Prime Mining Corp.

Our Company

Our Mission

Prime Mining is committed to planning to expand the known mineralization area and increase the existing mineral resource size.


Existing resource with upside

  • High-grade oxide deposit with a favourable strip ratio
  • Measured & Indicated: 633kozs gold and 16,604kozs silver
  • Inferred: 179kozs gold and 6,831kozs silver
  • Significant upside resource potential
  • Only 40% of the known strike explored to date

High-grade upside

  • High-grade population below the oxides could significantly add to resources
  • Multiple intercepts with minimum 3m true thickness and gold grades in excess of 10 g/t and silver grades ranging from 35 g/t to 1,000 g/t
  • Upcoming exploration program to test high-grade targets

Strong financial position and backers

  • Recently closed a $10M financing in June 2020 with new cornerstone shareholders
  • Long-term shareholders focused on delivering regional value through oxides and high-grade upside
  • Financial backing for 2020 – 2021 exploration budget

Recently revamped management and board

  • Daniel Kunz has been recently appointed CEO and Andrew Bowering has been appointed Executive Vice-President
  • Murray John appointed Chairman of the Board
  • Paul Sweeney and Marc Prefontaine appointed to the Board
  • Management and Board have material ownership of 13% (fully diluted per Company disclosure)

Dedicated and Experienced Team

Murray John
Director & Board Chairperson
  • Chairman of Discovery Metals Corp., director of Osisko Gold Royalties, Ltd and O3 Mining Inc.
  • Previously, President and CEO, Dundee Resources Limited, Managing Director and a Portfolio Manager with Goodman Investment Counsel.
  • Served as President and CEO of Corona Gold Corporation and Ryan Gold Corp., and former director of several other mineral resource focused public companies.
  • Involved with the resource investment industry since 1992 and as an investment banker, buy-side mining analyst, sell-side mining analyst and portfolio manager.
  • Graduate of Camborne School of Mines (1980), B. Sc (Hons) in mining engineering and Master of Business Administration, University of Toronto (1993).
Daniel J. Kunz
Chief Executive Officer and Director
  • Professional engineer and Master of Business Administration with over 35 years of experience in mining, constructing and financing global resource projects.
  • Former CEO of $4.2bn Ivanhoe Mines Ltd., founder and CEO of US Geothermal Inc which sold for $250M.
  • Served as senior management and/or president level; Morrison Knudson Corporation & MK Gold Company.
  • Built numerous mines including Castle Mountain and American Girl. Was with Chesapeake Gold and its Mexican Metates project (90kms from Los Reyes) for 17 years.
Andrew Bowering
Executive Vice President and Director
  • Venture capitalist, 30-years experience as owner operator of drilling companies and leadership in worldwide mineral exploration and development.
  • Founded/funded Millennial Lithium Corp and built teams to pursue precious, base and industrial metals from exploration to production.
  • Founder/operator of companies on the TSX Venture, TSX main and American Stock Exchange including Caldera Environmental, Pinnacle Mines, ATW Gold, Cap-Ex Iron Ore, Millennial Lithium, and American Lithium Corp.
Paul Larkin
  • Over 35 years leading New Dawn Group, an investment and financial consulting firm that specializes in corporate finance, merchant banking and administrative management. Mr Larkin was an investment banker prior to founding New Dawn.
  • He has been a director and officer of various TSX, NYSE and TSX Venture Exchange listed companies.
  • Founding partner, director and Chairman of the Audit and Strategic Committees of US Geothermal Inc., a leading renewable energy company sold in 2018 for over $200 million USD plus enterprise value.
Paul Sweeney
  • Experienced finance and mining executive with international experience.
  • Non-executive director of OceanaGold Corporation, and Adventus Mining Corporation.
  • Served as a director of Tahoe Resources Inc. (sold to Pan American Silver Corp).
  • Former CFO of Canico Resource Corp. (acquired by Vale S.A.) and Sutton Resources Ltd (acquired by Barrick Gold) and executive for Plutonic Power Corporation.
  • Chairman of the Company’s Audit Committee.
Marc Prefontaine
  • Professional geologist (+30 years) including with Teck Resources Limited and Hunter Dickinson Inc.
  • CEO of Grayd Resources (2003-2012) discovery of La India gold deposit in Sonora, Mexico (acquired by Agnico Eagle Mines Limited for $275 million).
  • Co-founded and served as CEO of Orla Mining Ltd. (2015-2019) on gold development in Panama and Mexico.
  • Oversaw Orla’s market capitalization increase from $5 million to $280 million.
  • Currently a principal of Marshall Precious Metal Fund focused on exploration–stage junior mining investment.


Kerry Sparkes
Executive Vice President, Exploration
  • Registered professional geologist, Qualified Person in British Columbia and Newfoundland.
  • Over 30 years experience in mineral exploration as exploration geologist & mining executive.
  • Past Vice President Geology, Franco-Nevada Corporation
  • Founder & director Orla Mining Ltd., & Director, Aurion Resources Ltd.
  • Previously, VP Exploration Rainy River Resources Ltd., VP Exploration Messina Minerals Inc., Senior Geologist Voisey’s Bay Nickel Co. Ltd.
Gregory K. Liller
Technical Advisor
  • Over 40 years experience in mineral exploration and mine development.
  • Played key role with 7 projects which became active mines and for managing exploration and development of over 11 million ounces of gold & 600 million ounces of silver reserves and resources.
  • Senior roles in public companies on TSX Venture, TSX main, and American Stock Exchange including Genco Resources (TSX), Gammon Gold (TSX, AMEX), Mexgold Resources (TSV) and Oracle Mining (TSX).
Ian Harcus
Chief Financial Officer
  • Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) with over 12 years of financial and accounting experience.
  • Extensive background in financial management, reporting, corporate transactions & international jurisdictions including Mexico.
  • Former CFO & VP, Finance at Alio Gold Inc. (acquired by Argonaut Gold Inc.)
  • Held public accounting positions with Grant Thornton LLP and Ernst and Young.
Alex Tsakumis
VP Investor Relations
  • Successful public markets specialist with over 25 years of experience in all aspects of equity financing.
  • Represented mining resource companies listed on major stock exchanges (including TSX and NYSE).
  • Responsibilities have included corporate governance, corporate communications, and maintaining strong relationships within investment banking and institutional investors.
Bruce Kienlen
Manager, Data
  • Professional Geologist with over 20 years experience in mineral exploration working with junior and major exploration companies.
  • Served as senior geologist with Canterra Minerals & Independence Gold, VP Exploration for Diamonds North Resources and project geologist for BHP Billiton.
  • Played a key role in the discovery of the diamondiferous Repulse Bay (Qilalugaq) and Amaruk kimberlite fields.
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