Osisko Metals

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Primary ticker: TSXV:OM

Stage of development: Exploration, Development

Primary minerals: Copper, Zinc, Lead

Project to promote: Gaspé Copper, Pine Point

Project location: Canada, Quebec, NWT

Website: www.osiskometals.com
Corporate presentation: Click here

Osisko Metals is a leading exploration and development company creating value in the critical metals space with a focus on copper and zinc mineral assets. It is developing projects located on the sites of two of Canada’s premier past-producing mines – the Gaspé Copper Mine in Murdochville, Quebec, and, through the Pine Point Mining Limited joint venture, the Pine Point Mining Camp, located in the Northwest Territories.

The Gaspé Copper Project is one of the largest copper development assets in Eastern North America. It has an NI 43-101 indicated resource of 495 MT grading 0.37% copper equivalent or 3.25B pounds (1.47M tonnes) of contained copper, significant molybdenum of 180M pounds, and silver at 28M ounces

The Pine Point zinc and lead project is fully funded through to shovel-ready status. It has a near surface M&I resource of 15.8 Mt at 4.2% and inferred resource of 47.2 Mt at 4.4% Zn, and is expected to produce premium, high grade, clean concentrates that are prized by smelters.

The long-term goal of Osisko Metals is to become the leading base metal developer in North America.

Cash: CAD$5M (August 2023)
Debt: NIL

Major shareholders:
Management & Insiders – 19.2%


Management Profile

Robert Wares – CEO
Mr. Wares is a professional geologist with over 35 years of experience in mineral exploration and development. He was responsible for the discovery of the Canadian Malartic bulk tonnage gold mine, which was subsequently developed by Osisko Mining Inc. into one of Canada’s largest gold producers. Among other awards, Mr. Wares was a co-winner of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada’s “Prospector of the Year Award” for 2007, and was named, together with John Burzynski and Sean Roosen as “Mining Men of the Year” for 2009 by the Northern Miner. Mr. Wares sits on the Board of Directors of Brunswick Exploration Inc. Mr. Wares has a Bachelor of Science and an Honorary Doctorate in Earth Sciences from McGill University.

What is your rationale for taking part in 121 Mining Investment?

Meeting new investors and existing shareholders

What recent news would you like to highlight to investors attending?

May 6, 2024: Osisko Metals Announces Updated Mineral Resource Estimate at Gaspé Copper – Indicated Resource of 495 MT grading 0.37% Copper Equivalent

April 16, 2024: Osisko Metals Reports Preliminary Metallurgical Testwork Results from Gaspé Copper

February 27, 2024: Osisko Metals Establishes a Technical Consultation Committee to Develop the Pit Dewatering Plan for Gaspé Copper

February 22, 2024: Osisko Metals sells an additional 5% interest in Pine Point to Appian

January 16, 2024: Osisko Metals Reports 11 Metres Grading 14.71% Zn + Pb From Final Results of the 2023 Pine Point Drill Program

What are your key goals in 3 months, 6 months, 12 months?

3 Months:
Launch exploration drilling program at Pine Point (6000 m), Release updated M&I Mineral Resource Estimates at both projects, Launch Feasibility Study at Pine Point, Launch Environmental Baseline studies at Gaspé Copper

6 Months:
Continue definition drilling programs at Gaspé Copper for both Copper Mountain and Needle Mountain deposits (8000-10000 m)

12 Months:
Continue trade-off studies for Gaspé Copper PEA

What do you see as the key risks and challenges facing your company at the moment and how are you overcoming these?

Main challenge includes advancing permitting timeline. We strongly believe in the zinc market and we envision Pine Point as a clean producer of ultra high quality zinc and lead concentrates. As such, accelerating the permitting timeline from 3 years to shorter is a key challenge for us. With mining being a core focus of the NWT and Pine Point being a past producer, we are well positioned to shorten the process as much as possible.

What do you think makes your company such a compelling investment?

Two unique, large scale, critical minerals projects in tier one jurisdictions with supportive infrastructure in place.

What are the top 3 key investor takeaways?

1 – Shift toward a green, sustainable economy coupled with post-COVID infrastructure stimulus is increasing global critical metal demand.

2 – A global production deficit of critical metals is imminent, as only a handful of serious development projects are underway worldwide. Two of those projects are controlled by Osisko Metal, which is well-positioned to capitalize on rapidly evolving markets with significant exposure to both copper and zinc in Canada.

3 – Gaspé Copper is the best copper development asset in Eastern NA and Pine Point (free-carried JV with Appian to final investment decision) has the potential to be one of Canada’s outstanding Zn-Pb mines that would produce premium concentrates.