Our Story

Our asset

MTV is located in the prolific Cretaceous belt of Chile that hosts a large amount of deposits, ranging from small to world-class. We produce Electrolytic Copper Cathodes (Grade A) of 99.999% purity - the highest quality cathodes on the market - through the mining of our own deposits and the purchasing of third-party ore.

 

Our strategy

Our strategy is two-fold. First, to execute the production growth outlined in our Technical Report to reach full utilization of the facilities, increase revenues and drive down unit costs. Second, to simultaneously explore the property, increasing the visibility of our potential and life of mine.

 

Our status

MTV is producing

  • 4-stage crushing and agglomeration facility, with nameplate capacity of 7,000 tonnes per day of ore
  • heap leach optimized to accommodate chloride media for salt leaching
  • an optimized solvent extraction-electrowinning (SX-EW) plant with nameplate capacity of 18,500 tonnes per annum
  • offtake agreement with Anglo American Marketing Limited

MTV is growing

  • technical studies complete
    • salt leach application implemented
    • Don Gabriel open pit expansion underway
    • Papomono Masivo underground development construction started December 2020
  • technical report issued
  • supportive strategic partners in Anglo American Marketing Limited and Kimura Capital LLP

MTV to explore

  • 46,000+ hectares of land
  • less than 10% explored and currently being exploited
  • > 100 copper occurrences mapped
  • 70 artisanal exploitation points registered

 

Our history

MTV Timeline

Our history begins with the purchase of MTV in 2017. MTV’s history begins with Vale S.A.

Vale began exploring in 2005 discovering the MTV deposits of Papomono and Don Gabriel. 97% of Vale’s exploration drill holes were drilled in or around these two main orebodies, and since then, only 2% of MTV’s drilling program has been dedicated to future exploration of its 46,000 hectares.

With a Vale-funded construction and infrastructure build-out approaching US$250MM, operations began in 2011, sold to a private family business in 2013 and operations curtailed. In October 2017, SRHI purchased 70% of MTV for US$40 million.

 

Our 2017 thesis was simple.

What resource is currently undervalued but has a long-run sustainable increasing trajectory?
Copper

 

What country has a deep-rooted history in Copper supported by strong and fair mining law practices?
Chile

 

What property is undervalued, in production and has exciting upside potential?
MTV