Tri Origin Exploration Ltd was founded in 1989 by Dr. Robert Valliant and the late Dennis Sheehan, both of whom were formerly Vice President and Senior Vice President-Exploration respectively with LAC Minerals Ltd., a leading North American gold producer until its takeover by Barrick Gold in the early 1990’s. While at LAC Minerals, Mr. Sheehan was responsible for growing LAC into an internationally recognized mining firm and Dr. Valliant was closely involved with the discovery and development of two world-class gold districts, Bousquet/Doyon/LaRonde in Quebec and Hemlo in Ontario.
This experience was augmented by managing successful exploration programs at most of the important gold districts in Ontario and Quebec and expanding activities into the USA, Australia and South America. Tri Origin has inherited this background and its current board of directors brings a high level of additional varied and successful experience in exploration, mine development and financing to the benefit of company shareholders. The Company's technical team and supporting consultants and contractors are fully-versed in their trade and bring a wealth of experience to the Company's projects.
Since inception, the Company’s objective has been, and continues to be, to leverage off management's successful track record and broad experience base to increase shareholder value through the discovery of profitably mineable ore deposits.
Tri Origin's capital is directed toward the search for gold and base metals by examination of carefully selected properties in promising geological environments. The Company maintains a focused approach and currently has a stable of drill-ready targets within its portfolio of gold properties in the Canadian Shield.
In addition, early work initiated by the Company in Australia was successful and led to the discovery and delineation of gold and base metal deposits. A subsidiary formed by Tri Origin to develop these discoveries - TriAusMin Limited - is now separately listed on the ASX and TSX and is advancing toward metal producer status. Tri Origin maintains a valuable equity investment in its affiliate which will also enhance shareholder value as it grows into producer status.
Tri Origin’s exploration strategy involves combining geological expertise with the use of innovative and up-to-date geophysical and geochemical targeting techniques to search for buried ore deposits in covered terrain. This strategy is based on the premise that tomorrow’s mineral discoveries will come at increasingly greater depths than did previous discoveries. It is the Company's intention to employ its strategy toward the creation of wealth for shareholders.
What makes Tri Origin different?
Low Risk Geopolitical Environment
Tri Origin is exposed to two of the world’s best known metal-producing countries and resource markets - Canada and, through its equity investment in TriAusMin Limited, Australia. Both countries offer politically stable domains which support the mining industry and are leading countries with respect to metals production, resource financing, technical expertise and services to the mining industry.
A blend of early-stage & advanced assets
Tri Origin has district scale, 100%-owned, exploration projects in established mineral-rich regions of the Canadian Shield along with an equity interest in TriAusMin which holds advanced-stage projects in Australia with the potential of attaining near-term base and precious metal production. Both of these assets are of value to shareholders of the Company.
Experienced Management Team
With many decades of combined exploration and mining experience, Tri Origin’s management team and board have discovered and developed substantial and productive mines throughout North America and Australasia.
Tri Origin has a transparent and clearly understood capital structure, is well known to the investment community and has a stable, long-term shareholder base with a good representation of institutional and retail stakeholders.
Tri Origin's survival in a cyclical industry, through global economic and metal cycle downturns differentiates it from many of its previous peers. It has demonstrated an ability to manage investors funds and maintain an appropriate level of exploration activity throughout the metal cycle.
Tri Origin's approach offers two opportunities for growth potential and market value appreciation. Through discovery, the Company intends to benefit from its ongoing exploration activities and the significant value that may be added to its properties through successful exploration. Secondly, Tri Origin owns a significant investment in TriAusMin Limited. Appreciation in value to Tri Origin shareholders comes as TriAusMin advances its development-stage projects and achieves producer status.
The growth in value of Tri Origin will come from exposure to exploration success in Canada and indirectly, through the Company's equity interest in exploration and development in Australia.