Western Copper and Gold is solely focused on developing the world-class Casino project, located in the politically stable Yukon Territory. Casino hosts 18 million ounces of gold and 10 billion pounds of copper (M+I+I).
Paul West-Sells – President & CEO
Mr. West-Sells has over 20 years’ experience in the mining industry. After obtaining his Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia in Metallurgical Engineering, he worked with BHP, Placer Dome, and Barrick in increasingly senior roles in Research and Development and Project Development. Dr. West-Sells has worked for Western Copper and gold since 2006, where he has held a number of technical and executive positions, and is now the President and CEO overseeing the day to day operations of the company. Dr. West-Sells sits on the Yukon Minerals Advisory Board, the Board of the Yukon Mining Alliance and is also on the Centre for Northern Innovation in Mining Governing Council.
Chris Donaldson – Director, Corporate Development
Mr. Donaldson is an experienced corporate development executive with a 20 year track record of raising funds and building out new investment channels for both public and private companies. Chris holds a Bachelor of Arts (Economics) from the University of Western Ontario, has completed the Canadian Securities Course and the Investor Relations program at Ivey Business School.
What is your rationale for attending 121 Mining Investment?
Western is always looking for market support and meeting potential strategic partners for the Casino project.
What recent news would you like to highlight to investors attending?
Western recently had some very high grade gold results within the porphyry, which if proved out, could provide options for staged development.
What are your key goals for the next 3, 6 and 12 months?
Assay results from Summer in-fill and step-out drill program.
New updated resource
Updated feasibility study.
What do you see as the key risks and challenges facing your company at the moment and how are you overcoming these?
Higher initial capex has made it difficult for smaller companies to partner with us. We have drilled and hit higher grade gold targets that, if proven, could allow for a staged build out.
In a sentence, what do you think makes your company such a compelling investment?
Casino is a rare asset as there are very few economic projects, in good jurisdictions with 18 million ounces of gold and/or 10 billion pounds of copper. With steady news flow on the horizon and rising commodity prices WRN is well positioned.