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From: mark_ikn11/24/2021 4:23:54 PM
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This morning, I again attempted to contact Martin Mount via his business landline phone: No reply and i left voicemail for him to return my call.

I also phoned him this morning on his cellphone, around 11:15am local time. He picked up. I asked for Martin Mount, i heard a sigh on the other end. I asked again to speak to Martin Mount, he hung up.

I have since phoned the number 15 times between then and now (3:40pm local time), he has not answered and he has disabled voicemail.
I since have sent him a WhatsApp message, which so far he hasn't picked up. According to WhatsApp, the last time he used the WhatsApp channel was November 17th.

I have sent two text messages to his cellphone. No reply as yet.

In both text and whatsapp messages, I emphasized to Mr. Mount that we presume innocence at this stage, but he needs to speak with us the CS urgently. In my opinion, it's imperative that Mr. Mount understands the risks and exposure to legal jeopardy he is exposing himself to if he continues with his nomination for director. He is also a British citizen living in Peru. Therefore, I have made initial inquiries with the UK Embassy here in Peru and without mentioning his name, have learned the embassy has a desk and a mechanism to investigate financial wrongdoings of exactly this type by UK citizens who live in Peru. I have made it clear to Mr. Mount that I do not want to start formal proceedings with the UK Embassy regarding him and his involvement in the alleged fraud at Minera IRL, but if he continues to ignore our attempts to reach him and refuses to withdraw his nomination, I will be left with no choice but to begin proceedings against him.

I also visited his place of business, but was not allowed inside and there was no reply. The guard/housekeeper/gardender first told me that Mr Mount didn't live there, then when refuted facts admitted he lived there, The factotum then became aggressive, told me to leave the private property or he would call the police (i stayed on the road, which was behind an iron gate that leads into the small cul-de-sac and by Peru law, the road is not private property). I answered that I would be very happy for him to call the police and waited. He became evermore aggressive in his words toward me, I eventually left after around 10 minutes. That happened around one hour ago. I told him I would return tomorrow (which I will do)

I believe it important at this point to presume innocence of Mr. Mount, despite his behaviour toward me today. Once again, this is not about being vindictive, it is all about removing Diego Benavides from Minera IRL completely, including from the subsidiary companies, and allowing a full independent audit of all its books. If Mr. Mount steps aside and decides not to impede such an investigation, that will be the end of his involvement. However, if he chooses to put himself between the Concerned Shareholder group and the truth of what's been going on inside MIRL all these years, he will suffer the consequences of his own acts. All the above in my opinion, of course.


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From: GermanyBoy11/24/2021 10:13:14 PM
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Dear Concerned Shareholders, our valid claims are being turned into a puppet show. I was refraining from making any comments while waiting for any type of communication from the company on this whole issue; I have to admit I am a bit disappointed but I still don’t want to fall prey to someone’s ego and obsessions. I want to believe that there is still people here who don’t take Mark Turner seriously.

He just provided a detailed description of the harassment he’s inflicting on the candidate for a director’s seat by constantly calling him on the phone, sending text and whatsapp messages, going to his place and basically threatening him with prosecution. Bloody hell! This is not only insane but also a felony!

Mark had already admitted sending death threats to the Minera team in August and even though he apologized we can clearly see that he’s continuing with some disturbing practices.

Once again, I am asking everyone here to come to their senses. We can not continue like this. Anyone who has a different view or opinion ends up falling prey to his obsession. He’s not leading us to the light at the end of the tunnel but actually deeper into it.

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To: GermanyBoy who wrote (1021)11/24/2021 10:40:32 PM
From: mark_ikn
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Absolutely false! Complete rot, poppycock and piffle from the increasingly desperate Game Boy. Oyez muchacho! Me no send no "death threats" to anyone and challenge you to prove otherwise. In fact, on reflection your statement is actionable. Thank you for providing more evidence of your criminal mind at work. It's just another in the long line of lies and falsehoods from Game Boy (Benavides and his pinche Valdez).

As for Martin Mount and the messages sent to him today, it was made 100% clear to him in both WhatsApp and texts that the purpose was not to threaten but to save him from jeopardizing himself, with a clear emphasis on assumed innocence. My repeated attempts to contact Martin Mount are for his benefit, to get him to understand what he would be letting himself in for if he became a member of the board of directors.

You're sounding particularly desperate this evening Game Boy, quedando en el ridiculo, de hecho.

If the company wants to be taken seriously, it should answer the litany of simple questions that multiple shareholders have posed to it. Instead, we are all met with a wall of silence regarding:

  • The appointments of Gabbie/Ngatai/Valdez
  • The internal inquiry
  • The misuse of funds out of the wholly owned subsidiaries,
  • Payment made to family members of Diego Benavides, all done behind "consultancy fees" to anonymous 3rd party accounts that add up to millions of dollars in secretly diverted funds

etc etc, to a near ad infinitum level. But whenever we ask simple questions of the company..

  • We have an Investor Relations manager who refuses to relate to investors
  • We have a Communications Manager who doesn't know how to communicate or even pick up the phone
  • We have a CEO whose only way of communication is to make baseless accusations about people trying to uncover the truth, all behind a Bulletin Board handle
  • Again, this is another list that can get longer very quickly and unfortunately, it's not just me who gets the silent treatment; this company refuses to talk with any of its shareholders and answer the most straightforward of questions.

We would like to know the results of the internal inquiry. Did the board find something against Diego Benavides, or did they not? A simple question that deserves an answer. Shareholders are unable to make an informed decision regarding his re-appointment otherwise.

As for the word "felony", I'm of the opinion it will be used against people connected with this sorry story soon. Not against my person, however.

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From: mark_ikn11/24/2021 11:43:31 PM
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Here is the WhatsApp message I sent to Martin Mount this morning. The only change I have made is to scrub out his photo (at this stage, unfair to him I believe). I added the letter "P" next to his name for "phone". The text messages sent to him were of a similar ilk and I can show them, if required. I'm not the one with things to hide, Game Boy.

Please explain how this is a "felony", Game Boy:

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From: ian.s11/25/2021 4:18:32 AM
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Get lost GermanyBoy. You are a joke.

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From: Alias6311/25/2021 11:58:08 AM
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I believe the report will be published before the AGM. I also believe that the report will only contain minor wrongdoings of DB. In the end - I believe - the report is going to legally acquit DB of the accusations. Is anyone expecting anything else?

This still leaves us shareholders with the devastating performance of the company, which for me is the main reason to vote against the current mgmt. I still havent read or came up with a better idea than scorched earth.

I also believe that MIRL has shifted their strategy for Ollachea: they no longer intend to build it but they are looking for a M&A-deal.

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From: mark_ikn11/25/2021 2:58:59 PM
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I'd like to remind the CS group that we presume innocence of Mr Martin Mount. In fact, the only poster making wild accusations on this board is GermanyBoy (aka Benavides and his pinche Valdez) and his "felony" claptrap. Hardly the first time his desperation has shown, GermanyBoy is the same handle that claimed to be an ace investigator, then took private information from mails sent into Minera IRL by Walter Zaverucha, posted it on this public board and accused him of being a land-trafficker at the same time (without a shred of evidence), all while confusing him with a different poster, "andrewlong". And GermanyBoy still hasn't explained how he got Mr. Z's name and private information. Nice person! Great DD!

Worth pointing out that I also have ample proof that Pedro Valdez illegally spied on my personal WhatsApp activity. Valdez still refuses to say a word about that, but has managed to keep his job at Minera IRL.

So we continue to allow Martin Mount the assumption of innocence, until such time as he enters into conversation and hears the CS side of the story. He is over 18 years old and at that point, he can make his own decisions but if I were Mount, I'd at least want to hear the other side of the story before continuing with this nomination for director. I will, therefore, continue to reach out to him.

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To: Kiwi Pom who wrote (987)11/26/2021 9:55:53 AM
From: mark_ikn
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Without going into details (in this case, no free info for the liar Benavides), correspondence with shareholders this week has confirmed Rio Tinto (RTZ) is taking our whistleblower submissions seriously. I'd therefore encourage other CS members to use the channels provided by Kiwi Pom in his post (#987 below, this post being a reply to his), this really is a case of the more the merrier. Also, a couple of shareholders have taken up the cause with the company auditors, the UK-based Davidson, including one shareholder with control of many millions of shares (thanks, you know who you are). While feedback is less likely from Davidson, it's to our advantage they know how many eyeballs are watching them (and UK accountancy laws are not something that firm will want to knowingly infringe).

We're now in the period when action is most likely to produce results. Though we're all tired of this company and its entrenched board I'd encourage all shareholders, large or small, to help with the efforts and make their own denouncement of Minera IRL. A shareholder of one share has the same rights as a shareholder of 10m shares and all voices matter.

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To: mark_ikn who wrote (1027)11/26/2021 12:21:24 PM
From: Sredna5
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Thank you Mark for all your effort! I have used the Rio Tinto whistleblower function.

It is very telling that the board cannot deny the claims we CS have put forward. Not even after three months of investigation. As I wrote above, they must be agonizing over how to handle the truth. Also, they cannot produce a timeline for the development of Ollachea. Any other mining company out there which cannot provide a timeline on its own webpage for the development of its flagship asset?

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From: Karl_M11/26/2021 1:06:57 PM
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Martin Mount is an old friend of mine and I have something to say about the harassment of him and his family.

Mark Turner announced a few days ago that he approached Martin Mount, and then continued to call and text Martin while also threatening to start proceedings with the UK embassy.

Any stalking, harassment or threats are considered a criminal offence worldwide, and are completely unacceptable irrespective of the purpose of this collective. This seems to be evidence of someone who is unhinged, and who is now targeting people outside the corporate issues discussed in this forum. This needs to stop. I had to make this public before it escalates, and to prevent further harm being caused to third parties that have nothing to do with the accusations or low share values.

Please see below the message from Martin Mount’s wife, who was a victim to Mark’s attacks just recently. Mark stated yesterday that he visited Martin’s place, but he failed to mention that he stood in front of Martin’s house screaming his name and terrorizing the entire neighbourhood. Mark has also publicly shared Martin’s phone number in an attempt to convince the users of this forum to contact him and extend the harassment. To what end?

Here's the message I am referring. I have erased the sections that point to the personal information of the parties involved:

Here’s the translation:

What worries me is that this guy whose name is Mark T has gone to the neighbourhood today and managed to break in when Ivan was at the other end. He was screaming and calling you by your name and didn’t want to leave and was also taking photos of the house. Our neighbour told him that she was going to call the Police, but he seemed not to care. Breaking in is an offense and to take photos puts us in danger. I have the camera videos. I’ve been told he is not so old and very tall, like 1.90 and a foreigner. Is there someone you can talk in the mine to make them aware and see what we can do? Because he has your address and telephone number. I don’t know how he got them. Do you have his name or his address so we can file a report? I think he will come back many times; he thinks you're hiding inside.

Mark has also posted images of some of the more civil messages he sent to Martin, but he did not mention that he started screaming over the phone to Martin’s wife while she was trying to explain that Martin is out of the country.

This situation is unacceptable and should not be tolerated. To anyone who is close to Mark Turner PLEASE request that this aggressive behaviour stops, his family should be kept away from this mess.

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