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
Thomas Bowens is a certified professional geologist with over twenty-five years of international experience in the minerals exploration industry, and has spent the last nineteen years based in Mongolia (1998-2006) and Russia (since 2005). 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
Adam is an experienced Investment Banker with a proven track record in Industry, having worked at Credit Suisse, Lehman Brothers and ICBC Standard Bank as well as EngieGroup. He has run Capital Markets as well Corporate Finance Teams in the commodity space.
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