Chilean Cobalt Corp. (“C3”) is a critical minerals exploration and development company focused on the La Cobaltera project located in Chile’s historic San Juan cobalt district, one of the few primary cobalt districts known globally.
C3 has a deliberate focus on building a dynamic and sustainable business with emphasis on applying leading environmental stewardship, social engagement, and corporate governance practices to its strategy.
La Cobaltera is a district-scale opportunity across C3’s 2,635 hectares of 100% owned and unencumbered mining property situated in the San Juan District in northern Chile (Atacama Region III), an historic mining district with numerous past-producing mines and excellent infrastructure and accessibility.
The project includes cobalt-copper oxide and sulphide resources with evidence of gold at depth across several known exploration and development targets district-wide.
2017 : Chilean Cobalt Corp. (“C3”) was formed as a US Incorporated company.
2018 - 2020: C3 actively consolidated its position in the San Juan District with focus on the La Cobaltera cobalt-copper project area.
2018 - 2019: C3 conducted the first modern exploration campaign at La Cobaltera with district-level focus. Along with C3’s independent technical consultant, SRK Consulting, C3 completed geochemical sampling, geophysical surveys, mineralogical studies, and geological mapping. Following, this C3 drilled 96 holes totaling 21,943 meters at La Cobaltera.
2020 - 2022: C3 reduced activity at La Cobaltera due to pandemic-related site accessibility interruptions, and unfavorable market conditions.
2022: C3 restarted exploration and development activities at La Cobaltera.
2023: C3 filed for public listing in the US.
Chilean Cobalt Corp. (“C3’) was established to restart and expand historic primary cobalt operations in northern Chile. These past-producing mines, together with additional district-scale exploration and development opportunities, present a secure, reliable, and ethically-sourced supply of cobalt in the Americas.
The unique characteristics of the San Juan District in northern Chile combined with an advantaged infrastructure position also result in potential for in-country and regional vertical integration and value-added product development.
C3 has assembled a team of industry experts with the ability to further consolidate the district and continue exploration and development work with a focus on long-term sustainability.
Mission-Driven Resource Development
C3 is an innovator and leader that strives to be the most responsible supplier of critical mineral resources for the development of advanced materials and cleaner energy technologies that address the most pressing environmental and development issues. Learn more about C3’s values and strategy here.
Greg Levinson, Founder and Chairman of the Board of C3, has served in that role since December 2017. Greg previously served as President of C3 from 2017 through 2022. Greg is the Chief Executive Officer, and Chairman of the Board of Genlith, Inc., a holding company focused on clean energy, energy materials, and battery technology and a former affiliate of C3. From 2008 to December 2017, he served as the CEO of Schooner Investment Group, a manager of hedged SEC registered funds. Prior to 2008, Mr. Levinson spent 15 years within the multi-strategy hedge fund and proprietary trading community and served as an asset manager specializing in convertible arbitrage, equity, and derivative strategies at Polaris Advisors which he founded. From 1995 to 2002, prior to his hedge fund work, Mr. Levinson was a Managing Director at BNP/Paribas, leading groups in both proprietary trading and client managed assets. He joined BNP after graduating from The Wharton School of The University of Pennsylvania in 1995, with a B.S. in Economics and a concentration in Finance.
Andy Sloop, Independent Director and Chairman of the ESG Committee of C3, has served in that role since October 2021. Andy is a sustainability SME with 30 years of experience planning, developing, and managing leading-edge, cross-functional and multi-stakeholder programs and processes across public, private, and non-profit sectors. He currently directs Nike’s Global Zero Waste Program and serves on the company’s Responsible Supply Chain Environmental Excellence and Innovation Leadership Team. Andy holds a BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Pomona College, and an MBA from Atkinson Graduate School of Management at Willamette University. He is also ASQ Six Sigma Green certified in Quality Management and continuous improvement.
Geraldine Barnuevo, Independent Director of C3, is an Environmental and Sustainability strategist professional with more than 20 years of experience in the automotive and aerospace industry. Geraldine is currently the Vice President of Operational Sustainability at GE Aerospace. In this role, she leads GE Aerospace's operational sustainability and energy strategies including sustainability reporting readiness. Prior to GE, Geraldine spent 20 years working at General Motors in many roles of increasing responsibility, in several geographic regions. At GM, Geraldine led GM's sustainability strategy and initiatives in the ares of sustainability reporting, stakeholder engagement, cooperate goals monitoring and strategies focusing on reducing environmental and social impact as well as improving organizational performance. Geraldine holds a Bachelor's degree in Environmental Engineering from Universidad International SEK in Quito, Ecuador, a Master's degree in Environmental Engineering from University of Illinois, and a Master's in Business Administration from Oakland University.
Fiona Clouder, Independent Director of C3, has wide experience of Latin America, both as a diplomat and now through her work in the private sector. Fiona was the UK´s Ambassador to Chile from 2014 to 2018; and then Regional Ambassador, Latin America and Caribbean, COP26, from 2020-2022, driving diplomatic engagement, at the top of governments and business, for a Net Zero world. She is also a Distinguished Fellow of RUSI (Royal United Services Institute). She previously led the FCO (Foreign & Commonwealth Office, now FCDO) strategy on Latin America (the Canning Agenda). Fiona joined the FCO in 2001, from the Research Councils (now UKRI) to build and lead the global Science and Innovation Network (UKSIN). Now working in the private sector, including with The Ambassador Partnership, Fiona continues to focus on Latin America, business links and government relations. She is particularly interested in the interface of mining, energy and environment issues.
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Duncan T. Blount, Chief Executive Officer and Director of C3, has served in that role since June 2022. Duncan is responsible for Company leadership and all strategic aspects of the business. He has over 15 years of experience focused on global natural resources. From 2017 until joining C3, he was CEO and Director of Decklar Resources, Inc. (“DKL.V”), a TSX-V listed Nigeria-focused independent oil & gas exploration and development company. Prior to DKL.V’s focus on Nigeria, it was named Asian Mineral Resources Ltd. and was focused on a nickel-copper-cobalt mine in Vietnam. Prior to these corporate executive roles, Mr. Blount spent a decade in the investment management industry focused on natural resources in emerging markets. During this time, he held roles at RWC Partners Ltd. and Everest Capital Ltd., where he was responsible for developing commodity and natural resources portfolio strategy. Duncan presently serves as a Non-Executive Director for Decklar Resources, Inc. and on the Advisory Board of Ocean Minerals LLC. Duncan graduated with an MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management in Glendale, Arizona and a BA in Language and World Trade from Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama.
Duncan T. Blount
Ignacio Moreno, Chile Country Manager and Director of C3, has worked with the Company in different capacities since December 2017. Ignacio has over 20 years of experience working in the public & private sectors of the mining industry. Between 2014 and 2016, he was appointed Undersecretary of Mining for the Chilean government. Previous to that he was the head of the Development division of ENAMI (Empresa Nacional de Minería), a Chilean state-run mining company. Ignacio also served several years as General Manager of Minera Cerro Dominador, a private mining company producing copper in Northern Chile. Ignacio started his career in banking for Banque Nationale de Paris in Chile. He holds a Maitrise de Gestion (Master I in the European Standard) from the University of Montpellier (France) and a Graduate Diploma in Management Sciences from the University of Bradford (UK).
Chile Country Manager/Director
Jim Van Horn, Chief Financial Officer of C3, has served in that role since January 2022. Jim is responsible for all financial aspects of the business. Prior positions include Interim Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance Officer, Sigma for Mercer Global Advisors and Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance Officer for Sigma Investment Management Company. Jim received a post-baccalaureate in Accounting from Portland State University in Portland, Oregon and graduated with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon. Jim has maintained his Certified Public Accounting license with the State Board of Accountancy for the State of Oregon since May 1999.
Jim Van Horn
Jeremy McCann, Chief Operating Officer of C3, has served in that role since December 2017. Jeremy is responsible for all operational aspects of Company business. He is also the Chief Operating Officer and a Founder of Genlith Inc., a holding company focused on clean energy, energy materials, and battery technology and a former affiliate of C3. He has held these roles since inception in 2017. Prior to his current role, from 2008-2017 he was COO of Schooner Investment Group LLC., a registered investment advisor to multiple registered mutual funds. Jeremy graduated with a B.S. in Finance from McGill University in Montreal, Canada.
Felipe Quinzio, Chile Administration and General Management, has served in that role at C3's Chilean subsidiary Baltum Mineria SpA since August 2020. Felipe is an operations and engineering expert with over 10 years of experience in strategic planning, industrial engineering and project management and is responsible for human resources, financial reporting, and accounting for Baltum. Felipe is presently the CFO for Gestion Ambiental S.A., a large environmental consulting firm in Chile. Prior roles include Senior Strategic and Financial Analyst Engineer for the largest Chilean private mining company, as a Project Controls Engineer for an $800m project for Bechtel, and Chief of Strategy for one of the leading water companies in Chile . Felipe is fluent in English and Spanish and has an MBA from Hult International Business School in Cambridge, Massachusetts and an MS / BS in Engineering from Universidad Adolfo Ibanez near Santiago, Chile.
Dr. Lawrence W. Snee, Geology.
Certified Professional Geologist and Qualified Person with 40+ years of global experience
Past Geological Director for John T. Boyd Company; Exploration Manager for Crest International Investments; VP Exploration and Executive Director for Central Asian Minerals and Resources; Research Geologist and Team Chief Scientist for US Geological Survey
BS in Geology/Biology/Chemistry from Florida State University; MS in Geology and PhD in Geology from The Ohio State University
Dr. Lawrence W. Snee
TECHNICAL TEAM & ADVISORS
Gonzalo Mato, Geology.
Exploration geologist with 40+ years of experience with focus on Chile and broader South America
Past Chief Geologist in South America for Rio Tinto Group; Technical Coordinator for Cerro Colorado bioleaching
project; Exploration Geologist for Phelps Dodge (now Freeport-McMoRan)
BSc in Geology from Universidad de Oviedo (Asturias, Spain) and Post-Graduate Studies in Mineral Exploration at the University of British Columbia
Alejandro Munoz, Engineering.
Engineer and field project manager with 10+ years of experience with focus on Chile and broader South America
Past Mining Planner for Antofagasta Minerals; Mining Project Engineer for Empresa Nacional de Minería (ENAMI)
Civil Mining Engineering from The Catholic University of Chile