Metalex Ventures Limited is a Canadian public company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange (“MTX”).The Company’s principle business activity is the acquisition, exploration and development of mineral propertiesand it has a skilled management team with an established track record in this area. The long-term growthstrategy is to generate substantial capital growth by developing kimberlite hosted diamond deposits.
The Company’s principal projects in Canada are its Kyle Lake (U2), “Ring of Fire”, Attawapiskat, and Wawa projects in Ontario and James Bay Lowlands project in western Quebec. Its overseas projects are located in Angola, Morocco and Mali.
On June 10, 2002 the Company appointed Charles Fipke as a director and chairman of the Company. Mr Fipke received an honours degree in Geology from the University of British Columbia in 1970 and was awarded an honourary Doctorate of Technology from Okanagan University College. He worked as an exploration and research geologist for Kennicott Copper in New Guinea, Samedan Minerals in Australia, Johannesburg Consolidated Investments (""JCI""), in South Africa and Cominco in Canada and Brazil. In 1977 he founded CF Mineral Research, which is amongst the leading heavy mineral and diamond exploration research laboratories in the world. For the past 25 years he has been involved in heavy mineral exploration projects for diamonds as well as base and precious metals worldwide. In 1984 he founded Dia-Met Minerals Ltd. and Cantex Mine Development Corporation in 1996. As Chairman of both companies, he has led his teams using his patented and proprietary heavy mineral technologies to discover the Ekati Diamond Mine in the Northwest Territories as well as three large copper-nickel-platinum deposits and two significant gold deposits in Yemen. He has been the author and co-author of several publications on diamond exploration worldwide including the first publication on Diamond Exploration published by the Geological Survey of Canada.
Chad Ulansky B.Sc., President and CEO
Mr. Ulansky commenced his career 17 years ago working for Dia Met Minerals Ltd. on the project which yielded the Ekati diamond mine. Since then Mr. Ulansky has led exploration programs in over 15 countries on four continents and is currently president of Cantex Mine Development Corp. Mr. Ulansky is also a graduate of the University of Cape Town.
Keiven Bauer, CMA - COO
Prior to his association with Metalex in 2006, Mr. Bauer has had a diverse career in Financial and General Management in the manufacturing and distribution industries. He most recently held the position of CFO for a large distribution company with Head Office in California. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Calgary and is a Certified Management Accountant (BC).
Chris Sammartino, CGA - CFO and Secretary
Mr. Sammartino graduated from of the University of Lethbridge with a Bachelor of Management degree and began his accounting career in the coal mining industry. Prior to joining Metalex in 2005, Mr. Sammartino held the position of Senior Accountant with Elk Valley Coal Corporation (and previously Luscar Ltd) while working at their mine site operations in both Alberta and British Columbia.