Almaden was founded by Duane Poliquin in 1981 and brought public in 1986. Morgan Poliquin joined in 1996, and since then, the father and son team has been exploring for new minerals deposits in North America. Discoveries by Duane Poliquin, before Almaden was founded, include the Santa Fe Gold Deposit, the Apex Germanium-Gallium Deposit, the Nevada Scheelite Extension. The Trinidad Gold Mine, the Caballo Blanco Deposit, and the Ixtaca Deposit were discovered by Almaden fieldwork.
Over the years, Almaden has built an unrivalled geological database using our innovative geological analysis and old-school, boots-on-the-ground prospecting. The process starts by compiling historical areas of interest, geophysical data, Aster satellite imagery, and a pioneering understanding of North American geology. (Morgan Poliquin completed his Ph.D. on the geology of Eastern Mexico.) Once targets are identified, we visit each one by helicopter-supported fieldwork and take samples for analysis.