Tempest Minerals: unlocking new opportunities in the ‘age of technology’

Don Smith, Managing Director of Tempest Minerals (ASX:TEM), is a self-confessed “massive tech nerd”.

When Mining.com.au connects over a Zoom call, he’s wrapping up a team meeting — the sort in which audio recording software, fancy presentation platforms, and sprawling datasets play no small part.

Based in Perth, Western Australia, Tempest holds a portfolio of precious, base, and energy metal assets across the state, as well as weighty interests in other projects in Papua New Guinea, Africa, and the US.

Those in WA include the wholly owned Yalgoo project, with its ‘highly prospective’ Messenger, Meleya, Warriedar West and Euro tenements, as well as the Range project in Mt Magnet — all of which lie 400km north-east of Perth.

Overseas, Tempest has exposure to the Tonapah lithium project in Nevada, US, through Argosy Minerals (ASX:AGY), as well as other assets in Africa via a 25-million-share stake in Premier African Minerals (LON:PREM).

In Papua New Guinea, the company holds a substantial million-dollar interest in privately held Tolu Minerals, which owns the Tolukama mine and Mt Penck project, and is soon expected to list on the ASX, which Smith anticipates will deliver some healthy returns.

Indeed, technology has had some kind of a hand in every step along the way. But it’s the symbiotic confluence of those tools with good old-fashioned attention to detail — plus a sound strategy — that has helped Tempest deliver.

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