Updated: Nov 9
✦ William Potma, Chief Geologist and Crispin Pike, VP, Discovery of Matador Mining Limited (ASX: MZZ) discuss their new strategy.
Matador Mining is making a calculated move to focus on exploration. The hunt is on for the "Holy Grail".
Mr. Potma and Mr. Pike dive into the technicalities of the Cape Ray Project and shares about what's working right there and how management is looking to manage the concept of discovery. There is a lot to take note of as they take us through the How, the Why, the Where and the With What.
The size of the project may be challenging to conceptualize for the average investor. Yes, the magnitude of 120km of strike length is big, but that's not the main point. It's the location of the secondary and tertiary structural points that will make discoveries.
Those of you who love the more technical aspects of an exploration story, this one's for you. The Matador story will have you hooked for more as they progress in their Mega Gold Exploration Project.
Engage in a lively discussion with William Potma and Crispin Pike here.
01:45 Warren Potma and Matador Mining.
04:27 Crispin Pike and the progress of exploration activities.
07:40 Geophysics as a dominant tool used by exploration.
08:49 Discussion about big projects.
12:33 Shallow drilling at Cape Ray.
13:16 Is Cape Ray geologically unique?
14:57 What is the market sentiment for Matador and the Gold sector?
16:45 Thoughts on the project as the Exploration Manager.
19:24 Challenges of the project.
22:24 Jurisdiction matters.
25:19 The Hermitage Project.
28:44 Could Hermitage be a first tier project?
29:30 Are regional structure controls dominating the Mineralisation?
31:13 Finding the next bigger deposits.
32:10 How big can the Matador projects end up?
33:41 News flow.
35:51 Takeaway from Coffee with Samso.
About Warren Potma
Mr Potma is a highly experienced exploration manager, with a successful career spanning over 25 years. He was most recently Principal Geologist for CSA Global, where he provided specialist consulting services to exploration and mining companies.
Prior to his time at CSA Global, Warren was Exploration Manager for Hot Chili, an ASX listed company with a portfolio of projects in Chile. Warren’s geology team also delivered a maiden Ore Reserve and provided all the geological and gemetallurgical inputs required for the Productora Pre-Feasibility Study. Prior to this, Warren held the position of Exploration Manager for Silver Swan Group/Caravel Minerals following his departure from a very successful eight years with the CSIRO where he led the Mineral Systems and Targeting applied research stream which focused on developing and applying exploration technologies and methodologies across the Australian exploration and mining sector.
Warren holds a Master’s degree in structural geology from Monash University, and is a member of both the AIG and AUSIMM.