MMC Cutting Edge Series – September 15

Swann Global attended the Cutting Edge presentation, held on Tuesday, 15 Sept in the smaller and less formal Melbourne Town Hall Swanston Room. The event is held five times a year and attracts professionals from investment and mining backgrounds along with people with an interest in the leading edge of exploration, engineering and investment.

Swann Global is Major Sponsor and a regular attendee at this event.

Managing Directors/Chief Executive Officers of three companies presented at this event:

Matt Gauci, MD of Metalicity (MCT): An explorer whose present focus is on the Admiral Bay Zinc Project. This has the potential to be one of the world’s largest Nickel deposits. Development of this mine will have its challenges, given it is approximately 1.2km below the surface. They are a diversified company, with the Rocky Gully Copper / Nickel belt recently having exploration success.

Simon Finnis, CEO of Metro Mining Ltd (MMI): Metro is a Bauxite miner based in Cape York. Simon highlighted the simple operation involved in mining Bauxite, a 27 year mine life following a recent reserve upgrade, recent capital raising ensuring funded to pre- development stage at the Bauxite Hills project. He also noted they have a further 1300sq Km of exploration permits in the region, which is well known for its export grade Bauxite. Production at the Bauxite Hills project is expected to commence in 3Q 2016.

Mark Zeptner, CEO and MD of Ramelius Resources Ltd (RMS): Ramelius is on track to become Australia’s next 100koz gold producer. They have been in production since 2006, with operations located 500 km North East of Perth. These include the Mt Magnet, Kathleen Valley and Vivien mines. They are also an explorer, with numerous JV projects around Australia. The company is cash flow positive returning to profit in FY2015, and currently has no debt.

Five Swanns attended: Lorraine Meldrum (CEO), Timothy Longes, (General Manager) Nick Wanford (Business Development Manager), Grace Tan (Research Associate), Sumant Dhumne (Research Associate) attended this event.

Swann Global is a proud supporter of the MMC since its inception. Swann promotes networking which brings together mining professionals from different backgrounds and build lasting relations. We look forward to meeting you at the next MMC event.

Presentations for the event can be found here

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