The United Nations estimates that global food production needs to increase 70 percent by 2050 if we are to meet the growing demand. To boost crop yields, nutrient management practices and fertilizer technologies must be used since fertilizer products are responsible for more than 50 percent of crop yields.
Nevada Organic Phosphate (CSE:NOP) embodies its straightforward business strategy, “Blow it up. Dig it up. Grind it up. Bag it up. And Ship it out by rail.” The company uses a direct-ship, pit-run system that brings truly organic, direct-application phosphorus to market. The company intends to produce certified raw rock organic phosphate eligible for organic farming in the United States, specifically targeting industrial farms and the US$59.28 billion organic food market.
The organic food market in the United States is growing because of factors such as increasing health awareness among consumers and increasing environmental concerns due to the heavy use of pesticides, chemical fertilizers, and other chemicals in conventional farming. As a reagent, raw rock organic phosphate from Murdock Mountain is perfectly suited to regenerate soil to serve the fast-growing organic food market.
The company’s Murdock Mountain Phosphate Project is located in Nevada, now covering more than 7,800 acres, which consist of an initial 1,813 acres and an additional 6,011 acres of potential phosphate resource. The property is a nearly flat lying sedimentary rock phosphate exploration target. The initial 1,813-acre application target is believed to host a potential 10 to 46 million tonnes ranging in grade from 3 to 15 percent phosphorus pentoxide (P2O5) based on an average thickness of 3.5 meters and a specific gravity of 2.6. These ranges are based on previous estimates,and have not been verified by NOP according to current 43-101 standards of disclosure.
Based on this geological model and historic ranges, the additional 6,011 acres from a recently accepted permit application, potentially add as much as 218 million tonnes of P2O5 to the Murdock property.
Raw phosphate ore suitable for direct application is exceedingly rare, with only 5 percent of the world’s phosphate ore having the necessary purity. The majority of raw phosphate must be processed to remove impurities that harm plant growth, such as uranium, thorium, cadmium and heavy metals. The phosphate from Murdock Mountain can be directly applied to crops without any processing due to the uncommon type of occurrence hosted by clean oolitic limestones.
An experienced management team leads the company towards producing its unique product. CEO and director Robin Dow has over 35 years of experience financing public resources companies and has raised over $150 million. Additional directors and consultants bring varied backgrounds to the project that builds confidence in the company.
Nevada Organic Phosphate has a unique asset containing raw rock phosphate suitable for direct application, raw rock P205 dust in organic farming.Once in production, the company will produce the only large-scale, certified organic phosphate in the United States.Raw organic phosphate from Murdock Mountain is perfectly suited to serve the fast-growing US$59.28 billion organic food market.The company’s project, Murdock Mountain, will produce phosphate that does not require costly processing before it is usable.
Murdock Mountain Phosphate Project
The company’s phosphate project is located in Nevada, a politically safe and mining-friendly jurisdiction. Nevada Organic Phosphate is working with the United States Bureau of Land Management to complete an exploration permit to move toward production.
Encouraging Historical Data: The project has a historical non-43-101-compliant resource estimate of 8.7 to 18.4 million tonnes at 15 percent phosphate from 1984. The company is currently working to confirm and potentially extend the known deposit.An Organic Source of Raw Phosphate: Most of the world’s phosphate is a soluble chemical that must be regularly applied. The ore at Murdock Mountain is organic and non-soluble, allowing it to regenerate the soil for up to a decade.Suitable for Direct Application: Nevada Organic Phosphate’s end product is suitable for direct application in organic farming, an attribute less than 5 percent of the world’s phosphate ore possesses. Most phosphate ore must be processed to remove impurities that would otherwise harm plants. Murdock’s product has no harmful contaminants such as uranium and heavy metals
Robin Dow – CEO and Director
Robin Dow has 35 years of financing public resource companies, raising over $150 million since 1998. CEO NOP, Dabros Mining Corp, and Ore Chimney Gold. NOP is Dow’s 20th company since 1988.
Paul W. Pitman – Director
Paul Pitman is a field-hardened veteran with extensive experience in all areas of geological exploration for several metals and materials. He has over 55 years of experience as an exploration geologist. Since 1983 he acted as a geological consultant to over 70 clients; providing a full range of services (geological, corporate, and administrative); including being a former director, and officer (VP or president) of several junior resource companies. Pitman is semi-retired but directs his geological expertise as an advisor to several fertilizer companies.
Garry K. Smith – Director
Garry Smith has provided exploration management and services to mining companies for over 30 years and has served as president, vice-president of exploration, director, and consultant to numerous boards. Notable milestones were participating in the discovery of the Hemlo world-class gold mine, and co-founding the second junior to list on the TSE. Smith is a registered Professional Geoscientist of Ontario (PGO) and provides qualified person consulting on project acquisition, 43-101 technical reporting, resource estimation, general exploration contracting and reporting, computer-based 3D geological modelling and data compilation, and metal ion soil geochemistry.
Eric Szustak – Director
Eric Szustak is a chartered public accountant with more than 38 years of financial service, business development, marketing, accounting, and CFO experience. Szustak has worked at both small and large accounting firms advising mid-sized businesses. His background includes 14 years with three national brokerage firms Midland Walwyn, Merrill Lynch and BMO Nesbitt Burns in various positions, including private client wealth group, management and securities compliance. Szustak holds a BA Honors chartered accountant studies and economics from the University of Waterloo and received his chartered accountant designation in 1985. Szustak is the former president and now chairman of the board of Quinsam Capital Corporation. Quinsam is a public merchant bank based in Canada. The merchant banking business encompasses a range of activities including acquisitions, advisory services, lending activities and portfolio investments. His experience in the public markets includes being a director of various public companies.
Keith Li – Chief Financial Officer
Keith Li is an experienced chartered professional accountant (CPA, CA) with over 15 years of corporate accounting, finance and financial reporting experience. He specializes in providing management advisory services, accounting and regulatory compliance services to both public and private companies in several industries including junior mining, cannabis, health and wellness, and merchant banking. Li began his career in the public accounting sector as an auditor and has also held a senior-level position at Sears Canada and multiple reporting issuers. He also holds a Bachelor of Commerce from McGill University.
Marco Montecinos – Project Manager Murdock Mountain
Marco Montecinos has over 38 years of experience in mineral exploration and business development projects in the Americas and possesses considerable expertise and knowledge of the phosphate rich bed where NOP is engaged. He is president of Tigren, a Nevada-based exploration services company that has provided technical services to the mining industry for 28 years.