Auteco Minerals


Primary ticker: ASX:AUT
Stage of development: Exploration
Primary minerals: Gold
Project to promote: Pickle Crow
Project location: Canada

Auteco Minerals (ASX: AUT) is a gold exploration company advancing the high-grade Pickle Crow Project in the world-class Uchi sub-province of Ontario, Canada.


The project hosts a JORC Resource of 2.23Moz at 7.8g/t as at February 2022. This is a +30% increase by 500,000oz in just six months. Auteco has a 50,000m drilling program underway to expedite Resource growth and mineralisation remains open in every direction.


Pickle Crow is one of Canada’s highest-grade gold mines – historically producing 1.5 million ounces at 16 g/t gold.


Auteco’s directors and exploration team have a proven track record of gold discoveries and creating wealth for shareholders and stakeholders.

Debt: NIL

Major shareholders:

1832 Asset Management – 12.9%

Franklin Resources, Inc. – 6.2%

Campbell Kitchener Hume & Assoc. – 5.5%

Symorgh Investments – 5.1%

Management Ownership – 16%

Management Profile

Darren Cooke – Chief Operating Officer

Darren is a geologist with over 25 years’ experience having previously held senior positions in global majors including Barrick Gold, Newmont and Northern Star Resources.


Darren has had extensive gold industry experience in Australia and North America spanning exploration and operational geology and corporate development.

What is your rationale for taking part 121 Mining Investment?

Meeting potential investors in a face-to-face setting

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

Exceptional Resource growth and drilling results

Resource update dated 15 February 2022

What are your key goals for the next 3, 6 and 12 months?

3 Months:

Continue to drill and test regional exploration targets


6 Months:

Continue Resource extension drilling, deliver a conceptual plan to re-establish access to underground


12 Months:

Complete 50,000m of drilling, provide an updated Resource estimate

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

One issue is cost pressure and inflation that is resulting from global macro factors (e.g., fuel cost) and increased competition for resources amongst mining companies (e.g., people, drill rigs etc.).  We are overcoming this by locking in long term contracts with suppliers and building a positive team culture in order to minimise staff turnover.    

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

AuTECO has one of the highest grade +2Moz gold Resources in a Tier 1 mining jurisdiction.  The company is well funded (+A$11M) in funds to grow the business via investment in drilling and will continue to deliver strong results.

What are the top 3 key investor takeaways?

1) Very high grade +2 million ounce gold Resource

2) Exceptional potential for regional exploration discoveries

3) Strong stock growth potential