M&A transactions.
Mr. Lindsay is the Managing Director of Arbutus Grove Capital Corp. He has over 25 years of experience in corporate finance, investment banking and business development in both North America and Asia. His focus has been on mineral resources in the western United States, most recent serving as Founder, President and CEO of Otis Gold Corp. until its sale to Excellon Resources Inc. (TSX) in 2020. Previously, Mr. Lindsay was Founder, President and CEO of Magnum Uranium Corp. until its merger with Energy Fuels Inc. in July 2009. Prior to that he was a Vice President in the Corporate Finance and Investment Banking Group at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and a Partner in the Pacific Rim Group, a financial and business services company located in Hong Kong. Managing Director of Arbutus Grove Capital Corp. since 2003.
Lindsay was a founding Director of Malaspina Capital Ltd. (ASE) and was responsible for identifying its merger with Miranda Mining Corp, a Mexican based gold producer that was subsequently acquired by Wheaton River Minerals. He was also a Founding Director of Rebel Capital Inc (TSXV), and was responsible for identifying and negotiating its merger with Electric Royalties Ltd. He was a Director of Philippine Metals Inc. from 2011 to 2022 and has been a Director of successor company Revolve Renewable Power Corp. since 2022. He is currently a Director of Excellon Resources Inc (TSX), Electric Royalties Ltd (TSXV), Silver North Resources Ltd. (TSXV).
Mr. Lindsay has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of British Columbia, an MBA from Dalhousie University and is a Chartered Financial Analyst. He is the Immediate Past National Chair of the Hong Kong Canada Business Association and former President of the Vancouver Section, a past Chair of the Family Services of Greater Vancouver and a member of the Board of Governors of Crofton House School.
Vice President Exploration
Mr. Daley is a Professional Geologist with over a decade of global experience in grassroots and early-stage mineral exploration. He obtained an M.Sc. in Mineral Exploration from Laurentian University in Sudbury, ON and a B.Sc. Honours in Geological Sciences from Queen’s University in Kingston, ON. Mr. Daley has worked throughout the Americas, in Canada, the USA, Mexico, Peru and Chile, and in Turkey exploring for copper and gold for Teck Resources, Silver Standard (now SSR Mining), Centerra and Pretium. During this time, he gained an in-depth knowledge of porphyry, epithermal and VMS mineral systems, experience in the integration of exploration datasets within scientific mineral deposit models, and an expertise in the application of GIS technologies.
Blaine Bailey, CPA, CGA
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Bailey is a Chartered Professional Accountant, CGA working with public and private companies over the past 20 years. Mr. Bailey brings complementary skills to the team in areas of finance, administration, and financial reporting. Mr. Bailey is currently the CFO of GR Silver Mining Ltd., Panorama Capital Corp., and Cirrus Gold Corp.
Mr. Bailey received his Bachelor of Commerce degree (Honours) from the University of Manitoba in 1977, and qualified for the CPA, CGA designation in British Columbia in 1983. Mr. Bailey has served in the capacity of accountant for Molson Brewery B.C. Ltd. and controller for Nabob Coffee Co. with head offices in Zurich, Switzerland.
Ms. Laval is a partner at the law firm of Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP, Vancouver, B.C. and is the leader of the firm’s Corporate Finance, M&A and Private Equity Group in Canada.
Ms. Laval practices M&A, Corporate Finance and Mining Law, and has over 20 years of experience. Her practice involves advising issuers on merger transactions, corporate finance activities, such as equity and debt financings, stock exchange listings, corporate and securities regulatory compliance, corporate reorganizations, corporate governance, and mining-related transactions.
Ms. Laval was named Vancouver “Lawyer of the Year” for Mining by the Best Lawyers in Canada in its 2017 edition. She has also been named one of Vancouver’s 30 leading lawyers by the National Post and is recognized as a leading lawyer in The Best Lawyers in Canada, Legal 500 Canada, Lexpert’s Leading Canadian Lawyers in Global Mining, Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Who’s Who Legal: Canada and Who’s Who Legal: 100.
Prior to joining private practice, Ms. Laval worked in the policy department of the now TSX-V. Ms. Laval was a member of the TSX-V’s Local Advisory Committee from 2006 to 2013 and an instructor of the TSX-V Rules and Tools Corporate Governance Workshop from 2004 to 2010.
Terese is the founder and President of MinCo Corporate Management Inc., a corporate services company in Kelowna, BC. Ms. Gieselman has 37 years of international experience with junior mining and exploration companies listed on the TSX, TSXV, OTCBB, NASDAQ and AMEX, in the roles of CFO, Treasurer, Corporate Secretary and director. During her tenure in the resource sector, Ms. Gieselman has accumulated an extensive background in corporate and financial reporting and compliance for Canada and the United States, including particularly relevant experience in financings, treasury, international corporate structure and financial reporting in Mexico, Peru, Chile, Argentina and Zimbabwe.
VR Resources Ltd. (“VR” or the “Company”) is an established junior mineral exploration company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange (TSX.V: VRR; Frankfurt: 5VR; OTCQB: VRRCF), with its head office in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
All of the Company’s public disclosure filings may be accessed under the Company’s profile on www.sedar.com and readers are urged to review these materials, including the latest technical report filed with respect to the Company’s mineral properties.
The information on this website provides a general overview of the activities of the Company and is not intended to be a comprehensive review of all matters concerning the Company. Although all information posted to this website was accurate at the time of posting, it may be superseded by subsequent disclosures. VR cannot warrant the information contained on this website to be exhaustive, complete or sufficient. In addition, many factors outside of VR’s control can alter the intended results of information presented by VR. The Company makes no representations nor provides any warranty as to the accuracy, currency or completeness of such information and the Company expressly revokes any responsibility of guarantees, expressed or implied, including and without limitation to, any guarantee of quality or compliance, in respect to any end result. The information on this website may be modified by the Company at any time without prior notice. In no event shall the Company be liable for any direct, indirect, consequential or other damages arising or connected with the use of this website or the information herein. Material on this website may contain inaccuracies, omissions or typographical errors, for which the Company assumes no responsibility. In no event shall the Company, its directors, officers, employees, representatives and advisers, be held liable or responsible for any claim or damage, direct or indirect, special or consequential, incurred by the user arising out of the interpretation, reliance upon or other use of the information contained on this website.
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Technical information on this website has been prepared in accordance with the Canadian regulatory requirements set out in National Instrument 43-101 - Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects (“NI 43-101”). Justin Daley, MSc, P.Geo., Vice President Exploration at VR and a non-independent Qualified Person (as the term is defined in NI 43-101) oversees all aspects of the Company’s mineral exploration projects. Information posted on this website, unless otherwise indicated, has been prepared and reviewed on behalf of the Company by the Company’s Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Michael Gunning, PhD, P.Geo., a non-independent Qualified Person.
VR submits all drill core samples for geochemical assay to ALS Global Ltd. (“ALS”). ALS has sample preparation facilities in both Reno, Nevada, and Timmins, Ontario, which are utilized for sample submissions from VR. Final geochemical analytical work is done at the ALS laboratory located in North Vancouver, BC. Analytical techniques include lithium borate fusion, ICP-MS and ICP-AES analyses for base metals, trace elements and full-suite REE analysis, and gold determination by atomic absorption on fire assay. Analytical results are subject to industry-standard and NI 43-101 compliant QAQC sample procedures, such as the systematic insertion of both sample duplicates and geochemical standards, done both externally on the project site by the Company, and internally at the laboratory by ALS, as described by ALS.
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