Almaden Minerals is an exploration company specializing in the generation of new mineral prospects with world class potential. The company currently has over 40 properties in its portfolio at various stages of exploration and development. This strong portfolio of exciting projects is the direct result of Almaden's commitment to exploration.
Why invest? Proven prospect generation and excellent risk management. Our goal as a company is to expose our shareholders to the huge capital gains resulting from the discovery of a major mineral discovery while minimizing the risk and cost of exploration by joint venturing our ideas and maintaining a large portfolio of properties.
Almaden's strength: generating new projects
Almaden’s exploration team has world-wide geological experience, cutting edge technology, and a proven record of generating new and significant mineral prospects. Among the discoveries by Almaden's founder and CEO, Duane Poliquin, are the Santa Fe gold deposit in Nevada, the Apex germanium-gallium deposit in Utah, the Nevada Scheelite Extension, and the Trinidad Gold Mine, Mexico.
Almost all of the mineral deposits that were visible from the surface have been discovered, which means we are looking for deposits that are concealed by rock, volcanic ash, glacial debris, vegetation, or some other surface cover. Discovering these hidden ore bodies requires a solid understanding of the nature and structure of ore bodies, sophisticated exploration methods, and a large amount of original thinking.
Almaden Minerals has developed a highly effective and efficient system for identifying potential high-grade mineral deposits including satellite image analysis, geochemical sampling, geological mapping and analysis, geophysical surveys and induced polarization, surface trenching, and - once the target has been identified - drilling.
Almaden's strategy: risk management
After preliminary assessment of a project's potential, Almaden seeks out a joint-venture partnership. Our partners fund further exploration in order to earn an interest in the project. Few prospects that reach the drilling stage of exploration will be determined to hold economic ore grades. While joint venture deals dilute Almaden's interest in individual projects, such partnerships allow Almaden to maintain interests in a larger number of properties than would be economically feasible if we developed each of our projects ourselves.
By joint venturing our ideas and maintaining a large portfolio of properties, Almaden also significantly reduces the risk and cost of exploration while exposing our shareholders to greater opportunity for wealth creation resulting from discovery. Plus, optioning our properties leaves us free to do what we do best: identifying new and exciting mineral properties. Almaden intends to expand this "prospect generation" business model by more aggressively exploring several of its projects including the Ixtaca Zone.
Proven track record
Almaden is an extremely well financed company with a proven track record of success in implementing our business model. Almaden has over 40 properties in our portfolio at various stages of development in North America many of which are joint ventured, optioned, or sold with a royalty retained. Please visit our Projects page to learn more about all our properties.
Almaden's experienced management
Duane Poliquin, Chairman and founder of Almaden, is a professional geological engineer and a member of Casey Research's Explorers’ League with over 40+ years of world-wide experience including the discovery of several mines.
Morgan Poliquin, Almaden's President and CEO, is a professional geological engineer with Ph.D in Geology and a member of Casey Research's NexTen.
Korm Trieu, Almaden's Chief Financial Officer, holds a B.Sc. from the University of British Columbia and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia.
Almaden's Board of Directors are all highly experienced with extensive experience in resource ventures.
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