Dig Deep Mining Podcast – Finding Finance in Mining

From mining to finance to mining again, our guest for today’s episode of “Dig Deep” The Mining Podcast, Jeremy Wrathall, is ready to share his experiences in both industries. Discover how Jeremy is helping the county of Cornwell be on the top of the British mining game again. Through his company Cornish Lithium, Jeremy is looking into collecting lithium in and around Cornwell. Jeremy says that lithium will have a huge impact, not just on the mining industry, but all other industries that benefit from it since it’s one of the main components of batteries. His technical experiences in mining and finance surely is a winning combo to start the exploration of lithium in Cornwell. Learn what are the similarities and differences between the two fields and how you could harness both to land on greater opportunities in the mining industry. If you’re one of the mining professionals who also want to make the shift or simply improve your skillset with finance/banking background, then listen to Jeremy as he reveals his tips and strategies on this podcast.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

What are the differences between the mining and the banking industry? There are multiple differences, especially in the technical aspects, but there are also strong similarities. In the latter part of the mining industry, we focus on the finances, eval projects, or feasibility studies. Mining also involves operations and raising finance when building companies. The differences and similarities in the cultures of the mining and baking industries. In the finance industry, there’s a lot of stuff that you need to be updated on. You have to keep an eye and be analytic on the current political news, stocks, currency rates, etc. In the mining industry, you just have to focus on the operations itself. “If I was gonna try and do what I’ve done with Cornish Lithium without my background, no one would’ve taken me seriously.” The combination of his knowledge of mining, geology, and finance has helped a lot in approaching investors and starting projects. Jeremy also gives advice for people who are looking into shifting from the mining industry to the finance industry also. He encourages to take a conversion course (i.e. a Master’s Degree in Business) since it will be difficult to conventionally acquire those technical finance skillsets. Remember to be dedicated once you start the journey. Why lithium? It was 2016 when Jeremy got interested in electric cars. The advancement in electric cars will have a massive effect on the mining industry. For example, an electric car uses 4x much copper than a conventional car. Lithium is used roughly 50% in batteries now. Jeremy thinks the mining industry is ill-prepared for the moment for these demands in the future.

BEST MOMENTS

“Lithium is going to be one of the most important commodities the mining industry has to cope with in the next 20 years.” “In the financial industry, when you finance mines, you got to be both an optimist and a realist.” “The biggest pleasure with the baking industry is enabling people to fulfil that dream – raising money to build mines.” “You have to have a clear vision and direction. It may not necessarily be where you end up but if you know where you get to, it’s all part of the journey.”

VALUABLE RESOURCES

Cornish Lithium

ABOUT THE HOST Rob Tyson is an established recruiter in the mining and quarrying sector and decided to produce the “Dig Deep” The Mining Podcast to provide valuable and informative content around the mining industry. He has a passion and desire to promote the industry and the podcast aims to offer the mining community an insight to people’s experiences and careers covering any mining discipline, giving the listeners helpful advice and guidance on industry topics.

Rob is the Founder and Director of Mining International Ltd, a leading global recruitment and headhunting consultancy based in the UK specialising in all areas of mining across the globe from the first world to third world countries from Africa, Europe, Middle East, Asia and Australia. We source, headhunt and discover new and top talent through a targeted approach and search methodology and have a proven track record in sourcing and positioning exceptional candidates into our clients’ organisation in any mining discipline or level. Mining International provides a transparent, informative and trusted consultancy service to our candidates and clients to help them develop their careers and business goals and objectives in this ever-changing marketplace. ABOUT THE GUEST Jeremy Wrathall is the Managing Director of Cornish Lithium who are looking to explore and develop lithium in and around Cornwall in the UK and this podcast gives an insight in to how Jeremy who studied mine engineering at the Camborne School of Mines then moved into finance/banking before returning to the mining sector, giving an account and advice on anyone looking at a similar career path from mine engineer into a mining finance expert. This background has given him the knowledge and understanding of how to raise capital and what it takes for a new startup or junior miner to succeed. He also explores the UK mining industry and what could lie ahead in the future with more new commodities coming into the market. Jeremy is looking to take Cornish Lithium into the next decade and develop a world-class operation in Lithium and potentially some other commodities that have been discovered around the Cornwall area. CONTACT METHOD Rob Tyson

Email Rob at rob@mining-international.org Rob’s LinkedIn Mining International Official Website Mining International’s Twitter Mining International’s Facebook

Email Jeremy at info@cornishlithium.com Jeremy’s LinkedIn

Dig Deep Mining Podcast – Get your Dream Job Insights

If you’re a newbie or an emerging professional who wants to position himself in the mining industry, then the guest for today’s episode of “Dig Deep” – The Mining Podcast Dennis Thomas, the Chief Executive Officer for Phoenix Global Mining can surely help you! Rob chats with Dennis about his experiences in the mining and recruitment industry. He has had directorial jobs for mining companies in the UK and other foreign countries throughout the years. He has visited sites and had hands-on experiences. This is in addition to what he’s been doing in his recruitment business: scouting the best mining team and advising the mining executives in improving their operations. Aside from these, Dennis also gives pieces of advice to the incoming professionals and shares his insights on the future of the industry. Make sure to listen in to decide on what steps you should take for your career. KEY TAKEAWAYS

From mining to recruitment. Dennis’ fascination with rocks when he was a child led him to pursue mining engineering. He practised his profession in different countries including Uganda, South Africa, Russia, and Nigeria. It was when he got back to the UK for good that he was given a directorial job that involves recruitment and consulting. How’s the mining industry in terms of recruitment? According to Rob, it’s different and difficult recruiting in the mining industry. there’s a lot of factors to consider – salary, living conditions, security, roster, etc. Lessons that he’s learned along the way. Remember to be patient with people in the recruitment business. Treat people with a certain degree of empathy and always try to help them. What’s mining’s future like in the next 3-5 years?

One of the developments in the world is the move to green energy – electrical vehicles, wind farms, etc. In the midst of a trade war, there’s also a shortage of copper and other significant minerals that need to be addressed. From a recruiter’s perspective, there’s a lot of juniors out there entering the industry.

Dennis: “We’ve got to represent ourselves a lot better than we are.”

One of the things that need improving in the industry is how to show valuable mining is to the world. People are unaware of that so promotion and advertising are needed.

BEST MOMENTS

“I think the thing about the mining industry is it’s full of characters… some good ones, some bad ones… most, I would say, mining people are of the highest ethical standards. that’s something that’s imbued in us.” “People have to live. A lot of people don’t realize that the world wouldn’t exist without the mining industry.” “The first great industry in the world is agriculture and farming because we have to eat and the second great industry is mining.”

VALUABLE RESOURCES

Telex Phoenix Global Mining (PGM) Cliffs Natural Resources Phoenix Global Mining (PGM)

ABOUT THE HOST Rob Tyson is an established recruiter in the mining and quarrying sector and decided to produce the “Dig Deep” The Mining Podcast to provide valuable and informative content around the mining industry. He has a passion and desire to promote the industry and the podcast aims to offer the mining community an insight to people’s experiences and careers covering any mining discipline, giving the listeners helpful advice and guidance on industry topics.

Rob is the Founder and Director of Mining International Ltd, a leading global recruitment and headhunting consultancy based in the UK specialising in all areas of mining across the globe from the first world to third world countries from Africa, Europe, Middle East, Asia and Australia. We source, headhunt and discover new and top talent through a targeted approach and search methodology and have a proven track record in sourcing and positioning exceptional candidates into our clients’ organisation in any mining discipline or level. Mining International provides a transparent, informative and trusted consultancy service to our candidates and clients to help them develop their careers and business goals and objectives in this ever-changing marketplace. ABOUT THE GUEST A well-known industry expert, Dennis Thomas has over 40 years of experience in the mining and recruitment industry having trained as a mine engineer but later went into the recruitment industry and successfully built a recruitment business over 30 plus years and was the leading mining recruitment consultancy in the UK. This led to further exploration, curiosity and extensive learning around the identification of new mining businesses and global opportunities worthy of potential investment. Having sold his recruitment business 4-5 years ago, Dennis now serves as the Chief Executive Officer for Phoenix Global Mining and more recently they listed on the New York stock exchange. He possesses considerable experience gained via both Executive and Non-Executive Directorships for a number of UK, North American, Australian and Far East mining companies. Dennis is well-versed in the evaluation of mineral opportunities including assessments, feasibility studies, negotiating lease agreements and contractual arrangements, establishing new companies and directing start-up and development of new projects. CONTACT METHOD Rob Tyson

Email Rob at rob@mining-international.org Rob’s LinkedIn Mining International Official Website Mining International’s Twitter Mining International’s Facebook

Email Dennis at thomas@pgmining.com Dennis’ LinkedIn Phoenix Global Mining (PGM)

Dennis Thomas

Welcome to the Dig Deep Mining Podcast

Welcome to the first ever episode of “Dig Deep” The Mining Podcast! Today, let’s meet the host, Rob Tyson, and know more about what he’s got something up his sleeve for the next episodes! Aside from being the Director of Mining International Ltd., Rob is passionate about helping the mining community and aims to do it through this podcast. Rob lets you in the reason why he chose the podcasting platform, how he plans to interview mining people, and how you could be part of this endeavour. In the next episodes, Rob will be chatting with mining pioneers, experts, and professionals about their stories – the journeys they went through that were full of challenges and also successes that have affected their personal lives and careers. There will also be non-mining topics that will be covered but will surely help you in your journey in mining. Rob also insists that you subscribe to “Dig Deep” The Mining Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, or on any of your favourite podcasting apps to give suggestions and feedbacks. Let’s discuss! KEY TAKEAWAYS

Rob has been in the recruitment industry for 18 years in and outside the UK. He started working for an industrial recruitment agency in the year 2000. After that, he decided to live in Australia and worked for different companies for the next year. It was in 2008 that his consultancy company let him start a mining division. He was learning and contributing a lot in his field. In 2013, he had to go back to the UK to be with his family. It was also the year he started his own mining recruitment company, Mining International Ltd. Why start a podcast that focuses on mining? Rob is passionate to help the mining industry by providing valuable content and solutions to real-life situations. He will interview mining professionals that are happy to share knowledge, stories, and tips to the mining community. 100 million people are involved in mining worldwide. It’s an important livelihood on poverty-affected areas. Many outside the mining industry are not aware how important is mining to their everyday lives. If you want to be one of the guests, make sure to contact Rob. You can share your mining-related stories and at the same time showcase your company, projects, advocacies, etc.

BEST MOMENTS

“So, why am I doing this podcast? A few reasons… I wanna give something back to the mining community. I’ve been working in this industry now for nine years or so and I’m passionate about the industry. I wanna make a difference in people’s lives.” “It gives a platform out to the wider mining community… It’s another social platform where they could broadcast their message to the wider community.” “In the UK, podcasting is relatively new… but voice media will have a grow and influence in the social media field.”

VALUABLE RESOURCES

“Dig Deep” The Mining Podcast iTunes|Stitcher Mining International Official Website

ABOUT THE HOST Rob Tyson is an established recruiter in the mining and quarrying sector and decided to produce the “Dig Deep” The Mining Podcast to provide valuable and informative content around the mining industry. He has a passion and desire to promote the industry and the podcast aims to offer the mining community an insight to people’s experiences and careers covering any mining discipline, giving the listeners helpful advice and guidance on industry topics. Rob is the Founder and Director of Mining International Ltd, a leading global recruitment and headhunting consultancy based in the UK specialising in all areas of mining across the globe from the first world to third world countries from Africa, Europe, Middle East, Asia and Australia. We source, headhunt and discover new and top talent through a targeted approach and search methodology and have a proven track record in sourcing and positioning exceptional candidates into our clients’ organisation in any mining discipline or level. Mining International provides a transparent, informative and trusted consultancy service to our candidates and clients to help them develop their careers and business goals and objectives in this ever-changing marketplace. CONTACT METHOD

Email Rob at rob@mining-international.org Rob’s LinkedIn Mining International Official Website Mining International’s Twitter Mining International’s Facebook