Amur Minerals Corporation (AMC) is nickel copper sulphide mineral exploration company focused on the far east of Russia. The company's principal asset is the Kun-Manie sulphide nickel, copper project located in Amur Oblast. Drill defined resources have been identified within five deposits wholly contained within a 36 square kilometre production licence. Engineering work confirms that the mineralisation contains economically recoverable grades that can be mined by both open pit and underground operations, the ore can be processed by classic flotation with the concentrate being suitable for follow on processing and refining. As a late stage exploration project with detailed engineering work being undertake, Kun-Manie represents one of the largest potential sulphide nickel operations in the world which could place it among the top ten nickel producing companies on an annual basis.
Being located in the Far East of Russia, the project represents one of the largest potential economic contributors to the region and is registered as a key project for inclusion within the Far East Development Programme. The programme is backed by the federal, regional, state and local agencies and is designed to create an investment climate encouraging foreign investment and the more rapid development of the region. Specific components to the programme include Net Profit tax free periods, Metal Royalty Payment reductions and low interest loans allowing for the development of infrastructure related financial support to registered projects. For AMC, this is a substantial consideration as this includes support in the construction of the rail to mine access road and power access to any owner operated concentrate treatment facility.
Mr. Schafer has nearly 40 years of experience in the mineral industry, working in the international sector with both major and junior mining companies. He is founder and Managing Director of Eagle Mines Management, a globally active private natural resources corporation. Read more
Mr. Young is a geological engineer who has worked extensively in the CIS since 1991. He has 39 years of experience in the mineral resources industry overall, which has included large scale projects in remote areas as well as significant work with junior mining companies. Read more
Mr. Savage has more than 35 years of experience in all aspects of the mining industry. Brian is currently Chairman of Sage Management LLC, a privately held company he founded to advise and invest in natural resource projects and companies. Read more
Mr. Gazzard, who has acted as an external adviser to Amur for four years, joins the Board with over 10 years of experience working across large institutions in the City of London in his role as a Fund Manager. Read more
Mr. Naumovski has more than three decades of experience working in Russia, most recently as Vice President and General Director of the Moscow office for Kinross Gold Corporation, the largest Canadian investor in Russia. Read more
Mr. McKay is a fellow of the Association of Chartered Accountants (ACCA) and has over 25 years of experience providing financial expertise to a number of industries in areas of banking, accounting, taxation, corporate structuring and corporate finance. Read more
Mr. Lewis has led Western businesses in Russia and the CIS for much of the past two decades. He graduated with a degree in Russian Studies from Washington and Lee University in Virginia in 1995 and also studied international business at St Louis University. Read more