Hunter Dickinson Inc. (HDI) is a diversified, global mining group with more than 25 years of mineral development success. From its head office in Vancouver, Canada, HDI applies its unique strengths and capabilities to acquire, develop, operate and monetize mineral properties that provide consistently superior returns to shareholders.
Comments from HDI
“Our current affiliates are involved with exploring for and developing the following minerals: Copper, Gold, Silver, Molybdenum, Tungsten, Zinc, Lead, and Niobium”.
“We have 3 companies in South Africa that are now in full production & run independently of HDI. Each one mandates a Corporate Social Responsibility policy.”
HDI was established as an affiliation of geologists, financiers and mining professionals engaged in advancing mineral properties in western Canada for a series of public companies. Many of the company’s founders are active members of the HDI Board of Directors and senior management team today.
From 1985 to 1990, HDI founded three companies — North American Metals, Continental Gold and El Condor Resources — with projects that would go on to become major hard rock mines. These include Golden Bear (operated 1989-2001), Kemess (operated 2000-2011) and Mt. Milligan (construction commenced in 2010).
A new suite of HDI-associated public companies was created in the 1990s, each of which went on to advance significant mining assets and generate superior shareholder returns.
Many of these companies — including Taseko Mines Limited, Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd. and Amarc Resources Ltd. — are still associated with HDI today. Others that achieved mineral exploration and development success with HDI — including Great Basin Gold Limited, Detour Gold Corporation, Rockwell Diamonds Inc. and Anooraq Resources Corporation — are now independently managed. On January 5, 2011, Farallon Mining Ltd. was acquired by Nyrstar NV in an all cash transaction valued at C$409 million. Continental Minerals Corporation was acquired by the Jinchuan Mining Group in April 2011 in a transaction valued at C$432 million.
HDI is structured as a private mining group that provides management and technical services to a diverse portfolio of high-quality and high-growth mineral companies and properties.
HDI sources and acquires mineral assets with significant potential for value growth. Between 1985 and 2010, HDI companies raised more than $1.4 billion in equity financing, while providing consistently superior shareholder returns. The compounded annual growth rate for all HDI company investments over that timeframe exceeds 25%. An investment of $10,000 made in 1986 would be valued at $3,000,000 in 2010, a return of 30,000%. This far exceeds most mining industry peers and benchmark indices.
HDI has the technical capabilities and management experience to consistently and rapidly advance mineral properties through exploration, development, permitting, construction and into stable and profitable mine operations. It possesses a fully integrated, multi-disciplinary team of mining professionals with global experience and a proven track record of mineral development success. HDI management and professional staff are known for their versatility, creativity and passion to find the best solution to every development challenge.
HDI’s unique strengths and capabilities are applied to identify, qualify and acquire mineral assets with significant potential for value growth. They are also applied to accelerate the development of every HDI company, and to monetize value in the best interests of development partners.
HDI is characterized by the drive and commitment of its founders, senior management and multi-disciplinary team. It is known for its technical excellence, experience and reliability. And it is passionate about bringing Responsible Mineral Development to life in creative ways for the benefit of shareholders, partners and communities.
HDI is associated with the following companies: Heatherdale Resources Ltd., Curis Resources Ltd., Northcliff Resources Ltd., Rathdowney Resources Ltd., Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd., Amarc Resources Ltd., and Quartz Mountain Resources Ltd.