Barksdale capital is a North American copper, zinc, silver exploration company, focused on its Sunnyside project in southern Arizona, USA. Our property is in the heart of a prolific new base metal camp and we share a deposit with South32, who acquired its project interests last year via the multi-billion dollar acquisition of our neighbor, Arizona Mining. Barksdale is committed to building shareholder value through making new discoveries within the district and expanding its currently known deposits to maximize share price leverage in an advancing base and precious metal market.
Rick Trotman , CEO
Mr. Trotman is a resource industry executive and geologist that has been active in the mining industry for the past 15 years. Prior to joining Barksdale as CEO in late 2017, Rick was a private equity banker at Resource Capital Funds, where he was involved in executing a broad range of investments spanning the precious, base and minor metals spaces and was also responsible for establishing and managing the firm’s portfolio of exploration investments. Rick has also worked in equity research at a number of brokers in the NYC-area, including HSBC and he started his career as an exploration geologist with leading gold companies such as Barrick Gold, Meridian Gold, and Yamana Gold in both the USA and Mexico. He holds a MSc from the University of Nevada Reno, in Economic Geology and a BSc from Washington State University in Geology.
What is your rationale for attending 121 Mining Investment?
We are interested in expanding our presence within the exploration investment community and conferences such as this offer a perfect venue to meet new investors. London is particularly attractive as it has a large number of well-informed investors that are experienced in the mining and exploration sector.
What recent news would you like to highlight to investors attending?
Equity financing – closed a C$3.5 million strategic equity financing with Osisko Gold Royalties in January 2019.
Initial surface results – large geochemical and geophysical program results were released in January 2019 highlighting significant anomalies at Sunnyside including rock-chip assays up to 15.75% copper, 19.15 g/t gold, 440 g/t silver, and 6.5% lead, respectively.
What are your key goals for the next 3, 6 and 12 months?
Add key management roles
Refresh the Board of Directors
Final surface geology results
Roll-out of priority drill targets
Commencing drill programs at Sunnyside
What do you see as the key risks and challenges facing your company at the moment and how are you overcoming these?
Continued investor malaise in the mining sector – we need to present a compelling value opportunity.
Lack of visibility – our goal is to heavily market Barksdale during 2019 as we get closer to receiving our drilling permits. This will ensure that as many eyes are on the stock when we start drilling our first hole and will hopefully build anticipation and excitement along the way.
What do you think makes your company such a compelling investment?
We share a world-class asset with our neighbor and believe that there are significant new discoveries to be made on our side of the fence. We trade at 1% of the purchase price our neighbor paid to acquire its position next door and, once we have drilling permits, we believe the market will recognize the opportunity.