Investing in exploration, scoping and pre-feasibility studies, and strategic opportunities

About Us

RCF Opportunities invests in mining assets at all stages of development, including exploration through pre-feasibility stages of projects and selectively at more advanced stages of project development and operations.

We are less focused on positions of control and more opportunistic with respect to investments that are in advanced stages of project development and operations. 

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Our Approach

The future production of critical metals relies on new discoveries and project advancement. We invest in exploration, early project de-risking studies and strategic opportunities.

Our team uses a nimble evaluation approach designed to support companies at short notice concurrently with completing fit for purpose due diligence utilizing both internal and external technical specialists.

The team looks for investments that arise out of market dislocations and unique opportunities that may create a limited window for support.

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RCF Opportunities has the experience and knowledge to assess early-stage opportunities and quickly deploy capital in volatile market situations.


Russ Cranswick RCF Opportunities
Russ Cranswick

Opportunities Fund


Partner, Head of Fund

Russ joined RCF in 2000 after serving as a mining industry Equity Analyst for Canadian retail and institutional brokerage firms and eight years as a Mineral Exploration Geologist for a number of major international mining companies, the bulk of which was with Kennecott Canada Inc. and Freeport McMoRan Gold Company. Russ oversees the Opportunities strategy and manages the Funds on a day-to-day basis. He oversees transaction sourcing, portfolio allocation and overall strategy for the mandate.

Joe Bishop RCF Opportunities
Joe Bishop

Opportunities Fund



Joe joined RCF in 2017 following 13 years with Macquarie Bank, based initially in Sydney and then in Vancouver. During this time, he led a range of mining project finance and equity investment transactions across the globe. Joe manages the Opportunities strategy investment team in Australia.

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