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Avanti Gold Corp.

Avanti Gold Corp. ("Avanti", CSE: AGC, Frankfurt: X37 ) is an exceptional gold exploration company working on a Tier-1 gold opportunity in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), in Misisi.


With the increase in geopolitical stability created by the most recent president, the DRC possesses vast gold resource opportunities. Thus, major companies, including Barrick and large Chinese mining companies, have invested billions into the same region. Retail and institutional investors have the unique opportunity to invest into gold as a robust store of value.


Avanti has an experienced team with an exceptional track record and is well-positioned to emerge as a world-class mining company.

World Class Leadership

Leadership Team
Ian MacLean
  • Over 25 years’ experience in the mining industry –played key roles in the success of several mining ventures

  • Co-founder of B2Gold Corp. and VP of Investor Relations (2007-2022). Member of executive team that built B2Gold from a private early-stage explorer (2007) into a world-class international senior gold producer with market cap of ~$CDN4.5b

  • Former VP of Investor Relations at Bema Gold Corporation. Contributed to the growth from a market cap of ~$83m (2001) to ~$3.0b when it merged with Kinross Gold Corporation in 2007.

Senior Advisor
Robert Cross
  • Over 30 years’ experience as a founder, financier and advisor in the mining and oil & gas sectors

  • Co-founder and former Chairman of both B2Gold Corp. and Standard Lithium Ltd. (since 2018)

  • Former Chairman of Bankers Petroleum; oversaw production growth from 600bbl/d to 24,000bbl/d in a large onshore heavy oilfield in Albania

Senior Advisor
Paul Matysek
  • Geologist/geochemist with over 40 years’ experience in the mining industry

  • Since 2004, as either CEO or Executive Chairman, Mr. Matysek has sold six publicly listed mineral exploration and development companies, in aggregate worth over $2.5b incl. Gold X Mining Corp and Lithium X Energy Corp

  • Former CEOof Potash One Inc. and Co-founder and former CEO of Energy Metals Corp

Senior Advisor
Martino de Ciccio
  • CEO of Montage Gold; 15 years’ experience in the mining industry

  • Former Deputy CFO and Head of Investor Relations at Endeavour Mining (TSX: EDV), one of the largest gold producers in the world (from a $250m market cap to an FTSE100 company)

  • Crucial in growing La Mancha Resources from a $20m market cap into a $500m take-private offer

Board of advisors
Sir Samuel Jonah
  • Served on the boards of various public and private companies including Ashanti Goldfields, Anglo Ashanti, Moto Gold Mines, Vodafone Group plc, the Global Advisory Council of the Bank of America

  • Current Chairman of Helios Towers, a leading independent telecoms infrastructure company, focused on Africa and the Middle East

  • Chancellor of the University of Cape Coast, Ghana

Mata Botima
  • BHP Billiton’s former Country President (DRC)

  • Trained Metallurgical Engineer with +25 years experience in the natural resources industries and senior positions at Bateman Engineering, Mogale Alloys and Mintek, spanning from Business Development Executive, Production Manager and Senior R&D Engineer

  • Currently an independent Consultant to Compagnie Miniére de Tondo

Jonathan Hill
  • Economic geologist with over 35 years’ experience in exploration, project development and mining operations. Principal Advisor and Founder of Exploration Outcomes Ltd.

  • Specialist support to Jaguar Mining Inc (TSX-JAG), Lavras Gold (TSX-V:LGC) and Sanatana Resources (TSX-V:STA). Non-executive director and chairman of Royal Road Minerals (TSX-V:RYR) and a non-executive director of Stratabound Minerals (TSX-V:SB)

Director & Consultant
Dr. Colin Porter
  • Geologist with over 25 years' experience in exploration management and applied structural geology

  • Former head of exploration of Mwana Africa where he managed all exploration activities at the Zani-Kodo gold project in NE DR Congo, from instigation to definition of 3Moz resource

  • Structural Geologist for AngloGold Ashanti, and African Region with extensive experience in the Birimian craton of West Africa


Significant Transactions

  • December 2021
    China Moly buys 95% of DRC copper-cobalt mine from Freeport for US $550 Million

  • August 2021
    China Moly announces US $2.5 Billion investment to double copper-cobalt production at Tenke Fungurume

  • April 2021
    DRC and Barrick Renew Mutual Commitment to Developing Country’s Great Potential

  • March 2021
    Minmetals Resources Ltd. Acquires Anvil Mining for US $1.3 Billion

  • June 2018
    CITIC Metal to acquire a 19.9% stake in Ivanhoe Mines for C $723 Million

  • December 2015
    Zijn Mining to acquire 49.5% of Ivanhoe’s Kamoa for US $412 Million

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