Culpeo Minerals is a copper exploration and development company with assets in Chile, the world’s number one copper producer. The company is exploring and developing high-grade copper systems in the coastal Cordillera region of Chile.

The company has made a new discovery at Lana Corina and has recently acquired the Fortuna project, which hosts a suite of promising exploration targets. Both projects are situated in the Coquimbo region of Chile and contain significant outcropping high-grade copper mineralisation which offers multiple walk-up drill targets.

Culpeo Minerals has a strong board and management team with significant Chilean country expertise and has an excellent in-country network. All these elements enable the company to gain access to quality assets in a non-competitive environment. We leverage the experience and relationships developed over 10 years in-country, to deliver low cost and effective discovery and resource growth. We aim to create value for our shareholders through exposure to the acquisition, discovery and development of mineral properties which feature high-grade, near surface copper mineralisation.


  • Max Tuesley | Managing director

    • Geologist with 30 years’ experience in base metal and gold exploration and mining domestically and internationally
    • Previously led projects in Mongolia, Sudan, Laos and the Philippines
    • Formerly held senior management roles with Xstrata, focused on Australian copper operations including the Ernest Henry IOCG project
    • Member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy
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  • Geoff McNamara | Non-executive chairman

    • Over 30 years of international resource sector experience
    • Co-founder of Tesoro Gold Ltd which discovered the El Zorro Gold Project in Chile
    • Previously Director of Mining Finance at Societe General, NYC, Private Equity Manager for PRCM (FUM US$800M)
    • Previous operational roles include Project Manager, Senior Mine Geologist and Mine Geologist for Ivanhoe Mines, Lion Ore International and Western Mining Corporation
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  • Zeff Reeves | Non-executive director

    • Geologist with more than 20 years of resource experience, spanning greenfield exploration, mineral discovery, definition and feasibility, construction, production and closure
    • Managing Director of ASX listed Tesoro Gold Ltd, a company that has defined the El Zorro Gold Project in Chile
    • Track record of exploration success identifying and delineating new gold districts in Brazil and Chile
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  • Paul Schmiede | Non-Executive Director

    • Mining engineer with over 25 years’ experience in mining, exploration and corporate development across gold and base metal commodities within Australia, Burkina Faso and DRC
    • Currently Vice President Corporate Development TSS-V listed Sarama Resources Ltd
    • Previously held senior roles with Moto Goldmines, Gold Fields and WMC Resources
    • Member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy
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