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NEW EYES ON OLD ROCKS

WE'RE applying innovative data to uncover new opportunities.
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OUR STORY

F3 Gold, LLC is a small private gold exploration company based in Minnesota. Our project in the Black Hills was born from our love of geology and recreation.  We are proud to have strong environmental stewardship and social responsibility, and as a group of young and passionate geologists, we see opportunity in being the future of our industry.  Our strong values and new age thinking are a testament to who we are and our project.

F3 Gold was formed in 2016 by Robert Bergmann and Brian Lentz.  Both geologists by training, Rob and Brian are young, motivated entrepreneurs who are paving the way for a new generation of companies within the mineral industry.

BACKGROUND

Rob and Brian started hammering rocks at Winona State University in the Black Hills with Dr. Stephen Allard.  After graduation, they went their separate ways and worked as geological consultants for a number of years.  As their professional expertise grew, Rob and Brian saw an opportunity to drive innovation in their industry by teaming up. In 2010, they came together to form Big Rock Exploration, a multi-faceted, international consulting firm that specializes in exploring for minerals and metals.
2007 - 2013

Big Rock Exploration supported Dr. Allard’s groundbreaking research on new geology concepts for the Black Hills region through supporting student research.

2013
Rob and Brian conceptualize the possible connection between Dr. Allard’s research to re-writing economic geology potential for the Black Hills region.
2014 - 2015
Big Rock Exploration continues to fund student-based research and private reconnaissance mapping projects to better understand the new geology theories.
2016 - 2017
Rob and Brian founded F3 Gold, LLC and started to fund the acquisition of mining claims for gold exploration throughout the region.
2018
F3 Gold continues to conduct grass-roots exploration activities to better understand the potential for gold and the new geologic model for the region.

OUR APPROACH

SAFETY FIRST

Our highly trained and certified team ensures all projects follow an industry-leading safety protocol and meet all State and Federal compliance standards.

ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP

Our long-term vision and care for ecosystems drive our commitment to sustainable business practices and ethical decision-making.

LOCAL PARTNERS & INVESTMENT

We build partnerships that utilize local talent and resources, ensuring growth and investment in local communities.

HIRE LOCAL & SUPPORT STUDENTS

We hire well-qualified local personnel whenever possible, and partner with Universities to create learn-work opportunities for students.

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