Questions often asked by people considering investing on precious metals and minerals

Three factors should be considered:

  • Cost vs Potential Return

  • Demand vs Supply

  • Risk

Cost vs Potential Return

Precious metals investment advisers have long made the case for finding opportunities to invest while the “metal is still in the ground” because the initial investment cost can be much lower than investing in producing entities or in the refined product.

Demand vs Supply

The demand for gold’s traditional uses in jewelry continues to grow as the world’s middle class grows. The use of physical gold assets as a replacement for “paper and cyber money” is also growing as worldwide investors and financial institutions protect themselves against monetary systems collapse. Technology’s requirement for gold has skyrocketed – smart phones, computers, sophisticated military equipment, etc., etc. The continuing, growing demand for this age-old highly-valued metal is assured.

This increasing demand has put enormous pressure on the gold supply chain. Very few new gold mines have been opened in North America. There is still a high dependency on sources from other parts of the world. Some of the traditionally high producers are located in areas where labor practices and unstable governments create doubt in supply reliability. Some precious metals analysts predict that demand for gold will exceed supply by 2025 unless more sources are located, developed and productively mined.

Cobalt is the “new gold”! Once considered a “throw-away” in silver and copper mining, cobalt has been deemed a “strategic commodity” by the USA and European Union largely because it is a critical metal used in storage batteries – batteries for electric vehicles, smart phones, laptop computers, large battery installations for back-up electrical supply for the military, etc. The price of cobalt has increased 800% over the past 24 months, peaking in March of 2018. It was the best-performing commodity in 2017.

Like gold, cobalt demand is predicted to exceed supply by 2022 unless new mines are developed in areas of higher reliability. Currently 65% plus of the world’s cobalt supply comes from the politically unstable Congo where “blood cobalt” is forcing many firms to seek more reliable sources of raw material. Currently, there are no producing cobalt mines in the USA and only one in Canada – where cobalt is a secondary to nickel and copper.


There are always risks when investing in any mining venture. Loss of part or all of the investment is a possibility, Risk is particularly high when the “value is still unproven, unseen and under the ground”. To mitigate this risk for investors, accurate and certified assessments of core and surface samples are required to determine value, size, complexity of geology and ease of extraction. In addition, the property’s accessibility to power supply, experienced labor, transportation services and producing refineries must be considered. Reliable exploration companies design and execute comprehensive development plans that produce tangible evidence of the potential value of the unmined metals and minerals. This “up-front” work is costly and requires risk capital infusion by people and firms who understand the risk-reward nature of this business.


Fortunately, Atacama has information regarding values of the gold and cobalt values for its properties. Grab samples off the cobalt ground reveals high values of between 2.2% and 1.1% of cobalt which is similar, or greater, than the results obtained from  drilling by  the various mining exploration companies currently active on properties surrounding Atacama's Cobalt Play. There appears to be consistent values throughout  the region known as THE COBALT CAMP, centering on the town of Cobalt itself. Locals who have worked in the earlier silver mines tell us that Atacama's ground is in the very center of the large cobalt deposit. Also old mining dumps from the silver mines are filled with cobalt because at the time,  cobalt had no value, and plenty of these abandoned silver dumps abound throughout Atacama's property.Why consider an investment in Atacama?

Exploration has proceeded on many occasions over the years on Atacama's gold properties and while the mining companies were looking for silver, copper, nickel, gold was often identified but the values of gold in those years was insufficient to create any interest. Such is not the situation today. Atacama has past drilling cores that now must be assayed to determine just how valuable the gold deposits are. Being on the same fault line as many previous operating gold mines the gold values ought to be impressive. Visual gold(which usually indicates high value) is exposed on the surface of the property due to extensive trenching work conducted on the property.. In fact, an abandoned gold mine from the 1930s is located on Atacama 1. 


“If you want in early” and there is little or no solid proof of the potential under-the-ground value,
look for these indicators:
The properties:
  • Have visible evidence of the desired metals or minerals. For example, on the surface or in the tailings from old abandoned mining activity for other metals.
  • Certified core samples are available from previous property owners or claim holders.
  • Are surrounded by/adjacent to properties with proven and certified assays or on which the metals or minerals are currently being mined. 


The short answer to this question: Atacama’s cobalt and gold holdings are in the heart of historic and current highly productive mining areas in northern Ontario, Canada.

Cobalt Value Indicators

Atacama’s cobalt holdings are part of the “Ontario Cobalt Camp” located near the town of Cobalt which is on the North Canadian Highway. More than a dozen mining companies including Canada Cobalt Works, Cruz Cobalt, First Cobalt and Cobalt Power are currently involved in drilling and exploration activity on properties surrounding the Atacama claims.

Ground level “grab samples” taken from Atacama’s cobalt claims indicate high values of between 2.2% and 1.1% cobalt – a value similar to or greater than the results from drilling by various mining exploration companies currently active on surrounding properties. These values appear to be consistent throughout the “Cobalt Camp”.

Locals who have worked the silver mines on these properties say that Atacama’s lands are at the center of a very large cobalt deposit. Old silver mine tailings (dumps) located on Atacama property are filled with cobalt.

Gold Value Indicators

Atacama’s gold properties are located in Ontario’s Kirkland Lake area famous for its gold mining. More gold has been mined from the Kirkland Lake area than the total of all gold from the California Rush, the Klondike Rush and the Cariboo Rush. Today, Kirkland Lake Gold Mines is one of the world’s largest and most productive. This mine is currently mining historically high value gold at a depth of one and one-half miles. Visual gold is said to be evident on all tunnel walls. Five previously abandoned gold mines in this area have been re-opened recently in response to demand and gold future prices approaching $1300 USD per ounce. Atacama’s properties are on the same fault line as these five operating mines.

Visual gold (which usually indicates high value) is exposed on the surface of the Atacama 1 property due to extensive trenching work conducted on the property. There is an abandoned gold mine (circa 1930’s) located on this property. In addition, Atacama possesses past drilling cores that are waiting to be assayed to determine just how valuable the gold deposits are.

Location, Location, Location

Atacama’s claims were acquired with an experienced, practical eye. Potential value of the mineral or metal is, of course, a primary consideration.There are other value-adding factors that favor investing in these properties:
            Accessibility – Cobalt and gold properties are close to local roads and rail
            Power – Readily available
            Water – Available in adequate supply
            Experienced personnel – Live in near-by towns
            Refinery – The only gold extraction refinery in North America is in close proximity to Atacama’s gold properties


Considering the amount of high-quality exploration and mining activity surrounding and near to Atacama holdings there is high probability of success for the Atacama mining venture. If further exploration provides the anticipated results there is high probability that Atacama could open its own mines or be purchased by an existing mining company. This confidence is shared by Atacama’s geology team along with local prospectors and miners familiar with the Atacama properties.


Preferred Shares

Atacama is offering Preferred B shares to investors who want to get in “on the ground floor” while the common share price is very low with a high growth potential.

Preferred B Share Holders – 
                        Invest $2500. USD per share
                        Each share is valued at 250,000 shares of common stock
                        After 6 months of ownership the Preferred B share can be converted to common shares
                        Preferred B shares are protected from value dilution due to stock splits

Partnership –
                        Major investors ($1,000,000. or more) may want to discuss a partnership 
                        agreement with Atacama Resources International, Inc. 


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