Medford, Wisconsin–(Newsfile Corp. – February 2, 2023) – Green Light Metals Inc. (“GreenLight” or the “Company“) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Ryan T. Bennett to its Board of Directors, effective immediately.
Barry Hildred, Chair, commented, “We are delighted to welcome a mining finance professional with Mr. Bennett’s experience and leadership abilities to our Board. Ryan, a fifth generation Wisconsinite, has strong ties to the State, and is passionate about revitalizing the mining industry there. We look forward to benefiting from Ryan’s expertise as we advance GreenLight’s mission to expand known mineral resources and make new discoveries on one of North America’s most prolific yet underexplored VMS belts – the Penokean Volcanic Belt in Wisconsin.”
Mr. Bennett has over thirty years involvement in minerals finance. He is a former Partner and Head of Denver Office at Resource Capital Funds (“RCF“), a pioneering alternative investment firm that invests across the mining project development spectrum and capital structure. Ryan was involved in deal sourcing, negotiations, due diligence, investment approval process, risk management and portfolio strategy. Prior to joining RCF, he was a natural resource banker at N.M. Rothschild & Sons in the US and Australia. While there he principally focused on the technical due diligence of mineral projects.
Ryan is currently an Advisory Partner for AI Capital, an artificial intelligence venture capital firm. In addition, he currently serves on the board of Minerals Refining Company, a privately held mineral processing technology company. Ryan has been a Board Member for more than a dozen public and private companies. His technical and commercial guidance led to numerous successful exits.
Ryan sits on the Board of Visitors for the University of Wisconsin (“UW“) – Madison’s Geological Engineering program and acts as Vice-Chairman of the Industrial Advisory Committee for the Colorado School of Mine’s Mining Engineering Department. He holds a Bachelor of Science, Geological Engineering and Mathematics from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and a Master of Science, Mining and Earth Systems Engineering from Colorado School of Mines. Ryan is a 2014 recipient of the UW College of Engineering’s distinguished alumni award.
GreenLight’s mission is to expand known mineral resources and make new discoveries on the Penokean Volcanic Belt (the “Belt“) in Wisconsin, USA. The Belt’s deposits are rich in the clean energy metals copper and zinc, as well as gold, that are required to power the imminent green, low carbon economy. The Company’s strategy is to capitalize on its first mover advantage to consolidate, secure, and drill dominant land positions.
GreenLight is committed to operating in a responsible and sustainable manner that benefits our local communities, bolsters national security, and assists in building and securing crucial US supply chains, all while protecting the environment. The Company has established an Environment, Sustainability, and Communities Committee and is fully committed to transparency, accountability, environmental stewardship, safety and community engagement.
The Company’s key assets on the Belt are the Reef gold-copper and Bend copper-gold properties, each of which contains known historical resources with the potential for expansion. In addition, with the closing of the amalgamation with Can-America Minerals Inc. on July 25, 2022, the Company controls two additional prospective properties in Wisconsin – Lobo and Lobo East. GreenLight has also secured rights to the high-priority Swede anomaly located on the Southern Greenstone Belt. Outside of Wisconsin, the Company controls rights to the Kalium Canyon property, an exciting epithermal gold prospect located in the Walker Lane district of Nevada.
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