Management Visits Clayton Valley

Our visit to both Esmeralda and Mineral counties allowed our management team the opportunity to better understand the logistics and geology for our company’s upcoming exploration programs. The trip also included visits to other properties in the prolific lithium region as our company is aggressively looking to acquire additional lithium projects.

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Our Team


Robert D. Setter

President & CEO

Mr. Setter is the former Senior Financial Editor for Report on Mining and has been consulting with publicly trading companies for over a decade. In addition to Fuse, he also sits on the boards of two other listed mining companies and holds a degree in Economics from UBC. Since 2000 he has held several key positions including Research Manager, Corporate Research and Analytics and has been involved in the launch of dozens of new enterprises assisting with financing, cash flow forecasting, strategic client acquisition and planning.  Mr. Setter brings over two decades of business development, marketing and resource experience to the Company.

James Hellwarth


Mr. Hellwarth of Orlando, Fla., is currently a managing partner of Xander Capital where he has been instrumental in establishing and developing relationships with high-net-worth individuals and organizations. Mr. Hellwarth has been involved in business development and strategy of small-cap companies for over 11 years. He has helped raise capital and create new opportunities for his clients. Through his extensive network of colleagues and individuals, Mr. Hellwarth will be able to assist in potential capital raises necessary for moving the company forward.

Ali H. Alizadeh


Mr. Hassan Alizadeh is a senior geologist possessing extensive experience in mineral exploration & project management. He graduated with a Geology degree in 1991 a M.Sc. in Petrology in 1995 and an MBA at Queen’s University in 2010. Building on his experiences as Project Geologist & Project Manager, Ali has been responsible for a number of Uranium, Gold and Base Metal projects during his exploration career with various exploration companies. Ali is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia.

Jay Oness


Mr. Oness has extensive experience in all aspects of corporate management with particular strengths in strategic planning, business development & investor relations for public companies. He has served as a Director, senior executive and consultant to public companies in resource and non-resource sectors over a successful 20 year career. He is currently VP, Business/Corporate Development of Southern Silver Exploration Corp.

Simon (Tak Tsan) Tso


Mr. Tso is the Principal of Athena Chartered Professional Accountant Ltd., a full-cycle accounting firm that assists companies of all sizes with their financial reporting, regulatory filing and taxation requirements. Simon is also a co-founder of Zeus Capital Ltd., a boutique corporate finance firm that specializes in providing financial advisory, valuation and consulting services. Prior to his current roles, Simon spent a number of years as an associate at a local corporate finance firm and as a Senior Accountant at a firm of Chartered Accountants, where he managed numerous private and publicly-traded corporations, commonly acting as their Controller or Chief Financial Officer. Simon graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) degree from the UBC Sauder School of Business and is both a CFA Charterholder and a Chartered Professional Accountant.

Tina Whyte

Corporate Secretary

Tina Whyte brings over 20 years of experience in the corporate and securities industry. Her expertise spans to areas of corporate governance, continuous disclosure, financing transactions and regulatory filings and compliance. Ms. Whyte holds corporate secretary positions with other publicly listed companies.

Advisory Board

Bill Macdonald


Mr. Macdonald is a founder and principal of Macdonald Tuskey, Corporate and Securities Lawyers, a boutique securities and corporate finance firm located in Vancouver, British Columbia established in April 2008. Prior thereto, from February 1998 to April 2008, Mr. Macdonald was a partner with Clark Wilson LLP and a member of the firm’s Corporate Finance / Securities Practice Group. Since May 2008 Mr. Macdonald has been a director of Blackbird Energy Inc., an oil and gas exploration company listed on the Exchange and was also the President of Blackbird from May 2008 until February 2013. In addition, Mr. Macdonald currently serves as a director of Viscount Mining Corp., a position he has held since October 2011, a director of Patriot Petroleum Corp. since December 2015 and a director and founder of Black Lion Capital Corp. since its inception on January 20, 2015. Mr. Macdonald was also previously a director of First Americas Gold Corporation, formerly Pannonia Ventures Corp. and Benz Capital Corp. Mr. Macdonald has been a member of the Law Society of British Columbia since February 1998 and a member of the New York State Bar since February 2002.

Alan Morris

Geology Advisor

Mr. Morris is owner of Ruby Mountain GIS, founded in 2003 and specializing in property and project evaluations and acquisitions. He has over 37 years of experience in the minerals industry, exploring for precious and base metals, uranium, lithium and other minerals in a variety of geologic environments, with an emphasis in the western U.S., particularly Nevada, Alaska, and Yukon, Canada. His experience with lithium brine deposits in western Nevada dates from 2010. He has held exploration geologist positions at various companies during his career, including Gulf Mineral Resources Corp., Fischer Watt Mining Company, Barrick Gold Exploration, Placer Dome Corp., Agnico-Eagle Mines Ltd., U.S. Gold Corp. (McEwen Mining), and Kinross Gold Corp. Mr. Morris has supervised numerous generative and drilling projects including planning, budgeting, permitting, contract administration, reclamation, and reporting. Mr. Morris is a Certified Professional Geologist with the American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG), a Licensed Geologist in the state of Utah, USA, and a Registered Professional Geologist in the State of Alaska, USA. Mr. Morris is a fellow with the Society of Economic Geologists, a member and past officer of the Geological Society of Nevada, and a member of the Nevada Mineral Exploration Coalition.

Global Importance

Most developing countries have abundant renewable energy resources, including solar energy, wind power, geothermal energy, and biomass, as well as the ability to manufacture the relatively labor-intensive systems that harness these. By developing such energy sources developing countries can reduce their dependence on oil and natural gas, creating energy portfolios that are less vulnerable to price rises. In many circumstances, these investments can be less expensive than fossil fuel energy systems.

In isolated rural areas, electricity grid extensions are often not economical. Off‐grid renewable technologies provide a sustainable and cost‐effective alternative to the diesel generators that would be otherwise be deployed in such areas. Renewable technologies can also help to displace other unsustainable energy sources such as kerosene lamps and traditional biomass.

In 2009, about 2.7 billion relied on wood, charcoal, and dung for home energy requirements. This lack of access to modern energy technology limits income generation, blunts efforts to escape poverty, affects people’s health, and contributes to global deforestation and climate change. Small-scale renewable energy technologies and distributed energy options, such as onsite solar power and improved cookstoves, offer rural households modern energy services.

Corporate Philosophy

Like the modern, green, energy metals industry itself, newly named Nevada Energy Metals Inc. is a modern, green, highly efficient company. We run a small, modest, yet modern, shared office environment using minimal non-renewable resources. Employees are encouraged to work remotely, thereby improving our overall carbon footprint and the quality of life of our staff. Nevada Energy Metals’ low overhead is in sharp contrast to some peers, trapped in antiquated, less effective corporate models. We are focused on retaining and enhancing shareholder value.

Happy employees are healthier, more productive and benefit themselves, Nevada Energy Metals and Shareholders. Avoiding unnecessary commutes saves time & energy and reduces carbon emissions. A truly modern office environment holds great appeal. Our team are always connected via email, Skype & virtual conferencing. This allows for maximum opportunities to collaborate and exercise creative thinking. We are confident that these attributes, the core of our corporate philosophy, will enable us to successfully attain key corporate initiatives on time and on budget. Should you wish to come in and meet with a member of our team at the office, we are always happy to schedule an appointment via email, phone or even social media.

Property Acquisition Strategy

Nevada Energy Metals Inc strives to be a leader in the exploration and development of economic Lithium deposits. Our principal activities are in Nevada and our project portfolio is expanding.

Nevada’s basin and range topography hosts abundant dry lakebeds and structural depressions. Dry lakebeds or “playas” have recently become the focus for aggressive Lithium exploration, particularly in the vicinity around Clayton Valley, the home of North Americas first lithium brine producing mine.

Our exploration efforts are targeting numerous, undrained, structural depressions filled with sediments comprising clays (especially hectorite), volcanic ash, alluvial gravels, and saline solutions (brines). In places, lithium bearing brines may saturate these sediments in potentially economic concentrations. Lithium content is variable and when found, the composite average obtained from a given aquifer should be about 200 ppm Li for economic viability.

Nevada Energy Metals’ statewide evaluation of playa formations hosting potential for economic brine deposits. To date, a number of highly attractive prospects have been investigated and approved for immediate acquisition. Our corporate objective is to own 100% of all newly acquired projects with little to no cash, share or royalty considerations or exploration commitments payable to third parties. Our mandate is to be the prime Nevada project generator negotiating joint venture partnerships to make all future exploration expenditures while maintaining the ability to “cherry pick” several projects to develop 100% in house.