IG Asia was founded in 2021 to focus on the exploration and discovery of world class deposits in the mineral rich Central Asia Region.

Thomas E. Bowens, its founder and principal of IG Global Group, winner of discovery awards for: 

–  Malmyzh Copper-Gold porphyry Deposit (7.2 million tons copper equivalent metal) under the IG Copper banner;

– Svetloye Epithermal Gold Deposit (1.3Moz of gold);

– Trixie Mine reopening in the historic poly-metallic East Tintic District in Utah (the highest grade gold producing mine in 2021 @ 56.6g/t Au) under IG Tintic.   

Thomas E. Bowens set up  IG Asia in order to explore and discover in a region with vast mineral discovery potential and a modern foreign investment framework.  

As an active player in Kazakhstan and Mongolia  with already existing pipeline of highly prospective assets in lithium, copper and gold – we can’t wait to explore and discover more.   


  • Leverage IGG strategic team & industry network
  • Capital partnerships
  • Value creation through exploration, discovery, development
  • Commodities cycle strategy plays
  • Exit and add new assets
  • First mover to maximize returns
  • Provide complimentary services opportunistically

Our investors obtain returns through:

  • Payment of Dividends
  • Sale to a strategic target
  • Joint venture partnerships
  • M&A
  • IPO for selected assets
  • We achieve this by:
  • Acquiring a portfolio of projects 
  • Adding value through exploration
  • Managing project pipeline key milestone/decision points