Nova Minerals Limited (ASX:NVA)

Exploring For Gold In Alaska

About Us

Nova Minerals Limited (ASX: NVA) aims to establish the Estelle Gold Project as North America’s next major gold trend in Alaska's rich Tintina Gold Belt, while diversifying interests in lithium exploration, gold and rare earths, and aerospace manufacturing.

Company Overview

Nova Minerals Limited (ASX: NVA) vision is developing North America’s next major gold trend, Estelle, to become a world-class, tier-one, global gold producer. Its flagship Estelle Gold Project contains multiple mining resources across a 35km long mineralised corridor of over 20 identified gold prospects, including two already defined multi-million ounce resources across 4 deposits containing a combined 9.9 Moz Au. The project is situated on the Estelle Gold Trend in Alaska’s prolific Tintina Gold Belt, a province which hosts a 220 million ounce (Moz) documented gold endowment and some of the world’s largest gold mines and discoveries including Victoria Gold’s Eagle Mine and Kinross Gold Corporation’s Fort Knox Gold Mine.

Additionally, Nova holds a substantial 32.5% interest in NASDAQ-listed lithium explorer Snow Lake Resources Ltd (NASDAQ: LITM), a 7.73% holding in Asra Minerals Limited (ASX: ASR), a gold and rare earths exploration company based in Western Australia and a 9.9% interest in privately owned RotorX Aircraft Manufacturing.

Key Investment Highlights

Tier 1 Scale

Targeting world class deposits, with multiple mining complexes across a new gold trend comparable to the legendary Carlin Trend in Nevada. 9.9 Moz Au and growing fast.

Vision to Become a World Class Global Gold Producer

The Nova team work 24/7/365 with one goal in mind – To get Estelle into production as fast as possible to become the next world class global gold producer.

Alaska Tier 1 Jurisdiction and Tenure

Consistently rated in the top 4 of the Fraser Institute investment attractiveness index. Tenure on State land with no federal or native corp lands overlap.

Alaska-Based CEO

30 years mining experience taking projects through to production and expansion, including, the Carlin Trend in Nevada, the Sepon mine in Laos, and the Carosue Dam project in Australia.

Robust Scoping Study

Confirms the technical and financial robustness of a commercial mining operation at the Estelle Gold Project with NPV5% US$654M, IRR 53% & 11 month capital payback period

Open Pit Deposits

All deposits open from surface with a low strip ratio, amendable to large scale bulk mining using conventional truck and shovel method

Thick Ore Zones from Surface

3 of the best drill intercepts in the last 10 years globally. RPM-005 132m @ 10.1 g/t Au (400m @ 3.5 g/t Au), RPM-008 140m @ 6.5g/t Au (260m @ 3.6 g/t Au), and RPM-015 117m @11.1 g/t Au (258m @ 5.1 g/t Au).

Significant Future Resource Upside

20+ other very exciting known prospects to explore and ongoing drill programs to increase the size and confidence of the resource across the project

Innovation and Efficiencies

X-Ray particle ore sorting, bulk ore sorting, on-site sample processing facility and eVTOL aircraft of the future for mining transport and exploration.

Board & Management

Louie Simens

Louie Simens

Executive Chairman

Louie Simens has been an Executive Director of Nova since 2017. Mr. Simens is responsible for managing the company’s core business operations which requires oversight of company-wide operational efficiencies and working with management and the board to review and implement strategic plans to facilitate growth. He has extensive experience in capital markets and running businesses, as well as in corporate restructuring, due diligence and mergers & acquisitions, where he utilises his knowledge of corporate governance and project management. Mr. Simens has a successful track record spanning more than a decade, owning and operating contracting businesses in the fields of both civil and building construction. Mr. Simens is currently director of his family construction group. Mr Simens has been a Director of Snow Lake Resources Ltd since November 2018 and was appointed the company’s Non-Executive Chairman in December 2020. He has also served as Non-Executive Chairman of Torian Resources Ltd, and during his time at Torian, Mr. Simens was instrumental in the company’s recapitalisation and turnaround.

Christopher Gerteisen

Christopher Gerteisen

Executive Director & CEO

Mr. Christopher Gerteisen as General Manager controls all aspects of the Estelle Gold project while implementing efficiencies and savings to keep cost per discovery ounce well below industry average. Mr. Gerteisen has over 20 years of experience as a professional geologist with an extensive record of managing and advancing complex and challenging resource projects across North America, Australia, and Asia. His work experience spans Greenfields from discovery through to production stage and other projects with a focus on commodities including gold and copper. He worked as a geologist on the Carlin Trend in Nevada and on exploration in Alaska with Newmont. He has held senior positions within several projects throughout the goldfields of Western Australia. As a research geologist with Newmont he worked on the Batu Hijau Porhryry Cu-Au deposit in Indonesia. Most recently, through his technical contributions and management skills, Mr. Gerteisen played a significant role in the successful start-up, operations, and exploration which resulted in further mine-life extending discoveries at several prominent projects in the Australasian region, including Oxiana’s Sepon and PanAust’s Phu Bia in Laos. Mr. Gerteisen holds a Bachelor of Geology from the University of Idaho and a Master’s Degree in Economic Geology from the Western Australia School of Mines. He is a dual USA and Australia Citizen based in Alaska and a member of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists.

Craig Bentley

Craig Bentley

Director of Finance & Compliance

Mr Craig Bentley holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Administration degree, majoring in accountancy and commercial law. Mr Bentley held positions at Ernst and Young and worked internationally, including on the audit of the Bank of America and a special audit for an insurance company prior to IPO listing in the USA amongst others. In addition, he has held senior roles in multinational private enterprises. As part of his role with Nova, Mr Bentley will also be tasked with compliance and risk management, as well as assisting with the company’s strategy during Nova’s forecasted rapid growth period.

Rodrigo Pasqua

Rodrigo Pasqua

Non-Executive Director

Mr Rodrigo Pasqua is a Member of the AusIMM, holds a BEng in Mining Engineering from the University of São Paulo, a Western Australia First Class Mine Managers Certificate and specialisations in Corporate Leadership (University of Oxford), Corporate Strategy (London University) and Finance (University of Illinois and Harvard University). Technically, Rodrigo’s skills encompass most aspects of underground and open pit engineering, going from mining studies, financial valuations and project execution to systems and new technology implementation, operations management, and technical teams’ supervision. He has vast experience in unlocking the value of mining projects across the world, including specific expertise in large tonnage bulk mining operations and at his tenure at Evolution Mining Limited, as Group Head of Mining and Transformation, amongst many other projects and sites, Rodrigo was involved with the Cowal Open Pit project and was also instrumental in the Red Lake mine turnaround. At Nova Rodrigo will provide technical and corporate advice as the Company progresses the development of its flagship Estelle Gold Project in Alaska.

Avi Geller

Avi Geller

Non-Executive Director

Avi Geller has extensive investment experience and a deep knowledge of corporate finance, including capital markets, venture capital, hybrid, debt and private equity. He served as Chief Investment Officer of Leonite Capital, a family office he co-founded focusing on real estate and capital markets. Mr. Geller also serves as a director of the real estate company Parkit Enterprise Inc (TSX-V: PKT | OTCQX: PKTEF) and the events and technology company Dealflow Financial Products. He previously served as chairman of Axios Mobile Assets.

Michael Melamed

Michael Melamed

Chief Financial Officer

Mr Michael Melamed has a Bachelor of Business (Accounting & Finance) from the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) and is a Member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA). He brings over 25 years of extensive experience in the areas of financial and executive management, mergers & acquisitions, financial reporting and auditing, business and corporate advisory, corporate restructuring and investor relations. Presently, Mr Melamed is also director of Viridus Mining and Minerals (ASX: VMM) and is Chief Financial Officer of Torian Resources (ASX: TNR), Monger Gold (ASX: MMG). He is the former Director of Ragusa Minerals (ASX: RAS) (25 June 2017 to 06 July 2021).

Ian Pamensky

Ian Pamensky

Company Secretary

Mr Ian Pamensky is a Chartered Accountant and member of FinSIA. Ian has over 22 years of experience working across a wide range of industries, from audit and funds management to mining. His large and diverse set of financial, commercial and company secretarial skills has armed him with the knowledge and desire to help businesses boost their success. No matter what the challenge, how small the question, or how complex the numbers, Ian dedicates himself to guidance and support, always with the view to grow and keep growing. Ian has worked with a range of clients, from small family businesses to SME and ASX listed entities. His insight into the inner workings of a business has led to his pro-active approach to tackling even the toughest of financial hurdles.

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