Through a systematic and scientifically-based exploration strategy, SQM has identified areas of high prospectivity for metallic mineral deposits. SQM, in order to meet its goal of discovery, has released a number of prospects and early stage exploration areas prospective for copper, gold, silver and other base metals. The list and locations of these prospects is updated on a quarterly basis in review with our in-house expert exploration team. Any work completed on these prospects is available for review and potential for Exploration Alliance through option and joint venture agreements.