Copper, Gold Growth and Discovery in the Americas

Multiple-Times Growth and Discovery Potential

Solaris is responsibly and sustainably advancing a portfolio of copper and gold projects in the Americas. Our flagship Warintza project in Ecuador hosts a high-grade open pit resource within 5km trend of outcropping copper porphyry mineralization, with a number of untested, large-scale gold-in-soil and geophysical anomalies. We also expect to be drilling for discoveries at Tamarugo and Ricardo projects in Chile and Capricho and Paco Orco projects in Peru. All of our exploration programs were conceived by David Lowell (1928-2020), the World’s Greatest Explorer, who made more discoveries of greater consequence than anyone in history.

David Lowell Discoveries


  • Warintza (Ecuador)
  • Tamarugo (Chile)
  • Capricho, Paco Orco (Peru)
  • Ricardo (Chile)
  • La Verde (Mexico)

The Warintza project is centered on the Warintza Central resource, which covers ~700m of a 5km trend of outcropping, high-grade copper mineralization, and includes a number of untested, multiple-km scale gold targets. Situated in southeastern Ecuador, in the same belt as the Fruta del Norte and Mirador mines, adjacent to the +1Bt San Carlos-Panantza copper deposits.

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Tamarugo is an undrilled, grassroots copper porphyry exploration target in the Chilean copper belt that hosts the largest deposits in the world. The project represents the first test of David Lowell’s vision of the future of copper porphyry exploration: blind targets. Solaris can earn up to 75% from Freeport-McMoRan with US$5M / 5 years of spending.

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Capricho and Paco Orco are undrilled, grassroots exploration projects in Peru. At Capricho, a recent landslide exposed fresh copper porphyry outcrop over ~300m of strike, while at Paco Orco, over 2km of outcropping polymetallic gossan has been mapped. Solaris is earning up to 75% in each via JV with a private company.

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Ricardo is a brownfields copper porphyry exploration project immediately contiguous and on the same structure as Chuquicamata, one of the largest copper mines in Chile. Freeport-McMoRan is earning up to an 80% interest in the project via US$130M / 5 years of exploration spending.

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La Verde is a development-stage project in Mexico that offers leverage to higher copper prices. The project is accessible by paved roads with easy access to water, power and rail. It hosts pit-constrained M&I resources of 408Mt at 0.41% Cu, with Inf. resources of 338Mt at 0.37% Cu. Solaris has earned a 60% interest via JV with Teck Resources.

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