Vortex Metals


Primary tickers: TSXV:VMS, FSE:DM8, OTCQB:VMSSF
Stage of development: Exploration, Development
Primary minerals: Copper, Gold
Projects to promote: Riqueza Marina, Zaachila (Mexico) and Illapel Copper Project (Chile)
Project locations: Mexico and Chile
Website: vortexmetals.ca
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Vortex Metals Inc. is the owner of a 100% interest in two drill-ready high-potential copper-gold volcanogenic massive sulfide (VMS) properties (Riqueza Marina and Zaachila) in the state of Oaxaca, and a third high-potential gold property (El Rescate) in the state of Puebla. 
The Oaxaca projects incorporate the most highly prospective areas of high-grade copper mineralized surface exposures (‘gossans’) and prominent gravity anomalies along an emerging copper-gold VMS belt that includes Minaurum Gold’s Santa Marta project.
The company has also recently entered into a non-binding Letter of Intent (LOI) for an option to acquire up to an 80% Interest in the Illapel Copper Project, with SCM Ventana Minerals Group, a Santiago, Chile based mining Company. Vortex Metals can immediately commence drilling once the acquisition is complete.

Major Shareholders:

Management Ownership – 46% (Management, directors, founders, close affiliates)

Map of Projects

Management Profile

Vikas Ranjan
Chief Executive Officer and Director
Mr. Ranjan is a management professional with an MBA in Finance from McGill University, Montreal, Canada. His background includes over 25 years experience in diverse areas of finance, capital markets, entrepreneurship and investing. He is a co-founder of Gravitas Group of companies and his experience encompasses working in senior executive roles, both in Canada and India. Mr. Ranjan has been involved in launching several public and private enterprises in the areas of capital markets and growth investing. He currently serves on the boards of several public and private companies.

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

The Management of the Company believes that Vortex Metals has one of the most exciting advance stage exploration projects, which are drill ready with high probability of exploration success.

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

4th Oct – Vortex Metals Initiates Trenching, Sampling and Mapping at the Riqueza Marina Project

13th Sept – Vortex Metals Completes Trenching, Sampling and Mapping Program To Complete the Environmental Study at the Zaachila Project

6th Sept – Vortex Metals Completes Environmental Study at Zaachila Copper Project

27th June – Vortex Metals to Acquire up to an 80% Interest in Compelling Copper Project in Chile

13th June – Vortex Metals Provides Highlights of Zaachila Project Exploration Targets

1st June – Vortex Metals Completes Field Work for Environmental Study and Advances Surface Geological Investigations

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

3 Months:

Sign Definitive agreement with SCM Ventana to acquire the Illapel Copper project in Chile

Receive regulatory approval from TSXV to complete Illapel copper project transaction.

Plan Exploration campaign to drill Illapel Copper project, which is drill ready with all necessary drill permits in place

Advance Zaachila project and work to get community approval 

6 Months:

Apply and receive drill permits on Mexica projects

Plan a drill campaign on one of the projects in Mexico

Continue to advance Illapel Copper project with further exploration and geological work to identify new drill targets

12 Months:

Plan drill campaign on Mexico projects

Drill test high potential drill targets in Mexico, once the drill permits are obtained

Continue geological work to further expand the drill ready targets in Mexico

Advance Illapel Copper project to move towards a maiden resource estimate

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

The key risks involve the somewhat slow permitting process in Mexico. We have been working diligently with local communities to gain their trust. Our community engagement programs have helped us to build goodwill with local population and we have not yet faced any open opposition to our projects in Mexico. We believe that our active and very positive community engagement will help us to obtain drill permits in coming months.

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

We firmly believe that Vortex Metals has one of best portfolio of copper exploration assets of any junior resource company. Our Mexico assets were personally curated by renown mine finder, Late David M Jones, who discovered Los Filos, one of the largest gold and silver mines in Mexico. We are diversifying and mitigating jurisdictional risk by attempting to acquire a new and highly potential brownfield copper project in Chile. Once complete, we will be able to immediately drill high potential targets on that project. The other very compelling fact about Vortex is its management strength. Our technical team is extremely experienced. Jim Franklin, the senior technical advisor is a mining hall of famer and a foremost VMS expert. John Larson, our board member, is a BHP veteran and an expert in Latin America, especially Chile. Chief geologist Rob Johansing has over 35 yrs of experience in Latin America as well. One the business side, both the CEO, Vikas Ranjan and Chairman, Mike Williams have over 50 years of combined experience in capital markets, finance, business administration and M&A.

What are the top 3 key investor takeaways?

Extremely prospective, advanced and drill ready copper exploration assets.

Compelling valuation that has the potential to increase significantly when a discovery is made.

Strong management team with several near term catalysts.