Atalaya Mining

Operational Expertise That Delivers

Atalaya Mining is a fast-growing AIM and TSX-listed mining and development company which produces copper concentrates and silver by-product at its wholly owned Proyecto Riotinto site in southwest Spain, and is currently undertaking further expansion. In addition, the Company has a phased, earn-in agreement to acquire up to 80% ownership of Proyecto Touro, a brownfield copper project in the northwest of Spain which is at the permitting stage.

Atalaya strives to become a leading multi-asset copper producer in Europe, maximising the potential value of its current low-cost, low-risk assets and further exploring new opportunities. Our expertise and knowledge of the copper market, coupled with our deep entrenchment with the communities in which we operate, ensures that we will achieve the best results for all stakeholders, employees, and local communities.

Atalaya Mining´s

Notable Milestones:

May 2005

Eastern Mediterranean Resources Public Ltd commenced trading on AIM under the symbol EMED following an initial public offering of its shares. The Company's AIM Admission Document is available by clicking here.

September 2006

Shareholders approved the change of Company name from Eastern Mediterranean Resources Public Limited to EMED Mining Public Limited.

May 2007

EMED Mining was granted an option to acquire the Rio Tinto Copper Mine known as Proyecto Riotinto ("PRT") in Spain.

October 2008

EMED Mining acquired 100% ownership of PRT.

December 2010

EMED Mining commenced trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol EMD. 

March 2014

EMED Mining received the approved Unified Environmental Authorisation (“AAU”) for Riotinto Copper Project

April 2014

EMED Mining received the transfer of the Riotinto mining rights (granting of “Administrative Standing”)

January 2015

EMED Mining received the Mining Permit and Restoration Plan Approval for Proyecto Riotinto when started construction and refurbishment operations

April 2015

Proyecto Riotinto First Blast

June 2015

EMED shareholder meeting approves equity raise for financing Proyecto Riotinto to achieve 7.5Mtpa production capacity

Oct 2015

Shareholders approve name change from EMED Mining to Atalaya Mining Plc

Feb 2016

Proyecto Riotinto starts Commercial Production

Jun 2016

Construction of Expansion Project completed

Dec 2016

Nameplate capacity achieved at Riotinto Mine

Feb 2017

Exercise of Option to acquire interest in the Touro Copper  Project in Spain 

4 December 2017

Atalaya approves 15 Mtpa Expansion Project at Proyecto Riotinto

23 April 2018

Completion of Proyecto Touro Pre-feasibility Study

19 August 2019

Full Mechanical Completion of Proyecto Riotinto 15Mtpa Expansion

January 2020

Processing plant fully commissioned and operating at an increased annualised rate of 15Mtpa
Operational Expertise that Delivers

Atalaya Mining continues to build on its success at Proyecto Riotinto, increasing production and capacity, with a view to becoming a multi-asset producer. It maintains a focus on the development of low-cost, low-risk assets in mining-favourable jurisdictions.

Responsibly Increasing Long Term Value for All Stakeholders

Atalaya Mining implements its strategic objectives to ensure the ongoing stable growth of the Company. Protecting and enhancing the value for all stakeholders is of paramount importance, and the Company continuously looks at opportunities to achieve this.

A Committed Duty to a Safe and Ethical Working Environment

Atalaya Mining is committed to responsible mining and upholds its core principles of honesty and accountability. The Company works with all stakeholders to ensure that its values are completely aligned with the local community and environment.

Board of Directors


Non-Executive Chair of the Board

Over 40 years’ experience in the mining industry. Former Senior Mining Engineer at NM Rothschild & Sons; former Director, VP and GM, AngloGold (Argentina). Currently a director of Central Asia Metals, Highfield Resources and Tharisa plc.


Chief Executive Officer, Director

Over 38 years’ experience operating and developing mining projects. As Chief Executive Officer, President and COO of Rio Narcea Gold Mines (1995-2007), built three mines including Aguablanca. Director of Samref Overseas S.A (2007-2014) – involved in the development of the Mutanda Copper-Cobalt Mine (DRC).


Non-Executive Director

Head of the M&A team for Trafigura. He joined Trafigura in 2004 and has 15 years of experience in mining investments and financing. Currently a director of Cadillac Ventures and Mawson West Limited. Previously a director of Tiger Resources Limited, Anvil Mining Limited and Iberian Minerals Corp. plc.


Non-Executive Director

President and CEO of Entrée Gold Inc. Previously he was President and CEO of Minenet Advisors advising on strategy, corporate development, business restructuring and project management. Between 2000 and 2014, he held various global executive positions with Rio Tinto and currently serves on the boards of a number of public and private mining companies.


Non-Executive Director

Over 30 years’ experience investing in mining and oil and gas companies. From 2010 to 2020 he was a Managing Director at J.P. Morgan Asset Management. Before that, from 1990 to 2009 he was Head of Emerging Markets and Related Sector Funds (including natural resource funds) at Credit Suisse Asset Management. Mr. Gregson previously held various positions at mining companies, including a role as a mining investment analyst at Gold Fields of South Africa.


Non-Executive Director

Principal of Barma Advisory. CFO (UK) of Antofagasta plc (1998 to 2014) with a deep knowledge of governance practices, as well as accounting and reporting, investor relations and the regulatory requirements of the LSE. Worked as an auditor at PwC. Steering group member of the UK Financial Reporting Council’s Financial Reporting Lab.

Kate Jane

Non-Executive Director

Extensive experience as independent sustainability consultant, including ESG Officer and ESG Adviser, at a range of UK-linked mining companies, including Cornish Lithium, Adriatic Metals and Tara Resources. Prior to 2010, was Director of Health, Safety, Environment, Communities and Securities at MagIndustries, Senior Environmental Scientist at Golder Associates (UK) Ltd, Senior Environmental Scientist at Wardell Armstrong and Environmental Scientist at SRK (UK) Ltd.

Senior Management


Chief Executive Officer, Director

Over 38 years’ experience operating and developing mining projects. Former Chief Executive Officer, President and COO of Rio Narcea Gold Mines (1995-2007), which built three mines including Aguablanca. Director of Samref Overseas S.A (2007-2014) – involved in the development of the Mutanda Copper-Cobalt Mine in the DRC.


Chief Financial Officer

Former CFO of companies in mining and financial sectors; including CFO of Iberian Minerals Corp. with copper assets in Spain and Peru performing equity and debt raisings. Worked for Ernst & Young as financial advisor and auditor. Qualified accountant, holds a business administration degree (University of Seville, Spain) and financial and banking courses at Dublin City University and ESIC Business & Marketing School.


Operations - General Manager Proyecto Riotinto

Former CEO of Tharsis Mining has also performed as director of Metallurgy and Environment at Cobre Las Cruces Mine (First Quantum) both in Spain. With First Quantum also participated in the start-up of Kansanshi Mine smelter in Zambia. Started his career as metallurgist in Riotinto Mine and later with FreePort McMoran, at Atlantic Copper smelter in Huelva, Spain.