Sandstorm Gold Ltd (Sandstorm) has provided financing to gold mining companies through gold stream and royalty agreements since 2009. The Vancouver-based company has interests in a total of 155 assets in North America (63%), South America (19%), Asia (12 %), Africa (3%) and Australia (3%). In Latin America it has interests in the Aurizona and Serra Pelada mines in Brazil, Santa Elena in Mexico and Gualcamayo in Argentina, and other assets in Chile, Honduras, Paraguay, and Peru. Elsewhere it has assets in Australia, Burkina Faso, Canada, Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, French Guiana, Mongolia, South Africa, Switzerland and Turkey. In April 2017, Sandstorm announced the acquisition of Mariana Resources Ltd. and its 30% interest in the high-grade Hot Maden project located in northeastern Turkey.