Copper is an integral part of sustainable energy initiatives because of its reliability, efficiency and performance. Its superior electrical and thermal conductivities increase the energy efficiency of countless energy-driven systems that rely on electric motors and transformers. The same physical properties are vital in the collection, storage and distribution of energy from solar, wind and other renewable sources.


Within a decade, the world may face a massive shortfall of what’s arguably the most critical metal for global economies: copper.

Used in everything from wiring and pipes to batteries and motors, copper is both an economic bellwether and a key ingredient in the push toward renewable power and electric vehicles. If producers fail to address the deficit, prices will keep rising and present a challenge to world leaders counting on a worldwide energy transition to fight climate change.

The copper industry needs to spend upwards of $100 billion to close what could be an annual supply deficit of 4.7 million metric tons by 2030 as the clean power and transport sectors take off, according to estimates from CRU Group. The potential shortfall could reach 10 million tons if no mines get built, according to commodities trader Trafigura Group.



People have been investing in gold for thousands of years, but more recently gold has become a favoured investment for many of the world’s central banks and institutional investors who control large amounts of the world’s capital.

Gold is an asset class that typically performs in the opposite direction of other investments such as the equities market and the US dollar. Because of this negative correlation, investors often use gold as a way to diversify risk within their portfolio. This investment strategy can be particularly effective during market crashes or in times of market volatility.

Money is gold, and nothing else.

John Pierpoint "J.P." Morgan

Gold: the most effective commodity investment

Analysis suggests that gold is still the most effective commodity investment in a portfolio as it continues to stand apart from the commodities complex. It deserves to be seen as a differentiated asset as it has historically benefited from six key characteristics:

  • It has delivered superior absolute and risk-adjusted returns to other commodities over multiple time horizons
  • It is a more effective diversifier than other commodities
  • It outperforms commodities in low inflation periods
  • It has lower volatility
  • It is a proven store of value
  • It is highly liquid.
The demand for gold has been on the rise in recent years. Since the global financial crisis in 2008, global central bank demand for gold has hit all-time highs.


Sean Kingsley


  • President & Chief Executive Officer of Mango Research & Management, Inc., Chief Executive Officer, Director & Secretary at Dunbar Capital Corp., VP-Investor Relations & Corporate Communications at Ready Set Gold Corp. and Communications Director at Enduro Metals Corp.
  • Sits on the board of Oil Optimization, Inc., Pontus Water Lentils Ltd. and Pontus Protein Ltd.
  • Previously served as Chief Executive Officer, Secretary & Director at StartMonday Technology Corp., Vice President-Finance of Secova Metals Corp., Head-Investor Relations & VP-Corporate Development at Altamira Gold Corp., Vice President-Corporate Development of Cabral Gold, Inc. and Head-Investor Relations of Kenai Resources Ltd.

Bill Morton


  • Driving force in the acquiring and optioning Sun Metal’s Stardust Project
  • Senior management of public resource companies for 20 years and is or has been a Director or Technical Advisor to more than a dozen public resource
  • Professional Geologist since 1972 and is a Member of the BC Association of Professional Engineers and is a Member in good standing with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia. Columbia.

Shawn Smith


  • Mr. Smith completed his Bachelor of Commerce at Dalhousie University
  • Has served on numerous public company boards



  • Founder, President and CEO of a private equity funded, energy exploration company, based in Western Canada.
  • Served a 21-year career 1993 at Canadian Occidental Petroleum Ltd. throughout its evolution to Wascana, Nexen, and CNOOC Ltd.
  • International and senior management positions in the company included Operations, Corporate Planning and Business Development, Business Development Africa and Middle East, Oil Sands and Technical Excellence.
  • Extensive experience in M&A, including billions of dollars of transactions.



  • Over 15 years of capital market experience with a well-established financial network.
  • Served as CEO of an Israeli agribusiness venture, previously an investment advisor with PI Financial Corp Canada.
  • Raised seed capital for public ventures with 2014 $10MM valuation and exited in 2016 at $150MM market capitalization. Mr. Jones also worked at
  • Served at Raymond James Ltd Canada in structuring and financing well over 20 acquisitions from medical to health sciences to mineral exploration.
  • Currently serves on several other public company boards including Strikepoint Gold (TSXV: SKP/OTC: STKXF) and Voltaic Minerals Corp. (TSXV: VLT/OTC: VTCCF).