Belo Sun Mining Corp.
Belo Sun is a Canadian-based mining company focused on generating long-term sustainable value for its shareholders by developing the Volta Grande Gold Project. A feasibility study of the Project completed in March 2015 forecasts an open-pit mine with a long life, strong production profile, bottom quartile operating costs and robust economics. The Construction Licence was received in February 2017.
Belo Sun is led by a strong management and board with depth across all disciplines. The core members of the team have a long working history together, and have earned a track record of successfully developing and operating mines in Latin America, particularly in Brazil.
Volta Grande Gold Project, Brazil
Feasibility Study, March 2015
$1,200/oz Au; $US1:R3.10
$1,650/oz Au; $US1:$R5.5
Unique combination of long mine life, robust economics, low capital intensity, low operating costs and meaningful scale represent significant value for shareholders.
Summary & Value Proposition
Management and Directors
Peter Tagliamonte, P.Eng., MBA, President & CEO; Director
Mr. Tagliamonte has over 25 years of progressive managerial experience building and operating mines. He was formerly the CEO and a Director of Sulliden Gold Corp. (acquired by Rio Alto Mining), President and CEO of Central Sun Mining Inc. (acquired by B2Gold) and Chief Operating Officer of Desert Sun Mining Corp. (acquired by Yamana) where he was responsible for the development of the Jacobina Mine in Brazil into a 4,200-tonne-per-day mining operation. In 2005, Mr. Tagliamonte received the Mining Journal's "Mine Manager of the Year" award in recognition for his work in the mining sector.
Rodrigo Costa, General Manager, Brazil
Mr. Costa has over 30 years of technical and operational experience in the Brazilian mining industry, specifically in the mining and processing of gold ore, hydrometallurgical processes and occupational safety.
Ian Pritchard, Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Pritchard is a professional with over 30 years of experience in project and operations management in the mining industry both in North America as well as internationally.
Ryan Ptolemy, Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Ptolemy serves as CFO to a number of public and private companies in the mining sector, particularly exploration and development stage companies in South America.
Joe Milbourne, SME Registered Member, Vice President Technical Services
Mr. Milbourne is a metallurgist with over 40 years of experience in the development, design, construction and management of mineral processing projects in North America, South America and overseas. Mr. Milbourne is the former Vice President of Technical Services and Operations for Sulliden Gold Corp.
Stéphane Amireault, MScA., P.Eng., Vice President Exploration
Mr. Amireault has over 25 years of experience in mineral exploration, particularly in Central and South America. He was formerly the Vice President of Exploration for Sulliden Gold Corporation Ltd.
Mauro Barros, LLB, MBA, Corporate Development & Regulatory Affairs, Brazil
Mr. Barros was a Senior Associate at Azevedo Sette Advogados, one of the largest business law firms in Latin America.
Ricardo De Freitas Lopes, Exploration & Project Manager
Mr. Lopes has 21 years of extensive experience working with regional and detailed gold, platinum, palladium, copper, nickel and phosphorous exploration projects in Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Canada, Norway and Sweden.
Neil Said, Corporate Secretary
Mr. Said is a corporate securities lawyer who works as a legal consultant to various Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange listed companies in the mining, oil & gas and technology industries.
Mark Eaton, Executive Chairman
Mr. Eaton is an investment professional with over 20 years of experience in equity capital markets specializing in the resource sector, as well as over 10 years serving as management and/or board member to several public mining companies. Most recently, he acted as President and CEO of Belo Sun Mining (formerly Verena Minerals).
Carol Fries, Independent Director
Ms. Fries has over 30 years of experience in the natural resources and mining sectors managing the preparation and completion of environmental and social impact assessments, EHS (Environmental. Health and Safety) systems, community relations and resettlement programs and other programs central to the mining permitting process.
Peter Nixon, Lead Independent Director
Mr. Nixon has served on the boards of several publicly traded mining companies and has successfully guided many of them through the permitting and development stages.
Rui Botica Santos, Independent Director
Mr. Santos is a qualified lawyer in Brazil and is widely regarded as a leading lawyer in the mining sector and has over 25 years representing and assisting international corporations.