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  • Writer's pictureRachelle Thielman

Navigating the Future of Gold: Insights from Rudi P. Fronk, Chairman & CEO of Seabridge Gold Inc.

We are delighted to inform you that Shernel and I will be representing our investment firm at the Rule Symposium 2024 in Boca Raton, Florida, from July 7 to July 11, 2024. This prestigious annual event gathers leading experts in natural resources and investments, offering a unique platform for invaluable insights, networking, and strategic discussions.

About the Rule Symposium on Natural Resource Investing

The Rule Symposium on Natural Resource Investing is known for bringing together pioneers and leaders from the industry. This conference promises to offer a wealth of valuable information and knowledge to participants. With a lineup of renowned speakers and experts across various fields, this gathering will be a unique opportunity to stay updated on the latest developments and trends in the sector. Participants will benefit from a diverse program featuring presentations, panel discussions, and interactive workshops aimed at refining investment strategies in various sectors, with a focus on precious metals, energy investments, and technological innovations within the resources sector.

Additionally, the symposium provides ample networking opportunities to exchange ideas and best practices with peers. Well-known figures such as Rick Rule will be present, making it an essential event for anyone interested in the natural resources market.

Throughout the symposium, we will provide you with comprehensive reports and firsthand insights into key trends and opportunities within the natural resources market. Our goal is to keep you informed with exclusive interview previews featuring CEOs and industry experts, ensuring you stay updated on the latest developments in this dynamic field.

Meet Rudi P. Fronk: A Leader in Gold Exploration

Rudi P. Fronk, co-founder, CEO, and Chairman of Seabridge Gold Inc. (NYSE: SA), will be speaking at the symposium. With a rich background in mining engineering and mineral economics from Columbia University, Fronk has steered Seabridge Gold since its inception in 1999. Under his leadership, Seabridge has grown into a company with a substantial resource base and a strategic approach to maximizing shareholder value.

A Journey Through Seabridge Gold’s Evolution

In an enlightening interview, Rick Rule, the host, delves into Seabridge Gold’s history and strategy with Rudi Fronk. Here are some highlights from their discussion:

  • Genesis of Seabridge Gold: Founded in 1999 when gold prices were around $260 per ounce, Seabridge Gold was built on the belief that gold prices would rise significantly. This foresight led the company to acquire uneconomic gold deposits as a leveraged bet on future gold prices.

  • Significant Acquisitions: Notable purchases include the KSM (Kerr-Sulphurets-Mitchell) project from Placer Dome for $200,000 in 2000 and the Snowfield deposit from Pretium Resources for $100 million in 2020.

Unparalleled Resource Base

Seabridge Gold boasts a staggering resource base, including:

  • 180 million ounces of gold

  • 58 billion pounds of copper

  • 900 million ounces of silver

  • Over one billion pounds of molybdenum

These resources have an estimated in-ground value of over $6,000 per share, compared to a current share price of approximately $15.

Flagship KSM Project: A Strategic Asset

The KSM project stands out as Seabridge Gold’s flagship asset. Significant advancements include:

  • Environmental Approvals: Obtained in 2014, these approvals have been extended to 2026 due to COVID-19.

  • Infrastructure Investment: Over $400 million CAD has been invested in early-stage construction, including roads, camps, bridges, power grid connections, and fish compensation areas.

  • "Substantially Started" Designation: This critical milestone ensures the project’s permits remain valid indefinitely, reducing regulatory risk and enhancing its attractiveness to potential partners.

Strategic Partnerships and Community Engagement

Seabridge is actively engaging with major gold and copper mining companies for a joint venture on the KSM project. Additionally, the company enjoys robust support from local indigenous groups, the Tahltan and Nisga'a Nations, formalized through impact benefit agreements that ensure mutual benefits and support.

Economic Viability and Future Outlook

The economic projections for the KSM project are compelling:

  • Net Present Value (NPV): Approaches $13 billion

  • Internal Rate of Return (IRR): Above 20%

  • Metal Prices: Based on $2,200 per ounce for gold and $4 per pound for copper

Sustainable Practices and Social Responsibility

Seabridge Gold is committed to sustainable practices and community engagement. The company invests in local infrastructure and development projects, ensuring long-term benefits for the communities involved.

Seabridge Gold: An Investor’s Perspective

From an investor's standpoint, Seabridge Gold presents a compelling case with its vast resource base, strategic project developments, and robust financial projections. The company's proactive approach to securing environmental approvals and engaging with local communities underscores its commitment to sustainability and social responsibility. Furthermore, the significant investments in infrastructure and the ongoing pursuit of strategic partnerships enhance the project's viability and potential for substantial returns.

As we attend the Rule Symposium, we will closely follow Fronk’s insights and share detailed reports on Seabridge Gold’s strategies and prospects. Stay tuned for more updates from this esteemed conference, ensuring you stay ahead in the dynamic field of natural resource investing.

For more detailed information about Seabridge Gold, visit their website or refer to their latest investor presentation here. Click here to watch the preview interview or watch below.

We look forward to sharing more updates and insights from this prestigious conference. Stay tuned!

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