Marwar Mineral Exploration Private limited (MMEPL) is a private, base metal – specific company which was set up essentially to explore, discover and develop base metal (Copper, Lead and Zinc ) properties in India. MMEPL is owned by Australian India Resource (AIR), Perth (80%) and Sun Mining and Exploration Investment Ltd (20%). Established in the year 2006 as a fully owned subsidiary of Geomysore Services India Pvt Ltd (GMSI), MMEPL initially focussed on the development of base metal projects in Rajasthan. In the year 2009, as a part of regrouping, MMEPL was demerged from GMSI as an independent company with the objective to develop base metal projects in India. The registered office, of the company is now located at Bangalore.
MMEPL along with associate companies, eg., GMSI, has covered many prospective areas under Reconnaissance, Prospecting and Mining Lease applications. The main exploration activities are in the States of Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Karnataka. It has a dedicated team of geologists headed by an Exploration Manager.
Exploration work carried out by MMEPL and its associated companies so far led to the identification of several key targets, on which resource drilling and PFS studies will be carried out. These key projects include 1) Dhani- Basri Cu-Au project, Rajasthan, 2) Dariba-Akola Cu project, Rajasthan 3) Kolari Zinc project Maharashtra and 3) Bukkambudi Zn-Pb-Ag project, Karnataka.