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An opportunity to prosper.

Our mission is simple — create wealth-generating opportunities. Aben’s team has been in the exploration business for decades and we understand what it takes to make a gold discovery successful for everyone involved. We believe in hard work, a responsible approach to financing, and a commitment to transparency. These core values combined with a world-class mining jurisdiction, accomplished leadership team, and a well-funded capital program make Aben Resources one of Western Canada’s premier gold exploration companies.  

Jurisdiction

BC’s Golden Triangle is a world-famous mining region that dates back to the great gold rush era. Today, the region is home to several large producing gold mines. Aben’s flagship gold project, Forrest Kerr, is located in the heart of the Golden Triangle, surrounded by multimillion ounce deposits. With recent infrastructure investment and a strengthening gold market, the opportunity for success in this remarkable region has never been better.

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Management

Aben’s management team is comprosied of accomplished industry experts who have led successful gold discoveries throughout BC’s Golden Triangle and North America. This track record of success has included several wealth-generating opportunities for shareholders — a theme that Aben expects to replicate with its high-grade gold discoveries.

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Capital Funding

Many junior exploration companies have a track record of poor financial stewardship. Balance sheets become so leveraged that even the smallest blip in the market can decimate any potential for shareholder returns. As one of Aben’s core values, fiscal responsibility means that we’re committed to working within an environment that is conducive to generating value for shareholders.

Community Relations

Aben Resources and the Talhtan Nation have built a strong working relationship over the years. Aben has signed a Communications Agreement with the Tahltan Central Government that provides a framework for information sharing and joint communications with Tahltan membership and communities regarding Aben’s activities in the territory. We value the positive relationship with the Tahltan Nation and remain committed to working together in a way that is mutually beneficial and respectful.

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Management and Directors

Ronald Netolitzky M.Sc. Geology

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Ronald Netolitzky M.Sc. Geology

Director, Chairman

Ron Netolitzky serves as Chairman of the Board of Aben Resources Ltd. Mr. Netolitzky holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Alberta and a M.Sc. degree from the University of Calgary, both in geological sciences. 

Mr. Netolitzky has been very successful in mining exploration with over 35 years of experience and having been directly associated with three major gold discoveries in Canada that have subsequently been put into production; Eskay Creek, Snip and Brewery Creek. He was previously Chairman and President of Viceroy Exploration Ltd., which achieved exploration success with its Gualcaymayo gold project in Argentina resulting in the sale of the company to Yamana Gold in 2006. Mr. Netolitzky was also Chairman of Brett Resources Inc., which was acquired by Osisko Mining Corp. in the Spring of 2010. He is currently a director of several publicly traded exploration companies. 

Mr. Netolitzky has been honored with the Prospector of the Year award from the PDAC, and Developer of the Year award from the BC & Yukon Chamber of Mines. In 2015, he was inducted into the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame.

James G. Pettit

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James G. Pettit

Director, President & C.E.O.

Jim Pettit has been President and Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Aben Resources Ltd. since November 2002. Mr. Pettit is currently serving on the board of directors of five publicly traded companies and offers over 25 years of experience within the industry specializing in finance, corporate governance, executive management and compliance. Mr. Pettit was previously Chairman and C.E.O. of Bayfield Ventures Corp. which was bought by New Gold Inc. in January 2015.

Timothy Termuende P.Geo.

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Timothy Termuende P.Geo.

Director

Tim Termuende serves as a Director of Aben Resources Ltd. and is a professional geologist with over 30 years experience in the mineral exploration industry and is a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101. Mr. Termuende is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of Eagle Plains Resources Ltd. in addition to serving as a director of a number of other public companies.

Since earning his degree in Geological Sciences at the University of British Columbia in 1987, Mr. Termuende has worked on exploration projects throughout North, Central, and South America and has been personally involved in exploration within the Forrest Kerr, BC area in the early 1990’s. He has been continuously active in mineral exploration throughout western Canada since 1976, and currently oversees a broad range of ongoing exploration projects located throughout British Columbia, Saskatchewan, the Yukon and the Northwest Territories.

Donald C. Huston

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Donald C. Huston

Director, C.F.O.

Don Huston serves as a Director and acting Chief Financial Officer of Aben Resources Ltd. and has been associated with the mineral exploration industry for over 30 years. Mr. Huston has extensive experience as a financier and in-field manager of numerous mineral exploration projects in North America. He was born and raised in Red Lake, Ontario and spent 15 years as a geophysical contractor with C.D. Huston & Sons Ltd. as mineral exploration consultants in northern Ontario, Manitoba and Saskatchewan. Mr. Huston serves as a director of four Canadian public mineral resource companies.

Amanda Chow CPA, CMA

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Amanda Chow CPA, CMA

Director

Amanda Chow serves as an independent Director of Aben Resources Ltd. Ms. Chow is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CMA) and a graduate of Simon Fraser University where she earned her Bachelor of Business Administration degree. She began working with public companies in 1999.

Cornell McDowell P.Geo.

V.P. of Exploration & Qualified Person Read Bio

Cornell McDowell P.Geo.

V.P. of Exploration & Qualified Person

Cornell McDowell is a professional geologist registered in both Alberta and British Columbia and serves as Vice President of Exploration for Aben Resources Ltd. and is the Qualified Person. He has been self-employed as a geological consultant since graduating with a Bachelor of Science (Specialization in Geology) from the University of Alberta in 2005. He has worked with both privately held and publicly listed mineral exploration corporations, most recently with Gold Reach Resources on the Ootsa Project, where in excess of 100,000 meters of drilling has advanced the project from initial stage through resource development to the delivery of a positive PEA. He also serves on the Board of Directors and Audit Committee for Manson Creek Resources Ltd.

Simon Dyakowski CFA, MBA

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Simon Dyakowski CFA, MBA

Strategic Advisor

Simon Dyakowski serves as Strategic Advisor for Aben Resources Ltd. Mr. Dyakowski has over ten years of corporate finance, corporate development and capital markets advisory experience. He holds an MBA in Finance from the University of British Columbia, is a CFA charterholder and holds an undergraduate Finance degree from the University of Western Ontario. He advises venture stage and growth-oriented public market issuers on deal structuring, capital markets, and corporate development strategies. His professional experience is in equity research and equity sales coverage with previous positions held at Salman Partners and Leede Financial.