After the first call for tender to transfer the Quicay prospect was declared void, the second call carried out in January 2000 was granted to Chancadora Centauro, today Corporación Minera Centauro. The ore production during the Quicay Mine's operational lifespan (2002-2011) reached 600,000 ounces of gold. Notwithstanding, Corporación Minera Centauro carried on with its exploration activities seeking for new and economically viable ore deposits.
In 2011 and due to the proximity of the Quicay Mine closure, Corporación Minera Centauro intensified its exploration works in the neighboring areas of the Quicay Mine (known as Pacoyán), looking for a gold disseminated deposit. By the end of 2011, satisfactory and of great potential results were obtained after discovering a porphyry copper-gold deposit located 2 kilometres away from Quicay Mine - this new deposit is called Quicay II project. To the present, Corporación Minera Centauro continues with to conduct intensive exploration campaigns at the neighboring areas of the Quicay mine and in the prior exploitation area.