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EMX Royalty Corporation has a long-standing track record of success in exploration discovery, royalty generation, royalty acquisition, and strategic investments. Our diversified, three-pronged business approach provides exposure to multiple upside opportunities while minimizing the impact on EMX’s treasury.

EMX’s business model is designed to efficiently manage the risks inherent to the minerals exploration and mining industry.  Key elements and resulting advantages of our unique approach are:

  • We organically generate royalties through low-cost property acquisition and early-stage exploration to build value, and then develop partnerships with quality companies to advance the projects, with EMX retaining a royalty interest and receiving pre-production payments.
  • Our organic royalty growth is supplemented by purchases of royalties from other parties, as well as strategic investments.
  • Cash flow from royalties, advance royalties, and other property payments are supplemented by returns from strategic investments and provide “self-funding” operating capital for our ongoing business initiatives.
  • Using this model, we sustainably grow the royalty portfolio, with minimal dilution to our shareholders.

EMX’s royalty and property portfolio span five continents and consists of a balanced mix of precious metal, base metal, and other assets.

Royalty Cash Flow

Cash flow from royalties, advance royalties, and other mineral property payments provides ongoing revenue for EMX’s sustainable growth and value creation.

Royalty Generation

EMX’s generative exploration properties are optioned to quality partners for advancement, with EMX retaining a royalty interest and receiving pre-production cash payments.

Strategic Investments

EMX invests in upside mineral exploration opportunities, with exit strategies that favor royalty positions or equity sales.


David M. Cole

President, CEO and Director

Mr. Cole has over 30 years of industry experience, coming to EMX from Newmont Mining Corporation. At Newmont, he held a number of management and senior geologic positions, gaining extensive global experience as a project, mine, and generative exploration geologist in Nevada, Southeast Asia, South America, Europe, and Central Asia. Mr. Cole’s success as part of Newmont’s exploration team includes contributions at the world class Carlin Trend, Yanacocha, and Minahasa mines. Subsequently, he established and managed Newmont’s exploration programs in Turkey while also identifying early-stage acquisition targets in Eastern Europe. Mr. Cole specializes in developing new exploration ideas and opportunities, based upon solid technical expertise coupled with a keen business sense. He studied under Dr. Tommy Thompson at Colorado State University, earning an M.S. in Geology.

President & Chief Executive Officer

Mr. David Cole
Phone: +1 (303) 979-6666

Investor Relations                                                                     

Mr. Scott S. Close
Phone: +1 (303) 973-8585