Strategically located portfolioAll of Samco Gold’s 55,000 hectares of exploration concessions are strategically distributed in mining-friendly Santa Cruz province, Argentina, proximal to major silver-gold mines and advanced projects.
Our core El Dorado-Monserrat project (approx. 8,000 hectares) is situated adjacent to AngloGold Ashanti’s major Cerro Vanguardia gold mine.
Other notable regional operators include Hochschild-Minera Andes (San Jose), Goldcorp (Cerro Negro), Coeur d’Aleine (Marta), Pan American Silver (Manantial Espejo) and Extorre Gold Mines (Cerro Moro).
Compelling geological foundationsAll of our projects are hosted by the “Deseado Massif”, a tectonic block in Santa Cruz province which hosts important epithermal gold-silver vein deposits.
The El Dorado-Monserrat project hosts over 15km of outcropping, low sulphidation epithermal gold-silver mineralized veins associated with identified domal features.
Our Corina project, situated on the northern boundary of Extorre Gold Mines’ Cerro Moro project hosts a significant rhyolite dome complex within a zone of alteration where historical small scale mining has occurred.
These projects is underlain by significant amounts of rhyolitic volcanic rocks which are the principal host to gold-silver mineralisation in the Deseado Massif.
Combining international management with local geological expertiseSamco Gold’s executive management team has been drawn from a combination of financial services, legal and business backgrounds and is supported by an Argentine geological team combining over 70 years’ experience of successful exploration and resource development within Argentina, especially the Deseado Massif.
The management team is supported by our independent directors who bring to the board a wealth of experience derived from their successful track records in the development of substantial gold operations including Kinross Gold, Northern Orion, Andean Resources and Meridian Gold.
Argentina – substantial mining potentialArgentina is developing a reputation as a strong mining and exploration destination.
In the past decade, Argentina has seen some significant successes by explorers, especially in gold-silver exploration in Santa Cruz province, leading to a growing recognition of the country’s exploration potential.
This is supported by a government that has emphasized the importance of the exploration and mining industry by putting in place a taxation and legal environment that incentivizes investment in exploration activity in Argentina.