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About Black Iron Inc.

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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.

Project Details

Black Iron has all the key fundamentals for a successful, low-cost project in place.

  • All Major Infrastructure Already In Place
  • Recent Permit Advancements
  • Experienced Management Team
  • Major Ukrainian Currency Depreciation
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Access to Low Cost Highly Skilled Labour

Highly skilled local workforce from city of 650,000 only 8km from site that supports 6 operating mines.

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Existing Infrastructure

Rail & power within 2km of property & access to 5 ports 230 to 430km from site.


Matt Simpson


Former General Manager, Mining for Rio Tinto’s Iron Ore Company of Canada; Worked for Hatch designing global metallurgical refineries.

Les Kwasik

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.

Paul Bozoki

Chief Financial Officer

Former CFO of CD Capital Partners, operating in the Soviet Union & Ukraine.

Bill Hart

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.

Ivan Markovich

VP Gov’t & Community Relations

Extensive network of Ukraine Government relationships.

Board Of Directors

Bruce Humphrey


Former Chairman of Consolidated Thompson Iron Ore and Chief Operating Officer of Goldcorp.

Matt Simpson


Former General Manager, Mining for Rio Tinto’s Iron Ore Company of Canada; Worked for Hatch ...

Dave Porter


Former VP for Rio Tinto’s Iron Ore Company of Canada and COO of Algoma Steel.

John Detmold


Chairman & Founder of Invecture Group, S.A. de C.V. which owns Frontera Copper Corporation.

Pierre Pettigrew


Former Canadian Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Trade.

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