Vale S.A. engages in the research, production, and marketing of iron ore and pellets, nickel, fertilizers, copper, coal, manganese, ferroalloys, cobalt, platinum group metals, and precious metals in Brazil and internationally. Its Bulk Material segment engages in the extraction of iron ore and pellet production, as well as operation of transport systems in Brazil, including railroads, ports, and terminals related to mining operations. This segment is also involved in the production of manganese and ferroalloys; and mining of coal. The company’s Base Metals segment produces non-ferrous minerals, including nickel and copper; and aluminum products. Vale S.A.’s Fertilizers segment provides potash, phosphates, and nitrogen. The company’s Logistic Services segment offers cargo transportation services, such as rail transport, port, and shipping services for third parties. In addition, Vale S.A. generates energy through hydroelectric plants and centers in Brazil, Canada, and Indonesia; and has a natural gas exploration portfolio of 18 blocks in 4 petroleum basins in Brazil. The company was formerly known as Companhia Vale do Rio Doce and changed its name to Vale S.A. in May 2009. Vale S.A. was founded in 1942 and is based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Valley High Ventures, Ltd. engages in the acquisition and exploration of mineral resource properties in Canada and Mexico. It explores primarily for gold, copper, silver, zinc, and lead ores. The company owns interests in the Mount Polley properties, which include the Lloyd, Nordik/Buc, Calm, October/Dome, and Morehead claim blocks covering an area of approximately 10,000 hectares located in the northeast of Williams Lake, British Columbia. It also holds a 100% interest in the Sanson claim group in Mexico; and owns an option to acquire a 100% interest in the Cordero claim group located northeast of Parral, Mexico. In addition, the company holds an option to acquire a 100% interest in the Flume property located in Yukon Territory, Canada. Valley High Ventures was incorporated in 1980 and is based in Vancouver, Canada.
Van Gold Resources Incorporated is a development stage company that focuses on mineral exploration and mineral resource development. The company holds option interests in the the 105 hectare La Verde mining concession and the 200 hectare La Kala mining property through contracts with Mexican nationals. The company’s Mexican subsidiary Minera Van Gold, S. de R.L. de C.V. also holds the mineral rights to the 9,646 hectare Gabriela concession, the 9,380 hectare La Kala 2 concession and the 9,600 hectare Marcella concession. All of the company’s projects and properties are located in the state of Sonora, Mexico.
VANE Minerals plc was founded by the former international exploration team of Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc., one of the world?s largest producers of copper and gold. The team negotiated exclusive access to Freeport McMoRan?s global exploration database, made up of 7,000 plus files generated over nearly 100 years of exploration and, following the review of these files, VANE is ideally placed to capitalise on project acquisition opportunities. The Company has assembled a highly qualified and experienced management team with a proven track record in exploration and development, who have spent their entire careers searching for and defining large scale mineral deposits. The Company?s principal objective, as set out at the time of its listing in June 2004, is to be a self-funding exploration company. As such, the initial focus has been to identify high grade gold-silver projects which can be brought into production as quickly as possible in order to provide revenue towards funding the development of potentially much larger projects. VANE is well on its way to achieving this objective as production began at the Diablito mine in Mexico in November 2005. The Company will use the revenue generated by this first producing mine to help fund development work across its attractive portfolio of gold, silver, copper and uranium assets in Mexico, Paraguay and the US.
Victory Resources Corp., a junior mineral exploration company, engages in the exploration and development of mineral rich properties in British Columbia, Canada. The company primarily focuses on exploring gold and copper deposits. Its principal property is Toni property that consists of 88 contiguous mineral claims covering approximately 34,351 hectares located in the Nicola Division, British Columbia. The company was formerly known as 1st Anyox Resources Limited and changed its name to Victory Resources Corp. in February 2005. Victory Resources Corp. was incorporated in 1984 and is based in Surrey, Canada.
Virgin Metals Inc., a base metal company, engages in exploring and developing molybdenum and copper projects located in Sonora, northern Mexico. It holds 100% interests in the Los Verdes property consisting of 16 exploration concessions totaling approximately 6,700 hectares; and the Cuatro Hermanos property comprising 10 exploration concessions totaling approximately 8,100 hectares. The company also holds interest in the Topper property that includes 14 claims in an area covering 290 acres in Mineral County, Nevada, the United States. Virgin Metals Inc. was incorporated in 1934 and is based in Toronto, Canada.
Vista Gold Corp. and its subsidiaries engage in the evaluation, acquisition, exploration, and advancement of gold exploration and potential development projects. Its holdings include the Paredones Amarillos and Guadalupe de los Reyes gold projects in Mexico; the Mt. Todd gold project in Australia; the Yellow Pine gold project in Idaho; the Long Valley gold project in California; the Awak Mas gold project in Indonesia; and claims located in Utah. The company was founded in 1983 and is based in Littleton, Colorado.
VVC Exploration Corporation engages in the exploration and development of mineral properties in Canada and Mexico. It primarily explores for gold, silver, lead, and zinc ores, as well as for precious and base metals. The company was incorporated in 1983 and is based in Toronto, Canada.