Minera Copal


The El Copal Project is located within the western portion of the Sierra del Nayar Mountain range, in a mountainous, rugged and abrupt area with elevations that usually range from 500 to 1000 meters above sea level, although in the SW portion of the northern block of the mining claim the elevations drop to 200 masl. Just 4 km west of the mining area (1.5 km from the western limit of the mining concession) is the Aguamilpa Dam on the Río Grande de Santiago, the second most important river in the Mexican Pacific. The El Naranjito de Copal town, with a population of approximately 550 inhabitants is about 6 km by road from the mines zone and is the closest source of labor and supply. The town has grocery stores, elementary schools, medical service, chapel, town centre, electricity, water and rural internet service. Santiago de Pochotitán is a larger town located about 29 kilometers away from the project (12 km of dirt and 18 km of paved road, crossing the Santiago River). It has little more than 2000 inhabitants and has all the services such as gasoline and diesel station, electricity, water, telephone, supply centers, medical services and preschool to high school educational centers. A network of gravel roads and trails crisscross through the mining concession area. A three phase electrical grid transects the mining concession and is less than 1 km away from the mines area.


The City of Tepic, capital of the state of Nayarit and head of the homonymous Municipality is approximately 64 kilometer from the project (12 km of dirt and 62 km of paved road, crossing the Santiago River) and, in addition to its metropolitan zone, has about 500,000 inhabitants. Tepic hosts the State Government and is the major supply center. The city has lodging and food, electricity, drinking water, drainage, food markets and shopping centers, recreational areas, higher education campuses, public and private health units, sports centers, road police and public security, land and rail transportation, international airport, fixed and mobile telephony and media such as television, radio stations and newspapers.