V-Con is Stockhead’s investing focused video conference series, bringing you expert insights, panel discussions and presentations from leading analysts, listed small caps and industry players.

This latest video conference focuses on the rising copper sector.

COVID-19’s impact on the global economy has prompted governments to roll out trillions of dollars of stimulus to ignite things like infrastructure spend.

European governments, meanwhile, are working to secure their EV supply chains, injecting billions of dollars into the economy, after the pandemic shone a light on just how fragile they can be.

Add to that the fact that mines in heavily COVID impacted regions like Chile and Panama have been forced to close temporarily, disrupting supply, and you have the perfect storm for copper prices to start heading north.

Since mid-March the price has surged 40 per cent and recovered all of its 2020 losses, now trading above where it was at the start of the year.

Speaking with industry experts, we hear about the catalysts for rising copper prices, the narrowing supply/growing demand expectations and what’s in store for the red metal post-COVID-19.

We also hear from a handful of listed juniors making waves in the sector, each giving an overview of their activities, discoveries and future plans.

Session 1 – Expert Panel

Corporate analyst and host Peter Strachan interviews economic geologist Nigel Maund. 

Nigel Maund is a fellow of the Australian Institution of Mining and Metallurgy, the Australasian Institute of Geoscientists and the Society of Economic Geologists, as well as a member of the American Society of Mineralogists. He is also a member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists.

Session 2 – Company Presentations

Hot Chili Ltd (ASX:HCH)
Christian Easterday, Managing Director

Hot Chili is an ASX copper developer with an advanced Chilean coastal range portfolio and a resource base of 1.5Mt copper and 1Moz gold already established at its Productora project.

Alicanto Minerals Ltd (ASX: AQI)
Peter George, CEO

Alicanto is an ASX mineral explorer focused on its newly acquired portfolio of historically producing, high-grade VMS (Zn-Pb-Ag-Cu-Au) projects. These include the company’s Oxberg and Naverberg Projects, located in Bergslagen, Sweden, and Alicanto’s Arakaka and Ianna Projects, located in Guyana.


Session 3 – Expert Interview 

Corporate analyst and host Peter Strachan interviews Warwick Grigor, Executive Chairman and Managing Director of Far East Capital.

Far East Capital is a private investment bank specialising in the resources sector. Originally held 50:50 by interests associated with Andrew Forrest and Warwick Grigor, Far East became 100% owned by Grigor family interests in 1996.

Session 4 – Company Presentations

Eagle Mountain Mining Ltd (ASX: EM2)
Tim Mason, CEO

Eagle Mountain Mining, established in 2017, is a copper-gold explorer focused on the strategic exploration and development of advanced and greenfields projects in Arizona.

Havilah Resources Ltd (ASX:HAV)
Chris Giles, Technical Director

Havilah is an emerging copper producer located in low sovereign risk South Australia, with 1.3 Mt copper and 3.2 Moz gold in JORC resources and tenure over a vast highly prospective Stratabound copper belt.