Who we are
Great Southern Copper plc (LSE:GSCU) is a UK-listed copper exploration company that aims to generate shareholder value through successful exploration and discovery of large-scale porphyry copper-gold deposits from its projects located in the underexplored coastal copper belt of northern Chile.
Since 2017 exploration by GSC has identified outcropping evidence of porphyry Cu-Au mineralisation at its two key projects; San Lorenzo located 50km northeast of the coastal city of La Serena, and Especularita located 250km north of the national capital, Santiago.
Information on how the company creates value
Great Southern Copper's (GSC) exploration strategy is to target the coastal metallogenic belt for high quality, early-stage porphyry copper-gold assets within easy access to infrastructure and services. The company has investigated the region extensively since 2016 and has identified two key projects that satisfy its investment and strategic criteria; San Lorenzo located 50 km northeast of the coastal town of La Serena, and Especularita located 250 km north of the national capital, Santiago. Both projects are located within the Coquimbo Region (Region IV) at low elevations and less than 50km distant from the coast.
Our market - why copper-gold and Chile
Copper is expected to be fundamental in powering the worlds green energy transition which is creating a supply imbalance in the red metal due to the lack of new discoveries and exploration investment over the last decade.
Chile is the world's largest producer and exporter of copper and a leading producer of gold, molybdenum and silver as a by-product of porphyry copper production making Chile a globally significant jurisdiction for mining.