The Group’s international exploration strategy is to rapidly and effectively identify, secure and evaluate high-quality copper exploration projects in preferred jurisdictions in the Americas, Australia-Oceania and Africa.

During 2015, the Group refined its portfolio of early-stage exploration projects in key copper provinces across the globe. Working in partnership with selected companies, both public and private, the Group advanced projects in Argentina, Australia, Canada, Chile, Mexico and Zambia, while exiting from projects in Australia, Canada, Finland and Portugal.

The Group’s strategy is to partner with experienced junior exploration companies, funding their exploration programmes to earn an interest in the projects while benefiting from their local knowledge and expertise.