Canada's Lara Exploration is dedicated to identifying prospects, carrying out early-stage exploration and then teaming up with third parties once a discovery is ready for drilling. Lara's partners include the world's largest copper producer - Chile's state-owned Codelco, Toronto-based Horizonte Minerals and fellow Canadian firm Malbex Resources. The company's assets in Brazil include the Canindé graphite project, in Ceará state; the Liberdade copper project and the Curionópolis copper-gold project, both in Pará state; and the Sergipe potash project. It also has an option to acquire a 100% interest in the Planalto copper project, comprising three exploration licenses in Carajás district. In Peru, Lara is working on multiple copper, gold and silver projects, including the Lara and Condoroma properties, and projects Chocos (polymetallic), Grace (gold), Picha (copper-silver), Sami (gold) and Atenea (gold-copper). It is also exploring and evaluating mineral properties in Colombia and Chile. Lara Exploration was founded in 2003 and is based in Vancouver, Canada. In 2015, Lara Exploration signed a purchase option agreement with Best Metais e Soldas S.A. to acquire the Azul tin project, located in central Brazil's Tocantins state. Azul comprises a 671ha mining license that has been the subject of small-scale mining in the past from two open pits located approximately 200m apart.