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Feature article September 24, 2018:


Lucky Minerals Advancing Prime Ground in Ecuador Proximal Fruta del Norte and Mirador


Lucky's Fortuna Project is highly prospective for large Copper & Gold discovery in a prolific mineral belt, among world-class neighbors.


Lucky Minerals Inc.

(TSX-V: LKY) (OTCQB: LKMNF) (Frankfurt: 8LM)


Share data, Capitalization, & Corporate info


 Shares Outstanding:  ~104,026,783 (post Ecuador acquisition)

(this number to change soon; C$2.5M bought financing has been announced)


 Fully Diluted:  ~142.9M

 Recently Traded: ~CDN$0.14/share (TSX-V: LKY)

 52 Week High/Low: $0.23/ 0.09

 Current Market Capitalization: ~$14.6 million Canadian

 Corporate Website:


LJ.V possesses two flagship assets:


  • Fortuna Au-Cu Project, Ecuador; 100% owned, situated on similar NNE-trending geological structures as neighboring Fruta del Norte and Mirador.

  • Emigrant Creek Cu-Au-Mo Project, Montana; 100% owned, Potential multi-million oz gold potential in ~2 billion+ Tonne porphyry system target with 10 highly mineralized breccia-pipes.

  • Experienced management, skilled technical leadership.

Lucky Minerals is in a similar place to where neighboring then Aurelian Resources was before it made its discovery. The story of Aurelian Resources is one of the best known among junior gold investors, its share price went from $ 0.60 to $ 40 within a few months, just over a decade ago, upon its initial gold discovery of what is now Fruta del Norte.  Aurelian’s geologists used a methodical approach; zeroing-in on the gold source via stream sampling, in combination with classic geological mapping, soil sample analysis, geophysical methods, all leading to targeted exploration drill holes. Lucky Minerals Fortuna Project has similar NNE-trending geological structures as Aurelian’s fault zone that is the structural element that controls the occurrence of gold mineralizations that are literally lined up along the fault. Luck Minerals is looking to repeat the success of Aurelian on its Fortuna Property fault zones, which share the same genesis as Fruta del Norte, using a similar methodical approach that appears bound to zero-in on highly prospective targets. As robust data pours in from exploration efforts over the second half of 2018 on Fortuna, evidencing large gold and copper potential, we expect shares of LJ.V to rise. - Market Equities Research Group



Valuation Commentary: Lucky Minerals Inc. (TSX-V: LKY) (F: 8LM) (OTCQB: LKMNF) is highly prospective for major gold and copper discovery as it advances its 100%-owned Fortuna Project in Ecuador, located in a prolific mineral belt ~40km from Lundin Gold's Fruta del Norte (9.48 M oz Au I+Inf) deposit and the Mirador (2.7 M oz Au and 5.9 B lbs Cu M+I) deposit. Lucky's Fortuna concessions are newly acquired from a private company that essentially sat on coveted prime ground for well over a decade as discoveries were made surrounding it. The project is ripe for discovery of significance having received no modern exploration or drilling; geological interpretation and historical sampling (up to 10,5 g/t Au + numerous Cu anomalies in stream sediment) suggest potential for massive Gold & Copper system beneath. A major NNE-trending geological structure laden with calderas cuts through Lucky's Fortuna Project, similar NNE-trending structures intersect neighboring Fruta del Notre, Mirador, Loma Larga, and others.


Figure 1. (below) Location map of Fortuna proximal multi-million oz neighbors, superimposed orange color represents geological NNE-trending structures.


Historically, only limited sporadic rock sampling with no follow-up on anomalies has occurred on the property.


Anomalous high concentrations of gold have been identified over several areas; stream sediments, rock, and non-systematic soil sampling suggest multiple gold and copper mineralized systems with bulk tonnage targets. Historic gold placers, known in the region since the Inca days, are related to local river headwater in the central north of the Fortuna property, which with most of its tributaries flows through.


Using a proven systematic exploration approach (geophysics, remote sensing, alteration and volcano features mapping, structural analysis, and soil sampling over selected anomalies) Lucky Minerals Inc. expects to take the property to target-ready drill status in short order (see 2018 Phase I and 2019 Phase II exploration plans further below), highly prospective for discovery -- the board and technical team are actively hunting elephant deposits here in Ecuador.


Completely new high-caliber board and skilled technical team: The decision to acquire Fortuna was made by the new board of directors and technical team following a complete restructuring/changing of the guard (~1 year ago) at Lucky Minerals. The new board and technical team was first attracted to LJ.V because of the geologically compelling nature of the Company's other flagship asset, the 100%-owned Emigrant Creek Cu-Au-Mo Project in Montana, which has multi-million oz gold potential in ~2 billion+ Tonne porphyry system target. To date 10 highly mineralized breccia-pipes have been located. The Montana property is a significant asset that adds inherent value on its own as it is potentially amenable to bulk underground mining; compelling drilling results include 132m of 2.1 g/T gold and 50m of 14.37 g/T gold. It was decided that with the long road to permitting in Montana and seasonal aspect, it was best to diversify the Company and focus to take advantage of the unique opportunity presented in Ecuador, which allows for year-round advancement and will expose shareholders to incredible upside share price appreciation potential when the technical team first drills to expose targets it is expected to delineate this coming H2-2018 exploration session.


A high-quality board was assembled along with a strong technical team; e.g.: The head of the technical committee is Guy Lauzier, B. Eng who is the General Manager of Nemaska Lithium's Whabouchi Mine. On the board are notable names such as Joao Carêlo, who was the COO of Lundin for several years, and Stuart Greene; a Geo and former Director of RMB Resources, which is essentially First Rand Bank's investment arm in London. See full CV's of all Directors and Technical Advisors at the bottom of this article.


The following is an overview of the Lucky's two flagship projects, of which the Fortuna Project is the immediate focus of exploration efforts.


1) Fortuna Gold-Copper Project, Ecuador - 100%-owned


The Fortuna project exhibits many similarities with significant epithermal gold and Cu-Mo porphyry deposits.


Click to view video overview of Fortuna Project [running time 3 min. 57 sec.]:



Figure 2. (above) Location map - surrounded by multi-million ounces gold and billion lbs polymetallic properties.

Fortuna is an early stage exploration project strategically located in the South-Central part of Ecuador, about 50 km South-East of the major town of Cuenca. The project is comprised of 12 contiguous concessions totaling ~54,985 Ha (550 km2).


In the Heart of Elephant Country


Fortuna is surrounded by many multi-million ounces gold and billion lbs polymetallic properties:


   • Lundin Gold (V-LUN) Fruta del Norte

     (9.48 M oz Au I+Inf)


   • Sol Gold (T-SOLG) Cascabel

     (7.4 M tonnes CuEq)


   • Lumina Gold (V-LUM) Cangrejo

     (8.8 M oz Au +1.1B lbs Cu Inf)


   • INV Metals (T-INV) Loma Larga

     (3.09 M oz Au +125 M lbs Cu I+Inf)


   • China National Rail Mirador

     (2.7 M oz Au and 5.9 B lbs Cu M+I)


This is not a story of a rehashed project, the Fortuna Property is untapped in exploration potential, and one of the most exciting ventures unfolding in South America.


The Fortuna concessions have had placer mining for gold since the Inca times, however have never seen modern exploration applied, only being sporadically explored for gold since the 1990’s.


Reconnaissance work and basic geochemistry surveys have identified many geological features associated to large epithermal gold and porphyry deposits.


The concessions have never seen any drilling.




Figure 3a. & b. (above) map of Ecuador - Image seen to the right above shows porphyry copper deposit tracts by density of mean estimated undiscovered copper Mt/km2 in the Andes. Fortuna concessions are located in tracts between 600 and 1000 Mt Cu/km2.


Ecuador -- stable and mining-friendly


A new stable geopolitical environment since 2015 has spurred investments from major companies and revived interest in the country.  FX controls were eliminated in January 2016 and in 2017 Ecuador was named “Country of the Year” at Toronto Mines & Money Show. Ecuador's new President, Lenin Moreno, has reconfirmed the governments support of mining in 2018. The Mirador copper project commenced construction in 2015. Lundin Gold reached an agreement with the government in December 2016, allowing for the Fruta del Norte project to proceed. Several public companies are actively advancing projects at various stages of development; e.g...


• Lundin Gold Inc. TSX:LUG Fruta del Norte; construction on track with first gold pour anticipated in Q419.

• SolGold TSX:SOLG Cascabel in exploration, the Company is systematically exploring Cu-porphyry opportunities (Alpala, Aguinaga) and other priority and highly prospective targets. A PEA is expected in H218.

• Lumina Gold Corp. TSXV:LUM Condor/Cangrejos at resource. Finalizing significant earn-in agreements with First Quantum and Anglo American on exploration concessions. Cangrejos PEA is anticipated Q218.

• Cornerstone Resources TSXV:CGP Cascabel in exploration.

• Aurania Resources Ltd. TSXV:ARU Cutucu in exploration & announced a $4 million PP this June-2018.

• INV Metals TSX:INV Loma Larga in construction, permitting anticipated 3Q18, 1.3 km of development to provide access to mineralization.

• Core Gold Inc. TSXV:CGLD Dynasty in operation/development.

• Salazar Resources Ltd. TSXV:SRL Curipamba in exploration.

• Toachi Mining TSXV:TIM La Plata in exploration.

• Lucky Minerals Inc. TSXV:LJ Fortuna in exploration.


A June 1, 2018 field report by PI Financial mining analysts, regarding their recent (Q2-2018) site visit to several Ecuador mining projects prompted the following take-aways about Ecuador in a synopsis entitled "Turning the Corner Offering Untapped Potential":


• Fast finding favour as an attractive mining investment destination in South America, offering untapped exploration upside.
• Majors (Newcrest Mining, Anglo American, Fortescue Mining, First Quantum, and BHP) actively seeking investment opportunities in juniors with significant land packages along mineralized trends.
• US$4B in mining investments expected by 2021.
• Good Infrastructure, cheap power and a willing workforce.


The Fortuna Concessions


Figure 4. (above) - The Fortuna Concessions.


Infrastructure: The area is basically uninhabited with trails running throughout the concessions. A paved road runs up to the property. Power lines are within 10km of the property border. There is abundant water available for exploration, and a readily available workforce nearby.




1992-2017 Exploration work

- 1992-2000

   ✓ Reconnaissance prospecting of property.

   ✓ Discovery of extensive mineralization and alteration zones.

   ✓ Up to 10,5 g/t Au in stream sediment.


- 2007-2017

   ✓ Identification of major structures.

   ✓ Reconnaissance geochemistry sampling.

   ✓ Numerous Cu anomalies reported in stream sediment.



Figure 5 (above) High potential to host porphyry CuAu deposits  -- Seen in the image above is an area (Culebrillas-El Buitre) which has seen a small amount of preliminary exploration work. There is pervasive hydrothermal alteration, Cu & Mo geochemical anomalies, younger felsic porphyry intrusives, Cu oxides in the different units and the presence of secondary pyrite in the altered rocks, important structures as a shear zone have been identified, and there is the existence of hydrothermal breccias.


Figure 6 (above) Highly anomalous gold in geochem samples -- There exists strong potential to host sulphidation epithermal gold deposits. Historic work recognized many high stream sediment gold anomalies (up to 10.5g/t Au) and anomalous Au values in rock and soil sampling. Several clusters of stream pan concentrate samples identified fine gold. Gold placer mining activity is taking place in neighboring concessions.


Lucky Minerals' Fortuna Project checks all the right boxes for similarity with other systems:



Cu Porphyry

Epithermal Gold

Fortuna Concessions

Caldera like structures


Multiple intrusions and dykes of diorite to quartz monzonite


Inner Quartz-Sericite alteration


Outer Epidote-Chlorite alteration


Fractures filled with sulphides


Hydrothermal breccia


Copper and Molybdenum minerals


Volcanic pyroclastic rocks


Advanced argillic alteration


Pervasive silicification





Table 1 (above) Fortuna shares similarities with other systems.


NNE-trending geological structures that controlled mineralization


The line of fire of development of volcanoes are along this NNE trend. The majority of actual deposits are located along these structures. The Fortuna concessions represent the most hotly anticipated new development in Ecuador’s prolific gold and mineral belt.


Figure 7. (above) NNE-trending geological structures -- A major NNE-trending geological structure laden with calderas cuts through Lucky's Fortuna Project, similar NNE-trending structures intersect neighboring Fruta del Notre, Mirador, Loma Larga, and others.


Figure 8a. (above) - Exploration targets on Fortuna -- Using satellite imagery and remote sensing, a series of major structures cut through the Fortuna concessions. The technical team has software able to identify major structures. The targets are related to caldera, dome, and vent volcanic structures.


FYI: Ecuador has the second largest concentration of volcanoes per square foot than any other country in the world (second only to Iceland).


Alteration zones have been identified with satellite using NASA/USGS AI-algos that were trained/refined on major deposits worldwide -- Fortuna lights up like a Christmas tree:


Figure 8b & 8c -- AI-algo identified alteration zones. Identified using NASA/USGS satellite technology. Note: On the most Southern concession the satellite did not pick up anything due to heavy forest cover but Lucky Minerals' geologists have identified significant artisanal mining activities which are now understood to be present in several locations in Fortuna 11 and 12 concessions. This coincides with some major targets Company geologists identified through earlier structural work on major trends.


Lucky Minerals Exploration Update


Excerpt of July 3, 2018 Company release:


Lucky Minerals Plans Exploration Program on Fortuna Concessions in Ecuador


Vancouver, B.C. July 3, 2018 – Lucky Minerals Inc. (TSX.V: LJ) (OTCQB: LKMNF) (FRA:8LM) (“Lucky” or the “Company”) announces that the Company is planning an exploration program which is expected to begin shortly on the Fortuna Concessions in Ecuador. Kilometric alteration and breccia zones have been delineated following reconnaissance field visits last January and February. A comprehensive structural study and alteration mapping using satellite imagery have confirmed results from the reconnaissance surveys and 4 precise zones of interest in Fortuna 3 have been outlined measuring approximately 1km2 each. Detailed mapping, sampling and assaying of these 4 areas will be undertaken starting in mid-July (see image 1). This field program will be followed by an airborne geophysical survey in September to complement previous study of satellite imagery and identify and prioritize additional targets in all 12 Fortuna concessions.


image 1

In addition, artisanal mining activities have been recorded in the southern part of the property where tunneling activities have been reported to the company. These recently discovered tunneling activities in hard rock will also be subjected to detailed mapping, sampling and assaying. Numerous placer gold artisanal mining activities have also been noted in the Southern concessions (see image 2).



image 2


Goldmindex Acquisition Update

The Company also reports that it has submitted all the necessary documentation to the TSX Venture Exchange related to the acquisition of Goldmindex S.A., the owner of the Fortuna Project Concessions in Ecuador. The filing is currently under review by the TSX and Lucky anticipates satisfying any comments or questions the Exchange may have in connection with the acquisition in a timely and practicable manner.


“Robert Rosner”
Chief Executive Officer

Contact Information: Further information regarding the Company can be found on SEDAR at, by visiting the Company website at or contacting the Company directly at or (866) 924-6484.
This news release may contain forward–looking statements. Forward-looking statements address future events and conditions and therefore involve inherent risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from those currently anticipated in such statements. Particular risks applicable to this press release include risks associated with planned production, including the ability of the company to achieve its targeted production outline due to regulatory, technical or economic factors. In addition, there are risks associated with estimates of resources, and there is no guarantee that a resource will have demonstrated economic viability as necessary to be classified as a reserve. There is no guarantee that additional exploration work will result in significant increases to resource estimates differ materially from those currently anticipated in such statements. Particular risks applicable to this press release include risks associated with planned production, including the ability of the company to achieve its targeted production outline due to regulatory, technical or economic factors. In addition, there are risks associated with estimates of resources, and there is no guarantee that a resource will have demonstrated economic viability as necessary to be classified as a reserve. There is no guarantee that additional exploration work will result in significant increases to resource estimates

The TSX Venture Exchange (TSX.V) has not reviewed this news release and does not accept responsibility for its adequacy or accuracy.

We seek safe harbour. here for full copy from source


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Lucky Minerals' Plans at Fortuna



Near term financing of US$1M for the delineation of major targets on the property (airborne geophysics, exploration targets prospecting and identification of drilling targets).


2018 goals include 1) Social and community activities, 2) Airborne magnetics geophysical survey to be realized in July 2018 on the entire property, 3) Structural interpretation and soil sampling (August 2018), 4) Delineation of promising exploration targets (October 2018), 5) DDH targets definition (December 2018), 6) Report filing.


   Phase I Exploration, 2018 Budget
   • Airborne Geophysical Survey - 5,600km - US$450,000

   • Structural Study - US$25,000

   • GIS, Maps, Drone Survey - US$90,000

   • Base Camp (6 to 8 people) - 3 Months - US$60,000
   • Personnel - Geologists and Technicians - US$225,000

   • Assays (Soil and Rock) - US$50,000

   • Equipment - US$35,000

   • Environment & Contingencies - US$65,000

   • TOTAL PHASE I - US$1,000,000



Mid-term financing of US2$M for drilling in 2019/2020.


   Phase II Exploration, 2019 Budget

   • Drilling Infrastructure Access - 100 km - US$500,000

   • GIS and Maps - US$90,000

   • Lodging at Nabon - 6 people - US$90,000

   • Drilling - 3,000m - US$600,000
   • Assays - 3,500 samples - US$175,000

   • Equipment - US$30,000

   • Contingencies - US$115,000
   • TOTAL PHASE II - US$1,600,000


Once the Fortuna Project is de-risked and brought to the next level there is no shortage of players that will partner to take the Project to fruition.


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



Recent news releases regarding Company accomplishments and operational developments:


• September 11, 2018 "Lucky Minerals Obtains Final Approval From the TSX Venture Exchange and Completes Its Ecuadorian Acquisition".


• August 20, 2018 "Lucky Minerals Inc. Enters Into a Bought Deal Agreement for Gross Proceeds of C$2,500,000".


• August 2, 2018 "Lucky Minerals Bolsters Executive Team with the Appointment of a New President & CEO and VP of Exploration".


• July 3, 2018 "Lucky Minerals Plans Exploration Program on Fortuna Concessions in Ecuador".


• May 1, 2018 "Lucky Minerals Closes Acquisition of Goldmindex and 55,000 Hectare Property in Heart of Prolific Mineral Belt in Ecuador ".

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2) Emigrant Creek Cu-Au-Mo Project, Montana - 100%-owned

Click here for NI 43-101 report on Emigrant Creek Project [Oct-2015 PDF].


Targeting a large-scale porphyry system with world class potential. To date, 6 Copper-Gold-Molybdenum-Silver deposits have been identified within a 6 square mile area in Emigrant Creek, Montana.

Each individual area within the claim blocks shows significant potential to host 100 to 300 million tonne + deposits of copper-gold silver halo deposits with a molybdenum core.


The Emigrant Creek Project could conceivably contain a billion + tonne resource based on exploration and drilling data compiled from each of the zones contained in Lucky Minerals’ overall land package covering approximately 6 square miles.

Over $20 Million has been spent in exploring the property and putting together the database, owned by Lucky Minerals, which points toward the existence of a very large porphyry system. The U.S. Geological Survey includes the Emigrant District as one of the world’s giant porphyry systems in a report titled “Giant Porphyry Related Metal Camps of the World – A Database”. Every major mining company is searching the world for these types of deposits.



Figure 9a. (above) Location map, Emigrant Creek Cu-Au-Mo Project, Montana.



Figure 9b. (above) Location on geological map, Emigrant Creek Cu-Au-Mo Project, Montana is listed as #11 -- The Emigrant Mining District is centered on one of several intrusive centers localized on Cooke City Structural Zone at its intersection with the local Mill Creek fault. This intersection is the locus for the emplacement of the Emigrant Stock that is spatially, genetically and temporally related to the deposits of the district.


Location & Infrastructure


48 Km south of Livingston, Montana, population 7,000+. The project area is readily accessible to existing road networks, power infrastructure and other resources necessary to support advanced exploration activities or mining operation.


Possible Comparable Deposits


Emigrant Creek Project is currently a target for developing a potential world class porphyry system. Should further exploration show such a system exists, it could potentially be comparable to the deposits listed below.

• New Gold's New Afton Mine, Aurico Metals' Kemess Underground Project, Codelco's El Teniente Mine, Rio Tinto & BHP Billiton's Resolution Copper Mine and Northern Dynasty's Pebble East Deposit.

Historical Work: • Placer Gold Production • Exploration • Drilling

Gold has been found on the Emigrant Project site since the mid 19th century. Records indicate that ~40,000 ounces were recovered from small scale placer and lode operations between 1864 and 1930. From 1971 to 1992, a number of companies conducted various types of mineral exploration on the property including 12,873.8M of drilling over 83 holes, primarily on the St. Julien and DUV zones. Significant induced polarization surveys, chip sampling and alteration mapping have occurred in addition to drilling.

   • 1864: Placer gold discovered (~40,000 ozs produced from 1864-1930).

   • 1884: Lode gold discovered in Area 1 (St. Julien).

   • 1963: 2 holes drilled near Area 6 (Emigrant).

   • 1971-73: 11 holes drilled + 4 miles of geophysics completed.

   • 1991: Kennecott drilled 6 holes.

   • 1991: Pegasus Gold drilled 51 holes – 7,010.4 m.



Figure 10. (above) Emigrant Creek Cu-Au-Mo Project, Montana

Area #1 – St. Julien Gold Breccia Zone, 27 holes drilled. 22 holes with significant mineralization. The Gold mineralized zone here is estimated at 400X900X500 m (W*L*D)

Significant Intersections:


• Hole P91S-09 67.1 meters grading 1.93 g/t Gold (including 13.72 meters grading 3.64 g/t Gold), .10% Copper or 1.32% Copper Equivalent.

• Hole P91S-10 56.4 meters grading 1.81 g/t Gold (including 7.62 meters grading 4.79 g/t Gold), .12% Copper or 1.26% Copper Equivalent.

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Area #2 – DUV Copper/Gold Breccia Zone. Copper-gold breccia zone is estimated at 800X750X500 m (W*L*D), 33 holes drilled. Holes ended in mineralization and never followed to depth.

Significant Intersections:


• Hole P91D-03 132.3 meters grading 2.12 g/t Gold (including 37.80 meters grading 6.76 g/t Gold), .21% Copper or 4.48% Copper Equivalent.

• Hole P91D-10 50.3 meters grading 14.37 g/t Gold (including 7.62 meters grading 88.39 g/t Gold), .03% Copper or 9.12% Copper Equivalent.

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Area #5-Base Metal Copper/Silver/Lead/Zinc Breccia Zone, 15 holes drilled, all holes stopped in mineralized zones.

Significant Intersections:


• Hole G76W-08 105.2 meters grading .69% Copper, 29.40 g/t Silver or 1.00% Copper Equivalent (gold not assayed).

• Hole G75E-02 78.3 meters grading .37% Copper, 37.71 g/t Silver or .77% Copper Equivalent (gold not assayed).

• HoleP92G-01 102.1 meters grading .49% Copper, 38.74 g/t Silver or .64% Copper Equivalent (gold not assayed).

Note : All Copper Equivalent figures are based on a Copper price of $2.75 /lb and a Gold price of $1,250 /oz.

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Area #6-Emigrant Copper Breccia Zone

A 1971 large Induced Polarization survey was re-interpreted in 2006 using more advanced computer technology than was available at the time of the original survey. The re-interpretation found extremely high chargeability anomalies that likely indicate sulfides and associated mineralization in the survey area which is to be the focus of further mineral exploration.

This area is at a higher elevation than Area #5 with significant copper/gold at surface. The Emigrant zone is a major target that is undrilled except for a single hole to the far east of the zone, for which no assay data can be found in the property database, just the drill logs.

Figure 11. (above) Geological Model of LJ.V's Emigrant Creek Cu-Au-Mo Project.

Geological Setting & Thesis

• Several areas of extensive mineralization.

• Previous drilling tested only near surface zones and did not examine the entire system.

• Most holes were stopped in copper bearing sections.

• Drilling was concentrated above copper/gold part of the system, however higher grade material is considered to be present below.

• Zonation clearly fits a large-scale porphyry model: Breccia areas located above the main system, molybdenum core moving out into copper margins, gold areas are boiling zones high in the system. • Possible that the zones will connect into a much larger system at depth.

• Further exploration will initially focus near surface but would follow intrusive mineralizing breccia zones to depth for main source.

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Lucky Minerals Inc.'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:


John Mears, B.Sc, MAusIMM, P.Geo, – CEO, President, Director

Mr. Mears is a highly respected geologist, corporate officer and director who has sat on the Board of Directors of numerous publicly listed mining companies, including Nevada Star Corp., Azteca Gold Corp., Andover Mining Inc., East African Copper Corp., and Oregon Resources Corp. He also served as a Director of Norsemont Mining during the successful USD$540 Million takeover by Hudbay Mining, and led the corporate rescue effort of Marengo Mining as Interim COO, which resulted in an investment in excess of USD$100 Million. Mr. Mears also acted as Chief Global Geologist & Senior Investment Manager from 2007 to 2017 for The Sentient Group, a private equity fund specializing in the natural resource sector. During this period he oversaw due diligence, audits, report creation and recommendations for the fund’s Natural Resource Investment portfolio valued at over USD$3 Billion.


Robert Rosner, – CFO, Executive Vice President, Director

Mr. Rosner has significant experience as a mining industry entrepreneur and executive who, in addition to Lucky Minerals, is also a Director and CFO of Chimata Gold Corp. Early in his career he initiated the formation of a number of junior exploration mining companies, including Fortuna Silver Mines (NYSE: FSM) and Niogold Mining Corp. (TSX.V: NOX – Acquired and wholly owned by Osisko), and played instrumental roles in managing these, and other, resource ventures involved in early stage exploration, resource location, delineation, and development. He has successfully utilized his extensive experience in public and private company management for over 30 years. Mr. Rosner has acted as an officer and director of both Canadian and U.S. listed companies, providing senior management of reporting compliance, oversight and fiduciary capacities, and directing corporate activities. He also has significant experience in Initial Public Offerings, Mergers & Acquisitions, and reverse takeovers.


Shaun M. Dykes, M.Sc. (Eng.), P. Geo., – Vice President, Director. and member of Technical Committee

Mr. Dykes is currently President and Chief Executive Officer of American CuMo Mining company a company currently developing the large CuMo deposit in Idaho, which Mr. Dykes was responsible for obtaining and developing to its current state. Mr Dykes will continue to work for both companies in aiding and developing the various projects.


Stuart Greene, Pr.Sci.Nat, MAusIMM, – Director and member of Technical Committee

Mr. Greene is a geologist and former Director of RMB Resources, a wholly-owned subsidiary of First Rand Bank that provides equity and debt financing to companies in the minerals and mining industry. His early career was spent as a mine geologist and geological consultant with experience covering mining and geotechnics, the preparation of Competent Person’s Reports and the preparation of independent valuations of mining companies and mineral assets. During his tenure as a resources financier with RMB, Mr. Greene was involved in originating, completing and managing equity and debt financings for junior resource companies with projects at every stage of development from exploration through to production. He has worked with numerous companies with project locations in North America, South America, Europe, Africa and SE Asia.


Joao Carêlo, B.Sc., MBA, – Chairman of the Board

Mr. Carrêlo is a senior mining executive with over 34 years of international experience in the mining and resource sectors. His experience includes the management of underground and open pit projects and operations, with exposure to precious and base metals, coal and industrial minerals in Latin America, Europe, India, and Africa. Mr. Carrêlo previously served as President, CEO and Director of Eco Oro Minerals Corp. from 2012 to 2014, and Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Lundin Mining Corporation from 2007 to 2012. He currently serves as a Non-Executive Director of TMAC Resources and Non Executive Chairman of Lucky Minerals. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree (Hons.) in Mining Engineering from the University of Newcastle Upon-Tyne (U.K.) and a Master of Business Administration degree from the European Management School (U.K.).


Francois Perron, B.Sc, MBA, – Director

Mr. Perron is a Director and Vice-President of corporate development for Goldstar Minerals Inc. Prior to that he was Vice-President at Renmark Financial Communications until April 2017. He was the President and Chief Executive Officer of QMX Gold Corporation and was previously the President and Chief Executive Officer of Golden Goose Resources. Before joining the resource sector, Mr. Perron was involved in the financial markets as a portfolio manager and managed resource focused portfolios for NBC Alternative Investments and various resource funds for the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec from 2001 to 2007. He has a Bachelor of Science, Computer science from McMaster University (1986) and an MBA from the Hautes Etudes Commerciales which he obtained in 1992.


Steven Cozine, – Corporate Secretary

Mr. Cozine has over 25 years of experience in venture capital markets as an officer and director of publicly listed companies in the mining, industrial and high-tech sectors. His experience covers a wide range of corporate management duties with a focus on governance and regulatory compliance, project management, corporate finance including private funding and prospectus offerings, human resources, strategic planning and corporate operations.


Guy Lauzier, B. Eng., – member Technical Committee

Mr. Lauzier sits as the Chair of the Technical Advisory Committee and is a mining engineer with over 30 years of experience in mine planning, design, construction and project management. He has consulted to a number of international mining concerns with projects throughout the Americas, Europe and Africa. In addition to mine planning, construction and operations, Mr. Lauzier has extensive experience in evaluating projects, setting budgets, licensing, procurement and all aspects of mining related human resources management.


Alain Moreau, M.Sc.A, B.Sc., P.Geo, – Vice President, Exploration

Alain Moreau has been a geologist entrepreneur since 1987. He worked closely with Noranda’s (now Glencore) management for strategic exploration in Eastern Canada and South America. He also worked with Cambior (now IamGold) for strategic exploration and property acquisitions in South America. He was involved in the Katinniq world class Ni mining camp exploration (Falconbridge, now Glencore). Mr. Moreau developed a mine targeting platform technology which has contributed to the identification of numerous mining discoveries around the world for the last 30 years. This technology is constantly updated and currently in use.


James Wayne Murton, BSc., P.Eng, – member of Technical Committee

Mr. Murton is a geological and mining consultant and the President of Kelowna, BC based J.W. Murton and Associates. He is a graduate geologist and registered Geological Engineer with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia. He has been active in the mining industry for over 50 years with junior companies as well as major mining concerns, and has managed and directed exploration programs for base metals, precious metals and uranium. Additionally, Mr. Murton has managed and directed underground mine exploration, development and production from gold, silver and copper mines as well as placer gold operations. He has been involved in a variety of projects throughout the Americas as well as West Africa, and has authored numerous property reports, as well as NI 43-101 reports as a Qualified Person as defined by governing regulatory bodies.



Note: This article is not intended to be a complete overview of Lucky Minerlas Inc. or a complete listing of Lucky Minerals' projects. Mining MarketWatch urges the reader to contact the subject company and has identified the following sources for information:


For more information contact Lucky Minerals Inc.'s head office at: Ph 866.924.6484


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