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Feature article March 26, 2019:

 

Arctic Star Advancing Timantti Diamond Project in Finland

   

"Arctic Star is now in the center of what could continue into a Tier 1 diamond discovery at Timantti."

 

Arctic Star

Exploration Corp.

(TSX-V: ADD) (US Listing: ASDZF) (Frankfurt: 82A1)

 

Share data, Capitalization, & Corporate info

 

 Shares Outstanding:  ~113 million

 Fully Diluted:  ~142 million 

 Recently Traded: ~CDN$0.09/share (TSX-V: ADD)

 52 Week High/Low: $0.26/ 0.035

 Current Market Capitalization: ~$10.2 million Canadian

 Corporate Website: www.arcticstar.ca

 

  • Timantti Project, Finland (100%-owned); advancing the recent discovery of a cluster of diamondiferous kimberlites with large upside / world-class potential.

  • Experienced management, and skilled technical leadership; taking point for Arctic Star Exploration Corp. are the same individuals that as lead exploration geologists discovered the Diavik diamond mine in Canada, and the Grib diamond mine in Russia.

 

   

Valuation Commentary: Arctic Star Exploration Corp. (TSX-V: ADD) (F: 82A1) (US Listing: ASDZF) is a Canadian-based diamond exploration mining company focused on advancing its flagship 100%-owned Timantti Property in Finland, located 17 km from the town of Kuusamo, and only ~450 km SE of the multi-billion dollar producing Lomonsov and Grib diamond mines in Russia.  'Timantti' is the Finnish word for diamond, and Arctic Star is now in the center of what could continue into a Tier 1 discovery. The large land package consists of a 243 hectare Exploration Permit and a 190,000 hectares Exploration Reservation. The caliber of the exploration professionals that are associating themselves and reputations to the project is impressive, they include the former lead geologists that discovered Diavik diamond mine in Canada, and the discovered nearby Grib diamond mine in Russia.

 

      In 2018 Arctic Star proved-up a cluster of 4 newly discovered diamond bearing kimberlites ripe with microdiamonds; following caustic fusion processing 1,746 diamonds were found in 987.06kg of samples from four kimberlites, and curve analysis yields +1.18mm stones in each kimberlite. Three of the kimberlites, known as 'the three wolves', are within 300 metres of each other, they were found under only 1 to 3 metres of overburden, only a few hundred metres off the highway, and adjacent to power. Analysis of the distribution of microdiamonds from caustic fusion of samples from Arctic Star's best grading kimberlite structure, named the White Wolf, yielded ~0.7 carats/T (+/- ~20%) commercial stones, an earmark of if not a future mine on its own, certainly part of a future mine. The Company's 2019 exploration plan is to prove the Timantti Project has world-class size potential by confirming more kimberlites; the exploration team will be testing several near-surface anomalous targets that are so apparently indicative it is difficult to think what else the anomalies could be other than more kimberlite pipes.

 

Figure 1. (below) a)(left) -- Location of new kimberlites on Arctic Star's Timantti,

b)(right) -- Location map, note same geological belt as Grib & Lomonosov mines.

 

Exceptional infrastructure: Arctic Star is able to explore for diamonds at Timantti for ~1/3 the cost of what most others spend in elsewhere due to the projects location proximal to exceptional infrastructure (roads, airport, town, power). There are regular flights from Helsinki to the local town of Kuusamo (population ~16,000); its possible to take a taxi from the airport to Arctic Star's first kimberlite discovery in ~20 minutes. Additionally noteworthy, in 2018 two of the kimberlites were discovered simply by excavating anomalies with a backhoe.

 

ADD.V poised for upside revaluation: Currently trading with a miniscule market cap of only ~C$10.2 million, the share price of Arctic Star Exploration Corp. is apt to rise near-term to better reflect the inherent value of its recently discovered diamantiferous kimberlite clusters at the Timantti Property and its potential. The missing ingredient that is holding the share price of ADD.V back is the streets need to see size/tonnage potential, something the Company's geological exploration team is confident it can deliver this 2019. The markets are tougher on diamond exploration stocks now than in the past due in-part to the fact there has not been a new world-class diamond discovery made since 1990. If this was the 1990s and Arctic Star had done what it has done lately at Timantti, the share price of ADD.V would likely be over $3/share already. Purchasers of ADD.V now are getting a deal on shares. Kimberlite structures are rare -- the discoveries to date have mitigated the project risk, with weak hands now out of the stock, and the geological team dialed-in, it won't take much in terms of news flow to attract majors, serious money, and street attention that will jump the share price of ADD.V as the 2019 exploration season advances.

 

Figure 2. (above) Diavik Mine, and Arctic Star's VP of Exploration, Buddy Doyle, he was lead geologist on the Diavik discovery. Diavik has produced over 100 million carats since 2003. Diavik is operated by Rio Tinto and sold 40% to the Washington Group for $1.2B.

Arctic Star's exploration team is aiming to hit a home run this 2019:

 

Arctic Star's exploration team is lead by Buddy Doyle (VP of Exploration and Director) -- Buddy Doyle was the lead exploration geologist that took the Diavik Mine in Canada from discovery through to ribbon cutting. He then stayed on for a term at Diavik during operations as the Senior Exploration Geologist, serving a total of 23 years with RioTinto. He also has other multi-billion dollar discoveries of significance under his belt as well, see his CV at the bottom of this article.
 

Also taking point as Country Manager in Finland for Arctic Star is exploration geologist Roy Spencer (Director). Roy Spencer was the leader of the team that discovered the nearby Grib Diamond Mine across the boarder in Russia, which is in the same geological setting as Arctic Star's Timantti diamond project.

 

 

Figure 3. (above)  Grib Mine and  Roy Spencer. Otkritie Industrial Investments purchased Grib for 1.45B. AGD Diamonds recently consolidated with Otkritie .

  

Indicators run high for additional new kimberlite discoveries at Timantti

 

Kimberlites are likely to occur in fields (a.k.a. clusters), which typically contain 30 or more separate kimbelites. The Wolf kimberlites are just the first discoveries in a more extensive cluster.

 

The 2018 works program involved ground geophysics (magnetic, gravity, and EM surveys), excavator till sampling (20 Samples ~50lbsm, and they drilled ~600m yielding 4 diamond bearing kimberlites.

 

 

Figure 4. (above) -- Imagery from 2018 exploration program.

 

 

Figure 5. a & b (above) -- location of three wolves and synopsis of drilling which has Arctic Star has conducted.

 

The Three Wolves kimberlites discovered by Arctic Star are not classic Kimberlite pipes. They were initially drilled in the middle assuming they were classical pipes, however the current interpretation is they are part of a dyke, sill system, relatively thick 30m to 35m wide dipping to the North @ 35 degrees. There is evidence this sill system continues and Arctic Star has an opportunity to build kimberlite tonnage at the Wolves, similar to how tonnage was built at Snap Lake, but here Arctic Star has a much thicker sill system.

 

 

Figure 6. (above) -- White Wolf 2018 diamond results.

 

Gem quality stones in the commercial size: Caustic fusion of White Wolf's kimberlite generated excellent results. Caustic fusion is a process whereby the kimberlite is split, half is kept for reference, and the rest is sent to the lab (there are only 3 in the world; two in Canada and one in South Africa). At the lab the kimberlite is dissolved in extremely hot caustic soda leaving only diamonds remaining. The distribution of microdiamonds in the sample can be plotted and the dots form a curve from which a bi-polynomial expression projects the curve into a large diamond space. This is a technique Buddy Doyle used at Diavik with great success. Analysis shows White Wolf is yielding ~0.7 carats/T commercial stones (+/- 20% to 25% -- this number will become better refined as a larger sample size is processed). It is too early to tell diamond prices as a statistical cloud size is needed, however Arctic Star has 60% white stones in the microdiamonds (anything above 30% is good).

 

 

Figure 7. (above) -- Grey Wolf, Black Wolf, and Vasa Dykes 2018 diamond results

 

Highly prospective for additional diamond discovery of significance at Timantti:

 

The indicators being found can't be explained by the discoveries so far, there is obviously lots more kimberlite to be discovered, and Arctic Star's geological team knows exactly where to look.

 

 

Figure 8. a & b (above) Left: Annotated location map of Arctic Star's Timantti Land Package, Right: Sample sites with indicators. Historic public data and recent till samples taken by Arctic Star show a clear dispersion trains of diamond indicator minerals east of Kuusamo. The Known Kimberlites discovered to date can not explain all the indicator minerals, proof that there are more kimberlites to be found. Red Dots, are sample sites. Red Circles show samples with positive results, the larger the circle the more indicators in the sample.

 

Timantti - New Targets

 

Figure 9. a & b (above) New targets -- Left (above): Annotated UAV Mag survey; Arctic completed a 600 km2 UAV magnetic survey in the Summer-2018, adding to its Winter ground Mag. Greenstones belts and gabbro sills dominate the image as long linear Mag highs. Seen in the image are some of the new targets highlighted with arrows, those are kimberlite targets. Kimberlite targets in the quartzites tend to stand out.

 

Right (above): Annotated survey showing nanoteslas (nT). 38 New untested drill targets for 2019. Red arrows point to the top priority targets. As little as 1-3 m overburden. The Wolves seem to form an East-West trend (Wolf Cubs). The plan is to begin excavator sampling in March 2019, drill testing in June 2019.

 

The certainly level runs high: One section of the survey shows a trending line of anomalies that appear similar in structure that typify kimberlite. The anomalies continue for another 1.5 km. Elsewhere Arctic Star has intense anomalies in the 1000s of nT, then there are anomalies in the 100s of nT that are key, likely very quartzite -- the targets Arctic Star is going for are along the Wolf trend and they are sort of circular, 100m wide, Lac De Gras/Diavik-style sort of targets in the quartzites. It begs the question "What else would intrude the quartzite and be 100 nT?" -- the logical answer is kimberlite (nothing else makes sense).

 

 

Figure 10. (above) -- Mag filter designed to highlight kimberlite like targets. Boxes highlight targets in new Exploration permit (note: one of the targets is ~200m across, looks dumbbell shaped, which kimberlite often looks like). Blue arrows show targets in current permit.

 

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Insight -- Status of the Current Diamond Market

 

Zimnisky Global Rough Diamond Price Index

 

 

Chart 1. (above) Zimnisky Global Rough Diamond Price Index. Commentary: Gains made in early 2018 have been lost in the later part of that year, stabilizing now. Most of the price pressure is in the 'small good', less than 3 pointers (0.3 carats). Mainly due to producers reprocessing old tailings where smalls dominate, therefore short lived. USA & China demand strong.
 

World Diamond Production Forecast

 

 

Figure 11. (above) -- World Diamond Production Forecast (Source: Bain & Company published December-2018).

 

Shortfall in global new rough diamond supply growing; The above annotated chart of World Diamond Production Forecast shows a growing shortfall.

 

The world consumes 127 million carats of rough diamonds per year. That’s equivalent to the reserve of a medium size diamond mine per year (127 million carats is ~ the original reserve of the Diavik Mine -- the world consumes a Diavik Mine every year). The problem facing the industry supply chain now is that there is no new supply being discovered and mines are closing:

  • Argyle diamond mine is scheduled to close 2020.

  • Udachnya and Mir diamond mines have recently closed (Mir cannot go underground due to natural gas seepage into mine).

  • Very little global diamond exploration since the 2008 GFC.

  • No new significant discovery since 1990’s.

Note on synthetic (artificial) diamond market: The artificial market is being relegated to junk status and not impinging on natural market.

 

Demand for synthetic diamond production in 2018 was ~7M carats. Compare that to natural demand (of ~130M carats), as a portion of the market synthetics is small. Synthetics have been around for a while, however they have gotten better of late. Debeers and the Geological Institute of America have deployed detection instruments in every reputable jewelry store in the the world -- so you can tell the difference. In order to speed the departure of the artificial market piggybacking off of the natural market, and relegate it to a separate market, in November 2018 DeBeers began producing their own synthetics on their own patented equipment/process, and they are pricing way low -- making a separate market. Simply look to rubies, emeralds, and sapphires -- they have had very good synthetics since the 70s and they are separate markets (one can go into a lapidary store and buy a thumb-size artificial ruby for $70, whereas a thumb-size natural ruby would be $multi-millions).

 

Diamond Pipeline - Producers have the highest profit margins

 

 

Figure 12. (above) Diamond Pipeline (source of data: Bain & Company) -- The table shows where the money goes between mining and getting a very nice ingot. The big takeaway from a review of margin data is that its a producers club; diamonds are one of the only mined commodities where producers set the price, not the buyers. Diamonds are not industrial driven like most other mined commodities. Large stock piles have been gone since the mid-90s. Occasionally the producers will ring up each other "We are going to hold back on X-size group, we are seeing weak prices", and those diamonds will get stored at the mine site. This is a healthy mechanism for the producers as it would be irresponsible to flood the market. If one or two sites hold back on supply of a size, the price comes back.

 

Exploration Steps to Production

 

It is a quantum leap to do the bulk sample, so Arctic Star wants to bring as much selection of kimberlite to that quantum leap before it makes it.

 

 

Figure 13. (above) Exploration Steps to Production -- Arctic Star is currently at the 'diamond' phase of the above illustration, before bulk sample. Since they know there are more kimberlites they can prove up, they want to find them and bring them all to the diamond phase. Doing a bulk sample on several sources of material is much more economic and mitigates risk. A decent bulk sample would involve producing 1,000s of carats and cost a few million. The plan is to get ~400 kg from each kimberlite discovery (150 - 400 kg of microdiamonds), line them up and see which are the best and bulk sample 4 or 5 of them all at once. Once Arctic Star has done that they are almost at prefeasibility study. Unlike finding gold, which can be nebulous, a geologist can easily identify kimberlite and the tonnage can be calculated quickly. Because each stone has its own price, each kimberlite is unique, so a fairly big fingerprint of diamonds is needed in order to know the average price of the diamond per carat before an economic study can be performed.

    

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Below is additional insight on Arctic Star Exploration Corp.

 

     Content found herein is not investment advice see Terms of Use, Disclosure & Disclaimer

  

 

Recent news releases regarding Company accomplishments and operational developments:

  

• March 25, 2019 "Arctic Star Exploration Corp. Commences Exploration Program at Diagras Property, Northwest Territories, Canada".

 

• March 21, 2019 "Arctic Star Announces Status of Private Placement and Grant of Stock Options".

 

• March 8, 2019 "Arctic Star Announces Extension of Private Placement and Increase in Offering".

 

• February 11, 2019 "Arctic Star Announces Sale of Cap Property".

 

• January 24, 2019 "Arctic Star Announces Non-Brokered Private Placement".

 

• December 17, 2018 "Arctic Star Announces Resignation of a Director".

 

• October 23, 2018 "Arctic Star Announces Management Changes".

 

• October 11, 2018 "Arctic Star Exploration Corp stakes 8 new claims at Diagras property".

 

• October 4, 2018 "Arctic Star Announces Diamond Results from Black and Grey Wolf Kimberlites, Timantti Project, Finland".

 

• August 23, 2018 "Arctic Star Exploration Corp. Enters Option Agreement for Stein Diamond Project Nunavut, Canada".

 

• July 30, 2018 "Arctic Star Reports Spring Exploration Program Results from Diagras Property, Northwest Territories, Canada".

 

• July 5, 2018 "Arctic Star Announces Diamond Count of 758 Stones from Drilling at Timantti Diamond Project, Finland".

 

• June 5, 2018 "Arctic Star Announces The First Diamond Results From The Spring 2018 Drilling On The Timantti Project, Finland".

 

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Overview of other projects of Arctic Star, advancing by Joint Venture with others. 

 

Diagras Project, NWT Canada

 

The Diagras Property (a.k.a. Dia-Gras) consists of 29 contiguous claims staked by Arctic Star, with an area of 25,595 hectares. The property is in joint venture with Margaret Lake Diamonds whereby Margaret Lake has earned a 60% interest. The property is located in the north-eastern part of the prolific Lac de Gras kimberlite field, 22km NNE of the Diavik diamond mine and 36km east of the Ekati diamond mine in NWT Canada. The Company has verified through research and compilation that the property hosts over a dozen kimberlites, most of them diamondiferous. Arctic Star’s research and compilation of historical data in the public domain confirms that Diagras is a property of merit that deserves additional exploration.

 

 

Figure 14. (above) -- Location map. Arctic Star's Diagras Property is located just above Diavik (currently operated by Rio Tinto and sold 40% to the Washington Group for $1.2B.). Diavik has produced over 100 million carats of diamonds since 2003. Arctic Star & Margret Lake is using new gravity and EM geophysical surveys to find new potential kimberlites.

 

 

Figure 15. (above) -- The Diagras Property contains 13 known kimberlites discovered by DeBeers with Mag in the 1990's. Arctic Star is now targeting non-magnetics using new and improved gravity technology. In the image above Green Diamonds are kimberlites. Blue Diamonds are Kimberlites with mine plans that have Greater than 1ct/t.

 

Mag Survey 2017

 

 

Figure 16. (above) -- Mag Survey from 2017 on Diagras. Yellow Dots (De Beers), Red Dots (Majescor) previous drill holes.

 

Gravity Survey 2017

 

 

Figure 17. (above) -- Gravity Survey from 2017 on Diagras. Gravity surveys show contrasts of Pyroclastic Kimberlite and kimberlite breccia revealing rock that is less dense than the surrounding country rock.

 

Diagras Jack Pine Kimberlite

 

 

Figure 17. (above) -- Synopsis of the Jack Pine Kimberlite on Dia-Gras Property.

 

Diagras Suzanne Kimberlite

 

 

Figure 18. (above) -- Suzanne Kimberlite is assumed to be a magnetic low, (blue arrow). Ground Geophysical surveys conducted in spring 2017. A second drill target has been discovered showing a separated gravity low, and linear Em anomaly coincident with a break in a Diabase dyke.

 

Diagras HLO2 Kimberlite

 

 

Figure 19. (above) Diagras HLO2 Kimberlite. Two drill holes where previously drilled into a magnetic low shown by the red arrow.

 

 

Figure 20. (above) Diagras HLO2 Kimberlite. Kimberlite was intersected. The EM anomaly shown above and located on the magnetic image by the black arrow, seems to break a Diabase dyke.

 

Excerpt from recent (March 25, 2019) news release from Arctic Star regarding its Diagras Property:

 

Arctic Star Exploration Corp. Commences Exploration Program at Diagras Property, Northwest Territories, Canada

 

March 25, 2019 – Vancouver, British Columbia – Arctic Star Exploration Corp. (“Arctic Star” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that exploration has commenced at its 40% owned Diagras Property (“Diagras” or the “Property”) located in the Northwest Territories, Canada. Diagras totals 22,595 Hectares within 31 mineral claims with a total of 23 known kimberlites. Some preliminary results are already available, and they are encouraging. (See Figure 1).
 

The exploration program consists of Gravity, Magnetic and Electromagnetic (EM) ground surveys focused around historically identified kimberlites as well as other airborne geophysical anomalies with kimberlite like signatures. This ground work will provide detailed data for further analysis and interpretation to identify additional kimberlite potential with drill testing. The Company has also posted a financial Security for the land use permit, which will allow for camp construction, drilling and related exploration activities.
 

Margret Lake Diamonds Inc is a contributing Joint Venture (the “Joint Venture”) between the Company, which acts as project operator and holds a 60% interest, and Arctic Star Exploration Corp. (TSX.V: ADD) which holds a 40% interest. Diagras is located in the prolific Lac de Gras diamond field, Northwest Territories, Canada just 35 km from the world-class Diavik diamond mine. The Property lies directly on trend with the Diavik deposits currently being mined by a joint venture between Rio Tinto and Dominion Diamond Diavik.
 

Detailed, modern ground geophysical techniques are being employed to define possible additional kimberlite(s) or kimberlite phases not identified by previous explorers, who did not utilize all these techniques. This exploration approach has been successful elsewhere with recent examples including the discoveries of additional diamondiferous kimberlite at the Kelvin and Faraday kimberlite complex (Kennady North project adjacent to the Gahcho Kue’ Diamond Mine). Investors are cautioned that mineral deposits on adjacent properties are not indicative of mineral deposits on Diagras.
 

This work is funded in part by significant grants from the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) Mining Incentive Program (MIP). The Company would like to thank the GNWT for their support and recognition of the potential for this quality exploration program.
 

The Joint Venture was previously successful using this strategy during the 2017 and 2018 exploration seasons. The previous work revealed gravity and EM anomalies proximal to known magnetic kimberlites that constitute compelling drill targets.
 

At the Black Spruce kimberlite, previous workers discovered this kimberlite by drilling a distinct magnetic low. Our work in 2017 shows a series of gravity lows occur coincident and adjacent to the south of the known magnetic kimberlite phase. One of these gravity anomalies clearly breaks and disturbs a diabase dyke signature, which is a characteristic similar to many known Lac de Gras kimberlites. Preliminary results from this year 2019, show a strong EM anomaly the is partly separate and partly coincident with the magnetic and gravity anomalies. The simplest explaination is that each geophysicsal signature, the Magnetic, the gravity and them represent different phases of the same kimberlite complex. Each phase can have totally different diamond grades and populations. The gravity and EM anomalies require separate drill testing.

 

 

Figure 1. Preliminary Ohm Mapper results for the Black Spruce Kimberlite. Colour image, EM data Magenta is more conductive. Contours Gravity data. 0.1mgal contours. Dotted blue outlines gravity targets, black outline magnetic signature. Note that they overlap but don’t coincide which indicates separate kimberlite phases. Dots are previous drill holes targeting the magnetic anomaly.

Targets of great interest were also generated at the Jack Pine kimberlite, which is one of the largest kimberlite complexes in the Lac de Gras diamond field (over 1.5km in its longest dimension), the geophysical methods (ground gravity, EM and magnetics) highlighted obvious magnetic kimberlite phases drilled by previous explorers while also successfully defining a new kimberlite-like geophysical expression believed to have not yet been evaluated by drilling according to available public domain records. Previous drilling in the Jack Pine kimberlite complex has demonstrated it is diamond bearing.
 

At the Suzanne kimberlite, ground geophysical work has revealed a magnetic low anomaly, a gravity anomaly and a linear EM anomaly. Data in the public domain indicates that only one drill hole tested this kimberlite leaving potentially untested kimberlite(s) and/or phases.
 
Figure 1. Diagras Land Package within Lac de Gras Diamond Field

 

 

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Stein Property, Nunavut Canada

 

The Stein property is located 85 km NW of Taloyoak, Nunavut and consists of four adjoining prospecting permits covering an area of 105,637 hectares on the Boothia Peninsula.

  • GGL Resources Corp. has the option to earn into Arctic Star’s Stein Project up to 60% by conducting ground geophysics on high priority drill targets and discovering kimberlite by drilling, trenching or in outcrops.

  • $1.5 mil of exploration expenditures by previous explorers. Never drill tested.

  • Kimberlitic indicator minerals are showing high chrome, low calcium G10 pyrope garnets were followed up-ice direction.

 

Figure 21. (above) Stein Property.

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Arctic Star Exploration Corp.'s Technical Leadership, Management, and Governance  Skip to top

The current management team and board of directors has a well rounded combination of people that each contribute expertise in disciplines necessary for a successful mining entity:

 

Patrick Power, – CEO, President, Director

Mr. Power is a seasoned venture capitalist and financier with over 20 years of experience as a stock market professional and as director of public companies. Arctic Star benefits from Mr. Power’s wealth of experience as a savvy deal maker, an adept financier and as a results-driven leader of dynamic public companies. The company enjoys Mr. Power’s large network of contacts within the industry, his enthusiasm and his efforts as a member of the audit and remuneration panels.

 

Buddy Doyle, – VP of Exploration, Director

Mr. Doyle has 25 years experience in mineral exploration. He worked for Rio Tinto PLC for over 23 years, most recently he was Exploration Manager/Vice President of Kennecott Canada Exploration Inc. (owned by Rio Tinto), in charge of diamond exploration in North America. He was a key member of the Kennecott Exploration Australia team that discovered the multi-million ounce Minifie gold deposits at Lihir in 1987-1988 and led the team which discovered the Diavik diamond deposits in 1994-1995. Few geologists have seen 2 projects from discovery through to decision to mine. Mr. Doyle is recognized by his peers in the exploration industry as an authority on diamond exploration and kimberlite geology, and has authored/co-authored numerous papers on these subjects. He was awarded the 2007 Hugo Dummitt Award for excellence in Diamond exploration. Since leaving Rio Tinto Mr. Doyle remains active in the diamond sector through consultancy and non-executive directorships. Mr. Doyle brings to the company a disciplined scientific approach to mineral exploration and managerial skills that have a proven track record. He holds a BSc in Applied Geology from the Queensland University of Technology.

 

Roy Spencer, – Finland Country Manager and Director

Mr. Spencer is a GSSA Member and a Fellow of the AusIMM. Roy joined De Beers in 1966 and has been involved with exploration and deposit evaluation for gemstones and other commodities throughout his career. Roy’s tertiary education was at the University of Natal and Rhodes University in South Africa, and is a member of the Geological Society of South Africa and a Fellow of the Aus.I.M.M. As technical director of Peregrine Diamonds, he discovered the first kimberlites on the Pilbara craton in Western Australia in 1989, and as Leader of the Owners Team for Archangel Diamond Corporation he was largely responsible for the discovery of the world class Grib kimberlite in far northern Russia (February, 1996). In 1998, Roy created and raised the seed finance for Ilmari Exploration Oy to explore for gold, base metals and diamonds on the Karelian Craton in Finland. Ilmari went public in 2000, and discovered the Lentiira kimberlite cluster in central Finland in 2003. In 2006, as CEO of London-based diamond explorer European Diamonds, Roy led the Owners Team which brought the Liqhobong kimberlite (Lesotho) into commercial production on time and under budget. In mid-2007, Roy left European, a company which had evolved into a successful mid-tier diamond producer and marketer after having raised £23 million over a 6-year period. Since that time Roy has continued in gemstone exploration and deposit evaluation in Africa, Finland and western Russia for a variety of junior and senior mining companies.

  

Thomas Yingling, – Director

Thomas Yingling is a successful seasoned venture capitalist who benefits from over 19 years of experience running resource based public companies. He has been a Director of Arctic Star since its inception in 2002. Mr. Yingling has served for almost two decades as President of Brahma Communications Corp., an investment consulting firm that specializes in corporate finance, investor relations and strategic corporate planning for publicly traded companies. He has served as President and CEO and/or a director of other resource based public companies.

 

Sean Charling, – Director

Mr. Charland is a seasoned communications professional with experience in raising capital and marketing resource exploration companies. He has helped raise over C$ 150 million for a variety of venture listed and private companies in mineral exploration and mining, technological and health sectors with the majority of the focus on mineral exploration and mining. His network of contacts within the financial community extends across North America and Europe.

   

Bill Ferreira, – Director

Mr. Ferreira is an exploration geologist with over 30 years experience in gold, base-metal and diamond exploration in Canada. Mr. Ferreira holds a Master of Science degree from the University of Manitoba and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Minnesota, Duluth. Mr. Ferreira’s employment experience includes work for Noranda Exploration Canada, Esso Minerals Canada, Getty Mines, Falconbridge Ltd., Granges Exploration, Canmine Resources Corp. and San Gold Corp. Mr. Ferreira is past president of the Manitoba Prospectors and Developers Association. Mr. Ferreira is currently a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of the Province of Manitoba.

 

Binny Jassal, CPA, CGA, FCCA, – Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Jassal brings over 20 years of accounting and management experience to the Company. Mr. Jassal is a member of Certified General Accountants in Canada, fellow member of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants in London, England and holds Certificate in Accounting and Finance from Ryerson University Toronto. Previously, Mr. Jassal has worked in various accounting positions (including public companies) within the manufacturing, IT and telecommunication sectors. Mr. Jassal joined the Company in May 2006 and has been an important member of the team working on the financial and corporate side of the operations.

 

 

Note: This article is not intended to be a complete overview of Arctic Star Exploration Corp. or a complete listing of Arctic Star's projects. Mining MarketWatch urges the reader to contact the subject company and has identified the following sources for information:

 

For more information contact Arctic Star Exploration Corp.'s head office at: Ph (604) 689.1799

 

Company's web site: www.arcticstar.ca   SEDAR Filings: URL

 

 

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