Silver Underfoot Vendome Sees a Potential Jackpot in Mexico By Ted Niles
You don’t often hear the 2008 market crash described as a good thing, but to Franz Kozich-Koschitzky it was. Without that event, the President and CEO of Vendome Resources (TSXV:VDR) has no doubt that the company’s southwestern Mexico land package would have been scooped up by a larger company. “It was the luck of the financial crisis,” Koschitzky declares, “or we wouldn’t have it.”
The land package consists of three properties on the Sierra Madre Del Sur belt in Guerrero State: the 253-hectare San Javier property, the 14,722-hectare La Diana property and the 2,000-hectare San Miguel property. San Javier and La Diana were acquired by private resource company Camsim Minas SA in 2008, and between 2010 and 2011 Vendome entered into option agreements with Camsim to acquire a 50% interest in both. Vendome acquired a 100% interest in San Miguel—surrounded on all sides by La Diana—in August 2011.