Geologically part of the South American Cordillera, one of the great gold-provinces of the world.
Rich natural resources with the best endowed country in the Cordillera on gold per unit area basis.
Less than 5% of the country explored.*
Strong history of mining dating back to pre-Incas era.
The following slides are from a presentation by the Minister of Mines at the IMARC conference in 2016.
These demonstrate clearly the opening up of Ecuador particularly for mining and exploration companies.
*Source: Ministry of Non-Renewable Natural Resources, presentation PDAC March,