The Ecuador-focused miner is set to have a busy 2020, with the intention to publish full feasibility studies on Alpala, a project in the Andes Mountains with an intended initial production of 207,000 tonnes per year of copper in high-purity 28.2% copper grade concentrate.
At a time when greenfield copper mines are thin on the ground, drill results from Alpala and the surrounding Cascabel concession have been enough to attract interest from Newcrest, which owns a 14.2% stake, and BHP with 14.7%.
SolGold workers examine drill core results.
But Mather says SolGold's current trajectory and ownership mean the company can sustainably finance itself for the foreseeable future.
"It's our aim...