The Market Herald, in partnership with Advisir Ventures, is proud to present The Market Herald Roadshow Conference Series.

This year’s roadshow in Fort Lauderdale provided small-cap companies in the Mining, Healthcare, Technology, and Energy sectors with opportunities to converse openly and candidly with potential investors from the U.S. and Canada.

A bit like speed dating, but for companies to make their elevator pitch.

Midnight Sun Mining (TSXV:MMA) (OTCQB:MDNGF) is focused on discovering copper and cobalt in Zambia. Midnight Sun’s Solwezi Licences are located adjacent to one of the world’s largest copper operations, First Quantum’s Kansanshi Mine, and surrounded by other world-class mines operated by Barrick, Ivanhoe, and First Quantum.

Midnight Sun Mining VP Corporate Development – Matt MacKenzie

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Graycliff Exploration (CSE:GRAY) (OTCQB:GRYCF) is a mineral exploration company focused on its 1,025 hectares of prospective ground, located roughly 80 kilometres west of Sudbury, Ontario, on the prolific Canadian Shield. The company’s Shakespeare Project consists of one crown patented lease, two crown leases and 40 claims on a property associated with the historic Shakespeare Gold Mine, which operated from 1903 to 1907. Graycliff’s Baldwin Project is adjacent to the east and is comprised of 68 claims covering 1,500 hectares. The company has drilled more than 12,000 metres at its flagship Shakespeare Project, with multiple high-grade gold intercepts and visible gold at surface and at depth. The mineralized zone is open in all directions. Both projects have excellent infrastructure and favourable geological settings, with the potential to form a new Ontario gold camp.

Graycliff Exploration President & CEO Jamie Macintosh

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Idaho Champion (CSE:ITKO) (OTCQB:GLDRF) is a discovery-focused exploration company that is committed to advancing its highly prospective cobalt properties located in Idaho, United States and lithium properties in Quebec, Canada. At its Idaho cobalt holdings, which span four properties, the company is conducting comprehensive site reconnaissance, preliminary geologic mapping and initial ridge and spur soil sampling. These cobalt properties lie along trend with Jervois Mining’s ICO project, the first new cobalt mine in the U.S. in decades. At its Quebec lithium properties, Idaho Champion is conducting helicopter-borne magnetic and Lidar surveys to define drill targets at depth. 

In addition, the company owns the Baner gold project in Idaho County and the Champagne polymetallic project in Butte County near Arco.

Idaho Champion President & CEO Jonathan Buick

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Rover Metals (TSXV:ROVR) (OTCQB:ROVMF) is a public junior mining company focusing on the development of a lithium project located in the prolific southwest Nevada lithium jurisdiction. Southwest Nevada is home to North America’s only producing lithium mine. Independent lithium mining analysts are predicting that the area is ripe for consolidation. Rover’s plans for 2023 include a discovery drill program focused on high-grade lithium drill targets. Rover’s portfolio of mining projects also includes zinc and copper.

Rover Metals CEO Judson Culter

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Imagine Lithium (TSXV:ILI) (OTCQB:ARXRF) is a junior mining exploration company focused on growing its 100% owned Jackpot lithium property located near Nipigon, Ont., which contains historical resources of 2 million tons grading 1.09% Li2O and 750,000 tons at 1.38% Li2O.  Jackpot is a growing lithium project that is located near infrastructure with nearby access to power, paved roads, railroads, and ports, as well as near Rock Tech Lithium which has positive economics on a similar project.

Imagine Lithium Inc. President JC St-Amour

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Mountain Boy (TSXV:MTB) (OTCQB:MBYMF) is a copper-gold-silver explorer with an emerging porphyry discovery in the midst of 4 world-class deposits. MTB is focused on the Golden Triangle of BC, where majors have invested $5B over the past 3 years. MTB has 6 other high-potential projects and a highly regarded management and geological team.

Mountain Boy Minerals CEO Lawrence Roulston

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NV Gold Corporation (TSXV:NVX) (OTCQB:NVGLF) is focused on discovering North America’s next multi-million-ounce gold resource. Our mandate is to provide shareholders with multiple opportunities for discovery by exploring an extensive portfolio of prospective mineral properties throughout the State of Nevada.

NV Gold CEO John Seaberg

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Baylin Technologies (TSX:BYL) (OTCPK:BYLTF) is a leading diversified global technology company. The company focuses on the research, design, development, manufacturing, and sale of passive and active radio-frequency products, satellite communications products, and support services.

Baylin Technologies CEO Leighton Carroll

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i3 Energy (TSX:ITE) (OTCPK:ITEEF) is a dual-listed energy company with assets in the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin (WCSB) and the UK North Sea (UKNS). In Canada, through M&A and the drill bit, i3 Energy has grown average annual production from zero to over 23,000 boe/d since 2020, with 2P reserves of ~154 MMboe, providing an inventory of >870 high-return, predictable drilling opportunities and robust cash flows to support >10% production growth in 2023 and monthly dividend distributions currently yielding ~9.0%.

i3 Energy President Ryan Heath

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NexOptic (TSXV:NXO) (OTCQB:NXOPF) offers a suite of AI Computer Vision Software Products led by NexCompress.™ We deliver clearer digital video through noise minimization AND save more than 30% on energy streaming costs. We are an ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) company that reduces the carbon footprint while providing cost savings to our customers.

NexOptic is strategically partnered with NVIDIA, Qualcomm and ARM.

NXO does not engage in commoditized compression technologies but instead strips out image noise, which otherwise cannot be compressed. NexCompress™ is, therefore, a highly effective add-on to existing CODECs.

NexOptic’s Management Team consists of the former CEO of IBM’s spinout, Lexmark International, as well as seed investors in both UBER and Tesla. NexOptic’s CEO has raised in excess of US$100 million for his associated companies.

NexOptic Technology Corp. CEO & Co-Founder – Paul McKenzie

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Benchmark Metals Inc. (TSXV:BNCH) (OTCQX:BNCHF) is a Canadian-based gold and silver company advancing its 100% owned Lawyer’s Gold-Silver Project located in the prolific Golden Horseshoe of northern British Columbia, Canada. The Project consists of three mineralized deposits that remain open for expansion, in addition to +20 new target areas along the 20-kilometre trend. The company trades on the TSX Venture Exchange in Canada, the OTCQX Best Market in the United States, and the Tradegate Exchange in Europe. Benchmark is managed by proven resource sector professionals who have a track record of advancing exploration projects from grassroots scenarios through to production.

Benchmark Metals Director & President Jim Greig

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Clean Air Metals‘ (TSXV:AIR) (OTCQB:CLRMF) flagship asset is the 100% owned, high-grade Thunder Bay North Project, a platinum, palladium, copper, and nickel project located near the City of Thunder Bay, Ontario and the Lac des Iles Mine owned by Impala Platinum. The Thunder Bay North Project hosts the twin magma conduit bodies which host the Current and Escape deposits forming the basis for a robust preliminary economic assessment (PEA) filed on January 12, 2022. The PEA of a ramp access underground mine and on-site 3600tpd milling complex and the 2-year trailing average price deck features a pre-tax NPV5 of C$425m and an IRR of 31% (25% IRR post-tax) on initial capital of $367m over a 10-year mine life.

Executive Chair Jim Gallagher, P.Eng. and COO Mike Garbutt, P.Eng. lead an experienced technical team who are using the Norilsk magma conduit stratigraphic and mineral deposit model to guide ongoing exploration and development prefeasibility studies for a low-carbon, all-electric sustainable mining operation at Thunder Bay North. As the former CEO of North American Palladium Ltd., which owned the Lac des Iles Mine prior to the sale to Impala Platinum in December 2019, Jim Gallagher and his team are credited with the mine turnaround and creation of significant value for shareholders.

Clean Air Metals CEO Abraham Drost

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Permex Petroleum (CSE:OIL) (OTCQB:OILCF) is a uniquely positioned junior Oil & Gas company with assets and operations across the Permian Basin of west Texas and the Delaware Sub-Basin of New Mexico. The company focuses on combining its low-cost development of Held by Production assets (“HBP”) for sustainable growth with its current and future Blue-Sky projects for scale growth. The company, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Permex Petroleum US Corporation, is a licensed operator in both states; and owns and operates on Private, State and Federal land.

Permex Petroleum President & CEO Mehran Ehsan

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Reunion Gold Corporation (TSXV:RGD) (OTCQB:RGDFF) is a leading gold explorer in the Guiana Shield, South America. In 2021 the Company made an exciting new gold discovery at its Oko West project in Guyana, where to date it has outlined continuous gold mineralization at the Kairuni zone over 2,000 meters of strike and to a depth of 575 meters. The Company’s common shares are listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol ‘RGD’ and trade on the OTCQB under the symbol ‘RGDFF’. The Company currently has 990.5 million issued and outstanding common shares.

Reunion Gold Business Development Advisor Doug Flegg

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Prospera Energy (TSXV:PEI) (OTC:GXRFF) is a Canadian natural resource company engaged in exploration & production (E&P) of oil and gas properties that is primarily focused on optimizing hydrocarbon recovery from legacy fields through environmentally safe and efficient reservoir development methods and production practices. Prospera is currently trading on the TSX Venture Exchange, the U.S. OTC Market and Frankfurt Exchange.

Prospera Energy President & CEO Samuel David

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