Founded in 2010, West Kirkland Mining is listed on the Toronto Venture Exchange under the symbol “WKM”. The Company was formed to focus on gold exploration in North America and today has consolidated significant mineral rights positions in the major gold trends of Nevada and Utah.
Option agreements have been struck with Fronteer Gold (acquired by Newmont Mining) and Rubicon Minerals in Nevada. These and other agreements bring West Kirkland's land position to over 1,000 km2 in Nevada and Utah along with additional holdings in Ontario.
West Kirkland's management team has generated over $1.5 billion in shareholder value over the past decade through the founding of precious metals exploration and development companies. They have experience with numerous value-adding transactions from takeovers to mergers and mine construction. Their track record includes the following:
- West Timmins Mining (WTM:TSX.V): takeover by Lake Shore Gold Corp. for CAD$424 million November 2009
- MAG Silver (MAG:TSX): emerging Mexican silver producer
- Platinum Group Metals (PTM:TSX): emerging South African platinum producer
Corporately, West Kirkland Mining had a significant transformation in 2013 and early 2014 with the acquisition and financing of the Hasbrouck Project in Nevada. The company added some of the strongest and most influential mining investors in the world to its shareholder base. These include Liberty Metals and Mining, Sprott Asset Management, Baker Steel Capital Managers, RBC Asset Management, Sun Valley Gold and US Global Investors. Newmont Mining continues to be a significant shareholder. After closing $33.1 million in financings in April 2014, these institutions and others, along with company management hold approximately 75% of WKM shares.
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