The El Toqui District is located in the Aysen Region of Southern Chile, 1350 km
south of Santiago. Mineralization was recognized in 1970 and since then exploration
has discovered eight skarn bodies, a carbonate replacement deposit and a system of
quartz-base metal veins. Total geological resource for the district is 20 Mt grading
8.2% Zn and 1.5 g/t Au. The mine is an underground room and pillar operation and
has average annual production of 500,000 tonnes per year.