We are a specialized Services and Consulting Company in filing, granting, maintaining, protecting and keeping in good standing exploration and mining concessions throughout Chile.
Chilean mining legislation requires to thoroughly complete and track the procedures leading to the granting, maintenance and protection of exploration and mining concessions in order to monitor and keep the preferential right obtained.
Our company is formed by professionals with more than 20 years of experience in the mining sector, and has developed a work system tailored to the requirements of our customers, providing comprehensive consulting services ensuring the confidentiality required by the industry.
Mining concessions are the most important and strategic asset of a mining company, thus the proceedings for granting, protecting and monitoring these concessions are key elements for an efficient management.
Propiedad Minera Chile offers high-level integral consulting services and technical expertise.
The permit granting process requires to complete a filing procedure for mining and/or exploration concessions before a competent court in the country, through the Virtual Judicial Office. It involves, among others, the following: Preparation of legal briefs, registration in the Competent Custodian of Mines, publication in the Official Mining Bulletin, payment of Proportional Property and Filing Fee taxes, preparation of concessions’ maps and survey. This service can be associated with the protection and maintenance of the areas of interest where the concessions are located.
The protection and maintenance service includes tracking third parties’ mining activity in a specific area of interest by reviewing the Official Mining Bulletin. This results in updating the cadastre of tenements in the area and submitting the corresponding report to reflect the activity of other companies or concessionaires in the area and any potential conflicts or overlaps.
The Cadastre of an area of interest includes identifying the existing mining concessions by establishing their preferential right and validity through the study of electronic files in the Judiciary's Website and Sernageomin’s online Cadastre.
The audit of mining concessions involves, among other actions, reviewing the legal standing, validity, preferential right, analysis of overlaps, as well as all land tenure data and proceedings leading to the granting of concessions, which must be carried out in accordance with the requirements and within the terms provided in the Mining Code and its Regulations.
Auditing the internal management of a Land Tenure Department or Unit contemplates examining the cadastral base to determine its efficiency and accuracy, contrast media, handling of information, third party inspections and reviews. It also includes examining the Company's internal processes regarding the decisions for the granting, protection and maintenance of the Mining Tenements and other associated responsibilities.
|•||Keep mining concessions in good legal standing (by managing payment of annual property tax).|
|•||Review auction lists and conduct procedures to remove tenements from auction lists.|
|•||Processing demasías (restricted vacant space in between two or more concessions).|
|•||Legal support and defence of mining concessions undergoing or having completed the legal rights granting process.|
|•||Advice for and review of mining contracts drafting (Purchase and Sale of Concessions, Option to Purchase Concessions, Mining Easements, Negotiation and/or defence with surface owner, among other contracts).|
|•||Customized monthly reports regarding the monitoring, status and legal standing of the mining tenements in the areas of interest.|
We are a team of professionals with vast experience in the mining land tenure area, who share great values, ensuring the commitment, professionalism and quality of our services.
Gloria is a Geo-Survey Engineer, Bachelor in Engineering Sciences and a Mining Surveyor, with more than 25 years of experience in the mining land tenure area. General Manager, and Founding Partner of the Land Tenure Services Company, Propiedad Minera Chile SpA, a specialized company in filing, granting, maintaining, protecting and keeping in good standing exploration and mining concessions throughout Chile. Some highlights in her professional career include the implementation of the Land Tenure Department of Xstrata Copper mining company (Noranda-Falconbridge-Xstrata), where she remained in the position of Superintendent for more than 20 years, and was responsible for managing, planning, supervising and coordinating the area; as well as providing services to the different business units in order to maintain in good standing the mining rights of the Company's projects.
Ximena is a Geo-Survey Engineer, Bachelor in Engineering Sciences, with more than 25 years of experience in the mining land tenure area. Technical Manager and Founding Partner of the Land Tenure Services Company, Propiedad Minera Chile SpA. During her professional career, she was in charge of collecting, classifying and keeping information of mining projects at Placer Dome Technical Services Limited. She worked independently for 10 years, conducting legal proceedings for filing, granting, protecting and maintaining concessions for large mining companies, and was a Mineral Property Analyst in the Land Tenure Department of Xstrata Copper Chile (Falconbridge-Xstrata).
Elizabeth is a Geo-Survey Technician, with 25 years of experience in the mining land tenure area. Technical Manager and Founding Partner of the Land Tenure Services Company, Propiedad Minera Chile SpA, a company that provides specialized consulting services in mining tenements across the country. She began her career in the Mining Land Tenure area as a newly graduated professional, by joining the Grasty Quintana Oyarzún & Cía firm - current Grasty Quintana Majlis- and then moved to Western Mining Exploration, an Australian company where she worked at the Mining Land Department. Later, she joined the Xstrata Copper Chile (Noranda-Falconbridge-Xstrata) Land Tenure Department, working closely with Gloria Valenzuela on both Chilean and Argentine projects.