Mining Properties Corporation (MPC) focuses on the acquisition of mining property licenses in locations around the world with strategic value added potential. The company aims to sell, trade or broker properties looking for investment and business development opportunities for high value earning and growth. The company invests in buying the rights and options to sell mining properties to mining and exploration firms on behalf of public companies, governments, and private owners. Under certain conditions, the company may also decide to focus on facilitating the exploration and commercialization of properties in its project portfolio.
MPC is currently actively focusing on African mining property assets, particularly in South Africa, Zambia, Congo, and Ghana, and has intention to develop potential opportunities in other African countries such as Mozambique. The company also is active mining property assets in Canada, Australia, the U.S.A., Asia, and Latin America.
Mining Properties Corporation takes the option for the license or mining property, and markets this property internationally through an extensive network of buyers, investors, and operating partners interested in the mining property for sale. In addition, MPC co-ordinates gem and mineral mining offtake agreements with organizations within China, Korea, Japan, South Africa, Spain, Germany, Canada, US, India, Australia, and Switzerland.
Off-take agreements can range from 50,000 to 500,000 ton of most base metals per month, from $20 million to $100 million per month for gem stones and precious stones, or $50,000,000 to $400,000,000 a month in purchase and sale of precious metals such as Gold.
In addition, MPC works with Oil, Gas, Coal, and various other suppliers for the trading of energy based substances. When properties come available, generally MPC assists in the acquisition of oil blocks within Africa, such as Ghana oil blocks, Nigeria oil blocks, Mozambique oil blocks, Kenya oil blocks, Namibia oil blocks, Angola oil blocks, Zambia oil blocks, and exploration there off across the continent.
The worldwide mining and resource industry is undergoing an expansion and transformation period and MPC’s targeted sectors of uranium, gold and copper are not an exception. Companies that shape and lead the industry focus efforts on making systems, products and value chains more effective in order to generate value for investment in exploration, development, and commercialization to the end users.
MPC’s team of industry expert analysts constantly reviews and assesses entry points for value generation for mining properties around the world. For example, a thorough value chain analysis aims to reveal where efficiencies could be gained through strategic interventions and/or investments to increase the value that accumulates from the point the mineral is extracted until it is manufactured. The mineral acquires an added value in each stage of the productive process. The value generated creates potential for job opportunities, economies of scale, savings increases and improvements in the distribution of wealth, among other benefits. The mining industry itself and its related value chains contribute benefits to the country, bringing positive impacts on the development of labour, infrastructure, social responsibility initiatives, and other related productive sectors.
The mining value chain shows how the mining activity is developed by a company and its investors to maximize the value of a particular mining property. The mining company typically seeks to maximize production and commercial value of the property’s assets (typically minerals), and to align its cost and margin links to maximize potential wealth generation. To achieve this requires a strong base of knowledge, experience and ongoing strategic monitoring and analysis. With this among its key strengths, MPC is well positioned to recommend and monitor strategic plans to be carried out according to predetermined analysis and forecasts for any particular global mining property.
By seeking to facilitate and broker global mining property investments and acquisitions that yield maximum value potential, MPC’s targeted portfolio of various mining properties, ventures and investments offer excellent growth opportunities for investors, partners, communities and countries.
Global Industry Overview:
Mining exists in many countries. The total global market cap of publicly traded companies of about US$50 trillion in 2007. The mineral industry of Africa includes the mining of various minerals; it produces relatively little of the industrial metals copper, lead, and zinc, but according to one estimate has as a percent of world reserves 40% of gold, 60% of cobalt, and 90% of the world’s platinum group metals. For rare earth minerals mining, China reportedly controlled 95% of production in 2013.
While exploration and mining can be conducted by individual entrepreneurs or small businesses, most modern-day mines are large enterprises requiring large amounts of capital to establish. Consequently, the mining sector of the industry is dominated by large, often multinational, companies, most of them publicly listed. It can be argued that what is referred to as the ‘mining industry’ is actually two sectors, one specializing in exploration for new resources and the other in mining those resources. The exploration sector is typically made up of individuals and small mineral resource companies, called “juniors”, which are dependent on venture capital. The mining sector is made up of large multinational companies that are sustained by production from their mining operations. Various other industries such as equipment manufacture, environmental testing, and metallurgy analysis rely on, and support, the mining industry throughout the world.
Mining operations can be grouped into five major categories in terms of their respective resources. These are oil and gas extraction, coal mining, metal ore mining, nonmetallic mineral mining and quarrying, and mining support activities. Of all of these categories, oil and gas extraction remains one of the largest in terms of its global economic importance. Prospecting potential mining sites, a vital area of concern for the mining industry, is now done using sophisticated new technologies such as seismic prospecting and remote-sensing satellites. Mining is heavily affected by the prices of the commodity minerals, which are often volatile. The 2000s commodities boom (“commodities supercycle”) increased the prices of commodities, driving aggressive mining. In addition, the price of gold increased dramatically in the 2000s, which increased gold mining; for example, one study found that conversion of forest in the Amazon increased six-fold from the period 2003–2006 (292 ha/yr) to the period 2006–2009 (1,915 ha/yr), largely due to artisanal mining.