Advanced Gold Exploration Inc. (CSE: AUEX) (OTC: AUHIF) (FSE: 4TG)

Tip on: March 20, 2024

Advanced Gold Exploration Inc. (CSE: AUEX) (OTC: AUHIF) (FSE: 4TG), formerly Advance United Holdings Inc., is a junior mining company bringing an entirely different approach to the mining industry. Advanced Gold Exploration doesn’t intend to become a mining company. Rather, it has acquired a portfolio of undervalued gold properties and is increasing their value through the application of modern technology. The object is to eventually monetize the projects to add value for its shareholders.

Advanced Gold Exploration has a growing pipeline of similar properties that it is looking to acquire. The company is involved exclusively in the acquisition and advancement of past gold projects – with no intent to bring them back into production. It leaves the actual gold mining to others who are experts in that area.

Advanced Gold Exploration’s expertise is in identifying and acquiring undervalued properties with significant historical work which were previously not economically viable, but that the company believes have economic value at today’s gold prices. Advanced Gold Exploration funds the reworking of historic data and applying modern technology to underwrite new qualified reports that document quantifiable resources and reserves to current standards, thereby recognizing the current value of the projects.

The company’s purpose is to bring immediate and long-term value to its partners and shareholders while seeking to eliminate exploration risk. Advanced Gold Exploration believes that the future of gold is strong, and it will be part of that future.

The company is headquartered in Toronto.

Projects

The Melba Property is the site of a former producing gold mine located about 15 kilometers north of the gold mining center of Kirkland Lake, Ontario. The project is located in the Abitibi Greenstone Belt, part of the largest gold producing area of Canada. Visible gold can be identified in quartz veins on the surface and high-grade gold intersections have been obtained in drilling by AUEX. No exploration has been carried out on the extensions of the veins to the north or south of the surface exposures in swamp covered areas.

The Doyle Property lies in the Batchawana Greenstone Belt located north of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. Past drilling identified high-grade gold deposits in three areas of the property. Follow up studies are needed on all three sites. Exploration has not been carried out to follow-up the high-grade gold intersections. Further work will focus on expanding the areas of known gold mineralization.

The Landrum Property in Edgefield County, South Carolina, is in the Carolina Gold Belt, home of at least five past producing gold mines and one currently producing gold mine. The area was the site of the first gold rush in the U.S. in the early 1800s, predating 1849 California. The area has recently become of interest due to gold bearing intersection on a nearby property where 62.5 meters graded 8.5 G/t gold in a recent drillhole. Gold can still be panned in some streams in the area. Identified veins consist of silicified zones generally made up of 20-50% and vary in thickness from less than a meter to 10 meters.

The Paint Lake Road Property is located in Wawa, Ontario, and is less than five kilometers from Wesdome’s operating Mishi Open Pit gold mine. Gold deposits have been found to the north, east and south of the property. A recent geophysical survey on the neighboring property has pointed to a prospective mineralized horizon which appears to trend onto the property.

Market Opportunity

The World Gold Council, the industry association for the world’s gold producers, estimated in 2023 the physical financial gold market, which is made up of bars, coins, gold ETFs and central bank reserves, is worth nearly $5 trillion. The council reports that gold mine production adds approximately 3,500 tons of the precious metal to the world’s supply annually, equivalent to about 2% growth.

Recently the gold price has reached new highs on multiple days and is tracing a trend upward.

This historical scarcity and relatively slow production of new supply, as compared to other commodities, is a primary reason gold has retained its value for millennia, according to the council.

Management Team

James Atkinson, M.Sc., P. Geo., is CEO of Advanced Gold Exploration. An experienced exploration geologist and project manager with over 50 years of experience, he has spent his career in mineral exploration and mining. He has designed and managed multimillion dollar programs searching for and discovering various commodities, including industrial minerals. These projects involved geophysical, geochemical and drilling programs, as well as prospecting and geological mapping. He has also negotiated options and purchase deals for mineral properties and raised financing for exploration. He recently completed a transaction which resulted in cash and shares to the company. The result was a special distribution of publicly trading shares to the existing shareholders.

Andrew Ramcharan, Ph.D., P. Eng., is President of Advanced Gold Exploration. He has 20 years’ unique experience in the mining industry, which includes investor relations, project evaluation, operations, capital markets, consultancy and investment banking. He has a track record of growing companies significantly, with recent success at Roscan Gold with over $100 million of value creation in less than 14 months. He has created and implemented investor relations policies and corporate strategies with significant success. He completed over 300 project evaluations globally on many commodities, proposed over 40 for different investment strategies and completed two majors take over (worth of $800 million and $1.5 billion in capital cost). He directly assisted in putting four mines in production and significant growth of numerous companies, including IAMGOLD. At Sprott, he was conducting project evaluation and successfully deployed over $500 million – the most deals in any year.

Radovan Danilovsky, CIM, is CFO of Advanced Gold Exploration. He is an experienced small-cap executive in the junior mining sector. He is also an experienced investment manager and currently is a registered Portfolio Manager with Wealthera Inc. He has served as a Managing Director, Portfolio Manager and Chief Compliance Officer of Orthogonal Capital Management Corp. Prior to that, he was an investment analyst at Accilent Capital Management Inc. He is a graduate of the University of Toronto and earned master’s degrees from UPMC Sorbonne University and ESSEC Business School in Paris.

Investment Considerations
  • Advanced Gold Exploration in January 2024 closed the first tranche of a non-brokered private placement for aggregate gross proceeds of $62,500.
  • A continuing private placement is in progress and will be closed soon.
  • In December 2023, the company exercised its option to acquire a 75% interest in certain mineral claims located in Melba Township in the Kirkland Lake Area of Ontario.
  • In October 2023, Advanced Gold Exploration acquired an option on the Landrum gold property in South Carolina from Carolina Gold Resources.
  • The company announced in September 2023 it would change its corporate name to Advanced Gold Exploration Inc.
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