Welcome to Ascendant Copper
A socially responsible corporate citizen.
Ascendant Copper Corporation is a Canadian company engaged in the exploration and development of primary base metal properties in Ecuador. The Company acquired a 100% interest in three projects in Ecuador, namely the Junin copper-molybdenum-silver-gold porphyry property, the Chaucha porphyry copper-molybdenum property, and the Telimbela copper porphyry property.
Our most promising mineral resources are our 100% owned Junin and Chaucha properties. The Junin project consists of three contiguous concessions; the Golden 1 and Golden 2, and Magdalena in Northwest Ecuador. The Chaucha project is located in the Western Cordillera of Southwestern Ecuador. Both properties lie on the Western side of the Cordillera allowing for ease of transportation to port facilities.
Early indications are that Junin is a world class copper deposit. An inferred copper resource of 982 million tons has been estimated by Micon International, in compliance with CIM standards. This estimate only applies to the concessions for Golden 1 and 2. Chaucha, Magdalena and Telimbela also all appear to have significant reserve potential which we will determine with our upcoming drilling programs.
Ascendant places high importance on working with local organizations. We provide resources to maintain the environment and help create local opportunities in all activities related to mining such as infrastructure, training, and reforestation. Employment opportunities and tax payments generated from mining activities contribute to the improvement of social infrastructure and strengthening of the state. In addition to these, the Company provides health and education services directly through the expertise of its personnel made available to local communities.
Ascendant is committed to open and honest dialogue with all groups affected by its activities. Community consultation and engagement are key elements in the Company's process to determine how the Company can best contribute to the development priorities in the region of its operations.