About Us

Quantum Pacific Exploration (QPX) is a privately funded mineral exploration company, part of the Quantum Pacific group.

QPX´s value proposition is to produce superior results through well-planned and sustainable exploration programs guided by integration of new concepts, information methodologies, technologies, and a disciplined economic valuation process.

At QPX we believe in conducting our business responsibly in all dimensions, engaging positively with our partners and vendors, earning stakeholders' support, being proactive in our care for the environment, and keeping our fellow workers safe.

Vision & Mission

Values

Leadership

The Team

The Quantum Pacific Group

Vision & Mission

Our Vision

Create value through innovative and sustainable exploration of nontraditional opportunities.

Our Mission

Create and operate an effective and scalable mineral exploration company with high probability of success.

Values

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Integrity

Our reputation is our most valuable asset. We accept responsibility and deliver on our commitments.

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Sustainability

We have an overriding commitment to keeping our team safe, caring for the environment, and supporting the communities in which we operate.

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Proactivity & high performance

We have a "can-do" attitude and the drive to deliver outstanding results. We strive to do the right things by taking measured risks.

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Commitment

We are committed to the ecosystem, our team and the investors.

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Continuous Learning

We strive for excellence and are dedicated to creating opportunities that bring new ideas, experts, and technologies together.

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Innovation

We explore better ways to create value through original thinking, open-mindedness to unconventional methods, and experimentation.

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Financial Responsibility

We emphasize long-term value creation over short-term gains.

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Lasting Relationships

We build lasting relationships founded on respect, integrity, and trust.

Management Leadership

Ilan Naor, Gerente General

Ilan Naor

Gerente General

Ilan ha liderado QPX desde sus orígenes en 2011. Desde 1996 hasta 2011, ocupó diversos cargos directivos en la Oficina del Primer Ministro Israelí. Durante 28 años, Ilan ha impulsado y dirigido innovadoras empresas de carácter internacional. Como parte de estas empresas, ha gestionado proyectos transnacionales de gran complejidad involucrando tecnologías de vanguardia. Ilan tiene una amplia experiencia en el manejo de iniciativas interdisciplinarias, transversales, y multiculturales.

Ilan fundó y lidero QPX desde sus inicios. Posee una Licenciatura en Derecho de la Universidad Hebrea de Jerusalén y una Maestría en Administración Pública del Kennedy School of Government de la Universidad de Harvard.

Keenan Jennings, Country Manager

Keenan Jennings

Country Manager

Keenan Jennings inició su carrera en MIM Exploración donde, durante los años 1991 al 2000, trabajó en Australia, Asia y América Latina. El año 2000 se cambió a Anglo American donde lideró los programas de exploración de zinc y cobre en Perú antes de tomar una posición gerencial en la oficina de Londres. El año 2007 Keenan se cambió a Rio Tinto donde tuvo exposición al mercado asiático al liderar la exploración de minerales y el desarrollo de negocios en China y Mongolia. Dentro de sus logros estuvo la venta de un activo de carbón de coke en la parte occidente de Mongolia y el sentar las bases para la creación de “joint ventures” con socios chinos en China. Este período tuvo su momento cúlmine cuando Keenan asumió la responsabilidad de crear desde cero la función geológica en campos inexplorados de Oyu Tolgoi, Mongolia, como también preparar a un equipo de geólogos locales para ser parte del proyecto.

Antes de fundar “RED Consulting”, Keenan fue invitado a volver a Anglo American, esta vez como Jefe de la gestión de recursos en el proceso de exploración a nivel mundial. En este cargo cumplió un rol clave en la gestión de riesgos técnicos en el desarrollo de recursos minerales emergentes para la compañía.

Francisco Camus, Presidente Comité Asesor Técnico

Francisco Camus

Presidente Comité Asesor Técnico

Francisco es geólogo económico, graduado de la Universidad de Chile en 1965, con 47 años de experiencia. Es miembro de la Sociedad Geológica de Chile, Instituto de Ingenieros de Minas de Chile, y de la Sociedad de Geólogos Económicos (SEG, EE.UU.). En el año 2000 fue nombrado profesor distinguido de la sociedad, y en 2006 fue elegido vicepresidente del Consejo SEG. Su experiencia incluye minería y exploración de yacimientos de pórfidos de cobre, IOCG, depósitos de estratos Cu-Ag y skarns principalmente en la cordillera de los Andes de Chile, pero también en otros lugares del mundo. Ha publicado numerosos artículos científicos, y ha escrito y editado varios libros en el campo de la exploración minera.

Yair Frastai, VP Investigación, Desarrollo e Innovación

Yair Frastai

VP Investigación, Desarrollo e Innovación

Yair lidera el DISCOVERY ROOM. Él ha dedicado toda su Carrera a abordar desafíos estratégicos y operacionales a través de la investigación en innovación, desarrollo tecnológico y planificación estratégica. Por su trabajo en estos campos, a Yair se le otorgó el prestigioso premio “Defensa de Israel” en el 2005. Ha dirigido múltiples proyectos para el Gobierno Israelí, iniciando cambios de paradigma de gran alcance y reestructuración institucional.  También, ha dirigido con éxito equipos interdisciplinarios, a través, de complejos procesos de desarrollo e implementación de estas iniciativas.

Yair, que es parte del equipo fundador del DISCOVERY ROOM y de QPX, actualmente lidera el equipo de I&D; lo que incluye la mejora continua de la plataforma, patentada New Discovery Platform (NDP).  

Yair es licenciado en Arquitectura de la Academia Bazalel de Arte y Diseño de Jerusalén.

Stephan Zeitler, Finance Manager

Stephan Zeitler

Finance Manager

Stephan es un profesional del área de Finanzas, Ingeniero Comercial titulado en Alemania, trilingüe y con más de 20 años de experiencia laboral en empresas internacionales, líderes en su rubro.

Él es experto en reestructuraciones empresariales, implementación de ERPs (SAP), reducción de costos, optimización de capitales de trabajo y aplicación de políticas corporativas de compliance y control interno.

Antes de unirse al equipo de QPX en 2016, Stephan fue Country Head of Finance Chile en Panalpina, en donde lideró el traspaso de tareas a los shared services en Filipinas y Argentina.     

Anteriormente, Stephan fue CFO en DB Schenker, una de las empresas líderes en logística y transporte internacional, liderando las áreas de finanzas, administración, recursos humanos y compliance.    

Desde 1998 hasta 2008, Stephan fue Subgerente de Administración de Negocios en la empresa Siemens, en donde tomó la responsabilidad financiera–administrativa por distintas unidades de negocio dentro del grupo.

Daniel Weinstein, Fiscal

Daniel Weinstein

Fiscal

Daniel estuvo a cargo anteriormente del área legal de SNC-Lavalin (TSX: SNC) en Chile y Perú. Previo a ese rol, Daniel fue asociado senior del estudio de abogados Morales & Besa en Santiago, en donde lideró varias transacciones mineras, siendo además responsable de la asesoría corporativa permanente a compañías chilenas y extranjeras. El ha representado a toda clase de actores mineros: desarrolladores de proyectos mineros, proveedores de equipos para la minería, compañías de ingeniería y construcción, compañías de perforación y sondaje y financistas de proyectos mineros. Daniel es un abogado graduado con distinción máxima de la Universidad de Chile y posee un Magister en Derecho en la Universidad de Chicago, EE.UU., en donde asistió con una beca otorgada por el gobierno de Chile en base a méritos profesionales y académicos.

 

The Quantum Pacific Group

The Quantum Pacific Group is an international group of industrial growth-oriented businesses with interests across a broad range of industries, including maritime, power & energy, offshore drilling, natural resources and automotive, with operations spanning the globe.

The Exploration Program

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The Team

Our Business

"QPX sees success as:
  • Our people starting each day with a sense of purpose and ending the day with a sense of accomplishment.
  • Our shareholders receiving a superior return on their investment.
  • Our partners, communities, and service providers valuing their relationships with us."
From the QPX Charter

Our Strategy

Exploration Team

Projects

The Discovery Room

Projects

QPX is exploring northern Chile for world class porphyry copper deposits.

Discovery Room

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Exploration Team

  • QPX has built a capable team both technically and operationally

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    QPX has funding to do real exploration

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    QPX is focused on discovery

  • QPX is keen to form strategic alliances that benefit both parties

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    QPX will explore any deal structure that adequately balances risk and reward

The Discovery Room

The Discovery Room is a dedicated internal Research & Innovation division with a strategic goal to generate new systemic approaches and tools for finding world class copper deposits in northern Chile.

Mission
  • INCREASE ACCURACY & CONFIDENCE

  • INCREASE PROBABILITY OF SUCCESS

  • SHORTEN TIME TO DISCOVERY

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Discovery Room Operational Approach

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Discovery Room´s methodology is based on an ongoing learning and experimental cycle that provides a platform for pioneering professional encounters and for the generation of new exploration processes, innovative tools, and original data.

Main Components

  • → Constant assessment & performance evaluation
    → Systematic generation of operational insights

  • → Cutting-edge technology implementation for the creation of competitive advantages
    → Experimentation and incorporation of new approaches and technologies from other industries

  • → Systemic & systematic evidence-based decision-making process
    → Fusion of experts, computer science, and crowdsourcing

Collaborations

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The Discovery Room is constantly looking for partners with new and fresh ideas with whom to collaborate on our main challenges in the exploration value chain, and specifically in the underexplored ground of covered areas. These collaborations include strategic problem-setting and specific problem-solving projects that are being developed as tools to impact our exploration process.

Among the Discovery Room partners are leading universities and research centers around the world.

Our Strategy

10-year Exploration Program

Focus on One Country,
Chile;
One Mineral Commodity,
Copper

Well-funded Exploration Program

Robust platform for the execution of concurrent projects

Solid property and joint venture portfolio

State-of-the-art
technologies

Large-scale regional targeting

Strong Research & Innovation division to systematically
increase probabilities of
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Lower
exploration costs

Reframe the concept of "Search Space" and challenge the notion of a "Mature Country"

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Discover world class deposits








Strategic Alliance
with Barrick Gold

QPX has formed a strategic alliance with Barrick Gold to explore for world-class copper deposits in a number of highly prospective areas of northern Chile. Barrick Gold is the largest gold mining company in the world with a best-in-class exploration program. This alliance combines our complementary expertise and skills while allowing us to benefit from our respective extensive land holdings.

The agreement is for five years, with an option to extend for another three years. The partners will contribute up to $30 million dollars per year for exploration. Under the terms of the agreement, QPX will manage the exploration program. If a copper deposit project is identified on either Barrick or QPX land, it will be 50 percent owned by each company.

For more information, please see Barrick Gold's First Quarter 2015 Results

Strategic Alliance
with Asset Chile

QPX signed an agreement with Asset Chile, a Chilean investment bank leader in mergers and acquisitions, financing and asset management. With over 30 years of experience, Asset has demonstrated success in completing transactions of different nature and complexities in several industries, with a special emphasis in the mining, infrastructure, energy and foresty sectors.

Under the terms of the agreement, both QPX and the Asset Investment Fund will invest, in the initial phase, up to $15.7 million dollars in a QPX managed program.

Academic Collaborations

QPX has a spirit of collaboration. We actively engage with research centers to exchange knowledge and gain insight to improve exploration and accelerate our path to discovery. We seek creative ways to apply already existing technologies and to develop novel advanced targeting methodologies and tools. 

Our research and educational collaborations include:

csail

Computer Science And Artificial Intelligence Laboratory
Alliance Program
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

lode

London Centre for Ore Deposits and Exploration
Imperial College London

Be a Partner

QPX has a sound and innovative exploration strategy designed to deliver sustainable value and benefits to all our stakeholders.

QPX´s vision is to create a pipeline of opportunities for multiple successful exploration programs.

QPX seeks to produce value through a wide range of new and innovative commercial strategies.

Joint Ventures

Research Centers

Service Providers

Joint Ventures

QPX is constantly searching for exploration partnerships and joint ventures offering:

  • First-rate discovery programs
  • Innovative discovery platform

Research Centers

QPX has a spirit of collaboration. QPX is constantly seeking to engage with research centers and gain knowledge from scientific teams that can contribute to better explore and accelerate our path to discovery. QPX works by applying new creative ways for using already existing technologies, as well as by developing new advanced targeting methodologies and tools.

Service Providers

  • QPX builds strong relationships with suppliers, who are a key component of QPX´s strategy.

  • QPX recognizes each supplier as a partner for success.

Sustainability

Health & Safety

Health & Safety

QPX is committed to the safety, health and well-being of workers, contractors, and host communities. We will spare no efforts in making sure people remain safe and unharmed. QPX embraces a safety culture in which each employee is responsible for his/her own safety, as well as accountable for the safety of his/her working colleagues. QPX´s risk-based approach to safety succeeds when all of its employees make it home unharmed at the end of a working day.

Environment and Stakeholder Relations

Environment and Stakeholder Relations

QPX strives to build strong, lasting, and mutually beneficial relationships with our stakeholders by engaging early and in a meaningful way, by generating benefits, and by respecting the cultural values of host communities. QPX is diligent in minimizing the environmental impact of exploration-related activities through a thorough risk-assessment process that results in lasting environmental benefits.

Communities

Communities

QPX seeks to contribute to the improvement of the community’s quality of life and well-being by listening to their needs and building bridges to the future.

QPX is committed to provide communities with innovative technologies, know-how and training in relevant fields such as sustainable agriculture, water management and conservation, power, education, health and communications.

Our Commitment

QPX is committed to being

  • QPX strives to create business opportunities for local and native communities while maintaining respect for their social and cultural practices.

  • QPX engages in a permanent vision that goes far beyond the approval of specific projects.

  • QPX positively engages with the local communities.

  • QPX stays ahead of community and environmental concerns by maintaining an open communication channel.

  • QPX judges itself based on what it does, not what it says.

Contact Us

Contact

Tel: +56 2 27130000 | Av. Costanera Sur 2730, Tower B, 7th floor,
Parque Titanium, Las Condes, Santiago, Chile

Write to our Country Manager

Tel: +56 2 27130000 | Av. Costanera Sur 2730, Tower B, 7th floor,
Parque Titanium, Las Condes, Santiago, Chile

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Parque Titanium, Las Condes, Santiago, Chile

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