Our History

Hansa Resources Limited Dredging Photo

In August 2007, Hansa acquired mining claims and leases in the Skillefte gold mining district of northern Sweden. In January 2010 Hansa sold it’s Swedish properties to Botnia Exploration Holding AB, a Swedish public company, for $1,000,000 cdn. and 237 million shares of Botnia which were ultimately converted into $2,900,000 cdn.


In April 2008, Hansa signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Angolans Petroleum Services S.A.R.L. to acquire 70% of the 9,685 square kilometre Mavolo-Tetelo-Bembe exploration permit in northern Angola. The permit included the historic Mavolo Copper Mine, and the Tetelo and Bembe copper deposits. Due to the 2008 world financial crisis financing was unavailable and the project was dropped.

In June 2012, Hansa acquired the Zhumba Gold Property in eastern Kazakhstan. The first five years consisted primarily with dealing with very difficult governmental issues and private local influential powers. Minimal exploration was achieved. Kazakhstan was determined to be too difficult a jurisdiction to continue operating in.

In August 2017, Hansa announced the sale of Zhumba to Kazzinc Limited, a subsidiary of Glencore plc, one of the worlds largest companies for the consideration of $600,000 US and a 1.9% net smelter return royalty from production at the Zhumba property.

Presently Hansa has no exploration property but does have approximately $1.2 million cash and a 1.9% Net Smelter Return on the Zhumba property.