Exploration Update Videos

Copper Extraction Experiment

This experiment, designed to illustrate the simplicity of copper extraction from sedimentary-hosted mineralization, was recorded at Aurania’s Ecuadorean field office during a visit from Ecuador’s Vice-Minister of Mines, Fernando L. Benalcazar. Aurania’s President Dr. Richard Spencer shows how to go from field rocks to pure copper in a matter of minutes. Ingredients: crushed, copper-bearing sedimentary rock, a bit of sulphuric acid, a couple of nails attached to a flashlight battery with electrical wire and voila, copper extraction pure and simple.
Vice Minister and Gregor Borg

The Opportunity – A Copper Expert’s Opinion

The following was recorded at Aurania’s Ecuadorean field office during a concurrent visit from Ecuador’s Vice-Minister of Mines, Fernando L. Benalcazar and Prof. Gregor Borg, one of the top sedimentary copper experts in the world. The discussion centres on the Vice-Minister’s interest in Aurania’s recent copper discovery from a governmental perspective, and Prof. Borg’s professional, independent opinion on the significance of the company’s copper findings.
Keith Barron, Stefan Ansermet, Jan Pol Pallier

First Evidence of Colonial Spanish Activity at Aurania’s Lost Cities Project

Aurania’s field teams discovered vestiges of a road while searching for Sevilla de Oro which was one of two gold mining centres described in historic manuscripts from Ecuador, Peru, Spain and the Vatican. These records describe the Colonial Spanish operating the two gold mines between approximately 1565 and 1606. The road discovered by Aurania’s exploration teams is believed to be the one that linked Sevilla de Oro to the other gold mining centre ‘Logroño de los Caballeros’ as described in the historic manuscripts.

Yawi Target ‘A’ – Drill Target Concept

Join Aurania's President Dr. Richard Spencer for a short discussion on the drilling strategy at Yawi Target 'A'. Now that the first bore hole has been drilled, preliminary analysis allows us to adjust and refocus subsequent holes to maximize our understanding of the underlying geology.
Drill rig at Yawi gold target

Metron Probability Update Part VI: Visualizing a Gold Mine in the 1500’s

Dr. Keith Barron explains what a gold mine of The Lost Cities could look like in the 1500's.

Metron Probability Update Part V: The 1574 Map

Dr. Keith Barron discusses how a map from 1574 helped shape the search for The Lost Cities.

Metron Probability Update Part IV: Homing in on The Lost Cities

Dr. Keith Barron discusses historical evidence pointing the way to The Lost Cities.