Unique Amongst Junior Exploration Firms
Deer Horn Capital is unique amongst mineral exploration firms, exploring and developing the only known tellurium property with an NI 43-101 compliant tellurium-silver-gold resource. The property has also undergone a regulatory-compliant, positive Preliminary Economic Assessment (PEA)1 for combined extraction of tellurium, silver and gold.
Our strategy is to grow the company by partnering with industry leaders in “critical” or “green" minor metals2 extraction, manufacturing, supply and research as well with relevant governmental and educational institutions.
Deer Horn Capital’s management team and advisory board includes industry leaders in mineral property development and finance, geology, mineralogy, metallurgy, solar power, engineering, research and First Nations engagement and economic development.
1 Note:The PEA is considered preliminary in nature and includes inferred mineral resources that are considered too speculative geologically to have the economic considerations applied to them that would enable them to be categorized as mineral reserves. Mineral resources that are not mineral reserves have not yet demonstrated economic viability. Due to the uncertainty that may be attached to inferred mineral resources, it cannot be assumed that all or any part of an inferred mineral resource will be upgraded to an indicated or measured mineral resource as a result of continued exploration or mineral reserves once economic considerations are applied. Therefore there is no certainty that the production profile concluded in the PEA will be realized.
2 The classification of “critical” or “green" minor metals is given to a group of metals considered essential to the development of future sustainable technologies such as renewable energy and energy efficient technologies. Such metals include tellurium (Te), indium (In), germanium (Ge), tantalum (Ta), platinum group metals, such as ruthenium (Ru), platinum (Pt) and palladium (Pd), cobalt (Co), lithium (Li), gallium (Ga) and a suite of rare earth elements.
While silver is not considered a critical metal as such, it is a primary and critical element for the manufacture of solar photovoltaic cells. Nearly 70 million ounces of silver are projected for use by solar energy in 2016.