Japan Gold Corp. is a Canadian mineral exploration company focused solely on gold and copper-gold exploration in Japan. The Company holds 17 Projects, for a combined area of 71,529 hectares, across the three largest islands of Japan: Hokkaido, Honshu and Kyushu.
The Projects cover areas with known gold occurrences and a history of mining, and are prospective for both high-grade epithermal gold mineralization and gold-bearing lithocaps which could indicate the presence of porphyry mineralization.
Japan Gold’s leadership team has decades of resource industry and business experience, and the Company has recruited geologists and technical advisors with experience exploring and operating in Japan.
John Proust, Chairman & CEO
John Proust has successfully founded and managed a number of resource companies. Mr. Proust has served on the boards and held senior operating positions with numerous resource companies, and has directed and advised public and private companies since 1986. Mr. Proust is currently Chairman and CEO of Southern Arc Minerals Inc., Chairman and a director of Canada Energy Partners Inc., and a director of Rise Gold Corp. Mr. Proust has extensive experience in corporate governance, is a graduate of The Directors College, Michael G. De Groote School of Business at McMaster University and holds the designation of Chartered Director.
What is your rationale for attending 121 Mining Investment?
Japan Gold has delivered on its commitments in 2018 and is now entering a key stage on its developments as it embarks on an aggressive 2019 exploration program, a large component of which will be drilling for high-grade gold mineralization on two highly ranked targets in northern Hokkaido and southern Kyushu. All of these opportunities are particularly unique based on a lack of modern-exploration carried out in these historic mining districts.
What recent news would you like to highlight to investors attending?
Strategic Financing completed with Goldcorp Inc. and RCF Opportunities Fund L.P. in December 2018.
Expansion of operational capabilities in Japan in March 2019.
Drilling to commence in May 2019.
What are your key goals for the next 3, 6 and 12 months?
The company plans to advance five gold projects: Ikutahara, Aibetsu, Hakuryu and Sanru in Hokkaido, and the Ohra-Takamine in Kyushu.
– Phase 1 3,000 m of diamond core drilling on the Ikutahara Project commencing in May
– Phase 1 2,100 m of diamond core drilling on the Ohra-Takamine Project commencing in June
– Detailed mapping and sampling at the Aibetsu Project to refine scout drilling targets in the Historic Tokusei Mine area
– Reconnaissance to detail follow up mapping and sampling at its Hakuryu and Sanru Projects
Phase 2 drilling program at the Ikutahara Project and the Ohra-Takamine Project, as warranted.
New drilling programs to advance additional drill ready projects.
Advance additional projects to drill ready status.
Continue generating new projects.
Generate ongoing results from drilling programs for consistent news flow.
Identify new targets at various projects throughout Japan for year-round exploration.
Enter into additional strategic partnerships to help advance Japan Gold’s large portfolio.
What do you see as the key risks and challenges facing your company at the moment and how are you overcoming these?
Risks of permit timing. We have created an internal permitting group, well acquainted with the Japanese permitting system, who has been successful in obtaining permits for Japan Gold in the past.
There are operational risks related to the procurement of services, equipment and manpower. To manage these risks, Japan Gold has built its own Operational team fully capable of generating and advancing the Japan Gold projects. In addition, the company has acquired four diamond core drill rigs and is bringing 18 expert support personnel into the country to support our drilling programs. This allows the company to define its own operating schedule while keeping costs at a globally competitive level.
In a sentence, what do you think makes your company such a compelling investment?
First world country
First mover advantage
First class gold opportunities
First significant phase 1 drilling programs commencing in May and June 2019