When Lukas Lundin was ten years old, his father – resource industry legend and X-Leaguer, Adolph Lundin – sat him and his brother down and asked, "Who's going to be the mining engineer and who's going to be the petroleum engineer?" Thus were planted the seeds of his long and storied career of developing oil, uranium, gold, copper and even iodine, in Africa, the Middle East, South America, Russia and Mongolia.
By the time he was 15 years old, Lukas was attending corporate board meetings and flying around the world looking at mines. After schooling in the United States, he was immediately off to explore for gold in Sierra Leone, running a 50-man exploration crew before he was even old enough to legally drink in a bar.
XL: First off, Lukas, I'm sure all of our readers would love to hear about what it was like growing up in the Lundin family, one of the resource industry's most successful family enterprises. Growing up, you must have had a lot of exposure to the resource sector.
Lukas: Normally at the dinner table we'd talk rocks and stocks. (laughs) That was the only thing my father talked about. I was definitely exposed to it.
XL: How old were you when you first started becoming involved in the family business?
The merger between Sanu and CGH was finalized on August 21. Like Suramina, Sanu is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Canadian Gold Hunter. As management has stated before, this new entity is now the primary exploration vehicle of the Lundin Group of Companies. This puts a number of excellent properties and geologists under one roof, all spearheaded by Lukas.
To give you a feel for the reach of the new company, check out the properties, locations, and target metals in this table of key projects.
Canadian Gold Hunter looks poised to become an exploration force to be reckoned with. We look forward to seeing management’s priorities for the new company.