Black Iron is a Canadian iron ore exploration and development company advancing its 100% owned Shymanivske Project located in Krivyi Rih, Ukraine, to production. Matt Simpson joined Black Iron as CEO in 2010 and has led the company from a grassroots story to a development one, overseeing the Company's advancement of the Shymanivske Project to now be near shovel ready.
Black Iron has all the key fundamentals for a successful, low-cost project in place.
The Shymanivske Project
The Shymanivske iron ore deposit is strategically well-positioned in Ukraine between markets in Europe, Russia, Asia and the Middle East. It is located 330 kms southeast from Kiev in central Ukraine, in the heart of the KrivBass iron ore mining district. The Shymanivske deposit is located in the Southern part of the Krivbass, less then 2km from two open pit iron ore mines owned by ArcelorMittal and Metinvest/Evraz Steel, which are also primarily magnetite quartzite deposits. There are currently seven operating open pit mines in the district.
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Former General Manager, Mining for Rio Tinto’s Iron Ore Company of Canada; Worked for Hatch designing global metallurgical refineries.
Chief Operating Officer
Over 40 years of hands-on experience building and operating mines globally with companies such as with INCO (VALE), Xstrata Columbia delivering disciplined operational successes in the mining industry.
Chief Financial Officer
Former CFO of CD Capital Partners, operating in the Soviet Union & Ukraine.
Senior VP Corporate Development
30 years experience selling iron ore while working for Rio Tinto, Cliffs Natural Resources and most recently Roy Hill Holdings Ltd.
VP Gov’t & Community Relations
Extensive network of Ukraine Government relationships.