About Cortus Metals

Cortus Metals Inc. (TSX-V: CRTS, OTCQB: CRTTF) is a new Canadian mineral exploration company with a portfolio of highly prospective early-stage projects in Nevada and an innovative project accelerator strategy to advance them to fruition. Generally, the projects are located near operating mines or known deposits, and on the same hosting fault structure. Our expert team uses systematic methods and proprietary data to target significant epithermal and Carlin-type gold and silver mineralization. With great expectations, we are pleased to offer our investors and partners an exceptional opportunity to capitalize on the potential to make multiple discoveries of >1 million ounce gold-silver deposits in a top-ranked mining jurisdiction during a strengthening metals market.

Our Mandate

Cortus is Latin for birth, the process of coming into being, breaking out and rising up. Since closing an oversubscribed financing and commencing trading on the TSX Venture Exchange in September 2020, Cortus has diligently compiled data, evaluated our project portfolio, secured mineral tenure, and conducted fieldwork, including ground magnetic surveys, gravity surveys, and soil sampling. The results of this work will be announced as we delineate drill targets and prioritize the projects based on structural and geophysical interpretations, investigation of geochemical and geobotanical surface anomalies, and stratigraphic analysis of potential host rocks. The projects in our portfolio range in stages from greenfields to drill-ready, with the most advanced being fully permitted and bonded. Ultimately, drill programs of 2-4,000 metres will be completed at each project with Cortus providing technical assistance and retaining a significant interest in the outcomes.


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May 2 to May 4, 2022

Geology and Ore Deposits of the Basin & Range” is being hosted on April 28-May 8, 2022, at the Nugget Casino Resort in Reno/Sparks, Nevada, USA. Representatives of Cortus Metals Inc. will be at Booth #5 in the Exhibit Hall from Monday May 2 to Wednesday May 4 and our resident expert, Clay Newton PhD, will deliver a talk in the Cascade 2 room at 2:20pm for the session series entitled Geochemical Crossroads: Time to Look Deeper and Under Cover.

Recent News

February 9, 2024
Cortus Effects Share Consolidation and Name Change

February 28, 2023
Cortus Closes Financing

February 27, 2023
Cortus Updates Proposed Private Placement of Shares

January 23, 2023
Cortus Proposes Private Placement Financing Of Shares

September 21, 2022
Cortus Proposes Private Placement Financing To Include Existing Shareholders And Consolidation Of Shares

March 28, 2022
Cortus Projects Include 17 Highly Prospective Epithermal and Carlin-Type Gold Targets Available For Joint Venture

March 17, 2022
Cortus Receives Approval for The Extension and Repricing of Outstanding Warrants

December 2, 2021
Cortus; Arranges $1,500,000 Private Placement; Announces Warrant Exercise Incentive Program and Warrant Amendments

September 9, 2021
Cortus Shares Are Now Listed in The United States on OTCQB With DTC Eligibility for Electronic Clearing and Settlement

September 2, 2021
Cortus Defines High Priority Epithermal Drill Targets at The Grayson Project Along Strike from Relief Canyon Mine, Nevada

August 31, 2021
Cortus Closes Initial $600,000 Tranche of Private Placement

August 31, 2021
Cortus Samples +4 G/T Gold, +29 G/T Silver On Its Goldrun Targets at The Intersection of Getchell and Battle Mtn-Eureka Trends

August 27, 2021
Cortus Arranges $1,000,000 Private Placement

August 26, 2021
Cortus Delineates Subsurface Structures at The Grayson Project Along Strike From The Relief Canyon Mine

August 24, 2021
Cortus Defines High Priority Drill Targets At Its Powerline Project Along Strike From The Spring Valley Deposit In Nevada

August 19, 2021
Cortus Identifies Carlin-Type Gold Target at Its Whalen Project on Trend From Pinion and Dark Star Deposits in Eureka, Nevada

August 17, 2021
Cortus Defines Extensive Zones of Anomalous Gold And Carlin-Type Pathfinder Elements at Roberts Creek, Nevada


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World Class Team

The Cortus team has successfully led more than 25 public mining companies, delivered shareholder returns through good and bad markets, and raised in excess of $400 million to fund exploration, development and production projects worldwide. The team has over 150 years of mining experience with 40+ in Nevada. Interests are aligned with shareholders as >50% of Cortus is closely held.


John Williamson,

James Greig,


Clay Newton,
Ph.D., CPG

Ewan Webster,
Ph.D., P.Geo.

Michael Dufresne,
M.Sc., P.Geol., P.Geo.

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Our Location

10545-45 Avenue NW
250 South Ridge, Suite 300
Edmonton, AB, Canada
T6H 4M9

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Sean Mager, B.Comm.
President, CEO, Director and Corporate Secretary

Sean has thirty years of multidisciplinary experience in the management and governance of a wide range of private and public enterprises. He earned a Commerce degree (1989) from the Alberta School of Business and is well versed in strategic leadership and logistics, complex agreements and transactions, shareholder and stakeholder relations, financial reporting, audit and regulatory compliance. Since 1998, he has served as founder, promoter, president, vice-president, director, advisor, COO and/or CFO for numerous listed companies with mining interests in North and South America, Australia, Africa and Southeast Asia.

Krystle Adair, B.Sc.
Exploration Manager

Exploration geologist providing expert oversight of field programs, permitting, geological data, mineral tenure, budgeting, environmental and social issues.

Jesse Teufeld,

Partner at a corporate services company providing financial management and reporting for junior miners.

John Williamson, P.Geol.
Chairman & Director

John is a mining executive and investor with more than 30 years of experience as a founder, promoter and leader in the formation, financing and operation of private and public companies with exploration and mining interests worldwide. He holds a B.Sc. in Geology and is a registered Professional Geologist (P.Geol.) with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists (APEGA) and the Geological Association of Canada. He currently serves as Chairman, CEO, Director and/or Advisor for 6 reporting issuers and has done so for innumerable others throughout his career.

Jeremy Yaseniuk,
Independent Director

Jeremy is a management professional with more than 20 years of experience in the business of financing, restructuring, recapitalizing and assisting public companies. He has aided more than 12 public companies in going public, facilitated debt restructuring for 3 others, directly raised more than $25 million in equity and assisted in raising more than $300 million. His previous positions as Broker, CFO, Chief Compliance Officer, Director and Manager of Growth and Development are the foundation for his business acumen, professional network and expertise in capital markets.

Michael Dufresne, M.Sc., P.Geol., P.Geo.,
Independent Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101

Mr. Dufresne is the President and a principal of APEX Geoscience Ltd.  He holds a B.Sc. in Geology from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington (1983) and an M.Sc. in Economic Geology from the University of Alberta (1987). He is a Professional Geologist registered with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA), British Columbia (APEGBC) and the Northwest and Nunavut Territories (NAPEG).  He has worked as a consulting geologist for over thirty years, conducting and directing exploration programs worldwide for junior and major exploration and mining companies encompassing a variety of commodities and deposit types including diamond, gold (placer and lode), base metal and industrial minerals. Mr. Dufresne has authored numerous Technical Reports for public companies on early to advanced exploration stage projects including resource work for a variety of commodities and deposit types. Mr. Dufresne’s focus over the last 10 years has been the exploration and evaluation of a number of Nevada and Western US gold projects and deposits. He has been integral to numerous large discoveries in Western and Northern Canada, Western US and Australia and has published extensively on the regional mineral potential of Alberta.

Clay Newton, Ph.D., CPG
Resident Geological Expert

Clay Newton is a certified professional geologist who has practiced continuously since 1977 and has worked for 30 years applying tectonics and structural geology to gold exploration in Nevada and California. He earned a B.A. in Geology (1977) at North Carolina State University, received a M.Sc. in Geological Sciences (1983) from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and holds a Ph.D. in Geosciences (1990) from the University of Arizona.  Dr. Newton is a Mining and Metallurgical Society of America (MMSA) Qualified Professional in Geology, Mining and Ore Reserves, having provided SEC and NI 43-101 compliant reserve and resource studies for gold, silver, base metals, coal, rare earth, and industrial minerals deposits. He has designed Quality Assurance and Quality Control (QA/QC) procedures for gold and rare earth element exploration programs and is experienced in ore deposit exploration with an emphasis on structural/tectonic and geochemical techniques. Dr. Newton has been responsible for project management, geological staff management, mineral reserve and resource evaluations, and planning and supervision of mine development programs, with considerable experience in geological mapping, structural and tectonic surveys, and geological and geotechnical core logging.

Ewan Webster, Ph.D., P.Geo.
Structural Geologist

Ewan Webster is an exploration geologist with comprehensive field experience in North and South America and a strong technical and academic background. He is a registered professional geologist with Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia (EGBC), holds a First-Class Honours degree in geology from the University of Glasgow, Scotland and a Ph.D. from the University of Calgary, Canada. His research focused on unraveling aspects of the structure, stratigraphy, tectonics and metamorphism of southeastern British Columbia to establish a sound geological framework in which to place the region’s abundant and diverse mineral deposits.

James Greig, B.A., MBA
Independent Director

Jim holds an MBA from the University of Calgary and a BA Geography from Carleton University. With 20 years in the resource sector, including as a key member of the mine development team that advanced the 5 million ounce Esaase Gold Project in West Africa, he brings comprehensive experience in mineral exploration, development and production. Mr. Greig is a consultant to publicly-listed mineral exploration companies and has served as a director and officer for several. Selected engagements within the resource sector include the Hunter-Dickinson Group, Kennecott Canada, Breakwater Resources Ltd, McIntosh Engineering and Stantec Engineering.

Cautionary Statements

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Qualified Person
Michael Dufresne, M.Sc., P.Geol., P.Geo., serves as the Qualified Person, as defined by National Instrument 43-101, responsible for reviewing and approving the technical content of all materials publicly disclosed by Cortus Metals, including the contents of this website.

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Forward Looking Statements:
Certain statements and/or graphics in the Company’s press releases, web site information and corporate displays, among others, constitute “forward-looking statements”. These statements are based on information currently available to the Company and the Company provides no assurance that actual results will meet management’s expectations. Forward-looking statements include estimates and statements that describe the Company’s future plans, objectives or goals, including words to the effect that the Company or management expects a stated condition or result to occur. Forward-looking statements may be identified by terms such as “believes”, “anticipates”, “expects”, “estimates”, “may”, “could”, “would”, “will”, or “plan”, or their conditional or future forms. Since forward-looking statements are based on assumptions and address future events and conditions, by their very nature they involve inherent risks and uncertainties.

Actual results relating to, among other things, results of exploration, project development, reclamation and capital costs of the Company’s mineral properties, and the Company’s financial condition and prospects, could differ materially from those currently anticipated in such statements for many reasons such as: changes in general economic conditions and conditions in the financial markets; changes in demand and prices for minerals; litigation, legislative, environmental and other judicial, regulatory, political and competitive developments; technological and operational difficulties encountered in connection with the activities of the Company; and other matters contained on this website. This list is not exhaustive of the factors that may affect any of the Company’s forward-looking statements. The Company does not undertake to update any forward-looking statement that may be made from time to time by the Company or on its behalf, except if required to do so by applicable securities laws. These and other factors should be considered carefully, and readers should not place undue reliance on the Company’s forward-looking statements.

Forward Looking Statements and/or Information Related to Exploration:
Relating to exploration, the identification of exploration targets and any implied future investigation of such targets on the basis of specific geological, geochemical and geophysical evidence or trends are future-looking and subject to a variety of possible outcomes which may or may not include the discovery, or extension, or termination of mineralization. Further, areas around known mineralized intersections or surface showings may be marked by wording such as “open”, “untested”, “possible extension” or “exploration potential” or by symbols such as “?”. Such wording or symbols should not be construed as a certainty that mineralization continues or that the character of mineralization (e.g. grade or thickness) will remain consistent from a known and measured data point. The key risks related to exploration in general are that chances of identifying economical reserves are extremely small.

Third-party Information
Information related to exploration may contain third-party historical data that have not been verified by Cortus Metals Inc. and may not be accurate or complete, and therefore the information should not be relied upon.

Governance and Risk
Further information on Cortus’ corporate governance policies and the inherent risks of exploration and the junior mining industry can be found on www.sedar.com in the Information Circular produced for its Annual General Meeting, including the composition and function of committees for board nominations, compensation and audit.