Viridis Mining and Minerals Limited (“Viridis” or “Company”) is an ASX-listed mineral exploration company with a portfolio of assets spanning rare earths, gold and halloysite/kaolin. The Company’s current focus is on the development of the Colossus Ionic Adsorption Clay (IAC) Rare Earth Project (“Colossus”), located in Poços de Caldas, Brazil.

The agreement to acquire the Colossus Project from Mineração Varginha (The Vendors) was signed on 1st of August 2023, and consisted of 91km2 of concessions within Poços de Caldas, Brazil. Viridis has since expanded its landholding to a notable ~145km2. Maiden drilling has recently discovered world-class thickness and grades of Rare Earths boasting intercepts of: 46.0m @ 3,285ppm TREO [27% MREO], 24.0m @ 4,573ppm TREO [38% MREO], 17.0m @3,042ppm TREO [34% MREO] etc.


  • Agha Shahzad Pevez | Executive Chairman

    Agha Shahzad Pervez is an experienced Director, CFO and Company Secretary, with over 10 years’ experience working with ASX listed companies.

    He is also on the board of Equinox Resources Ltd (ASX: EQN) and Pioneer Lithium Ltd (ASX: PLN).

    Agha has previously held the position of Chief Financial Officer & Secretary at Resonance Health Ltd. and Chief Financial Officer of Battery Age Minerals Ltd.

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  • Rafael Moreno | Chief Executive Officer

    Rafael is a Chartered Professional Engineer with over 20 years’ global experience in the mining and petrochemical industries.

    Rafael has held senior leadership roles at Argosy Minerals, Santos, and INPEX, specialising in the execution of major capital projects throughout their full lifecycle and has extensive operational and corporate experience covering exploration, business development, commercial, offtake and corporate activities involved with projects in Australia, Asia, South and North America.

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  • Dr Klaus Peterson | Executive Director & Country Manager, Viridis Brazil

    Dr Petersen is a seasoned geologist and mining executive with 35-years’ experience across Iron, Gold, Copper, Manganese and Rare Earth projects in Brazil. Dr Petersen has built an extensive network with mining investors, financiers, governmental agencies.

    • Co-founder of Target Latin America
    • Co-founded numerous Australian, Canadian and Brazilian companies and assets including founding Executive of 2008 IPO of the year; ASX: CTM
    • Spent significant time in Poços De Caldas over the last year and is very familiar with Ionic Clay Rare Earth hosting mineralisation in the Complex.

    Relevant Qualifications: B. Geological Engineering, M. of Science in Mineralogy and Petrology, PhD in Mineralogy and Petrology and is a registered member of AusIMM

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  • Dr Jose Marques Braga Junior | Executive Director, Viridis Brazil

    Dr Jose Marques Braga Junior is former Principal Geologist at CBMM. His 12 years of experience at CBMM has allowed him to gain a unique skillset in Niobium and Rare Earth mineral assets.

    • Oversaw CBMM’s full suite of geological activities
    • Led CBMM’s team of geologists through exploration strategy
    • Specialisation and publications in alkaline-hosted Nb, REE, P deposits, saprolite and weathered ores in Brazil.

    Relevant Qualifications: B. Geological Engineering, M. Mining Engineering, PhD Geology. Registered member of AusIMM with qualifications for mineral exploration and evaluation of supergene deposits of REE, Nb, P, Ba and Fe

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