Ari Sussman has over 15 years of experience in both the natural resource and investment markets sectors. He has been instrumental in sourcing, funding, and developing high-quality mineral assets. During his career, Ari has built a strong network of business contacts throughout Latin America and in the past decade has raised over $500 million for various ventures.
Ari is currently concentrating on Continental Gold and the 100% owned Buriticá project that encompasses an aggregate area of 58,773 hectares in north-western Colombia. Buriticá hosts a high-grade, multi-million-ounce gold and silver deposit with a current resource estimate of 5.4 million ounces of gold, 18.8 million ounces of silver, and 212.3 million pounds of zinc. The project is located near paved roads, abundant water sources, and high-voltage grid power—but most importantly, it has a mining permit and is currently in the process of receiving its environmental license.
Ari says Colombia is one of the last frontiers in the world with elephant-size discovery potential, and the Buriticá project is just that. The deposit is a high-grade carbonate base metal/gold vein deposit, which typically has a vertical dimension of over 1,000 meters. Buriticá is currently at a vertical 1,300 meters and still open. Continental Gold has over $130 million in its treasury and many catalysts for growth in the near future. Ari knows Latin America and has had tremendous success there in the past. He has something to prove to the markets, and we believe Continental Gold will be that vehicle.