New Vision, Deep Experience
An exploration and stakeholder-focused junior mining company
O2 Gold is focused entirely on the exploration of the Otú Fault project, with senior management based in nearby Medellín. The team’s deep roots and experience in Latin America—in both capital markets and mining—gives it the regional knowledge and operational expertise to create a world-class project
Jaime Lalinde lives in Medellín, Colombia, where he directly oversees the project and all related operations. He has more than 40 years of experience in private banking, serving wealthy clients in Latin America. He served as C.E.O. of Fura Gems, a publicly traded emerald company. As country manager, he has been active in the incubation, financing, and execution of Forbes & Manhattan portfolio companies in Colombia.
Robert W. Allen
Robert Allen is the founder and Chairman of the Bullet Group, a mineral exploration company active in Colombia since 1984. Allen built and operated Continental Gold, which sold for C$1.4B in 2020. Bullet has discovered or contributed to the discovery of nearly every major Colombian deposit of the last two decades, including 26M oz AuEq at La Colosa, 6M oz AuEq at Gramalote, and 9M ounces AuEq at Buriticá. Bullet is the largest individual shareholder of O2Gold Inc.
Head of Exploration
Marcelo Albuquerque has spent more than 25 years exploring mineral resources across Latin America. He has worked with a broad range of minerals, gems, and natural resources: manganese, iron ore, and gold, in Brazil; nickel, in Guatemala; copper-gold, in Nicaragua; and emeralds, in Colombia. As country manager for Vale in Colombia, he has led exploration programs and the evaluation of resources and reserves. He holds a degree in geology and MBAs in Business and Project Management.