K2 Appoints Jim Paterson to the Board of Directors, and Rob Carpenter as Technical Advisor
April 5, 2022Download PDF
Vancouver, B.C. – April 5, 2022 – K2 Gold Corporation (“K2” or the “Company”) (TSX-V: KTO; OTCQB: KTGDF; FRANKFURT: 23K) today announced the appointment of Jim Paterson as a director of the Company, and Rob Carpenter has been appointed as a technical advisor.
As a principal of Discovery Group, Jim Paterson will bring a wealth of experience to K2’s board of directors, as well as to the Company’s marketing and corporate development activities. Jim is currently the Chairman and CEO of ValOre Metals Corp. a leading platinum group explorer in Brazil and owner of the Angilak Property uranium project in Nunavut. Jim was an active independent director of Kaminak Gold Corp. (acquired by Goldcorp) and founding director Northern Empire Resources Corp. (acquired by Coeur Mining) and he currently sits on the board of Great Bear Royalties Corp. In 2007, Jim founded Corsa Capital Ltd. Corsa’s 2008 IPO led to a 2010 transaction which created a leading U.S. metallurgical coal producer with a C$250M market capitalization.
K2 is also pleased to announce that Rob Carpenter, Ph.D., P.Geo. has agreed to join the team as a technical advisor. Rob has over 30 years of corporate and technical mineral exploration experience for junior and major mining companies. He was Co-Founder, President and CEO of Kaminak Gold Corporation from 2005 to 2013 and led the company through the acquisition, discovery and maiden resource of the 5-million-ounce Coffee Gold Project, located in the White Gold District, Yukon. Kaminak Gold was subsequently acquired by Goldcorp Inc. in 2016 for $520 million.
Rob has received awards from the Association for Mineral Exploration of British Columbia for Excellence in Mineral Exploration (2013) and Social and Environmental Stewardship (2008). In 2004, he completed his Ph.D. at Western University, in London, Ontario where he worked on the Meliadine Lake gold deposits that are currently owned by Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd. Currently Mr. Carpenter is Co-Chairman of Ethos Gold.
“I am pleased to welcome Jim Paterson, and Dr. Rob Carpenter to the K2 team. I have worked with both Rob and Jim extensively over the years and their experience will be a valuable addition to K2.”, stated John Robins, Executive Chairman of K2 Gold.
About K2 Gold
K2 is a member of Discovery Group and currently has projects in Southwest USA and the Yukon.
The Si2 project was identified and staked by Orogen Royalties generative team using the same proprietary techniques used to select AngloGold Ashanti’s Silicon project: https://www.nasdaq.com/press-release/anglogold-announces-3.37-million-ounce-gold-resource-on-orogens-silicon-royaltyLocated within the Walker Lane mineral trend in Esmerelda County, Nevada. The property encompasses a large alteration zone hosted by an arcuate rhyolite dome field. The alteration zone is characterized by an alunite-kaolinite-buddingtonite mineral assemblage, typical of the upper levels of an epithermal gold system and shows significant favourable characteristics similar to AngloGold’s Silicon project. The project is also proximal to Allegiant Gold USA’s Eastside property in which Kinross recently made a $4M strategic investment.
The Wels project located in west-central Yukon Territory in the Traditional Territory of White River First Nation ("WFRN”), within the well-known ‘Tintina Gold Belt’ and exhibits strong characteristics of both Newmont’s Coffee project, as well as White Gold’s Golden Saddle project. The discovery zone of the Wels project is characterised by mineralization within a granitic stock at the Saddle Zone that include grab samples of up to 149 g/t Au and trench samples of 8.8 g/t Au over 45m. The project was acquired by K2 in 2017, where a limited drill program on the Saddle Zone returned encouraging results of 2.37 g/t Au over 28.5m and 10.38 g/t Au over 6m. Mineralization has been defined over 135m along strike, to 150m depth; and is open in both directions along strike and depth.
The Mojave project located in California, is a 5,830-hectare oxide gold project with base metal targets. Multiple previously recognized surface gold targets have been successfully drilled in the past by majors BHP and Newmont. Since acquiring the property, K2 has completed geochemical and geophysical surveys, geologic mapping, Lidar, a World-View 3 alteration survey, and successfully completed a 17 hole RC drill program focused on the Dragonfly and Newmont Zones.
K2 is committed to transparency, accountability, environmental stewardship, safety, diversity, inclusion, and community engagement.
On behalf of the Board of Directors,
President and CEO
K2 Gold Corporation.
K2 Gold Corporation is a member of Discovery Group based in Vancouver, Canada. For more information please visit: discoverygroup.ca.
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