About Us Team

 James Bannantine

A multi-industry CEO/President with successes in startup, growth, mergers and turnaround situations.

Has served as CEO for Great Panther Silver, Aura Minerals, Broadwing Corp.  and with Enron South America. Also served as Managing Partner on Atlantic Capital Group.

Strong record in Latin America in operations, finance, engineering, technology, sales and marketing in mining, telecom, energy and structured finance. 

Holds an MBA from the Wharton School of Business and degree in Mechanical Engineering from the US Military Academy at West Point.

Jim Speaks English, Spanish and Portuguese.

 Co-founder &
 Chief Operating Officer
 Monty Reed

Over  40 years of successes in exploration, engineering, mine and maintenance operations, greenfield startups  and project development. 
Seasoned General Manager in socially challenging jurisdictions and experienced country manager dealing with all levels of government agencies.
Has held management roles in USA, Venezuela,  Chile, Suriname, Italy, Mexico , Honduras, Colombia and Brazil.
Holds a degree in geology from the University of Colorado
Monty Speaks English, Spanish,  Italian and Portuguese

VF Co-founder &
 Vice-President, Business  Development

 Vinícius Furquim

Brazilian businessman and successful deal maker.

Vantage Diamonds CEO, a company he acquired in 2015.

The acquisition and development of the diamond operations required difficult deals with landowners, local residents and artisanal miners.

In 2019 he led the process of acquiring royalties from NEXA Resources Polymetallic Project in Aripauanã.

Also owns port facilities which support strategic partners in a growing frontier market of agriculture fertilizers and limestone products in Para State.


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Mannu Mining LLC
PO Box 238321
Port Orange, FL 32123 USA

Centro Empresarial Maruanã
Avenida Historiador Rubens de Mendonça
N 1894, Sala 1309
Cuiabá, Mato Grosso BRA

+55 (65) 3365-6351
+55 (65) 99981-3131

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