Zoro Mining reflects decades of work in Peru and Chile by Harold Gardner. Active in the region since 1985, Mr. Gardner has acquired a portfolio of outstanding exploration properties.
Mr. Gardner’s exploration company, Gareste Limitada, is the largest private concession holder in Chile, Region III. He has spent decades looking for ideal situations with high probability of exploration success.
Many of his properties have seen preliminary exploration or previous mining, and all have favourable locations, with power and transportation infrastructure nearby.
Established mining jurisdictions
Chile and Peru have long histories in mining, and today, exploration and development of their mineral resources contributes significantly to their national economies. In addition to complete infrastructure, these countries offer qualified mining personnel and regulatory regimes that support mining.
Major mines in the neighbourhood
The goal of Zoro Mining is to discover and develop projects that rival the largest mines in the region. These are mines like Kinross’s Maricunga Mine, with 457 million tonnes grading 0.65 g/t gold.
Another is Freeport’s Candelaria Mine, an IOCG deposit with published reserves of 448 million tonnes of 0.54% copper and 0.11 g/t gold.
The recent discovery of Exeter’s Caspiche deposit, with an estimated 45 million gold-equivalent ounces, has investors paying attention. Expectations are building for the next mega-discovery in the prolific Atacama region.