“Two of our key values are Accountability and Efficiency. We hold ourselves accountable to our shareholders, and we invest their money where it belongs–into smart exploration.”

Farshad Shirvani
Casa Minerals CEO

Positioning for a Metals Supercycle

We founded Casa on two basic premises

  1. We are entering a metals supercycle, particularly for gold, copper and battery metals, and
  2. North America’s prime mineral regions have highly valuable properties that others have overlooked. With rigorous study, a passion for geology and creative negotiation, we find these projects, acquire them on favorable terms and generate value.

Acquiring Congress, Our Flagship Project

Such was the case with our flagship Congress Project in Arizona. Due to low gold prices, Republic Goldfields closed the Congress Mine in 1992 when it was still producing high-grade gold. Mineral rights reverted back to the owners, and the project sat idle for 30 years.

After painstaking analysis of data, and spending weeks walking the Congress ground, we saw an overlooked opportunity. We negotiated with the various property holders, raised over $2.5 million and closed an option agreement in June of 2021. Exploration began in early 2022.

Join us as we unlock the hidden value at Congress and all our projects going forward.

Our Vision

Our vision is to develop large-scale gold and copper deposits in North America while operating responsibly to create wealth-generating opportunities for our investors.

Our Values


Management is aligned with shareholder values and objectives.


We hold ourselves accountable for our actions and decisions.


We invest our shareholders’ money strategically, efficiently and responsibly.


We honor the interests, well-being and heritage of the communities, regions and ecosystems in which we operate.


We’re passionate about our vision, our industry and our belief in supplying metal for a sustainable future.

Our Team

Farshad Shirvani M.Sc. Geol.

President & CEO (Founder)

Mr. Shirvani holds a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in geology from the Shiraz University in Shiraz, Iran and has more than 30 years of solid geological experience in mineral exploration. Mr. Shirvani is the founder, CEO and President of Doubleview Gold Corp (TSX.V: DBG) and Terracad Geoscience Services Ltd. He he has served on the Board of Directors for several junior mining Companies including Barkerville Gold Mines Ltd. (BGM-TSXV) for more than seven years (The company later was taken over by Osisko Royalty for cash equivalent of… ) . Mr. Shirvani brings to Casa a wealth of experience in mining property acquisition, exploration, and development.

Anita D. Stevenson-Patterson


Ms. Stevenson-Patterson is a treasury professional with over 25 years of progressive accomplishment in treasury management working with numerous multibillion-dollar companies in business planning and human resources. In roles at both Cox Enterprises Inc. and the former BellSouth Corporation, Anita’s duties included providing direction and management of global treasury operations, providing strategic direction on all treasury related matters to enhance the working capital position of the companies (including international oversight), managing banking relationships and Patriot Act compliance.
Anita’s extensive business background includes serving on the AFP Board of Directors. She was active with NACHA’s Business Payments Advisory Committee, the Federal Reserve CPAG as well as JPMorgan Chase’s Client Advisory Council and Scotia Bank’s Client Advisory Board. Her comments and articles have appeared in such publications as Treasury Management International, AFP Exchange, Business Finance and Treasury and Risk Management magazines. She was selected for Treasury & Risk Management’s 2012 List of the 100 Most Influential People in Finance.

Andrew Rees, B.Com.

Lead Director, Communications

Mr. Rees, B.Comm. provides over 20 years’ experience working with oil and gas and mining companies, and he has raised over $100 million in the public markets. In executive management roles, Mr. Rees has taken projects from discovery to commercial production. Mr. Rees currently serves as a director of a number of publicly traded resource companies. Mr. Rees holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Royal Roads University (British Columbia).

Erik Ostensoe, B.Sc., P. Geo.

Chief Geologist and Director

Mr. Ostensoe, acting as Casa’s Qualified Person, provides many years’ experience in mineral exploration in British Columbia and elsewhere, including the discovery of the Hat Gold-Copper Porphyry deposit, early-stage work at the Valley of Kings and KSM areas, the Schaft Creek copper-molybdenum deposit of Copper Fox and Teck, and the Chu molybdenum deposit near Vanderhoof, British Columbia.

Anke Woodworth, B.Sc.

CFO and Director

Ms. Woodworth has worked in the junior mining and exploration industry for more than ten years. She played a key role in negotiating an Option Agreement (working alongside Farshad Shirvani) between Hudbay Minerals and Doubleview Capital Corp. Ms. Woodworth served as Director of Casa Minerals Inc.’s former company Abcana Capital since 2015. She obtained a degree of Engineering and Cartography from the University of Applied Sciences, Dresden Germany. Ms. Woodworth is also a GIS Specialist and Manager at Terracad Geoscience Services Ltd., a company involved in assisting clients to identify mineral exploration targets and creating plans to explore such exploration targets.

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