Featherstone Capital Inc. partners with the owners of high quality, undervalued, development stage or production precious or base metal assets providing capital markets, exploration, development and operational expertise.
We provide our partners with capital, financial engineering expertise as well as over 75 years of combined experience and knowledge to assist in maximizing the value of assets for all shareholders.
Featherstone are principals investing our own capital with a goal to earn, along with our partners and shareholders, extraordinary returns by advancing and enhancing superior mineral assets in an honest, ethical and timely manner.
Most recently Mr. Johnson was Founder, Director and Executive VP of Newmarket Gold Inc. which operated three gold mines in Australia with annual production of over 225,000 oz/year. Newmarket was acquired by Kirkland Lake Gold in November, 2016 for $1 Billion. The Company had a market capitalization of approximately $10 million prior to purchasing the gold mines in Australia and that market value grew to $1 billion in approximately 14 months. Blayne has been a respected member of the investment community for over 30 years and has extensive experience in Capital Markets, financial structuring, mergers & acquisitions. During his tenure as Vice President at First Marathon Securities the firm participated in over $5 Billion of equity financings for junior resource companies. Mr. Johnson was also involved as a Founder of Terrane Metals that was purchased by Thompson Creek in 2010 for $650 million. He is currently Founder and Lead Director of Calibre Mining Corp.
Most recently Mr. Forster was Founder, Director, President and CEO of Newmarket Gold Inc. which operated three gold mines in Australia with annual production of over 225,000 oz/year. Newmarket was purchased by Kirkland Lake Gold in November, 2016 for $1 Billion. Mr. Forster has been associated with the mining industry for the past 30 years. He holds a B.Sc. (1981) in geological sciences and M.Sc. (1984) from the University of British Columbia and is a Member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia. Doug has extensive experience and a proven track record in mergers and acquisitions, public company management, mine operations, equity and debt financing and resource project development. For over three decades, Mr. Forster has been creating wealth for North American and International investors through natural resource discovery, exploration, development and operation. Mr. Forster was involved as a Founder of Terrane Metals that was purchased by Thompson Creek in 2010 for $650 million, as a director at Potash One that was purchased by K+S for $434 million in 2010, and as a Founder, and/or Director and Senior Executive of Continental Gold, North American Metals and El Condor Resources which were all acquired in the late 1990's for a total transaction value of over $550 million. Mr. Forster is currently Founder and Executive Chairman of Calibre Mining Corp.
Most recently Mr. Hurst was Founder and Vice President, Corporate Development of Newmarket Gold Inc. which operated three gold mines in Australia with annual production of over 225,000 oz/year. Newmarket was purchased by Kirkland Lake Gold in November, 2016 for $1 Billion. Mr. Hurst has over 25 years of experience in the mining/resource industry having acted as geologist, consultant, mining analyst and senior executive. Doug holds a B.Sc. in geological sciences from McMaster University (1986). He was a mining analyst with McDermid St. Lawrence and Sprott Securities and a contract analyst for Pacific International Securities and Octagon Capital up until 1995. From 1995 to 2004 Doug operated D.S. Hurst Inc. a company offering corporate, evaluation, and financing consulting services to the mining industry. He was a founding executive of International Royalty Corporation from 2003 to 2006 and a director until 2010 at which time the company was purchased by Royal Gold for $750 million. Mr. Hurst is currently a Director of Calibre Mining Corp. and Northern Empire.