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North American Highlights
Germanium, Vanadium, Uranium
A unique company, Sparton Resources (SRI: TSX.V) focuses on the acquisition of projects and properties with identifiable mineral occurrences at advanced exploration or development stages.
GOLD — Marmion Project in the emerging Atikokan gold area of Ontario.
URANIUM/GERMANIUM — Evaluating NuCoal’s Saskatchewan coal holdings for uranium and germanium.
NATURAL GAS — 6.5% interest in Chebucto offshore Nova Scotia natural gas field; possible production by 2013.
Successfully operating in China for over 7 years.
GERMANIUM — A profitable producer, operating the world's 6th largest germanium production facility. Germanium is produced from coal that contains rare metals and uranium.
URANIUM — The only foreign company permitted to produce uranium in China in a JV with the China National Nuclear Corporation for “green” environmental cleanup programs by recovering uranium from radioactive waste. Sparton has patents in China for the technology recovering uranium from various types of waste. These programs help to support China’s future demand for clean energy, and have received positive support of both government and local communities.
RARE EARTHS — New rare earth discovery in Mongolia.
VANADIUM — Sparton is evaluating a 220,000,000 pound vanadium deposit with related uranium. Vanadium demand is increasing as a component of batteries used in hybrid autos and buffer power supplies for wind and solar energy farms.
Corporate Profile on Stockhouse
A. Lee Barker P.Eng., P.Geol.
President & CEO
Lee Barker is President and CEO of Sparton Resources. Mr. Barker has held senior management positions in several junior and major mining companies, where he was involved in the discovery and development of a number of base metal, precious metal, and industrial mineral deposits. With over 45 years of experience in the mining industry, Mr. Barker has generated and managed exploration, evaluation, and development programs for various commodities in North and South America, Africa, Australia, and the former Soviet Union.
Between 1990 and 2002, Mr. Barker was closely involved in the exploration, discovery, evaluation, and development programs of several significant diamond deposits in Canada's Northwest Territories, South Africa, Angola, and parts of South America. He initiated and supervised the early exploration program at the Diavik Project near Lac de Gras in the Northwest Territories which led to the discovery of over sixty kimberlite bodies. Diavik is now one of the World's premier diamond producers and Canada's richest diamond mine. Prior to that Mr. Barker was directly associated with the discovery and development of eight gold discoveries which achieved commercial production in Nevada, USA.